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Safety and training stressed among international students
June 5, 2007

“We always think about the safety of our students,” said Candace Chenoweth, director of Education Abroad. “We have an excellent record. The number of incidents involving our students has been very small when you consider that anything can happen in this world.”Over the last five years, Chenoweth explained, WSU students have been involved in fewer than a half-dozen incidents that were serious enough to require her office to take action.  During that five year period, about 2,000 students were involved in study-abroad programs, with 620 students abroad during the 2006-2007 academic year alone.“Those incidents ranged from robbery to illnesses that required the student to return home,” she said.  … » More …

International Programs names two new directors
September 6, 2002

International Programs recently appointed two key leaders to its management team.Mary Furnari assumed her role as the assistant director of International Student Services on Aug. 12. Furnari, comes from the University of Idaho, where she was the coordinator of International Student/Scholar Programs since 1995. Furnari takes over the duties of Uta Hutnak, who retired in July after 17 years as assistant director of International Programs /International Student Services. From 1998 to 1999, Furnari was resident director of the University Studies Abroad Consortium China Program at Sichuan University. From 1991 to 1995, she was the international student advisor at the University of Idaho. And from 1985 … » More …