An Afternoon of Achievements, Foreign Languages and Literatures Students Receive Awards
On April 25th, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures joined faculty, staff, relatives, and friends in recognizing its top students for their excellence and academic prowess.
In the Spotlight: Classics Professor Dustin Heinen
At the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, we pride ourselves in supporting open discussion of ideas and perspectives. Having an inquisitive, receptive academic discourse is key to a thriving educational environment. NC State Classics and Latin professor, Dr. Dustin Heinen, credits this interactive environment as what has molded who he is in the classroom.
FL&L TAs among Recognized by the NC State Graduate Student Association
Foreign Languages and Literatures Graduate Teaching Assistants Lindsey Chandler and Diana Dang were among several NC State graduate students recognized for their Excellence in Classroom Teaching by the NC State Graduate Student Association, during a ceremony celebrated last March 21. FL&L Graduate Program Director Dr. Scott Despain was in attendance.
Op-ed: U.S. Citizens Should Oppose Travel Ban
In an op-ed published by the News and Observer, NC State professor of Islamic Studies Anna Bigelow calls President Trump's executive order banning or limiting travel to the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries wrong and says citizens should stand against it.
Student of the Month: Alexandra Goodfred
Alexandra Goodfred is a senior with anthropology and English majors, and a French minor. She interns with a Raleigh book publisher, is Anthropology Club president, and is in the Scholars Program. She has studied abroad in Thailand and the U.K., and looks forward to a career in publishing.
New Book Reveals Letters from Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo to Her Mother
When it comes to the great artists of Mexico, “the big three” — David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera — usually come to mind. These were truly some of the most amazing artists of Mexico, but there was one more artist that hailed from this country with a talent for art, and her name is Frida Kahlo. Recently, Foreign Languages and Literature professor Dr. Héctor Jaimes published the book Tu hija Frida: Cartas a mamá, Spanish for Your Daughter Frida: Letters to Mom that contains a critical compilation of letters written by Kahlo during her time in the United States in the 1930’s, and that was released last October by one of Latin America's most prestigious publishing houses, Siglo XXI.
Career Workshop for Foreign Language Majors on November 7
Career Development Center's counselor Ms. Sarah Wild will be giving a career workshop for Foreign Languages and Literatures majors on Monday, November 7 from 3:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The location is Withers Hall room 105.
Alumna Among Finalists for the NC-ACTE Student Teacher of the Year Award
Ivy Cody, a recent graduate of our Foreign Language Education program, was a finalist for the North Carolina Association for Colleges and Teacher Education (NC-ACTE) Student Teacher of the Year award. Cody was recognized with a certificate and monetary gift at the awards ceremony on September 22.
2016 NC Latin American Film Festival Opens September 15
The 2016 NC Latin American Film Festival opens Thursday September 15 with Brazil's official entry to the Academy Awards, Que hora ela volta? (Second Mother) from director Anna Muylaert. In its 30th Anniversary edition, the festival will also feature films and shorts from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and US Latinos/as, highlighting cross-cultural connections between the Andes, Meso-America, and the Amazon.
In the Spotlight: Beloved French Educator Diane Beckman
For the last 16 years, newly-retired professor Diane Beckman taught French language and world literature at NC State, taking students out of the classroom to visit local museums, attend plays and enjoy many more events in the culturally rich Triangle area.