Johnna Stewart shares her service-learning experience conducted through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City.
Kristen Agar reflects on her service-learning experience with the organization Turn The Page KC at Primitivo Garcia.
|Fall 2014 JPN 111 Class Picture|
|A Poem by Bruce Rash|
|Enrique Granados Gonzalez|
|Department of Languages 2014: Michael Foster, Amaya Amell, Yachu Liu, Yoko Hori, Lucie Thomas, Óscar Jiménez, Jane Foster, Susan Myers and Jennifer Colón|
|Allie Lach, French minor, carries the Class of 2014 Banner during the Walk around the Quad.|
|Bailey Moffit, French minor, happily walks around the Quad.|
|Ashton Long, French minor, takes her turn around the Quad.|
|Óscar Jiménez, Spanish assistant, and Lucie Thomas, French assistant, process into the Mabee Center.|
|Yachu Liu, Chinese assistant, and Rosemary Loehr, French major, listen attentively to the speaker.|
|Spring 2014 Phi Sigma Iota Induction Program|
|Annie Birzer and Joseph Gunn|
|Drs. Amaya Amell and Michael Foster|
|Will receives his certificate and pin, and Hannah receives her cord.|
|Hannah receives her certificate and pin, and Lisa her cord.|
|Lisa and Sarah receive their certificate and pin.|
|Sarah receives her pin, and Sabrina receives her cord and certificate.|
|Amelia receives her pin and Loree her certificate.|
|Anavice receives her pin.|
|Allie receives her certificate.|
|Jordan has his cord, pin and certificate, and Jenny receives her cord.|
|Jenny receives her pin.|
|Moriah receives her certificate.|
|Cameron receives her cord.|
|Emily receives her certificate and pin.|
|William Bergman, Jordan Lewis, Hannah Bruins, Sabrina Davis, Allie Lach, Jenny Nelson, Moriah Vanderburg, Amelia Hanzlick, Loree Hazelrigg, Emily Xouris, Cameron VanDyke, Sarah Crosley, Lisa Brune, Anavice Jiménez|
Susan Myers, a native of New Jersey, completed her undergraduate degree in English and French at Houghton College, New York, spending her junior year abroad in Tours, France. She received her Masters degree in French from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, including another year abroad, first in Paris, then in Tours. She completed her doctorate in French Literature from Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana. She has taught English in Pennsville High School, New Jersey and worked as an in-home tutor before moving on to teaching college level French at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, after marrying her husband, Allen, who was working as a musician in Cleveland. They moved to Liberty, Missouri, in 1995 when Susan accepted the position of French at William Jewell College. Her husband completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and pursues a career in musical performance and composition. The couple is raising two daughters, Caitlin and Sarah.
Now a professor of French, Dr. Myers teaches at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and chairs the Languages Department. She is the author of two articles on Sébastien Japrisot, the first, “Sébastien Japrisot: It’s a Crazy Game, the Search for Truth,” published in French Prose in 2000, edited by Michael Bishop and Christopher Elson; and the second, “La passion des femmes” in 813: les amis de la littérature policière. She has recently finished “An Allegory of Reading: Ambiguity, Discovery and the Reader’s Role in Sébastien Japrisot’s Piège pour Cendrillon” for inclusion as a chapter in Sébastien Japrisot: The Art of Crime edited by Martin Hurcombe and Simon Kemp, published 2009.
As chair of the Languages Department at Jewell, Dr. Myers has overseen the development of the Romance Languages Major, the Arabic Area Studies Minor, the Chinese Area Studies Minor, and has won two grants to improve the technology of the Languages Seminar Room and to improve the learning environment of the Language Lab.