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International Student Advisory Council

 

 

 

 

Mission: 

The International Student Advisory Council was created as a means of ensuring that concerns of the Missouri S&T international student population are addressed and to create an environment of positive communication.  Students and Missouri S&T representatives work together to ensure that student concerns are addressed, while communicating a clear understanding of the rules and regulations under which Missouri S&T must work.

History: 

In 2001 the Office of International Affairs, campus administrators, and international student leaders worked together to create a structure on campus through which the international students would have a direct channel of communication to campus administrators.  On November 7, 2001, the first meeting of the International Student Advisory Council (ISAC) was held. 

Council Overview: 

  • The Council consists of the officers and advisors of the International Student Club; presidents and officers of the international student associations, or their representatives; members of the International Affairs office; and other campus representatives as needed. 
  • Meetings are usually held on the second Friday of each month.  In case of a scheduling conflict, an alternative date is found. 
  • Topics addressed in the past include: 
    • Optional and Curricular Practical Training
    • On-campus work opportunities
    • Immigration regulations & legislation that impacts Missouri S&T’s international student population (SEVIS)
    • Changes in the Social Security process
    • International student admissions
    • Transportation for new student orientation
    • International Student Day
    • International Education Week
    • Social and cultural programs for students
    • Current issues of concern to the international student population

Methods of Communication:

Students are encouraged to communicate thoughts or concerns to their club representative or International Student Club officer, so that issues can be discussed directly.  Student representatives, who are members of this Council, are 1) expected to gather questions and concerns expressed by their constituency, 2) submit these topics for inclusion on the monthly agenda, 3) attempt to address issues immediately or assign action items for follow-up at the next meeting, 4) clearly communicate to the student and campus group regarding resolution of topics of concern & other issues of discussion within the Council meeting.  

Meetings Minutes

Events

 

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DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

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CHAMPIONING STEM FOR MINORITIES

Emily Hernandez wants to see more diversity in the engineering fields, and is doing her part to help.

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SELFLESS ACTIONS, GLOBAL IMPACT

Melissa Elder’s travels to her mother’s homeland of Honduras have shaped her career path and research focus.

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D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

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LIFE ON MARS

Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

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SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

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PERFECT FIT

Hannah Frye is doing research that could lead to a treatment for diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

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DANCING WITH CODE

Marquia Lewis studies computer science and is a member of the Gold Miners dance squad.

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PEOPLE PERSON

Cagatay "Ty" Atmaca has accomplished a lot since being sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp. four years ago.

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PRINTING THE FUTURE

Jonathan Bopp used his 3D printer to create parts for the Mars Rover’s robotic arm.

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A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

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PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

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SAYING GOOD RIDDANCE TO SOGGY BUNS

Tyler Richards has designed a cap that keeps separated liquid from escaping ketchup bottles.

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'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

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MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

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