Invitation to Upcoming Celebrations

Invitation to Upcoming Celebrations

December 4, 2023

Dear Colleagues:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to three wonderful upcoming events!

  • Faculty, Staff, and Retirees Holiday Reception – Wednesday, December 13
    As another venue for faculty, staff, and retirees to socialize, I invite you to the annual Faculty, Staff, and Retirees Holiday Reception will take place on Wednesday, December 13, 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), Violette Hall (west side parking lot), and 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 16
    Truman’s Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held on December 16 at 11:00 a.m. in Pershing Arena.  Laura Brooks, 2009 alumna and co-founder and managing partner of Foundation Collective, a premier consultancy specializing in developing actionable go-to-market and brand strategies, will be our Commencement Speaker.  Our graduating student speaker will be Mike Owsley, a political science and international relations/creative writing double major from Springfield, Missouri.  I hope you will join us to cheer on our newest Truman graduates!
  • Casual Dress and Departmental Food Exchange Day – Friday, December 22
    December 22 is Truman’s Casual Dress and Departmental Food Exchange Day.  This eagerly anticipated annual tradition provides a terrific opportunity for faculty and staff to mingle and dine on yummy food.

Hope to see you there!