2010
Benedictine gets additional $92,000 to develop China studies program

Benedictine gets additional $92,000 to develop China studies program
September 24, 2010

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Lisle, Illinois ~ The United States faces unprecedented demand for globally competent citizens and professionals.China studies program SEP2010

To help fill this growing need, the U.S. Department of Education Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs support foreign language and international studies programs at U.S. colleges and universities to ensure a steady supply of globally savvy graduates.

Last year, Benedictine University was awarded an $84,000 grant to develop a China Studies concentration within the Global Studies major. Benedictine has recently been awarded an additional $92,000 grant for the 2010-2011 academic year to support a new faculty position in Chinese Language and Culture, and provide further funding for faculty development, library resources and teaching materials.

"This additional grant will also allow us to offer two summer workshops to faculty of the University, community colleges and high school teachers on the pedagogy of global studies, and offer eight forums dealing with global issues for the academic, student and outside communities," said Vince Gaddis, Ph.D., director of the Global Studies program at Benedictine University.

For more information about the Global Studies program and the proposed China Studies concentration at Benedictine University, contact Gaddis at (630) 829-6262.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.