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Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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Want to spend the summer studying Italian in Italy! Contact Molly Morrison at 

As we come towards the end of the academic year 2014-15 we want to remind you of our graduate student award winners from last year and recognize new awards to faculty and students:

2013-2014 Awards 


Gaston, Kelsey


Kelsey Gaston Barxias       

Outstanding French TA for academic year 2013-14





Fred Agbemade

Outstanding Spanish TA for academic year 2013-14


Garcia Torres, Maria Dolores 2


María Dolores (Puli) García-Torres

Outstanding Spanish Masters student year 2013-14





Learning Community Award

Dr.Lois Vines, Professor of French and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Humanities, is the co-recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award presented by University College and the Learning Communities Program on January 25, 2015.  Candidates are nominated by students participating in the more than 200 Learning Communities at Ohio University, which are designed to engage first-year students in academic and social activities as soon as they arrive on campus.  Dr. Vines created the Learning Community “Foreign Languages and Intercultural Connections” for participants studying other languages, linguistics, and any field in which they would like to continue perfecting language competence.  The group of about fifteen students take a common course and a weekly seminar directed by Dr. Vines that introduces them to the many international opportunities offered on campus and abroad.  They learn, for example, how to earn a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and how to prepare to be a candidate for nationally competitive awards. During the ten years Dr. Vines has been a seminar instructor, three of her students have been recipients of a Fulbright award, a highly competitive national honor.   



Congratulations to Barb Reichenbach for writing the massive NCATE reports and winning: National recognition for the Spanish, French and German education licensure programs, sponsored by the DML. Here is a link to the article! 








ITALIAN IN FLORENCE is a six week program in summer 2015 which combines academics with hands-on cultural experiences in one of Italy’s most beautiful cities.

You’ll complete the equivalent of two semesters of Italian language (offered at beginner and intermediate level) while also immersing yourself in the culture of Italy, with overnight excursions and daytrips to Rome, Venice and several other destinations. You’ll also take ILML 2902: Italian literature in translation, which fulfills a humanities requirement.

   The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 2

   There is NO application fee

   To apply , follow this link and click “APPLY HERE!!”

   For program costs, refer to the budget worksheet on the website

   For other program-specific information, visit the website

Acceptance into this program includes:

   A full year of language requirements in ONE summer

   Trips to Rome,Venice, Pisa, Cinque Terre and more

   Tours of world-renowned art museums

   Friends and memories that will last a lifetime!

For questions about the application process or funding your experience abroad, speak with Keely Davin. You can schedule an appointment (740.593.4583) or send an email ( ). For questions about program inclusions or coursework, contact Program Director Molly Morrison ( ).  

Don’t wait – complete your application TODAY!


Combine your passion for film, culture,  and language through attending the Spring German Film Series! All events are open to the public and shown with English subtitles. 

Interested in Study Abroad in Merida, Mexico? Follow the group’s adventures on facebook