MSU Dean Teaches in Africa
The chance to share years of experience and learn a lot for himself knows no bounds for one Minot State University dean.
Conrad Davidson, Ph.D., MSU College of Arts and Sciences dean, is back in America after spending time in southern Africa helping a Minot State alumnus with a radio program designed to benefit the country of Sudan.
"Iíve been used to the Minot lifestyle for over twenty years. The past two weeks I spent in Nairobi, Kenya, exposed me to many differences: traffic, food, living conditions, the list could go on," said Davidson. "Many of our problems here pale in comparison."
Davidson spent more than two weeks consulting on issues of script writing, radio acting and dialogue to the employees at the Sudan Radio Services based out of Kenya.
The trip for Davidson came after Jeremy Groce, a 1994 MSU graduate with a major in English, invited the dean to improve the quality of SRSís radio dramas and the abilities of the actors in those broadcasts.
According to their Web site, www.sudanradio.org, the SRS is an independent media dedicated to peace and development in the country. They do this by providing hours of news and informational programming six days a week in 10 languages.
In addition to working closely with the SRS radio drama scriptwriter, Davidson led a two-day acting workshop for groups of radio drama actors.