Center for International Studies

Eta Epsilon Chapter Activities

We are very proud of how active our chapter is and we have been recognized for our efforts with several awards!  Our chapter was awarded the Outstanding Regional Chapter Award after only one year of establishing the Eta Epsilon Chapter. Read the article.

More recently, we were recognized at the Phi Beta Delta annual conference for winning the annual award for the Midwest Region and the Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award, named after the former Executive Director of Phi Beta Delta (2004). In attaching her name to the Outstanding Chapter Award, the Board acknowledged that the late Dr. Evans had been a "person of outstanding intelligence and tremendous compassion" whose standards were " ones to which all our chapters and members can well aspire." The Eileen Evans Outstanding Chapter Award is given each year to the chapter that has most notably demonstrated qualities such as growth and development, expanded outreach within and beyond the academic community, and service to Phi Beta Delta. 

 

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of our recent activities.

 

 

International Scholarship Fundraiser - Asian Cuisine - November 15, 2014

The event featured an authentic Asian meal (prepared and served by PBD members, Spanish club volunteers), a silent auction, music played by an international student alum and tinikling. Our chapter raised over $1,000 that will go toward scholarships supporting international education. 

dinner

 

 International Day at Macomb Junior/Senior High School - April 3-4, 2014

Every year, members of the Eta Epsilon Chapter along with staff, faculty and student volunteers present to 7th and 8th graders at the local junior high school.  Volunteers present on a specific country and share information about the country's culture.  

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International Scholarship Fundraiser - European Cuisine

November 9, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Macomb's American Legion Hall

The event featured an authentic European meal (prepared and served by PBD members, WAVE volunteers and Sociology student volunteers), a silent auction, a ballet performance and a music performance. Our chapter raised over $1,100 that will go toward scholarships supporting international education.  

group of people at dinner  ballerina

quiche silent auction of international items student in the kitchen

 

 

Going Global with Phi Beta Delta 

Each semester, Phi Beta Delta sponsors presentations/panel discussions that are international in nature. 

 

International Day at Macomb Junior/Senior High School

Every year, members of the Eta Epsilon Chapter along with staff, faculty and student volunteers present to 7th and 8th graders at the local junior high school.  Volunteers present on a specific country and share information about the country's culture.  

grolup  class

class class

korea group

 

International Scholarship Fundraiser - Mediterranean Dinner

November 3, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Macomb's American Legion Hall

The event featured an authentic Mediterranean meal (prepared and served by PBD members), live music, a silent auction, and fun for the whole family. Our chapter raised over $1,300 that will go toward scholarships supporting international education.  A second international scholarship fundraiser is scheduled for November 2013.

 

 cooking  scholarship dinner

scholarship dinner belly dancers

 

Phi Beta Delta Presents: Western Community, Global Opportunities

This program is a series of 15-minute episodes, each highlighting someone or something with an international focus on the campus or in the community.  The episodes will be broadcast regularly on WIU's TV channel (channel 3).

Previous episodes include:

WIU Through the Eyes of International Students

Taking Shakespear to China

Study Tour, Mexico

Impact of the Peace Corps Experience

Promoting World Peace through Int. Education

30 Years of Internationalization at Wiu

Internationalization of the LEJA Program

Phases of Independence for a Saudi Woman in the USA

WISE Spain

International Education and Western Illinois University:  Where are we are where are we going

Returned Students Share the Benefits of Studying Abroad

The U.S. Presidential Election:  Views from Abroad

WIU Recruitment Overseas:  A Global Endeavor

Western Women:  Brought Together by Opportunity

The Role of Languages in Internationalization

Serving the Needs of WESL's International Students

Rotaract:  Rotary in Action

Foreign Language Study Abroad Opportunities

Peace Corps Week

Study Abroad Aboard: Introduction to the Cruise Industry

Insights into Cuba

 

 

Explore the World: International Opportunities, Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Faculty, students and staff were invited to attend "Explore the World: International Opportunities" to learn about numerous opportunities abroad.  The poster session included tables representing Study Abroad, Peace Corps, Rotary, Fulbright, Faculty Opportunities, Teaching Abroad, and Other Opportunities.

kim and dana student looking at poster

faculty talking student and staff talking