Prof. Carmen Figueroa will be at the Alexandria Campus on Thursday, February 27th to meet with students interested in participating in NOVA’s summer study in Seville, Spain. The meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 in AA242. Please contact Prof. Figueroa with any questions (email@example.com).
On Wednesday, February 19, Professor Jim Baer spoke about his visit to Cuba as part of his Fall 2013 sabattical. During his month-long stay on the island, Prof. Baer lived in a seminary in Matanzas and studied the role of Protestant groups in Cuba. He shared photos of the iconic 1950s American cars that are found on Havana’s streets as well as the homes of local Matanzas residents whom he befriended.
Please note: The interest meeting for NOVA’s study abroad in Seville has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Wednesday, February 19th at 4:30 p.m. in CM 368 (Annandale Campus).
Here is a message from the President of S.A.L.S.A. (Spanish American Latino Student Association):
Dear SALSA Members ,
Welcome to S.A.L.S.A. We are having our first meeting this Thursday at room 131 at Bisdoft from 2-3pm. Our first meeting will reflect on previous events and also promoting the club for this semester. S.A.L.S.A is looking for potential officers (Secretary, Treasurer). If you want to become the Vice President or President of S.A.L.S.A you will have to make a speech (about a min) and the elections are democratic. I hope that you can make it this Thursday. ¡Cuídense!
S.A.L.S.A President Jordan Floranz
Profa. Figueroa from the Woodbridge Campus is organizing a study abroad trip for this summer. Students can fulfill either SPA 201 or 202 in Sevilla, Spain as part of the program. If you are interested, please consider attending the informational meeting that she will hold on Thursday, February 13th at the Annandale Campus, Room CM 368 at 4:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Prof. Carmen Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org
GALA Theatre, conveniently located within walking distance of Metro’s Columbia Heights station, will stage La señorita de Tacna (The Young Lady from Tacna) from February 6 to March 9. The play, written by the Peruvian Nobel Prize recipient Mario Vargas Llosa, will be presented in Spanish with English surtitles. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.galatheatre.org.
Have you checked out the Alexandria Campus’s library (in Bisdorf 232) lately? There are books of poetry, short stories, novels and much more by authors such as Cervantes, Mistral, Neruda and others. They are in English and español. Look for the row that begins with PQ. Enjoy!
If you have any suggestions for titles that should be added to our growing Spanish literature collection, please contact Prof. Martha Davis at email@example.com.
Today Laurence Sumado, a Spansh 102 student, played traditional Spanish folk music for Professor Davis’s classes. You can watch his performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8pbUUEtxmE
Cake was provided by Laurence’s classmate, Dana Chambers-Souiri.
Thank you, Laurence and Dana for two great treats!
Study in Seville, Spain from June 2-13, 2014 and receive credit for SPA 201 or 202. Students must have completed SPA 102 or 201 or equivalent. The estimated cost of $2,400 includes a home stay, full meal plan, admission fees and health insurance. Airfare and NOVA tuition are not included. For more information, contact Professor Carmen Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mexican Cultural Institute is hosting its Annual Day of the Dead Altar Open House on Saturday, November 2nd from 12-4 p.m. If you have never visited the institute, it is well worth the trip. It is housed in an old mansion with murals and other great finds. The address is 2829 16th Street NW DC. For more information visit http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2adc3b521559b665bcef5a379&id=a9058f0ac8&e=12113f1a55