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Scottish Heritage Weekend at St. Andrews University deadline approaching

Laurinburg, N.C. - The deadline to register for the 2013 Charles Bascombe Shaw Memorial Scottish Heritage Symposium is this Friday.
Presented by the Scottish Heritage Center, the annual symposium will take place April 5 -7 on the University’s campus.

For a full schedule of events and registration information, please go to http://www.sapc.edu/shc/scottishheritagesymposium.php or call the Scottish Heritage Center at 910-277-5236. Email reservations are also taken at rsvp@sapc.edu. Please remember to include Scottish Heritage in the subject line and include names of all participants.

St. Andrews University has supersized the event by adding speakers and sessions to the event while keeping the prices the same.

 “Our symposium has provided a forum for those interested in Scottish history, culture and genealogy to learn from top scholars in their respective fields,” said Bill Caudill, director of the Scottish Heritage Center. “Since beginning in 1989, our symposium has gained national recognition as a leader in the exploration of Scottish culture.”

Speakers for this year’s event include Lord Rector of the University of St. Andrews Scotland and President of the Court Alistair Moffat, Dr. David Caldwell, Dr. Gerard Carruthers and June Skinner Sawyers.

“In addition to her presentations, June will receive the Flora MacDonald Award at Friday night’s Scottish Heritage Awards banquet,” said Caudill. “She is being honored for her many years of writing, publishing, speaking and numerous educational efforts which have helped to bring awareness of Scottish and Celtic history and culture into the American mainstream.”

The awards banquet Friday evening will also include the presentation of the Scottish Heritage Center Service Award to Dr. John Sprague.

“Dr. Sprague recently retired after 40 years of service as the Director of the North Carolina State University Pipes and Drums,” said Caudill. “He co-founded the organization as a student and has consistently provided quality musical education and leadership for dozens of students, alumni and community members over the years. Under his leadership, the NC State University Pipes and Drums have continued to thrive and provide quality Scottish music to the Greater Triangle as well as the NC State campus.”

Saturday’s festivities also include a free concert by the St. Andrews University Pipe Band and Concert Choir. “A Musical Celebration of National Tartan Day” will take place in Avinger Auditorium and include the music of Scotland.

The final event of the weekend is the annual Kirkin’ of the Tartans Worship Service at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning.

About St. Andrews University

St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

 

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