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Sewanee Alumnus Wins National Excellence in Teaching Award

September 18, 2014

Tracy Rucker (C'94) has won the AATF's (American Association of Teachers of French) Dorothy S. Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award for Secondary Education.

Foreign language degrees pay off!

September 8, 2014

According to a study published in the Wall Street Journal and conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, among liberal arts graduates, the highest paying entry-level salaries are paid to students with foreign language and literature degrees. The average starting salary for foreign language degree holders in 2014 was $46,900/year.

Dr. Mills receives Mellon Globalization Forum Grant

April 23, 2014

Dr. Kathryn Mills earned a Mellon Globalization Forum course development grant for her French 417 course called "Pulp Fiction: the Roman Policier in the 19th and 20th centuries."

Teaching Opportunities for French Majors

April 17, 2014

Each year, Southern Teachers Agency helps hundreds of teachers find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. STA has already received French vacancy listings from schools for the 2014-15 academic year, and anticipate many more in the coming months! These jobs range from teaching French to elementary students through AP French Literature and Language courses. Certification is not required by private schools for many French jobs.

Dr. Segrest addresses the Renaissance Society of America

April 7, 2014

In March, Dr. Segrest gave a paper on early modern ethnography entitled "Girolamo Benzoni, Urbain Chauveton and Indigenous Representations in the Histoire nouvelle du nouveau monde (1579)" at the Renaissance Society of America conference in New York.

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