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WKU Honors College Scholars at IdeaFestival 2014 in Louisville: An Eclectic Network of Global Thinkers & Innovators, A Celebration for the Intellectually Curious

The motto and approach of IdeaFestival is very similar to Honors education understood as transdisciplinary and transformative global education that cultivates global competence. I am therefore very excited to attend IdeaFestival this week in Louisville with Brad Cockrel (Mechanical Engineering … Continue reading

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John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, Sep 19, 2014 “While it is not the business of education … to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, … Continue reading

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Islam and Politics

A discussion with and between Michael McClellan, WKU Diplomat in Residence & Dr. Soleiman Kiasatpour, Political Science Mon, Sep 15, 12.30-1.30, Grise Hall 339 Pizza & Politics, sponsored by the Department of Political Science

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Centennial Market: The Colors of Ecuador

Centennial Mall, Wed, Sep 10, 11am – 2pm In celebration of the start of the 2014-15 International Year of Ecuador, the Office of International Programs, along with other campus and community members, will be transforming Centennial Mall into an Ecuadorian … Continue reading

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Info Session on US Department of State internships

Wed, Sep 10, 7-8.30pm, Mass Media & Technology Hall 236 Interested in a summer internship in 2015? The US Department of State has many internships in Washington and around the world! WKU’s Diplomat-in-Residence, Michael McClellan, will discuss this program and … Continue reading

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Successful Careers in the Age of Globalization: Expert Advice from a Career Diplomat

Presentation & discussion: free, open to the public & swipeable Wed, Sep 17, 7-8.30pm, Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium (room 1074) swipeable 13 qualities that the State Department seeks in in Foreign Service Officers, which very much apply to international/global positions … Continue reading

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International Year of Ecuador Featured Events

Full calendar of events Twitter: @wkuiyo

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International Year of Ecuador Grand Opening Reception

International Year of Ecuador Grand Opening Reception The Art Department and the Office of International Programs cordially invite you to celebrate the start of our yearlong exploration of Ecuador. Wednesday, September 10th, 4:30pm-6:30pm, FAC Main Gallery The event will spotlight … Continue reading

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Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World – Stephen Ritz

The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series Tue, Sep 9, 7pm, Van Meter Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher and administrator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. … Continue reading

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A Symposium on Peace, Islam, and Counter-Narratives

This conference brings together academics, practitioners, policy influencers, and Muslim thought leaders to discuss the potential strategic role of the Islam in American security policy and initiatives. It focuses on the role of “counter-narratives,” or the attempt to respond to … Continue reading

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