Esprit fran├žais: 2013 - 2014

Esprit français is an initiative for all Valpo French students.  Participation in the program is integrated into all French courses, providing great opportunities for French students to use the language on a regular basis outside class while building closer connections with native speakers and fellow French students in the program.  En plus, c’est amusant!  Esprit archive: 2012-2013

Tentative calendar for 2014-2015 coming this August!

Fête d'ouverture - Sept. 4

Foire aux fromages - April 16

Career Paths in French - Nov. 7

French@Valpo - Oct. 1

A haute voix - April 9
Fête d'ouverture Foire aux fromages Career Paths in French French@Valpo A haute voix

 Automne 2013

Le goûter: un snack à la française
Weekly in the LRC

Fête d'ouverture: Bienvenue!
Open House for French students
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 5:30 - 7 pm
German House picnic area

Trip to the Art Institute of Chicago
See the museum's special exhibit Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
Saturday, Sept. 21

French @ Valpo
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 pm, LRC
Join French House residents for a simple meal and conversation en français.  Learn about career paths, study abroad options, and other French opportunities on campus and beyond!

Careers Paths in French
Thursday, Nov. 7, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, LRC
Come hear a 2010 French graduate speak about his work as an Associate Account Manager at a French company in Chicago, Orange Business Services.

Printemps 2014

Film: Entre les bras
Friday, January 17, 7 pm, Neils
About a father-son team of chefs at a Michelin star restaurant in the south of France, as the father prepares to pass the restaurant to his son.

Career Paths in French II
Tuesday, February 4, 5 pm, LRC
Carrie Monahan (VU '00) and Kari Nelson (VU '04) will talk about their time in the Peace Corps in Africa, and their careers with the Millennium Development Corporation, working on sustainable development. Find out how knowing French has powered their careers.

France-USA: Students from France Compare Cultures
Tuesday, February 25, 8 pm, LRC
Students Marine Dudouit, Jordan Aidoud and Nathan Houstin will talk about their experiences as students from France enrolled at Valparaiso University. France-US: what's the same, what's different?

An Evening of French @ the Brauer
Wednesday, March 26, 6 pm, Brauer Museum, VUCA
What French-connected artwork do we have right here on campus, in the Brauer Museum? Come and find out from the director, Gregg Hertzlieb and associate curator, Gloria Ruff.

A haute voix -- Readings in French
Wednesday, April 9, 5 pm, Duesenberg, VUCA
Join your fellow French students in reading aloud in French--from poetry to play excerpts to… More info will be coming from your professor!

Foire aux fromages
Wednesday, April 16, 7 pm, LRC