News in Brief: Shark Tank, PR Internships, Photo Donations, and Spirit Day

”Shark Tank” Entrepreneur to Visit in Spring

Daymond John, one of the hosts of “Shark Tank,” will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in Baldwin Auditorium. John is a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, a branding expert for FUBO clothing, the CEO of the Shark Group, author of “The Power of Broke,” and he’s on the advisory board of Understood, an organization dedicated to the fight against dyslexia. John’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurs has brought him international recognition. The presentation is being made possible through the Holman Family Distinguished Speakers Series, named in honor of Squire Paul and Meeda Holman, and funded through an endowment from the Truman State University Foundation.


Public Relations Internship Application Open

The public relations office is now accepting applications for spring 2018 interns. Public relations interns are responsible for helping plan events including Lyceum Performances. They help with Truman Today and alumni newsletters. Interns can earn 6-9 credits and work around 30 hours per week. The internship also requires students take two 3-credit courses during the semester. Applicants should have a background in writing and editing as well as AP style proficiency. Applications are due to the public relations office in McClain Hall 202 no later than Nov. 4.


Photo Donation Honors University History

Alumnus John R. Andrews donated a photo album to the University with pictures from the 1860s and 1870s. The album contains photos of Joseph Baldwin, John R. Kirk and William P. Nason. The album also includes photos of faculty and staff from that time. Andrews’ hope for donating this album is to spark interest in the University’s history during its 150th anniversary celebration. The album is part of the University’s Special Collections and is currently on display in the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitor Center.


Spirit Day Photo Contest Offers Prizes

Anyone associated with Truman is invited to participate in the annual photo contest on National Truman Spirit Day, Oct. 6. By taking part in the Truman Alumni Facebook photo contest “Bulldogs Biggest Fans,” participants can win free T-shirts and also a chance to win a 2017 VIP Homecoming Package for four. To be entered in the photo contest, participants should first take at least one picture displaying their love for Truman. Next, participants should send their photos to by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 6. All submissions will be published by the Truman Alumni Facebook page and uploaded to an album called “Bulldogs Biggest Fans.” Upon submission, the photos will become property of the university. Voting will occur between Oct. 7 and 5 p.m. Oct. 11. The picture with the most “shares” and “likes” will win.