Classical & Modern Languages

  • Tale of Tales: A Feast for the Imagination

    February 14, 2017

    The  Department of Classical and Modern Languages is pleased to announce Tale of Tales: A Feast for the Imagination, a film screening and guest lecture by Dr. Marino Forlino (Scripps College) on the influences of Arabic literature on the Italian literary tradition.  Both events are free and open to the public; all are encouraged to […]

  • German and Allied Art during WWI

    On February 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery, Dr. Tamara Schenkenberg, Associate Curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, will give a lecture titled “German and Allied Art during the First World War,” which will draw on both exhibitions currently on display in the University Gallery: Join, Save, Buy and Arts Against […]

  • Italian 325: Index of Forbidden Books

    January 24, 2017

    Italian 325 (Italian Civ II) students examining a 1593 edition of the Index of Forbidden Books, housed in Truman’s Special Collections, as part of their investigation into early modern printing traditions in Italy.

  • Latino Night at Geno’s

    November 14, 2016

    Truman students experience Latino culture through music and dance at Latino Night at Geno´s 70’s Club.  Dr. Sergio Escobar organized the event, which takes place the first Saturday of every month.  In addition to discovering bachata, merengue, salsa, and cumbia, students have the opportunity to practice Spanish outside the classroom with Latino community members from […]

  • “Diaries of a Traveling Classicist”: Studying Abroad in Greece

    October 12, 2016

    Follow senior Classics major Jordan Noland on her adventures around the Aegean while studying abroad in Greece. Explore the excavation and finds at the ancient temple of Apollo, Mandra on the island of Despotiko. “Diaries of a Traveling Classicist”: Studying Abroad in Greece Wednesday, Oct. 19 7:00 pm VH 1144

  • “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”

    September 29, 2016

    10 Truman Classics students and faculty visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum to see the featured exhibit “Luxury: Treasures of the Roman Empire.”  The exhibit featured jewelry, coins, dining cups and accoutrements, and mosaics from throughout the Roman Empire (c. 100-500 CE).   A great time was had by all!    

  • Christiane Taubira Webinar

    September 26, 2016

    The Department of Classical & Modern Language will host a webinar on Monday, October 10th at 6 pm (McClain Hall 306). The webinar will consist of a lecture by Christiane Taubira, former Minister of Justice of France. Ms. Taubira is strongly committed to civil rights, women rights, and the rights of disadvantaged youth. As Justice […]

  • Student service

    September 13, 2016

    This Fall 2016, five Classics students are working with 4th grade students at Ray Miller Elementary School on a weekly basis to teach them Latin language and grammar, Roman culture, and study skills. The Truman student tutors are Emily Nicholson, Cheyenne Rodenbaugh, Adam Schmitz, Joe Slama, Christina Slipke.

  • Student research

    Sophomore Classics major, Joe Slama, will be traveling to Toronto, Canada in January 2017 to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, a prestigious international organization.  There, Joe will present his Classical reception paper entitled “Harry Potter and the Descent to the Underworld: Katabasis in the Final Installment of Rowling’s Septology,” the […]

  • Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish honor society events

    April 5, 2016

    April 4-8: Sigma Delta Pi Distinguished Speaker Series Presents: Grant Berry, PhD Candidate in Spanish Linguistics at Penn State April 11: Film Night – “Sin Nombre”, 7-9 pm, MG 1098 April 14: Sigma Delta Pi Quesadilla Sale April 21:  Sigma Delta Pi Initiation, Baptist Student Union, 5:30 pm  

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