Every Thursday at 7:00 p.m., join Russian students and the language assistant in Luce Suite G for an opportunity to drink tea, practice Russian, and learn about Russian culture.
Every Monday at 12:00 p.m., join Russian students and faculty in Lowry 248 for an opportunity to practice Russian and learn about Russian culture.
Russian Movie Night
Every Friday at 7:00 p.m., join Russian students and the language assistant in Luce Suite G to watch some of Russia’s latest or most beloved films.
Undergraduate Russian Olympiada
This all-Ohio Russian language contest was held at Kent State University for 2016. Wooster students Aidan Brown ’18 and Erin Tupman ’19 placed first in their respective language competitions.
Playing with the Punks: St. Petersburg Punk Culture and the DIY Ethos
On Tuesday, November 10, Russian instructor Michael Furman gave a talk on his PhD research concerning St. Petersburg punk culture. He examined the American perception of Russian punks through Pussy Riot and explored the idea that true punk culture is built around the spaces people make and the communities they foster, he also used a linguistics approach to analyze the gender dynamics of these St. Petersburg punk communities.
Something Russian Festival
On October 7, 2015 a group of COW students went to this annually-held festival in Mogadore, OH at the St. Nicholas Orthodox church. The students talked with the priest about the architecture and history of the church, as well as about differences between Catholicism, Protestantism and Russian Orthodoxy. There were a range of hand-made and imported items, such as matryoshki, Easter eggs, jewelry, icons, toys, teapots, and books, available for purchase or to win in raffles. For food, they offered a tasty buffet of chicken kiev, pierogies, borsch, and more, which could be followed by a relaxing cup of tea or two in the tea room. Other exciting activities included balalaika and folk dance performances, as well as the opportunity to learn more about Russian Orthodoxy and interact with native Russian speakers.