Hispanic American Country presentations scheduled for December 5

Release Date: 12/1/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- Students from nine Central and South American countries will give presentations about their native country on Monday, December 5.

Students from nine Central and South American countries will give presentations about their native country on Monday, December 5.

The presentations, which are organized by the university's Spanish department, the Spanish Club, and the International Studies Office, will give the audience the opportunity to learn about the culture, economic systems, political systems, and holidays of the various countries. The students will also talk about the ethnic factors that have shaped their country…for example what makes them Costa Rican, Panamanian or Nicaraguan?

The program will be presented entirely in Spanish. Each presentation will include various audio and visual elements such as PowerPoint slides, music clips, and video clips. Following an introduction by Dr. William Clary, associate professor of Spanish, the program will feature information about:

  • Costa Rica, presented by Catalina Chen and Alejando Córdoba
  • Panama, presented by Yeraldine Thomas and Fernando Valenzuela
  • El Salvador, presented by Débora Sosa and Gerardo Navarrete
  • Mexico, presented by Christina Pedroza and Lucio "Abraham" Arias
  • Belize, presented by Mynor Pineda
  • Guatemala, presented by Anaeli Rodas and Joselinne Rodríguez
  • Peru, presented by Renato Lagos
  • Nicaragua, presented by Brianny Pupo and Eddwing Madrigal
  • Honduras, presented by Gabriela Peña and Jose O'Connor

Ethan Harbour, event coordinator, said this will be the third year that students have put on this program. The students have always been enthusiastic about doing the presentations, even though it means taking on extra work during the semester. "That's part of their culture," he said. "They really do love telling about who they are, and what they are, especially here at Ozarks because we are such a diverse campus."

The presentations will take place at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 5 in the Baldor Auditorium in the Boreham Business Building. The event is free and open to the public.

(en Español)