Admitted Student Event

Students who have been accepted to Truman State University are invited to join us for a special day to celebrate the big achievement! The Admitted Student Event is an opportunity for admitted students and their families to explore what makes Truman so unique! The Admitted Student Event is free for all admitted students and their families. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour all of the residence halls, explore academic areas, make new friends, and have lots of fun!

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Tentative Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Check In at Baldwin Hall. Upon check-in, students will receive a welcome packet and lunch ticket for a complimentary catered lunch in our Student Union Building.

Lunch. Try our campus dining services with a complimentary catered lunch in our Student Union Building or explore dining options in the Kirksville area on your own.

Campus tours departing from Baldwin Hall. Take an abbreviated tour with one of our Student Ambassadors! Tours will depart every 15 to 20 minutes. The last departure will be at 12:30 pm.

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Money Matters informational session. Attend an optional presentation about Financial Aid and paying for college.

Becoming a Bulldog informational session. If you’ve already decided on coming to Truman or are still making that decision, attend an optional presentation about what life is like as a Bulldog and information about your next steps, including Summer Orientation.

Study Abroad information session. With over 500 programs in 63 countries, the Center for International Education Abroad is eager to share about the study abroad opportunities and adventures offered to our students.

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

Presidential Welcome in Baldwin Hall Auditorium featuring University President Dr. Susan L. Thomas. Visitors will also receive a warm welcome from our Truman community, We are excited to celebrate your future as a Bulldog!

1:45 to 2:15 p.m.

Campus tours departing from Baldwin Hall. If you missed the morning tour, immediately following the Welcome take an abbreviated tour with one of our Student Ambassadors before attending the various open houses and/or information sessions!

1:45 to 3:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Open Houses in each residence hall. Guided tours will depart periodically from the main lounge or hall desk area. Please take this opportunity to explore all of the University’s living facilities. Submit your living preferences in the lobby of each residence hall, if you haven’t already!

Student Recreation Center Open House in the Student Recreation Center. Guided tours will depart periodically from the main lobby.

2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Money Matters informational session. Attend an optional presentation about Financial Aid and paying for college.

Becoming a Bulldog informational session. If you’ve already decided on coming to Truman or are still making that decision, attend an optional presentation about what life is like as a Bulldog and information about your next steps, including Summer Orientation.

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Pursuit of Excellence: Academic Programs informational session. Faculty members from various schools and majors are eager to help you explore their curriculum as well as learn more about the student organizations, study abroad options, and career support you’ll receive in your major! You will choose one college or academic department that most fits your interest to spend time hearing directly from their faculty, advisors, and current students.

4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Truman Talks. Attend a mock lecture with a current faculty member. Spaces in each mock lecture are limited.

  • “Astrobiology: The Science of Life in the Universe” Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Associate Professor of Physics, explores the big questions we have asked for centuries: Are we alone? What is the Universe? What will a profound discovery of life elsewhere mean for our planet in the context of science, society, and religion?
  • “Brains, Trains (Of Thought), and Automatons: Could computers one day be counted as persons?” In an age of artificial intelligence, Dr. Chad Mohler, Professor of Philosophy & Religion, dives into a question in the area of metaphysics having to do with personal identity. He explores whether one day, computers may count as persons.
  • “Can People Become Happier Through Effort?: Findings from the science of well-being” Dr. Yuna Ferguson, Associate Professor of Psychology, is on the pursuit of happiness. Through her research, she discusses how personality, social factors, and intentional effort contribute to people’s happiness.
  • “Music and the Brain or Thinking Musically” Throughout her music career, Professor Shirley McKamie, Professor of Music and Musicology, has encompassed several areas and modes of teaching. She will explore biomusicology, the study of music from a biological perspective.
  • “Nerd Fame Again: Bots, Flarf, and Uncreative Writing” Dr. James D’Agostino, Associate Professor of English and practicing poet, looks at the role of the writer in the age of computer-generated poetry. He will discuss Truman student research into the topic, as well as faculty-student collaboration.
  • “The Interdisciplinary Nature of Comedy –or– How to Suck the Fun Out of a Joke From Any Department on Campus” Comedy is a subject that receives little serious academic attention; however the study of humor can teach us much about ourselves individually and as a society. Department Chair of Communication, Dr. Jay Self, discusses what we know about comedy from multiple disciplinary lenses and perhaps will spark your curiosity in the study of humor.
  • “What a Waste: Your food scraps and the future of the planet” Dr. Michael Seipel, Chair of Agricultural Science, is passionate about food waste: its contribution to global warming, implications for resource use and food prices, and its impact on increasing international food insecurity.
  • “Why We Move: A Biomechanical Approach” This topic relates to the value and risk of human movement. We are made to move, but now movement is more about choice than it once was, so the benefits and risks are always evaluated. Dr. Michael Bird, Chair of Health and Exercise Sciences, will explore what will happen if we are less active and what will happen if we are more active?

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Check Out & Counselor Connect with Truman admission counselors. Don’t leave campus with any remaining questions! Admissions staff members will be available to talk one-on-one about financial aid, campus resources, transfer credit, next steps, and more. At Check Out, you will also receive a free gift!

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