Join West at Concours in the Hills Feb. 13

Volunteers Can Help Support BGCS


Concours in the Hills

Come and join Western International University (West) by volunteering for the Concours in the Hills event on Saturday, February 13. This event benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS), and is a casual and fun gathering of automobile fans where high performance, sport, collector, luxury and antique automobiles will be viewed and judged in an ideal and dramatic setting on the beautiful green grass of the 64-acre Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, AZ.

We are seeking 10 volunteers who can assist during the times listed below:

6:30 am to 11:30 am: 5 people

11:30 am to 3:30 pm: 5 people

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with registration, directing vehicles, silent auction and clean-up crew. Family and friends are welcome to participate as well.

Please reply by Thursday, February 11 to:

For detailed information about this event, please visit:

Leadership Webinar Feb. 16


Dan Corcoran

Join West online on Tuesday, February 16 for an informative session on leadership, presented by West graduate Dan Corcoran, our student speaker for the Class of 2014. 

Dan will share ways to make a positive impact not only at work, but in the lives of all those with whom we interact. Leadership is not something that is restricted by level to managers or above. Every day, we all have opportunities to lead ourselves and others to a better tomorrow. By purposefully applying proven leadership methodologies in our daily lives, we can better understand how every task is different and how methods to get work done change dynamically. Looking at the people, process and tools required, we can better determine our level of involvement as well as how to coach, guide and counsel ourselves and those around us to be more effective and productive.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016


5:30–6:00pm MST

WHERE Online*
  *Webinar link will be emailed upon registration.
Feb. 12

International Speakers Meet Feb. 4 & 18


Join West's International Speakers group for their Toastmasters meetings in Room 230 at the Tempe campus, from 3:00-4:00pm.

Meetings are open to West students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public, and visitors are always welcome.

For details on this organization, email or login to, click on Communities tab, then the All Clubs link.

Global Ties Arizona: How to Be a Diplomat, Right Here at Home


West Hosts Uzbekistan Education Officials

Click here to watch a video from Western International University (West) Assistant Professor Michael Casper, who describes a very simple way for any of us to serve as citizen diplomats to build understanding between the United States and residents of other countries. 

Learn why it's important to develop better relationships with individuals across the globe, and how you can get involved.

Casper serves as a member of the board of directors for Global Ties Arizona (GTAZ), a Scottsdale, AZ-based non-profit organization with which West has had a close alliance for more than 15 years. The mission of GTAZ is to build understanding among peoples and cultures through the medium of international exchange. As one of West's distinguishing features is our integrated global curriculum, we are pleased to share this message as a way for our community members to further their global awareness.

For more information, visit or contact

West Career Guidance System Launches

Western International University (West) is committed to assisting students and alumni in all aspects of their careers, from exploration and goal-setting to job search and interviewing, and ongoing networking and professional development. Through this key focus, West is excited to introduce your new online Career Guidance System in, with new and updated features based on  feedback from students and staff. You’ll find the new system by logging in to your student account and clicking on West Career Resource Center from the Resources tab, or your account and clicking on the Career Tools link.

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Why a Global Curriculum Matters

West is passionate about our "middle name" -- International -- and we've created a short video to explain why having global concepts integrated throughout our curriculum is an important benefit for our students and graduates. Please visit to view our video and to learn more about West's mission to prepare leaders for the dynamic, global marketplace.