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January 12, 2018

“Sorry STEM, Google just made the case for more foreign language education”

The soft skills valued by employers are byproducts of foreign language acquisition.

In the last decade, American education has been increasingly concerned with promoting STEM subjects. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in STEM degree programs increased 36%. Then-President Obama asked Congress for a $4 billion investment in computer science in K-12 schools. States like Michigan now allow high school students to fulfill foreign language credit requirements by learning to code. Government officials in North Carolina and Kentucky have proposed defunding non-technical majors in state universities, on the basis that they “don’t get someone a job”.

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September 19, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners!

2017 Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Corey B. Klinge
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – James R. Andersen

The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Seth A. Rosenberg
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Lily M. Gordon
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Paula S. LaMagna

The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Cheyenne R. Cox
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Camas R. Rudicel

The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Cheyanne P. Newhouse
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Rhiannon L. Newhouse

The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Wyatt H. Gregory
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Kaitlin R. Yeomans

A very special thank you to our generous donors for these scholarships, and for all you do for our programs!



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