LCWA Awards Ceremony 2022

Faculty Awards: Dean’s Excellence Award for Faculty Research:
Jen Gerrish
Irina Erman

Graeser Memorial Award
Emma Burton

Harold A. Mouzon Award
Margaret A. Dailey
AnneMarie Underwood

Robert H. Duryea, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award
Everest Wirszyla

Josef Modzelewski Memorial Award
Sofia Carrillo

Conseula Francis Outstanding Student Award
Kayla Doctor

James F. Snyder European Studies Award
Haley Cole
Kerrigan von Carlowitz
Oliva Wyrick

Ludwig Lewisohn Prize
Kennedy Caldwell

Norton Seltzer Awards in Jewish Studies (2)
Tikkun Olam Award: Lainey Komerofsky
Citizenship Award: Zachary Kronsberg

DEPARTMENTAL AND PROGRAM AWARDS

African American Studies
Outstanding Senior Scholar: Iyanla Fuller
Ajani Ofunniyin Community Activism Award: Zinnia Harris
Capstone Project Award: Jaiden Canteen
Rising Scholar Award: Barinwa Wiwuga

Archaeology
Golden Marshalltown Award: Izzy Floyd

Classics
Outstanding Student (B.A .Classics): Kaitlyn Jo Overmier

French
Outstanding Students:
Katie Catoe
Christina Ferrell
Milena Urroz

German & Russian Studies
Outstanding Majors—German
Sofia Carrillo Billie Haller
Margaret A. Daily Cooper Jay
Baker Garland Taylor Kerr

Outstanding Students:
Mallory Berry
Christina Ferrell

Hispanic Studies
Gabriela Mistral Award—Sigma Delta Pi Nat’l Honor Society: Isabel del Mastro
Most Accomplished Spanish Major: Isabel del Mastro
Distinguished Spanish Major: Emma Burton

Outstanding Spanish Majors:
Cameron Brown Isabel del Mastro Elena Minolfo Camille Sullivan
Emma Burton Elizabeth Edmunds John Quirk Riley Taylor
Roslyn Cleary Kelsey Gallo Cameron Robins
Jacob Cousart Kathleen Miceli Creighton Shelby

Departmental Honors:
Emma Burton Creighton Shelby
Elena Minolfo Abigail Smith
John Quirk

International Studies
Departmental Honors:
Jessica Beck Elizabeth Lynch-Gadaleta
Emma Burton Emilia Olson
Christina Ferrell Emma Pierce
Outstanding Students:
Jessica Beck Chloe Mattila Mazzy Weiland
Emma Burton Emilia Olson Callie Wershing
Christina Ferrell Emma Pierce
Maddy Kufeldt Misti Tapscott
Gabi Loue Milena Urroz
Elizabeth Lynch-Gadaleta

Italian Program Awards
Outstanding Students: Lauren Ollis & Giuliana Tosi
Italian Club Award: Lauren Ollis & Giuliana Tosi

Jewish Studies 
Outstanding Student Award: Rebecca Gundersheim

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
Most Distinguished Major: Maya Funderburk

Most Outstanding Major: Isabel del Mastro

Italian Program Awards 
Outstanding Students: Lauren Ollis & Giuliana Tosi
Italian Club Award: Lauren Ollis & Giuliana Tosi

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Annual EXPO Award Recipients featured in the College TODAY

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the first CofC EXPO.

On April 7, 2022, more than 230 students from disciplines across the College of Charleston campus shared their mentored research, scholarship, creative inquiry and community service projects during the inaugural EXPO, the College’s most comprehensive celebration of student achievement.

Check out the article in the College TODAY about the award winners!

 

 

Spanish as a Heritage Language Distinction program

Looking forward to the fall 2022 semester, the Department of Hispanic Studies is very happy to be able to announce the launch of a brand-new initiative: Spanish as a Heritage Language Distinction program.

As noted on the programs website, “the Spanish as a Heritage Language Distinction (SHLD) Program is conceived as a manner of recognizing Hispanic/Latino students at the College of Charleston with a unique and valuable connection to Spanish as a heritage language and the varied cultures of the Hispanic world including the US.

 Through its requirements and related opportunities and activities, participants will increase their understanding of their own rich bilingual and bicultural heritage, as well as how this heritage fits into the overall mosaic of Hispanic/Latino cultures, while perfecting their advanced Spanish language skills for personal and professional enrichment.

 Besides being a reflection of Hispanic Studies’ focus on developing cultural intelligence, linguistic abilities, and world impact skills, the SHLD Program serves to advance the institution’s commitment to the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion which form an essential part of the College’s educational mission.”

For more information on this exciting new opportunity and participation requisites check out the program website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th German-American Business Summit

 

Don’t forget that next Tuesday, March 29th is the 6th annual German-American Business Summit!

Find all the details, sponsors, and events throughout the day on the 6th German American Business Summit website. 

 

 


9:30am
Welcome: Morgan Koerner, Chair of the German and Russian Studies program

Introduction: Knudt Flor, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Industry Engagement and Professor of the Practice at CofC.


9:45am
Panel Discussion: Soft Skills, Global Impacts: Communication and Intercultural Competence in German-American Industry. Moderator: Professor Stephen Della Lana, Senior Instructor of German and Director of the CofC Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany Program

Panelists:
Jamila Anderson, Communications Specialist, Mercedes-Benz Vans
Bertina Brase, German-American Recruitment Specialist with Q-Works Group.
Daniel Schlegel, Vice President of Customer Service, KION North America
J. Kevin Smith, CFO at Eugen Wexler US Plastics Inc.


10:45am
Coffee and Networking Break


11:30am
Introduction: Dr. Sebastian van Delden, Dean, School of Sciences and Math

Keynote Address:Resilience and Flexibility in the Supply Chain in a Volatile Market “given by Oliver Haase, Senior Vice President for Purchasing and Supplier Network Americas, BMW.


1:00pm-4:00pm
Job Fair in TD Arena


4:30pm
Networking Reception in the President’s Garden, 6 Glebe Street

Inaugural Convening/EWI Reunion

TODAY starts the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute’s Inaugural Convening! Check out all the details on the Mroz Global Leadership Institute website.

Monday, March 21st

9:15am
“EWI Legacy Renewed: John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute and the Future” is the first event of the Mroz Inaugural Convening.
Tim Johnson, dean School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA), and Max Kovalov, Bennett Director of the Mroz Global Leadership Institute, will be discussing the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute and its future.


10:30am
Regenerative Leadership: How Leadership Must Change for a Sustainable Future


1:15pm
Breakout Sessions featuring guest speakers, College faculty and participants of student programs: Bonner Leaders, Global Ambassadors, International Scholars, Perlmutter Fellows, Schottland Scholars, Martin Scholars and Market Process Scholars.
Breakout 1: International Energy Perspective: A Regional Insight into the Middle East Randa Fahmy Jewish Studies Center, Room 233
Breakout 2: The Business of Non-Profit Stephen Heintz and Jonathan Fanton Jewish Studies Center, Room 237
Breakout 3: Mentoring Leaders Marshall Goldsmith and David Allen Jewish Studies Center, Room 333

2:30pm
Roundtable: Leadership through Difference and Change


6:00pm
Award Presentation


Tuesday, March 22nd

9:30am
EWI History Project: Of Archives, Memory and Oral Histories


11:00am
Democracy as Strategy in an Age of Authoritarian Resurgence


1:15pm
Breakout Sessions featuring guest speakers, College faculty and participants of student programs: Bonner Leaders, Global Ambassadors, International Scholars, Perlmutter Fellows, Schottland Scholars, Martin Scholars and Market Process Scholars

Breakout 1: COVID, Climate Change and Conflict: Who’s in Charge? Brian Finlay and Bruce McConnell Jewish Studies Center, Room 237
Breakout 2: Migration and the State: Securitization, Citizenship and Vulnerability Sarah Koellner, Amy Malek and Briana McGinnis Jewish Studies Center, Room 337


2:15pm
Ukraine and Russia: What’s Driving the Conflict?
Lecture by Damon Wilson, Max Kovalov and Frank Emerson in the Rita Hollings Science Center, Auditorium Room 101.


3:00pm
Around the World with Mroz Institute Affiliates
Lecture by David Firestein, Brian Finlay, Anneleen Roggeman and Bruce McConnell (host) in the Rita Hollings Science Center, Auditorium Room 101


5:00pm
Keynote Address: Bringing East and West Together: The Legacy of John Edwin Mroz

Mroz Institute Inaugural Convening “Leadership & Diplomacy”

You’ve likely heard already, but we have a major LCWA event this month!

The Inaugural Convening for the John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute will be held March 20-22, 2022.

  • Monday, March 21 will focus on leadership and we have four of the top CEO executive coaches as presenters (Marshall Goldsmith, John Izzo, David Allen, and Randa Fahmy). Also included are Stephen Heintz (CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund) and Jonathan Fanton (past president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences).
  • Tuesday, March 22 will focus on international affairs and global challenges and close with a keynote address by Rose Gottemoeller, former deputy secretary of NATO and the lead negotiator of the nuclear arms control treaty with Russia (New START).

But it’s not just about the speakers. There will also be about 50-60 highly connected internationalists with interests covering all regions coming to campus.


There is no registration needed for in-person attendance and we encourage in-person participation. For those who won’t be able to attend events in person, we have a webinar option. Most events will be live-streamed. Breakout sessions that are not live-streamed will be recorded and made available for viewing shortly after the convening.

You can register for both days of live-streaming here: shorturl.at/ouLWX.

After registration, you will receive in your email the zoom link and the passcode, which will be valid for live-streaming of all events on both days. You just need to follow the program.


To see a full list of the events check out the website mrozinstitute.cofc.edu

 

World Affairs Colloquium Series with Damon Wilson

Join us for a talk on democracy and democratic renewal around the world. Our guest is Damon Wilson, President CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy, will present his lecture, “Forging a Coalition in Favor of Freedom Around the World.” This talk is a co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Charleston (WACC) and the Mroz Global Leadership Institute.  It’s open to CofC faculty, staff, students and WACC members.

Damon Wilson is President CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, non-profit, non-partisan foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democracy throughout the world. It promotes political groups, free markets, trade unions and other independent institutions. Prior to joining the Endowment, he helped transform the Atlantic Council into a leading global think tank as its executive vice president. Previously, Wilson served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council helping to enlarge a Europe whole, free, and at peace; to secure freedom through NATO enlargement; to deter and counter Russian aggression; and to work with a united Europe as a leading US partner to support democracy in the world.

When: 6pm, Thursday, January 27, 2022
Where: Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center (96 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29424). This is a live in-person event and masks are required during the talk. Space is limited. RSVP to join the in-person event http://shorturl.at/bhyHZ. We will also stream the talk via zoom. Register for live-streaming at http://shorturl.at/hqAQ7.

 

M.Ed. in Languages Fall 2021 Newsletter

Don’t miss out on the third issue of the newsletter of The M.Ed. in Languages Program at the College of Charleston!

Congratulations to the graduates this semester – everyone is so proud of all of your impressive accomplishments and all your hard work. Despite a global pandemic and all the additional challenges of teaching during the past 20+ months, you completed your degree! You did it! A special thank you to the M.Ed. in Languages Executive Committee: Dr. Shawn Morrison, Dr. Silvia Rodríguez Sabater, and Dr. Antonio Pérez-Núñez for their unwavering support and collaboration. Thank you so much to all who contributed to the newsletter and many thanks to Katie Agile, the Graduate Assistant for our program, for all her hard work in bringing this to fruition.

Students, alumni, and friends: if you have news or updates to contribute or if you’d like to be profiled in the next issue, please let Director Emily Beck know (becke@cofc.edu). She would love to hear from you!

 

International Studies Major Reads to Elementary Students

Dyllon Gunsolus an International Studies major, minoring in Russian Studies and a concentration in Europe, here at CofC, enjoyed a little bit of fame recently when The College Today published a story about his having won a national championship event in bicycling. Evidently, that story led to an invitation from a teacher at Sangaree Elementary School for Dyllon to read “Bonapart Falls Apart” to the primary school grades pre-2nd.  He also got to participate in a meet and greet with the parents that afternoon when they arrived to pick up their children and share his biking and activity initiatives with the Vice Principle and assist in coordinating a ride to school event in the spring.

We’re looking forward to watching Dyllon as he continues to excell in his academics and extracurricular activities!

 

15th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival Kicks

The 15th Annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival has been featured in the CofC’s College TODAY!

We hope you will join everyone for the 15th annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival starting Thursday, November 4th through Saturday, November 6th at the Queen Street Playhouse. The festival will feature 10 award-winning films celebrating contemporary Italian cinema and culture. Students, Faculty and Staff can enjoy the festival free of charge, they will only need to show their college id at the box office.

Festival Website: https://nuovocinemaitaliano.com/

Article featured in The College Today: https://today.cofc.edu/2021/10/21/15th-annual-nuovo-cinema-italiano-film-festival-kicks-off-nov-4/