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WWU EXPANDS ASIAN TIES

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  • sunny_jo888
    WWU EXPANDS ASIAN TIES WITH SOUTH KOREAN UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE July 14,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2001
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      WWU EXPANDS ASIAN TIES<br>WITH SOUTH KOREAN
      UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE<br>July 14,
      2000<br><br>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br><br>Contacts: <br>Ken Symes, vice provost for international
      studies and programs, (360) 650-3483 or Ken.Symes@...
      <br>State Senator Paull Shin (425) 673-1393 or
      shin_pa@... <br>Kunsan University President Byung Hee Pae,
      bhpae@... <br> <br>BELLINGHAM � Expanding its ties to Asia,
      Western Washington University entered an exchange
      agreement with South Korea�s Kunsan National University. On
      a July 11 visit to the WWU campus, Kunsan president
      Byung Hee Pae signed a memorandum of understanding on
      faculty and student exchanges with Western president
      Karen W. Morse. <br>The exchange agreement was fostered
      by 21st district State Senator Paull Shin, who
      attended the signing ceremony. Born in South Korea, Shin
      came to the United States after the Korean War as a
      teenaged orphan adopted by an American Army dentist. With
      a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, he is a
      retired history professor from Shoreline Community
      College and a small business owner. <br><br>He proposed
      the exchange to Morse after visiting Kunsan as a
      guest lecturer. �The location of the university on the
      seacoast reminded me so much of Bellingham,� Shin said at
      the signing. �The two universities have a common
      setting and many programs in common and I was
      particularly touched by the high caliber of students at both.�
      <br><br>He noted that Washington and Chollapuk-do, the
      province in which Kunsan National University in located,
      are sister states, adding to the bond. <br><br>�We
      are pleased to develop this agreement with Kunsan
      National University as part of our continuing effort to
      expand relationships with universities throughout Asia,�
      President Morse said at the signing. �Our two universities
      share the benefits and challenges of living on the
      vitally important Pacific Rim.�
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