Paula S. Cochran, professor of communication disorders, delivered an invited presentation titled “Advanced Language and Literacy: Integrating Computers into Your Therapy” at the annual convention of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Feb. 12 in Chicago.

Daniel Mandell, associate professor of history, recently published on the listserv H-Atlantic a review of Nancy Shoemaker, “A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Janet Gooch, associate professor and director of communication disorders, and Melissa Passe, clinical supervisor in communication disorders, attended MSHA Legislative Day Feb. 22 in Jefferson City, Mo. The following communication disorders graduate students from Truman State University participated in MSHA Legislative Day activities: Jesse Bohlmeyer from Centralia, Mo., Johanna Conine from Elk Creek, Mo., Laura Gatti, Rebecca Jones from Maywood, Mo., Bobbie Putman from Marthasville, Mo., and Laura Thornton from St. Charles, Mo.

Sarah Saheb, junior communication major from Burbank, Ill., will be awarded the “Rocking the Streets” Award from Rock the Vote. It is awarded every year to the nation’s top youth activist. She will receive the award at the 12th annual Rock the Vote Awards Dinner June 8 in Washington, D.C.

Volume 25 of the Missouri Folklore Society Journal appeared in May. Featured articles include “Anterior Speech and Oral Registers in Ciaran Carson’s Fishing for Amber” by Dennis Leavens, professor of English; “President and King: A Musical Connection,” by Thomas Trimborn, professor of music, and “Cadence Calls: Military Folklore in Motion,” by Kent Lineberry, M.A. English, 2003. Lineberry’s article won first place in the Society’s statewide competition for student papers. The issue is the proceedings volume from the MFS conference held at Truman in November of 2003, and was edited by Adam Brooke Davis, associate professor of English and interim director of interdisciplinary studies.

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