Modern Languages & Literatures Current News



Hua Li, China Studies, was featured in an article in the Mountains & Minds Magazine: click here.

Sonia Nazario, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, presented a talk on April 16 at 4pm in SUB Ballroom D.  Her talk, entitled "Enrique's Journey: Child Migrants and the U.S. Response," is part of the Letters and Science Distinguished Speakers Series.  See more information here.

Patricia Catoira, Hispanic Studies and Latin American & Latino Studies, received an Award for Service Excellence at the 26th Annual Employee of the Year Awards.  She more information here.

Patricia Simpson, German Studies, has been awarded one of two Letters and Science Meritorious Research and Creativity Awards. The award will be presented at the College of Letters and Science's annual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 23rd, from 5-7pm in SUB Ballroom A.

Ada Giusti, French & Francophone Studies, received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Student Hayley Swain (majoring in Spanish Teaching K-12, minoring in K-12 Reading Teaching and Latin American & Latino Studies) received the Steven L. Johnson Memorial Scholarship; 2015. This award is given to the outstanding Spanish Teaching major. It not only recognizes academic success, but quality of character as well, reflecting the esteem of teachers and peers in the department.

Student Miriam Rognlie (majoring in Computer Science, minoring in China Studies) received the Sue Burton Cannon Memorial Award; 2015. This award is given to the outstanding Junior female student(s) in a Modern Languages class and is based on service to the Department of Modern Languages, academic performance, and service outside the Department.

Brent Zundel (graduate in Civil Engineering & Spanish, 2013) received a Fulbright research grant to study water resource issues facing the Patagonia region of Chile at at the University of Concepción. Read the article here.

The Goethe Society awarded their 2013 best essay prize to Patricia Simpson, German Studies, for her article “Sacred Maternity and Secular Sons:  Hölderlin’s Madonna as Muse.”  Dr. Simpson’s essay appeared in the Camden House anthology, Religion, Reason, and Culture in the Age of Goethe, which she edited along with Elizabeth Krimmer. See for further details.

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures hosted an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Training for MLL faculty and language teachers in the Bozeman area on January 5-8, 2015.



The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures hosted an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Workshop for MLL faculty and language teachers in the Bozeman area on October 16-17, 2014.

Ada Giusti, French & Francophone Studies, received an MSU Academic Advising Award. She chose to donate her $2000 award to the Emerging Scholars Program. Read the article here.

Sally Sanchez, Spanish, received the 2014 College of Letters & Science's Outstanding Teacher Award.