Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Foreign Film Series Schedule

Monday, January 30, Tambien la lluvia / Even the Rain (In Spanish with English subtitles) presented by Cathy Pankievicz

Wednesday, February 15, Crazy Stone, Chinese Film with English subtitles (TBA) presented by Tiantian Zou

Thursday, February 23, Cherry Blossoms (In German with English subtitles)

Friday, March 2, Le Herisson / The Hedgehog (French Film with English subtitles) presented by Claudine Evans

Tuesday, March 27, Biutiful“(In Spanish with English subtitles) presented by Eduardo Castilla Ortiz

Wednesday, April 4, In the Mood for Love, Chinese Film with English subtitles (TBA) presented by Tiantian Zou

Thursday, April 12t, Voces Inocentes / Innocent voices (In Spanish with English subtitles) presented by Ana Bausset

Thursday, April 19, Camille Claudel (In French with English subtitles) presented by Susie Hennessy, sponsored by French Alliance 6:00 pm.

All films are scheduled to show at 6:30 pm in Hearnes Hall 102 (Little Theater in the lower floor of our MWSU Library)

All are Welcome (even gum-chewers and ne'er-do-wells!)

Free Admission (though you are welcome to tell your date that you paid)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chinese Spring Festival Approaches

In honor of our Fulbright scholar, Tiantian, we share some news and information about the coming Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year.

The celebration begins January 22 (Chinese New Year's Eve) and runs through the Lantern Festival on February 6.

This will be the year of the dragon. It is well known that people born in the year of the dragon are wise, attractive, drawn toward service (such as posting blog entries), and exceed in humility.

The site linked below will, unlike some blogs, provide accurate information about the festival and the year of the dragon:


gōngxǐ fācái!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jason Youngkeit has article accepted

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Youngkeit, whose article “Malinche de Laura Esquivel: una lucida reevaluación discursiva de lo histórico” will appear in Confluencia 28.1, which is the fall 2012 issue.

website: http://www.unco.edu/hss/confluencia/

Thursday, January 5, 2012

English Instructor and Student Featured in The Bedford Researcher

ENG 108 student Nicholas Brothers and ENG 108 instructor and Director of Developmental Writing Dawn Terrick are featured in the fourth edition of Mike Palmquist’s The Bedford Researcher.

The textbook is designed to “help students to understand research writing both conceptually and practically, combining a rhetorical framework with the accessible guidance students need to help them navigate the world of academic research writing.” In order to do this, the textbook features the process and work of real student writers.

In this most recent edition, you can follow Western’s own Nicholas Brothers as he writes and presents a research project for his ENG 108 class on private military corporations in the U.S. using both published, scholarly sources and interviews. Check out the website to see what one of our students is writing about.

Congratulations, Dawn and Nicholas!