"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
"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