Illinois Wesleyan Hispanic Studies Presents Student Colloquium

March 14, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Department of Hispanic Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University will present its first annual Student Colloquium, showcasing student research in the field of Hispanic Studies, on Monday, March 28, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Davidson Room of the Memorial Center (104 E. University St.).

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature students from diverse backgrounds and differing theoretical perspectives sharing their research on the following topics:

-- “Parents' Role in Child Spanish Language Maintenance: A Case Study in Chicago,” Jean Ogilvie, class of 2004 Hispanic Studies major;

-- “The Linguistic and Historical Differences of Latin American and Peninsular Spanish,” Megan Adams, a senior sociology and Hispanic Studies double major; and

-- “The Linguistic and Historical Evolution of Spanish and Portuguese,” Zaya Fusco, a senior French major.

For additional information, contact Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Christina Isabelli at 309/556-3174.

Contact: Leslie Boelter, (309) 556-3181