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News and Updates Last Updated: Oct. 27, 2014

Regine Gabis awarded the Irene Poon Scholarship

Regine Gabis receives Irene Poon scholarship

Regine Gabis is the recipient of the Irene Poon Scholarship.    The Irene Poon scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has completed Asian American studies courses (including history)  and who is committed to volunteering with the AAS/TACT (The Association of Chinese Teachers) Biography Curriculum Project.  The AAS/TACT project is focused on the creation of a national online database of  Asian American classroom curriculum for K-12 teachers.

Square and Circle's Club Civic Engagement Internship Awardees

Denni and Eileen photo

In support of student volunteerism,  the Square and Circle Club's Engagement Internship program is pleased to award a stipend to students Dennis Nguyen and Eileen Sinn. Both students will be volunteering 100 hours to local organizations.   Dennis Nguyen, a masters student in Asian American Studies,  will be volunteering with the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, an organization working to preserve Angel Island as a historic site. Dennis will be updating the Immigrant voices website project and will assist with the office's community programs.

Nikkei Pilgrimage to Angel Island

Angel Island Pilgrimage Flyer

With support from the San Francisco State University Edison Uno Institute,  130  undergraduate students, including 15 volunteers, from SFSU’s Asian American Studies courses attended the first ever Nikkei Pilgrimage  to Angel Island held on October 4.  Presented by the Nichi-Bei Foundation, and in partnership with the National Japanese American Historical Society, and the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, the program aimed to bring to light the forgotten history of the over 85,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans who first set foot on the continental U.S. on the shores of Angel Island.  Students from Professor Ben Kobashigawa, Assistant Professor Christen Sasaki, and Instructors Betty Kano, Kei Fisher, and Dean Adachi’s Asian American Studies classes were treated to a program that included a talk on the Japanese American experience by Judy Yung, and a guided genealogical workshop hosted by the California Genealogical Society. 


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