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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.

The Honorable Ponnala visits OSU

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Honorable Lakshmaiah Ponnala, Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, visited with Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and faculty from across campus on a recent visit to Oklahoma.

Ponnala, received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from OSU in 1969. He worked in the United States before returning to India.

Ponnala has traveled the world dedicating his time to observe new technology methods and implement them to improve the life of the common man in his home state. During this process he has developed agro-based industries which include dairy and poultry. He is also credited to the success of many rural employment methods with World Bank loans thus providing employment opportunities to thousands of uneducated and unemployed people of the Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh leads the nation as one of the prime centers of Information Technology whose IT exports crossed $1 billion in 2004. The government of Andhra Pradesh aspires to transform the state into a knowledgeable society and make available the benefits of IT to all citizens.

The Honorable Lakshmaiah Ponnala, Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, visited with Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and faculty on a recent visit to Oklahoma. Pictured from left to right: Rama Ramakumar, OSU Regents Professor, college of engineering; President Hargis; Karl Reid, dean, college of engineering;  the Honorable Minister Ponnala; Ranga Komanduri, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Calvin Anthony, OSU Board of Regents; Larry Hoberock, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Robert Whitson, dean and director, OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; David Henneberry, interim associate vice- president, Division of International Studies and Outreach;  and Ramesh Sharda, professor, management science and information systems.
The Honorable Lakshmaiah Ponnala, Minister of Information Technology and Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, visited with Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis and faculty on a recent visit to Oklahoma. Pictured from left to right: Rama Ramakumar, OSU Regents Professor, college of engineering; President Hargis; Karl Reid, dean, college of engineering; the Honorable Minister Ponnala; Ranga Komanduri, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Calvin Anthony, OSU Board of Regents; Larry Hoberock, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Robert Whitson, dean and director, OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; David Henneberry, interim associate vice- president, Division of International Studies and Outreach; and Ramesh Sharda, professor, management science and information systems.

SIS master’s students attend Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Three master’s students from Oklahoma State University’s School of International Studies recently attended the 20th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference in Tulsa.

This award-winning program is presented each year to help empower women in the workplace and celebrate the accomplishments of women in business.

The conference featured speakers who are successful women executives and business owners. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma’s first woman governor, also spoke during a lunch session.

The conference is a cooperative effort of the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the OSU Spears School of Business, the Oklahoma International Women’s Forum and the conference sponsors.

Oklahoma State University’s School of International Studies master’s students recently attended the 20th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference. Students who attended are pictured from left to right with Gov. Mary Fallin; Nadia Ablorh, Gov. Fallin, Adrienne O’Reilly and Candace McCreary.
Oklahoma State University’s School of International Studies master’s students recently attended the 20th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference. Students who attended are pictured from left to right with Gov. Mary Fallin; Nadia Ablorh, Gov. Fallin, Adrienne O’Reilly and Candace McCreary.

Garry Golden to speak at Global Briefing

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Garry Golden, professionally trained Futurist who writes, speaks and consults on issues shaping society and business in the 21st century, will speak at the Oklahoma State University Global Briefing March 24 at 1:30 p.m. in 108 Wes Watkins Center.

Golden’s presentation “The 21st Century Energy Roadmap: Global Interdependence and Innovation” is free and open to the public.

Golden has consulted on a wide range of projects related to the future of infrastructure for energy and transportation, education, emerging markets, retail and consumer products, the Millennial Generation, aging and health-wellness.

"Oklahoma State University has a long history and abiding interest in sustainable energy, including bioenergy, wind energy, geothermal energy, energy conservation, energy economics, energy ecodynamics and energy efficiency," said Will

Focht, OSU Environmental Science Graduate Program director. “Garry Golden is renowned as an energy futurist who can shed insights on the future of both global and domestic energy portfolios, which can help OSU shape its energy research priorities."

This event is sponsored by the School of International Studies and the Environmental Science Graduate Program.

The School of International Studies 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 Bilateral Model Arab League conference

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011

STILLWATER, Okla. – Students from Oklahoma State University’s School of International Studies (SIS) recently attended the fourth annual Bilateral Model Arab League Conference in Houston.

Students who participated in the conference learned about social, political, economic and security challenges of the Arab Nations. These students also gained personal insight and meaningful understanding of issues underlying U.S. – Arab relations.

SIS students who attended the conference include Beth Turner, Masters International Agricultural Program, Peace Corps (MIAP); Fahim Hashimi, SIS; Shida Henneberry, MIAP Director and Professor Agricultural Economics and adviser to the students; Luis Torres, SIS; Jeremy Laws; Masters International Program (MIP), Peace Corps and SIS; and Aljahara Alharbi, SIS.

The Bilateral Model Arab League is a student leadership development program giving high school and university students the ultimate opportunity to acquire and develop practical leadership skills directly related to the United States and one of the world's most vital regions. In the process, students learn about the most important social, economic, cultural and political issues facing Arab leaders and ordinary citizens.

Students from Oklahoma State University’s School of International Studies (SIS) who attended the Bilateral Model Arab League Conference in Houston, Texas include from left to right, Beth Turner, Masters International Agricultural Program, Peace Corps (MIAP); Fahim Hashimi, SIS; Shida Henneberry, MIAP Director and Professor Agricultural Economics and adviser to the students; Luis Torres, SIS; Jeremy Laws; Masters International Program (MIP), Peace Corps and SIS.  Not pictured Aljahara Alharbi, SIS.
Students from Oklahoma State University’s School of International Studies (SIS) who attended the Bilateral Model Arab League Conference in Houston, Texas include from left to right, Beth Turner, Masters International Agricultural Program, Peace Corps (MIAP); Fahim Hashimi, SIS; Shida Henneberry, MIAP Director and Professor Agricultural Economics and adviser to the students; Luis Torres, SIS; Jeremy Laws; Masters International Program (MIP), Peace Corps and SIS. Not pictured Aljahara Alharbi, SIS.

Jack Welch Speaks at Global Briefing

Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011

Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric spoke at the OSU Global Briefing on Monday, February 21, 2011, at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Jack Welch is the author of Winning, a #1 Wall Street Journal and international best-seller. He began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, and in 1981 became the company’s 8th Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. During his 20+ year tenure as CEO, the company’s market capitalization rose from $13 billion to $400 billion. In 2000, he was named “Manager of the Century” by Fortune magazine. Jack is currently the head of Jack Welch, LLC, where he serves as Special Partner with the private equity firm, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and is a consultant to IAC (Interactive Corp).

This event was sponsored by the OSU President’s Speakers Series, Spears School of Business, SGA Speakers Board and International Studies & Outreach.

Independent Study Offers Active Duty Soldiers the Opportunity to Continue their Education

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The OSU Independent Study Office presents continuing education options to the National Guards’ 45th Infantry Brigade during their Yellow Ribbon pre-deployment workshops. Part of the largest National Guard deployment since the Korean War, the 3500 soldiers, scheduled for deployment to East Central Afghanistan, learn about opportunities to earn college credit from OSU, either during or following their tour of duty.

Through the Independent Study Office, OSU reaches out to persons worldwide by offering them the chance to pursue undergraduate study through correspondence, video, CD ROM/DVD, and web based course work. Under the Armed Forces’ Tuition Assistance Program, active duty soldiers may pursue such study at little or no cost to themselves.

Over 900 National Guard soldiers attended the Yellow Ribbon Workshop in Tulsa.
Over 900 National Guard soldiers attended the Yellow Ribbon Workshop in Tulsa.
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