Entries tagged with ‘Spanish-Highlight’

Crisis in Venezuela: Screening of La Soledad

La Soledad is an interesting and complex film of a personal narrative within the wider societal context of Venezuela. This film is not one that can simply be watched casually and then moved on from without further thought. Before the film, political science and history professors gave background on Venezuela’s economic and social situation, which […]

Lecture: Politics and History of the Inka Empire

Professor Steve Kosiba’s presentation on the Incan empire was incredibly detailed and timely, as it was on Indigenous People’s Day. It was a great opportunity to learn more about an ancient civilization and spark thoughts about the context in which it relates to how society perceives globalization and the cultural conflicts that exist today.  The […]

Meet Sarah Cox, Our Spanish Student Assistant

¡Hola a todos! I’m Sarah Cox, a senior biology and Spanish double major on a pre-veterinary track. In addition to being the academic assistant here, I’m also a Spanish tutor, co-president of Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society), a member of Tri Beta (Biological Honor Society), the pre-vet club, and Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, and […]

Professor Kalbermatten and James Ramsburg (18) received the Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant 2017-2018

Professor María Isabel Kalbermatten and James Ramsburg (18) received the Presidential Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant 2017-2018 for their project titled “Manipulation and Representation of Reality in Cristina Kirchner’s Political Discourses from 2007 to 2015.” The main goal of the project is to show how audiences could be manipulated through the speeches of the former president of […]

The Importance of Being Bilingual

By: Emily Syverud If you polled all seniors tomorrow, I’d like to think that we could all agree on one thing – the world has changed a lot since we started at Gustavus as first-years in 2013. Throughout the presidential election and up to today I have noticed an increase in anti-immigrant sentiments and a tense […]

Tertulias Culturales en Confer

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will be hosting its annual Spanish “Tertulias” in Confer 128 at 7:00 p.m. Tertulias are designed for Spanish students to come and learn about their peers’ study abroad experiences in Spanish-speaking countries. Prospective study abroad students will also have the chance to ask […]

3rd Gustavus Hispanic Film Fest – Coming Soon!!!

The Department of Modern, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus College and the Spanish Section are excited to announce that it will be hosting it’s third Latino Film Festival throughout February and April. All five films fall under a central theme of “Life on the Edge” in many senses of the phrase. Screenings will take […]

This Month in the Spanish Department:

by Leah Mott From calavaras and papel picado to violence and gender, the Spanish department’s November was equal parts celebration of Latin American culture and critical examination of one of the region’s current challenges. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a well-known holiday that originated in Mexico and is celebrated each […]

Meet our Spanish Language Teaching Assistant, Cintia Rodríguez

¡Hola! Soy Cintia de Córdoba, Argentina. Soy Traductora Pública de Inglés y estudié Profesorado de Inglés en la UNC (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba). Me considero una persona motivada que se involucra en programas que me hacen crecer como persona y aportan a mi conocimiento académico. Trabajé en programas universitarios que ayudaban a las comunidades nativas […]

MEET OUR MAJOR NATE LONG

¡Hola a todos! My name is Nate Long, and I’m a senior Spanish and Political Science Honors major. I am back on campus after spending last spring in Alicante, Spain. Spending a semester in Spain was absolutely incredible. My host family was truly amazing and made me feel like a member of the family immediately. […]