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The Department of Modern Languages 



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Phi Beta Kappa at Ohio University 

Website Currently offline but for more information you can contact:

Betsy Partyka: partyka@ohio.edu

Paul Milazzo: milazzo@ohio.edu 



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OPI Sign Ups 


Students, you do NOT sign up for OPI’s through the Department of Modern Languages. 

We will let you know how to register as soon as possible 

Thank you!


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Welcome Back Bobcats and Welcome Class of 2020!






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Check out our Students!



       Mara Diaz 

     Sophomore Double Major Studies Language & Law to Help Immigrants


Mara Diaz ’18 knows what she wants to do and is on the road to achieve it. A sophomore with an interest in immigration issues, Diaz has taken advantage of everything Ohio University has to offer in order to prepare herself.




Casey Tisdale 

Junior who loves studying crime and speaking french  


Many people enjoy watching the adventures of the characters on Criminal Minds, but juniorCasey Tisdale wants to live them.





image015Ian Slifcak

Spanish, Political Science Major Has Passion for Social Justice, Interns with Ohio Democratic Party


Senior Political Science and Spanish major Ian Slifcak has a passion for social justice.






Arts & Science Forum


Two of our Spanish majors were featured in this weeks Arts and Sciences Forum email.
Madison Eblen is featured in the article and it was written by another major of ours, Juliana Scheiderer! The link is below:
Notice the comment about our “close-knit department” and
how the student appreciates the small class sizes! 





mary jane kelley Mary Jane Kelley, promoted to Full Professor


muriel gallego


Muriel Gallego, received tenure and promoted to Associate Professor





36th Cincinnati Conference

on Romance Languages and Literatures

at the University of Cincinnati



One DML faculty (Dr. Daniel Torres), 4 second year Spanish MA students, and two undergraduate students participated in the 36th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati. They presented on the following topics:
María Gascón Buj: “Aires de Grandeza mexicana: una urbe en lo alto del mundo.”
Israel Mendoza Casinos: “Las idea ilustradas con filtro picaresco en El periquillo sarniento: una popular herramienta de cambio.”
Abla García Alonso (undergraduate): “Los funerales de la mamá grande de Gabriel García Márquez y una identidad real maravillosa.”
Isabel Cabrera Guitiérrez: “El mundo herterocruel de Luis Negrón.”
Adobea Nii Owoo: “Identidades en tránsito: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao y Americanah” 
Julianna Coleman (undergraduate): “Esposada al abuso: infidelidad e independencia en el cuento ecuatoriano femenino ‘Leda’.”


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OU students and alumni honored with scholarships

and stipends at Central States Conference




The Central States Association on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held its annual conference on March 10th-12th in Columbus, Ohio and Ohio University’s Department of Modern Languages was well represented.  The organization is comprised of 16 states in the Midwest and more than 1600 foreign language teachers attended the event.  Scholarships and stipends for attendance were awarded to 21 university students and to 20 first-year teachers. 

The following OU students and alumni were selected to receive these awards: 



Mbaye Ngom and Hanna Schneider



New Teachers:

Gail Burkhardt Seay, Rachel Conklin, Paige Kruse and Megan Murphy.



The next OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview)

practice session will be:


March 23 (Wed): OPI practice session – 7–9pm in Gordy 110.



There will be a last practice session for the required Oral Proficiency Interview for Spanish and German majors as well as any language major next Wednesday. 

If you have already come to the training session that takes place 7-7:45, you do not need to attend that again. You can meet us in front of Gordy 283 at about 7:45pm. 


Please let Dr. Partyka (partyka@ohio.edu) know if you plan to attend a session.



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August 25th, 2013 by admin
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