By: KYLIE CAMPBELL
Love pizza and supporting your campus? The Spanish Club at IU South Bend will be hosting a fundraiser at Blaze Pizza on Thursday, March 12. The fundraiser will take place from 2-6 p.m.
Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds from meal costs towards IU South Bend’s Spanish Club. Blaze Pizza is located at 1234 Eddy Street in South Bend.
Guests must present a flyer to the cashier in order to participate in the fundraiser. Flyers can be found in the Language Resource Center (LaRC) located in Wiekamp 1105.
The fundraiser is being hosted to raise funds for the club, Translate for Toddlers, and future events hosted by the club.
The Spanish Club has new leadership this semester with Jocelee Garibay as the club president and Benjamin Eichman as secretary. Eichman is the former president of last year’s club and the former treasurer of last semester’s club.
Garibay transferred to IU South Bend last semester and was a member of the club. When the leadership opportunity became available, Garibay took charge.
The Spanish Club hosts several events throughout the semester including their weekly Translate for Toddlers meetings.
“So this semester we host twice a week Translate for Toddlers, which is kind of like a conversation hour mixed with translation to practice Spanish. As a club, we’ve taken a trip to the Snite Museum.”
The Spanish Club’s Staff Advisor, Professor Bridget “Tammy” Fong-Morgan, helps the club translate children’s books for the Translate for Toddlers program.
IU South Bend’s Spanish Club is planning to host a scavenger hunt on campus in April, near Easter. This event is in collaboration with the Latino Student Union.
The club is hoping to receive funding from the Student Government Association to fund this event.
Garibay explains, “I would say Spanish Club is a good place for people to get to know the language and culture of Latino and Hispanic countries because we do not just focus on Mexico. We branch out and get ideas from the professors in the Spanish department. Spanish club helps people get familiar with the language and culture without studying it. You don’t have to be a Spanish major or minor to join the club.”
To learn more about Spanish Club and their upcoming events, follow their page on Titan Atlas or send an email to Jocelee Garibay at Jogari@iu.edu.