Fall 2012 More News News: Hispanic Studies

Welcome Party at the Hispanic House

Hispanic House residents having fun at the Welcome Party

This year, the Hispanic House, la Casa hispánica, (Giles Hall, 2nd floor) celebrated the beginning of the semester with a warm Welcome Party, “Fiesta de otoño,” on Saturday, September 22.

The Hispanic House residents, lead by our House Tutor, Auxi Baena, an art historian from Seville with ample experience in programming cultural activities, and our RA, Devon Shaw, who is back in W&M after having spent a full year abroad in Seville, organized a great party with plenty of food, drinks, and decorations.  The Hispanic Studies faculty joined the celebration and surprised the residents with some delicious homemade delicacies.  During the evening, residents and faculty were able to meet and learn more about each other, share their impressions about the House, enjoy some music, and above all, have a great time!

Hispanic House residents during a special activity at “la Casa”

Throughout the year, our tutor Auxi Baena organizes several activities at the Hispanic House, including movie nights, conversation hours, cultural celebrations, and cooking classes.  For more information about the activities in the Hispanic House, you can check its bulletin board located on the third floor of Washington Hall; or visit its blog regularly, where you will find the monthly calendar of activities.

Students who wish to become residents of the Hispanic House during 2013-2014 should plan early as the online application will be available between  November 5, 2012, and February 8, 2013 .  For more  information, you can visit the website of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.