Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Spring lecture series
Loyola University anthropologist Kathleen Adams will present "Toraja Families, Funerals, and Facebook: Re-Imag(in)ing an Indonesian 'House-based Society' in Transnational Times" at noon Friday, Feb. 27, Room 110 (Honors office), Campus Life Building. To order an Indonesian lunch, submit an online request by 6 p.m. at CSEAS Brown Bag Lunch Order. Orders must be cancelled online by 10 a.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for students and $6 for faculty, staff and others. Payments may be made in cash or by check. For lunch details or questions, email email@example.com. See the Lecture Series page for complete spring schedule.
Get your paper on
The Southeast Asia Club has issued a call for papers for the April 25 Spring Student Conference. The conference theme is "Identity Narratives;" papers may be submitted on any Southeast Asia topic. The keynote speaker will be UC-Berkeley historian Penny Edwards. Abstracts due March 6. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the CSEAS weekly bulletin.
Be a SEAYLP host family
CSEAS is seeking 31 families to open their home to either a pair of high school students or an adult leader April 5-13 for the homestay portion of this spring's Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP), April 1-26. Learn more about this US State Department program.
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Be a Southeast Asian Studies benefactor through the NIU Foundation
Fulbright-Hays Philippines study tour
EXTENDED DEADLINE! Teachers, apply by Feb. 20 for the Center's summer 2015 Fulbright-Hays study tour for 12 community college educators and high school social and global studies teachers. Program covers all expenses, including international air travel. Learn more here.
Teaching World Music Symposium April 9-11
This upcoming spring symposium at NIU will feature a one-day forum April 11 on Southeast Asian performing arts, including a keynote speech by Balinese gamelan specialist Michael Bakan, teaching workshops, and a world music and dance concert. See symposium website for details.
Ten Indonesian graduate scholars, the fifth such group to participate in the PKPI program, spent fall semester at NIU working under the supervision of selected NIU professors to advance their research. Learn more here.
CSEAS receives Title VI
The Center has been named a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for the fifth time, and will receive approximately $2 million in federal funding through 2018. This includes funding for Foreign Language and Area studies (FLAS) fellowships. Learn more here.
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