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Mavis Meng

Siqian (Mavis) Meng

Visiting Scholar in School of Education and Volunteer

As a visiting scholar with the IU School of Education, Mavis Meng is an active volunteer with the East Asian Studies Center. She is a regular instructor with the Cultural Immersion Project, teaching Chinese language and culture to 5th and 6th graders at University Elementary School. “It is a very satisfying feeling to have kids tell me numbers and colors in Chinese,” she said. “I also enjoy learning about the different culture and customs of America.”

Mavis also volunteered through the EASC at the Sterling House, a residence for adults with limited mobility, and at the 2014 Lotus Blossom World Bazaar, an annual event for 4th graders in the Bloomington school district. “No matter where I am, volunteering will play a very important role in my life,” Mavis told us recently. “The staff in EASC is so nice and patient. They are very kind and offer me information about the events,” she also noted. We are grateful for her commitment and her great work with us at the EASC!

By educating about Asia for more than 30 years, Indiana University’s East Asian Studies Center has been a leading resource for the university, professional communities, K-12 schools, and the general public. As state funding for higher education decreases, our ability to prepare the next generation of educators and practitioners depends increasingly on gifts from generous alumni and friends.

We encourage you to support the East Asian Studies Center. 

  • Volunteer: There are several volunteer opportunities available for people who wish to donate their time and skills to the EASC.
  • Make a donation: Every gift makes a difference for our students, faculty, and K-12 teachers. There are a number of options for giving, including specific EASC funds.

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