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Study Abroad Symposium April 29

WKU’s Study Abroad & Global Learning 2010 Symposium will begin at 1 p.m. April 29 in the Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (Garrett Conference Center, room 109).

The purpose of the Study Abroad Symposium is to afford students the opportunity to reflect on a higher level, and in a public forum, their academic gains from participating in a study abroad program. The Symposium enables students to contribute to the academic life of the university by documenting the impact of a study abroad experience.

Erin Greunke, geosciences master’s candidate, developed the Symposium as a supplement to thesis research and in partial fulfillment of the Leadership Certificate.

Student presenters and their topics include the following:

Mendy Freeland (MBA, Bowling Green) and Jason Fraim (MBA, Scottsville) — A Global Perspective on a Globalizing World

Aric Johnson (biology, Bowling Green) — Partners in Caring: A Medical Service-Learning Opportunity for WKU Undergraduates in Kenya

Heather Williams (graduate, geology/geography, Elkton) and Courtney Elder (graduate, geology/geography, Owensboro) — Geology of the Bahamas

Jordan Norris (graduate, public health, Bowling Green) and Molly Calico (graduate, public health, Hamilton, Ohio) — Belize as a Classroom

Rachel Reetzke (communications disorders, Franklin) — Experiences in China: A Continued Growth in Knowledge of the Chinese Language and Culture

Kathryn Dillinger (history graduate student, Leesburg, Fla.) — Study Abroad in Germany:  Preparation for the Future

Members of the International Education Council will serve as moderators: Dr. Roger Murphy, Dr. Laura McGee, Dr. Jean Nehm, Dr. David Coffey, Dr. Dan Myers, Dr. James Flynn, Amy Eckhardt, Dr. Ron Ramsing, Dr. Cecile Garmon, Dr. William Pfohl, Dr. David Keeling and Dr. Haiwang Yuan.

WKU’s Study Abroad & Global Learning is committed to providing every WKU student the opportunity to add a global view to the lessons learned in the classroom.  Available programs include WKU faculty-led, exchanges, consortia, affiliated, and third-party providers, most found on the Study Abroad & Global Learning website. The program serves the WKU community by engaging students, faculty and staff in diverse, educational, and cultural experiences through faculty led, exchange, consortia and other study abroad opportunities.

Contact: Jerry Barnaby, (270) 745-5334, or email study.abroad@wku.edu.

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