Photo of WMU students on beachWMU joins national initiative to increase study abroad enrollment

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University has committed to increasing study abroad participation by 50 percent over the next five years as part of a national initiative that aims to double the number of United States college students studying abroad by 2019.

Light Center research grant awarded to business professors

KALAMAZOO—Dr. Bernard Han and Dr. Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University professors of business information systems, were recently awarded the third annual Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant for their book project, "Chinese Civilization in the 21st Century."

Internationalizing the Curriculum: Global Engagement Across Campus

Workshops for WMU faculty, administrators and staff, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, in 2000 Schneider Hall. Register.

WMU to host 25th annual International Festival

The music, dance, food and fashions of 15 cultures will be showcased during Western Michigan University's twenty-fifth annual International Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, on campus in the Bernhard Center's East Ballroom.

Call for Papers for 8th International Conference on African Development

The Center of African Development Policy Research (CADPR) at Western Michigan University in collaboration with the Haenicke Institute for Global Education and the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences announce a call for papers on the theme: The Challenges of Good Governance and Leadership for Sustainable Development in African States. For details on the theme, see the Conceptual Scope of Conference Theme.

Date and Venue:Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Room 2028 Brown Hall, Western Michigan University.

Please submit a 250-word abstract by May 1, 2014 here: Submit