Each semester one WKU faculty member teaches at Harlaxton College, England as part of "WKU in England." The deadline to apply to teach in either the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 semester is February 20, 2012. An information session for faculty interested in learning more about teaching and living at Harlaxton College will be held on February 1 at 3:00 PM in Grise 441. Harlaxton College is owned and operated by the University of Evansville, and Dr. Earl Kirk, Study Abroad Director at the University of Evansville, will be at this information session to answer your questions. Dr. Clay Motley will also be in attendance to discuss the application process.
This month’s speaker in our Far Away Places series is Jid Lee, Associate Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. Born in Taegu, South Korea she moved to Seoul with her family when she was thirteen. She attended high school in Seoul before enrolling at Korea University from where she received her BA in English in 1979. She dreamed of studying in the United States. Her dreams came true when she was accepted in the MA program at SUNY Albany. It was here, she says, she taught herself proper English, since she did not learn the language until she was 12 years old. After earning an MA she continued graduate work in English at the University of Kansas earning her PhD in 1994.
Her book and memoir To Kill a Tiger was published in 2010 by Overlook Press in New York to considerable acclaim. It juxtaposes her moving personal narrative of girlhood in a traditional South Korean family against the traumatic events of recent Korean history including the impact of the Japanese occupation, World War II and the Korean War on her own family.
She’s presently at work on a second volume of memoirs about her life in the United States.
Professor Lee will be speaking this Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore (1680 Campbell Lane) and will be signing copies of her book following her presentation. For more information call 745-6121.
Location: Grise Hall 128, Honors College and Online
Time: All Day
Each semester one WKU faculty member teaches at Harlaxton College, England as part of "WKU in England." The deadline to apply to teach in either the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 semester is February 20, 2012.
Arturo Rodriguez’ work is heavily influenced by the printmaking process in which he was trained. His pieces struggle to steer their way through the tension between his native Cuban and inherited American cultures, and express his experiences as a refugee/ immigrant.
A U.S. Peace Corps Information Session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th from 5:00-6:00p in DUC 210A. The session will be conducted by the regional Peace Corps recruiter and WKU returned volunteers will be present to speak of their experiences and answer questions.
Since entering the Nyingmapa monastery in Bir, India, in 1987 at age 16, Tsering Phuntsok has been a practicing Buddhist monk. For the first 17 years he studied and practiced in the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, receiving training in meditation, Buddhist scripture and philosophy, tantric ritual, lama dancing, music, and Buddhist ritual in general. He has spent three years instructing young monks in ritual and academic subjects and received several tantric empowerments and sutra teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In the last several years he has worked in many capacities both inside and outside the monastery, including supervising young monks entering the monastery, working on projects to bring hot water, clean razor blades, and other health related projects to his community, facilitating cultural exchange programs between the Tibetan community and US university students.