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Department Alumnus Ralph Strozza Honored
Exemplary Student Teacher Award Winners
We are pleased to announce our winners this year: Anna Strozza for French, and Cody Happ for Spanish.
FL&L Essay Contest Winners
1st Place - Joe Tackes - What is the Point?
2nd Place - Thomas Schultz - To Be a Global Citizen
3rd Place - Cristina Mendez - (No title)
Some of our students have been keeping blogs during their travels. Here are a few of them:
while visiting Santiago, Dominican Republic
while visiting France
while visiting Toledo, Spain
while visiting Beijing, China
Professor Michael C. Morris passes
Details are available here (.pdf).
Former Teacher Certification Program student selected
as Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist
Kimberly Radostits, a former Foreign Language Teacher Certification Program student was selected by the Illinois State Board of Education as one of the eight finalists for the Illinois Teacher of the Year award.
More details available here: http://www.isbe.net/news/2010/sept17.htm
Lauren Hansen Awarded Fulbright
Lauren Hansen (2008, BA German, BS Marketing) has received one of only 140 Fulbright Scholarships. Lauren will leave in early September to teach English at Sebastian Münster Gymnasium in Ingelheim the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. This is not the first time that Lauren has visited Germany. In the summer of 2007, she interned at a company in Worms, Germany, gaining valuable work experience and a desire to return to Germany after graduation. Lauren is truly an NIU success story. At NIU, she started in FLGE 202 and now is completely fluent in German. She is looking forward to working with students in Germany. She has already been accepted by the Department of German at the University of Illinois Chicago and was awarded the Max Kade Fellowship there. She will defer her admission.
- Leipzig Summer Seminar
- Fluency in a foreign language may be advantage in job search
- Trading places
- John Hartmann Honored as 2006-2010 Presidential Teaching Professor
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