History Blog

  • 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.

  • Mount Vernon Internships and Leadership Fellowships

    December 6, 2016

    Mount Vernon offers a number of opportunities each summer for internships and rising sophomores can apply for prestigious Leadership Fellows program (a 6-week summer institute). For more information see their website or TSU’s Facebook page.

  • TSU Historical Society 110th Anniversary

    December 5, 2016

    Truman’s Historical Society is 110 years old! Come and celebrate this milestone with us. The Historical Society is hosting a potluck on Friday, 9 December, at 7pm in Violette Hall 1408. Pizza and ice cream cake will be provided; please bring a side dish.

  • Mandell Highlighted by Missouri Humanities Council

    December 1, 2016

      Dr. Daniel Mandell, recipient of the Missouri Humanities Council‘s 2015 Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, has just been highlighted in the fall/winter 2016 issue of MOHumanities (45-46).  

  • Sadie Williams, UN Intern

    November 16, 2016

    Rob Andrew, the Department of State Diplomat in Residence–Central for the United Nations, highlighted our very own Sadie Williams on his Facebook page yesterday (https://www.facebook.com/DIRCentral/). Here is the post: Today I would like to feature Sadie Williams, who is doing an internship with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Mission to the UN in New […]

  • Judicial Archives Project

    November 14, 2016

    Judicial Archives Project interns Melanie Dippold, Starlight Katsaros, Kymberly Maine and Hannah Stilley toured the Missouri State Archives Nov. 3 in Jefferson City. Students met conservators and other archivists and attended demonstrations in the conservation laboratory. Mary McIntosh, the field archivist responsible for running the Records Preservation Program in northeast Missouri, and Jason McDonald, history […]

  • Global Studies Colloquium

    November 4, 2016

    Hemanta Kafley, Assistant Professor of Biology, Tarleton State University, and Brad Thornton, Biology and Environmental Studies, Truman State University, will speak on current conservation efforts in the Himalayas on Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00 pm in Magruder 2001. Dr. Hemanta Kafley and Truman student Brad Thornton will discuss current conservation efforts in Nepal and Bhutan. These small Himalayan countries […]

  • US State Department Contest

    October 28, 2016

    Wonk Tank 2.0 After the success of last year’s competition, Wonk Tank is back! The U.S. Department of State is calling on university students across the United States to showcase their potential to be America’s next great “policy wonk.” We recognize the growing role young people are playing in shaping the global agenda and want […]

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