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Foreign Languages & Literature


SPEAC - Students and Professors Exploring All Cultures


Students and Professors Exploring All Cultures seeks to promote cultural awareness and promote cultural and inter-cultural relations at SIUE. The group consists of approximately 25 active members. There are no dues or fees, but students are highly encouraged to participate in fundraising activities to support SPEAC.

Meetings are at 1:30 on Fridays in the Plasma Lounge of the Foreign Language Training Center (Peck Hall 2310). SPEAC officers can be reached at , by individual e-mails, or by visiting Office #5 in the Kimmel Leadership Center of the Morris University Center.

Past Activities:

Berlin Wall Exhibit (Fall '09)

Turkish Desert Night (Spring '10)

Bowling Night- social event (Spring '10)

Potluck and Activities (Spring '10)

Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens (Fall '10)

Oktoberfest (Fall '10)

Homecoming Week (Fall '10)

"Change for Haiti" Campaign (Fall '10)

Foreign Film Week (Spring '11)

Decorations Committee for Africa Night (Spring '11)

Celebration of SPEAC's Fifth Anniversary

Assistants in Decorations for India Night (Spring '11)

Participants in the Indian Week Mock Engagement and Wedding (Bride, President Elisabeth Jones, Mother of the Bride, Vice-President Teresa Keene, Father of the Bride, Treasurer Tony Runyon)

Future Activities:

Speaker Series Spring '11

International Week/Night Fall '12


1 st Place Student Organization for Homecoming Week 2010

2 nd Place Winners for the Open Division Chili Contest 2010

Celebrated 5 th Anniversary on March 24, 2011

Spring 2011 Officers:

Elisabeth Jones, President (Senior Psychology and German Major)

Teresa Keene, Co-Vice President (Junior Special Education Major and English Minor)

Phillip Rainwater, Co-Vice President (Junior Sociology Major)

Tony Runyon, Treasurer (Senior Psychology Major, Sociology Minor)

Jake Morgan, Public Relations Manager (Senior Psychology Major, Sociology Minor)

SPEAC Advisor:

Dr. Doug Simms, Associate Professor in German

Photos Include: Chalk Mural Contest from Homecoming Week '10 (Mural designed by Hannah White), SPEAC Cake during Homecoming Week. Group Photo from Africa Night '11 and photos from the Indian Week Mock Engagement and Wedding '11

Last updated: 04/04/2011

Photos provided courtesy of Elisabeth Jones

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