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Phi Sigma Iota Induction

Congratulations to 13 students from our department!

Students from Spanish 399: La cultura española através la obra de Federico García Lorca will attend "Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears" this February. Check out the following website: http://www.operaphila.org/production/ainadamar Please contact Dr. Costanzi for more information.

Aindamar: "Fountain of Tears" at the Philadelphia Opera Sunday, February 16th


Spring Trip to Washington, D.C.


2014 Alternative Spring Break Service Trip to Duran, Ecuador

Twelve Marywood students and two faculty members will leave March 1st for an alternative service break trip to Durán, Ecuador. Students will participate in various service activities, including teaching children English and interacting with the community.

Marywood Students in Spain!

7 Marywood students have returned to campus after studying abroad in Valencia!

Immersion Day 2013!

Again this year area high school students joined us for a day of fun and engaging foreign language activities at our Annual Immersion Day Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Students at the 2013 summer barbecue!

Annual Summer Barbecue!

The Department hosted its Annual Summer Barbecue for new and returning Foreign Language majors and minors Saturday, August 24, 2013.

Sister Anne Munley, IHM, Ph.D., President of Marywood University, presents the prestigious CASE Award to Dr. Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi on September 19th, 2013 during Fall Convocation. This annual award recognizes excellence in teaching.

Dr. Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi was named Marywood's CASE Professor of 2013!



We visited the Brooklyn Museum and saw the exhibit "Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home," and then traveled to Ground Zero. The day ended with dinner at a Cuban restaurant where we enjoyed "ropa vieja" among other specialties.

Trip to NYC October 6th, 2013



Rebecca Friemann, 2013 Recipient

Rebecca Friemann awarded Dr. Wanda Persichetti Medal For Excellence In Foreign Language Study

Each year since 1984, the Dr. Wanda Persichetti Medal is awarded to the outstanding foreign language graduate. Congratulations Rebecca!

Jennifer Shebby served as group leader for the Guatemala Service Trip.

2013 graduate & dual Spanish and Religious study major Jennifer Shebby served as a group leader during Campus Ministry’s international service trip to San Lucas & Chichicastenango, Guatemala from May 13-25, 2013

Alexa Gall named Cultural Ambassador of the Embassy of Spain

Congratulations to 2013 graduate in Spanish and International Business Alexa Gall on her recent acceptance as Cultural Ambassador by the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain!

Community Involvement

  • Easter Egg Hunt: Translating for Hispanic parents and children from Evangelical Bible Free Church

  • Thanks"giving": Delivery of food baskets to Hispanic families in need

  • School Supplies: Handing out school supplies to needy Hispanic children


Knowledge of languages is the first gateway to wisdom. - Roger Bacon, 1214-1294

Foreign Languages Department | Immaculata Hall | 570-340-6038
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