Honduran advocate to present on 'Afro-Indigenous Honduran Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, and Immigration'

Witness for Peace Southeast presents a conversation with Alfredo López, a leader with the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras. 

Jazz, Klezmer and son cubano? The performance of 'Hatuey: Memory of Fire'

Spanish Instructor Quiqui Lang Hilgartner in the World Languages and Cultures Department tries her hand at versifying opera.

Kupatadze named 2017-19 Center for Engaged Learning Scholar

Ketevan Kupatadze was selected as the 2017-19 Center for Engaged Learning Scholar to focus on student-faculty partnerships as high-impact practice.

Tournées French Film Festival at Elon concludes

On Sunday, March 5, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the closing of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

AAC&U presentation features findings of Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning

Nina Namaste and Jessie Moore represented the Center for Engaged Learning in a recent AAC&U presentation featuring findings from the center’s 2015-17 research seminar on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience.

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!


Ten Elon scholars named semifinalists for Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities to recent graduates in more than 140 countries, with approximately 1,900 grants awarded annually in all fields of study. 

World languages and cultures professor named newest CATL Scholar

Windham will work on turning SOTL research into classroom practice around teaching literacy, resulting in work that will be relevant to multiple languages. 

Elon celebrates International Ladino Day

"Kreer i esperar es la vida alargar" -  "Believing and hoping makes life longer" 

Art history professor presents at French studies conference hosted by Brown University

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, presented a paper Oct. 29, 2016, at the 19th century French Studies Conference hosted by Brown University. 

Guatemalan scholar finds opportunities to interact, share expertise during visit to Elon

Guatemalan graduate student Marco Saz visited Elon University to immerse himself culturally in the United States and share his expertise on education with youth at risk with Elon students, faculty and staff.

Global Neighborhood Association hosts November House Dinner 

More than 70 students, faculty and staff examined the style, subjects and history of political cartoons from around the world.

Third screening of the III Hispanic Film Series generates great turnout

The film series was organized by Professors Nicole Triche in Communications and Professors Ketevan Kupatadze, Mayte de Lama, and Federico Pous in World Languages and Cultures. 

Class of 2016 Periclean Scholars publishes book about their journey

 "Our Periclean Journey" dives deep into how the aid world works from partnerships to money and conflict resolution.

French professors present at 50th Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

The theme of this year's conference was empowerment, transformation and social justice. 

Elon professor offers 'flashback' to senior seminar

Professor Judith K. Lang Hilgartner gets the chance to relive her experience of Elon's senior seminar. 

Spanish professor presents on Spanish drama in the Transmedia Age

Mina Garcia, associate professor of Spanish, explored the impact of technology in Early Modern Drama.

A very “Cuban week” for Prof. Judith K. Lang Hilgartner ‘10

Cuban music and poetry highlight this past week both at Elon and the University of Virginia.

Students of French present at inaugural Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and regional universities at its first Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures.

Elon faculty contribute to Teagle-funded grant for improving teaching in the humanities

As part of the “Collaborative Humanities Redesign Project” (CHRP), a three-year interdisciplinary, cross-campus initiative funded by Teagle Foundation, faculty from Elon, Park and Rockhurst universities and the University of Kansas came together for the third time this September to collaborate on instructional design with the goal to enhance teaching in the humanities.

Patricia Burns receives French-American Cultural Exchange Foundation grant

The grant will help support the inaugural Tournées Film Festival at Elon.

Elon Spanish professors Kupatadze and de Lama share research at a congress in Spain

Spanish professors Ketevan Kupatadze and Mayte de Lama shared their respective research at the XVIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura y Estudios Hispánicos in San Sebastian, Spain.

Elon expands business dual-degree program

The four-year program now includes partnerships with schools in Spain and Italy.

French program recognized by national organization as exemplary

Elon's French program has been recognized by the American Association of Teachers of French, the national organization of French teachers, as an Exemplary Post-Secondary Program with Honors.

Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Argentina

Erin Luther ‘16, an international studies and Spanish double major from Bristol, Tennessee, travels to South America next spring as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.

Elon participates in marathon reading of 'Don Quixote'

The 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and his novel, 'Don Quixote,' were celebrated with a weeklong event that included reading both volumes aloud.

Elon students awarded State Department scholarships

Elon University senior Alexandra “Allie” Barteldt and junior Benjamin Lutz have each received a Critical Language Scholarship from the federal government to study Hindi in Asia, and Arabic in Africa, respectively.

Visiting Art History Scholar Holly R. Silvers publishes essay

Silvers's essay links masks from contemporary popular culture with 12th century corbel sculptures in southwestern France.

Dance film explores ‘The Passing of Time’

Elon University faculty members Jen Guy Metcalf and J McMerty '00, with assistance from several students and alumni, collaborated to examine a love story through ages and stages of life.

Kirstin Ringelberg presents paper on queer feminist reclamation of Belle Époque artist

At the SECAC conference in Pittsburgh, the art historian offered a glimpse into the previously overlooked artist's studio and its celebrated salon events.

Katharine Fredricksen '15 teaching English in Austria 

Katharine Fredricksen '15 is spending the 2015-16 academic year teaching English in Austria on a program funded by the Austrian federal government. 


Department of World Languages and Cultures to Host Drop-In Open Advising Session on October 28th

An Open Advising Session will be held by the World Languages and Cultures Department on October 28th for majors, minors, interdisciplinary minors and anyone interested in the study of world languages and cultures.

First Global Neighborhood 'House Dinner' draws enthusiastic crowd

Several hundred students gathered with faculty and staff on Sept. 1 to discuss the intersections food and culture.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, honors three professors

Olivia Choplin, Meredith Allison and Jeff Clark were recognized during Planning Week 2015 for their accomplishments during the previous academic year.

Elon students earn high marks on Business German exam

Two Elon students recently earned high marks on the Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch, an internationally-recognized Business German exam.

Elon staff and faculty present at International Education Conference

Elon staff and faculty were active contributors at this year's annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 

Students, locals bond over baseball during Dominican Republic trip

Following an inspiring Winter Term experience, Drew Forte ’15 and several other Elon University students collected more than 200 items of baseball equipment and shipped them in May to youth organizations in the Caribbean country.

Mina Garcia presents at an international conference on esoterism and witchcraft

The associate professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures presented at an international conference celebrated in Burgos, Spain, from May 5-7.

Two students win competitive science research internships in Germany

Ben Kaiser '16 and Alyssa Romano '16 will conduct science research at German universities this summer.

Global Education Center staff and faculty quoted in 'International Educator'

Woody Pelton, Rhonda Waller and Donna Van Bodegraven were quoted in an article published in the current issue of International Educator

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