Another great presentation of MCL Foreign Language Education research of students and faculty! This time, at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) convention, March 5-7, Atlanta, GA. This was one of several conferences in which students and faculty participated, thanks to the QEP Project, which was awarded in 2013 to Dr. Victoria Russell and her team. For more information about this project, go to: https://vsuqepproject.wordpress.com/
A&S SPRING COLLOQUIA
On March 11, as part of the Arts and Sciences Spring Colloquia, MCL students presented their research on "War, Pride and Social Concerns in the Spanish Arts", mentored by Dr. Grazyna Walczak. The audience enjoyed the presentations of:
Dasha Bzeniuk, "Expressions of Social Tensions in the Baroque Architecture"
John Exum, "Social Classes in the Paintings of Diego Velázquez",
Varun Thaker, "War and Social Illnesses in the Paintings of Francisco de Goya",
Ayana Brown, "Anti-War Protest in the Guernica by Pablo Picasso", and
Kate Marie Riddle, "Current Social Problems in the Works of Luis Quiles".
At the Conference on Instructional Technologies, Innovations, and Educational Strategies, hosted by VSU on 18 - 20 February, 2015, many of the MCL professor gave exciting workshops. They were grouped in panels, under the following topics: "Innovative Technologies for Online Teaching and Learning", "Second Life 101: Creating an Avatar, Exploring, and Teaching in Secon Life", "Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning: Retaining Students and Optimal Online Class Size" and "Give a G.I.F.T. - Great Ideas for Teaching; Take a G.I.F.T. Offered TWICE". The presentations were well organized and fun. Faculty from our and other universities were able to learn from us a lot!
VISIT TO THE DALÍ MUSEUM IN ST. PETERSBURG, FL
MCL students visited the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL on Jan 29, 2015. Besides the permanent exhibit of the works of Salvador Dalí, students were able to see the temporary exhibition of Pablo Picasso. In this exhibition, called "Two Legends Side by Side: Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso,” over 80 works of these two giants of modern art, loaned from more than 20 collections worldwide are presented side by side perhaps for the first time. It was a full day field trip, but it was worth it!
STUDENTS AND FACULTY PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH PROJECTS AT THE FLAG CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA
MCL Spanish for Professional and Foreign Language Education students presented their research at the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) conference that took place in Atlanta, March 7 - 8, 2014. These students will be engaged in research and service-learning in Cádiz, Spain, during the summer of 2014.