Soccer

Women’s soccer wins in OT

October 31, 2018

Truman State University’s women’s soccer team will their opening match in the GLVC Championship tournament this Sunday. Before Wednesday’s final regular season match  against William Jewell College, the team sat atop the conference in a four-way tie. Junior midfielder Hanna Liljegren said the team has a positive mindset heading into these important games. […]

Entertainment

Bold Lifestyles: David Atkinson

October 31, 2018

David Atkinson, a Truman State University alumnus, decided to grab at every opportunity to better himself after receiving an exercise science degree. After serving six months of active duty in Afghanistan, he went on to […]

Administration

TSU hires SEM Works to address falling enrollment

October 31, 2018

Truman State University has seen a decrease in enrollment of full-time students. Last week, SEM Works, an enrollment management consulting firm, visited the campus to assess the University after being contracted to assist the University with the declining enrollment. […]

Sports

Volleyball drops after midterm homestand

October 30, 2018

Truman State University’s volleyball team dropped four rankings to No. 8 in the GLVC following three conference losses in Pershing Arena.

The Bulldogs have spent most of the season outperforming lukewarm preseason predictions, exemplified by their eight-match winning streak in September. Since then, however, the team has gone 1-4 in the GLVC, a costly stumble with only five games left to stay in playoff contention. […]

Features

Truman’s Halloween festivities

October 30, 2018

It’s the middle of October, campus is ablaze with autumn’s auburn leaves and the howling wind sends shivers right through you, igniting your desire to sip a warm beverage while you watch “Halloweentown” for the hundredth time.

It can be difficult to satisfy the craving for some fall festivities, especially when classes and responsibility are weighing heavy on your mind. Thankfully many at Truman State University understand this circumstance, and some have set out to help.

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Editorial

StuGov Buzz: You’re inviTED to TEDxTrumanStateUniversity

October 30, 2018

Truman State University’s first TEDx conference, TEDxTrumanStateUniversity, is just two weeks away, and we couldn’t be more excited. TED is an internationally acclaimed, non-profit organization that hosts conferences around the world. Their conferences feature a variety of speakers who give short, powerful talks about their unique ideas and perspectives. The TED organization grants individual licenses to schools, cities, and community organizations to host their own TED-like conferences — known as TEDx — and this is what we’re bringing to Truman. Our conference has been organized entirely by students, who have been hard at work since last March to make this event a reality.

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Sports

Wrestling alumni speaks on behalf of organization

October 29, 2018

At the Oct. 12 Board of Governors meeting, a representative for the Truman State University wrestling team gave a speech about the decision to drop funding for the program.
The wrestling team had their funding cut last year because of reductions to state appropriations. The team needed to fundraise $75,000 to compete this year, a goal they met at the beginning of October. […]

Campus

Truman looking to remove safety poles

October 29, 2018

The Department of Public Safety is considering the gradual removal of safety poles around campus as a result of low usage and the cost to maintain them. “I know that they’re a visual cue of security for people; however, they’re very rarely used,” Director of Public Safety Sara Holzmeier said. […]

Features

Sig Ep hosts first annual Festa’s Fall Festival in honor of Roger Festa

October 29, 2018

Julius, along with his fraternity brothers at Sig Ep, are hosting the first annual Festa’s Fall Festival to honor Festa, who died of oral cancer this past spring. For 27 years, Festa had served as chapter adviser for Sig Ep, one of the longest tenured Sig Ep chapter advisers in the whole country. Sig Ep wanted to honor their adviser in a way that would make Festa proud and raise money for a good cause. […]

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Sports

Smaller teams in GLVC might struggle

October 29, 2018

Truman State University Bulldogs have faced off against Lindenwood University countless times during their collegiate athletic history, but starting July 2019, the Bulldogs will face Lindenwood as a conference opponent. Previously a member of the MIAA, Lindenwood was approved to join the GLVC in an Oct. 2 vote by the GLVC Council of Presidents, according to an article published on the Lindenwood Athletics website. […]

KTRM

The Mountain Goats- “Hex of Infinite Binding” EP Review & Career Retrospective

October 28, 2018

The Mountain Goats are, arguably, one of the most prolific bands working in music today. Since their formation in 1991, the indie folk group- consisting of anywhere from one to four members at any given time- has released sixteen studio albums, twenty-four EPs and singles, and dozens of other cassettes, splits, collaborations, and digital releases. […]