Slavic Program Calendar: Click here
Mondays and Thursdays, Winter 2017. 12:30-1:30 pm. Mano 443. Russian Tea. Speakers of Russian of all levels are invited to join us for Russian Tea, informal conversation sessions. Refreshments will be served. For more details or to join our mailing list, write Laura Kline.
Monday, February 13, 5:30 pm, 470 Manoogian (French Room). Celebrate Walentynki with the Polish Culture Club! You are invited to a screening of a new Polish romantic comedy "Planeta singli" (Planet of singles). For more information click here or write email@example.com. A club meeting will be held before the film at 4:30 pm.
Tuesday, February 21. 12-2. Annual Maslenitsa/Mardi Gras/Butterweek Cuisine Workshop! Don't miss this opportunity to learn about Butter Week traditions, then make and eat delicious Russian blini, French crepes, German Apfelpfannkuchen (apple pancakes), and Italian pizzelle (waffle cookies)! Sponsored by the WSU Russian Program, the WSU Slavic Klub, Le Cercle francais WSU, the Wayne State German Club, and Il Circolo Italiano WSU. For more information, write Laura Kline.
Saturday, February 25. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Undergraduate Olympiada of Spoken Russian. WSU Russian students will participate for the first time! The event will take place at Bowling Green State University.
Tuesday, February 28 is Pączki Day! The WSU Polish Culture Club will be selling pączki in Manoogian Hall, 9 am-2:30 pm. All of the proceeds from the sale will go to the Slavic Scholarship Fund. Would you like to help out? Contact the club officers.
Thursday, March 9, 7:30 pm is the WSU Polish Culture Club Night at the Palace of Auburn Hills! Join the Club for an exciting basketball game with the Detroit Pistons. To buy the tickets follow this link. For more information emial the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 30, 10-3. Russian and Ukrainian Booths at the Schoolcraft Multicultural Fair. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about a variety of cultures, enjoy dance, singing, cuisine, and more. Free and open to the public. Schoolcraft College, VisTaTech Center.
Thursday, March 30. 7 pm. Movie: The Black Monk. Watch a screened version of a Russian performance of Chekhov's The Black Monk. Maple Theater, Bloomfield. To join our group, write Laura Kline.
Friday, March 31 - April 8. Root for the Russian Team at the 2017 Ice Hockey Women's World Championship. USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, MI. To join our group, write Laura Kline.
Saturday, June 17. Time: TBA. "Shostakovich and the Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy." Musical and theatrical performance with the Emerson String Quartet at the DIA.
The WSU Polish Culture Clubtogether with Friends of Polish Art hosted the Wigilia celebration on Friday, December 9, 2016. During this wonderful, filled with good cheer event, students raised $450 for the Slavic Scholarship fund. Here is a short video from Wigiia 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9rU6DrEuNo
The WSU Slavic Klub had its annual Slavic Christmas Party at the Fiddler Restaurant in December. Guests enjoyed a delicious Slavic Christmas dinner, dancing, and live music, and learned about Slavic traditions. Check out our photos!
The Russian Program is creating a Russian Heritage Room in Manoogian 446! We are currently in the planning stages. If you are interested in contributing to this exciting project, please contact Laura Kline.
On April 26 the German and Slavic programs recognized their outstanding students at the 2016 German and Slavic Excellence Awards Ceremony. This year we also celebrated Prof. Ken Brostrom's 40 years of service at Wayne State.
On April 23 the WSU Polish Club celebrated the Earth Day by helping to clean Belle Isle. In June the Club is planning to go back to Belle Isle for kayaking.
Russian Tea made the news!
Our students manned Russian & Ukrainian tables at the 2016 Schoolcraft Multicultural Fair and received compliments on their knowledge of those cultures!
WSU Russian students and friends of the WSU Russian program hosted a Russian Delegation to Detroit for a home-cooked American dinner. The evening was filled with good food, good conversation, and new friendships!
The Slavic and French clubs joined forces to celebrate Russian Maslenitsa and French Mardi Gras with a blini/crepe pancake workshop!
The WSU Slavic Klub cheered the Russian team to victory in final game between the US and Russia at the 2016 5 Nation Tournament at U.S. Hockey Arena. Afterwards, they met the Russian team members.
The WSU Polish Club held a very successful pączki sale on Fat Tuesday and raised $394 for the Slavic Scholarships. Would you like to join the Polish Club? Contact Club's President, Emily Collette.
WSU Polish Club's Wigilia 2015 was a big success! Students, their families and WSU faculty enjoyed a traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal, sharing of opłatki, caroling and dancing. Click here to see the photos.
2015 Poland Study Abroad: check the photos from the trip! (May 12-27) Next trip will be offered in May 2016.
Watch online the Panel Discussion: One Year Later, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, the EU, and the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict (the dicussion took place on March 24, 2015)
Click here to view the discussion.