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Panel presentation on ISIS April 17

3 to 4 p.m.
Friday, April 17
Bernhard Center Rooms 105-107

Join us for a panel presentation, "The Islamic State: Its Origins, Aims, and Capabilities," focused on the political and cultural climate surrounding the recent actions taken by ISIS--the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to explore the ideological and structural sources from which the Islamic State arose, what it’s short-term and long-term plans appear to be, and whether it has the resources to achieve those goals. The panel will feature Jamsheed and Carol Choksy. Jamsheed Choksy is a Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Carol Choksy is an Adjunct Lecturer of Strategic Intelligence in the Department of Information and Library Science, also at Indiana University, Bloomington.

WMU's International Festival

Thousands of campus and community members celebrated WMU's 26th annual International Festival on Sunday, March 22--Photo GalleryInformation.

Gilman Scholarship allows criminal justice major to study in Costa Rica


by Margaret von Steinen
January 26, 2015 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A Western Michigan University student recently received a prestigious scholarship to study foreign languages overseas during the 2014-15 academic year through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Read more.

Free Chinese culture workshops offered

by Renita Bellmore
February 5, 2015 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Confucius Institute at Western Michigan University is accepting registrations for three, one-day Chinese culture workshops.

Chinese New Year Gala at WMU February 11

by Baoqing Qian
February 5, 2015 | WMU News

A festive, traditional Chinese New Year celebration is planned at Western Michigan University from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Wesley Foundation on WMU’s main campus.

WMU East Asian Forum April 17

Faculty and staff and members of the academic community of the West Michigan region engaged in ongoing projects and interests related to East Asia are invited to participate in WMU's East Asian Forum planned for Friday, April 17, 2015. The forum will include panel presentations and a keynote speaker. Panel submission deadline is January 31. Information. Registration form.

International reseacher to take reins of WMU engineering college

by Cheryl Roland
January 13, 2015 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. Houssam A. Toutanji, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, will become the new dean this summer of Western Michigan University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The veteran academic leader and researcher will take on the mantle of dean at the start of the 2015-16 academic year July 1.

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.

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