Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, along with the other members of the Scié research team centered in Barcelona, were awarded a three-year grant from the Spanish government (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) for their proposal “Vernacular science in the Crown of Aragon and its Romance context (13th-16th centuries).” Scié is dedicated to researching the sciences in Catalan culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The full description of the grant can be found at

Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, has been invited to perform a guest recital and give a clarinet master class at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 13. He will be performing a program of American clarinet music, including the “Clarinet Sonata” by Daniel Gregory Mason, “Theme and Absurdities” by Derek Bermel, and “Grooves for Clarinet and Piano” by Philip Parker. He will also be performing this program on Truman’s campus with pianist Nancy Hueber at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Truman student Destiny Reed was named the 2015 Missouri State Fair Queen in an Aug. 15 ceremony. Reed was among 55 contestants competing in the two-day event. She will serve as an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year. She also receives a $1,500 scholarship.

Kevin White, assistant director of athletics, was recently appointed to the NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel. White will begin his four-year term on the NCAA’s association-wide panel Sept. 1. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) has 12 members, including six from Division I, three from Division II, and three from Division III. The three Division II PROP members are comprised from the Championships Committee (one) and two at-large selections. The PROP maintains oversight of the Playing Rules Committees, which includes approving rules changes made by each of the 15 committees annually. In addition, the committee provides supervisions for the sports for which the NCAA does not write playing rules. The Truman Athletics Communications office is now represented on two national committees, as White joins Tyler Madsen, assistant director for athletics communication, who is currently serving a four-year term on the NCAA Div. II Baseball national committee.
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