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Branch lectures Feb. 28 on year teaching in Indonesia

February 19, 2013

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Kirk Branch, associate professor in the Montana State University Department of English, will give a lecture about a year he spent teaching in Indonesia at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Room 43 of Gaines Hall on the MSU campus.

Branch's lecture, "The Teacher is the Ruling Class and Other Reflections from a Fulbright in Indonesia" is presented by the MSU College of Letters and Science and the Department of English. The public is welcome.

Branch received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach English for a year at Satya Wakana Christian University in Salatiga, Java, Indonesia. Previously, Branch has taught literacy studies to graduate students at three universities, as well as to students on an Indian reservation and in an urban jail.

Branch is a specialist in rhetoric, composition and English teacher training. He and fellow English professor Lisa Eckert direct MSU's Yellowstone Writing Project. He also served for two summers as the academic adviser to MSU's Middle East Partner Initiative, a U.S. State Department summer program that brings high-achieving students from the Muslim world to the U.S.

For more information, call 994-4288.

Jody Sanford (406) 994-7791,