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Georgia Tech Bound

Although they come from three different backgrounds and two countries, three SolBridge Students share a common appointment with destiny: they will soon be hitting the books at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) in the fall 2014 semester. Lingling “Jessica” Zhang, Zhongfan Jian, and Kim “Kate” So-hyun will be joining seven other SolBridge students who […]

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Former US Congressman Visits SolBridge

A former US congressman visited SolBridge the other day to address the students; a former congressman from Illinois I might add. Donald Manzullo, from Illinois’ 16th Congressional District. Just up the road a bit from the LaSalle-Peru area. He’s currently the President and the CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEIA) We had […]

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Welcome Home, Cpl. William F. Day

These news stories always choke me up. Another soldier has finally returned home from a “forgotten war.” The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. […]

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Welcome to the New World

It’s become an annual ritual for me to watch The Hunt For Red October on December 7th, the day I arrived in Korea in 1990. Why The Hunt For Red October? It was the last movie shown on the Northwest flight from Seattle to Seoul. However, after the first movie, Days of Thunder, I fell […]

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Picture of the Day: Portrait of an Artist

Seoul’s palaces are a magnet for artists and photographers, especially in autumn and winter. I snapped this photograph ten years ago on one of my visits to Kyongbok Palace which was not far from where I was teaching at the time, Yonsei University. I thought this would make for a nice photo commentary in the […]

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Photo of the Day: Put ‘er in the basket, Chief!

All I could think about after I took these photos was Jack Nicholson playing basketball in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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Photo of the Day: SolBridge Sports Day

Students at the SolBridge International School of Business in Daejeon, South Korea, took time out on the eve of midterms week for some fun and games during the school’s annual Sports Day. Held each year in the fall, BBA and MBA students compete in a series of games and sporting events to unwind before their […]

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Photo of the Day: Midterm week at SolBridge

SolBridge students are burning the oil late at night as they begin their midterms.

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What’s happening outside SolBridge these days?

Lots of construction happening outside SolBridge these days with a new bridge being built. Let’s hope all these road and bridge improvements will remove a lot of the traffic gridlock which has gotten worse the past couple of years.

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Photo of the Day: President of Boeing Korea Speaks at SolBridge

The President of Boeing Korea and Vice President of Boeing International, Pat Gaines, gave an inspiring special lecture to the SolBridge student body on October 8, 2013. During his hour-long talk, Gaines talked about his career with Boeing and the importance of soft skills, especially the importance of mentoring in today’s competitive business world.

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