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Published: Thursday, 09 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

With 71 volunteers last year, MSU was one of four Big Ten universities to make the top 10 in the "Large Colleges and Universities" category which includes schools with more than 15,000 undergraduate students. "MSU has a huge, long history of being involved with the Peace Corps, and being on the top of the Peace Corps' listing is something we've always wanted to build on," MSU's recruiter Lisa Robinson said. State News story by Kristen Daum.

Published: Wednesday, 08 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

ISP Acting Dean Jeffrey Riedinger recently announced the ISP Department of State Internship Award Program, which will provide stipends for MSU students participating in relevant internships. Only MSU students who have been accepted for summer 2006 State Department internships are eligible to apply.

Published: Friday, 03 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) honored MSUs College of Education with its Best Practice Award for Global and International Teacher Education on February 1, 2006. The award, sponsored by AACTEs Committee on Global and International Teacher Education, recognizes exemplary practice in preparing education professionals for work in intercultural, global, cross-cultural, and international settings. The award was presented at AACTEs 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego

Published: Thursday, 02 Feb 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Two international exhibits, "Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory" and "Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education, and AIDS in South Africa," will be featured at the MSU Museum during spring 2006. The first opened January 22, while the second opens February 5; both run through June 30. Two articles by Lora Helou, MSU Museum. For more about MSU Museum exhibits and viewing hours, visit the website at http://museum.msu.edu

Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Fewer foreign students studied at U.S. universities including MSU but last year the university saw about a 5-percent increase in undergraduate international enrollment, according to statistics from the university and an organization that specializes in global education. Overall international enrollment dropped 0.7 percent because fewer graduate students chose MSU, said Pam Horne, MSU's director of admissions. Horne blamed the decrease on tougher standards for graduate students obtaining vis

Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

After nearly two years of tweaking, adjustments and instrument additions, the SOuthern Astrophysical Research or SOAR telescope is being used by MSU astronomers to collect intergalactic data. Within the last couple of months, astronomers have been using the 4.1-meter telescope to get a closer look at, among other things, spiral galaxies that are nearly 100 million light years away and interstellar clouds that can be the birthplaces of stars. Story by Tom Oswald, University Relations.

Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A delegation of MSU representatives recently returned from a trip to Thailand that focused on exploring ways to expand MSUs collaboration with the countrys government ministries, educational institutions and Thailand-based alumni. Headed by Provost Kim Wilcox, the delegation also included John Hudzik, vice president for global engagement and strategic projects; Jeff Riedinger, acting dean for international studies and programs; Lonnie King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; Chris Wheel

Published: Thursday, 26 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

A study that for 10 years has been putting climate change on fast forward to predict how plants will respond to global climate change is generating not only data, but a scientific legacy. The International Tundra Experiment, born nearly 15 years ago at MSU, is brilliant in its simplicity. Modest little greenhouses dot the Arctic tundra in more than 30 locations that rim the North Pole. Each greenhouse, which spans about 1.5 yards, houses a little plot of global warming for native plants a wa

Published: Thursday, 12 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

Senior MSU administrators and professors, including Provost Kim Wilcox, will spend the week of Jan. 16 in Thailand exploring ways to expand MSU collaboration with the countrys government ministries, educational institutions and Thailand-based alumni. For Wilcox, who began as provost in August 2005, the trip marks his first opportunity to participate in MSUs global engagement in an international setting.

Published: Thursday, 12 Jan 2006
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU has helped bring high-speed Internet access to Malis only university-level school of agriculture and natural resources, located in Katibougou, a small village 40 miles from Malis capital city of Bamako. Story by Sue Nichols, University Relations.