Truman Institute Summer Academies
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Truman offers a number of valuable enrichment programs during the summer months. There are also a number of exciting learning opportunities available throughout the year. These programs target a range of different student interests and needs.
Summer Programs Currently Offered By the Truman Institute
- The Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars: For over 30 years, the Joseph Baldwin Academy has offered a 3-week pre-college experience for gifted students in the summers following their 7th, 8th, and 9th grade years. The program is competitive and draws participants from around the country to take one of 20 possible courses offered across two sessions in June and July. For more information, click here. Watch this video for a preview of the Joseph Baldwin Academy.
- STAPH: The Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health (STAPH) is a one-week, intensive residential program aimed at students who have just completed 10th or 11th grade who are interested in becoming doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians, or any other health profession. The program will be staffed by faculty in Truman State University’s allied health departments, as well as doctors and clinical faculty from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, the founding university of Osteopathic medicine. For more information, click here or visit us on Facebook. Watch this video for a preview of STAPH.
- Zombie Scholars Academy: Our primary motive for offering this Academy is to get young people thinking about disaster preparedness. We do this through two alternative threads. All students are exposed to a common curriculum about societys response to crisis, literatures portrayals of these crises, and some basic concepts in biology and epidemiology. From there, however, students can pursue interests in survival, leadership, problem solving, and preparedness, or they can pursue interests in fiction and the humanities, using their creative impulses and writing to explore some of these same topics. At numerous points through the Academy, these threads will reconnect to share their work. Our goals, by the end of the Academy, are:
- To leave students more prepared to deal with complex problems.
- To energize students about learning particularly critical thinking.
- To help students feel comfortable in their interests and empowered to use their interests as a vehicle to learn and to share with others.
- To expand knowledge of disaster preparedness both among Academy participants and others with whom they may share their acquired knowledge.
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- Taiwan at Truman: Taiwan at Truman is a program developed in partnership with Zen Del High School in Chunghua, Taiwan. Students from the school visit Truman’s campus and surrounding Missouri sites for five weeks each summer in annually alternating groups of young men and women.Programs Offered By Other Departments
New programs are offered by departments around campus every year. Below you will find a sampling of some of the creative programs that are available to Truman Students, prospective students, and members of the community.
- Upward Bound: Over 900 Upward Bound Programs nationwide assist qualifying high school students in building the skills and motivation necessary for college success. Upward Bound does this by providing students with academic skill development, tutoring, college/career assistance and social/cultural exposure through a year-round support program for senior high school students. Upward Bound offers programming during the year, as well as a summer residential program on campus. For more information click here.
- Athletic Camps: Summer day and residential camps in a variety of sports are available each summer. Special clinics are held for certain sports at various times of the year. For more information click here.