News Release

Published on Friday, March 10, 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. Triki is scheduled to stop in Sparta and give presentations on the Muslim view on the United States, Islamic values, gender roles, and the Middle East.

On Wednesday, March 29, Triki will give two presentations in the Sparta area. The first is a Lunch ‘N Learn event from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Sparta Schools Administrative Center Board Room. Admission is free and lunch will be provided compliments of Sparta Schools.

That evening, a social reception will take place from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Ebuys Internet Café and CoffeeHouse in downtown Sparta. Cost is $6 per person and includes refreshments and appetizers. Seating is limited.

To RSVP for either event, contact the WWTC Tomah Campus at 608.374.7700 or Sparta Schools at 608.269.3151. Both events are sponsored by the Sparta Chamber of Commerce, Sparta Area Schools, and WWTC-Tomah Campus.

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.

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.