Timothy Farley, professor of French and MAE foreign languages specialty director, presented “Assisting Intermediate Learners to Interpret Advanced-level Texts” at the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages Annual Conference in Boston, Mass. At the conference, Farley met with Jeremy Jordan, MAE Spanish alumnus, who received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Foreign Language Association of Missouri. Farley and Jordan both participated in a radio podcast hosted by Bill VanPatten, a leading educator in second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy.

Sydnie Russian, junior Russian major, is one of 850 American undergraduate students from 359 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and allows students to study or intern abroad for one academic term. Russian will study abroad in Moscow during spring.

Truman earned bronze status on the 2016 list of Bicycle Friendly Universities. Complied by the League of American Bicyclists to recognize institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bikeable campus, the BFU program evaluates schools’ efforts to promote bicycling in five primary areas: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement and evaluation/planning. Truman was the only Missouri university among the 51 schools included on this year’s list. In total, there are now 164 BFU’s in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

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