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Westminster College Associate Professor of Spanish Attends Summer Conferences

Friday, September 14, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Joel Postema, Westminster College associate professor of Spanish, attended two conferences over the summer.

Postema attended the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) 2012 Conference June 13-16 in South Bend, Ind., where he attended the pre-conference Teaching Language Online workshop. The conference featured additional workshops on such topics as "Addressing Anxiety with Technology: The Application of Blogs to Better Understand Foreign Language Anxiety" and "YouTube Channels as Open Language Learning Resources."

He also attended the Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM) May 30-June 2 in Dallas, Texas. Westminster uses Jenzabar's administrative software. Sessions at the meeting were organized into different tracks focused on different college departments, including: advancement and development, financial aid, information technology, and student registration and advising.

Postema, who has been with Westminster since 2005, earned his undergraduate degree from Calvin College, a master's from Western Michigan University, and Ph.D. from Washington University.

Contact Postema at (724) 946-7263 or email for more information.

Dr. Joel Postema, associate professor of Spanish