I would love to get the address of the Sokol in Dearborn. We are
organizing a Spolecnost pro vedy a umeni (SVU) conference, here, in
Nebraska in Lincoln, and would like to invite them. If you would like to
get the information, have a look at the attachment. Mila Saskova-Pierce
>In a message dated 1/30/01 10:33:23 AM, mgrant@... writes:
>>>You mean you don't have "kolaches" (pr. kola'tchies) up in Michigan?
>In a message dated Tue, 30 Jan 2001 13:35:45 EST, JPKIRCHNER@...
>>No Czechs, no kolaches.
>Actually, there are quite a few Czech and Slovak immigrants in Michigan,
>especially in Rochester Hills. The local Sokol in Dearborn also
>organizes an annual Czech and Slovak Festival in Wyandotte (I think it's
>sometime in July) where they sell kolace, vepro-knedlo-zelo, halusky,
>Czech and Slovak beer and other Czech specialities.
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Subject: SVU Conference in Nebraska 2001 To: Mila Saskova-Pierce
> Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 15:42:22 -0600
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I'm on my way -- we'll look at this when I'm there.
Enclosed please find an announcement of the planned conference in Nebraska
next August. You are all cordially invited to participate. It would be in
interest of the Society if every SVU Chapter were represented at this
important event. Please publicize the conference among your members and your
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU)
announces a Special Conference
The Czech and Slovak Legacy in the Americas: Preservation of Heritage with
the Accent on Youth
Lincoln, NE, August 2-3, 2001
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host the 2001 Conference of the
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences. The conference is sponsored by
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, College of Arts and Sciences, Department
of Modern Languages, European Studies, and by the following community and
regional groups: the Czech Language Foundation, Komensky Club, the Nebraska
Czechs of Lincoln, and the Wilber Czechs.
The dates of the Conference have been selected to coincide with the 45th
Czech festival held each year in Wilber, Nebraska during the first weekend
August (for 2001 those dates are Friday, 3 August through Sunday, 5 August).
An estimated 40,000 ? 50,000 people from all over the country are expected to
attend the Wilber festival. The conference will focus on three main issues of
interest to Czech and Slovak Americans:
(1) Ethnicity and Preservation of Language and Culture (includes
presentations on history and genealogy).
(2) Historical and contemporary settlements of people from the Czech and
Slovak Republics in the Americas.
(3) Future relationships between Czechs and Slovaks living in the Americas
and those in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
The open format of the conference will allow discussion of other topics of
interest. The Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend
various cultural and social programs scheduled during the two-day
as well as attend the Wilber Czech Festival on Saturday and/or Sunday. There
will be live performances of the Czech and Slovak heritage music, dances and
other cultural programs as performed by local groups, as well as a Czech
film. The Grand Opening will take place on Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m.
This conference is taking place in Nebraska because this state has a rich
heritage of political and cultural life organized by the Czechs. The
University of Nebraska is a natural institution for the sponsorship because
it is one of the few universities in the United States that offers the Czech
language, and has been teaching it since 1907. The Czechs at UNL were always
a very active group, and from its Komensky Club, conceived at the end of
1903, and officially established in 1904, rose a generation of Nebraska and
US politicians, including the late Senator Roman Hruska. Nebraska Czechs
influenced the history of the United States as well as the history of the
Czech Lands. There are about sixty localities in Nebraska where the majority
of inhabitants claim Czech ancestry, and it is estimated that between ten to
twenty percent of Nebraskans claim Czech blood. The Czech ethnic life is
celebrated during twelve annual Czech festivals in Nebraska. There are
countless Czech museums and libraries in the state. The most important
collection of Czech artifacts is the Czech Heritage Collection assembled by
Joe Svoboda and housed in the Love Library at UNL. The State Historical
Society has an important collection of microfilms of Czech language
newspapers published on the American continent. The ethnic Czechs are very
active in genealogical research and a number of them take part in the Czech
Elderhostel at the Doane College in Crete.
Hotel accommodation for SVU members is available in the University dorms at a
cost per person, double occupancy, of $16.00 per night. Dorm lodging requires
that participants purchase a meal plan that is served in the cafeteria
(breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The cost of this meal plan is $16.00 per
person per day, bringing the total cost of room and board to $32.00 a day.
Parking can be arranged on campus near the dorms. Other hotel accommodations
can be made directly with Lincoln hotels. Hotels in the downtown area are
within walking distance of the campus.
SVU Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska, August 2-3, 2001
Send your application along with your registration fee (made payable to SVU)
Cathy Oslzly, Department of Psychology, 238 Burnett Hall, UNL, Lincoln, NE
Institutional Affiliation: ____________________
Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________
Telephone and/or FAX: _______________________ e-mail: _____________________
Title of the proposed talk:
Speakers are required to send a short abstract (summary) of their paper, not
to exceed one page, including the title of their paper, their name and
institutional affiliation (if any), with abbreviated address (exclude the
street and number).
We would prefer either a 3.5 inch disk or via email to Cathy Oslzly
Additional comments and /or suggestions including recommendations for
speakers (use other side if needed):
$ 25.00 (SVU Member)
$ 35.00 (NonMember of SVU)
$ 20.00 (Spouse)
$ 15.00 (Students)
Housing accommodations in the dormitories: Nights of:
# days _______ x $32.00 = _________
Aug. 1 ___
Aug. 2 ___
Aug. 3 ___
Aug. 4 ___
Registration fee = _________
(see above for appropriate fee)
Total: $ __________________ made payable to SVU
We will send out an additional application later for those who would like to
attend the film or the Czech festival in Wilber this year.
To facilitate the planning of the event you are urged to preregister as soon
as possible. Applications after April 15, 2000 cannot be accepted.
Dr. Mila Saskova-Pierce
University of Nebraska
1133 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0315
Tel: (402) 472 1336
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