College of Charleston’s Chapter of National Collegiate Hispanic Society Wins National Award

For the 8th time since 2011, the College of Charleston’s Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been selected as an Honor Chapter for its noteworthy activities during the academic year.  Of the 625 chapters nationwide, the Executive Committee selects 12-15 Honor Chapters yearly for this prestigious distinction.  In July 2019, the College of Charleston was one of only 16 institutions to receive this honor for activities realized during the 2018-19 academic year, during which time Drs. Susan Divine and Carmen Grace served as chapter advisers, and Adriana Velasquez (’19) as student chapter president.

Hispanic Studies Faculty Participate in 101st Annual Conference of the AATSP

On July 8-11, 2019 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, CA, four faculty members of the Department of Hispanic Studies participated in the 101st Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

In the session “Innovative Curriculum II,” Professor Claudia Moran gave her presentation “Launching a Successful Conversation Class Program” along with talks by faculty from Bowling Green State University and the Unviersity of Southern California respectively.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Portuguese in the AATSP, Dr. María Luci De Biaji Moreira presented on a special panel entitled “Setenta e cinco anos de Português na AATSP: Um olhar para o passado. Reflexões para o futuro.”

Anchoring her own academic session, Dr. Silvia Rodríguez Sabater gave her talk “Food for Thought: Building Socially Conscious Writers through Eating Practices and Sustainability Perspectives.”

Finally, Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro was the plenary speaker for a session entitled “A Century of Recognizing Student Excellence: Sigma Delta Pi (1919-2019) and the Honor Society” that focused on select stories from his upcoming book on the 100-year history of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.  Dr. Del Mastro also organized and chaired the “Sigma Delta Pi Best Practices and Informative Session,” and he organized and co-moderated Sigma Delta Pi’s 28th Triennial Convention.

HispaCasts: Episode 7, Esther Ferguson (Philanthropist and Founder of CofC’s Program in Trujillo)

Click the link below to hear the 7th episode of HispaCasts created in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team.

Dr. Del Mastro with Esther Ferguson

Episode 7 – Esther Ferguson – June 18, 2019

Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies, interviews Esther Ferguson, philanthropist, community leader and founder of the College of Charleston’s program in Trujillo, to share Esther’s story behind her and her late husband James Ferguson’s donation of their historic properties in Trujillo, Spain to the College of Charleston in 1996.

Latest Issue of HispaNews

Thanks to Daniel Delgado Díaz, Editor, and Associate Editors Mark Del Mastro, Claudia Moran, Laura Moses, Ricard Viñas de Puig, and Carl Wise, we are pleased to offer you the latest issue of HispaNews, the annual newsletter of the Department of  Hispanic Studies..

Click the HERE to view it!

LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES ROUNDTABLE PODCAST

Dr. Avendaño took the opportunity to sit down with three LACS majors the week before graduation to find out how the LACS major impacted their lives and what they plan on doing after graduation. The conversation features:

  • Susan Dempsey is from Clemson, SC. She is graduating in May 2019 with a double major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Spanish.
  • Jordan Vogt is from Greenville, SC. She is graduating in May 2019 with a double major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Political Science with a Minor in Spanish as well.
  • Harmony Baggett is from Charleston, SC. She is graduating in May 2019 with a major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

 

Thank you Michael Overholt for conducting the podcast for us.