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Magrans, Kenney prepare for Symposium on Mexico

Dr. Ramon Magrans, professor of Spanish, and Dr. Matthew Kenney, assistant professor of political science, will speak at the Mid-Continent Consortium for International Education Symposium on Mexico, set for Jan. 31 at David Lipscomb University.
Dr. Ramon Magrans, professor of Spanish, and Dr. Matthew Kenney, assistant professor of political science, will speak at the Mid-Continent Consortium for International Education Symposium on Mexico, set for Jan. 31 at David Lipscomb University.

According to Dr. Karen Sorenson, coordinator of international studies, Austin Peay only subscribes to the consortium's program for Study Abroad in Quebec, since the University has its own Study Abroad in Mexico program. However, Austin Peay is participating as a consortium member. Other member institutions are Carson-Newman, Lipscomb, Lambuth, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, Union University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Louisville.

“The idea is to have foreign languages and other university programs with international interest and scope work together,” says Sorenson. “Study Abroad is not only for foreign language students, but students with international interests—nursing students, students in social work and business, future professionals who need an appreciation of other cultures.”

Magrans will be participating in a panel on “Developing Study and Travel Opportunities in Mexico for Students and Teachers.” Kenney will address how to design a Mexican/Latin-American area studies minor as part of the “Teaching Our Students About Mexico and Latin America” session.
—Rebecca Mackey