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. On Thursday, March 30, Triki will be in Tomah to give a presentation on the Muslim view on the United States, Islamic values, gender roles, and the Middle East. This Lunch ‘N Learn event is open to the public and will take place at the Ground Round from 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Cost for the event is $10 for the public, $7 for students and includes lunch. To RSVP, contact the WWTC Tomah Campus at 608.374.7700. This event is sponsored by Tomah Area Schools, the Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce, 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.