Category Archives: Spanish News

Stephen Fafulas Co-PI of Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Award

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Stephen Fafulas will be Co-principal investigator for a collaborative interdisciplinary investigation on “Assessing levels of nasality among children whose primary language is Spanish.” The PI will be Jamie Perry, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Allied Health Sciences. They are joined by Lucia Mendez and Yolanda Holt, also of CAHS.

The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Award is sponsored by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies in partnership with the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Health Sciences to promote collaborations among faculty with complementary expertise that may lead to proposals that will attract extra-mural funding from major grants.

October 24. 2015. Duo Guitano – an evening of Hispanic Music at the Music House

This will be a wonderful and most interesting concert!
Please make reservations today!
Saturday October 24, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Duo Guitiano – an Evening of Hispanic Music, commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

Carlos Castilla, guitar – Ayumi Nakamae, soprano – Amanda Virelles, piano

Please join the Duo Guitiano, formed by Colombian-American guitarist Carlos Castilla (UNC-Pembroke) and Cuban-American pianist Amanda Virelles (Fayetteville State University) as they perform a program of Hispanic Music, in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Both Amanda and Carlos started their artistic careers as soloists, finishing bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees from conservatories and universities in Cuba, Colombia, Russia and the United States. With an attractive program, Duo Guitiano specializes in repertoire originally written for piano and guitar, from the 19th century to the present day.
Ayumi Nakamae is a native of Wakayama, Japan. In 2013 she met Carlos at Coastal Carolina Community College where they were both music faculty. In 2014 Ayumi added her voice to the duo and has performed the Hispanic repertoire in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Dr. Nakamae holds BA in Music Education from Wakayama University and MM and DA degrees from Ball State University. She is a faculty member at Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville North Carolina.

Suggested donations:
$20 per concert
Seniors-$15 per concert
Students-$5 per concert

The Music House runs a deficit of approximately $5000.00 per year.
Any donation above the suggested is most appreciated!
Reservations Required!
Email (themusichouse@suddenlink.net ) phone [(252) 367-1892]

-JOB

John O’Brien
The Music House
408 West 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 367-1892
themusichouse@suddenlink.net

Laura Levi Altstaedter to serve on the CAEP volunteer corps


Professor Laura Levi Altstaedter was nominated by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to represent it as a volunteer with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which appointed her as a Site Visitor. Prof. Levi Altstaedter has served for some time as lead reviewer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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The mission of the CAEP and its site visitors is to advance excellence in teacher education by providing evidence-based accreditation to assure the quality of programs and their continuous improvement. It serves more than 900 institutions that offer accredited programs in teacher education.

Students honored by Phi Beta Kappa Chapter of Eastern NC

PhiBetaKappaThe Eastern Carolina Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa honored five students from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the spring recognition ceremony hosted by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. Each student had a grade point average in excess of 3.93:

Erin Cottrell (Psychology and Hispanic Studies)
Sara Kurtz (Fine Arts and Hispanic Studies)
MacKenzie Alyn Mull (Hispanic Studies and Elementary Education)
Jessica Rassau (Classical Civilization)
Sara Sipe (Chemistry and German)

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(left Sara Sipe, middle Jessie Rassau, right MacKenzie Mull)

» HCAS News Story

Purificación Martínez and John Given honored for their service to faculty governance

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Profs. Martínez and Given were awarded medallions in honor of their leadership and significant contributions to ECU shared governance, on the occasion of the Faculty Senate’s 50th anniversary. There were 74 medallions awarded, including to all past chairs of the faculty as well as present and past faculty, staff and administrators who have helped shape the ECU system of shared governance. They were presented by Prof. Andrew Morehead, current Chair of the Faculty, at a reception hosted by the Chancellor on March 30,2015.

Prof. Puri Martínez has been the past Chair of the Faculty Governance Committee, and served for many years as Faculty Marshall. She has also been past president of the NC AAUP Faculty Conference, Vice-Chair of the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences, and through it a national leader in helping programs in danger of elimination. She has also been ECU delegate to the UNC Faculty Assembly, and has served on a great many UNC system initiatives and committees. Prof. John Given, current Vice-Chair of the Faculty, has been a member of the University Budget Committee and the University Committee on Fiscal Sustainability, which have advised the Chancellor on ways to respond to the university’s ongoing fiscal constraints.