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The power of one word

Mark Knowles - Friday June 26th

Jon Stewart has pointed out to Americans what many linguists have known for many years: word choice means something. He pointed to the power of language by insisting that the rest of the mainstream media should label June 17's massacre at Charleston, S.C.'s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre an act of terror instead of a shooting. Inside the lexical item "terrorism" is embedded an understanding that serious action needs to be … (read full blog)


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Staff Film Picks!

Courtney Malone

Want to watch a foreign film but don't know where to start? Check out the foreign film of the month, hand-picked out by your own ALTEC staff! Visit our media library (Hellems 159) for more information and to checkout the film.

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Keep up to date with ALTEC!

Courtney Malone

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Film Policy Change for Undergraduat

Courtney Malone - May 1st, 2015

Great news!! Starting May 1st undergraduate students can check out DVD films for up to 48 hours! Search on our Catalog at: and see if we have the language film you are looking for!

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