|Recent SEAS Graduates|
|CONGRATULATIONS to the following recent graduates of
the Southeast Asian
Studies Master's Program
Yuyun Sri Wahyuni
Agustinus Budi Winursito
Rafael Martinez Garcia
Ziphorah (Sinoun) Kim
Nurchayati, Eric Viani
Khariroh Khariroh, Phirom Leng, Widyasari Listyowulan, Kurara Nakano, Dung Nguyen, Huong Thi diu, Nguyen, Farina So, Wei Yi
Best wishes from all of us at CSEAS. Please let us know how and what you are doing!
|New Publication by SEAS Grad Farina So|
|SEAS graduate Farina So has published The Hijab of Cambodia: Memory of Cham Muslim Women after the Khmer Rouge (Phnom Penh: Documentation Center of Cambodia, July 2011). Farina, who received her masterís degree from OHIO in Spring 2010, is head of the Cham Oral History Project at the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), an independent research institute in Phnom Penh. DC-Cam was established with the goal of documenting the myriad crimes and atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime, so that they would never be forgotten, and never repeated. Thank you, Farina, for this poignant and necessary work.|
|Meet our visitors from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)|
|From February to May 2011, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the School of Media Arts & Studies was pleased to host four senior undergraduate students from UiTM. While in Athens, they participated in a non-degree study program of classes, workshops, community outreach, and work assignments at either Ohio University Press or WOUB.|
Elis Zuliati Anis (ComDev, Fall 2006) is the Office Manager and Media and Communication Officer for the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
|Attention, SEAS alumni: Do you have news you wish to share in the next issue of Monsoon? Send your updates to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!|
| Amelia Hapsari (SEAS, Spring 2005) has been working in Timor-Leste for Casa de Producao Audiovisual (CPA), an organization “born with a goal to build Timorese national identity through storytelling,” for the past year. Amelia has assisted CPA to produce 30 episodes of TV programs for youth as well as more than a dozen small educational projects with various organizations in Timor-Leste. Next year, Amelia hopes to help CPA to launch a new children’s literacy program called "Labarik nia Mundu" (Children's World).
Nico Haryanto (POLS, 2xxx), had an exciting 2010: in June, he and his wife, Fenny, welcomed new baby Raka. In September, Nico successfully defended his dissertation at Northern Illinois University, and then received his Ph.D. in December. He and his family returned to Jakarta at the end of the year.
Boramey Hun (SEAS, Spring 2005) and Somatra Kim Sean (ComDev, Spring 2004) welcomed baby Kimsean Vatanak (Alexander) on November 26, 2010 (photo below). Boramey works as a Resource Mobilization Manager for Action Aid International, and Somatra is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Sydney.
|Virak Kruy (SEAS, Spring 2007) has returned to Phnom Penh, where he is a Research Associate in the Democratic Governance and Public Sector Reform Programme at the Cambodia Development Research Institute (CDRI), Cambodia's leading independent development policy research institute. Additionally, he is a Lecturer of English at the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
|Christina Lees (SEAS, Spring 2009) is working in the Office of Residence Life at Elmhurst College in Illinois. She recently became engaged to Anthony Marino, and will be married on September 10, 2011.
Widya Listyowulan (SEAS, Spring 2010) has accepted a position as a Program Officer with USINDO in Washington, D.C. Widya most recently worked in the Office of the Education Attache at the Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia, and will be assisting USINDO with its Washington Open Forum and education programs.
Phirom Leng (SEAS, Spring 2010) is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Toronto.
Putut Widjanarko (post-graduate Fulbright in Media Studies, 2001-2002), won the Best Picture Award at the 2010 Indonesian Film Festival for his film entitled 3 Hati 2 Dunia 1 Cinta (3 Hearts 2 Worlds 1 Love). He is President Director of Mizan Productions, the Vice President of Mizan Group, Chair of Paramadina Graduate School of Communication.
|SEA Bobcats Abroad|
|The current issue of Ohio Today (Fall/Winter 2010) highlights several Ohio University (OU) alumni living and working abroad, including two in Southeast Asia: Datuk Shaik Sulaiman Ismail (BSED ’70) in Malaysia and Angie Kilbane (BA’07) in Indonesia.
Datuk Shaik was part of the first class of six Malaysian students to attend OU in the 1960s as part of a partnership with the Mara Institute of Technology. He states that it was at OU that he “learned the philosophy that education should be a joy, learning should be a joy.” Now, OU has some 2,400 alumni living in Malaysia – the greatest concentration of OU alums outside of the United States.
Angie Kilbane studied Bahasa Indonesia for two years at OU before receiving a Fulbright to teach English in Indonesia. After receiving her bachelor of arts degree, she returned to Indonesia and has since become a teacher at the Lazuari Global Islamic School and a renowned translator.
To read the full article, click here.
Angie is also featured in the November 30th edition of The Jakarta Globe.
| Alumni in Indonesia maintain OU ties,
remain active in their home communities
|The Columbus Dispatch recently published an article on the current status
and activities of Ohio University alumni from Indonesia. As Sara Schonhardt
writes, "though their contingent is small - 175 OU alumni . . . it is a
tight-knit bunch with big ambitions." To read the complete article, click here:
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