The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Sports Task Force has named Brady Wakayama the first-ever recipient of the Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship. Wakayama is a senior at Washington State University, majoring in communications with an emphasis on broadcast journalism and a minor in sports management. Currently a student member of AAJA, Wakayama has volunteered […]
IN MEMORY OF …: A fond farewell to James Medina (1950-2015)
James A. Medina (Jim) passed away on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at his home in Olympia after a hard-fought battle with leukemia. Jim was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Jim was born in Seguin, Texas, on Dec. 29, 1950. He married the love of his life, Patricia Higgins, on Nov. 19, 1977, […]
Edmonds CC students selected to visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Edmonds Community College students Ben Nguyen and Rebekah Waligorski have been selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center Oct. 25-28 to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Nguyen and Waligorski were selected as two of 160 community college students from across the U.S. to be part of NCAS. Nguyen is […]
Can one non-offensive word cause an uproar? — Apparently, it can
The word “deferring” got John Streamas, an Associate Professor of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University involved in controversy early in the semester Aug. 27. What was the situation? It was a statement from a syllabus for a 200-level Introduction to Multicultural Literature class. The statement in the syllabus included the […]
WISE WORDS: Becoming a diverse leader — Wise words for our new graduates
“The late Elson S. Floyd inculcated a culture of openness and diversity at Washington State University that will remain one of our guiding principles. About a third of WSU’s annual freshman class come from ethnically diverse backgrounds. By creating a high-quality institution that is accessible and affordable, we are educating the next generation of diverse […]
Making a difference — Honoring women in male-dominated careers
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.<!–more–> The honorees: Chief Kathleen O’Toole was sworn in as Chief of the Seattle […]
Kate Lee best young designer
Seattle architecture and design firm Callison announced that associate Kate Kyung-ha Lee has been named to Visual Merchandising + Store Design’s (VMSD) Designer Dozen for 2014. Lee was recognized as one of 12 emerging stars (age 35 or under) across the country to be among the best and brightest young designers in retail this year.
Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search
It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College. That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position.
Puyallup JACL awards 4 scholarships
The Puyallup Japanese American Citizens League awarded scholarships to four students in June based on the student’s scholarship, community leadership, and community service.
EDITORIAL: APAs make advances in education, but where’s the women?
Over the past few years, Asian and Pacific Americans have been making great gains in education administration. Two years ago, former Seattle University Dean Wallace Loh became the president of the University or Maryland, College Park and has since guided the university through multiple challenges. North Seattle Community College President Mark Mitsui is headed to […]