Cultural Traditions of Ukraine [F-15-15]
|Presenter:||John and Linda Nixon|
|Location:||Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room (2 Park St.)|
|Classes:||2 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Thu 10:00 AM 09/17, 09/24|
With a focus on the wedding of our son to a Ukrainian woman, we look at various cultural traditions such as holiday celebrations, greeting traditions, birthdays, weddings, and social occasions (toasting especially) in Ukraine.
John and Linda Nixon spent a year in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, where John had a Fulbright Fellowship to teach Psychology (and Linda actually taught more – without pay!). Following that experience, John was awarded a US State Department grant to coordinate a cultural and economic exchange among SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, and Kherson State University. John and Linda have returned to Ukraine several times as part of that grant, and also for the family wedding. John taught psychology at both SUNY Canton and Potsdam; Linda taught sociology (at seven local colleges, including SUNY Canton).