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Italian author Fabio Geda describes the nature of comic book heroes in the Italian culture

Italian comics imitate real acts of heroism

Zech Wheeler, staff writer November 15, 2013

Most people in the United States are familiar with caped crusaders. Embracing the escapades of Superman, Spiderman and the like comes naturally because most of us are exposed at a young age to their endeavors....

Fabio Geda, author of In the Sea There are Crocodiles holds a book signing during a two-day visit to Missouri Southern as part of the Italian theme semester on Nov. 7 and 8.

Bestselling author shares inspiration for novel

Robin Fjelstad, staff writer November 15, 2013

The chance to meet a bestselling author does not come along every day. For Missouri Southern first-year experience students, the occasion was even more unique. Italian novelist Fabio Geda came to Missouri...

Violinist Chin Kim, left plays as Dr. Kexi Liu conducts the orchestra during rehearsal Wednesday night for the La Musica Italiana performance in Taylor auditorium, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Professional joins Southern for Italian performance

Brad Stout, campus life editor November 8, 2013

The Missouri Southern Music Department will present La Musica Italiana tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Taylor Performing Arts Center. Directed and conducted by Kexi Liu, music professor and director of Suzuki...

Dr. Vincenza Scarpaci answers questions from students outside of Taylor Auditorium after her presentation.

Italian speaker embraces her ethnic background

Robin Fjelstad, Staff Writer September 27, 2013

Dr. Vincenza Scarpaci continued the mission of the Gockel Symposium in her presentation of “The Road Less Traveled: Italian Immigrants in America.” She showcased the international issues associated...

Chef Cody Hogan prepares a dish of wild mushroom and truffle risotto.

Kansas City Chef dishes it out

Robin Fjelstad, Staff Writer September 23, 2013

Chef Cody Hogan, chef de cuisine of Lidia’s Kansas City, presented a history of Italian cuisine in Corley auditorium Thursday, Sept. 12, while preparing a dish of wild mushroom and truffle risotto.He...

Students discuss the various art forms in the Reinventing the Renaissance exibit held in the Spiva Gallery at Southern on Sept. 24. From left: senior studio art major Philip Ledbetter, junior respitory tech. Deborah Vaughn and junior visual art major Jenny Journeycake.

WEB EXCLUSIVE STORY: “Re-Inventing the Renaissance”

Brad Stout, Staff Writer September 17, 2013

Missouri Southern's Art Dept. will be "Re-Inventing the Renaissance" beginning Sept. 18. The event, which will showcase Italian renaissance-inspired artwork, will be held in the Spiva Art Gallery located...

Italian theme takes over campus

Robin Fjelstad, Staff Writer September 9, 2013

Each fall, the Institute of International Studies selects a country to highlight for the entire semester. This semester the country is Italy.Numerous films, concerts, artistic and architectural exhibitions,...

William Kumbier, English and philosophy professor tells the audience that he always wanted to go to Italy and was finally able to make it happen.

Rooms with a View: Two Italian Journeys

Robin Fjelstad, Staff Writer September 8, 2013

Dr. Chad Stebbins, director, Institute of International Studies, opened the first official event of the Italian semester Friday, Aug. 30, in Corley Auditorium.He introduced two Missouri Southern faculty...

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