Modern Languages Clubs

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Members of the Modern Languages Clubs help promote and celebrate the various cultures of the languages studied on campus.  It is not unusual to hear glorious sounds coming from the Spanish Club's meeting places as students sing worship songs in Spanish or to see tasty French crêpes appear at the French Club's movie nights.  


Whether your interest is in Spain and the Latin American nations, France and the Francophone nations, or Israel and Hebrew culture, you are sure to find a vibrant and fun atmosphere at any Modern Languages Club activity.




Spanish Club

The purpose of Spanish Club is to enlighten and create fuller appreciation of the Hispanic and Latin worlds. We hope to encourage the student to study the language and to, perhaps, visit a Spanish-speaking country and/or work with Hispanics in Tulsa. We also want to present the need for Spanish-speaking missionaries and the need for financial support in foreign churches.

Ask your Spanish professor how to receive extra credit for attending Spanish club meetings.


Officers

President - Rachel Smith
Vice-President/Missions Director- Chris Cook
PR Representative- Kyle Gibson
Technical Assistant - Chris Cook
Secretary - Bekah Westerfeld
Treasurer - Skylar Ray
Logistics Coordinators- Meg Cain, Hannah Covington
Faculty Advisor - Sra. Brenda Calderón

 
Fall 2011 Events

  • Wednesday, September 16, 7:30 pm - Movie Night: Star Wars: A New Hope - Zoppelt 101/102
  • Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 pm - Missions meeting. Praise & worship, drama, and summer missions teams will share. An offering will be collected for our adopted Guatemalan girl.
  • Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm - Win, Lose, or Draw Game Night with cash giveaways - LRC 236/237
  • Saturday, December 4, 8 pm - Christmas Fiesta with snacks, piñata, professional band, and Spanish Christmas carols - Fireside

The Spanish conversation table will meet every Monday in the cafeteria from 11 am - 1 pm. Sign-in is required.

Club Dues: $3 for one semester or $5 for the whole year. If you are not a member, there will be a charge for each event.
Spanish Bilingual Bibles will be available at each meeting for $5 or $15.
Join Facebook group "Club de español" on the ORU Network to receive notifications about events.

For further information, contact Señora Calderón at 918.495.6775 or bcalderon@oru.edu or talk to the Spanish Club President, Rachel Smith.


French Club

The purpose of the French Club, Le Cercle Français, is to build a Francophone community among students (and faculty) at ORU, to learn more about the French culture, and to practice speaking French.  You do not have to be enrolled in French to join the French Club. All are welcome.

*Each club meeting or conversation table attended may count as extra credit for your French class.

Presidents - Nathan Dufour & Marie Baker

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Stephanie Coker


Activities include:

  • Game Night -  in Language Lab & Culture Center
  • Study Abroad Presentations 
  • Movie Night
  • End-of-semester party 

French conversation table meets every Tuesday at 11:30am in Saga. 

Club Dues: $3/semester or $5/year (or $1 per event).

For more information on events and club dues, contact French Club advisor Dr. Stephanie Coker at 918.495.6771 or scoker@ oru.edu. 


Hebrew Club

The purpose of the Hebrew Club is to engage and educate students about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith through media, events, and guest speakers; to promote the cultural aspects of modern day Israel; and to provide a great learning experience for all.

Club Dues: $5 for the semester, $1 each event

Website: here

***check back soon for updated information for the 2011-2012 school year***


French Honor Society - Pi Delta Phi

 The French Honor Society recognizes students who demonstrate scholarship in French. To be nominated for membership in the honor society, a student must be enrolled in an upper level French course and must have obtained an overall 3.00 GPA in all academic work. The French Honor Society at ORU is one of 316 chapters in the United States and is recognized as a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The membership is composed of students and professors who are distinguished in the study of French and have demonstrated a passion for the French language and francophone cultures. The first chapter of Pi Delta Phi was established in 1906.

 For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Coker at 918.495.6771 or scoker@oru.edu

 

Spanish Honor Society - Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, founded at University of California, Berkeley in 1919. Its purposes are to honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples; to honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world; to encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; and to foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech.

The ORU chapter is Kappa Rho. Nominees must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish with a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken.

Various awards and scholarships are available at the national level.

For more information contact advisor Professor David Farnsworth at 918.495.6768 or dfarnsworth@oru.edu.