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Veecks talk about conducting research in China

Feb. 2, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Drs. Ann and Gregory Veeck will discuss "Research in China: Experiences of Two WMU Professors" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Room 3150 of Schneider Hall at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

Dr. Ann Veeck, associate professor of marketing at WMU, has visited China repeatedly over the past decade, conducting research on changing family and food consumption patterns in urban areas of the country. She has been honored as the Outstanding Scholar on the Practice of Marketing in China by the Society for Marketing Advances and the Golden Tripod Marketing Awards Committee in China. She will discuss the marketing implications of China's family and food consumption changes.

Dr. Gregory Veeck, WMU professor of geography, has completed 14 projects in rural East Asia, focusing primarily on economic growth and urban-rural equity. He will discuss his most recent project, which took him to Inner Mongolia, one of China's five autonomous regions, to study living conditions and help establish a benchmark for resource management. Veeck's project earned him a 2006-07 Fulbright Scholar grant and helped WMU gain its position as the Michigan school with highest number of faculty members awarded Fulbrights this year.

The Veecks' lecture is sponsored by a U.S. Department of Education SACEP Grant, and by WMU's China Study Group, Haworth College of Business and Haenicke Institute of Global Education. For more information, contact Roger Tang, professor of accounting, at roger.tang@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5247.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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