Kaffeeklatsch at the Oak House

Do you speak German? Join us at Oak House, March 20th at 4 p.m. Wir laden Sie herzlich zum Kaffeeklatsch ein. Alle deutschsprechenden Studenten/Faculty/Staff sind willkommen.

Kaffeeklatsch at the Oak House

Do you speak German? Join us at Oak House, May 1 at 4 p.m. Wir laden Sie herzlich zum Kaffeeklatsch ein. Alle deutschsprechenden Studenten/Faculty/Staff sind willkommen.

Willkommen bei den Hartmanns! (Film)

Join us for February's movie night (and snacks!). English subtitles. Organized by Elon's German Club.

Stammtisch - German Conversation Hour

Meet with German Learners at Elon and practice your conversation skills. Organized by Elon's German Club.

Kesgin publishes paper on when leaders make uncharacteristic foreign policy choices

Assistant Professor of Political Science Baris Kesgin’s recent research is based on the premise that when leaders depart from their long-held, publicly known policy positions, one possible explanation is changes in their personality. Kesgin puts this assumption to test in the case of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in August 2005.

New book by Mina Garcia explores 'Idolatry and the Construction of the Spanish Empire'

Mina Garcia, associate professor of Spanish, publishes her second book bridging the gap between colonial Mexico and Early Modern Spain.

 

Chocolate Tasting + Meet the German Club

Join us in Carlton Commons for a tasting of fine German chocolate. Get to know the German Club and other German learners and speakers at Elon.

Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society opens its doors to 'The Religious Body Imagined'

Thirteen scholars from around the world will participate in the Center's second symposium to be held Feb. 7-9.

Haitian-Québécois author Marie-Célie Agnant visits Elon during Winter Term

Many student cohorts benefit from the residency of acclaimed author who visited Elon to collaborate with Associate Professor of French Olivia Choplin in her course FRE 349: French Theater in Production. 

Department of World Languages and Cultures faculty present at ACTFL in New Orleans

April Post, Pablo Celis-Castillo and Kristin Lange from the Department of World Languages and Cultures presented their research at the annual convention and expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Isabel Treanor '19 Presents at SAMLA

Spanish and International Studies major Isabel Treanor presented her research for the panel on “(Socio)Political: Where Culture and Genre Meet” at Undergraduate Research Forum at South Atlantic Modern Languages Annual Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Ebru (water marbling) at Elon attracts students, staff & faculty
Ebru artist, Bingul Sevimli, recently offered a hands-on experience to Elon students, faculty and staff.

 

Sophie Adamson presents at French teaching conference

Sophie Adamson, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, presented at the annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of Teachers of French in Durham, N.C.

 

Day of the Dead altar in Carlton Commons

The altar will be open to the public until Friday, Nov. 2, at 1:30 pm.

Ketevan Kupatadze presents at ISSoTL 2018

Kupatadze, senior lecturer in Spanish, in collaboration with a colleague from Aarhus University in Denmark, delivered a presentation at ISSoTL in Norway titled “Inclusivity in Academia: Perspectives, Experiences and Roles of International Teaching Faculty”

 

Windham gives invited talk at Notre Dame on grammar and literacy

The title of the Oct. 10 talk by Scott Windham, associate professor of German in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, was “Why we (still) need grammar instruction but (still) need to do it better: Grammar instruction and literacy in the L2 classroom.”

Mina Garcia presents research at the Cervantes Society of America

Associate Professor of Spanish Mina Garcia presented a paper on "Cervantes and the Immigration Crisis" on Sept. 29.

Students of French, German and Spanish present at Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

Elon hosted students and faculty from Elon and regional universities at its third annual Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Elon French faculty present at AATF Convention in Martinique 

French faculty members Sophie Adamson, Patti Burns, Olivia Choplin, and Sarah Glasco represented Elon's French program at the 91st annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes faculty with excellence awards

Faculty members were recognized on Aug. 20 for excellence in mentoring, service and leadership, teaching and scholarship. 

Vandermaas-Peeler and Buckmaster receive Colonial Academic Alliance grant through James Madison University

The grant will fund a study looking at the interaction between a student's characteristics and the experiences they have while studying abroad.

Top German Studies graduates recognized

Madeline “Maddy” Wetterhall ’18 and Mitchell Bergens ’18 were the recipients of this year’s Marsilius von Inghen Award for Excellence in German Studies.

German honor society inducts 18 new members

Elon's chapter of the Delta Phi Alpha German national honor society hosted an induction ceremony on May 4, welcoming 18 new members.

Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon’s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.

Annual awards luncheon recognizes Elon faculty, staff for excellence

Four faculty members and 19 retiring employees were honored May 9 for excellence and service to Elon.

French honor society inducts new members

Elon’s chapter of the Pi Delta Phi French honor society hosted an April 30 induction ceremony welcoming 14 new members.

 

Sigma Delta Pi inducts a record-setting number of new members

Forty-one students were inducted into Elon’s Rho Eta chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi.

Arts & Sciences alumni recognized

Three outstanding alumni from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, were honored Thursday at an annual awards celebration.

Elon participates in third-annual marathon reading

Elon joined colleges and universities across the country in the Marathon Reading of “Los empeños de una casa” as a part of the third annual “I am Quixote” Festival.

Kupatadze delivers keynote at Transformative Learning Conference at Tarleton State University

Kupatadze, senior lecturer in Spanish, spoke about student-faculty partnerships in the keynote address at the Texas university. 

Namaste leads Meaning of Food Conference

Nina Namaste, along with colleagues Alison Atkins from Wake Forest University and Claudia Femenias from High Point University, led the highly successful Meaning of Food: Interdisciplinary Conference on Representations of Food in the Arts & Humanities.

Adamson presents at national teaching conference

Sophie Adamson, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages & Cultures, presented on Feb. 24, 2018, at the Lilly Conference on Active and Engaged Learning.

 

Kaffeeklatsch

4 p.m at The Oak House

Leadership Prize: David Duncan ’19 explores experiences of immigrant college students

The 2018 Leadership Prize recipient is using the award to research the mental health of immigrant students coping with uncertainty of the future.

Faculty Research Series panel discussion focuses on finding the right publisher

The Faculty Research Series co-chairs Pamela Winfield and Mina Garcia hosted a panel discussion “Finding the Right Fit for Your Scholarship” on Nov. 15. The panelists focused on choosing the right publisher for the right audience and personal experience and advice for writing and publishing. 

Drop-in TODAY to learn about courses and opportunities with languages & cultures

The Department of World Languages & Cultures is collaborating with the Global Education Center to host a drop-in open advising session in Carlton on Monday, Oct. 30

Schoenblatt receives Mitchell-Buck Scholarship from FLANC
Bryanna Schoenblatt '18 has been awarded this year's Mitchell-Buck Scholarship from the Foreign Language Association of N.C
 

 

Students of French, Spanish present at Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Elon hosted students and faculty from Elon and regional universities at its second annual Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures.

Study abroad experience inspires alumna to pursue medical degree in Germany

A member of the Class of 2016, Alyssa Romano started medical school this summer in Tübingen, Germany. 

Elon marks Labor Day with celebration of university's workers

A panel discussion on Labor Day in Whitley Auditorium offered insights from those across the university who work to support students, faculty and staff. The discussion was moderated by Sherry Lee Linkon of Georgetown University.

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