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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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