On November 14, 2013, JSU will be hosting British Studies Day and will be welcoming the Honors School Dean at the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Dave Davies, who will be visiting campus to speak to students regarding the British Studies Program and studying abroad. Dr. Davies is a graduate of Ohio State University earning both his bachelors and a masters at OSU. He went on to earn a masters from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. In 1998, he was honored with having his doctoral dissertation win the prize for best dissertation in media history, which is awarded by the American Journalism Historians Association. Dr. Davies currently serves as the director of the British Studies Program that is run out of the University of Southern Mississippi, with which JSU participates as a member of the British Studies Consortium.
In July 2014, JSU will be partnering with the University of Southern Mississippi and other members of the British Studies Consortium in a six-credit program to London and parts of Europe. The British Study Program provides a specific educational and cultural experience for students majoring in art, business, English, history, geography, journalism and mass communications, sociology, criminal justice, geography, music industry, political science, psychology, sociology, sports management, among other disciplines.
Dr. Davies will be speaking to classes in these disciplines and his discussion will focus upon the requirements that must be met to participate in the British Studies Program and the life-changing benefits that studying abroad can provide for students. At 4:30 p.m., Dr. Davies will be speaking to students in the Jazzman's Cafe of the Houston Cole Library. This portion of the event is open to all students and admission is free.