2009-2011 Alumni Association Events

Buddy Event 2011

September 1, 2011
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association wished the new American Fulbrighters a warm welcome to Finland at the 9th Annual ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Buddy Event on September 1, 2011 at the Sibelius Upper Secondary School.

In this event, the grantees met their Buddies who are Fulbright community members, who help arriving Fulbrighters to integrate into their local community.

The 2011 Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament

June 9, 2011
The 5th Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament took place on the 9th of June 2011 at Gumböle Golf in Espoo.

Fulbright seminar: Perceptions on Finnish schools, May 12, Mikkelin lukio, Mikkeli

May 12, 2011
The speakers of the seminar were in Finland as Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching grantees in the spring of 2011. Reasons behind the success of the Finnish school system were discussed in the seminar. Also some possible points of development the American teachers encountered on their numerous school visits throughout Finland were raised for discussion.

The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Gathering & Annual General Meeting

April 19, 2011
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association held its Annual General Meeting on April 19. If you were not able to participate in the meeting and are not yet a member you are still welcome to join us and our activities. The association is open for all former grantees, Finns and Americans.
 

Stand-up Comedy in English, March 10

March 10, 2011
In March, we enjoyed a good laugh listening to stand-up comedy in English at Manala.

Kalevala Day Special: Fulbright Alumni Talk - Gender, magic, sexuality and supranormal topics in Finnish folklore, February 28

February 28, 2011
Professor Laura Stark from the University of Jyväskylä gave a talk for the ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association on some of the less discussed aspects in Finnish folklore at the Fulbright Center in Helsinki.

Professor Stark, a Fulbright alumnus and member of the Fulbright Center Board of Directors, talked about gender, magic, sexuality and supranormal topics in Finnish folklore. It was a unique chance for both the alumni and all the current grantees to learn about aspects of Finnish culture and history that are not taught in school!

Opera at the movies: Nixon in China, February 19, 2011

February 19, 2011
The ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association met at Tennispalatsi Movie Theater to see "Nixon in China," an opera by the American composer John Adams, performed by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The opera is directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Adams himself.

The 2010 Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament

June 17, 2010
The 4th Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament took place on the 17th of June 2010 at Golf Talma. See photos from the event.

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Gathering & Annual General Meeting April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010
  

The 2009 Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament

June 11, 2009
The 3rd Annual Fulbright Alumni Golf Tournament took place on the 11th of June 2009 at Kurk Golf in Kirkkonummi.