Six Truman student-athletes were named All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). Due to the cancellation of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the CSCAA Board adjusted the selection criteria for each Division. Those named to the team from Truman are: Emma Brabham, 400 medley relay-HM; Mark Franz, 100 breast; Natalie Galluzzo, 100 breast, 200 breast, 400 medley relay-HM; Holly Olson, 400 medley relay-HM; Ginny Schranck, 200 breast; and Kaylee Sisson, 400 medley relay-HM.

Janes Dreamweaver, director of fitness-wellness, was recently featured by Campus REC magazine in a COVID-19 Virtual Roundtable, as well as online publications for Tips on Working from Home and Becoming a Better Bulldog at Truman.

Morgan Eby, women’s tennis, was named GLVC Student-Athlete of the Week. Even with all spring sports cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GLVC conference office is still honoring student-athletes with weekly honors. A junior accounting major, Eby has competed in second singles and first doubles this season. She earned six singles wins and seven doubles wins in the 2019-20 fall and spring seasons.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, wrote an opinion piece featured in the April 7 online edition of Time Magazine. “How the Civil War Changed the Way Americans Thought About Economic Inequality” is a distillation of a chapter in his new book “The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870,” available from John Hopkins University Press.

Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history, was recently interviewed by Flatland, the digital magazine of Kansas City Public Television (KCPT). The interview features in “The Gene: A Brief History of Eugenics in the Heartland,” which accompanies KCPT’s airing of Ken Burn’s documentary “The Gene: An Intimate History.”

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