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Study Abroad: China

Posted on September 15, 2017

Friday, Sept. 15 | 12 p.m. | CB 105

Come with us in May 2018 to visit Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, and Hong Kong and watch how your perspective on life changes before your eyes. Get all of the details at our information session this Friday, September 15 at noon in room 105 at the Center for Business. Contact Professor Ken Meyer at meyer@mnstate.edu with any questions.

Want to see some real Dragons?

Posted on November 03, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 3 | 5:30 p.m. | CB 105

Legend has it that dragons really do exist within China. MSUM students enrolled in Study Abroad: China can discover The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, and Chinese acrobats. Whether a fire breathing dragon crosses our path…well, you never know.

Come learn more about this exciting adventure from the information session on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Business Room 105. For additional information contact Professor Ken Meyer by email at meyer@mnstate.edu.

Study Abroad: China Spring Extension 2017

Posted on October 25, 2016

Shanghai, Beijing and Xi’an are our venues for studying culture, government and business over 16 days following spring graduation.

Student information sessions will be conducted at the Center for Business in room 105 on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursday, Oct.27 from 3 to 4 p.m.

For additional information contact Ken Meyer at meyer@mnstate.edu.

Paseka School of Business Welcomes Visiting Professor

Posted on August 24, 2016

The Paseka School of Business would like to welcome Dr. Zheng Xin Ye of Shanghai Finance University for his second semester as a visiting professor. He is head of international business at Shanghai Finance University. He is keeping regular office hours and is available to students and faculty who wish to learn about China.

MSUM visits China, South Korea in hopes of attracting more international students

Posted on January 11, 2016

By Helmut Schmidt and Grace Lyden | INFORUM

Across the U.S., more international students than ever were enrolled last school year in a college or university. It’s a trend Minnesota State University Moorhead and Concordia College are hoping to replicate here.

The two Moorhead schools, which have seen sharply declining enrollment in the past five years, are actively working to expand their international presence. MSUM hopes to eventually have 10 to 12 percent of its students coming from abroad. It was at just under 8 percent last year. Read the rest of this entry →

Follow the MSUM delegation as they travel to South Korea, China

Posted on December 04, 2015

Denise Gorsline, interim dean of Arts, Media and Communication, has been blogging about her “Dragon Tales” and the MSUM delegation visit to South Korea and China that began Dec. 1.

In her Dec. 3 post she writes: “I have been enchanted by Seoul…from our visit with Seoul National University of Education (SNUE)  to our dinner with an MSUM graduate, an exchange student, and a potential exchange student, Seoul has been great.”

Read more and follow at Dragon Tales blog.

The seven-member team of faculty, administrators and staff will visit with with high schools and universities in South Korea and China for the purpose of partnership-building and bringing new students to MSUM. They will return to the U.S. Dec. 14.

Read more about the delegation visit.

Geib, Swenson co-author paper to be published in journal

Posted on January 21, 2015

Professors Peter Geib and Jim Swenson, School of Business, co-authored a paper that will be published in March in Insights to a Changing World Journal, Franklin Publishing. The title of the article is, “What a Strategy of Designed Evolution can do for China”.

School of Business hosts Visiting Scholar from China

Posted on February 20, 2014

The School of Business is hosting Dr. Zou Shaohui, a Visiting Scholar from Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China, for one year. Dr. Zou is totally funded by The China Scholarship Council’s Visiting Scholar Research Program. During his year at MSUM Dr. Zou will be working on collaborative research projects with our faculty and observing different teaching methods. Read the rest of this entry →

Applications now being accepted for China Business Trip

Posted on February 13, 2014

China Business Trip: Applications are currently being accepted for the China Business Trip, May 19-June 10. Three credits are available for this course. For an experience that will last a lifetime, travel with us to China, a country that claims a history of 5,000 years. Throughout the journey, we will compare and contrast business in China with business in the United States. By experiencing for yourself the rural-urban dichotomy, the co-existence of communism and capitalism and the effects that the current economic boom has had on the environment, you will gain an awareness of the effect that China’s culture, history, and political ideology have played in shaping China’s role in the global economy. Read the rest of this entry →

Professor Guan will participate in comparative study of art education

Posted on October 29, 2013

Zhimin Guan, Art & Design, was invited to participate in the Pilot Symposium for the Comparative Study of American and Chinese Art Education in November. The symposium is sponsored jointly by the Center for Chinese Art, the Art Department and the College of Arts and Communication of William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Doing Business in China

Posted on August 19, 2013

Professors’ expertise help shape new certificate program

By Brittany Dunnigan

China is more than a passion for Dr. Ruth Lumb. It’s her second home and classroom across the sea. Lumb, a marketing professor in the School of Business, is a bicontinental professor who has brought a bit of China to MSUM and will continue to do so with the Doing Business in China Certificate Program.

“My interest in the Chinese market began when I attended a conference in India three decades ago and learned that China did not have international relations with India,” Lumb said. Since then Lumb has made more than 40 trips to China.  Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Geib and Dr. Swenson publish paper

Posted on July 10, 2013

Dr. Peter Geib and Dr. James Swenson, both School of Business, published the paper “China: Transformational Leadership for Policy and Product Innovation,” in the Journal, Advances in Management, May 2013. Much of the original research for this paper was done on site in China over several years.

View the paper here.

MSUM brings Chinese pipa player to campus

Posted on March 19, 2013

Chinese pipa player Gao Hong performs Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall in the Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.  A pre-performance lecture and demonstration take place at 4:30 p.m. in the same location. A reception will follow the evening performance.

Hong is considered a master of the pipa, a pear-shaped string instrument much like a lute. She graduated with honors from China’s premier music school, the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where she studied with pipa master Lin Shicheng. In both China and the U.S., Hong has received numerous top awards and honors, and was the first traditional musician to be awarded the prestigious Bush Artist Fellowship. Read the rest of this entry →

School of Business faculty member invited to 60th Anniversary Celebration of Chinese University

Posted on August 23, 2012

Dr. Ruth Lumb was invited as a distinguished guest of Chongqing Technology Business University, Chongqing, China for its 60th anniversary celebration in June 2012. While there, she was invited to participate in The International Forum of Financial University Presidents.

Several prominent dignitaries participated in the Forum discussion including Presidents from the following Chinese universities: University of International Business & Economics, Tianjin University of Commerce, Read the rest of this entry →

Henry Chan presented at World History Conference in China

Posted on July 13, 2012

Henry Chan, History, presented a paper titled “The Marvels of Cathay: Facts and Fiction in Odoric of Pordenone’s (c. 1286-1331) Relatio on Fourteenth-century China,” at the International Conference on Ancient and Medieval History at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, June 15-18. He also chaired a panel at the conference.

Ruth Lumb to present research at Chinese university

Posted on May 18, 2011

Ruth Lumb, School of Business, has been invited by Vice-President Zhang of Xian University of Science and Technology to present her research titled “An Examination of Tourists’ Perception of China: 2000-2011” to the administration and faculty of the University in June. She is being hosted by the School of Management. Lumb has also been asked to update her latest findings of a reserach project titled “Changes in Consumer Ethnocentric Tendencies between 1995-2011: A Four Country Analysis.” She had previously presented her findings for the topic for the years 1995-2009.

2011 China—Mongolia business trip

Posted on March 02, 2011

You do not need to be a business major or minor and you do not need to speak Chinese or Mongolian to join this exciting trip. Tentative travel dates are May 15–June 4.

For an experience that will last a lifetime, travel with us to China, a country that claims a history of 5,000 years. Throughout the journey, we will compare and contrast business in China with business in the United States. By experiencing for yourself the rural-urban dichotomy, the co-existence of communism and capitalism and the effects that the current economic boom has had on the environment, you will gain an awareness of the effect that China’s culture, history, and political ideology have played in shaping China’s role in the global economy. Read the rest of this entry →

2011 China-Mongolia Business Trip

Posted on February 11, 2011

Information meetings this week
Information meetings for students interested in the 2011 China-Mongolia business trip will be held the following dates and dates:

•    Monday, February 14  CB 105  8-9 pm
•    Tuesday, February 15  CB 203  5-6 pm
•    Wednesday, February 16  CB 203  6-7 pm
•    Thursday, February 17  CB 203  7-8 pm
•    Friday, February 18  CB 203  9-10 am

For an experience that will last a lifetime, travel with us to China, a country that claims a history of 5,000 years. Throughout the journey, we will compare and contrast business in China with business in the United States. By experiencing for yourself the rural-urban dichotomy, the co-existence of communism and capitalism and the effects that the current economic boom has had on the environment, you will gain an awareness of the effect that China’s culture, history, and political ideology have played in shaping China’s role in the global economy. Read the rest of this entry →

Zhimin Guan exhibit opens at Rourke Nov. 19

Posted on November 16, 2010

Zhimin Guan, Art and Design, presents a solo exhibition at the Rourke Art Museum Nov. 19 to Jan. 9. The exhibition, titled “Bridge: American Scene/China Scene,” features 40 of Guan’s most recent paintings. Many of the images in the solo show depict traditional houses and street views in his hometown in Anhui province China. Other paintings are landscape views from Minnesota and North Dakota. A public opening and artist gallery talk is set for Nov. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the museum. The show is sponsored by a 2010 Artist Fellowship grant from Lake Region Arts Council, with funding from the McKnight Foundation. Read the rest of this entry →

TCU World Studies Seminar Focuses on India and China

Posted on August 14, 2009

Tri-College University is offering an eight-week seminar course on “India and China on the Global Stage” (PSC 380) on Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 3 through Oct. 22 at Concordia College, Old Main room 232.

The two-credit course is designed to satisfy elective credits for students pursuing any major, but may be of particular interest to students studying East Asian studies, political science, economics, and multicultural or global studies. Students register for this class on their home campus.

Together, China and India account for over one-third of the world’s population, and they are increasingly important in world affairs. Both face daunting political, economic and social challenges. This course explores how the people of these two countries have attempted to meet these challenges and will feature a variety of guest speakers.

Anyone who does not wish to take the course for credit is welcome to attend a single session or the entire lecture series at no charge. It’s open to the public.

For more information, contact course instructor Kenneth Foster at 299.3528 or Tri-College at 231.8170. Registration information: http://www.tri-college.org/index.php?ID=83&func=publish_article

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