School of Social and Cultural Studies

  • Forensics Team Among Best in Nation

    May 1, 2019

    Among more than 90 schools competing in both speech and debate activities at the National Forensic Association Championship hosted in the Santa Ana, Calif., School District, the Truman forensic union placed third in the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Twelve students traveled to the competition, and three Truman’s debaters placed among the top 16 in the nation. Senior Tyler … Read More

  • Students Receive Award at American Model United Nations Conference

    February 28, 2019

    In late November, Dr. Meg Edwards led 25 students from her Model United Nations course to participate in the American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago, Ill. Truman students represented Bhutan and Ethiopia in the four-day conference, alongside approximately 1,500 participants from 97 universities. Truman State University was recognized with an Outstanding Delegation Award … Read More

  • Truman Forensics Earns Missouri State Championships

    February 25, 2019

    Truman Forensics closed its regular season on Feb. 23, 2019, with an incredible showing at the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities (MAFA) Championship Tournament, hosted this year by Webster University in St. Louis. The team earned 14 state championships, including first place in Harold Lawson Debate Sweepstakes for the third year in a row and … Read More

  • New Book by Dr. Huping Ling

    February 2, 2019

    Huping Ling, professor history, presented a copy of her book, Asian American History and Cultures: An Encyclopedia, to Elizabeth Clark, dean, School of Social and Cultural Studies. With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this exhaustive encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America from earliest contact to the present day. Organized topically by … Read More

  • Forensics 2018 MO Debate Champions (Again)!

    February 23, 2018

    For the second year in a row, the Truman State University Forensic Union has earned Missouri’s Harold Lawson Debate Championship. The team competed February 16th and 17th at the 2018 Missouri Association of Forensic Activities (MAFA) Championship Tournament, hosted this year on Truman’s campus. In addition to winning the open debate division of the tournament, … Read More

  • Hoover Archives Acquires the Papers of Linghu Pu, Nationalist Official in North China

    January 30, 2017

    Linghu Pu (1910–2000) was a high-ranking Nationalist official in Shanxi Province in North China from 1945 to 1949. Born into a family of Shanxi merchants, Linghu Pu aspired to be a politician. He studied political science and law at Zhongguo University in Beijing from 1933 to 1937, where he emerged as a student leader of … Read More

  • Professor Ling Featured in The World Journal

    January 25, 2017

    Dr. Huping Ling, Professor of History, was featured in the Jan. 22, 2017 issue of The World Journal, “Huping Ling Uncovers Unknown Chinese History at Hoover Institution Archives” Weblink The World Journal is a daily Chinese-language newspaper serving overseas Chinese in North America, the largest Chinese-language newspaper in the United States. Ling has been featured … Read More