by Cheryl Roland
May 9, 2013 | WMU News
KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University officials have announced the names of four candidates from around the nation who will visit campus Monday through Thursday, May 13-16, as candidates for the position of associate provost for the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. Each of the candidates will make a public presentation during his or her visit. The candidates have been asked to describe how they would translate the University's strategy of global engagement into a distinctive competency and a competitive advantage. All of the presentations will take place in 2020 Fetzer Center.
The Malaysian Midwest Games, an annual sporting event sponsored by members of Malaysian student organizations at American universities located throughout the Midwest, will be hosted by WMU for the third time Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, on WMU's main campus. The University also hosted the 1997 and 2001 games, which attracted more than 800 participants. More than 60 Malaysian students are currently enrolled at WMU. Registration is open via the MWGI website.
Record crowd turns out to learn about world
cultures at International Festival 2013
More than 4,000 people turned out to experience the music, dance, food and fashions of cultures from around the world featured during Western Michigan University's 24th annual International Festival on Sunday, March 24. Sixteen international student organizations rallied hundreds of volunteers to present cultural display tables and native foods for sampling, as well as staged performances.
Awards were presented for Outstanding Student Organization based on the overall quality of the organization's presentations and participation, as follows:
First place: Dominican Student Organization
Second place: Association of Chinese Students/Scholars
Third place: Malaysian Student Organization
International Festival 2013 photo gallery