News Release

Published on Friday, March 03, 2006

Western Wisconsin Technical College will host Fulbright Scholar Abdelfattah Triki, Ph.D., as part of the Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World. To welcome Triki, the college is holding a community reception on Monday, March 27, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 200 of WWTC’s Academic Resource Center, 400 7th St. N., La Crosse.

The reception will include an hors d’oeuvres social hour catered by Casablanca, a cash bar, a presentation by Triki, and a moderated question and answer session.

Triki is an assistant professor in marketing at the Tunis University in Tunisia. He earned a master’s degree from the Boston University Graduate School of Business and a doctorate in business from the University of Northumbra in Newcastle, Great Britain. His presentation will be on the Muslim view of U.S. foreign policy from a business perspective.

Advanced admission is $14 for the public, $10 for students. To RSVP, call Terre at 608.785.9162 by Monday, March 20. Cost the day of the event is $17.

Triki is visiting several Wisconsin Technical Colleges as part of the Fulbright Visiting Program and is scheduled to be with WWTC from Saturday, March 25-Thursday, March 30. During his stay, he will be a guest lecturer for several WWTC business courses, tour the La Crosse area, and stop at WWTC’s Tomah campus.

The Fulbright Visiting Program is designed to promote understanding of the Muslim world and civilization by providing opportunities for U.S. colleges and universities to host specialists from the Muslim world for short-term programs of intensive lecturing and public outreach. Specialists will lecture in a variety of humanities and social science disciplines, including arts, with some relevance to Islamic society or civilization. They will also conduct specialized seminars on their field of expertise.

To learn more about WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at wwtc.edu.