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Truman’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an Honor Chapter for its outstanding activities in 2013-14, the 21st consecutive year the chapter has earned this prestigious distinction.

Marlow Ediger, professor emeritus, is a member of the external examination committee and is appraising a Ph.D. thesis for the University of Madras in India. In addition to continuing to publish a number of articles, Ediger was reappointed to the editorial board of Edutracks, a professional education journal. His biography listing will appear in the 2015 editions of both “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in the World.”

Will Evans, a senior classics major, was one of 15 people in the nation to be accepted into the summer 2014 session of the Second City’s comedy studies program, affiliated with Columbia College of Chicago.

Sarah Glenski, a Spanish major, received Phi Kappa Phi’s Kathleen Greey Fellowship in the amount of $5,000.

Joel Gordon, a music major from Kansas City, Mo., was named a Presser Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award is given to an outstanding music major at the end of his or her junior year. Gordon studies saxophone with Randall Smith, professor of music, and jazz improvisation and composition with Tim AuBuchon, assistant professor of music.

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