Change is not always easy, but by nearly all accounts Truman’s transition to the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has been successful. After a century of competition in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), a conference in which Truman was a founding member, the University made the move to the GLVC for a variety of reasons, and recently wrapped up the first year of league play.
A small group of Truman alumni from two different schools, hundreds of miles apart, joined forces and helped students examine a complex cultural issue.
Truman students initiated a running club to help elementary school girls develop healthy lifestyles.
Faculty members Royce Kallerud and Paul Yoder completed the first Boston Marathon since the fatal bombing at the 2013 event.
Alex Scherr spreads school spirit as Truman's mascot, Spike.
Stephen and Mariquit “Kit” Hadwiger have been teaching in the University’s Nursing Department for 21 and 20 years respectively.
The Pershing Society Scholarship Program celebrated its milestone 40th anniversary March 1 on campus. Approximately 300 Pershing Scholar alumni and current Pershing Scholars, administrators, faculty and staff involved with the program, were in attendance to honor former University President Dr. Charles McClain for his vision and foresight in establishing the program. A campaign to fully
The Truman baseball team returned to postseason action for the first time since 1999 while winning a school-record 26 games in their inaugural season in the GLVC. The Bulldogs garnered one of two wildcard spots into the GLVC championship tournament and as the No. 7 seed, eliminated sixth-seed Lewis (Ill.) and third-seed Indianapolis before being
Herman Edwards, the former NFL player and head coach, and current analyst for ESPN, visited Truman in April as part of the Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series. After a 10-year playing career, which included a trip to Super Bowl XV with the Philadelphia Eagles, Edwards moved to the sideline and has served as the head
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For Truman, 2014 began with a lot of recognition for its academic reputation and affordability, and the University even earned mentions on NBC’s “Today” show and the front page of the USA Today. In January, the latest Princeton Review book, “The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In,”
Time might be one of the few things that moves as fast as Ray Armstead (’84). This summer marks the 30th anniversary of his Olympic gold medal win as a member of the U.S. 1,600-meter relay team. “I can’t believe it was that long ago—I really can’t,” Armstead said. “It makes you a part of