On Tuesday, November 15 Big Brothers Big Sisters held the “Start Something Breakfast” event at the Oregon Convention Center. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that help children realize their potential and build their futures through a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better and forever.
Start Something Breakfast event was featuring how all children can reach their potential and share stories of how Big Brothers Big Sisters had impacted their lives. They are operating in communities all across the United States.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters, a little bit of your support will help Start Something big. The breakfast event had many people from all over the community attended including our MIM alumni. It was great to see those MIM alumni out there to help the community.
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Thunyarak “Goy” Katikavongkhachorn
Thunyarak Katikavongkhachorn or Goy is a full-time student in Master of International Management Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Portland State University. She was interested in studying MIM program because she would like to broaden her career in supply chain and logistics at the global level that focusing on Pacific Asia while studying Chinese as a third language. She currently specialize in supply chain and finance in the MIM program.
Well, the ball has dropped in Times Square, but that doesn’t mean that New Year’s celebrations have to come to an end! Just around the corner is the Chinese New Year, and the MIM program and Portland as a whole is ready to ring in the year of the tiger in style! The big celebration is going down on Valentine’s Day this year, Sunday, February 14th at the Oregon Convention Center. This is one of the biggest annual cultural events, drawing in a lot of local interest, as well as local businesses. In particular this year, Li Ning (think, the Nike of China – they have their only US office located here in Portland – you’ll learn more about them in the MIM marketing class, for all you incoming students) will have a ping-pong demonstration! The whole event starts at 10, and runs until 6 on Sunday, with $6 admission.
On top of that, we in the MIM program will be hosting on our own Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday the 13th. All of the Chinese language classes have been practicing different songs and skits (you can expect a little rap number by one of our very own ambassadors, from what I hear). The Japanese classes have been preparing our own set of songs to present as well, ranging from more traditional round-style songs, to more well known songs. The event starts at 3, and runs until 6, and will be hosted in the Smith Memorial Student Union, in room 228. In all, it should be an entertaining and fun evening!
As far as a status update for the term, we’ve just finished week 5 and our midterms… there’s just over 3 weeks (or 22 days… not that we’re keeping track or anything) until we leave for our Asia Trip! Stay tuned for more news about that trip, and exciting updates on cultural events throughout Portland and at PSU!