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Truman State University: Celebrating 150 Years (1867-2017)

Celebrating 150: The SUB Turns 50


The Student Union Building was originally completed Oct. 20, 1967 with the intent of bringing the University community together by providing facilities where student-based activities could take place. While it has continued to maintain this distinct purpose through the years, the Student Union Building has also grown and expanded along with Truman to fulfill emerging student needs.

Although the exterior has remained mostly the same, the inside of the Student Union Building has experienced many changes throughout the years. Major renovations in 1986, 1990, 1994, 2006 and 2016 have altered the layout and aesthetic of the interior of the building.

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