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.
New Course Offerings Online: Starting in the summer of 2015, students will be able to take beginning and intermediate French and Spanish (FRE/SPA 101-202) online.
Dr. Miles Doleac and Dawne Kennedy received a Top Thesis Award from the Honors College in December 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.
Dr. Carmen Carracelas-Juncal presented "El aporte del servicio en la comunidad en el aprendizaje del español como lengua extranjera" at the V Congreso Internacional of the Federacion Internacional de Profesores de Español (FIAPE), in Cuenca, Spain, in June 2014.
Congratulations to Gilman Scholarship winners Brittany Pugh, Kiar Breland, William Crosby, Norma Forrest, Laken Kendrick, and Bridgette Isaacs (Spain); LaVanda Walker (Costa Rica); and Jonathan Sandig (Belgium).
Congratulations toOutstanding Language Students 2014: Audrianna Strickland (French), Dawne Kennedy (Classics), Ashleigh Ladner and Catherine Geiger (Spanish), and Kevin David Lowery (German).
Congratulations to 2014 Hugie Lee Foote and Sarah Stevenson Johnson Scholarship Winners Katherine Boss (Granada, Spain), Molly Goff (Paris, France), and Sean D. Murphy (Bonn, Germany).
Courses in Russian,Chinese, and Italian are currently being offered on the Hattiesburg Campus. French is also being offered on the Gulf Coast Campus.