Posted by: SSU Lingua Franca | May 1, 2013

¿Qué pasa? Quoi de neuf? Novità? Department News Abounds (10.2)

¿Qué pasa? Quoi de neuf? Novità? Department News Abounds

Departmental News

The Department of World Languages and Cultures thanks Ronnette Wongus for her great first year working as the departmental secretary.  We look forward to the next!

The Department of World Languages and Cultures thanks Ronnette Wongus for her great first year working as the departmental secretary. We look forward to the next!

New Faculty in German: Welcome to J. Doug Guy, our newest part-time German instructor. Prof. Guy holds a BA from Indiana University and an MA from Middlebury College and is the current president of the American Association of Teachers of German. He will be teaching the Intermediate German sequence next year.

World Languages Video: Our undergraduate Communications intern, Catilin Provost, is working on a promotional video for the Department to help encourage more students to study languages at Salem State. If you are a current language student or alum of our major or one of our minor programs and you are willing to be interviewed for the video, please contact Caitlin to set up an appointment: c_provost@salemstate.edu

Faculty Research: Our dedicated faculty continue to research, present at conferences and publish in their areas of expertise. This year, faculty presented at the MaFLA regional conference for language teachers in Sturbridge, the ACTFL national conference for language teachers in Philadelphia, the MLA and the NEMLA, national and regional literary studies conferences in Boston, the NECTFL regional language teachers conference in Maryland, the NECLAS national Latin American Studies conference at Yale University, the Italian Studies conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the ASEMA (Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa) conference in Washington DC, the JNCL and NCLIS joint meeting for national committees on language policy in Washington DC, the NEEAN conference on assessment at UMASS-Amherst, the Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica international conference on Hispanic literatures in the Dominican Republic, and the CIEF international conference on Francophone Studies in Greece. Dr. Doll and Dr. Dávila Gonçalves also presented their own original poetry at numerous events in the region. Faculty also published many research articles and books this year and a number of them will be honored at the University’s Faculty Publications Celebration on May 2nd. To find out more about our areas of research, check out our faculty pages at www.salemstate.edu/languages

Phi Sigma Iota: Seventeen undergraduate and graduate students (Vilma Bibeau, Melissa Carella, Bianca Carreiro, Matthew Curley, Kelsey Delaney, Morgan Downs, David Gadbois, Jeleiny Garcia Rijo, Angela Harling, Michael Hughes, Christopher Johanson, Molly Pinto Madigan, Melida Sanchez, Patricia Sanchez, Laura Timmons, Amanda Tower, Ai Toyoda), two faculty members (Amanda Minervini, Julie Whitlow), and four community members (Giovanni Graziani, Paula Graziani, Francis Mayo, Octavia Randolph) were inducted into our Phi Sigma Iota honor society this spring. Find out more about our Honor Society at: http://www.salemstate.edu/academics/23486.php

This year’s Psi Sigma Iota induction ceremony

This year’s Psi Sigma Iota induction ceremony

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