WKU’s Chief International Officer will announce a new initiative intended to provide the WKU campus and surrounding community with a year of diverse and intentional opportunities to explore and engage with a single region or country. Drs. Cobane and Coffey will provide an overview of the initiative as well as discuss in greater detail several of the key events—including the Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar. *Brownbag Lunch. Desserts & Drinks Provided by OIP
Damien Marshall, a representative from American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), will host a workshop for all WKU faculty, staff and academic advisors. Recognizing the impact study abroad has on education, Damien will focus on the importance of incorporating study abroad into student advising
This seminar for WKU faculty will include a short presentation from each faculty member, information and unique features of the opportunity, compensation, benefits, application, and inquiry information. Come learn about the opportunities WKU faculty can provide abroad!
Presented by Dr. Susan Jones, CCSA, Dr. Clay Motley, Harlaxton College, Dr. Chris Bierwirth, KIIS, Dr. Bernie Strenecky, Semester at Sea, Jerry Barnaby, WKU Faculty-Led Study Abroad
This event will contain a showing of Sin Pais, followed by a panel discussion on immigration by filmmakers, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) representatives, and local community members. Participants will gain a better understanding of internationalization within our community.
This presentation will give a sense of how student’s individual experiences are a part of a global trend in higher education. Dr. Whalen will provide information on how study abroad benefits your marketability and career choice.
Presented by Katherine Hale, Study Abroad & Global Learning.
During this workshop for office associates, there will be information provided about the partnership with CCSA and what the office associate’s role is in creating courses for students to receive WKU credit for courses taken abroad.
Do you find it difficult pronouncing the names of your international students and scholars? Come to this workshop to learn how to correctly pronounce the common names in the 3 languages representing the largest international student populations on WKU’s campus: Arabic, Chinese, and Indian dialects. Since seating is limited, a total of 30 spots are available.
Presented by Beth Murphy & Sarah van Alebeek, Office of International Student & Scholar Services
Location: WKU Confucius Institute - Helm Library 100
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This reception for WKU employees will provide free Chinese dumplings, as well as entertainment from the WKU Chinese Music Club. Attendees of the reception will also be able to meet with the new Confucius Institute teachers and visiting scholars with short lessons on how to use chopsticks. Also, there will be a free WKU Confucius Institute dress shirt drawing held.
Presented by John Baker, School of Leadership Studies,
A Mighty Heart, starring Angelina Jolie, is based on the true story of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered in Pakistan, shortly after 9/11).There will then be a discussion on the cultural leadership implications portrayed in the movie. For more information, please contact John Baker at 745-5149 or email@example.com.