Modern Languages

Idol chatter

Wright State grad Alexis Gomez rising star in 'American Idol' competition
Alexis Gomez at American Idol audition

Musician and 2014 Wright State graduate Alexis Gomez advances to Hollywood in the current season of “American Idol.” Continue reading

Middle East, wartime China, musical instruments focus of Wright State authors honored for publications

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The College of Liberal Arts will recognize faculty members who published books and albums in 2014. Continue reading

Local singer auditions on ‘American Idol’

Alexis Gomez

Wright State graduate Alexis Gomez talks about trying out for “American Idol” on Fox 45 in the Morning. Gomez’s audition airs on “American Idol” on Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Gomez graduated from Wright State in 2014 with a B.A. … Continue reading

2014 International Education Award goes to Kirsten Halling

S. Narayanan, Kirsten Halling and Michelle Streeter-Ferrari

Associate French professor Kirsten Halling helped spur growth of Wright State’s French program, led French Immersion Days and nurtured appreciation of France. Continue reading

Costa Rican students, teachers benefit from Wright State alum’s Peace Corps stint

Wright State grad Carl Weitz

Wright State alumnus Carl Weitz worked with students and English teachers in Costa Rica as a member of the Peace Corps. Continue reading

French connection

Wright State’s Benjamin Hirt brings cheese making, artisanal foods into the teaching sphere
French instructor Benjamin Hirt shows off homemade cheese

Wright State French instructor Benjamin Hirt uses cheese making with French language lessons to help students better appreciate the history and culture of France. Continue reading

Study abroad myth buster

Annual fair, increased scholarship support aimed at opening eyes, doors for students
(left) Wright State student Hannah Dos Santos, studied abroad in Morocco in the fall of 2013. Dos Santos is an international studies major who went abroad to study arabic.

A growing effort by Wright State to increase both scholarship money for travel abroad and encounters with students who have already done it is under way. Continue reading

Chinatown

Interest in Chinese booming at Wright State
Tai Chi Fan practice

Interest in learning Chinese has led to a dramatic increase in Chinese language courses, as well as a minor in Chinese studies, at Wright State. Continue reading

Wright State students visit France, meet WWII hero

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Excerpt “Every American should visit the Normandy beach landing sites and the American cemetery and museum because it’s a way to truly honor the sacrifices of those young American servicemen so long ago,” said Kaitlin Coyle, Wright State French major, … Continue reading