Truman’s NPR affiliate station, KKTR-FM, is off the air because of an accidental fiber cut in Kirksville. The audio is rebroadcast from Columbia’s KBIA station and is transmitted via fiber to the campus community. KKTR Chief Operator, Mark Smith, says power should be restored today. Repairs have been made to the fiber cable. KKTR is […]
Saturday afternoon a cluster of pink, purple and white balloons gracefully rose into the sky above the First United Methodist Church, concluding the celebration of the life and legacy of Truman professor and Kirksville community member Teri Heckert. Heckert passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19 after fighting breast cancer for almost a year. She was in […]
Truman State’s professional financial organization, Beta Alpha Psi, is offering its annual tax assistance program to Truman students and Kirksville residents throughout February and March. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, is a program BAP hosts every year during the spring tax season. This year, VITA volunteers will be available at Violette Hall, room 1424, […]
To help students learn proper etiquette for dining with potential employers,
the Career Center hosted an etiquette dinner yesterday.
The dinner consisted of a four-course meal, with many potential challenges
one might face in a professional dining situation, such as which way to pass the
bread (Hint: Always to the right) or how to put crackers in your soup (Hint: You
Better nutrition can be cheap and easy for college students, no matter whether they cook it themselves or find it in the dining hall. By making small changes, college students can begin to eat healthier no matter whether they live off campus and make their own meals, or rely on Sodexo for sustenance. Eating Right in […]
If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable walking home or unsure what to do if someone is invading your space a little too much, you might find the self-defense classes being sponsored by the Department of Public Safety this semester helpful. Assistant Chief of D.P.S. Chad Whittom says he has instructed one-time classes on self-defense methods for […]
Cartoonist Megan Archer comments on the typical Truman student’s idea of paying it forward.
Cartoonist Megan Archer reminds us to stay critical of environmental claims.
I hope this letter finds you well. Honestly, whatever you’re up to probably is better than where I am.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Boris Avdeyev. I’m part of the Olympic Opening Ceremony planning committee here in Sochi — perhaps you were one of the millions who watched it two weeks ago. Then I’m sure you’re one of the millions who saw the mechanical snowflakes that bloomed to make the Olympic logo, except for the fifth ring that didn’t open because of a technical malfunction.
Yep, that was me. That darn fifth ring.
You think Bob Costas and his eye infection is embarrassing? Try having only one job in the whole opening ceremony and messing it up.
5/5 stars Miyazaki’s final film is a heavy experience. It’s like being handed a stone that lets you understand the true weight of creativity. It’s about sacrifice and glory, and the fact that nothing beautiful and perfect comes to us for free. It is deeply sad, and truly gorgeous. Our protagonist, Jiro, begins as a […]
Non-Stop’s hero loves his family and hates airports. We know this in less than a minute. Here, the typecast, but always inspiring, Liam Neeson plays federal marshal Bill Marks, a less-confident version of the hero we’ve seen from him before. Marks is lonely, his eyes lingering on couples. He seems agitated and skittish, acutely aware of a Middle Eastern man. He later stares down a black businessman. Is he racist? Is he profiling? Is he simply noticing details?
Bill helps a little girl who is afraid of getting on the plane, which lets us know early on he has a heart of gold. But the act has an audience, winning over a stewardess. Coincidence, or is it calculated? The flight soon is underway, and feels mundane and familiar in the way only flights can. A woman is picky about her seat. The black businessman from earlier blocks the aisle for too long. The stewardess brings drinks.
This week, Ian talks to the current president of Truman’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha about his views on black history month and the current role of black actors in media.
In the Prescription this week are Son of God and Non-Stop!
Head Truman State men’s basketball coach Matt Woodley had a message to deliver this week to senior forward Mike Carlson before it hit the press.
With an announcement looming, Woodley called Carlson and informed him — he was named Great Lakes Valley Conference co-Player of the Year. The award marks him as the first player throughout the program’s 95-year history to earn conference Player of the Year honors.
Last Thursday night’s men’s basketball game against Quincy University was anything but
During the second half, junior Quincy guard Scott Hahn lapsed into a seizure minutes
after checking out of the game as he sat on the bench next to head coach Marty Bell. 15 minutes
of complete silence followed as Quincy and Truman athletic trainers and physicians gave
immediate treatment to Hahn as they waited for an ambulance to arrive.