Southwest Tennessee Community College

October 2, 2003

For information, contact: Debbie Hunt (901) 333-4556

Danish Students Visit Southwest

Southwest Tennessee Community College is hosting an educational program at the College from October 3 through 11 for 37 students from Denmark. As part of their program, the students will be living with local families.

During their stay in Memphis, students will be taking academic seminars such as English - business writing, speech, computer, and Memphis music during 10 hours of instruction on weekdays. While in Memphis, as a part of the program, the students will tour the attractions of the area, such as Graceland, Sun Studio, Rock and Soul Museum, and the National Civil Rights Museum.

"They will also get to tour Maersk-Sealand Shipping Lines, a merger of an American and Danish company, the Port of Memphis and Scan Interiors, which is a Danish furniture company," said Debbie Hunt, program/host family coordinator and associate professor at the College. "This is a great opportunity to share culture and insights as the world is continually shrinking and becoming more interdependent. Denmark's population is the same as that of the state of Tennessee."

The students will be visiting with their host families and getting a taste of life in Memphis for their first few days. On Monday, October 6, they will begin their touring and educational programs. A detailed itinerary of their touring and educational programs is attached.

For more information contact Hunt via email at dhunt@southwest.tn.edu or call her at (901) 333-4556.
 

SVENDBORG HANDELSSKOLE PROGRAM
OCTOBER 3-11, 2003

October 6, 2003--Monday

8:30a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Welcoming Reception in Southwest’s Macon Cove Cafeteria Faculty Dining Room
9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Orientation to and Registration for the Week’s Program
10:15 a.m. Depart for Davies Plantation
10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tour of Davies Plantation
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch in Macon Cove Campus Cafeteria
12:45p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Public Speaking Lisa Coleman, Associate Professor, at Macon Cove Campus in Farris B
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. American English Business Writing Seminar Linda Patterson, Associate Professor, Macon Cove Campus in Farris B

October 7, 2003--Tuesday

8:30 a.m. Depart Southwest for Maersk-Sealand
8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Tour of Maersk-Sealand view “Big Blue Ship”
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Visit to Scan Interiors Henrik Schmidt--Manager
Noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunch in Macon Cove Campus Cafeteria
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Memphis Music, William Shepherd, Presenter, Farris B
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Computers in Business, Vicki Robertson, Associate Professor, at Macon Cove Campus in Jennings 9
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. African-American Literature of the Civil Rights Period Loretta McBride, Associate Professor, at Macon Cove Campus in Farris B

October 8, 2003--Wednesday

8:30 a.m. Departure for Civil Rights Museum
9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tour of Civil Rights Museum
Noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunch in Macon Cove Campus Cafeteria
1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Public Speaking, Lisa Coleman, Associate Professor, at Macon Cove Campus in Farris B
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. American English Business Writing Seminar Linda Patterson, Associate Professor, at Macon Cove Campus in Farris B

October 9, 2003 Thursday

8:30 a.m. Depart for Port of Memphis Tour
9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Port of Memphis Tour
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch in Macon Cafeteria
12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. History of Memphis Music Seminar, William Shepherd, Presenter, Macon Cove Campus in Farris B
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Computers in Business Seminar, Vickie Robertson, Associate Professor, at Macon Cove Campus in Jennings 9
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. African-American Literature of the Civil Rights Period Loretta McBride, Associate Professor, at Macon Cove Campus in Farris B

October 10, 2003--Friday

8:30 a.m. Depart for Rock and Soul Museum
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tour of Museum
11:00 a.m. to Noon  Tour of Sun Studio
12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch at Graceland’s Chrome Grill
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tour of Graceland Mansion Elvis’s home
3:00 p.m. Depart Graceland for Macon Cove Campus
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony and Reception at Macon Cove Campus in the Farris Faculty Dining Room