Lecture series begins spring edition

International Studies Living and Learning Community Lecture Series For immediate release: Jan. 28, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — The spring 2011 International Studies Living and Learning Community Lecture Series at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Living and Learning Community Center, 119 Columbia Hall. Mark Usry, associate professor of legal studies, will give the lecture, “Go Global or Bust.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Usry earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University, a juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird, The Garvin School for International Management. He taught at James Madison University (JMU) for 20 years prior to coming to Bloomsburg University in 2007.

While at JMU, Usry served as the director of the international business program and worked as a cross-cultural relocation consultant for Berlitz International and Associates and cross-cultural trainer with Dean Foster and Associates. He has worked with more than 35 companies to develop market entry strategies when the companies have chosen to go international.

Currently, Usry serves on BU’s College of Business Strategic Planning and Assessment committees. He is co-chair of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Social Equity Council and co-chair of the PASSHE International Education Council. He also chairs the LGBTA Commission at Bloomsburg University.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.