Karen Caig Awarded National Grant

Karen Caig, an English instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, was recently awarded a grant provided by a donation from the Freeman Institute to study Japanese language and culture in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The grant will allow for an all-expense paid trip to a three-week intensive workshop which will be held at Tokai University. It will cover a wide variety of topics relating to Japan, including history, politics, literature, business, and the arts. The primary purpose of the workshop is to introduce college faculty into all aspects of Japanese society so they can return to their institutions and begin incorporating Japan Studies into their courses.
Karen Caig
Caig was awarded one of only 20 Japan Studies Association grants available nationally by submitting an essay titled, “So—Are Y’all Japanese or Chinese?” She said, “I feel very privileged to represent UACCM at this workshop. I hope that the information I bring back can lead to a UACCM-sponsored state-wide workshop to help other colleges incorporate Japanese studies into their World Literature courses.”


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