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Events for Fall Semester 2005

  • The German Club invites you to: Kaffeeklatsch :

Möchten Sie Deutsch sprechen?

Kommen Sie zum Kaffeeklatsch
im Pryz um 12 Uhr!


Freitag den 9. September
Freitag den 23. September
Freitag den 7. Oktober
Freitag den 21.Oktober
Freitag den 4. November
Freitag den 18. November
Freitag den 4. Dezember

Contact: Dr Gaddy at or Marykate Cleary at

  • French Club:

Bonjour à tout le monde!!!

Don't miss Le Cercle Français' next event: Together with the International Student House, we will be having a francophone culture night on Tuesday, October 25, at 7:30 pm. The directions are below, or meet at the metro benches at 7 pm if you want to head over with a CUA group. If you can come, please RSVP to by this Friday, so that we can know how many people to expect. Here's the official invitation, thanks to CUA student and ISH resident, Mike Hickson:

The International Student House is happy to have the French Club chez nous on Tuesday, October 25, at 7:30 pm. Approximately 10 francophones from France, Quebec, and even Germany and Japan, have volunteered to give short talks on various interesting subjects such as French music, the politics of the EU, the French perception of America, and how the school system works in France. They will be happy to answer questions afterward, and they hope you will stay and chat with them over some light snacks and refreshments.

DIRECTIONS. The International Student House is located at 1825 R Street NW 20009. That is, ISH is on R street between 18th and 19th. Take the RED LINE metro to the DUPONT CIRCLE metro stop, and exit onto Q street. When you arrive at the top of the mile high escalator you will be on Q and Connecticut. Go right on Q (head toward WrapWorks), left on 19th, and right on R. ISH will be on your left. From CUA you can reach ISH in about 25 minutes. For more information about ISH (phone number for example), see .

For info, email Amanda,

  • Graduate Colloquium:

Our popular spring colloquium will not be held this year. We encourage our students to attend the MLA and ACTFL Conventions, which will both be held in Washington, D.C.

  • Spanish Club

El Club de Español is pleased to announce its first meeting and elections for the new school year. Please join us in Pryz 201 on September 8 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Martha Davis at



  • La Mesa de Español will be held twice monthly throughout the semester. Our first conversation hour is scheduled for Thursday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Food Court of the Pryz. All levels are welcome. For more information, contact Martha Davis at

  • The Cultures and History of the Americas: On Saturday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. the club will visit this Library of Congress special exhibition.
  • October 12, Caldwell Hall 119, 3:30

    Prof. Paolo Giordano, Florida Central University,"From Steerage to Suburbia: The story of Italians in America Through Literature." Free admittance. Everybody is welcome


  • Cena Italiana!

    Enjoy dinner with Italian students of all levels to talk and learn. On Wednesdays at 6:00 p. m. in the Pryz (main floor cafeteria).Instructors from the Modern Languages Department will also attend.

  • French Club Bonjour à tout le monde,

Le Cercle Français, CUA's French Club, will be having a conversation hour this coming Thursday, October 6 from 7-8 pm. It will be in the Pryz room303, which is the third floor lounge. As those of you who participated last year know, French conversation hours are a great way to practice speaking French, meet other students…and enjoy some coffee and French snacks! All levels of French speakers are encouraged to attend, so if you've taken French before, are just beginning it now, or have spent half your life in France, we'd love to have you join us! This will be the first event of the semester, so we'll also be talking about other ideas…café outings, movie nights, cultural celebrations...whatever you'd like. See the attached flyer for details about this Thursday, and don't hesitate to email me or Le Cercle Français' president, Patrick Rietshel (, if you have any questions.

Events for Spring Semester 2005

  • The German Club invites you to: Kaffeeklatsch :

    Möchten Sie Deutsch sprechen?

    Kommen Sie zum Kaffeeklatsch
    im Pryz um 12 Uhr!
    Freitag den 4. Februar
    Freitag den 18. Febraur
    Freitag den 11. März
    Freitag den 1. April
    Freitag den 15. April
    Freitag den 29. April
    Contact: Dr Gaddy at . To see our Logo click Here
  • The Spanish Club invites you to La Mesa de Español for fun, food and converation on

    Monday, April 4th and April 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Pryz Food Court.All levels are welcome!

The Spanish Club will dine at La Tasca Restaurant, conveniently located near the Gallery Place Metro at 722 7th Stree, on Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. To reserve your place, please email Martha Davis at


  • The French club is organizing a French rosary, Friday Fe. 11th at 4:45 pm in the Lourdes chapel of the Basilica, in honor of the feast of O.L. of Lourdes. (If you walk down to the crypt church from the CUA side, pass the glass doors to the crypt Church and immediately after that on the right you can find the African Chapel and the Lourdes chapel. It isn't very visible, so we'll try to have someone down there before hand to point it out.) Also, bring a rosary of you if you have one, but we'll have a couple extras to share if you don't.
    Finally, you don't need to know the French prayers to come! We have leaflets to help, and even if you don't speak French (I know there are some of you on the email list!) this is a great way to learn a little. What more perfect way is there to celebrate this feast of Mary than to pray the rosary in the language that she spoke with Bernadette at Lourdes? Hope you can come!
if you have any questions don't hesitate to email Laetitia( or Monica (
  • The German Club invites you to "Study Abroad in Germany " Friday, February 11 at 12.10 in McM 202 , FREE PIZZA (Meeting room is wheelchair accessible)

Contact Dr. Gaddy at to visit our logo click here

  • The French Club Event:

The Modern Languages Department and Literatures has recently proposed the idea to have an international community in thematic housing for next year. (probably Engelhard in CV will be the dorm for next year.) The initial idea is that it will be opened to rising sophomore through senior students taking and/or interested in languages (not just French). It's an exciting possibility too because this will be the first year having something of this sort, so that means those students involved will be a vital part of the formation and planning of this living option. If you think you may be interested, there are a couple of things you ought to do;

1) Email Laetitia at we'd like to get an idea of the interest level and know which students may be interested in helping. Before February 25 we need to submit a "Group vision statement" and your input is most valuable.

2) If possible, attend one of the thematic housing info sessions to find out about the overall structure. Bernadette Snyder may be able to fill you in on some of the details too, because she lives in thematic housing this year. Here are the dates:

Tuesday, 15 February 2005 @ 7:30pm
Flather Hall Lobby

Wednesday, 16 February 2005 @ 7:30pm
Gibbons Hall Lobby

3) Tell your friends about it! This has the potential of being a great program and you can make that happen!

Also, a French conversation and game night is planned for Monday the 21. Keep that evening free because we have some "très cool" games as Karen would say! More on that to come. Bonne Nuit!

  • The French Club presents :"French Game Night" Tout le monde aime jouer aux cartes, et Monopole µen Paris, c'est toujours amusant ! µJoin us this Monday, February 21, from 7-8pmin the Pryz, room 303 (3rd floor lounge). to visit our logo click here
  • The French Club invites you to : Le Cercle Français is looking forward to attending an exciting evening of French culture sponsored by l'Alliance Française at the French Embassy. This "Grande Fête de la Francophonie" will be held on Friday, March 18, from 7-10 pm. More than thirty French-speaking Embassies, governments and associations will set up stands presenting their respective cultures to shed light on the rich traditions and culinary specialities of the francophone world. In 2004, more than 1,500 people came to the soirée, and its popularity has now expanded beyond its original French-speaking framework.

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