100. výročí výuky Českého jazyka na Univerzitě v Nebrasce
27.09.2007 / 18:47
Generální konzul Marek Skolil a ředitel Odboru krajanských a kulturních vztahů a zahraniční prezentace (OKVZP) Ministerstva zahraničních věcí ČR Zdeněk Lyčka navštívili Lincoln (stát Nebraska) u příležitosti oslav 100. výročí výuky Českého jazyka na Univerzitě v Nebrasce. Téměř čtyřicet diplomatů bylo představeno sponzorům, kteří dodnes velkoryse podporují Český program na Univerzite v Nebrasce.
100. výročí výuky Českého jazyka na Univerzitě v Nebrasce
Generální konzul Marek Skolil a ředitel Odboru krajanských a kulturních vztahů a zahraniční prezentace (OKVZP) Ministerstva zahraničních věcí ČR Zdeněk Lyčka navštívili Lincoln (stát Nebraska) při příležitosti oslav 100. výročí výuky Českého jazyka na Univerzitě v Nebrasce. Téměř čtyřicet děkovných dopisů bylo předáno sponzorům, kteří dodnes velkoryse podporují Český program na Univerzitě v Nebrasce.
Informace o historii České výuky v Nebrasce a programu oslav:
This fall the UNL Czech Language Program celebrates the fact that in 1907 students first started to learn Czech language and literature at UNL. The program is one of only seven in the USA offering 3 or more years of continuous instruction and one of the oldest ones. The program offers a Czech language minor after six semesters of coursework.
The UNL Czech program has been a very successful one, thanks to its instructors and a number of outstanding students who have also been engaged in the cultural programs of the Czech Komensky Club. The Czech Program was started in 1907 by chancellor Andrews, after members of the Czech community and Czech legislators in the state of Nebraska asked UNL to include it in its curriculum.
The Czech language instruction in Nebraska is closely tied to the history of the Czech Komensky Club, named for Jan Amos Komensky, or Comenius, the pioneer educator. Conceived by UNL students in December 1903, and officially established in 1904, it became a nursery for influential personalities in Nebraska political and cultural life. Past members include state and U.S. politicians such as Roman Hruska, Otto Kotouc, Joseph Vosoba, and Rudy Vrtiska; poets Ferdinand Musil, Jeffrey Hrbek, and Hrbek's sister the writer, politician, and educator, Dr. Sarka Hrbek. The Nebraska born Dr. Olga Stastny, recipient of the French Croix De Guerre and many other international medals for her work as a doctor and organizer of international health care, was also a member.
According to the club constitution, its aim was to form a bond among Czech-Americans and to provide a model of cultural association to other university settings, where students could study Czech language, history and literature first informally, and later formally, in regular courses.
The Czech language and literature
program founded in 1907 replaced the informal instruction within
the club with formal course work, but it continued to involve
students in the Czech Program in the cultural program offered to
Program of the celebration:
September 14 to September 28 - an exhibit by Lucy Seifert at the UNL Union Rotunda Art Gallery, titled "The History of the Czech Nation". The exhibit is cartoon like scenes that cover the entire gamut of Czech Lands history from the mammoth hunters of 35,000 years ago to the Velvet Divorce of the Czech and Slovak Republics in 1993. Some events in between that the exhibit covers are the Přemyslid Kings, the Hussite wars, the Thirty Years War, Czech glass, the First World War, and of course, Communism. Go to www.unl.edu/komenskyclub for more details. A companion book "The History of the Brave Czech Nation" will be available for purchase from the Komensky Club.
On Wednesday, September 19th, at 3:30
PM, a talk entitled "Czech Politics, the European Union and the US¨
by the Czech senators will take place in the Union auditorium.
Evening of September 19th: Banquet: Senators from the Czech Republic will be our guests of honor. The doors to the UNL Union Ballroom will open at 5pm and food will be served at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased from Joan Hruza at email@example.com (402) 435 12 96, Further information about Czech Week: Mila Saskova-Pierce ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 402 472 1336 and Cathy Oslzly at email@example.com).
On Thursday, the 20th, at 10:30 AM, governor Heineman will declare the Czech Language Week in the State of Nebraska. The ceremony will take place in the State Capitol. Public is welcome.
On Thursday, the 20th, in the evening there will be a night of Czech rock music and ethnic food prepared by students of Czech language at the Church Saint Mark on the Campus at 13th and 'R' streets. Members of Lincoln Czech community will make desserts. Besides rock music, you can learn a couple of Czech folk dances taught by LuAnn and Brad Anderson. Door opens at 6:00 PM. Food is $5.00 per meal.
On Monday, September 24th, 7:00 PM: Lenka Dusilova will return after her last-year's successful concert, and will perform with her band at the Box Awesome 815 O St. (under the viaducts), Lincoln, NE 68508 Tickets $15 Inf. 402 570 7840
On Tuesday the 25th, the Czech film with English subtitles Women for Change (Ženy pro měny) will be shown at 12:30 p.m. in the Union. Room to be posted.
On Thursday, September 27th, to wrap up the events, there will be a night of Czech beer drinking at Yia Yia's, 14th and 'O' streets, starting around 7pm and finishing whenever the pivo runs dry!
On Tuesday, October 2nd, there will be a brown bag lunch lecture by Robitschek exchange student Jakub Hodbod, entitled ¨The Czech Political Diaspora" in the Union at 12:30p.m.
Pro článek "Czech dignitaries give
lecture at UNL" od Cara Pesek publikován v "Lincoln Journal Star"
ve čtvrtek 20. září prosím klikněte