Classical & Modern Languages

  • Hispanic Study Abroad Photo Contest: People and Places!

    September 17, 2013

    Hispanic Study Abroad Photo Contest: People and Places! Sigma Delta Pi is having a study abroad photo contest! Please send pictures from your study abroad experiences in Spanish-speaking countries by Wednesday, October 9 to with the subject: SDP Study Abroad Photo Contest With each photo, please give: your name, location/country, when you studied abroad. […]

  • Sigma Delta Pi activities

    September 6, 2013

    ¡Quesadilla Sale on the Quad! Sigma Delta Pi will be selling delicious quesadillas on the Quad on Thursday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $2 cheese, $3 chicken 10% of the proceeds will go to the Vera Piper Endowed Scholarship Fund.   Spanish Civil War Presentations Join Sigma Delta Pi for informational sessions […]

  • Sigma Delta Pi’s Sonidos

    August 21, 2013

    Sigma Delta Pi is hosting a radio show on KTRM 88.7 showcasing Spanish-language music. There will be a show every Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. We hope you can listen and enjoy! If you have any questions, please contact

  • Accolades of Academics

    May 15, 2013

    The Classics faculty were semi-finalists for the first-annual Department of the Year Award. Claire Drone-Silvers (a sophomore Classics and Linguistics major from Champaign, Illinois) nominated her Classics (i.e. Greek and Latin) professors for this recognition. This award as well as other teaching and advising awards were announced at the Academic Accolades Banquet on April 11th. […]

  • Sigma Delta Pi Poetry Slam

    April 12, 2013

    Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, will host a Spanish Poetry Slam on Wednesday, April 17th from 8-9:30 PM.  The slam will include poetry readings as well as karaoke, and prizes will be awarded for Best Recitation, Best Original Poem, and Best Karaoke Performance.  If you have questions or would like to […]

  • Two CML related organizations win awards

    April 10, 2013

    Two organizations with close ties to the Classical and Modern Languages Department were recognized at the Leadership Recognition Awards of April 9, 2013. The 2013 Outstanding Small Organization President Award went to Norma Castro of H.A.L.O. (Hispanic American Leadership Organization), mentored by Prof. Sergio Escobar, and the 2013 Excellence in Diversity Organization Award went to […]

  • Interview on Senegalese national TV of Dr. Sana Camara

    February 25, 2013

    Over Christmas break, Dr. Sana Camara did an interview on Senegalese national TV about his work on popular Senegalese culture and literature. It has been posted online: Watch here.

  • Matthew Potter, JD, Truman 1996

    November 6, 2012

    “As a member of the Board of Governors for Truman State University, I can honestly say that my study of Latin has permitted me to be a more analytical and thorough member of the Board.  Latin teaches one how to think analytically, and it provides excellent insights into the workings of the English language.  I currently practice in the field […]

  • Sigma Delta Pi’s production of Los Esclavos

    October 24, 2012

    Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, will stage a production of Los Esclavos, a one-act play by Antonio Ballesteros. Performances will be held Friday, November 9th at 6:00pm in Georgian Room C; Sunday, November 11th at 2:00pm in Georgian Room A; and Monday, November 12th at 6:00pm in Georgian Rooms A & […]