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April 2014

  • Fourth Annual McCloskey Lecture: "A Woman Politician in the Cold War Balkans: From Biography to History"
    4:00 pm, Wednesday April 16, Indiana Memorial Union--Walnut Room
  • Pysanka Workshop
    1:00 pm, Thursday April 17, Ballantine Hall 004
  • Lecture: Afghanistan: A Turbulent State in Transition
    6:00 pm, Thursday April 17, Woodburn Hall, Room 101
  • Performance: Evgeny Shvart's play based on the fairy-tale "Two Maples"
    7:00 pm, Thursday April 17, Lilly Hall, Butler University
  • Slavic Symposium
    12:30 pm, Friday April 18, Ballantine Hall 205
  • Performance: Evgeny Shvart's play based on the fairy-tale "Two Maples"
    7:00 pm, Friday April 18, Lilly Hall, Butler University
  • Performance: Evgeny Shvart's play based on the fairy-tale "Two Maples"
    2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Saturday April 19, Lilly Hall, Butler University
  • Lecture:The Current Economic Situation in Mongolia
    4:30 pm, Monday April 21, Ballantine Hall Room 004
  • Lecture:"Governing Immigration in Advanced Welfare States-The Scandinavian Case"
    4:00 pm, Tuesday April 22, Indiana Memorial Union--Persimmon Room
  • Lecture:Ukraine Matters-A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action, U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar
    4:00 pm, Wednesday April 23, Indiana Memorial Union--Whittenberger Auditorium
  • Lecture:The Pendulum of Freedom: Where are European Ideals Today?
    7:30 pm, Thursday April 24, Indiana Memorial Union--Georgia Room
  • Film Screening: Poklosie (Aftermath)
    Friday April 24-Saturday April 25, IU Fine Arts Theatre
  • Hungarian Cultural Association Annual Spring Picnic
    12:30 pm, Sunday April 27, Bryan Park, North Shelter
  • Performance: Bloomington Chamber Singers--"Annelies"
    4:00 pm, Sunday April 27, United Hebrew Congregation (540 S. 6th Street, Terre Haute, IN)
  • Film Screening: Nicky's Family
    5:30 pm, Tuesday April 29, CANDLESHolocaust Museum and Education Center (1532 S. Third St., Terre Haute, IN)

April 2014

  • Lecture: "The Earliest Eurasians: Early Homo from Dmanisi, the Caucasus"
    4:00 pm, Friday May 2, Indiana Memorial Union--Whittenberger Auditorium

Ongoing Events

  • Language Opportunities for Children
    • Azbuka 1: Exploratory Russian
      For children grades 2nd-6th
      The Bridges program is excited to announce the continuation of their Azbuka program for the Fall 2013 Semester. The Class is free and open to all children in grades 2-6. The class will be offered on Fridays from 5:00-6:00 pm at the IU International Programs building (201 N. Indiana Ave. Bloomington, IN 47401). The program aims to instruct children with little or no background in Russian about the language and culture of Russia through interactive lessons involving games, songs, stories, crafts, and much more. For more information please contact Susan Garcia at or visit their website.

    • Polish Preschool
      For Fall 2014, Polish preschool will be meeting on Saturdays 11:30pm -2:00pm at the Polish Studies Center (1217 E. Atwater Ave). If you are interested, please contact Karolina Serafin at

      The mission of the preschool is “to help Polish speaking children find classmates, develop friendships with other children of Polish origins, to provide fun, educational activities while learning to speak, write, read, and sing in Polish.”
    • Rosinka Program in Russian Language and Culture - English flyer | Russian flyer
      Since its establishment in 2009, the Rosinka Program in Russian Language and Culture has provided more than 50 Bloomington-area children with weekly instruction in Russian language and culture. In 2013-14, Rosinka offers classes for children of elementary school age (5-11) who are being raised in Russian-speaking households (so-called heritage speakers).

      Children should be able to function in a classroom where all or most communication and instruction takes place in Russian. Emphasis is placed on development of literacy skills, cultivating a favorable attitude towards the use of Russian, appreciating the diverse cultural heritage of the Russophone world, and effective oral communication.

      In Spring Semester 2014, Rosinka will take place at Campus View Apartments (800 North Union Street, Bloomington) in room 120, 121, and 122 on Fridays, 5:00-6:00. Classes will begin on Friday, January 24 and continue through Friday, April 25.

      Rosinka is sponsored by the IU Russian and East European Institute and the IU RPS Area Coordinator’s Office. A modest fee of $50 per family (not child) will be charged to cover the cost of materials and other operating expenses.

      To learn more about Rosinka and sign up children, contact Mark Trotter at 812-856-5247 or