Malone University launches Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement
August 12, 2013 | Release # 6679
Malone University recently announced the creation of its Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement.
The purpose for the Center is to connect experiential learning with real-world opportunities, fulfill learning goals for general education requirements in cross-cultural encounter and global connections, and match desire for ministry and service with educational reflection and academic credit.
Prior, the University met these needs through a study abroad program and co-curricular participation in service learning trips. The Center will combine these efforts in a more streamlined and intentional way.
Faculty instrumental in the development of the Center include Jack Harris, Ph.D., director of global and off-campus programs, professor of business administration, and director of the Center; Malcolm Gold, Ph.D., professor of sociology and chair, department of history, philosophy, and social sciences; and Celia King, former director of service learning.
The Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement will be housed in Founders Hall on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. A search for an associate director to assist Dr. Harris is currently underway.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2013 , and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709