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 SRU TO 'FOCUS ON FRENCH' FOR WEEK WITH FOOD, FILMS AND CULTURE 

 

SPOTLIGHT

10/8/2002
Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu  

SRU TO ‘FOCUS ON FRENCH’ FOR WEEK WITH FOOD, FILMS AND CULTURE

           SLIPPERY 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.

           The week will be observed Oct. 21-27.              The 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.

              “Contemporary 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 at SRU.

           A 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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