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Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 29, 2012
4 pm - New Directions speaker: Laura Henry 

Saturday, March 31, 2012 
4 pm - Bulgarian Association Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
4 pm - The Eurasian Angular Harp

6 pm - Bosnian/croation/serbian conversation hour 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
11 am - On Campus Presentation of Ukrainian Egg Painting

4 pm - Douglass Branch Library Presentation of Ukrainian Egg Painting

Friday, April 6, 2012
12 pm - EUC Lecture series: Donna Buchanan

Saturday, April 7, 2012
4 pm - Bulgarian Association Coffee Hour

Monday, April 9, 2012
4 pm - Ukrainian Culture Hour at Douglass Branch Library 

International Week

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12 pm - Noontime Scholar: Anika Walke 

Saturday, April 14, 2012
4 pm - Bulgarian Association Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
12 pm - Noontime Scholar: Olena Zhylinkova 

6 pm - Bosnian/croation/serbian conversation hour 

6 pm - Slavic Department awards ceremony

Thursday, April 19, 2012
4 pm - Distinguished Lecture: Andrejs Levkins 

For our full calendar of events see our REEEC Master Calendar






Center E-News

2012 International Summer Institute - Global Protest Movements
A symposium to provide t
eachers with resources to teach about protests from a global perspective.

Global Fest
A short synopsis of what happened at Global Fest last saturday. 

Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting
A guest artist is coming to champaign to share her craft with students at Illinois and the community.

New Speakers
Two new speakers have been added to the spring semester calendar that were not on the original calendar of events sent out in January. We will have a Noontime Scholar lecture with 
Olena Zhylinkova on April 17, and a Distinguised speaker event featuring Andrei Levkin on April 19.  Please see the Upcoming Events column for further details, or visit the REEEC website calendar.

EU Day
This thursday on March 29th the European Union Center will have its Eleventh Annual EU Day event.  Please see the EU event page for further details.

Faculty News

Requesting speaker suggestions for next fall
If you know of a speaker that would like to take part in one of the REEEC speaker series, please visit the recommendation page on the REEEC website 

International Symposium - The Micropolitics of Small Town Life in Eastern Europe
University of Illinois, March 2013
Proposals are welcome from any discipline of the humanities and social sciences. Please send a short abstract (300 words) and CV to by April 20, 2012. 

New REEEC faculty affiliation 
Valleri Hohman, Department of Theater

Second annual conference for the society Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD)
REEEC Regional Faculty Associate Rosina Neginsky, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield, is organizing the second annual conference for
 the society Art, Literature and Music in Symbolism and Decadence (ALMSD), “Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences (the theme is Light and Darkness).” The conference will take place April 25 28, 2012 at Allerton Park in Monticello, Illinois. Registration is open to the public at  

For more information please visit:  

ALMSD is accepting news from those who work in the area of Symbolism to publish them in its annual newsletter. Please submit the news to Rosina Neginsky at 

Please notify REEEC with any recent lectures, conferences, papers, articles, books or other news and it will be included in the next Newsletter!  Simply fill out the linked form - Share your News with us, available through the REEEC Center eNews, or via the publications page on our website.


ASEEES Tucker/Cohen Prize: Deadline - April 15, 2012

ASEEES Davis Student Travel Grant: Deadline - April 15, 2012

ASEEES Graduate Student Essay Prize: Deadline - June 1, 2012

Illinois Graduate College Fellowship Opportunities

More Information on Funding, Career Opportunities, and Calls for Papers


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