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Alumni Update: We want to hear from you!

Our language students often ask us about our alumni.  What types of jobs do they get? Do they have opportunities to use their language skills after graduation? What advice do they have for us?

If you are a K-State Modern Languages Alumni, we would love to hear from you! Tell us where you are, what you do, and how language has continued to impact your life! Leave a message below, or email your update to srluly@ksu.edu and we will include you in the newsletter!

French Translation Course using letter of Charles De Gaulle

French 720 class

French faculty Dr. Kathleen Antonioli and Dr. Cro received a grant to develop the exciting new translation course“Translating the Freedom Papers: Charles De Gaulle and WWII Correspondence”! Read below to find more about their interdisciplinary project!

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Kansas State University Students, Staff, and Faculty Complete “Bridging the Gap” Medical Interpreting Training

Modern Language faculty role-play an interpreting encounter.

Are you interested in finding new ways to use your Modern Languages degree?  Consider medical interpreting!  Medical interpreters work in health-care settings to “facilitate understanding in communication between people who are speaking different languages”  (A Textbook for Medical Interpreters, CCHP 2014). Between August 8-12, 2016, 11 Kansas State University students, faculty, and staff completed the “Bridging the Gap” medical interpreting training.  Continue reading “Kansas State University Students, Staff, and Faculty Complete “Bridging the Gap” Medical Interpreting Training”

Modern Languages Invites International Scholars

On March 23, 2016, the Department of Modern Languages hosted the first annual Pettis Lecture in French and Francophone Studies. This lecture was made possible through the generous support of the Dorothy Bradford Pettis Fund and the Department of Modern Languages. Continue reading “Modern Languages Invites International Scholars”

Modern Languages Study Abroad Night

study abroadLa Société Française held the first annual Modern Languages Study Abroad Night on November 16, 2015.   The evening included presentations from faculty members in Modern Languages about study abroad trips to Spain, Italy, Germany, and France.  There was also a presentation by the Study Abroad Office and a round-table discussion of student study abroad participants.     Continue reading “Modern Languages Study Abroad Night”

Faculty Publication Spotlight: Dr. Laura Kanost

laura-smDr. Laura Kanost’s book, Latin American Women and the Literature of Madness: Narratives at the Crossroads of Gender, Politics and the Mind, co-written with Dr. Elvira Sánchez-Blake, was published in 2015 by McFarland & Company. Find out more about the book, the author and the writing process! Continue reading “Faculty Publication Spotlight: Dr. Laura Kanost”