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Dr. Weyers’ Study to Appear in the Journal _Comunicación_

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | January 11, 2017 | No Comment |

Professor Joseph Weyers’ study ““Medellín Cuenta con vos: The changing role of voseo in written communication” has been accepted for publication in the journal Comunicación of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia.

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Give to What You Love

Posted by: smithcn1 | January 10, 2017 | No Comment |

LCWA is participating in the “Give to What You Love” campaign in February. It’s a digital month long fundraising campaign that will allow you to enhance student outcomes by making a gift to the area of LCWA that was most significant to you! We are inviting our alumni, students, faculty and friends to Give to What You Love.

Last year, CofC’s School of Business piloted the Give to What You Love campaign and raised over $38,000 from 189 donors that went to particular majors, centers, and various initiatives of the donors choosing within the School.

This year CofC has opened up the campaign for all schools and fundraising will take place throughout the month of love. LCWA has chosen to participate in this innovative campaign. The areas donors can choose to support include; LCWA Dean’s Excellence Fund, Jewish Studies Annual Fund, Italian Film Festival, Hispanic Studies Fund, African American Studies Program, Classics Fund, French Department, and the German and Russian Studies.

A fundraising page for LCWA will be set up shortly where donors can view the different areas and give to what they love. Access to the site will be posted on the blog and in various other media outlets. So keep a look out!


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LCWA Leadership

Posted by: smithcn1 | January 10, 2017 | No Comment |

On November 15, 2016 it was with mixed emotions that Dean Tillis announced his departure from the College of Charleston. He has decided to take a deanship at the University of Houston beginning mid-February 2017. After meetings with chairs, directors, and faculty of programs in the LCWA on January 3, 2017 President McConnell and Brian McGee, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced that Dr. Timothy S. Johnson will become the Interim Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, effective February 1, 2017.

Dear campus community:

President McConnell and I are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy S. Johnson will become the Interim Dean of the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, effective February 1, 2017.

Dr. Johnson currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics, a position he has held since 2011.  Prior to joining the College, Tim was a member of the faculty at Truman State University, Baylor University, and the University of Florida.  He holds a doctoral degree in classical philology from the University of Illinois and also has studied at the University of Kentucky, the University of Pennsylvania, and Grace College (IN).

A specialist in Classical lyric poetry and Horatian studies, he has authored two books on the Roman lyricist Horace, along with many scholarly journal articles.  Tim has been a member the editorial boards for the Classical Journal, the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and the Religious Studies Review.

Tim’s teaching career has covered a variety of courses, including the Greek and Latin languages, with a special focus on the relationship between literature and politics.  He has frequently led study-abroad programs in Rome and southern Italy.

The selection of Dr. Johnson as Interim Dean follows a consultative process involving the associate deans, department chairs, program directors, and other faculty of the School.  This conversation will also shape the process to be followed in selecting the School’s permanent dean.  Dr. Johnson will serve as Interim Dean until the permanent dean is named.

Dr. Johnson will succeed Dean Antonio Tillis, who is leaving the College of Charleston to take a position at another institution.  We thank Dean Tillis for his service to the College and wish him well in his future endeavors.

In taking this position, Dr. Johnson becomes the first classicist in over 40 years to serve as a dean at the College of Charleston.  C. Hilburn Womble, Professor of Classical Studies, was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College from 1970-1975.

Please join me in thanking Tim for taking on this important leadership role.


Brian McGee
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
College of Charleston

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Classics Students to Present Research

Posted by: smithcn1 | January 4, 2017 | No Comment |


Congratulations to Sarah Cohen, Hannah Edwards, and Gwen Gibbons, who were chosen to present their research projects at the Undergraduate Classics Conference, sponsored by the Department of Classics at the University of Tennessee (Feb. 25, 2017).

Sarah Cohen: “The Late Roman Period Mosaics at Sepphoris & Defining the Jewish Figural Style”

Hannah Edwards: “Fortuna and Virtus in Bellum Catilinae

Gwen Gibbons: “Martial in 140 Characters: Gender Commentary in the First-Century ‘Twitter’”


From left to right: Hannah Edwards, Gwen Gibbons, Sarah Cohen

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1st LCWA World Affairs Colloquia Series

Posted by: smithcn1 | December 20, 2016 | No Comment |

On December 1st the LCWA hosted the first of its School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs Colloquia Series. Dr. Eugene Rumer, the Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, presented his thought-provoking talk, “Russia on the World Stage for the Next Four Years” to a full auditorium. Dr. Rumer discussed Russia’s foreign policy, its position on the world stage and the possible shape of US-Russian relations over the next four years. The Science Auditorium in the School of Science & Mathematics was packed full of students, faculty, staff and members of the community  eager to hear Dr. Rumer’s lecture.


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At the Midwest Modern Language Association’s 58th Annual Convention on November 10-13 in St. Louis, Missouri, Professor Susan Divine presented her paper “Javier Olivares from La luna de Madrid to El ministerio del tiempo.”  Click here for full conference program.

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Dr. Susan Divine Presents Research at USC

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | December 7, 2016 | No Comment |


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Inaugural Issue of _Hispanic Studies Review_ Released

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | November 17, 2016 | No Comment |

Hispanic Studies Review (HSR) is pleased to announce its inaugural issue: Vol. 1, No. 1 (2016).

HSR is an international refereed journal published twice a year by the Department of Hispanic Studies at the College of Charleston. The journal welcomes submissions on cultural studies, applied and theoretical linguistics, and the literatures of the Spanish-speaking worlds and their contact zones. HSR particularly invites scholarship with approaches that are interdisciplinary and/or that engage innovative dialogues. Articles may be written in Spanish or English. HSR only accepts electronic submissions at [hsr@cofc.edu] and each manuscript will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review.

See Guidelines for Authors.

For additional information, please visit the journal’s website at http://hispanicstudiesreview.cofc.edu/.

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LCWA is excited to share with you the upcoming russia-on-the-world-stage-for-the-next-four-years

School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs: World Affairs Colloquia Series

On Thursday, December 1st at 5:00pm Dr. Eugene Rumer will be presenting “Russia on the World Stage for the Next Four Years”.

In the aftermath of the recent presidential election, we face renewed questions about the future of US-Russian relations and Russia’s role in world affairs. Dr. Eugene Rumer, the Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will address Russia’s foreign policy, its position on the world stage and the possible shape US-Russian relations will take over the next four years.

The Lecture will take place in the Science Auditorium at the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St. A reception will follow the lecture at the Hill Gallery in the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun St.


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The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s Chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, named Clover High School‘s Stephanie Schenck the 2016 Sigma Delta Pi’s S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year.  The awards ceremony was held at 7:15pm in Alumni Hall at the College of Charleston. Also recognized were finalists Loyda McClellan of Fort Dorchester High School and Kathleen Stafford of Irmo High School.

All three finalists were presented award plaques courtesy of the College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, and each finalist and their guests enjoyed complimentary lodging the evening of November 10, 2016 and breakfast on November 11 courtesy of the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston.

Sigma Delta Pi’s 2016 S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year, Stephanie Schenck,  also received a $500 cash award courtesy of D. Virgil Alfaro, III, M.D., Citadel class of 1984.

All questions regarding the contest should be forwarded to Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Founding Director of Sigma Delta Pi’s South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award, College of Charleston: delmastromp@cofc.edu.


The three finalists (center) of Sigma Delta Pi’s S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year with Dr. Del Mastro (left) and the chapter presidents of The Citadel’s and Cof’C’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi.

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