Hiram College is the recipient of a U.S. State Department grant for $500,000 to fund international collaboration. The program, “Connecting Pakistani and American High Schools through International Watershed Partnerships,” calls for the formation of non-traditional partnerships among American and Pakistani high schools, universities, local community partners and government agencies – partnerships that are necessary to solve the unprecedented global water crises of the 21st Century.
Up until this year, Rensselaer has only had one major for undergraduate students in the School of Architecture – a Bachelor of Architecture. The School of Architecture is excited to announce their newest option for undergraduate students, a four year Bachelor of Science in Building Science. This major focuses on the phenomena that inform the design of next-generation buildings. Faculty use a holistic approach in their teaching style and curriculum to develop student’s understanding of buildings as a set of interconnected systems that can be built, modified and adapted to meet requirements for functionality, energy optimization and human contact.
Students in this major receive preparation for direct entry into one of the building industry’s main sectors ranging from real estate development to construction management. It also serves as a foundation for advanced degrees in architecture, engineering or business. Students who excel in this major also have the option of coupling this degree with another in the duel degree programs or co-terminal program (five-year Bachelor and Masters of Science).
State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam is pleased to announce the launch of the MS in Community Health! Graduates will be prepared to identify, prevent and solve health problems as well as develop and evaluate health-related programs and policies, especially those affecting rural health populations. Graduates will work as project managers, public health advocates, health educators or program evaluators in fields ranging from substance abuse and obesity to nutrition, environmental health and sexual health.
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University works tirelessly to strengthen the global network. In September, the school sponsored Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama’s visit to Brandeis where he spoke about the future of Africa and his country’s contributions to the continent’s growth and prosperity. Read more about President Mahama’s visit on the Brandeis University website.
The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Applied Science Accreditation Commission) has finished an 18-month evaluation of the University of Michigan-Flint Mechanical Engineering Program and has granted accreditation.
The Mechanical Engineering program was launched in 2008 and graduates of the program are employed by major organizations like John Deere Worldwide and the U.S. Department of Defense Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center. Additionally, the University of Michigan-Flint has dedicated counselors available to help you with any questions you may have, as well as International Student Ambassadors.
Central Penn College announces the opening of its new Cultural Diversity Center to support international students and multiculturalism on campus. The Cultural Diversity Center provides support services ranging from immigration services to cultural adjustment and international student academic needs. The center also offers events and programming to enhance the international student experience. International students will be welcomed by Cultural Diversity Coordinator Romeo Azondekon, who facilitates diversity programming and offers international student support at the college.
Nova Southeastern University's Dual Admission Program is for highly motivated students who have maintained a focus on their career goals from an early age. As a qualified student in the Dual Admission program, students are automatically reserved a seat in one of NSU's graduate or professional schools while earning an undergraduate degree.
Ripon College Science Department recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a state-of-the-art liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) instrument. This instrument allows our students to greatly enhance their research in organic synthesis and protein chemistry. Additionally, the capacity to perform biological and biochemical research at Ripon College will be significantly improved by gaining the ability to effectively study lipidomics. The LC/MS will be available for all students to use by January 2015.
Meet some of the 25 extraordinary men and women who are bringing important lessons back home. The students were in the United States for the Rutgers Civic Leadership Institute which allowed them to experience many opportunities for personal development.
Dang and Nikiforouk decided to do something positive with their time and entrepreneurial minds at Drexel.
They wanted to start their own company that would use banner advertisements to raise money for charity.
There was a small hurdle to clear: Neither of them had any experience programming games, or any kind of software. And they didn’t have the resources to hire a developer. So they just taught themselves how to do it, over the course of a few months.
Conch salad and bison burgers are not one’s typical everyday menu items. But it’s not every day that the consul general of the Bahamas pays a visit. Paulette Zonicle, Consul General of the Bahamas, has a taste for the unique and her visit to South Dakota State University did not disappoint. Zonicle recently visited the SDSU campus in an effort to extend collaboration and facilitate international exchange between the Bahamas and SDSU.
“South Dakota State University is an awesome opportunity for Bahamian students not only because of the competitive tuition and the size of the university, but also because of the quality of the education. It is ranked among the top universities in this part of the United States,” Zonicle said. “For our students who are interested in engineering, agriculture, pharmaceutical sciences and nursing, this is a wonderful opportunity for them to come here. It is a smaller town and it is safe for our children. We are honored that the university has opened its doors for our students.”
With more than 700 islands and close to 400,000 citizens, the Bahamas reports a growing number of students traveling to the U.S. for college, with students and parents seeking higher education at a good value. While at State, Zonicle met with several key administrators including Provost Laurie Nichols and President David L. Chicoine. “We would like to keep growing our international population and diversity is the key,” said Chicoine while meeting with Zonicle. “We would like to provide diversity on campus and to provide students an opportunity to learn more from the Bahamas. What can be a better way than having more Bahamian students on our campus?” To bring her visit full circle, Zonicle spent an afternoon meeting six of the seven Bahamian SDSU students with a stop at the Dairy Bar to taste the famed Cookies ‘n’ Cream ice cream. “The good thing about South Dakota State University is that the price is right which can be very attractive to Bahamian students,” Zonicle said. “We can’t wait to get more students to learn about this institution.”
Western Washington University international students took turns sitting in the “Ask Me Anything About My Country” booth on the Bellingham, WA, campus on Friday, May 16. Passersby asked the students about their countries, their cultures, and their experiences as international students in the US. Organized by International Student and Scholar Services, the goal of the event was to celebrate WWU’s international population and to encourage cross-cultural education on a personal level.
International Student and Scholar Services supports international students at Western Washington University, providing assistance with immigration advising, practical matters, and social and cultural adjustment. ISSS also works to promote cross-cultural exchange throughout the University community. International students may begin their studies at Western Washington University in Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters.
Forty-seven South Dakota State University international graduates celebrated their accomplishments and were honored in colorful fashion at the second annual SDSU Sash Ceremony May 9 at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center. The Office of International Affairs awarded each international graduate a sash honoring his/her home country in the presence of faculty, friends and family.
“The best way to continue to attract quality students is to treat our current students well,” said Greg Wymer, manager of international students and scholars. “The SDSU Sash Ceremony, in particular, is important to SDSU because it leaves a lasting impression on the international students as they leave the university.”
Gibril Vandy of Sierra Leone, a 2014 international graduate, gave the ceremony’s student address.
Students were recognized and came forward to receive their sash from President David L. Chicoine. Sashes were also allowed as a special honor at the 2014 SDSU Commencement the following day, highlighting the SDSU international student population.
More than 80 countries are currently represented within the SDSU student population. To view more photos of the 2014 Sash Ceremony, visit www.facebook.com/SDSUInternational.
Winona State University (WSU) is excited to announce the opening of the English Language Center in Bemidji in partnership with Bemidji State University. The English Language Center at Bemidji State University offers intensive English language instruction and cultural activities to international students who are preparing to study at BSU, WSU, another U.S. university, or simply wish to improve their English.
For information about the ELC in Bemidji, visit www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/english_language_center.
Good news! The University of Baltimore has just announced a new program that gives all first-time, full-time freshmen the opportunity to take advantage of a tuition-free final semester. For more information click on the link below.