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Members of the Eta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education at Western Illinois University, helped Macomb Jr. High School students celebrate the school's fourth International Day recently.
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Every year, members of the Eta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta at Western Illinois University (including WIU student, faculty and staff volunteers) present to seventh and eighth graders at Macomb Jr. High School to celebrate International Day.
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WIU International Honor Society Helps Macomb Jr. High Celebrate International Day

April 21, 2015


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MACOMB, IL — Members of the Eta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education at Western Illinois University, helped Macomb Jr. High School students celebrate the school's fourth International Day recently.

According to Dana Vizdal, assistant director for orientation and student activities in the WIU Center for International Studies, every year, members of the Eta Epsilon Chapter, including student, faculty and staff volunteers, present to seventh and eighth graders there.

"Volunteers present on a specific country and share information about the country's culture," Vizdal explained. "Presenters each gave a 40-minute interactive presentation to two different groups of students. Presentations included information on a country's location, food, clothes, music, holidays, schools and more. The goal of the event is to give Macomb Jr. High students a chance to learn how cultures are different and similar to ours, but we also participate so WIU international students can see how children go to school in the U.S."

This year's presenters and the countries they talked about included:

For more information, contact Vizdal at (309) 298-3734 or via email at DM-Vizdal@wiu.edu. Learn more about Phi Beta Delta at www.wiu.edu/international_studies/phi_beta_delta/.

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