* Do you need share or discuss aspects of American culture ? Scott Taylor from American Volunteers Overseas, along with the Center for American Studies at Comenius University Library in Bratislava, plans to organize a regular presentation series on American culture. The first presentation in the series will cover American and Slovak constitutional issues and will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at the library on Michalská Street 1, on the 1st floor in the American Studies Room at 6pm. There will be a chance to ask questions and discuss issues after the presentation, which will be held in both Slovak and English. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
* U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers held its First Annual Writing Contest on Women during the week of April 14-17, involving secondary and university students throughout Slovakia. The contest, organized by the U.S. Peace Corps, encouraged participants to think about gender roles and the status of women in Slovakia today. Each student wrote an essay in English on one of three topics. The goals of the Contest were to increase awareness among Slovak students of gender issues and the role of women, and to promote critical, analytical and creative thinking and writing skills. To participate in the contest, students either had to be enrolled at a school hosting a Peace Corps Volunteer, or had to contact a Volunteer about the contest.The final round will consist of 15 essays, and will be judged on April 25 at 3pm in the Peace Corps Office. Winners from each grade level will win English language materials. For further information call Mrs. Springer, 07/ 582 1648, U.S. Peace Corps, Ul. Kremnica 6, Bratislava.