Languages and Linguistics

  • Mexico Pedagogical Collaboration: Dr. Stacy Davis, Ross Jones, and Kathleen Placke

    July 16, 2024

    Truman alumni Ross Jones (now teaching at Mascoutah High School in Illinois) and Kathleen Placke (now teaching at Ritenour High School in St. Louis) traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with their former Truman professor, Dr. Stacy Davis. Together, they spent two weeks working at the Spanish Experience Center, collaborating with language teachers to hone their […]

  • Graduating Senior Receives Fulbright Grant

    May 7, 2024

    Eileen Finley has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant (ETA) by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Finley is a graduating senior majoring in German and political science and international relations, with a computer science minor. While completing this competitive fellowship, she will spend 10 months teaching English language and American studies in Saxony, […]

  • Dr. Stacy Davis and Dr. Elizabeth Naranjo-Hayes presented at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

    April 24, 2024

    Dr. Stacy Davis and Dr. Elizabeth Naranjo-Hayes traveled together to present at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 18th-20th, at the University of Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. Both professors gave papers in their respective fields: “Teaching 19th-Century Peninsular Literature: Useful Tools for an Engaging Asynchronous Online Delivery” (Davis) and “Meeting in the Middle: Sociophonetic Convergence […]

  • Danielle Buckner’s TruScholars Project

    Danielle Buckner, a pre-MAE Spanish student, is working with Dr. Stacy Davis on her TruScholars project this summer (2024). Her project, “Student Engagement Strategies: Creating Effective and Engaging Lessons in the L2 (Spanish) Classroom,” tackles apathy in the language classroom. Given that teachers are challenged with holding students’ attention and making content accessible, relevant, and […]

  • Service-learning event at Milan C-2 High School

    March 27, 2024

    Dr. Elizabeth Hayes’s SPAN 455 / CML 529G: Introduction to Translation and Interpretation course just did a service-learning event at Milan C-2 High School on Friday, March 22. They presented a “what to do after high school” career and college resource presentation BILINGUALLY with all information accessible in English and Spanish (since Milan High has a […]

  • Presentation of THE TUTOR

    March 18, 2024

    Toward the end of FS23, students from Classical and Modern Languages with support from the Theater Department presented THE TUTOR (Der Hofmeister), an adaptation of an 18th-century play by the 20th-century playwright, Bertholt Brecht. After a week of rehearsals and study of Brecht’s work in its historical context, students presented the play on Friday evening, […]

  • “Star Trek and the Ancient Past” Special Conference

    November 15, 2023

    Dr. Amy Norgard, Associate Professor of Classics, has been participating in the Antiquity in Media Studies Virtual Conference (from Nov 10-18, 2023), an organization which studies the reception of antiquity in contemporary media. Dr. Norgard co-organized 5 panels at the conference on the theme of “Star Trek and the Ancient Past” which features 14 research papers […]

  • Staging Mythology in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

    Dr. Amy Norgard, Associate Professor of Classics, recently teamed up with the cast and crew of the Truman Theatre production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical for a special event on Staging Mythology. A scholar on the receptions of ancient literature in contemporary media, Dr. Norgard discussed the mythological underpinnings of the Percy Jackson franchise. […]

  • FLAM Distinguished Educator Award to Dr. Stacy Davis

    October 23, 2023

    Dr. Stacy L. Davis was honored to receive the Distinguished Educator Award from Foreign Language Associate of Missouri (FLAM) on Friday, October 13. This award recognizes her hard work in training future language educators as Director of Second Language Instruction. She received the award at the annual conference, this year hosted at Missouri State University […]

  • Truman State University’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, was named an “Honor Chapter”

    August 9, 2023

    Truman State University’s Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2022-23, the 30th consecutive year Truman has earned this prestigious distinction, which represents the longest continuous “Honor Chapter”-run in the 104-year-history of Sigma Delta Pi. The first award was […]