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LAN French Graduates to Teach English in France

IMG_6494LAN is proud to announce that French major and Spring 2015 graduate, Samantha Hennessy and French Ed major and Spring 2015 graduate George Norris have both been accepted to the TAPIF program to teach English in France during the 2015-2016 school year.  Sam will be in Strasbourg and George will be in Clermont-Ferrand.  Congratulations!

European Studies Symposium

euro studiesThe European Studies Symposium will gather together a group of speakers from different academic disciplines and institutions.  Their presentations will address the significance of Europe, its past and present, its parts and the whole, as an academic enterprise of particular merit.  The speakers will define the academic foundations and reflect the disciplinary range of European Studies. For more information about the symposium, go to the page at

French Artists Remember Colleagues Slain In Charlie Hebdo Attack

The terrorist killings at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo aroused France and prompted an outpouring of sympathy here in the U.S. Franco Vietnamese cartoonist Clement Baloup and French Art historian Justin Wadlow had worked extensively with several of the victims in the extremist killings. Wadlow and Baloup recently came to ISU as part of the Presidential Speaker series. They talked about the importance of political cartooning and Baloup recalled their fallen colleagues in this conversation with GLT’s Charlie Schlenker. Go to

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