March 2004 ::

March 28, 2004

Festival Update

The start time for the closing ceremony for the State Festival has been changed to 3:00 PM!

March 26, 2004

Hosting situations needed for Moroccan Fulbright Teachers

There are a few opportunities still available to host a Moroccan Teacher in your school/district for the period April 9- May 24. The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, U.S. Department of State, is looking for schools with excellent ESL programs to host Moroccan teachers for an upcoming special program initiative with Morocco. The Moroccan visitors, fluent in English, are interested in working with students to teach them about life and education in a French/Arabic-speaking country and with U.S. teachers on other creative projects. Schools should assign their Moroccan guest to a host ESL teacher and allow the visitor to both work-shadow and team-teach. Host families will receive a hosting stipend of $500 for the purpose of housing the guest and introducing him/her to life and culture in the United States. If you are interested in this program, please check our web-site www.fulbrightexchanges.org under OTHER OPPORTUNITIES and complete the downloadable host form linked there (Please do not use the on-line application on the site for this special program.). Completed applications should be faxed to our attention at (202) 479-6806 by 9 am Eastern Standard Time on Monday, March 29. For questions about this program or a hosting form, please e-mail Christa_George@grad.usda.gov or call 202-314-3520.

March 26, 2004

Lecture at Speed Museum

You are invited to attend a lecture: "Paris and Washington: A Tale of Two Cities" on April 15, 2004 at 4:00 PM at Speed Art Museum Auditorium The lecture is free; for more info please contact 852-2247 or janna@louisville.edu PROFESSOR YVES BOQUET University of Bourgogne (Burgundy), Dijon, France Yves Boquet is Distinguished Visiting Professor with the Department of Geography and Geosciences at the University of Louisville in Spring 2004. Currently Professor Boquet holds a position of Vice-Chair of the Geography Department at the University of Bourgogne in Dijon. Yves Boquet published numerous articles on various research topics including transportation systems (US airline deregulation, European high-speed rail), US population issues (Asian migration to the USA, decline of population in the Great Plains), as well as comparative studies of large metropolises in the world. Professor Boquet is team-teaching with Dr. Bill Dakan a course on "World Class Cities" this semester.

March 23, 2004

Regional Festival held

Students of 40 teachers at 16 different schools participated in the 28th annual Northern Kentucky regional festival held at Northern Kentucky University on March 20. Among these were home schooled students-- who won several ribbons for their projects and whose teacher participated actively with other teachers on the festival committee. We'd welcome more home school teachers in our area to get involved. There were over 1000 registrations, of which about half were in Spanish -- the largest language group. However, French and Latin both had more than 200 registrants, and the number of German participants was more than last year's.

March 17, 2004

2004-2005 Argentina Administrator Program

Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange is currently seeking applications from U.S. school administrators at the elementary, middle, and high school levels to participate in a two-way, non-simultaneous exchange program with counterparts from Argentina. Learn more