Spanish Club

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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.

Activities

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

SOCIAL –CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

FALL 2013

September 15th:  
Mexican Independence Day Festival (Penn's Landing)

September 26th:
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


SPRING 2014

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February 18th
COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM TALK  Ms. Morgan Gruenewald from the Villanovans for Comprehensive Immigration Reform gave a brief presentation in order to better inform the club regarding the current state of immigration legislation.  She cited estimates and statistics for how many individuals cross the border every day, in addition to describing the hurdles that these immigrants face.  The presentation also included summaries of different options for legislative reform, focusing on Comprehensive Reform and its benefits.  

Morgan is a sophomore and is the president of Villanovans for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and a member of Catholic Relief Service's Immigration focus group on campus.  Villanovans for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is a student led group that advocates for legislation reform by spreading awareness and lobbying.

April 2nd  

Studying Languages Abroad with the French Club

April 4th 

Dance Social with Baila Latino to learn merengue and bachata

April 24th

Taco Trip to Chipotle in Wayne

ACADEMICS

April 2014:  Co-Sponsors of The POETRY DECLAMATION CONTEST (with the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures)

SERVICE

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.


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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 2013 - 2014 Spanish Club is Dr. Adriana Merino.

Spring 2014 Executive Board:

President- Brigid Connolly (bconnol2@villanova.edu)

Vice-Presidents- Roberto Vilanova (rvilan01@villanova.edu) and Lauren Spence (lspence@villanova.edu)

Treasurer- Mario Solares (msolares@villanova.edu)

Secretary: Brock Hidlyard (bhildyard@villanova.edu)

AMIGOS DEL CLUB

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (Cultural activities and Service to the Community)