Students conducting research on the languages they study in their majors and minors  or just language learners in general  are all invited to attend. Through literature, art, creative writing, linguistics, anthropology, technology and more, students are encouraged to share their views, experiences and knowledge of different cultures and languages. 

The conference will feature keynote speaker István Gombocz, Ph.D., USD emeritus professor. Gombocz will give a talk titled “German Theatre in Sioux Falls around 1900,” at 1 p.m. in the MUC Ballroom. 

For 29 years, Gombocz taught German and European literature in the USD Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics as well as courses in the Honors Program. Throughout his career, he has written and published several pieces on German Literature and has received numerous teaching awards such as the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award, the Richard and Sharon Cutler Award in Teaching and Research, and the Greek Professor of the Year Award.  

Through the recognition of language and linguistic learning, the Pan-Lingua Undergraduate Research Conference promotes global awareness and interconnectedness among students and professors alike. The conference is presented by the USD Department of Modern & Linguistics.

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