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Call for Papers! Undergradutes: Do you want to be published? Religion in Society: Seen and Unseen

2014 Dean's List - congratulations to our language majors!!

Bill Gates, CNN Money Magazine, "I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages. index

Celebrate Chinese New Year! Feb 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 LL 216 Movie, "The God of Cookery" sample Chinese desserts.

Free Latin America movie night featuring "No" Wed Feb 18 at 7:00 pm Todd Wehr 100 english subtitles. Pizza and drinks - all are welcome.

Scholarship Competition - Feb 14, 2015

Valentine Sale Feb 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 from 9-4pm Lalumiere

Mission Week Feb 1-6 2015

Spring 2015, SPAN 4931/5931 "Contemporary Spanish Women Writers" SPAN 6930 "Spanish Sociolinguistics" CLAS 3200 "Greek Civ" CLAS 3015 "Greek Tragedy, LATN 4115 Medieval Latin, CHNS "Intro to Lit Analysis" FOLA 4931


New Living-Learning Community: Spanish Cultures for Fall 2015. Contact Dr. James McMahon or Dr. Anne Pasero.

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo "Social Media in Cuba" Dec 2 at 7:00 pm, Dec 3 at 4:00 pm. Raynor Library

Bilingual Mass (Spanish), Thur Dec 4 at 10:00 pm Joan of Arch Chapel

The Philosophy of Maria Zambrano presented by Visiting Scholar Maria Joao Neves Tues. Nov. 18, 4:30 Wehr Physics room 141

International Education Week Nov 17-21

Movie night "Ocho Apellidos Vascos"
Tues Nov 18 at 7:00 pm LL 176

Sigma Delta Pi initiation ceremony Saturday, Nov 22, 2:00 AMU 157

Call for papers: 46th Convention of the Northeast MLA. Toronto, Canada April 30-May 3, 2015. Dr. Michelle Medeiros.

Dr. John Pustejovsky (German) received an award from WAFLT for Significant Contribution to Language Education in WI. Congratulations!

Haggery to host a celebration of Clear Picture: Looking at Communities from an Art Museum. Wed Nov 12, 2-4 pm.

Italian movie night "Bianco E Nero" Mon Nov 10 at 6:30 LL 288.

Sigma Delta Pi wins award from ACHS.

4th International Conference on Caribbean Studies; Looking to the Caribbean: Gender and Cultural Studies Homage to Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, November 6-8 2014.

German Honor Society commemorating 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Mondays; Oct. 20, 27, Nov 3.

25 years later, remembering: The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador. Fri Oct 24, Marquette Law School Eckstein Hall room 433.

La Tavola Italiana, a conversation group will meet every Tuesday at 11:45 AM at the AMU cafeteria. Claudia Pessarelli.

Misa Bilingue Jueves, 9 de Octubre, Capilla de Juana de Arco. Bilingual Mass Thur Oct 9, Joan of Arc Chapel 10:00 pm.

Move Night "Frida" Wed Oct 8 at 7:00 pm Holthusen Hall room 401. Free pizza and drinks.

Milwaukee Film Festival Sept 25 - Oct 9 FOLL sponsored the Mexican series film "We Are the Nobles" also many French films to see.

Palestinian Culture Night, Wed Oct 1, 6:30 pm Cudahy 001.

Chinese Club, Wed Oct 1, 6:30 pm Lalumiere Room 296.

Marquette Arabic Club meeting Friday, Sept 26 in LL 262 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Call for Papers.  4th International Conference on Caribbean Studies Looking to the Caribbean: Gender and Cultural Studies Homage to Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda November 6-8 2014. Dr. Armando Gonzalez-Perez.

The department welcomes Dr. Jeffrey K. Coleman, assistant professor of Spanish who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago,and Dr. Michelle Medeiros, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, Ph.D. from Purdue University. Dr. Enaya Othman, Ph.D. from Marquette University, will also be joining the department as the first-ever assistant professor in Arabic.

MId-autumn "Moon Viewing" party Monday, Sept 8th, 7:30 - 9:00 pm Central Mall.

Marquette University's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi the Spanish Honor Society, earns National Award for 2013-2014. The 22nd consecutive year. Congratulations!

Beyond the Veil is showing at the Milwaukee Public Museum until September 1, 2014

Congratulations to Claudia Pessarelli, Italian Instructor, who received a grant from the Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, through the​ Istituto di Cultura and the Chicago Italian consulate. The grant promotes the teaching of Italian language in the world and to maintain the Italian program at Marquette University.

Christopher Casey Receives National Gabriela Mistral Award

Beyond the Veil: Dress, Identity and Tradition through the Eyes of the Muslim and Arab Women of Greater Milwaukee. May 15, Milwaukee Public Museum.

Félicitations to our 2014 Outstanding Senior, Ciara McHugh!

World Book Day - Wednesday April 23, 2014, 10 am-3:30 pm. Lalumiere lobby.

Eugenia Afinoguénova (Spanish) and Pamela Hill Nettleton (Journalism and Media Studies, Diederich College of Communication) have won the Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award for 2014-15 for their proposal, “Clear Picture: Looking at Communities from an Art Museum”. This jointly-taught and student-curatedproject will be carried out in partnership with the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Eugenia Afinoguénova (Spanish) has been awarded the prestigious American Council for Learned Societies Fellowship awarded to scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences to finalize the manuscript of her book, Spaniards at the Prado: A Leisure Culture History (1819-1939).

International Poetry Reading, April 9, 11:30 - 1:30 Beaumier Suites B/C

Rwanda 1994-2014: April 2, 3, 4 a mini film series and panel discussion featuring award-winning director and writer Marie-France Collard.

Valentine Sale, February 11, 12, 13 and 14. Lalumiere 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Only $3 each or 2 for $5.


"Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora"
Book presentation by Drs. Armando Gonzalez-Perez and Jorge Rodriquez Roosevelt University. Feb. 20 Lalumiere Language Hall, 272

"The Aroma of Roman Dining" David Potter from University of Michigan. Nov. 7th, 7:00 pm Eckstein Hall Conf. Room A, RSVP appreciated

Dr. Dinorah Cortés-Vélez will present her book "Cuarentena Y Otras Pejigueras Menstrual Trifles" [Quarantine and Other Menstrual Trifles] Wednesday, Oct 30, 4:00 - 5:30 LL 216. A bi-weekly event.

Mid-Autumn "Moon Viewing" party. Friday September 20, 7:30-9:00 pm Central Mall.

Cuba and the Politics of Class, Race, and Gender Justice with Norma Guillard Lamotta, Film: Living to the Limit, Wednesday September 18, 5:00-7:30 PM Cudahy Hall 001.

Literacy and Inclusion: Cuba, 1961-2013, with Catherine Murphy and Norma Guillard LamottaDocumentary Film Screening and Discussion,Thursday September, 19, 7:00-9:30 PM, Cudahy Hall 001.

Kristen Lehman, student president of the Marquette University's Gama Gamma chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, receives the prestigious National Gabriela Mistral Award for her academic achievements in Spanish and her noteworthy leadership and initiative in her chapter. Asian Studies Minor is being offered by the Foreign Languages and History Dept. beginning Fall 2013

Step Up presents Consolee Nishimwe, Rawanda Survivor and author, April - 15, 5:00-6:30 AMU Ballroom
Film "Brussels Kigali" April 17 6:30 - 9:00, 100 Marquette Hall
And Have you Changed your Life? April 20, 10:30 - 4:00 Raynor Beaumier Suites
AMWRRI's Oral History Project Sat March 9, 6:00-8:30
SPAN 4110 spring 2013, will be taught by visiting adjunct instructor Antonio Cano Ginés Ph.D.
Chinese Charity and Language Club established by MU students.
Congratulations Dr. John Pustejovsky winner of the Danihy Club Lifetime of Service Award.


Spanish Conversation "La Terulia" Jan. 24th thru end of the semester, Thurs 7:00 - 9:00pm OIE

Meaning of dress among Muslim women. Pabst Mansion, Feb 13, 5:30-7:00 pm
Aicha Ech Channa 2009, Opus Prize Recipient February 5
Conversations with Two Latin American Scholars: Drs. Enique Cabeza and Gabriel Pabón Nov 16-17, 2012

Marquette's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi named "Honor Chapter" for 20th consecutive year. 2011-2012.

Dr. John Pustejovsky received the AATG award as distinguished German Educator for 2012, November 3rd at the WAFLT conference in Appleton, WI.

Conference at Universidad Gerardo Barrios “Developing Communicative Competences Through Technology” Dr. Nelon Lopez to present, November 2012

Dr. Barry Velleman has been promoted to Professor of Spanish Emeritus. This is a much-deserved and very welcome distinction!

Ms. Jing Zhai, Adjunct Instructor of Chinese, April, 2012, to participate in the Ninth Annual Wisconsin Association of Chinese Language Teachers Speech and Pronunciation Contest April 2012, in Madison.   Four students won the participation awards and Fam Tkhukha won second place in the beginner level of non-heritage college group.  Jeffrey Deropp won the third place in the beginner level of non-heritage college group. This was the first year that Marquette University competed in this competition. 

Director Manuel Martin Cuenca El Juego de Cuba/The Cuban Game, Midwest Premiere, Round table, film showing, and talk back with director Manuel Martin Cuenca Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6:30 - 9:30 Marquette University, Cudahy Hall 001. See attached for map and details. Contat Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova.


April 11-13, 2012, the Foreign Language Department will host  Dr. Rangira Bea Gallimore founder of Step Up! Friday April 13th Bea Gallimore and Sarah Gendron, will conduct a panel discussion on "Post Genocide Rwanda: Restitution, Recognition and Recovery April 11, from 6:00 -8:00. The film "Sometimes in April" will be shown in a location TBA. Contact Dr. Jennifer Vanderheyden


Samantha Kailas, a junior majoring in Classical Languages and Anthropology, has been awarded an internship by the American Institute for Roman Culture for the summer of 2012. She will be joining the field archaeology team to conduct excavations on the Palatine Hill in Rome. We are very proud of her. Dr. Patricia Marquardt.



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