Truman State University’s Classical and Modern Languages Department has officially proposed a new major to consolidate four of its current offerings. French, German, Russian and Spanish majors will be moved under one umbrella major, a […]
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 […]
Truman State University selected Keaton Wagner to serve in the newly created position of Coordinator of Marketing. University President Sue Thomas announced the selection to the Board of Governors at their December meeting, but Wagner […]
The Truman State University Political Science Department is in the process of changing its name, which is set to take effect next fall. The Department will then be known as the Department of Political Science […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.