June 10, 2010
Shawnee State University to Offer Intensive One-Week
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Shawnee State University will be offering an intensive
one week course covering the Holocaust from Monday, Aug.
2 to Friday, Aug. 6. The classes will take place from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. except for Friday’s class that will take
place from 9 a.m. to noon on the SSU campus.
Herbert Hochhauser of Kent State University will be one
of three instructors of this course. Hochhauser was born
in Berlin. He survived the war in unoccupied France and
Switzerland before coming to the U.S. in 1948. He has
produced 10 television documentaries that were aired on
PBS dealing with the Holocaust. The National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences awarded Emmys to six of
University’s Assistant Professor Thomas Piontek also
will be teaching the course. He was born in Frankfurt,
Germany, and did his undergraduate work in Germany and
England. He is the author of a book on gender and
sexuality studies and has written numerous articles,
book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on a wide range
of topics including literature, cultural studies and
pedagogy. Piontek along with Scott Minar are currently
completing a manuscript for a book of bi-lingual poems
as a paean to Paul Celan, a German-speaking Romanian Jew
whose family was killed by the Nazis and was also one of
the major poets of post-WW II.
faculty member Tom Sorosiak of Bowling Green will also
be an instructor in this course. He was a social studies
teacher for grade school and at the collegiate level. He
presents seminars for teachers and at social studies
conferences on the topics of the Holocaust and
contemporary Germany. He is a Fulbright scholar,
Atlantik-Brucke Fellow and in November of 2008 was
awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit by the President
Horst Kohler from the Federal Republic of Germany.
The class is
available for graduate credit, undergraduate credit, or
for non-credit purposes. Students who are enrolling in
this course to receive graduate credit may register for
one, two or three hours of graduate credit, awarded by
University Outreach Services to enroll in this course
for graduate credit at (740) 351-3274 or toll free at
(866) 672-8778.To earn three undergraduate semester
credit hours for ENGL 4999 Section 01 contact the SSU
English Department at (740) 351-3142 or (740) 351-3300
for more information or to register. Undergraduate
registration may also be completed through
www.shawnee.edu or through the Office of the Registrar.
To attend the
class with as non-credit through SSU University Outreach
Services a fee of $259 will be charged.
information on receiving graduate credit or non-credit
for this course contact Director of University Outreach
Services Ginnie Moore at (740) 351-3274.