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1 El florecimiento de la población latinX en UNI
Ortiz--Karina (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:38, p.02
2/20/2023 Karina Ortiz interviews Languages & Literatures professor Dr. Castillo about his new class that is being taught for the first time this semester called "Translation for Heritage Speakers".
2 A UNITED future for education
Murphy--Kate (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:22, p.01
11/10/2022 Assistant Professors Aliza Fones and Carmen Durham from the Department of Languages and Literatures were awarded over one million dollars to go towards Project UNITED (University of Northern Iowa Teacher Education for Diverse Learners). This project will help teachers become more prepared to get ESL certified in Iowa; photo.
3 Comité de enseñanza de español
Villanueva--Mayra (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:22, p.01
11/10/2022 Mayra Villanueva writes an article in Spanish titled "Spanish Teaching Committee" invited students who are focusing on teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), teaching Spanish as a foreign language, and alumni of the program to a Spanish teaching committee at Rod Library on November 8th. It was led by the Department of Languages and Literatures, specifically Heather Jerónimo; photo.
4 An evening with storyteller Chuy Rentería
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021), Villanueva--Mayra (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:10, p.01
9/29/2022 This article written in Spanish and English, talks about Jesús 'Chuy' Rentería visiting UNI's campus for a reading and Q&A session about his new book "We Heard It When We Were Little", published in 2021. The book talks about Rentería's experience growing up in West Liberty, Iowa as a Mexican-American; photo.
5 UNI da la bienvenida a la oradora invitada Vanessa Espinoza
NI En Espanol Staff
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.08
10/4/2021 Vanessa Espinoza, UNI alum, will come to campus October 7 as a guest speaker in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. Read in English on page 4.
6 UNI welcomes Vanessa Espinoza
NI En Espanol Staff
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.04
10/4/2021 Vanessa Espinoza, UNI alum, will come to campus October 7 as a guest speaker in honor of Latinx Heritage Month. Read in Spanish on page 8.
7 FTR series celebrates Women's History Month
Koehler--Emma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.04
3/29/2021 The Hearst Center for the Arts and College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences hosted author Ukamaka Olisakwe via Zoom on March 25 for their Final Thursday Reading Series. Olisakwe spoke about her book, "Ogadinma: Or, Everything Will Be Alright," and African women and marriage; photos.
8 Virtual French Film Festival comes to UNI
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:31, p.04
2/8/2021 UNI's Department of Languages and Literature will host a virtual French Film Festival through February and March; photo.
9 Acclaimed author gives virtual Hearst Lecture
Cavalier--Kimberly (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.02
10/5/2020 During the Hearst Lecture Series, Luis Alberto Urrea, a critically acclaimed author, talks about border crossing and his life in Mexico.
10 UNI professor teaches from distance
Tournier--Tehya (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:2, p.02
8/24/2020 Department of Languages and Literatures professor Brooke Wonders speaks on the difficulties of transitioning to distance education; photo.
11 A tale of two English professors
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.05
2/13/2020 English professors Jim O'Loughlin and Julie Husband met in graduate school, married, and moved to Iowa to teach at UNI. They discuss their backgrounds, lives, and work; photo.
12 Translator and author Ugarte visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:20, p.01
11/7/2019 Author and translator Michael Ugarte gave a lecture in the Slife Ballroom of the UNI Commons on November 4 as part of the Hearst Lecture Series hosted by the Department of Languages and Literatures. Ugarte was introduced by UNI Spanish professor Heather Jeronimo before discussing his research on colonial and post-colonial relations between Spain and its African territories.
13 Author Sandra Cisneros visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.01
10/31/2019 Author Sandra Cisneros came to UNI as part of the 2019 Hearst Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Languages and Literature. Cisneros read parts of her books and gave advice to students. After her lecture, she signed copies of her books and answered student questions; photos.
14 Author Jo Knowles shares stories, advice
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:8, p.02
9/26/2019 Author Jo Knowles visited UNI and held a discussion about how she writes her books, the process of getting it to the editors, and handling rejection. Knowles also talked about a seven-week residency program that she and other faculty from all over the country host. She was to speak at the Final Thursday Reading Series at the Heart Center for the Arts on September 26; photo.
15 Walt Whitman re-enactor at UNI
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 115:21, p.02
11/5/2018 Bill Koch, professor in the Department of Languages and Literature, will present his one man poetry re-enactment show "Walt Whitman Live!" in Lang Auditorium on November 7.
16 The Women Who Was Forgotten
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:15, p.04
10/16/2017 Students from professor Jim O'Loughlin's seminar "Connecting Three Cultures" will be performing a reading of "The Women Who Was Forgotten" by Bess Streeter Aldrich on October 16 at the Cedar Falls Public Library; photo.
17 UNI Department of Languages and Literatures presents awards, scholarhips
Public Relations News Release 2013:271, p.1
5/1/2014 UNI Department of Languages and Literatures presented 23 students with awards and scholarships.
18 Lynda Yates to lecture at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2013:260, p.1
4/21/2014 Lynda Yates, an associate professor of linguistics at Macquarie University in Australia, will present her lecture "Communication, Language and preparing for the Work Place". April 28 in Seerley Hall.
19 Expand your vocabulary: learn a second language
Nelson--Nehemiah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:47, p.4
4/3/2014 Urges the importance of learning a second language. Says Americans are notoriously monolingual. UNI offers Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Russian.
20 UNI to host lecture on using digital tool for research
Public Relations News Release 2013:207, p.1
3/13/2014 UNI will host Juan Luis Suarez to deliver his lecture "Modeling Cultural Networks in the Hispanic Baroque". This is part of The Digital Turn series exploring how the internet is affecting writing, reading, language, and research.
21 UNI to host digital media speaker
Public Relations News Release 2013:180, p.1
2/17/2014 Cheryl Ball will be speaking as part of the Digital Turn: Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Ball's Presentation, "Boutique Data in Writing Studies" will talk about the validity of research methods.
22 Cornerstone subject of Liberal Arts Core discussion
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 109:28, p.1
1/18/2013 Changes may occur in the Liberal Arts Core, because of President Allen's retirement and a new curriculum cycle. A proposal has been made to require freshmen to take the Cornerstone Experience. The Department of Communication Studies has approved.
23 Departments feeling effects of program cuts, restructuring
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:4, p.1
9/7/2012 The loss of five faculty in the Department of Languages and Literature has caused adjustments to be made. Fewer course offerings and courses being taught by adjunct instructors are examples. Physics has also been forced to adjust.
24 New Chinese language and culture courses offered at UNI
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 109:2, p.1
8/28/2012 Two three credit co-requisite courses and a three hour credit evening course in Mandarin Chinese are offered. Students can still sign up for these classes. The classes are offered by the Department of Languages and Literatures.
25 Bradford: education should be fun
Funke--Brittany Lynn (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 108:54, p.7
4/27/2012 Interview with Jason Bradford, a graduate student in English and creative writing. Bradford is from Center Point, Iowa; photo.
26 Students, faculty speak out on world language program closures
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:46, p.1
3/30/2012 World language and culture degrees will include only a Spanish B. A. and a Spanish Teaching B. A. French, German, and Russian were dropped due to budget constraints.
27 Department is approved
College Eye 60:50, p.3
4/26/1966 Regents establish Department of Foreign Languages; Department of Languages and Literature will become Department of English Language and Literature.
28 Prominent Mexican novelist gives lecture Wednesday
College Eye 60:49, p.1
4/22/1966 Magdelena Mondragon will speak.
29 B. A. exams for English April 14-15
College Eye 60:38, p.1
30 Dr. Reninger will discuss English shift
College Eye 60:31, p.5
2/8/1966 Will talk about changes in curriculum.
31 Depth, richness, flexibility in English curriculum changes
College Eye 60:20, p.1
11/19/1965 A look at the new curriculum, which is expected to last for ten years.
32 Greater depth in graduate program
Reninger--H. Willard (English Faculty)
Alumnus 50:3, p.12
9/1/1965 Survey of curriculum, personnel, programs, and opportunities in English Department; photo.
33 Regents name Dr. Thorne head of Speech Department
College Eye 58:32, p.1
6/26/1964 Professor Thorne will head new department; Languages, Speech, and Literature will become Languages and Literature; Professor Chabert will teach at Kansas next year; approve heat line to Hagemann Hall; sound system to be installed in Men's Gym.
34 Dr. H. W. Reninger, head of the English department at Iowa State Colege, will speak Oct. 14
Public Relations News Release 1950:47, p.1
10/2/1950 Reninger will speak in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota's second fall conference for college teachers of language and literature. His topic will be "Theme Assignments in Freshman Composition."

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