This Week in LACS 3/25/2024

In this Edition: **Chair Office Hours: T 11:00 am-1:00 pm, W 12:15-1:15 pm, R 12:00-2:00 pm, Election Week: DRC TT and DRC NTT, CHESS Dean Candidate 3 Presentation**

Dates and Events this Week

March is Women’s History Month.

Monday, March 25

  • Application deadline for OIP’s Global Learning and Internationalization Institute.

Tuesday, March 26, 

  • 5:30-6:30 pm, Virtual, Languages in Action Speaker Series, Aimee Benavides, Register here:

March 26-29

  • OIP Hosts Inaugural Faculty Fulbright Week

Wednesday, March 27

  • 1:30-2:45 pm, CHESS Dean Candidate 3, Presentation, Popp Martin Student Union Movie Theater

Friday, March 29 

  • No classes – Refresh Weekend 

Looking Ahead

Dates and Events

March 31

April 1

  • Faculty Achievement Recognition Celebration 
  • Inaugural Education Abroad Faculty Award Celebration, 1:00 pm, Halton Reading Room, RSVP  by the end of March. 

April 2

  • 4:30-5:30 pm, Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence, “If Only You Knew: The Experience of Being an Immigrant Teacher,” Fretwell 113.  Please Register Here

April 11

  • Braver Angels Debate

April 12

  • Department Meeting 2:30-4:00 pm

April 19

April 30

  • Department Meeting 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Party 12:00-2:00 pm 

May 1

  • Deadline to submit Book Orders for Fall 2024 here

May 4, 

  • CATI Conference, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Cone Center, Sign up here

May 11,

RSVP for the Commencement Ceremony you plan to attend

  • CHESS Commencement, 10:00 am, Halton Arena
  • Graduate School Commencement, 3:00 pm, Halton Arena 

May 13-17

May 15


Congratulations to David Boyd whose translation of The Factory by Hiroko Oyamada was included on this list “Let Us Help You Find Your Next Book” published 3/18/2024 by the New York Times.

Congratulations to Noha Ghali for co-organizing the successful Consortium Conference “The Middle East on the Move: Migration, Diaspora, and Belonging” on March 22-23.

Congratulations to Japanese MA Fellow Yukie Okada who was one of 50 women honored at the International Women’s Celebration. 

In the photo she is being honored together with Ysabella Blaine, a Spanish student.

Congratulations to David Boyd and Yukiko Yokono for leading a successful Spring Break Trip to Japan:

Congratulations to Sandra Watts for being named the inaugural University Career Center Faculty Fellow for Summer 2024. She will be working to develop online learning modules for faculty who have completed the Career Competencies Institute and wish to further incorporate career competencies into their existing courses. 


LACS Virtual Faculty Bookshelf

In order to publicly recognize the wonderful research our faculty are doing, we are now proudly hosting a Virtual Faculty Bookshelf on our website. Books published by LACS faculty members will be displayed on this virtual bookshelf. Please send information about any books that are missing to the chair and Jules for inclusion. Books are displayed in chronological order of publication year. To see the Virtual Faculty Bookshelf live go to:


Dean Search

Three candidates for the Founding Dean of the College of Humanities & Earth and Social will give presentations to the campus community. Please, if possible, plan to attend the candidate presentations.

Thursday, March 14, 1:30-2:45 pm, Popp Martin Student Union Movie Theater

Thursday, March 21, 1:30-2:45 pm, Popp Martin Student Union Movie Theater

Wednesday, March 27, 1:30-2:45 pm, Popp Martin Student Union Movie Theater

Candidate names will be announced closer to the interview dates and will be posted on the CHESS Dean search webpage.

Faculty Achievement Recognition Celebration

Reminder: Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Training
The required annual Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Training must be completed by Sunday, March 31.

Spring Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence
Faculty for the General Education-themed courses: Please consider sending your students to the Spring Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau Witness in Residence Initiative on April 2 at 4:30 p.m. “If Only You Knew: The Experience of Being an Immigrant Teacher” Please register here.

Braver Angels Debate – Poll
Our university is hosting a Braver Angels debate on April 11. In order to ensure the debate is of interest to our campus community students, faculty, and staff are invited to vote on the list of possible topics. The poll is open through Tuesday, March 26. Please vote here!

Thank you for all you do. 

All the best,