Erin Flannery, a senior Spanish and romance languages double major, has been admitted to the Masters of Arts program in Spanish and Latin American Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies. This entire program is conducted on New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ campus in Spain.

Rebecca Harrison, professor of classics, had her article “Exercises for Developing Prediction Skills in Reading Latin Sentences” published in the Fall 2010 issue of Teaching Classical Languages, available at She also had a paper accepted for presentation at the American Classical Association Annual Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., in June. The presentation will be on “Teaching Students to Analyze Words Using Prefixes and Suffixes” and will include material from her current semester sabbatical.

Jenny Johnson, a senior political science major, was the recipient of a Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award at the 19th Annual Illinois State Conference for Students of Political Science on its Bloomington-Normal campus on April 8. Johnson presented her work entitled “Political Islam and Gender Inequality.” Also presenting at the meeting were political science seniors Syed Zaidi and Sarah Backhaus. Zaidi presented “Islam and Democracy in Asia.” Backhaus presented her paper entitled “Defense Pacts and Their Influence on Nuclear Proliferation.” She also chaired the panel on “Confronting The Islamic World.”

Kevin Regan, a senior romance studies major, has been accepted into Georgetown University’s Italian Studies program for graduate work.

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