I Grant You the Funds to go to Hawaii

UACCM English Instructor Lyndsey Daniel was recently awarded a grant provided by 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 from May 24 to June 13. It will cover a wide variety of topics relating to Japan, including history, culture, politics, language, business, and the arts. The primary purpose of the workshop is to introduce college faculty to all aspects of Japanese society, so they can return to their institutions and begin incorporating Japan Studies into their courses.

Daniel was awarded one of only 20 Japan Studies Association grants available nationally by submitting an essay on cultural mentoring in rural Arkansas. She said, “I was really excited to be chosen to take part in this workshop for several reasons. First, UACCM is leading a group of students and community members to Japan next year, and anything I can do to learn more about Japanese culture before we go will be beneficial.” She added, “I received a degree in western literature, and it has since become very vogue to teach more about eastern literature in world literature classes. This opportunity will allow me to be better prepared to teach students about Japan.”

So if you see Ms. Daniel around campus, be sure to congratulate her for such an amazing achievement and wish her luck! It must be terrible to have an all expense-paid trip to the beach, right? :)

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