Welcome back to school! We would like to sincerely apologize for our extended absence.
As some of you may know, many of the members of the executive board have graduated! While we are excited for them and their journey into the "real world," this has left us with many open leadership positions.
Luckily we have been able to get in touch with members and would like to get everyone that is interested in a leadership position (or just interested in helping out) together for a meeting to discuss plans for SALSA for this school year. This is a great opportunity to gain team work experience, meet new people, learn about project management and event planning and have fun while doing it.
Sign up on the doodle poll so we can schedule a meeting time!
For those members new to SALSA check out our FB page (https://www.facebook.com/salsacmu) to see what we have done in the past.
Also make sure you are a member on The BRIDGE to make sure you will continue to get our updates.
Here is also a short list of past events so you can get an idea:
- Empanada Sales
- Noche Latina
- Movie Nights
- Horchata Fridays (or any drink that)
- Multicultural Formal
- Study Breaks/Destresser
We are also including a list of campus and Pittsburgh events you might be interested in:
1. Noche Latina (Friday, September 25 2015, 10:00 PM )
Habrá Baile. Habrá Música. Habrá Comida.
There will be dancing, there will be music, there will be food!
LIVE mariachi band!
Learn how to SALSA!
2.. Hispanic Studies Film Festival (Flyer attached)
The Department of Modern Languages at CMU, with a grant from PRAGDA and the Spanish Film Club, and co-sponsorship from CMU's Global Studies Program and Office of Student Affairs, will be hosting five films from the Spanish-speaking world. All films are free and open to the public, and will be held on Sunday evenings (Sept. 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18) at 7PM in Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100).
The dates and films are:
Sept. 20: Malacrianza (Arturo Menéndez, El Salvador - 2014)
Sept. 27: Los bañistas (Max Zunino, México - 2014)
October 4: Arrugas (Ignacio Ferreras, Spain - 2014)
October 11: Mr. Kaplan (Alvaro Brechner, Spain/Uruguay/Germany - 2014 )
October 18: Operación E (Miguel Courtois Paternina, Colombia/France/Spain - 2012)
3. Circulo Juvenil Volunteer Opp
El Circulo Juvenil de Cultura is a volunteer-based not-for-profit community organization working with Hispanic/Latin@ children in Pittsburgh in the preservation and development of their Spanish skills and cultural knowledge. We do this each term through workshops held on Sunday afternoons at CMU.
El Circulo's Fall workshop will take place on Sunday afternoons, Sep. 27 – Dec. 6, 2:00 - 4:00 pm., under the theme of narrating stories through multiple media. Volunteers are typically native or hereditary Spanish speakers, or are students with an intermediate to advanced command of the Spanish Language. Experience working with children ages 6-12 is a plus, but not necessary. Volunteers are expected to attend as many workshop sessions as they can, and should have or be able to obtain Child Abuse , PA Criminal, and FBI fingerprint Clearances. The Leonard Gelfand Center may assist in the process of obtaining clearances for CMU students.
Volunteers will most often devote their time to helping the children complete small tasks as indicated by instructors/facilitators. Other opportunities to volunteer "behind the scenes" for El Circulo include website/blog developer/writer, grant-writer, logistics/events coordinator, photographer/videographer, community liaison, etc.
Internship and academic credits are available for volunteers who are majors/minors in the Hispanic Studies program at CMU.
An orientation meeting for interested individuals who have not volunteered for us in the past will take place at CMU on Friday, Sept. 18, 4:30-5:00 pm in the MLRC, Porter Hall 225C.Please fill out the interest form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VoluntariadoCirculo) prior to attending the meeting if you are interested in participating as a volunteer this term. Volunteers who have worked with us in the past may simply reply to this email indicating their interest to participate and whether or not their clearances are current.
Please note that per PA Laws governing CMU, all volunteers whose clearances are not complete and/or current must have applied for them prior to the start of the workshop on Sept. 27th.
If you cannot attend, but would still like to volunteer, please fill out the interest form and also contact us. Feel free to forward this to your student groups or anyone else who might be interested in participating.
Hope to see you all soon,
Spanish And Latin Student Association
Carnegie Mellon University