Professor to Speak About Mexico Oct. 9

Oct. 7, 1997

Dr. Sijefredo Loa, associate professor of Spanish at Baylor University, will address the Council for International Education at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Room 201 of the W.R. Poage Legislative Library Center.

Loa's speech, titled "Zacatecas, Mexico: Crossroads of Religion and Culture," will cover the work of missionaries in Zacatecas. Loa, who spent 10 days in Zacatecas this summer, will share observations he made about American missionaries adapting Christian songs to the Mexican culture.

Loa is one of 10 Baylor professors who have been scheduled to speak as part of the Council for International Education's lecture series this fall titled "All the News That's Fit to Discuss."

Accompanying the series is a foreign film series that will be shown at 7 p.m. on select Friday nights throughout the semester in Room 101 of the Castellaw Communications Building. The next film in the series is "Ashes and Diamonds," which will be shown Friday, Oct. 10.

The lecture and film series is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate in the lecture discussions.

For more information, call Dr. Joan E. Supplee, associate professor of history and director of Latin American studies, at 710-1111 ext. 6294.

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