Article Category Archives: Alumni News

Join the Truman Alumni Travel Program

A few seats may still be open to France for Fall 2015. Travel to France via Paris and tour southern wine country. You may also add a pre-trip extension to Normandy!

In 2016, escape the winter cold with us as we plan a trip to a tropical paradise! For more information, email Denise Smith, director of alumni relations at Future destinations may include Scotland and Wales, a Canadian Rockies Train Trip, Greece, Switzerland, Greenland, Napa Valley, etc… but we want to hear from you! Where would you like to go? Email


Alumni Send Flat Spike to Space

Flat Spike in SpaceOn March 14, Flat Spike boarded HAB_0, a helium filled high-altitude balloon built by alumni Dustin Mayfield-Jones (’09), Huan Truong (’11) and Truman professor Donald Bindner (’92). Launched from a baseball diamond in Damiansville, Ill., at a little after 11 a.m. HAB_0 lifted off and began the climb into a region of the atmosphere known as near space. Over the course of its two-and-a-half-hour flight, HAB_0 reached heights of more than 100,000 feet while collecting information about temperature, wind layers and oxidizing gas. The views were an added bonus.

The crew hopes to use this first launch as a test drive to gain skills for future projects. They also want to collaborate with schools for future launches to build an interest in science and encourage the study of atmospheric science, software development and electrical engineering.

Watch video from Flat Spike’s adventure into near space at To get a Flat Spike, visit or contact the Alumni Relations Office at (800) 452-6678. Find more of Flat Spike’s adventures on his Facebook page at

Alumni Band to Perform at Homecoming 2015


Past members are encouraged to participate in the newly formed Alumni Band during Homecoming festivities Oct. 9-10. Activities will include a Friday night reception and short rehearsal at 7 p.m., as well as performing in the parade on Saturday morning and a get-together later that evening. For more details, and to register for this event, go to

ResLife Reunion 2015

Join former colleagues and friends, and meet a mix of generations of staff members that have helped make Truman residence halls a home for living and learning. Truman ResLife Reunion 2015 will consist of events during the weekend designed to reconnect the past and showcase the present incredible community on Truman’s campus. While the final planning for the schedule of events and registration information is ongoing, stay in the loop by joining the “Truman ResLife Reunion 2015” Facebook event, or email Mike Houlahan (’03, ’06) at for details.