Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014 Comer’s Bulldog Reunion in Nashville, IL

21st Annual Comer’s Bulldog Reunion Held in Nashville, Illinois Bulldogs representing four decades gathered in Nashville, Ill., for the annual “Comer’s Bulldog Reunion” held June 27-29 in Nashville, Ill. Approximately 40 former Bulldog athletes participated in the festivities that included socials, meals and an 18-hole golf scramble at the Nashville Country Club. The winning team … Read More

Graduate and Alum News!

Congratulations to Art Department graduate and alum Alex Thierry who let us know that he was accepted into the MFA program in Ceramics at the University of Kansas.  Congratulations, Alex!     If you are an alum and have news to share, please let us know by e-mailing  We’d love to hear from you! Read More

Katie Hirsch & Alyssa Whitlock Receive Awards

On Friday, May 9th, Katie Hirsch received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Exercise Science Award for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.  Alyssa Whitlock received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Health Science Award.  They received these awards as voted on by the Health & Exercise Sciences Faculty members.  Congratulations Ladies! Read More

Erika Holliday Selected as Shear Fellow

Erika Holliday, junior Health Science major was one of four Truman students to attend  the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Sue Shear 21st Century Leadership Academy.  The 21st Century Leadership Academy was a week-long, residential program May 18-23 that encouraged student leaders to consider careers in public policy and provided leadership skills training with a focus […] Read More

Briana Bonner Presents Research

Briana Bonner, senior Health Science major and McNair Scholar, presented her research, “Are You Satisfied? : An Evaluation of Participant Satisfaction of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Receiving Service from the People Achieving Connections Together (PACT) Center” at the 28th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Lexington, KY, which was held from April 2-5, 2014. […] Read More

Students provide ceramics work for Truman Foundation reception

Students in Prof. Wynne Wilbur’s (Studio:  Ceramics) Advanced Ceramics class worked on an assignment this semester to provide serving dishes for Sodexho, specifically for the Truman Foundation reception held Saturday, April 12, 2014. Those participating included, Kyle Pappalardo, Caity Priese, Paige Tunze, McKenzie Grabish, Ali Goeckner, Darrell Williams, Shawna Obrien-Stephens,and Emily Keppel.  Some pictures of…Read more Students provide ceramics work for Truman Foundation reception Read More

MAE Student Selected for Fulbright Award

Heather Redel, an MAE student in Elementary Education, has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to *Malaysia*. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States and is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide. The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people […] Read More

Saxophone Student Named 2014 Presser Scholar

Joel Gordon, a music major from Kansas City, MO, has been named the 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. The Presser Foundation honored Gordon with this prestigious award this spring. Gordon is pursuing […] Read More