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VIPP Fall 2018 Orientation

Published: Friday, 14 Sep 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP welcomes a new class of professionals. On September 7th, VIPP hosted an orientation for 20 new delegates at the International Center. Our new participants come from all over the world and we are excited for them to experience MSU.


Siyabulela Mandela, Madiba, had the great opportunity to engage a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff in the Ubuntu Dialogues.

Published: Tuesday, 04 Sep 2018
Author: African Studies Center
Department: Office of the Dean

We have much to share – this week we are celebrating the wonderful news that we have received another four year grant from the US Department of Education to carry out the core activities of our African Studies Center and to support African language study. Congratulations to our entire team of hard working staff and student workers here in African Studies, and thanks to all of our core faculty whose teaching, research and service has earned us this distinguished recognition!


VIPP hosted a delegation from Uganda for a short but valuable workshop.

Published: Tuesday, 04 Sep 2018
Author: VIPP
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

VIPP hosted African visitors who had an amazing experience exploring Michigan State University and Lansing. The delegation learned about best practices in monitoring and improving air quality, so they can implement these strategies in their hometown Kampala in Uganda.


Baik Chul Lee with colleagues at the 2018 International Awards Ceremony.

Published: Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

Baik Chul Lee remains full of Spartan spirit and has remained connected to his alma mater since his graduation in 1991. He set up an endowment, served as the country's alumni association president, and established a unique MSU-KGU student exchange in the late '80s.



Published: Monday, 27 Aug 2018
Author: Angie Melissa Vega
Department: Latin American Studies Center

Come join us at a BBQ to welcome our incoming students from Latin America and the Caribbean. Don't miss out on this opportunity to have a good time and meet Latin American classmates, fellow alumni, and faculty members. The BBQ will take place on Saturday, Sep 15, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the main shelter of Lake Lansing Park South. We look forward to seeing you there!


Eudine during her internship at GreenStone Farm Credit Services.

Published: Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

Fellows stayed with nearby host families, sharing meals, watching movies and catching rides to their internship sites. During their last week of work, a few fellows harvested and prepared vegetables for market, one was introduced to bee propolis, another visited a cattle farm that conducts ultrasounds on cows and bulls, and one woman took a trip to Herbruck's Poultry Ranch, where she learned of an electricity-free method for storing eggs.

Published: Thursday, 23 Aug 2018
Author: Cheryl Ann Benner
Department: Office for Education Abroad

International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University has appointed Opal Leeman Bartzis as executive director of education abroad, effective Sept. 24. Bartzis will direct MSU's Office for Education Abroad and provide strategic leadership to the university related to education abroad and international exchange programs. See https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/opal-leeman-bartzis-appointed-executive-director-of-education-abroad/


VIPP Participant Eunah Jang meets with the Department of Environmental Quality to discuss air quality and odor concerns in Korea and Michigan.

Published: Monday, 20 Aug 2018
Author: Mina Shin
Department: Visiting International Professional Program

Dr. Kiwon Kang and Ms. Eunah Jang visited the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on August 07, 2018. They had a meeting with Mr. Christopher Ethridge who is a field operation manager in the Air Quality Division of MDEQ. Ms. Diane Kavanaugh-Vetort (field manager in Saginaw Bay District) and Ms. Sharon LeBlanc (field manager in Cadillac District) joined the meeting with conference call.


Three young adults standing with the Peckham factory floor below in the background.

Published: Monday, 20 Aug 2018
Author: Katie Deska
Department: Office of the Dean

"I think one of the biggest things Michigan State [University] struggles with is getting domestic students and international students to gel," said Marsya Mohd-Johari, a 2018 graduate from the School of Journalism. Yet, when Johari arrived on campus she found she has a knack for getting along with most everyone, regardless of what country they call home. Still, she knows this doesn't come easily to everyone.

Published: Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018
Author: Maureen Handrahan
Department: Office of International Health and Safety

Beginning August 15, 2018, MSU's international travelers will be covered by a new international medical and travel assistance plan provided through International SOS.