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Spotlight: Casey Connolly

Author: Joachim Castellano

Casey Connolly December 2013 Outstanding Foreign Language Student with her host family in Russia

December brings a general feeling of goodwill, a sense of community, and an awareness of blessings. The CSLC has been fortunate to be associated with a person whose highly accomplished, pied slate of academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and outreach commitment has produced an outstanding student and citizen--with a very bright future. Albany, New York’s Casey Connolly, our December 2013 Spotlight, is a Notre Dame senior majoring in Russian and English and minoring in ALHN (Glynn Family Honors Program). Nominated by Dr. David Gasperetti, the Chair of the Department of German & Russian Languages & Literatures, Connolly delivers on academic achievements and eagerly participates in outreach efforts. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to get to know Connolly, our Russian language peer tutor, a little better. While we have tens of thousands visits by students, faculty members, and other guests in a typical year at the CSLC, we take notice of students like Connolly. We count our blessings.…

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Russian Party TONIGHT

Author: Denise Ayo

Come by the Great Hall of O'Shaughnessy tonight to enjoy pizza, cake, music, and Russian Scrabble between 7:00pm and 9:30pm!

Don't miss the Russian Ensemble's Performance at 7:30pm! …

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Traditional Irish Music

Author: Denise Ayo

A few weeks ago, the CSLC hosted a Traditional Irish Music event at O'Rourke's Public House. The event featured songs in Irish and in English by accomplished singer, Celia Ní Fhatharta. Celia specializes in the sean-nós ("old-style") singing tradition which is a style synonymous with the Connemara Gaeltacht. …

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