France to be Topic of Discussion at LINC Luncheon

October 12, 2011

Dr. Jennifer HallDr. Jennifer Hall, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and cultures, faculty director of the Center for Global Education and associate professor of foreign languages and cultures at the University of Mount Union, will present Does France Really Matter? on Tuesday, October 25 at the LINC Luncheon. The luncheon will be held in the Hoover-Price Campus Center at noon, which is located on the University’s campus. 
 
Hall’s presentation will focus on the relevance of France in today’s global marketplace. Many in France continue to hold steadfast to the idea of French exceptionalism, and this talk will explore both sides of the debate. 
 
A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1999, Hall earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and sociology from Beloit College, a Master of Arts degree in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in French from The Ohio State University. 
 
Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Union, Hall was a graduate teaching supervisor and a graduate teaching associate at Ohio State where she taught elementary, intermediate and intensive French language courses. She also served as a language coordinator for Lucent Technologies in Deville-les-Rouen, France. While abroad, she taught English classes for French business executives, translated documents from French to English and served as an interpreter. Hall also served as a credit teacher for Concordia Language Villages where she taught an intensive high school credit program within a French language and culture immersion program. In this role, she was responsible for scope and sequence, assessment and curriculum development.
 
The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics from local experts and a chance to interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.
 
The sessions are open to the public and will run from noon until 1 p.m. during the third Tuesday of the months of September, October, November, January, February and March. The cost of each lunch is $10, but a discounted season ticket is available for $50. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.
 
An additional session will be held on November 22 featuring Dr. Ronald Mendel. Mendel, who serves as associate professor of human performance and sport business and director of the Exercise Science Program at Mount Union, will discuss Fit or Fat?
 
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Chris Pontius at Mount Union at (330) 823-3296.
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