• Head of the Class Long before the colors of purple and white were adopted in 1902, or the bulldog was made the school’s mascot in 1915, the University already had a well-established history. Above all else, it was a place to train teachers for public schools.
    Head of the Class Long before the colors of purple and white were adopted in 1902, or the bulldog was made the school’s mascot in 1915, the University already had a well-established history. Above all else, it was a place to train teachers for public schools.
  • The University During War The atmosphere on campus in the late 1930s and early 1940s was an interesting mix of anxiousness and obliviousness. War loomed, and while the general consensus was that the United States would eventually become involved, many on campus chose not to think about what was in store.
    The University During War The atmosphere on campus in the late 1930s and early 1940s was an interesting mix of anxiousness and obliviousness. War loomed, and while the general consensus was that the United States would eventually become involved, many on campus chose not to think about what was in store.
  • Teaching Career Begins in Greece Growing up, Truman student Mia Pohlman always wanted to be a teacher.
    Teaching Career Begins in Greece Growing up, Truman student Mia Pohlman always wanted to be a teacher.

Back-to-Back

Chris Holmes (’90), a journalism teacher at Hazelwood West High School near St. Louis, was named the state’s Teacher of the Year in August.

An Education for All Ages

Although Truman was founded as a school for teachers and has grown into a nationally recognized university, it does not cater exclusively to undergraduate and graduate students.

Lifelong Educators Return to Campus

During the Homecoming Banquet in October, there was one table of attendees that could boast more than a century of teaching experience. Clifton Ray (’69, ’76) returned to campus to see Sam Nugent inducted into the Truman Athletics Hall of Fame. Nugent served in the roles of head baseball coach, head football athletic trainer and

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Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

Ron Thomas (’65) exemplifies Truman’s long-standing history of excellence in education. From a blue-collar background, to Bulldog pride, to technical college president, Thomas proves that pursuing a career in education and helping people are one and the same. Growing up in a manufacturing community in Illinois, Thomas knew he wanted to pursue a different career

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Del and Norma Robison Planetarium and Multimedia Theater Now Open

Through a partnership of University resources and private contributions, the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium and Multimedia Theater at Truman was unveiled to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Homecoming. Located in Magruder Hall, the Planetarium enhances Truman’s educational mission as a liberal arts and sciences institution and strengthens the regional recruitment of students

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