Arts & Entertainment

Truman student talks marimba, percussion

April 15, 2019

The marimba — which looks like a piano but instead consists of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets to produce music — is quite the misunderstood instrument and often confused with a xylophone. […]

Entertainment

Professor describes translating Holocaust letters

April 6, 2019

During 2017-2018 Timothy Farley, French professor at Truman State University, spent his sabbatical translating letters from the Holocaust. “It’s the liberal arts and science culture at Truman that allowed me to branch out into translation […]

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Bee talk creates campus buzz

March 28, 2019

One of the things Bridget Mendel Lee does as a beekeeper and teacher is help people get comfortable enough to work with honey bees without wearing protective gloves. She finds most people with intense phobias […]

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Former Truman student self-publishes novels

January 19, 2019

Brendan O’Brien, visiting writer and Truman State University alumnus, could not write about people, landscapes or events by sitting down at his computer. For his novels, an important part of his research involved observing people, […]

Arts & Entertainment

Truman graduate publishes poetry collection

December 9, 2018

Last month 2014 Truman State University graduate and writer, published his first book of poetry titled “What Loss Taught Me.”

Stephen Furlong chose to write poetry because he was blown away by the beauty and complexity of it. Furlong compared it to standing close to a painting and seeing the brushstrokes, and then by stepping away, one can see how ideas are woven together. That is one of the mystifying elements of writing, but he always thought that poetry was different. […]

Features

Truman alumna Renee Eveland speaks on social and political issues

November 29, 2018

Renee Eveland, lawyer and Truman State University alumna, decided that current events should be a key topic for the two presentations she will give as this semester’s English and Linguistics Senior Seminar keynote speaker. She said this fall has been such a historic moment for the United States with the Kavanaugh hearings and the midterms. She thought if she were a senior in college, she would want to discuss the cultural, social and political issues happening right now in the country. […]

Entertainment

Truman welcomes film festival

November 22, 2018

For the first time ever, Truman State University will be hosting a film festival. This was made possible by the students in Truman Short Film Fest, a class created by Jocelyn Cullity, English professor and film studies minor committee chair.  

Cullity created this class to teach students how to establish and run a film festival. With 20 students, they have spent the semester laying the groundwork, including event-planning, promotional work and crowdfunding. […]

Features

Textbook creator, educator to visit Truman

November 6, 2018

Back in 1975, Janet Burroway, a writer and teacher who will be visiting Truman State University, realized there was a problem in college classrooms across the country: no textbooks were available for creative writing students. Writing programs were appearing all over the country, but students were not provided with guidance from a text. Burroway said very few students even knew how to write, so she set out to write a book that would help students learn how to write short stories. […]

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Sig Ep hosts first annual Festa’s Fall Festival in honor of Roger Festa

October 29, 2018

Julius, along with his fraternity brothers at Sig Ep, are hosting the first annual Festa’s Fall Festival to honor Festa, who died of oral cancer this past spring. For 27 years, Festa had served as chapter adviser for Sig Ep, one of the longest tenured Sig Ep chapter advisers in the whole country. Sig Ep wanted to honor their adviser in a way that would make Festa proud and raise money for a good cause. […]

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Prairie dog expert speaks at Truman

October 16, 2018

John Hoogland, biology professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, had a busy couple of days before he arrived at Truman State University. Specifically, Hoogland needed to liquidate 800 traps and 11 observation towers, among other things, from his prairie dog field research assets. […]