April 12, 2015: All that’s missing is the pitchfork

Immersion Weekend Participants at Eldon IA

Recognize the background of this photo? It’s the same house that inspired Grant Wood for his “American Gothic,” and it was the scene of the final hours of a 44 hour Spanish-only marathon: the annual Spanish Immersion Weekend, April 10-12, 2015. This year the group traveled to Iowa (Pine Ridge Retreat and Lodges near Keosauqua) for fun, food, fact and fantasy all in Spanish. Pictured in the middle of this happy group is the founder of the Romance Language House, Professor Carol Marshall. Left to right: Nadine Peterson, Katie Kraeski, Rachel Flynn, Shelby Kovack, Olivia Heffron, and Randy Soto.