Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dr. David Lisenby Presents Translation at ALTA Conference


In this week's View from the Hill, Dr. David Lisenby is mentioned for his faculty achievement. Dr. Lisenby, assistant, assistant professor of Spanish, presented his translation of Rwandi by Cuban playwright Gerardo Fulleda León with a bilingual reading at the American Literary Translators Association’s annual conference, held Oct. 5-8 in Minneapolis.
Dr. David Lisenby

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Students of Chinese and Japanese Enjoy Autumn Moon Festivals

Students of Chinese and Japanese and their guests enjoyed Autumn Moon Festivals this week and last. Japanese students last week celebrated "Otsukimi," the festival of viewing the autumn moon, practiced Japanese calligraphy and enjoyed dango, a traditional sweet.

Elena and Haley reciting "Jing ye si"
This week, Chinese students tried traditional, home-made endamame and mooncakes while learning more about the Moon Festival. Elena and Haley, students in Chinese 111, recited the poem, "Jing ye si" and its tender sentiments: "Looking up, I find the moon bright; / Bowing, in homesickness I'm drowned." Ms. Zhuoshi Liu, our Chinese instructor, told us the a traditional story of the moon festival (in Chinese and English) and led us in a game to see who learned the most.
Mrs. Lu and Dr. Myers enjoying sesame seeds and edamame


Haley, Elena, and Zhoushi led us in a romantic ballad, "The Moon Represents My Heart," and we sounded pretty good by the end!
Zhuoshi et Mr. Zhao
Zhoushi introduced the cucurbit flute and Mr. Zhao played a number of traditional songs for us. You can view more here. Thank you, Mr. Zhao! It was beautiful.

Thanks for coming!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Great French-language movie night!

Last night, students of French enjoyed the Canadian French-language film, Monsieur Lazhar, a thoughtful drama on healing after tragedy and an insightful look at cross-cultural issues when Monsieur Lazhar, from Algeria, becomes a teacher in a Canadian school. This award-winning film based on a famous play by Évelyne de la Chenelière was well received by students for its portrayal of school-aged children and their relationships with teachers. Thanks for coming to all our French students. We hope to see you at our next event.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Students of Chinese Welcome You to Jewell!

Students of Chinese are welcome at Jewell! Enjoy the great views of campus and our great students and staff!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dr. Robert Wells Presents on Macedonio Fernández

Dr. Robert Wells, assistant professor of Spanish, presented a paper at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands on July 6-9. The title of his paper was “Metaphysics v. Metaphysics: The Curious Case of Macedonio Fernández.”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Languages Celebrates Graduation 2017

Congratulations to the Languages 2017 Graduates!

At the Baccalaureate service...
Kyle Ainge (French minor)

Lilia Merdzhanova (French Assistant), next to Ana Pedrós (Spanish Assistant), next to Alexandria Acord (French major)

Meara Von Malottke (Classical Humanities minor), singing in Concert Choir

During the Walk around the Quad...
Alexandria and Kyle

Aubrey Churchman and Meredith Graves, French minors

Lilia and Ana
At Commencement...
Claire Etzenhouser, Spanish minor, processes.
Junta Shirai, Japanese Assistant and Math major, plays trombone in the Symphonic Band.

Meara, playing clarinet.
Lilia receives her Certificate of Successful Studies.

Ana receives her Certificate of Successful Studies.



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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Elementary French Students' Videos on Travel Plans

The students in FRE 112 Elementary French I completed their comprehensive project in which students created a video talking about travel plans. In their video, they talked about preparations for the trip, described where they wanted to go and what they would do there, and gave advice about traveling. Featured today are two videos of different styles, but they both showcase our students' language talents. First we have Kayla Harrell, traveling to Saint Kitts, followed by Heather Jackson, traveling to Ireland. Bon voyage!