LCWA is pleased to announce that effective immediately Brian Rowe will become the development officer assigned to the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs. Many of you know Brian, since he has already been providing support for LCWA fund raising projects. Now in his third year at the College of Charleston, Brian previously served as a Leadership Gift Officer on the Annual Giving Team and was aligned closely with LCWA and the School of Sciences and Mathematics. He has worked in non-profit fundraising for nearly 20 years having served organizations in Virginia, New Hampshire, Maryland, and South Carolina. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Charleston (WV) and an M.F.A. in Theatre Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Hailing from a small town in rural Ohio, Brian now lives in West Ashley with his wife Megan, who is the College’s Director of Campus Housing, and Sage the Cat, who is the best cat in the world. Join me in welcoming Brian to the LCWA team.
Excerpt from the College TODAY, “Since the last German-American Business Summit (GABS) in February of 2020 a lot has happened at the College of Charleston, and we’re not just talking about the pandemic. Last fall, the College began offering its first-ever major in engineering – systems engineering – with some of the 200-plus German companies in the Palmetto state helping to design the curriculum.
Not surprisingly, those two topics will be front and center at the fifth annual conference on Feb. 4, 2021, held virtually from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. CofC’s German program; the School of Languages Cultures, and World Affairs; the Career Center; and the School of Business will put on the summit in partnership with The Citadel and Trident Technical College.
“This year we are pivoting to a virtual event and are looking forward to the chance to cast a wider net in terms of audience participants, as well as panelists, who will join us from locations throughout the U.S. and in Germany,” says Morgan Koerner, the chair of the Department of German and Russian Studies who founded the event.”
Read the full article CofC to Host Virtual German-American Business Summit.
They’re hoping to be able to produce regular newsletters to share information about the ESOL and Spanish graduate programs twice yearly. If you have news or updates to contribute, please let them know! You may contact
Emily S. Beck, Ph.D.
Director, M.Ed. in Languages (ESOL and Spanish)
Director, ESOL Certificate Program
They would also like to thank all who contributed to the newsletter and a special thanks to the graduate assistant, Tolly Stewart, for all her hard work in bringing this to fruition.
LCWA is happy to promote Michael Overholt, Instructional Technologist and The Teaching and Learning Team (TLT) for LCWA, latest podcast Ponticuli.
A conversation with Dr. Margaret Keneman, from French, Francophone, and Italian Studies. Their conversations emerge from Dr. Keneman’s thoughts on the relationship between globally connected courses and the College of Charleston’s prestigious study abroad program. Click the link below to listen!
After four decades of distinctive service, the EastWest Institute’s (EWI) Board of Directors has resolved to establish a partnership with the College of Charleston to preserve the legacy of EWI visionary founder and leader, the late John Edwin Mroz; transition its programs to four new organizations to secure their continuity; and discontinue operation under the current business model, effective Jan. 31, 2021.
Check out more about the partnership and the newly established John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Institute being held in LCWA!
Don’t forget about LCWA’s new International Lab!
The International Lab (JC Long 401B) has been a long time coming but you will find that it was worth the wait. It is a great teaching space with high-end functionality. The investment and ingenuity in the Lab is evident – cutting edge acoustics with easy remote capability.
Check out the latest article in the College TODAY, “Learning Our Way: How Professors Are Maximizing Hybrid Teaching” where Hispanic Studies instructor Fenner Hoell is a feature of how faculty at CofC are maximizing online education!
On Tuesday, November 3rd, LCWA held their 4th LCWA World Affairs Colloquium of the semester!
If you missed it don’t worry you can watch it here!