by Sandra Chen Ming Chuan University-Michigan Location, U.S.A., (MCUMI) was established in July 2013, upon approval by Taiwan Ministry of Education. Student recruitment briefings will be held at 12:10-13:00 on March 25 (Tuesday) in Q501 on Taoyuan Campus and 12:10-13:00 on March 26 (Wednesday) in E202 on Taipei Campus. All students are welcome to participate in the workshop and learn about seizing the opportunity of “One Tuition for Two Degrees” – Master of Teaching (MAT) from Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) and Master of Arts (MA) from MCUMI. MCUMI student recruitment is not only a new milestone for internationalization at MCU, but also an unprecedented pioneer work in the history of higher education in Taiwan. To launch the establishment of MCUMI, this MA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language is the first degree-granting program set up jointly by MCU and SVSU; this dual degree signifies the cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-Pacific competency of program graduates. Students enjoy “One Tuition for Two Degrees”, SVSU’s MAT and MCUMI’s MA. All MCU students and alumni can enjoy a special tuition discount (about 40% lower than for other SVSU international students). MCUMI graduates will be nurtured with international, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary competencies through the economical, practical dual degrees. Those competencies are influential for employment market success. MCUMI Student Recruitment is underway around the world; don’t miss your opportunity. Please submit your application form before May 15, 2014. The new semester will start at the end of August 2014. For further information about MCUMI, please check MCUMI website at URL http://mcumi.mcu.edu.tw An additional student recruitment briefing will be held at 12:10-13:00 on April 8 (Tuesday) in Q501 on Taoyuan Campus. MCUMI paves the way for Asian students to launch their voyage in the heartland of the U.S. by establishing its location on the campus of SVSU, a well-equipped university known for educating talents in the fields of communication, arts and technology. MCUMI students enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities at SVSU, which is situated on a spacious 756-acre campus. SVSU is conveniently located in the center of Michigan, within a triangle formed by Bay City, Midland and Saginaw, an area with a total population of nearly 400,000. Just a 15-minute drive from the MBS (Saginaw, Michigan) airport, this location provides students with opportunities for shopping, culture, and scenic beauty. The major shopping district of Saginaw is only a five-minute drive from the University; Detroit and Chicago are not far away. SVSU is located in a beautiful park-like setting and it is one of the safest campuses in Michigan.
MCUMI held a University Anniversary Tea Party in MCUMI Office on 3.11. 2014 that was a big success. Parents and student representatives in the Saginaw/Bay City/Midland area were invited. Vice President Yien gave them a briefing on the latest MCU development in university affairs.