STILLWATER, Okla. –The Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development
/ OSBDC International Trade Center- Small Business Development Center at Oklahoma
State University will host “Money Smart for Small Business – A Financial Education
Program” on October 2, 2012 in the Wes Watkins Center.
The event, will begin at around 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. The
event is free to all participants. (No lunch will be provided). Pre-registration
is required by calling 405-744-4272.
Money Smart for Small Business is an instructor- led training curriculum developed
by the FDIC and the SBA. The ten modules that make up the curriculum provide training
for new and aspiring entrepreneurs on the basics of organizing and managing a business.
The instructor for the event will be Tim Jeffcoat, Deputy District Director of the
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Oklahoma.
Anthony Cambas, OSBDC International Trade Center – SBDC Director and Wes Watkins
Center for Trade and Development interim director, said each of the ten modules
includes a participant guide, and presents an introduction to the specific topic
– providing an overview, basic concepts and key points.
This conference is sponsored by the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade
and Development, the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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The Division of International Studies and Outreach recently hosted officials
from Hawassa University in Ethiopia who are visiting Oklahoma State University.
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
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
For additional information on the Fulbright Program or the Boren Scholarship/Fellowship
programs contact Hallgren at 405-744-7204 or email at
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.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Alejandro Barrañón, one of the leading pianists in Mexico,
will perform at the Oklahoma State University Seretean Center on September 6, 2012
at 8:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
Barrañón combines his passionate interpretative excellence with a strong academic
background. He completed his studies at the National Conservatory of Music in 1991.
As a Fulbright-García Robles grantee, he obtained his Master of Music degree in
collaborative piano from The Longy School of Music in Cambridge in 2001, and his
Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Houston (2006). His doctoral
dissertation—under the guidance of Howard Pollack and Timothy Hester—represents
a significant contribution to the knowledge about Carlos Chávez's music, particularly
concerning his Etudes for piano.
Barrañón’s visit is a combined effort by OSU’s Division of International Studies
and Outreach (IS&O) and the OSU Music Department as part of the Global Briefing
“Barrañón’s willingness to come to Oklahoma is a great opportunity for students,
faculty, staff and members of the Stillwater community to enjoy and appreciate musical
talents from another country,” said David Henneberry, Associate Vice President for
Barrañón has been piano faculty at the Unidad Académica de Artes of Universidad
Autónoma de Zacatecas since 1995, and director of the same institution since 2008.
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.
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