Prado, Madrid, Spain, photo by Elizabeth Weber                                                                       

 

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Welcome to the Spring 2014 semester! 

The LCLC staff is looking forward to many events and projects together this semester.

We will continue hosting all the conversation and film clubs from past semesters. In addition, we are excited to announce a brand new language coffee hour - the Modern Greek Conversation Club. 

We are also delighted to invite you all to attend new workshops/drop-in sessions in UH and GH. Topics include Blackboard, WordPress, Google Drive, Box, and Wikis.

First workshop/drop-in next week: Blackboard Upgrades, Tuesday, Jan 21 (GH) and Wednesday, Jan 22 (UH): see schedule below. Other questions? Email us at lclc@uic.edu and we will be happy to help with any tech needs for your classes.

Happy New Year and New Semester!

Please forward the Film and Conversation Club information to your students and colleagues. Most gatherings have free coffee, tea, and snacks, and are open to UIC students, faculty, and staff.

If you'd like to host a language or culture event in GH 308, please use these forms. Note the different links at that page for different types of events.

To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at lclc@uic.edu.

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Week of January 20th - 24th Blackboard Upgrades

Tuesday 1/21
12:30-1:30pm

GH 304

Blackboard Upgrades

Wednesday 1/22
11:00am-1:00pm

UH 1750

                
 

Culture Events in the City

French flag icon WEDNESDAY, January 15th, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Lunch Hour Music with Annalee Hooson

Grab your coworker and make your lunch hour a special one with fun, happy and refreshing music. Annalee Hooson covers jazz standards and performs her original compositions. The daughter of a musician and granddaughter of a cabaret singer, Annalee’s voice has been described as having a “raw, folk quality”.
Location
Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton        
Fee: 
Free
Click here for more information

Italian flag image, icon size SATURDAY, January 11th through SATURDAY, January 25th, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Visit the Italian American Veterans Museum Library

Museum co-founder and Fra Noi editor Paul Basile will be on hand each Saturday in January and will be offering guided tours at 10:30a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and screening their award winning documentary at noon. Coffee and cookies will be served in the third floor lobby, Big Band music will fill the air, and nearly two-dozen exhibits will be on display in all their glory.
Location: 
Italian American Veterans Museum, 3800 West Division, Stone Park, IL 60165
Fee: 
Free
Click here for more information

German flag image, icon size SUNDAY, January 5th through SUNDAY, February 2nd

Through the Leaves - a play by Franz Xaver Kroetz

The Side Project Theater presents a two-character play written in 1976 by Franz Xaver Kroetz about the relationship between a rough, emotionally abusive laborer and a lonely middle-aged woman.
Location: The Side Project Theater, 1439 W. Javis St., Chicago
Fee: ?
Click here for more information

ñ ONGOING EVENT, December 22nd until January 31st

Exibit: The Mexican-American Street Art Movement

The Mexican-American Street Art Movement in Chicago is showing at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Showing the work of over 10 visual artists, Outside In highlights the start of the 1980’s the street art movement in Chicago with graffiti and street art expressing the Mexican-American experience.                                     
Location: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St
Fee: Free
Click here for more information

Chinese flag image, icon size ONGOING EVENT

Exibit: Great Wall to Great Lakes

Part community archive, part rectification of history’s oversights, the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago draws its exhibitions from the Midwest’s Chinese-American population. Community contributions pepper the museum’s exhibit “Great Wall to Great Lakes: Chinese Immigration to the Midwest” which documents the population shift from the construction of the transcontinental railroad through the present day.
Location: 238 West 23rd Street in Chicago
Fee: $3
Click here for more information

 

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

German flag image, icon size WEDNESDAY, January 2nd through SUNDAY, February 2nd

Request Concert - a play by Franz Xaver Kroetz

The Side Project Theater presents a one-woman, wordless play about an intensely solitary woman that first brought Kroetz to the attention of American audiences. 
Location: The Side Project Theater, 1439 W. Javis St., Chicago
Fee: ?
Click here for more information

French flag icon THURSDAY, January 23rd, 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

Celebrate a selection of staff favorites for the month of January! Stop by Pastoral at the Chicago French Market to learn why these wines made the cut and pick up a bottle or two to take home.
Location: 
Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton
Fee: 
Free
Click here for more information

ñ THURSDAY, January 23rd to SUNDAY, January 26th

El Año Que Naci/ The Year I Was Born

El Año Que Naci/The Year I Was Born is being performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Argentinian playwright Lola Arias tells the story of the performers living during the Pinochet era in Chile. Using old photographs, photographs, letters, cassette tapes, old clothing, anecdotes, and elusive recollections, El Año Que Naci/The Year I Was Born is an emotional and visual journey of a time we never knew.                                  
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago Ave
Fee: Free w/ Museum Admission
Click here for more information

Italian flag image, icon size SATURDAY, January 25th, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Visit the Italian American Veterans Museum Library

Museum co-founder and Fra Noi editor Paul Basile will be on hand each Saturday in January and will be offering guided tours at 10:30a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and screening their award winning documentary at noon. Coffee and cookies will be served in the third floor lobby, Big Band music will fill the air, and nearly two-dozen exhibits will be on display in all their glory.
Location: 
Italian American Veterans Museum, 3800 West Division, Stone Park, IL 60165
Fee: 
Free
Click here for more information

Chinese flag image, icon size ONGOING EVENT

Exibit: Great Wall to Great Lakes

Part community archive, part rectification of history’s oversights, the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago draws its exhibitions from the Midwest’s Chinese-American population. Community contributions pepper the museum’s exhibit “Great Wall to Great Lakes: Chinese Immigration to the Midwest” which documents the population shift from the construction of the transcontinental railroad through the present day.
Location: 238 West 23rd Street in Chicago
Fee: $3
Click here for more information

 
 

 
 
 

C O N V E R S A T I O N
C L U B S

GRANT HALL 308

(LANGUAGE OASIS)

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills!

View the complete calendar.

TUESDAY:

 Greek
Tue, 1 - 2 PM

WEDNESDAY:

Chinese flag image, icon size Chinese
Mon, 12 - 1 PM

German flag image, icon sizeGerman
Wed, 12 - 1 PM

Italian flag image, icon sizeItalian
Wed, 2 - 3:30 PM

Russian flag iconRussian
Wed, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

THURSDAY:

ñ Spanish
Thurs, 1 - 2 PM

French flag iconFrench

Thurs, 2 - 3 PM

Japanese flag icon Japanese
Thurs, 4 - 5 PM

FRIDAY:

Polish flag icon Polish
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

As always, please email us at lclc@uic.edu if you have any questions!


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