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2 Director of International Students
LNU – MSU Welcomes You! We, the faculty and staff at LNU – MSU, look forward to getting to know you personally. Living and studying in China will be challenging but the most rewarding experience of your life. The skills that you gain will provide a roadmap for your future endeavors. We wish you the best of success at LNU – MSU! Mike Coutts Director of International Students

3 LNU – MSU College of International Business
introduction

4 Who You Are You are an integral part of a community of scholars and students from around the world that makes LNU – MSU a true international business school. You are an ambassador from your country to China

5 Countries Represented
China (Hong Kong) Congo Equatorial New Guinea Indonesia Japan Korea Mongolia Nigeria Russia Senegal USA Zambia Zimbabwe

6 Faculty and Staff We have around 25 faculty from around the world from USA, Canada, Singapore and Algeria, and about 15 Chinese support staff Almost all faculty are native English speakers with all classes being taught in English

7 LNU – MSU College of International Business
The Universities

8 Missouri State – West Plains
Missouri State University – West Plains is a teaching and learning institution providing quality post-secondary educational opportunities to the communities we serve. It is a separately accredited campus of the Missouri State University System The first two years of your Bachelor’s degree is under the auspices of MSU – West Plains

9 Missouri State – Springfield
Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons The last two years of your Bachelor’s degree is under the auspices of MSU – Springfield – the main campus under the MSU system. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in General Business from Missouri State University

10 Liaoning Normal University
Liaoning University is a multiple – discipline comprehensive university, embracing Chinese language and literature, history, philosophy, economics, law, foreign languages, art, natural science, engineering and management

11 Two Great Universities One Great Program
Liaoning Normal University (LNU) and Missouri State University (MSU) created the LNU-MSU College of International Business in The language of instruction is English, and all faculty meet the hiring standards of both universities You also have the option to complete a Missouri State University BS degree in General Business, while staying all four years in Dalian. Studying in China will cost approximately $10,000 (including housing, etc) per academic year

12 LNU versus MSU MSU deals with issues relating to Academics, hiring of instructors and admission of students LNU deals with issues relating to dorms, school building (and equipment) and recruitment of Chinese in-plan students

13 Director of International Students Responsibilities
Review prospective applications - responsible for recruitment and admissions Work closely with the ISA Executive Committee and provide a link between you and administration at LNU and MSU Responsible for academic affairs involving you Liaison between you and Chinese class advisors providing semester schedules and important news

14 LNU – MSU College of International Business
Administration

15 Guangcai Dong Dean, Director Office of International Exchange
Country: China Beat Kernen Associate Dean, Professor Emeritus MSU – Springfield Country: Switzerland, USA Education: BA History and Germanic languages and literature, University of Berne, Switzerland MA Soviet and East European Studies, University of Kansas, KS PhD Political Science, University of Kansas, KS

16 Robert Saint Denis Director of Academic Affairs
Michael Coutts Assistant Dean, Director of International Students Country: Canada Education: BS Mathematics, minor Computer Science, Texas A&M University at Commerce, TX MS Mathematics, Texas A&M University at Commerce, TX Robert Saint Denis Director of Academic Affairs Country: USA Education: BSc Chemistry, New York University, NY MA Chemical Physics, New York University, NY MSc Physical Chemistry, University of Washington, WA PhD (ABD) Chemical Physics, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok

17 Robert Gard Director of English Programs
Country: USA Education: BA Honors English, minor in Philosophy and Religion, Virginia Tech, VA MA English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC TESOL certificate, EdS in Educational Leadership, University of Florida, FL Nicholas Brosius IT Support Country: USA Education: BS Secondary Mathematics Education, Bob Jones University, SC

18 David Hamilton Assistant Dean of Operations
Country: USA, Japan Education: BA International Economics and Trade, Dalian University of Economics and Finance at Dalian, China Thomas Michael Lightner Director of Student Advisement Country: USA Education: BS Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BS Computer Science, Mankato State University MBA, University of Montana at Missoula PhD Education, University of Northern Colorado at Greeley

19 Jackie Brosius Academic Center Coordinator
Country: USA Education: BA TESOL from University of Wisconsin, WI

20 LNU – MSU College of International Business
Faculty

21 Steven Acton Instructor
Country: USA Classes Instructed: ENG 100 / 110 Education: BS Electronics Technology, Central Missouri State University, MO MS Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Central Missouri, MO MA Biblical Languages, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, MO Country: USA Classes Instructed: ENG 100 / 110 Education: BA English, Hamline University at Saint Paul, MN BA Psychology, Metropolitan State University at Saint Paul, MN MFA Writing, Hamline University at Saint Paul, MN TEOFL Certificate, Hamline University at Saint Paul, MN Jill Boyles Instructor

22 Jackie Brosius Instructor
Country: USA Classes Instructed : Speaking and Listening Education: BA TESOL from University of Wisconsin, WI Victor Chang Instructor Country: China Classes Instructed: ENG 100 / 110 Education: BA English Education, School of Foreign Languages, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China MA English, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO

23 Grace Chen Instructor, Associate Dean School of Foreign Languages, LNU
Rachel Che Instructor Country: China Classes Instructed: MGT 286, MKT 397, QBA 237 Education: BS General Business, LNU – MSU College of International Business MBA, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO Country: China Classes Instructed: ENG 100 / 110 Education: BA English Education, School of Foreign Languages, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China MA TESOL, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO MA English Linguistics, School of Foreign Languages, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China Grace Chen Instructor, Associate Dean School of Foreign Languages, LNU

24 Joseph Cheong Instructor
Country: Singapore Classes Instructed: CIS 110 / 232 Education: Diploma, Manufacturing Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic BSc Internet Science and Technology, Wollongong University, NSW Australia MSc Information and Communication Technology, Wollongong University, NSW Australia Michael Coutts Instructor Country: Canada Classes Instructed: MTH 135 / 285 Education: BS Mathematics, minor Computer Science, Texas A&M University at Commerce, TX MS Mathematics, Texas A&M University at Commerce, TX

25 Linda Covey Instructor
Country: USA Classes Instructed: PSY 121 Education: BS Psychology, minor Journalism, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO BA Religious Studies, minor Anthropology, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO MA, Religious Studies: Religion, Self, and Society track, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO Doctorial work in Clinical Psychology, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology at Springfield, MO Linda Covey Instructor Mark Lewis Instructor Country: USA Classes Instructed: HST 122 Education: BA History, Angelo State University at San Angelo, Texas MEd (History), Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas Graduate studies History, Texas Tech University at Lubbock, Texas

26 Robert Gard Instructor
Country: USA Classes Instructed: ENG 210 Education: BA Honors English, minor in Philosophy and Religion, Virginia Tech, VA MA English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC TESOL certificate, EdS in Educational Leadership, University of Florida, FL Daniel Gardner Instructor Country: USA Classes Instructed: PED 100 Education: BA Economics, Muhlenberg College at Allentown, PA MBA Florida State University at Tallahassee, FL NMD, SW College of Naturopathic Medicine at Tempe, AZ

27 Steven R. Henry Instructor, JD
Abe Hammar Instructor Country: USA Classes Instructed: CIS 110 Education: BS Computer Information Systems, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO MBA (CIS), Missouri State University at Springfield, MO Steven R. Henry Instructor, JD Country: USA Classes Instructed: LAW 231 / , HST 122 Education: BA History, Drury University at Springfield, MO MA International Affairs and Administration, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO Jurist Doctor, University of Missouri School of Law at Columbia, MO

28 Bingjun Li Instructor Helen Li Instructor Country: China
Classes Instructed: ENG 100 / 110, CHI 101 Education: BA English, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian MA English, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO Country: China Classes Instructed: QBA 237 Education: BS Resources Environment and the Management of Urban and Rural Planning, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China MS Environment Science, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China PhD Economic Geography , Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China Helen Li Instructor

29 Thomas Michael Lightner Instructor
Peter Lian Instructor Country: Malaysia, Canada Classes Instructed: ECO 165 Education: BAgrSc (Honors), Agricultural Economics, University of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia MA Economics, Food Research Institute, Stanford University, CA MBA, Stanford University, CA Thomas Michael Lightner Instructor Country: USA Classes Instructed: ACC 201 / 211 Education: BS Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BS Computer Science, Mankato State University MBA, University of Montana at Missoula PhD Education, University of Northern Colorado at Greeley

30 Alireza Nasiri Instructor
Country: Iran Classes Instructed: MKT 364 Education: BSc Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran MSc Executive Management, Industrial Management Institute, Iran PhD Management Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology at Dalian, China Robert Nigohosian Associate Professor Country: USA Classes Instructed: ECO 155 Education: BA Economics, University of Rhode Island, RI MA Economics, University of Rhode Island, RI

31 Dale Robinson Instructor
Country: USA Classes Instructed: SOC 150 Education: BS Sociology, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO MS Aging Studies, University of North Texas, TX Doctoral Work in Human Development, University of Kansas at Lawrence, KS Country: USA Classes Instructed: PHY 100 Education: BSc Chemistry, New York University, NY MA Chemical Physics, New York University, NY MSc Physical Chemistry, University of Washington, WA PhD (ABD) Chemical Physics, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok Robert Saint Denis Instructor

32 Sam Sun Instructor Sabrina Yu Instructor Country: China
Classes Instructed: ENG 100 / 110 Education: BA English, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian MA English, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO Sabrina Yu Instructor Country: China Classes Instructed: PLS 101 Education: BS General Business, LNU – MSU College of International Business MA International Affairs and Administration, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO

33 Chandra Sinha Instructor
Tom Akers Instructor Country: USA Classes Instructed: COM 115 Education: BA Communications, Minor Business Administration, Western Illinois University at Macomb, IL Chandra Sinha Instructor Country: India Classes Instructed: COM 115 Education: MA English and Linguistics, Patna University, India MBA Personnel Management, Patna University, India PhD English Literature (Honors), Lucknow University, India

34 Sandra Zhong Instructor
Anna Zhao Professor Country: China Classes Instructed: CHM 106 Education: BS Chemical Engineering, Jiaotong University at Dalian MS, Environmental Science, Jiaotong University at Dalian PhD, Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemistry and Physics, The Chinese Academy of Sciences at Dalian and Penn State University, PA Sandra Zhong Instructor Country: China Classes Instructed: ACC 201 / 211 Education: BS General Business, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO MBA (Management and Accountancy), Missouri State University at Springfield, MO

35 Berliana Sihombing Instructor
Country: Indonesia Classes Instructed: ACC 201 / 211 Education: BS Accounting, Minor German, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO MS Accountancy, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO MBA with Computer Information Systems (ip), Missouri State University at Springfield, MO Strader Payton Instructor Country: USA Classes Instructed: PLS 101 Education: BA International Affairs and Japanese, George Washington University at Washington, DC MA International Affairs and Administration, Missouri State University at Springfield, MO

36 Monireh Kandi Instructor
Country: Iran Classes Instructed: CIS 212 Education: BS Electrical Engineering and Computer Hardware, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran MS Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, University of Tehran, Iran PhD (ABD),Nero Informatics, Dalian University of Technology at Dalian, China Pei Tingyan Instructor Country: China Classes Instructed: IDS 110 Education: MBA, Missouri State University at Springfield MA English Language and Literature, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China BA English Education, Liaoning Normal University at Dalian, China

37 Admissions and Registration
LNU – MSU College of International Business Admissions and Registration

38 Admissions The following items should be sent to LNU – MSU, when you graduate high school to Mike Coutts, Director of International Students, at Official high school transcripts High school diploma with official seal Proof of English proficiency (See next page) Completed application form for LNU – MSU at

39 Admissions: English Proficiency
Your acceptance to our program is contingent upon an English proficiency test, if it is required: This should be either TOEFL or IELTS (http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx). LNU – MSU requires a score of 61 iBT and 5.5, respectively, on these tests. If you have attended or are attending a high school in the USA, Canada and U.K. or the Maple Leaf schools here in Dalian, or are from an English-speaking country, you will not need to take an English proficiency test

40 Teresa Combs is located in the USA at MSU – West Plains:
Acts as liaison between Dalian and West Plains campuses Processes student admission applications, course registrations, withdrawals, override permission forms and transcript requests Processes grades and grade changes, scholastic actions, reinstatements, applications to graduate, student information changes, verify GPA, etc Teresa Combs Registration and Records Assistant

41 Sandy Wang is located in Room 105 and she will help you with:
Registrar – LNU - MSU Sandy Wang is located in Room 105 and she will help you with: Your application upon arrival Course registration and Drops Processing discrepancy reports Michelle Wang is located in the financial office across from Dean Dong’s office. She will accept your tuition and fee payments Michelle Wang Financial Assistant

42 Maggie Yao is located in Room 107 and she will help you with:
Renting of textbooks for your classes – You do not buy your textbooks School mailroom Maggie Yao Book room Attendant

43 Registration Registration for all international Students starts on February 15, 2012 Classes start February 20, 2012 Tuition payment is due after you register for your classes (Please see School Fees)

44 Your Responsibilities
You must keep track of your status as a student on https://mygrizzlyden.missouristate.edu/cp/home/loginfYou are solely responsible for determining which classes you are registered or not registered for You must use your live.missouristate.edu account for all class related activities. The Director of International Students will send you regular information about important dates and information to this address

45 Curriculum and transfers
LNU – MSU College of International Business Curriculum and transfers

46 Curriculum Information
Listed on the next page are the courses and their respective credit hours that you need to take during your first two years to receive your AA degree and to prepare you for the COBA (College of Business Administration) courses in your last two years. (Please see Tom Lightner regarding which COBA classes are needed to graduate with a BS in General Business). Note: Although there are 72 credit hours listed, you only need 62 credit hours to get an AA degree. Please see Tom Lightner for all curriculum information

47 AA degree in General Studies Curriculum
* ENG 100 will count towards AA degree credits, but not towards the total BS degree credits

48 Transferring to LNU - MSU from another University
If you are transferring into LNU - MSU, send your official transcripts to Melissa Jett, Coordinator of Admissions at the following address: Missouri State University - West Plains Admissions Office Cass Hall 128 Garfield West Plains, MO 65775 Phone: +1 – 417 – 255 – 7956 (work)

49 LNU – MSU College of International Business
Academic Advising

50 Director of Advisement
Advising Office The Advising office's primary responsibility is to help students graduate. Some of the key activities are: Planning course schedules with students, when necessary Helping to find the right person to help when transcript corrections are necessary Tom Lightner Director of Advisement

51 Advising Office Explaining the rules of graduation (AA and BS degrees), for example: Which classes are needed for your AA degree How the AA degree replaces general education requirements for the BS degree Which College of Business Administration (COBA) courses are required and which are electives Why the GPA is so important and what different GPAs mean

52 Advising Office Explaining the rules for admission to the College of Business Administration (COBA) in the third year Communicating with Missouri State University West Plains and Springfield administrators on behalf of you to solve advising-related issues

53 Important Message The advising office intends to help you in these matters in any appropriate way that it can. It also asks you to help yourself, if possible. One way to do that is to join the Blackboard site, Advising-Dalian, and browse the relevant documents. Occasionally our help might not be seen as help. Sometimes we must adhere to the rules of Missouri State University regarding students whose academic performance is below the acceptable standard. In these cases, we hope that you understand we are acting in your long-range interests.

54 Tuition, fees and housing
LNU – MSU College of International Business Tuition, fees and housing

55 School fees and Tuition
Registration Fee – ¥1,000 (One time fee) Tuition – ¥1000 per credit hour Book Rental Fee - ¥500  per semester (¥500 fully refundable deposit is also required)  Student Visa Application - ¥420 Student Visa - ¥820 per year Health examination upon arrival in China - around ¥460

56 Housing and Meals Most international students live in private apartments close to campus. These apartments are furnished, clean, and reasonably priced at 1500 – 2000 RMB/month. You may also live in the foreign student dormitory owned by Liaoning Normal University, a shared dorm room is 1200 RMB/month. Inexpensive meals are available at campus cafeterias. A wide variety of restaurants, grocery stores, apartments and shops surround the campus. Helen Li can provide assistance to you if you need to look for apartments

57 Housing Agents “Wei Lai Bu Dong Chan" Lan Yu street, #30, 5th unit, 1st floor, right beside Wei Lai Korean Supermarket. Phone number:

58 International student Association
LNU – MSU College of International Business International student Association

59 International Student Association
ISA center is located in room 601 on the 6th floor of the school building Responsible for creating social programs and get-togethers, as well as provide important information Helps support and mentor new incoming international students

60 Executive Committee: President
Is the leader of the ISA Ensure the ISA has an ongoing membership building program that works for you Schedule and chair regular executive committee and general student meetings Lee Jae Seung ISA President

61 Executive Committee: Vice - President
Schedules meetings and location Maintain ISA room Work with executive members and students to plan Arrange for snacks and drinks at meetings (both executive and general student meetings) Collect ballots for voting on resolutions and tally the votes Jung Jae-young ISA Vice - President

62 Executive Committee: Treasurer
Prepare a budget to be approved by the executive committee Keep records of all financial transactions and collect money for ISA events Cho Sohyun ISA Treasurer

63 University Ambassadors
Your University Ambassadors are Eunice Lie, Edward Kusumo, and Karen Choy Airport pickups will usually be arranged, but you should try to coordinate your arrivals after contacting University Ambassadors for contacts with other students University Ambassadors will also be involved in providing school tours and mentoring to help you adjust to life in China

64 Visa and Police registration
LNU – MSU College of International Business Visa and Police registration

65 Your Visa If at all possible, we suggest you apply as a tourist visa to come here. When you arrive, our staff, specifically Helen Li and Selina Song, will help you to transfer your tourist visa to a student visa If you do request a student visa to come, you will need a JW202 form which is the Chinese equivalent of the I-20 from universities in the United States. Please contact Selina Song or Helen Li for more information

66 Your Visa You must eventually have a JW202 student visa. You must also be careful not to overstay your time in China. Contact Selina Song and Helen Li to make sure your visa is up-to-date Non – Chinese nationals, must go see Selina Song to register with the local police. She will arrange a time to take everyone at one time to the police station to provide your passport and address information. Every time you change apartments or your visa status, you must go to the local police station and update your information

67 LNU – MSU College of International Business
Dalian prefecture

68 Dalian is one of China's most livable cities
Dalian is a popular tourist destination on the coast of northeast China. It features a temperate climate, many shopping malls and excellent beaches. Its Software Park business zone is home to numerous Fortune 500 corporations. The busy international port is served by a variety of businesses specializing in logistics, ship building and import-export enterprises

69 Map of Dalian around School

70 LNU – MSU College of International Business
Health and wellness

71 Hospitals and Clinics Daniel Gardner is your resident health expert and PE instructor. The next few pages list several hospitals and clinics (including a dentist) that you can go to in Dalian. Please visit Dan in his office anytime if you have medical issues Dr. Daniel Gardner

72 Dalian Healthcare Vitup Healthcare
Full service modern medical center including check-ups, preventive medicine, clinic, diagnostics, rehab, pediatrics, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and dental services. Bilingual service in English, Japanese and Korean. Address: Nanshan Road, Zhongshan, Dalian Phone:

73 Dalian Healthcare Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University
Large full service hospital with all diagnostic equipment, MRI, CT scan, etc. Offers special VIP treatment in the "foreign patient department". Bilingual services in English, Japanese and Korean. Address: 6 Jie Fang Street, Zhongshan, Dalian, Phone:

74 Dalian Healthcare First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University Large full service hospital with all diagnostic equipment, MRI, CT scan, Ultrasound, etc. Offers a multilingual VIP department for foreign patients. Address: 222 Zhongshan Road, Zhongshan, Dalian Phone:

75 Dalian Healthcare Dalian Number 5 People's Hospital
Nearest hospital to LNU campus located on the south side of Huang He Lu on the way to Malan Square. Has CT scan, Ultrasound, X-ray, ECG, Blood test lab, hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This hospital provides basic and emergency services. Chinese only spoken. Address: 890 Huang He Road, Shahekou, Dalian Phone:

76 Dalian Healthcare: TCM
Dalian Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Large hospital offering natural medicine from doctors trained to use Traditional. Chinese Medicine therapies. Doctors are trained in tongue and pulse diagnosis. Only Chinese spoken. Very reasonable prices. Address: 321 Jie Fang Road, Zhongshan, Dalian Phone:

77 Dalian Healthcare: Dentist
Dr. Dawn Liu: Phone: and Address: 141 Xinhua Street, Xigang District Dr. Liu speaks good English, and has a modern office located just west of Olympic Square.

78 LNU – MSU College of International Business
Important people

79 Linda Covey, your Psychology instructor, can help you with:
Counseling in culture shock Shopping needs Emotional support Support international student social events Linda Covey Daniel Gardner Daniel Gardner, your Physical Education instructor, can help you with: Medical issues and emergencies The Voice magazine faculty advisor

80 Emergencies, including going to the hospital Housing and Visa issues
Helen Li is located in Dean (Guangcai) Dong’s office and will help you with: Emergencies, including going to the hospital Housing and Visa issues Helen Li Selina Song is located in Associate Dean Beat Kernen’s office. She will help you with: Police registration and visa issues Selina Song Lai

81 Important Contact People
Helen Li: all emergencies and visa issues. Her phone number is Selina Song: police registration and visa issues. David Hamilton: speaks fluent Chinese and will also help you liaison with Chinese staff Nicholas Brosius: and GrizzlyDen accounts Michael Coutts: Office 213,

82 LNU – MSU Mailing Address
[Insert Name Here] Liaoning Normal University LNU-MSU College of International Business P.O. Box Huang He Road Dalian, Liaoning, CHINA 中国辽宁省大连市黄河路850号13001信箱 辽宁师范大学国际商学院 邮编


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