High school students from around state to enjoy Modern Language Day at FHSU
04/13/2004

More than 240 students from a dozen high schools in Kansas are coming to FHSU Wednesday, April 14, to participate in fun activities related to their study of foreign languages.

Modern Language Day 2004, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be attended by students from these schools: Cimarron, Logan, Hill City, Miltonvale, Satanta, Dighton, White Rock, Fort Scott, Ellinwood, Holcomb, Hays, and Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and Marian Prep.

Most of the students are studying Spanish but two groups are studying French, one from Holcomb and one from Dighton, are also attending, and a group from TMP-M is studying German. The students will look for FHSU campus landmarks and describe them in the language they are studying.

Various additional activities will be open to the Spanish students. They can learn dances, participate in a cooking demonstration provided by Ernest Fernandez of Chartwells, examine masks, clothing and musical instruments from Guatemala, or learn a Spanish Internet game.

The Spanish students will hunt for FHSU students dressed in special garb in a scavenger hunt activity. A samurai warrior will be discovered in the Dreiling Lobby of Sheridan Hall; an enchanted princess in medieval dress will greet her subjects in Forsyth library; a cowboy will prowl outside between Martin Allen and Rarick Halls; an Air Force Academy cadet will be studying intently in McCartney Hall; a musician wearing a huge Mexican hat will be playing the tuba in one of the practice rooms of Malloy Hall; and a Middle Eastern prince will be waiting for his lady in the lobby of the McMindes Residence Hall.

Some of the participants are participating in a poster contest. The posters will be on display in the Back and Gold Room. Before lunch, a dance demonstration will led by students from Holcomb High School and prizes will be awarded for the winners of the poster contest.

The day?s activities end with a Mexican buffet lunch.

For more information, contact Dr. Evelyn Toft at etoft@fhsu.edu or at 628-5380.

The schedule of events:
Arrival and check-in: 8:30-9 a.m.; Lobby in front of Fort Hays Ballroom
Welcome: 9 a.m. Fort Hays Ballroom, Memorial Union
Activity One: 9:15-9:55 a.m.
Dancing -- Black and Gold Room
Guatemalan Trunk -- Pioneer Room
Cooking demonstration -- Teal Room
Spanish Internet games -- Rarick Hall, room 395
Scavenger hunt
Campus walk -- gather in registration area, visit campus landmarks
French activities -- Frontier Room
German activities -- Calvary Room
Activity Two: 10:00-10:40 a.m.
Dancing -- Black and Gold Room
Guatemalan Trunk -- Pioneer Room
Cooking demonstration -- Teal Room
Spanish Internet games -- Rarick Hall, room 395
Scavenger Hunt
Campus Walk -- gather in registration area, visit campus landmarks
French activities -- Frontier Room
German activities -- Calvary Room
Activity Three: 10:45-11:20 a.m.
Dancing -- Black and Gold Room
Guatemalan Trunk -- Pioneer Room
Cooking demonstration -- Teal Room
Spanish Internet games -- Rarick Hall, room 395
Scavenger hunt
Campus walk -- gather in registration area, visit campus landmarks
French activities -- Frontier Room
German activities -- Calvary Room
Activity Four: 11:20-11:40 a.m.
Awards ceremony and dancing demonstration -- Black and Gold Room
Mexican Buffet Lunch, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Fort Hays Ballroom



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