Thursday, October 11, 2012

Officials from Khon Kaen University in Thailand Visit NIU

On Tuesday, September 18th, Northern Illinois University welcomed university officials from Khon Kaen University in Thailand to build international partnerships.  One of the delegates welcomed was Tatachalerm Sudhipongpracha, an NIU alumnus who graduated with a doctoral degree in Political Science in 2011.  The delegation stayed through Friday, September 21st.    

Delegates from the Khon Kaen University participated in meetings with the Division of Public Administration, the Center for Governmental Studies, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.  A special luncheon was held on Wednesday, September 19th.   
Luncheon Attendees
 A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between NIU and KKU.  The agreement was signed by Provost Raymond Alden, Associate Provost Deborah Pierce, and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean Christopher McCord on behalf of NIU.  KKU President Kittichai Trairatasirichai, College of Local Administration Dean Supawatanakorn Wongthanavasu, and Advisor to the Dean Peerasit Kamnuansilpa signed the document on behalf of KKU.

Dean Christopher McCord and KKU College of Local Administration Dean Supawatanakorn Wongthanavasu sign the Memorandum of Understanding.

Associate Provost Deborah Pierce and KKU Advisor to the Dean Peerasit Kamnuansilpaand sign the Memorandum of Understanding
The Fine Arts department at KKU performed a Northeastern Thai Folk Dance on Thursday, September 20th at the School of Music Recital Hall.  Light Thai Refreshments were provided.
Provost Raymond Alden and KKU President Kittichai Trairatasirichaiwith holding commemorative plaque KKU presented to NIU