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Published: Thursday, 05 May 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

In 2004, the MSU Federal Credit Union established a $2.5 million endowment for MSU study abroad scholarships. This endowment has greatly increased available scholarship funds for MSU students studying abroad. Forty-seven students were awarded scholarships to study abroad during winter break 2004-2005, spring semester 2005, and summer semester 2005. Below are the scholarship award recipients (with major, program, and destination) announced during the endowments second year.

Published: Monday, 25 Apr 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

During the week of April 14, ISP hosted four current and former ambassadors on campus for a series of events celebrating the universitys tradition of international engagement: Willard Bill A. De Pree, Riina Ruth Kionka, Roger A. Meece, and Thomas G. Weston. All four have Michigan connections and three are MSU alumni.

Published: Wednesday, 20 Apr 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The 15th Annual International Awards Ceremony was held April 20 in the Delia Koo International Academic Center. This years ceremony, designated an MSU Sesquicentennial event, was dedicated to Professor Gill-Chin Lim, former dean of ISP, who died recently at the age of 58. Twelve individuals, including MSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and volunteers, as well as community members received six distinct awards.

Published: Tuesday, 05 Apr 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Katherine Pitsch, a James Madison College senior, has been selected as the MSU recipient of a prestigious graduate fellowship sponsored by Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR), an association of retired U.S. Foreign Service officers with offices in Washington, D.C. Pitsch is majoring in International Relations with a specialization in Muslim Studies. She has studied Arabic and Kazakh at MSU, and is also fluent in Spanish.

Published: Thursday, 31 Mar 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Patrick ODonnell, professor of English and chairperson of the Department of English at MSU, has been named one of 36 winners in the 2005-06 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program. He will hold the Walt Whitman Chair in American Culture Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, from September to December. Article by Kris Tetens, University Relations.

Published: Thursday, 31 Mar 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Some MSU students and incoming freshmen are having part of their Spartan experience about 6,500 miles away. Seven students already are playing host to visitors to the U.S. pavilion at the 2005 World Exposition in Japan through September. And come July, some 20 incoming students will travel there as part of the Freshman Seminars Abroad program. Article by Gisgie Gendreau, University Relations.

Published: Friday, 25 Mar 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

One MSU student and three recent alumni planning to teach or currently teaching German at the K-12 level have received summer study scholarships from the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Article by Kris Tetens

Published: Friday, 25 Mar 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A series of films addressing international human rights issues will be screened on the MSU campus in April as part of a weeklong series of events examining the ethics of global development. Article by Kris Tetens

Published: Friday, 25 Mar 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

An international conference and workshop on ethics and development designed to explore the practical value of the Capability Approach first articulated by Nobel laureate Amartya K. Sen will be held at MSU on April 11-13. Article by Kris Tetens

Published: Thursday, 17 Mar 2005
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Enough talking and reading, start drinking. Rwanda Coffee the coffee that is the fruit of the unique partnership conceived and led by MSUs Institute of International Agriculture is available on campus.