Dr. Heidi Backes will join modern and classical language’s Spanish faculty in the fall. Most recently, she was an assistant professor of Spanish at Drury University. Degree in modern peninsular literature Backes received her Ph.D. in modern peninsular literature from the University of Wisconsin in 2011, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on the neo-Gothic movement […]
Luis Lombilla, senior instructor in Spanish for the modern and classical languages department, has been selected for the 2015 Faculty Excellence in Service-Learning Award. About the award Each year, Missouri State’s citizenship and service-learning (CASL) office recognizes a faculty member for his or her hard work, devotion and commitment to excellence in fostering service-learning. About […]
Dr. Stephen Trobisch, per course faculty in the modern and classical languages department, has published the first official English translation of the 1593 German book, “Manuale De Paeparatione Ad Mortem,” by Martin Moller. Together with religious studies associate professor Dr. Austra Reinis and the book’s owner, Suzanne George, the newest translation, titled “Dear Soul: The Manual for the Rightful Art […]
Several College of Arts and Letters faculty will be traveling to South America next week in an interdepartmental effort to increase the college’s “global perspectives” and “cultural competency,” said communication department head, Dr. Shawn Wahl. Five professors representing four departments will depart for Colombia Oct. 25 to visit universities in Bogota and Cartagena, each with […]
It was a special summer for modern and classical languages professor Dr. Roger Dowdy. Like most summers, he took a group of 25 or so students halfway across the world, introducing them to the countries, cultures and people he has spent the last two decades cherishing, but this would be his final trip.