• 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.

Cross Country

The Bulldog men were led by senior Brad Hart who earned all-conference honors with a sixth-place finish at the GLVC Championships in November. Hart was the first Bulldog runner to cross the finish line in all seven races in the fall and was the first overall runner in both the Haskell Indian Nations Invite and

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University Continues to Shine in National Spotlight

Truman began the school year with impressive showings in two separate national publications. September saw Truman run its streak at the top of the U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings to 18 consecutive years. Truman was the No. 1 public university in the Midwest Regional category, and tied for the No. 9 spot

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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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