Honored Instructor Award

On December 3, six FLL professors were honored with Honored Instructor Awards by ECU’s Office of Campus Living and the Residence Hall Association for their “invaluable contribution to student learning”: Prof. Ninfa Bayas (Spanish); Dr. Ann Borisoff (Spanish), Prof. Lisa Ellison (Classics), Prof. Tatjana Goodman (German), Dr. Susanne Lenné Jones (German), and Dr. Javier Lorenzo (Spanish). According to Michael Perry, Associate Director of Campus Housing, each of the five instructors had been “recognized by one or more student(s) who reside in Campus Living for having made a significant impact on their educational experience here at ECU.”

Musical Postcard from Berlin

Studying abroad is a truly transformative experience, touching personal lives as well as guiding professional trajectories, as Cameron Stephenson showcased on Monday, November 19th, when he premiered sections from his “Postcard” Septet as part of the NC NewMusic Initiative at ECU. After returning from his summer study abroad program in Berlin, Music Composition major and German minor Cameron was inspired to turn his impressions and experiences into a musical composition: “Just like the postcards and souvenirs I bought to share with my friends and family, I wanted this piece to serve as a group of vignettes representing the memories and scenery of Berlin as I experienced it.” The three movements entitled “Nachtwalzer,” “Auf dem Tegeler See,” and “Spaziergang durch den Tiergarten” represent the city after dark, scenes at lake Tegel, and a walk through Berlin’s central park as they remind the listener of music by some of Berlin’s most well-known composers, such as Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Kurt Weill, along with folksier tunes. These three movements are part of a longer Berlin-themed composition, which will be premiered in the Spring semester, so stay tuned for details regarding the time and place.


FLL Students Received Study Abroad Scholarships

A number of FLL students were invited to an International Awards Ceremony hosted by the Office of Global Affairs on November 15, 2018. Two Russian Studies students were awarded the 2018 Harold H. Bate Scholarship for Study Abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia: Patricia Parke, a student from the lifelong learning program, and Aurora Venegas, a sophomore studying Russian and Security Studies.

Three students in French were awarded the 2018 Thomas Rivers Scholarship for Study Abroad in France: Amanda Curran, a senior studying French, Communications and Political Science; Jon Cockerham, a senior studying French, Communications and Political Science, and Julia Beauchamp, a senior studying French and Communications. Congratulations!


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