Office of Public Affairs
Sept. 10, 2003
EVENTS TO MARK GERMAN-AMERICAN WEEK
OSWEGO -- German-American Week at SUNY Oswego, from
Sept. 22 to 26, will feature food, a movie, folk dancing and a history
presentation. Sponsored by the modern languages and literatures
department, all events are admission free, and the public is invited.
An International Coffee Hour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22, in Room 251 of Wilber Hall will feature genuine
German pastries prepared by a certified master baker from Germany, said
Dr. John Lalande, professor of German and chair of modern languages and
literatures. Attendees are invited to chat in English, German or other
languages, he said.
"Nowhere in Africa," which won the 2003 Oscar for
best foreign film, will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in
Room 34B of Lanigan Hall. Interested parties are encouraged to come
early to see the film, which focuses on adjustments for a family of
German Jewish refugees who relocated to Kenya in the 1930s. There is no
admission charge, but free-will offerings will be accepted.
The Enzian Bavarian Schuhplattler will present
German folk music and dance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Room 300
of Lee Hall.
"The award-winning vivacious dance troupe," Lalande
said, "will stage a free performance and then invite members of the
audience to try their own foot at one or more of the dances." Audiences
of all ages, families and singles, are invited to attend, he added.
Dr. Luther Peterson, professor of history, will
present a lecture, "To Rebel or Not to Rebel: Protestant Resistance to
Imperial Authority," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Room 251 of
Wilber Hall. Free refreshments will be served following the talk.
For more information on German-American Week, call
SUNY Oswego's modern languages and literatures department at 312-2196.
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