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04-02-2012


Cumberlands Spanish students visit Cincinnati Art Museum

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, March 24 the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Practicum in Hispanic Culture class and other students traveled to the Cincinnati, Ohio Art Museum.

The group was accompanied by Jennifer Marsh, an assistant professor in UC’s Spanish language department. Each spring Marsh takes her students on two educational trips, where her students experience the Hispanic culture outside of the classroom. The first field trip during the spring semester was to Lexington, Ky. to visit a Mexican supermarket and to eat at a Cuban restaurant.

The Cincinnati trip was made special by an exhibit at the museum relating to Spanish culture. “We were fortunate to be at the museum during an exhibit of Picasso prints,” said Marsh, whose group experienced the tour with a Spanish-speaking guide.

After the museum tour the students went to Jungle Jims, an international supermarket that has food sections from different parts of the world. Before coming back to Williamsburg the group ate dinner at a Peruvian restaurant.

Students that participated in the field trip included Natalie Baugh (London, Ky.), Andre De Souza (Itabira, Brazil), Kathleen Edwards (Calhoun, Ga.), Jenette Mitchell (Monroe Township, N.J.), Gabriel Molina (Williamsburg, Ky.), Natasha Sydnor (Elizabethtown, Ky.), Genia Vickers (McKee, Ky.) and Sarah Wheeler (Lexington, Ky.).

“I really enjoy taking students on these field trips,” said Marsh. “There is no substitute for being directly exposed to other cultures as opposed to just discussing them in the classroom."

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.