Montana State University Billings plans a series of programs on Islam and the Middle East through March.
The MSU Billings library received a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Library Association to promote the understanding of people with diverse histories and cultures.
The grant funds an exhibit of 25 books and three videos on Middle Eastern culture on display at the library through March 21.
In addition to the display, the university plans these programs:
-- Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. on third floor of the MSU Billings library, the university's Saudi Club will launch the exhibit with a discussion about Saudi Arabian culture. Ethnic food, music and traditional clothing are featured.
-- Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., in Liberal Arts 205, Tasneen Khaleel, dean of arts and sciences, will speak on "We are all Muslim: An Overview if Islam."
-- March 12, 6:30 p.m., in LA 205, Ana Diaz will speak on "Women and Islam."
-- March 14, 6:30 p.m., at Ida Dockery Owen Library, Yellowstone Baptist College, 1515 S. Shiloh Road, Bruce Cannon will speak on "Beyond the Tour Bus: Living in the Culture of the Middle East."
-- March 21, 6:30 p.m., MSU Billings LA 205, Leanne Gilbertson will speak on "Discussion on Islamic Art."
For more information, call 657-1656.