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You don’t look a day over 399

The Modern Languages Department is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of volume 2 of “Don Quixote de la Mancha.”

March 16, 2015

The Modern Languages Department is in the midst of the Don Quixote Extravaganza, a two-month, campus-wide celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of volume 2 of “Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes.

Running through April 23, the celebration includes an art contest, readings from the text by volunteers from the MSU Denver community, and the “Quixote Quest,” an eight-week challenge on which students will work with their professors to find clues and pass tests for a final prize.

“We hope to open up the text to yet another generation of readers and extend an open invitation to all interested to participate in one or all of the three interrelated activities we have planned,” said Assistant Professor of Spanish Maria Akrabova, one of the celebration’s organizers. “The collaborative reading brings Cervantes’ words to life while representing all or most languages spoken on campus; the quest uses Don Quixote to help students and faculty discover the surprising treasures and histories of our own city; and finally, the art contest is an outlet for those who feel inspired to express themselves through written word, visual arts or digital media.”

All events are free and open to the University community. For complete information and to get involved, visit the Don Quixote Extravaganza website