Truman to Celebrate Graduate Education Week with Multiple Events

April 13-20, Truman will join graduate schools from across Missouri to celebrate Graduate Education Week in an effort to increase public awareness about the impact and outcomes of graduate education.

The Truman Career Center will host a Graduate School Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 15. Students can stop by to speak with consultants about their applications, resumés and curriculum vitae as well as discuss strategies for writing personal statements and other tips to get into a graduate school.

The Student Research Conference April 16 will feature “Recommendations, Applications and Grad School Life: A Panel on Graduate Education” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Magruder Hall 1096. Students interested in graduate school are encouraged to attend.

To show support for students already attending graduate school at Truman, the University will host the Graduate Student Appreciation Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Activities Room. It is a buffet luncheon and any graduate student or faculty is welcome to stop by any time.

Students working on a thesis will share some of their work during the Master’s Thesis Symposium at 5 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building 2203. After providing a brief summary of their work, students will be available for a question and answer session.

The Thesis Symposium will be followed by the Graduate Student and Faculty Social at the University Club from 7-9 p.m.

Music graduate students will perform April 19-20. Tyler Kielb will give a graduate piano recital at 8 p.m. April 19. Martha Scharff will give a voice recital at 6 p.m. April 20. Both events will take place in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Currently, graduate degree programs in Missouri are preparing more than 60,900 students for leadership in their fields. For more information about the programs offered at Truman, visit