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- Institute for Academic Outreach to Sponsor Two Valuable Professional Development Courses This Fall
The Institute for Academic Outreach is growing its professional development offerings targeted at K-12 educators and community leaders this fall.
Back by popular demand is PD 541/541G, Grant Writing Across the Disciplines. The course aims to teach students how to prepare winning grant proposals to support projects in a variety of fields.
Open to students on both the undergraduate and graduate level, the course is entirely online, but features live meetings every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22-Oct. 28. Free software supports the synchronous course meetings.
- New Food Court Debuts Aug. 22
Sodexo will host a grand opening celebration the week of Aug. 22-26 to debut the food options in the Student Union Building.
Mainstreet Market will now feature Chick-fil-A, Slice of Life, Wholly Habaneros, Mein Bowl and Hissho Sushi. The new food court will be open to the public beginning Aug. 22.
- Community Members Encouraged to “Make Kirksville Shine”
Truman students, faculty and staff, Kirksville residents and business owners are encouraged to “Make Kirksville Shine” during the weeks of Aug. 2-11 and Sept. 10-17.
“Make Kirksville Shine” events are designed to remind residents to demonstrate their community pride by beautifying and cleaning up their respective properties and surrounding area (e.g. mowing, removing weeds, picking up trash, etc.).
- Truman Named a Best Buy in "Fiske Guide to Colleges"
Truman is one of 21 public colleges profiled as a “best buy” school in the 2017 edition of “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”
For more than 30 years, “Fiske Guide to Colleges” has chosen a select group of schools, noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost, for its annual best buy list. All of the best buy schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category, and most have four- or five-star academics ratings.
- Student Send-Offs Planned Around the Country
Students, parents, alumni and friends are all invited to the New Student Send-Off events around the country to welcome incoming students and their families to the Bulldog community. Locations for the Send-Off events include:
- Windsor Heights, Iowa
- Columbia, Mo.
- Kirksville, Mo.
- Kansas City, Mo.
- Springfield, Mo.
- St. Louis, Mo.
- Denver, Colo.
- New York, N.Y.
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For the second consecutive year, Truman has earned the distinction of being named the best “hidden gem” in the state of Missouri.
College Raptor Inc., a college matching platform, recently released its second-annual list of hidden gem schools for each state. In order to qualify, institutions must have received fewer than 5,000 applications in the previous application cycle for which data is available and enroll at least 1,000 undergraduate students. From this set, the top-ranked college, nationally, was selected from each state.
- Women's Golf To Sponsor Fundraising Golf Tournament
The Truman Women's Golf team will sponsor a 4-person fundraising scramble on Saturday, August 13 at The Falls Golf Club in O'Fallon, Missouri.
Entry fee is $125 per person which includes green and cart fees, dinner and beverages at the course. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.
The scramble is open to all alumni, friends and family members of the Truman Women's Golf program.
To register, fill out the entry form or contact Brad Hulett (636-240-4653, ext 102) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Symington Added To Football Staff As Offensive Line Coach
Chris Symington has been hired as the new Offensive Line Coach for the Truman State University Bulldog Football program. Symington previously served as Offensive Line Coach & Run Game Coordinator for Colorado State University-Pueblo.
- Truman Baseball Earns National Academic Recognition
The Truman Baseball team was highlighted as one of the American Baseball Coaches Association's Team Academic Excellence Award winners.
The Bulldogs earned the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award for posting a grade-point average of 3.36 for the 2015-16 academic year. They were one of only 20 NCAA Division II programs to earn the award and one of 140 college and high school programs nationwide to be named on the inaugural ABCA Team Academic Excellence list.
- Truman's Sisson Earns GLVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year For Swimming
Truman's Nikki Sisson was selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the sport of Women's Swimming. Sisson is the second Bulldog student-athlete to earn one of the league's top awards.
The GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award is voted upon by Faculty Athletic Representatives in each conference sport by nominees that combine both academic and athletic success. Each nominee must be at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility and maintain a minimum 3.30 grade-point average.
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Photo of the Week: Future Educators
Future educators Darby Dachroeden, Regan Dauve, Kaytlin Marnati, Hannah Owen, and Sean Simpson spent some time this summer working with students attending Truman's Joseph Baldwin Academy, a three-week residential program with academically challenging curriculum for grades 7-9.
"My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university."
– Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor