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Graduate open house scheduled

Oct. 17, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Prospective graduate students are invited to "Explore New Worlds" by attending Western Michigan University's 2008 Graduate Program Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Bernhard Center's South Ballroom.

The free event, which is being sponsored by the WMU Graduate College, will allow employees of area businesses, undergraduate students from around southwestern Michigan, and others thinking about furthering their educations to explore their options at WMU.

"Our open house is an excellent opportunity for people who may be interested in multiple programs or are undecided about a program," says Tony Dennis, WMU associate director of graduate student recruitment and retention.

"Those who attend will be able to talk with faculty members who are conducting research that they may be interested in, have knowledge about career fields they might want to switch to, or are providing professional training they may need."

A variety of representatives will be on hand from the University's more than 100 certificate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs. In addition, staff members will be available to answer questions about the application process and what services as well as financial aid and scholarships are available to graduate students.

WMU offers a wide range of graduate and professional programs, including 67 distinct master's degrees and 29 doctoral degrees. The University also offers specialized graduate certificates in alcohol and drug abuse, educational technology, ethnohistory, health care administration, holistic health care, and nonprofit leadership and administration.

For more information about the open house, contact the Graduate College at grad-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8212. Parking is available in Parking Structure #1 at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road.

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

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