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ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (01/17/2012)(readMedia)-- Magda Bagnied, Ph.D., joins the faculty of Elizabethtown College January 16 for the opening of the 2012 spring semester. As the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the College, Dr. Bagnied brings deep expertise in the role media has served in the continuing evolution of the Middle East.
A member of the International Women Media Foundation in the United States, the Egyptian Radio & Television Union and the International Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Bagnied has studied mass cultural program for the European Service of Radio Cairo titled, "Stars on Egyptian land," communications and media, particularly related to analyzing the news. She prepares and presents a weekly radio program which has been recognized as a top radio show in English for the Arab Broadcasting Union.
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During her semester at Elizabethtown College, Dr. Bagnied will offer a course under the Department of Communication's curriculum titled, "Mass Media in the Middle East." Additionally, Dr. Bagnied will serve as guest lecturer for other academic departments including Business, International Relations, Modern Languages, Music and Political Science. She is available to visit and serve as guest lecturer at other local colleges-Franklin & Marshall, Dickinson, Gettysburg, Lebanon Valley and Susquehanna-that serve as partners in supporting the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program. Dr. Bagnied seeks opportunities to engage with local community groups as a speaker, panelist and event attendee.
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Bagnied join our faculty," said Ambassador John Craig, director of the Center for Global Citizenship, which coordinates the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program at the College. "Magda's knowledge of Arab culture and vast experience in mass communications will offer students unique insight into current world events."
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program provides students with the opportunity to gain exposure to international academic professionals. Elizabethtown College hopes to expand international programming and strengthen the College's Center for Global Citizenship through the Fulbright Scholar-in-residence program.
A video message featuring Dr. Bagnied, her schedule of activities and her curriculum vitae are available online at http://www.etown.edu/centers/global-citizenship/magda-bagnied.aspx.
Elizabethtown College, in south-central Pennsylvania, is a private coed institution offering more than four dozen liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education degrees. Through personal attention, creative inspiration and academic challenge, Elizabethtown College students are encouraged to expand their intellectual curiosity and are given the opportunity to become a bigger part of the world through experiential learning-research, internships and study abroad. Elizabethtown College's overall commitment to Educate for Service is fulfilled as students are taught intellectually, socially, aesthetically and ethically for lives of service and leadership.
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