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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 - 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.
Going Global with Phi Beta Delta
Each semester, Phi Beta Delta sponsors presentations/panel discussions that are international in nature. The m ost recent was on September 25th; Hannah Van Eendenburg presented on "Religion and Culture of North India."
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.
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.
Check out our TV program:
Phi Beta Delta's television program "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 first three episodes are about:
1) the importance of international education
2) the myths and realities of study abroad
3) John Carlson and his students about the Russia study abroad trips
The episodes will be broadcast regularly on WIU's TV channel (channel 3).
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.