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Dr. Zsuzsanna Boegre Will Visit Bluefield State College, October 20-21

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    Wednesday, October 12 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

On October 20 and 21, Dr. Zsuzsanna Boegre of Hungary, currently Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, will share her professional expertise at Bluefield State College and Pikeview High School.

On Thursday, October 20, at 11 a.m.in Bluefield State College's Ned Shott Physical Education Building, Room 303, Dr. Boegre will discuss the "Hungarian Revolution (1956) and the US" with Dr. David Haus' Modern World Civilization students and Dr. Jamkhandi's English 102 students.

At 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 20, in the Basic Sciences Building, Room 204, Dr. Boegre will present her research on "Religious America-Secular Hungary" to Dr. Anthony Woart's sociology students.

On Friday, October 21, Dr. Boegre will discuss the "Hungarian Revolution (1956) and the US" with Pikeview High School students. At 10:00 a.m., in Bluefield State College's Conley Hall, Room 316, Dr. Boegre will discuss the same topic with Dr. Howard Wade's students of Diplomatic History of the United States.

Dr. Boegre and her husband will enjoy a home stay with Dr. Robin Ware, Planner and Supervisor for BSC's Off-Campus Sites.

Dr. Boegre, who has two doctoral degrees in history and philosophy, is Associate Professor of Sociology at Peter Pazmany Catholic University in Piliscsaba, Hungary, where she teaches courses on History of Hungarian Society after 1945; Social Structures and Mobility; Rural Sociology; Introduction to Sociology; Introduction to Sociology of Religion; Theories in Sociology of Religion; Introduction to Sociology of Knowledge; Role of Phenomenology in Sociology; Use of Qualitative Methods in Sociology; Application of Interview Techniques; and Ways of Analyzing Qualitative Research.

Dr. Boegre's research focuses on the role of the church in building civil society, religion and biography, identity and biography, the social returns to women who participated in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, transformation of villages and village politics, the development of towns and settlements, problems of border areas, and private farming and regional differences.

Dr. Boegre's visit to Bluefield State College and Pikeview High School is funded by the Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program which also relies on the willingness of host institutions of Fulbright Scholars in Residence to share their scholars with other U.S. institutions of higher education. The Fulbright Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, a subsidiary of the New York-based Institute for International Education.

This project has also received financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

BSC's Office of International Initiatives is coordinating this activity in collaboration with BSC's School of Arts and Sciences and Paul Hodges, Advisor to Pikeview High School's Model UN students. For information about this initiative, contact BSC's Office of International Initiatives Coordinator Dr. Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi at internationalbsc@bluefieldstate.edu or call (304) 327-4036.