2020

October

Appalachian Professional Language Educators' Society Hosts 2020 Fall Workshop

On October 3, 2020, the Appalachian Professional Language Educators’ Society (APPLES) hosted its annual fall event in conjunction with its fall membership meeting. This year’s event was titled “E-Portfolios and ACTFL Can-Do Statements.” Christina Huhn serves as the organization’s president.

Annual Celebration of Chinese Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival Held Online

The annual celebration of Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival) was successfully held online via Zoom in the evening of September 30, 2020.

August

Smith-Sherwood and Co-Authors Publish Multi-Institutional Research on Faculty Experience of Capstones

Professor of Spanish Dawn Smith-Sherwood and co-authors recently published an article titled “Multi-Institutional Survey of Faculty Experiences Teaching Capstones” in College Teaching.

May

Chinese Language Student Receives Scholarship from National Project Go Program

Trinity Miller, a criminology major and ROTC cadet who studied the Chinese language through the IUP Department of Foreign Languages during her freshman year 2019–20, has received admission with full scholarship from Project Global Officer (Project GO).

Smith-Sherwood Publishes Chapter in MLA's Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno

Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), recently published the chapter “Unamuno’s San Manuel Bueno, mártir: An Integrated Performance Assessment Approach” in the Modern Language Association’s Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno.

February

Smith-Sherwood and Rhodes Publish Study of Integrated Performance Assessment Use in L2 Literature Course

Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), and Sean Rhodes, Applied Research Lab (research associate), recently published the article “Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and the Impact of IPA-Informed Instruction on Student Writing Proficiency in the Presentational Mode: Findings from a Pilot SoTL Study” in MIFLC Review (vol. 19, Fall 2018–19).

January

Huhn Named Co-editor of State World Language Educator's Journal

Christina Huhn, Department of Foreign Languages, has been named co-editor of the Pennsylvania Language Forum (PLF), serving with co-editor Nathan Campbell of Manheim Central High School.