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Diversity Takes Center Stage during Global Week

Global business is continually transforming, becoming more diverse than ever. Today’s world requires our students at Northwood University to engage in that diversity, participating in activities that help them gain cross-cultural fluency, an essential skill to their success as they become future business leaders. Our students had the opportunity to gain a better understanding of intercultural dynamics during the International Business Association’s Global Week April 18-21. Among other events, students learned from Northwood’s own Weikang “Ken” Wang, associate professor of International Business and the 2014 recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award, about his explorations in North Korea.

Unique and hands-on experiences like those shared by Professor Wang give new clarity to our world view, and support a dynamic learning environment that gives students global perspectives on people and problem-solving.

At Northwood, we believe the differences among us make us interesting and valuable to each other. Roughly 25% of Northwood undergraduate students come from countries outside the United States, further demonstrating our need to integrate and adapt to many ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Through events like Global Week, students are challenged to sharpen their multi-cultural perspective and gain exposure to fresh ideas and experiences.

We are grateful to educators like Professor Wang and many others who seek to inspire students on a global scale.

Have a great weekend!

Keith

Keith A. Pretty, J.D. President and CEO Northwood University 4000 Whiting Drive Midland, MI 48640 989.837.4203 pretty@northwood.edu

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