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Student Organizations

Chinese Culture Club

For students with interest in the Chinese culture and serving as an extra source of knowledge for those who are learning Chinese. Activities include calligraphy writing, watching movies, and other Chinese culture activities. Any student can join the club by attending meetings or expressing interest to an officer. Meetings are held during the academic year every Thursday at 7:00pm in Room 115 Shatzel Hall.  Faculty Advisor: Yiju Huang hyiju@bgsu.edu or email chineseclub@lists.bgsu.edu

Japanese Club 

The mission of the Japanese Club is to increase the student population's awareness of Japanese culture, language, and society in a fun and engaging manner. Activities include Japanese tea ceremony, cooking, calligraphy, movie nights, origami, etc. Ohanami, a spring cherry blossom festival, is open to the public. Students may become members of the Japanese Club by attending any of our weekly meetings and putting their names and e-mails on a sign-in sheet. Meetings are held during the academic year every Thursday at 9:00pm in the Nakamoto Room, 11th floor of Offenhauer West. Faculty Advisor: Akiko Kawano Jones jakiko@bgsu.edu

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

Anime in Northwest Ohio (ANO)

Founded in 2002, the goal of Anime in Northwest Ohio is to spread awareness of Japanese animation and culture through the hosting of free events that appeal to University students and faculty, as well as to people in the Bowling Green community. ANO assumes responsibility for providing a social setting for students and members of the community to gather for the purpose of viewing anime, holding academic and social-related discussions, and hosting events related to Japanese anime and otaku culture. To join ANO a student or non-student needs to attend at least one meeting, at any point during the academic year, and fill out a registration form and then turn in the completed form to the club secretary. A new registration form will need to be filled out each year because we do not have roll over memberships. Meetings are held during the academic year every Friday at 11:00pm at Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Primary Contact: Heath A. Diehl williad@bgsu.edu or email: animeinnorthwestohio@gmail.com. Visit their website at: http://animarathon.com/

Asian Communities United (ACU)

The purpose of ACU is to embrace awareness of Asian and Asian American cultures and to increase knowledge and acceptance of cultural diversity at BGSU. Activities include Asian American Film Festival, Literary Caravan, Retreat leadership and Spring Conference, Chinese New year Celebration, India Student Union MELA, and comedy team StirFriday Night.

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

Founded in 1987, the CSSA works to help newcomers to adjust to American culture and enrich Chinese students' college experience by serving as mentors. The organization also helps to introduce Chinese culture to the Bowling Green community and promote cultural exchange, friendship, and understanding among people with diverse cultural backgrounds. Activities include Chinese Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, International Fair, Cultural Connection Parties, Chinese Film Series, Lecture Series, and Championship Series. Any student or non-student who is interested in Chinese culture and/or wants to make Chinese friends can join. Meetings are held during the academic year every Friday at 11:00pm at the Starbucks in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Primary Advisor: Bill O. Coggin bcoggin@bgsu.edu

India Students Association

Founded in 1994, the goal of the club is to promote awareness about India, her culture and people. It also serves as a forum for interaction between students and works to promote intercultural understanding among the people of the USA and India. Finally, the group assists incoming students with procedural formalities. Activities include Fresher's Party, Speaking Sessions, Holl Celebration, and National Dance Competitions. This association is open to the public. People who are interested in knowing the Indian culture can be a part of our organization. Primary Advisor: Dr. Srinivas Melkote melkote@bgsu.edu

Korean Student Association (KSA)

Founded in 2009, KSA is an organization for students and community members who are interested in Korea and Korean Culture. Our mission is to cultivate friendly Korean community in the city of Bowling Green, the BGSU campus, and surrounding communities. BGSU has been a home for many Korean students and faculty. Our mission is to facilitate BGSU community environment where students can easily experience Korean culture on-campus. To become a member of KSA simply email scho@bgsu.edu and ask how it works! Primary Advisor: Sungho Cho scho@bgsu.edu