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Campus-wide Collaboration

ECU-Saratov State University Partnership in Education Project (US State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs)

Dr. Nancy Zeller, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education received a Fulbright Award for a two-year project to establish a second foreign language academy involving faculty and graduate students at ECU and at the Ryazan State Pedagogical University in Ryazan, Russia. Under this program, faculty from the Department of Political Science and ECU administrators participated in a number of conferences and symposia.

Russian Studies Program, Undergraduate International Education and Foreign Language Program, US Department of Education (2002-2004)

Dr. Sylvie Debevec Henning, former chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, directed a two-year (2002-2004) $144,000 grant from the US Department of Education under its Undergraduate International Education and Foreign Language Program to establish a Russian Studies Program. She was assisted by Dr. Michael Bassman, Director of the University Honors Program, who coordinated curriculum enhancement and Dr. Mary Alice Arnold, Associate Professor of Art Education, who was in charge of community outreach. Faculty participants included Dr. Punam Madhok (Art History, School of Art), Dr. Linda High (Music Education, School of Music), Dr. Michelle Hairston (Music Education/Music Therapy, School of Music), Dr. Alice Arnold (Art Education, School of Art), Dr. Richard Pozzuto (Social Work, Carolyn Freeze Baynes School of Social Work and Criminal Justice), Dr. Peter Johnstone (Criminal Justice, Carolyn Freeze Baynes School of Social Work and Criminal Justice), Dr. Arunas Juska (Sociology, Harriot College of Arts and Sciences), Dr. Harold Stone (Planning, School of Industry and Technology), Dr. Cynthia Bickley-Green (Art Education, School of Art, College of Fine Arts and Communications), Dr. Carmine Scavo and Dr. Daniel Masters (Political Science, Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, Professor Carl Billingsley (Director, Sculpture, School of Art), Dr. Bob Edwards (Sociology, Harriot College of Arts and Sciences), Dr. Michael Bassman (Director, University Honors Program), Dr. David Harrison (Social Work, College of Human Ecology), Dr. Gail Kenyon (Social Work, College of Human Ecology), Mr. Gil Leebrick (Director, Gray Gallery, School of Art), Jacqueline Leebrick (School of Art, College of Fine Arts and Communications), Jami Leibowitz (Anthropology, Harriot College of Arts and Sciences), Eva Roberts (Communication Arts, School of Art, College of Fine Arts and Communication).

Asian Studies Program, Undergraduate International Education and Foreign Language Program, US Department of Education (2002-2004)

Dr. Sylvie Debevec Henning, director of International Programs for Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. John Tucker, professor of history and director of the Asian Studies Minor, have been awarded a two-year (2006-2008) $158,000 grant from the US Department of Education under its Undergraduate International Education and Foreign Language Program to establish an Asian Studies Program. The three major components of the project are curriculum enhancement, faculty development and community outreach.