Inaugural Issue of _Hispanic Studies Review_ Released

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 [] 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

TLT “Shout-Out” to Professor Karambelkar!

We’re so proud to share the exciting “Shout-Out” that TLT gave to Professor Leena Karambelkar on November 2nd. TLT gave the “Shout-Out” to Professor Karambelkar for inspiring her students’ creativity with problem-based learning (PBL). She attended TLT’s Faculty Technology Institute in 2012 and learned about PBL from D. John Peters. According to Professor Karambelkar, “PBL makes students the decision-makers and active participants in the process of learning while the instructor’s role is of a facilitator, guide, and mentor.” Examples of student projects included poetry, teaching materials about Indian scientists, and a book written in Hindi for young girls.

“It is pure joy to see how these enthusiastic students create beautiful pieces of knowledge using critical thinking, intuition, and an urge to learn more,” says Professor Karambelkar.  And students appreciate her approach to teaching: “Ms. Leena is a fantastic teacher. Going from Hindi 101 to Hindi 202, I have learned so much. By the time you get to 202, she customizes the work to each student so that we are all working on material that matters to us.”



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

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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.


CofC’s and The Citadel’s Chapters of Sigma Delta Pi Name 2016 S.C. TOY

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:


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.

Student Maya Novák-Cogdell Selected to Present in Sigma Delta Pi’s 5th Annual “Best Practices” Session

Maya Novák-Cogdell, student president of the College of Charleston’s Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been selected to present in Sigma Delta Pi’s national “Best Practices Session” to be held during the 99th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese from July 6-9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.