Paino to Speak at Truman Faculty Forum

Truman’s new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Troy Paino, will present “The Importance of Scholarship & Creativity at a Liberal Arts College” at the first Faculty Forum of the year at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Violette Hall 1000.

Paino will address the topic of scholarship and creativity by describing the essence of what a liberal arts university is: a moral community.

Paino describes a liberal arts college as a place where students, faculty, staff and administrators are searching for Happiness with a capital ‘H,’ which is the profound, meaningful and transcendent kind of Happiness experienced by those living in a community where opportunities to express a better self and see the world from a fresh perspective arise every day.

President Barbara Dixon will introduce Paino, and after his presentation a reception with refreshments will take place upstairs in the Violette Hall Commons. For more information about this forum and upcoming forums through spring 2010, please visit

The Truman Faculty Forum continues to be dedicated to enhancing the importance of scholarship and creative endeavors in our institution and to providing opportunities for us to learn about the exciting work being done on our campus.

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