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Yoi is one of several Turkish films being shown on campus this semester as part of the Turkish Film Festival

Tradition meets Turkey at local film festival

Kamryn Trusler, staff writer September 5, 2014

More a half a century and 400-plus movies after the first movie in the Harrison and June Kash International Film Society, the series, founded in 1962, is still going strong. This fall semester marks the...

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Touring Turkey from the comfort of home

Robin Fjelstad, Web Editor September 5, 2014

 The Turkey themed semester events are well under way; last week a video presentation, Istanbul Unveiled, documented the discovery of the city by a young American tourist. For those who have never been...

Dr. John Battitori talks about his life as a second generation Italian growing up in small town Kansas during Experiencing Cultural Diversity in a Small Southeast Kansas Community in Corley Auditorium on Oct. 30.

Italian decendent turns family tragedies into triumph through American education

Robin Fjelstad, staff writer November 3, 2013

The massive immigration of European settlers to the United States in the late 18th century included a large number of Italians who settled in southeast Kansas to take jobs as deep-shaft coal miners. Two...

Dr. Monica Seger introduces Mafia Culture: History and Representation in Italy and Beyond. The first of her three presentations for the Italian themed semester, on Sept. 9

Speaker offers the truth behind mafia legend

Robin Fjelstad, staff writer September 15, 2013

Dr. Chad Stebbins introduced Dr. Monica Seger, assistant professor of Italian from Oklahoma State University, for the first of three scheduled presentations of the day. The first presentation was titled...

Dr. Monica Seger, assistant professor of Italian at the University of Oklahoma, answers audience questions after the Italy theme semester seminar, Neorealism: Material Conditions, Ideological Motivations and Lasting Effects on Monday in Corley auditorium.

Italian cinema a matter of style

Robin Fjelstad, Staff Writer September 14, 2013

A century of progress in Italian cinema started with one of the first Italian films, The Taking of Rome, directed by innovator Fioleteo Albertini in 1905.That tidbit was one of facts presented by Monica...

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