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National Truman Spirit Day
October 5
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September 29
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August 24 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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August 28 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Young Entrepreneur Pitches Innovative Ideas

As a three-time finalist for a Truman competition called Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, Will Fries  has looked not one but seven investors in the eye and pitched his idea in hopes of a good return.

Love for Business Leads to Success

Starting a business comes with a tremendous amount of challenges, from coming up with the idea to growing the business itself. For Lara (Hardcastle) Maple (’90), these challenges were not the end of the road but an opportunity to channel her passion for business.

Making Music Come to Life

Paul Niehaus IV has been busy putting his own stamp on the music industry as a performer, producer, audio engineer and record label owner. Tapping into his extraordinary musical talents and the practical skills gained through a liberal arts education, Paul used his understanding of the complex nature of the music world to build a successful career.

Do What You Love

Jamie David gives back more than she takes. One of her mottos is “do what you love,” and that guiding philosophy motivates her to be active on campus. Among her commitments, she is an executive member of the Student Activities Board and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
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Schmidt Receives State Department Critical Language Scholarship

Deanna Schmidt has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese in Xi’an, China, during the summer. The program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. CLS scholars gain language and cultural skills that enable them to contribute to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.

On a Mission to Make a Difference

Kylie Warner was uncertain of the career she wanted to pursue, however, she did know she was meant to work with people. “When I heard about the communication disorders program, I was intrigued and found it as a way to work with special populations,” Warner said. “It became the perfect fit for myself, my values and passions…”

Pursue the Future Campaign
Pursue the Future” Campaign Exceeds Goal

“I am grateful for each and every gift commitment that has been made during this campaign. It takes every single gift to reach a stretch goal,” said Charles Hunsaker, interim director for advancement. “With roughly seven years invested in this campaign, counting pre-campaign planning, it is so gratifying for our staff and volunteers to have surpassed this significant goal.”

Data Science Graduate Certificate
New Data Science Program Expands Career Opportunities

With its new online graduate certificate in data science, Truman is offering working adults with a college degree an opportunity to gain experience in one of the world’s fastest-growing career fields.

Multimedia Lab
Multimedia Lab Upgrades Keep Truman on the Cutting Edge

Students can use the multimedia lab in Pickler Memorial Library as a place to collaborate on group projects, work individually or be creative through the use of technology, and faculty will have the ability to create content for courses, websites and more. Some of the many uses of the lab include recording podcasts; narrating and sharing videos;  creating green screen videos; and videoconferencing a tutor, mentor, family member or friend.