June 15, 2006

Cultural Conversations Bring Community Together

The new Yerington coordinator at Western Nevada Community College is hoping a new event will really take off. Roberta Burkart has developed a free program called Cultural Conversations for people looking to meet fellow community members and practice Spanish/English speaking skills. The group will meet for six Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the WNCC Yerington Center, through August 1 (no meeting on July 4).

"We would like to bring cultures in the community together at this free weekly event and at the same time, introduce them to the college," said Burkart. "We may speak English for a half-hour and then Spanish for the other half-hour."

Burkart was recently hired at WNCC Yerington and is trying some new things to spur community interest in the college as well as provide a community service. "We will probably have small groups of three or four conversing and helping one another," Burkart said. "There's no need to sign up, just show up on Tuesday and be ready to have some fun."

WNCC Yerington Center is at 140 N. Main St. Information: 775-463-2412.

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Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
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E-mail: info_desk@wnc.edu


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