Archive for Nancy Scott Hanway

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Students in Gustavus East Asian Literatures class write fall haikus

Photo credit:  “A Touch of Light” by EJP Photos/ Students in Professor Lianying Shan’s Introduction to East Asian Literatures class went on a Haiku outing in the Gustavus arboretum on October 1st during the height of fall colors. Each student composed one or more haikus based on his or her experience. As a form, the […]

Modern Language faculty and students participate in International Festival at Gustavus

The Gustavus International Festival on November 17, 2012 featured many of the talented faculty and students of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Professor Ana Adams, Spanish, danced the flamenco, as images of her native Andalucía showed in the background. Professor Paschal Kyoore, French and African Studies, gave a demonstration of the gyil, […]

La famille de Fabien – French Students at Gustavus make iMovies about their families

In Professor Laurent Déchery’s French 101 classes, students create digital stories about their families. First they select pictures and write a script about their parents, siblings, and relatives (where they live, how old they are, their likes and dislikes.) Then the students present the stories on iMovie. Some students choose to make up a new […]

“Learning to Serve” Gustavus Spring Break Program in Petatlán, México

Petatlán, México – March 30 – April 7, 2013 The Learning To Serve Spring Break Program in Petatlán has been an amazing experience for many Gustavus students. On the program, students go to Petatlán, México, where they work with the local community, stay as the guest of a Mexican family, and practice Spanish (no matter their current […]

Introduction to East Asian Literatures class reads “Memoirs of a Geisha”

In Professor Lianying Shan’s First Term Seminar “Introduction to East Asian Literatures in English Translation,” students are studying Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha.  Students enjoy reading the story, but they are also raising important and challenging questions about the injustice of romanticizing women’s subjugation, as well about Western fantasies of the geisha.

Spanish section holds “tertulia” about Spain

On October 9, the Spanish section held the first tertulia about Spain.  The word tertulia refers to a circle of people who gather together to discuss literature, art, politics, or another theme. Stephanie Glasser and Laura Fliceck discussed their experiences as students in Valencia, while Andrei Hahn talked about his university life in Alcalá de Henares.  All […]

Spanish Section Meets with International Students

This week the professors in the Spanish section gathered for a “meet and greet” with the international students on campus who are native speakers of Spanish. The students hail from Cuba, México, Perú and Guatemala. It was great to meet them!

Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month/ Mes de la Hispanidad: Below are events related to the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in October! Come and have fun, get involved, and learn about the Hispanic World! Several of these events are to kick-off the new major in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies! On campus/in Saint Peter Saturday, October 6, […]

Rachel Chase – Gustie of the Week

Rachel Chase, a Spanish major, Spanish assistant, and the first LALACS major, was featured in the Gustavian Weekly as Gustie of the Week. Click on the link to read the article. It clearly shows why we are so proud to have Rachel as a major! Rachel Chase-Gustie of the Week

El Tintero – Gustavus literary/film journal in Spanish!

This Fall, Gustavus publishes its first online journal in Spanish. Titled El Tintero (“the inkwell”), the journal features original creative works by Gustavus students, including short stories, essays, poetry, storyboards, and short films. It’s a great indicator of the ambition and talent of language students at Gustavus! Professor Angelique Dwyer is faculty supervisor and Ian […]