Women’s soccer player Chance Douglass earned the GLVC Offensive Player of the Week honor after she scored a pair of goals and added an assist to lead the team to a pair of wins. Douglass had the game winning goal in Truman’s 2-1 win over Drury, Oct. 11. She had the assist on the opening goal in Truman’s 4-0 win over Southwest Baptist, Oct. 13. Later in the second half, Douglass was able to slide the ball past the opponent’s goalkeeper for the insurance tally. This is her first GLVC Offensive Player of the Week honor, and she joins goalkeeper Beth Hopwood as the second player to earn a conference weekly award this season.

Jessica Colpoys, assistant professor of agricultural science, received research funding through the Morris Animal Foundation for a project evaluating if a collar-mounted monitor is a valid tool for measuring activity in dogs. This research is potentially useful for owners and veterinarians to help gauge ongoing pet health concerns.

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) recognized four Truman students and staff members for going above and beyond in September through the Of-The-Month (OTM) awards program. Student Richard Bowles was awarded Executive Board Member of the Month. An anonymous artist was nominated as Spotlight of the Month. This artist was recognized for leaving inspirational messages around West Campus Suites. Stephanie Russell was recognized as Institution Faculty/Staff of the Month and Ally Halloway was awarded Residence Life Professional of the Month. The recipients of these awards are forwarded on to regional and national affiliates for potential additional recognition. Troy Shaffer, who won August Spotlight of the Month, went on to receive the August Regional of the Month award.

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