Classical & Modern Languages

  • Italian Film maker comes to Truman

    January 16, 2015

    Award-winning African-Italian film maker Fred Kuwornu visited Truman campus on November 13-14, 2014. He presented two of his documentary films :  Inside Buffalo (2010) about the segregated African-American Army combat unit that fought in Italy during WWII for which he received recognition from President Obama, and his film  18 IUS SOLI  (2013) examines the status […]

  • German Conversation Table

    January 13, 2015

    German Conversation Table –  also known as Stammtisch, or Kaffeeklatsch — meets every Tuesday from 4-5 pm at “Jazzman” in the SUB.  Join us in honoring an old German tradition of meeting regularly to appreciate each other’s company, practicing the language, learning about the German culture, and picking up new phrases “on the go”.

  • Classical and Modern Languages Festival

    December 16, 2014

    The Department of Classical and Modern Languages hosted area high school teachers and students for the annual Classical and Modern Languages Festival on November 13, 2014. Forty-six sessions were offered by Truman faculty and language majors in 10 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.  Language students from eight area […]

  • Homecoming CML Panel: “Life after Truman”

    September 4, 2014

    Homecoming CML Panel: “Life after Truman” Down Under, SUB Friday, October 10, 2014 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. The Classical and Modern Language Department is pleased to present three alumni in a special panel on ways to re-vision careers in foreign languages. Each of our panelists will give a brief talk about their life after Truman: […]

  • Visiting Romance Linguist Dr. Thomas D. Cravens

    September 3, 2014

    Visiting Romance Linguist Nationally renowned Romance  linguist Dr. Thomas Cravens from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison will be leading a three-day symposium October 20-23 on the Romance Language family. His talk will be of special interest to majors in Classics, French, Linguistics, Spanish, and of course Romance Language major. This event is made possible by […]

  • Upcoming German Events

    April 16, 2014

    April 23rd, 7 p.m , BH 217: Informational meeting about our Faculty-led Study Abroad program to Düsseldorf, Germany, for Truman credit. No prior knowledge of German required. April 28th, 7 p.m, BH 228: German film night, about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a famous resistance fighter during the second world war (German Culture, in English). May 1st, 7 […]

  • Carnaval: A Celebration of Latin American Stories

    April 13, 2014

    Join the Hispanic American Leadership Organization as they share the influence that Hispanic culture has had on this country. This event is completely free and open to the public. Free food and refreshments will be provided. Carnaval will take place on Saturday April 26 at 6pm in the SUB Activities Room.

  • Sigma Delta Pi annual Poetry Slam!

    March 23, 2014

    Join us for Sigma Delta Pi’s annual event featuring readings of original Spanish poems, Spanish poetry in general, and Spanish karaoke. We will be having prizes for each category and maybe more. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is $1.

  • Women’s History Month events by Sigma Delta Pi

    CHICANA & A CRUSHING LOVE: CHICANAS, MOHERHOOD AND ACTIVISM 2:00pm – Saturday, March 29 – VH 1000 Screening of Sylvia Morales’s documentaries that focus on the Chicana experience and history Discussion following the documentaries Clip from A Crushing Love: http://www.wmm.com/advscripts/wmmvideo.aspx?pid=78 DISCUSSION PANEL on LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN AND US LATINAS 2:00pm – Sunday, March 30 – […]

  • Sigma Delta Pi will be showing two movies

    March 17, 2014

    IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES 7:00pm – Friday, March 21 – VH 1000 Screening of film based upon the lives of the Mirabal sisters during the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Short pre-screening presentation on the historical and political context, focusing on women’s roles at the time. Starring Salma Hayek Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6J5k1mYw50 LA […]

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