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University Preps for Sesquicentennial

August 14, 2017

On Sept. 2, the University will officially be 150 years old. To celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary, there will be a variety of activities throughout the 2017-18 academic year. For additional information on events and future updates, check out the sesquicentennial website at


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 […]


Get Tickets for President Paino’s “Last Lecture”

April 18, 2016

Truman State University President Troy Paino will give his “last lecture” 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, a ticket will be required. Tickets are available now and may be picked up in the SAB Office in the Student […]


Campaign Celebration in Washington, D.C.

March 31, 2016

Alumni and friends are invited to a regional celebration for Truman State University’s Pursue the Future Campaign. Join us for a reception and dinner on Saturday, April 16, in Washington, D.C., and learn how you can support the campaign. Special guests include Truman alumni Alphonso Jackson (’68, ’69) and Linda Miller (’70), along with University President […]


Celebrate National Truman Spirit Day April 1

March 29, 2016

Are you ready to show your Truman spirit! The Truman Alumni Association Board of Directors designated the first Fridays of the month in April and October as National Truman Spirit Days, which means the next Spirit Day is Friday, April 1, 2016. Students, alumni and friends are encouraged to submit a photo demonstrating their Truman pride. Categories […]


Homecoming Photos & Videos

November 2, 2015

There was plenty of school spirit  as alumni and friends visited the Truman campus the weekend of Oct. 9-11, 2015, to celebrate Homecoming. Relive the fun or check out what you missed by browsing through our Homecoming photos and videos. PHOTOS Bulldog Forever Homecoming Celebration Banquet Golden Alumni Diploma Ceremony Pursue the Future Campaign Public Phase Announcement Bulldog […]


VIDEO: Bulldog Forever Homecoming Celebration Oct. 9

October 12, 2015

Watch a video of the Bulldog Forever Homecoming Celebration, which included the Golden Alumni Diploma Ceremony, introductions of the 2015 Homecoming honorees, and the “Pursue the Future” campaign kickoff celebration. The event took place on campus in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.


Livestream of “Pursue the Future” Campaign Kickoff

October 9, 2015

This year’s Homecoming festivities at Truman State University include an exciting kickoff celebration for the $40 million  “Pursue the Future” Campaign – Truman’s biggest and most ambitious fundraising effort to date. If you can’t be on campus for Homecoming (Oct. 9-11),  you can still join in on the fun by watching a livestream of the campaign kickoff celebration on Friday, […]


Homecoming Schedule & Event Information

October 7, 2015

Whether it’s been years since you’ve been on campus or you just graduated this past May, we look forward to seeing you on campus for Homecoming. All alumni, families and friends are invited to the Homecoming festivities (Oct. 9-11) for a weekend packed with fun events  that range from the parade, to the tailgate, to Bulldog sporting events. […]


Homecoming Honorees

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) […]