Meg Edwards, assistant professor of political science, led 25 students from her Model United Nations course to participate in the American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago in late November. Truman students represented Iraq and Argentina in the four-day conference, alongside approximately 1,500 participants from 93 universities. Truman was recognized with an Outstanding Delegation Award for Exceptional Representation of Iraq as a party to the dispute to the historical security council of 1990. Ben Terrell and Duane Price served in this role, alongside their other duties on Iraq’s delegation.

Mia Pohlman, a student in the MA in English and the MAE-English programs, and past Fulbright grant recipient to Greece, has been nominated by Truman for the 2017 Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools’ Excellence in Teaching Award. This award was created by MAGS to raise the attention given to excellence in teaching and mentoring as a component of graduate education and the preparation of graduate students for future service as college and university faculty. The award recognizes graduate students who exemplify excellence in the teaching/learning mission of the University’s values.

Barry Poyner, professor of communication, presented a lecture and participated in a panel discussion on “The Life of George DeHoff: A Rhetorical Biography” at the Freed-Hardeman University Lectureship in Henderson, Tenn., Feb. 6. Poyner’s 1986 master’s thesis focused on “The Secular Speaking of Evangelist George W. DeHoff.”

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