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History Graduate Receives Honors Scholars Medal

June 15, 2017

Congratulations to history graduate, Alec Graham, who was among the 10 talented students who received recognition as Honors Scholar graduates for Spring 2017.  Honors Scholar medals were presented at a pre-commencement ceremony on May 12. Truman’s Honors Scholar Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences component of their […]

Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions

June 11, 2017

Professor of History Marc Becker has published a textbook Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions with the assistance of his students in his Latin American Revolutions classes from the Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 semesters. He wrote the book because Latin American Revolutions is a commonly taught course at Truman and elsewhere, but no synthetic text exists […]

2017 Kohlenberg-Towne Lecture

March 9, 2017

2017 Early Vreeland Lecture

Global Issues Colloquium

February 21, 2017

When Elephants Fight: How Global Geopolitical Changes Affect African Institutions “Dr. Quinn will discuss his book which describes how two region-wide shifts in prevailing political and economic institutions and practices of sub-Saharan Africa can be linked to two prior global geopolitical realignments: the end of WWII with the ensuing American and Soviet led bipolar system, […]

Truman Foundation Scholarship Applications Available

Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2017-18 are now available. Applications can be submitted and revised until the deadline of midnight, March 9. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Scholarships, Foundation Scholarship Application. This is the primary application process for current students. The process […]

Ling Donates Papers to Hoover Institute

January 31, 2017

Huping Ling donates her father’s archives to Hoover, with Dr. Erick Wakin, the Director of Hoover Archives and Library, and Dr. Hsiao-ting Lin, the Curator of the East Asian Collection and Research Fellow, 16 December 2016. For additional information about the papers involved see the full story at

Huping Ling featured in The World Journal

January 24, 2017

Professor Huping Ling was featured on 22 January 2017 in The World Journal. The article, “Huping Ling Uncovers Unknown Chines History at the Hoover Institution Archives,” highlights her findings from her current book project “Sword Blue: A Chiang Kai-shek’s Man.” It depicts a century-long history of China from 1910 to 2010 through the glories, sufferings, and […]

Spring history lectures

January 12, 2017

Early-Vreeland Lecture: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm, VH1000. Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will discuss how capitalism can be overcome through increased democracy using the recent global economic crisis as an example. Wolff’s approach will help explain recent problems with globalization, including the current populist backlash that is sweeping […]

Study Abroad Foundation Scholarships Now Available

December 12, 2016

Foundation scholarships for those studying abroad in 2017 are open to students. Applications are online and are due by midnight, Jan. 19. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab and click “Foundation Scholarship Application” under Student Finance.