Amici Club Activities 2014-2015

Spring Activities

see our Fall 2014 activities. 

Film Screening of Big Night (April 15th, 2015)

Two brothers who own a failing Italian restaurant plan one special night in an attempt to save their business. University Hall 2032. View the Flyer Amici Club events Spring 2015 for details.

Quality Olive Oil: A Presentation and Tasting by Sabbia Auriti (April 22nd, 2015 3-4pm Conrad J. Schmitt Hall Room 104)

Sabbia Auriti, COO of Gruppo Fooding and The N Beverage Company, will be leading a presentation on olive oil, which will include a tasting of a few different oils. View the official flyer for details.

Please email to RSVP to these events or if you have any questions. 

Fall Activities

NEW THIS SEMESTER: Conversation Café

Any students who wanted to practice their Italian or needed assistance on any trouble areas with their Italian, stopped by in a relaxed atmosphere where the e-board members were there to casually chat with them and answer any grammar questions.


Club members were very enthusiastic about playing Italian Jeopardy, which included questions about Italian language, culture, cuisine, and grammar.

FILM SERIES (October - December 2014)

Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) - Argento’s famous film about an American ballet dancer in Germany who uncovers a coven of witches was fitting for the Halloween season.
La mafia uccide solo d’estate (Pif, 2013) -
Inspired by real events, the film portrays 20 years of Sicilian history from 1970-1990 mocking Mafia bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of the Antimafia.
Smetto quando voglio (Sydney Sibilia, 2014) -
This comedic film focuses on a university researcher who in the face of drastic university cuts teams up with his researcher friends to produce a new drug ... and thus earn a living. 



Presentation on Il Barbiere di Siviglia opera by Dr. Laura Dolp (Nov. 19th, 2014) -
Dr. Laura Dolp from the Cali School of Music at MSU gave an informative presentation about Rossini's opera, a feast of vocal "athleticism," as she put it. This presentation gave the students a nice set up as to what they were going to experience, many for the first time, at the Metropolitan Opera House.


Met Opera Trip: Il Barbiere di Siviglia in NYC (Nov. 22nd, 2014)- Ten interested students had the privilege of attending an opera show at the Metropolitan Opera House. Transportation from campus to NYC and back was provided, as were the ten free tickets (courtesy of the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies). The students enjoyed a relaxed day in the city and experienced this first-rate  production of Rossini's lively opera with much enthusiasm.