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.

A Taste of India - International Scholarship Fundraiser (November 12, 2016) - 6:30 pmindia

Taste some authentic Indian cuisine, enjoy some entertainment, and participate in a silent auction. Event will be held at Campus Students for Christ House; 1545 Riverview Drive; Macomb. Tickets may be purchased at the Center for International Studies (3rd Floor, Memorial Hall 347 at WIU) and Citizens Bank in downtown Macomb. All profits will go the scholarships supporting international education. Sponsored by the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. Advance tickets are $12 for non-students, $7 for students, and children under 12 are free. Tickets at the door are $15 for non-students and $10 for students. For more information, please email pbd@wiu.edu.

Helping Haiti - November, 11th and 14th from 10 am - 3 pm, University Union Concourse   unicef logo

Stop by the table in the Union to donate to the victims of Hurricane Matthew.  All proceeds will be given to UNICEF.  Checks can be made out to Phi Beta Delta and sent to Memorial Hall 347.  

International Day at Macomb Junior/Senior High School - April 7-8, 2015

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.  Countries represented this year included Spain, Cameroon, Myanmar, Poland, Malaysia, Ireland, France, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Turkey. 

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E-waste: What is the Problem? - Monday, March 28th, 3:00 pm, Stipes 121

Join us for a panel presentation and discussion on global impact, environmental impact, health concerns, WIU e-Waste management, buying responsibly, and policy. 

 
International Day at Macomb Junior High School - April 2015

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 - 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. 

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 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 2013

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.  

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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 April 2013

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 - Mediterranean Dinner 2012

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.

 

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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
  • An American Visit to Romania
  • Campus Internationalization: Why It Is Important for Everyone
  • Costa Rica: Study Abroad
  • Teaching and Exploring in Myanmar
  • Undocumented Students and Allies Coalition

 

 

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.

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