Two international economists will be on the Fort Hays State University campus from Feb. 8-16.
A Study Tour grant from the National Council on Economic Education will bring Katarina Zibritova and Nina Chantseva to lecture and to observe and learn about the United States' free market economy.
Zibritova is a methodologist at the National Methodological and Pedagogical Center in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Chantseva is a senior teacher and methodologist at the Inter-regional Institute of Advanced Teacher Training in Kiev, Ukraine.
Both Zibritova and Chantseva train teachers in advanced economics.
While at FHSU they will be assisted by two FHSU students serving as interpreters, Irina Tsetsura, junior from Taganrog, Russia, and Elena Miller, junior from Russell.
Zibritova and Chantseva will speak in Dr. Ralph Gamble's macro economic classes, his money and banking class and Dr. Mary Martin's international business class. They will also observe business communication classes, a voice recognition and presentation class, and will see a demonstration of the Tiger Trading Floor. They will also be special guests in Ryan Weatherman's social study class at Luray Elementary School.
Zibritova and Chantseva will stay with Dr. Jean Anna Sellers.
Among the sights they will see during their stay in the area will be the Cathedral of the Plains in Victoria, Holy Cross Cathedral in Pfeifer, St. Joseph's Cathedral in Hays, the Yocemento Grain Elevator facility, the Wal-Mart Super Center, Hays Regional Medical Center, Hays City Government Offices, the Hays Fire Department, the Ellis County Courthouse, the Kansas State University Research Farm and the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.