Guatemala, Not Fruitcake, for Spanish Major Dylan Kornegay

Dylan Kornegay in the San Francisco market outside of Xela.

Between her last final exam and Christmas Day, Undergraduate Dylan Kornegay (Spanish ’12) traveled to Guatemala to accompany her sister who is working an an essay project on women’s health issues worldwide.  During their hike through the Guatemalan mountains outside of Quetzaltenango (Xela), Dylan and her sister spent three days with indigenous families while learning about local customs, cuisine and daily life.

The Kornegay sisters also devoted one week to a Spanish school in Xela where they studied Spanish and culture five hours per day.

To conclude their trip, Dylan and her sister spent three days at Lake Atitlán, where they took painting classes from one of the local artists of San Pedro, Pito Cortéz.  They also engaged in kayaking, swimming, cliff diving, mountain biking and hiking volcanoes, all in the interest of seeing and experiencing Guatemala.

Classics Student to Present at National Conference

Angelina Phebus will present research at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America.  A collaboration between herself, Dr. Newhard (Classics) and Dr. Levine (Geology), the presentation presents preliminary results of modeling communication routes in the Argo-Saronic region of Greece.  Ms. Phebus is lead author of the work.

The annual meeting of the AIA is the largest national meeting for Classical Archaeology in the United States.  Abstracts undergo a process of peer review.

AIA-South Carolina (Charleston) Society To Recieve an AIA’s Society Outreach Grant

The South Carolina (Charleston) Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has been selected to receive the AIA’s Society Outreach Grant in support of an archaeological conference to be held at Charles Town Landing in February 2011. Only a handful of these grants are awarded in a given year. The initiative is the result of collaborations between Scott de Brestian, Jim Newhard, and Tessa Garton of the South Carolina Society and Cicek Beeby of Charles Towne Landing.

The conference will focus upon Lowcountry archaeology and its contributions to wider understandings of the past, and will be open to both professional archaeologists and archaeology enthusiasts. The event is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Society of South Carolina, South Carolina State Parks, the Charleston Museum, and the College of Charleston,

The Archaeological Institute of America is the largest professional/avocational organization in the United States, dedicated to promoting understanding of the world’s cultural heritage. Local societies, found throughout the United States, support local initiatives and cultivate interest in archaeology at both the local and global level. The public lecture series sponsored by the South Carolina Society is free and open to the public.

HISP Grads Continue Research

Ms. Christine Weisglass, Spanish major and Linguistics minor ’07, will see her article “An Acoustic Study of Rhotics in Onset Clusters in La Rioja” appear in the selected proceedings of the 40th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages.  Christine is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish with a focus on Hispanic linguistics at Florida State University.

Ms. Melanie Keller, Spanish major and Linguistics minor ’10, will present her study “Queer Linguistic Activism: Arriving at a Course of Action” at the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference on March 24-26, 2011.