CSUMB at Salinas City Center celebrated Día de los Muertos (All Souls Day) in a rich fashion this year and students studying Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures participated through the reading of Calaveras, or "skull poems". Students from Dr. Christine Fernandez's SPAN304 wrote poems in Spanish to satirize popular figures and remind us that we all end up in the same place in the end.
The CSUMB Japan club hosted a Japanese Tea Ceremony Friday, November 1, 2019, in the Student Center West on the CSUMB campus. Faculty member Tomoko Ogaki trained students to make and pour tea in this traditional art. The tea ceremony is a culturally enriching experience that demonstrates the elegance and serenity of Japanese tradition.
おめでとう and Congratulations to CSUMB Sophomore Christopher Uhl, major in Japanese Language and Culture, for his Third Place performance at the 46th Annual Japanese Speech Contest! Hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco, Uhl’s oratorial efforts were bested only by graduate students from Stanford University who took home the first and second-place awards, including a round-trip flight to Japan. CSUMB Senior Trevor Bogna, major in Japanese Language and Culture and Business Administration, also gave the contest his best effort and demonstrated his language and communications skills in this Level 4+ language.
Join recently returned study abroad students, WLC faculty and Study Abroad professionals to learn more about opportunities to study abroad in Japan at any of our 13 host sites.
There are caves everywhere in Okinawa. Some are tunnels, hundreds of meters long, carved by people preparing for the bloodiest battle in all of World War II. Most caves, however, are the natural products of underground rivers seeping through Ryukyu limestone. To go inside these caves and experience the darkness and silence is to imagine the experiences of those many people who died there. This is one way that researchers can come one step closer to understanding the history of the place. Today, Okinawa is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place, intimately linked to other parts of Asia. And yet the war, in which one-third of Okinawan civilians died, can still be felt in many places and conversations.
Learn more about how technology is transforming modern language education. Drop-in to CAHSS, Room 2408, anytime 2-3:30 Saturday, October 12, 2019.