Vol. 26 No. 31 - April 25, 2022


  • Faculty Member Returns for Commencement Address


    Former faculty member and Missouri representative Rebecca Payne McClanahan will be the spring commencement speaker.

    McClanahan served more than 30 years as a member of the faculty in the nursing program at Truman. She was nominated for the Allen Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and for the William Lee O’Donnell Advising Award. A charter member of the Rho Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, McClanahan received the chapter’s first award for Leadership Excellence. She was known for her passion for nursing, health care policy and for mentoring young people interested in public service.

    McClanahan served two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, 2007-2010, representing District 2, including the counties of Adair, Putnam and Sullivan. She was the third nurse ever elected in the Missouri General Assembly, where she served on the committees of health appropriations, higher education, agriculture policy and budget. McClanahan was appointed to represent the House on the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee, the first nurse on that committee, and was appointed by the Speaker to the Missouri SeniorRx Advisory Commission. She was recognized for her legislative work by the Missouri Chapter of American Cancer Society, Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities, the Local Public Health Association and the Missouri Nurses Association, among others.

    An active member of Missouri Nurses Association, McClanahan served as president for two terms, during which she travelled throughout the state speaking to nurses and nursing students. She served in several executive board positions and chaired many committees over the years. She remains active on the advocacy committee and chairs the political action committee. She has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Association.

    After her legislative service, McClanahan was selected as the executive director of Missouri Health Care for All, a statewide, non-profit with the mission of organizing and advocating in support of access to high-quality, affordable health care for all Missourians.

    McClanahan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from Truman, and her Master of Science Degree in nursing from Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia with a specialty in community mental health. She achieved doctoral candidacy in pursuit of her Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Kansas. Her presentations and publications include creative models of teaching nursing, qualitative analyses of models of health care reform and research regarding substance abuse among nurses.

    Spring commencement is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 7 at Stokes Stadium. Additional details, including the inclement weather plan, can be found at truman.edu/registrar/commencement.

    The student speaker will be Annie Bensyl, a graduating psychology student from Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Forensics Performs Well at National Championship


    The Truman forensics team wrapped up the season at the National Forensics Association Championship Tournament at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, April 14-18.

    In preparation for the national tournament, members of the speech team first competed virtually at the Asynchronous Championship Tournament hosted by Outspoken Culture, March 23-27. The team then advanced to nationals where 62 schools competed across the nation with more than 1,200 entries. Truman forensics had greater sweepstakes and individual placings in nationals than they have had in previous years.

    Placements from the National Forensics Association Championship Tournament include:

    •    Senior Macy Cecil was an octofinalist, top 16, in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
    •    Sophomore Alicia Stout was awarded fourth speaker in the nation and was an octofinalist, top 16, in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
    •    Sophomore Elijah Baum was a double octofinalist, top 32, in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
    •    Freshman Caroline Spiller was awarded 10th speaker in the nation and was a double octofinalist, top 32, in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
    •    Senior Jackson Elder was a semifinalist, top 12, in extemporaneous speaking, quarterfinalist, top 24, in after dinner speaking and octofinalist, top 48, in impromptu speaking.
    •    Senior Kayla Gerlt was an octofinalist, top 48, in after dinner speaking, prose interpretation and duo interpretation.
    •    Sophomore Ella Schnake was a quarterfinalist, top 24, in dramatic interpretation and impromptu speaking. She was an octofinalist, top 48, in prose interpretation, program oral interpretation and duo interpretation.  
    Junior Maya Krump, sophomores Megan Ford, Larissa Wratney and Jillian Humke, as well as freshmen Eli Bartz and Megan Trent were also in attendance at nationals.
    Team Awards:
    •    Sixth place in Open Lincoln-Douglas Debate Sweepstakes.
    •    Sixth place in Individual Events Sweepstakes: President’s Division 2.
    Placements from the Asynchronous Championship Tournament include:
    •    Senior Jackson Elder took second place in extemporaneous speaking and was a quarterfinalist, top 24, in persuasion.
    •    Senior Kayla Gerlt took third place in after dinner speaking and was a quarterfinalist, top 24, in prose interpretation and dramatic interpretation.
    •    Junior Maya Krump was a quarterfinalist, top 24, in persuasion.
    •    Sophomore Ella Schnake was a semifinalist, top 12, in prose interpretation and dramatic interpretation, as well as an impromptu speaking quarterfinalist, top 24.
    •    Sophomore Jillian Humke was a quarterfinalist, top 24, in after dinner speaking.
    Also in attendance were sophomores Megan Ford and Larissa Wratney.
    Team Awards:
    •    Second overall sweepstakes in Lake Division
    •    Sixth overall sweepstakes in Open Ocean Division
    Any students interested in joining the Forensics Union should contact Craig Hennigan at chennigan@truman.edu or Ben Davis at bdavis@truman.edu.
  • TMN Earns Multiple Statewide College Media Awards


    The Truman Media Network, composed of The Index, KTRM-FM and KTRM Studios, recently won 28 awards from the Missouri College Media Association and the Missouri Broadcast Educators Association.

    In addition to the awards below, Genna Tlustos was elected vice president of the MCMA and David Price, Truman Media Network faculty advisor, was selected Adviser of the Year.

    Missouri College Media Association award winners:
    First Place
    •    Sports Colum – Steven Findley Jr., “Why we should care about sports”
    •    Sports Page Design – Ryan Pivoney, April 15, 2021
    •    Video – Josie Wagner and Anas Alhassani, “Off-Limits - Kirk Gym”

    Second Place
    •    Sports Column – Steven Findley Jr., “Thanksgiving Day for a sports fanatic”
    •    Information Graphic – Rachel Becker, “Local opinions on the app”
    •    Photo Page Design – Rachel Becker, “Sing Your Heart Out”
    •    Editorial/Op-Ed Page Design – Elisabeth Shirk, Feb. 11, 2021
    •    Website – Truman Media Network Staff

    Third Place
    •    Editorial Writing – Editorial Board, “Use Yik Yak Wisely”
    •    Entertainment Review – Joey Dougherty, “‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ is an important, impactful exploration of Black history”
    •    News Photography – Anakin Bush, “Truman workers protest for higher wages”
    •    Photo Page Design – Anakin Bush, “All roads lead home”
    •    Story Illustration – Staff, “Kanye Donda”
    •    Sports Page Design – Steven Findley Jr. and Rachel Becker, Oct. 28, 2021
    •    Sweepstakes – Staff
    •    Best Overall Newspaper – Staff, V112N8, V113N4, V113N5

    Honorable Mention
    •    Feature Writing – Rachel Becker and Genevieve Tlustos, “Delta Omicron Mu: A bond that can’t be broken, even after 40 years; Truman Alumni From Across The Country Reunite”
    •    In-Depth News Reporting – Staff, “Truman to finish JED program,” Jan. 21 and “JED Program leads to change at Truman,” Feb. 25
    •    Column – Elisabeth Shirk, “Local elections affect Truman students too”
    •    Video – Katie Varner, “You Belong Here, All Are Welcome Here”
    •    Multimedia Package – Truman Media Network, “LGBTQ Center”

    Missouri Broadcast Educators Association award winners:
    First Place
    •    Audio Play-by-Play – Steven Findley Jr. and Andrew Holder, “Truman Football vs Lindenwood”
    •    Audio Show Promo – Annie Bensyl, “Football Show Promo”
    •    Multimedia Convergent (MMJ) Journalism – TMN Staff, Anas Alhassani, Rachel Becker and Genevieve Tlustos, “LGBTQ Center”
    •    Multimedia Website – TMN staff and Daniel Harper

    Second Place
    •    Audio Podcasts – Ryan Pivoney, “Dry Ink S2E22”
    •    Audio Station Promo – Emma Gottfried, “Open Your Ears”
  • LRP Award Winners Announced


    The awards ceremony for the 2022 Leadership Recognition Program took place April 12 in the Student Union Building. The following is a list of award winners.

    Union & Involvement Services Awards
    Athletic Leadership Award
    Sarah Nelson

    Excellence in Diversity Student Award
    Joshna Karki

    New Student Leader Award
    Bitanya Tenaw

    TLC Pass it Along Award
    Maddi Huhn

    Outstanding President Award
    Ben Massenburg – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
    Brooke Williams – Delta Sigma Pi

    Outstanding Student Worker Award
    Heidi Royer
    Rachel Becker
    Grace Horsefield

    Senior Leadership Award
    Kyndall Penyweit
    Katy Noland
    Abigail Smeltzer

    Student Excellence Award
    Kennedy Cooper
    Hannah Rohm

    Creative Campaign Award
    Delta Sigma Pi

    Outstanding Entertainment Event
    Dashain/Tihar Night – Namaste Nepal

    Outstanding Organization Award
    Blue Key Honor Society
    Delta Sigma Pi

    Outstanding New Organization Award

    Outstanding Diversity Organization Award

    Society of Sino-American Studies

    E.M. Violette Outstanding Advisor Award
    Winston Vanderhoof – Student Activities Board
    Sal Costa – Sigma Sigma Sigma

    Center for Diversity & Inclusion
    Rising Activist Award

    Samantha Charleville

    Outstanding Advocate Award

    Moriah E. Thompson

    Betha Thomas Outstanding Faculty/Staff Advocate Award

    Stephanie Raymond

    Department of Residence Life
    Outstanding Residence Leader Award
    Jason Niffen

    SERVE Center
    Outstanding Student Volunteer Award
    Tessa Gisi

    Outstanding Organization Award
    Alpha Gamma Delta

    Outstanding Service Organization Award
    Cardinal Key

    Omicron Delta Kappa
    Staff Hall of Fame

    Laura Bates

    Faculty Hall of Fame
    Albien Rafael Vergera Tubongbanua

    Student Government
    Shining Stars

    Madeline Serasio-Meyer

    Fraternity Sorority Life Awards
    Academic Excellence

    Sigma Kappa
    Delta Chi

    Brotherhood of the Year
    Delta Zeta
    Delta Chi

    Excellence in Risk Management
    Sigma Sigma Sigma
    Delta Chi

    Outstanding Community Relations
    Alpha Gamma Delta
    Delta Chi

    Emerging Greek Leader
    Abby-Kate Homer – Delta Zeta
    Matt Eisenreich – Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Living Our Values

    Taylor Johnson – Delta Phi Epsilon
    Tom Bindbeutel – Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Chapter President of the Year
    Abby Smeltzer – Delta Zeta
    Theo Pardee – Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Chapter of the Year
    Sigma Sigma Sigma
    Pi Kappa Phi

    IFC Man of the Year
    Brandon Adeshakin – Lambda Chi Alpha

    NPHC Member of the Year
    Daniel Terry – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

    Panhellenic Cady Award Winner
    Kara Pruett – Alpha Gamma Delta

    Panhellenic Awards
    Greek Spirit Award

    Alpha Gamma Delta – Olivia Daehnke
    Alpha Sigma Alpha – Rachel Temmen
    Delta Phi Epsilon – Heidi Isemann
    Delta Zeta – Ashley Landau
    Sigma Kappa – Melina Campbell
    Sigma Sigma Sigma – Maria Ginocchio

    President’s Cup
    Sigma Kappa

    New Member GPA
    Sigma Sigma Sigma

  • Spring Directors’ Showcase Set for April 28-29


    The Theatre Department’s play direction class will present the work of five new directors in one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. April 28-29 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish.

    Taught by associate professor David Charles Goyette, each student directs a different one-act play from some of the best playwrights from around the country as a final assignment. The plays have to be published within the last 80 years, between 10-30 minutes in length and without heavy science, costume, light or sound effects.

    These final productions represent a synthesis of numerous concepts explored in the course of the semester. Students explored composition and picturization techniques, scene analysis, how to develop a directorial approach and methods on how to work with actors.

    The play direction course is required of all theatre majors in order to graduate. Admission is free for the one act plays. For more information, contact Goyette at dcgoyette@truman.edu.

    April 28
    By Bruce Kane
    Directed by Tatianna Ray
    An insecure and highly dramatic struggling actress gets a lesson in life and love when she asks a stranger to answer her phone to intercede with an ex-boyfriend.

    By Alice Gerstenburg
    Directed by Me Crouch
    Two society ladies catch up and discuss business while their inner selves push for their true desires.

    April 29
    “Rumple Schmumple”
    By Megan Gogerty
    Directed by Avery Brownell
    Rumplestiltskin is surprised when the queen is actually eager to give up her infant child.

    “A Famed Life”
    By James Hanson
    Directed by Bonnie Jeune
    A washed-up actor goes to great and dramatic lengths to keep her maid from leaving for a new job.

    “Breakfast And Bed”
    By Amy Fox
    Directed by Jacob Baxley
    Lex wakes up hungover on the couch in her lover’s apartment and wonders where they have gone.


  • Art Gallery Displays Senior Capstone Exhibitions

    "At My Table" oil on canvas, by senior Bachelor of Fine Arts studio art student ZuZu Smugala.

    The Department of Art, Design and Art History will present a capstone exhibition from April 25-30 in the University Art Gallery located in Ophelia Parrish 1114.

    A closing reception will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. April 29 with refreshments provided. The exhibition features the work of five art students: Gabrielle Kuster, Lee Gardunia, Shania Montúfar, Stephen Poindexter Orozco and ZuZu Smugala. They are working in a variety of media including painting, photography and ceramics. A majority of these students are completing either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art.

    The bodies of work on display are the culmination of a semester of labor. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Alumna to Deliver EngLing Capstone Address


    The English and Linguistics Virtual Senior Capstone Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 25.

    The keynote address, “Grad School in the Time of COVID: Archiving, Teaching and Learning in Community,” will be delivered by alumna Elva Moreno del Rio (’20), a research assistant at the Walt Whitman Archive at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The keynote is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and can be accessed here.

    The full conference schedule can be found here, as well as the Zoom links for the panels.
  • Final Trek Talk Examines Starship Communities

    The final Trek Talk lecture, from 6-7 p.m. April 26 in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, will be hosted by Zac Burden, coordinator for residence life. In his talk “Starship Communities: How the Future of Fellowship Showcases What We Crave Now,” Burden will examine how community plays out aboard “Star Trek” ships and space stations, and what that says about aspirations today. He will explore how community interaction is a cornerstone for the series vision for the future and how this separates “Star Trek” from other space faring, science fiction universes.
    This is an in-person event, but those who wish to attend via Zoom should email Jared Young at jyoung@truman.edu.

  • Calling for Commencement Volunteers


    The University will celebrate and honor spring graduates at 2 p.m. May 7 in Stokes Stadium. Several volunteers are needed to help pass out programs and direct people to the disability and available seating.  

    Volunteers are asked to arrive at the stadium by 12:40 p.m. for directions prior to the doors opening at 1 p.m. Shortly after commencement begins, volunteers are free to leave or stay for the ceremony.
    Anyone willing to volunteer or anyone with questions about volunteering, can contact Nancy Asher at nasher@truman.edu or Kaytee Wood at kwood@truman.edu, or call 660.785.4145. For those who volunteer, more detailed information will be sent closer to the actual date.
  • Truman to Host Remembrance Ceremony

    A remembrance ceremony will take place 6 p.m. April 28 in front of Kirk Memorial. This is an opportunity to remember and celebrate students, faculty, staff and friends that were lost in this past year.

  • Campus Organizations Celebrate International Dark Sky Week

    Various groups under the direction of Vayujeet Gokhale, assistant professor of physics, have come together to organize a series of events through April 30 to mark “International Dark Sky Week.” Events include a dark sky presentation at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium and a stargazing event at the Truman Observatory from 8-10 p.m. April 27. A calendar of events can be found here.

  • Student Organizations Sponsor Denim Day

    Student Government and Alpha Kappa Lambda are sponsoring Denim Day, April 27. On this day, campus is encouraged to wear jeans to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stickers will be available for those who wish to participate.

  • Bulldogs in the Kitchen Hosts Bread Event

    Joshua Nudell, professor of history, will host a talk at 5 p.m. April 27 at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. Nudell will discuss the history of making sourdough bread at home, as well examine bread in historical and modern contexts.

  • Visiting Speaker Presents on Mark Twain

  • Guest Speaker to Discuss Digital Marketing


    The School of Business’s next virtual guest talk will take place at 10:30 a.m. April 28 via Zoom. Katie Ferrigno, director of social strategy at Ogilvy, will present on the topic “Digital Marketing & Analytics.”

    Based in New York City, Ogilvy is part of a British advertising, marketing and public relations agency. It was founded in 1850 by Edmund Mather as a London-based agency and is now part of the WPP Group, one of the largest advertising and public relations companies in the world. The agencies experts in public relations, growth and innovation, advertising, health and experience work fluidly across 131 offices in 93 countries.
  • College Republicans Sponsor Speaker

    The College Republicans will sponsor Lt. Col. Allen West of the Texas State Guard for a presentation at 6 p.m. April 27 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theater. West is a veteran of the United States Army, former chair of the Texas Republican Party and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 22nd District. His talk, “You’re Not a Victim: Reject CRT’s Victim Mentality,” will explore a wide range of current socio-political topics, including CRT and American exceptionalism. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Steel Band to Perform Spring Concert


    Truman Steel will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in Baldwin Auditorium. Directed by Michael Bump, professor of music, percussion, this performance will include the festive sounds of calypsos, socas, songos, jazz and more from the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. This event is free and open to the public. It will also be available via livestream. For more information contact Bump at mbump@truman.edu.
  • Education Department Organizes End of Year Social

    The Education Department is hosting an end of year social from 4-5 p.m. April 29 at the Red Barn pavilion. Students are encouraged to come mingle with fellow MAE students and faculty. Yard games and root beer floats served in a keepsake cup will be available. For more information, email mja7667@truman.edu.

  • Kirksville Pharmacy Sponsors Student-Led Drug Take-Back Drive

    The Kirksville Pharmacy is hosting a student-led drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30 for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This drive gives Kirksville residents the opportunity to dispose of unused medications. All forms of medication will be accepted, and a sharps container will also be available for disposal of used medical needles. Deterra pouches will also be provided upon request for at-home disposal. The Adair County Sheriff’s Department will supervise the event.

  • Finals Scream Set for May 1

  • Truman Theatre Presents “Everybody”

    “Everybody” the end-product of a of a collaborative Independent Studies in Theatre, THEA 481, will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 1-3 in Ophelia Parrish Blackbox Theatre. “Everybody” is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Meredith Grimm-Howell. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite punk icon to help resurrect the punk attitude. More information can be found here. Admission is free.

  • Lavender Graduation Scheduled for May 1

    Lavender Graduation will occur from 1-3 p.m. May 1 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. This event will celebrate LGBTQ+ undergraduates and graduates of 2022. Friends, family, faculty, staff and allies are welcome to attend in support of the graduates. Attendance is free. Graduates and their invited guests can register here by April 28.

  • History Class Presents Film on the Hippos of Colombia

    The Latin American History in the Movies class will host a premiere of “Hippos of Columbia” at 7 p.m. May 2 in Baldwin Hall 114. The film will discuss the Colombian hippo crisis and the story of a hippo named Pepe. Follow @hipposofcolombiafilm for updates and new information.

  • New Online Health Information Collection Process for Incoming Students

    In collaboration with Admissions and the Student Health Center, all incoming new students and transfers will now be able to register their health information, including immunizations and insurance information, using a new online format located at the truman.cfmcares.com website under the “Incoming Student Information” tab. For more information call the Student Health Center at 660.785.4182 or email studenthealth@cfmcares.com.

  • Farewell Celebration for Janet Gooch Set for May 2

  • Health Science Seeks Feedback

  • Writing Center Positions Now Available

    The Writing Center is hiring writing consultants for the 2022-23 academic year. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Scholarship, work-study and limited institutional hours are available. Any questions can be directed via email to write@truman.edu.

  • Student Health Center Available During the Summer


    The Student Health Center, operated through a partnership between the University and Complete Family Medicine, will continue to remain open throughout the summer. The Student Health Center will continue to provide in-person services to students living on or off campus. Complete Family Medicine also runs the Urgent Care in Kirksville, and the Student Health Center offers all of the same services, with the exception of radiology.

    The SHC will be closed for patients during the May interim, but will have students there to answer the phones and email. The rest of the summer the SHC will be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To schedule an appointment, call 660.785.4182 or email studenthealth@cfmcares.com.

    More information can be found at truman.cfmcares.com.
  • University Counseling Offers Summer Services


    University Counseling Services will continue to offer both in-person and remote counseling services, and now has counselors licensed in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa who can also provide remote counseling. Students are able to continue counseling therapy throughout the summer even after graduation. The My SSP app is also available 24/7 during the summer.

    UCS will be open all summer from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday. To schedule an appointment, call 660.785.4104 or email ucs@cfmcares.com.

    A full list of counseling resources, apps and information about UCS can be found at truman.cfmcares.com.
  • Extended Deadline for Master of Athletic Training Program


    The Master of Athletic Training program is accepting applications for the 2022 cohort that begins July 1.

    Students interested in health care can consider a career in athletic training, which encompasses injury evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment, as well as program administration. Athletic trainers work closely with medical professionals to provide overall care and treatment to a variety of physically active individuals.

    Application deadline is June 1. Those interested in applying should contact Brandy Schneider at bschneider@truman.edu.
  • Summer Jobs Available Through Truman Academies


    Preceptors are needed for the following academies:

    Joseph Baldwin Academy (June 8-July 3 and/or July 6-31)
    JBA Junior (July 11-15)
    ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy (June 9-18)

    The Institute for Academic Outreach is seeking applications for each academy for programs ranging from one to three weeks during June and July. Stipends vary based in the length of the program and nature of the work.

    To be eligible as a preceptor, applicants must be a Truman student or a May 2022 graduate, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and not be enrolled in summer classes while working in the program. Individuals hired for these programs will also be required to complete a criminal background check, pre-academy trainings and pre-academy orientations.
    Applications are currently being accepted and will continue until the positions are filled. Information about each available position can be accessed at tiacademies.truman.edu/employment or by emailing Michelle Wilson at mwwilson@truman.edu.
  • Library Summer Hours

    While Truman will again operate on a four-day work week from May 9 to July 29, Pickler Memorial Library will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

  • Upward Bound Hiring for Summer Positions

    Truman’s Upward Bound program is currently accepting applications for summer employment. Influence equity in and access to higher education by joining the Upward Bound team in helping area high school students prepare for college. Interested applicants can access application materials here.

  • Applications Open for Summer Housing


    Students needing to stay on campus during the summer can now fill out the summer housing registration.
    Summer students will be housed in West Campus Suites. For preferred eligibility for summer housing, students must either:

    •    Be enrolled in a summer course, and in good financial standing with the University AND/OR
    •    Be enrolled in a fall course as a continuing student, and in good financial standing with the University.

    Students who plan to stay on campus this summer but do not have a fall 2022 housing assignment will need to move out July 31. Students staying in summer housing in August will be moved to their fall 2022 housing assignment on Aug. 8-9.

    Summer housing registration is available here. To secure housing, students should sign up online no later than May 2. Visit truman.edu/residence-life for more information.


  • McNair Scholars

    A group of Ronald E. McNair program scholars and student sponsored by the Sociology and Anthropology Department attended the annual Midwest Sociological Society conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 12-16. The group included Kate Teku, Lauri Klump, Quin Quintana, Ryan Freese, Samantha Pratt, Serena Taylor, Hailey Elder, Shania Montufar and Jeremy Freese.

    The scholars attended plenary sessions from leading sociologists, attended a variety of presentation sessions and explored Chicago during their trip. Montufar and her mentor, Dr. Silvia Pedraza of the University of Michigan, presented a paper titled “Finding One’s Place in America: Latinx Family Heritage, Gender and Generations.” The paper is currently being considered for publication.

    The Ronald E. McNair program is federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. For information about getting involved visit mcnair.truman.edu for eligibility requirements.

  • Business Administration Students

    A team composed of four business administration students, Emma Broaddus, Andrew McVicker, JJ Noa and Amanda Smith, won second place in the 2022 UMSL – CUIBE International Business Case Competition in St. Louis, April 14-16. It is an annual competition where global challenges provide eager students with opportunities to showcase their critical thinking skills and business talents. Truman teams have excelled in the competition, placing first in 2015, 2018 and 2019, and second in 2016 and 2022.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Apply for Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships


    Each year Truman nominates students for national fellowship opportunities who have shown outstanding academic performance and exceptional service accomplishments. The application process is very rigorous and highly competitive, but the University provides support as students prepare for and then apply to these prestigious scholarships. Many deadlines occur early in the fall semester, so it is important interested students attend the meeting.

    Listed below are several of the major national fellowships and their websites. More information about these fellowships is available at www.truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/fellowships.

    For Graduate Studies
    Fulbright Grants
    Research grants and teaching assistantships for a year abroad

    Rhodes Scholarships
    Grants for two years of study at Oxford University

    Marshall Scholarships
    Awards for two years of study in any British university

    Mitchell Scholarships
    One year of graduate study or research in Ireland or Northern Ireland

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships
    Awards for an advanced degree or second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge
    For Undergraduate Studies
    Goldwater Scholarships
    Up to $7,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, room and board for science and mathematics majors

    Harry S. Truman Scholarships
    For senior year and post-graduate study leading to a career in public service

    Udall Scholarships
    For students interested in careers related to environmental issues or for Native Americans and Alaskans interested in careers related to health care and tribal public policy

    Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships
    For students interested in international affairs to work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates in Washington, D.C. for a full year

    Boren Scholarships
    To study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests
  • Truman Offers New Scholarship for Summer Classes

    Eligible students taking summer classes through Truman can now receive $750. All students taking at least three credit hours toward an undergraduate degree will get an automatic $750 summer scholarship. No additional registration steps are required, and the scholarship will be directly credited to eligible students’ accounts. May graduates and new students for fall 2022 are not eligible for the scholarship, and it cannot be applied to interim courses.

  • Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship


    The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation will offer the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy.

    Purdy was born in 1914 on a farm near Macon and was the first in his family to attend a four-year college. He worked in the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture before becoming the campus first director of scholarships and student financial aid.

    The scholarship is designed to provide merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and have a need for additional resources for higher education. The scholarship amount can vary based on an applicant’s circumstances. The general range will be $1,000-$5,000 based on expected family contribution (EFC), unmet need and other factors.

    Applicants must be a Missouri resident, typically a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, a U.S. citizen, and a sophomore, junior or senior attending a Missouri public four-year university or the State Technical College of Missouri. Applications should be submitted online through Scholarship Central at moslf.org. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130 for more information.