This Week in LACS 4/8/2024

In this Edition: **Department Meeting on Friday, Agenda, Election Week: MAC, CHESS Faculty Achievement Celebration Report, Honoring Jane Houston with Inaugural Study Abroad Award this Thursday **

April is Earth Month: Celebrate at Charlotte 

April is Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Celebrate at Charlotte 

Dates and Events this Week

April 9

  • Application deadline for Executive Director of IDST
  • Niner Nation Gives, April 9-11 campaign! If you give, please designate the Department of Languages and Culture Studies Fund, and your donation will be matched up to $500, plus it goes into our discretionary fund.

April 11

  • Braver Angels Debate
  • 1 pm, Inaugural Study Abroad Awards, our own Jane Houston is a recipient, Halton Reading Room 

April 12

Looking Ahead

Dates and Events

April 15

April 16

  • Application deadline for Assistant Dean for Curriculum Integration and Experiential Learning 
  • CHESS Dean’s Commencement Celebration, 12:00-2:00 pm, Prospector Faculty/Staff Dining Room

April 19

April 30

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 Javier García León for being awarded the Frances Lumsden Gwynn Award by CHESS. The award comes with a research stipend. 

Congratulations to Mónica Rodríguez-Castro and Concepción Godev for the publication of their co-authored peer-reviewed article “Implicit Agent Se-Constructions: Modeling the Language Style in Scientific Abstracts” in Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada /Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Congratulations to Ryan Augustyniak, Susana Cisneros, David Dalton and Anton Pujol who were honored at the CHESS Faculty Achievement Celebration. 

Ryan was honored as a finalist for the Outstanding Teaching Award by a Full-Time Faculty Member. 

Susana Cisneros was honored for her Excelente Award as Higher Education Teacher of the Year.

David Dalton was honored for the publication of two books: 

David Dalton was also recognized for having been named the Ruth G. Shaw Humanities Fellow.

And Anton Pujol was honored for the publication of his book:

Review the slides from the celebration. See all the official event photos from the celebration.

Congratulations to Sandra Watts who was one of the University Career Center Career Collaborator Spotlights for April: 

Congratulations for all our faculty and staff who are Team Leaders in the Core of Excellence:

Fang-yi Chao is a Lead for the Asian/Pacific Islander Community

Susanne Gomoluch is a Lead for Mental Wellbeing

Jules Geaney-Moore is a Lead for Staff

Olga Padilla-Falto is a Lead for Latinx Community

Sandra Watts is a Lead for the White Community 



Dean’s Celebration of Commencement 

LACS Presentation Series – Conversations about AI 

Join us for the third presentation in our Series: Conversations about AI. Bobby Hobgood will present “AI in the Language Classroom”, 2:30-3:30 pm, LRC and Zoom

Graduation Timeline and Information
The Office of the Registrar has added a new resource for campus partners related to graduation. The link is Graduation Timeline and Information. This webpage includes the graduation timeline for the current term, links to the Graduation Application Instructions and FAQs on the Niner Central and Graduation Preclearance Report instructions. 

2024 Day of Remembrance
The University will honor the lives of Reed Parlier and Riley Howell and recognize the strength of our survivors at 8:30 am, Tuesday, April 30, with a wreath laying and bell ringing at the site of the memorial. See more information: 2024 Day of Remembrance

Undergraduate Research Conference
The Office of Undergraduate Research invites you to attend the 2024 Undergraduate Research Conference from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday, April 12, in the Popp Martin Student Union.

Thank you for all you do. 

All the best,