FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8/97)
Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service
318/869-5120 (day), 868-1067 (night), or
Dr. Steve Shelburne, Department of English, 318/869-5254
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College will host businessman Frank-Dieter Freiling of Gruner + Jahr AG & Co. as a German Marshall Fund Fellow during the week of Sept. 28.
The visit is made possible by a grant from The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, as part of a major effort to increase understanding between prominent Europeans and young Americans.
The extraordinary events in eastern Europe and the controversy over economic integration in western Europe make this an especially important opportunity for students and faculty to obtain a better understanding of the realities of global interdependence.
German Marshall Fund Fellows come from England, France, Ireland, Scandinavia, Portugal, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Germany.
The German Marshall Fund Campus Fellows are successful men and women from business, journalism, public service, and other professions who are placed on the campuses of small liberal arts colleges for a week of intensive dialogue with students and faculty.
The Fellows are scheduled for formal presentations in classrooms, on panels, or public platforms, and informal encounters at meals, in student centers, clubs, dormitories, individual conferences, and social functions.
The German Marshall Fund was established in 1972 by a gift from the Federal Republic of Germany to commemorate American postwar assistance under the Marshall Plan.
Dr. Steve Shelburne of the Centenary Department of English is coordinating the program.
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