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 email@example.com.