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FEBRUARY EVENTS

APIDA Mental Health Support Group

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST

Squires Room 140 or via Zoom

Register in advance:
https://bit.ly/3HbdFPt

The topic for this event will be about healthy relationships. It will be followed with sending note cards to loved ones. Light refreshments will be provided.

For questions and accomodations, contact Dr. Ha at nha@vt.edu

APIDA Mental Health Group Support Group
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Japanese Puppetry Workshop

Monday, February 13, 2023 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST

Asian Cultural Engagement Center, 140 Squires Student Center

Register in advance:
https://bit.ly/3H5XsLc

Koryū Nishikawa V

Fifth-generation Japanese master Puppeteer and Headmaster of Hachiōji Kuruma Ningyō.

Tom Lee

Asian American designer, director, and puppet artist who has peformed on Broadway in War Horse and at the Metropolitan Opera in Madama Butterfly, in addition to creating critically acclaimed original work fusing technology and contemporary puppetry techniques.

For questions and accomodations, contact Dr. Ha at nha@vt.edu

Japanese Puppetry Workshop
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The Asian Cultural Engagement Center Presents

Learning Lunch Series

featuring Taylan Topcu

Friday, February 17, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Squires Room 140 or via Zoom

Register in advance:
https://bit.ly/3ILaGQd

FEATURED SPEAKER: 

Taylan Topcu 

Assistant Professor of Systems
Engineering & Analysis, Grado
Department of Industrial &
Systems Engineering

Learning Lunch Series - February 17, 2023
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Dr. Topcu joined Virginia Tech in 2022. His research integrates systems engineering, data-science, and microeconomics to study measurement issues in complex systems design. Specifically, he is interested in decomposition theory and management of safety-critical systems. He specializes in conducting mixed-methods research, often leveraging government & industry partners such as NASA, INFRABEL (the Belgian National Railroad Company), and MITRE for the research setting and refinement of his theoretical insights.

For questions and accomodations, contact Dr. Ha at nha@vt.edu

The Asian Cultural Engagement Center Presents

Nighttime Guided Meditation
with Vivek Rajan

Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 8:00 PM EST

Via Zoom

Register in advance:
https://bit.ly/3H5qL1G

Vivek Rajan was trained and certified as a meditation teacher at the Art of Living Center in Washington D.C. in 2009 and has led these programs for hundreds of people nationally.

For questions and accomodations, contact Dr. Ha at nha@vt.edu

Nighttime Guided Meditation Session February 23, 2023
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The Asian Cultural Engagement Center Presents

Day of Remembrance

Learning Lunch Series

featuring Andy Morikawa

IPG Senior Fellow
VT Institute for Policy & Governance

Friday, February 24, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Squires Room 140 or via Zoom

Register in advance:
https://bit.ly/3wgw7kw

Day of Remembrance Learning Lunch Series with Andy Morikawa
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Morikawa a third gen Japanese American, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Palau, a country in the Western Caroline Islands of Micronesia. There he served as an ESL teacher trainer. Following Peace Corps, Morikawa found a career in nonprofit work, primarily in the New River Valley. He served as executive director for New River Community Action and founding CEO of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley. He has extensive experience serving on the boards of local, regional, and national nonprofits. He is IPG Senior Fellow at the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance. He was founding host of the IPG podcast. Trustees Without Borders. He serves on the steering group of the Dialogue on Race, a ten-year local initiative combating racism in Virginia's Montgomery County. He lives in Blacksburg with Susan, his wife. His three children, three grandchildren, and great grandson all live in the New River Valley.

For questions and accomodations, contact Dr. Ha at nha@vt.edu

APIDA Men's Support Group

Monday, February 27, 2023 | 12:00 PM EST

Squires Room 140 or via Zoom

Register in advance:
https://bit.ly/3XNGJ6j

Join us for the first APIDA Men's Support Group meeting for the Spring 2023 semester. This meeting will focus on "De-stigmatizing Mental Health" among APIDA men. 

Light refreshments will be provided. 

For questions and accomodations, contact Dr. Ha at nha@vt.edu

APIDA Men's Support Group
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