On April 13, the Modern Languages and Literatures Graduation Reception celebrated graduating language majors and minors and recognized outstanding students, while also holding a friendly competition between the different language departments. The creation of the competition was for students to showcase their love for language in an artistic form.
This year's two winners were the Italian program and the German department. The Italian group won a model rocket and a trophy of a small rocket for the students' performance of "Vengo anch'io No, tu no," or in English, "I'm coming too. No, you're not." The German department performed its rendition of "Ode an die Freude," or in English "Ode to Joy."