Recent NEWS Alumni news:
Every year Foreign Language Day presents different cultural
information and experiences for ISU students to learn more about the
diverse cultures and languages they can learn here in the Department
of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics. This Spring 2014 the event
was once again a success.
Undergraduate students learned about other
languages and cultures from LLL's graduate students at Language
From WCPO Cincinnati a recent news story
describes how college graduates with foreign language skills are
highly valued by employers - read all about it
Fall 2013 Classics Fest was a success with an attendance of 250
people comprised of students, faculty and staff. Pictured here are
some of the attendees and photos of student presentations.
Be sure to visit the new Contemplative Garden behind Root Hall. Work
on the garden is ongoing and soon it will be decorated with phrases
in other languages provided by members of our department. The
phrases will be:
Latin - CARPE DIEM Gather this moment
Happiness does not always reside in abundance.
Cultivate one's moral character and mold one's temperament
Contemplate, concentrate, meditate
Instructor Yoshiko Cockerham has been working with Japanese international
students to create the Japanese Help Desk, a special tutoring service
available three times per week. The help desk provides wonderful interactive
opportunities between Japanese and American students.
students from the Student Study Abroad Organization extend their
learning experience to include charitable work with Fundación de
Misiones Mi Tía-Betel in San José, Costa Rica.
Dr. Ann Rider and Dr. Keri Yousif hosted a discussion panel as part
of the College of Arts and Sciences Community Semester, "A Tale of Two
Cities: Paris and Berlin" featuring community and campus speakers.
student Monica Block discusses learning idioms in Spanish in a local
Costa Rican news report (you can see her after about 2 minutes)
STudy abroad videos and Blogs
Kaylie Davitto's blog from Madrid
Nicole Stroller's blog from Sevilla
Study Abroad videos: Click
"Five experiments by Northwestern's Adam Galinsky showed that those who
have lived abroad outperform others on creativity tasks. Creativity is
also higher on average for first- or second-generation immigrants and
bilinguals. The theory is that cross-cultural experiences force people
to adapt and be more flexible. Just studying another culture can help.
In Galinsky's lab, people were more creative after watching a slide show
about China: a 45-minute session increased creativity scores for a week." --Newsweek
19 July 2010, p. 50.