Modern Languages & Literature Department Events

Fall 2019 Events 

September 11, 4:30pm, College Hall 028
Colombia, Identidades y diferencias: Alternativas policardinales a los diseños del mundo único...in slow Spanish: 
Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero (School of Product Design, Jorge Tadeo Lozano University) will talk about the dynamics in which he is immersed in today's Colombia: cities, education in social sciences, arts and design, social processes, post-conflict, indigenous and Afro-campesina communities, cultures of reparation, alternatives to tourism and ways to recover neighborhood’s life.

September 12-14, 2019
Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples (ERIP) conference:
The ERIP 2019 Conference, co-organized by Dr. Rebecca Stephanis, provides an opportunity for academics, graduate students, activists and practitioners in all the relevant disciplines to present panel, paper, and poster proposals on issues related to ERIP’s mission and areas of interest in the study of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Americas. More information here.

September 26th, 6pm, Center for Global Engagement
Bocce Ball Tournament with Florence Scholars

October 9th, 12-12:30pm, College Hall 048
Language Requirement Refresher session:
Come hear a brief presentation about the College of Arts and Sciences language requirement and about how you can fulfill that during your time at Gonzaga. For faculty advisors. 

October 22nd, 7-8:15pm, College Hall, Room 241
Irish Gaelic and Culture Class: Interested in learning some Irish language phrases and learning about the Irish culture? Come along to a "Pop Up Gaeilge" class to learn some new words and facts. For more information, contact Deirdre Murphy, Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher. 

October 23rd, 12pm, Gonzaga School of Law, Room 143
Hispanic, Latino, Latinx? Which one should I use? 
Want to know more about why the Hispanic Law Caucus changed its name? The Latina/o Law Student Association has invited Arturo Garcia-Osorio, Lecturer of Modern Languages & Literature—Spanish, to present on the differences between "Hispanic" and "Latino". He will also address the move towards the use of the word Latinx, a more inclusive and gender neutral term. Join them if you’re curious, have questions, or thoughts on this topic. They will have tacos from Taqueria Guerrero, don’t miss out.

October 29th, 7-8:15pm, College Hall, Room 241
Irish Gaelic and Culture Class
: Interested in learning some Irish language phrases and learning about the Irish culture? Come along to a "Pop Up Gaeilge" class to learn some new words and facts. For more information, contact Deirdre Murphy, Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher. 

October 30th, 4:10pm, College Hall, Room 028
Information Session: 
Study abroad, spring classes, language major or minor, advising, the language requirement, and more! Come meet the professors of the department and ask about future classes, completing the major/minor, & how to fulfill requirements during study abroad. 

November 12th, 4pm, Humanities Building, Room 153
Book Presentation: 
Drs. Barbara Boyer ("French in a Flash: Grammar and Vocabulary Fundamentals", McFarland Press, 2018) and Alec Schumacher (Translation of "The Chilean Flag" by E. Hernández, Kenning Editions, 2019) will present their process/inspiration/content of their newly published books.

November 18th, 6 - 7:30pm, The COG
International Education Week: 
Meet the Modern Languages and Literature faculty, test your knowledge, and learn about our language programs.

November 20th, 4:30pm, Crosby First Floor 
Career Paths for Language Learners:
Dr. Leslie Cornick, EWU Associate Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Dr. Jennifer Kalisvaart, Pediatrician, Providence Sacred Heart; Scott McGrew, Senior Localization Specialist at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; Dr. James Hupp, Vice Dean for Student and Faculty Experience, Elson S Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University.

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