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Botswana Officials to Host Cultural Presentations

April 25, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- Her Excellency Ambassador Ms. Tebelelo Seretse of the Republic of Botswana and other dignitaries will visit the WIU-Macomb campus Monday, April 29 to meet with University and community leaders, and participate in two cultural programs.

Ms. Beatrice Selotlegeng, originally from Botswana, will present "A Cultural Experience of Botswana," from noon-1 p.m. in the University Union Heritage Room as part of the University's Cultural Cafe Series. Selotlegeng is the director of Cardinal Health Junior Executive Business Programs for Minorities, an the assistant director of diversity and outreach at Ohio University in Athens.

Seretse, Mr. Barongwa Master Baipidi, training attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana, and Selotlegeng will present a panel presentation on Botswana from 2-3:30 p.m. in the University Union Sandburg Theatre.

Rick Carter, executive director of Western's School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach, recently returned from a 10-day educational mission to Botswana. This was the second time Carter has visited the country to discuss educational opportunities.

The presentations are sponsored by the WIU Center for International Studies, and are supported by the University Theme Committee, the WIU Visiting Lectures Committee and the United States Institute for Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support.

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