Modern Languages and Literatures

For 25th year, GVSU hosting Michigan Model Arab League

This year's conference is February 17-19 at the Eberhard Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Feb 16, 2022


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