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October 08 eNewsletter

This is the first eNewsletter for the 2008-2009 school year and will
be a monthly feature to keep you posted on events and upadates on Campus
and in the Twin Cities as well.

Please feel free to email details and events for inclusion in the upcoming
mailings. Likewise, if you’re working on a project that you’d like to share
with use, please contact the LTC at If you think
of other colleagues who might appreciate receiving this, please let us

We would like to remind you about our international programming via
satellite for Chinese, French, German, Italian Portuguese and Spanish
available in the LTC media room. You can explore the programs and their
times by following the links for your chosen language at: When you come in feel
free to ask an LTC assistant to help you find the channels of your choice.

If you find a program that you would like to see, please check to make sure
the Media Screening Room is not reserved during the time of the program If you would to schedule a time
to use the Media Screening Room you can sign up on UMMcal, come into the
LTC to sign up for a time or feel free to email me the time, date and class
at, and I will sign you up.


We have recieved a few new German Films directed by Margarethe von Trotta
that include: Rosentrasse,Sisters or the Balance of Happiness, Sheer
Madness and The Second Awakening of Christina Klages

FEATURES These are just a few events that I have found taking place in and
around the Cities and in Morris. If you know of other events taking place
in future months please email them to me and I will be sure to includethem.


Also on Thursday the 18th, The German Club will be showing the
movie "Good-Bye Lenin". It is in German, but with English subtitles.
It is a funny, interesting movie about the fall of the GDP and the
psychological aftermath unto its former Communist citizens. It is
tentatively scheduled to be in the TV Lounge (in the lower level of
the student center, on the TMC side) at 7:00PM and should last
roughly 2 hours.


There was nothing coming up this month but this is a good website for
finding events in the Cities--


Festival of Spanish Cinema

Sunday, Oct. 5 Volver (Spain 2006)Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring
Penélope Cruz. Winner of Goya Awards de 2007 for Best Picture, Best
Director, Best Original Score, Best Lead Actress,Best Supporting Actress.
Rated R for some sexual content and language. 121 minutes

Sunday, Oct. 12 The Sea Inside (Spain, 2004). Directed by Alejandro
Amenábar. Starring Javier Bardem. Winner of 2005 Oscar Award for Best
Foreign Language Film. Winner of 2005 Goya Awards for Best Picture, Best
Director, Best Production Supervision, Best Original Screenplay,Best Lead
Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best New Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best
Supporting Actress, Best New Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best
Musical Score, Best Makeup and Hairstyles. Rated PG-13 for intense
depiction of mature thematic material. 125 minutes. All films—inwith
English subtitles—will be shown on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Morris
Theatre. All films are free and open to the public.

Salsa Dancing at Babalu Babalu
800 Washington Ave. N. Minneapolis, MN 55401 Price: $10 cover Babalu heats
up with some live salsa music and a dance floor full of energy. If you
don't know how to salsa, they'll be somebody there with the patience to
teach you a few moves. If you do know how, you'll feel right at home.
Babalu has music (live and DJs) and dancing throughout the week, but
Saturday is the "mama grande".

Dia de los Muertos Celebracíon Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN
Oct. 26, 2008 Time: noon to 4 p.m. Fee: Free with museum admission.
Visitors will enjoy a procession led by Susana De León and the Aztec dance
group Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue as they visit each of the ofrendas and make
offerings at the altars. Los Alegres Bailadores will perform Mexican
folkloric dancing and families can create their own unique ofrendas to take
home. Parking in the Minnesota History Center lot is limited, please give
yourself extra time and check the website for detailed parking


MRID Fall Conference 2008
Evon Black
“Mama Cares: It Runz in the Family”
October 18th 9pm
Grand Rios Hotel, Brooklyn Park, MN
Show Ticket $10 MRID Banquet & Show Ticket $40 (Banquet starts at 7pm)
Please order online or download the order form at

French conversation table Mondays @ 2PM in the TMC and
we meet Tuesdays or Thursdays for conversation at the Common Cup.
Meeting times:
> jeudi, le 2 octobre
> mardi, le 7 ocobre
> mardi, le 14 octobre
> jeudi, le 23 octobre
> mardi, le 28 octobre
> jeudi, le 6 novembre
> mardi, le 11 novembre
> jeudi, le 20 novembre
> mardi, le 25 novembre
> jeudi, le 4 décembre
> AS a reminder the LTC hours are:
> MW: 10:30-8:00
> T/TH: 10:00-8:00
> F: 10:30-4:00
> Sunday eve: 4:00-8:00