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College of DuPage to European Professional Development Day April 27

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The European Studies Committee and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) at College of DuPage will host a European Professional Development Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

The morning session, which is free and open to the public, will feature three keynote presentations, including: Lance R. Askildson, Director of the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures at the Nanovic Institute at Notre Dame, "Enriching European Identity: Linguistic and Cultural Implications of Immigration;" Zsuzsanna Fagyal-Le Mentec, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, "The Myth of Euro-babel: Status, Identity and the Unique Constellation of Languages in Europe;" and Csanád Siklós, Assistant Director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Wisconsin, "United in Diversity? European Cultural Identities and Stereotypes." A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided at the start of the morning session.

The afternoon session will feature professional development language workshops for teachers of French, German, Italian and Spanish followed by a reception to celebrate European languages.

Registration is required for this session, and the cost is $20.

For more information, call (630) 942-2356.