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December 6, 2002 Grinnell College Russian Department Welcome New Majors! The Russian Department extends a warm welcome Grinnellians at AAASS 2002 to its new majors, Naomi Caffee ‟04, Benjamin Hanes „05, and Mark Henry ‟05. We look forward Professor Kelly Herold traveled to Pittsburgh, to working with you! Pennsylvania to attend the 34th National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. She presented a paper entitled “The Grinnell Students Headed to Russia Creation of the Russian Female Face in 18th Century Prose.” for the Spring Semester Alumni News Hillary Bown ‟02, is currently in Novgorod, Russia. Hillary was awarded an IREX Russia-US Young Leadership Fellowship for 2002-2003. Hillary will spend a year taking university coursework, performing community service, and Congratulations to Josh Brody ‟04, David Lineal completing an internship in museum studies. ‟04 , and Naomi Caffee ‟04 who are headed to Russia for the Spring Semester 2003. Josh Brody, a Russian major, will be studying Russian in Moscow Russian Study Awards, 2003 on the ACTR Russian language program. David Lineal ‟04, and Naomi Caffee ‟04, both Russian majors, will be headed to St. Petersburg to take part in the ACTR Russian language program. Application Due Date: March 1 Grinnell Students Returning from Study in Russia The Russian Study Awards are granted annually to seniors who have planned study and internship Several students will return to their studies on- programs in Russophone countries after graduation. campus second semester: Kerry Given ;‟04 will These awards are drawn from funds raised by three return from an ACTR program in St. Petersburg, devoted friends of the Russian Department- Diane and Alison Mynsberge „04 and Randy Martinson Fisher Perkinson ’82, Sharon McKee ’82 and „04 from the ACTR Moscow Program. Emily Sullivan ’81 Guidelines: 1990-91 Alexander Williams '91 1991-92 Marie Smith '92 *Award is intended for projects initiated within the Thomas Zabel '92 year following graduation *Projects may include structured study programs, 1992-93 Annica Carlstedt '93 volunteerships or internships that have cultural, Heather Coates '93 political or social value. The award is not intended Donald Hatch '93 for students engaged in profit-making activities. Wendy Johnson '93 *The award is need-based *students who have not had the opportunity to study 1993-94 Elizabeth Borg-Bowman '94 in the region at the time they apply are favored. Jill Cetina '94 However, many past recipients have not met this Jonathan Owen '94 criterion. Toni Siragusa '94 *Students who apply for this award should have studies Russian in a serious way (at least two years 1994-95 Maya Malysiak '95 of college-level Russian). Chad Stuchis '95 1995-96 Stephanie Hitztaler '96 Any member of the Russian department can furnish Brett Hodges '96 interested students with application forms as well as Angeli McKnight '96 advising assistance. Awards are generally announced by April 30. 1996-97 Etaine Madeline Norris „97 You do not need to be a Russian major to apply for 1997-98 Erin E. Childress '98 a Russian Study Award. Nellie R. Bassett '98 Hannah R. Mundahl '98 Past Russian Study Award Recipients: 1998-99 Catherine S. Jones „99 Severin T. Oman „99 1985-86 Rebecca Gross '85 Sage B. Raterman „99 1986-87 Robert Esler '86 1987-88 Ellen M. Mangan '87 1999-2000 Rebecca Ellen Rubinstein „00 Paula R. Powell '87 Benjamin K. Tromly „00 1988-89 Christopher Cosner '89 2001-2002 Kathryn Aughenbaugh ‟01 Melissa Cross '89 Richele Baburina „01 Marjorie McShane '89 Kenneth Varnum '89 2002-2003 Matthew Swessinger „02 1989-90 Phillips Wolf '90 Kristina Kvanvlov-Leverty „02 Nadia Abdel-Wahab '90 Timothy Kerber „02 Professor Marek, whose visit is sponsored by the Department of Political Science under the auspices of the Center for International Studies, is Vice-Head of the Department of English Programs and Co- ordinator of Department of Politics and European Studies at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic—also the site of the ACM Central European Studies Program. Paul Ames „04, Lauren Flessner „04, Seth Heller „03, and Neil Tomson „04 RCEES News have been studying on this program, which is sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the DON‟T FORGET: REES = RCEES. As many of Midwest (ACM). you may know, the Russian and Eastern European Studies (REES) concentration has recently been restructured, and will henceforth be called the Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies (RCEES) Concentration. The restructuring aims to Czech Language offered reflect changes in the field, and to recognize developments in the Grinnell College curriculum. In addition to the Russian Literature/Culture and the Russian History/Culture Tracks, the revised RCEES concentration now has a third track focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. Students interested in the RCEES concentration should contact Todd Armstrong [armstron]. Spring Semester Visitor from Czech Republic Czech will be offered next semester through the ALSO (Alternative Language Study Option) Welcome to International Visiting Scholar Dan program. Students interested in studying Czech Marek. Professor Marek, of Palacky University, should speak with Dan Gross, coordinator of the Olomouc, Czech Republic, will visit Grinnell for ALSO program. the first three weeks after break to teach the short course Political Science 295.02 "Special Topic: Society, Politics and Culture in Transition: Central Europe Post-1989." Marek‟s course will concentrate on the politics and economics of transition in East-Central Europe since 1989, and will run from March 31 to April 18. Short course deadlines apply. Prerequisites: None. 1 or 2 credits.
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