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German educator to discuss politics, economics and education at Coastal

March 29, 2004

Kurt Scharnbacher, an economics professor from the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany, will make two public presentations at Coastal Carolina University in April on politics and education in Germany.

The first lecture, Comparisons between the German and Anglo-Saxon Educational Systems, is scheduled for Monday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall (152) of Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The talk is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the discussion at 5:30 p.m.

The next lecture, Future Developments in German Politics and Economics, will be on Thursday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium. A reception will also follow this discussion, which is also free and open to the public, at 5:30 p.m.

Scharnbacher is the dean of applied sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. His field of expertise is marketing research and customer relationships. He is the author of several textbooks on business statistics and customer satisfaction.

South Carolina has a sister state agreement with the German state of Rheinland, Pfalz. This agreement has opened the door to study possibilities for Coastals students as well as for students from Germany who would like to study in South Carolina.

Since 2001, Coastal has had a bilateral exchange agreement with Fachhochschule Mainz, in which students take business courses in English and study German during this full-year study opportunity in Mainz, Germany.

For more information, call Darla Domke-Damonte, associate professor of management, marketing and law in the College of Business Administration, at 349-2129.