Classical & Modern Languages

  • “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 […]

  • Amanda Smith, ’23, presents at AATSP conference

    July 27, 2023

    This summer, recent graduate Amanda Smith (‘23, Spanish/Business double major), had the opportunity to travel to Salamanca, Spain for the 105th Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). At this conference, Smith represented Truman’s Rho Rho chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (SDP), the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, by presenting […]

  • Congrats to CML 2023 TruScholar Lauren Holsapple working with Dr. ENH

    April 5, 2023

    Congratulations to Lauren Holsapple (BS Linguistics ’26, BA Music ’26), who was awarded $3500 from the Office of Student Research to fund her Summer 2023 TruScholars research project. During the TruScholars program, Lauren will work with her faculty mentor, Dr. Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes, to conduct a research study relevant to both language acquisition and music. […]

  • Hailey Alvis awarded $3500 for Student Research

    March 17, 2023

    Congratulations to Hailey Alvis (BA Spanish ’23, Spanish MAE ’24) who was just awarded $3500 from the Office of Student Research to fund her Summer 2023 TruScholars project, “Revamping L2 Assessment Practices.” In collaboration with her mentor, Dr. Stacy Davis, Hailey will examine the benefits of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) regarding innovative ways to […]

  • Elizabeth Narajo Hayes Earns Academic Innovation Award

    January 30, 2023

    Joanna Hubbard, assistant professor of biology, and Elizabeth Naranjo Hayes, assistant professor of Spanish, were the fall 2022 winners of the Truman Academic Innovation Award. Hayes was recognized for building intercultural competence through proficiency-based projects. This proficiency-based assessment is one of five that she uses in her lower-division language classes, where she gives students a […]

  • Truman CML students – Masters of Arts in Education-Spanish – are back to school!

    January 18, 2023

    Miranda Forbes, Emma Guenther, and Natalie Vance are currently representing our program in their student teaching internships in Clayton High School, Fort Zumwalt North High School, and Pattonville High School respectively. Well wishes for an amazing time teaching Spanish. We are proud of the new generation of amazing second language instructors! #GoBulldogs

  • CML Foreign Language Festival

    December 8, 2022

    On Thursday, November 10, the Classical and Modern Languages department was able to resume the tradition of the Annual Classical and Modern Languages Foreign Language Festival.  Several high schools were invited to participate in a wide range of activities, such as Italian through Music and Italian Hand Gestures, French & Food, Writing in Japanese and […]