Joe Benevento, professor of English, recently released his new novel “Kiss of the Moonflower” through Black Opal Books. Set in northeast Missouri, “Kiss of the Moonflower” is the next installment of the Cupelli Brothers Mystery Series created by Benevento. In the novel, the brothers from Queens are out of their element as they search for a missing professor visiting the area on sabbatical.

Alumna Michaela Hylen-Parisi (’18) made a special guest appearance in Stacy Davis’ CML 608: Methods of Foreign Language Instruction course, Oct. 21, 2020. Hylen-Parisi, who now teaches French at Raymore Peculiar High School in Kansas City, shared an interactive workshop and engaging discussion with our future language educators about the challenges of teaching foreign language in a hybrid or online/virtual environment in the wake of the COVID pandemic. She shared tips on exciting technological tools such as FlipGrid, Insert Learning, GoFormative, EdPuzzle and more, as well as how to effectively use these technology resources to engage students in the target language as pre-service teachers prepare for their upcoming student teaching internships in the spring.
Michaela Hylen-Parisi meets with Truman students via Zoom.
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