Monday, April 28, 2014

Language Students Among the Top Five Finalists for the Faculty Award

Allie Lach

Charlotte Belshe
The Department of Languages celebrates the nomination of two language students among the top five finalists for the Faculty Award. Faculty Award nominees must have achieved at least a 3.75 GPA and represent the values of a William Jewell education. Charlotte Belshe (Spanish minor) and Allie Lach (French minor) were named among the five finalists. Read the complete article in the Hilltop Monitor.

Spanish Students Present At the Duke Undergraduate Colloquium

Friday, April 25, 2014, two of our Spanish majors presented at the David Nelson Duke Undergraduate Colloquium, chaired by our very own Dr. Jennifer Colón, assistant professor of Spanish. These students chose to present their study abroad experiences through digital story-telling in which they created a movie using stills, video, legends, voice-overs and music. McKenzie Reagan expresses her conscious effort to immerse herself in her study abroad experience in Seville, Spain, as well as in life in "Voy a estar presente."

Erin Christiansen explains how her study abroad experience in Costa Rica changed her perrspective on the concept of time, reflecting on the concept of "pura vida" and the importance of taking time to live life well in "Measure Life through Time."

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring 2014 French Movie Night

On Tuesday, April 22nd, the spring 2014 French movie night took place on campus. Twelve students enjoyed watching the French Canadian movie La Grande Séduction (2003) by Jean-Francois Pouliot followed by some French food and drinks. They enjoyed learning about the Québécois culture and hearing French spoken in a different dialect. The French club offers a different movie each semester.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

French Club Enjoys Perfume Creation Event

Today, the French Club hosted a perfume creation event during Jewell Time. In order for students to learn about perfume, Dr. Myers created a movie presentation tracing the cultural significance of perfume and introducing students to the practical elements of creating perfume.
 Students then chose a perfume to create and filled the room with the wonderful scents of bergamot, rose, citrus, lavender and many other essential oils.
First students reviewed the recipes and tried out the different essential oils.
Then they used organized their supplies.
Using pipettes students measured the correct number of drops.
All the oils opened at once, our classroom was filled with the scent of perfume!
Adding water is the last ingredient.
Then the bottle is capped and the oils and water are mixed.

Then apply and enjoy!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Languages Trivia Night

Tuesday, April 10, the Phi Theta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota hosted a trivia night with music, food and prizes. View the short video to learn more.