In partnership with the Argentine Consulate General of
Atlanta, Latin American and Caribbean Studies organized Berry’s first Argentine
Film Festival. Films included Un cuento
chino (2011), Un novio para mi mujer (2008), La cámara obscura (2006), and
Música en espera (2009). We were very honored to have welcomed Consul
General Marcelo Gerschenfeld and Deputy Consul Ana Cristina Saíno to Berry to
introduce and conclude the series.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies welcomed adult English
learners to campus once again this fall for the ESL program in Evans Hall.
Students from SPA 290 (Spanish in Context) volunteer along with previous
students from that class to teach English classes to mostly Hispanic adults
from the Rome community. The Berry students in SPA 290 also organize activities
for the children of the adults taking English classes.
A student organization whose aim is to raise awareness in
the Berry community and the surrounding communities about Hispanic culture and
Spanish speaking countries and to also increase the knowledge of Hispanic
Heritage month through activities and speakers. www.berry.edu/stulife/multicultural/page.aspx?id=8280
Sigma Delta Pi,
Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica (National Collegiate Hispanic Honor
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor
Society, was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California
at Berkeley. Its insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel,
representing Castille, León and Aragón. The society’s colors are red and gold
and its flower is the red carnation.
With the guidance of such notable Hispanists as S. Griswold
Morley, Elijah C. Hills, Rudolph Schevill, Leavitt O. Wright, William Berrien,
John D. Fitz-Gerald, Tomás Navarro Tomás, José Martel, Archer M. Huntington,
John T. Reid, Stuart M. Gross, James O. Swain, F. Dewey Amner, Carl A. Tyre, T.
Earle Hamilton, Dolores Brown, Richard E. Chandler, and John H. LaPrade, the
society has expanded its activities and now has over 500 chapters. Berry
College’s chapter is Omicron Sigma.
In order to serve its many chapters most efficiently, the
society has a national president, an executive secretary-treasurer, and five
regional vice presidents. All but the executive secretary-treasurer are
nominated and elected by the active chapter members. The society is governed by
an Executive Council consisting of the seven aforementioned officials, the
immediate past president, and the president emeritus. The sponsor of the
chapter, preferably chosen by the student members, but sometimes appointed by
the department head, is of the utmost importance, or his/her wisdom, imagination
and dedication largely determine the success of the local branch of the
For more information, please visit the society’s site: www.sigmadeltapi.org