Modern Languages and Literatures

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



History conference to focus on human rights in the Atlantic world

More than 25 presentations will be offered during the Great Lakes History Conference October 21-22.

Oct 18, 2016





Exhibit spotlights French Enlightenment controversy

"Disruptive Knowledge: An exhibition on Diderot's Encyclopédie and the World of the Enlightenment" is on display through March 31 in the Mary Idema Pew Library's Exhibition Space, with a special reception taking place Thursday, March 24, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Mar 22, 2016