Languages and Cultures
The study of another language is an adventure, an exploration into the workings of minds both like and unlike our own. When we learn a new language, we learn to see differently -- we acquire a new perspective from which to view both ourselves and the world.
Department News & Events
April 2015 Language Scholarship Recipients Announced
The following students were awarded language scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year:
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Gaida Family
Ben Kollaja '16
Otmar Drekonja Scholarship for
Sister Margretta Nathe
Congratulations, Meg, Ben and Karen!
April 1015 Student Excursion to the Minneapolis Institute of Art's Habsburg Exhibit
Submitted by Lisa Ohm
Elizabeth Shelerud, Charlotte Waterhouse, Sarah Wachter and Beth Richmond
Over sixty students, faculty members and staff from CSB/SJU had the opportunity to see the special exhibit, “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces form Vienna’s Imperial Collections” on April 19th. This spring’s Austrian Studies Newsletter described the selection of art treasures from Austria’s National Museum of Art History in Vienna “utterly breathtaking.”
One of the students called the 100 objects in the exhibit “exquisite,” a word he admittedly seldom uses.
The Habsburgs were great collectors of art and sculptures, especially from parts of France, Spain and the Netherlands, which were at one time provinces in the extensive Habsburg Empire, which lasted for 600 years. Chronologically arranged, the exhibit gives visitors a sense of the Habsburg Empire from the Middle Ages to its end in 1918. Among the treasures are Greek and Roman antiquities, paintings, decorative pieces, court costumes, armor, and horse-drawn carriages and sleds.
Students from Sarah Bavelli’s Art History course; students from the 2014 and 2015 Austria Study Abroad Groups and their directors, Lisa Ohm and Jim Read and Director of the Center for Global Education, Joe Rogers; students from German courses; and students seeking a worthwhile learning experience filled the buses. MIA encourages student groups with free entry and free guides. Participants exchanged views on the exhibit at the nearby Black Forest Inn over a buffet lunch of Wurst, Sauerkraut, Kartoffelsalad, Maultasche, and “Sachertorte” for dessert. Transportation and lunch were supported by the Art Department and the Office of Education Abroad.
L-R: Jack Paal, Will Ornburg, Tori Kubinski, Jon Vogel, Andrew Sweere
Sarah Bavelli's art students at the Black Forest Inn.
Photos by Julia Eckart '17.
Overview of Program
Courses in the Languages and Cultures Department:
- Include instruction in French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, and English as a Second Language.
- Fulfill one of the requirements for a liberal arts degree
- Are easily combined with other majors and minors
Lizzy Baden '12, French and Peace Studies major, will be in Indonesia for the academic year 2014-2015 for the Fulbright!
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