Thursday, September 7, 2017
This year we welcome two new visiting faculty to EML. One is a Fulbrighter who is here to help us deliver our French curriculum, and the other is a visiting professor from Xidian University who will teach Chinese.
|Welcome Professors Jin Peng (left) and Juliette Papadopoulous (right)!|
Jin Peng has been teaching at Xidian University, China for 15 years. She taught various courses in college English and won the first prize in Shaanxi State Level College English Teaching Competition. Jin obtained her bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages from Xidian University.
Juliette Papadopoulos comes to us from Paris. Her interest in languages comes from her childhood, as she was raised in a multicultural family that had two native languages (French and Greek). “I’m also very interested in history and cultural studies, so I have worked as a Museum educator in different countries for four years before coming to the US. I’m now starting to teach French abroad, thanks to the Fulbright FLTA program!”
Welcome to Missouri Western and the department of English and Modern Languages!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The St. Joseph School District has announced that Stacia Studer has been named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year. Stacia, an alumna of our BSE program, teaches English at Bode Middle School and has worked in the St. Joseph School District for 15 years.
Stacia will be considered for Missouri Teacher of the Year. The winner an finalists will be honored at a banquet this fall in Jefferson City.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
English and Modern Languages congratulates its outstanding graduates!
Garrett Durbin is the winner of the Mary Lee Doherty Award for outstanding BSE in English.
Gage Williams is the winner of the Outstanding Spanish graduate.
Nicole Bradley and Taylor McGrath are co-winners of the Louise Lacey Award for outstanding BA in English.
Congratulations to our outstanding graduates!
|Cake? Nobody said there would be cake!|
|Nicole and Taylor about to dig in|
English and Modern Languages celebrates the graduates who marched on May 6, 2017.
Tracey Anne Whorton received the Master of Applied Arts in Written Communication (Technical Communication)
EML chairperson Dr. Stacia Bensyl completed her post-baccalaureate certificate in TESOL
Amanda Taylor Baker, BA in Spanish
Meranda Dawn Dennis, BA in English
Samantha Duryee, BA in English
Kai Zayn King, BA in Modern Languages
Taylor Brianne McGrath, BA in English
Christopher Anthony Pankiewicz, BA in English
Congratulations, Class of 2017!
Monday, May 8, 2017
On Thursday, April 27, the Canvas staff at Missouri Western hosted a launch of its 2017 issue.
|Taylor McGrath reads from her story in Canvas|
Canvas editor-in-chief Arniecea Johnson opened the event, welcoming contributors, staff, family, and friends, and then Canvas staff members Sam Duryee and Stephaney Ferguson presented the traditional genre awards: Mariam Riddle won for her poem "Bounce" in Canvas, Britne Misner won for her story "Sweet Margaret," and Shiloh Laxson won for her art "Hold your Breath." (Canvas thanks MWSU professors Kay Siebler, Mike Cadden, and Kathy Liao for judging the awards.) The program then continued with readings by Canvas contributors and closed with a spoken-word tribute to the issue by Kansas City poet Terrance Sanders.
|Terrance Sanders performs his spoken word artistry|
It was a wonderful event, and Canvas wishes to thank the MWSU Foundation for making this terrific publication possible!