Joeseph Benevento, professor of English, recently had an article published in the New York Observer, commemorating the death of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His article can be found online here.

Truman Equestrian Team members Melissa Colby and Elizabeth Miller participated in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Equestrian Championship, which took place May 1-4 in Harrisburg, Pa. Colby placed eighth out of 16 riders in the Individual Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation portion, while Miller took part in the USEF/Cacchione Cup Over Fences.

Sarah Glenski, senior Spanish major and president of Truman’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, received the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award for her academic achievements and noteworthy leadership and initiative in her chapter. The Gabriela Mistral Award is granted by Sigma Delta Pi’s national executive committee and may be presented to only one person per chapter.

Seniors Dustin Staashelm and Nep Orshiso, and juniors Phil Kegode and Andrew Estes beat out 37 other teams at Northwest Missouri State’s third annual New Venture Pitch Competition to win the grand prize of $12,000 worth of various funding for their new business, Montavera. The website is an online platform similar to LinkedIn, designed to connect students to small to mid-sized businesses for internships, employment and freelance work.

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