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Upcoming Events - Fall 2022

National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15

While it’s crucial to lift up the voices, culture, history and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities year-round, the U.S. government has formally designated this month to spotlight the contributions made by "American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America,” according to the official government website.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month. "During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths. We also acknowledge the Hispanic leaders who have stayed in the struggle for equal justice to ensure that everyone in this Nation can contribute their talents and have the opportunity to thrive," Biden wrote.

You may not be able to explore the lush landscapes and majestic monuments of Latin America, yet taking a Zoom tour is the next best option. Online tours make one of the best virtual Hispanic Heritage Month ideas. You can share the screen while viewing a self-guided digital tour of a museum, park, or cultural site, or book a hosted Zoom tour.Here are some suggestions:

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Fall 2022 Language Institutes are Open for Registration

The Office of Global Programs is pleased to offer

Fall 2022 Foreign Language Institutes for Arabic, Chinese, and Russian

Virtual and In-Person Classes run August 22, 2022 to December 2, 2022

Classes will be held in the Office of Global Programs

Here is a link to the Language Institutes Application Form

The new FLTAs are: teaching Arabic is Ms. Khouloud Bensmida from Tunisia, teaching Mandarin Chinese is Ms. Yi Chieh Lin from Taiwan (China), and teaching Russian is Ms. Mariia Postnova from Russia,

Times for Language Classes Fall 2022:

Khouloud Bensmida – Arabic: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Yi Chieh “Jai” Lin – Mandarin Chinese: Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 pm -5:15 pm

Mariia Postnova – Russian: Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm