Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Elsa Richardeau and Yayoi Shinoda Walk in Commencement 2011

Elsa Richardeau at Commencement


Elsa, Richardeau, our French assistant for 2010-2011, participated in Commencement May 14. Never having had the opportunity to participate in a ceremony of this kind, the Department rejoiced with her as she walked to receive her Certificate of Successful Study at WJC for the year.

Yayoi Shinoda

Yayoi Shinoda, our Japanese instructor for the last three years, is also leaving us. Yayoi earned her B.A. in Art and Art History. She has made such positive contributions to Japanese at Jewell and we wish her well as she pursues a Masters degree in Museum Studies in Saint Louis.

Congratulations to both of you!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Drs. John Westlie and Susan Myers celebrate Years of Service

Dr. John Westlie

Dr. Susan Myers
This year Dr. John Westlie, professor of French and Dr. Susan Myers, chair of Languages and professor of French, celebrate milestones in their teaching careers at William Jewell. Dr. Westlie is celebrating his twenty-fifth year of service and Dr. Myers is celebrating her fifteenth year of service.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Celebrating Dr. Jennifer Colón's scholarly achievements

This academic year has been an active time for Dr. Jennifer Colón, assistant professor of Spanish. She has done such a marvelous job coordinating Phi Sigma Iota and the Spanish program at Jewell. But that doesn't mean that she hasn't kept her scholarly life active. Today we'd like to celebrate her three achievements. In scholarly achievement, she has presented at two conferences, reading her paper, "Ysrael/No Face takes Campbell's Hero's Journey in Drown by Junot Díaz" at the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference in Roanoke, VA, in October 2010 and "La imagen de una mujer: un estudio de género en Mujeres de ojos grandes por Ángeles Mastretta" at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in April 2011. For scholarly service, she chaired the session, "Women Writers of Spain and Latin America" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference in Atlanta, GA in November 2010.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Aindrea Early wins Phi Sigma Iota President's Scholarship


The Languages Department is proud to announce that Ms. Aindrea Early, a double major in both Spanish and International Business-Spanish, has been awarded the President's Scholarship by the Executive Committee of Phi Sigma Iota. The selection was based on faculty recommendations, the recommendation of the Phi Sigma Iota Chapter sponsor, and a personal statement written in both English and the language of study. Aindrea is currently finishing a year of study abroad in Spain and we await her return next fall to congratulate her in person and welcome her back to Jewell.

Aindrea Early
Congratulations, Aindrea!

Dr. Jennifer Colón, Jessica Shanks and Desiree Marmon featured in Phi Sigma Iota's The Forum


The Forum, the publication of Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society, features three Jewell colleagues in its Spring 2011 edition.

Dr. Jennifer Colón's submission was featured in the section, "Big Projects on Small Grants," reporting on the language reading rooms made possible by a Phi Sigma Iota Grant, reviewing the goals the Chapter has for its reading rooms and the (much appreciated) work she put into creating these spaces.
Dr. Colon


In the section "From The Rostrum", Jessica Shanks and Desiree Marmon, majors in Spanish, wrote a submission entitled, "Our Study Abroad in Barcelona." In this reflection piece, Jessica and Desiree talked about their learning experiences while in Spain, commenting on unforgettable events, bonding experiences, language challenges and learning Spanish culture.
Desiree marmon

Jessica Shanks


Congratulations on your acheivements!