UWP faculty given a chance to study abroad

April 8, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE-At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, more and more students are getting the opportunity to study abroad and participate in educational internships. Louis Nzegwu of the UWP Department of Business and Accounting hopes to make it possible for faculty to be able to experience these great opportunities as well.

On Thursday, April 17, the Business and Accounting Department will hold a conference for those interested in attending. The purpose of the conference is to increase faculty awareness of the demand of the local marketplace, help faculty achieve additional skills needed to manage and adapt to the changes of the global environment and help to facilitate inter-business learning by building links between universities and businesses.

The conference will be held in the Ullsvik Center. The morning of the conference attendees will be able to hear opinions and ask questions to a panel. The theme is "Faculty Exchange and Internships: Challenges and Opportunities." Some of the panel members include W. Randall Folks of the University of South Carolina-Colombia; Amanda McCorkle Laird of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Andrea Poehling, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

After the luncheon speaker R.D. Nair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there will be workshop sessions on business and education in China. There will also be another panel discussion, "Leading a Short-Term Course Abroad-The Case of Japan." The panel for this discussion consists of Scott R. Johnston, Claudette McShane and David A. Block, all associate professors at Carroll College in Waukesha.

"Unlike our previous conferences, there will be no formal paper presentation of research findings at this conference. Instead, there will be lively, interactive workshop-like sessions, with lots of ideas and experience sharing," said Nzegwu.

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