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LAN’s Professor Lynd is Co-Organizer of Symposium

The symposium “Oscillations of Gender and Genre” will focus on talks by artistsVicuna_Cecilia_art-640x425 and scholars on topics ranging from feminism and art in Nigeria to Surrealism and photography in Germany to Latina poetry and art in Chicago.  It will feature a keynote talk/performance by visual artist and Chilean poet Cecilia Vicuña at 5pm on Thursday, November 10.

For additional information, contact Melissa Johnson at (309) 438-8170 or Juliet Lynd at (309) 438-7347.


Let’s go to Panamá during Spring Break 2017!

Spanish Language Study Abroad Program -PANAMA Spring Break 2017 – Informational Meetings
Are you interested to in learning Spanish and being immerse in the Hispanic culture during Spring Break 2017? The Spring Break Spanish Language Program at Quality Leadership University is intended for Spanish majors and minors to be able to complete their required Conversation and Culture course in an immersive environment.

  • Spanish minors encouraged to apply12439430_610475425785153_3433386301189548229_n
  • 4 hours of intensive Spanish classes every day (5 days)
  • Cultural/language activities in the afternoon (2 per day in the evenings)
  • Excursions and volunteer activity arning experience abroad!

When? Thursday, September 29th at 5pm
Where? Stevenson 202
Contacts: Marinelly Castillo-Zuniga ( or Ms. Haley Thompson (



Italian Conversation Hour

ciaoIn Fall Semester 2016, monthly Italian conversation hours will be held on Wednesday afternoons in Stevenson Hall 113.  The exact dates and times are:

  • Wednesday, September 21 from
    4:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 26 from
    4:00 to 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 30 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Students of all Italian language abilities are warmly invited to attend. For further information, please contact Prof. Druker (  Ci vediamo presto!

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