Dear WLC Friends, It is with profound sadness that I report the passing of two great friends and colleagues. Elizabeth S. Rectanus, who retired in 2013 from WLC after 16 years, passed away in January 2016. At the time of her retirement, Elizabeth was the sole academic adviser in the department, and for many years … Continue reading A Note From the Chair: WLC Remembers
I like to consider the path of my life – growing up in war-torn Beirut, moving three times in my life, starting everything all over again, working and living in four different countries, adapting to new environments, and finding joy in every situation – to be a rewarding personal and professional achievement
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities at ISU hosted a Research Summit on January 21, 2016 on campus with twenty-four ISU faculty members participating. After brief opening remarks by the Director of the CEAH, Christopher Hopkins, and the Vice President for Research at Iowa State, Sarah Nusser, ten professors presented their current … Continue reading WLC Faculty Featured In the CEAH Research Summit
In the classroom alongside my peers, I am older than the parents of my classmates. However, I find that I feel quite comfortable and accepted in class. In fact, getting to know these “chicos” has been an unexpected bonus as I have picked up good study habits and energy from them.
“My language skills – and accumulated business understanding – later opened a door ironically into investment banking in Russia. As a stock broker, I often travel around the country with investors visiting companies and industrial sites, such as oil fields and steel blast furnaces.”
Because of the devastation of WWI, no Fairs were held in France for more than a generation, so a 20th-century Fair is an interesting way to end the course as we look at how the country changed in those 37 years, while knowing that Europe was on the verge of yet more devastation.