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Published: Thursday, 30 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A team of health-care workers, including MSU faculty and students, recently returned home from Playa del Carmen, Mexico, after spending a week providing volunteer medical care for the people of that area. Among us were physicians, nurses, surgical technicians, physical therapists and speechlanguage pathologists from MSU, Sparrow Hospital, and other institutions, all of whom provided a variety of services to the people of the region. Story by Keith Apelgren, Lawrence Prokop and Peter LaPine

Published: Thursday, 30 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Three MSU students were honored for their winning entries in the universitys third annual international student essay contest. More than 70 international students wrote responses to this years questions, designed to help students and people in the greater Lansing community know, feel and appreciate what it is like to be an international student at MSU. News Bulletin story by Geoff Koch

Published: Thursday, 30 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University chemical engineering senior Timothy Howes has been selected to receive a prestigious 2006 Churchill Scholarship to pursue graduate study at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain. Hoew is the fifteenth MSU student in the history of the program to be named a Churchill Scholar. Only 10 to 12 Churchill Scholarships are awarded annually.

Published: Thursday, 30 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

With a passion for protecting the environment and educating others about conservation, Jacob Phelps, a junior from White Lake, Mich. (by way of Escazu, Costa Rica), has been selected as a 2006 Truman Scholar, making him the 14th Truman Scholar from Michigan State University. Phelps currently is an intern with the nongovernmental organization Community Conservation in La Democracia, Belize. He is working with residents of a rural community to create a group that promotes local involvement in c

Published: Wednesday, 22 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Eleven MSU faculty, staff, alumni and students, and two members of the greater Lansing community, will be honored at the universitys annual international awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 29. The public ceremony, to be held on the third floor of the MSU International Center, begins with a 3:30 p.m. reception and will be followed by a 4 p.m. awards presentation. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and Provost Kim A. Wilcox are among those scheduled to give remarks. The event, now in its 16th y

Published: Sunday, 19 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education, has chosen MSUs Alpha Alpha chapter for the 2006 Eileen Evans Outstanding Chapter Award, the top honor for affiliates of the international organization. The award will be presented at the Phi Beta Delta / International Studies Association national conference in San Diego on March 23rd.

Published: Thursday, 16 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Phi Beta Delta, the honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education, has named MSUs Alpha Alpha chapter the 2006 outstanding chapter in the Mid-West. Criteria for a regional award include programming, chapter growth and development, service to Phi Beta Delta, and expanded outreach within and beyond the academic community. The award will be presented at the Phi Beta Delta / International Studies Association national conference in San Diego on March 23rd.

Published: Tuesday, 14 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Yael Aronoff, a senior associate at Columbia Universitys Institute of War and Peace Studies, has been named the first Michael and Elaine Serling and Friends Israel Studies Chair at Michigan State University. The Serling chair is a core position in MSUs Jewish Studies Program, which is administered by the College of Arts and Letters. Aronoff will become a faculty member in James Madison College, the universitys prestigious residential college, in the area of public affairs.

Published: Monday, 13 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Among the unique aspects of indigenous nations existing within the larger nations of the United States and Canada are the individual justice systems associated with each smaller nation and their relationship to the justice systems of their host nations. Educators, students and attorneys from throughout the United States and Canada will gather Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, to examine tribal courts during the Indigenous Justice Systems of North America Conference at Michigan State U

Published: Friday, 10 Mar 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Ahmed Kathrada, a leading anti-apartheid activist, will visit the campus of MSU in March. Kathrada, who was awarded an honorary degree from the university in December 2005, will speak at a public reception and lunch at MSU. MSU Today article by Emily Young, student writer.