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."
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.
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.
Dr. Laura Guglani presented "Socioeconomic Status and Spanish Language Maintenance in a Hispanic Immigrant Community" at the 48th Annual Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) Conference in San Diego, California, in March.
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.
Congratulations to Gilman Scholarship winners 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 (Grenada, 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.