Tenth Anniversary Celebration
Please join us in celebrating the Asian American Studies Program's 10th Anniversary. To commemorate this important moment and to recognize the important strides our Program has made over its first ten years, a one-day anniversary celebration is being organized for Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Spurlock Museum.
The keynote speaker for the event is an alumnus of the Journalism Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. K.W. Lee (MS, Journalism, 1955) is an award-winning investigative journalist/activist, famous for his newspaper articles on the Chol Soo Lee case and for founding the Koreatown Weekly. In addition to his keynote talk, a panel discussing the history of the Asian American Studies Program and its future, as well as a reception, with live music from the Chip McNeill Jazz Quartet will be part of the festivities.
Over the last ten years, AAS has become one of the most respected programs in Asian American Studies in the United States. We now have 14 core faculty members and 10 affiliated faculty members. We have established a minor degree program in AAS. As you may know, AAS has also developed a strong sense of community with other academic units at UIUC by offering exciting courses, hosting conferences, and co-sponsoring campus events. We see the 10th anniversary celebration as an opportunity to recognize the contributions of all those who have helped to build a successful Asian American Studies program. We also expect the conference to strengthen the broader campus community. Of course, we would welcome and enjoy your participation in any or all of the day's scheduled activities.
Co-Sponsors: African American Studies & Research Program, American Indian Studies, Asian American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center Student Cultural Programming Fee, Asian Pacific American Graduate Students Organization, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, College of Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Human and Community Development, Department of Journalism, Department of Sociology, Department of Speech Communications, Department of Theatre, Gender and Women's Studies, Latina Latino Studies Program, Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, University of Illinois Alumni Association