Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, presented a paper on a 16th-century Spanish text on pharmacy called “Compendio delos boticarios” at an international conference in Foggia, Italy, May 25-26. The conference, titled “La Scienza della Salute e l’Intercultura” was co-sponsored by the City of Ascoli Satriano, the Universita degli Studi di Foggia, and the Italian Ministry of Health.

The course syllabus for the Senior Seminar class in sociology and anthropology, and the research paper assignment, which were jointly developed by Elaine McDuff, associate professor of sociology, and Amber Johnson, associate professor of anthropology, have been included by the American Sociological Association in the 2007 edition of their teaching resource, The Capstone Course in Sociology.
Betty McLane-Iles, professor of French, in collaboration with Larry Iles, had their article “England Drama 1980-Present” included in the recently published The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. More than 450 leading scholars contributed to this reference published by the Columbia University Press.

The men of Delta Chi at Truman received numerous awards from the Delta Chi Leadership College this past summer. Chapter awards include Outstanding Web site, Outstanding Scholarship, Outstanding Ritual and Ceremony Programming, Outstanding Recruitment, Outstanding Housing Corporation, Outstanding Community Service, Outstanding Alumni Newsletter, and Outstanding Alumni Board of Trustees. Individual awards were given to those who exhibited excellent character in the positions. Mark Lowry received the “BB” award as Truman’s Delta Chi chapter adviser. Joe Nedelec, instructor in justice systems, received the Faculty Adviser award. Blake Meyer, a senior nursing major from Jefferson City, Mo., received the Marge Lee Outstanding “C” award as Truman’s Delta Chi secretary. Matt Wright, a junior from Jefferson City, Mo., received the Outstanding “E” award as Truman’s alumni secretary. Finally, the chapter was awarded the prestigious President’s Cup, given to the few select chapters exhibiting overall superior performance and programming.
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