Upcoming Celebrations

Upcoming Celebrations

December 9, 2019

Dear Colleagues:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate in the following upcoming events!

  • Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception – Wednesday, December 11
    Our annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception will take place on December 11 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. at the University Residence located at 706 South Halliburton.  Shuttle service will be provided to the University Residence from McClain Hall (parking lot between McClain Hall and the Student Union), from Violette Hall (west side parking lot) and from Barnett Hall (front east entrance).  The shuttle service will run every 15 minutes beginning at 2:15 p.m.   I look forward to celebrating Truman and the holiday season with you!
  • Fall Commencement – Saturday, December 14
    Truman’s Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held on December 14 at 11:00 a.m. in Pershing Arena.  We will celebrate approximately 300 baccalaureate and master’s degree candidates and their families.  Dr. Sharron Quisenberry, Emeritus Professor of Entomology at Iowa State University, a 1966 alumna, and a loyal supporter of Truman, will be our Commencement Speaker.  Our graduating student speaker will be Trey J. Reinheimer, a computer science major with a theatre minor from St. Peters, Missouri.  I hope you will join us to cheer on our newest Truman graduates!
  • Casual Dress and Departmental Food Exchange Day – Friday, December 20
    December 20 is designated as Casual Dress and Departmental Food Exchange Day.  This annual tradition has grown quite popular and provides a fabulous opportunity for faculty and staff to mingle and dine on some very good food.  Those offices that do not have a food table are more than welcome to join the President’s Office celebration.

Best regards,