Category: Foreign Languages & Lit

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

French major turns lifelong dream into academic achievement

French major turns lifelong dream into academic achievement

Emily Koester’s love of the French language started while watching French films and listening to French music.
Senior Emily Koester, who is student teaching at Sperreng Middle School in St. Louis, recently earned the prestigious Hammonds Scholarship in January. (Photo courtesy of Emily Koester)
While growing up in the small, central Illinois town of Tolono, Ill., population […]

SIUE grad broadens academic interests overseas

SIUE grad broadens academic interests overseas

Sean Severson, a 2014 SIUE graduate, attends Zhejiang University in China where he is pursuing a master’s degree in international relations. Severson earned a bachelor’s degree in history at SIUE. (Photo courtesy of Sean Severson)
SIUE alum Sean Severson takes a visit to the Tibetian Plateau in the Qinghai Province in western China. (Photo courtesy of […]

Twelve members inducted into SIUE’s first Spanish honor society through ceremony

Twelve members inducted into SIUE’s first Spanish honor society through ceremony

In an ambient ceremony that included classical Spanish guitar music as a backdrop and candlelit readings of Spanish poetry, SIUE saw the induction of 12 members in the local chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, a new student organization on campus.
The first ever group of Spanish honor society members were inducted into the […]

Solares finds purpose amidst themes of chaos in Cuban women writers

Solares finds purpose amidst themes of chaos in Cuban women writers

During four trips to Cuba, Spanish professor Mariana Solares has met with and gathered literary information from a number of Cuban women writers. Last fall, she presented her research on two female novelists at an international women’s literary and linguistics conference held in Havana.
Solares said presenting her paper on chaos and insanity in “Delirium” by […]

Stellar Student: David Favre

Stellar Student: David Favre

David Favre said he approaches his studies with strict discipline and sometimes he even works ahead. He learned his work ethic during his training in the Marine Corps.
David Favre, a junior philosophy major from Collinsville, said enlisting in the Marine Reserves has helped him become a more disciplined student. The 26 year old has a […]

URCA researchers link music with Spanish vocabulary learning

URCA researchers link music with Spanish vocabulary learning

Foreign languages professor Heidy Cuervo Carruthers and her research assistant, Chase Tiffany conducted research that revealed music can enhance learning of Spanish vocabulary.
URCA student Chase Tiffany and foreign languages professor Heidy Cuervo Carruthers collaborated in research to test the effects of music on Spanish vocabulary learning. Chase will present their research at St. Louis University […]

Stellar Student: Kelly Buch

Stellar Student: Kelly Buch

In her short time at SIUE, Kelly Buch has excelled in advanced math and biology courses.
Kelly Buch, a double major in math and Spanish, stands in front of the Alhambra, a palace and fortress built in the 14th century in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Buch)
Now, Buch’s search for new ways to challenge […]

Stellar Student: Carolyn Neunuebel

Stellar Student: Carolyn Neunuebel

Student STELLAR Awardee Carolyn Neunuebel likes to branch out creatively, through music, linguistics and traveling abroad.
Carolyn Neunuebel, studyiing abroad in Shanghai is a STELLAR Student at SIUE. Photo courtesy of Neunuebel.
Her decision to attend SIUE she summarized in one word—value—to provide for these outlets.
“I came to SIUE after already attending school at two other establishments: […]

Conversation Hours set stage for relaxed learning of foreign languages

Conversation Hours set stage for relaxed learning of foreign languages

There is no grading during conversation hours, and foreign language professors enable this setting so students can dialogue in a relaxed manner and have fun learning.
Students spent Friday afternoon at Spanish conversation hour in the Morris University Center. Photo courtesy of Theresa San Luis.
Foreign language professors, instructors and tutors volunteer to host weekly conversation hours […]

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