MOUNT UNION SPANISH PROFESSOR DISCUSSES HISTORIC GIFT

April 27, 2010

 

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Dr. Angela Zumbar, professor of Spanish at Mount Union College, will be the featured speaker for the College's annual Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, March 21 at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Zumbar will discuss the historic and artistic implications of the gift of the Breviary to Queen Isabella, Queen of Spain. The Breviary is a book of prayers commissioned for the Queen by her ambassador on the occasion of the marriage of her two children to the children of Maximillian, Ruler of Austria and King of the Romans.

Each year a member of the Mount Union faculty is selected to give a special lecture relating interesting or important developments in his or her own field or exploring matters of general concern to the faculty. Having studied Spanish history for years, Zumbar will be sharing of piece of that history with her colleagues during the lecture.

A native of Alliance, Zumbar graduated from Alliance High School in 1951 and received her bachelor's degree in Spanish and secondary education from Marietta College in 1955. She earned her master's degree in the same discipline from the University of New Mexico in 1957 and her Ph.D. degree from the University of Akron in 1985. Before joining the faculty at Mount Union in 1963, Zumbar taught Spanish at Central Catholic High School in Canton.

The Faculty Lecture is free and open to the public.

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