Two Missouri Southern State University faculty members, Dr. Nanette Philibert, management; and Dr. William Kumbier, English and philosophy, each spent part of the summer in Italy completing various projects of personal discovery and self-enlightenment.

They will talk about their trips in a presentation titled “Rooms with a View: Two Italian Journeys.”

The session will take place from 1-1:50 p.m. on Friday, August 30 in Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall.

Dr. Philibert even attended the Il Sasso Language School in Montepulciano, a beautiful renaissance town that stands on a hill surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in southern Tuscany.

You will learn how to get off the tour bus and enjoy a real Italian experience, such as digging for relics, throwing pottery, studying Italian cooking, and learning to speak like a native.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

The talk is part of “Italy Semester” activities at MSSU.  The semester concentrates on the nation of Italy with a wide variety of lectures, films, musical performances, plays and other events.