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Office of International Programs announces four funding awards

The Office of International Programs at WKU announced four funding awards totaling $5,000.

The awards are as follows:

  • Dr. Ric Keaster, professor of Educational Administration, Leadership & Research (College of Education and Behavioral Sciences), and Dr. Gary Houchens, associate professor of Educational Administration, Leadership & Research, received Collaborative International Activity funding to develop a cooperative leadership program between UK and U.S. secondary schools.
  • Dr. Raymond Poff, associate professor of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (College of Health and Human Services), received an International Research and Conference Support grant to pursue research on “Measuring New Zealand and Fijian Families’ Leisure Outcomes.”
  • Dr. Loup Langton, director of the School of Journalism & Broadcasting (Potter College of Arts & Letters), received Global Encounters funding for the Latin American Press Panel Presentation on Nov. 17.
  • The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships was awarded Global Encounters funding to continue what has become an annual event focusing attention on different local refugee populations (Bosnia in 2009, Burma in 2010) with “From Burundi to Bowling Green.”

OIP offers six funding opportunities, four on a biannual and two on rolling basis.  In addition to those listed above, OIP provides funding for the following categories:  Global Pathways Initiative, Faculty Exchange Support, and Study Abroad Course Development. Proposals for the Spring 2012 semester are due Feb. 15. For information on OIP and any of its six funding opportunities, visit www.wku.edu/oip.

Contact: International Programs, (270) 745-3036.

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