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Craig Lawson

Global Cougs Graduation Gala Honors Students

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Office of International Programs celebrated approximately 150 Washington State University graduates, Thursday, May 5 at Ensminger Pavilion during the Global Cougs Graduation Gala.

The event honored the University’s international students, as well as students who have had a global experience, including earning a Global Leadership Certificate and studying abroad.

The Ka Yan Tang Award, given annually to an international student who is active at WSU and in the community, was presented to Sreenath Panchagnula, the 2015-16 executive vice president of the International Students’ Council.

Nuvan Athukorala, WSU class of 1984, provided the keynote speech. Athukorala earned his bachelor’s degree in economics … » More …

WSU Signs Agreement with Thailand University

PULLMAN, Wash. – In April, 2016, Washington State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Khon Kaen University, a public research university in Thailand.

The partnership between the two institutions began in 2012. Most of the original agreement involves WSU providing pedagogical support to Khon Kaen’s Ph.D. program. The new document addresses areas of STEM education, diversity, curriculum and instruction, and special education.

Dr. Paul Groves-Price, Associate Dean for Diversity and International Programs, Dr. Mike Trevisan, Dean of the College of Education, and Dr. Asif Chaudhry, Vice President for International Programs, were instrumental in this collaboration.

“WSU has had a strong partnership with … » More …

Global Learning Peer Advisor Receives Leadership Award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Each year, 30-40 students, in addition to faculty/students and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), are selected for the President’s Award for Leadership.

Meghan Nyquist, a Global Learning Peer Advisor in WSU’s Office of International Programs, is one of this year’s recipients. The award is based on leadership and engagement with Washington State University. Students considered for the award demonstrate efforts into providing change to WSU. Furthermore, students are measured within the framework of the Social Change Model of Leadership including: consciousness of self, commitment, collaboration, common purpose and other qualities.

Global Learning Peer Advisors are given the opportunity to share their study abroad … » More …

IALC Instructors Present at Regional Conference

In October, 2015, instructors at the Washington State University Intensive American Language Center, part of International Programs, gave presentations at the Tri-TESOL Conference in Des Moines, Wash. The Tri-TESOL Conference purpose is the enhancement of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. It brings together instructors from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

WSU faculty members selected as presenters and/or co-presenters include Amie Dussurget-Quesnell, Mohamed El Hess, Wanda Hvezda, Karen Jennings, Debra Johnson, Janet Murai, Elena Smith and Adam Sweeney.

Amie Dussurget-Quesnell
Overcoming the Challenges of a Multi-Level Classroom – Effective methods to transcend the traditional boundaries of multi-level classes were discussed.

Debbie … » More …