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December 14, 2009 (vol. 47)

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Season's Greetings from TUJ Alumni & Development Office!

Thanks to all our alumni, it's been a wonderful year of fun events and successful reunions. We wish everyone a joyous holiday season and happy new year!! Stay in touch!

TUJ News:

Law Alumni Reunion and symposium

The Temple Law School Reunion was held during the weekend of November 7 and 8 to mark its 15th anniversary. Dean of Temple Law School JoAnne A. Epps, Assistant Dean of International Programs Louis Thompson, and Supreme Court Justice Max Baer among other guests were present to celebrate the occasion. The event started on Saturday afternoon with a panel-led CLE on International Practice followed by a cocktail reception. Then on Sunday, participants went out for a Kamakura hike and tour led by former Associate Professor and Director of the TUJ Law Program, Vicki Beyer, who recently published "10 Temples on 2 Wheels".

Meeting of minds over champagne bubbles - TUJ Alumni Reunion

On the evening of November 21, about 100 TUJ alumni came together at Stellato in Shirokanedai to reconnect with friends old and new, joined by Dean Stronach and Midori Kaneko, Chairperson of the TUJ Board of Governors, as well as former TUJ Dean Kirk Patterson. This year's entry ticket was a limited edition TUJ Poken(TM), "Herman", specially designed for this occasion. Guests shared their fun and memories while enjoying the food, music and raffle with great prizes.

TESOL students and alumni at JALT

As it is every year, Temple University's TESOL program was well represented at the annual JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers) conference held in Shizuoka in November. Over 50 Temple students and graduates took part in more than 60 presentations at the conference, making Temple's TESOL program the most well represented graduate education program at the conference. Three of the presentations by Temple doctoral students, which featured summaries of the students' doctoral dissertation research, were in a new section of the conference titled 'Graduate Student Showcase'. The TESOL program also hosted its annual dinner on Saturday night of the conference. It was attended by 70 students and graduates of the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. programs and was a rousing success.

TUJ Students invited to Obama's speech

Some lucky TUJ students were given the surprise opportunity to attend President Obama's speech at the Suntory Hall on November 14. At about 5:15pm on November 13, Dean Stronach received a call from the U.S. Embassy informing him that they had 20 tickets for students to see President Obama give a speech, who was on a tour to Asia. In the end, 19 students braved the rain and were rewarded by good seats in the balcony just to the President's right. Just as President Obama was leaving the stage after the speech, he looked up and gave the TUJ students a wave.


Professor Chet Borucki relocates to The Netherlands

Since 2006, Dr. Borucki has been teaching corporate strategy, international business management, and human resources management at the Executive MBA level, and organization and management, human resources management, and the capstone strategy course at the undergraduate level. In January, Professor Borucki will take a position at TiasNimbas Business School at Tilburg University, and will be based at their campus at Utrecht, an old world city south of Amsterdam. There he will be a professor of strategy and change management, supporting graduate level degree programs and company-specific management education programs. He wishes to thank the faculty, staff, and students with whom he has worked at TUJ, whom he will miss.

Professor Jacqmin to pursue her doctorate studies

Selected as the Teacher of the Year two years in a row, Professor Jacqmin has been one of TUJ students' favorite teachers. She arrived at TUJ in May, 2003 and took on the position of Coordinator of Intellectual Heritage in 2005. She has been teaching Intellectual Heritage, Classics and Gender courses for the past five years. This semester is her last at TUJ as she is returning to Europe to complete her doctorate. Best wishes to Professor Jacqmin and best of luck on her future endeavors!

Farewell to First Friday!

Thank you to everyone who gathered for "First Friday" this year. The beginning of 2009 saw us networking over microbrews at the Taproom and then at Rigoletto Bar & Grill for the remainder of the 2009 calendar year. We now say farewell to the First Friday events and ask for ideas for the 2010 calendar year. Please e-mail your ideas for networking events and any other activities to alumni@tuj.ac.jp

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