Archive for March, 2011

LALACS FALL 2011 courses

LATIN AMERICAN, LATINO AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES AT GUSTAVUS Here are the LALACS classes for Fall 2011.  Let me know if you have any questions about any of these courses!  As you can see, the area credit designations are now part of the list.  Press here for a link to the catalog listing for LALACS, and […]

Stamps honoring giants of Latino music

The Post Office has just released stamps honoring several giants of Latin music, such as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz.  Here is the link to the Star Tribune article. WASHINGTON – Musical giants Tito Puente and Carmen Miranda are bringing some Latin flavor to U.S. postage stamps. The new set of five forever stamps going […]

Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies: Meet Lora Felix

Hi!  My name is Lora Felix.  I am a Sophomore Political Science major.  I’m from Saint Peter.  Besides studying Poli Sci and taking LALACS courses, I’m involved with the Gustavus Student Senate.  I plan on studying abroad this upcoming January in either Costa Rica or Perú!    

Interested in Latin American Studies? Read this!

Museo de Bellas Artes, Managua, Nicaragua You’re thinking about what classes to take in the Fall — are you interested in Latin America? In the Program for Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies (LALACS), students prepare to enter a complex global community. The minor is comprised of 6 classes, taken across a number of departments.  The 2 required […]

Learn about Popular Culture in Cuba tonight! 7 pm Confer 128

Here is a link to the great news story featured on the Gustavus web site about the LALACS event for Spring!  Tonight! Dr. Damaris Puñales-Alpízar will present a lecture titled “Cuba: The Soviet Flavor of a Tropical Island, a Visit 20 Years Later” on campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Ogden P. […]

Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo visit Minnesota

Human Rights legends and founding members of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo will speak on March 15 at 7 p.m. in Viking Theatre (St Olaf). Angelique Dwyer (adwyer) will be going from St. Peter.  Please contact her if you are interested in attending. Two of the original members of  Argentina’s renowned human rights […]

Internships in Latin America and the Caribbean

Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean!  Some of these are paid internships, but most are volunteer positions only. Be sure to check these out carefully to be sure these are right for you.  And let me know if I can help investigate a possibility with you.  Send me me an email or knock on […]

Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies: Meet Mela Shah

  My name is Mela Shah and I’m a junior Spanish major with minors in LALACS and religion from Madison, Wisconsin. I love doing crafts and small art projects, reading, learning, dancing, talking, and trying new things, whether it be food or activity. I just started my calendar year study abroad program in Valparaíso, Chile […]

What LALACS students are doing in class #2

Latin American Politics has been studying the conflict in Colombia, in preparation for the opening of the “Remember Me: Voices of the Silenced” exhibit on Monday, March 14th in the library (with a lecture that night in Alumni Hall at 7pm). We watched this recent New York Times video clip about gold mining, guerrillas, and environmental […]

The White House celebrates Centro Campesino!

The While House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation just posted a story on its web site about southern Minnesota’s very own Centro Campesino.  The Owatonna-based organization works to improve the lives of the Latino and migrant community in Southern Minnesota.  They recently opened their first worker’s center in Saint Peter. Here’s the story.  […]