Monday, May 25, 2015

Tun Dr. Mahatir Mohamad

The former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mohatir Mohamad was the first speaker in the Mizuta Mikio Global Lecture Series on May 21. The series is part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Josai University. We were honored to have this opportunity. The second lecture, "East Asia in the Next Fifty Years," is scheduled to be on June 13 and the speaker is Dr. Ezra F. Vogel. It will be held on the Sakado campus. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Guests from China on May 16

Presenting the President with the JIU mascots J and I. 

First-year students, staff and faculty members.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Busy Birthday

Thank you, all, for the lovely gifts, for the e-mails and for the cards. I appreciate everyone's thoughtfulness and hope to live another year in better health and around great people! 

My huge piece of cheese cake!

I got a watermelon and a cutting board from different people the same day. What a coincidence!

Beautiful Japanese art on white leather.

A beautiful "Teleidoscope."

The gift was the vase from my favorite florist.

A cheese dish: a recycled wine bottle. 

Dinner with advisees on May 13

Most of my first and second year advisees got together on May 13 for dinner at Yutaka. I ended up being the lucky person and received early birthday gifts that evening! Thank you everyone!

Gifts from the second-year students.

Gifts from the first-year students. 

Ted explaining the game they wanted to play.

Whispering a strange J & I story.....