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|May 31, 2011
WVU Parkersburg to present free programs on "Living Transnationally in the 21st Century."
CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Nanney, professor of English, 304-424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is presenting two programs with the theme "Living Transnationally in the 21st Century."
Free and open to the public, the programs are hosted by the college's Humanities Speakers Series and the Office for Global Initiatives. Both programs will be held in Room 2209.
At 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, Bishnu Ghimire will present "Studying at Home and Abroad: From the Himalayas to North Texas and the Hills of Ohio." Ghimire is currently a Ph.D. candidate in 20th Century British and World Literature at Ohio University and teaches composition and literature courses at OU. He holds a master's degree in English from Tribhuvan University in Nepal where he is originally from and a master's degree in communication studies from North Texas University.
On Wednesday, June 15, Mary Beth Held will discuss "Developing Community Ties -- Locally and Globally." Her presentation will be at 7 p.m. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism and her master's in communication theory and research from West Virginia University. Originally from Parkersburg, she is the marketing and events director at Mountwood Park. She also teaches interpersonal and intercultural communication courses at WVU Parkersburg. Her professional journey has taken her to Switzerland and across the United States.