Prof. Nelson commission


Prof. Rusty Nelson (Visual Communication, Illustration) recently completed a commission from the members of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Adair Post 2508 for a mural to honor the service from World War I through the Iraq War of veterans of all service brances.  An image of the mural appears above, and below is an image of Prof. Nelson (back row, fourth from the left) with members ofPost 2508 at the dedication ceremony for the mural.  To view the mural, please contact the Post at (660) 665-6009.


Prof. Pauls Retrospective

Congratulations to Prof. Jim Pauls on the recent retrospective of his sculptures held January & February 2010 in the University Art Gallery.  This significant exhibition featured both large- and small-scale sculptures made during Pauls' time at Truman as well as one or two pieces from his graduate work at Northern Illinois University.  Prof. Pauls can be contacted at

Art History Students Attend CAA in Chicago


A group of Art History majors attended the recent College Art Association conference in Chicago.  CAA is the national conference and professional organization for those involved in teaching art, art history, and graphic design at the university level also includes others such as museum professionals, those involved in the art market, and so on (for more, see  Students worked as room monitors, attended sessions, and visited museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, where the picture above was taken.  Thanks to Valerie Lazalier for sharing this picture with the Department!