Students of CHIN 311, Introduction to Chinese Culture, practiced some traditional Chinese forms of art, including Chinese calligraphy and paper-cut in class. Selected works are exhibited on the third floor of the library now. As an attempt to combine cultural practices with theoretical studies, the instructor of this course, Dr. Liulin Zhang, incorporated various culture-related […]
Chinese Moon Festival Celebrated at Truman The Chinese Moon Festival Tea Party was held on Oct. 7 in the Georgian Rooms of the Student Union Building. Over 150 students and faculty members attended, participated in games, and enjoyed Chinese food and performances. The Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is celebrated on […]
On Thursday, October 19th, Dr. Audrey Viguier and Truman students Megan Kraus and Maria Pardon-Garcia volunteered as interpreters in Spanish and French for the Milan School district. The three helped translate for the fall semester parent teacher conferences. According to one teacher, 58% of the students in the district are Latino, and the administration is […]
Classical and Modern Languages will once again partner with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France to offer French Professional Certificates in Business and Tourism. These certificates demonstrate that examinees are able to understand, translate, and handle authentic documents related to the business or tourism worlds. The DFP is a professional and official document recognized by Francophone countries […]
John Thompson, Truman class of 1992 (Spanish and History), hosted Dr. Andrea Nate and Truman students across the disciplines at Aon Chicago! Students had the opportunity to learn how to network and market their skills as liberal arts students.
The Spanish faculty hosted a majors and minors reception on September 22 that included a diverse array of delicious Hispanic foods prepared by faculty to welcome new and continuing students.
Ever since its resumption in August, the Chinese Language Table has been attracting more and more participants, including Chinese students, American students and other international students. Every Thursday at 5:00pm, students meet in the SUB lounge. Under the supervision of the Chinese Fulbright instructor, Yusi Song, students break into small groups to talk about Chinese […]
Seven Truman students and Prof. Stacy Bryant arrived in Madrid, Spain on May 21 to begin two months of language and cultural immersion. Jessie Berger, Jacob Cogdill, Zoe Frantom, Zoë Goff, Michael Gill, Emma Huels and Taylor Sheppard began their study abroad experience by traveling to several of the most iconic locations of Spain, including […]
May – July 2017 This summer Prof. Sergio Escobar and Prof. Stacy Davis traveled to Alajuela, Costa Rica with twenty-four Truman students for eight weeks of intensive language and cultural immersion. Students began their study abroad experience by traveling to San Carlos to see the impressive waterfall of La Fortuna, stopping in Zarcero to enjoy […]
On Saturday, April 9th, Drs. Andrea Nate and Sergio Escobar taught a $1 salsa lesson at Geno’s, the local 70’s dance club, with all proceeds going toward Truman’s brand new Club Ñ. The lesson was then followed by Geno’s monthly Latino Night, in which a DJ plays a blend of traditional music from all around […]