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Truman offers many opportunities

March 16, 2015

Attending Truman State certainly has been one of the best decisions of my life. So many opportunities and memories come to mind when I think of why the past three years have been so transformative […]

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Students, faculty contemplate the meaning behind the University name

September 4, 2014

During 1995 Northeast Missouri State adopted a new, statewide mission under University President Jack Magruder. The new mission provided a liberal arts foundation for the school while maintaining an affordable public education. With a new mission came a new name — Truman State University.
Harry S. Truman was the last president of the United States to take office without a college education, according to whitehouse.gov. Born in Lamar, Missouri, and raised in Independence, Missouri, Truman was raised in a farming environment and could not afford to go to college. […]