Newsletter 2005
A Holiday Party in Many Languages and Flavors

The last week of classes is a busy time, but for the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, that first week of December is also a fun time. The languages clubs prepare foods and decorations appropriate to the season and cultures they represent. Most memorable is the annual singing of seasonal favorites in each of the different languages present. Whatever the groups lack in terms of professionalism in their singing, they more than make up in joy and feeling. When all present join in the grand finale, a multilingual rendition of Silent Night, it is hard not to be moved by the beauty of language and song.