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Ten Oklahoma State University students receive Humphreys scholarships

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Ten Oklahoma State University students will be studying abroad during the Fall semester 2011 thanks to the Don and Cathey Humphreys Scholarship for study abroad.

Recognizing the life changing impact study abroad had on their own daughters, the Humphreys wanted to extend the opportunity to OSU students by opening additional avenues for financial support.

The ten scholarship winners are the second set of recipients of the Humphreys scholarship. They will study in five countries around the world including South Korea, Russia, France, England, Ecuador and the Netherlands.

David Henneberry, Associate Vice President for International Studies and Outreach, met with the students to offer congratulations and encouragement in serving as ambassadors for international education at OSU.

“The Humphreys interest in creating global citizens has provided OSU students with access to new international experiences,” Henneberry said. “These scholarships provide students the opportunity to study long-term abroad. This eases the financial burden for the students and they come back with educational experiences that will inspire intellectual growth and give students a global perspective.”

The Humphreys have shown their support for the internationalization of OSU by donating $6 million to support the University’s study abroad program under the School of International Studies in the Division of International Studies and Outreach. The gift funds several endowed faculty chairs as well as the student study abroad scholarships.

Ten Oklahoma State University students will be studying abroad during the Fall semester 2011 thanks to the Don and Cathey Humphreys Scholarship for study abroad. Pictured back row left to right; David Henneberry, Associate Vice President for International Studies and Outreach; Dustin Dunn; Jonathan Lacaba; Lindsey Sieber and Samatha Porec. Front row left to right Curt Carter; Faith Wilkins; Jennifer Henley; Morgan Reynolds; and Gerry Auel, Coordinator, Study Abroad, National Student Exchange Office. Not pictured, Monica Mitchell and Lauren Hinchey.
Ten Oklahoma State University students will be studying abroad during the Fall semester 2011 thanks to the Don and Cathey Humphreys Scholarship for study abroad. Pictured back row left to right; David Henneberry, Associate Vice President for International Studies and Outreach; Dustin Dunn; Jonathan Lacaba; Lindsey Sieber and Samatha Porec. Front row left to right Curt Carter; Faith Wilkins; Jennifer Henley; Morgan Reynolds; and Gerry Auel, Coordinator, Study Abroad, National Student Exchange Office. Not pictured, Monica Mitchell and Lauren Hinchey.

Liao brings gifts in honor of Taiwan’s 100 year celebration

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Mei Yea Liao, wife of Oklahoma State University Bennett Fellow Paul Liao, visited OSU International Studies and Outreach (IS&O) on a recent visit to Oklahoma.

While at IS&O, Mei Yea Liao brought gifts for Taiwan’s 100 year celebration and extended her wishes of “happiness, health, good luck and a long life.”

The Liao’s were visiting OSU for a College of Engineering Alumni gathering, where Paul Liao received the Melvin R. Lohmann medal for his contributions to the Environmental Engineering profession. The Lohmann Medal is the college’s highest honor for distinguished graduates.

Paul Liao is the former CEO of Tetra Tech/KCM, a leading international consulting, engineering and technical services organization operating worldwide and employing 10,000 employees in more than 250 offices. His career spanned the globe by the time he retired as chairman and CEO of Tetra Tech/KCM.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Sanitary Engineering from Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University; a master’s in Environmental and Biological Engineering from OSU; and a doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington.

Additional information on OSU Bennett Fellows can be found at http://ieo.okstate.edu/ieo.aspx?page=324 .


Mei Yea Liao, wife of Oklahoma State University Bennett Fellow Paul Liao, visited OSU International Studies and Outreach (IS&O) on a recent visit to Oklahoma.  Pictured with the Taiwan flag is Liao and Anne Veenstra.
Mei Yea Liao, wife of Oklahoma State University Bennett Fellow Paul Liao, visited OSU International Studies and Outreach (IS&O) on a recent visit to Oklahoma. Pictured with the Taiwan flag is Liao and Anne Veenstra.

OSU Student receives scholarship to study in Germany

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Andrew Duane, Oklahoma State University Political Science and German studies senior, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship for study and work in Germany.

Duane was selected as one of 75 participants among a pool of more than 500 applicants for this unique fellowship program.

“When students are given the opportunity to study abroad they come back with educational experiences that will inspire intellectual growth and give students a global perspective, said David Henneberry, International Studies and Outreach Associate Vice President.

While in Germany on CBYX, Duane will attend a two-month intensive German language course, study at a German university or professional school for four months, and complete a five-month internship with a German company in his career field. Participants are placed throughout Germany, and have the opportunity to learn about everyday German life from a variety of perspectives.

Conceived and supported by members of the United States Congress and the German Parliament [Bundestag], the CBYX program is financially supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act. Participants come from nearly every career field, and from all over the United States.

CBYX is a reciprocal scholarship program. While American participants will experience life in Germany, young German professionals will live here in the United States during the upcoming academic year. German participants study at U.S. colleges in the fall and work at local businesses in the spring, all while living with an American host throughout the year. CBYX for Young Professionals is currently looking for interested host families, host companies and host colleges who would like to take part in this exciting cultural exchange.

Andrew Duane, Oklahoma State University Political Science and German studies senior, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship for study and work in Germany.  He is pictured with David Henneberry, International Studies and Outreach Associate Vice President.
Andrew Duane, Oklahoma State University Political Science and German studies senior, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship for study and work in Germany. He is pictured with David Henneberry, International Studies and Outreach Associate Vice President.

OSU Student receives scholarship to study in Indonesia

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Dawson Metcalf was selected to participate in the 2011 Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP).

Dawson is a history and political science double major with minors in leadership, Middle Eastern studies and religious studies. He is from Broken Arrow and plans to graduate in Spring 2013.

Dawson will be in Bandung, Indonesia and will be working in the public health sector. The FINIP provides an opportunity for American and Indonesian students pursuing U.S. undergraduate degrees to intern together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.

“When students are given the opportunity to study abroad they come back with educational experiences that will inspire intellectual growth and give students a global perspective, said David Henneberry, International Studies and Outreach Associate Vice President.

The program lasts nine weeks and takes place from June 15 to August 13. The FINIP’s goal is to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia.

In addition to the practical internship, U.S. participants will be enrolled in an Indonesian language and culture course which will provide intensive language instruction.

Dawson Metcalf, Oklahoma State University student, was selected to participate in the 2011 Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP). Pictured from left to right, Steve Haseley, Metcalf, David Henneberry, International Studies and Outreach associate vice-president, and Jeff Simpson, Study Abroad advisor.
Dawson Metcalf, Oklahoma State University student, was selected to participate in the 2011 Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP). Pictured from left to right, Steve Haseley, Metcalf, David Henneberry, International Studies and Outreach associate vice-president, and Jeff Simpson, Study Abroad advisor.

Worldwide humanitarian to speak at OSU

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Gonzalo Retamal, International Bureau of Education/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, senior research fellow, will speak at Oklahoma State University on April 21 at 1:30 in 108 Wes Watkins.

This event is free and open to the public.

Retamal is an expert in humanitarian education. His work and research with UNESCO has involved refugee and displacement camps all over the world including the following: the Gaza strip, Rwanda, Baghdad, Sierra Leone, Honduras, Somalia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi, Kosovo and Sudan.

Humanitarian education is an attempt to teach various social topics from a humanitarian perspective. A desire to reduce suffering, save lives and maintain human dignity is central to understanding humanitarian education.

He received his doctorate and master’s degree from the University of Hull, U.K and his bachelor’s degree from the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile.

This Global Briefing is sponsored by OSU’s School of International Studies and Outreach (IS&O) and the College of Education.

IS&O initiated the Global Briefing Series in 2001, just after 9/11, to educate and inform the public about developing events, both in the United States and abroad. Visiting scholars, experts and world leaders deliver briefings to provide a global perspective on current events.

SIS students attend World Trade Conference

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University School of International Studies (SIS) students recently attended the 28th annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference in Midwest City.

The conference – celebrating World Trade Month – is important in continuing efforts to support and expand international business activity in Oklahoma.

The sessions discussed the changing winds of international trade which include selling and making sales in today’s competitive international marketplace and effectively mitigating the risks associated with doing business internationally.

Governor Mary Fallin presented the 2011 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting and the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificates to several Oklahoma businesses.

Oklahoma State University School of International Studies students recently attended the 28th annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference in Midwest City. Pictured in front from left to right Kate Arroyo, SIS student; Fahim Hashimi, SIS student; Gov. Mary Fallin; Aglae Campos, SIS student; and Que Ngo, SIS student. Back row left to right Jeremy Laws, SIS student and Cody Hunter, SIS student.
Oklahoma State University School of International Studies students recently attended the 28th annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference in Midwest City. Pictured in front from left to right Kate Arroyo, SIS student; Fahim Hashimi, SIS student; Gov. Mary Fallin; Aglae Campos, SIS student; and Que Ngo, SIS student. Back row left to right Jeremy Laws, SIS student and Cody Hunter, SIS student.

Mongolia International University President visits OSU

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oh-Moon Kwon, Mongolia International University (MIU) President, recently visited Oklahoma State University’s campus to discuss future opportunities with OSU in Mongolia.

Kwon met with faculty and staff from the Division of International Studies and Outreach, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the College of Engineering.

MIU teaches all their courses in English and has a goal of educating tomorrow’s global leaders as well as further educating the current leadership. MIU is an international university with the purpose to reach diverse cultures and nations.

The university campus serves not only Mongolians, but also minority groups from Russia’s Siberian area (Buryatia, Tuva, Yajutia) and China (Inner Mongolia, Uygur, Tibet).

“The possibilities of a partnership with OSU and MIU opens up great opportunities for both universities,” said David Henneberry, interim associate vice- president, IS&O. “Furthermore, the state of Oklahoma and Mongolia have a lot of similarities since both economies are heavily reliant on agriculture and extractive industries.”

Kwon, Mongolia International University (MIU) President, recently visited Oklahoma State University’s campus to discuss future opportunities with OSU in Mongolia. 
Pictured from left to right David Henneberry, interim associate vice-president, Division of International Studies and Outreach; President Kwon; Sunhee Oh; and Nikkie Dunnigan, office and human resources manager, IS&O.
Kwon, Mongolia International University (MIU) President, recently visited Oklahoma State University’s campus to discuss future opportunities with OSU in Mongolia. Pictured from left to right David Henneberry, interim associate vice-president, Division of International Studies and Outreach; President Kwon; Sunhee Oh; and Nikkie Dunnigan, office and human resources manager, IS&O.

IS&O is a Certified Healthy Department

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2011

International Studies and Outreach (IS&O) was recognized by the Seretean Wellness Center as a 2011 Certified Healthy Department on the campus of Oklahoma State University. OSU is striving to be America’s Healthiest Campus.


Pictured from left to right Robin Purdie, Director, Seretean Wellness Center; Jim Shideler, Coordinator, Global Contacts IS&O; Cathie Kincaid, Executive Assistant, IS&O; Ann Hargis, OSU’s First Lady; and David Henneberry, Interim Associate Vice-President, IS&O.
Pictured from left to right Robin Purdie, Director, Seretean Wellness Center; Jim Shideler, Coordinator, Global Contacts IS&O; Cathie Kincaid, Executive Assistant, IS&O; Ann Hargis, OSU’s First Lady; and David Henneberry, Interim Associate Vice-President, IS&O.

Member of Indonesian Parliament visits OSU

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Harry Azhar Azis, Co-Chairman Committee XI of Indonesian Parliament, recently spoke with Oklahoma State University faculty and students about highlights of his experience in parliament.

Highlights include dealing with increasing demands of the people and how he negotiates with government ministries in charge of economic policies. He also shared key problems still facing Indonesia since its adoption of a democratic system in 1999.

Azis received his doctorate in agricultural economics from OSU in 2000. He said the power of knowledge and his background as an economist assists him with his job by helping him make good decisions that will benefit the people of his country.

He is in his second term as a member of Indonesia’s Parliament. Azis has been a Chairman of the Budget Committee and is now Co-Chairman of the Committee XI which consists of finance, banking and development planning.

Harry Azhar Azis, Co-Chairman Committee XI of Indonesian Parliament, recently spoke with Oklahoma State University faculty and students about highlights of his experience in parliament. 
Pictured from left to right: Mike Woods, agricultural economics department head; Azis; Dan Tilley, agricultural economics professor; David Henneberry, interim associate vice- president, Division of International Studies and Outreach.
Harry Azhar Azis, Co-Chairman Committee XI of Indonesian Parliament, recently spoke with Oklahoma State University faculty and students about highlights of his experience in parliament. Pictured from left to right: Mike Woods, agricultural economics department head; Azis; Dan Tilley, agricultural economics professor; David Henneberry, interim associate vice- president, Division of International Studies and Outreach.
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Edward Wehrli speaks to OSU students

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Edward J. Wehrli, Diplomat-in-Residence (DIR) at the University of Oklahoma, recently spoke to Oklahoma State University students about career opportunities and student programs in the U.S. Department of State.

Christopher Long, OSU international business and Spanish junior, said speaking with Mr. Wehrli has helped him better understand the world of diplomacy and working abroad and further solidifies his desire to work for the State Department or other organizations with opportunities in foreign countries.

“His past guidance on how to prepare for such a career has aided me in my aims to become a more desirable employee for internationally-focused organizations like the State Department,” Long said. “Furthermore, his enthusiasm for assisting any student in realizing these goals, and his eagerness to educate students on the mission of and opportunities offered by the often misunderstood State Department, make him an invaluable asset for both myself and other students studying at universities in Oklahoma.”

Each year, the U.S. Department of State assigns Senior Foreign Service Officers to the position of DIR at certain colleges and universities throughout the United States. The DIR program is central to the effort to recruit the best and brightest to represent America's rich diversity to the world.

This event was sponsored by International Studies and Outreach and OSU Office of Scholar Development and Recognition.

Edward J. Wehrli, Diplomat-in-Residence (DIR) at the University of Oklahoma, recently spoke to Oklahoma State University students about career opportunities and student programs in the U.S. Department of State.
Edward J. Wehrli, Diplomat-in-Residence (DIR) at the University of Oklahoma, recently spoke to Oklahoma State University students about career opportunities and student programs in the U.S. Department of State.

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