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Annual Conference on Central America
To be Held April 23-25 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: April 14, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- The 10th annual Conference on Central America will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire April 23-25.
The conference, held in the Davies Center, offers an opportunity to learn about Central American history, society and culture.
The event will open with an evening reception on April 23, featuring guest speaker Quince Duncan, a professor of English and Latin American culture from Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica. A musical presentation by Central American students will follow the lecture.
On Friday, April 24, lecture sessions throughout the day will be held on various topics including politics, the Panama Canal and evolving educational practices in Central America. The keynote speaker for the conference is David Dallmeyer, professor of geology at the University of Georgia-Athens, who will give a speech titled "Tropical Rainforests of Central America: Diverse, Prolific and Endangered." The presentation will start at 1 p.m. in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center.
A morning workshop will be held Saturday, April 25, for teachers of middle school and high school classes in Spanish, history and social studies. The workshop will focus on the Central American countries Guatemala and Costa Rica.
For more information on the conference, the cost and registration, contact LaVone Sneen, of the College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office, at (715) 836-2031.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 15, 1998