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AMERICAN STUDIES @ PURDUE

LAST FRIDAY

Upcoming Events: 

AAARCC Opening Celebration

On Wednesday, April 29th, the Asian American & Asian Resource Cultural Center will have it's opening celebration in LOEB Playhouse, 4:30pm.  Special Remarks by Provost Dutta & Dr. Christine Taylor.  Cultural Performance by Tsukasa Taiko.  

Concur Training

On Tuesday, May 12th, at 10am in HEAV G4 - Brandi will have a Concur Training class for graduate students unfamiliar with the system.  Remember training is a must for approval on all travel grants requests.  

AMST News

Spring Fest 2015

On April 18th, American Studies participated in the annual even Spring Fest this year.  At the American Studies booth, young children received balloons.   Everywhere on campus, you could find a gold American Studies balloon.   

2015 Symposium

On April 24-25 the program hosted its annual graduate student symposium. To rekindle a collaborative Midwestern graduate student experience, we had graduate students from Bowling Green State University, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, and St. Louis University that participated in the symposium. We enjoyed meeting these colleagues and look forward to building a great network. 

The overall goal was to enable students to present their work in a collegial environment and hopefully build collaborative connections with American Studies graduate students that will live beyond the symposium.  Ideally, this will lead to future initiatives leveraging the contacts, resources, and opportunities presented by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). 
 

50th Anniversary Celebration

On the evening of April 24 we celebrated AMST 50 years at Purdue!  Dinner and fun were had by all.   Graduate Students received awards, ASGSO awarded faculty & staff.  
Please welcome us in congratulating the graduate student award winners:  
  • Chester E. Eisinger Prize:
    Aria Halliday
    Kera Lovell

     
  • Chester E. Eisinger Research: 
    Kadari Taylor-Watson
    Kera Lovell
    Jennifer Sdunzik
  • Paul & Eslanda Robeson International Studies Award:
    Annagul Yariyeva
     
  • Community Service / Social Justice Award: 
    Annagul Yariyeva
  • Howard Zinn Memorial Research Award: 
    Jonathan Freeman

Incoming Graduate Students

We are excited to annouce that the following students will join us in the fall: 

Andrea Adomako (Barnard College)
Javier Ciefuegos (Yale University)
Salvador Gutierrez Peraza (University of California, Berkeley)
Michelle Lee (Macalester College)
Megan Williams (Tuskegee University)
 
In an effort to better highlight and celebrate the wonderful work by American Studies students, faculty, and alumni we are launching Last Friday, a monthly newsletter for our program.  

As the name suggests, the newsletter will go out on the last Friday of each month during the academic year, an apt moment to reflect on the events of the past month and signal the activities in upcoming weeks.
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