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2017 L&IH Award Recipients

Rebecca McConnell

Rebecca Lynn McConnell – Language and International Health Academic Honor Award

The Language and International Health Society gives this award to a Language and International Health major who demonstrates ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities.

Rebecca is a senior at Clemson University.  Her major is Language and International Health and the concentrations are Spanish and health administration.  Rebecca plans on working as a volunteer coordinator or Greenville Health System after she graduates.  She has done 4 creative inquires with Dr. Graciela Tissera, she is the vice-president of the Language and International Health club, and she is graduating with honors.

Emily Blackshire

Emily W. Blackshire – Language and International Health Award of Excellence

The award is given to a senior Language and International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.

Emily Blackshire: is a Language and International Health concentrating in Spanish and Community Development that will graduate May 2017. She is currently working with the sociology department to study community health resources available to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the Southeastern states versus traditional immigration locations. She founded Clemson University Paw Pantry, an on-campus food and hygienic supply pantry available to any Clemson student. She will be teaching Middle School Science in rural North Carolina next year with Teach for America.

Elouise Cram

Elouise Giroux Cram – Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research

The award is given to a Language and International Health major for outstanding academic research on international health topics.

Elouise Cram: I’m a senior L&IH major (Spanish, health administration concentrations). I am a board member of the Clemson Academic Integrity Board, a judge for the Clemson Debate Team, president of the Language and International Health Society, and a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. Outside of the classroom, I participate in Clemson’s Creative Inquiry program with Dr. Tissera, where I explore health topics in Hispanic film. My love of research found me in a lab this past summer at the Medical University of South Carolina researching periodontal disease and gene expression. After graduation, I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work to get my Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in hospital social work.

Michelle Fuentes

Michelle Fuentes – Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research

The award is given to a senior Language and International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.

Michelle Fuentes: Senior Language and International Health Major with an Emphasis in Spanish and Community development. On campus involvement with LUCU (Latinos Unidos at Clemson) and several Creative inquiries. I have been apart of a Creative Inquiry with Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta for all of my 4 years here at Clemson, but my main work with her has been concentrated on the last 3 years, working with a underserved community in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Upon graduation, I will be moving to Memphis, TN to teach Middle school Spanish at KIPP, a charter school, through Teach for America.

9/27/2016 - Presentation by Dr. Carlos Valencia, Director of CINECU: 5PM, 119 McAdams 
Study Abroad: Health & Business Internships and International Studies in Seville, Spain

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Carlos Valencia, Director of Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales (CINECU), is a native of Oviedo, Spain, but he has spent the last twenty years of his professional life in the United States. There, he received his doctorate in 19th-century Spanish literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before teaching at Wake Forest University and the University of Richmond. Among Carlos’s professional interests are the application of new technology to Spanish language instruction and the incorporation of volunteer work into curriculums as a sociolinguistic and cultural learning tool.

International Spanish Program and Internships in Seville, Spain
http://www.clemson.edu/caah/departments/languages/academics/study-abroad/seville-spain-fall-spring.html

Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales (CINECU)
http://cinecu.com/college-programs/clemson/international-spanish-program-internships-in-seville/

Fall & Spring Semesters: International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville, Spain

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8/30/2016 – Job Opportunities: Presentation by Keith Groce, Executive Director at Neighborhood Focus

Keith Groce

Keith Groce is the Executive Director at Neighborhood Focus. After earning his MBA, Keith’s early career experience included risk management, strategic planning, and process improvement. For the past 15 years, Keith Groce’s focus has centered on organizational effectiveness, training and performance support creating organizational value through the planning and execution of business and brand strategies. Neighborhood Focus is a free, faith-based out-of-school time program that provides academic support, spiritual enrichment, and life skills development for under-resourced children and students in the White Horse Road corridor of Greenville, SC. The organization has been recognized by the United Way of Greenville County and LiveWell Greenville for sustained excellence in delivering high quality extended learning services to at-risk children. The presentation will provide an overview of academic service learning and employment opportunities with the organization. 
For more information please contact:
Keith Groce, Executive Director, Neighborhood Focus
Mobile (864) 704-7848; Email: kgroce@neighborhoodfocus.org
Website: www.neighborhoodfocus.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/neighborhoodfocus
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/neighborhoodfocus

4/14/2016 – Public Health Forum. Grassroots Public Health Activism in China: Minority Nationality Medicine

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Clemson University Center for China Studies will host the 3rd Public Health Forum in 110 Brackett Hall on Thursday, April 14th, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM. Ethnic groups in China have been encouraged to “salvage and sort, systematize and elevate” the healing methods of local medical practitioners by the government. As an important public health issue, this event is designed to bring in two top experts who will help us understand the different strategies and trajectories adopted by various ethnics groups at a grassroots level in China: Judith Farquhar, Max Palevsky Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, and Lili Lai, Associate Professor at the Institute of Medical Humanities of Peking University, China.


2016 L&IH Award Recipients

Louise Cram
Elouise Cram

Language and International Health Academic Honor Award
The Language & International Health Society gives this award to a Language & International Health major who demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities.

Josh Arrage
Joshua A. Arrage

Language and International Health Award of Excellence
The award is given to a senior Language & International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.

Dre Martin
Chardrevius M. Martin

Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research
The award is given to a Language & International Health major for outstanding academic research on international health topics.

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Ana S. Montoya 

American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Award
The Spanish faculty presents a medal from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and a certificate to recognize outstanding achievements in the study of Spanish language and literature.

3/9/2016 – Creative Inquiry Research on Health & Business Topics in Film and Media

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Dre Martin, Elouise Cram, Emily Blackshire, Nigel James, Merritt McCully, Andrea Rojas, Therese van der Horst, Andrew Valvo, Allison Watkins, Chelsea Frasier, and Alyssa Sullivan presented their research on health and business topics in film and media at the research forum organized by Dr. Graciela Tissera. Their Creative Inquiry research focused on Hispanic countries and other areas of the world to explore thought provoking issues: the power of the female community, women and sexual violence, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, mythical Haiti, labor unions, preterm births, women in the workplace, private and public healthcare systems, alternative medicine, nutritional problems and pregnancy complications, and health conditions in Honduras.

3/8/2016 – International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville, Spain

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Claire Brady, Katherine Sloan, Nicholas West, Allison Hanratty, Ethan Smith, and Zoe Wulz are completing their business internships in Seville with the following companies:  Glamping Hub (this unusual name is a combination of “glamorous” and “camping,” and this agency focuses on camping and outdoor experiences), Barenboim Said Foundation (a non-profit organization aimed at promoting intercultural harmony through youth music education), CODE Abogados (one of Andalusia’s notable young law offices, and their services cover well-established areas of the law), and Sangrespañola (one of Andalusia’s notable clothing retailer that generates its own lines of fashion products).

3/4/2016 – Summer Undergraduate Research Program

 Elouise Cram

 Elouise Cram, L&IH Major, has been accepted to MUSC’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program and will be conducting research through the Division of Oral Health, focusing on oral population health. In addition to conducting this research with MUSC faculty and graduate students, she will also attend mandatory seminar series presented by different biomedical researchers at MUSC and will receive credit for her research through the College of Graduate Studies. 

2/27/2016 National Scholars

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Carly Malcolm and Megan Miller visited the Department of Languages with their parents to discuss the Language & International Health Program. Students and professors would like to wish them the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.

2/19/2016 – International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville, Spain

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Anna Borders, Shannan Bloomstrand, Savannah Gillespie, Scott Kreis, Emily Kyle, Addie Merritt, John Price, Taylor Stenback, Emily Taylor, and Rachel Varughese are taking classes and completing their L&IH internships in Seville. Students had the opportunity to visit Hospital Universitario de Valme to learn more about the healthcare system in Spain. They met with Rafael Aznar (Director, Center for Diagnostic Imaging), Javier Román (Manager, Clinical Care), and Fausto Rubio (Manager, Radiology) to discuss health services, emerging technologies, and quality control.

Thanks to our agreement with CINECU, our LIH majors studying in Seville can do their internships at the "Victoria Eugenia" Hospital, a private hospital which belongs to Spain’s Red Cross. The program offers 135 contact hours in which students rotate among the different sections of the hospital observing admissions, emergency, intensive care, outpatient services, rehabilitation, pharmacy, and surgery.

 For more information:
www.hospitalveugenia.com/comunicacion/noticias/practicas-en-el-hospital-por-alumnos-de-la-universidad-de-clemson/


1/11/2016 - L&IH Major Presents Research at International Professional Conference

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Dre Martin attended the 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities to present his Creative Inquiry research on gender and leadership (Honolulu, Hawaii, January 9-12, 2016). This professional presentation was made possible through a competitive travel grant awarded by the Creative Inquiry Program and by the financial support of the CAAH Dean’s Office.

10/8/2015 L&IH majors interviewed by Nichole Martinson

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Nichole Martinson (Assistant Editor, Decipher) interviewed Rebecca McConnell and Dre Martin about their Creative Inquiry projects, research in health and business topics, professional national and international conferences, and plans for the future. The interview will be published in the fourth edition of Clemson's Creative Inquiry magazine, Decipher.

9/23/2015 Study Abroad Fair

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Fatema Bhagat, Elouise Cram, Dre Martin, and Michelle Fuentes (L&IH Majors) discussed opportunities to study abroad through the International Spanish Program and Internships in Seville, Spain, with Dr. Uttiyo Raychaudhuri, Director of Clemson Abroad.

9/8/2015 Presentation by Dr. Carlos Valencia, Director of CINECU

Study Abroad: Courses and Health & Business Internships in Seville, Spain  (5:15PM, 415 Daniel Hall)

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International Spanish Program and Internships in Seville, Spain. Fall and spring semesters in Seville allow you to experience working in a number of different business and healthcare environments. You learn about what goes into running these centers from people with years of experience in the field.

5/8/2015 May Commencement: congratulations to L&IH graduates!

2015 graduation

Congratulations to Morgan Behrens, Maggie Boyd, Madison Butler, Lisa Dueñas, Whitney Garland, Alexander Huynh, Chandler Martin, Olivia Meers, Nicole Mitchell, Natalie Olson, Meg O’Sell, Paige Pribonic, Mary Somheil, and Anna Williams. Faculty and Staff of the Department of Languages would like to wish them all the best in their future endeavors.


4/24/2015 Students visit the Department of Languages

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Prof. Ana Gordy and her students from Hart County High School visited the Department of Languages for a day to learn about the programs that we offer and to tour Clemson University. They were welcomed by Dr. Salvador Oropesa, Chair, Meg O’Sell, President of the L&IH Society, Lisa Dueñas, Vice-President of the L&IH Society, Dr. Dolores Martín-Armas, Advisor of the Hispanic Honor Society, and Dr. Graciela Tissera, Director of L&IH. The members of the L&IH Society would like to thank the Department of Languages, the Creative Inquiry Program, and Jimmy John’s of Clemson for their generous donations to prospective Clemson Tigers. We hope to see some of these students back on campus as Tigers. Thanks again to Jimmy John’s and to Sam for delivering the delicious sandwiches with a smile!

4/10/2015 Honors and Awards Ceremony

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Margaret A. O’Sell (L&IH Major) received the  American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Award (Department of Languages) and the Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award (College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities) for outstanding achievements in the study of Spanish language and literature and distinguished academic scholarship and campus leadership.


2015 L&IH Award Recipients

Anna Williams

Anna K. Williams
Language and International Health Academic Honor Award

The Language & International Health Society gives this award to a Language & International Health major who demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities.

Olivia Meers

Olivia C. Meers
Language and International Health Award of Excellence

The award is given to a senior Language & International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.

Margret Osell

Margaret A. O’Sell
Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research

The award is given to a Language & International Health major for outstanding academic research on international health topics.

4/6/2015 – Students Present Research at the Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum

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Caleb Addis, Meg O’Sell, Elizabeth Villegas, Jada Jones, Emily Blackshire, Ainsley Wingard, and Danielle Stephens discussed their research on international health & Hispanic culture and on health, business & gender topics in film with Dr. Barbara Speziale, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

3/27/2015 – Students Present Research at National Professional Conference

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Rebecca McConnell, Maggie Boyd, Lisa Dueñas, and Meg O’Sell (L&IH Majors) attended the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures with Dr. Dolores Martín-Armas and Dr. Graciela Tissera to present their Creative Inquiry research on health and business topics in film. Georgia Southern University, March 26-27, 2015, Savannah, Georgia.

4/23/2014 - L&IH Majors Initiated Into Sigma Delta Pi

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The Iota Phi Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi initiated new members at Clemson University. Meg O’Sell and Emily Winburn received this distinction for their scholastic record, their achievements in the field of Hispanic studies, and their demonstrated support of the goals and ideals of the society. Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. The Society's insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón. Sigma Delta Pi's colors are red and gold, its flower is the red carnation, and its motto is the Greek phrase “Spanías Didagéi Proágomen” meaning “Let's go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.”

2014 L&IH Award Recipients

Elyse

Elyse K. Dengler
Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit

The Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit is awarded to a student in recognition of high scholastic achievement.

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Whitney E. Garland
Language and International Health Academic Honor Award

The Language & International Health Society gives this award to a Language & International Health major who demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities.
OSell

Margaret A. O’Sell
Language and International Health Award of Excellence

The award is given to a senior Language & International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.
Elyse

Elyse K. Dengler
Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research

The award is given to a Language & International Health major for outstanding academic research on international health topics.

 

Elyse Whitney

 Osell awards

 Faculty and Staff of the Department of Languages would like to congratulate Elyse, Meg, and Whitney for their academic accomplishments

4/5/2014 – Students Present Research at National Professional Conference

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Emily Winburn, Courtney Dunnigan, Hannah Haire, Mahvash Husain, and Katie Lovett participated in the Creative Inquiry project Cinematic and Literary Perspectives on Gender Studies mentored by Dr. Dolores Martín-Armas and Dr. Graciela Tissera, and presented their research at the 10th Biennial Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Women’s and Gender Studies Conference. April 4-5, 2014, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina.

8/21/2013 - L&IH Majors Present Research at International Professional Conference

Meg and Elyse

Elyse Dengler and Meg O’Sell (pictured), L&IH majors, participated in Dr. Graciela Tissera's Creative Inquiry project (The Hispanic World through Film, Literature, and Media) and presented their research at the XIII Jornadas “Borges y los otros” International Conference (Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 21-23, 2013). The conference, organized by Fundación Jorge Luis Borges, includes specialists in Argentinean Literature, communication and media researchers, historians, critics and professors in general. These Sessions propose to study the work of Jorge Luis Borges in the context of Argentinean Literature, considering “others” as his precursors, contemporaries and/or successors, whether they be identified with his aesthetics, or associated by imitation of or contrast to his aesthetics. The universe of Borgesian others will thus constitute the reader-writer canon formed in the Literature of Argentina around his writing.

Research Papers (presented in Spanish):
Session: Literatura borgeana y otras artes
Elyse Dengler: “Cinematic Labyrinths and Symmetries in ‘Death and the Compass’ by Jorge Luis Borges”
Meg O’Sell: “Borges and ‘The South’: Text and Filmic Perspectives on the Essence of Time and Space”

The professional presentations at the XIII Jornadas “Borges y los otros” International Conference were made possible through competitive travel grants awarded by the Creative Inquiry Program.

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4/25/2013 - L&IH Major Initiated Into Sigma Delta Pi

Elyse

The Iota Phi Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi initiated new members at Clemson University. Elyse Dengler (pictured) received this distinction for her scholastic record, her achievements in the field of Hispanic studies, and her demonstrated support of the goals and ideals of the society. Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. The Society's insignia is the royal seal of Fernando and Isabel, representing Castille, León and Aragón. Sigma Delta Pi's colors are red and gold, its flower is the red carnation, and its motto is the Greek phrase “Spanías Didagéi Proágomen” meaning “Let's go forth/continue forth under the teaching/guidance of the Spanish language.”

4/5/2013 - L&IH Majors Present Research at National Professional Conference

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Nancy Parra, Lisa Dueñas, and Ashleigh Frialde (pictured), L&IH majors, participated in Dr. Graciela Tissera's Creative Inquiry project (The Hispanic World through Film, Literature, and Media) and presented their research at the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures in Savannah, Georgia (April 4-5, 2013). SECCLL is a scholarly conference organized by The Department of Foreign Languages and the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University. The conference attracts scholars from the region and beyond. SECCLL is oriented toward the participation of scholars from both public and private institutions of higher education. It is a collegial and respectful environment marked by a rigorous and productive exchange among academics. Some of the topics include scholarship in French, German, Spanish, Linguistics, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian, and Special Topics, among others, in language, literature, culture, pedagogy and film.

Research Papers:
Session: “Individual versus System: Cinematic Perspectives on Control and Rebellion”
Ashleigh Frialde: “Filmic portrayal of Social Factors in Children´s Critical Experiences”
Lisa Dueñas: “Buñuel and Piñeyro: Representations of Dehumanized Spaces and Conflicting Emotions”
Nancy Parra: “Two Face Mirror: The Unbalanced Scale of Power and Culture through Film”

The professional presentations at the Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures were made possible through competitive travel grants awarded by the Creative Inquiry Program.

 

2013 L&IH Award Recipients

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Elyse K. Dengler

American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese Award
The Spanish faculty presents a medal from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and a certificate, accompanied by a cash prize from the Spanish faculty, to recognize outstanding achievements in the study of Spanish language and literature.

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Patrick J. Wagner
Language and International Health Academic Honor Award
The Language & International Health Society gives this award to a Language & International Health major who demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and excel in scholastic activities.


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Michael A. Harris
Language and International Health Award of Excellence
The award is given to a senior Language & International Health major for outstanding academic achievements, professional conduct, and unconditional service to multicultural communities.


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Spenser M. Staub
Language and International Health Award of Excellence in Research
The award is given to a Language & International Health major for outstanding academic research on international health topics.

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Faculty and Staff of the Department of Languages would like to congratulate Spenser, Patrick, Elyse, and Michael for their academic accomplishments