Miami is one of five institutions to receive the Simon Award
Miami is one of five institutions to receive the Simon Award
Miami receives top award for campus internationalization effort. Global Initiatives Monthly News | March 2019. Aerial shot of MacMillan Hall with green grass and yellow leaves on trees. NAFSA seal/stamp icon that says "Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization"
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Miami is one of five institutions to receive the 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization awarded by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The award recognizes overall excellence in internationalization efforts as evidenced in mission, strategies, programs and results, according to NAFSA.

“We are honored,” said Cheryl Young, assistant provost for Global Initiatives and eLearning at Miami. “The award represents the strong commitment of our community of educators, staff, students and alumni at Miami University who collaborate to embed international, global, and intercultural perspectives and dimensions into the university mission and vision which emphasizes ‘an appreciation of diverse views, and a sense of responsibility to our global future."

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Staff Spotlight
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Cheryl D. Young, PhD
Assistant Provost, Global Initiatives

Did you know these fun facts about our Assistant Provost of Global Initiatives? 

  • We are a true Miami family. My mother retired from Miami after working many years in the Shriver Center business office. I have 2 children–Nicki and Rachel– who both work at Miami, and their father retired from Miami after working over 25 years as a stationary engineer in the power plant. My sister, Suzanne, retired recently after working in various areas as a business/systems analyst, most recently in Enrollment Management. And, I'm a three time graduate of Miami, as well as a Miami merger–my husband Tim has a Bachelor's degree in History from Miami. I am going into my 35th year at Miami.
  • I grew up in...Oxford, Ohio. The house where I lived until I was 8 years old is at 116 N. Tallawanda, which is now student housing. I have also lived in Reno, NV, San Diego, CA, and Bremerton, WA, and traveled the world (42 countries by my count) in pursuit of the ideal place to live. I found that in Oxford.

  • I'm a New Years baby! I was born in a mid-size city, so I wasn't the first one born that day... I was #7, and I arrived when the doctor's attention was diverted back to me during halftime of the Rose Bowl.
  • My research interests focus in intercultural aspects of curriculum, specifically, how we, as educators, cultivate curiosity in students, especially intercultural wonderment. I look at how an understanding of culture is a threshold concept that cultivates higher levels of curiosity. Follow your curiosity!

  • I gave the opening serve for the Miami Women's Volleyball game in November. I was just glad to get it over the net!
upcoming events

Tea Tasting

March 15, 2019 | Learn More
This event provides a space for Miami students, scholars, and student organizations from all over the world to share their tea cultures with the Miami University community.

Badminton Fun Tournament

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | Learn More
ISSS is partnering with Intramural Sports and the Badminton Club to host the Badminton Fun Tournament to provide an opportunity for the Miami community to have fun and stay active. The tournament will include games and matches to accommodate participants of all levels, with an emphasis on participation, fun, and safety.  
Participation for this event is open to all Miami students, faculty, staff and Oxford community members. Register by March 15.
Looking for additional events? Take a look at our full calendar of events for an array of upcoming events and activities.
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Ready, Set, Register for ILR Courses
Did you know that the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Miami  promotes opportunities for individuals 50 and older to enrich their lives as they explore areas within science, the arts, society, technology, literature, languages, business, economics, and other subjects of interest?
Join ILR for another blockbuster semester this April 1 through May 3. Review the classes and special events offered.
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Students can Join the Miami Tradition in Luxembourg this Fall
MUDEC is a Miami center located in Differdange, Luxembourg, which is centrally located in the heart of Europe. Luxembourg is home to people of different cultures, who speak different languages. Over 11,500 Miamians have studied here.

Program Highlights:

  • Students from all majors may participate
  • Luxembourg is a 3 hour train ride from 5 countries
  • MUDEC students take Miami courses and earn Miami credit
  • Tuition and fees are comparable to a semester in Oxford, making MUDEC a cost-effective study abroad program
  • Facility operated by Miami with on-site staff readily accessible
  • All courses taught in English except for language courses
  • Homestay experience promotes immersion and cultural exchange
Steps students can take today: 
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MUDEC Memories
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Isaac Reynolds

Class of 2009

MUDEC gives students real business experience through internships

“One opportunity I had when I was at MUDEC was to be an intern at the US Embassy. I worked in the foreign commercial service section and through that role I got to interact with the commerce department and learn what they did overseas. To interact in that office, to work on trade leads, to prepare a few trade reports for an ambassador, at that time it was Ambassador Ann Wagner, it gave me a real front seat into how global diplomacy was working in the framework of business.”

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