Student Government election results released

16 Apr , 2015  


Truman State’s Student Government election results were announced tonight in the Student Union Building by sophomore Jake Buxton, Speaker of the Student Senate. The most contested race was for the President and Vice President ticket, which was won by juniors Molly Turner and J.J. Dorrell. Turner and Dorrell will be the President and Vice President, […]


‘Dogs win three in doubleheaders

16 Apr , 2015  

The Truman softball team came out on top during its most recent games. The ‘Dogs battled Rockhurst University and William Jewell College last Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs split their doubleheader against Rockhurst and defeated the William Jewell Cardinals during both games of their two game face-off. With their doubleheader against Quincy University postponed April [...]


‘Dog brings home a school record

16 Apr , 2015  

While the ‘Dogs came out swinging in the series against the Drury University Panthers 2-2 last weekend, senior first baseman Paul Trenhaile swung to top a Truman record. Trenhaile became the top Truman baseball player in RBIs, with 125 during his career. The ‘Dogs began the series with a bang as Trenhaile and junior third […]


Opinions Podcast #4

16 Apr , 2015   Video

The TMN Opinions Podcast features a discussion of recent commentary by TMN writers, hosted by Index columnist Conor Gearin. This week’s program includes discussions of the value of learning languages from other language families, the need for more live music in our lives, and how restoring urban wetlands can benefit wildlife and increase the beauty […]


Holi Festival colors Truman

16 Apr , 2015   Video


Color rained down from the sky last weekend in celebration of Holi — a Hindu festival of colors. Truman State’s International Club and Namaste Nepal hosted the festival last weekend. Senior Avisekh Maskey, president of Namaste Napal, says only Hindus participated historically, but the festival has gained popularity among non-Hindus throughout much of South Asia […]

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Index April 16, 2015

16 Apr , 2015  

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Student Government candidates explain platforms and ideas

15 Apr , 2015  


Student Government candidates are running campaigns that promise to fairly and accurately represent the student body, and advocate for diversity and unity at Truman State. Sophomore Clayton Berry, junior Molly Turner and junior Parker Conover are the presidential nominees — freshman Clarissa Todd, junior J.J. Dorrell and junior Zach Hollstrom are the vice presidential nominees. […]


Mending our ‘Dogs

14 Apr , 2015  

Junior Kevin Madden helps junior football player A.J. Hartfield stretch during an athletic training session.
PC: Devin Gillespie

For the student athletic trainers at Truman State, the major is more than a degree at graduation — it’s a full-time commitment. From prepping athletes and filling water bottles to applying training methods and assessing injuries, trainers devote their time and effort to our student athletes. The student trainers on campus have to handle strict […]


Protect urban wetlands

14 Apr , 2015  


Forest Park in St. Louis was not always a park — it was once a swampy floodplain which supported abundant wildlife. Wetlands in urban St. Louis and small-town Kirksville are valuable habitats, and we should work to preserve and restore them. Before the expansion of St. Louis, the area Forest Park now occupies was part […]


Charles McClain, Truman State president emeritus, dies at 83

14 Apr , 2015  


Higher education suffered a great loss when Truman State University president emeritus Charles McClain passed away peacefully Thursday, April 9 at age 83. Charles McClain was Truman’s president during 1970 – 1989 and was influential in guiding the development of Missouri’s only liberal arts university. McClain’s use of student assessment led to early recognition and […]


Index named Best In Division by MCMA, receives many statewide awards

14 Apr , 2015  


The Truman State University Index was named Best In Division by the Missouri College Media Association at its 2015 conference, beating out all other Missouri college newspapers at medium-sized four-year colleges and universities. Many of its individual members also were recognized for their achievements with statewide awards. The Index was honored for its writing, photography, […]


Top 5 Things With Finnish Origins

13 Apr , 2015  

Jonah is a junior studying this semester in Helsinki, Finland. Check in each week for posts from Jonah and other bloggers as they share their experiences abroad. Some of these may surprise you! I’ve said it many times here on my blog — I really didn’t know much about Finland before I came here to […]