This week’s Foreign Language Awareness Week festivities

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Alina Snopkowski, Editor

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La Salle’s annual Foreign Language Awareness Week began on Monday, March 28. The week is full of presentations, activities and fun and informative opportunities to learn about different cultures, countries and languages.

The organizations running the event will be handing out passports for students and faculty to collect and learn more about the events. This passport includes a list of all the events of the week as well as where and when they will be taking place. When you attend an event, you’ll get a mark on your passport. Some professors are offering extra credit for attending certain events or presentations, and a gift card raffle will be held at the end of the week. The more events you go to, the more chances you have to win. Turn in your passport to Hayman 241 by Wednesday, April 6 to be entered into the raffle.


On Tuesday, March 29, the main event of the day is the food fair in the Hayman lobby. From 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. come enjoy food from all over the world, including curry, hummus, empanadas, pastries and Polish chrusciki from my own grandmother’s recipe (I can’t make them as good as she can, but I’m trying my best).

You are invited to wear your cultural attire any day of the week, but especially on Tuesday.

Elements of Celtic Spirituality presented by Dr. O’Connell 3:30 – 4:00 in Hayman 217


Wednesday, March 30 is full of cultural presentations. The presentations for that day, as well as for Tuesday and Thursday, are all listed at the end of this article. Come hear professors, student organizations and other experts present on a variety of topics.


Auguste Rodin: Founder of Modern Sculpture; A Walk presented by Brother Leonard – 10:00 | 10:30 in Hayman 211

French Movie – 11:00 | 12:00 in Hayman 207

Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands presented by Dr. Thomas | 10:45 – 11:00 in Hayman 211

Pysanky: The Art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs presented by Chrystyna Prokopovych | 12:30 – 2:30 in Hayman 214

Scholarships to Travel Abroad presented by Dr. Ketz | 2:00 – 2:30 in Hayman 211

Quinceanera presented by OLAS | 3:30 – 4:00 in Hayman 211

Mexican Movie sent by the Mexican Consulate | 5:00 – 6:00 in Hayman 217


We close out the week on Thursday, March 31, with all sorts of fun and entertainment. From 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. we’ll have board games and card games from all over the world to play in the Hayman lobby, as well as some good old fashioned Kahoot games about languages. The last hurrah is OLAS’s Latin Night in the Union from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., where there will be food, drinks, music and an overall great time.


Race and Culture around the World presented by political science classes | 12:30 – 2:00 in Hayman Lobby

Pierogi Making presented by Professor Chubok | 2:00 – 3:00 in Hayman 117

We hope you will attend some of these events this week!

Foreign Language Awareness Week Collegian articles

We collected testimonies from members of the La Salle community far and wide this week to share what makes us unique through our use of multiple languages. Thank you to all who participated.

Read our story about the benefits of multilingual communication here.

And read our story about the best foreign language films and television series here.

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