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What's Happening at Truman

Check out all the great things happening around campus and throughout our community.

Theatre Department Presents “The Rocky Horror Show”

Truman's Theatre Department will perform “The Rocky Horror Show” at 7:30 p.m. April 11-13 and April 19-20 in the James Severns Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. April 14.

Children’s Literature Festival Set for April 12

The Children’s Literature Festival will return to Truman’s campus April 12. The event will feature 10 authors and one illustrator to share their books with fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students in the northeast Missouri region.

Cybersecurity Alumnus to Discuss Value of the Liberal Arts

Industry-renowned cybersecurity and privacy executive Nishant Bhajaria (’03) will serve as the next Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence.

Court of Appeals to Convene in Kirksville April 11

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at Truman at 9 a.m. April 11 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

A panel consisting of Judge Cindy Martin, Judge Mark Pfeiffer and Judge Ted Ardini will hear oral arguments in four cases on the docket.

Data Science and Analytic Storytelling Thesis Students Present Thesis Defenses

The next round of data science thesis defenses is open to the public and will take place April 9, April 11 and April 12 via Zoom.

Each presentation will start with a 10-15 minute public presentation aimed at communicating the thesis to a non-technical audience, followed by a short question-and-answer session.

"Truman is a liberal arts and sciences school that gives you a vast array of skills that prepare you for the future."
Mitchell Heberer

Class of ‘21