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Arcadia University Recognizes Marielle Lynch With 2018 Global Scholar Award

Arcadia University – The College of Global Studies has announced that Ohio State senior Marielle Lynch is the winner of the 2018 Global Scholar Award. A health sciences major and dance minor from Wexford, Pennsylvania, Marielle studied abroad via Arcadia at the University of Sydney in Australia for fall semester 2018.

“I am pleasantly surprised and extremely honored to receive this award. It feels wonderful to know that I made an impression on those who I didn't even know were watching, and I thank them for their nominations,” said Lynch. “It is gratifying to be recognized for my efforts both in school and experiencing the world.”

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Critical Language Scholarship GraphicSeven undergraduate students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages during the summer of 2019. The scholarship program is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. Six Buckeyes from the College of Arts and Sciences and one from the College of Engineering have received funding to spend the summer abroad to intensively study a critical needs language while participating in cultural excursions. 

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Natalie Antonik

Before spring semester 2019 wraps up, we would like you to meet one of our student leaders and acknowledge her incredible work and dedication during her time with the Office of International Affairs (OIA).

Meet Natalie Antonik! She is a junior international relations major, Global Ambassador and member of the English Conversation Program (ECP).

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The Ohio State University OvalThe Ohio State University is set to launch an international strategic planning process in mid-April, which will result in an ‘International Strategic Plan 2020-2025’ to be presented to the President and Provost for approval by February 2020 for implementation in spring 2020.

Provost and Executive Vice President Bruce McPheron has formed a steering committee composed of senior academic and operational leaders to ensure that the International Strategic Plan is academically aligned, and operationally sound. A successful plan will clearly articulate the academic priority for internationalization and the implications for the operations side of the university. The composition of the steering committee includes representation from the colleges, regional campuses and administrative units.

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Fisher’s Global Business Association (GBA) held its first Global Applied Projects (GAP) Summit on March 29 at Gerlach Hall. The GAP program is arguably the largest contingency of MBA students in the State of Ohio that engage internationally on consulting projects. In May 2019, 71 MBA students will travel to eight countries including all three Global Gateway locations. They will engage in projects involving biofuel proof-of-concept in Brazil, regional economic development in China and defense research in India, to name a few.

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Marla Goins is PhD candidate in the Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology.

From August to December, 2018, I was an exchange student with the Department of Education at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. My semester in São Paulo was filled with experiences that changed my outlook on my research and on life. During that time, I collected my dissertation data, which is on black Brazilian women’s afro hair activism, and the impact of that activism on education. I interviewed activists and women who were studying to become teachers on what afro hair means to their identities, on their experiences with afro hair discrimination in schools and in society at large, and on why it is important for them to teach others to embrace afro hair. I learned from my participants that afro-hair activism to them is both antiracist and black-empowering.

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PecaeCorps webThe Ohio State University is ranked fifth in the United States for Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools in 2019, up one spot from sixth place in 2018.

A total of 62 Ohio State alumni are current volunteers in countries ranging from the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Togo, Mongolia, Indonesia, Kosovo and many more.

The Peace Corps ranks its volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. View the complete 2019 rankings of the top 25 schools in each categories, and find an interactive map that shows where alumni from each college and university are serving.

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Lithuanian Foreign Minister visits Ohio StateThe Ohio State University welcomed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas to campus to honor and discuss the 70th Anniversary of NATO on Friday, April 5. Minister Linkevičius, Ambassador Kriščiūnas and Counsellor Kestutis Vaskelevicius had a productive meeting with Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs Gil Latz, Ohio State government affairs representatives Stacy Rastauskas and Abigail Finn, General Consul of Lithuania Ingrida Bublys, student Helen McHenry and Arts and Sciences lecturer Jeff Trimble at Bricker Hall.

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Jamilah Muhammad

We recently held our annual Global Engagement Leadership Reception to celebrate students who have served in leadership positions with the Office of International Affairs and acknowledge their incredible work becoming global citizens and being globally engaged.

Meet one of the student leaders, Jamilah Muhammad! She is a senior communications major and member of the 2018-2019 Global Leadership Initiative cohort.

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WolfeRecipients 0758The Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2018-2019 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 4 at the Faculty Club. President Michael V. Drake, MD, other university leaders, the Wolfe family and representatives of The Dispatch Printing Company and the Wolfe Foundation, congratulated the 36 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

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