The Spanish American Latin Student Association (S.A.L.S.A.) swept the Student Life Awards presented on Thursday, April 30, winning Student Organization of the Year, Student Leader of the Year (Rodney Velasquez) and Student Volunteer of the Year (Moises Davidson). Congratulations!!
President Rodney Velazquez, pictured below, gave a creative, heartwarming and inspirational keynote address at the opening of the awards ceremony.
S.A.L.S.A. handed out a number of club awards on Thursday, too. Pictured below are “LDP” Award winners. Congratulations!
(HUM 295) Hispanic Women Writers (3CR)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Featuring fiction by Laura Esquivel, Isabel Allende, Sandra Cisneros and Julia Álvarez. Stories, discussion and assignments available in English and Spanish based on student enrollment.
Questions? Contact Prof. Martha E. Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
¡Nuevo curso de humanidades para el otoño de 2015!
(HUM 295) Escritoras hispanas (3CR)
martes y jueves 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Con ficción de Laura Esquivel, Isabel Allende, Sandra Cisneros y Julia Álvarez. Cuentos, discusión y tareas estarán disponibles en inglés y español según las habilidades de los estudiantes que se inscriben.
¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con la Profa. Martha E. Davis at email@example.com
Students from the Fall 2014 HUM 295 course, this one’s for you: Gabriela Mistral poetry as public art at Dallas Love Field!
Greetings from the ET4OL Symposium in Dallas, Texas! We are learning exciting things about engaging students in online and face-to-face classes.
Some apps for professors and students alike:
In the “Women in EdTech” session, a virtual panelist, Prof. Maha Bali from the American University in Cairo, mentioned her “personal learning network.” Mine are NOVA students and colleagues, professional organizations such as FLAVA, ACTFL and Merlot and former classmates. Where/who is your learning network?
Patrick Hamm and Marcy Delos, former Spanish 202 honors option students, participated in the Dr. Joseph Windham Student Voices Conference last night. They shared their fascinating research, which they originally had presented in Spanish to their classmates last semester, on “A History of Mexican Migration to the United States” and “Heightening Risks of Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Congratulations on a job very well done! ¡Enhorabuena!
Photos by Martha E. Davis
Photo by Sabine Daly
Save the Date! On April 16 from 5:00-5:30 p.m. in AA196, the Dr. Joe Windham Students Voices Conference will feature two Spanish 202 alumni. Patrick Hamm and Marcy Delos will present their honors research projects on Mexican immigration to the United States. A Q&A session will follow. You won’t want to miss it!
Looking to practice your Spanish online? Check out these Web sites:
–Aveteca from Spain’s renowned Instituto Cervantes provides listening, reading, speaking and writing activities organized by level using the Common European Framework of Reference for Language: http://cvc.cervantes.es/ensenanza/actividades_ave/aveteca.htm
-University of Texas’s Spanish in Texas video clips http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/spintx/ and its related Grammar in Context exercises http://grammar.spanishintexas.org/ provide authentic input of immigrant and heritage speakers in the Lone Star State.
On Saturday, February 28, Spanish 102 honors students attended GALA Theatre’s production of Los empeños de una casa. The seventeenth-century play was written – in verse! – by Mexican nun, poet and feminist Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The students enjoyed the music, humor and the twist that GALA gave the original comedy by setting it in 1940s Mexico.
Photo by Martha Davis
“Una sorjuana,” the 200 peso bill, which features Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s portrait.
Students at the College of William and Mary, under the direction of Prof. Cate-Arries, have collected testimonies of family members whose relatives were killed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Franco dictatorship (1939-1975). Please visit http://francoswar.blogs.wm.edu/ to learn more about the project and read amazing stories of loss, survival and memory.
Watching the Sky
by Robert Capa
Professor Davis’s Spanish 102 class was fortunate to have Professor Jim Baer share his experiences from a 2012 sabbatical trip to Cuba with them today. He spoke about the history of Protestant churches in the island and much more. Prof. Baer believes that changes in U.S.-Cuba relations will be gradual.
Nevertheless, here is a list to keep in mind if/when you can visit Cuba: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/8-places-see-congress-lifts-cuba-travel-ban/