Graphic logo for 8th ICAD conferenceGood governance in Africa is focus of August conference

by Margaret von Steinen
July 21, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Pressing issues African states face in terms of sustainable development will bring scholars and policy-makers from around the globe to Western Michigan University for a conference Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 14-16.

The eighth International Conference on African Development will be held in Brown Hall on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo and is free of charge for academics, policymakers, investors, donors, students and the general public. It will feature a keynote presentation along with the presentation of some 30 papers. Conference program.

English language and culture center gets new director

by Margaret von Steinen
July 31, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Center for English Language and Culture for International Students has a new director.During its July 23 meeting, the WMU Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Thomas Marks as head of the center. Marks had been serving as interim director of CELCIS since July 2013 while a national search was conducted.

Program designed to boost Dominican Republic's education system

by Margaret von Steinen
July 11, 2014 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University will launch the first doctoral program to be offered in the Dominican Republic in fall 2014 through a unique collaboration between the University and the D.R.'s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo—UNIBE.