The study of another language is an adventure, an exploration into the workings of minds both like and unlike our own. When we learn a new language, we learn to see differently -- we acquire a new perspective from which to view both ourselves and the world.
June 2016 German Alum Named Teacher of the Year
Saint John's University graduate Matt Beck has been named Teacher of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.
Beck teaches German at Saint John's Preparatory School (Prep) in Collegeville, MN, and leads Prep's German camp, summer program and German Club. He teaches German 1 through 4, German for international baccalaureate students, and sixth-grade exploratory German. Read more here...
June 2016 Scott Richardson Releases Book
Classics professor, Scott Richardson, has released a new book on one of his favorite subjects. Entitled "Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles: The Enigma of Francis Crawford," the book explores the psychology behind Crawford's character. Kudos, Scott!
June 2016 Omrit Archeological Study Abroad Group on the CSB/SJU Carousel
Jason Schlude, Asst. Prof. of Classics, and his students who participated in the 2015 Omrit archeological dig in Israel were featured on the CSB/SJU website. Prof. Schlude was recently in Israel for the 2016 program with a new group of students. Learn more here.
May 2016 Chuck Villette Retires
The Department of Languages and Cultures and the French Studies Program bid a fond adieu to Chuck Villette, Assc. Prof. of French, who has retired after teaching since the late 1970s and serving as academic dean and vice president at CSB/SJU. During the May 2016 Faculty Awards Ceremony at CSB, he was honored as professor alumna, with special commendation for his many contributions in academic leadership. Felicitations, Chuck!
May 2016 Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award
Congratulations to Scott Richardson, Ph.D., Professor of Classics, for receiving the Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award, presented on May 2. This award is named in honor of Spaeth, who served as dean at SJU for nine years in addition to service as a professor of liberal studies from 1979 until his death in 1994. Each year, Spaeth's commitment to excellent teaching is remembered by honoring an SJU faculty member who brings a special passion and mastery to the classroom and the learning community.
April 2016 Student Recognition
|Kaitlin Heidelberger, '17, French, was named top recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gaida Scholarship for French. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need|
|Mary C. Steenberge, '17, French, was recently named recipient of the John E. Robson Scholarship for Students of Public Policy. Eligible applicants must be current CSB sophomores or juniors who have a strong and demonstrated interest in public policy and academic excellence.|
Margaret Anderson, '17, French, and Grant Christian, '16, German, were recently inducted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at CSB and SJU. Congratulations, Meg and Grant!
Meg was also a recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gaida Scholarship for CSB French majors.
Courses in the Languages and Cultures Department:
Elizabeth Baden '12 (French and Peace Studies) was in Indonesia during the 2014-2015 academic year for the Fulbright. Lizzy's experience was featured in the latest issue of the College of Saint Benedict Magazine. Check it out here.
Check out Jeff DuBois' Japan blog!
Omrit Archeological Field School in Israel -- Follow our students' blog.
Who is the "Man of Many Languages"?
Brain research shows the benefits of being multilingual.
Which language is most in demand by global development recruiters? Hint: It's not Spanish.
The following CSB students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Fall 2015, the purpose of which is to assist with the cost of study abroad: Kablia Lee '17 (Japanese minor) will be traveling to Japan; Myder Yang '17 (Chinese minor) will be traveling to China.