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Tiphani Dixon

Tiphani Dixon

Masters Student in East Asian Studies and EASC Volunteer

Tiphani Dixon is currently seeking a Master's degree with a concentration in East Asian Studies. She is the cultural ambassador for Japan within the East Asian Studies Department. In this capacity, Tiphani has participated in the Lotus Blossom World Bazaar for the past two years, helping elementary school students experience East Asian culture through crafts. Additionally, she developed a presentation regarding musical instruments native to Japan, which was broadcast via satellite to an elementary school in Alabama. Tiphani also assisted with the student-run Korea Night, and developed a presentation for Japan Olympiad that explained the elements of karate to high-school students in the lower Midwest region. She is also in contact with the Office of Overseas Study at IU, and assisted in study abroad orientation by providing an overview of adjusting to life in Japan.

Tiphani believes intercultural communication, exposure, and intentional interactions are the keys to establishing globally conscious individuals. It is because of this philosophy that she loves volunteering, working with people, and promoting interest in East Asia.

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