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Indian Journalist to Visit Campus

Date: February 28, 2007
Phone: 269-471-6314

Seline D. Augustine, associate editor of The Hindu, a national English newspaper from Chennai (Madras) India with worldwide distribution, will visit Andrews University on March 5-6.
 Augustine will hold a lecture discussing the topic "A Christian Journalist in a Non-Christian Context" on March 5 at 7:00 pm in the Garber Auditorium of Chan Shun Hall. On March 6, at 10:30 am she will be speaking on "Current Journalism Issues in India" at the Communication Departmental Assembly in Room 214, Nethery Hall.

Organized by the Department of Communication, Augustine's visit promises to be a great opportunity for aspiring communication professionals and others seeking to understand international journalism.

Melchizedek Ponniah, assistant professor of communication, observes, "Globalization, a current trend, seems to impact economy, education and many other aspects of life including journalism. In the Department of Communication, we strive to provide meaningful experience to functioning as journalists in multicultural contexts.

Andrews will benefit from Augustine's visit as she will be publishing some feature articles on the opportunities the university has to offer for prospective students from India who may be looking for an educational edge.

Her interesting story of being a Christian in a non-Christian work environment should definitely capture the attention of all in attendance. Students are sure to learn what it takes to maintain Christian values in the workplace."

When asked what impact her visit will have on the students, Ponniah says, "Mrs. Augustine?s presentations will help our students and the community at large learn about the challenges and opportunities for a journalist in India and its multifaceted contexts."

For more information, call the Department of Communication, 269-471-6314 or 269-471-3162.

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