2014 News

Nine Inducted into French National Honor Society

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nine Augustana College students were inducted into the Mu Alpha chapter Pi Delta Phi, the French National Honor Society of college and university undergraduate and graduate students:

  • Claire Frost
  • Bailey Ketelsen
  • Monica Llaguno
  • Karl Lund
  • Austin Mielke
  • Melissa Soe
  • September Symens
  • Alexis Vana
  • Bianca Wilbur

Pi Delta Pi, established in 1906 at the University of California, Berkeley, is the oldest national academic society for a foreign language in the United States and currently has more that 375 chapters and 75,000 members. The purpose of the Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literature, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and to encourage French and Francophone cultural activities. Augustana's Mu Alpha chapter was established in 1997 and is the only chapter of the Society in South Dakota. The faculty advisor is Dr. Scott Fish.


MDFL Students Present Research

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

Language majors will present their research at this year's Augustana College Symposium on Saturday April 12, 2014, which takes place from 12:00-4:00 P.M. in the Madsen Center.

  • Marit Lhotzky, "Die Manessische Liederhandschrift"
    Research Director: Dr. Stephan Lhotzky

  • Austin Mielke, "Denglisch: gefährlich oder einfach normal?"
    Research Director: Dr. Stephan Lhotzky

Further information and presentation times are available on the Symposium page.