This Week in LACS 4/15/2024

In this Edition: **Conversations about AI Series: “AI in the Language Classroom” by Dr. Bobby Hobgood, Election Week: UCC**

April is Earth Month: Celebrate at Charlotte 

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

Dates and Events this Week

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

Looking Ahead

Dates and Events

April 23

  • JAPN 4410 Intern Showcase Event, Mebane 065, 4:00-5:00 pm

April 26

  • Japanese Speech Contest, Fretwell 100, 3:00-5:00 pm

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 Sarah Wyble for getting a job as Spanish instructor at York Community College. 

Congratulations to Yukie Okada who obtained a job at University of Texas Austin as Lecturer of Japanese. 


Congratulations to Susana Cisneros and Bianca Potrykus for being reappointed as Senior Lecturers. 

Congratulations to Daniela Dal Pra and Olga Padilla-Falto for being reappointed as Teaching Professors. 


Congratulations to Enika Banerjee for her promotion to Senior Lecturer of Japanese. 

Congratulations to Lorena Delgadillo for her promotion to Senior Lecturer of Spanish. 

Congratulations to Mary LaMarca for her promotion to Teaching Professor of French. 


Congratulations to Jane Houston who was honored with the International Excellence Award for her unwavering support of students interested in international experiences. Jane has served as the faculty director for the long-running France: French Culture and Civilization in Paris short-term education abroad program, and for the nearly four decades she has served our institution, she has been a consistent pillar of support for students interested in immersing themselves in a foreign culture – French or not.

Congratulations to Sandra Watts for completing the Online Learning Consortium’s “Evaluation Online Faculty” seven-day course.

Congratulations to Olga Padilla-Falto for completing the Racial Equity Workshop: Race Matters for Juvenile Justice, April 4-5, 2024.


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

Japanese Intern Showcase

On April 23, the students of the JAPN 4410 Internship will host an Intern Showcase Event from 4:00-5:00 pm in Mebane 065. Come support the students and Enika Banerjee, their mentor.

Japanese Speech Contest

Come join us to hear the Japanese students’ speeches in Japanese, in Fretwell 100, on April 26, 2024, 3:00-5:00 pm.


Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am

College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences

College of Science

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

Thank you for all you do. 

All the best,