Classical & Modern Languages

  • 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  

  • Alumni Speaker Series: An Educator’s Journey (Dr. Anastacia Kohl)

    March 23, 2016

    The CML department is very excited to announce the visit of Dr. Anastacia Kohl, from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Kohl, a Truman graduate, will be offering two different talks: March 30: Multiple Paths: Foreign Language Careers in Higher Education (4:30pm, OP2117) March 31: Best Practices for Online Teaching: One Department’s Journey (4:30pm, OP2117)

  • Welcome to the World Exhibition and Reception

    The gallery exhibit area on the first floor of Pickler Memorial Library is currently displaying Welcome to the World, an exhibition of works by Spanish graphic artist Miguel Brieva. Welcome to the World is a traveling exhibition organized by Carleton College and sponsored by the CML department of Truman State University; it deals with topics such as […]

  • Triple-event in translation/interpretation

    Interested in translation and interpretation? You are cordially invited to this exciting series of events organized and sponsored by our department! March 21: talk by interpreter Sam Davis in Baldwin Hall 156 at 7:30pm. March 22: round table with our two guests, Sam Davis and Don Smith, and faculty members from the CML and Linguistics […]

  • Upcoming events for Sigma Delta Pi

    January 31, 2016

    February Venezuela Feb. 11, 7-8, MG 2001 In light of the recent political changes in Venezuela, Sigma Delta Pi will be giving a presentation on the country and its current events. The group will be collaborating with a Venezuelan who studies at Truman. Open Mic Feb. 23, 7-8:30, Dukum Inn Fundraiser TBA March Mexico March […]

  • Initiation Ceremonies for German and Spanish

    December 2, 2015

    Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society) and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society) are having their respective initiation ceremonies and dinners on December 3. Are you interested in joining any of these associations? Contact them!

  • Thanks to two recent Classics alumnae who recently shared their post-Truman stories with us.

    November 12, 2015

    Claire Albrecht (2012) now teaches Latin at Cair Paravel Latin School. Thanks to her liberal arts training, she was also able to teach philosophy and world mythology during her first year on the job. Her favorite class at Truman was GREK 301 where she read all of Euripides’ Medea in the original Greek. Kayla Brooner […]

  • Greek Dinner and Homerathon

    October 1, 2015

    The Classics Club has some interesting events coming up! Join us on October 4 for a Greek Dinner at Thousand Hills State Park and on October 9 for our Homerathon on the Quad. For more info on times and details, please contact

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