Category: Foreign Languages & Lit

Hangzhou Leifeng Tower, image courtesy of hillyareas.blogspot.com

High Aims for Hangzhou Study-abroad Program

On May 12, 2013, Jason Yu (Mass Communications) and Tom Lavallee (Foreign Languages and Literature) will take a group of students to Hangzhou, China for a five-week travel-study program. The program consist of two courses: “International Advertising” and “History, Culture, and Languages of China.”
The Hangzhou program is unusual in that students will spend most of […]

CAS online courses continue to increase

CAS online courses continue to increase

The College of Arts and Sciences has more than doubled its summer online course offerings since 2010, at which time 24 online courses were offered.
By this summer, 51 classes will be offered. Larry LaFond, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said the college has been “at the forefront” of recent increases in […]

Jason Yu Department of Mass Communications

Jason Yu Visits JMComm 2012

Jason Yu from the SIUE department of Mass Communications spent December third through fourth in Singapore attending and presenting at the Annual International Conference on Journalism and Mass Communications (JMComm).
With around 100 attendees JMComm is a relatively small international communications conference covering a wide variety of topics. The theme for the 2012 conference was, “At […]

Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema

Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema

Carolina Rocha’s new book “Masculinities in Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema” is now on the shelves. An in depth look at the shift in the representation of male gender roles after 1989 when Argentina adapted to a free market society, the book focuses on films where male characters experience a loss of power and how this […]

SIUE now offering Critical Languages

SIUE now offering Critical Languages

The 2012 fall semester marks the first time SIUE has offered critical language classes. These self-instructed programs are designed to be fast paced ways to become proficient at high demand languages.
The history of critical language programs dates back to the end of World War Two when the Foreign Service Institute noted that certain languages vital […]

The flag of Brazil

SIUE to Begin Brazilian Exchange Program

On April 6th, 2012, Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift signed the Protocol of Intentions to begin an academic exchange program between SIUE and the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. This document formally establishes the desire between the two universities to establish an academic exchange program.
The process toward establishing an exchange program with Brazil began in […]

Eckert receives Fulbright, will study in Germany

Eckert receives Fulbright, will study in Germany

Soon, a SIUE College of Arts and Sciences alumna will be sharing her knowledge of English to school children in Germany. Kate Eckert, a senior set to graduate with a double major in historical studies and foreign language and literature and a minor in European studies, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to spend nine […]

Carolina Rocha Visits EIU

Carolina Rocha Visits EIU

April 5th 2012, Carolina Rocha of the SIUE Department of Forign Languages and Literature gave a special guest lecture at Eastern Illinois University.  Rocha’s presentation titled “Representing Argentine Masculinities in Un Lugar en el Mundo” was an analysis on the way that the perception of masculinity is changing in Argentinian culture and how this can […]

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS - from the TWIC Editors

Welcome back SIUE CAS to This Week In CAS – from the TWIC Editors

As many of you know, This Week In CAS (TWIC) launched its first edition in October 2010.  TWIC is part of an effort by Aldemaro Romero, Dean of SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and his staff, to diversify the way the CAS communicates the stories, adventures, and successes within the CAS community, as […]

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

CAS meeting brings faculty together, introduces new members

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty and staff are anything but negative about the outlook for the upcoming school year.
All members gathered at the 17th Annual CAS Fall Meeting on Friday to discuss the present and future state of the university and introduce new faculty and staff.
SIUE’s Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift began the meeting […]

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