Korea Corner at Auburn University

Korea Corner sign

Korea Corner was opened in the Haley Center of Auburn University on March 28, 2017, with the support of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach. This educational and cultural resource center will increase access to materials on Korea and create educational experiences for Auburn students and the local community.

Vision Statement

The Korea Corner will help bridging the gaps between the Korean community and non-Korean communities by promoting a shared understanding and appreciation through collaborative efforts.

Mission Statement

Korea Corner seeks to contribute to Auburn University Outreach efforts by helping meet changing needs of citizens in a global society in two ways.

  • It aims to increase access to a variety of materials on Korea for both Auburn University students and members of the local community.
  • For members of the Korean community, the Corner will provide assistance in creating educational experiences designed to strengthen their connection to American culture and society

News Articles about Korea Corner

Upcoming Events

  • Koreanization of East Alabama Essay Contest
    • Submissions Accepted Beginning: February 1, 2018
    • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018, 12:00 A.M. (Central Standard Time)

  • Korean Cultural Classes
    • Traditional Korean Cooking
      • When: February 27th & March 27th from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
      • Where: Spidle Hall 238
      • Class Fee: $15.00
    • Buttercream Flower Cupcake Making
      • When: March 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
      • Where: Haley Center 2237
      • Class Fee: $15.00
    • Korean Professional Gift Wrapping
      • When: April 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
      • Where: Haley Center 2237
      • Class Fee: $15.00

  • Brownbag Mini Lecture Series
    • Dr. Gerard Elfstrom
      • When: Thursday, February 22, 2018
      • Where: Eagle’s Nest South, 9th Floor of Haley Center
      • Lecture Topic: "The Same and Not The Same: Differences Between Korean and American Culture"
    • Dr. Hyeongwoo Kim
      • When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
      • Where: Student Center 2227
      • Lecture Topic: "Korea US Free Trade Agreement: Balanced and Scientific Views"
    • Rev. Han Sup Kim
      • When: Thursday, March 29, 2018
      • Where: Student Center 2227
      • Lecture Topic: "Current Status of Religion in Korea"
    • Dr. Myoung Gi Chon
      • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
      • Where: Student Center 2227
      • Lecture Topic: "Employees' Allegiant Communicative Behaviors and Their Strategic Values in South Korea"

  • Free Korean Tutoring with Korean Native Speakers
    • When: From 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    • Where: Haley Center room 2235
    • All tutors are Korean native speakers and there will be no charge for the services. Please come and learn Korean language in a friendly place.

Past Events

Support Korea Corner

It is our great pleasure to announce the launch of the Korea Corner at Auburn University made possible through the financial support by the Korean Consulate General in Atlanta and University Outreach. Korea Corner will provide a variety of resources on Korea to Americans residing in the Auburn/Opelika and surrounding communities as well as Auburn University students. It is our expectation that the Corner will promote greater understanding of Korea and the Korean people among students, industry and the general public with the recent emergence of Korean automakers in the areas. Therefore, the primary purpose of the Corner is to increase accessibility of Korean culture by Auburn University students and community members. The Korea Corner is equipped with books, electronic materials, computers, TV screens, and Korean arts and crafts. The Korea Corner will also promote a variety of educational and cultural events such as special lectures and workshops. For members of the Korean community, the Corner will provide assistance in creating educational experiences designed to strengthen their connection to American culture and society.

We ask that you consider supporting the Korean Corner and its cultural and educational mission. Donations can be made in a variety of forms including outright gifts or gifts-in-kind. Please indicate the kind and level of your support below (form coming soon).

I hope you will choose to support our efforts and help us make an impact in developing meaningful relationships and promote a shared understanding between Koreans and the surrounding community. Thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Suhyun Suh, Coordinator, Korea Corner
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Daniel (Dongwoo) Yu, Assistant Director, Global Leadership Training Initiative


Donate to Korea Corner

For more information call 334-844-5218 or contact Daniel (Dong Woo) Yu or Suhyun Suh

Last Updated: January 19, 2018