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Study Abroad Program Leads to Overseas Career for Arts and Letters Alumnus

Author: Libby Feil

Chris Renner ’84

When first asked if he would work on the Olympics, Chris Renner ’84 jumped at the chance. The opportunity allowed Renner, who majored in French and economics in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, to combine his love of sports with his international business experience. Now based in Paris, Renner is CEO of Helios Partners, a worldwide sports marketing consulting agency.

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30,000-plus murals for the price of one. Go figure.

Author: Notre Dame News

Article written by ND Magazine Winter/Spring 2015 of Project Art in Motion/Guayasamin's Ecuador Unframed

The project is a collaboration between a Spanish faculty research group headed by Carlos Jáuregui and a teaching group headed by Tatiana Botero with professors Parroquin, Mangione-Lora and Topash-Rios at the University of Notre Dame that combines art and technology, and explores questions of race, identity, and politics. It was designed for both the Notre Dame and South Bend/Mishawaka communities, and it encourages a conversation between the two.  Outreach is a major emphasis of this project, growing out of the pedagogy of community engagement that is fostered by the Center for Social Concerns. Art in Motion / Guayasamín’s Ecuador 

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Students Receive 2014 Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award

Author: Notre Dame News

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Spanish Community-Based Learning Program Continues to Gain Recognition

Students Receive 2014 Indiana Outstanding College Student of Spanish Award

In 2011, Marisel Moreno, associate professor of US Latino/a Literature, in the department of Romance Languages and Literatures was recognized by Indiana Campus Compact with the Governor's Award for Service Learning for her pioneering work creating the first senior-level Spanish literature course in the College of Arts and Letters that features a required community-service component. Every semester since 2010 each student from Moreno’s community-based learning (CBL) classes has worked at least two hours a week at La Casa de Amistad, a local outreach center for young Latinos in South Bend. Collectively they have contributed over 3,500 hours since they started working with La Casa— contributing significantly to La Casa’s service capacity and their ability to do outreach. …

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Two Arts and Letters Students Receive Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Author: Daniel Sehlhorst

Bright Gyamfi

Two students from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters—Bright Gyamfi and Ray’Von Jones—have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The nationally competitive award aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.

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