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Visiting International Professor to Present Lectures

(L to R) DSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Andrew Novobilski; Dr. Piotr Mamcarz of John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland; DSU Interim President, Dr. E. E. Caston

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Dr. Piotr Mamcarz from John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland (KUL) will deliver two lectures this week in the Gallery of the Capps Archives on Wednesday, April 19 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 20 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Dr. Mamcarz is a research and teaching employee at the Department of Emotions and Motivation Psychology at KUL. His background in psychology and human resource management has led him to focus on supporting people in crisis. Wednesday’s lecture is titled “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Determinates, correlates, and methods to support people after traumatic experiences.” Thursday, the subject will be “Resilience and Coping with High-Risk Situations: Human Performance Optimization.”

Mamcarz met with DSU Interim President Dr. E. E. Caston and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Andrew Novobilski Monday at Kent Wyatt Hall.

He said, “It’s a great pleasure to be here. The surroundings are beautiful. This is a very interesting trip for me, as it is an opportunity to find and develop new relationships which will benefit both sides on the educational level and the scientific level.”

Caston welcomed Mamcarz to Cleveland and DSU, saying, “Delta State has a lasting wish to be involved in international studies to benefit our students. We expect it to be of mutual benefit. We are happy to have him here in that regard.”

During his visit, Mamcarz will also present guest lectures to several classes.

Novobilski said, “We teach, and we mentor. For some of our students, this might be the first time they get to experience a cultural perspective on some of the material that they are studying in the classroom.”

The Catholic University of Lublin was founded in 1918. It is the oldest university in Lublin and one of the oldest in Poland. Its name was changed following the election of Rev. Karol Wojtyła (since 1954 the head of the Chair of Ethics in the Department of Christian Philosophy at the KUL) as Pope.