Study abroad Scholarships and Awards available

Applications for study abroad scholarships and awards are now being accepted through October 17, 2016 for 2017 and 2018 study abroad programs. Please drop off completed applications to 410 Sprau Tower.

notable Alumni Recognized

Ms. Rebekkah Zanotti has received the department's 2016 Alumni Achievement Award. Rebekkah is a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) for the U.S. Navy's Fleet Information Operations Center. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the department in 2013 with a major in German before joining the U.S. Navy and studying Russian at the prestigious Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California.

Sara Eggleston, another World Languages and Literatures alumna, will share her experience as an online language teacher on Wednesday, October 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. in 3025 Brown Hall.

French movie screening

The department is hosting a movie screening of Welcome, a French movie directed by Philippe Lioret, on Thursday, October 20, in 1028 Brown Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. The film highlights the important issue of immigration and the plight of refugees. The screening is free and open to all.

Applications sought for German Faculty Exchange

Western Michigan University and the University of Passau invite applications for a short-term faculty exchange at one of the newest of the German universities in the lovely region of Bavaria.The exchange is open to WMU faculty members from any discipline who submit their application materials by Friday, Oct. 28. German language skills are not required to apply.

Faculty's Poetry translations featured

Poetry International Web is featuring the poet Takako Arai along with Dr. Jeffrey Angles' translations of her work. On the site are videos showing Arai and Angles reading her work in Japanese and English translation.

Faculty shortlisted for Translation Award

Dr. Jeffrey Angles' most recent book, These Things Here and Now, was nominated for the Lucien Stryk Translation Award. The award is given out at the annual ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) conference each year to a book of translations done from an Asian language.