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03/31/2014

Roger Baumgarte to Speak April 7 on International Friendships

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 Baumgarte, who is also an emeritus professor of psychology, will discuss his recent book “Friends Beyond Borders: Cultural Variations in Close Friendship” (2013) at the 6:30 p.m. event in Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall.
 In addition to his research on friendship, he has provided numerous workshops aimed at helping immigrants and visitors adjust to living and working in the U.S.

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Roger Baumgarte
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Roger Baumgarte, former director of Winthrop University’s International Student Center, is the keynote speaker for a Friends of Dacus Library event on April 7.

Baumgarte, who is also an emeritus professor of psychology, will discuss his recent book “Friends Beyond Borders: Cultural Variations in Close Friendship” (2013) at the 6:30 p.m. event in Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall.

The book has received favorable press. One reviewer noted it would be “extremely helpful for those about to embark on an international exchange—whether as a university student, international business person, or new arrival to a different culture.”

Baumgarte speaks French and Spanish, as well as some Korean, Italian, Russian and Polish. In addition to his research on friendship, he has provided numerous workshops aimed at helping immigrants and visitors adjust to living and working in the U.S. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University.

In 1984 Baumgarte was the first winner of the Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching at Winthrop. His presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Ronnie W. Faulkner at 803/323-2262 or e-mail at faulknerr@winthrop.edu.

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