Monday, April 30, 2012
On Sunday 29, 2012 the Window on
hosted Camp ACT Planning Meeting for 19 America Peace Corps Volunteers from Rivnenska, Lvivska, Volynska Oblast. America Center
The present audience talked about the issues related to camp presentation, team presentations, application review, organizing chaperones.
This camp will be held in early July in Shatsk and will provide a chance for Ukrainian pupils to practice English, explore creativity and develop new skills in leadership, teamwork, and healthy lifestyles.
staff is made up of half Ukrainians and half American Peace Corps Volunteers, which will give all participants a truly special international experience. Camp ACT
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Third Discussion with Lutsk Window on America Center. The Topic was Animal Rights (Federal and State Laws on Animal Protection; Animal Shelters.
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, a member of the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD), helped launch a pilot project, a series of monthly discussions between Americans and Ukrainians via the Window on America Centers in
, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and USCCD. Lutsk
In the framework of that pilot project on April 25, 2012 the third discussion with Lutsk Window on America Center was held and it covered the topic of Animal Rights (Federal and state laws on animal protection; animal shelters.
The format of discussion was a Skype video conference call: 40 minutes speaker's presentation, and one hour - Q&A. The work language was English.
The speaker on the topic of Animals Rights was Adam Parascandola the Director of Animal Cruelty issues for Human Society of the United but in his former job he was a Director of a large municipal shelter. The information that Adam Parascandola had shared with the audience was interesting and really helpful. Adam talked about US cruelty laws and their development including felony, federal coverage, etc., in addition to the roles of animal shelters and their work to end cruelty.
The present audience (mainly the Director of Lutsk shelter, the Co-director of the Zoo, the volunteers that worked at the shelter) was interested in the following issues:
shelters and their financing;
the role of animal shelters and their work ;
the role of volunteers and sponsors;
A big round of applauses at the end of the meeting – in such way the audience thanked Adam Parascandola for informative discussion!
Monday, April 23, 2012
On April 19, 2012 the Window on
America Center in hosted a creative meeting for the 18 teachers of English language from local and regional schools. Lutsk
The WOA coordinator Olena Pyshniuktalked about the Center, its resources, numeriuos programs. The main emphasis was made on the programs that help the people to practice their English with native speakers, mainly Community Clubs meetings.
The Guest speaker, former English language teacher Kovalchyk Volodumur told about his experience in teaching English at schools, gave practical advice on how to use visual aids in teaching pupils and students.
At the end of the meeting Kovalchyk Volodumur made a presentation of his book «Conversion in English. Some trends in lexical evolution» where he analyzed the behaviour of one of these new word formation methods.
Monday, April 9, 2012
On April 08, 2012 the Window on
America Center in gathered 21 people to take part in the Movie Club meeting. Lutsk
The audience was proposed to watch the movie «E.T.;Extra-Terrestrial». The film was shown in English and included subtitles.
Melissa Krut, Donimic Huether and Terry Mettison, American Peace Corps Volunteers in
, led the related speaking discussion after the movie so the participants had a great chance to practice their English with native speakers. Lutsk
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
On that day the Window on
America was visited by 15 readers who took part in the Community Club «April Fool’s Day Celebration». Center
· Problems with this Explanation;
· Observance Around the World.
The Club was held by Donimic Huether and Terry Mettison, American Peace Corps Volunteers in
. The audience was introduced to the theme of April Fool’s Day through the ‘fool’s day’ slide show presentation made by Olena Pyshniuk, by the Window on Lutsk America Center coordinator in . Lutsk
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Skype Discussion "Libraries in the United States of America and in Ukraine" was held at the Window on America Center in Lutsk.
The topic of discussion was Libraries in the
United States of America and in . Ukraine
The speaker on the topic of Libraries was
Jurij Dobczanskyj, Senior Cataloging Specialist
at the U.S. Library of Congress.
19 visitors (among them students and two teachers of Volyn
, librarians of Volyn Research Library) came to the Center on that day to have a live talk with Mr. Dobczanskyj. The visitors introduced themselves and discussed professional issues, voiced their thoughts and asked questions on that topic. college of Art
During one hour Skype discussion the present audience could learn more about the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world and
's oldest federal cultural institution, its services and cooperation with clients, principles of library fund creation and updates, etc. America
- Computer technologies in modern library.