Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, received word that his 1995 paleographic edition of Gabriel Alonso de Herrera’s Obra de agricultura (1513) was chosen by the Royal Spanish Academy as one of the base texts for the corpus of its Nuevo diccionario histórico de la lengua española project. The initial transcription from which this edition was created was carried out by undergraduate researchers Amy S. Carder (’94), J. Scott England (’95), and Lisa A.Torres (’93).

Laura Hill, an accounting and business administration major, was named the “LEAP Student of the Month” for April 2011. LEAP, which stands for Lead and Enhance the Accounting Profession, was created by the Missouri Society of CPAs in 2001 to raise awareness, build understanding and change perceptions about the CPA profession. Hill will enter Truman’s Master of Accountancy program in the fall and serve as a graduate teaching research assistant. Her professors nominated her for this award.  

Betty McLane-Iles, professor of French, was recently appointed to the Kirksville Planning and Zoning Commission. McLane-Iles appointment was approved at the Council’s May 2 meeting. Her term will last until June 2013.

Calli Price, a justice systems student, recently had her review of the book “Cybercrime: An Introduction to an Emerging Phenomenon” published in the International Journal of Cyber Criminology (vol. 4; iss. 1). The book outlines the growing threat of cybercrime, electronic fraud and online deviancy.

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