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French 475 Senior Seminar Presentations, May 17th, at 2pm, in GMC 1058.
French 475 Senior Seminar Presentations
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Please join the SSU French Program for our Senior Seminar Presentations this coming Tuesday, May 17, at 2pm in GMC 1058.  Students will be presenting a series of powerful interdisciplinary presentations on Haiti and the Haitian-American Diaspora.  (All talks will be given in French.). For those unable to attend in person, the Zoom link is below, and the poster is attached:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://SonomaState.zoom.us/j/84282312263

SYRCE Symposium Announcement: May 17, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, at GMC
SYRCE Symposium Spring 2022
Friday, May 13, 2022


Beam yourself back to the Roaring Twenties!

You are invited to join us at our annual SYRCE Symposium during Finals Week on Tuesday, May 17, between 10:30 and 12:30 in the Weill Lobby of the GMC. Enjoy exploring the fascinating period of the 1920s from several disciplinary perspectives!

We are excited to be back in person for our symposium after Covid pushed us to showcase our students' research and creative student projects online.

What is SYRCE? The acronym stands for “Second-Year Research and Creative Experience.” It is a unique learning community in our School of Arts & Humanities that encourages collaboration, research, and creativity. It offers a constellation of courses designed for second-year students to fulfill the requirements of General Education in area C2. This one-semester course offers students a multidisciplinary approach to a common topic based on the idea of the Time Machine, set to a different decade in the past for each academic year. This semester, our Time Machine was set to the 1920s! Students attended a series of lectures delivered by faculty members in American Multicultural Studies, Art History, Communication and Media Studies, and Chicano and Latino Studies. In addition, students worked together in smaller weekly seminars in which they debriefed the lectures, explored discipline-specific material, and workshopped research and creative projects focused on aspects related to the 1920s.

The SYRCE experience will culminate at the end of this semester in a symposium held in the Green Music Center where students will showcase their accomplishments: their creative research project, based on a topic of their choice related to the 1920s. Presentations will include, for example, a documentary on the rise of Jazz, a silent film on the master magician Houdini’s Hollywood Career, a presentation on African American fashion in the 1920s, a painting about the flappers' influence on modern women, a doll with a dress inspired by the 1920s Egyptomania, and handmade jewelry incorporating Art Deco and Egyptian styles expressed in 1920s jewelry.

Everybody is invited! 

Please join us and celebrate your peers' accomplishments who are part of our Second-Year Research and Creative Experience learning community.
Our SYRCE students, instructors, peer facilitators, and I look forward to seeing you on the 17th! 

All the best, Michaela Grobbel, PhD.

International Education Week: The integration of Turkish Guest workers in Germany
International Education Week: The Integration of Turkish Guestworkers in Germany
Friday, November 19, 2021

SSU's Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Yasemin Schünemann discusses the German guest worker program from the 60s that majorly shaped G

International Education Week: What does it mean to be German?
International Education Week: What does it mean to be German?
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Learn the answer from our German international students. They will be answering questions and discussing their experiences growing up in Germany.

Yasemin Schuenemann
We welcome Fulbright FLTA, Yasemin Schuenemann
Friday, October 22, 2021

We welcome our Fulbright Foreign Language Assistant 

Lydia Bobb PLF Fall 21
Fall 2021 Peer Language Facilitator (PLF)
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Contact

Lydia Bobb

bobbl@sonoma.edu

Michaela Grobbel Acting MLL Department Chair
MLL New Acting Chair Fall 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021

Contact

Michaela Grobbel

grobbel@sonoma.edu

Welcome Rocio Garnica Lopez MLL Administrative Coordinator
Welcome Rocio
Friday, July 16, 2021

Contact

Rocio Garnica Lopez

garnicar@sonoma.edu

Modern Languages and Literatures presents the Graduates
Modern Languages and Literatures Presents the Graduates
Friday, May 21, 2021
Sean M Durkin

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