WMU News

First student Leadership Fair is Jan. 15

Jan. 9, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Students seeking leadership roles on campus will be able to learn about a wide range of campus positions during Western Michigan University's first Leadership Fair.

The free fair will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Rooms 157-158 of the Bernhard Center. It is being sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Orientation in conjunction with the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs in the Division of Student Affairs.

During the event, WMU undergraduate students will have a chance to discover information about nearly 20 leadership roles available on campus--roles ranging from Bronco Days ambassadors to orientation student leaders to sexual assault peer educators.

"The fair offers our students a wonderful opportunity to become more familiar and to be connected with some of the most prestigious student leadership positions on campus," says Sandy Barry-Loken, director of student activities and leadership programs at WMU. "Each of the positions available at the fair offers students a chance to develop and enhance their leadership skills, including critical thinking, communication and conflict management skills."

"Positions like these often provide life-changing experiences," adds Christopher Tremblay, WMU's coordinator of orientation. "This is an excellent opportunity for departments to showcase the leadership experiences they offer."

For more information about the Leadership Fair, contact Jessica Chatman at (269) 387-2166 or <jessica.chatman@wmich.edu>. For a complete online list of participating offices and departments, visit <www.salp.wmich.edu/leadershipfair>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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