World Student Association will have cards in multiple languages at the Union tables this week. Come check out or cool designs. We will also deliver the cards for you if you like. Say congratz to a grad or good luck to a friend on finals. We will be at the tables from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. today and tomorrow.
CHALUPA HONORED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
BOWLING GREEN, O.—For his “profound and enduring contributions to the Romance and Classical Studies department and the wider University community,” Dr. Federico Chalupa has been presented Bowling Green State University’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Given by Faculty Senate, the award, along with $1,000, was presented to Chalupa during the April 14 Faculty Excellence ceremony.
In their nomination letter, ROCS faculty and staff said Chalupa has “played an absolutely key role in departmental endeavors for more than two decades.”
An associate professor of romance and classical languages and the current chair of the International Studies Program, Chalupa has taught at BGSU for 25 years, a period in which he has helped expand the Spanish section’s direction to include a central curricular focus on Latin American studies. With colleague Dr. Francisco Cabanillas, he has also built collaborations with other departments including ethnic studies, history, and political science.
Study abroad opportunities with Mexico were initiated and international students recruited with his guidance. As chair of ROCS, from 2002-06, he oversaw further expansion of study abroad programs in Europe (Italy, France and Spain), in Africa (Burkina Faso), and in North America (Mexico and Canada).
“New hires inevitably came to see Dr. Chalupa as a departmental leader and mentor,” his nominators wrote. “He is now, along with Dr. Robin Berg, the department’s most senior member and an extraordinary role model.”
He is also admired by students, who consistently rate his courses as challenging, engaging, rewarding and inspiring. “His pedagogical leadership extends beyond the classroom with vision and leadership for curricular reforms and direction” and participation on numerous committees for master’s theses and projects, honors and doctoral theses.
His leadership of international studies, since 2011, has led to “tremendous expansion and professionalization of the unit, including a dramatic increase in majors (all his advisees), the establishment of its vibrant Web presence, and the foundation of its online journal for undergraduate research.”
He is a productive scholar with a particular emphasis on Andean studies and is widely published.
But perhaps most striking, the nominators said, is the regard in which he is held among colleagues for his character. “He is a leader of convictions. He brings people together to make positive things happen with collective involvement. He has an administrative vision. He began as part of a new movement and steered the department through challenging times, fighting passionately for the interests of faculty and students. He works tirelessly. He is professional, personable and fair.”
Chalupa received his Ph.D. in Spanish language and literature from the University of Arizona.
Student Employment Services will be hosting BGSU’s 34th Annual Summer Job Fair tomorrow from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom. You’ll meet recruiters eager to hire BGSU students for part-time and seasonal jobs throughout Ohio and the region. For an up-to-date list of organizations and complete job descriptions, log in to your WorkNet account and enter “2015 SUMMER JOB FAIR OPPORTUNITIES” (use quotations) in the keywords field. Company profiles and available positions are listed in the Summer Job Fair Guide, available at BGNews stands across campus and online. The Summer Job Fair is a great opportunity to begin your summer job search and to interact with recruiters! Students should be prepared to show their BGSU ID at the door and to bring extra copies of their resumes to hand out to recruiters. Business casual attire (no jeans) is required for students attending the fair. There will be free popcorn, employer giveaways, and raffle drawings.
Be prepared to enroll for Fall 2015
Registration for Fall 2015 begins on March 30. Check your MyBGSU Student Center for the specific date you may begin to register for classes. Students should be preparing now in order for your registration to go smoothly. Here are a few things you can do:
Check your holds – There are a number of reasons you may have a hold on your record that will prevent you from registering. Log into MyBGSU and select Student Center. If a hold exists, it will display on the right side of the page. Click the link to see if the hold indicates that your services have been suspended. If so, please contact the department for further assistance.
Advising – it is recommended that students meet with their academic advisor prior to registration. The name and contact information for your academic advisor can be found on the Student Center in MyBGSU.
For additional suggestions on how to prepare, click here and click on Registration Checklist.
BGSU’s 34th Annual Summer Job Fair
Student Employment Services will be hosting BGSU’s 34th Annual Summer Job Fair on March 26, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the BTSU Ballroom. You’ll meet recruiters eager to hire BGSU students for part-time and seasonal jobs throughout Ohio and the region. For an up- to-date list of organizations and complete job descriptions, log in to your WorkNet account and enter “2015 SUMMER JOB FAIR OPPORTUNITIES” (use quotations) in the keywords field. Company profiles and available positions are listed in the Summer Job Fair Guide, available at BGNews stands across campus and online here. The Summer Job Fair is a great opportunity to begin your summer job search and to interact with recruiters! Students should be prepared to show their BGSU ID at the door and to bring extra copies of their resumes to hand out to recruiters. Business casual attire (no jeans) is recommended for students attending the fair. There will be free popcorn, employer giveaways, and raffle drawings.
French Film Thursday
La Maison Francaise (French House) invites you to join us for a FREE film this Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in 007 Kohl Hall. In honor of the International Day celebrating the Francophone World, we will be showing a film from Senegal, called Faat Kine.
Trailer on YouTube
Faat Kine is a single mother with two children, two ex-husbands, a pushy mother and an assortment of friends. She is the manager of a sparkling new gas station, but her success has been hard-bought. Nonetheless, she values her control over her own life, and tries to balance modernity with tradition. (YouTube.com)
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International Studies Program Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
9:29 am , April 16 , 2015