Rob Hahn, Professor of Philosophy, checks in from Greece.
Just a quick hello from our 39th annual programs. This program — including Greece, Greece & Turkey, Egypt, and even Italy — is the 65th program I have led in 39 years!
I completed leading our Egypt program in December.
By combining visits to archaeological sites and museums with hands-on activities — in Greece, and different for Egypt — such as recreating the trial of Socrates from our translation of Plato’s Apology as part of our exploration of their invention of democracy and the jury system, making sundials on the beach as part of our introduction to ancient astronomy, making some pottery at a local workshop to explore changing designs of ceramics, running an Olympic footrace in an ancient stadium as part of our exploration of their invention of the Olympic Games, organizing debates about the origins of philosophy in Greece to try to understand how ratiocination competed and challenged mythic explanations, and performing an ancient play in an ancient theater with costumes and masks we make ourselves as part of our exploration of their invention of the theater…we have tried to make serious learning fun!
Here’s to our 40th annual programs to Greece and Egypt next May and June 2023 !
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Rob Hahn, Professor of Philosophy, checks in from Greece.
Longtime SIU Spanish professor, Alejandro Caceres, passed away this past fall. His friends, colleagues, and students held a memorial service this spring in his honor. He is missed, but did indeed leave a legacy here at SIU.
Alejandro Caceres left a legacy of passionate SIU students and teachers Alejandro Caceres, who passed away on November 23, 2021, is remembered by friends, colleagues and family as a passionate teacher, musician and mentor. Brianna Janssen Sánchez, a coordinator of teacher education at Southern Illinois University, said she’d initially planned to pursue an undergradua...
Jennifer Smith, Professor of Spanish, is leading a group of SIU students at the University of Alcalá this summer. They pose here at a bench honoring Miguel de Cervantes, who was born there in 1547.
Thanks to work by our own Dr. Shu-Ling Wu, SIU students are among the first to participate in a new exchange program at Wenzao University in Taiwan.
SIU students participating in valuable language, cultural exchange program with Taiwan Three Southern Illinois University Carbondale students are enjoying a rare immersive international learning experience in Taiwan, and additional Salukis could soon be part of it. SIU is one of just 23 institutions of higher learning in the United States, along with 10 leading Taiwanese universities,...
We mourn the loss of our colleague Dr. Alan Kim. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/thesouthern/name/alan-kim-obituary?pid=198884581&fbclid=IwAR2pgFreU4XK16WP7tG2ANrKk2y926lFZEHO3Zdym24v7odmKJiQA7Zyo2U
Dr. Alan Hyun-Oak Kim Obituary (1932 - 2021) The Southern Illinoisan View Dr. Alan Hyun-Oak Kim's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.
Cool new class being offered in Art and Design.
Exciting new course being offered this summer!
Exciting new course in Spanish being offered in Spring 2021.
Looking for a Spanish teacher for a homeschool group. Stipend provided. Online or in-person instructor. Please contact Jamie Heibner at 618-889-8654.
HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER NEEDED AT VIENNA HIGH SCHOOL FOR SPAN 2 AND 3. If you are interested please forward resumes to Mr. Joshua Stafford, Superintendent Vienna High School. [email protected]
Who's ready for Finals Week? This will help... :)
Big news. Languages, Cultures and International Trade now offers a new minor: a MINOR IN MYTHOLOGY.
It's very straightforward: simply take 5 courses — any 5 courses — from the list below.
The new Minor can be officially added starting this Summer/Fall. And naturally, courses that you’ve already taken can count towards it.
We've been working on this Minor for quite a while, so its recent approval is cause for celebration. All the more so because very few North American universities offer anything comparable. Make yourself part of the legend!
Dr. Mont Allen discussed the importance of Notre Dame.
A Heartland perspective on the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris The Notre Dame Cathedral fire hits close to home for a Southeast Missouri State University Student who is in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
‘Long Live Freedom’ exhibit showcases nun who resisted N***s Josefa Mack, also known as Sister Mary Imma Mack, was just 20 years old and candidate of the School Sisters of Notre Dame when she began resisting the N**i regime by sneaking food and medicine into Dachau, a concentration camp in World War II Germany famous for imprisoning Catholic priests.
In case you missed it, you can watch the keynote address for the 45th World Languages Day here.
Lacey Gibson's Keynote Speech at World Languages Day Lacey Gibson's Keynote Speech at SIU's 2019 World Languages Day: "How studying world languages enabled me to follow my dreams"
LCIT faculty member Dr. Mont Allen and the rest of his team of collaborators here have won a $100,000 NEH Humanities Connections Grant.
The grant is awarded for a novel interdisciplinary project designed to draw non-Humanities students (especially STEM students) into concurrent study of the Humanities. It is highly competitive: of 51 proposals submitted, the NEH funded 4 (an 8% funding rate).
Dr. Allen's project will see the creation at SIU of a new *Minor in Ancient Practices*, a course of study with few precedents or equivalents at any North American university.
LCIT advisor extraordinaire! Thank you Thomas Price for all you do to help keep things running smoothly.
Don't miss it. This Thursday!
World Languages Day is back with new activities and exhibits for everyone March 22, 2019 World Languages Day is back with new activities and exhibits for everyone by Hannah Erickson CARBONDALE, Ill. — New exhibits, shows, lectures and presentations are on tap for the 45th World Languages Day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After a two-year hiatus, the event,...
World Languages Day looks to educate high school students, community about diversity Southern Illinois University will host its 45th annual World Languages Day at the Student Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m on April 4.
Before you leave for spring break, check out the study abroad info table by Lincoln’s Head in Morris Library on Friday to get more information on how next year you can spend spring break in Costa Rica and earn academic credit! You can also enter into the raffle to win a traveling themed basket at the table!
Dr. Daffner and her students are in the DE https://dailyegyptian.com/91172/news/siu-students-translate-untold-stories-from-german-women-resisting-the-nazi-regime/?fbclid=IwAR29jAkPxV1tT1_HmbpKxoE_WzEy9GLsDDqbhXDv6W5ESnRYIXo2NzBfuVg
SIU students translate untold stories from German women resisting the N**i Regime Starting out as a school project only meant to receive class credit towards their degree, three students began transcribing untold stories from women fighting against the N**i Regime.
"A tradition dating back more than 40 years, the fest launches with the colorful International Parade of flags at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4. International students from around the world, many wearing traditional attire from their home countries, will carry their nation’s flags from Woody Hall to the Student Center’s International Lounge."
SIU’s International Festival 2019 features flag parade, food fair and cultural show January 28, 2019 SIU’s International Festival 2019 features flag parade, food fair and cultural show by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Ill. — The cultural diversity that has long been an integral part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale takes center stage during the popular annual Internation...
Mark your calendars! The 2019 International Festival is coming up!
Congratulations to Karla Rosado, one of our German and FLIT majors!! She is one of 13 students across the nation to receive an Annette Kade Language Learning Scholarship for her study abroad in Dortmund, Germany, in the spring of 2019!
13 ISEP Students Receive Annette Kade Language Learning Scholarships 13 ISEP Students Receive Annete Kade Language Learning Scholarships
Dr. Daffner and our German students are in the news!
Students uncovering the forgotten stories of women who resisted the N**i Regime Student translation project- Students Leia Ruebling, Benjamin Reese and Spencer Blake meet with Carola Daffner, German professor, to work on translation project (photo by Steve Buhman). December 18, 2018 Students uncovering the forgotten stories of women who resisted the N**i Regime by Hannah Ericks...
For those of you who were unable to attend Dr. Potowski's talk you can watch it here:
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This talk is today at 4pm!
Interested in education? bilingualism? child-language acquisition? language maintenance? teaching practices? This is your opportunity to learn more about all of these with renown scholar Kim Potowski tomorrow!
Please support our German Club by eating yummy pizza!
Our most recent departmental newsletter - take a look and see what we've been up to.
Storey honored as Lincoln Academy student laureate November 08, 2018 Storey honored as Lincoln Academy student laureate by Hannah Erickson CARBONDALE, Ill. — According to her professors, Andrea Storey does not have an off button. Her unquenchable drive and passion are the key things that landed her a spot as winner of the 2018 Lincoln Academy of...
Interested in studying abroad to Japan in the summer? Join us today at 3:00p.m. at the Center for International Education to learn more about our Global Peace Studies in Japan study abroad program!
Check out these five paid internship opportunities! The deadline is Friday, November 2!
Hello, fellow mythology lovers! Here's an upcoming theater play at SIU (and what a great poster!)
October 25-27, 2018 (each night at 8 P.M.)
Written, compiled, and directed by Rebecca Walker
Victim. Monster. Myth. Her infamous face adorns warrior's shields, Renaissance paintings, and even one modern fashion label. The story of Medusa spans generations, and over theyears she has morphed from innocent to villain to icon. Her ability to turn men to stone is unquestioned; yet, have we ever asked why she'd want to? Hardened explores the myth of Medusa, from her snakelike properties to the mystery of her motivations. Join us as we slither deep into Medusa's lair, and listen closely as she hisses her final question...what hardens you?
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