Europe in Transition Program Overview

Tentatively July 28- August 11, 2017

CONTINGENT UPON PROGRAM FUNDING, Murray State University is again tentatively offering a two and a half-week summer seminar on "Europe in Transition" as a professional development and educational opportunity for faculty and professional staff. Participants may attend in either of two roles:

Seminar Presenter: present seminar session relevant to the theme and attend all sessions and program functions

Seminar Associate: attend all seminar sessions and program functions
Presentations at past seminars have been drawn from a variety of subject areas and have examined several dimensions of the dynamics of change in Europe.

If the program does not receive funding, accepted presenters will be eligible to participate in future seminars without resubmitting their proposals.


    • Professional and educational experience for all participants
    • Direct, concrete impact on internationalization of Murray State University
    • Stronger interdisciplinary teaching, research and interaction among faculty and staff

Program Provides:

    • Seminar series with 8-10 two-hour sessions on the theme of Europe in Transition
    • Resident director as part of the group
    • Ground transportation from Munich airport to Regensburg and back
    • Two nights in Regensburg’s Kaiser Hof
    • Room in student housing with access to cooking facilities
    • Group excursions in and around Regensburg
    • One extended excursion to a European city relevant to the program

Program Costs:

    • Seminar Associate $1,000 plus airfare
    • Seminar Presenter airfare (Grants from the Provost's Office and IIS cover program costs)
    • Retired Seminar Presenter: $500, plus airfare

Additional Costs:

    • Meals ($20-35 per day)
    • Independent travel excursions to other cities
    • For details, e-mail Melanie McCallon Seib at

Past Presentations:

Battle, Martin. (Government, Law, & International Affairs) "A Constitution” for Europe." 2008.
Barton, R.B. (Management and Marketing). "Europe in Transitions: Implications for Multicultural Management in     
            Higher Education." 1993. 
Beaver, Jeanne. (Art). "The Absence of Ornament: the Machine Aesthetic." 2003.
Beck, Ann. (Government, Law, & International Affairs) “Transition in Europe -- Public Sector Reinvention & Reform:
The Case of Health Benefits and Insurance.” 2007.
Bennett, Don. (Mathematics & Statistics) “The Start of the Digital Revolution:  Communications in WWII.” 2007.
Bishop, Steve. (Art). "Transitions of Aesthetic, Commercial, and Architectural Elements in Changing Europe." 1998.
Brewer, Janet. (University Libraries). "Information Technology in European Academic Library Systems." 1998.
Brown, Barry. (Economics and Finance). "A European Perspective on Economic Organization." 1994, 1998.
Bryant, Jesse. "Nursing Home Care in the United States and Europe." 1996.
Bryant, Jim. (Art). "The Transition from Bauhaus Design to the Digital Age in German Print (and Media) Design."                           2003.
Bryant, Keri. (Modern Languages). "The 'New' German States: Every-Day Life in Transitions." 1996.
Campbell, Marlene. (Computer Science and Information Systems). "The Global Corporation in Europe: Information                  Driven." 1993.
Carpenter, Stephanie. (History) “Why Aren’t There French Fries in Europe?” 2007.
Cella, Doris. (Purchase Area Writing Project.) "The Evolving Function of the Cathedral in Europe." 2005.
Cella, Ron. (English and Philosophy, emeritus.) "Understanding a Unique Unity: the European Union and the United                    Kingdom." 2005.
Clardy, Brian. (History) “The Battle of the Bud:  A Legal & Business History of the Anheuser Busch /Budejovicky                         Budvar Beer Dispute” 2007.
Clark-Parham, Doris. (AIMS). "Youth in Crisis: Teenage Issues Affecting American and German School-Aged                                   Children." 1996.
Cobb, Barbara. (English and Philosophy). "Don Juan and Modern Morality." 2004.
Dressler, Jack. (Music). "Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven: Enlightenment to Revolution." 1998.
Duncan, Renae. (Psychology.) "The Human-Animal Bond: A Barometer of Economic and Social Change in Eastern
        Europe." 2005.
Ebert, Reika (Modern Languages). "From Foreigner to Immigrant: Changing Attitudes Affecting National Identity and
         Immigration Policy in Germany," 2002.
Edminster, Warren (English and Philosophy). "Unifying Concepts in Medieval and Modern Europe," 2002. 
Foreman, Bill (English & Philosophy) "Language Policy and Political Cohesion." 2000.
Foreman, Terry. (English and Philosophy). "Beyond Modern Nationalism? The European Experience." 1993.
Garfield, Gene. (Government, Law, and International Affairs.) "So! Which Institution Has Power?" 2004.
Glover, Tom. (Government, Law, & International Affairs) "Tactics Employed by the US in the War on Terror & Its
         Effects on US Relations with Europe." 2008.
Griffin, John. (University Libraries). "The Czech Republic's Bid to Become the New Center of Europe." 1994.
Guilfoy, Kevin. (English and Philosophy). "Science, Technology, and Culture: Effects of the Scientific Revolution in the
        Twelfth Century." 1998.
Hand, Nicole. (Art). "Kathe Kollwitz: a Retrospective of Her Prints and Drawings That Created Social Change." 2003.
Haney, Roger. (Journalism and Mass Communication). "Agenda-Setting Research in the U.S. and Germany." 2000.
Harrison, Dannie. (College of Business and Public Affairs). "The Economic Transitions of Central/Eastern Europe:
        Poland as an Example." 1993.
Hatakeyama, Yoko. (Modern Languages). "The Use of Patriotism in Three Countries: Germany, Japan, and the United
         States." 2003.
Hostetler, Margaret. (English and Philosophy). "Gender Roles in Transition: The Impact of Courtly Love on Medieval
        European Society (1050-1500)" 1998.
Howe, Mica. (Modern Languages). "Charles V and His Struggle for Empire in Europe." 1996.
Hulick, Chuck. (Educational Studies, Educational Leadership & Counseling) “Preparing Teachers for Today’s Schools: A
        Reflection of Changing Times in the Countries of Europe.” 2007.
Hulick, Paula. (Office of Student Affairs) “The Evolution of Quilting in Europe.” 2007.
Johnston, Timothy. (Management, Marketing & Business Administration) "Lifestyle of Health &  Sustainability
        (LOHAS) in Germany." 2008.
Jordan, Sandra. (College of Humanities and Fine Arts & Department of Art)."Venustas, Utilitas, Firmitas: Architecture
        as Social Contract." 2004.
Keeslar, Suzanne. (Modern Languages). "Cultural Sensitivity and Global Understanding: Beyond the Stereotypes of the
        French." 1993.
Keller, Heath. (Teaching, Learning, and Technology). "Communicating Without Wires: Europe's Position in the                          GlobalWireless Community." 2003.
Koren, Johan. (ECEE)  "European School Libraries in Transition:  From Book Warehousing to Free Learning
       Space." 2010.
Lampe, Chad. (WKMS)  "Germany's Transitioning Traditional Media."  2009.
Larremore, Lynda. (University Libraries). "International Cooperation of Information Sources." 1993.
Lee, Lea. (Early Childhood and Elementary Education). "The Transition of Early Childhood Education in Europe." 1996.
Liljequist, Laura. (Psychology.) "History and Development of the Rorschach Inkblot Test." 2004.
Mangold, Glynn.  (MMBA) "Why Did WalMart Leave Germany? Social, Cultural and Legal Differences Between the
         American and German Retail Markets." 2010.
Matlock, Pam.  (ACSE) "Transitioning to Higher Expectations and Accountability for Individuals with Special Needs:  A
        Comparative Study Between Germany and America." 2010.
Mayes, Greg. (I&T) "Discovering the Sustainable Home in Europe: An Investigatoin into  An Investigation into Current
         German Planning & Design Methodologies for New Residential Architecture." 2009.
Milkman, Martin. (Economics and Finance.) "Changing Rates of Return to Education in Europe." 2004.
Milkman, Velvet. (Athletics.) "How Scotland's Golf Tourism Industry Should Respond to a Changing Golf Market."
Miller, Linda. (Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology). "Technical Training in Modern Europe: A Model for the
         United States." 1993.
Miller, Fred. (Management and Marketing). "Marketing in the Global Organization: The European Challenge."
Miller, Merry. (Social Work, Criminal Justice, & Gerontology) “Homeless in a Europe in Transition.” 2007.
Muller, Stephanie. (Psychology.) "Globesity: A Growing Problem for Europe in Transition." 2004.
Muscio, Oliver. (CHE) "European Melting Pot?--Turkish Immigrants in Germany" 2009.
Neelon, Ann. (English and Philosophy.) “Wislawa Szymborska: Monologues of a Dog Ensnared in Polish History.” 2006.
Owens, Debbie. (Journalism and Mass Communications.) “Media Reflections of a Gendered Society in Eastern                         Europe: Portrayals of Women in Print Media.” 2006.
Palmer, Bill. (Industrial & Engineering Technology). "Business to Business in Europe, at Murray State and Around                    the World, or B2B or not 2B, That is the Question." 2000.
Parham, Doris Clark. (Student Affairs.) "The Rising Immigrant Population in Germany: A Watershed in
History." 2004.
Parks, Sandra. (Adolescent, Career & Special Education) "A Comparison of Workforce Training   Programs in                 
& the USA." 2008.
Payne, Bill. (Economics and Finance). "Democratization and Economic Development in Central/Eastern Europe: The
      Case of Hungary." 1998. 
Payne, Judy. (Adolescent, Career and Special Education). "Teacher Training: A Comparison of the Transitions in
      Central Europe and Kentucky."1998.
Posey, Tom. (Psychology). "How Can We Understand What Has Happened in Yugoslavia?" 1993, 1994.
Posey, Tom. (Psychology). "Psychological Barriers to the Transition to Modern European Union in Southeastern
        Europe." 1998.
Powell, Betty. (Nursing). "Access to Health Care in a Changing Europe: Lessons for U.S. Health Care Reform." 1998.
Rea, Stephanie. (Music). "20th Century Musical Development in France." 2003.
Reed, Mary Tripp (Economics and Finance). "The Economic Implications of Germany's EU Membership." 2002.
Sasso, Paul (Art). "15th Century Woodcarving: Re-evaluating Its Importance and Demise Due to Social Change," 2002.
Scafella, Jeanne. (Journalism and Mass Communication.) "Seditious Libel in Chaning Societies: Is Law Regarding
        Criticism of the Government Changing as European Governments Become More Democratic?" 2005.
Schatz, Jen. (University Libraries.) "The International Information Commons: Scholarly Publishing and Open Access               in the European Union." 2005.
Schoenfeldt, Roger. (Management and Marketing). "A Look at the New Organization Structure the              
Community Must Develop to Compete in the Global Marketplace of the 90s and Beyond." 1993. 
Scott, Richard. (Music). "Composer in Transition: Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937).", 1996.
Scott, Richard. (Music). "The Romantic Piano Music of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)." 2000.
Sperath, Albert. (Art). "Museums in Transition." 1993.
St Paul, Therese. (MLA) "Tradition & Innovation: a Look at Two Seasonal (Mid-Winter & Summer) European  
Traditions: Carnival/Fastnacht & Dragon Slaying." 2009. 
Stambaugh, Clyde (Accounting). "The European Union and the Euro: Short- and Long-Term Business and
Implications," 2002. 
Stambaugh, Tommy. "Europe's Contributions to Accounting Principles & Its Transition to International                    
Reporting Standards." 2009. 
Stambaugh, Tommy. (Accounting) “The Changing Role of the European Union." 2007. 
Stone, Staci (English and Philosophy). "Mary Shelley's European Tours: A Lesson in Travel Writing," 2002.
Strieter, Terry. (History) "The Right in France in the Last Forty Years: Political Steamroll or Shallow Shell." 2008. 
Sutrick, Ken (Computer Science and Information Systems). "The 'Euro' in Transition." 2002.
Thiede, Ted. (Engineering & Physics) “Trends & Developments in European Energy Technology." 2007.
Timmons, Kathy. (Wellness and Therapeutic Sciences.) “Beer or Fizzy Drinks in School? The Growing  Problem of                   Childhood Obesity in Europe." 2006. 
Timmons, Tom. (Biology.) “Conservation in a Stressed Environment: Is It Too Late for Germany?” 2006.
Valentine, Bob. (JMC) "An American in München: Mark T." 2006.
Waag, Michael. (Modern Languages). "Competition Between European and US Based Petroleum Companies for      
World's Oil Reserves: Is It the Same Old Story?" 2003.
Waldman, Lila. (Management and Marketing). "Business Communication: A Comparison Among the United States,  
        Germany and Poland." 1996.
Wall, Celia. (JMC.) "The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: The Role of Mass Media, Past and Present." 2005.
Wall, Celia. (JMC) "Hitler's Filmmaker:  The Story of Leni Riefenstahl." 2009.
Wall, Celia. (JMC). "Propaganda and Public Display: The Influence of U.S. Overseas Communication on Europe." 2002.
Walters, Teryl. (Family and Consumer Studies). "Families in Transition: a Cross-Cultural View." 1993.
Weber, Neil. (Science, Engineering, & Technology) “Sustainable Development in a Europe in Transition." 2007.
Wesler, Kit. (Geosciences.) "A Historical View of Climate Change: European and American Perspectives." 2005.
Whaley, Peter. (Geosciences, emeritus.) “Europe: The Site for the Transition from a Solely Religious to a Scientific                  View of Earth History.” 2006.