Truman to Ban Tobacco on Campus

March 3, 2015

The Truman State Student Affairs office will offer a smoking cessation program to prepare for the campus smoking ban effective July 1, 2015. The Student Smoking Cessation Program is a free service providing one-on-one coaching […]

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Abortion wait period extended

September 25, 2014

The Missouri House of Representatives and Senate voted Sept. 10 to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of House Bill 1307. Nixon vetoed the bill July 2, which would change the mandatory waiting period before a […]

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Healthcare deadline approaches

March 27, 2014

As the deadline for enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act approaches, there are many options and facets of the law to be considered. The deadline for enrollment is March 31, said Eve […]

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Truman students prone to higher rates of mental distress

March 20, 2014

Surveys of college students throughout Missouri show Truman State students are more likely to self-injure and suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts than other collegians throughout the state.
According to the 2013 Missouri College Health and Behavior Survey, 19.1 percent of Truman students that responded to the survey experienced a depressive episode, compared to 17.6 percent of other Missouri student respondents. Truman students also self-injure more often than other survey respondents at nearly a 2-to-1 ratio.
The survey shows 19 percent of Truman students experienced suicidal thoughts last year, compared to 13.6 percent of other Missouri students. 1.5 percent of Truman students reported attempting suicide compared to 0.6 percent of other Missouri collegians. […]

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Association promotes sexual health

February 20, 2014

Spring is coming, and so is a week dedicated to health. The Nursing Student Association hosts an annual fair for Truman State students and others throughout the Kirksville community to educate them about the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle Feb. 24.
The theme of the spring 2014 nursing student-run Health Awareness Week is “Live Smart, Think Sharp,” junior Katie Bayer said. As a co-chair for Health Awareness Week, Bayer said she has spent the last few weeks preparing for the big event. While everyone is invited, these events are geared most toward people aged 18 to 25. […]