2015-2016 Events

Spring 2016 Events

Pangy Day: Cultivating Cultures 

Friday, April 22nd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, front patio of Ciruti 

On Pangy Day 2016 (Friday, April 22nd), the Language Resource Center drew crowds to the front patio of Ciruti. Despite the impending thunderstorm, students, staff and their families (and pets!) flocked to the photo booth, and took to the stage for karaoke. Tiny treats and "Write an international postcard" were additional attractions to our "Cultivating Cultures"event. Visitors lounged casually on the grass to wrap up the Pangy Day activities.

Language Festival 

Wednesday, March 9 from 6:00pm-7:00pm, LRC lounge

The LRC hosted an informal event for lovers of language-learning. Various mini-booths were set up to help students explore the eccentricities of world languages. The highlights of the evening were: A competition to clearly enunciate tongue-twisters, a language trivia station, a Guess-the-Language game, and a crafts station to explore nuances of foreign words and scripts.

Argentinian Night

Friday, February 11, LRC lounge 

Argentinian Night was based on the celebration of Carnival occurring in Latin America. An event celebrating Argentina was especially relevant since Mount Holyoke College was hosting ten Fullbright students from that country. Stations were set up to allow students to engage in fun activities related to Argentine culture. The highlights of the night were "mate" (Argentinian tea), älfajores (a type of pastry), board games, and the photobooth.

Fall 2015 Events

International Open Mic 

Friday, November 20 from 7:00pm-9:00pm, LRC lounge 

A throw back to the popular Language Theater Contest, this event showcased all the talented musicians, the brilliant poets, and the aspiring comedians seeking a stage. 

Teaching Language with Technology

Monday October 26 from 4:00pm-5:15pm, LRC lounge 

LRC Director, Jean Janecki led a workshop for language mentors and faculty on the latest tools and apps for teaching and learning languages.

Family and Friends Weekend

October 24 from 2:00-4:00pm, LRC lounge

Students brought along their family and friends to the LRC, and showed off Mount Holyoke's impressive language programs, facilities, and community! Students and their families met the language clubs, and made new polyglot friends too! There was also a video recording booth for students, alumnae, and visitors to share their language learning experiences.

Welcome Back

October 8 from 7:00-8:00pm, LRC lounge

Students came down to the LRC, and hung out with faculty and fellow students. Students reconnected with old friends, and made bew connections over desserts, tea and button-making.