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Upcoming Tortilla Curtain events are listed below. Check back periodically as new events are planned.

Faculty and Staff Immigration Symposium - "Confusions with American Culture"
Faculty and staff will tell their stories (some funny, some heartfelt) about coming to the United States.
Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 10
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tomezsko Classroom Building Lounge

 

Forum On Immigration
Students' Journeys to America

Students shared their stories in front of almost 100 students, staff and faculty on November 14.
View the web gallery.

Mohamed Elbana, talks about his life in Egypt and the United States.   


"Immigration Policy, Venture Capital and Godlewski Enterprise"

Paul Godlewski, CEO of Godlewski Enterprises, visited the campus November 29 and spoke to students, staff, and faculty. His discussion revolved around the need for immigration reform now more than ever -- with efforts to protect our borders and stay away from extremism which includes an agreement somewhere fair and in the middle.  His main focus was on the fact that deporting 11 million illegal immigrants is impossible and when you eliminate the impossible, there is room for the probable.
Sponsored by the American Studies Club.

 

 

Sophia Wisniewska views the Statue of Liberty

Field Trip to Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty
In keeping with the theme of immigration this semester, Myra Goldschmidt, associate professor of English, along with English 30 (Cooper Honors Students) class visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty September 30.

Faculty Forum - Immigration Panel
Sue Ellen Butler, Maureen Fielding, Thomas Guerin, Patricia VanLeuvan, and Nancy Wyatt recently held a panel to discuss immigration issues. Faculty, staff, and students attended the discussion on October 12 in the Vairo Library.

 

Sue Ellen Butler, Pat VanLeuvan, Thomas Guerin, and Maureen Fielding (left to right).

 

For more information on upcoming events, please contact:
Patricia Hillen
First-Year Seminar Campus Coordinator
Instructor of English and American Studies
312G Main
610-892-1372
pah14@psu.edu