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City council candidates

March 27, 2014

Four candidates, including two incumbents, are running for two City Council seats in the election  The four City Council candidates assembled to discuss their histories and their plans for the City March 25 at Kirksville […]

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City hires new assistant manager

March 6, 2014

Assistant City Manager Ashley Young began his new position more than a week ago, and the Index sat down to talk to him about his new position.
CH: What did you do before you came to this position?
AY: Before I came to the City of Kirksville I was the Director of Communications at Complete Family Medicine.
CH: So you have been in Kirksville a while then?
AY: Yes, for approximately 12 years since I came to Truman as a freshman. I graduated in ’07 and went straight into the workforce here in Kirksville. […]

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Students find a way to eat healthier

February 27, 2014

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 […]

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Senate passes gender identity resolution

February 27, 2014

The “Transgender” in LGBT has been a topic of discussion for Student Senate, concluding with passing a resolution to protect students from discrimination because of gender identity.
The resolution, which passed 17-0-2, recommends Truman State’s Board of Governors revise the nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity and expression. […]

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Paino presents State of the University address

February 20, 2014

University President Troy Paino had mostly positive news to relay during his annual speech addressing the state of the University Tuesday.
During his address, Paino discussed topics ranging from state appropriations to the outlook for next year’s budget to continuing curriculum focuses.
Paino spoke first about the current budget disputes in the legislature. He said in Gov. Nixon’s budget, higher education funding will increase. The majority of the Governor’s increase was performance-based, and Truman State met all five performance indicators, Paino said. He said the Governor also allotted money for STEM funding so Truman could receive as much as an 8 percent funding increase next year. […]

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University $110 million behind on projects

February 18, 2014

Truman State has deferred more than $100 million for maintenance projects throughout campus.
Major maintenance projects, such as renovations to McClain and Baldwin Halls, have been delayed for several years. A recent report to the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee listed $111 million of backlogged maintenance on campus, said Dave Rector, Vice President for Administration, Finance and Planning.
Rector said this list included all maintenance projects currently deferred on campus. He said the report’s purpose was to give the state a sense of what work needs to be done, rather than an expectation that all the projects will be funded. […]