By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. DeWayne Frazier, dean for international education at Campbellsville University, will present a faculty colloquium titled “Sorry Columbus,The World is Flat!” Friday, Jan. 19 in the Administration Building room 15.
The presentation will provide a synopsis of the New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman’s latest book, “The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century.” The public is invited to the presentation which is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“The World is Flat” was released in April 2005 and won the inaugural Goldman/Sachs Financial Times Business Book of the Year award.The colloquium will focus on the top ten events that have changed the world since 1989 and will include many more additions from the presenter.
Frazier is also an assistant professor of international studies at Campbellsville University. He serves as the NAFSA State Representative for Kentucky.
Prior to coming to Campbellsville University, Frazier served as the International Program Advisor at the University of Louisville. He completed his master of arts in international politics at the Patterson School for Diplomacy and International Commerce on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Frazier completed his Ph.D. in organizational administration at the University of Louisville. Frazier serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and the Private College Consortium for International Studies. Frazier is a 2004 Salzburg Seminar Fellow and serves as Benjamin Gillman Scholarship Program Panelist. Frazier is the 2006 recipient of the Campbellsville University Student Government Association Faculty Challenger Award, an award presented by the students for most outstanding faculty member.
Frazier has presented at various conferences on topics ranging from job satisfaction to immigration regulations. He has presented at the World Conference of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education and the NAFSA national conference.
He has published numerous articles on topics such as internationalization of the campus and international recruitment. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.