A Model Polish Studies Program Newsletter
is published by the Central Connecticut State University. We received two issues& Fall 1992 and Fall 1993. The reason we like it is that it represents Polish American interests in academia rather than the professional and ideological interests of academics who happen to "do" Poland. It features articles on cultural events that genuinely promote what is good about Polish culture; it publishes book reviews of books whose wider distribution is of interest to Poles; it gracefully promotes those who have contributed financially to the strengthening of Polish Studies at CCSU. The 1993 issue has a delightful photo of members of the Polish Scouting Organization which ]as Professor Wrobel reminds us elsewhere in this issue\ has done more to promote Polish studies than many a volume on "Polish topics." The Newsletter is published by the Polish Studies Program at CCSU, New Britain, CT 06050-4010.
I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. Marii Konopnickiej w Suwalkach
is under reconstruction. This historical building housed Gimnazjum Panstwowe M"skie im. K. Brzostowskiego under the Second Polish Republic. Unemployment in the Suwalki region reaches 30%. Funds are scarce or nonexistent. The school's principal, Bo/enna Szynkowska, M.A., has initiated a fundraising campaign. The names of donors will be inscribed in the school's Golden Book. Send your check to the Liceum, ul. Noniewicza 83, 16-400 Suwalki, Poland. You can send it directly to the school's bank account: PBK Suwalki, account # 377809-866-131. For tax deductibility in case of a substantial donation, try a Polish charitable foundation. A bequest in your will will earn you lasting gratitude of faculty, staff and students.
Gromada edits PIASA Newsletter
Thaddeus V. Gromada, Executive Director and Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the Polish Institute, is Editor of a Newsletter which hails from the Institute's headquarters at irregular intervals. The last issue ]Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 1993\ is chockfull of good news, the best of which is the announcement that the mortgage on the Institute's headquarters ]208 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016-8202\ has been paid off. Now efforts are under way to establish a substantial endowment fund for the Institute. Members and supporters of PIASA are encouraged to contribute.
Summer Polish School at the Catholic University of Lublin
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee announces several programs at KUL for credit. The five-week course (five credits at UWM) includes an intensive language course and lectures on history and culture (three credits at UWM). The three-week course can be taken either in language or in culture (lectures are in English). Two-and-a-half week course on Business Polish is also available. For information and application forms write or call Professor Michael J. Mikos, Dept. of Slavic Languages, UWM, Milwaukee, WI 53201, tel. (414) 229-4948.
Use the information superhighway: send an e-mail message to the White House
Americans of Polish and other east European backgrounds can mail their opinions to the White House via e-mail. President Bill Clinton's address is
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