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フィラデルフィアから 使節団がTUJを訪問!

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今年は長かった桜もすっかり緑がまぶしい今日この頃、日本では新学期、新年度がスタートする4月ですが、アメリカの大学であるTUJ(テンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス)では1月から始まった春学期末の追い込み、最終試験の真っ只中です。

今学期もフィラデルフィア本校から多数の教職員が来日して、私たちジャパンキャンパスの教職員とさまざまな形での交流が盛んに行われてきました。その中の使節団の一つ、先月は6名のアカデミック・アドバイザー(教務担当)がTUJを訪問し、双方新たな発見と今後の更なる連携へ向けて、実りある意見交換の機会となりました。日米高等教育の国際化を軸に考えられる連携の示唆や、2020年東京オリンピックへの期待が高まるスポーツ分野での連携(※米国本校はスポーツの取り組みにも積極的に注力)のほか、ビジネスとの連携含めたコミュニティとのかかわりについてなど、話題は多岐にわたりました。また、ローマ校も巻き込んだグローバル展開やインターンシップ・プログラムの更なる発展など、夢はますます広がるテンプル大学ファミリートークで盛り上がりました!

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TUJ Runs Next Instagram Contest: #TUJSelfie

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TUJ began it’s next social media contest earlier this month, this time with the theme “TempleMade in Tokyo”. The contest will run until March 31st and is open to all current TUJ students.

To participate, contestants must:

  • be current TUJ Students,
  • be following TUJ’s Instagram Account (@TUJapan) and
  • post a selfie on Instagram with the hashtag, #TUJSelfie

The top three entries showcasing the Temple/Tokyo spirit of TUJ will take home the prize. Winners will be announced in early April and will each recieve a TUJ Hoodie!

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TUJアート学科 Margaret Salazarさんの作品が伊東商会2017年オリジナルカレンダーに!

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産業機械の専門商社、株式会社伊東商会が昨夏、テンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス(TUJ)の学生を対象に「2017年伊東商会オリジナルカレンダー」のデザインコンペを実施しました。多数の応募の中からアート学科のMargaret Victoria Salazarさんの作品が選ばれました。海外展開を積極的に進める同社の想いや熱意を作品に込めたMargaretさんのメッセージは、同社サイトで紹介されています(伊東商会2017年オリジナルカレンダー完成!!)。

今回のプロジェクトは、TUJ卒業生で同社マーケティング室の菊地真由さんがコーディネーターを務めました。

ITO Corporation, a Japan-based mechatronics trading company, organized a 2017 Calendar Design Competition last summer solely open to students at TUJ. Art major Margaret Victoria Salazar won the competition, and her work became ITO’s original calendar for this year. The company actively promotes overseas business with passion and enthusiasm, which Margaret attempted to reflect and express in her design work. Read Margaret’s message on ITO’s website (*Her message appears below the Japanese text in English).

This project was coordinated by TUJ alumnus Mayu Kikuchi, who now works in ITO’s marketing department.

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学生も教職員も・・・「にほんごサロン」へようこそ!

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授業は100%英語、学内の公用語は英語というテンプル大学ジャパンキャンパス(TUJ)。

そんな環境のなか、東京にキャンパスのあるTUJに通うからには、「日本語をもっと話す機会が欲しい~」という外国人学生、教職員の声を受けて、2月1日(水)、第一回「にほんごサロン」を開催しました!

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ランチタイム(11:30 – 12:30)にそれぞれお弁当を持って、麻布校舎2階のカフェテリアに集合!との呼びかけに応え、去る1月に初来日したばかりの留学生から、日本生まれの外国人や日本人、と日本語レベルに関わらず、習いたてからネイティブまでさまざまな30人以上が、「にほんご」コミュニケーションを楽しみました。

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日本語学科の先生たちも駆けつけてくれ、また日本在住歴の長い外国人教職員や、日本人スタッフもそれぞれ「あ、あなたも~」と、会話が弾みました。

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第二回は、3月の予定です。TUJのあなた、次回はぜひ…

(※春学期は毎月前半、ランチ/午後のおやつタイムに開催予定です。 We are planning to hold this Nihongo Salon around lunch or afternoon tea time every month.)

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Student-run Bicycle Racing & Riding Team Makes Debut Appearance

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On November 26, 2016, the TUJ Bicycle Racing & Riding Club participated in the 11th annual SeoCycle Festival, in the four-hour team enduro race. The team, comprising of 4 students from the club, came in 55th place out of 119 teams. This was TUJ’s first student-run team to participate in such an event. John A. Tevis, the club’s captain, and Kento Jorge, the club’s co-captain, had the following to say about the club and the event:

“Our club was formed from my belief in the value of club activities and my passion for cycling. Clubs played a huge role in my success in high school, and recognizing how TUJ didn’t have that many clubs, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start a racing team. . So in Fall 2015 I started the “Bicycle Racing & Riding Club.” I knew recruiting members was going to be an uphill battle, given how equipment-heavy the sport is and how small the student body is. Inspired by the TUJ activities’ trips, I decided to host cycling trips to scenic sites where people can rent bikes. This was to focus first on building club recognition and membership while staying on the look-out for potential racers. After several successful trips during fall & spring my patience paid off. On one of the trips I met Kento, who already had a bike and was interested in racing. In Derek Siver’s Ted Talk “How to start a movement” he says “The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.” Kento became the first to commit to being part of a team, and with him followed two more, then another joined to create our SeoCycle team for fall 2016. Kento accepted the position of Co-captain in November.

The next step was to develop our team more and compete in a multi-stage race (similar to the Tour de France) in spring 2016. The goal was for our team is to be recognized and included in inter-university races. These races will provide us the opportunity to network with seven university teams.

Anyone can join the club and be a part of our team. All they need is a racing bike and helmet.”

—John A. Tevis

“When the decision was made to participate in the four-hour endurance race at the 11th Annual SeoCycle Race Festival to be held in November 2016, the team had only eight training sessions to prepare for race day. Each practice was designed to help each member improve their fitness, skills and cycling etiquette. While training was difficult, as expected, we fell more in love with cycling in and around Tokyo as we discovered cycling routes along the Tamagawa River – with views of Mt. Fuji, as we saw the beautiful Tokyo skyline and harbor at Wakasu Seaside Park, as we experienced the countryside along the Arakawa River.

With SeoCycle Race Festival being TUJ cycling team’s debut, we used it for the experience, but mostly to enjoy ourselves. For the first time in 56 years, it snowed in November across the Tokyo/Chiba area. Snow and ice on the track made it intimidating, but it made us more excited than nervous. The race was a relay style event, so we got to take turns giving it our best. Out of the 119 teams, TUJ cycling team came in a surprising 55th, surpassing our intended goal of coming in at around three quarters of the way in our category. This strong showing has boosted team moral and determination, and we aim to do better in our next race.

We wore our TUJ jerseys proudly and represented our school well. The team is very grateful for the support the school has given us.”

—Kento Jorge

For more info on the TUJ Bicycle Racing & Riding Club, check out the @TUJCycling Facebook Page.