Vol. 26 No. 36 - July 11, 2022


  • New Fitness Equipment Added at the Rec


    The Student Recreation Center recently purchased new equipment that is now available for use.

    The new equipment includes the Concept II RowErg, Matrix Virtual Cycling Bike, the Torque Tank M4 and other miscellaneous items. The Concept II RowErg is a new rowing machine providing a 20” seat height for users with long legs. It provides both aerobic exercise and strength training for multiple muscle groups.

    The Matrix Virtual Cycling bike has 22” touchscreen with access to fitness apps with instructor-led classes as well as multiple apps for streaming music, movies, shows and games. It also connects to smart watches and record workouts with SPD pedals.

    The Torque Tank M4 is a push sled on wheels that uses magnetic resistance which means weight does not need to be changed out for each person. It is available for use in the multipurpose gym. Items added to the weight room are four custom slantboards, two hip thrust pads, a tib bar, a MoveStrong DSL Bar and a Rogue Nordic Bench. All newer equipment is located on the first floor.

    Those interested in trying the new equipment can visit the rec and ask a weight room instructor for assistance or email dreamweaver@truman.edu to schedule an overview. Summer hours for the rec are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and will continue until July 29.
  • New Student Rep Appointed to the Foundation Board

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    Shikha Bhattarai of Kathmandu, Nepal, has been appointed as the student representative to the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors.

    Bhattarai is a junior statistics major with a concentration in data science and a certificate in business analytics. She is currently working as a data analyst intern for A.T. Still University. Bhattarai also works for the Office of Advancement as a coordinator for the University’s calling center and is a mock interviewer and career advisor for the University Career Center.

    Bhattarai was appointed to the board in July 2022 for a one-year term that is renewable for an additional year.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment Set For September


    Truman’s Fraternity and Sorority Life recruitment will take place in September.

    Sorority recruitment will be Sept. 6-11 and fraternity recruitment will be Sept. 9-16. Recruitment sign ups can be found here. Those interested in joining a National Pan-Hellenic Council organization can keep an eye out for interest events in the fall. Questions regarding recruitment can be emailed to fsl@truman.edu. More information can also be found by following @trumanfsl on Instagram.

    Since 1914, Fraternity and Sorority Life has provided tens of thousands of Truman students and alumni with a community where they can enjoy college. Fraternity and Sorority Life is guided by four values: growth, scholarship, leadership and unity. The community currently has more than 19 different organizations from three different councils: Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In the 2021-2022 school year, the Fraternity and Sorority Life community accounted for approximately 20% of the University’s student population. Additionally, 90% of these students would recommend joining a fraternity or sorority to their friends and strongly agree that joining a fraternity or sorority made their college experience better.

    Some of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s accomplishments this past school year include raising more than $47,000, which includes the $19,000 raised during Greek Week. This year’s Greek Week efforts went toward the YMCA for the free-meals they provide for children in Adair County. Members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community also performed more than 4,000 hours of community service throughout the year during events such as the Special Olympics and the Food Pantry for Adair County. Finally, Fraternity and Sorority Life members had a higher cumulative GPA than the general student body during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Applications Open for Counseling Master’s Programs


    Truman’s counseling program is currently accepting applications for the spring 2023 cohort.

    The program offers two degrees – a Master of Arts in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling and Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling.
    The Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling program is geared toward meeting the academic, career and personal/social needs of culturally diverse students in elementary, middle and secondary schools as certified and licensed school counselors.

    The Master of Arts in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling program specializes in community-based work as licensed professional counselors.

    The counseling program seeks to equip caring, committed and culturally aware individuals from all backgrounds with the knowledge and skills required to become professional counselors in school and community settings.
    Cohort size is limited, and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. For priority consideration, apply here by Nov. 1. For more information about either program visit counseling.truman.edu or email Karl Witt at karlwitt@truman.edu.


  • At-Home COVID Tests Available

    The Student Health Center has at-home COVID tests available. The Student Health Center is open throughout the summer, providing in-person services to students. Summer hours are 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.
  • CAE Summer Schedule

    Throughout the summer months the Center for Academic Excellence will continue to monitor the advise@truman.edu email and respond to inquiries as they come in. However, the Zoom open advising site will not be monitored regularly due to changes in summer staffing and work-flow. Open Zoom-in/walk-in advising will resume after fall classes start.

  • Student Health Center and UCS Available During the Summer


    The Student Health Center and University Counseling Services will continue to remain open throughout the summer.

    The Student Health Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday to continue to provide in-person services to students living on or off campus throughout the summer. 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. To schedule an appointment, call 660.785.4182 or email studenthealth@cfmcares.com.

    University Counseling Services is 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. UCS 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. The My SSP app is also available 24/7 during the summer. To schedule an appointment, call 660.785.4104 or email ucs@cfmcares.com.
  • Student Loans Available Through University Foundation

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    Students with financial needs that may interfere with their ability to continue their education can seek assistance through the Truman State University Foundation Loan Program.

    Foundation loans can come in the form of short-term loans, long-term loans, access loans and cultural loans. Applications go through the Financial Aid Office and are repaid directly to the University. Banks and outside lenders are not involved in the process.

    To be eligible for a Foundation loan students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and be in good academic standing. Students also need to demonstrate an ability to repay the loan in a timely manner. Deferments of up to five years are available for cultural and long-term loans, provided the student is enrolled on a full-time basis.

    In addition to scholarship assistance, the loan program is an example of the immediate impact of donations to the Truman State University Foundation. Gifts from alumni and friends allow Truman to provide assistance directly to students as they pursue their education.

    For more information on the Foundation loan program, contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@truman.edu, at 660.785.4130 or in person at McClain Hall 103.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available July 25.


  • Jesse Krebs

    Jesse Krebs, professor of music, clarinet, performed the world premiere of “respire” for clarinet and fixed audio at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest Conference in Reno, Nevada, June 29-July 3. The piece was composed for him by Andrew Hannon, professor of music composition at Appalachian State University, as a reaction to George Floyd’s murder in 2020. Krebs has been accepted to perform it again at the National College Music Society Conference in Long Beach, California, September 2022. While at the ClarinetFest conference, Krebs also had the honor of conducting the ICA Professors’ Clarinet Choir in a concert, which included an ensemble of more than 50 clarinet professors from around the world and the performance of two world premieres.