Classical & Modern Languages

  • APDC Cross-Disciplinary Course Collaboration Grant awarded to Dr. Amy Norgard

    April 30, 2021

    Dr. Amy Norgard (Classics) has been awarded an APDC Cross-Disciplinary Course Collaboration Grant with Prof. Laura Bigger (Art) that will bring together Latin and art students in a joint project. Through engagement with Sebastian Brant’s 1502 edition of Vergil’s corpus housed in Truman’s Special Collections, art students in Printmaking I (ART 217) and advanced Latin […]

  • Truman Students Elected as National Officers

    April 28, 2021

    Two Truman Classics students were recently elected to hold national office in Eta Sigma Phi, the national collegiate honor society for the study of Classics: Debeaux Bowman (2022) was elected and installed as National President. Sophia Picard (2022) is the new National Treasurer. How great to see Missouri’s Public Liberal Arts & Sciences University take […]

  • Truman Classics Hosts National ΗΣΦ Convention

    Truman was the virtual host of the 93rd Annual Convention of Eta Sigma Phi, the national collegiate honor society for the study of Classics. Truman students created and shared a video tour of campus, a Latin yoga routine (mens sana in corpore sano), and a virtual gift bag full of Classics memes. They also hosted […]

  • Truman alumna Kennedy Post awarded Outstanding Future World Language Teacher

    April 22, 2021

    Truman alumna Kennedy Post (BA French ’20, FL-MAE ’21) has recently received the Foreign Language Association of Missouri’s (FLAM) Award for Outstanding Future World Language Teacher. Kennedy reports that: “Learning a world language makes the world more tangible in a sense. Students who are more exposed to different cultures and languages become more tolerant and respectful of […]

  • Rebecca Harrison received an Eta Sigma Phi Lifetime Achievement Award

    Rebecca Harrison, Truman Professor Emerita of Classics, received an Eta Sigma Phi Lifetime Achievement Award on April 19, 2021. Here are some highlights from her Ovatio: “Dr. Harrison is a teacher scholar, and as such she is largely concerned with post-Classical Latin and language learning and teaching. Those are her twin passions even today. Dr. Harrison […]

  • Ross Jones Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

    April 21, 2021

    Truman alumnus Ross Jones (B.A. Spanish ‘20 with departmental honors, FL-MAE Spanish ‘21), currently completing his student teaching internship at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri, was selected as a candidate for one of the distinguished English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Upon meeting all requirements, Ross […]

  • Carmen Cochran is awarded Critical Language Scholarship

    March 25, 2021

    Carmen Cochran, an Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies major, has been selected for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for the study of Chinese. This is a highly selective award by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Last fall, Carmen successfully completed CLS’s Virtual Institute program hosted by Shaanxi Normal University in […]

  • Rachel Flynn-Whyman awarded distinguished Outstanding Beginning Teacher

    February 14, 2021

    Congratulations to Truman alumna Rachel Flynn-Whyman (B.A. Spanish ’18, MAE Spanish ’19), Exploratory Spanish Teacher at Fox Middle School in Arnold, Missouri, for winning one of the distinguished Outstanding Beginning Teacher awards from MACTE – the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Graduates like Rachel continue to demonstrate Truman’s level of excellence in preparing […]

  • Five Truman alums at Lindberg High School in St. Louis

    February 3, 2021

    Truman represents!! The Modern Language program is strong at Lindberg High School in St. Louis with not one, but FIVE Truman alums. These graduates have taken their language specializations from the Classical and Modern Language Department and their training in foreign language instruction through our MAE-FL program to become stellar teachers, passionately dedicated to bringing […]

  • Dr. Ernst Hintz publishes new book

    January 19, 2021

    “A joy in the university community is to inspire a new generation through your own scholarship.” The End-Times in Medieval German Literature: Evil, Sin, and the Apocalypse. Edited by Ernst Ralf Hintz (Truman State University) and Scott E. Pincikowski (Hood College), Camden House: Rochester, New York, December 2019. ISBN—13: 978-1-57113-989-4