German Program Zooming along, connecting with high schools and alumni

Although COVID is still making in-person visits to area high school German programs difficult, schools are accepting visits via Zoom. While it is difficult to meet with former students who now live miles away or who may still be avoiding crowded events due to COVID, technology is helping us to stay connected. This year, the […]

Fall 2020 Reflections: German Professional Society Hosts Online Discussion Panel

With Spring Semester 2021 now underway, it is exciting to reflect on some of the ways the Department of Languages students, faculty and alumni have been navigating these unusual times. Fall Semester 2020 brought with it many unique experiences and ways to stay engaged and make connections. In our “Fall 2020 Reflections” posts, we are […]

German Honor Society reactivated with induction of three exceptional students

On December 5, 2019, the Clemson University German Section reactivated the German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, by inducting three exceptional students. Rachael Risinger is a senior Accounting major and German minor who is currently the president of the German Professional Society. Bennett Meares is a senior Computer Science major and German minor who is […]

Faculty news, Spring/Summer 2019

Raquel Anido, assistant professor of Spanish, was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Su-I Chen, senior lecturer of Chinese, presented at the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association (CLTA) Annual Conference in Seattle, April 5-7, 2019. She and her collaborators presented a roundtable session entitled “Understand Cultural Pluralism Through Differential Instructions on Movies.” They used three movies (Wolf […]

Students honored at CAAH awards ceremony

The following students were honored at the annual College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) awards ceremony on April 12 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts: Joey Martinek, Award for Excellence in Spanish Katrina Killinger, Japan-America Association of South Carolina (JAASC) Award for Excellence in Japanese Harrison Kerr, Clemson Chinese Laoshi Award for […]

Faculty member receives CU SEED grant

Gabriela Stoicea

Congratulations to Gabriela Stoicea, assistant professor of German, for earning a 2019 Tier One CU SEED grant. Her book project is titled Fictions of Legibility: The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin. Gabi also received a Humanities Fellowship from the Clemson Humanities Hub to fund this project. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Newly promoted faculty celebrated at reception

Johannes Schmidt and Eric Touya were among seven newly promoted professors to be recognized by President James P. Clements and Provost Robert H. Jones at a reception on September 4 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Richard E. Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, also hosted a dinner in […]