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Coastal's German Day 200 to focus on Berlin

October 31, 2000

"Berlin - Past, Present and Future" is the theme of Coastal Carolina University's German Day 2000, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14. Approximately 100 foreign language and social studies students and teachers from area high schools will participate in the event, which is also open to the public.

German Day events will begin with a video presentation on Berlin at 10 a.m. in the Wall Auditorium, followed by other presentations relating to the German capital. The event will conclude with Deutsch- Fest at 1 p.m. in Coastal's Foreign Language Instructional Center, located in the Eldred E. Prince Building. Deutsch-Fest will feature a screening of the classic 1927 documentary Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, as well as free information provided courtesy of German, Austrian and Swiss cultural and tourism agencies. Refreshments also will be provided.

"The purpose of German Day is to promote and celebrate the study of German language and culture at both the secondary and post-secondary education levels," says Mike Gilbert, associate professor of foreign languages at Coastal and founder of the event. "We also welcome participation from the local community."

For more information about German Day 2000, contact Gilbert at 349-2430.