September 18, 2016

Truman State University is planning a million-dollar project to renovate the Gardner Track and field at Stokes Stadium. The project aims to start toward the end of this semester and finish before fall 2017, reshaping […]


Pickler to undergo renovations

February 28, 2016

Pickler Memorial Library is set to undergo furniture replacements and electrical work this summer. The slated improvements include making the first floor an area for collaborative work, buying tables and desks that will accommodate groups, and reworking old wiring to be more energy […]


Renovation to lead to office moves

November 4, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Faculty now have a say about the office rearrangement for Baldwin and McClain Halls that will take place following the 2016 Baldwin renovation. Truman State’s administration originally planned to switch the location of classic […]


Truman Plans to Update the Mall

February 4, 2015

During summer 2015, The Mall, which is the area between the fountain outside the Student Union Building, McClain Hall’s front door and along the side of Pickler Memorial Library between the SUB and McClain will […]


Planetarium Opens After Postponement

October 9, 2014

Almost ten years after the renovation of Magruder Hall, Truman State’s planetarium has been completed and will open this Saturday.

The Office of Advancement will hold a grand opening ceremony for the planetarium Saturday, October 11 at 10:45 a.m. At the ceremony, the Office of Advancement will thank the donors, perform an official ribbon cutting, and provide a demonstration of the planetarium and multimedia theater’s capabilities. […]

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Nixon visits Truman

September 25, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon and his staff made an unexpected visit to Truman State Sept. 17, following the Sept. 10-12 veto sessions which released more than $2 million for Truman this year. Nixon and University President […]

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Centennial Hall updates provide more space, comfort for residents

September 19, 2014

The completely renovated Centennial Hall opened its doors for students to move in Aug. 16. For the last two years, the north and south sides of Centennial Hall have been under renovation, each side receiving an interior facelift.

C-Hall has been modernized to fit the needs of the residents, Centennial Hall Director Megan Swingle said. She said a new fire-system has been installed in the building along with new furniture, carpet and paint. The main lounge gained a game room and conference room, while two computers were added to each floor lounge, Swingle said.

A committee of students was put together to help decide what changes to prioritize. Swingle said the committee decided the improvements should include more lounge space, a less cramped dining hall and an improved hall desk.

“The whole place got a much-needed facelift and is more aesthetically pleasing,” Swingle said. “The dining hall has been improved, we’ve made the whole building more accessible and the lounges have been expanded.”

Swingle said she thinks the renovations improved community relations in Centennial Hall. With the enlargement and improvement of each floor lounge, residents can gather more comfortably and socialize in the new spaces.

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Insufficient funding could have prevented necessary campus renovations

September 19, 2014

Renovations around Truman State’s campus will commence as planned after withheld funds were released to Truman.

The funds had been withheld by Governor Jay Nixon during the Sept. 10-12 legislative veto session but will be restored to the University.

David Rector, Vice President of Administration, Finance and Planning, said although there have been budget cuts and controversy with the recent legislative veto sessions in Jefferson City, Missouri, there still are plans to continue renovations around campus.

Rector said the Physical Plant has been making slow but steady progress with the limited budget while operating on a “necessities only” repair system.

Rector said following the recent veto sessions, students and faculty have expressed their skepticism regarding whether the heating and air conditioning system renovations in Baldwin and McClain Halls will be completed. Rector said some of the vetoes, if upheld, would benefit Truman, while others would not. […]