Elise Bailey, a senior accounting major from Wildwood, Mo., was named the October Student of the Month by the Missouri Society of CPA’s LEAP program. The MSCPA is the premier professional development organization dedicated to certified public accountants in the state of Missouri. It represents nearly 10,000 CPA members in public practice, industry, government and education.

Sana Camara, associate professor of French,
had his article, “Aimé Césaire et Léopold Sédar Senghor face à l’historicité nègre,” published in “Ethiopiques, Revue Négro-africaine de Littérature et de Philosophie.” The article appeared in the Fall 2009 special issue honoring late Martinican mayor and poet-laureate, Aimé Césaire. In May 2009, Camara was invited by the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, to participate in one of their graduate student’s Qualifying Exams.

Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, had his article “Early Catalan Agricultural Writing and the Libre o regla o ensanyament de plantar o senbrar vinyes e arbres...” published online by the Universitat de Barcelona’s Biblioteca Digital de Sciè It can be viewed at This publication was made possible in part by a 2008 summer faculty research grant from the Office of the Provost.

Arnold Preussner, professor of English, attended the 5th bi-annual Blackfriars Conference in Staunton, Va., Oct. 21-25, where he presented the paper, “Crowd Control in Act Five of Jonson’s The Alchemist.” Alanna Preussner, professor of English, also attended the conference and assisted in the presentation.

Steven D. Reschly, professor and chair of history, along with M. Lynn Rose, professor of history, visited the University of Rostock, Germany, Nov. 23-28, as invited guests. In an ongoing effort to forge a Truman-Rostock partnership and exchange program of professors and students, they met with students, professors, administrators and administrative assistants, and attended classes. They were also guests, along with representatives of other Rostock partners in the U.S. and U.K., at the “Gender Generation Ageing” Interdisciplinary Colloquium at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock. Rose presented “Gender, Ageing, and Physical Disability: The Case of Cheryl Marie Wade,” during the colloquium, organized by the interdisciplinary Gender Research Working Group.

Megan Sharpe, a nursing major from Edwardsville, Ill., has been named the Division II National Freshman of the Year, as well as an honorable mention all-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She is Truman’s first freshman to receive all-American honors and the University’s second National Freshman of the Year following Sarah Shearman receiving the award in 2003

H. David Wohlers, professor of chemistry, spoke at the Shrine Club Nov. 6 during Disability Awareness Day activities. The event was sponsored by the Rural Advocates for Independent Living (RAIL), People First, Circle of Friends and the Kirksville Regional Office of the Department of Mental Health. The theme for this year’s event was “Celebrating Our Abilities.” Wohlers gave a talk entitled “Overcoming Stereotypes, describing how a person with a disability can gain the confidence of a potential employer.”  

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