About

 

 

    The Spanish Club, an SGA-funded organization,  is open to all students, faculty and staff at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. We promote activities that show understanding and goodwill among different ethnic groups and enhance diversity. The club sponsors films, activities, and travel. Ability to speak Spanish is not a requirement, and everyone is welcome to attend Spanish Club events.

 

Mission Statement:

    The Rose-Hulman Spanish Club seeks to increase cultural awareness of the Rose family by sponsoring activities which promote understanding and goodwill among different ethnic groups and also seeks to promote creativity and diversity.  The club sponsors films, festivals, activities, and trips to promote authentic Hispanic cultural experiences and to learn more about the traditions and customs of the Spanish speaking community.

 

Events:

Movie Nights

During the school year, we show various movies in Spanish (with English subtitles) that were popular, display the culture, or caused controversy in the Hispanic communities.

 

Alpacas

Every year the club visits the alpacas at St. Mary-of-the-Woods University.  Alpacas originate from Peru, Chile, and Bolivia.  It resembles a sheep in appearance, but is larger in size.  It has a long erect neck and a handsome head.  The alpaca is one of the most valuable wool-bearing animals.  There are no wild alpacas; it is believed that they descended from the vicuna which is also native to South America.  They are also closely related to the llama.

 

Speakers

The club teams up with the humanities department to have speakers who are of Hispanic descent and/or who have studied the culture to come and talk about what they have seen or their interest in the Hispanic community.

 

Trips

The Spanish Club takes one trip every year to museums, usually in Indianapolis, that display Hispanic culture.  After the museum visit, dinner is held at a Spanish or Mexican restaurant.
 

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