Open housing project delayed

October 22, 2015

The gender-neutral housing pilot program in Campbell Apartments has been delayed indefinitely. The resolution was presented to the Board of Governors during February 2015 and discussed during the Board’s June meeting. In lieu of the […]


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, […]


Glass recycling come to Kirksville

March 17, 2015

Kirksville’s $100,000 grant proposal for a new glass recycling program in the community has been approved. The program will feature monthly pick-up and be available to community members on an individual basis. Each house interested […]

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Fire alarm systems malfunction

November 6, 2014

Problems with the fire alarm systems in Ryle Hall and Campbell Apartments caused the alarms to go off several times during the last three weeks, though there was not a fire in any of the […]


Sustainability Fee to be Proposed

September 30, 2014

Potential Fee Uses: Solar panels New composting system Eco-friendly lawn maintenance Campus energy efficiency Expanding campus glass recycling “The Environmental Campus Organization sent out a survey to Truman State students and faculty last week to […]


Changes on Campus

September 3, 2014 and

As you stroll across campus and through University buildings, you might notice some significant changes to the scenery. Several construction projects and renovations were completed during the summer. Centennial Hall renovation The north wing of […]

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New VPAA gets acclimated

August 17, 2014

Truman State’s new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs was selected May 2014.

Susan Thomas, formerly the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Program Development at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, began operating in her new role at Truman July 21, 2014. The Index spoke with Thomas during late July to learn her goals for her new position.

Austin Hornbostel: Have you gotten anything accomplished in your first week of work, just getting acclimated, or have you gotten started with any projects or anything?

Susan Thomas: Well, I’ll tell you one of the coolest things I got to do last week was to see the mathbio presentations. That’s an NSF [National Science Foundation] grant that Truman has. Students come and work for nine weeks of the summer and, I have to tell you, their presentations were absolutely amazing.


Students find a way to eat healthier

February 27, 2014

Better nutrition can be cheap and easy for college students, no matter whether they cook it themselves or find it in the dining hall. By making small changes, college students can begin to eat healthier no […]