Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Truman State University Prepares for Sesquicentennial of Founding in 1867

Truman State University in Kirksville, MO is preparing to celebrate the sesquicentennial of its founding in 1867.  The Summer 2017 issue of the Truman Review includes a feature article, "Acknowledging the Past, Pursuing the Future," that offers highlights of the institution's history along with a number of historical images.

The institution was founded as North Missouri Normal School and Commercial College and was generally known as the North Missouri Normal School.  It became the First District Normal School in 1870.  The name changed to Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1919, to Northeast Missouri State College in 1968, and to Northeast Missouri State University in 1972.  Truman State University was adopted in 1996.
Truman State's website also includes a "History of Truman State University" page devoted to the institution that includes links to additional information on: