Study Abroad Fair

12-4 p.m.

Oct. 11
Student Union Building Georgian Room

Students can talk with program sponsors, advisors and students who have previously studied abroad. Advisors can help students find out which program is best suited for their goals.


Historical Society Meeting

Truman’s Historical Society will meet Thursday, 22 September in Violette Hall 1408. On the agenda is the 4-credit-hour course History major proposal. If you have questions about how this proposed revision will (or will not) affect you plan to attend.

All are welcome.

Global Issues Colloquium Sponsors Presentations

This fall, the Global Issues Colloquium will feature five events to help raise campus awareness of current international issues.

The first event of the colloquium, “Transnational Latin American Revolutionary Solidarity with the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party in the 1950s and Beyond,” will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Magruder Hall 2001. This presentation will use the stories of Carlos Padilla and Rosa Meneses, two members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party (PRNP), to examine three issues related to Puerto Rico and Latin America in the 1950s. The issues this presentation addresses largely occurred prior to the 1959 Cuban revolution, but they provide insight into the revolutionary currents that existed throughout Latin America in the pivotal decade leading up to it.

Other presentations scheduled for this semester include: “The Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras,” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Student Union Building Georgian Room C; “International Development: Is there hope?” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magruder Hall 2001; “Natural Treasures in Peril: Challenges and Successes in Conservation from the Himalayas,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Magruder Hall 2001; and “Youth and African Development – Harnessing the Demographic Dividend” at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in Magruder Hall 2001.

The colloquium was first developed more than a dozen years ago as an informal attempt to broaden conversations about current issues affecting the world. More recently, it has found a niche within the structure of the International Studies Program. Charged with “sustaining and enhancing an atmosphere in which global thinking becomes habitual,” the colloquiums aim to help the broader community understand the “strengths, beauties and core humanity of other cultures.” For further information on these event, visit the Global Colloquium’s webpage at

Global Image

Museum Studies Exhibit

A number of History majors participated in the creation of the exhibit. Go and see their great work.

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Senior Seminar 2016

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Job/paid internship opportunity

A group of community members from Scotland County, working with Chris Kempke from the Missouri Extension Office there, want to preserve an old school house and get it listed on the National Registry for Historic Places. They would like to identifyi a student who might be interested in helping them do the historical research, mapping, and paperwork necessary for this application process. 

The community group has done quite a bit of fundraising and it sounds like they could pay someone for their time and they would like to get started soon, but there’s not a tight timeline. This could be a good summer job or paid internship for credit.

If you would like additional information contact Professor Amber Johnson (

What Happened to the Mammoths?

Dr. Todd Surovell, Director of the George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Wyoming,  will present two talks to the Kirksville community:

Tuesday, 29 March at 8pm in SUB Alumni Room:

Ethnoarchaeology of Mongolian Dhuka Reindeer Herders


Wednesday, 30 March at noon in Gutensohn Clinic, Room 357, ATSU

What Happened to the Mammoths?

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WWI Workshop and Talk

Dr Shawn Faulkner’s recent visit to Truman as the 2016 Kohlenberg-Towne Lecturer was great success. Students got a hands-on feel for what it was like to be a soldier in the trenches and the evening lecture was standing room only.IMG_1245IMG_1247

Women’s History Month Speaker


Truman alumna Karianne Jones JD, will present

Finding Women:  An Examination of the Women’s Rights Movement in the Supreme Court

on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the SUB Activities Room. This event is a collaboration between the Multicultural Affairs Center and the Women and Gender Studies Committee.