The author of Braiding Sweetgrass gave a presentation before a standing-room-only crowd in the Kirkhof Center.
Nov 8, 2023
Latin American & Latino/a Studies minor attracts students from majors in languages, humanities, social sciences, business, health sciences, environmental sciences, engineering, design, and the arts. Why? Because Latin America is building some of the most dynamic cities, fastest-growing economies, cutting-edge production of music and film, intriguing political movements, and programs of environmental sustainability. Both professionals and scholars enjoy exploring, traveling, and trying to understand life and the world within the framework of this most vibrant region of the globe. If you are interested in Latin America, take a minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies. It will enthrall you. It will push you to learn new languages. It will give you the edge to get a job.
Knowledge of Latin America and its people, including those in the United States, is an essential part of a liberal education today. Not only is the Latino population of West Michigan growing rapidly but Latinos now constitute the most populous ethnic group in the United States. In the meantime, U.S. economic, political, and cultural relations with our Latin American neighbors -from Mexico and the Caribbean to Central and South America- continue to grow in importance.
Our mission is:
To educate students and the university community about Latino/a and Latin American matters with our courses and event programming.
To support internationalization, diversity, and interdisciplinary efforts on campus and in the community.
To promote an increase the size of the Latino/a and Latin American student body, faculty and staff.
To serve and educate West Michigan communities. The LAS Program enhances GVSU's relations with the regional Latino/a community.
LAS Program Coordinator
Professor Andrew Schlewitz
103 Lake Ontario Hall
See the images that caught our eye in the last month.
Nov 1, 2023
Panelists will discuss how school libraries have become sites of debated censorship and history curricula sources of contention.
Oct 31, 2023
Sustainability Month at GVSU included the seasonýs final gathering of produce at the SAP Farm.
Oct 18, 2023
Faculty directors and students who have participated in overseas programs will be available Tuesday to answer questions.
Oct 16, 2023