Located in Kirksville, Missouri, Truman State University (TSU or Truman) is a public university offering close to fifty undergraduate degrees and eight graduate programs. The institution has a number of buildings that support different activities. Below is a list of the top 10 buildings at Truman State University.
1. Baldwin Hall
Baldwin Hall is among the major academic buildings in TSU. The first floor of the building houses the Center for International Education Abroad, the Center for International Students, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Baldwin hall also houses offices belonging to faculty members and graduate teaching/research assistants, classrooms, collaborative study rooms, and foreign language computer labs and tutor rooms.
2. Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center
The Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center, which is located on the north side of campus, houses the University’s Admission Office. The admission office is tasked to manage the admission process for new students. The admission staff will meet with students and their families once they visit campus.
3. Barnett Hall
Barnett Hall which is located on the southwest side of the TSU campus houses the television and radio studios and the newspaper and magazine production space. The building also contains offices for the departments of
Justice Systems, Psychology, Communication, and Sociology-Anthropology. Also, Truman’s ROTC program is also located at Barnett.
The bookstore is located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. A selection of general books, textbooks, course materials, computers, and other supplies can be found in the bookstore. Also, an assortment of collegiate apparel, such as sweatshirts, T-shirts, gifts, hats and more, can all be found in the bookstore.
5. McClain Hall
McClain Hall hosts most of the administrative offices within the TSU campus. The Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, and Business Office are found on the west side of McClain Hall. The building is also home to the School of Classical and Modern Languages, History, Social and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Linguistics, Philosophy and Religion, and Political Science and International Relations. Classrooms and faculty offices are located on the east side of McClain Hall.
6. Kirk Memorial
Kirk Memorial is a popular landmark within the TSU campus. The memorial has a large dome on top. On top of the dome is a weathervane that always points to the northeast direction as a tribute to the former names of the institution (including Northeast Missouri State University). The memorial’s entrance faces the statue of the university’s founder Joseph Baldwin, while the back of the building faces the Sunken Garden.
7. Ophelia Parrish
The Ophelia Parrish building holds the Fine Arts Center that is home to the School of Arts and Letters and also serves as the hub for theatre, art, and music programs at Truman. The building holds the 240-seat James G. Severns Theater and a 500-seat performance hall. The Ophelia Parrish hosts art concerts, performances and gallery exhibitions.
8. Pickler Memorial Library
The Pickler Memorial Library is the main library space at Truman. The library has ample space and is well equipped to aid individual and group study for the TSU community. On the first floor of the library building is a Starbucks shop where students can grab something to eat.
9. Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center, which is also referred to as the Rec, is a modern facility that features three basketball courts, a fantastic weight room, a multipurpose gym, a track, an aerobics room, and more than 50 pieces of cardio equipment for the TSU fraternity. The facility offers all kinds of free classes to students each semester.
10. Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall
Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall (BNB) is a residential building within Truman. The building is a three-floor, suite-style residence hall that hosts approximately 300 students. The building has in-room air conditioning systems, kitchens, laundry facilities, and study lounges on each floor. Also, there are large meeting rooms on the 1st floor, computer work stations on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and an elevator.
These are just some of the buildings within Truman State University. To find more information about these and other buildings within the institution, visit the official website or book a campus tour with the school’s administration.