Dr. Dorota Heneghan was selected by the LSU Ogden Honors College to receive the Robert L. "Doc" Amborski Faculty Teaching and Service Award for excellence in teaching honors seminars and service to the LSU Ogden Honors College. Last semester, Dr. Heneghan designed and taught Honors Seminar New Woman in Modern European and American Literature. Dr. Heneghan can be reached at

Congratulations Dr. Paolo Chirumbolo for winning the 2018 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award recognizing excellence in teaching and research.  Dr. Chirumbolo can be reached at

Dr. Rafael Orozco was recently interviewed by a journalist from The Bogotá Post about the evolution of Colombian Spanish. The Bogotá Post enlisted the help of Dr. Orozco to understand how words enter into a vocabulary and why Spanish in Bogotá is so neutral sounding. Click The Evolutuion of Colombian Spanish: A Colombian linguist tells it like it is to read the article. Dr. Orozco can be reached at

Dr. Elena Castro has been selected as a Fellow of the 2017/2018 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. The mission of this program is to identify administrators who have the potential to impact all of higher education now and in the future and to prepare them for the next phase of their careers. Click SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows (2017-18) to view the complete roster of 2017/2018 SECU Fellows. Dr. Castro can be reached at

Dr. Raymond Stock has been quoted in the September issue of Source, the journal of the literary division of the American Translators Association. The article in which he is quoated is by Patrick Saari, "Naguib Mahfouz: Cairo, Arabic, and World Literature." Dr. Stock can be reached at

Ms. Lan Zhe, Instructor .of Mandarin Chinese, attained the status of being the first and only Certified Court Interpreter of Mandarin Chinese in the state of Louisiana by passing the Court Interpreter Oral Examination developed by the National Center for State Courts which included sight translation, consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting. This is the highest level obtainable for a court interpreter of Mandarin Chinese in the U.S. She was sworn in and awarded the Court Interpreter Certificate at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New Orleans in October 2016. Ms. Zhe can be reached at





Fall 2018 Placement Testing Dates

Spanish Placement Test Information

Placement Testing Other Languages 

Registrar's Office Fall Academic Calendar

 Important Dates

November 21-25    Thanksgiving Holiday
November 28 Concentrated study period
December 1 Last day of classes
December 3-8 Final exam period
December 14 Fall Commencement

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