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News! (May 2021)
We are announcing the winners of our creative writing contest, “Mi ciudad en 100 palabras.” This was an initiative seeking to promote creative writing among the SLCR students of Spanish across campuses and regardless of their level of proficiency. The premise was based on the idea that each learner of Spanish language and cultures starting—at 100 level— can produce texts that go above and beyond the mere instrumental acquisition and use of the language. Each learner of Spanish can create literature.
We want to take a moment to congratulate the winners for their interest in this activity and for sharing their creativity, memories, and feelings with our faculty. The faculty feels truly honored because these students entrusted them with a piece of their lives through their stories.
1st Place: “Sigue la música,” by Keisha Ensey, SPAN 102, Pullman.
2nd Place: “Mi escondite,” by Thalia Zamora, SPAN 102, Vancouver.
3rd Place: “La ciudad que llamo hogar,” by Morgan Erickson, SPAN 203, Pullman.
Honorable Mention: “Mi tiempo en Pullman,” by Conley D. Austin, SPAN 203, Pullman.
1st Place: “El semáforo,” by Sydney Almgren. SPAN 101-308. Pullman.
2nd Place: “Un día extraordinario en Vancouver,” by Alyn Rivera, SPAN 362, Vancouver.
3rd Place: “Una casita,” by Alma Melchor Burgos, SPAN 362, Vancouver.
Honorable Mention: “Debido a lugares como Kennewick, continuaré a aprender,” by Chloe Nealon, SPAN 306, Pullman.
1st Place: “Legorreta,” by Scott Anderson. SPAN 203, 204, 306, 307, 308, 310, 321, 407, 408, 453. Pullman.
2nd Place: “El piano,” by Adam Hureau. SPAN 204, 306, 307, 308, 311, 321, 408, 407, 450, 453. Pullman.
3rd Place: “En un valle de lágrimas perdidas,” by Alejandra Carranza. SPAN 208, 306, 321, 365, 420, 453. Pullman.
Congratulations to all!
CES major Yubi Lojewski won WSU’s Community, Equity, and Social Justice Award for WSU Students. Yubi was the only undergraduate student to win the award.
For a video of the awards, please go here. The award for Lojewski begins at the 3:51 mark. She is introduced by the nominating faculty member, Dr. John Streamas (Associate Professor of CES).
Convocatoria (Call for Essays)
SLCR’s Spanish Program is organizing a Creative Writing Competition: “Mi ciudad en 100 palabras” (“My City in 100 Words”).
We invite you to submit a short story written in Spanish, a tale of a maximum of 100 words (not counting the title) that creatively reflects on the town or city where you live or have lived. It is not a description of that place but a personal depiction of a special “corner” of the city in which you experienced or witnessed something that marked you, a space that you miss or reject for some reason, a memory of a “character” from that city that became typical of that place, etc. We are looking for all sorts of stories, styles, and approaches: intimate, political, social, comedy, drama, noir, science fiction, memory tale, biographical, autobiographical, testimonial, among others.
For requirements, details, and instructions, please go here.
Dr. Francisco Arellano Serratos (Spanish, Tri Cities) published his new book El Capitaloceno with Publicaciones Fomento Cultural. Congrats, Francisco! #SLCRFacultyChronicles
News & Events
- CES major Yubi Lojewski won WSU’s Community, Equity, and Social Justice Award for WSU Students. Yubi was the only undergraduate student to win the award. For a video of the awards, please go here. The award for Lojewski begins at the 3:51 mark. She is introduced by the nominating faculty member, Dr. John Streamas (Associate Professor of CES).
- For five weeks, our students of French listened to French songs while participating in an engaging contest organized by Sabine Davis (Professor, Career Track, French). Dr. Insook Webber (Assistant Professor, Career Track, French) and Dr. Mark Black (Lecturer, French) helped with the voting process. The winners:
• First place: Josh Bruns
• Second place: Jansen Garside
• Tied for third place: Kyle Moon, Reid Brown, and Safiya Bouacheria
Congratulations to all! And thank you to Sabine Davis and the French section for organizing such fun learning opportunity for students.
- Interview with John Streamas about his work in Washington State Magazine.
- Director Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Professor Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo (CES) published an article titled “Narratives of Infectious Threat and Contagion Crises in Contemporary Immigration Rhetoric” in the journal Label Me Latina/o.
- Get the Scoop on SLCR News here.
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