Welcome to a new year with the Institute for European Studies

Welcome back to a new school year with the Institute for European Studies at Indiana University! We have undergone several changes over the summer and are excited for you to get to know the new EURO. With our new director, Professor Timothy Hellwig of the Political Science department, we have many new events and opportunitiesContinue reading “Welcome to a new year with the Institute for European Studies”

New MA Student Orientation Information

Greetings incoming WEST MA students,  The fall semester is quickly approaching and I have been busy preparing for your arrival on campus. Here is a DRAFT schedule of what to expect for orientation, the week prior to the start of classes (Aug 24-26). Please make every effort to attend all scheduled events; I assure you these eventsContinue reading “New MA Student Orientation Information”

EU Center Recognizes Student Papers on the EU

In order to encourage students to think about the European Union when writing their research papers for college classes, the European Union Center sponsored its first annual EU College Research Paper Competition.  University undergraduates from across Indiana and Ohio were invited to submit papers on EU’s role as an international actor or on the relationshipContinue reading “EU Center Recognizes Student Papers on the EU”

Welcome to our incoming MA class 2011-2012

Welcome to the West European Studies Master’s program at Indiana University!  We’re excited for you to join us this fall. This post provides helpful information as you prepare you for your move to Bloomington and preliminary information about registration and advising. If you have a specific question not addressed here, please do not hesitate to contact usContinue reading “Welcome to our incoming MA class 2011-2012”

MLA Shows that West European LCTLs Differ in Size

Last week, the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) published Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education.  Despite its less than exciting name, the report actually offered an interesting glimpse into enrollments in foreign language classes at American two and four year colleges, compared to four years ago.  Overall,Continue reading “MLA Shows that West European LCTLs Differ in Size”

WEST new student information

To our incoming MA students for the 2010-2011 school year: Welcome to the West European Studies Master’s program at Indiana University!  We hope your summer has been going well, and that you’re excited to join us in WEST in August – we’re excited to have you! Associate Director Amanda Smith will be mailing an official welcome letterContinue reading “WEST new student information”

April is a month of West European film at IU

This Wednesday, the IU Department of French and Italian will begin a film symposium on New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema.  The keynote speaker will be the director Giuseppe Piccioni, who will also talk about four of his films before their showings.  This conference is just one of the many West European filmContinue reading “April is a month of West European film at IU”

WEST on the recruiting trail…

I will be visiting Earlham College tomorrow, November 12th, for their Graduate School Fair in Runyan Hall. In the past month, WEST has made visits to University of Illinois Chicago, University of Michigan and The Ohio State University. I’m excited about the prospective students we have attracted so far and look forward to meeting anyContinue reading “WEST on the recruiting trail…”