Amber Johnson, chair and professor of anthropology, co-authored “Comparative Study of Pastoral Property Regimes in Africa Offers No Support for Economic Defensibility Model,” published in the October 2019 issue of Current Anthropology. A flagship journal, Current Anthropology only accepts articles of broad theoretical significance and publishes them with commentary from others in the field. Johnson utilized Truman students as research assistants to organize some of the data that supported the paper and to make the map of Africa that appeared in it. Now alumni, Luke Edwards, Sarah Lamkin, Kayleigh Mrasek and Gabriel Gowan participated in the project as students. Revisions to maps were made by Seth Roberts, who at the time was an Upward Bound student. He enrolled at Truman in fall 2017.

Football players Reed McBroom and Josh Schiederer were each named GLVC Football Players of the Week following Truman’s 63-14 win over Quincy, Sept. 28. McBroom led the defensive charge with nine tackles and was credited with two sacks and three tackles for loss. Schiederer makes four straight Truman wins in the special teams category. He tied a single-game school record with nine point-after makes, which was accomplished four other times in Truman history, the last in 2012. Schiederer moved into Truman’s top 10 career PATs with 51 and is 18-of-18 this season. He also averaged 44.3 yards on nine kickoffs.

Barry Poyner, professor of communication, will provide a parliamentary workshop for the city of Kirksville at 5 p.m. Oct. 8.  In addition to parliamentary consulting, Poyner recently passed national and state tests to receive his realtor’s license.

The Student Recreational Center was featured in Campus Rec Magazine for focusing on how to make wellness accessible to all students and the development of their self-guided wellness experience, the Better Bulldog Program.

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