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    FEBRUARY 17, 2005
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TUJ becomes first ‘Foreign University, Japan Campus’

Temple University Japan has earned official recognition by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). TUJ is the first postsecondary educational institution in Japan with overseas roots to receive MEXT’s designation as a Foreign University, Japan Campus. The new status makes it possible for TUJ credits to be recognized by Japanese universities and allows TUJ graduates to apply to the graduate schools of Japanese public universities.

TUJ Dean Kirk R. Patterson said, “In creating this new university recognition category, MEXT has demonstrated its strong commitment to innovation and reform in higher education. We are well aware that as the first Foreign University, Japan Campus, we have a special responsibility to work even harder to contribute to the further development of the Japanese educational system.”

IELP seeks good conversationalists

As part of Temple’s Intensive English Language Program, the Conversation Partners Program matches international students with native or near-native English speakers for conversation practice and cultural exchange. They are looking for volunteers to meet with members of the international community at Temple (at both partners’ convenience) to help them improve their conversational English and learn more about one another’s cultures. For more information, contact Angela Iovine in the IELP office at 204-9365 or e-mail her at aiovine@temple.edu.

New head field hockey coach named

Amanda Janney, who served as the assistant field hockey coach at the University of Pennsylvania for the past two years, has been named head field hockey coach at Temple. Janney will assume her Temple coaching responsibilities effective immediately.

Janney comes to Temple with a wealth of coaching and playing experience. In addition to her coaching duties at Penn, Janney has served as a coach and director for various camps and national youth teams, including the United States Field Hockey Association.