Get Ready to Stamp Your Virtual Passport
The University of Arkansas is launching a new Language and Culture Series to celebrate and share language, culture, customs and more with the campus and its surrounding community.
The series is part of the university's commitment to its diversity and inclusion priorities and will generally align with the recognized spring and fall heritage months, from February through November 2021.
While the events are free and open to the public, participating U of A students will be given a virtual passport to track their attendance at events. Upon completing events, students will be entered to win various prizes.
The Language and Culture Series organizing committee has also partnered with Mullins Library to provide some language and culture resources available for review.
How to Get and Use Your Virtual Passport:
While the following events are free and open to the public, participating U of A students can use a virtual passport to track their attendance at events. Upon completing events, students will be entered to win various prizes. DOWNLOAD THE VIRTUAL PASSPORT
Most L&C Series events will be advertised with the L&C Series logo displayed below:
Please check the website frequently as events will be updated with links and event times. There will be a QR code at the end of the event to capture student attendance. If students attend at least two events during the semester they will be entered into the drawing to receive a $20 e-gift card to Walmart (two winners will be selected).
There is also a chance to win a $10 e-gift card if students complete the event survey. If participants attend 3 L&C Series events they will get a Language & Culture Series T-shirt. Finally, if students attend 4 or more L&C events they will be entered to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card! Happy Trails!
Upcoming Events Include but Limited to:
All March-long – Women's History Month / Italian Program
Tuesday, March 16 | 4 - 5 p.m.
WLLC Student Panel: How Languages and Cultures Break Down Barriers
The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites you to a panel discussion featuring former and current students who will share their personal and professional motivations for learning a world language and how they plan on using it in their careers. During the event, we will also present a brief overview of the eleven languages taught in our Department.
Register for the event:
Wednesday, March 31 – Boyish: Poems by Brody Parrish Craig and Writing Group Event
Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble
September, dates TBD – Study Abroad Fair and Plaza de las Américas
October, dates TBD – Talk: "Debordering, rebordering, and the exclusion of minority dialects: The case of Portuguese in Uruguay" by guest speaker Ana Maria Carvalho of University of Arizona
- All November-long – Native American Heritage Month
- November, dates TBD – Guest Speaker Natalie Schilling of Georgetown University; and International Education