CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 2, 1999
UI graduate students win fellowships for language study
IOWA CITY, Iowa Some 14 University of Iowa
graduate students have won Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
from UI International Programs and the UI Center for Russian, East European
and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) for study during the summers of 1999 and 2000
or the academic year 1999-2000.
These fellowships are awarded to UI graduate students
pursuing international careers in conjunction with an interdisciplinary or
professional studies program and are intended to help students gain fluency
in languages that are not commonly taught in U.S. institutions but that will
be necessary for the students international careers. FLAS fellowships
are funded by a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the U.S. Department
The summer fellowships offer a $2,400 stipend plus full
tuition and may be used for beginning level course work in any lesser taught
languages at a U.S. institution or for intermediate or advanced-level intensive
language study at an institution in the U.S. or abroad. Summer fellowships
require recipients to participate in an intensive language program throughout
the summer months.
Academic Year FLAS awards cover tuition, fees and
a $10,000 stipend. Academic year fellowships require recipients to take one
language course per semester.
The winners of the 1999 summer FLAS fellowships are
listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa students listed first:
CEDAR RAPIDS: Todd R. Trumpold, Law, to study Beginning
Serbo-Croatian at the UI
IOWA CITY: Lydia Wilcox Frazier, Social Work, to study
Swahili at the UI; Derek Johnson, Law, to study Advanced Polish at the
UI; Matthew Scott Sladek, Law, to study Spanish at the UI
SHEFFIELD: Jesse Severe, History, to study Beginning Uzbek
at the UI
SIOUX CITY: Jenna Wright, Linguistics, to study Intermediate
Czech, at the UI
TUSCALOOSA: Kathleen OReilly, Geography, to study
Marwari through private instruction, in Rajasthan, India.
SAN FRANCISCO: Brigitte E. Hecker, Art and Art History,
to study Lokeh (Ekoi-Bantu) in Ugep, Cross River, Nigeria.
SARATOGA: Eva Tsai, Journalism, to study Japanese at the
KIRKSVILLE: Jeanne E. Frerichs, Anthropology, to study
Swedish in Uppsala, Sweden.
The winners of the 1999-2000 academic year FLAS fellowships
are listed alphabetically by hometown:
YUCCA VALLEY: Bert Roberts, Anthropology, to study Mam
in Todos Santos, Guatemala
HEMET: Jason R. Graff, Law, to study Japanese at the UI
COLORADO SPRINGS: Stephen Michael Sabo, Law, to study
German at the UI
ALEXANDRIA: Kara Seim, Russian, to study Advanced Russian
at the UI
CREEES also awarded three 1999 summer FLAS fellowships
to students from other institutions. They are George Stackpole, Literature,
from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, to study Beginning Kazakh at
the UI; David Morrow, Environmental Sciences, from University of North Carolina
-Chapel Hill, to study Beginning Czech at the UI; and Steven Patrick, History,
from Arizona State University, to study Intermediate Hungarian at Beloit College
or the UI.