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This spring, KBIA's Thinking Out Loud visits some colleges and universities in our area that you may not know as much about as, say, the University of Missouri. This week, Darren Hellwege headed north from Columbia to check in with leaders at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Truman State University opens a new planetarium

Oct 10, 2014
Truman State University Press

Truman State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, October 11, to celebrate the opening of a new Planetarium.

farmer in a field
Frank Morris / Harvest Public Media

Five Missouri universities are working together to offer students a broader agriculture education.

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Truman State University in Kirksville will be adding an adult dependent category to its insurance benefits allowing same sex couples to receive health, dental, and vision care.

University President Troy Paino announced Tuesday that starting January 1st, Truman State staff will be able to claim benefits for a person that has lived with them for at least 12 months, is not married to any other individual, is not related to the employee, and is at least 18. Paino says the decision was made based on what is best for the employees of the university.

Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy

Dec 4, 2012
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The Truman State Board of Governors voted to add sexual orientation to their non-discrimination policy on Saturday.

Construction begins on busy downtown Kirksville street

Oct 23, 2012

An eight-month construction project begins Monday on one of downtown Kirksville’s busiest streets. The “Franklin Streetscape Project,” in downtown Kirksville is projected to be completed by early next summer.

City Engineer Ed Ieans said the project is a joint effort between Truman State University and the City of Kirksville as a downtown beautification project.

Truman State University Press

This year Truman State University will celebrate its 100th year in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association – which will also be its last. Truman State is leaving the MIAA to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Truman State University Press keeps booking

May 31, 2012
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Despite the announcement of the plan to close the University of Missouri Press, another university press in Missouri is resilient.

Jefferson City Public Schools is in negotiations with Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College as part of a plan to build a new high school to replace the old facility.

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The Coordinating Board of higher education accepted performance-based funding as a formula for future funding increases in higher education.

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This week on Exam, we take a look at Agriculture Education in Missouri. Plus, student athletes at Truman State University are being recognized for academic success.

Ian Monroe / Flickr

More Truman State University students have been awarded Fulbright grants this year than all but two other Master’s institutions in the country.