Truman was ranked No. 1 on the College Consensus list of “Best Colleges in Missouri for 2017-2018.” The online resource averaged the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of student review scores to produce a unique rating for each school. Of the 10 institutions to make the list, Truman was the only public school in the top five.

Debi Cartwright, professor of business administration, was selected as the recipient of the Professional Fraternity Association’s 2017 Faculty Advisor Award of Excellence. The Central Office of Delta Sigma Pi, a member organization of the PFA, nominated Cartwright. The award “recognizes a current faculty advisor for a campus-affiliated chapter of a Professional Fraternity Association member organization, who has achieved an exemplary relationship with the students.” The award will be presented Sept. 8 at the 2017 PFA Conference in Birmingham, Ala.

Head coach Dan Davis and the Truman baseball team were honored with the Team Academic Excellence Award by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). The Bulldogs were one of 34 Division II teams that had a cumulative team grade point average exceeding 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Truman was the only public school out of the two other Great Lakes Valley Conference teams included on the list and only state school out of the four Missouri programs honored.   

Jeff Lingwall, assistant professor of business administration, had his manuscript, “Educational Gerrymanders: Creating Unequal School Districts in North Carolina,” accepted for publication in the North Carolina Central Law Review.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, presented “Shaping Republican Children,” a draft chapter of “The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early Republic, in Philadelphia. Mandell also assembled the session, “The Public Language of Class in America, 1790-1840,” that included his presentation.

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