Classical & Modern Languages

  • 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 […]

  • Dr. Carlo Annelli publishes “Teachers, Students and Social Margins on the Italian Screen.”

    August 21, 2020

    Dr. Carlo Annelli recently published an article entitled, “Teachers, Students and Social Margins on the Italian Screen,” in the Spring 2020 issue of Italica: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Italian. The article examines the narrative affinities shared by six telefilmic and cinematic works centered on student/educator dynamics in marginalized communities.

  • Dr. José Carreño Medina publishes El México ausente en Octavio Paz

    August 20, 2020

    During the fall semester of 2019, Dr. José Carreño Medina completed the manuscript of an academic book entitled El México ausente en Octavio Paz, which has been recently published in Spain by Iberoamericana/Vervuert (August 2020). Using post-colonial and trans-modern literary theories, Dr. Carreño Medina analyzes the historical and political process of how the mestizaje discourse articulated by Octavio […]

  • Faculty Scholarship Grant awarded to Dr. Stacy L. Davis

    April 14, 2020

    Dr. Stacy L. Davis has been chosen to receive a $1,400 Faculty Scholarship Grant from the Office of Academic Affairs to begin work on a book manuscript. Working with two Truman students, Kathleen Placke and Claire Benevento, Dr. Davis will begin compiling short stories by Spain’s foremost feminist writer, Emilia Pardo Bazán, that deal with emigration and the […]

  • United Speakers – Black History Month

    March 2, 2020

    United Speakers is constantly working to find creative ways to help the Congolese population of Kirksville expand their knowledge of the English language. As this month is Black History month they have been teaching lessons that center around the theme of African American artists. Junior, Taj Butler has been striving to create interactive lessons about […]