PSC International Week Focuses on Middle East

February 11th, 2003 by Adam

International Week at Plymouth State College March 2 – 7 will focus on Middle Eastern culture and will explore a number of countries and their cultures. Topics will range from food to art, music and poetry.

Three events are scheduled for Monday, March 3. Cultural Contrasts, a round-table discussion with food samples by the International Students Association, takes place at 2:30 p.m. in the Hartman Union Building (HUB). At 5 p.m. Rick Agran, Department of English, and Andrew Howe will talk about Persian Lovers, Poets and Mystics, also in the HUB. A participatory workshop with Cabildo’s Michael Wingfield, Rhythm and Song of the Afro – Latino World will end that day’s programs at 7 p.m. in the Carl Drerup Gallery in the D & M Building.

Students will have an opportunity to learn about living abroad on Tuesday, March 4. Stephen Lambert, Office of International Programs, will discuss study abroad options for students at 3 p.m. PSC students will talk about their recent experiences abroad at 5 p.m. Ginny Fisher, arts events assistant, and Jay Ahgarian, manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstore will speak about Living in Iran at 7 p.m. All events will take place in the HUB.

Wednesday, March 5, Professors Kate Donahue, Bryon Middlekauff and Len Reitsma and students report on their study safari to Kenya at 3 p.m.

Marie-Thérese Gardner and Irene Simoneau from the Canadian Studies Center, Department of Foreign Languages, will discuss Québec: A Country, A Culture at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. Co-sponsored by the Advancement Committee, Michelle Fuersch, Ripon College, Wisconsin will speak about The Legacy of Islam in Spain to the Western World at 7 p.m. Both events will be held in the HUB.
A Foreign Film Fest takes place March 7 from 1:25-9 p.m. with four films.

The full schedule is available on the Foreign Language Department Web at