Professor honored in Hong Kong
WILMORE, KY—Hong Kong Baptist University recognized Jim Owens, a professor of media communication at Asbury College, for his assistance in involving HKBU as an official Olympic Broadcast Training Center for the Beijing Olympics. Owens teaches workshops at the University to prepare the students for the Olympic Games.
Hong Kong hosts the Olympic equestrian events of the Beijing 2008 Olympics. The Beijing Olympic Broadcasting will hire approximately 50 HKBU students to work at the Olympics.
HKBU is a sister institution of Asbury College and participates in a student exchange program with the College. HKBU is home to approximately 6,000 full-time students.
Asbury College media communications students have been working the Olympic Games since 1984. A group of 50 current students head to Beijing in summer 2008.