Tohoku Night: An Event for Japan, to Share Our Concern

Ursinus College is presenting TOHOKU NIGHT: An Event for Japan, Thursday, March 31, 7:30 pm, in Wismer Lower Lounge. The Japan Club and UCARE invite the Ursinus community and friends to attend the program, during which participants can express concern for the people of the Tohoku region of Japan, home to our sister school Tohoku Gakuin University (TGU) in Sendai.
Attendees will hear personal stories about Ursinus connections with Tohoku; learn about the distinctive Tohoku culture; and fold paper cranes to be sent to TGU as a symbol of our concern and support.  The entire eastern part of Tohoku suffered horrendous damage from the tsunami and earthquake.

Ursinus and TGU have had a long and productive partnership involving student exchanges, summer programs at both institutions, and faculty exchanges.  Although the earthquake and tsunami have affected some of the programs this year, Ursinus looks forward to continuing our deep and strong relationship now and into the future.
Donations to The Ursinus Fund for TGU will be accepted at the event. Ursinus has established this special fund in response to the devastation in Japan. All of the donations made to this fund will be sent directly to an account that TGU has established for this purpose. Ursinus cannot guarantee the tax-deductibility of the donations sent to The Ursinus Fund for TGU.

Persons who want to donate can make out checks to “Ursinus College” and in the memo area please write “Ursinus Fund for TGU.”  The check can be brought or sent to the Business Office in Corson Hall.  Or, donations can be mailed to: Ursinus College, c/o Business Office, The Ursinus Fund for TGU, P.O. Box 1000, Collegeville, PA 19426-1000. We will keep a record of all donors, and will send a list to TGU.

For further information about the fund, or Ursinus’ response to the disaster in Japan, please contact Professor Matthew Mizenko, associate professor of Japanese and East Asian Studies,  at mmizenko@ursinus.edu.