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.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Olesya Smagina, part of the Junior Faculty Development Program,
recently arrived to Oklahoma State University from Uzbekistan.
Smagina’s educational background is in business administration and education.
Upon returning to the Westminster International University in Tashkent she hopes
to explore how these disciplines are taught at OSU, what methods are used and what
assessment is applied to evaluate students’ achievement of learning outcomes.
“While at OSU I want to explore the classes offered to the students in the business
program and attend the classes in the schools of business and education,” Smagina
said. “Moreover, I seek an opportunity to integrate new modules that can be identified
during my participation in the program. For example, now our department is considering
opening new human resource courses. I want to contribute more to the curriculum
redesign in the upcoming revalidation for business administration courses.”
The JFDP Fellows completed a highly competitive, multi-stage selection process
to be awarded the fellowships. More than four hundred applications were submitted
to this merit-based competition.
Joel Jenswold, OSU School of International Studies director of graduate programs,
said the Junior Faculty Development Program is a U.S. State Department program that
supports junior faculty from Southeast Eurasia and the Caucuses who wish to spend
a semester here in the U.S. They work with their counterparts in our academic departments
and learn how we do things here.
“It has always been a mark of distinction to receive JFDP fellows. Our success
with this program is all the more remarkable considering recent budget cuts: last
year we received two out of 40 total placements nationwide, and this year one out
of only 20,” Jenswold said. “This is quite a testament to the reputation of our
faculty both within the program and in that region of the world. It is also a great
opportunity for our faculty and students to develop professional ties and experience
perspectives that might not be otherwise available.”
Through their many activities on U.S. campuses and the surrounding communities,
JFDP Fellows will also serve as cultural ambassadors, immersing themselves in American
society in ways that bring the world to the United States and allow them to share
their diverse cultures and educational traditions.
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.
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