Recent Department NEWS Alumni news:
Spring 2013 senior students from LLL 400 presented their final
projects on April 17th and 18th. Pictured here are Pedro Ramirez,
William Hollibaugh and Yichong Xu
Spring 2013 Classics Fest was once again a successful event thanks
to the hard work and preparation of the Classics Faculty, Dr. Don
Shorter (pictured above), Ms. Marilyn Bisch and Dr. Don Jennermann,
and the Classics students.
Congratulations to Dot-Eum Kim, LLL's Outstanding Graduate Assistant
for 2012-2013. To celebrate Dot-Eum's award, both she and
Dr. Melanie D'Amico attended the College of Graduate and
Professional Studies Recognition Breakfast.
Instructor Yoshiko Cockerham has been working with Japanese international
students to create the Japanese Help Desk, a special tutoring service
available three times per week. The help desk provides wonderful interactive
opportunities between Japanese and American students.
students from the Student Study Abroad Organization extend their
learning experience to include charitable work with Fundación de
Misiones Mi Tía-Betel in San José, Costa Rica.
Dr. Ann Rider and Dr. Keri Yousif hosted a discussion panel as part
of the College of Arts and Sciences Community Semester, "A Tale of Two
Cities: Paris and Berlin" featuring community and campus speakers.
student Monica Block discusses learning idioms in Spanish in a local
Costa Rican news report (you can see her after about 2 minutes)
STudy abroad videos and Blogs
Kaylie Davitto's blog from Madrid
Nicole Stroller's blog from Sevilla
Study Abroad videos: Click
"Five experiments by Northwestern's Adam Galinsky showed that those who
have lived abroad outperform others on creativity tasks. Creativity is
also higher on average for first- or second-generation immigrants and
bilinguals. The theory is that cross-cultural experiences force people
to adapt and be more flexible. Just studying another culture can help.
In Galinsky's lab, people were more creative after watching a slide show
about China: a 45-minute session increased creativity scores for a week." --Newsweek
19 July 2010, p. 50.