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FRONTIERE Newsletter

As we look forward to Spring semester, The Department of French and Italian wishes you all a splendid end-of-2019. This issue of FRONTIERE celebrates many events, initiatives, and honors. We recently learned from Jennifer Kmetich and John Lundy, who met in French 103, got engaged on the oval, and they credit the collaborative environment of their French course for their courtship. Teaching excellence is celebrated through Danielle Marx-Scouras receiving the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, travel, becoming multilingual, and exercising the imagination are all captured in the Old French Reading Group, and our commitment to community engagement is clear in the outreach seminar “Quebec in and for the 21st Century: Art, Culture and Innovation.”


Upcoming Events

April 9, 2020
Hagerty 120C
April 13, 2020
The Barnett Center
April 16, 2020
Hagerty 120C
April 24 - April 25, 2020
The Ohio State University

Recent News

April 3, 2020

PhD candidate Lauren De Camilla, received news today from the Dean of the Graduate School that she is the recipient of the Graduate Associate Leadership Award! This is a highly selective award and…

April 1, 2020

Coming in Autumn 2020: the new French and Francophone Studies Major (pending final approval by the state)

What is it?

A new major program that is similar to the French major but that…

March 20, 2020

Check out this playlist of Italian films that are available for free on YouTube! Thank you to friend of FRIT, Catherine O’Rawe, for putting this together. Some films have English subtitles.

February 24, 2020

From The Lantern


Students can say, “Bonjour,” to female representation at an upcoming library event.

People Directory

Julie Parson
French Lecturer & Individualized Instruction Coordinator
April Weintritt
Senior Lecturer of Italian