Mike Cannon, women’s soccer coach, won his 300th game as the Bulldogs downed Illinois Springfield 4-0, Oct. 23, at the Bulldog Soccer Park. Cannon became just the 44th coach in NCAA women’s soccer history (all divisions) and just the eighth coach in NCAA Div. II women’s soccer history to reach 300 career victories, as he improved his all-time career coaching record to 300-108-48 (.711). The team earned its 10th win of the season as well, marking the 21st consecutive season that the Bulldogs have won at least 10 matches. Only UC-San Diego (29) has a streak longer than Truman’s in all of NCAA Div. II.

Duke Cochran, men’s soccer head coach, earned his 100th career victory in the team’s 2-0 win against Illinois Springfield Oct. 23 at the Bulldog Soccer Park. Already the all-time winningest coach in Truman men’s soccer history, Cochran improved his career record to 100-79-16 in his 11th season along the Bulldog sidelines. He has led the Bulldogs to five 10+ win seasons and recently surpassed former head coach Alf Bilbao’s previous record of 96 wins for the most as a Truman men’s soccer head coach.

Sally Cook, professor of linguistics, served as a facilitator, panelist and presenter at the National English Language Symposium (NELS) Oct. 14-15 in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the city of Kinshasa. Sixty delegates (with all of the provinces in the DRC represented) gathered to discuss updating the English language curriculum in the Congo. The last revision of the curriculum was in 1979. At the end of the symposium, Cook was recognized by the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer for her contributions to the Congolese community in Kinshasa and Kirksville.

Dereck Daschke, professor of philosophy and religion, recently completed the five-day Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals training offered in Minneapolis, Minn., by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. The training educated participants in techniques and research supporting integrated self-care approaches to trauma, stress, pain management, mood disorders, chronic illness and general well-being.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, presented “Indians and Edenic America,” a draft chapter from his book in progress, at the Front Range Early American Consortium meeting in Tucson, Ariz.

Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history, has been invited to participate in a symposium at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Nov. 6-7. It is the second in a series of four annual events that will commemorate the centenary of the First World War (1914-18), each commemorating a different year of the conflict. This year, the focus is on the year 1915. McDonald’s presentation is entitled “From Neutrality to Preparedness: America’s Increasing Embroilment in the Great War during 1915.” He has previously published numerous books and articles on the World War I era, including a recent article in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. For students, staff and faculty interested in attending the symposium, details can be found here.

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