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Barbara Ribbens, associate professor in management at Western, is the Eta Epsilon chapter's first president. WIU's Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society chapter will have its first induction during Western's International Education Week in November.
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WIU Starts Phi Beta Delta Intl. Honor Society; Apps Due Sept. 18

September 2, 2009


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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University has established a chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society. The chapter, Eta Epsilon, will have its first induction during Western's International Education Week in November.

The Eta Epsilon chapter is accepting membership applications from faculty, staff and community members who have shown a commitment to international education. The membership criteria and application can be found on the Center for International Studies' website at wiu.edu/international/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=166. The application-submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 18 by 4:30 p.m.

"The purpose of the Eta Epsilon chapter is to recognize and encourage superior professional, intellectual, academic and personal achievement in the field of international education," said Barbara Ribbens, associate professor in management and the chapter's first president.

The Society's motto, "Scientia Mutua Mundi," which means "World's Shared Knowledge," is inscribed at the base of the honor society's crest.

For more information about Phi Beta Delta, visit www.phibetadelta.org. For more information about Western's newly formed Eta Epsilon chapter, contact chapter coordinator Kevin Timlin at (309) 298-2485 or KJ-Timlin@wiu.edu. Learn more about WIU's Center for International Studies and study abroad program at wiu.edu/international.

Posted By: Teresa Koltzenburg (WIUNews@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations