Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dr. Villa-García's talk "Science, Linguistics, Syntax, and the Spanish Left Periphery"

Dr. Villa-García, Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures and member of the Cognitive Science Program, delivered a talk entitled 'Science, Linguistics, Syntax, and the Spanish Left Periphery' at Dr. Toscano's Word Recognition and Perception (WRAP) Lab in the Psychology Department on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

The second Dante lecture, "Dante and the Birth of Cinema", on YouTube!

The second Dante lecture that took place on November 17th ,"Dante and the Birth of Cinema" by John Welle (University of Notre Dame), is up on YouTube! You can watch the lecture here:

Please join us when the Dante Lecture Series returns next year for our third lecture on January 22nd in the Villanova Cinema from 4-6pm. The lecture is "Dante's Europe" by Giuseppe Mazzotta  (Yale University). We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Symposium in Huelva to Celebrate the Centenary of Platero and I

Dr. Mercedes Juliá, Professor and Chair of Villanova's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, was invited to participate in the International Symposium "One Hundred Years of Platero and I", November 24-28, 2014, at the University of Huelva, Spain.  Invited to the symposium were several Jiménez Scholars from different parts of the world. 

A news article about the symposium was published in Spanish by EUROPA PRESS. To read the EUROPA PRESS article about the event, click on the pictures below:
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Dr. Juliá's Lecture at the University of Maryland

Dr. Mercedes Juliá, Professor and Chair of Villanova’s Romance Languages and Literatures Department, was invited to deliver a Lecture at the University of Maryland (College Park) to Celebrate the Centenary of the Publication of Platero y yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez, the second most read book in the Spanish language after D. Quixote. Dr. Juliá spoke of Platero y yo as a necessary work to learn how to live and enjoy every moment of our lives. The Lecture took place on December 4, 2014. In the picture, Dr. Graciela Palau de Nemes, fourth from left, Dr. Carmen Benito, Dr. Mercedes Juliá, and Dr. José María Naharro Calderón, together with graduate students of the University of Maryland’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Many of you are beginning your holiday break today, so we would like to wish everyone safe travels and a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Teaching Assistantships through US Teaching Assistantship Program Available!

Since 1962, the US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided US college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants.

You can find more information about the program, including how to apply, on their new website Only online applications will be accepted. Please note that the application deadline for the program year 2015-16 is January 15, 2015.

The following link directs you to their website, where you can find the program description and download an informative flyer about the program for 2015-16:

US teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they are also important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the "American way of life." The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s affairs (BMBF) finances this program, which is administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). While the participants in this program contribute to the Fulbright goal of promoting mutual understanding, this is not a Fulbright grant program. For information on the Fulbright student program in Austria, please consult the Institute for International Education at or the website of the Austrian-American Educational Commission at

Monday, November 17, 2014

Al Dia news article by Hispanic Studies Grad Student!

Check out this article in Al Dia News which was published by Ryan Morrison, one of our Hispanic Studies grad students:

Spanish Students contribute to school scholarship for an Equatorian child through Starfish Foundation!

Dr. Adriano Duque's courses Spanish for Health and Saints in Spain have contributed to cover a one year school scholarship for an Equatorian child through the Starfish Foundation.  Started by a Villanova Alumna, the Starfish Foundation distributes scholarships in the form of all books, uniforms and materials required by the school.  For more information on how you can contribute, contact:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

View the first lecture of the Dante Series on YouTube!

The first Dante lecture in the Dante Series is up on YouTube:

Dante and Augustine? Three Case Studies by Simone Marchesi (Princeton University) took place Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4pm in Driscoll Auditorium. The lecture proposes an extraordinary insight on the relationship between Dante and Saint Augustine from the Vita Nova to the Divine Comedy. The lecture is part of the series Dante in Our World. 750 Years Later and of the events related to the exhibit Photos of Pavia from the 19th to the 21st century, which was in place in the Presidents’ Lounge of the Connelly Center until October 31st.

The upcoming second lecture of the Dante series is:

Dante and the Birth of Cinema
John Welle (University of Notre Dame)
Monday, November 17, 4-6pm
(Falvey Memorial Library – Speakers’ Corner)

We hope to see you there!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Spanish Teacher--Immediate Opening!

SOUTHERN TEACHERS AGENCY (STA) is assisting an outstanding independent school in the greater Philadelphia area in its search for a Spanish teacher.  Ideally, the new teacher will also contribute to school life by helping with co-curricular programs. The need is immediate, so candidates should apply as soon as possible.

Candidates must possess:

  •          A strong academic record in the study of Spanish,
  •         Bachelor's or advanced degree(s), and
  •         Excellent leadership and communication skills.
Please note that teaching licensure/certification is NOT a hiring prerequisite.

Please visit our website,, to apply online. Upon receipt of your application, we will prompt you to upload a cover letter and resume.  Again, please do not hesitate, as the school needs to fill this position as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  


Southern Teachers Agency
STA . . . because your students deserve the best
(434) 295-9122

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Spanish Topics Course for Spring 2015!

What is revolution? Who makes it? Why do they make it? What is its historical trajectory in Latin America? These are some of the questions we will explore in SPA 3412 001 as we analyze slave revolutions, national revolutions, socialist revolutions, and sexual revolutions throughout the Americas. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Come meet new people and practice your Italian at the Tavola Italiana!

La tavola italiana si trova tutti i giovedì dalle 17:15 alle 18:15 a Holy Grounds nel Connelly Center. Venite per conoscere nuove persone e praticare il vostro italiano!

The Tavola Italiana (Italian Table) meets every Thursday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm at Holy Grounds in the Connelly Center. Come meet new people and practice your Italian!

Monday, November 3, 2014

SPA 3216 - The Acquisition of Spanish Coming Spring 2015!

A new Spanish course, SPA 3216 - The Acquisition of Spanish, will be offered in Spring 2015
See the poster below for more details!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Spanish Student's Altar for Día de los Muertos

Today, October 31st, marks the first day of a Mexican holiday called Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Día de Muertos is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd, in connection with the triduum of Allhallowtide: All Hallows' Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls' Day. One tradition of Día de Muertos is the creation of an altar. The altar, or offering, for the dead is a sacred, Mexican tradition. Common items found in an altar are featured in the picture to the left. With this altar, the living honor the dead, who visit the altar November 1-2.  November 1st is dedicated to honoring deceased children, whereas November 2nd honors adult souls.  The dead co-exist and converse with the living, and the dead comfort the living for their loss.

The Spanish students in the Department of Romance Language and Literatures worked together to create an alter in respect and remembrance of the college students who were abducted and killed by the local Ayotzinapa police and the drug cartel. The whereabouts of the remaining 39 young students are still unknown. Our thoughts and prayers will forever be with the families of the victims who were lost. We offer our condolences to the families of the students who are still missing, and we are thankful to the Mexican consulate of Philadelphia for sending a representative to advise the students on how to prepare the alter. The altar can be viewed by the staircase on the first floor of SAC.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Live Video Chat and Q&A with the Starfish Foundation TODAY!

Please join us for the final event of the Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month, a Live Video Chat and Q&A with The Starfish Foundation, TODAY at 3pm in Falvey Library, Room 204! The Starfish Foundation, a non-profit foundation in Guayaquil, Ecuador that offers scholarships and tutoring for at-risk Ecuadorian youth, will be giving a talk about daily life in Ecuador and the Foundation’s work in the two communities in Guayaquil. The talk will be followed by a short Q&A with the organization’s founders: Beth Awalt, a Villanova alumna, will participate in-person, and Jenn Zocco will participate via Skype from Ecuador as part of the event. We hope to see you there!

"Dante and Augustine? Three Case Studies" TODAY!

Please join us for our first lecture in the Dante Series: "Dante and Augustine? Three Case Studies" by Simone Marchesi of Princeton University TODAY from 4-6pm in Driscoll Auditorium!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DR. LUCA COTTINI RECEPIENT OF THE ISSNAF (Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation) AWARD FOR THE HUMANITIES

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures would like to congratulate DR. LUCA COTTINI for becoming the recepient of the 2014 ISSNAF AWARD FOR THE HUMANITIES, presented to the best manuscript in the discipline of the Humanities by an Italian scholar who resides in North America.  A Review Board composed of international experts in the field scored all valid applications according to the candidates curricula (titles, positions, publications, grants) and the quality of the abstract (analysis, design, methodology, discussion, significance, innovation).  The prize consists of the manuscript's publication in the best University Press in his field of studies; in this case, The University of Toronto Press.

Luca's complex and fascinating book focuses on the emergence of industrial modernity in Italy at the turn of the 20th century. His method consists of observing this culture from the perspective of its iconic objects of mass consumption (i.e. wristwatches, bicycles, photographs, gramophones, toys, and cigarettes), as they create new social practices, and as they shape, in ads and in the arts, a new imagery of the modern.

This is indeed a great achievement and we are very proud and honored to have Luca Cottini be part of our Department.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

K-12 Spanish Teaching Opportunities with Southern Teachers Agency

K-12 Spanish Teaching Opportunities with Southern Teachers Agency

Southern Teachers Agency has helped great schools hire great teachers since 1902.  They recruit top talent from college schools of education, teacher-training programs, and—what many folks may not realize—from wide-ranging academic departments.  They seek top scholars and student-athletes who are called to lead, to connect with teenagers, to help children.
In particular, the private/independent schools with which they work need strong foreign-language teachers.
Hiring requirements in private/independent schools are typically more flexible than at public schools.  For Spanish teaching jobs in particular, schools will hire Spanish majors (and even Spanish minors) if they have a) command of the spoken and written language (with acceptable accent and intonation), b) enthusiasm for leading extracurricular activities and/or coaching sports, and c) demonstrable aptitude for managing and motivating students.  Simply put, completing a teacher certification program or earning a degree in secondary education is not a hiring prerequisite for K-12 Spanish teachers in most private schools.
Teaching at private/independent schools means building close relationships in small classes, innovating and collaborating, inspiring discovery, focusing on learning—not on test taking.  School communities include dedicated faculty, supportive alumni, and devoted parents who invest time and tuition to prepare children for college and for lives of leadership and service to others.
STA can help you get these great Spanish teaching jobs
STA’s reputation is outstanding.  Schools in the South have hired more candidates from STA than from any other source.  Their trust in our expertise and integrity has sustained us since 1902.
STA’s reach is expansive.  While we are a regional company, we receive thousands of job listings from nearly 600 schools in 16 states, from the Middle Atlantic south to Florida and west to Texas.
STA’s staff is excellent.  Placement counselors provide personal attention in assembling credentials files, preparing for interviews, and discerning job opportunities.    
STA’s services are free to candidates.  Schools pay for our services—because they want the best.

Apply for the 2015-2016 Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)!

Educational Affairs Program of the Embassy of France is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF).  This program, sponsored by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, offers young Americans the opportunity to live and work in France for 7 months with a salary, teaching English to French students of all ages. TAPIF helps American Francophiles gain teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of the French language and culture, while strengthening English-language instruction in French schools.  1,100 positions are available each year for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Positions are located in metropolitan France and the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Réunion.

Interested students can learn more at the program website here (and at our useful FAQs page!).

The online application for the 2015-2016 program is NOW AVAILABLE at The deadline to apply is January 15, 2015.

Pavia Lecture by Professor Ilaria Poggiolini on October 21st!

On Tuesday, October 21st, Ilaria Poggiolini, Professor from the University of Pavia, Italy will be visiting Villanova to talk about the University and the City, as part of the Exhibit and the Lecture Series organized by Villanova University to enhance the Italian Studies Program in Villanova. The Lecture will take place in the President´s lounge of the Connelly Center at 11:00 am. Please see the poster below for more upcoming lecture dates and guided tours of the exhibit in Italian and English. We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 10, 2014

More guided tour dates added for the Pavia Exhibit!

The Pavia Exhibit guided tour in Italian was a great success! We are going to have more guided tours after Fall Break, in Italian and English, led by our advanced students. Come check out the exhibit in the President's Lounge in Connelly and learn about the history and culture of this great Italian city!

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 4 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4 - 5:30pm
Friday, Oct. 24, 11am - 12pm
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 11am -12pm

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Italian Majors Day

Join us for Italian Majors Day on October 22nd in Mendel G93 from 7-8:30pm! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Italian Pavia Exhibit - Guided Tours October 8th and October 9th!

Official guided tours of the exhibit Photos of Pavia from the 19th to the 21st Century:

Wednesday, October 8, 4pm (in English)
Thursday, October 9, 5:15pm (in Italian)

Dr. Luca Cottini (Villanova University) will lead students and visitors through the exhibit, highlighting the relationship between Pavia’s history and its monuments, and presenting the great intellectual figures of its prestigious university (Foscolo, Volta, Golgi). The tour will uncover the city’s most picturesque perspectives through the eyes of six Italian photographers from the 19th to the 21st century (Cantalupi, Chiolini, Manidi, Nazzari, Sacchi, and Valli), as well as the attractions of its historic surroundings. In addition, the tour will examine the Augustinian heritage of Pavia, by focusing on the story of how Saint Augustine’s body arrived in the church of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Celebration of Past, Present and Future Spanish Majors Day

With our society becoming more global and diversified culturally and economically, and employers demanding a greater international perspective and experience of its employees, proficiency in a second language is no longer a mere “conversational curiosity”, rather it has become a practical and indispensable skill for acquiring employment at home and abroad as well as entering in your desired profession, and excelling in your position and salary once hired.
Come join us as the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures hosts its “Celebration of Past, Present and Future Spanish Majors Day”.  It will take place on Tuesday, October 7, in our Language Media Center, Mendel G93, 7:30-9:00 pm.
Come to get much more information on our program and courses, ask questions, and speak to fellow Spanish majors.

We hope to see you there!


1. Open the doors to communicate with the 400 million Spanish speakers of the World
Spoken by an estimated 400 million people worldwide, Spanish is currently the 4th most spoken language in the world.

2. Communicate with Spanish speakers in your own community
If you are from the United States, in many cities and rural areas you most probably will have frequent contact with native Spanish speakers.

3. Make your travel experiences more exciting and rewarding
There are 21 countries in the world that have Spanish as an official language. Knowing the language will make your travel experiences in beautiful Spain and Latin America much easier. A good grasp of the Spanish language will be a valuable window into helping you learn about the true culture of the areas you visit, which will truly enhance your travel experience.

4. Make yourself a more desirable employee and increase your job prospects
Knowledge of a foreign language can help open doors to job opportunities that you might not have had access to before. There are a number of jobs that require a basic proficiency in another language. In this global world, the more people that you can communicate with, the more valuable you are as an employee. You may even earn a larger salary because of your Spanish knowledge!

5. Prepare yourself for study abroad experiences
There are many universities, colleges, high schools and other organizations that offer a variety of study abroad programs and exchanges. You may be required to have a year or a semester of language study in order to participate. Even if a study abroad program does not require prior knowledge of Spanish, you will be at a great advantage when you study abroad if you have studied the language before arriving in the country. It will make it easier to make friends, shop for groceries and clothes, eat in restaurants and do many other essential things to help you enjoy your experience while abroad.

6. Improve your knowledge and understanding of your own language
English and other European languages have many words of Latin origin. Spanish, one of the Romance languages, comes from Latin. Since Latin roots are the basis of so many English words, especially scientific and technical words, knowledge of Spanish will help English speakers and, to an extent, other European language speakers, not only to expand their vocabulary, but also to better understand the words of their own language.

7. Make learning your next language easier
While language learning takes a lot of practice, hard work and dedication, the learning process actually develops a number of mental and social skills. These skills are transferable to other aspects of life and it has been said that once you become bilingual and have learned one language, the next language you learn is easier to master.

8. Gain a greater appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures
If you want an insider's view of Spanish and Latin American cultures, knowledge of Spanish is essential. When you can read and understand Spanish, whether on the street, in the metro, on television or in the newspaper, not only will it make your life much easier, but it will allow you to gain a greater understanding of the culture. Knowledge of Spanish will also open up the world of literature, and an understanding of the history of the Spanish speaking countries will help you to understand the historical influences that still affect the culture today.

9. Enjoy Spanish music, theatre, film and literature in their original Spanish forms
Understanding Spanish will also open up the world of Spanish theatre to you, allow you to read great works of literature such as Miguel de Cervantes´ Don Quixote in their original forms, and watch Spanish language films without all the distracting subtitles. If you learn Spanish it will allow you to simply enjoy the films in their natural language. Oscar-winning films in Spanish include: Belle époque (1993), All About My Mother (1999), The Sea Inside (2004) and Pan´s Labyrinth (2007). Famous Spanish-speaking actors include: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayak.
There is also lots of wonderful Spanish and Latin American music. Popular Spanish-speaking musical artists include: Cuban Gloria Estefan, Colombian Shakira, Spanish Julio Iglesias as well as his son Enrique Iglesias, Puerto Rican Ricky Martin, and American Jennifer López. Don't just limit yourself to this list; there are many websites online where you can listen to many different and exciting types of Spanish and Latin American music.

10. Meet many new people and make friendships that will last a lifetime
When you learn a new language, such as Spanish, it opens up a whole new world of people that you can talk to that you may never have been able to communicate with before. This can give you many exciting opportunities to learn about other people's cultures and form lifelong friendships.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dante Conference Series

Who is Dante for us moderns? What is Dante’s impact on our culture? Is his vision still relevant today? On the occasion of the celebrations for the 750th anniversary of his birth, the Villanova Italian Program proudly presents a series of lectures dedicated to the great Florentine poet. 

The conference series, which will run from October 2014 to March 2015 (the detailed schedule of the events is included in the poster), aims at rediscovering Dante in light of our present, and, at the same time, at reading our world through his work. 

The four talks will touch upon such themes as the relationship between Dante and Saint Augustine (in honor of Villanova’s Augustinian tradition), Dante’s presence in Italian and American cinema (since Mélies’ Inferno of 1911, first using special effects), the relevance of Dante in shaping an idea of Europe (in light of the debate on its Christian roots), and the link between Columbus’ diaries (filled with Dantean imagery) and the New World Project. 

Our distinguished speakers will be Simone Marchesi (Princeton University), John Welle (University of Notre Dame), Giuseppe Mazzotta (Yale University), and Mary Watt (University of Florida). 

The series will inaugurate the Villanova Italian Symposium, which is conceived as a laboratory of open dialogue on broad issues related to Italian culture, and as a fruitful occasion to bridge Italian studies not only with other disciplines on campus, but also with other programs in the greater Philadelphia area.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Reminder: Dr. Mercedes Juliá's lecture on El Exilio Interior de Juan Ramon is tomorrow (9/18/14)!

To commemorate the Centenary of the publication of Platero y yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures unite to celebrate this anniversary with a lecture by Dr. Mercedes Juliá, a well-known specialist of Juan Ramón Jiménez and professor at Villanova University.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
3:00 pm – Speakers Corner of Falvey Library

Following Dr. Juliá’s talk, a bilingual reading of passages of Platero y yo will be presented by Graduate Students from the Department.  We hope to see you all there!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Reminder for Upcoming Events: Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month and Dante Lecture Series


The Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month will begin Thursday, September 18th and will run until until Monday, October 27th. Please see the poster below for more details:

The Dante Lecture Series will begin on Monday, October 27th and continue until March 16, 2015. Please see the poster below for more information:

We hope to see you all there!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Information Session for Cádiz, Spain Semester Program

All students are invited to come to a presentation on the Semester Program at the University of Cádiz, Spain.

Please come to hear other students who already went through this wonderful experience.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Campus Visit from a Southern Teachers Agency (STA) Recruitment Coordinator

Southern Teachers Agency (of Charlottesville, Virginia) will be sending a recruitment coordinator to Villanova's Fall Career Fair on September 10th. 

Every year, STA recruits and places candidates from colleges like Villanova to work in independent K-12 schools around the South. STA would love to meet with our graduating students who have strong communication and leadership skills; a desire to contribute their talents in athletics, theater, music (and many other areas); and who truly enjoy working with children.

It’s important to understand that independent schools often hire teachers who do not have a degree in education and who have not done student teaching.  They seek smart, energetic servant-leaders from a variety of academic disciplines, including foreign languages. For years, STA has helped great teachers find great jobs, and could potentially do the same for you.

For those interested, a STA representative will be coming to campus:  

Villanova University Fall Career Fair
The Pavilion
Wednesday, September 10
2-6 PM

For more information about Southern Teachers Agency, visit their website at

Friday, August 29, 2014

Starfish Foundation Story by Greg Branigan

GREG BRANIGAN, a double major in Biochemistry and Spanish at Villanova University, was granted the opportunity through Romance Languages and the Business School, to visit Guayaquil, Ecuador last summer and to be part of the Starfish Foundation.  What follows is his story during his stay in Ecuador (to read his story, click the pictures below to enlarge):  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fall 2014 Foreign Film Series - Beginning September 10th!

THE DEPARTMENT OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES & LITERATURES is proud to present the Fall 2014 Foreign Film Series. The films will be screened every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in SAC 300 beginning September 10th.  The films will be shown in the original language with English subtitles. Please see below for the screening schedule. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Job Position Available: Medical Interpreter for the University of Washington

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations.

The INTERPRETER SERVICES department has an outstanding opportunity for a Fixed Duration Appointment MEDICAL INTERPRETER/CASE WORKER/CULTURAL MEDIATOR (CCM)- SPANISH. The individual in this role will serve as an interpreter, case manager and cultural mediator. The CCM/ Bilingual/bicultural Navigator Educator Coach will help Harborview patients in their target populations to better manage their diabetes with education, navigation assistance, advocacy and supportive coaching. 

For more information about the position and to apply, visit:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Share Your Study Abroad Experience With Us!

Are you a Romance Language major/minor studying abroad in Cádiz (Spain), Lille and Paris (France), or Florence and Urbino (Italy)? Share your experience abroad with us and other Villanova students! Tweet us at @NovaRLL with your comments and pictures using the hashtag #NovaAbroad

Don't have Twitter? E-mail your pictures and comments to administrative assistant, Kelly McAnally, at

Your adventures and experiences could be re-tweeted and/or shared on our websites! Thank you and have a great time!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two job positions available in the World Language Department at Padua Academy!

Padua Academy, in Wilmington, Delaware, is actively seeking to fill two positions in their World Language Department beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.  To accommodate their expanding enrollment in language courses, they will be hiring a teacher of Spanish, as well as a long-term substitute position for a teacher of French and Spanish. Should any graduating students be interested in either position, additional information is available on the academy's website:

Padua Academy is a four year Catholic high school for young women that was founded in 1954 by Rev. Joseph L. McCoy, O.S.F.S. and built by the members of St. Anthony of Padua parish. In the early years, members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia administered and staffed the school. To ensure a continuing tradition in the founding spirit, St. Francis de Sales and St. Francis of Assisi were chosen as the patrons of the school. The school's mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, and offers young women a transformational college preparatory education, challenging them to live Christ-centered lives of leadership and service.