Visit our Facebook Page and see pictures of LVC language students visiting Peru or Germany, trips to theaters in New York City and Hershey, as well as other events organized by our language programs.
Photo: LVC students Colleen Delaney (left) and Jesus Sandoval (right) with Assistant Professor of Spanish Gabriela McEvoy (center) at the 15th century Inca site Machu Picchu, Peru (7,970ft elevation) - they traveled there in May 2011, as a service learning component of the Indigenista Literature course.
Language Placement Test
For students and advisors: The language requirement at Lebanon Valley College.
Language Students Practice Their Skills During Summer 2015
Some of the Languages students will be applying their foreign language skills this summer! The following students will be completing an internship, job, study abroad, or volunteer work over the next few months:
Erin Angelini (class of 2016) is a Spanish major who will be studying abroad in Madrid for four weeks with CEA Study Abroad. While there, she will have the opportunity to complete community service.
Anna Quinn (class of 2017) is a Spanish major. Anna will be travelling to Honduras to work in an orphanage called El Hogar de Amor y Esperanza. She will also study abroad in the Dominican Republic this fall.
Amy Wagner (class of 2016) is a Spanish minor. Last year, Amy worked as a teacher's aide for the LIU Migrant Education Program, and has reapplied for the program again this year.
Additionally, a group of LVC students will be travelling to Caguas, Puerto Rico for a weeklong service trip. The students will have the opportunity to work in schools, and wil also be helping the elderly and domestic violence victims. Some of the students participating in this trip include Peyton Carper (Spanish minor, class of 2016), Megan Kimmel (Spanish major, class of 2017), and Anna Quinn (Spanish major, class of 2017).
LVC Professor Presents off Campus
Dr. Gabriela McEvoy has recently had several opportunities to present outside of LVC! On April 14th she was invited to be a commentator at the ARC Book Forum at Lafayette College. The Forum was for one of Lafayette's Spanish Professors, who is also a Costa Rican writer.
During the same week, Dr. McEvoy also presented the paper "La trasgresión en lo local: la narcoactividad en la novela policial costarricense" at the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) Conference in New York.
Phi Sigma Iota Award Scholarship
Congratulations to Genvieve Hugenbruch, class of 2015! Genevieve has been awarded the Phi Sigma Iota Award Scholarship to assist her in her graduate studies in Intercultural Communications and Linguistics.
New Phi Sigma Iota Inductees
Phi Sigma Iota welcomed its newest members on April 13th. The inductees were
Brooke Ciccocioppo, Carrie Pfleiger, Katrina Heimbach, Sarah DiMaggio, Viktoria van Nederveen, Heather Kinney, Erin Angelini, Elizabeth Bauer, Erin Eckerd, Lauren Derby, Marie Gorman, Megan Kimmel, Kimberly Ortiz-Marrero, Leah Kline, Anna Quinn, Holly Langdon, Molly McBride, Annalou Pagels, Stephanie Price, and Courtney Wilt!
LVC Professor is Keynote Speaker for CCA Honor Society Induction
Dr. Kathleen Taceloksy was the keynote speaker for the Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA) Spanish and French Honor Society Induction Ceremony. The ceremony, which took place Friday, April 10th, welcomed approximately twenty new students into the society. This was a great honor for the CCA students, and also gave LVC the opportunity to connect with some potential future students!
Languages students presented their research project, "Spanish for Healthcare and Well-being", at Inquiry 2015! Pictured from left to right are students Kattya Palacios, Karla Bingaman, and Megan Kimmel, along with Professor Gabriela McEvoy
Languages Faculty Scholarship and Pedagogy
Click here to see the scholarship and pedagogy of the LVC Languages Department!
Service Trip to Puerto Rico - Deadline October 17.
LVC offers a service trip to Puerto Rico from May 10-17, 2015. Registration formas are due on October 17. Information can be found here, for further questions contact Ivette Guzman-Zavalla (email@example.com).
LVC Professor Presents at Greensboro
Dr. Carmen Garcia-Armero presented at the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro on October 24th. Garcia-Armero’s
talk was titled “Exploring Representations of Trauma and the Intergenerational
Transmission of Traumatic Memories in Contemporary Spanish Culture: En la ciudad sin límites (The City of No Limits) by Antonio Hernández”. Her discussion explored the trauma
experienced by Spanish individuals during the Spanish civil war and the Franco
dictatorship, and how that trauma can be transmitted from parents to child.
A Postcard from Germany
Junior Scott Reagan, German and International Studies Major,
writes on his first two weeks in the Summer Study Abroad in Wurzburg, Germany.
Scott talks about stereotypes that are actually true, experiencing the
celebrations for Germany’s fourth soccer world championship, what it takes to
get Germans to hug you, and American lifestyle catching up with him in Bavaria.
He writes: “…we definitely obtain some of the best worldly wisdom while simply
living within German society, within a Germany city, using German public
transportation, and… speaking German!” The study abroad group already visited
Munich and is currently in Berlin. Read the postcard here.
Pictures: Top: Scott
Reagan (right) celebrating the German soccer world champion title. Bottom: LVC
and Hillsdale College students above Wurzburg, on the balcony of the fortress
Marienberg. More pictures can be found on our Facebook page.
Graduating Spanish Major gathered experience in Spain and Mexico
Senior Ashley Ferrari graduates with triple majors in
philosophy, international studies, and Spanish, and a political science
minor. Read the news article and watch the YouTube interview about her study abroad in
Spain and a research trip to Mexico with Lebanon Valley College.
Picture: Ashley Ferrari '14 and Kathleen Tacelosky, Chair of the Languages Department and Associate Professor of Spanish.
German Major Genevieve Hugenbruch Presenting at Conference
German, History, and International Studies Major
Genevieve Hugenbruch is presenting at the Undergraduate Research Conference in
German Studies at Lafayette College. Her talk is titled: "The Prevented
Narrative of the First World War: German Remembrance and Identity
Assistant Professor of German Joerg Meindl moderated a panel.
Find the full program here.
Where do Alumni Work? Language Skills and Careers
Read how graduate Erica Trapasso '10, German Minor and Art History Major, found a job thanks to her language skills: a career based on German and Art History.
Photo: Erica Trapasso '10
Two LVC Alumni found a home and job in Spain - study abroad and language skills opened new opportunities. Read more here:
Read the story on two LVC alumni working in Spain.
Innovative “Spanish for Heritage Speakers” Class Responds to Student Need (featured on WGAL and Lebanon Daily News)
As the Hispanic population continues to grow in Lebanon County and across the country, the number of children raised in Spanish-speaking homes continues to rise. But as these students attend school where English is the language of instruction, they grow up without any formal education in their native tongue.
Lebanon Valley College also realized an increase of Hispanic students that were fluent Spanish speakers, but were struggling with spelling and grammar, and therefore having difficulty placing into the appropriate Spanish class for their abilities. Continue reading at LVC news...
The course attracted interest in regional media outlets:
NBC affiliate WGAL visited Ivette Dr. Guzman-Zavalla's course "Spanish for Heritage Speakers" on November 15. See the coverage on the WGAL website.
Also, see the article in the Lebanon Daily News on the course.