What is there to do with $2.4 million dollars? South Seattle Community College has decided to improve the success and retention rates of its Asian Pacific Islander students. South Seattle Community College is one of six two- and four-year institutions that the U.S. Department of Education designated as Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI).
A new consulate office of India will open in the Seattle area very soon.
The Seattle Foundation held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Oct. 14. It invited community leaders as part of its community outreach efforts. The Seattle Foundation is an organization that encourages personal philanthropy to improve the quality of life in King County.
The Greater Seattle Chinese community celebrated Attorney General Rob McKenna’s re-election campaign Oct. 28 at a dinner at Imperial Garden Restaurant. Organized by one of McKenna’s longtime friends, Bellevue City councilmember Conrad Lee, more than 60 community leaders attended the event to put the final touches on McKenna’s successful campaign.
On Oct. 18, the Seattle University Filipino Alumni Chapter came together for its second annual fall reunion in celebration of Filipino American history month. All SU alumni of Filipino descent were invited back to campus to attend a special mass featuring SU alumnus Deacon Fred Cordova, class of ’52, who gave a special homily on the history of Filipino Americans at Seattle University and in Seattle. The mass was followed by a reunion reception where more than 60 people attended the event.
Gei Chan was a Macy’s model on Oct. 4. She was a winner in Macy’s “Better With Time” educational seminar and fashion show in downtown Seattle.
Nearly 70 years have passed since Japanese Americans were put into internment camps when Executive Order 9066 was implemented. Their lives were forever changed. No Japanese American will ever forget the day when the United States made one of the biggest mistakes in history.
Students in the Road to the White House class at Cascadia Community College recently participated in a real-time learning experience with students on the other side of the globe. In a videoconference at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, Oct. 20, Cascadia students had a dialogue with students at two universities in Indonesia, where it was already 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
On Oct. 25, at 1:50 a.m., shots rang out from Tai Tung restaurant’s parking lot at the 500 block of Maynard Avenue South. The parking lot is owned by the restaurant, but it is not physically attached to the Tai Tung establishment.
During the fall of 2007, a group of University of Washington students and U-District residents helped organize and facilitate a two-credit focus group determined question the lack of representation of minority contribution to the University of Washington.