siuc linguistics

Friday, March 30, 2007

news from Al-Ain

John O'Neil sends a photo album and says that Rene Paulin, who also works in Al-Ain but in another school, reports that Mike Trepiak was found dead in Vientiane in early March; cause of death unknown.

from Denise (Zutter) Cevela

Denise writes to say that she has two beautiful boys, Joshua (5) and Caleb (3), with another child on the way, due at the end of May. She has been teaching with, from home, and homeschooling Joshua. It's an adventure!

This picture is from the old files. Denise is now in Darlington, Indiana.

from Nelly Corbit-Smith

Thanks for the invitation. I'm not going to make it to TESOL this year. I'm teaching in Memphis City Schools. Rest assured, my loyalty goes with the Salukis in the Sweet 16. Please send my regards to everyone.

Nelly Corbit-Smith

from Malinee Prapinwong

It's too bad that I can't go to TESOL conference this year. Hope you all have a great time in Seattle. I'm currently doing my Ph.D. at Indiana U. Bloomington (my last year already). I left SIUC in 2001, and always miss it.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Selim Ben Said

Hello Everybody, this is Selim!

I am now in Penn State where I started a PhD in Applied Linguistics, things are very nice down here, but nothing like good old C'dale! Hope to hear from you soon


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Liz Janssen writes:

"So I just returned this morning from my trip to Nepal. It was quite an interesting adventure, and I have to say that I HIGHLY urge you all visit Nepal sometime in your life...It will blow you away! Anyway, I am back home in Korea (ha, you never thought you would hear me say that, did ya?) ... I have most of the pictures up on my site: for your viewing pleasure.... If you want to see me climbing on an elephant click on "Gaida Wildlife Camp" If you want to see me playing with some snakes, click on "fun with snakes." If you want to see some mountains and my tour guide click on "Pokara"..You guys get the picture...they are all labeled "Nepal 2007"...So look at them and get inspired to visit for yourself! Take care all! ~Liz

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

please forward this message to all siuc linguistics alumni!

Going to Seattle for TESOL 2007?

SIUC alumni will meet here:

Dragonfish Asian Cafe
in the
Paramount Hotel
722 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101-1843
+1 206 467 7777

at 5:00 on TH, Mar. 23

to talk about old times, keep up with the department, and
raise a west-coast glass to the Salukis....join us!