The IUP Office of International Education is proud to announce that
Tim Hibsman of the
English Department was selected to participate in the Visiting Scholar Program
at Kyungpook National University in summer 2016. KNU selected the individuals, and they were notified via e-mail.
Only 14 professors worldwide were chosen to
participate ant teach at KNU in Daegu, South Korea. Hibsman will be teaching international sports
relations. The course examines a variety
of topics related to international sports, including leadership/coaching, advertising, politics,
health, and influence of the Olympics and World Cup. American and international films and articles
will be introduced and analyzed covering various sports concepts as the
setting, a body of symbolism, a competition, the agent of divine wrath, a human
challenge, a means of escape, and a reason to reflect on the human relationship
to health and sports.
The purpose of this program is
to encourage collaboration between partner
institutions and provide a special international education experience for KNU
students. It is also hoped that visiting scholars will explore possible
research links with their host department during their stay at KNU and
encourage further collaboration on student and faculty levels once they return
to their own institution.
More information for students can be found on the IUP Education Abroad Kyungpook Global Summer School or by contacting the Education Abroad advisor, Andy Kent, at firstname.lastname@example.org.