Dr. Suppe Establishes Prize for Study Abroad
In 2013 Julian Frederick Suppe, Professor of Classics in CMLL stationed at the TTU Seville Center, established a $500 prize to support and encourage Classics majors and minors to participate in 2014 CMLL CLassics summer field or study abroad courses. For summer 2015 Dr. Suppe has again funded the prize. Dr. Suppe strongly believes that Classics undergraduate and graduate students need to visit ancient sites associated with their studies of ancient literatures and cultures of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and other ancient civilizations. The purpose of this prize is to help promising students to visit, perhaps even participate in archaeological digs at, such sites to enhance their TTU Classics degrees.
New White Boards Installed
During the summer, CMLL replaced the chalkboards in the classrooms with new whiteboards. Everyone in the department is elated to see the end of chalk usage.
World Cup Soccer Party
CMLL faculty, staff, and graduate students were invited to watch Germany and Brazil battle it out in the World Cup on July 8. Moving closer to the World Cup victory, on July 9, CMLL soccer fans watched intensely as the Netherlands and Argentina fought to go to the finals.
Welcome Back Breakfast
The annual Fall CMLL Welcome Back Breakfast, organized by Ms. Theresa Madrid, was held on August 19th in the 2nd floor lobby of the Foreign Languages Building. Faculty and staff enjoyed sharing breakfast while catching up with each other after the summer.
CMLL Fall Orientation
August 21-22, CMLL held an orientation for our 70 GPTIs and TAs beginning with a warm welcome from the CMLL Chairperson, Dr. Erin Collopy. The 2 day orientation included information and training on Blackboard, Grade Keeper, etc. and general CMLL Operating Policies and individual language program particulars.
Former Representative from Texas's 19th Congressional District Larry Combest Visits Champagne, France
Former Representative and Mrs. Larry Combest's generous gift of the "Smiling Angel Scholarship" this year provided some funding for 27 TTU students to study abroad with the Texas Tech faculty-led French program in Reims, France under the direction of Dr. Carole Edwards.
During an initial visit to France, the Combests had a first-hand look at the study abroad program. In addition, they discovered the beautiful Champagne region with its wineries, monuments, museums, delicious cheeses and breads.
Combest's deep commitment to agriculture, which stem from his own background of 4 generations of farmers and from his service as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee during his term as Senator, is evident from his efforts into development and passing into law numerous farm bills on behalf of the American small growers. Thus, tours of a local vegetable farm and a large supermarket highlighted their time in France.
Dr. Priestaf Presentation
On Friday, June 6th, Dr. Starra Priestaf gave a presentation entitled, "Discourses of Dissimulation in L'Heptaméron" in the Foreign Language, Qualia Room.