Snow has the power to transform the campus into a winter wonderland! View some
photos of winter scenes of campus taken over the past several years.
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Seeking Lifelong Learners for Educational Weekend on Campus
If you are an alumnus or alumna who yearns to recapture a few days of the
college experience, a teacher in need of some classroom enrichment ideas and
continuing education credit, or a member of the community seeking a sampling of the
liberal arts experience that Truman is known for, then we think you'll love the
Taste of Truman. This three-day-long educational opportunity at Truman on June
24-26, 2011, will feature unique classes taught by some of Truman's top
professors. For $150 participants get access to two extended courses, four
lectures, exclusive extracurricular activities, two continental breakfasts,
three lunches and a banquet. Some Truman memorabilia and a commemorative t-shirt
are also included in the price. The normal cost for a comparable one credit
course would be more than $250.
Young Alumni Blog
Each month, a different Truman alumnus/na tells us what they have been doing
after graduating from Truman State University. This month, Brian Rose
('06) writes about working as a documentary film maker in Kansas City.
You can also watch his newest film, a short he created for the Association of
Moving Archivists; the association held a competition for films on the
importance of film preservation, and Brian's submission took top honors.
Brian also researched and wrote a feature-length documentary on the Battle of
Wilsonís Creek, the second major battle of the Civil War and the first in
Missouri, that is expected to air in 2011 on PBS.
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Boost in Enrollment
With a total enrollment of 6,035 students for the 2010-2011 academic year,
Truman currently enjoys the highest enrollment it has seen in five years. Final
enrollment figures indicate the number of first-time freshmen increased by more
than five percent, and the number of full-time students is up by more than three
"To increase every aspect of our enrollment speaks volumes about the quality and
affordability of a Truman education," said University President Troy D. Paino.
"Students and their parents are paying closer attention to every detail of their
college decision, and Truman has such a great academic reputation and relatively
low cost that it cannot be overlooked."
Truman students come from 35 states and 43 countries. More than 75 percent are
Missouri residents, with students from Illinois, Iowa and Kansas comprising the
largest number of out-of-state students.
New Master of Arts in Leadership
Starting with the Spring 2011 semester, Truman State University will begin offering a
new master's program designed for individuals wanting to advance personal and
professional goals. The
Master of Arts in Leadership program can help anyone
contemplating a change in career, seeking to add an emphasis to prior
professional credentials and experiences or just wanting to excel in their
current career. The program will help participants acquire a greater
understanding of how to lead and navigate organizations and how to build
successful relations within and among organizations.
The Master of Arts in Leadership includes a solid theoretical foundation in
personal and organizational leadership, plus experiential learning consisting of
simulations, case studies and internships that will enable students to progress
from the study of leadership to its application and practice. Graduates will
have completed a specialization area designed to advance the individual's
personal leadership goals. Sharing perspectives with a diverse group of
traditional and nontraditional peer learners with a variety of academic and
professional backgrounds will enhance the learning experience.
Bright Minds Bright Futures Campaign: $26.6 Million and Counting
past year Truman State University celebrated the "Bright Minds Bright Futures"
campaign by hosting regional events all around the country. Thanks to gifts
large and small, the comprehensive campaign has raised more than $26.6 million
to date. With just over six months remaining before the end of the campaign on
June 30, 2011, alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff still have time to
participate in the campaign and help the University reach the $30 million goal.
Alumni like Mike McClaskey ('85) and Janet (Yearns) McClaskey
('84) have demonstrated
generous support for the campaign. Both have achieved distinguished careers, and
the alumni couple is making plans to share their success with future generations
of Truman students through a $1 million estate gift to Truman.
Read more about the McClaskeys
Since the 1980s, Truman has experienced a gradual decrease in state
appropriations, and recent and projected declines in state funding have
intensified the need to expand Truman's endowment. Gifts made to the campaign
will help sustain the innovative curriculum, maintain small class sizes, retain
exceptional professors, and provide activities and special events that enrich
the Truman experience for today's students.
Visit the campaign Website at http://campaign.truman.edu and make a gift today! Check out photos from the
regional campaign events at
Alumni in the News
Helen (Breidenstein) Fenlon ('64) and Bob Fenlon ('65),
of Mexico, Mo., were honored with the Stribling Community Service Award
presented by the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce. The Fenlons are both partners
in Fenlon and Fenlon, Attorneys at Law.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Schuerman ('00), an associate with Tabbert
Hahn Earnest & Weddle, LLP, was selected as the 2010 Indianapolis Bar
Association Young Lawyer of the Year. As committee chair of the Young Lawyers
Division Bar Enhancement Committee, she organized well-attended and highly
praised quarterly luncheons including a judges roundtable, mediator's
roundtable, and a financial planning session. She has also volunteered on the Go
Green committee and participated in community beautification projects with Keep
Andrew Greiner ('08, '09) successfully completed the Uniform CPA Exam and was among 16 recipients honored with an Excel Award. The
award is granted to Illinois CPAs who achieved a total average score of 90 or
more and completed all four parts of the exam within two consecutive testing
windows and were in the top five percent of the scores of those who completed
all the requirements in Illinois. Medals are awarded to those with the
top scores in the state.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Arizona Alumni Chapter: Ronza Night
Iowa Alumni Chapter: Iowa Energy Game and Pizza
Iowa Alumni Chapter: Bulldog Wrestling
Hospitality Room @ Grand View University
Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter: Gold
St. Louis Alumni Chapter: Social Hour
Iowa Alumni Chapter: Iowa Bucs Game and Dinner
Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter: Bulldog
Basketball Hospitality Room
For more details and information on all alumni
events, go to the Alumni Calendar at
Truman Travel Program: Alaska in August 2011
Join other Truman alumni and friends who have already signed up for the Truman
Travel Program to Alaska in August 2011. The Truman Alumni
Association is offering two travel options: 1) an Alaska Cruise (eight
days/seven nights, and 2) a CruiseTour with land travel (15 days/14 nights).
Alumni, friends and all other members of the Truman community are invited to
participate in these trips organized by the Truman Alumni Association. Reserve
your space today! For pricing and other details, visit
http://alumni.truman.edu/TravelProgram.asp or contact Denise Smith, (660)
785-4133, email@example.com. Planning
ahead for 2012? Watch for details on a trip to Ireland.
Help Students Find Internships
Internships can provide students with much needed experience for the job market. If your company or organization would like to offer internship opportunities to Truman students, you can list your internship positions for all Truman students to search at no cost to you. For more information, contact the University Career Center, (660) 785-4353, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://career.truman.edu.
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Truman Alumni Chapter for 2011
Benefits of membership include:
--nationwide travel discounts
--Kirksville hotel discounts
--discounts at both University bookstores
--free admission to most home Truman athletic
--membership in Working Advantage
--free or discounted admission to many alumni chapter events
--and much more!
Individual Membership: $20
Joint Membership: $30
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Cape Air is Kirksville's newest airline, and
they are providing daily flights to Lambert-St.
Louis International Airport. Book your flight
today by visiting
or by calling 660.627.0100 or 1.866.CAPE.AIR
Congratulations to Jeremy Mapp, winner of the
December 2010 drawing. Jeremy won a Truman
Answer our Pop Quiz to enter drawing for
a Truman Travel Mug!
Who is Pershing Arena named after?
1. John J. Pershing
2. David L. Pershing
3. Joseph B. Pershing
4. Charles R. Pershing
FOR A CLUE,
to Lisa Sinak, winner of the previous drawing!
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