TUJ Times Online

October 26, 2009 (vol. 46)


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News:

Growing International Recognition Sees Foreign Students Surpass 50% at TUJ

Enrollments for the Fall 2009 semester at TUJ saw the number of international students exceed those of local Japanese students for the first time. Allied with consistent growth in the student population over the past decade, these new figures highlight TUJ's success as a pioneer committed to offering a truly global education in Japan, and growing international acceptance and demand for the quality education TUJ provides. [Read more]


TESOL Alumni appointed Statewide Director of WpLRC

In July, 2009, Bruce Whilster, M.S. Ed (TESOL) 1995, was appointed Statewide Director for the Workplace Learning Resource Initiative of California.

Bruce graudated from TUJ's Graduate School of Education in 1995, then went on to work in the university's Corporate Education Program, writing curriculums and later developing a program in Korea. In recent years, he has been involved in projects focused on providing enhanced learning environment for workforce training in numerous community colleges in California. "Without TUJ, I'd have never gained the knowledge and experience I needed to succeed over here," says Bruce. [Read more]


Typing away stories behind the stories

TUJ's Communications Department always has stories to tell about happenings around the university but not all stories hit the press or the web. In November last year, 5 members of the Department took it to the cyberspace and started blogging about stories behind the stories. "TUJ is a unique place, and we wanted to convey that to the world --- at least to the Japnese-speaking people --- by telling bits of episodes and our minds from our everyday life here", says Webmaster Watanabe, one of the contributors to the blog. "We talk about everything TUJ. It's a starting point of conversations with people who are interested in such a unique place as TUJ." Some of the feautured entries include interviews with student interns and TUJ staff, as well as commentaries on recent developments. [Check out the blog here (Japanese only)]


Announcements:

TUJ & Musashi kick off partnership


Keynote speech by Dean Bruce Stronach

On October 21, the Inaugural TUJ-Musashi Collaborative Symposium --- Liberal Arts Education Today: Considering the potential for US-Japan collaboration--- was held at Musashi University. The event was to mark the official partnership, which was signed this past April with the intention of collaborating on academic programs, initiatives, and exchanges. The symposium featured keynote speeches by Dean Bruce Stronach and Akito Arima, Chancellor of Musashi Gakuen, followed by a panel discussion on liberal arts education in Japan and the future direction of the bilateral collaboration.


Law Program 15th Anniversary Symposium

Since its inauguration in 1994, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program in Tokyo has produced more than 190 graduates, the majority of whom working as legal professionals in various fields. To commemorate the Law Program's 15th anniversary, TUJ is inviting all alumni of the program as well as business professionals to attend a special symposium on the theme "Issues for International Lawyers in Japan, to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 in Harumi, Tokyo. [Read more]


The Business Wizard coming up!

The Business Wizard coming up! Get up to speed on the latest hot topics by attending our workshops and seminars. These short courses offer a great way to explore specific areas of interest quickly. This fall, the Continuing Education Program is offering another wide range of one/two day BIZWIZ workshops.

Continuing Education Gears up for its Spring 2010 Semester: We offer a wide variety of exciting courses geared for working professionals. We will be accepting applications for the spring semester from November 16. And remember, TUJ alumni get the 10,500 yen entrance fee waiver and a 25% tuition discount. For information on dates, click here.

Contact Information:

E-mail:
contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu
Website:
www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed

* PDF version of course descriptions available: Click Here

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