11 Apr , 2016
Everyone graduating during May 2016 is working to pass their classes and make the most of their last weeks at Truman State. Here is everything graduating seniors need to do to make sure they are able to graduate. Complete the graduation clearance form: Through TruView, students can make sure they are cleared with the University […]
9 Feb , 2015
What is it recruiters look for and how can you showcase you are a great “fit and match” for their position, whether it is an internship or post-graduate career? I always ask recruiters what they look for on résumés — do they like an objective statement? Do they want to see a skills section? Is […]
13 Nov , 2014
Several Truman State alumni chose to settle down in Kirksville and now are contributing to the community as local business owners. John Nolan, Trumascape President, and Ashley Tomten, owner of Rejuvenate Massage Therapy and Spa, are Truman graduates-turned entrepreneurs. Today they manage their business ventures, actively participate in the community conversation and planning, and encourage […]
20 Sep , 2014
English and journalism teacher Chris Holmes of Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Missouri, is the second Truman graduate to receive the Missouri Teacher of the Year award. From changing his major to finding his path to education, Holmes is one proud Bulldog. Q: Where are you from originally? A: I grew up in Canton, […]
17 Apr , 2014
If we’re to believe the categories found at greeting card stands, life is lived in stages. We let occasions define our lives, one big moment following another. Moments like birthdays, graduations and weddings are the origins for the stages of life that will stand out as markers on the timeline of our existence.
Perhaps this is why I’d say I’m not necessarily looking forward to graduation this May — the curtain is closing on a stage of life that I feel the world is forcing me to say goodbye to, and I’m quickly finding there’s no intermission before the next act.
3 Apr , 2014
Sitting in a circle with my fellow philosophy and religion majors, I soon realized after five people said they were going to graduate school that I was in the minority. It happens that I am not going to pursue a post-graduate degree and it got me thinking — could I be doing something better with my time than taking a class for pre-graduate school students?
As my time at Truman State comes to a close, I am moving deeper into the capstone of my philosophy and religion major. I realize every major has something different for their seniors. For example, I know psychology deals with conducting research. However, I think the variety for the philosophy and religion major is lacking.
To clarify, I am not disagreeing with a capstone class or project — I think it is important to gather all of your skills from your time at college and put them to one final test.
27 Mar , 2014
Truman State’s Student Senate sent a survey to students March 19 regarding current issues up for debate in the Senate and the Board of Governors. The survey consisted of questions about specific issues followed by a comment section where students could voice their specific concerns regarding each issue. Senior Katherine Scheidt, Student Senate Vice President […]