Sunday, August 2, 2015

Publicize Your Event - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Intro to marketing strategy and planning for your event or nonprofit this August at WCC. Register now!
Traditional and social media offer nimble and low-cost ways to get the word out about your organization, special event, or cause. However, a little strategy goes a long way. Learn how to write a press release and calendar listing. In addition, participants will review guidelines on length, frequency, tone and branding. Participants will also discover how to effectively use photographs, video, audio, graphics. The power of links, social media networks, and knowing your audience will be discussed. Bring a notebook and pen.
Publicize Your Event - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Seattle Mourns Murdered Chinatown Leader Donnie Chin - NBC News

My article for NBC News Asian America
"I knew Donnie as an unsung hero who always put the needs of others above his own. He fiercely loved and guarded the neighborhood, and everyone in the C-ID respected Donnie. He will be missed for years and years to come."
Seattle Mourns Murdered Chinatown Leader Donnie Chin - NBC News

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pressure, Rebellion Revealed in Daughter's Plot to Kill Parents - NBC News

My article for NBC News Asian America
However, it is the story written by one of her high school classmates, Karen K. Ho, for Toronto Life last week exploring the back story of how Pan got to that point that has Asian Americans and Asian Canadians talking about the horrific case again, in the context of high expectations from immigrant parents, the pressures of the model minority myth, and the stigma of mental health issues like depression.
Pressure, Rebellion Revealed in Daughter's Plot to Kill Parents - NBC News

STEM Sisters: Pair Build Pi-Bot to Make Engineering Accessible to All - NBC News

My article for NBC News Asian America
"The moment they begin building, programming, and learning about pulleys, gears, motion sensors, etc., the girls just don't want to leave our creativity center! They not only want to keep working, they also want to design their own models and write their own codes," explained Lavanya Jawaharlal, "We have 7-year-old girls saying they want to be scientists or engineers when they grow up."
STEM Sisters: Pair Build Pi-Bot to Make Engineering Accessible to All - NBC News

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ben Huh on Leaving Cheezburger, Taking Time Off, and What's Next - NBC News

My article for NBC Asian America
"I want to change the paradigm," said Huh. "I want to keep myself engaged and thoughtful...I'm going to be talking to a lot of entrepreneurs to look at macro-level ideas and a holistic landscape. If you had all the time in which to start a company, what would you do?"
Ben Huh on Leaving Cheezburger, Taking Time Off, and What's Next - NBC News

Friday, July 24, 2015

Undocumented Single Mom Nan-Hui Jo Released by US Immigration - NBC News

My article on NBC News Asian America--Nan-Hui Jo has been released!
"We are incredibly relieved that Nan-Hui has finally been released and is one step closer to resolving this year-long nightmare. It is unthinkable that ICE was days away from permanently separating a mother from her child because of a system that prioritizes deportation quotas over the well-being of a family," said Saira Hussain, Staff Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, in a statement. "We must recognize this case within the context of the growing criminalization of survivors of domestic violence and the undocumented community."
Undocumented Single Mom Nan-Hui Jo Released by US Immigration - NBC News

Reactions to Jose Antonio Vargas' #WhitePeople Doc - NBC News

My article on NBC News Asian America on Jose Antonio Vargas' documentary film on MTV, "White People" and the Asian American response:
"As we've seen in politics and current events in the past few months, race and immigration are inherently linked in the United States," said Vargas, who was born in the Philippines, in a statement, "Since starting Define American four years ago and traveling across the country, it became clear to me that much of the opposition to immigration reform is rooted in anxiety and fear among white Americans. This TV special - aimed at white Millennials - connects the dots between race and immigration and aims to increase empathy."
Reactions to Jose Antonio Vargas' #WhitePeople Doc - NBC News

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cheezburger Changeover: LOLcats Creator Ben Huh Says KThxBai - NBC News

My article for NBC News Asian America
"Cheezburger gave rise to a new category of content," wrote Huh, "A new industry of global reach, and as some would call it: the downfall of civilization. I say, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ bring it on, because it looks like a lot of fun. We have made a dent in the universe together."
Cheezburger Changeover: LOLcats Creator Ben Huh Says KThxBai - NBC News

Monday, July 20, 2015

Indian American Retirees Head South for Culture and Comfort - NBC News

"Since I don't have to cook, I don't have to clean up afterwards, I don't have to do grocery shopping, or plan what I'm going to cook for the day, so that's the best part for me." Aunty knows what's up. Who wants to go with? 3 vegetarian Indian meals a day... My story for NBC Asian America on a Florida Indian American retirement community.Indian American Retirees Head South for Culture and Comfort - NBC News

Greg Pak Gets Gross in His Latest Children's Book, 'ABC Disgusting' - NBC News

"Diversity's just honest storytelling, part of what makes the worlds I'm creating ring true. And then let's be honest -- I love seeing stereotypes overturned and difference recognized." My Q&A with the disgusting, I mean, totally awesome Greg Pak for NBC News Asian America (8 days to go on this kickstarter!)Greg Pak Gets Gross in His Latest Children's Book, 'ABC Disgusting' - NBC News

Sunday, July 19, 2015

My summer and fall courses - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Check out my summer and fall classes at WCC. Please register early to ensure a seat!
(Click on the link at the bottom of the page to access WCC website and Registration info)

Publicize Your Event  BMG 4136  Start 08/22/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :  LA 150
2 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg Location :
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg.
  Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

Jumpstart Your College Essay  ENG 4012  Start 08/22/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :  LA 160
2 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg Location :
  Liberal Arts & Sciences Bldg.
  Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: Lunch is not provided. Ages 15 to 18.

Chinese 1  CHN 4000  Start 09/30/15  Mandatory Fees: $10.00  Room :Rm.
8 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .  Tuition: $189.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang

Finding Your Voice: Intensive Writers Workshop  ENG 4290  Start 10/03/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided

Jumpstart Your Memoir  ENG 4006  Start 11/07/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream  ENG 4055  Start 12/05/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

Chinese Food: Customs and Culture  HUM 4014  Start 12/02/15  Mandatory Fees: $10.00  Room :Rm.
3 sessions.  Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .  Tuition: $189.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang 

Courses - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Publicize Your Event - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Develop a comprehensive marketing plan for your event or nonprofit today at WCC. Register early to ensure a seat!
Traditional and social media offer nimble and low-cost ways to get the word out about your organization, special event, or cause. However, a little strategy goes a long way. Learn how to write a press release and calendar listing. In addition, participants will review guidelines on length, frequency, tone and branding. Participants will also discover how to effectively use photographs, video, audio, graphics. The power of links, social media networks, and knowing your audience will be discussed. Bring a notebook and pen.
Publicize Your Event - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Chinese 1 - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Fall Chinese Conversation and Culture class beginning Sept 30 at WCC. Register early to ensure a seat.

Have fun and learn to speak a new language. Using various teaching methods, the trainer will cover topics including proper pronunciation, greetings and useful expressions for daily life, identifying people and things. Learn and become familiar with culture and country knowledge including climate, history, beliefs, customs, and food.
Chinese 1 - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Check out my fall creative writing classes at WCC. Three intensive all-day writers' workshops! Please register early to ensure a seat! (Click on the link at the bottom of the page to access WCC website and Registration info)

Finding Your Voice: Intensive Writers Workshop  ENG 4290  Start 10/03/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided
Jumpstart Your Memoir  ENG 4006  Start 11/07/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.
English Special Workshop: Dare to Dream  ENG 4055  Start 12/05/15  Mandatory Fees: $0.00  Room :Rm.
1 session  Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .  Tuition: $69.00  Location : Main Campus Location :
  Main Campus.
 Instructor : Frances Wang    Please read: No lunch provided.

Creative Writing Classes - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

Jumpstart Your College Essay - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development

This August at Washtenaw Community College (WCC):
Have you been meaning to start your college application essays all summer? What do these questions mean? Where do you even start? How do you fit it all into the word count? This course is a college application essay boot camp to sit down and just get it done. Using timed writings and discussion, we will inventory our high school experiences, analyze application essay questions, write a good first draft, and discuss editing techniques. Bring a laptop, notebook, and pen.
Jumpstart Your College Essay - Washtenaw Community College Division of Economic & Community Development
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