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 International Year Of South Africa Logo Contest

Logo Design Contest -- Win a $300 Book Scholarship and receive recognition across the WKU Community!

Submission Deadline: EXTENDED to Friday, April 25, 2014

In preparation for the International Year Of South Africa in 2015-2016 we are calling current WKU Students to help us brand the year-long celebration! We're seeking a logo design that captures South Africa's culture, environment, and exhibits its vivid colors. The winning design will be featured on a variety of promotional and marketing materials during the International Year Of South Africa. If you're looking to build your portfolio, get your design skills noticed, or earn some extra money towards textbooks, be a part of this exciting program through helping us brand the IYO South Africa!

Click here for contest details and guidelines.


International Year Of Ecuador

 Interested in getting involved with the International Year Of Program (IYO)? Kicking off in the fall of 2014 the IYO program will spend a school year immersed in a country's culture by providing engaging programs across the WKU campus and community. The program will premier with the International Year Of Ecuador! Exploration of the country will occur in multiple ways-including, but not limited to:

  • Enhanced course work
  • Lectures
  • Exhibits
  • Musical/dance performances
  • Food tastings
  • Discussion panels
  • Research projects
  • Education abroad program offerings


Opportunities to fund your own IYO Program or Event

To ensure that students are engaging in meaningful ways for their respective disciplines, colleges and departments are encouraged to pursue and develop their own programming. OIP has dedicated substantial funding (1:1 matching required) for the purpose of supporting programs and events that meet the IYO objectives.

WKU units may apply for IYO matching funding through OIP. Click here for information and application materials on the IYO Support Grant.


Planning Committee

For each IYO, OIP establishes a Planning Committee of faculty, staff, and community members who have experience and connections with the target country. This committee provides guidance and leadership in planning and carrying out the associated IYO. To learn more about the IYO Ecuador Committee click here.

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