Department of Languages

Meet a Tiger: Stephen Fitzmaurice

Stephen Fitzmaurice

From the Newsstand: Taylor Summey, Class of 2021 December 10, 2018 This Tiger helped develop Clemson’s American Sign Language (ASL) educational interpreting program, which gives students the necessary knowledge and experience to work with deaf children in mainstream school systems. Educational interpreting is offered in only seven programs across the country. Clemson is the only […]

Spanish students present research

SPAN 3050 students. (Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.)

Students in two 3000-level Spanish courses presented their research on literary themes as well as on social, economic, and political topics. SPAN 3040 students Elisabeth Amini, Erin Clark, Anna Corontzes, Kara Donovan, Courtney Grayson, Madison Herin, Sarah Mcerlean, Allie Mchugh, Melissa Pratt, Hannah Reach, Maegan Reed, Keasler Rothemich, Bryson Rudolph, Mary Elizabeth Schaible, and Jacob Stackelhouse […]

Faculty member invited to speak at honor society ceremony

On November 7, Arelis Moore de Peralta, assistant professor of Spanish and Health, was the invited speaker at the annual ceremony of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at the Madren Center. She was also inducted into the society as a faculty member by Provost Bob Jones. “It was an absolute honor for me to be there, particularly […]

In memoriam: Margit Sinka, professor emerita

Margit Sinka

The Department of Languages mourns the passing of Margit Sinka, professor emerita of German, who passed away on October 28, 2018 at the age of 76. Margit was born during World War II in Hungary. She and her parents moved to Vienna, Austria, before immigrating to the U.S. and settling in a Hungarian neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

Department hosts 46th Annual Declamation Contest

The Declamation awards ceremony in Tillman Hall. (Photo courtesy of Clemson University.)

On October 27, 2018, the Department of Languages hosted the 46th Annual Declamation Contest. This poetry recitation contest brings together middle- and high-school students from the region, who come to the Clemson campus for the day to show off their language skills. This year, 485 students from 31 middle and high schools in South Carolina, Georgia, […]

Department senior named undergraduate student representative for honor society

See the original press release here. Philip Sikes, Student Affairs CLEMSON — Emily Scircle, a senior at Clemson University, has been named an undergraduate student representative to the Executive Board of Directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Scircle was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2017 and serves as the chapter’s undergraduate […]

Faculty news, Spring and Summer 2018

The following faculty members were promoted to Senior Lecturer: Kim Misener Dunn, ASL Allison Hinds, Spanish Ellory Schmucker, Spanish Kenneth Widgren, French The following faculty members were promoted to Full Professor (read more here): Johannes Schmidt, German Eric Touya, French Other faculty news: Joseph Mai, associate professor of French, had his essay “Site 2: Style and […]

New faculty, Fall 2018

Liliana Hernández

The Department of Languages welcomed the following new faculty members at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. Jody H. Cripps, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language Jody holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona. His research interests include but are not limited to: language acquisition and literacy, signed music, […]

Risso, Roberto

Iozzia, Alberto and Roberto Risso (eds.) Italian Quarterly, Year LV, Nos. 215-218, Fall 2018.

Cripps, Jody

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall/Winter, 2018.