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International Education Week is Nov. 15-21

Experience a world of cultures during one week

by Margaret von Steinen
November 10, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University will highlight various countries and cultures during its annual observance of International Education Week, set for Saturday through Friday, Nov. 15-21. Many entertaining and educational public events, nearly all of them free, have been scheduled throughout the week on the main campus by WMU offices and international student organizations.

November 6, 2014 | WMU News

Dr. Bilinda Straight, professor of anthropology, has been awarded a $135,891 National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of intercommunity violence on young people in rural northern Kenya.
November 6, 2014 | WMU News

The Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission has named the Western Michigan University Saudi Students Association best member group out of more than 300 Saudi student groups nationwide.

October 22, 2014 | WMU News

Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies is accepting applications for a research and creative activities grant to support the study of Greater China. The deadline for submitting proposals is Feb. 13, 2015.

Free, public Study Abroad Fair is first step to journey of a lifetime

by Margaret von Steinen
September 26, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi wisely advised his contemporaries that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Western Michigan University students are invited to take their first step toward planning an overseas learning experience as part of their degree program by attending the annual Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, on campus in the Bernhard Center's East Ballroom.

New director named for Soga Japan Center

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University has selected Dr. Takashi Yoshida to direct its Soga Japan Center in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education.

WMU again called best buy, top-100 school by Washington Monthly

by Cheryl Roland
August 26, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University has once again been named one of the country's top 100 national universities and a "Best Bang for the Buck" school in rankings released Aug. 25 by Washington Monthly.

WMU supply chain program is No. 5 in the nation

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's integrated supply management program is heralding a national accolade that puts it among the top such programs in the country. The celebrated WMU program has been ranked No. 5 on Gartner's Top U.S. Supply Chain Undergraduate University Programs, 2014. In addition to the overall No. 5 ranking, Gartner lists WMU as the leader in its program scope category, a nod to ISM's unique combination of supply chain management, engineering, information technology and business education that prepares graduates for challenging and high-paying careers.

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