Film Screening: Tell Them ... Black Colleges and Universities

Film Description: A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries-and path of promise toward the American dream-Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for 150 years.

For the first time ever, their story is told. Directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities examines the impact HBCUs have had on American history, culture, and national identity. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities will air nationally on the acclaimed PBS series, Independent Lens in early 2018. Watch the film trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8hmqpAzjRo

Entrepreneurship: Learning by Doing!

SPEAKER'S BIO:
Dr. Daniel V. Holland is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He is currently teaching as a Fulbright Professor in Kyoto, Japan at Doshisha University and Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.

His research centers on entrepreneurial decision-making with a particular interest in the factors that affect persistence.  He has also participated in research related to ethics, creativity, and entrepreneurship pedagogy.  His papers have been published in a number of journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, International Small Business Journal, and Small Business Economics.

Dan enjoys teaching entrepreneurship, strategy, and management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University and his MBA and BS in engineering from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining academe, he worked for a dozen years in a variety of engineering, marketing, and management roles in the high-tech industry.


AMERICAN BI MONTHLY QUESTION

The American BI Monthly Question aims to promote an understanding of the United States on various subjects including culture, society, history, geography, government and politics.

Participants who have correct answers will enter a drawing to win prizes each month. The lucky draw will be conducted at the end of each month at the American Corner. For participants who are not able to come to join the lucky draw event in a person, they can watch the event live on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

For those who win the prizes and are present at the lucky draw event, they will receive the prizes right away. For those who could not come, their name will be posted on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

January Prizes

  1.  Backpack

  2. Mi band 2

  3. Metal Bottle: Lock & Lock

  4. Other incentive bonus gifts

January Lucky Draw Event

    Date: 3:00 p.m., 19 January 2018

    Venue: American Corner Cambodia -PUC

Tel : 010 502121 / 011 502121 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: C/O Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Main Building, Second Floor, inside PUC Main library, No. 184 Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh (South of Independent Monument)

AC 19th Reading Contest

The American Corner of Cambodia is hosting the 19th Reading Contest 2017-2018. The contest will help participants to improve reading and to foster a love and a habit of reading.

“Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader” by W. Fusselman.
  
When: 29 December 2017 – 13 March 2018
      
Who can participate in the contest?
  1.   High school students
  2.   English language students
  3.   Age between 15 to 22 years old

Procedures
Participants are required to:
  •  Have a student ID card and a photo (3x4).
  •  Check out three books at time.
  •  Submit three journal entries to the program committee in order to be graded.
  •  Earn passing scores on three journal entries in order to be selected to join the final round.

Prizes:
  1st prize:    Earphone
  2nd prize:   Power Bank 
  3rd prize:    Backpack
  4th prize:    Metal Bottle
  5th prize:    Flash Drive
         Plus:   Incentive Bonus Gifts

For more information, please contact us at:
American Corner/Main Library, 2nd Floor, PUC South Campus
No.184, Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Tel: 010 50 21 21/011 50 21 21
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Importance of Nutrition for Improving Cambodian's Health

SPEAKER'S BIO:
Mr. Sprafkin is the Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, Nutrition, and Malaria Team Leader in the Office of Public Health and Education at USAID/Cambodia. He arrived in Cambodia in July 2015. Mr. Sprafkin has worked with USAID since 2011, and before coming to Cambodia, he served in USAID's Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs.

Before USAID, Mr. Sprafkin implemented large and complex reproductive health service delivery programs in Pakistan and India. Prior to getting involved in international development, he spent several years managing projects and accounts in the corporate sector. Mr. Sprafkin studied international health and tropical medicine at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and government at Dartmouth College.

AMERICANA MONTHLY QUESTION

The Americanna Monthly Question aims to promote an understanding of the United States on various subjects including culture, society, history, geography, government and politics.

Participants who have correct answers will enter a drawing to win prizes each month. The lucky draw will be conducted at the end of each month at the American Corner. For participants who are not able to come to join the lucky draw event in a person, they can watch the event live on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

For those who win the prizes and are present at the lucky draw event, they will receive the prizes right away. For those who could not come, their name will be posted on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

September Prizes

  1. Bag pack

  2. Hi-Fi Stereo Headphone

  3. Power bank: 5000mAh (2)

  4. Scientific Calculator: 274 Functions (2)

  5. Metal Bottle: Lock & Lock

  6. Other incentive bonus gifts

September Lucky Draw Event

    Date: 3:00 p.m., 29 September 2017

    Venue: American Corner Cambodia -PUC

Tel : 010 502121 / 011 502121 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: C/O Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Main Building, Second Floor, inside PUC Main library, No. 184 Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh (South of Independent Monument)

Mind, Brain, and Education

It is a new field that has the potential to improve English language teaching.

SPEAKER'S BIO:

Ms. Diane Millar, English Language Officer (RELO) Diane Millar received her B.A. in English from McGill University and her M.A. in Linguistics, from the University of Surrey, UK.  She started her teaching career in Istanbul in 1987 and she taught students in Oman, Malaysia and Canada for six years.  In addition to teaching, Diane conducted research on adult ESL literacy, and published a book Making Choices on workplace literacy.

In 2000, she became an English Language Fellow for the Department of State in Nicaragua, and she then continued as a Fellow, designing and conducting teacher training projects, in Lebanon and the Republic of Georgia.  She worked as an ELT consultant and English Language Specialist in Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea.

In 2009 Diane joined the Department of State as a Regional English Language Officer and she has served in Dakar, Senegal and New Delhi, India.  In 2015 she opened the new Regional English Language Office in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she is now responsible, with her team, for managing the U.S. government’s English language programs in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei.

CONTACT INFO

Main Library/American Corner/EducationaUSA Advising Center
PUC South Campus No.184, Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Tel: 010 50 21 21
E-mail: acc@puc.edu.kh
Facebook:
ACC: https://www.facebook.com/cornerphnompenh/
EduUSA: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSACambodia/

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