Classical & Modern Languages

  • Amy Norgard awarded a SAL Mini-Grant

    October 8, 2021

    Amy Norgard, Associate Professor of Classics, has been awarded a SAL Mini-Grant to support a hands-on approach to teaching Latin and Classics courses through paleography – that is, the study of old handwriting – in tandem with the study of rare books and manuscripts. Dr. Norgard will teach students to write Latin and English in […]

  • Dr. Stacy Davis has just published a book chapter

    October 4, 2021

    Congratulations to Dr. Stacy Davis, who has just published a book chapter entitled “La alegoría metaficticia de la muerte del arte en Doña Berta” in an edited volume Crear entre mundos: Nuevas tendencias en la metaficción española (Editorial Albatros). In this chapter, Dr. Davis examines how nineteenth-century Spanish author Leopoldo Alas (“Clarín”) achieves a metafictional […]

  • Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi named an honor chapter for 20-21

    September 28, 2021

    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 20-21, the 28th consecutive year Truman has earned this prestigious distinction, which represents the longest continuous “Honor Chapter”-run in the 102-year-history of Sigma Delta Pi.  The first award was received […]

  • Dr. Amy Norgard appointed as the Vice President of CAMWS

    June 16, 2021

    Dr. Amy Norgard (Classics) has been appointed as the Vice President for the State of Missouri for the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (or CAMWS).  Through this position, Dr. Norgard will collaborate with representatives from other states to promote the discipline of Classics within the state, region, and nation. The position is […]

  • 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 […]