The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race offers exciting opportunities in education, research, study abroad, and community involvement for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Centered around cultivating deep transdisciplinary understanding of linguistic, cultural, national, social, and racial perspectives in a global context, the school provides students with key knowledge, skills, and experience for success in an increasingly diverse and integrated global society.
We invite you to explore our website and to stop by the main office in Thompson Hall, room 110, to say hello. You can also read about the formation of SLCR and the school’s director in the College of Arts & Sciences Story Hub.
Message from the Director
(Spring 2020–SLCR in the Times of COVID-19)
The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race urges all members of its community—our students, faculty and staff—to be safe and stay safe during this unprecedented time. We are now under a State Executive Order to stay in our homes, but we are all still working toward our common goal of delivering a high-quality CES instruction and language education together. Our faculty worked extremely hard over the Spring Break to be ready for the process of distance learning. On March 24, 2020 they began with this new format.
Considering the difficulties that lie ahead, I would encourage everyone (students, faculty, and staff) to practice empathy and compassion toward each other. If you are a student experiencing financial difficulties, we encourage you to call the Office of the Dean of Students and inquire about its Student Emergency Fund ( 335-5757 or email@example.com). We also encourage you to stay in touch with your classmates and your professors–make sure you communicate with your professors. This is of utmost importance.
And for everyone: Let’s continue to use social media to stay in touch with each other and to tell our stories, as we develop new ways of working and new ways of learning. Academics are consecrated storytellers, and we need to tap into that particular skill set right now to document this new reality as it unfolds.
Stay safe and be well,
Dr. Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
School of Languages, Cultures, and Race
Please visit the WSU COVID-19 website for up-to-date information on university operations.
News & Events
- Get the Scoop on SLCR News here
- French Major Vanessa Giramata was recognized as first Schwarzman distinguished scholarship finalist. See the story here.
- Japanese Anime Characters Help Teach Language, Culture Skills
- Cassandra Gulam Recognized for Community Language Project
- Washington State Magazine Article on Hearts in Motion
Staff of The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race are currently complying with the “Stay Home Stay Safe” Executive Order Issued by Governor Jay Inslee.
However, we are still available through phone, email, and other technology.
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