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Sixth annual Asanbe symposium features Dr. Robert Luis Carrasco

4/22/2002
April 22, 2002

The Sixth Annual Asanbe Cultural Diversity Symposium will be held Thursday, April 25, at Austin Peay State University.

The day's events, which are open to the public, are sponsored by the department of languages and literature, department of education, International Education Program, W.N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, Honors Program, Women's Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Academic Affairs and Mulligan's.

The late Dr. Joseph Asanbe, a beloved faculty member in the department of languages and literature, is honored yearly by his friends and colleagues in the department through the Annual Joseph Asanbe Symposium.

The father of Dr. Bill Carrasco, APSU assistant professor of French and Spanish, this year's keynote speaker is Dr. Roberto Luis Carrasco, Northern Arizona University, who holds degrees from Harvard University in human development and ethnography of communication and who has an impressive list of credentials.

According to Dr. Susan Calovini, chair of the department of languages and literature, Carrasco will discuss "Communication as Culture, Culture as Communication," using examples from his own experiences and research to explore cultural aspects of communication and miscommunication. The day's events include:

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -Mexican Food Luncheon, room 305, Morgan University Center. The luncheon cost, which is $7.75 per person, must be paid by Monday, April 22, to the secretary in the department of languages and literature.

12:45-1:30 p.m. - "Communication as Culture, Culture as Communication," a lecture by Carrasco in UC 303. Free and open to the public.

3:30-4:30 p.m.-Panel discussion, "Classroom as Cultural Microcosm," W.N. Daniel African American Cultural Center. Free and open to the public.

"We are extremely fortunate to have such a distinguished keynote speaker," said Calovini. "Dr. Carrasco's international perspective and humanistic values exemplify the very qualities we so admired in Professor Asanbe."

For more information or to make luncheon reservations, telephone 7891.