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									                                      FLL Newsletter
                                                                                                                           Volume 1, Issue 1
                                                                                                                                  Fall 2009
Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages
and Literatures...                                                                                               In this issue:

This publication intends to be an open window                    you of academic and cultural events, student    A Note from the            1
                                                                                                                 Interim Department
to the activities of the people interested in a                  and faculty accomplishments and plans for the
better understanding of cultures, languages of                   future.
the world.                                                                                                       Study Abroad in France,   1-2
                                                                                                                 Mexico and Spain
                                                                 Marisa Garcia-Verdugo,
This newsletter is a forum for the participation                 Interim Department Head
                                                                                                                 Student/Alumni News &      2
of students, faculty and alumni, We will inform                                                                  Accomplishments
                                                                                                                 Faculty News &            3-4

Study Abroad 2009                                                                                                Accomplishments
                                                                                                                 Upcoming Programs and      4
oThe Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offered                                                     Services
the following Programs during the Summer session in 2009:
France, Spain, Mexico

 Blois, France 2009                                                   Yucatan, Mexico 2009

                                 Spain 2009, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Prof. Javier Guijarro.
                                 (Photo by Emily Bradley)

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Study Abroad 2009 Continued...

An Experience of a Lifetime...
“Study abroad in Mexico has been one of the            "Studying abroad in Spain not only has taught
most rewarding experiences in my li3fe. I              me their intriguing culture and lifestyle but
learned a lot about the Mayan culture and              how to 'survive' with out the use of cell
facing the archaeological sites was a breath           phones, emails and the internet. "A round trip
taking experience. I also had the opportunity          ticket to Spain: $731. Studying in Spain: $3,000.
to interact with native people and made a lot          Visiting new places and having unforgettable
of new friends. My experience was so                   moments with friends: Priceless."
wonderful that I am considering to go back
                                                       Alvaro Alvarez, is a Senior majoring in Public
very soon.
                                                       Relations with a minor in Spanish.
Jonathan Montalvo, is a Senior majoring in Spanish
International Studies.
                                                                                                               Yucatan, Mexico 2009 (Photo by Jonathan Montalvo)

O u r S t u d e n t s Tr av e l . . .                                                     Alumni News...

Pictured from left to right: Alison Schnoor and Enrique Cook went                         Clifford Payo (‘08, Spanish International Studies) will be travelling
to study abroad in Yucatan, Mexico; Marisa Garcia-Verdugo, FLL                            to Spain in October to teach in Losar de la Vera, Spain. He
Interim Department Head; Jose Gutierrez went to study abroad in                           earned a competitive award from the Spanish Government. (Photo
Cáceres, Spain; Nela Taskovska (Political Science major and FLL                           by Maribel Lopez)
Student Worker) had an internship in Macedonia; and Awisi Quartey
did a Student Research Project in Ethiopia with the United Nations
Economic Commission for Africa. (Photo by)

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O u r F a c u l t y. . .

   Todos Somos Poetas, 20th Anniversary 2009
   Guest Poet: Tato Laviera, Prof. Garcia-Verdugo and Prof. Torres Robles

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Jose Castro Urioste, Professor of Spanish,
will launch his newest novel on September
22, 2009 at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W.
Ohio St., Chicago. For more information
visit http://chicago.cervantes.es/                      Coming Soon...

Dr. Ezekiel Flannery spent four weeks this summer
collaborating with Dr. Jose Luis Blanco Rosas and the
Academic Research Board of the State of Veracruz,
Mexico, researching local food production and the
traditional "milpa" or agricultural system of many
indigenous communities. Professor
Flannery presented a paper at the University of
Veracruz in Orizaba, and gave a presentation at the
Institute of Anthropology in Xalapa, Veracruz. He
also attended a four-day conference of the Mexican
Association of Rural Studies (AMER) in San Cristobal
de las Casas, Chiapas which was devoted to local food
production and indigenous knowledge and agriculture.


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