Dr. David Julseth, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and the director of Belmont’s Engaged Scholars program, was recently named the Robert E. Simmons Distinguished Faculty Lecturer by selection of the College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Council. The annual lecture, begun by and now named in memory of Robert Simmons (dean of the School of Humanities and Education until his death in 1994), provides faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences an opportunity to share significant research with colleagues. Julseth’s lecture will be on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage in Northern Spain with a focus on the idea of community. Not only is this topic of wide interest, it also honors Dean Simmons who worked tirelessly to promote international experiences for academic, professional and personal development. The 2009 Simmons Lecture will be on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. in LCVA 117.