An exhibit titled "Judith Burns McCrea: Latin American Experience" reflected the focus MSSC placed on Latin America during the semester. McCrea is chairperson of the Department of Art at the University of Kansas. She has traveled, exhibited, and taught extensively in Latin America since 1986.
Hispanic journalist Patricia Duarte spoke on "Latinos and leadership." Ms. Duarte is editor in chief of Lamaze Parent's Magazine in Spanish, a parenting publication for Hispanics that circulates 500,000 copies in the United States.
Ms. Duarte has proven to be a dynamic force, impacting the worlds of both print and broadcast media. She is editor in chief of Lamaze Parent’s Magazine in Spanish, a parenting publication for Hispanic mothers that circulates 500,000 copies in the United States.
As an editor, she has long endeavored to assist other Hispanics facing the special circumstances and difficulties of surviving in a new land, spearheading projects designed to enhance the lives of these many individuals.
She broke new ground when she, as founding editor in chief, helped launch Essence Communication’s popular Latina Magazine, a unique bilingual publication that targets young Hispanic women living in the United States. She also founded Whittle Communication’s award-winning La Familia de Hoy, a service magazine for newly arrived Latino families.
Ms. Duarte has been a spokesperson for La Familia de Hoy on Univision, and a feature reporter on Telemundo. She is presently a guest editorialist for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s radio service.
Ms. Duarte also has the distinction of appearing on the pages of "Who’s Who Among Hispanic Americans in the United States."
Currently, she presides over Duarte & Associates, an agency specializing in Hispanic media projects. She lives in Manhattan with her son, Alfredo.
Cuban-born writer Christina Garcia spoke as part of the 10th Annual Helen S. Boylan Symposium on Women in Government.
Five members of Missouri Southern's social science department provided observations about Christopher Columbus and Latin America. Geographical, historical, and contemporary sociopolitical conditions will be presented replete with the use of maps, slides, and charts.
Thirty university rectors from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela spent the week on campus studying Missouri Southern's management style and mission as part of the Institute of University Management and leadership's 1999 Practical Session.
The International Trade and Quality Center conducted a Latin American Language and Culture Seminar. Native and local professionals will discuss the important differences between the use of language in business situations in various Latin American countries; the importance of culture in transacting business in various Latin American countries; how language and culture interact; and food and culture.
TANGOkinesis, a Buenos Aires-based company of six to eight dancers directed by choreographer Ana Marie Stekelman, has created an international sensation with performances in the United States, France, Finland, Argentina, Israel, Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala. Stekelman has merged the characteristics of tango with the values of modern dance.