Congratulations to Keltoum Rowland for being named Instructor of the Year by the College of Arts and Letters and to Cynthia Baertich for being named Outstanding Instructor by the Office of Disability Services.
Dr. Laurel Abreu presented "Classroom perceptions of target culture diversity" at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching in Atlanta in March 2015.
Dr. Katie Angus presented "Foreign Language Teaching Assistants 'in the Trenches': Metaphors in Teacher Talk" at the American Association for Applied Linguistics conference in Toronto, Canada in March 2015.
Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Abreu (2014) and Dr. Joanne Burnett (2015), winners of the Exemplary Online Course Award at Educators Connect, a conference to celebrate online learning at Southern Miss.
Dr. Leah Fonder-Solano and Dr. Joanne Burnett presented "Building a Community of Learners: Attracting and Engaging Majors" at Educators Connect in February 2015.
Honors Student and French Major Craig Smith received the Jack Lucas Award for Scholarship in the field of War and Society at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April 2015 for his presentation on a comparative content analysis of reporting on the conflict in the Central African Republic as part of his Honors Thesis directed by Dr. Joanne Burnett.
Dr. Miles Doleac and Dawne Kennedy received a Top Thesis Award from the Honors College in December 2014 for "Blood sacrifice: The connection between Roman death rituals and Christian martyrdom."
Dr. Joanne Burnett and Dr. Leah Fonder-Solano presented "Confronting the Myths of Online Language Teacher Education: Graduate Students Weigh In" at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in San Antonio, Texas in November 2014.
Keltoum Rowland received the award for Post-Secondary Educator of Excellence at the Mississippi Foreign Language Association's 2014 Conference in October in Louisville, Mississippi.
Keltoum Rowland, Cynthia Baertich, and Luisa Garrido-Báez presented "Recruiting the Next Foreign Language Major" at the Mississippi Foreign Language Association's 2014 Conference in October in Louisville, Mississippi.
Dr. Laurel Abreu's article, "Just-in-Time Teaching: A Tool for Enhancing Student Engagement in Advanced Foreign Language Learning," appeared in the Journal of Effective Teaching in September 2014.
Congratulations to Scholarship winners Pamela Medders (Spanish in Costa Rica), Allysa Cole (Spanish in Spain), Annie Johnson (Spanish in Spain), Veronica Havard (Spanish in Spain), Brittany Pugh (Spanish in Spain), Judge Lucas (Spanish in Spain), and Gilman Scholarship Winner Colette Eubanks (Spanish in Spain).
Congratulations to Outstanding Language Students 2015: Belen Plaza Gainza (Classics), Craig Smith (French), Sean D. Murphy (German), and Nathaniel Smith (Spanish).
Congratulations to 2015 Hugie Lee Foote and Sarah Stevenson Johnson Scholarship Winners
Courses in Russian,Chinese, and Italian are currently being offered on the Hattiesburg Campus.