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SRU TO ‘FOCUS ON FRENCH’ FOR WEEK WITH FOOD, FILMS
ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University students from
French-speaking countries will detail the language and culture of
their home country as part of a campuswide “Focus on
French” weeklong program sponsored by the university’s
department of modern languages and cultures in conjunction with the
American Association of Teachers of French.
week will be observed Oct. 21-27.
student roundtable, moderated by Dr. Eva Tsuquiashi-Daddesio,
assistant professor of French, will follow the 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24
“Dejeuner a la francais” (French luncheon) organized by
Dr. Hannah C. Zinni, SRU professor of French. The events will be
held in Rooms 113 and 116 of Spotts World Culture Building.
Cinema of Francophone Africa” will be Dr. Thomas C.
Daddesio’s topic at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 in Room 116 of Spotts.
The multimedia presentation will detail the French-speaking nations
of Africa and emphasize the cultural diversity of the nations.
Daddesio is an assistant professor of modern languages and cultures
screening of the award-winning French film “Amelie,”
with English subtitles, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in
Spotts Auditorium followed by a discussion session. A weeklong
“French Film Festival” will offer a different French
film nightly at 7 p.m. on Channel 19 of the campus cable television
system. The festival is sponsored by the SRU French Club and
SRU’s Student Government Association.
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