Dr. Laurel Abreu's article, "Using Pinterest to Facilitate the Learning of Culture," written with Dr. Stephanie Knouse, appeared in January 2016 in NECTFL Review.
Drs. Joanne Burnett and Leah Fonder-Solano have an article accepted for publication in the ADFL Bulletin to appear in March 2016 that is entitled "Online Language Teacher Education: Confronting the Myths."
Keltoum Rowland, Cyndi Baertich, and Luisa Garrido Báez won second place for their presentation "Online Language Learning: A possibility for beginners" at the Mississippi Foreign Language Association's conference in November. Congratulations also to Luisa Garrido Báez for winning the "Friend of Foreign Foreign Languages" award for her work in Italian!
Congratulations to LeAnna Day, Brittany Pugh, and Matthew Hayden for receiving the Hugie Lee Foote Scholarship. Brittany will study in Cádiz, LeAnna in Bonn, and Mathew in Orléans. Congratulations also to Christiana Whitley for being awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant. Christiana will study in Paris.
Dr. Chris Miles, along with Felipe Kerschbaum and Jason Roberts, presented "Practical applications of complexity in language planning: The case of Panamá Bilingüe" at the Southeast Regional TESOL Conference in New Orleans, LA, in October 2015.
Dr. Joanne Burnett presented "Who is Stromae? And why he might be about the best thing to hit America's shores" at the American Association of Teachers of French in Québec in July 2015.
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's article, "Teaching Hispanic Linguistics: Strategies to engage learners," written with Dr. Stephanie Knouse and Dr. Timothy Gupton, appeared in Hispania in June 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 learning at Southern Miss.
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.
Brittany Pugh and Colette Eubanks have been announced as winners of the Gilman Scholarship.
Congratulations to 2015Sarah Stevenson Johnson Scholarship Winner, Elizabeth Hartley.
Congratulations to our 2015 Outstanding Language Students: Belen Plaza Gainza (Classics), Craig Smith (French), Sean D. Murphy (German), and Nathaniel Smith (Spanish).
Courses in Russian,Chinese, and Italian are currently being offered on the Hattiesburg Campus.
French and Spanish 101-202 are now offered fully online in the summers only.