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Published: Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018
Author: Global Youth Advancement Network
Department: Office of the Dean

Kiemi is the founder and President of Singida Youth Entrepreneurs and Consultants Cooperative Society (SYECCOS). Established in 2009, SYECCOS is involved in the facilitation, establishment and operations of beekeeping apiaries in Tanzania. He is constantly surrounded with honey just like he saw in his dream.


This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960

Published: Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018
Author: Blessing S Mavima
Department: African Studies Center

This exhibit traces the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960. Using material from MSU Libraries' Special Collections, it focuses on three key themes in this history: partnership, innovation, and activism. This exhibit is sponsored by MSUFCU.



Published: Monday, 06 Aug 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Established in June 2003, the MSUFCU endowment has provided more than $1.6 million in funding to 1,500 students to help offset the cost of their participation in education abroad programs. More than 70 MSUFCU scholars attended the 2018 luncheon and shared their stories with donors in attendance.

Published: Friday, 03 Aug 2018
Author: C. Kurt Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Department: Asian Studies Center

Since 2007 the AFS, the China Folklore Society, and folklore studies institutions in both countries have worked cooperatively to build relationships between folklorists and folklore studies institutions in China and the U.S.



Published: Thursday, 02 Aug 2018
Author: Global Youth Advancement Network
Department: Office of the Dean

The Global Youth Advancement Network is excited to host the first annual "Ubuntu at MSU" dialogue, dine, and dance session for African, African American and Caribbean students.


VIPP Summer School 2018 was a huge success.

Published: Thursday, 02 Aug 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP hosted 74 students this year for our global Summer School Programs. We offered four different interdisciplinary programs in American Culture and Society, Modern Packaging, Global Enterprise Innovation, and Smart Transportation Engineering.


Professional Fellow at KVCC food hub looking at hydroponics

Published: Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

Chinwe Effiong, assistant dean for Michigan State University's Global Youth Advancement Network, talked with fellows about how—with the right mindset and training—the youth of Africa can be agents of change. Many fellows, who range between 25–40-years-old, are particularly passionate about this topic and are working on endeavors to strengthen local communities.



Published: Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

The Greeks had been taught their history as if it was a class in school, and I'm not talking some boring history class where you just memorize names. I'm talking an intensive inclusive class where you recognize what happened in the past, how that now affects the present and will later impact the future.



Published: Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

During my second month in France I was placed on a dairy farm for my internship. The internship portion of the program is optional, and students get to choose from a farm, vineyard, restaurant, or R&D research. Since my personal interest are in sustainable agriculture as it relates to food systems, I chose to work on a farm.



Published: Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

Music has, at least for me, healing properties that I can't explain. Whenever I'm upset or confused about something, music helps me calm down and focus. Knowing that our music has given someone else back their faith reinvigorated my own faith in music.