Greetings from ISU where spring is finally upon us! As we approach the end of the academic year, I reflect on all of the good work we have been able to do. The Department has enjoyed a tremendously successful year on all fronts: enrollments in our language courses are up, we have reached a new … Continue reading A Note From the Chair
Many of our alumni will remember Professor Dawn Bratsch-Prince, a professor of Spanish who was WLC Chair from 2002 to 2008. Some of you will also recall that it was under her leadership that the former Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures became World Languages and Cultures. Dr. Bratsch-Prince was honored with the award for … Continue reading Q&A with Dr. Dawn Bratsch-Prince
The Department of World Languages and Cultures was excited to be a part of this year’s World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Visiting high school students got to meet and interact with leading experts in science, industry, policy, and culture to discuss global challenges and possible … Continue reading WLC participates in the World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute
In photo: Advisor Prof. Eugenio Matibag, President Samantha Huisman, Member Corey Johnson, and Treasurer Kelly McGowan. On April 22, 2014, ISU’s Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, organized “Green Tuesday,” a campus clean-up activity for Earth Day. An honor society founded to recognize and promote scholarship in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures, … Continue reading ¡Martes Verde!
The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) named John Fleming a 2014 Russian Scholar Laureate. John is one of 53 students throughout America receiving this award. Every year, ACTR asks colleges and universities across the country to nominate one person in the Russian program who embodies the best qualities of a post-secondary Russian student: … Continue reading WLC Student Awarded National Title of Russian Scholar Laureate
Ben Jacobson, Spanish and Industrial Engineering major, was one of three Iowa State students to receive the 2014 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements of graduating seniors who “display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni.” We have asked … Continue reading WLC Student Wins an All-University Leadership Award