A Newsletter of NC State’s Office of International Affairs
“As another successful academic year winds down, exceptional faculty deserve
A Message from
Vice Provost Dr. Bailian Li
to be recognized for outstanding innovation and creativity in international engagement. This year we received 11 nominations for two diﬀerent global a wa r d s ; t h e O u t s t a n d i n g G l o b a l Engagement Award and the Jackson Rigney International Service Award.” Continue reading.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Vice Provost Message...................................... 1
Outreach & Engagement................................. 3
Global Accolades.............................................. 2
Experience the World on Campus................. 4
GLOBALEYES April 2014
Internationalization Celebrated Announcing the 2014 Global Engagement & Jackson Rigney Award Winners Four faculty award winners and seven nominees were recognized for excellence in global engagement at the 4th Annual Global Engagement Exposition on Thursday, April 10th. Approximately 80 students, faculty, staﬀ and visiting international scholars aVended the Expo to learn more about NC State’s internationalization achievements and to celebrate award recipients. The event was hosted by the Oﬃce of International Aﬀairs at the University Club and featured remarks by Vice Provost for International Aﬀairs, Dr. Bailian Li, and a poster session highlighting global programs, research and scholarship. Posters were presented by a range of people including undergraduate students, graduates, international visiting scholars, faculty, staﬀ and award recipients. Continue reading.
Photo: 2014 global award winners pictured at the Global Engagement Exposition. From left, Dr. Francis de los Reyes, Dr. Carl Zorowski, and Dr. Shweta Trivedi. Not pictured, Dr. Ira Weiss
Simon Award Reporter Completes Campus Visit
Photo: Oﬃce of International Aﬀairs staﬀ gather for a photo in front of the First Year College building during the NAFSA reporter visit.
N A F S A : A s s o c i a t i o n o f I n t e r n a t i o n a l Educators, sent a reporter to NC State’s campus March 25-‐‑27 to compile material for the annual publication of Internationalizing the Campus. The annual publication features proﬁles of success among the current year’s recipients of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. The visit included interviews with 38 people in just over two days. Interviewees included student leaders, innovative faculty, administrators and staﬀ who work with international programs. The photos from the visit and the report will be published in November 2014. The publication (when available in the fall) and proﬁles of Simon Award winners dating back to 2003 can be accessed here.
GLOBALEYES April 2014
Outreach & Engagement
Campus and Community Connections Confucius Institute Releases 10th Anniversary Documentary
Photo: Michael Bustle poses for a photo with a dedicated group of NC State alumni in Indonesia.
Indonesian Alumni Group Going Strong Michael Bustle, Global Training Initiative Director and Associate Vice Provost for International Aﬀairs, traveled to Indonesia recently and meet with 20 NC State alumni. He discovered that there are more than 50 alumni who received doctoral degrees from NC State in the 1960s through 1990s who hold annual gatherings to meet and celebrate the time spent in Raleigh. After a presentation of campus photos, new initiatives and updates from the university, the group was surprised to see how NC State has grown over the years. Mr. Bustle arranged for a current Indonesian student to call in via Skype and talk about her experience and answer questions in Bahasa, the oﬃcial language of Indonesia. It was a successful and productive experience, with much laughter and no dry eyes. The group was very touched that someone from NC State came out to acknowledge them, many of whom hold high positions in the government, academia, or industry. Mr Bustle reports that, “They are now excited to help their alma mater by recruiting good students, raising some scholarships funds, and using their positions of inﬂuence to promote the NC State brand in Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world.”
Confucius Institutes around the world are celebrating their 10th anniversary. NC State has hosted a Confucius Institute since 2007 and has had a huge impact on the education of hundreds of thousands of people across North Carolina in teaching them about Chinese language and culture. Confucius Institute oﬀers Chinese language and culture classes and many cultural events to NC State and the local community. To celebrate the anniversary, a documentary was recently released highlighting achievements and partnerships at NC State. Watch the 12-‐‑minute documentary on Vimeo.
Japan Center Hosts Art Exhibit An art reception was held at the NC Japan Center on Saturday, April 12, showcasing a collection by Ms. Junko Yamada, an artist residing in New York. Ms. Yamada’s art focuses on traditional Japanese culture and scenery from classical Japanese periods, and is created with thousands of pieces of ﬁne paper in the tradition of "ʺHarie"ʺ, a form of art that dates back several centuries in Japan. Prior to the reception, Ms. Yamada hosted a workshop for adults and children, showing them how to create art using Japanese rice paper. She later gave a presentation on her background and inﬂuences, inspirations, and technical methods used in crafting her unique compositions. Over a hundred aVended the exhibition and thirty children and adults participated in the workshop. Running through mid June, the exhibit is one of a series begun four years ago by the NC Japan Center to promote the work of local and national artists. The event was organized by Mr. Junjiro Sumikawa, the center'ʹs new curator of arts. Learn more about the NC Japan Center.
GLOBALEYES April 2014
Experience the World on Campus Globally Engaged Students Global Training Initiative Highlights ICLP Student Zach Milburn Zach Milburn is an NC State alumnus who volunteered with the International Cultural Leadership Project and was part of the Leadership Council. "ʺBeing part of the ICLP was one of the most valuable experiences I had during my college years,"ʺ he said. He is now an entrepreneur in residence at the ThinkHouse, a community speciﬁcally for post-‐‑grad e n t r e p r e n e u r s w h o wa n t t o s t a r t businesses rather than go the corporate route. Read about Zach’s experiences and global projects on the GTI website. GTI is now accepting new applications for the ICLP. Visit the website to apply!
OIS Hosts Annual End-of-Year Party The Oﬃce of International Services hosted the annual end-‐‑of-‐‑year party for international students on Friday, April 11th at the Centennial Campus Oval. The outdoor event drew over 300 international students and volunteers with this year’s theme of “Spring Carnival.” The carnival was an event students and scholars could bring the whole family to with ice cream, popcorn, coVon candy and even a kids zone. Students enjoyed the snacks, outdoor games and especially dunking their favorite OIS staﬀ members and student leaders in the popular dunk tank. Another major highlight was the annual donut-‐‑eating competition, which has become a tradition over the past ﬁve years. Students lined up in partners to consume a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, beating their fellow classmates with the fastest time. The competition was judged by staﬀ members and two rounds of the contest took place this year, crowing a total of four international students as winners. The carnival was a great way to spend time with peers, staﬀ and friends to celebrate a successful academic year. View the photo album on OIA’s Flickr page.
Photo: Students and their families gathered at the Oval on Centennial Campus for the Oﬃce of International Services Spring Carnival on April 11th.
GLOBALEYES April 2014
Upcoming Events Japan Center Art Exhibition
4/1/2014-6/13/2014 NC Japan Center Chinese Language Speech Contest Finals
4/26/2014, 10:00AM Withers Hall 232A Save the Date Packapalooza
8/23/2014, 2PM-10PM Hillsborough Street Citizenship Ceremony and Passport Fair
11/19/2014, 10AM Talley Student Center For a full calendar of global events, visit us at
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Office of International Affairs Units
Oﬃce of International Services
Intensive English Program
Study Abroad Oﬃce
NC State Confucius Institute
Global Health Initiative
NC Japan Center
Global Training Initiative
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