Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Muhlenberg Italian Club
The Muhlenberg Italian Club was founded in January 2016 by students intersted in exploring and celebrating Italian culture.
Fall 2018 Officers
Dana Kneisley '19, President
Sophia Richter '19, Vice-President
Josh Young '19, Treasurer
Isabella Randazzo '19, Secretary
Ashley Veglia '21, PR
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Daniel Leisawitz
FALL '18 EVENTS:
Ludovica Rana Cello Concert
Thursday, September 20
Cellist Ludovica Rana, winner of the Young Virtuoso Prize at First Manhattan International Music Competition, will present a program of Brahams and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, accompanied by the piano.
Italian Soda Night
Wednesday, October 24
Woods Dining Hall
Come try various flavors of Italian sodas during dinner, but if you want one you have to order in Italian: al limone, al lampone, o al caffè!
Wine, Cheese, and Olive Oil Tasting
Thrusday, November 1
Language Learning Commons
Join the Italian French Clubs for a sampling of Italian and French wines, French chesses and Italian olive oils. All students are welcome, but you must be at least 21 years of age to try the wine.
SPRING '18 EVENTS:
Muhlenberg Sauce-Off Competition
Wednesday, February 21
Woods Dining Hall
Submit your family's (or your own!) favorite pasta sauce recipe. The four best recipes will be served for dinner in the Dining Commons, and students will vote for their favorite sauce. Prizes for the winners.
Trip to the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia)
Sunday, April 8
Join the Italian Club on a visit to the Barnes Foundation for a guided tour of their Italian holdings, including their important collection of Modigliani paintings and sculptures.
Return of the Repressed: Italian Film & Holocaust Memory
Tuesday, April 10, 6pm
Dr. Millicent Marcus, Professor of Italian at Yale University, will deliver a public lecture on the representation of the Holocaust in Italian cinema and the repression and consequent reemergence of public memory regarding the conflicting roles that Italy and Italians played in the genocide of European Jews.
Second Annual Bocce Ball Tournament
Sunday, April 22, 2:00-3:30pm
Enjoy the spring weather with a leisurely (or mercilessly competitive -- it's up to you) game of bocce. Prizes for the winning team. No experience necessary. Italian snacks.
Cannoli Charity Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 9
Yes, they're back: the Muhlenberg Italian Club's famous cannoli. Take a study break, and stop by our table in Seegers for a taste of this classic Sicilian dessert prepared by members of the club. All proceeds go to charity.
FALL '17 EVENTS:
"Singing the Sacred Text": Live Stream Concert by Rav Alberto Funaro
Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:45-7:30pm
Make Pasta from Scratch (& Eat It, Too)
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7:00pm
Multicultural House Kitchen
Tuesday, October 24
Cheese, Olive Oil, & Wine Tasting
Friday, November 3, 5:00-6:30pm
"L'ultima cena" End-of-Sementer Dinner
Thursday, November 30, 6:00-8:00pm
Slice of Italy