The UWF Book Club and Department of English sponsored a conversation about The Great Gatsby in April . Speakers included UWF Professors Greg Tomso, David Earle, and Robin Blyn. In addition, the 1920's Theme Event included live jazz, dancing, and prizes for the most original 1920's costume. More photos can be seen in our media gallery.
“Mi Barrio” is a university wide event created by Spanish instructor Laura Arguea to practice the language beyond the classroom setting. "Mi Barrio" is the Spanish translation of My Neighborhood.The first “Mi Barrio” was held in the Spring 2006, and since then, “Mi Barrio” has been offering a variety of language and culture activities, organized by students, faculty, and staff. For more information and photos of the Spring semester events, visit the Mi Barrio website.
The Department of English and Foreign Languages contributed to UWF's observance of International Education Week by hosting the Spanish Immersion Room. The event was held in the UWF Commons on November 17, 2008. Laura Arguea, Spanish Instructor, organized the various displays as well as an open area showcasing tango dance and music. Spanish students helped Mrs. Arguea lead the activites which included versions of Bingo and Spanish Simon Says. The volunteers and attendees enjoyed this terrific learning experience.
In October 2007, Terry Jones, scholar of medieval literature, film-writer, actor, director and founding member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus made his second visit from London to lecture, give workshops and spend time with students.This event was absolutely a highlight of the fall term. See the media gallery for clips of Terry Jones' visit.