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2019 Award Ceremony recognizes scholarship recipients

"Meet the Scholarship Recipients."

On April 22, the school recognized SLCR students for their academic excellence with outstanding student awards, outstanding senior awards, and scholarships. Learn more about the school’s scholarship recipients below! Thank you to our generous donors who create scholarship opportunities for the SLCR students. A brief article will be out soon on the outstanding student awards and outstanding senior awards. » More …

Art for Social Change competition brings artists together to discuss healing through social justice art

"Veronica Sandoval stands in gallery looking at art on the wall."

Students in various disciplines displayed and presented their works in the Fine Art Gallery 3 on the WSU Pullman campus this spring to express how they interact with and view social justice in today’s world.

Co-creator of the Art for Social Change competition (AFSC), Ana Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi, associate professor and associate dean of Student Affairs and Global Education in the College of Arts and Sciences, wanted this showcase to highlight the issues that the younger generation thinks about. » More …

German language students watched “Comedian Harmonists”

"Students at German film night 2019."German language students crowded into a classroom to watch the film, “Comedian Harmonists.”

The 25 students learned about the true story of the sextet called The Comedian Harmonists. A sextet is one piano player and five singers.

The sextet performed before World War II. They formed in 1927 and disbanded in 1934 because three members were of Jewish heritage and were forbidden to perform under Hitler, Karen Jennings, instructor of German. said.

They were well-known in Germany and Europe and even performed in the US.  Their name is still relatively well-known in Germany today, Karen said.

Becca Wilson, advertising and marketing intern, graduates Spring 2019

"Becca Wilson."Our advertising and marketing intern, Rebecca (Becca) Wilson, will graduate Spring 2019. She will graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in public relations in Seattle, Wa. She plans to work in a PR firm like Edelman. Congratulations, Becca!

Maria Eugenia Sileoni, instructor of Spanish, interpreted pro bono for Engineers Without Borders at WSU

"Flyer for Engineers Without Borders WSU."On Feb. 15, Maria Eugenia Sileoni (Eugenia), instructor of Spanish, interpreted pro bono for a Native American man from Panama at the Dinner and Auction hosted by Engineers Without Borders at WSU. Pro bono work is professional work done for a client without pay.

A student in her Reading and Translation asked her if she would be interested in doing pro bono work for the silent auction. This was the first time Eugenia attended a silent auction and worked pro bono.

“I’ve never attended a silent auction in my life. That was new to me,” Eugenia said.

Eugenia agreed to interpret for the event out of her love for the student because it’s a good student that she admires. Eugenia also wanted to interpret because she identifies as Costa Rican, which is close to the Panamanian culture, she said.

“I have friends from Panama. So I felt like I would like to welcome this Panamanian person,” Eugenia said.

On the day she interpreted, Eugenia had also worked from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. teaching her classes and being at office hours. She interpreted around 8:45 p.m. for the Native American man.


Amanda Hussein, adjunct instructor of Spanish, participates at WSU 2019 Academic Showcase

"Headshot of Amanda Hussein."On Mar. 28, Amanda Hussein, adjunct instructor of Spanish, will present her work at the WSU Academic Showcase. Her presentation is titled, “Saving Lada Marina: An Analysis of Jerónimo López-Mozo’s Yo, Maldita India…Using Historiographic Metafiction by Linda Hutcheon.”

Through her analysis, she questions how history, fiction, and narrative are described from different perspectives to give validity to silenced or forgotten voices, she said.

“It is a theory and method that I became very interested in during my studies for my Masters. It still fascinates me to this day,” Amanda said.

Amanda’s presentation can be viewed by the public between 9 a.m. to noon on Mar. 28 in M.G. Carey Senior Ballroom in the CUB.

School of Languages, Cultures, and Race clinical associate professor of French receives promotion

"Sabine Davis headshot."After 18 years of dedicating her work to the French section of foreign language studies at WSU, Clinical Associate Professor Sabine Davis, earned a promotion to clinical professor.

“Her case for her promotion was outstanding. She truly deserved it,” Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, director of the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race (SLCR) and professor of comparative ethnic studies professor, said.

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Two faculty and two instructors from the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race present at Cine-Lit 9 conference

"Vilma and Lucrecia Martel."
Dr. Vilma Navarro-Daniels (right) and Lucrecia Martel, an Argentine female film director, screenwriter, and producer, (left).

On Mar. 11, Maria Serenella Previto (Sere), clinical associate professor of Italian and Spanish, and Dr. Vilma Navarro-Daniels, assistant director of undergraduate studies and associate professor of Spanish and American studies, presented their works at Cine-Lit 9 conference. Amanda Hussein, adjunct instructor of Spanish, and Maria Eugenia Sileoni (Eugenia), instructor of Spanish, also presented their works at the conference.

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