Archive for September, 2010

How to print a Degree Evaluation

0 Commentsby   |  09.26.10  |  Advising Information


  1. Log on to MyACU.
  2. Click on the Banner tab at the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Select the Student & Financial Aid option.
  4. Click on Student Records.
  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.
  6. At the very bottom, center of the screen, there should be four different options. Select the Generate New Evaluation option.
  7. Select your major, and Fall 2010 as the Term, in the drop down box.
  8. Click on Generate Request. (Don’t be concerned if it takes a while to load)
  9. On the next screen select Detailed Requirements and then click Submit.
  10. Print

Learn French

0 Commentsby   |  09.24.10  |  French

Open culture invites you to learn French for free online. See : Yann Opsitchg

Entra a la Plaza

0 Commentsby   |  09.17.10  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Entra a la Plaza

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday night, September 24th at UP.

Spanish Language and Culture, Music, Traditional Food…

Hispanos Unidos

Win $500

0 Commentsby   |  09.16.10  |  Announcement, French, International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

received this email from Vista Higher Learning, a foreign language book publisher.  If you are creative and have a talent for making videos, here is an opportunity to make some $$$.

Language Learning for Life

It’s that time of year again! Last year language students from colleges and universities around the country submitted fun and meaningful videos to Vista Higher Learning’s Language Learning for Life video contest.

Six lucky students won $500 to put toward things like study abroad opportunities and textbooks. Students, instructors, and the Vista team enjoyed the contest so much that we are holding it again this year! We will once again ask your students to make a video that demonstrates how they think language study will benefit their local community or the wider global community.

For contest details, and to watch last year’s winning videos, visit

Best regards,
The Vista Higher Learning Team

You’re Invited

0 Commentsby   |  09.16.10  |  Announcements

It’s an annual tradition.

Every fall the English 323 Poetry Workshop spends several weeks studying the art of spoken word poetry. The culmination of their efforts is a poetry slam.

The 16 poets will gather and each offer 2.5 minute performances of their poems. Three audience members will be chosen at random to serve as judges and deliver scores from 1-10 points. The poet with the highest score wins. The audience shouts its approval, hisses what it doesn’t like, and generally behaves like people having an extremely good time.

How can you not? You’re going to hear passionate words and language. It may be about the political scene, our culture, race, gender, or whatever the poet thinks is worth bringing to your attention. But rest assured. This is not doilies and flowers polite-type poetry. The goal is simple. To rock the joint.

So if you don’t have a class or a Summit commitment next Tuesday, cram into The Inkwell with us and give spoken word a try – a.h.

Spring/Summer 2011 Advanced Courses

0 Commentsby   |  09.15.10  |  Announcement, French, International Studies Major, Programs, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

Next Spring we are offering the following courses.  Click on the course number for more information.

  • FLFR 440: ST France and the French, w/ Prof. Opsitch
  • FLSP 353: Latin American Culture, w/ Dr. Walker
  • FLSP 388: Advanced Spanish Conversation, w/ Dr. Brown
  • FLSP 481: Hispanic Novel, w/ Dr. Walker
  • INTS 499: International Studies Seminar, w/ Dr. Rall

Summer Spanish courses will be offered in Montevideo.

  • FLSP 353: Latin American Culture, w/ Prof. Roggendorff
  • FLSP 440: Literary Journey of the Southern Cone, w/ Prof. Roggendorff

English Department Scholarship Awards

0 Commentsby   |  09.14.10  |  Announcements, Scholarship

We are proud to announce the Fall 2010 – Spring 2011 recipients of English Department scholarships, whose names are listed below.  Our majors are among the most intelligent, creative, and capable students on campus, and we are pleased to be able to make these awards.

Mima Williams Scholarship Joshua Alkire
See Huang Lim
David McMichael
Lauren Tarnow
Allison Fowler
Juliana Kocsis
Katherine Sinclair
Jack Welch Scholarship David McMichael
Jewell Watson Scholarship Bethany Bradshaw
Garrett-Watson Memorial Scholarship Suzanne Shedd
Natasha Fowler
Kaleigh Wyrick
Clara Mae Ellis Scholarship Jonathan Sanders

Sigma Delta Pi

0 Commentsby   |  09.09.10  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors

Sigma Delta Pi

National Collegiate Hispanic

Honor Society

Omega Gamma Chapter

Abilene Christian University


Thursday, October 21st

6:00 pm

Chapel on the Hill

Spanías Didagéi Proágomen

Prosigamos bajo la Inspiración de España

More info at the SPD blog

Conference on Campus

0 Commentsby   |  09.08.10  |  Announcement

The Department of Foreign Languages is hosting the annual conference of the North American Christian Foreign Language Association (NACFLA).

Mark this date on your calendar: April 7-9, 2011. We are looking forward to having language professors from across the country on our campus to share their scholarship. We hope you students will join us in this time of learning and fellowship with other Christian scholars who have a love for languages and cultures.

There will be sessions for student presentations, so we encourage you to submit a proposal. The following link ( contains a download link for the call for papers document and the abstract submission form. Please read the call for papers document carefully to see what the emphasis of the conference is and how to word your proposal.

Your professors will be glad to help you think about your ideas for a presentation and give you some guidance to help your proposal be accepted. Please ask us if you have any questions.

Teaching (and other work) opportunities abroad

0 Commentsby   |  09.08.10  |  Announcement, Programs

Here are some of the programs/resources for finding jobs abroad.  Many are teaching English, but there are others as well…

I will update this post if I find any new ones.  If you find other cool resources, please post them as a reply to this post.