COMMUNITY

Festival Celebrates 40 years

Festival Celebrates 40 years

Forty years ago, Ron Hediger set up shop at a small crafts fair in Kirksville. Yesterday, Hediger and that same crafts fair, the Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival, celebrated their 40th anniversary in the community. This year, 107 vendors from all over the Midwest participated in the Arts & Crafts Festival, former festival chair […]

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9/11 Ceremony at Kirksville Square

9/11 Ceremony at Kirksville Square

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Kirksville fire department held a ceremony in honor of those lost. TMN reporter Nasharee Thomas has the story.

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Memorial Ceremony

Memorial Ceremony

The Kirksville Fire Department will host a memorial ceremony tomorrow for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony will begin at 8:46 a.m. on the North side of the Adair County courthouse in downtown Kirksville. The ceremony should last about 30 minutes, says Chief Tom Collins, and will consist of a […]

CAMPUS

Ceremony Honors Professor

Ceremony Honors Professor

About 100 students, faculty, community and family members gathered at Red Barn Park Sept. 12 to officially dedicate a memorial tree to the late Teri Heckert, a psychology professor at Truman State. Friends, family and former students spoke during the ceremony about the impact Heckert had on their lives. During her speech, Truman alumna Katie […]

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Early Morning Storm Sieges Kirksville

Early Morning Storm Sieges Kirksville

Footage captured in the early morning hours in Kirksville shows some minor flooding around Truman’s campus and damages in the area caused by severe weather on September 9th through September 10th. Reported by Dan Stewart, filmed by Rem Zimmerman.

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Memorial planned for psychology professor

Memorial planned for psychology professor

Dr. Teri Heckert, a Truman State University Psychology professor, gave 20 years of

service to the university and to the community before she passed away in February 2014.

To honor the contributions Dr. Heckert made throughout her years, Truman’s Office of

Advancement will hold a celebration and tree dedication on September 12th, which would

have been Dr. Heckert’s 46th birthday.

EDITORIAL

What in the World is Happening in Gaza

What in the World is Happening in Gaza

Sarah Muir The conflict in Gaza, Palestine might seem like a far-removed issue, but its impact on US politics could affect everyday citizens. If you haven’t been keeping up, here’s what you need to know about the situation. Where this is happening The Gaza Strip is a tiny slice of Palestinian territory governed by Hamas, according to aJuly 17 Vox article. It borders Israel, the Mediterranean Sea and a small part of Egypt. Who’s fighting Hamas, the organization governing the Gaza Strip, and Israel. Hamas is a political organization with a very active militant wing that doesn’t recognize the state of Israel, and as a result Israel blockades the Gaza Strip, according to the Vox article. Needless to say, there is constant tension throughout the region. Why they are fighting The first thing to understand is that the history surrounding the Gaza Strip and Israel is too complicated to fit into this column. If you want to know more information about that history, visit this Vox article.

Spring

Spring

Cartoonist Megan Archer comments on the marketing value of spring weather at Truman.

Finale

Finale

Cartoonist Megan Archer comments on the ending of a popular sitcom.

LIFESTYLE

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Review

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Review

Don’t let the previews fool you — this is much more than a love story. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a film bursting with culture, and it is a breath of fresh air from the average film starring American characters and set in American locations. The music, sets and dialogue are rich with Indian and French […]

By September 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lessons from a cross-campus cyclist

Lessons from a cross-campus cyclist

Buying my first bike seemed like a great idea. I’d learned to ride as a child on the smooth and crowd-less sidewalks of my suburban neighborhood, and as the saying goes, you never forget how to ride a bike. So at 19 years old I purchased an adorable 1972 red Schwinn bicycle to ride across […]

Movie Review: “The Giver”

Movie Review: “The Giver”

If I could describe the film “The Giver” in one word it would be this — Profound. As the main character Jonas experienced the world’s memories, I was floored by an overwhelming sense of awe. The happiness of a wedding, the horror of war and the warmth of love all enveloped me. Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, experiences all of these emotions in a matter of months and sees that life isn’t worth living if these emotions aren’t present.

Thwaites does an amazing job of conveying this large range of emotions. Whether it’s the joy and love he feels with Gabriel and Fiona, or the pain and sadness of realizing how broken his world is, ‘Jonas’ shows everything he feels. Not to mention he is devilishly handsome.

SPORTS

Basketball has new head coach

Basketball has new head coach

Former assistant coach Chris Foster takes over as head coach of Truman State’s men’s basketball team after former head coach Matt Woodley accepted a position with the NBA Development League. The announcement of Woodley’s departure came during the basketball team’s first week of practice. Athletic Director Jerry Wollmering says Woodley notified him at the beginning […]

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Building on last year

Building on last year

The Truman State men’s soccer team has great outlooks for the upcoming season, with the personnel and depth to take the Great Lakes Valley Conference by storm. Men’s soccer returns eight starters from last year’s team. Coming off of a 7-8-3 finish during their first year of being a part of the GLVC, the men […]

Football is back in town

Football is back in town

For the Truman State football team, summer is not a time for rest and relaxation on the beach. Summer is when the team begins to run, lift and get ready for football to give them the best chance they have to win. For the team, August means more than the start of a new semester. It means the start of a new season and an opportunity to win a Great Lakes Valley Conference title.

During the past two years the Bulldogs have shown that Truman’s reputation does not hinge only on the success in the classroom. The football team proved throughout their season that they were unlike any Truman football team in recent years. Last year, the team had statistically the best defense since 1994, as well as a strong kicker with senior Jacob Lamp who helped the team become 3rd in the country for kickoff returns and 2nd in overall punt average.

TMN TELEVISION

Full Show 9.11.14

Full Show 9.11.14

Join Chad Davis and Amber Draper in the studio as we highlight recent storm damage, protests against a proposed power line, and Kirksville’s commemorations for the anniversary or 9/11. Stay tuned for the Dog Pound as we say goodbye to Truman’s head basketball coach and find out what Truman students think about the new iPhone […]

By September 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Early Morning Storm Sieges Kirksville

Early Morning Storm Sieges Kirksville

Footage captured in the early morning hours in Kirksville shows some minor flooding around Truman’s campus and damages in the area caused by severe weather on September 9th through September 10th. Reported by Dan Stewart, filmed by Rem Zimmerman.

By September 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Full Show 9.4.14

Full Show 9.4.14

Join Ingrid Roettgen and Scott Kriegshauser in the studio as we highlight police practices in Ferguson, Obama’s response to the Islamic State, and the Global Issues Colloquium right here on campus. Stay tuned for a Bulldog sports update.

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