Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society, April 28 at 1

Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society

Prospective candidates for the Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi are currently being selected.
1. Each must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (eighteen semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior (third-year) level. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the second junior-level course if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student’s work is of “B” or “A” quality.
2. The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken. The candidate must have earned the grades in completed Spanish courses in order to qualify for membership)
3. The candidate must rank in the upper 35% of his/her class—sophomore, junior, or senior—and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work.
4. Graduate students who have been unconditionally admitted to a degree-granting program may be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree.
                        5. Sigma Delta Pi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,                                          national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.
Please note that “the equivalent thereof” referred to in #1 also refers to by-pass credit or courses by-passed when a student is admitted to your institution and placed in a course above the elementary language level. Six of the 18 semester credit hours in college-level Spanish MUST be above the intermediate language level, and three of these credit hours must be in a Hispanic literature, culture, civilization or Spanish for the professions course (considered a culture course).    Also for #1, a student can be currently enrolled in the Spanish course that fulfills the 18-credit hours needed, but he/she can NOT be simultaneously enrolled in two Spanish courses that when added to the sum equal 18 hours. 
An undergraduate student can qualify for membership is during his/her senior year.   

Please contact: Dr. Raysa Amador, Advisor at by March 23.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Spanish position-urgent

Maternity Leave
Middle School Spanish 5th-8th grades
March 7 - May 11, 2018
Lawrence Woodmere Academy 
Contact: Roz Friedman at (516) 374-9000


Lawrence Woodmere Academy
Phone 516-374-9000

Dr. Simón-Alegre latest news!

Dr. Simón-Alegre's new publication is out: "Condenados a batallones disciplinarios y a presidios: del hombre redimido al hombre perdido (1890-1915)" (Condemned to Disciplinary Battalions and Prisons: from the Redeemed Man to the Lost Man (1890-1915)) Edited by Ignacio Mendiola and Daniel Oviedo, Relatos infames. Breves historias de crimen y castigo (Infamous Stories. Short Stories of Crime and Punishment)Anthropos, 2018.

Also her paper “A man named Flor de Otoño as a biopic of transsexual heroism in both the early and late 20th century” (Un hombre llamado Flor de Otoño como biopic de la heroicidad transexual a principios y a finales del siglo XX) has been accepted to The Languages, Literatures, And Cultures Conference (University of Kentucky, Lexington KY) from the 19th to the 21th of April of 2018.  

And her paper "The Cubero’s Brothers, Repatriating Castilian Country Music" has been accepted to the  IASPM-US 2018 Conference "Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical" (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee) from the 8th to the 12th of March of 2018 in the Diaspora and Repatriation session.


Our students sucess!

It is my pleasure to announce that our students Caterina Russo and Seth Noboa have been selected to present in the National Conference for Undergraduate Research which will be hosted by The University of Central Oklahoma. 

Caterina Russo is going to present "Promoting Multilingualism" and 

Seth Noboa is going to present "Sports Translation: A New Frontier" 

their abstracts have been selected from more than 4,000 submissions. 

Both Seth and Caterina have worked very hard under Dr. Simón-Alegre's supervision.