WMU News

Borish to present three papers abroad

June 11, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Linda J. Borish, WMU associate professor of history, has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Studies Association's Regional Chapters Committee. Borish will represent the Great Lakes American Studies Association on the committee.

In addition, she has been invited to participate in two international conferences abroad this summer. In July, she will present a paper on "Jewish American Women and Sport, 1880-1940s" at an international sport history congress at the Wingate Institute of Sport Sciences in Netanaya, Israel. The Congress will be held in conjunction with the Maccabiah Games, or Jewish Olympics, which begin in Netanaya July 16.

In August, Borish will travel to Montpellier, France, to participate in the International Society of History of Physical Education and Sport Congress as the ambassador for the North American Society of Sport History. She will present two papers at that congress.

Borish also has been elected to the publications board of the North American Society for Sport Association.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
616 387-8400