Truman was recognized by 24/7 Wall St. on its list of “Most Affordable Colleges with Best Outcomes in Every State.” Using information from the from the U.S. Department of Education, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a range of data at more than 6,000 colleges and universities, including tuition costs, graduate employment rates, student debt repayment and median salaries after enrollment, to identify the most affordable colleges with the best outcomes in every state.

Senior quarterback Jaden Barr capped off his career by being selected as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Barr was named to the second team Academic All-America team after leading the Bulldogs to a 10-2 record and a championship in the inaugural America’s Crossroads Bowl. He graduated in December with his Masters in Leadership degree. Barr started 43 of 45 career games at Truman and leaves the Bulldogs as the career leader in total offense with 9,277 yards, touchdowns responsible for with 80 and tops in quarterback rushing yards with 2,390, 10th highest overall by a Bulldog. He earned second-team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors this season as he completed nearly 65 percent of his passes for 2,052 yards and 14 touchdowns while adding 543 yards rushing and six scores. Barr becomes the 15th Truman football player to earn the Academic All-America honor since 1973. Receiver Mitch Nichols was a second-team selection last season. The award is the longest-running and most prestigious academic and athletic award for student-athletes having been established in 1952. All nominees must have a grade point average of 3.30 or above and be a starter or key reserve.

Senior Hanna Burke capped off her Bulldog career by being named to the United Soccer Coaches Association All-Midwest region third team. This is the second-straight year Burke has been named all-region by coaches with the senior earning second-team honors following her 2018 season. Burke was a two-time All-GLVC first-team honoree.

Junior Bobby Campbell earned the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Field Athlete of the Week in December. Campbell established a new school record in the weight throw at the Central College Dutch Holiday Preview. He bested his own record with a mark of 56-1.25 and placed first among the 10 competitors in the event. His previous best mark was 55-9.25, set last season at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge. Campbell ranks first, by three feet, on the GLVC performance list and is 26th on the NCAA Division II indoor list. This was the first GLVC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week honor for a Bulldog thrower since joining the league in 2013.

Barb Kramer, professor of chemistry, and Tim Walston, professor of biology and dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, recently had a paper published in the Journal of STEM Education. It highlights two courses Kramer and Walston developed, STEM 101: Integrative Freshman Seminar and STEM 105: Inquiry Seminar.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, had his article “Indigenous People and the New England Town Meeting: Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1730-1775” published in the Journal of Public Deliberation as part of a special issue on “Town Meeting Politics in the United States: The Idea and Practice of an American Myth.” The journal is online and open source, and Mandell’s article can be found here. It, and the other articles in the special issue, were initially published in French in the print journal Participatoins three years ago.

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