TUJ Times Online

July 25, 2007 (vol. 22)


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Announcement:

TUJ's 25th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off!


A special booklet on TUJ's history, a glass tumbler and 350ml coffee travel mugs were created to commemorate the school's anniversary.

TUJ celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2007, and a series of events are planned to celebrate this significant milestone. The main event is the "TUJ 25th Anniversary Symposium," set for November 10, at which selected panelists will discuss international education in Japan. Please stay tuned for bulletins on this and other 25th anniversary-related events, including the special alumni reunion that will take place in October.


News:

President Hart Flies in for 2007 Commencement Festivities


President Hart delivers her keynote address.

Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart flew in for TUJ's 2007 commencement, held on June 10 at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel - her first opportunity to visit TUJ since assuming her post in July 2006. President Hart gave the keynote address and helped TUJ recognize the achievements of this year's 169 graduates. In addition to attending the commencement ceremony, she dined with TUJ alumni, got an update on the latest developments at TUJ - including the new building project -and met with both individual and institutional TUJ supporters. President Hart plans to visit again in the fall to attend the symposium organized to celebrate TUJ's 25th anniversary.


Alumni Gather to Welcome New Grads

The TUJ Alumni Association put on an event at T.G.I. Friday's in Roppongi on June 16 to welcome freshly minted TUJ graduates to the alumni community. The party was a good mix of people, with six new alumni, a dozen veteran alumni, and one each from the MBA and Law programs showing up. A well-received game helped the alumni get to know one another, make new friends, and win prizes that included movie tickets, Starbucks gift cards and beer gift tickets.


Tourism and Hospitality Advisory Board Holds First Gala/Auction


Dr. Elizabeth H. Barber, associate dean of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, addresses the gala crowd.

More than 100 supporters of Temple University, Japan Campus helped raise nearly 4.5 million yen at the school's first-ever "Travel Extravaganza," a gala and auction held at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo on June 5. The Auctioneer kept the action going and the tension high as guests bid on baseballs autographed by Barry Bonds, Egyptian art, luxury travel items and even the chance to play golf with former sumo yokozuna Chiyonofuji. The gala, organized by the TUJ Tourism and Hospitality Advisory Board, brought in much-needed scholarship funds for students wishing to follow a career in the fields of tourism and hospitality management. The fund will support these students as they finish up their degrees at the main campus.


Corporate Education Trains Merrill Lynch Japan Executives and Delegation from Romania

On July 5, TUJ's Corporate Education (CE) conducted a project management workshop at the Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay for 15 executives as part of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities' 2007 VP Development Program. The program was designed to enhance personal effectiveness and leadership as outlined in the Merrill Lynch Leadership Model. From July 30 to August 1, CE will conduct an executive program for 16 members of a delegation organized by OK Service Corporation, Romania's largest training provider. The topics will include "Emotional Intelligence in Business," "Brands and Branding for Corporations and Public Organizations," and "Innovative Teamwork." For inquiries about holding similar seminars or more extensive training, please visit www.tuj.ac.jp/ce.

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