Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Honoring our Asistants and French students at William Jewell Commencement 2012

Saturday, May 12, we celebrated Commencement at William Jewell College. We'd like to celebrate with photos of our language assistants, Miguel Peñeranda Olmeda and Clémentine Bastin, who recieved certificates of successful study. Congratulations as well to Megan Dennis, French major, and Katelyn Bennett, French minor.
Clémentine and Miguel lead the processional

Katelyn adjusts her tassle as a graduate

Megan shakes Dr. Sallee's hand

Our Languages international assistants, Ai (Japan), Miguel (Spain) and Clémentine (France), celebrate with friend Mahamadou Sissoko (France)

Friday, May 4, 2012

French and Japanese Spring 2012 Recital

French and Japanese Spring 2012 Recital Program

We had a very talented group of students perform in the Spring 2012 French and Japanese Recital. Shawn Davison, a self-designed major in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Japanese, discussed haiku and recited examples.

The students of FRE 324 Nineteenth Century French Novel and Society were inspired by the authors of the 19th century and after their introduction performed skits that reflected couple relationships in the novel or compared a situation in the novel to today. In this posting we'd like to feature Katelyn Bennett and Rosemary Loehr's presentation, "La réalité du mariage," inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

The students of FRE 415 French Studies Capstone: The Middle Ages, students researched a cultural topic and prepared an informational PowerPoint presentation. We'll be highlighting Megan Dennis who researched the Medieval Church and Ashton Wells who researched Feudalism in France.

Congratulations to all presenters! It was a very good recital for all.