Taste of Truman Offers College Experience to Wide Audience

The Truman Institute invites alumni who yearn to recapture a few days of the college experience, teachers in need of some classroom enrichment ideas, or members of the community seeking a sampling of the liberal arts experience that Truman is known for, to the first annual Taste of Truman, June 11-13.

The Taste of Truman is an opportunity for lifelong learners to attend short lectures by some of Truman’s greatest professors.

All of the faculty who will teach in the Taste of Truman program have received, or been nominated for, one of the University’s three top teaching or advising honors: the Allen Fellowship, the Teacher of the Year Award or the Lee Advising Award.

Participants will choose from among two Extended Courses, which are classes that will meet for three hours each day June 11-12.

Additionally, participants will be able to select four Great Lectures from a set of eight classes to attend during the weekend.

Each Great Lecture lasts less than 90 minutes and focuses on a topic that is both near and dear to the professor lecturing but also of interest to a general audience.

Topics range from a sustainable environment, to dealing with health care providers, or exploring the joy and controversy of Christmas.

For $125, each Taste of Truman participant gets access to one Extended Course and four Great Lectures. They also get two continental breakfasts, two lunches and a graduation brunch.

Participants wanting to recapture some of the college experience can stay in Truman’s West Campus Suites for $34 per night (single occupancy) or $26 per night (double occupancy).

Due to the cost of meals and supplies, faculty and staff interested in attending all weekend events will also be charged $125.

Those wishing to sit-in on individual lectures can do so on a space-available basis by contacting the Truman Institute Office at 785.5384.

For more information or to register for Taste of Truman, visit http://institute.truman.edu/taste.asp.
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