The University of Puget Sound awarded honorary degrees to 36 Japanese American students at the 2009 Commencement Ceremony on May 17. In 1942, the students’ education had been abruptly stopped when they were sent to relocation camps during World War II.
For Kimiko Mukai’s 90th birthday, she received an honorary degree. Mukai, a Japanese American who was a sophmore at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in 1942 (then called Seattle Pacific College), had to suddenly leave school due to an order issued by President Roosevelt. Her education was stopped due to Japanese American internment during WWII.
State Rep. Bob Hasegawa was the keynote speaker for the 64th annual Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) Memorial Day service. The event was held on May 25 at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.
The 40th annual Seattle University District Street Fair took place on May 16 and 17 in the U-District. The fair is the longest running of its kind in the nation and was founded by Asian-import shop owner Andy Shiga in response to the volatile politics of the 1960s.
U.S. immigrants and workers took to the streets for the May 1st Immigrant and Worker Rights Rally and March, urging President Barack Obama to develop immigration reform policies.
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) held its 15th annual gala dinner on May 19 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.
On May 13, in addition to 20 extraordinary high school students receiving the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) Max Block Awards, three students were selected as award finalists to receive the inaugural Deborah Rosen Scholarships.
University of Washington President Mark A. Emmert hosted State Councilor Yandong Liu and other ministers from the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on April 18 on the UW campus.
Qwest kicked off Asian Pacific Heritage Month event at the Bell Plaza building in downtown Seattle. Sponsored by Qwest’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN), a resource group of Qwest employees, the event featured guest speakers Diane Narasaki and Joyce Zhou from the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Approximately 60 employees were treated to a […]
Journalist and educator Lawrence Pintak has been named the founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He will begin his new position on Aug. 17.