Inspired by similar events in Paris, Open Spaces ISU is a new, monthly event that allows anyone to teach a skill they have or learn something new. The organizers of the events, Profs. Mark Looney, Beth Martin, and Jean-Pierre Taoutel, are all members of WLC faculty, and they have great passion for this series. What … Continue reading WLC’s Take on Open Spaces
If you are looking to get involved in something fun, there is no better place than the WLC. The department is chock full of clubs rich with academic and fun opportunities! Find humans interesting? Swing by Anthropology Club every other Wednesday in the “Monkey Room”–2130 Pearson–at 7pm. The president of the club says they are … Continue reading Students Helping Students
We recently had the time to catch up with WLC-er Brody Dingel. Brody’s involved all over campus, including being President of the Linguistics Club, former President and Treasurer of the Spanish Club, tutoring in both English and Spanish, and acting as a research assistant for four different professors here on campus. One more thing we … Continue reading Dingel: Driven by Data
Above: Club member, Pattie Richers, and club president, Jennifer Musgrove, prepare Spanish tapas to share with club members Learning a language can be both an exciting and intimidating process. While in the classroom, students can feel frustrated as they grapple with new vocabulary and grammar, wishing they could communicate in the new language confidently, and … Continue reading El Club de Español: Improving Your Spanish While Making New Friends
Did you know that WLC now has a minor in World Film Studies? The minor offers coursework in the history, theory, and aesthetics of world cinema, while introducing students to influential auteurs and cinematic traditions from around the globe. In addition to studying trends and movements of international cinema, many of our World Film Studies … Continue reading Film Producers’ Club
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!
Meet John Fleming: Russian Club President City of origin: Mankato, Minnesota Major/Minor: Political Science/Russian Studies Family & Pets: I have an older sister, Denise, who works as a staff assistant and scheduler in D.C. and a pet hedgehog named Misha. Years as Russian Club President: I was elected as president of Russian Club when we … Continue reading A Tale of Two Language Club Presidents
Russian Club. Russian Club (officially the Russian Eastern European and Eurasian Club) is a community for Iowa State students who are learning Russian, or are otherwise interested in Russian culture. Being able to get together with friends outside of an academic setting and speak Russian in a conversational way has been immensely helpful to all … Continue reading Updates from the Language Clubs