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Highlights of 39/2008
           

Created: 9/29/2008
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Iveta FIALOVA
Category: 39/2008



New USSK lecture-hall opened at TU

A new multi-purpose, wheelchair-access lecture-hall, comprehensively reconstructed with financial support from U. S. Steel Kosice, was brought into use on Monday of this week, September 22nd, the day of the official opening of the academic year, for students of the Technical University in Kosice. The new lecture-hall bears the name of the Kosice steel company, and its opening was naturally attended by U. S. Steel Kosice President George F. Babcoke, together with Kosice Self-governing Region Chairman Zdenko Trebula. The hall has a capacity of 210 places, it is equipped with the most up-to-date technical facilities, and it incorporates interpreters' booths as well.
"This is the result of long-term cooperation between our university and U. S. Steel Kosice, which is aimed primarily at increasing young people's interest in studying technical subjects, because the lack of university graduates with technical degrees is becoming the number-one problem in practice. I also expect our cooperation to expand into the areas of science, research and innovation," said TU Kosice Rector Anton Cizmar at the opening ceremony.

Kosice AmCham office is five years old

The Kosice office of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia recently celebrated five years of existence, during which it has become a respected institution in this region. The original roll of its members has more than tripled, and every month two or three commercial events take place here. The latest session of the Chamber's Board of Trustees was held on September 18th on U. S. Steel Kosice premises, as the Company is an active member of the Chamber, and its President George F. Babcoke is Vice President of the Chamber. On this occasion representatives of AmCham member companies visited USSK operations and met Company management.

Gold for the Expatriates

Last Sunday, September 21st, saw the finals of the thirteenth and last sport of the Company Olympic Summer Games - softball. Competing for first place were the teams of the Expatriates, USSK Management and Primary Operations. The gold medals were finally taken by the players of the Expatriates team, playing with the following line-up: Peter J. Ballaban, William C. King, Peter J. Alvarado, William L. Reder, Arne S. Jahn, Patrick J. Mullarkey, George F. Babcoke, Andrew S. Armstrong, John Bertocchi, Matt Story, Megan Pavlik and Dan McClain.

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