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Mavis Meng

Siqian (Mavis) Meng

Visiting Scholar in School of Education and Volunteer

As a visiting scholar with the IU School of Education, Mavis Meng is an active volunteer with the East Asian Studies Center. She is a regular instructor with the Cultural Immersion Project, teaching Chinese language and culture to 5th and 6th graders at University Elementary School. “It is a very satisfying feeling to have kids tell me numbers and colors in Chinese,” she said. “I also enjoy learning about the different culture and customs of America.”

Mavis also volunteered through the EASC at the Sterling House, a residence for adults with limited mobility, and at the 2014 Lotus Blossom World Bazaar, an annual event for 4th graders in the Bloomington school district. “No matter where I am, volunteering will play a very important role in my life,” Mavis told us recently. “The staff in EASC is so nice and patient. They are very kind and offer me information about the events,” she also noted. We are grateful for her commitment and her great work with us at the EASC!

Ways to Give

Give Online

Giving online is fast, easy, and secure. Simply click on the "Give Now" button below, you will be directed to the IU Foundation's secure online giving site. Select the EASC Program fund you wish to support from the first dropdown menu. Descriptions of each program fund are listed below for reference.

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EASC General Fund

Our general fund supports a rich array of EASC activities and programs and gives us the flexibility we need in a time of rising interest in East Asia to address unexpected opportunities. This fund, for example, helps us support our popular East Asian Colloquium public lecture series.

East Asian Research Fund

The heart of any great university is the partnership that exists between great teachers working with great students to create new knowledge. Your gift to the East Asian Research Fund will help us award grants that support scholarly activity, such as our conference travel grants for graduate students and publication subventions for faculty. Such support is crucial to our ability to enrich instruction, support research, and stimulate the professional growth of our faculty and graduate students.

Korean Program Fund

Gifts to this fund help us continue to build Indiana University’s Korean Studies program through support of our most important resource—our excellent students and faculty. By giving to this fund, you will be supporting our annual undergraduate excellence award in Korean Studies, our annual fellowship for a graduate student in Korean Studies, as well as conference travel grants for faculty and graduate students. Read about the Society of Friends of Korean Studies, which established this fund.

EASC Outreach Fund

From businesses to high schools to government agencies, knowledge about East Asia has never been in greater demand. Give to our outreach fund and you will be supporting activities that promote public awareness and enhance the teaching of East Asian cultures, societies, and languages. Our Japanese Pedagogy Workshops for K-16 Japanese teachers, among other programs, receives support from this fund.

Give By Mail

Send your check, payable to the IU Foundation/East Asian Studies Center, to:

Indiana University
East Asian Studies Center
Indiana University Foundation
P.O. Box 2298
Bloomington, IN 47402-2298