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College of Charleston Hosts 84th Meeting of SECOL

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | March 13, 2017 | No Comment |

Due to the efforts of Drs. Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (Organizer) and Elizabeth Martínez-Gibson (Co-Organizer), the College of Charleston sponsored the 84th Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics on March 8-11, 2017.  CofC students Bethany Blamphin and Torrie Buchanan also collaborated with their research presentations.  Click here for the complete conference program.

The following co-sponsored this event:

Linguistics Program
Department of Hispanic Studies
School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
Avery Research Center
Office of Institutional Diversity

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LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series Spring 2017

Posted by: smithcn1 | March 6, 2017 | No Comment |

On Thursday, April 13th at 4:30pm the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting its 2nd World Affairs Colloquium Series.

Ambassador Cameron Munter, Chief Executive Officer and President of the EastWest Institute will be presenting “The New Diplomacy: In the Trump Era“.

Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat, serving in some of the most conflict-ridden areas of the globe. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012, while leading a 2,500- employee embassy. Previously he served as Ambassador to Serbia.
Ambassador Munter also served twice in Iraq, leading the first Provincial Reconstruction Team in Mosul and then overseeing U.S. civilian and military cooperation in planning the drawdown of U.S. troops. In Europe, he served in the Czech Republic and Poland, where he helped manage the American contribution to those countries’ integration into the global economy. He was a Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and had numerous other domestic assignments at the State Department in Washington. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Munter taught European history at the University of California Los Angeles. He also has been Professor of International Relations at Pomona College in Claremont, taught at Columbia University School of Law, was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and has two honorary doctoral degrees.

The event will be held on April 13, 2017 at 4:30pm in the
Alumni Center, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 86 Wentworth St.

This event is Free and Open to the Public.



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Give To What You Love

Posted by: smithcn1 | March 2, 2017 | No Comment |

Midnight on February 28, 2017 ended the Give To What You Love campaign. This was the first year that LCWA participated in this campaign. LCWA’s goal was to reach a total of 40 donors by the end of the campaign and not only did LCWA reach 40 they surpassed it!

LCWA had a total of 43 donors give to various funds and programs throughout the month of February. During this initiative faculty, staff, students, and alumni were encouraged to give to the fund that was meaningful to them. By investing in the College of Charleston, they were helping support the students and programs that made an impact on their lives.

LCWA would like thank everyone who gave during the Give To What You Love campaign and congratulate you for helping LCWA reach their 40 donors goal!

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Bethany Blamphin, Spanish Major, to Present at Conference

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | February 24, 2017 | No Comment |

Bethany Blamphin, Spanish major, will present her project “Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom: Practices and Beliefs of Foreign Language Teachers in the US” at the annual Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Conference at Elon University on March 31 – April 1, 2017.

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Dr. Carrillo’s Latest Novel Published

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | February 23, 2017 | No Comment |

Professor Raúl Carrillo Arciniega’s novel Tenesí River has been published by the Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura.

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Give To What You Love

Posted by: smithcn1 | February 2, 2017 | No Comment |

February is here and that means the Give To What You Love campaign has started!

LCWA is has a goal of reaching 40 donors. We’re all so excited to see how far we can get by the end of February. Yesterday, February 1st was the first day and we’ve already got 6 donors giving to LCWA. There are several different opportunitiest that you can give to.
School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, Dean’s Excellence Fund
African American Studies Program
Archaeology Fund
Classics Fund
French Department
German and Russian Studies
Hispanic Studies Fund
Italian Film Festival
Jewish Studies Annual Fund
College of Charleston Fund

Join us in our initiative to reach donors in the month of February by giving to the fund that is meaningful to YOU! By investing in the College of Charleston, you will help support the students and programs that YOU are passionate about.

Follow the link below to check out the LCWA giving page and to Give To What You Love!

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Professor Hilary Barnes attended the Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World conference at Florida State University, January 27-29 2017, where she co-presented a poster entitled “Kaqchikel in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala: Language maintenance or language shift?”

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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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