Staff in the Office of International and Border Programs (IBP), as well as NMSU’s top administration and faculty, will have an active summer engaged in international activities. The following list includes some highlights, but by no means includes all the Aggies doing interesting international things this summer.
Provost and Delegation Travel to China
From June 8-14 Dr. Daniel J. Howard, NMSU’s Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be in China with Dr. Kenneth Hammond, a resident China expert and NMSU Confucius Institute co-founder. The delegation, which includes two Plant & Environmental Science faculty, Department Head Richard Pratt and Assistant Professor Kenneth Carroll, will visit with contacts at China National Agricultural University in Beijing, as well as key contacts of NMSU’s Confucius Institute in Hebei Province.
Associate Provost Travels to Turkey and Azerbaijan
From May 25-June 7 Dr. Cornell H. Menking, Associate Provost for International and Border Programs, will be joining a New Mexico delegation to Turkey and Azerbaijan. The trip, sponsored by the Turquois Foundation of Americans and Eurasians, will include NM Senators Mary Kay Papen (Senate President pro tempore), John Woods and Lee Cotter, as well as Mark Moores, Donald Niewold, and others.
NMSU Faculty Lecture Bogota
Four NMSU faculty will travel to Bogota, Colombia for Universidad de La Salle’s “Summer School” program. This is the second year that NMSU has worked with this close partner university to send faculty to participate in this intensive summer program. Faculty live on campus and teach a 20 hour seminar with university faculty and students. This year’s participants are:
Azadeh Osanloo, College of Education
Seminar Title: Educational Leadership, Multiculturalism, Social Justice, Global Citizenship – June 20-27
Sean Rogers, College of Business
Seminar Title: International and Comparative Labor & Employment Relations – June 16-27
Jeffrey Query, College of Business
Seminar Title: Environmental Risk Management – June 16-27
Annual NAFSA Meeting
NMSU will send a large contingent to the annual NAFSA meeting in San Diego. The Directors of Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Center for English Language Programs, will all be attending, along with a few other key IBP staff. NAFSA is the world’s largest gathering of international education professionals, so every topic imaginable is addressed in sessions of all kinds. Of particular interest are best practice strategies in international student mobility, international mobility risk management, international student recruiting, international programming, intensive English and its integration into the campus internationalization goals, and internationalization at home. Perhaps just as important as the professional development offered, the networking at NAFSA is paralleled. While there, NMSU representatives will attend numerous networking social events and will pursue new partnerships that will contribute to the internationalization goals of NMSU.