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|Truman Announced as a Top Producer of Fulbright Awards
Truman was recognized as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students for the 2014-2015 academic year by “The Chronicle of Higher Education."
|VISIT CAMPUS: Upcoming Saturday Showcase Events March 21 & April 25
Want to find out more about Truman State University? Sign up for the next Saturday Showcase Visit event taking place on Saturday, March 21. The Showcase event allows you and your family to optimize your visit to campus so you can get the best idea of what the Truman experience is like. Take a tour of campus, attend presentations to learn about academic programs that interest you, check out a residence hall, and more. Can't make it on March 21? Sign up for the April 25 Saturday Showcase Visit!
|Foundation Scholarship Applications Available
Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2015-2016 are available now. This is the largest Foundation scholarship application period of the year. Applications are due by midnight, March 17. To apply, log into TruView and go to the Student tab, Student Finances channel. These scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of Truman State University.
|“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” Next in Lyceum Series
The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue with a performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets will be available starting Feb. 24. Students can pick up their free ticket by presenting a Truman ID at the Student Activities Board Box Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building.
|Alumnus Reaches Billions with Digital Dog
As the president of Adknowledge, Marco Ilardi (’99) has the power to reach billions. Since graduating from the University, he has established himself as a key player in the world of digital media.
|This Week in Truman Athletics
Bulldog fans have plenty of opportunities to cheer for their favorite Bulldog teams this week: Games are scheduled for Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Softball, Wrestling, Track and Field, and Tennis.
|Peace Corps Recognizes Truman as a Top School
Truman’s 14 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps have helped land a spot on the agency’s annual list of top schools.
|FAFSA Filing Open
Students should file the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility (Pell Grant, SEOG, TEACH, Perkins Loan, Work Study, Stafford Direct Loans, PLUS Loan).
|Alumnus Brings New Perspective of World War II
Derek Mallett ('97) will return to campus to deliver the annual Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Baldwin Little Theater.
|Truman Forensics Places Third in Missouri
Truman’s forensic union (speech and debate team) had a successful weekend at the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities’ Championship Tournament Feb. 13-14, including winning third place overall.
|Public Relations Internship Available
The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the full-time fall 2015 internship position.
|Summer Programs Allows Students to Study in England
Edge Hill University is offering a one-month summer program where students can earn six credit hours while living and learning at one of England’s top universities.
|Money Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays
Student Affairs is hosting a series of programs designed to improve student wellness by presenting ways to reduce stress in the following areas: financial, academic, social, future and physical. All programs are scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in McClain Hall 208.
|Nominations Open for Leadership Recognition Program
The Center for Student Involvement is now taking nominations for Leadership Recognition awards, including Outstanding President of the Year, the Senior Leadership Award, Outstanding New Organization and more.
|Students Showcase Original Compositions
The Mostly Live Composers Society will host its spring showcase at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. This performance will feature live music composed and performed by students. The 50-minute event is free and open to all.
|University to Host Digitization Workshop
The Missouri State Archives will host a free daylong digitization workshop at 10 a.m. March 27 in Student Union Building Georgian Room A.
This workshop aims to help small historical institutions create digital archives of their records. This initiative is made possible through the State and National Archival Partnership Grant that funds this workshop and additional workshops across Missouri.
|Brass Quintet to Visit Campus
Mirari Brass Quintet will be on campus Feb. 25 to host a master class and perform a concert. The master class, which is open to observers, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish 2340 and feature three student groups.
|TruAdventure Information Meeting for Summer 2015 Trips
An informational meeting about the 2015 TruAdventure trip will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Pershing Building 232. Two trips will be offered this year, including a backpacking trip to Grand Canyon National Park from May 27 to June 2, and a five-day canoe and camping trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Minnesota July 22 to July 26.
|Students Needed to Present in Environmental Studies Conference
The Environmental Studies Committee is looking for students to present during their conference this April.
|Networking Event Sponsored by Iowa Alumni Chapter
Students are invited to participate in the Iowa Alumni Chapter’s networking event. This free and informal event will take place at Chocolaterie Stam in Des Moines. Chocolates, light hors d’oeuvres, coffee and tea will be provided.
|National Organization Recognizes Truman’s Trees
Dedication to improving the environment and quality of life on campus has earned Truman recognition as a Tree Campus USA school for the second consecutive year.
|Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation Visit
Five peer reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission will be on campus March 2-3. The reviewers will be evaluating whether Truman meets the Commission’s criteria for accreditation. Several open forums will take place during the visit. Students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to participate. The full schedule for the visit is available at vpaa.truman.edu.
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– Roberto R., Psychology & Biology double major