On behalf of the University of Northern Iowa, the Office of International Programs would like to express our condolences regarding the terrible tragedy unfolding in Japan. Our hearts go out to our Japanese students, partners, and the people of Japan.
Mr. Fatih Yildiz, Consul General to the Turkish Consulate in Chicago, will speak on Turkish foreign policy and Turkish-American relations on Thursday March 3 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm in Room 115 of Seerley Hall. Reception in his honor will take place from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Mr. Yildiz will also meet and talk to Turkish-American community members of TASIOWA later in the evening. Please access Mr. Yildiz's bio is here.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars with Institute of International Education hosts a regular series of webinars to assist faculty members in the preparation of Fulbright Scholar Program applications. The Spring 2011 Webinar Schedule is now posted at http://www.cies.org/Webinar/. Office of International Programs is happy to provide assistance with Fulbright application process.
Dr. Basheer Nijim was professor and head of the Department of Geography at UNI before retiring because of illness. He came to the United States from Palestine when he was sixteen years old and obtained his post-secondary education in the States, thanks in part to scholarships he received from benefactors. This scholarship is given in his memory and in appreciation for the help he himself received in this country.