Modern Languages and Literatures

Virtual exchanges allow students to gain language, global competency skills

Grand Valley students are learning about global cultures and speaking another language by connecting virtually with peers around the world.

Sep 30, 2021


French faculty member to receive civic honor from France

Dan Golembeski is going to be inducted as a "Chevalier of the Academic Palms."

Apr 2, 2021


Día de los Muertos altar helps students and others celebrate holiday, remember loved ones

The altar is a beloved tradition for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

Nov 2, 2020


Networks of Support team relies on community connections to arrange tutoring service

A network of tutors from Grand Valley is available to offer free assistance to sixth-12th graders as they finish their school's remote learning lessons.

May 28, 2020


Film festival expands cultural knowledge through art

The festival is made possible by a 5-year grant from the French Consulate in Chicago. The goal is to inspire the general public to broaden movie consumption to films from different cultures.

Nov 14, 2019


Campus memorial service planned for Seeger

A celebration of life service is planned at Grand Valley for Mary Seeger, retired dean and professor emerita of modern languages and literatures.

Jun 13, 2019


University mourns death of longtime retired dean, faculty member

Mary Seeger, retired dean and professor emerita of modern languages and literatures, died June 11 after being in hospice care. She was 79.

Jun 11, 2019


Colombian police officers take language course on campus

Fifteen police officers from Colombia concluded a month-long course at Grand Valley's ELS Language Center December 7, studying English to help them improve their policing skills in their country.

Dec 10, 2018


Art installation draws attention to violence against women

With direction from Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, the campus community is invited to join an art installation that denounces violence against women by placing a pair of red shoes with a message to honor a victim of violence or trafficking.

Oct 13, 2017


Professor uses puppets to teach students, connect with community

Jason Yancey, associate professor of Spanish, brought his more than 15 years of puppeteering experience to Grand Valley in 2009. Since then, he has incorporated his unique expertise into upper-level Spanish theater and drama courses. During these classes, students write and produce original Spanish puppet shows, create their own puppets, and perform in the community.

Mar 9, 2017