West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg's Humanities Speakers Series to host former Peace Corps teacher's presentation of "An Introduction to the History, Culture, and Literature of Kazakhstan" to be held June 5th, 2008.
CONTACT: Nancy Nanney, chair of Humanities Division, 304-424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A former Peace Corps teacher will discuss "An Introduction to the History, Culture, and Literature of Kazakhstan" in a free presentation at 7 p..m, Thursday, June 5 at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
The program featuring Dustin Frazier is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Caperton Center auditorium on campus.
Frazier served in the Peace Corps as a teacher at Aktobe State Pedagogical Institute in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, for the 2007-2008 academic year. While there he taught English literature, theatre and folklore, and essay writing to junior and senior students preparing to teach English as a Foreign Language in rural Kazakhstani schools. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in literature from Bethany College and a master of philosophy degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from Cambridge University in England. He has taught at WVU Parkersburg, Parkersburg Catholic High School, and Jackson County Schools.
A former Soviet Republic, Kazakhstan achieved independence after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. It is the world’s ninth largest country. Located in Central Asia, it is surrounded by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
Frazier's presentation is sponsored by WVU Parkersburg's Humanities Speakers Series.