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Making People Happy through Music

June 28, 2018

Paul Niehaus IV, a 2009 graduate who received a degree in music, has been busy putting his own stamp on the music industry as a performer, producer, audio engineer and record label owner. Blessed with a natural talent for hearing and understanding music, Paul knew he wanted to pursue a career in music by the […]


Mr. Myers Goes to Washington

January 9, 2018

A Missouri haberdasher turned political workhorse in Washington, D.C. — the life story of Harry Truman has been widely told. What many do not know, however, is his story shares some similarities with an alumnus of the school that now bears his name. Not long after graduating from the University with a Bachelor of Science […]


Truman Athletics Hall Of Fame Class Unveiled

November 10, 2017

Two of the most dominate female student-athletes in their respective sports and a conference championship basketball team highlight the class of 2017-18 for the Truman Athletics Hall of Fame. Elizabeth Economon (softball) and Sara Murray (women’s soccer) combine for more than 228 wins for the Bulldogs, eight NCAA tournament appearances, and each holds numerous school […]


Celebrating 150 Years!

July 14, 2017

Founded September 2, 1867, Truman State University is celebrating 150 years. There will be a community celebration on September 8, 2017, in downtown Kirksville. During Homecoming 2017, October 13-15, special activities will take place and the Sesquicentennial will be celebrated in numerous ways. Special promotions will continue through June 2018. For more information on Truman’s […]


Homecoming Honorees

October 7, 2015

During the Homecoming festivities, Truman will honor several outstanding alumni: • Alumnus of the Year: Steve Justice (’70, ’81) • Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Gail Crump (’64) • Young Alumni of the Year: Jason Turk (’02) & Janeen (Traen) Turk (’00) • Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal: Victor Childers (’55) • Bulldog Forever Volunteer of the Year: Naomal “Vid” Vidyasagara (’92) […]


In the spirit of giving…

November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving is only one week away, so we thought we’d do a Throwback Thursday to last week’s #TrumanTagDay! In case you missed it, here’s everything you need to know about this special campus-wide celebration. To all of those that have given to the University, both big and small, THANK YOU!


Truman alum’s incredible weight loss story

October 30, 2014

Truman alumni do some pretty amazing things after they graduate. Since leaving Kirksville, Becky Cutright (’08) has pursued a healthier lifestyle and her journey has even landed her a feature story in Dr. Oz’s The Good Life magazine. We caught up with her during Truman’s Homecoming 5K race to find out what motivates her.   […]