Spring 2015

Major/Minor Fair (Forum, February 24)

2015 Spring-Major Minor Fair

Lunar New Year Celebration (Forum, February 18)

2015 Spring-Lunar New Year Celebration-Students

2015 Spring-Lunar New Year Celebration

Fall 2014

Professor Gloria V. Casañas
Gloria Casanas
Gloria V. Casañas is an Argentinian Lawyer, teacher of the History of Law in the Facultad de Derecho of Buenos Aires since 1993 and novelist specializing in subjects of South America, customs and the process of colonization and emancipation of Latin American nations. In celebration of Framingham State University’s 175th Anniversary, Visiting Scholar Gloria V. Casañas’ best-selling novel The Teacher from the Lagoon is being taught through the course entitled Contemporary Spanish Literature of the Southern Cone. The novel tells of the advances of education in Buenos Aires under the presidency of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, aided by Horace Mann and his wife Mary.
Additionally, Gloria V. Casañas will be giving two presentations to the Framignham Community at large, and to the Faculty, Staff and Students. The first of these two presentations is entitled "Sesenta y cinco valientes/sixty-five brave", and will take place on October 23rd, 2014 from 6:00-7:30PM in the Heineman Ecumenical Center on campus. This particular presentation will focus on the sixty-five brave women who traveled from Boston to Argentina as educators. The second presentation is titled "Un amor entre Boston y las pampas/A love affair between Boston and the Pampas" which will take place in the same location on October 29th. This talk will focus on her novel "The Teacher of the Lagoon" and the importance of the novel in her career and her future writing endeavors.

Latinos in Action is BACK!

Latinos in Action 1

Latinos in Action

Beginning on Monday, September 15th, 2014, the Latinos in Action club on campus will be holding meetings at 6:30PM in the Multicultural Center (located on the Upper Mezzanine, Whittemore Library). This year, the club hopes to plan a variety of community service opportunities on and off campus, while promoting the Hispanic and Latino culture, as well as the Spanish language

Interested in practicing speaking Spanish or Portuguese?
The Spanish Table/Portuguese Table will take place in the Whittemore Library Café on Wednesdays at 1:30PM. The Spanish Table offers an excellent opportunity to be able to practice Spanish and Portuguese as spoken languages- and even to learn something knew or meet new people! The respective tables will alternate every other week! Hope to see you there!

The World in Flicks: The Spanish Film Club Series
Over the course of the next three months beginning in September, the World Languages Department will be showing five Spanish movies that take place in various parts of the Spanish-speaking world. The movies take place in Cuba, Nicaragua, Peru, Spain and Chile- presenting a variety of different aspects of Latino and Hispanic culture through their stories. For more information or any questions, please contact Professor Juliana Luna Freire at

May, 2014

  • The World Languages Department is organizing a trip to Cuzco, Peru, in May of 2014. It is part of the course, Contemporary Trends in Latin America, and the students will be doing 80 hours of volunteer work at a local public school and orphanage.

April, 2014

  • April 24: National Honor Society Reception, Archives Room, Whittemore Library, FSU.

National Honor Society Reception [1]

National Honor Society Reception [2]

March 2014

  • Latinos in Action is traveling to NYC on March 30, 2014, to see a play in Spanish, En el tiempo de las mariposas, based on Julia Alvarez's novel about the Dominican Dictatorship.
  • On March 8, 2014, Dr. Stadtler-Chester presented a talk, Classroom Activities, at the First Annual Workshop of the New England Chinese Teachers Association, in Newton. She deomnstrated various interesting games that can enhance language learning in the classroom.

Mary-Ann's talk at NECTA


  • The Chinese Studies Program participated in the following events in 2013:
    • 2013/9/19: Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at FSU
    • 2013/9/25: The Elementary Chinese classes visited Yin Yu Tang, a Qing dynasty Chinese house, in Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA).
    • 2013/9/29: Major/Minor Fair (flyer below)
    • 2013/10/16: The Chinese classes had a historical tour in China Town (Boston, MA).

Major Minor Fair - Chinese Program

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