Palacký University showcased at a gala evening in Washington

The musical portion of the night’s event will be provided by the American pianist, musicologist, and teacher Katelyn Bouska, who has Czech roots.
Tuesday 23 April 2024, 11:31 – Text: Egon Havrlant

Plans are being finalised at the Czech Embassy in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday’s gala evening featuring Palacký University. The event will help acquaint the American public with an institution whose history dates back to the 15th century. It will also be an opportunity for Rector Martin Procházka to meet with VIPs. The musical programme will be provided by Katelyn Bouska, a pianist, musicologist, and teacher with Czech heritage.

“We’ve been planning our showcase in Washington for some time; it is certainly a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our cooperation with American partners and develop new contacts,” Rector Martin Procházka said. He will be accompanied by Vice-Rector for Internationalisation Jiří Stavovčík. “The gala evening will be attended by representatives of the Czech Embassy, to whom we are very grateful for their help and hospitality. We’ve also invited our alumni living in the USA, representatives of American universities, and political and business leaders. At the same time, we are looking for new possibilities of partnerships, and in cooperation with foreign supporters and firms, we are also looking for financial support for the Josef Jařab Scholarship fund,“ the rector added.

The 450th jubilee of the founding of Olomouc’s university was commemorated by the school via a number of events in the past year. The university also celebrated its jubilee across the pond with a gala evening in the Bohemian National Hall in New York and with an exhibition in the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wednesday’s gala evening in the American capital starts at 6 pm local time, and the City of Olomouc and the Olomouc Region will also be represented in the programme.


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