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Calling All FLRPies! Come join us in saying goodbye to Douglas Residence Hall.  

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)

Student Blogs

Some of our students have been keeping blogs during their travels. Here are a few of them:

Courtney's Blog Courtney's blog
while visiting Santiago, Dominican Republic
Megan's Blog Megan's Blog
while visiting France
Nancy's Blog Nancy's Blog
while visiting Toledo, Spain
Guide Guide's Blog
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:

Lauren Hansen

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.



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