Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cameron VanDyke, Spanish Major, Finalist for the Faculty Award

This week's View from the Hill, dated March 25, announced the finalists for the Faculty Award. Congratulations to our own Cameron VanDyke, named one of the five finalists!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cameron VanDyke, Senior Star in Spanish for Spring 2015

Cameron VanDyke, Spanish Major, has been chosen as a senior star for spring 2015. Read Cameron's senior star post on the departmental site. Congratulations, Cameron, on your achievements!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Salsa Party

Students practice salsa dance steps.
Drs. Amaya Amell and Michael Foster hosted a salsa party, March 3. Students learned dance steps and enjoyed tortillas prepared by the Spanish Assistant, Enrique Granados, as well as guacamole, pan con tomate.
Students enjoying refreshments.

Claire (French Assistant) with Yoko (Japanese assistant)

Pan con tomate

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Three Students in Languages Awarded Hall Summer Enrichment Grants

Announced in the March 11, 2015 edition of the View from the Hill, three students in languages recieved Hall Summer Enrichment Grants: Sarah Crosley (Classics), Michaela Ousnamer (French), and Bruce Rash (French and Japanese). Learn more about the Hall Summer Enrichment Grant on the Jewell's News and Publications site.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Amelia Hanzlick, Senior Star in French for Spring 2015

Amelia Hanzlick, International Business and French, has been chosen as a senior star for spring 2015. Read Amelia's senior star post on the departmental site. Congratulations, Amelia, on your achievements!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Amelia Hanzlick
Senior Amelia Hanzlick majoring in International Business and French is one of 12 students selected for the 2015 Coro Kansas City Internship in Public Affairs program, which includes a full-time internship in four public affairs sectors including business, government, labor and nonprofit organizations. The program is made possible through a partnership between Park University and Coro Kansas City, which develops future community leaders through exposure to community issues, leadership development, civic leaders and organizations.

Dr. Michael Foster Contributes to the Kansas City French Teacher Immersion Day Workshop

Dr. Michael Foster
Dr. Michael Foster, assistant professor of French, presented two films, “La Grande Seduction” by Jean-Francois Pouliot and “La Petite Jerusalem” by Karin Albou, at the 2015 French Teacher Immersion Day Workshop on Feb. 28 at Rockhurst University. The event was sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Invitation to Japanese Lunch Table

Dear Japanese learners,

I’m inviting you all to the first Japanese Lunch Table on Thursday March 5th from 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM .

It is just a casual lunch that you can get together and eat lunch together. (fun!)

If you have a specific topic that you want to discuss, we can talk about it too.

We will try to speak as much Japanese as possible!

So please come join us.


Sarah Crosley, Classics Major, Wins Hall Family Foundation Grant for Summer 2015

Sarah Crosley, Classics Major
Sarah Crosley, a junior Classics major and member of Phi Sigma Iota, has been awarded a 2015 Hall Family Foundation Grant for Summer Enrichment.  Sarah will use the funding from this prestigious award to support a three-week-long experience in Romania (eastern Europe) with Projects Abroad.  After an intensive introduction to the Romanian language (closely related to classical Latin, as are the other Romance languages) and culture with a local family and instructor, she will then join other students, volunteers, and and professional archaeologists at an actual “dig,” such as an ancient grave site.  At this archaeological site, she will be trained in the methods used to excavate, document, and preserve such sites and the artifacts found there.  She will also learn how to write funding proposals for such digs.
During the two weeks before her archaeological adventure in Romania, Sarah will be in Italy, participating in an academic study tour entitled  “Romans, Etruscans, and Ancient Greeks: Exploring Antiquities from Tuscany to Campania” (funded by her Journey Grant).   These two related experiences, Sarah says, have further excited her about continuing her study of Classics at the graduate level and will broaden her options for study and specialization there. 

While abroad, Sarah intends to record her experiences daily, hoping to identify points of commonality between her Italian and the Romanian “projects.”  She looks forward to sharing these with the Jewell community after her return.