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OSU to host International Forum and Outlook

Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University School of International Studies will host an International Forum and Outlook on Oct. 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

This will take place in Room 108 Wes Watkins Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

The Forum will feature Don Humphreys, Senior Vice President/Principle Financial Officer for ExxonMobile; Brady Sidwell, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for the OSI group in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa Region and Ryan Tidwell, Director of Investment, OSU Foundation.

The Forum will provide a look into the future on energy, food and finance issues on an international level and address the international markets in these three areas.

“The International Forum and Outlook will be an opportunity for OSU students, faculty and staff, along with community members to learn more about the future of these three industries on an international level,” said Joel Jenswold, Director of Academic Programs for OSU School of International Studies. “The speakers we have are very knowledgeable and will provide a wealth of insight to the topics.”

For additional information about the Forum visit call 405-744-2507.

Wes Watkins International Trade and Development Center to host small business workshop

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012

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.

The ten modules include:

  • Organization types – Sole Proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company, C-Corporation, S-Corporation
  • Time Management – Improve time management skills and apply common time management practices
  • Financial Management – Relevant practices, rules and tools and to prepare for common business financing needs
  • Recordkeeping – Improve overall recordkeeping practices, relevant tricks and tools and choose software to support recordkeeping
  • Banking services – The most common banking services for small businesses, including merchant services, payroll processing, business credit and other; understand how other small business owners decide which banking services to use
  • Credit Reporting – Understand how credit reports are used with business loans, proper credit reporting, develop strategies to build and improve credit and protect yourself from credit-related scams
  • Risk Management – Understand factors which affect risk, common warning signs of risk and learn how to implement, monitor and evaluate a risk management plan
  • Insurance – Understand business insurance needs and choose insurance best for your business
  • Tax Planning and Reporting – Predict federal, state and local tax liabilities, prepare for tax obligations and obtain proper licenses and meet reporting requirements
  • Selling your business and succession planning – Incorporate life-cycle issues into planning, choose the best exit option and prepare for retirement

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.

Remarks by Robert Gates

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012

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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

Leading pianist in Mexico to perform at OSU

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012

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 Series.

“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 IS&O.

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.

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.
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.

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