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World Languages and Cultures

College of Arts and Humanities

World Languages at Source

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Presenters: ASL students, Alanna Alegria; Kelsi Baggarley; Mishele Barnett; Abby Beauchamp; Somer Calahan; Micaela Clark; Sarah Compton; Micah Davis; Sarah Erland; Celena Gilbert; Kaitlan Klepec; Laura Leist; Stephanie Main; Samuel Maupin; Kendall May; Kelly McKenzie; Paige Nelles; Karlee Olive; Jourdyn Payne; Caitlin Pudlitzke; Vianey Rivas; Kazia Starkenburg; and Nathan Stewart, performed conversations, poetry, and story telling in American Sign Language.  Latin students, Pamela Stephenson and Eryn Baumgart, presented excerpts from their forthcoming book that illustrates the Roman alphabet.  German student, George Barker, performed music he wrote, which was itself inspired by poems written by his peers in an assignment for a German course. Spanish student, Edward Pinto, presented a poster on strategies to improve writing for Heritage high school students. The students were mentored by Professor Loudenback, Dr. Michael Johnson, Dr. Laurie Moshier, and Dr. Alejandro Lee, respectively.

Winners: Sarah Erland, mentored by Professor Loudenback, won an Creative Expression Outstanding Student Presentation award. Also, along with her partner, ASL Student Kimberly Hager won second prize in the 2015 Business Plan competition, proposing a company called Bare Hands Learning Resources. Kimberly was also mentored by Professor Loundenback.

Congratulations to all our students, the winners, and all the mentors!  You make the Department of World Languages proud.

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