Congratulations to our outstanding Languages and Cultures majors and minors! On May 10, 2019, the following students were awarded for their excellence:
Leslie Gálvez, The Solidarity Award for Outstanding Latin American Studies Student;
Brianna Daniel-Harkins, the Reverend Emmett M. Bienvenu, S.J. Award for Classical Studies;
Christina Murphy, The Center for Latin American Studies Award;
Sierra Carvalho, The Richard A. Frank Memorial Award for Excellence in Modern Foreign Languages;
Marley Duet (English and French, 2018), received the prestigious TAPIF award (Teaching Assistant Program in France) and is currently working in a school in Aix-en-Provence.
Dr. Jean X. Brager gave a presentation with students from his First-Year Seminar (Fall 2018, Performance & Performativity) on 1/25/19 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., week.
On March 22, 2019, Dr. Eileen Doll was invested with the Provost Distinguished Professorship I. This award was established in 1997 through a beneficiary donation by Loyola faculty member Prof. Keith Jacobs.
Congratulations, Dr. Doll!
Karen Rosenbecker, Ph.D., received the Rev. Emmett M. Bienvenue, S.J. Distinguished Professorship in Classical Studies in March 2019. The award was established in 2013 in honor of Fr. Bienvenu, a professor of classical studies who taught for nearly 40 years at Loyola University New Orleans. Congratulations, Dr. Rosenbecker!
The following 6 students were initiated in February 2019 into the Mu Kappa Chapter of the national Spanish honor society Sigma Delta Pi:
Danielle Belmont, senior majoring in Spanish and Sociology, and minoring in Latin American Studies, has been selected to work with Teach for America beginning in Fall 2019. She will be teaching elementary special education in the greater New Orleans area. ¡Enhorabuena, Danielle! We are so proud of you!
Hannah Pico (Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice & Inequality 2017)--unofficial Spanish minor--is currently working in La Zubia, Spain (province of Granada), as a North American Cultural Ambassador English Language Assistant. While there, she is planning to work towards a Master's at the Universidad de Granada.
Darius Smith (Spanish 2017) is a Spanish teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies in Gretna, LA. ¡Enhorabuena, Darius!
On Friday, September 21, 2018, Dr. Nathan Henne gave the inaugural presentation for the new Loyola Faculty and Staff Seminar Series, "Encountering Heritage and History." His talk, "(Dis)Respecting Sovereignty: US Interference in Central American and the Current Migration Crisis," in the Whitney Presentation Room of Thomas Hall was a huge success--the room was packed and all were fascinated with the facts presented and the images projected by Dr. Henne.