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'Education in Mexico' Topic for Phi Beta Delta Forum

Apr 24, 2009
Ohio Northern University's Fulbright Scholar in Residence Juan Manuel Guerra-Hernandez will speak on "Education in Mexico" in Dicke 137 on Tuesday, April 28, from 7-8 p.m. The presentation is sponsored by Phi Beta Delta's International Forum.

Born and raised in Mexico, Guerra-Hernandez has worked with the ONU Dance Company since January to put together a lecture demonstration of Mexican folk dances for local elementary and middle schools. The demonstration is intended to introduce young people to the exciting world of Mexican culture and dance. All of the dances are native to Veracruz, Mexico, and the performance includes hand-crafted Mexican costumes.

Guerra-Hernandez is Ohio Northern's first Fulbright Scholar. He began dancing at age 4. He has represented Mexico around the world as a member of "Nayapan" and "Fiesta Mexicana," two prestigious folkdance groups. In addition to dance, he has spent 32 years as an elementary educator, and he currently teaches high school English.

Phi Beta Delta is the Honor Society for International Scholars. Founded in 1987, the nominees for membership in the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Delta include outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni. The Society hopes to integrate those who possess a deep commitment to international affairs, education and research. One of the functions of the Gamma Upsilon Chapter has been to create a regular forum in which international affairs can be discussed using University sources and by seeking prominent individuals with varied experience in international affairs recruited from beyond the University community

This event is free and open to the public.
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