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                                Chancellor Brady with Dr. Pynes


Welcome to a New Academic Year!

The International Programs Center would like to welcome you to an exciting new academic year! Change is in the air as we say goodbye to old friends and welcome new ones. At the close of last semester we wished Chancellor Patricia Sullivan and the Associate Provost of International Programs, Dr. Lyn Lawrance, the best for their futures. Now, at the dawn of this new academic year, we happily welcome Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Interim Associate Provost, Dr. Penelope Pynes.

Read more here.


New Faculty and Staff

We would also like to welcome and introduce our new staff and students workers. Renée Kerkensen will be taking over the reins from Cindy Harden, Office Manager. Cindy relocated to her home state of Alabama and Renée is joining the IPC family.

Read more about our new staff and assistants here.

Also in Newsworthy this month:


New Disney Exchange for Chilean Students!

On Sunday, August 10, ten eager students from Santiago, Chile, arrived at the Faculty Center on campus.  These students embarking upon a new exchange program having been awarded scholarships from the Chilean Ministry of Education. The program is piloted by their mentor Dr. Samuel Fernandez, Head of English at Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educacion, Dr. Samuel Miller, Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction with the School of Education, and Steve Flynn, Ph.D. candidate in ELC. Together they have worked to build relations and a program that will allow these budding English teachers to gain first hand experience.

To read more about this pioneering new venture click here.


Welcome to New International Students!

We would like to welcome all of our exchange students, degree-seeking students, and Disney Exchange students. We wish them well with the coming semester and look forward to having them on campus.

To read more about our new students click here.


Faculty and Students Flourish in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known to some as the Switzerland of Central America.  To the Social Work and Human Development students who traveled there in the summer it is known as a place of great beauty, warm people, hidden poverty, and human struggle.  Dr. Dan Beerman, from the Department of Social Work, and Dr. Linda Hestenes, from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, took 20 students to Costa Rica this summer to explore Latino culture and to improve their Spanish language skills.

Read more about their trip to Costa Rica here.


International Students Go To Myrtle Beach

Each year, the International Programs Center organizes a number of trips and activities for the benefit of our international students. Trips this semester will include Washington DC from October 18-21, and New York, November 25-30. Our latest excursion was to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina over Labor Day weekend. During this trip, students enjoyed activities such as a night at Broadway on the Beach, Hard Rock theme park, dinner and entertainment at Medieval Times, and just relaxing on the beach. This trip allowed our international students to experience American culture while having fun in the sun!

View photos from their trip here.


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