Family Day Set for Sept. 19

Truman’s annual Family Day is scheduled for Sept. 19 and the campus has a variety of activities planned throughout the weekend for students and their families.

This year’s events are designed to provide families with information and entertainment from the University and the surrounding Kirksville community.

Friday, Sept. 18, the women’s and men’s soccer teams will play Lewis University. Fireside Friday will also take place in the Student Union Building HUB from 3:30-5:30 p.m. There will be live music and food.

Saturday, Sept. 19 kicks off with a Truman baseball scrimmage at 10 a.m. Library tours will also be available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

At 10:30 a.m. at Red Barn Park, Phi Kappa Tau will host a 5K Run. Proceeds will benefit the USO. Click here for details or to sign up.

The Truman softball team will have a scrimmage at 11 a.m.

The Kirksville Arts Association is sponsoring the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. downtown on the square.

The University Art Gallery Faculty Exhibit runs from 12-4:30 p.m.

In the Centennial Hall Courtyard from 1-4 p.m., there will be the Annual Festival Centennial. Festival Centennial is an event hosted in the Centennial Hall Courtyard by the Centennial Hall Council. The event includes yard games, free snacks, face painting and a chance to pie the Centennial Student Advisors in the face. The event will be from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. In case of bad weather, it will held in the Centennial Main Lounge.

The Student Activities Board will host Chris Ruggiero, a one man variety show, at 4 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The show will consist of juggling, magic tricks and comedy. Admission is free, and no ticket is required.

The campus-wide barbecue is from 5-6:30 p.m. on the Quad (rain site: Student Union Building). Tickets are $8.75 per person, and students with a meal plan can eat for free with their Truman ID. Barbeque tickets can be bought online at

Open rappelling and wall climbing activities will be available from 4-6 p.m. at the rappel tower south of campus.

At 7 p.m., the Bulldog football team plays Missouri S&T at Stokes Stadium. General admission tickets cost $8. During halftime, the Oath of Enlistment for ROTC will take place.

Sunday, Sept. 20, the women’s and men’s soccer teams play the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

A complete detailed schedule of events can be found here. For more information, email or call 660.785.4016.