A beautiful, warm, sunny day was the backdrop for Spanish and Latino Studies’ Welcome Back party held on Tuesday, Sept. 7 on the scenic outdoor patio of the Feliciano School of Business. The event attracted not only Spanish and Latino studies majors and minors, but also Latino and Latin American Studies minors, along with students who were interested in learning more about the department’s programs. Attendees enjoyed lunch, games and received a special gift. Flyers were also available detailing the department’s newly revised major, as well as course offerings for its other programs.
Dr. María José García Vizcaíno, Associate Professor, Spanish and Latino Studies, who was also one of the event’s organizers, noted “We were excited to meet our new students, as well as reconnect with our current students. It was a wonderful, fun, community-building event . . . . it is very gratifying to see our students get to know each other . . . and have a good time in an academic environment. . . .”
Dr. Anne Edstrom, who is also an associate professor in the department, shared ” I had a wonderful time .. . . I thoroughly enjoyed being . . . with our students. . . . [And] [T]he students really enjoyed themselves and appreciated the opportunity to be together in person.”
The department is also about to begin their cultural activities for the semester, which include fun, informative academic events such as virtual lecture series and interviews/talks with alumni, as well as film forums and bilingual poetry readings. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.