Monday, March 31, 2014

Spanish Majors present their work at URCA Symposium 4/1/2014

CAS 2014 Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Symposium is tomorrow in Upper Convo!

Show your support for:
Stefanie Stoops presenting "Úrsula Buendía: Power and Women in Cien años de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez" at 2:15
Miriah Keller presenting" Español, Ehpañol or Eshpañol? A Dielectal Study of Spanish Across Four Countries" at 3:30

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Richard Gray

Dr. Richard Gray, assistant professor of French, has an article titled “If you build it...?” appearing in the current issue of the French Review [87:3 (2014): 189-190]. In this article, he outlines the challenges of rebuilding a French program in today’s academic environment. The French Review is the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of French and has the largest circulation of any scholarly journal of French and Francophone studies in the world.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Congratulations to the following students who received grants for AU in Costa Rica this year:

Josie Schave
Emily Wirtz
Alaina Berry
Mary Moeller
Erin Adams

It is a very competitive process, with 40-45 applicants each semester and $4000-$5000 to award each semester.  The AU in Costa Rica applicants did well!

Great job!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Study Abroad!

Are you interested in Studying Spanish?!

Have you ever considered going abroad?

Then we have a meeting for you!

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, a representative from Spanish Studies Abroad will be at Ashland University to meet with any interested students! This is a great program for students interested in speaking Spanish with other fields of study.

The representative will be in the Convo Lobby by Andrew's Hall at 11:30 and will meet with any interested students at 4:00 in Bixler 201. 

Below is a flyer for any interested students! We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Congratulations, Miriah Keller!

Congratulations to student, Miriah Keller, for earning an Advanced Low on her WPT and an Advanced Mid on her OPI!!

Way to go, Miriah!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Congratulations Erin Adams, Josie Schave, & Emily Wirtz for Receiving the Robert E. Schmidt "Take Flight!" Scholarship!

We are pleased to announce that the "AU in Costa Rica" Scholarship Committee awarded three scholarships to the following students:

Erin Adams
Josie Schave
Emily Wirtz

The intention of the award is to financially cover the student's flight expense.  Receiving this award is a significant accomplishment as the competition was exceptional.  Below is more information on Mr. Schmidt.  

This scholarship is given in the name of Robert E. Schmidt.

Robert Schmidt unconditionally supported his daughter, Dr. Barbara Schmidt-Rinehart (Professor, Foreign Languages, Ashland University), in her international experiences and quest to understand other languages and cultures.  He, himself, worked in the area of agricultural business, retiring from that career with the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Landmark Inc., Columbus, Ohio.  In his retirement, he applied his expertise in agricultural cooperatives by working for VOCA (Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance), an organization that promotes broad-based economic growth and the development of civil society in emerging democracies and developing countries.  VOCA’s vision, “a world in which people are empowered to succeed in the global economy” epitomizes Mr. Schmidt’s work in Panama, Sierra Leone, The Philippines, and the Czech Republic.  This scholarship honors both his dedication to his family as well as the host societies overseas that benefited from VOCA’s commitment to establishing vibrant, sustainable communities and cooperatives.  Robert E. Schmidt died in 2011 at the age of 85.

Again, congratulations!!