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Truman to close Wednesday, Jan 30, amid extreme cold

January 29, 2019

This story has been updated to include remarks from University President Sue Thomas. Truman State University will close Wednesday in response to cold weather predictions for Kirksville and the surrounding area. The closure, which was […]

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New staff calls Truman home

September 9, 2016

Freshmen aren’t the only ones moving onto Truman State’s campus this semester, the Center for Student Involvement is also gaining two new members. Laura Bates, director of the Center of Student Involvement, says Damon Pee […]

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Professor investigates light pollution on campus

February 26, 2016

Vayujeet Gokhale, physics and astronomy professor, received a $6,000 grant from the Missouri Space Grant Consortium to study the effects of light pollution in Kirksville this semester. With this grant he hopes to make the campus lighting more […]

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Updated: Campus loses power

November 9, 2015

Truman State lost power throughout a majority of campus around 11:30 pm yesterday, Nov. 8. As of Nov. 9 12:50 am: Workers from Ameren Missouri arrived at Truman to assess the problem at the substation […]

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The university’s first dog

April 24, 2014

Just when the Truman State community had gotten used to the four person Paino family, it has grown to five. They recently adopted a puppy named Oscar. According to Paino, his daughters finally wore him down and he couldn’t say no to the cute, furry little friend. The Index asks him about the new addition to the family.

Grace Bueckendorf: Why did you choose the name Oscar?
Troy Paino: It actually does have significance. He was named after Oscar Robertson. Probably no students will have heard [of him]. He was a great basketball player from Indianapolis, Ind., and in many respects, he was the Jackie Robinson of high school basketball. He led an all-black high school team to back-to-back state championships. I’ve always looked up to Oscar Robertson. He’s a role model, he’s one of the greatest NBA players of all time. A lot of people put him as one of the top five players ever to play the game. He’s a pretty phenomenal basketball player.
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