MAILED: Oct. 8, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be the site of a weeklong celebration of Spanish and Latin American cultures as Spanish Week events run Oct. 13-19.
The events, sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi (the National Hispanic Honor Society) and co-sponsored by the UAC Special Events Committee, the Center for International Education and the International Film Society, are designed to share the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and the community.
"The PRI and the Future of Mexican Politics" will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. The moderator will be Mike McElwee.
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, a discussion in Spanish on Spain's autonomous regions will be held at 4 p.m. in the Oneida Room of Davies Center. The moderator will be Craig Koltes. At 7:30 p.m. "Rincon del Flamenco: A Performance of Flamenco Music and Dance" will be held in Gantner Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center. Flamenco combines music with dance and song to encompass a spectrum of emotions. The Minneapolis-based group has received widespread recognition in Spain and the United States. Tickets are available at the University Service Center and are $3 for students and $5 for the general public.
A bilingual presentation, "Puerto Rico: A Look at its Past, Present and Future," will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. The coordinator is Eva Santos Phillips.
The Study Abroad Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Information on UW-Eau Claire study abroad programs in Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain and other countries will be available. A puppet show based on an Argentine folk tale is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. The coordinator is Leslie Kalmon.
The film "I am Cuba" will run at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Davies Theatre. Tickets are available at the Service Center and are $1 for students or $2 with an international film membership or faculty/staff ID.
A presentation on Colombia will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 17, in Hibbard Humanities Hall, Room 312.
The 27th annual Spanish Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Dulany Inn, Davies Center. A social hour will begin at 5:45 p.m. Dinner and a program featuring door prizes, live music and a tribute to retiring Chancellor Larry Schnack will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Service Center and are $9.50 for students or $11.50 for the general public. The menu includes: black bean soup, Spanish pork roast, basque potatoes, asparagus spears, Caribbean bananas and alfajores.
For more information about Spanish Week events, call Paul Hoff in the UW-Eau Claire department of foreign languages at (715) 836-4287.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 8, 1997