WRITER: MICHELLE MONCRIEFFE
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: May 13, 2002
Althen gives farewell address at May 17 Graduation and Global Scholar
Althen, director of the University of Iowa Office of International Students
and Scholars (OISS), will give the keynote address focusing on the challenges
of dealing with people who are different at the International Programs' Graduation
and Global Scholars Celebration Friday, May 17. The event runs from 5 to 7
p.m. in the International Center Lounge on the UI campus. Althen will speak
at approximately 5:20 p.m.
Honored at the reception will be about 215 graduating international students
as well as UI students who received scholarships and fellowships supporting
international study and research, and UI students completing international
and area studies majors, minors and certificates.
This is Althen's final address to graduating students as he is retiring
from the UI after three decades in the international student-advising field.
Althen has advised thousands of students from across the world in a distinguished
career that has seen his knowledge transferred into print in his well-known
book, "The Handbook of Foreign Student Advising." A revised edition
of "American Ways," also written by Althen, is scheduled for publication
later this year. He has also held many national leadership positions, including
president and director of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
The Office of International Students and Scholars is part of UI International
Programs, which consist of a number of offices, centers, degree programs,
academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate
provost and dean for international programs, these units serve to further
internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship,
research and teaching.
The International Center is located at the end of Ferson Avenue in Iowa
City, off of Park Road or by foot up the stairway from Riverside Drive.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Graduation and Global Scholars Celebration provides many
visual opportunities since parents and friends of graduating students often
attend. If you are interested in covering the event, profiling an interesting
international student or doing a feature on Althen, please call Lois Gray
at (319) 335-2026.