The Spanish Club offers great opportunity for student leadership. It is a way to get students involved in campus life, to know people, to help the Hispanic community, and to learn and promote the Hispanic values and traditions. The Spanish Club is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Villanova University.
Some events the Spanish Club promotes:
- Lectures dealing with Hispanic culture
- Field trips to museums, workshops, and theaters events or plays about the Hispanic world. This year, we are going to EL BARRIO, in New York to visit a museum.
- Poetry recitals
- Certamen de declamacion en español (Poetry reading contest)
- Salsa and Tango dance lessons
- social gatherings and parties
SPANISH CLUB ACTIVITIES FALL 2013 and SPRING 2014
The Spanish Club activities are organized around its three main purposes: the social-cultural; the academics; and the service for the community.
CLUB ORGANIZATION/ MEETINGS
So far there have been two Executive Board meetings, and two general body meetings. In them, organization and financial issues were discussed, as well as planning for the future. It has been agreed that all members of the club, whatever his/her role, should commit to the agreed tasks at hand.
SOCIAL –CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
September 15: Mexican Independence Day Festival (Penn's Landing)
September 26: Club advertisement: Happy Friday, from 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM. A table reserved outside Connelly on the plateau between Connelly and Vasey.
October 6th: Majors Fair. Helped to put up a table, and advertise the Spanish Major.
SPANISH TABLE: Co-sponsors of this on-going event, esp by the bilingual members of the Spanish Club. We gather at the Spanish Table, in NOVA CAFÉ, together with the Grad TAs. And talk with undergrad students in Spanish. Every Wednesday, from 4pm-5pm.
Dance Lessons together with Baile Latino [TBA]
Taco Tuesday trip
Visit to EL BARRIO (New YORK) or:
BARNES FOUNDATION in Philadelphia
End-of the year SOCIAL OUTING for most committed members
LOCATION: 105 South 13th street- Philadelphia, PA 19107
El Matador Restaurant, In Wayne. PA
110 N. Wayne Avenue | Wayne, PA 19087 | 610.688.MATADOR (6282)
April 2014: Co-Sponsors of The POETRY DECLAMATION CONTEST (with the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures)
Money donation for Hispanic Society for Heritage Month events.
November 21st: Helping Hands Meal Packaging from 11-2:30. AIM: To help package meals to send to famine-struck Burkina Faso.
The Spanish Club Leaders
The Spanish Club offers great opportunity for student leadership. It is a way to get students involved in campus life, to know people, to help the Hispanic community, and to learn and promote the Hispanic values and traditions. The Spanish Club is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Villanova University. The Faculty Advisor to the Spanish Club is Professor Aydé Pérez, while the Film Series Advisor is Professor Salvatore Poeta.
2013-2014 Board of Directors
Executive Director - Brigid Connolly
Treasurer - Mario Solares
Community Outreach Coordinator- Jeffrey Chen
Secretary: Lauren Spence
Social Media Chair- Evangelia (Effy) Makrygiannis
Director of Special Events - Ann Unsworth
AMIGOS DEL CLUB
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (Cultural activities and Service to the Community)
2013-2014 Faculty Advisor
- Dr. Adriana Merino