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.
On the afternoon of Saturday, December 5, thirteen students of French had the opportunity to converse and discuss with four actors from Theater Latte Da, prior to their performance of "All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914", by Peter Rothstein (SJU '88) . The one-hour workshop and Q&A was organized by Deb Lehman, Interim Director of the Fine Arts Series, and Assistant Professor Ana Conboy, in the context of her Fall 2015 FREN311 class, Studies in Language and Culture. Thank you to all who came! For more information about the show, please visit alliscalm.org.
Sixteen CSB students and French faculty, Ana Conboy and Maureen McCarter, made a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Saturday, November 5, to tour the exhibition on the works of 19th century French artist, Eugène Delacroix. The trip was sponsored by the Department of Languages and Cultures and arranged by French Cultural Events Assistant, Meg Anderson '16.
Delacroix revolutionized painting by creating images that seethed with movement and eye-grabbing color. He influenced other great artists such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, and even Van Gogh whose works are also featured in the exhibit. This show is unique to the United States and travels only to London's National Gallery after it ends at the MIA on January 10.
Pictured L-R (front): Anna Nordin, My Tran, Laura Precourt, Caroline Desert, unidentified student, Shannon Elstad, Rachel Munter, Kanisha Howard; (back): Rachel Perri, unidentified student, Katelyn Nelson and Ariel Lusty.
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