LBSU exchange students tell the tale of two cities

Want to travel abroad? A new course is being created at LBSU that will allow students the chance to visit Germany, this opportunity coincides with a partnership that has allowed film students and professors a unique opportunity to travel abroad. Marshall Sebastian Kolderup-Lane recently returned from Hamburg, Germany after spending the summer there. The third year Long Beach State student said he’s confident that he now has a couch to sleep on at any corner of the world. “Germany is interesting because it’s kind of a similar culture and people speak English there so you don’t feel too uncomfortable,” said Kolderup-Lane. Since 2014, LBSU professors have traveled to HAW in June and professors from HAW travel to LBSU in February for a filmmaking exchange. Ingrid Weatherall [from HAW] is the strategic manager for the USA and heads the strategic university project “HAW goes USA,” where they develop strategic partnerships with US universities. The Strategic Cooperations & International Marketing office of both universities oversee the program. Sharon Olson from LBSU works with Weatherall to help students coordinate travel arrangements and such. It all started when retired LBSU and Electronic Arts Department professor Tom Blomquist became an advisor for Silke Buse, a

CSULB geography professor remembered for inspiring students

Friends, colleagues and students gathered for a memorial in Peterson Hall Thursday evening to honor Geography Professor Tom Frazier who died earlier this month at the age of 51 after 16 years of teaching at Cal State Long Beach. A crowd of 45 to 60 congregated around photographs and a splay of german food to remember the professor for his love of geography, German culture and his ability to connect with students. The room was decorated with photographs of the professor and German flags. A buffet of traditional German food was offered to attendees to celebrate Frazier’s well-known love of the country, where he lived for a year after graduating from the university. Outside, the hallway was adorned with large-scale scrolls of Frazier’s “Rate my Professor” page and a Reddit post with comments remembering the professor for his engaging style. Geography Department Chair, Paul Laris, spoke to the crowd and read letters from colleagues who couldn’t attend the memorial. He spoke of Frazier’s teaching style and his time studying in Germany. Laris started teaching in the Geography department at Cal State Long Beach in 2002, the same year as Frazier. He described the late professor as someone who could captivate

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