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Serbian Students Speak at Montana Tech


Montana Tech is continuing its Passport To... Program with a celebration of the Republic of Serbia. The celebration is scheduled for Monday, November 19th from 12 – 1:00 pm in the Copper Lounge of the Student Union Building. 

The Passport To... Program was originally developed three years ago on Tech’s South Campus, Highlands College. To date, Tech’s South Campus has conducted celebrations of Australia/New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Serbia. The success of the program on the South Campus has led to its adoption on Tech’s North Campus.

“Tech has students from many different countries, many of which most of us know so little,” said Paul Beatty, Tech’s Dean of Students. “Programs like this can really enrich our lives and help break down the cultural barriers so that we can see that we are more alike than we are different.”

Scheduled to speak at the event are Serbian students: Ivana Lacmanovic and Ivan Sljivar. They will speak about their country and their life there. Pizza and pop will be served to those students, faculty and staff who attend.   Community members who wish to learn about Serbia are also invited. 

The US State Department has indicated that “Serbia occupies a key strategic juncture in the Balkans at the social, political, and geographic crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. The United States seeks to strengthen its relationship with Serbia through deepening cooperation based on mutual interest and respect.”