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Collaborating with the Center for Social Concerns

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We are pleased to announce further collaborations with the Center for Social Concerns (CSC). Our collaborations began in 2011 when the CSC co-developed a pilot English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Notre Dame. A critical part of the program required students to learn English in the field; more specifically, students applied their English skills in the context of volunteering in the local community. The CSC’s Assistant Director and Director of Community-Based Learning, Connie Snyder, and Director of Community Partnerships and Service Learning, Annie Cahill Kelly, developed and organized this service-learning component of the program. Our relationship with the CSC continues with the CSC’s Rachel Parroquin, the Director of Spanish Community Based Learning (also Professor of Spanish for Romance Languages and Literatures). We collaborate on ongoing Spanish language and culture initiatives that engage Notre Dame students in local Spanish community.…

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Spotlight: Brian Credo

Author: Joachim Castellano

Brian Credo at St. Peters

Time and again the quiet ones make the biggest yet unhearlded splash. We’re starting out 2014 with a bang—a few consonant beats, actually. Our January Spotlight, Brian Credo, nominated by Dr. Tadeusz Mazurek of the Department of Classics, is a Notre Dame junior majoring in Classics and a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program. If you were to come into the CSLC on a crowded or sparse afternoon, you might miss the very unassuming Greek and Latin tutor, Credo, crouched quietly over his laptop or slouched low in a tutoring booth. Don’t let Credo’s under-the-radar comportment fool you: he’s a drummer and a bongo player—a brilliant rocker with a 4.0 GPA.…

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Moscow Art Theatre & Univ of Iowa Present Free Bilingual Theatre

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On Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11am CST (8pm Moscow time) the University of Iowa will link up with the Moscow Art Theatre to present Book Wings, a live bilingual (English/Russian) collaborative theatre project that uses the latest new media technologies to bring together actors, writers, directors, translators, and stage spaces 5,000 miles apart to produce one unified theatre experience, and present 6 newly commissioned plays. The performance will be live-streamed (free and viewable by anyone with an internet connection), with a 20 minute talk-back session featuring Moscow Art Theatre School Director Anatoly Smeliansky and participating playwrights, immediately following the performance. Internet viewers are invited to Tweet comments and questions for the live talk-back using the hashtag #bookw.…

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