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OSU Signs MOU with Ethiopian University

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012

Oklahoma State University recently signed an MOU with Addis Ababa Univeristy in Ethiopia. Pictured sitting from left to right Mike Woods, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Interim Vice-President and Dean; Admasu Tsegaye, President, Addis Ababa University; Burns Hargis, President OSU; Stephan Wilson, Human Sciences, Dean. Pictured standing, Ed Miller, International Agricultural Programs; David Henneberry, Division of International Studies and Outreach, Vice-President; and David Porter, Plant and Soil Sciences, Department Head.
Oklahoma State University recently signed an MOU with Addis Ababa Univeristy in Ethiopia. Pictured sitting from left to right Mike Woods, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Interim Vice-President and Dean; Admasu Tsegaye, President, Addis Ababa University; Burns Hargis, President OSU; Stephan Wilson, Human Sciences, Dean. Pictured standing, Ed Miller, International Agricultural Programs; David Henneberry, Division of International Studies and Outreach, Vice-President; and David Porter, Plant and Soil Sciences, Department Head.

OSU hosts guests

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012

The Division of International Studies and Outreach recently hosted officials from Hawassa University in Ethiopia who are visiting Oklahoma State University.

Hallgren named OSU Fulbright Program Advisor

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012

STILLWATER, Okla. – Steve Hallgren has been named the Oklahoma State University Fulbright Program Advisor. This position supports all the Fulbright programs for OSU students, faculty and administrators and the Boren Scholarship/Fellowship programs.

Hallgren, associate professor in Natural Resource Ecology and Management, will provide the leadership in the OSU community to ensure students, faculty and administrators are competitive for international Fulbright and Boren awards.

The Fulbright Programs are the flagship program of the U.S. Department of State for International education exchange. The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship are part of the National Security Education Program to encourage study of less commonly taught languages.

Hallgren said the Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and non- U.S. citizens to come to the United States.

This year OSU has eight Fulbright recipients.

“OSU’s participation in the Fulbright program is the lowest among similar institutions in the region including Big Twelve Conference Universities,” Hallgren said. “As the Fulbright Program Advisor, I hope to increase OSU faculty and student participation in the Fulbright and Boren scholarship programs and make a significant contribution to OSU’s reputation and prestige as a major comprehensive university with a global reach.”

For additional information on the Fulbright Program or the Boren Scholarship/Fellowship programs contact Hallgren at 405-744-7204 or email at steve.hallgren@okstate.edu.

Allegro Concert

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012

Alejandro Barrañón Concert

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012

Vietnam National University visits OSU

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Korean National Fire Academy visits OSU

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Three Korean with the Korean National Fire Academy visited Oklahoma State University on July 25.

OSU has received approximately $500,000 in funding for the projects with this group, with an additional $300,000 coming over the next three years. The Korean officials have said that their government has no similar program with any other foreign University. To date, 31 Korean fire officers have received their MS Fire & Emergency Management Administration degree from OSU as a result of the program. Another 15 have completed the program as non-degree students. An additional 23 are currently in the program.

Remarks by Robert Gates

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012

OSU to feature Point Four Documentary – Part Two

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University Division of International Studies and Outreach will show the movie premiere of The Point Four Documentary – Part Two on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wes Watkins Center Auditorium.

Other showings will take place on July 20 in the same location at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Both days the event is free and open to the public.

The Point Four Documentary – Part One is available for streaming at www.abaymovies.com.

Point Four highlights the history of Haramaya University, an agricultural technical campus in Ethiopia established in 1956 in collaboration with the United States government and with assistance from OSU. Formerly known as Alemaya College, the institution was officially inaugurated by Emperor Haile Selassie on January 16, 1958.

“The documentary is about U.S. foreign policy that was successfully implemented in Ethiopia,” said Mel Tewahade, director of the Point Four Documentary. “The Alemaya College was established with the help of Oklahoma State University. They provided the expertise and Ethiopia provided the funds.”

The film borrows its name from President Harry Truman’s 1949 inaugural address in which he announced a technical assistance program for developing countries that later became known as “The Point Four Program.”

David Henneberry, Associate Vice President for International Studies and Outreach, said the Point Four program resulted in America’s close partnership with Ethiopia in helping to establish some of the country’s technical higher-education institutions.

“This documentary is a great way to showcase the history and partnership between OSU and Haramaya University and how two countries came together for the common good of the people,” Henneberry said.

In 1951, representatives of the United States and the Ethiopian government signed an agreement which promised cooperation in the exchange of technical knowledge and skill necessary to contribute to the development of economic resources and productive capacities of Ethiopia.

The two countries signed an agreement in 1952 to start building the Imperial Ethiopian College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts. It was decided that Henry Bennett, then president of OSU, head up a plan to assist Ethiopia with the creation of an agricultural college. With the support of members of the Point Four team and Haile Selassie himself, the project began in 1952.

The movie features interviews with Americans who were involved with the program in Ethiopia as well as Ethiopian graduates from the school.

For additional information about attending a showing of the movie e-mail katie.reim@okstate.edu.

Addis Ababa University President visits OSU

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012

President Admasu Tsegaye from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia is visiting Oklahoma State University for the next few months as a research professor in Plant and Soil Sciences. The Division of International Studies and Outreach welcomed him and his daughter, Ruth, to Stillwater and the OSU campus.

Pictured front row left to right: Ruth Admasu; Adele Tongco, International Agricultural Programs; Sheryl Tucker, Graduate College Dean; Shida Henneberry, Masters of International Agricultural Program and Katheleen Wilson, Academic Counselor in Zoology.
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Back row left to right: Jeff Simpson, OSU Study Abroad Coordinator; Berhanu Andarge, Graduate Student in Plant and Soil Sciences; Adsasu Tsegaye, President of Addis Ababa University; David Henneberry, Associate Vice President of International Studies and Outreach; Stephan Wilson, Dean of Human Sciences; David Thomas, Psychology Professor and Mike Woods, Interim Vice President and Dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Pictured front row left to right: Ruth Admasu; Adele Tongco, International Agricultural Programs; Sheryl Tucker, Graduate College Dean; Shida Henneberry, Masters of International Agricultural Program and Katheleen Wilson, Academic Counselor in Zoology.
Back row left to right: Jeff Simpson, OSU Study Abroad Coordinator; Berhanu Andarge, Graduate Student in Plant and Soil Sciences; Adsasu Tsegaye, President of Addis Ababa University; David Henneberry, Associate Vice President of International Studies and Outreach; Stephan Wilson, Dean of Human Sciences; David Thomas, Psychology Professor and Mike Woods, Interim Vice President and Dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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