Basketball

‘Dogs get cuts for colon cancer

April 25, 2016

Senior center Michalina Tomczak and senior guard Kasey Gassensmith shaved their heads to raise awareness about colon cancer April 10. Gassensmith donated her locks to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, and the two raised more than $1,500 for Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. […]

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Smoking ban threatens freedoms

February 12, 2015

Effective July 2015, Truman State will be entirely tobacco-free. The University’s new policy will ban all use of tobacco products, as well as electronic nicotine delivery systems such as e-cigarettes. We support the campus ban […]

Baseball

Baseball Team Raises Funds to Fight Cancer

November 18, 2014 and

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Truman State’s baseball team is collaborating with the non-profit organization Vs. Cancer to collect donations to help fund pediatric cancer research. The team is accepting monetary donations through its website with Vs. Cancer. Their […]

Arts & Entertainment

Truman Students Travel to Middle East

October 2, 2014

This past summer, 12 Truman students traveled to the Middle East on a study abroad trip, visiting Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank. To view the documentary version of this news story, please click here . […]

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Index writer offers advice for protection from fall UV rays

September 11, 2014

Even as the heat of summer fades into fall, the sun still beats down upon Truman State’s campus. Students’ skin still is vulnerable to the damaging effects of overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Overexposure to UV rays can result in severe skin damage and skin cancer.

Protect yourself this semester by following these simple steps recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Wear Sunscreen

Even if it is just a lazy afternoon on The Quad, using sunscreen can help prevent skin damage and skin cancer. Shade from trees does not entirely eliminate risk. […]

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Dedication ceremony scheduled for Sept. 12

September 11, 2014

Friends, family, students and colleagues of late Truman State psychology professor Teresa Heckert will gather to dedicate a tree honoring her life at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Red Barn Park. Sept. 12 would have been Heckert’s 46th birthday. Heckert passed away from breast cancer Feb. 19 of this year. Planned Giving Officer Bradley Chambers said a reception will follow the ceremony.

“[Heckert]’s husband and her two children plan to attend, so it’s an opportunity for us to really embrace them,” Chambers said. “We are creating a memory, we hope, with the Heckert family, where all of us can remember [Heckert] and recognize the importance she had, not only to her family, but to her Truman family.”
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Shop and contribute to the greater good

September 11, 2014

All I wanted to do was buy a cup holder I could put on the handlebars of my bike. I began my search at Amazon.com. When I opened the page, however, I was greeted with a large box asking me if I wanted to leave Amazon and try a new site, Amazon Smile.

I clicked “yes” out of sheer curiosity.

Amazon Smile is business at its finest. It uses Amazon’s huge customer base and giant profits to help better our world.

Upon entering the site, you are asked to pick a charity. For every purchase you make, 0.5 percent of your order subtotal will be donated to your charity by Amazon. While that might not seem like a lot of money at first glance, it really is a way to buy for the greater good. All I wanted to do was buy a cup holder I could put on the handlebars of my bike. I began my search at Amazon.com. When I opened the page, however, I was greeted with a large box asking me if I wanted to leave Amazon and try a new site, Amazon Smile.

I clicked “yes” out of sheer curiosity.

Amazon Smile is business at its finest. It uses Amazon’s huge customer base and giant profits to help better our world.

Upon entering the site, you are asked to pick a charity. For every purchase you make, 0.5 percent of your order subtotal will be donated to your charity by Amazon. While that might not seem like a lot of money at first glance, it really is a way to buy for the greater good. […]

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Students should remain idealistic

April 24, 2014

A few days ago, I came across Steve Jobs’ commencement address at Stanford University. It’s a fascinating speech by a college dropout who became one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation. After providing anecdotes about love, life and his struggles with pancreatic cancer, Jobs left the Stanford graduating class with the farewell, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
His message to remain hungry and foolish must be taken beyond its literal meaning, and I consider his parting comments as an invitation to foster idealism. College perhaps is the best place to meet young idealists who want to make a difference and change the world. I’ve been lucky enough to have met many students at Truman State who want to do great things and make a positive impact on society. Whether it’s about social justice, equality or self-expression, a liberal arts education can be used in a truly liberating way for self-actualization. […]