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International Studies News and Events

Global Spotlight Series Fall 2014

Members of the university and local communities are invited to attend the Global Spotlight Series, a newly launched group of interdisciplinary panel discussions covering a wide variety of major international events. The purpose of the Global Spotlight is to contribute to the internationalization of WCU's campus and to the preparation of its students for success in a global context. Panel participants will include faculty from a diverse group of departments across campus, as well as regional experts on these critical issues.


The final program of the Fall Semester, to be held

Tuesday, November 4, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Forsyth 101

Panelists/Topics Include:
• Dr. Saheed Aderinto (HIST)—The Political Economy of Ebola in West Africa
• Dr. Rebecca Dobbs (GEOG) – Geographic Perspectives on Ebola
• Dr. Burt Ogle (ENVH)-- Ebola: Risk of Exposure, Transmission, and Prevention   Strategies
• Dr. Jen Schiff (PSC) -- Responding to the Ebola Crisis: The Reaction of the International Community

For more information contact Dr. Niall Michelsen (

International Studies Major and Dad star at Basketball Half-Time

Simms Hicks, an International Studies and Psychology major, is surprised to see her father emerge from the Paws costume during half time of the January 23, 2014 basketball game.  Read the article and Watch the Video


Panel discussion on Sept. 30 will focus on human trafficking

Global Spotlight Series begins Sept. 2 with Iraq discussion

May travel course includes students with intellectual disabilities

WCU’s 35th International Festival to be held April 9

Showing of feature film ‘Girl Rising’ to be April 1


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