Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chinese Delegation Visits NIU/ELS Center

On Monday, June 4, 2012, Northern Illinois University partnered with the ELS Language Center to host more than 60 university officials from China to build international partnerships.  The group was honored to meet NIU President John Peters who hopes to make even more connections and establish projects with China.  Wendi Raulie, ELS Language Center/NIU Directory said that 32 universities from various provinces in China were represented on Monday.    

NIU Board of Trustee Bob Boey poses with a visitor and President Peters.

Delegates from the China Education Association for International Exchange spent the last day of their weeklong stay in the US at NIU.  The program for the day included presentations from distinguished guests including President Peters, Associate Provost for International Programs  Deb Pierce, and DeKalb Mayor Kris Polvsen.  Following a welcome reception in the auditorium of Altgeld hall, the 60+ delegates had the opportunity to tour the College of Engineering and the College of Business and met with various faculty followed by a luncheon.  

Associate Provost Deborah Pierce chats with two visitors.
Please see the below link to an excellent article and video in NIU Today: