Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dr. Rathbun publishes Alberto Blanco's poetry in Translation

Dr. Rathbun's poetic translations of Mexican author Alberto Blanco were featured in the book The Wondering Alphabet published by The Bitter Oleander Press in New York.

Dr. Rathbun was thrilled to have worked on the letter -J- since it is, after all, the first letter of her first name however the work itself addressed the uncomfortableness of the letter -J- in Mexico. Check it out on page 41!

Page 102 depicts a character reenactment, an artistic representation, of  Blanco's poem (and Rathbun's translation!) "From the Isthmus".

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Congratulations Rossana Elenbaum!

Rossana Elenbaum is a 2017 graduate with a BSED in Spanish. Rossana moved to the United States at the age of 26 from her native country of Peru.

After living a few years in Ohio, she realized she wanted to pursue her dream of becoming a Spanish teacher and decided to enroll in one class at Ashland University with Dr. Barb Schmidt-Rinehart - Spanish 311 Spanish Civilization. Studying with Dr. Schmidt-Rinehart motivated Rossana to become a full-time student at AU - a decision that Rossana describes as being the best one in her life.

At AU Rossana scored Advanced level proficiency in both national exams and was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Iota, and Spanish Club. Rossana has just signed a contract to be a Spanish teacher at Horizon Science Academic Middle School in Cleveland.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Congratulations Justina Fleming!

2017 Spanish Education Graduate Justina Fleming has just signed a contract to teach Spanish at Northwestern School District in West Salem! Help up congratulate Justina -we know she'll be an amazing teacher! ¡Felicidades Justina!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Delaney Jones receives scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota

It is our honor to inform you that Delaney Jones has just been awarded a scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota for the second year in a row!

Delaney Jones has just received a scholarship from Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society.  She is a Spanish and Political Science major with a minor in French. She currently serves as the President of Ashland University's Gamma Tau Chapter of the honor society. 

Delaney Jones is the first student from Ashland University to apply for a Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship and this is the second consecutive year in a row that she's been awarded this prestigious international recognition. Only active members may apply and each institution (chapter) may submit only one application per year.  As this is a national scholarship, Delaney's receipt of the scholarship is indeed an honor.

Phi Sigma Iota is a Foreign Language Honor Society with more than 250 chapters nationally and chapters in Mexico and France.  Gamma Tau Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota was installed April 30, 1997 at Ashland University by Dr. William Cummins. 

Please help the department congratulate Delaney Jones!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spanish Studies Abroad

Attention Spanish Majors and Minors!

Spanish Studies Abroad will be having an informational meeting for anyone interested in studying abroad

Wednesday, March 22nd

3:00PM in Bixler 209

  • For Spanish Majors and Minors
  • Semester and Summer Programs Available
  • Locations Include:
    • Seville, Spain
    • Alicante, Spain
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Havana, Cuba
    • Cordoba Argentina

Can’t Make the Meeting?

A representative will be available from 9:10AM to 12:50PM in Bixler 216

Come see what amazing opportunities Spanish Studies Abroad has to offer!