Joplin, MO (SNS) – The first lecture of the Spain Semester at Missouri Southern State University will highlight qualities that every foreign visitor to the country should know.

Presenter Kisa Clark spent the last academic year living and working in Cordoba, Spain, and an assistant professor of English language and culture through the Spanish Ministry of Education’s Auxiliares de Conversación’ program. Her lecture on “Living Like a Spaniard” will be offered on Friday, Aug. 28.

Other activities planned include a concert by a folk-pop band from Nashville, Tenn., a chance for students to get crafty and a golf tournament that will benefit the university’s basketball program.


Lionbacker Town Hall meeting: 3 to 8 p.m., Room 307 of Billingsly Student Center.


Spirit Bingo: 12:20 p.m. in the Lion’s Den. Students can play for a chance to win some new Missouri Southern swag.


Custom Croakies: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lion’s Den. Students can design their own custom holder for their sunglasses.

Men’s Basketball Golf Tournament: Lunch at noon with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, Twin Hills Country Club. Entry fees are $250 per individual or $1,000 for a four-person team. The event is a fundraiser for the basketball program. Details: 417-818-5505.

Judah & the Lion: 7 p.m. in Taylor Performing Arts Center. The folk-pop band released their debut album, “Kids These Days,” in 2014. They were recently featured on Billboard, CMT and “Late Show with David Letterman.”


“Living Like a Spaniard: The Life of an English-Teaching ‘Guiri’”: 10 a.m. Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium. Kisa Clark, a lecturer in the Communication Department, will talk about life in Spain and how to be a more prepared “guiri” (the Spanish name for foreigners) when visiting.


“Pero, Esto es Arte?”: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Spiva Art Gallery. The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 9, features works by students who recently visited Spain.