Truman State University Homecoming 2018: The Bulldog Effect

You are invited to celebrate Truman State University’s 2018 Homecoming! The event’s kick off celebration will be on October 10th at 4.00 pm on the quad, complete with a cornhole tournament (registration on our social media), live music provided by American Basswood, Khan Queso, and Wobbly Goats, and free food! The rest of the week will be filled with events from the SAB presenting: Second City, Bulldog Scavenger Hunt, Lipsync and skit, 5k, parade, pep rally, and football game (vs. Lincoln University).

The theme of this year’s homecoming is “The Bulldog Effect”- derived from the butterfly effect. At Truman State, we believe small changes make a difference. Committee has worked extremely hard this year to make it the most inclusive homecoming to date, changing from the traditional team structure to tiers of involvement. This year’s philanthropies also support the idea of the Bulldog Effect- the I Think I Can Foundation and the Oasis Program through United Way.

The I Think I Can Foundation “provides basic needs and opportunities to the children in the Kirksville R-III school districts who otherwise cannot provide for themselves.” The program “provides food for students to bring home so their family can have dinner. During long school breaks they provide gift cards to grocery stores so families can shop for food.” (

The Oasis Program through United Way utilizes volunteers to read to children and also provide one-on-one help. While the program already exists in the Kirksville area, the Oasis Program is looking to expand to the rest of the Adair County School district. This year, Homecoming brings together students, friends, family, and the community to celebrate inclusion.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Jade Harrison at 314-550-0525, or email