Institute for Academic Outreach Blogs Brought to you by Bullblogs! Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:12:47 -0600 en hourly 1 The Institute for Academic Outreach Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:19:07 +0000 The Institute for Academic Outreach (formerly The Truman Institute) is an office dedicated to the promotion of exciting new learning experiences that extend beyond the traditional borders of the University.  We aim to serve learners from a variety of walks of life: pre-college learners in K-12 programs, adult learners seeking professional development and continuing education, retirees seeking personal enrichment, and much more.

The Truman Institute was conceived in early 2009 as an initiative to address a range of University needs, including development of programs and partnerships to generate revenue and support Truman’s mission. These initiatives include developing mutually beneficial partnerships, expanding Truman’s reach to students residing in off-site locations such as St. Louis and Kansas City, developing new on-campus programs to bolster recruitment efforts, and fostering and supporting new modes of course delivery.

The Institute formally opened its doors on August 1, 2009 and is headquartered in Baldwin Hall 110.  The Institute presently oversees the following:

The Institute also continues to aggressively pursue multiple new projects in line with the goals described above.

Persons interested in learning more about the Institute’s offerings can browse the links on the left of this page as we add new and exciting programs to our line-up.  Our outreach link also contains links to programs on campus that provide existing community service and extension programs but are run by other units on the Truman campus.

For more information, please contact the Institute for Academic Outreach at or (660) 785-5384.

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Spring 2014 TruLifeSaver American Heart Association Basic Life Support Courses Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:56:03 +0000 These Basic Life Support (BLS) courses, taught by Liz Jorn and Jana Arabas of the Truman State University Department of Health and Exercise Sciences, are designed to help people recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

The course includes the following for an adult, child, and infant:

  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • Differences between rescue techniques
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED
  • Bag-mask techniques
  • Rescue breathing
  • Relief of choking

Cost: $60 – Includes all instruction, materials, and 2 year certification with the American Heart Association

Payment: Participants pay their registration fee during online registration.

Registration: Click here to register.

Upcoming Session Dates: Please check back occasionally for future session dates.

Location: Truman State University Health Sciences Building Room 1206 (CPR Lab)

Important Notice: Sessions with fewer than 12 registrants may be cancelled.

Important Notice: Due to the preparatory costs instigated by each participant’s registration, registrants who fail to attend their chosen session are still obligated to pay the registration fee. Those who fail to attend the initial session for which they had registered will also be obligated to pay the registration fee for each subsequent session they register to attend. This policy applies equally to departments paying the registration fees of University employees.

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