News and Events


Mar 30, 2015

As part of a serving learning project, French professors Abadie and Daddah took their French conversation students to the Bellbrook Middle School on March 19, 20, 24 and 27 to promote the French language.

The French conversation class taught the students some fundamentals on learning the French language. During the sessions, Wright State students delivered a great presentation to the Bellbrook classes. The main topic was centered around “why speaking French” can be an important skill...

Mar 30, 2015

On Friday March 27th, professors Abadie & Daddah, organized a “Conversation Evening" for their French Conversation classes. They invited their students to an evening of conversation and good food at the Rockafield Alumni Center.

The students conversed with a group of French speaking people from Rwanda, France, Canada, Senegal, Congo, Algeria and Mauritania. Each French speaking participant brought a dish from their country and introduced it to the audience. The students then...

Mar 27, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Pascale Abadie, Assistant Professor of French, and UVC Peer Instructor Jasmine Hunsberger for winning the Elsie Award for First Years Programs in the category of Outstanding Collaboration.

Mar 12, 2015

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Mar 3, 2015
The Department of Modern Languages participated in the Spring Raiders Open house. This event was well attended and was hosted at the Student Union on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Professors Cipriano, Broadstock, Du, Doran, Alvarez ,Dona and Chair of the Department, Marie Hertzler were on deck to provide information and talk to new students about the...
Feb 26, 2015

On February 11th, the Arabic club had a very successful bake sale!  Delicious baklawas, knafas, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered with Halal marshmallows, buckeyes, brownies, s'mores cookies were available for sale. The Arabic club raised $98. The left over goods were offered to the Arabic Club movie night event.


Feb 23, 2015
The Chinese Club was creative this month! On Friday February 20th, the club members and friends made traditional paper cutting crafts to celebrate the year of the Sheep. The Chinese Spring Festival was on February 19th this year, making Friday February 20th, the second day of the lunar New Year. Participants made paper decorations in the shape of the Chinese characters for “Peace” and “Spring. Everybody had...
Feb 23, 2015

On Friday February 20th, fourteen students were nominated for lifetime membership in the Wright State chapter of Pi Delta Phi, la Société d’Honneur Française. They met the strict scholastic requirements for membership, having a minimum GPA of 3.25 in their French courses and a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
The Theta Epsilon chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society founded in 1906, upholds the Society's commitment to recognizing outstanding scholarship in the French...

Feb 20, 2015
After performing in Hollywood, Alexis Gomez, a 2014 Wright State graduate, advanced on “American Idol.”
Feb 16, 2015

On February 20th, the French Club organized a cooking class at the Rockafield Alumni Kitchen with "Macaroon Chef" and French student, Xavier Mellor. Students and professors learned how to make delicious chocolate and hazelnut filled macaroons. Everybody also had a chance to taste different flavors like strawberry and white chocolate, orange and dark chocolate and mint macaroons!  
Everyone had a great time devouring this popular French desert while having great discussions.