Oklahoma State University is hosting a group of eight University Presidents from
Ethiopia. Today IS&O hosted a luncheon in their honor. The Presidents are from the
University of Mekelle, University of Bahir Dar, University of Axum, University of
Gonder, University of Hawassa, University of Jimma, University of Haromaya and University
Welcome to the State of Oklahoma and OSU!
STILLWATER, Okla. – Ten OSU faculty members were recently approved for membership
on the Oklahoma State University School of International Studies faculty.
New members to the SIS faculty include Stanley Grogg, Associate Dean, Medical
Director, Center for Health Sciences; Bert Jacobson, Professor, Seretean Wellness,
College of Education; Seungho Moon, Assistant Professor, College of Education; David
Neal, Professor, Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences; Di Ryter, Assistant
Professor, College of Education; Paolo Sanza, Associate Professor, College of Engineering,
Architecture and Technology; Timothy Snider, Associate Professor, Center for Veterinary
Health Sciences; Keith Teague, Professor, College of Engineering, Architecture and
Technology; Jacqueline Vadjunec, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences;
and Shaoqian Zhang, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences.
International Studies and Outreach Associate Vice President, David Henneberry,
said the goals of SIS include enhancing the academic and personal experience of
students through international programs and activities; and promoting international
education, research, trade and outreach development.
“These goals are accomplished through overall participation in study abroad activities,
and expansion of international activities and opportunities for faculty, staff,
students and the greater community,” he said. “The SIS faculty work to enhance these
opportunities by advising students, lending international expertise, serving as
guest speakers, leading study abroad programs and acting as a committee member on
various international or school committees.”
The School of International Studies (SIS) includes the Study Abroad Office, English
Language Institute, International Outreach activities and the multi-disciplinary
SIS Graduate Program. The SIS Graduate Program offers three curricular options:
the Master of Science in International Studies, the Graduate Certificate in International
Studies and the Masters International Program (MIP), which combines the M.S. in
International Studies with service in the Peace Corps. The SIS also has an undergraduate
minor in International Studies available to all undergraduate students
When: April 18 (Thursday) 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Murray Hall Room 227 (Large Seminar Room)
Presented by Professor Michael Schatzberg, University of Wisconsin Department of Political Science
Centered on a case study of the political fall of Denis Obua, a long-serving
president of the Ugandan Football Association, FUFA, this article explores the complicated
and murky relationship between the state, ostensibly non-political societal organizations
such as FUFA, and international institutions through an examination of the microcosm
of football. It argues that FUFA belongs to a larger class of liminal organizations
that fit comfortably under neither of the two of the broad rubrics of contemporary
political analysis — state and civil society. Employing an older term, I argue that
FUFA is a polity. Although polities are intensely political, political scientists
rarely devote attention to their internal politics. Instead, these organizations
are usually subsumed under the rubric of civil society and viewed mostly as organizations
interacting with the state in a variety of ways. Neither fully of the state nor
of civil society, FUFA (and other polities such as chieftaincies, kingdoms, corporations,
or religious organizations) exists in a liminal position that further blurs the
analytical frontier between state and civil society. Such polities may be contributing
to a different sort of political pluralism in the politics of daily life.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Wes Watkins Center for International Trade and Development/International
Trade Center – Small Business Center at Oklahoma State University will host a small
business tax workshop on March 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room 209
Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus.
The small business tax workshop will explain the process for registering a business,
obtaining a tax identification number, charging local and state sales tax and also
tax remittance. The tax workshop will be conducted by Dewey Brandon from the Oklahoma
“If you are ready to start a business, this workshop will teach you how to properly
register your business with the proper local and state entities, determine the best
legal structure for your particular circumstances such as a Sole Proprietorship,
Sub S. Corporation or LLC,” said Anthony Cambas, Director of the Wes Watkins Center
for International Trade and Development. “In short, the workshop will address key
tax issues that Oklahoma business owners should understand.”
For additional information or to RSVP to the small business tax workshop contact
405-744-4272 or email@example.com.
STILLWATER, Okla. –James G. Hromas received a Bennett Fellow award from the School
of International Studies at Oklahoma State University. Hromas is a retired associate
professor of Marketing in the College of Business Administration and maintained
the Lawrence L. Boger Professor of International Studies in the SIS department.
He was the past director of the International Education and Outreach (now International
Studies and Outreach) and was responsible for directing the IE&O and School of International
Studies programs at OSU.
David Henneberry, Associate Vice President for International Studies and Outreach,
said the Bennett Fellows Program recruits individuals from around the world who
have a common purpose of addressing issues in a complex global environment and have
made outstanding contributions to the social, political and/or economic issues of
“Dr. Hromas is a leader in international education who put forth great effort
to prepare students to lead in a diverse world,” Henneberry said. “With his leadership
in the global environment, expertise and innovative ideas he is a great example
of a Bennett Fellow and an international leader.”
Bennett Fellows are selected from a wide range of fields and disciplines including
academe, business, government, the media, the military and the non-profit sector.
During Hromas’ tenure at IE&O he provided leadership to the School of International
Studies programs, and provided the leadership in internationalizing the OSU campus
through strategies involving faculty, staff, students along with community, state,
national and international communities.
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