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Dec 15, 2014

 Fox, Sue Ann (Susy), of Beavercreek, OH left her family and friends on December 11, 2014. She graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1976 and then started classes at Wright State University, where she graduated, majoring in Spanish and History in June 1981. She graduated as a Summa Cum Laude University Honors Scholar and Modern Language Honor Scholar. Susy continued her education and received her Master's Degree in Humanities, plus 30 additional hours on December 5, 1987. From September...

Dec 12, 2014

 On December 4th, Modern Languages Students and Faculty had a Holiday celebration. They sang Jingle Bells in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian to celebrate Christmas and the New Year!

 The students enjoyed the event putting up Christmas decorations in the Millett Atrium, singing and eating some delicious food.

Dec 9, 2014

On December 6, 2014, twenty-three Chinese teachers came to Wright State University to attend the fifth annual Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese (OATC) Dayton/Cincinnati Regional Meeting. The meeting was hosted at Millett Hall 301 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Dr. Maan Broadstock of the Department of Modern Languages serves as the OATC south-west regional coordinator and has organized this event since 2009.  Dr. Broadstock...

Nov 25, 2014
Associate French professor Kirsten Halling helped spur growth of Wright State’s French program, led French Immersion Days and nurtured appreciation of France.
Nov 18, 2014

The French club celebrated the Holiday season on Saturday November, 15 at Professor Daddah's house. Professors Daddah and Abadie cooked a traditional French meal with the students. The feast included some smoked salmon and foie gras (goose or duck liver) hors d'oeuvres, a pork roast with apples, a gratin dauphinois (a dish made with potatoes), green beans with toasted almonds and a chocolate bûche de Noël (a cake shaped like...

Nov 13, 2014

The department of Modern Languages invited all faculty, students and staff to the sixth presentation in its lecture series, "(De) Humanizing Narratives of Terrorism in Spanish and Peruvian Films" by Dr. Melissa Doran, on November 12,  2014. Dr. Doran is an Instructor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at Wright State. She discussed narratives of humanization and dehumanization as encountered in Helena Taberna’s film Yoyes (2001) and Fabrizio Aguilar’s film Paloma...

Nov 11, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Yuliya Walsh on the publication of her first book, "Forms Of Address In Contemporary Ukrainian Newspapers"!

Dr. Yuliya is an adjunct instructor of Russian in the Department of Modern Languages.

Click here for the book

 

 

Nov 11, 2014

Dr. Maan Broadstock recently gave a presentation at The STARTALK 2014 Fall Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Indianapolis, Indiana. STARTALK is a national program that provides critical language education for students K-16, professional development for critical language teachers, and resources for the world language teaching and learning field. Dr. Broadstock served as the lead teacher for the University of Virginia STARTALK Student Program in...

Nov 11, 2014

The twelfth annual Wright State French Immersion Day took place again in the Student Union on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. In attendance were 192 upper level high school French students from eighteen area high schools: Sycamore, Jonathan Alder, Anna, Dublin Scioto, St Peter’s, Allen East, Miami East, Urbana, Van Wert, Colerain, Mt Vernon, Milford, William-Mason, Northwestern, West Liberty-Salem, Arlington, Carroll and Kettering-Fairmont.

All participating students signed a pledge to...

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