If you are an alumnus who yearns to recapture a few days of the college experience, a teacher in need of some classroom enrichment ideas and continuing education, or a member of the community seeking a sampling of the liberal arts experience that Truman is known for, then we think you'll love the Taste of Truman. It's an inexpensive way to capture (or recapture!) a little of the college experience. What's best of all is that there isn't a single exam or paper to write!
What is It?
The Taste of Truman is an opportunity for lifelong learners to attend short lectures by some of Truman's greatest professors. Many of the faculty
who teach in the Taste of Truman program have received one of Truman's three top teaching or advising honors: The Allen Fellowship (honoring those who have greatly contributed to the life of the University and its students), the Teacher of the Year Award, or the Lee Advising Award. All of the faculty are recognized by alumni and current students as being among the most dynamic teachers on campus.
Participants have the opportunity to choose one out of two Extended Courses that meet twice, for a total of six hours, designed for more intensive examination of subjects that don't fit very nicely into a shorter lecture.
Additionally, participants select four Great Lectures from a set of eight (two during each time block) to attend over the course of the weekend. Each great lecture lasts slightly under 90 minutes and focuses on a topic both near and dear to the professor lecturing as well as of interest to a general audience. Topics each year range from science to humanities and from art to astronomy. There is a little bit of everything to sample at a Taste of Truman.
Who Can I Contact for More Information?
For more information, or to request a printed registration form, contact Jana Morton in the Truman Institute at (660) 785-5406 or e-mail email@example.com. Mail inquiries may be addressed to:
The Truman Institute
110 Baldwin Hall
Truman State University
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501
This Event is Co-Sponsored by the Kirksville Tourism Division