LALS Announcements August/September 2013
¡BIENVENIDOS! Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a great summer and is ready for the new semester. We have a lot of exciting news to report, so please read on and stop by and visit us in the LALS Offices in Stevenson Hall 304-306!
Advising for LALS Minor, Major, Graduate Certificate, and Internships:
Last year we added a B.A. Degree in LALS and graduated our first majors in May. In June 2013, the LAS Minor and Latino Studies Minor were merged into one Latin American and Latino Studies Minor. We also offer a 15 hour LALS Graduate Certificate. I would like to meet with each LALS student for advising and to set up internships for the spring semester, so please send me an email to set up an appointment or drop in during my office hours.
Fall office hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays: 10:00-12:00; and by appointment in Stevenson Hall 306
Our LALS Program Coordinator, Senior is Natalie Schuetz. Her office is Stevenson 304 and can be reached at 852-8162 and email@example.com. She is available Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30-4:30 pm.
I am pleased to announce that Rebecca Harrod is the new President of our LALS Club and also the new LALS Student Assistant. Her office is Stevenson 305 and can be reached at 852-8191 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Her fall office hours are M 9:00-1:00 and TTh 2:30-4:30.
12th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, May 5-29, 2014:
We are now accepting applications for our Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, co-sponsored by LALS and the Department of Communication. We would love for our Panama Scholars to stop by our booth and help us recruit for the 2014 Panama Program at the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, September 4th in the Red Barn from 10:30-2:30.
LALS Co-sponsored Fall Events: Mark your calendars!
-Wednesday, September 4, 2013: Study Abroad Fair; 10:30-2:30pm in the Red Barn.
-Thursday, September 19, 2013: Celebremos Hispanic Heritage Celebration; 11:00am-1:00pm in the Humanities Quad. Organized by the Spanish Section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. Visit the LALS booth!
-Tuesday, September 24, 2013: Water With Blessings Informational Presentation by Larraine Lauter OSU; 3:30-4:30pm in Shumaker Research Building, Room 139. Organized by the LALS Club and co-sponsored by GRASS (Group Recycling And Sustainable Solutions).
-Wednesday, October 2, 2013: The 12th Annual LALS Heritage Lecture, “Reforming Immigration, Re-Forming Place and Race: Latin America, the American South, New Connections,” by Dr. Jamie Winders, Associate Professor of Geography in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University; 4:30-5:30pm in Elaine Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library. Co-Sponsors: The Department of Geography and Geosciences; The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research; The Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation Program; and LALS.
-Friday, October 4—Saturday, October 19, 2013: Reel Latin America: The 20th Latin American Film Festival. Organized by the Spanish Section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages.
-Monday, October 24—Monday, November 4, 2013: 14th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration: Altar to Dr. J. Blaine Hudson; Ekstrom Library. Organized by the Spanish Section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. Altar erected by the Brazilian Studies Program and LALS.
-Tuesday, November 5, 2013: “It’s a Movement, Not a Market: Creating an Ethical Food System through Fair Trade,” presentation by Dr. Sarah Lyon, Anthropologist from the University of Kentucky; Shumaker Research Building, Room 139; Time TBA. Organized by the Department of Anthropology.
-Thursday, November 21, 2013: LALS Fall Internship Poster Session; 3:30-4:30pm in Shumaker Research Building, Room 139. Refreshments to follow.
Offices: Stevenson 304, 305, & 306
Volunteers needed for WorldFest!
Several organizations need volunteers to help them at their booths at WorldFest (Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 4th) on the Belvedere. Contact Dr. Buchanan by email to volunteer.
The first fall meeting of the LALS Club is Tuesday, August 27th, 3:30-4:30 in Stevenson 307! If you want to learn about Latin American culture, work on language skills, gain insight about study abroad opportunities, and get a better knowledge of the city of Louisville through community service, please join the Latin American and Latino Studies Club! (And bring a friend.) The LALS Club is open to everyone. For more information, contact Rebecca Harrod at email@example.com.