Mar 3, 2011

Cultural Thursday

Elena Nicoski, an ethnic Russian student at Central Lakes College, presented the March 3 Cultural Thursday program on the Brainerd campus. Nicoski was born and raised in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, and lived in the republic for 21 years. She discussed the history, culture, arts and crafts, government, religion, food, and Turkmenistan’s development. A resident of Baxter, the 1995 exchange student to Colorado has studied French language and literature during undergraduate studies at the Turkmen State University. This young wife and mother is completing an Associate in Arts degree at CLC and plans to attend St. Cloud State University for French and Spanish studies, as well as international relations. The next free Cultural Thursday scheduled for noon to 12:50 p.m. on April 7 will be Gary Payne presenting images and impressions from Nicaragua. Cultural Thursdays are sponsored by the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas at CLC. For information, contact Jan Kurtz at (218) 855-8183,