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August 2014

Bilingual Beginnings has completed its first year.  Click here for the full story.

April 2014

Lindsey Merchlewitz, a Spanish minor, participates in an immersion program in a small Costa Rican fishing village.  Click here for the full story. 

March 2014

Irene Salazar, a 1996 Spanish Education graduate, receives National Board Certification.  Click here for the full story. 

February 2014

Dr. Matt Waters publishes new book on ancient Persia focused on 550-330 BCE, a formative period for Middle Eastern and European history. Click here for the full story.

December 2013

Mary Eppolite has been selected to participate in the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program under the direction of Dr. Jessica Miller.  
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October 2013

Valerie Mumm-Jansen, a 2002 Spanish graduate, has received the 2013 UW Colleges Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for Faculty. Click here for the full story.

Kallie Sandell, a 2011 Spanish Business major, co-published "Study Abroad and the Spiral of Silence: Does Encouraging Participation Create Apprehension for Those Who Don't Participate?".  Click here for the full story

September 2013

Alan Grostephan, a 2001 Spanish majorwrites a novel about life in Colombia.  Click here for the full story.

Dr. Manuel Fernández (foreign languages) and Dr. Michael Hilger (emeritus, English) will lead film discussions as part of the Cuban Film Festival at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in downtown Eau Claire. Films will be shown from 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 16 and 23  in the Eau Claire Room of the library. The film series is free and open to the public. More information.

May 2013

Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, Dr. Aram de Koven (education studies), UW-Eau Claire graduate student Kate Nolin-Smith and Madeline Biers presented "Are Cultural Immersion Experiences Effective in Bridging Cultural Gaps?" at the TESOL International Association Convention March 21 in Dallas, Texas. The presentation described findings on the
effectiveness of the Domestic Intercultural Immersion Experience, which they
organized and in which they participated.

Dr. Reynolds also led a team of 18 TESOL leaders in organizing and planning the TESOL
convention noted above. More than 7,000 English language teachers, scholars,
writers and exhibitors attended approximately 1,100 sessions at the convention,
including plenary talks by John Hunter, Dr. Thomas Nayakama, Dr. Suzanne
Panferov, Dr. Aram de Koven, Dr. Bonnie Norton, Dr. Zoltan Dornyei and Dr. Joy Kreeft
Peyton. For more information, visit tesol.org.


Two students from Ami Christensen's "U.S. Culture and Institutions" class recently entered and placed in the 2013 WITESOL (Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Writing and Art Contest, which was open to students whose instructors are members of WITESOL. The theme for this year's contest was "Who is/are your hero(es) and what makes them a hero in your eyes?" Brice-Henri Tribollet, a UW-Eau Claire student from Switzerland, placed third in the adult writing category for his essay, "More Than a Mother." Hyeonseo Lim, a student from South Korea, placed first in the adult art category for her piece, "The Speakers." Both students received a copy of the winning pieces in each category, a certificate and a small cash prize.

April 2013

Adam Bosetski receives Fulbright English teaching assistantship.  Click here for the full story.

UW-Eau Claire students spend Spring Break deep in the heart of Cajun Country. Click here for the full story.

 

March 2013

Gaming system offers new way to improve foreign language skills
Wii open labs to provide authentic context in which students can meaningfully use language.

Junior Alicia Hooker, a Japanese minor, is spending the 2013 spring semester studying at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City, Japan.  Click here for the full story.

 

 

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