Monday, October 15, 2012

New Facebook group for UWGB Spanish!!

Please join the group!!

A note from La tutora...

Hola estudiantes de español! 

The language lab has been extremely busy this semester and that's great. I'm glad you're all taking advantage of free tutoring! Just thought I'd send out a few updates....

1.) Starting Oct. 25th, I will be adding another hour on to my Thursday morning lab hours. My language lab hours will be as follows:

Monday 8am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm
Wednesday 8am - 12:30pm
Thursday 10am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 4pm

2.) The following Thursdays I will be unable to make it to the lab for my regular morning hours: 
Oct. 11th
Oct. 18th
Nov. 1st.  
I WILL however be in the lab for my usual afternoon hours from 2pm-4pm. 

3.) Cristina has kindly reminded me that I am not to help you too much on your paper corrections so if any of you are looking for help on your papers just know that I will be making corrections similar to the ones you get from your professors now. If you are coming in with a draft that has already been corrected by a professor, please make sure that you have looked over it throughly and made all the corrections you can before you come to me with questions.  I know that sometimes it's hard to remember what an article, DOP, or preposition is. If this is what you struggle with, come to the lab and I will be happy to refresh your memory.    

I'm very sorry for any inconvenience all this may cause but it's been a crazy semester this Fall and I have some things that I have to get done for my classes and they can't be done at any other time. If you have any questions, concerns, or need to schedule a private tutoring appointment please feel free to email me (Ana Turba) at: 

Hasta luego, 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Award-winning Mexican dramatist in Green Bay this week!!

Hugo Salcedo will be on campus this week giving a series of lectures that are open to the university community and public.
On Tuesday, he will discuss his major works including the recent 21 obras en un acto.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
Book Discussion Hors d'oeuvres

Alum AB
12:45pm – 2pm

You MUST register for this event.  Please click the following link for additional information:

On Wednesday, Hugo will give a lecture on issues pertaining to US/Mexican border.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Lecture on U.S./Mexico Border Issues
Christie Theater
2pm – 3:30pm

For more information, please contact Professor Fernández-Meardi at:


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reminder: Patricia Isasa will be on campus this week

September 19 @ 4PM - Christie Theatre (this talk is open to the general public)

September 21 @ 2PM - 1965 Room in the Studio Union (this is a seminar for Spanish students)

Prior to her visit to UW-Green Bay, Ms. Isasa will be at the White House to discuss the closing of the WHINSEC (School of the Americas).!!#/videos

REUNION LUNES 17 con Denis McDonough, - Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama.
Objetivo: Pedir el Cierre de la Escuela de las Americas SOA (WINSEC)
Popuesto por un grupo de 69 Congresistas de USA, impulsado por diferentes Org. sociales;Iglesias de diferentes credos; y Sindicatos.
Modo de peticionar: Las Organizaciones les solicitan a los congresistas. El Congrsista John McGovern hizo una carta acordada por los 69 que la acompanian con la firma.
En esa carta -que adjunto- se solicita el objetivo -cierre de SOA- los motivos, la historia, y un peq. analisis de las consecuencias positivas.
Aqui la foto del Congrsista McGovern que me recibio en Octubre del 2006
La Casa Blanca por primera vez recibe sobrevivintes.
Delegacion: 3 Sobrevivientes
Diana ORTIZ -USA- (Monja secuestrada y torturada dos dias en Guatemala)
Adriana PORTILLO-Guatemala- (su familia fue atacada, padre asesinado, y 3 hermanos desaparecidos de 9;10 y18 anios)
Patricia ISASA -Argentina- (3 meses desaparecida y 2 anios y medio en 3 campos de concentracion)
9 Representantes de Organizaciones sociales y de Iglesias progresistas -Previsteriana, Universal, etc.-que reclaman el cierre de la Escuela de las Amercicas.Padre Catolico Roy Bourgeois entre ellos.Fundador de SOAWatch, que da soporte a la convocatoria.
Aqui una foto de Denis McDonough sentado -camisa azul- entre de Hilary Clinton, y el Jefe militar , durante la operacion Bin Laden.
El Lunes 17 cerca del mediodia voy a entrar a la Casa Blanca.
La lucha que se pierde es la que se abandona!!!
Estamos citados a las 10 AM en el Congreso- luego nos vendran a buscar para entrar en la Casa Blanca, alli nos reuniremos.
Por primera vez unos sobreviviente se entrevistan con una autoridad de tanta importancia en la toma de desiciones que afectan al vida nacional e internacional.
Sera un honor entrar con la frente alta -a pesar de los horrores vividos- llena de vida -que trataron de quitarme- a que escuchen el pedido de cerrar una escuela de asesinos, conspiradores y golpedores de estado que tanto danio han hecho.
Patricia Isasa

Change in tutoring hours at the lab (Studio Arts 355)

Hello again everyone!

I just wanted to send out an update on my lab hours because I've decided to add a couple more starting this week. Here is my schedule:

Monday 8am - 12:30pm

Tuesday 11:15am - 12:15pm

Wednesday 8am - 12:30pm

Thursday 11am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 4pm


REMEMBER: The language lab is located in SA 355 and I am available to all students during any of these hours. There is no need to make an appointment prior, it's first come, first serve. Please feel free to come in with any Spanish questions you might have.

Nos vemos,


UW-Green Bay's Dinner Lecture Series

The Gastronomic Revolution of Peru

To register on-line, please go to:

Program Information

Dr. Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz will discuss the gastronomic revolution that has swept Peru in the last decade and how this boom reflects a sense of shared optimism for a country that had recently undergone years of political turmoil. He will also touch upon the importance of Peruvian cuisine as an expression of the cultural diversity of this Andean nation. Visiting Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Alex Godoy-Faúndez will share some insight on sustainable food production practices in his native Chile.

Thursday evening, October 11, 2012
Gathering/Cash Bar: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Dinner and presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m.

$24 per person

UW-Green Bay: University Union Phoenix Rooms
For more information:
800-621-2313 , 920-465-2775 (locally)

Featured Co-Presenters

Gabriel T. Saxton-RuizGabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies and Spanish

Professor Saxton-Ruiz began teaching at UWGB in 2009. His research interests lie primarily in Latin American Literature, specifically in 20th and 21st Century Narrative. His first book which explores the complex relationship of literature and the recent violent history of Peru will be published in the beginning of 2013. He teaches a wide array of Spanish and Latin American literature, culture and language courses. In addition, he is a strong proponent of study abroad programs and currently leads a summer travel course to Alicante, Spain. He has lived a large part of his life all over the world, including both Central and South America, Africa and Europe (Iceland, Belgium and his high school years in Madrid, Spain). Professor Saxton-Ruiz has also worked in government (including positions at two American embassies), in international consulting at the Foreign Policy Group in Washington, DC, in international business at US Airways, and in experiential learning and study abroad programs at American University. His other interests include music (a sample playlist will most likely include the Beatles, Interpol, Os Mutantes, Pavement, Beulah, Teenage Fanclub and Al Green), film (especially works by the Coen brothers and Francisco Lombardi), cooking (Peruvian and Spanish cuisine), soccer and traveling to other countries to experience new cultures.

Alex GodoyAlex Godoy, Scholar in Residence

Associate Professor and Research Fellow in the Research Center for Sustainability, Faculty of Ecology and Natural Resources at Universidad Andres Bello.


Grilled Beef Antichuchos Skewers – Peruvian Beef Kebabs
Corvina a La Chorillana - Peruvian Fish in Spicy Tomato Sauce
Papa a la Huancaina – Peruvian Potatoes
Peruvian Corn Cobs
Dessert Alfajores – Caramel Cookies

© Copyright 2012 - UW-Green Bay Outreach & Adult Access
For more information, contact Mona Christensen at

Oct. 20 Talk by Jorge Zeballos: Cosmic Race, Rainbow People and Other Myths

El 20 de Octubre se realiza a las 17:00 en el Phoenix Room la Lecture Presentation por Jorge Zeballos:

Cosmic Race, Rainbow People and Other Myths:

As the Latino population has become the largest population of color in the country, there is increased scrutiny into how it defines itself racially. This is evident by the number of articles published in the national media and a recent study by the Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research. How do they see themselves? As white? As indigenous? As black? As mixed? These questions are explored at the Ally Conference as Jorge Zeballos, an experienced diversity consultant, speaks about the racial identity of Latinas and Latinos by examining the historical and contemporary forces that shape that identity. After setting the historical context, participants are led through an honest dialogue on the impact of this issue on the struggle for social justice in this country and in Latin America.

Spanish in the Professions - Fall 2012

We are offereing Spanish in the Professions again this Fall. The class starts on Saturday, Sept. 29. Here is the website for program and registration info! 


You Will Receive:

  • Personal attention from experienced Spanish instructors.
  • Guided study with easy access to instructors.
  • Highly interactive online text with listening and recording functionality.
  • A pace that suits your schedule, anytime, anywhere!
  • Optional face to face language practice, if desired.
  • Non-credit, Undergraduate and Graduate credit offered.
  • Work toward a Spanish Language Proficiency Certificate!

Face to face conversation tables on the UW-Green Bay campus or Video/Audio chat are available on the following dates and times:

  • September 29 - Face to Face OR Video/audio chat for the first class meeting and orientation
  • Face to face meetings OR Video/audio chat: October13, November 3 and 17, December 8
    • Saturdays, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    • UW-Green Bay Campus – Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Rooms 223 & 225
    • Video/Audio Chat office hours: same dates as above from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CST.
If you are representing an organization or company ( i.e. hospital, clinic, call center, county office etc. in the Green Bay area) and would like customized on-site language practice at your place of business, please contact us for more information. or (800-621-2313 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 800-621-2313 end_of_the_skype_highlighting).

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spanish Club!!!

Hola a todos,

I hope everyone had a great summer and you are all getting acclimated back into school.

We are going to have our first Spanish Club meeting next week Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00pm in MAC-206. 
If you know someone who is not in Spanish Club, but would like to be, please bring them to the meeting. Everyone is welcome!

Hasta martes,


Study Abroad Info Session for Spanish students

For those of you interested in participating in a study abroad program for Spanish credit (and that should be every Spanish student @ UWGB...!!), please consider attending a special info session this week.  The Spanish faculty and staff from the Office of International Education will be available to answer any questions you might have regarding our different study abroad offerings including our J-term travel course to Mendoza, Argentina (4 weeks); our UWGB in Alicante, Spain summer travel course (5 weeks) and our semester/year-long programs in Spain and Mexico.

When: September 13
Time: 3:30pm
Where: University Union 103

A few words from La tutora...

¡Hola estudiantes de español!

Espero que su primera semana de clases haya sido buena y que no se hayan perdido mucho los freshmen.
Muchos de ustedes ya me conocen pero para los que no me conocen soy Ana Turba y soy la tutora de español aquí en UWGB.

Estoy aquí para ayudarles con cualquier pregunta que tengan sobre el español. Si necesitan correcciones de las composiciones, necesitan horas de conversación, o simplemente no entienden algo, pueden visitarme en el Language Lab (SA 355) durante mis "lab hours":

Lunes 8am - 12:30pm
Miércoles 8am - 12:30pm
Jueves 2pm - 4pm

No hay que concertar una cita antes, siempre estoy en el lab durante estas horas. En el raro caso de que no este en el lab, les mando un mensaje a sus profesores para que se les pasen a ustedes lo más antes posible.

Si no pueden venir a mis lab hours, también pueden mandarme un email para concertar una cita personal.

Las tutorías empiezan este miércoles el 12 de septiembre. Que disfruten del poco que queda del fin de semana y que tengan una linda semana.

Nos vemos,

Mesas de conversación

The conversation tables (Mesas de conversación) for the Fall 2012 semester will take place as follows:

Mondays @ 11am with Laura (Language Lab: Studio Arts 355)

Tuesdays @ 12:30pm with Rodrigo (Language Lab: Studio Arts 355)

Wednesdays @ 5pm with Laura (Common Grounds)

Thursdays @ 12:30pm with Rodrigo (Language Lab: Studio Arts 355)

Hugo Salcedo visits UW-Green Bay

Hugo Salcedo, an award-winning Mexican playwright, will visit the campus of UW-Green Bay in early October. Below is a tentative schedule for Mr. Salcedo's visit to Green Bay. For more information, please contact Professor Fernández-Meardi at: 

Here’s an article discussing Salcedo’s recent Premio Nacional de Dramaturgia (National Playwright of the Year award):

Sponsored by:
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012
Arrival to Green Bay
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
Book Discussion Hors d'oeuvre
Alum AB
12:45pm – 2pm
Office of Student Life
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Lecture on U.S./Mexico Border Issues
Christie Theater
2pm – 3:30pm
Organización Latino Americana and American Intercultural Center
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
 Hernan Fernandez-Meardi Classroom
  12:45 – 3:35
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
Class Presentation
Hernan Fernandez-Meardi Classroom
2pm – 3:30pm
Modern Languages

Thursday, September 6, 2012

UWGB's Urban & Regional Studies sponsors South American film screenings

Geography of South America
Film Screenings
Fall Semester 2012
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
(16th Century Peru)
Wednesday, September 12
Christie Theatre
4:30 pm to 7:45pm                                                
The Mission                           
(18th Century Paraguay)                
Wednesday, September 26                    
Christie Theatre                             
4:30 pm to 7:45 pm                               
(Early 19th Century Argentina)
Wednesday, October 17
Christie Theatre
4:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Rebellion in Patagonia
(Early 20th Century Argentina)
Monday, October 29
Christie Theatre
4:30 to 7:45 pm
(1973 Chile)
Wednesday, November 7
Christie Theatre
4:30 to 7:45 pm
The Burning Season
(1990s Brazil)
Tuesday, November 20
Christie Theatre
4:30 pm to 7:45 pm











Monday, September 3, 2012

Patricia Isasa visits UW-Green Bay in September!

Patricia Isasa, a prominent human rights activist from Argentina, will be visiting our campus in late September.

She will be lecturing in a few of the Spanish classes and will also speak at two special events:
1) September 19 @ 4PM - Christie Theatre (this talk is open to the general public)
2) September 21 @ 2PM - 1965 Room in the Studio Union (this is a seminar for Spanish students)

For more information on Ms. Isasa, please take a look at the following interview from Democracy Now!

Las mesas de conversación + La Tertulia

The second week of class we will begin the mesas de conversación & La Tertulia.  The mesas are led by native speakers (typically students from our partner institutions in Spain and/or Mexico) and will be held in the Language Resource Center (Lab) in Studio Arts 355.  (Yes, we have a ‘lab’’s a bit outdated, but we are in the process of planning an extreme makeover for it!!)

La Tertulia is a weekly informal conversation hour at the Phoenix Club (Thursdays @ 4:30PM) organized by the Spanish faculty and other campus staff interested in speaking the language.  Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun regardless of proficiency level!

Scholar in Residence

After the success of last year’s inaugural Scholar in Residence (Jorge Eduardo Benavides), the Spanish faculty is proud to announce the next participant in this program, Dr. Alex Godoy-Faúndez, a Professor and Research Fellow at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago de Chile.  During his stay he will be teaching the following courses: SPANISH 465: Environmental Issues in the Americas & ENV-SCI 318/518: Pollution Control (with Dr. John Katers).  In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Godoy-Faúndez will also give a number lectures in the community and at other regional universities.
Here’s a recent article about our Scholar in Residence:

30 Ago 2012 | Noticias |
El profesor de la Facultad de Ingeniería impartirá materias sobre impacto ambiental y sustentabilidad.

El académico y Director del Magíster en Gestión Ambiental de la Facultad de Ingeniería, Alex Godoy,viajó a Estados Unidos para ser Scholar in Residence de la Universidad de Wisconsin (sede Green Bay) durante el semestre de otoño.
En esta etapa, Godoy dará clases sobre impacto ambiental de la minería en el curso Pollution Control y sobre política ambiental, sustentabilidad y Latinoamérica en el Departamento de Estudios Humanísticos.
Cada año la Universidad de Wisconsin invita a profesores destacados en sus temáticas, como parte de su política de internacionalización. La sede Green Bay, por su trabajo en temas ambientales, es considerada una Eco-U.
“Uno de mis objetivos es profundizar en temas de rehabilitación de ciudades y sustentabilidad. Acá, los investigadores iniciaron la rehabilitación de los grandes lagos en los 70 y hoy son reconocidos en temas de sustentabilidad, gestión medioambiental, negocios y políticas públicas”, afirma Godoy.
El académico menciona la labor de John Katers, co-director del EMBI Institute , que ha desarrollado grandes avances en la industria local forestal y agrícola. Katers ha trabajado con Encap, empresa que produce fertilizantes a partir de residuos industriales. Además, es experto en gestión de recursos naturales y energías renovables, en especial en grandes granjas sobre cuatro mil cabezas de ganado para generación de electricidad vía producción de biogas.
Finalmente, el Godoy desarrollará acuerdos entre los programas de magíster de la Facultad de Ingeniería y los magíster en sustentabilidad, ciencias ambientales y política de la Universidad de Wisconsin.