Outstanding Student Awards for 2012-13
Posted: April 24, 2013
A reception was held on April 22 for those receiving the Foreign Languages Department's Outstanding Student Awards for 2012-13.
The students recognized at the reception were Abigail J. Elf for French, Alyssa D. Reynolds for German, Emily R. Jamieson for Spanish, Kane D. Stratman for Russian, Lauren E. Littlepage for Japanese, and Rebekah L. Calahan for Chinese.
Foreign Language Department Photo Contest 2012
Posted: April 12, 2013
Congratulations to Brittany Triggs, the winner for Best Overall Photo and for Best Art Photo in the Foreign Languages Department Photo Contest.
She submitted a photo taken while studying abroad in the Dominican Republic in Spring 2012. The winner for Best Landscape Photo taken in Austria in Summer 2012 was submitted by Melanie Bacaling; and, the winner for Best Cultural Interaction Photo taken in Morocco in Spring 2012 was submitted by Jessica Foster. All contest photos will be displayed on the Foreign Language Department bulletin boards in Hyde Hall and Olmsted Hall and the winning photos posted on our webpage. The Best Overall photo will be framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office at OH 350.
Phi Sigma Iota initiation ceremony held April 7th
Posted: April 12, 2013
The Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, April 7, in the Ridgway University Center.
Nine students and one faculty member were inducted into membership. New members include Sara Buente, Becky Calahan, Cindy Crowe, Hillary Degenhardt, Abigail Elf, Sara Gensler, Nicole Kreuzman, Kristin Pins, Bryanna Thomas and Megan Voyles. The 2012-2013 officers, President Lynn Beaumont, Vice President Gina Filo, Secretary-Treasurer Jessica Foster, along with PSI members Haley Campbell, Megan Seymour, and Nathan Stamps conducted the ceremony. Mrs. Anna Newton, UE alumna and a member of PSI, delivered the keynote speech for the event. A dessert reception for members, initiates, faculty and friends followed the ceremony.
Phi Sigma Iota members are elected from among outstanding advanced undergraduate students and faculty in foreign languages. The Epsilon Beta chapter has initiated 154 members since it was installed here on April 8, 2000.
French Instructor Cathy Fraley Wins Statewide Teaching Award
Posted: November 5, 2012
Cathy Fraley, instructor of French at the University of Evansville, was named the collegiate-level Teacher of the Year for 2012 by the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.
The award was presented Saturday, November 3, during the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association conference in Indianapolis.
Fraley earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and English from the College of Saint Benedict and a Master of Arts in French literature from Indiana University. She also received a Diplôme d’études de civilisation française from the Sorbonne and a Diplôme de français des affaires from the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris. Her academic interests include courses in language, business French, and French culture.
(Pictured: Jessica Sturm, president of the Indiana chapter of the AATF, hands Fraley her plaque and a certificate.)
Posted: October 19, 2012
The Department of Foreign Languages hosted its 8th Annual “Linguapalooza” event on Thursday, October 4th.
Over one hundred area high school students from Tecumseh, Bosse, Castle, Mater Dei, Jasper, Mt. Vernon, Harrison, North, Loogootee, Boonville, and Evansville Day School came to campus to sharpen their foreign language skills by participating in culture, conversation and interactive sessions throughout the day.
Read the full Evansville Courier & Press article.
Lesley Pleasant Presents Paper at Boston Conference
Posted: October 10, 2012
Assistant Professor of German Lesley Pleasant recently presented a paper at the annual Society of Film and Media Studies Conference in Boston. The paper, on Helke Misselwitz' film Herzsprung, was titled "The Wizard of Ossi." This presentation was part of one of the two East German Film (DEFA) panels at this year's conference.
Diana Rodríguez Quevedo interviewed by WNIN
Posted: September 19, 2012
Assistant Professor of Spanish Diana Rodríguez Quevedo was recently interviewed by Micah Schweizer for the WNIN Radio program, The Trend. The subject was her recent Andiron Lecture on campus titled, “Skipping Beats: The Impact of the Illegal Drug Trade on Colombian Music.”
In her lecture, Rodríguez Quevedo discussed how Colombia’s music has undergone transformations due to the influence of the illegal drug trade over the past four decades. Cumbia, once known as the emblematic rhythm of the nation, was replaced by vallenato, which itself faced competition from the production and commercialization of narcocorridos or prohibited corridos.
The radio interview focused on narcocorridos but also tied in the connection between music (vallenato) and the phenomenon of forced internal displacement in Colombia. Listen to the recorded interview.
Berger Award Winner Chris Mohn
Posted: August 15, 2012
Congratulations to Chris Mohn, Associate Professor of Spanish, winner of the 2012 Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for service.
The award is presented each year to a member of the University of Evansville faculty who demonstrates exceptional scholarly service. Charlie Berger, a 1969 UE graduate and local attorney with the law firm Berger & Berger, presented the award August 14th at the University’s annual Fall Faculty and Administrators Conference.
Read the full Evansville Courier & Press article.
Winners of the Foreign Languages Department Outstanding Student Awards
Posted: April 11, 2012
A reception was held April 11 to honor the recipients of the annual Foreign Languages Department Outstanding Student Awards. The faculty in each language taught by the department selects the students they feel were exceptional in their language studies over the past year.
This year's winners are:
- Bianca E. Edelhoff - French
- Ashley R. Rich - German
- Kristen M. Sholander - Spanish
- Hillary J. Degenhardt - Russian
- Anna V. Whiteman - Japanese
- Cody C. Baker - Chinese
Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota Initiation Ceremony
Posted: April 1, 2012
The Epsilon Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, April 1, in the Ridgway University Center.
Ten students were inducted into membership, representing seven languages. New members include Lynn Beaumont, Haley Campbell, Bianca Edelhoff, Gina Filo, Jessica Foster, Gretchen Kohl, Michael Koletsos, Monica Meisling, Lesley Nash and Nathan Stamps. Faculty advisor Ann Baker gave the opening remarks and welcomed the new members.
The 2011-2012 officers and members, President Sarah Williams, Vice President Erica Marburger, Treasurer Sam Stevens, Social Director Jenna Rice along with PSI members Deirdre Gillen, Kenzie George and Andrea Weber, conducted the ceremony. Xiaoyu Zhu, visiting instructor of Chinese, delivered the keynote speech for the event. A dessert reception for members, initiates, faculty and friends followed the ceremony.
Phi Sigma Iota is a national honor society whose members are elected from among outstanding advanced undergraduate students and faculty in foreign languages. The Epsilon Beta chapter has initiated 144 members since it was installed here on April 8, 2000.
Department of Foreign Languages Photo Contest 2012
Posted: March 1, 2012
Congratulations to Whitney Cohen, the grand prize winner in the Foreign Languages Department Photo Contest. Her photo was taken while studying abroad in Arusha, Tanzania in Spring 2011. All contest photos are displayed on the Foreign Language Department bulletin boards in Hyde Hall and Olmsted Hall. The winning photo is framed and displayed in the Foreign Language Office at OH 350.