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, […]

Alumna spotlight: Sarah Waldvogel

Congratulations to Sarah Waldvogel, one of six recipients of the $15,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship awarded by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Sarah is a 2018 graduate in Genetics and Biochemistry with a minor in German. While at Clemson, she served as president of the German Club and traveled to Germany to study the […]

Two Japanese majors receive scholarships at Chukyo University

Two Japanese majors in the Department of Languages were recipients of a scholarship awarded by Chukyo University in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Katrina Killinger (double major, Japanese and English) and Alan Wright (Japanese major, computer science minor) are finishing their year-long study abroad program at the university and received the award for being the exchange students with the […]

BMW continues support of German language at Clemson

German Summit

BMW has continued its longstanding support of Clemson’s German language programs with a new $50,000 gift. The manufacturer has supported the German program at Clemson annually since 2003. BMW’s investment has supported such initiatives as the BMW Lecturer of German, held by Lee Ferrell; the annual German Summit, held each spring; the Clemson Language Intensive Program; […]

Student is first-ever Boren Fellow from Clemson

Congratulations to Irene Cheng, a graduating senior in Modern Languages-Chinese and Clemson’s first-ever winner of a Boren Fellowship for Graduate Students. Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. In exchange for funding, Boren […]

Why Clemson students should help build a healthier community in Las Malvinas

This article originally appeared in The Tiger. Kevin J. Burke III, Marisol Miranda and Lauren Cvitkovic As Clemson students, our primary goal is to walk across that stage at graduation knowing that we have made a positive impact on this university, and world, in some capacity. It is an instilled sense of camaraderie and pride […]

Faculty member wins Creative Inquiry mentoring award

New assistant professor Arelis Moore de Peralta. Photo courtesy of Arelis Moore de Peralta.

Congratulations to Arelis Moore de Peralta, assistant professor of Spanish and Health and the winner of the 2018 Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Mentoring in Creative Inquiry. This award is given to a faculty member in recognition of their outstanding work with undergraduate students. Students participating in Creative Inquiry projects are the nominators for this award. One of Moore […]

Creative Inquiry students present research at poster forum and conference

Jesse Bynum (Modern Languages-Spanish major with English minor) and Hannah Cheeks (Psychology and Modern Languages-Spanish major) participated in the Creative Inquiry project offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera: The Hispanic world through film, literature and media. This project analyzes social, philosophical, political, and economic issues in the Hispanic world through videos and pertinent materials from world-renowned […]

Department hosts annual L&IT Conference

The Department of Languages hosted the annual Language and International Trade (L&IT) Conference on February 28 in the Hendrix Student Center ballrooms. The theme of this year’s event was self-marketing and recognizing success signals. Donna Murphy of Michelin gave the keynote speech titled “Understanding Yourself: Strengths, Weaknesses, Interests, Ambitions, Values,” in which she counseled students […]