Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and the majors in her Capstone Senior Seminar recently volunteered in Lebanon. They were joined by Roberto Marti ’07, assistant director of admission and coordinator of transfer enrollment, and Shilesky Montalvo ’18, LVC student trustee, as they helped translate health insurance, housing, voting, and other important information for recent Latino/Puerto Rican arrivals. The event was organized by the United Way of Lebanon County and its chief executive officer, Kenny Montijo ’09.
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For the fourth consecutive year, LVC students and faculty participated in a long-distance service learning trip, this year to Puerto Rico. A dozen students, accompanied by Dr. Ivette-Guzman Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, former director of service and volunteerism, volunteered at Villas del Pelegrino (a retirement community), Hogar la Piedad (a center for victims of domestic violence), and Esculea Luiz Munoz Marin (an elementary school) according to the Standard-Speaker.
Dr. Guzman-Zavala and Dr. Hinshaw Collaborate on Dutchirican: A Latino History of Central Pennsylvania
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. John Hinshaw, professor of history, collaborated on an art exhibit at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery that runs through August 13. Dutchirian: A Latino History of Central Pennsylvania combines photography and public history to tell the story of Latinos and their roots in Central Pennsylvania.
Historic photographs are displayed from Frank Espada’s work on the Puerto Rican diaspora in the 1970s, as well as contemporary photographs from Lackawanna County by Rolfe Ross and from Lebanon County by Dr. Guzman-Zavala, whose original training was in art. The public history traces the contributions of Spanish-speakers to Pennsylvania from the American Revolution and Civil War to the present.
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala and Dr. Laura Eldred Participate in International Faculty Development Seminars in Argentina and Italy
Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala, associate professor of Spanish, and Dr. Laura Eldred, associate professor of English, traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ferrara, Italy, respectively, this summer through an educational education program run by CIEE, which has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
Guzman-Zavala attended the International Faculty Development Seminar “Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights in Contemporary Argentina,” in Buenos Aires in June. This seminar presented recent political debates about sexual and reproductive rights in Argentina, among other topics.
Eldred will attend the International Faculty Development Seminar “A Taste of Ferrara: Italian Gastronomic Traditions and Economic Perspectives,” in Ferrara, Italy in July. This program’s objectives focus on integrating cross-disciplinary approaches and knowledge, communicating across boundaries and disciplines, and getting different disciplines/specializations to work together. All of these fit with the general goals of LVC’s integrative Constellation program, especially the Connective experience.