Emphasizing the emerging global economy, Gray wants Tech students to experience more substance and less song and dance when they encounter people from other parts of the world.
Giving an international focus to the curriculum at Tech is one of six strategic directives the university implemented four years ago.
It is this sing-song view of the world that Lyn Gray, Virginia Tech's director of the University Office of International Programs, wants to move beyond.
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The American Museum of Fly Fishing was established in 1968 in Manchester, Vermont, by a group of anglers who believed that the history of angling was an important part of American culture and tradition.
If you've ever been to Disneyland, you probably remember the "It's a Small World" ride.
Your rail car enters a dark tunnel, where dancing marionettes sing a catchy tune about international unity as you slowly wind your way back toward daylight.
Provost Peggy Meszaros says, "To be a literate, well-educated college graduate, you must have a working knowledge of the world." The centerpiece of the plan, says Meszaros, is to recruit more undergraduate international students to enrich the campus both academically and culturally.
Tech now has almost 500 undergraduate international students, more than any previous year.
The Museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1993 and received reaccreditation in 2009.
The Museum is one of approximately 776 museums across the nation with this designation and one of only five in the state of Vermont.
The Museum’s Form 990 is available to the public upon request (2009 through 2015 are currently available). In 1974, the Museum began to publish its quarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher.