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Events showcase Mexican study-abroad program

Nov. 9, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University employees who participated in a study abroad program in Queretaro, Mexico, will display photos of their trip during a free reception Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the third floor of the KCMS/Unified Clinics building, 1000 Oakland Drive.

The display will feature photography by WMU employees Amy Mack, coordinator of training for the Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center, and Robin Pollens, adjunct assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology. It will showcase the University's summer Spanish Language and Mexican Culture program at the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro.

The two-week intensive language and cultural study abroad program is offered to all WMU faculty and benefits-eligible employees by the Faculty Senate International Education Council and Haenicke Institute for Global Education in collaboration with the Department of Spanish.

It will be offered for the second consecutive year this coming July 2-17. Employees interested in participating are invited to attend an explanatory meeting at noon Thursday, Nov. 12, in Room 2033 Brown Hall. Those who qualify may take advantage of 12 grants of $1,500 each that are available to offset the expenses of this special program. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Among those participating in the program this past summer were Dr. Erica Carr, associate director of the Division of Multicultural Affairs; Dr. Joetta Carr, professor in the University Counseling and Testing Services Center; Marcia Ellis, medical services assistant director in the Sindecuse Medical Center; Dr. Linda Reeser, professor of social work; Colleen Sante, administrative assistant in the Spanish department; and Rebecca Solomon, international student advocate in the Haenicke Institute.

For more information, visit the Mexico Faculty and Employee Study Abroad Program online or contact the Haenicke Institute's Jane Blyth Warren at jane.blyth.warren@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5890.

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Media contact: Deanne Puca, (269) 387-8400, deanne.puca@wmich.edu

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