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Ranked the #1 Public School in the Midwest for 25 Consecutive Years

Truman graduates work for the best companies in the world, attend the best graduate schools and earn nearly $10,000 more than the national average.

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Check out all the great things happening around campus and throughout our community.

Nursing Students

Nursing Students Help Support Vaccine Clinics and School Health Screenings

The seniors in Truman’s “Rural Public Health Nursing” class have had a busy fall semester.

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Tag Day Honors University Donors

Truman will celebrate Tag Day, Nov. 15.

The goal of Tag Day is to show appreciation to donors who have given back to the University, as well as to raise awareness of how they impact day-to-day life at Truman. Hundreds of items around campus will be marked with special purple tags highlighting the fact those items were made possible by a gift.

Dr. Aswath Damodaran

World-renowned Finance Expert to Participate in Virtual Presentation

Dr. Aswath Damodaran, an expert on equity valuation and corporate finance, will take part in a virtual meeting and presentation for the Truman community from 5-6 p.m. Nov. 16.

Sarah Mohler and Emily Long Olsen accept their Academic Innovation Awards from Janet Gooch, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Olsen and Mohler Receive Innovation Awards

Sarah Mohler, assistant professor of English and director of graduate studies, and Emily Long Olsen, assistant professor of linguistics, each earned the Fall 2021 Academic Innovation Award.

Caitlin Smith

Music Student Grateful for Campus Experiences

Senior Caitlin Smith has tried to make the most of every opportunity she’s had during her time at Truman. From serving as president of her sorority, to working as an orientation leader, the future music teacher has stayed active for four years.

McNair Scholars

Seventeen Students Accepted into McNair Program

Seventeen sophomores and juniors were recently accepted into the Truman McNair Scholars Program, a U.S. Department of Education TRIO initiative that recruits highly qualified students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in undergraduate research and graduate study preparation.

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Forensics Earns Multiple Awards At Tournaments

Students from Truman’s Forensics Union earned awards at two tournaments last week.

"Truman is a liberal arts and sciences school that gives you a vast array of skills that prepare you for the future."
Mitchell Heberer

Class of ‘21