Plymouth State University will be celebrating International Week 2004 April 26-30 with a multi-cultural schedule of events ranging from lectures and discussions to a French production and cabaret and a special performance by Plymouth State graduate and renowned cabaret performer Loli Marquez-Sterling. This annual observance, organized by PSU’s student chapter of the World Language Society, brings the University and local community a learning adventure in the arts, culture and history of nations around the globe. Events currently scheduled for the week are:
Monday, April 26
1:30 – 3 p.m. Lecture. Plymouth to Pakistan, Pakistan to Plymouth: Conduits in Cross-cultural Communication. Assistant Professor of English Gaye Gould. Hartman Union Building (HUB) 109.
7:30 – 9 p.m. Lecture. Syncopated Rhythms: Jazz and Caribbean Culture. Herbie Miller, lecturer at New School University, N.Y.; respondent Stanford Watson, painter and visiting instructor at Plymouth State University. Frost Academic Commons.
Tuesday, April 27
1 – 2 p.m. Lecture. Plymouth State University–Puerto Rico Campus: 10 Years of Ecological Hypothesis-testing in Puerto Rico with PSU Students (1994-2004). Professor of Biology Len Reitsma. HUB 109.
2:15 – 3:15 Lecture. Women’s Roles in Kenya. Associate Professor of English and Diversity Scholar Jeanne Dubino. HUB Multi-purpose Room.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Presentation. Journeys to the Mayan World. Foreign Language Adjunct Faculty Betty Jo Taffe. HUB 109..
5 – 6 p.m. Roundtable discussion. Study Abroad and International Students. Plymouth State student panel. HUB Multi-purpose Room.
7 – 8:30 p.m. Rice and beans fund-raising dinner. $5. Sponsored by the Plymouth State Nicaragua Club. Plymouth Congregational Church.
Wednesday, April 28
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Lecture. Multicultural Perspectives on Parenting. Professor of Education Leo Sandy. Panelists: Adjunct Faculty Heidi Burke, Assistant Professor and Chair of Foreign Languages Barbara Lopez-Mayhew and Professor of Social Science Stacey Yap. HUB 109.
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Lecture. Hispanic Immigration to the United States. Instructor Eleodoro Abreu-Gomez of Phillips Exeter Academy. HUB 123.
3 – 5 p.m. Cabaret/French performance of Le Magicien d’Oz. Plymouth State students with Foreign Languages Contract Faculty Marie-Therese Gardner. HUB Multi-Purpose Room.
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Concert. Loli Marquez-Sterling and her eight-piece Latin band. $8/$5. Tickets on sale at Chase Street Market and the HUB Pawsway April 14 – 15 and 19 – 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by PACE, the World Language Society and the President’s Commission on Diversity. HUB Multi-Purpose Room.
Thursday, April 29
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dance-a-thon. $100 entry fee per team of a minimum of five and maximum of 10 people. Proceeds will go to the Plymouth State University Nicaragua Club and the World Language Society. HUB Multi-Purpose Room.
Friday, April 30
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Lecture. Peruvian Coffee and Fair Trade. Ed Guinta, proprietor of Café Monte Alto. Hyde Hall 217.
For more information on International Week events contact Barbara Lopez-Mayhew at 535-2834.