Category: November 2013

CATEGORIES: November 2013

A Note from the Chair

A Note from the Chair Greetings from Iowa State!  I hope you like the inaugural e-newsletter from the Department of World Languages and Cultures (formerly the Department of Foreign Languages).  WLC is the central resource at Iowa State for teaching, research, and the study of cultures in and through their native languages.  Boasting a global … Continue reading A Note from the Chair

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Congratulations to Linda Quinn Allen and Sarah Nelson

Congratulations to Prof. Linda Quinn Allen and our alumna Sarah Nelson (WLC graduate 2012) for the recognition they received at the 2013 Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) Conference! Dr. Allen, associate professor of French and World Language Education, was elected Vice-President of the IWLA. She will serve on the Executive Board of the association for … Continue reading Congratulations to Linda Quinn Allen and Sarah Nelson

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Latin American Film Festival

World Film Studies Program hosts a Latin American Film Festival. In the early weeks of this fall semester the WLC’s World Film Studies Program provided the campus community with a unique cinematic experience. Sponsored by a grant from the Spanish Film distribution company, Pragda, the Latin American Film Festival screened five recent, art-house films, including: … Continue reading Latin American Film Festival

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Q&A with Eugenio Matibag

Surely, many of our alumni (especially those who majored in Spanish) remember Professor Eugenio Matibag. Dr. Matibag is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, who regularly teaches courses in Spanish language, Latin American civilization, and Hispanic literary studies. Dr. Matibag’s research focuses on Filipino culture, politics, and identity. In addition to numerous articles, … Continue reading Q&A with Eugenio Matibag

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Stories From Study Abroad: A Year in Russia

Reminiscing About a Year-Long Study in St.Petersburg, Russia. Kaylyn Mechem (Sociology major) and Joseph Gangsted (Aerospace Engineering major) are both Russian Studies minors who spent the 2012-13 academic year studying in St.Petersburg, Russia. The two students went to Russia on an ISU Affiliate program organized by the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), and were … Continue reading Stories From Study Abroad: A Year in Russia

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French Open House

On Thursday, October 24th, the class of French 304 (“French Language & Cultures for Professions”) held its annual Journée portes ouvertes / French Open House. As their “exam” at the end of the unit on Marketing, the students first prepared brochures (one in French and one in English) advertising different curricular and extracurricular opportunities of … Continue reading French Open House