“Tailgate in the Courtyard”
Save the Date:
October 18, 2014
TTU Homecoming-TTU vs. Kansas
Raffle will include an autographed Kliff Kingsbury football!
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Message from the ChairDr. Erin Collopy
Associate Professor, Russian
Spring semester 2014 flew by and as I look through all that CMLL accomplished this semester I can see why: time moves quickly when you're busy! CMLL hosted three conferences, including the inaugural Symposium on Heritage Languages Speakers of Spanish, and over 20 lectures. Our language clubs, including our new Spanish Club, offered weekly films, tutoring, conversation hours, honor and end-of-the-semester banquets, plus other events such as the very successful Spanish Trivia Challenge and German Top Chef Competition. Our faculty and graduate students presented their research at national and international conferences in such places as Harvard, University of British Columbia, Denmark, Australia, and Siberia! And, most important, CMLL graduated 41 BAs, 18 MAs, and 5 PhDs! We wish our graduates the very best and we hope they visit us often.
Also of note is the new Lorum Stratton Study Abroad Scholarship fundraising campaign, initiated this semester. CMLL is very happy to honor Dr. Stratton for his years of service to the department, the Spanish program, and Texas Tech University with a scholarship in his name. It is particularly fitting that the scholarship will support Study Abroad, an experience that Dr. Stratton has strongly promoted throughout his career. We ask all of you to contribute but you do not need to contribute financially. Please contact us with any memories you have of Dr. Stratton or of your own study abroad experience. I cannot express how valuable these personal testimonies are to us. I would also like to thank Carla Burrus, CMLL Advisor, for her work on this scholarship. As she does with everything, Carla approached this project with energy and innovative ideas.
Please remember to contact us with what you are doing now and with any memories you would like to share of Dr. Stratton or study abroad. Congratulations to the Class of Spring 2014!
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
Texas Tech University
P.O. Box 42071
Lubbock, Texas 79409-2071
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