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"Influences of the Persian Paradise Garden on Architecture and Landscape in Ancient Greece and Rome"

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Annette Giesecke Flier

Osborne named director of OSU’s English Language Institute

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

STILLWATER, Okla.–– The Division of International Studies and Outreach recently named Deborah Osborne the Director of the English Language Institute at Oklahoma State University.

Osborne was born and brought up in Vancouver, B.C., Canada where she studied at Simon Fraser University earning her bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in Linguistics. She also did graduate course work in Theoretical Phonology at the Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Osborne came to OSU from Parkville, MO as the coordinator of English as an International Language Program at Park University.

She said she is proud to be at an Institute with such high quality instruction and curriculum.

“I’m genuinely excited to be in Oklahoma and at Oklahoma State University,” Osborne said. “The English Language Institute has well-established roots, and a great team. I look forward to expanding the program, integrating ELI students more closely into the fabric of the University, and gaining accreditation through CEA.”

The OSU English Language Institute is an intensive English program designed to help international students attain the English proficiency necessary to enter a college or university in the United States. It is also suitable for individuals who may wish to learn English for business or personal reasons. There is an average enrollment of ninety students from fifteen to twenty countries each semester. Programs can also be designed to meet the special needs of groups.

For additional information about ELI visit http://eli.okstate.edu/

Allegro Concert

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014

Five Oklahoma State University Awarded Matthew 25:40 Scholarship

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Five Oklahoma State University students have been honored as Wes and Lou Watkins Matthew 25:40 scholars. Pictured from left to right: Wes Watkins, Lou Watkins, Brain Barton, Paige Liggens, Catherine Molleno, Timothy Nash and Wade Watkins. Not Pictured is Hannah McReynolds.

The scholarship was set up by the Watkins due to their belief in the virtues of helping under-served communities in other countries and as a means to both improve their quality of life and to allow students to serve as positive representatives of Oklahoma and the United States.
Five Oklahoma State University students have been honored as Wes and Lou Watkins Matthew 25:40 scholars. Pictured from left to right: Wes Watkins, Lou Watkins, Brain Barton, Paige Liggens, Catherine Molleno, Timothy Nash and Wade Watkins. Not Pictured is Hannah McReynolds. The scholarship was set up by the Watkins due to their belief in the virtues of helping under-served communities in other countries and as a means to both improve their quality of life and to allow students to serve as positive representatives of Oklahoma and the United States.

Phi beta Delta Induction 2013

Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Over 50 Oklahoma State University and Stillwater community internationalists attended the annual induction ceremony of the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta held on November 20, 2013 during International Education Week. The Chapter welcomed 13 new members and seven honorary members into the prestigious honor society for international scholars. The chapter now numbers over 250 members of which 34 are honorary.

Dr. James Pappas, professor of management and 2012 recipient of the OSU International Education Faculty Excellence Award, delivered the keynote address, The Millennial Generation Goes Abroad. Dr. Pappas was recognized for his international accomplishments and awarded honorary membership in Phi Beta Delta.

For their creative and meaningful contributions to increasing OSU’s involvement internationally and efforts for enhancing the global competency of all OSU students, honorary membership was extended to Dr. Pamela S. Carroll, Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Bret Danilowicz, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Jean Sander, Dean of Veterinary Health Sciences, Dr. Paul Tikalsky, Dean of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Dr. Sheryl Tucker, Dean of the Graduate College, and Dr. Stephan Wilson, Dean of Human Sciences.

A reception and social gathering followed the induction.

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