October 2, 2008
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Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Natalie Quinn Student Intern

Honors Program Hosts International Scholars and Artists

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University’s Honors Program, along with other campus units, will host several international scholars and artists on campus for numerous events during October.

French author and scholar, Daniel Royot, will speak about Franco-American relations in a speech titled, “Bald Eagle and Rooster: The Paradox of Americanization and Anti-Americanism in France.” The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Magnolia Room, and refreshments will follow.

As a part of VSU’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, which was organized by the Modern and Classical Languages Department, Maestro Francese de Paula Soler will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in Whitehead Auditorium. Members of the VSU and local communities are invited to hear this famous Spanish acoustic guitarist and her concert titled, “The Poet of the Guitar, A Musical Journey through the Hispanic World.”

An ensemble of Russian Balalayka players will discuss the history of their folk instruments and their homeland, sponsored by the USG Consortia and Bainbridge College. The public is invited the lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, and the concert that will follow, both in the UC Theater.

The Honors Program Philosophy and Religious Studies Club is teaming up with the Honors program to bring Esha Bandyopadhyay, a world-renowned Indian musician, to VSU north campus for a lecture and concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Pound Hall.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/honors/ for more information on the Honors program.