New Neighbor Series on Bosnia

November 21, 2017
Leyda Becker - (270) 393-3766
Bowling Green, KY
New Neighbor Series on Bosnia

Neighborhood and Community Services will present the 6th installment of the New Neighbor Series focusing on Bosnia on Thursday, November 30 at 3:00pm in its community room located at 707 East Main Avenue, Bowling Green. The event is free and open to the public.

The New Neighbor series is an educational session for City staff and the community to learn about the history, cultural traditions, foods, dances and more from specific cultural groups represented in the city of Bowling Green. The New Neighbor series on Bosnia invites each participant to further explore the history that brought nearly 10,000 Bosnian to call Bowling Green home.  Dr. Jerry Daday, Associate Professor of Sociology at WKU and Executive Director for the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning will give an informational presentation on Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Following the presentation we will have a panel of Bosnian professionals share their and their family’s experience coming to Bowling Green and how Bosnian Americans are impacting our city today.  Among the panelists are Mirsad Osmanović: Vice President Transportation at Houchens Industries / Van Meter Insurance Group; Owner of TransPro, Nermin Peimanović: Consultant Electrical Engineer for NHK-Nasco; Co-owner of ArkoTrans, Mihreta Heldic, Realtor and Vice President of Crye-Leike Executive Realty, Ena Viteskic Demir, J.D. Associate Attorney at Law for Kerrick Bachert, PSC, and Armin Miropija, WKU Junior, Bowling Green Police Department Cadet.

Attendees will get to samples traditional Bosnian foods such as Burek–pastry with ground beef, Sirnica–pastry with cheese, Lepinje- Bosnian stile flatbread, Bajadera–fudge-like sweet, Hurmašice–cake soaked in rich syrup, and much more. 

The City is proud to partner with WKU’s International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  WKU student projects developed as part of the University’s focus on Bosnia will also be on display during the event.  Lauren Reyes, Programming Coordinator, WKU Office of International Programs, will be on hand to promote other IYO events.  One such project includes the Kentucky Folklife Program and Kentucky Museum Exhibit and oral history project: A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green.  Virginia Siegel, Folklife Specialist with Kentucky Folklife Program was the project’s curator and will bring us more information about this exhibit now on this display at the Kentucky Museum through June 30, 2018.

This event is sponsored by the City of Bowling Green through its International Communities Liaison.  For more information contact Leyda Becker at 270.393.3766 or

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