Truman made Money magazine’s list of “The Best Colleges in America” released in August. Of the 744 schools ranked, the University came in at No. 240. Among the 14 Show-Me State institutions on the list, Truman was No. 4 overall and the second-highest rated Missouri public school. 

Truman was recognized by College Consensus as one of the Best Public Colleges and Universities for 2019. The University came in at No. 39 overall on the list compiled by the college review aggregator. The Consensus score is made up of two parts: the Publisher Rating is an average of all rankings from publishers like U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal and WalletHub; the Student Review Rating averages all of the legitimate student reviews from sites like Cappex and My Plan. By bringing together a full selection of data from publishers and student reviews, College Consensus gets the broadest ranking of the best public schools in the country.

Truman was included in the college guide book, “The Best 385 Colleges,” published by the Princeton Review. Only about 13 percent of America’s four-year colleges are included in the book.  

Student Robin Cooksey was named a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Scholar for the 2019-20 academic year. The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation that oversees auditors of issuers and broker-dealers. It has awarded academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate accounting students since 2011.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, participated in the July 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. He organized a session on “Power and Rights in the Early Republic,” and as part of the session presented “Tribes and Crimes,” on some of his new research work.

The Truman track and field teams earned academic honors for the 2018-19 academic year. The women’s track and field team posted the highest cumulative grade-point average among all NCAA Division II schools and earned recognition from the United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. The Bulldogs had a 3.63 GPA and were first among the 130 women’s teams in Division II. Mens track and field had a 3.25 cumulative GPA to be one of 79 men’s programs to garner the recognition. In addition, three members of the women’s squad earned individual All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA. Hannah Oberdiek, Hannah Sells and Cassidy Smestad met the requirements of having a minimum 3.25 GPA and recording NCAA provisional marks during either the indoor or outdoor season. Oberdiek (long jump) and Sells (pole vault) earned provisional marks in both the indoor and outdoor seasons while Smestad made provisional in the shot put during the indoor campaign.

The Truman women’s basketball team was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Honor Roll for the 2018-19 academic year. The Bulldogs posted a 3.598 cumulative grade-point average to tie for 18th among Division II schools in the WBCA.

The Truman Clarinet Choir was selected to perform at the 2020 Missouri Music Educators Conference in January at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo. This is the third time in eight years they have been chosen to perform at the prestigious event where they will have the opportunity to represent Truman and perform for hundreds of music educators from across the state. Under the direction of Jesse Krebs, professor of music, the 32-member ensemble is comprised of both music majors and non-majors playing the full range of instruments in the clarinet family, from the large contra-bass clarinet to the small E-flat clarinet. They will showcase their program of original music before the conference during a concert on campus at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

The Truman Clarinet Choir
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