Fatima Buchert's (French, Portuguese) essay, "'Chus t'un homme!' Possibilities of Masculinity in the Theatre of Michel Tremblay" has been published in the collection "Masculinities in Twentieth- and Twenty- First Century French and Francophone Literature" (May 2011, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), Her paper titled "Le Personnage gai dans deux pièces de Michel Tremblay" has been accepted at the 25e Congrès Mondial du Conseil International d'Études Francophones (May 29-June 5, 2011 at Aix-en-Provence, France).
Lori Celaya (Spanish) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho. We wish her all the best.
For 23 years Carla Greibert, First-Year Spanish Course Manager, has been either a student or lecturer at UT. She was admitted to UTK in the fall of 1988, received her BA and MA in Spanish and has worked as a lecturer since the completion of her MA. In summer 2011 she moved to Nashville. We thank her for her many years of excellent teaching and service to the university.
We bid farewell to Jason Pettigrew, first year Spanish Supervisor, who has accepted a position at MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN. His role as First-Year Spanish Supervisor these past two years and his contributions to the development of the online portion of the hybrid courses merit recognition.
Laura Trujillo-Mejía (Spanish) was invited to publish her article "Advertencias, prólogos y noticias: desplazamiento de lo liminal en la obra de Fanny Buitrago" in a new book on the 20th-Century Colombian short story. The collection will be published by the University of the Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).
Rossy Toledo (Spanish) was invited to read her poetry at the IM-MIGRANT ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS IN NEW YORK (IASNY) event at the Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC on April 17, 2011. IASNY is an alliance of outstanding people working in the arts and academia who are committed to support, nurture and advocate for immigrant voices as a vital and vibrant part of the New York City community.
John Turvaville (French) has been named the 2011 Adult Educator of the Year by the East Tennessee College Alliance. ETCA was founded in 1992 and is a consortium of 10 public and private non-profit colleges in East Tennessee. The award was presented on April 13, 2011.