Professor to Speak About Day of the Dead Oct. 30

Oct. 22, 1997

Dr. Phillip Johnson, professor of Spanish at Baylor University, will address the Council for International Education at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Mabee Theater of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

Johnson's presentation, titled "Day of the Dead: A Celebration of Life" will explore the Mexican holiday that celebrates family members and loved ones who have died. Johnson says that his discussion will highlight the uniqueness of the Mexican celebration which combines Catholic religious traditions with Indian cultural heritage.

Johnson 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 "The Seven Samurai," which will be shown Friday, Oct. 31.

Admission to both the lecture and film series is free and open to the public. Faculty and students are 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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