The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta held their annual induction ceremony
on November 20, 2014 during International Education Week. With over 50 Oklahoma
State University and Stillwater community internationalists in attendance, the Chapter
welcomed eight new members and five honorary members into the prestigious honor
society for international scholars.
For their significant contributions to increasing OSU’s involvement internationally
and efforts for enhancing the global competency of all OSU students, honorary membership
was extended to Dr. Gary Sandefur, Provost and Senior Vice President, Dr. Thomas
Coon, Vice President and Dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural
Resources, Dr. Ken Eastman, Dean of the Spears School of Business, and Dr. Keith
Garbutt, Dean of the Honors College.
Professor Jeanne Homer, associate professor of architecture and 2013 recipient
of the OSU International Education Faculty Excellence Award, delivered the keynote
address, Engaging Culture Through Architecture. Ms. Homer was recognized for her
international accomplishments and awarded honorary membership in Phi Beta Delta.
Nominated for membership based on their significant contributions to the international
efforts at OSU, NOC, and within Oklahoma, new members inducted at the ceremony include
Dr. Elizabeth Carver-Cyr, Yi-Fang Lu, Dawson Metcalf, Isabel Mulino, Dr. Deborah
Osborne, Chad Sebring, Wade Watkins, and Austin Wright.
A reception and social gathering followed the induction.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Ilya Garber will visit Oklahoma State University Nov. 11 for a seminar titled “Psychology in Russia Today.” The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Wes Watkins Center in room 204. The event is co-sponsored by the School of International Studies and Phi Beta Delta.
Garber currently works at Saratov State University in Russia in the department of social psychology of education and development.
His professional experience is associated with graduate and undergraduate teaching in organizational behavior, human resources management, leadership, conflict resolution and negotiations, and stress management.
Garber received his master’s degree in applied mathematics and holds a doctorate in psychology.
Garber said his research interests are focused on academic and applied cross-cultural research. He is a member of many international teams of researchers from different countries, as well as a member of several editorial boards for scientific journals.