Ostroh Academy celebrated the Ukrainian Language Day
November 09, 2012
Celebrations of the Ukrainian Language Day have already become a fine tradition in Ostroh Academy. This year was no exception. In fact, the events dedicated to the holiday began long before 9 November.
All-Ukrainian Research and Practical Conference Topical Issues of the Culture of the Ukrainian Language and Speech took place in Ostroh Academy on 1-2 November on the initiative of the Department of the Ukrainian Language and Literature. All conference reports have been published in collected scientific papers.
The celebrations continued on 6 November. On this day, Larysa Ivshyna, Chief Editor of The Day, and true friend and partner of Ostroh Academy, visited the University. She presented a series of 15 pocket books from The Day Library titled Armour-Piercing Political Essays featuring works by Ivan Franko, Mykola Kostomarov, Mykhailo Drahomanov, Panteleimon Kulish and many other Ukrainian intellectuals.
On 7 November, Ostroh Academy students and teaching staff did a Ukrainian dictation. It was a good opportunity to recollect basic orthographic rules of Ukrainian, and look back on good old school days.
On the eve of the holiday, the university hallway turned into an original theatre. During a break, students had an opportunity to watch a fragment of the play Nazar Stodolia performed by theatrical studio Dyvys! (Watch!) The same day, Iryna Bakovetska, a young poetess and graduate of Ostroh Academy, presented her collected poems Rhymed Springs. After that, all comers could take part in a linguistic KVN.
On 9 November, young talents from all over Ukraine, the winners of the Vytoky literary contest, arrived at Ostroh. Contest winners' works can be found on the official website of Ostroh Academy.
Among the holiday events were actions Live Voices of Ukrainian Poets, Speak Ukrainian, Listen to Ukrainian Music. The Student Radio broadcast recitations of poems about the mother tongue; the Student Brotherhood prepared leaflets showing common mistakes of students in spoken Ukrainian and correct variants of pronunciation, spelling, etc. The Public Relations Office gave CDs with Ukrainian music to all Ostroh cafés, restaurants, shops and taxi bus drivers as presents.
The fact that the Ukrainian Language Day is a holiday that unites was proven again by Ostroh Academy.
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