How to be a (not so) terrible roommate

August 18, 2015

Ask any college graduate about their first roommate, and they are bound to have stories to tell — some inspiring, some hilarious, and some downright unbelievable. Over 98 percent of freshman live on campus here at Truman, […]

At Home & Abroad

Nepal not shaken after earthquake

August 17, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rubble still litters the ground in Nepal from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last spring, but the Nepali people are rebuilding. A Truman State alumnus and current student each experienced first-hand the efforts going into renovations. […]


How to Survive Truman Week

August 15, 2015

Truman Week is full of change, new beginnings and anxiety for new students. You’re new to this school, this town — heck — you’re even new to this crazy thing called college, and if you’re […]


Campus smoking ban in effect

August 15, 2015

Truman State implemented a tobacco-free campus policy July 1 that banned all use of tobacco-related products on campus. The Board of Governors passed the policy during a spring 2014 meeting, making Truman one of many […]


Welcome from the editorial staff

August 15, 2015

On behalf of the Index Editorial Staff and our Truman Media Network colleagues, welcome. As we begin this yearly journey together, many of you for the first time, I want to take a moment and […]


Truman Aids in Nepal Crisis

April 30, 2015

When the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, Truman State alumnus James “Patrick” Myers was caught on the Himalayan Mountains. Myers had just completed a year-long graduate teaching program in Thailand and had come to Nepal […]

Arts & Entertainment

How I Toured Italy on Only 600 Euro

April 29, 2015

Kate is a junior studying this semester in Linz, Austria. Check in each week for posts from Kate and other bloggers as they share their experiences abroad   Two friends and myself traveled to Venice, […]


Logging In with Truman Athletics

April 26, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] With the advent of Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites, social media dramatically has changed the way the general public receives their news updates and revolutionized the way we communicate. Two-thirds of Americans have […]

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Former Truman State President Emeritus Passes

April 23, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Charles McClain, former Truman State University President, passed away April 9 at 83. McClain, Truman’s president during 1970–89, helped guide the development of Missouri’s only public liberal arts university. McClain was the first […]

Arts & Entertainment

Community Theatre Parody Called ‘Wicked’-ly Funny

April 23, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Music and laughter filled the air last weekend at the premiere of “Forbidden Broadway,” a musical that parodies other musicals. Kirksville Parks and Recreation is continuing to present “Forbidden Broadway” April 23-25 at Jackson […]