Languages and Linguistics

  • Rebecca Harrison received an Eta Sigma Phi Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 22, 2021

    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    

  • Senior Classics Symposium Fall 2020

    November 25, 2020

    Senior Classics Majors presented the fruits of their semester-long research projects at the Classics Senior Capstone Symposium. With presentations delivered in-person and remotely, this year’s Symposium truly exhibited adaptability on the part of the students. Presentation topics ranged from ancient Greek medicine to politics of the Roman Republic. And thanks to remote technology, even family […]

  • Truman State University Academic Innovation Award: Stacy Davis and Michelle Boyd

    November 17, 2020

    Congratulations to Stacy Davis and Michelle Boyd, Fall 2020 winners of the Truman State University Academic Innovation Award. In “‘Flipping’ the Language Classroom: Using Flipgrid to Increase Student Participation,” Dr. Davis examines the use of Flipgrid, a free social learning platform, that allows for more student communication in the target language outside of the classroom. With […]

  • Truman Alumna Michaela Hylen-Parisi makes special guest appearance

    October 22, 2020

    Truman Alumna Michaela Hylen-Parisi (Class of 2018) made a special guest appearance in Dr. Stacy Davis’s CML 608 Methods of Foreign Language Instruction course on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Ms. Parisi, who now teaches French at Raymore Peculiar HS in Kansas City, shared an interactive workshop and engaging discussion with our future language educators about […]

  • Rho Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi named an Honor Chapter

    October 2, 2020

    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 2019-20, the 27th consecutive year Truman has earned this prestigious distinction, which represents the longest continuous “Honor Chapter”-run in the 100-year-history of Sigma Delta Pi. Each summer, the 627 chapters […]