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Mutsumi Corson <[log in to unmask]>
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Japanese House <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:43:09 -0400
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Thank you for your response.
I will let you know more information about the activity soon.
What time do we have to start?  Is it okay to start after 051 class 
(7:00 or a little later)?

Mutsumi Corson
Director, Japanese Program
The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures
The University of Vermont
479 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05405
phone: 802-656-1117
fax:   802-656-8472
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On Oct 10, 2008, at 1:22 PM, Christian John Barron wrote:

> Hi Sensei,
> The spot is still open, I'll put Japanese House in it. Thank you so 
> much for getting back to me. As soon as you know what activity 
> Japanese House would like to do, and the location, please e-mail me!!!
> Well, I have to go study for the Japanese Mid-Term (Ganbatte!)
> Have a good weekend Sensei,
> -Christian
> Quoting Mutsumi Corson <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Hi Christian-kun,
>> Is the spot Oct. 29th still open?  Please let me know.
>> If it is still open, the Japanese House wants to do something.
>> Have a good weekend.
>> Corson
>> ....
>> Mutsumi Corson
>> Director, Japanese Program
>> Department of Asian Languages and Literatures
>> University of Vermont
>> 479 Main Street
>> Burlington, Vermont 05405
>> Phone: 802-656-1117
>> Fax:   802-656-8472
>> Email:  [log in to unmask]
>> Christian John Barron wrote:
>>> Hey PDs and Advisers,
>>> I just wanted to thank everyone for getting back to me, however, I  
>>> still need yet more of your help.
>>> The Wednesday Night Gathering calendar is almost complete, I'm just  
>>> missing a few pieces of info. The current schedule is as follows;
>>> Oct 8 - Chinese House "Let's play games from China" in B-132
>>> Oct 15 - L.A.C.P with "Top Chef" location TBA
>>> Oct 22 - Tea House with "Tea Chai Off!" location TBA
>>> Oct 29 - OPEN (needs to be claimed ASAP)
>>> Nov 5 - German House, activity and location TBA
>>> Nov 12 - Caribbean House, activity and location TBA
>>> Nov 19 - Africa House, activity and location TBA
>>> Dec 3 - Casa Italiana with "Italian Coffee Bar/ Study Cafe" in the 
>>> FPL
>>> Oct 29 is the last remaining spot for the semester, and it would be  
>>> great if one of the remaining programs filled it. If I haven't  
>>> received info on your activity/theme or location, please e-mail me  
>>> as soon as possible. Sarah and I would like to make a finished  
>>> calendar of events as soon as we can. Also, each program is  
>>> responsible for making their own posters (you should also put them  
>>> up on Thursday before your event, after the previous WNG).
>>> Moving on to the Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner
>>> This event is taking place on Oct 13 at 6:00pm in the FPL. Sarah  
>>> and I have been talking to Andy (Marche), and hopefully he will be  
>>> supplying us with a meal. This is also a a potluck dinner. Any (or  
>>> rather hopefully all) programs that want to participate should  
>>> bring an appetizer or dessert. Any costs needed to make your food  
>>> will come from your own program budget (the office isn't supplying  
>>> extra funds as they did for the WNG). If you would like to  
>>> participate, please e-mail me what appetizer/ dessert your program  
>>> will be bringing. Also, there is a 60 person limit on this event,  
>>> feel free to sign up in the GV office.
>>> And lastly, the RLC theme week (Oct 28 - Nov 4)
>>> The theme for the week is "democracy and politics."
>>> This event has been discussed at Student Ambassador meetings, but  
>>> still needs some work (feel free to come to the meetings or  
>>> encourage your program members to come. Tuesdays, 8:00pm in B102).  
>>> Currently, there is a panel of three Peace Corp volunteers (who  
>>> worked in Nepal, Malawi, and Belize) coming to discuss the  
>>> following questions;
>>> 1) What does democracy mean to the average (name of country)-ian
>>> 2) How democratic is (country name)'s government
>>> 3) How is the democracy structured
>>> 4) Does the democracy incorporate indigenous traditions
>>> 5) Are concepts such as "checks and balances" and "loyal  
>>> opposition" incorporated into the democracy
>>> 6)What are elections like
>>> 7) How free are the people to express their own opinions
>>> 8) Do you think democracy will further develop in (country name)
>>> We were thinking that we could plan the RLC theme week around these  
>>> questions. If you have any ideas of how your program could relate  
>>> to these questions, whether it be by giving some sort of  
>>> presentation, watching a film, or just making posters, please share  
>>> your ideas. We would love to get more programs directly involved in  
>>> the theme week.
>>> So to summarize it all up;
>>> 1) WNG info
>>> 2) What food you would like to bring to the Canadian Thanksgiving 
>>> (if any)
>>> 3) Ideas you may have for the RLC theme week (come to the Student  
>>> Ambassadors meeting!)
>>> Also on a side note --> Do you think it would be helpful if we had  
>>> regular Program Director/ Adviser meetings to discuss/plan/ and  
>>> collaborate on events?
>>> Thanks everyone,
>>> -Christian