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.

###

Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.