February 8, 2005
05-14

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Joseph C. Agbasi Student Assistant

VSU Presents an Array of Interdisciplinary Programs

The HUB Learning Cooperative, Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration's Management Department, and Center for International Programs (CIP) will be endorsing five interdisciplinary international lunchtime programs this semester.

The first lecture will be an introduction to the European Union by Dr. Michael Baun, political science professor and Marguerite Langdale Pizer Chair of International Relations. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23, at noon, in Pound Hall Auditorium located on Rea and Lillian Steele North Campus.

Baun will address an undergraduate, senior level International Management class taught by Dr. Fred A. Ware, Jr., professor of management. A similar presentation convened during fall semester.

?The responses to Dr. Baun's two prior presentations at the Langdale College of Business have been very enthusiastic,? said Ware. ?As a matter of fact, we now have several business majors working toward their European Union Studies Program certificates.?

?HUB is a learning collaborative organized by faculty and staff for faculty and staff,? said Dr. Louis Levy, Vice President for Academic Affairs. ?It is a high-tech, but comfortable, setting in the intellectual center of campus [Odum Library] where faculty can informally assist each other with projects and develop new ideas for research and teaching. As it develops, the HUB will become a place for enhancing course design and curriculum development.

Upcoming presentations include the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on March 9, Central and South America on March 23, Africa on April 13, and the South Pacific on April 27. More details will be announced about the general topics in following months.

The public is welcome to attend these various class presentations by campus speakers. The programs are in support of the VSU Collaborative Activity Plan, a strategic effort that encourages interdisciplinary scholarly exchanges. Visitor parking passes for presentation attendees are free and available at the VSU Parking and Transportation Office.

For more information, please contact Ware at (229) 245-2244 or by email at fware@valdosta.edu.