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Summer 2009
Students Travel to Taiwan
After commencement, two May education
graduates took a trip designed to expand
their horizons.
Caitlin Steiner
of New
Bloomfeld, Mo., and
Kelley Martin
of Columbia, Mo., traveled to Taiwan with
Dr. Roger Wen
, assistant professor of
education and business.
The students spent the previous 10 months
teaching a class of Taiwanese ffth-graders
to read and speak English through live video conferencing technology. While in Taiwan, they visited and taught
at several schools, hosted a gathering of Taiwanese alumni and gave a speech on “Integrating Technology and
Utilizing Resources for K-20 Education” at a Taiwanese university.
According to Wen, there were many purposes to the trip: to celebrate learning, to give WWU students diverse
experiences by teaching in a different culture and environment, to visit different schools to see how education
works in another part of the world and to increase visibility of WWU as an option for students from Taiwan.
Two WWU baseball players have
signed professional contracts with
Major League Baseball. Junior
Nick Wooley
was drafted by the
Kansas City Royals on June 10, and
Senior
Josh Goodin
later signed
a free agent contract to join the
Baltimore Orioles.
They are the frst players in the
history of the 10-year-old WWU
baseball program to sign
professional contracts with
Major League Baseball.
Wooley, a 6'2" pitcher from
Edwardsville, Ill., was selected in
the 12th round of the 2009 MLB
draft. He was the 362nd player
taken of 1,521 players drafted.
He will join the Idaho Falls Chukars
in the Pioneer League.
At WWU, Wooley was selected First
Team All-American Midwest Confer-
ence, AMC Co-Pitcher of the Year
and AMC Newcomer of the Year.
Goodin, a 6'1" pitcher from Eugene,
Mo., was a 1st Team All-AMC selection
in 2008 and an Honorable Mention
All-AMC selection in 2009. He will join
the Orioles Rookie team in the Gulf
Coast League in Sarasota, Fla.
The Owls fnished the 2009 season
34-15 and reached NAIA Top 25
status on three occasions. They
fnished second in the regular
season and postseason tournament.
Baseball Players Sign Pro Contracts
Josh Goodin
Nick Wooley