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Modern Language Studies News


American history expert to keynote at inaugural Lycoming College Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference

Lycoming College will welcome published author and expert on American history Robert Parkinson, Ph.D., as keynote speaker for its inaugural Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference, with a talk entitled “Making Thirteen Clocks Strike as One: Race, Fear, and the American Founding.” Parkinson’s lecture will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 5 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room of the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Latin America Symposium continues with Julio Ríos-Figueroa on empirical law

Lycoming College will welcome the Latin America Symposium’s second speaker Julio Ríos-Figueroa, Ph.D., to share his expertise in the workings of empirical law in a talk entitled “Law and Politics in Challenging Times.” The talk will be held Thursday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room, in the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Guest speaker to address community archaeology and Maya identity revitalization at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will welcome Adolfo Iván Batún-Alpuche, Ph.D., to discuss his work in the field of community archaeology with a talk, entitled, “Yucatec Maya Identity Revitalization Through Three-Tier Collaborative Research.” The talk is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Trogner Presentation Room, in the Krapf Gateway Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fashion show helps students exercise Spanish language skills, photography skills at Lycoming College

Students enrolled in Elementary Spanish II at Lycoming College had the opportunity recently to strengthen their vocabulary by holding a live fashion show. Serving as announcers and models, students utilized their Spanish language skills to describe clothing by style, color, fabric, and price, as others sashayed along the catwalk showing off themed outfits from nightwear to winter clothes, sports gear, formal wear, and more.

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Lycoming College theatre production recognized by KCACTF

The spring 2022 Lycoming College theatre department’s production of “The Treatment” has been nominated for inclusion in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region II in January 2023.

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Lycoming Faculty receive teaching awards at Honors Convocation

Lycoming College presented two faculty members with teaching awards during its annual Honors Convocation ceremony on April 24 at Williamsport’s Community Arts Center.

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Lycoming professor presents translation of contemporary Spanish play performed by theatre students

On April 27, Lycoming’s Modern Language Studies Department Chair and Logan A. Richmond Endowed Professor Sandra Kingery, Ph.D., presented her translation of “The Treatment,” a play by Spanish writer Pablo Remón. The Lycoming theatre department presented a selection from the first act of the play virtually as a staged reading performed by Lycoming students and directed by C. Austin Hill, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of theatre.

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Lycoming students translate book of prose poetry by distinguished Latina writer

Sandra Kingery, Ph.D., Logan A. Richmond Endowed Professor and chair of the department of modern language studies at Lycoming College, and 18 students in her upper-level Spanish translation class recently translated “Corta la piel / It Pierces the Skin,” a book of prose poems by Xánath Caraza, from Spanish to English.

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International students bring new languages and fun to Stevens Primary School

A small group of international students from the island of Mauritius in East Africa spent a day during their first semester at Lycoming College visiting Stevens Primary School in the Williamsport Area School District, to share a bit about their country. All enrolled in the “French for Native Speakers” course, the students read favorite childhood stories from the book series, “The Adventures of Tikoulou,” exposing Stevens students to a new culture and new languages.

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Lycoming College student awarded Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service

Lycoming College German major Shelby Civils ’20 (Altoona, Pa.) was one of twenty-five students from the United States and Canada to receive an undergraduate scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD). DAAD is the largest funding organization in the world, supporting the international exchange of students and scholars.

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Delve into Creole literature at Lycoming College lecture

Lycoming College is excited to host Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François, Ph.D., Marian Trygve Freed Early Career Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University (PSU), for a special lecture titled “Transoceanic Connections: Creole Imaginaries and Narratives of Displacement,” on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lecture Hall on the Lycoming College campus.

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Lycoming College appoints six faculty members with endowed professorships

Lycoming College is pleased to announce the appointments of endowed professorships to six faculty members. Made possible by established gifts to the College, endowed professorships are one of the highest honors that Lycoming awards faculty members to recognize a career marked by exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Aztecs and Conquistadors; Lycoming College hosts lecture to explore Colonial encounters in Latin America

Lycoming College will host Matthew Restall, Ph.D., for a special lecture entitled, “Why Everything You Thought You Knew About the Aztecs and the Conquistadors Is Wrong,” on Feb. 19th at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin Streets. The event is free and open to the public.

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