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Hendrix Students Celebrate French Week 2013

CONWAY, Ark. (October 31, 2013) – Conway Mayor Tab Townsell has designated the week of November 4 as the official French Week in Conway.

Townsell’s designation follows a request from students in the Hendrix French Club and their advisor Dr. Cathy Jellenik, a French professor at Hendrix.

To celebrate, the French Club has activities planned for each day:

  • Crêpes and French Conversation in the SLTC kitchen on Monday.
  • Rwandan traditional dancing and crafts on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in SLTC 168.
  • An Algerian film screening on Wednesday.
  • Beignets in the Brick Pit to celebrate New Orleans on Thursday during convocation followed by the discussion "8 Years After Katrina" with Project Pericles.
  • A Haitian film screening on Friday at 8 p.m. in Mills A.

For more information on French Week events at Hendrix, contact Dr. Jellenik at 501-450-1365 or

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