Italian Week 2019

Lecture Series:

The Evolution of Empire

8-9:30 AM March 18-22 | 201 Bowman Hall

Dr. Fabrizio Ricciardelli and Dr. Giuseppe Mazzotta
Join Dr. Giuseppe Mazzotta, a Sterling Professor of the humanities for Italian at Yale University, and Dr. Fabrizio Ricciardelli, the director of the Kent State University Florence Center, for an enriching and enlightening week-long lecture series.

Italian Week 2019: Events


Monday, March 18 

Making Connections Workshop & Italian Trivia 
12-2 PM | 115 Bowman Hall
Learn about the culture of friendship in Italy and how to stay connected via social media. Next, test your knowledge on Italian culture, history, and language through trivia and win prizes!

Parent Informational Night: Florence
6-8 PM | 217 Bowman Hall
Learn more about the KSU Florence experience and ask questions from representatives from the Office of Global Education, Student Financial Aid, and Florence student alumni.


Tuesday, March 19 

San Giuseppe Day: Lunch Buffet
11 AM-2 PM | Schwebel Room, 3rd Floor, Kent Student Center
Invite your family and friends to join us for an Italian feast featuring special Italian dishes in celebration of Saint Joseph. This holiday is also known as the Italian Father’s Day. The cost is $12.50 a person. All are welcome to join! Email to RSVP. Payment will be accepted at the door.

Scholarship Workshop
2:15-3:15 PM | 115 Bowman Hall
Come and learn about different ways to fund your study abroad experience so you can start your next adventure! Email to RSVP for the event. Spots are limited to the first 15 students. 


Wednesday, March 20

Inspired by Florence: Student Design and Architectural Projects and Publications
11 AM-12 PM | 2nd Floor CAED
Come see this exhibit of architectural projects, publications, and videos that CAED students created while in Florence! These projects were inspired by the beauty of Florence and is reflected in the works!

Traveling in Italy & Italian Trivia
12-2 PM | 115 Bowman Hall
Learn how to travel around Italy like a pro. Stay and challenge your friends to a round of Italian Trivia and win prizes

Thursday, March 21 

A Feast for the Senses: Boccaccio's Decameron with a Humorous Twist & Potluck!
11:45 AM-1:30 PM | 102 Bowman Hall
Enjoy a potluck style lunch while listening to the retelling of Boccaccio's scandalous Italian stories by author and Kent State University student, J.R. Shaw. Additional food welcome but not required.

Scholarship Workshop
2:15-3:15 PM | 124 Bowman Hall
Couldn’t make it to the first scholarship workshop? Come and learn about different ways to fund your study abroad experience so you can start your next adventure! Email to RSVP to the event. Spots are limited to the first 15 students.

Mafia, Mystery, and Mayhem
2-4 PM | 115 Bowman Hall
Join us for a discussion and viewing of Italian crime in popular films such as The Godfather. Open to the first 15 people

Florence Flash Feast  
6-8 PM | Bistro on Main
1313 W Main St. Kent, OH 44240
Have you been to Florence? Are you interested in going to Florence? Join Friends of Florence for an Italian Dinner with Florence Alumni. Dinner prices range between $19-21. Call the restaurant, Bistro on Main to RSVP at 330-673-9900


Friday, March 22 

“That’s Amore!” Coffee Reception
9:30-10:30 AM | 201 Bowman Hall
Celebrate the end of Italian week and our lecture series with a coffee and croissant reception.

Click here for the Italian Week 2019 flyer.