Join us for the event tonight!
Join Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington tonight, March 21st, at 7 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall to hear his talk on the issues of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equality.
Happy Midterm Break! Safe travels. Friendly reminder, Ryle closes at 6 p.m. today and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 18th. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Ryle Duty Phone.
Submit your application today at www.MyHallDesk.com.
You can be a desk associate and help people pick up mail, rent items, and navigate campus. You could be the hall’s mail clerk and bring joy as you process the day’s mail. You could even serve as a night monitor and help ensure everyone’s safety at our secure night entrance.
Applications are due March 18 (the last day of Midterm Break). Go ahead and get yours in today!
Come Join the Residence Life Diversity Committee for Religions of Truman.
An educational panel discussion about the beliefs and philosophies shared by Truman students
Panel will take place in Magruder Hall 2050 on Wednesday 28th
The panel will start at 5:30 PM and will last for an hour.
Work here next year! Apply today at www.MyHallDesk.com.
Most Truman scholarships greater than $2500 a year require a scholarship job in order to be renewed for your second, third, and fourth year at Truman. These jobs require 60 hours a semester (or four hours per week) to meet renewal guidelines.
Working at the hall desk is a great way to meet your service requirements. You can be a desk associate and help people pick up mail, rent items, and navigate campus. You could be th...e hall’s mail clerk and bring joy as you process the day’s mail. You could even serve as a night monitor and help ensure everyone’s safety at our secure night entrance.
All of these jobs are also available for students approved for Federal Work Study. You can apply online at MyHallDesk.com. Applications close Sunday, March 18 (the last day of Midterm Break). Go ahead and submit your application today!
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In its 150-year history, the University has been fortunate to have consistent, steady leadership. Including interims, a total of 17 individuals have served in t...he role of president. While many of their names are familiar thanks to campus landmarks, their stories can sometimes be overlooked.
John R. Kirk holds the distinction of having two buildings named in his honor, but probably few people realize he was the first alumnus to lead the University. As a student, Kirk worked as a secretary to president Joseph Baldwin in order to pay for his education and support his family. An attorney before his own presidency, all six of Kirk’s children graduated from the University.
When Eugene Fair succeeded Kirk in 1925 he became the first Missouri native to take on the role. Fair was politically active most of his adult life and in 1920 ran for the Missouri House of Representatives. He won the election and served as Adair County’s representative to the general assembly while continuing his position at the college. Fair also holds another distinction as the first University president to pass away while in office. He died after suffering a stroke at a speaking engagement in St. Louis.
William P. Nason and Joseph P. Blanton shared more than just a middle initial. Nason, a South Carolinian, and Blanton, who hailed from Virginia, were the second and third presidents, respectively. Forever linked as two-thirds of the trifecta in Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall, the two men have one last, grim connection in that they both passed away in 1909.
Not all presidential connections are of the somber variety. Founder Joseph Baldwin and current president Sue Thomas are both natives of Pennsylvania and together form Keystone State bookends of University leaders. Presidents Robert Dager and Troy Paino share a Hoosier heritage, while another five represent the Show-Me State. The unofficial alumni club of graduates who have served in the top post is smaller still with only four members.
Baldwin is not the only University president to create an institution of higher learning. Charles McClain founded Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo., in 1963, and after his time in Kirksville he went on to serve as Missouri’s commissioner of higher education.
For a full 20 percent of the University’s history, Walter H. Ryle III held sway over campus. His tenure of 30 years is more than the combined terms of Nason, Paino, F. Clark Elkins, Eli F. Mittler, Russell Warren, W. Jack Magruder, Barbara B. Dixon and Darrell W. Krueger. To be fair, that list does include three of the four presidents who served exclusively in an interim capacity.
It is not uncommon for University presidents to have a legal background, but only one can boast of being both an attorney and a medical doctor. William D. Dobson studied law for two years and was admitted to the bar in 1872. After resigning his presidency in 1899, he enrolled in the American School of Osteopathy across town, today known as A.T. Still University. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy in 1902 and following four years on the ASO faculty moved to St. Louis to open his own medical practice.
Meet the Staff: Hannah Ahlenius
My name is Hannah and I live on 5S (Benton House); this is my second year as a Student Advisor. I am a Junior Vocal Education Major, so you can usually find me in OP. I am also a member of the service organization Cardinal Key, which in addition to ResLife, helps me to pursue my passion for serving others! Other passions include petting every dog on the quad and walking down stairs two steps at a time (unsuccessfully). Please feel free to stop me and say hi whenever you see me around campus!
Meet the Staff: Cole Keiper
My name is Cole Keiper and I am one of the Student Advisors on 5 South of Ryle. I am a Junior and my majors are Applied Statistics and Pre-Elementary Education. While at Truman, I have become very involved with Residence Hall Association; ask me about it. I have the same pair of shoes in five different colors. It is one of my lifetime goals to be on the show Survivor or Big Brother, and I am an avid fan of both shows. I also spend way too much of my money seeing movies in theaters, but they're worth it! I like long bare-footed walks on the hot pavement, and tripping up the stairs. My sarcastic sense of humor can often be misunderstood, but I think it is an oversight of those interacting with me. All joking aside, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Meet the Staff: Brett Combs
Yo! I’m Brett, aka “The tall one.” In order to live incognito, I’ve decided to periodically change my hair color- that way you’ll never recognize me! Just kidding. I love most music- my Spotify playlist is an absolute mess, so if you need/have music suggestions, hit me up! Also, I love talking to people, all the time, anytime! So feel free to stop by my room whenever.
Meet the Staff: Jacelyn Blattel
My name is Jacelyn Blattel (many call me Jaycee) and I am one of the student advisors in the best house in all of Ryle (a.k.a. Wilder house a.k.a. 5 North). I am a junior majoring in Business Administration. I am also, outside of ResLife, an officer in the local service/social sorority Tau Lambda Sigma. I enjoy good laughs, video games, the internet (and all the dog videos that come with it), and home renovation shows.