News and Events



Hispanic Heritage Month



Multicultural Events
Wednesday, September 15
"Selling the Value of Diversity & Language to Employers"
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Hosted by Career Opportunities, MCL, and MESA
Thursday, September 16
"Gilman Scholarships"
5:30-6:30 PM
Collaborate Ultra (
Hosted by Dr. Victoria Russell
Wednesday, September 22
"Club de los insomnes" (film in Spanish with English subtitles)
6:30-8:30 PM
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Hosted by Ms. Lizbeth Heath
Tuesday, October 19th 
"Resistencia al silencio: Unmapping Afro-Caribbean Women Narratives"
7-8 Pm
Teams *only online
Guest Speaker: Essah Diaz, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Saturday, October 9
EXPO Latino 2021
Willis L. Miller Library
Hosted by Valdosta Latino Association
Tuesday, October 26
"Experience on How to Become Fluent in Grad School"
Place: (TBA)
Hosted by Benjamin Franz
Spanish Club Event
Tuesday, September 21
Taco Tuesday
7:00 PM
"El Cazado" Restaurant (Ashley St.)
Spanish Conversation Tables
Tuesday, September 21, 28, and October 5
4-5:30 PM
Odum Library 1470-1480
Thursday September 23,30, and October 7
4-5:30 PM
Odum Library 1470-1480
(All sessions hosted by PAL tutor Juan Vargas)
Note: Additional connectivity information and/or updates are being furnished in individual flyers. 



Distinguished Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences Dinner

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 was the Distinguished Alumni Dinner.  Modern and Classical Languages honored Javon Longieliere as our Distinguished Alumnus. Mr. Longieliere is a renowned international wedding photographer, who majored in French. His background with in French language and culture is what brought him to his now international noteriety. We were so happy and proud to have him be our guest of honor to the dinner. We wish Mr. Longieliere all the best for the future.

National French Week

The first week of November is the National French Week. Modern and Classical Languages celebrate the week by having a Franco-Arabic Movie Festival and a French Arabic Movie Night.

Franco-Arabic Movie Festival

We were happy to have been able to show three amazing films that incorporate the French and Arabic Culture. On Monday, November 6th, we presented "Fatima" by Phillipe Faucon; on Tuesday, November 7th, we presented "Caramel" by Nadine Labaki; and on Wednesday, November 8th, we showed "As I Open my Eyes" by Bouzid. 

French-Arabic Night

Arabic and French night Located at Ross Room in the university center Thursday, November 9th 6 to 8 PM. Join us to sing, play instruments, act, and enjoy dishes from different countries!

On Thursday, November 9th, we will be wrapping up National French Week with our annual French-Arabic Night. We will be celebrating by having songs, dancing, poems, plays, and food! Join us in the University Center Rose Room from 6 to 8 PM. 


Hispanic Heritage Month

Modern and Classical Languages is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from September 14th through October 13th.  Events for this month will be hosted by MCL, the Spanish Club, and Latin American Study Association.  If you are interested in the full schedule of events, please check out our calendar.  

Our complete calendar for the month of events.

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Nights

  • MCL's movie nights are getting started with The Secret in Their Eyes/ El secreto de sus ojos (with subtitles).  Dr. Karen Acosta will be hosting this on Friday, September 22nd, 2017, in the University Center Theater from 6:00-8:00 PM.
  • Join us for the second movie of our Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Nights! We will be showing Chico & Rita (with subtitles) on Friday, September 29th in the University Center Theater from 7-8 PM, hosted by Dr. Ocasio. Chico & Rita, Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the trations of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. Not Rated (sex scenes, nudity, coarse language).

Dr. Julie Weise

Dr. Julie Weise will be joining us in the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  She will be doing two very exciting presentations.  Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, at 6:00-8:00 PM, Dr. Weise will be presenting "Exploring the Corazón de Dixie, Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910". Dr. Weise will present "Inclusive Teaching Pedagogy: Empowering Latinos", on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, at 12:00-1:00 PM. 

Our flyer for Dr. Julie Weise.

International Language and Culture Fair- Study Abroad Showcase

Join us for our Study Abroad Showcase! Our multiple programs, alongside the faculty, will be present to answer questions and give information about the study abroad trips that we offer. You want to go to the likes of Costa Rica, Senegal, Russia, or more? Stop by and join us in the West Hall Rotunda on Wednesday, October 4th from 11 AM to 1 PM.  This will be hosted by Dr. Victoria Russell, Modern and Classical Languages, and Center of International Programs.