CLUE for Friday Feb 16 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

Friday, February 16, 2018

This man of science was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer left a legacy for his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the development of organisms.  He is also a founding member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.  Every student that majors in biology should know who he is.

CLUE for Thursday Feb 15 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Surely, this athletic great would have spent time in the recreation center teaching all of us to swing a tennis racket or golf club.

CLUE for Wednesday Feb 14 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This African American woman served as an administrator and educator who worked as a civil rights and women’s rights activist.  She was interested in anything dealing with education.

CLUE for Tuesday Feb 13 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

The McNair Program is named after this famous African American physicist who was also one of the first African American NASA astronauts.  He would have spent time in the Adair House on campus.

CLUE for Monday Feb 12 – BHM Scavenger Hunt

This African American research chemist and pioneer in chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine.  He was also a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones progesterone and testosterone from the plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol.

If he was a professor at Truman, he probably would have taught in the Chemistry department.


Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

Starting Monday, February 12, 2018 the MAC will be hosting a Black History Month Scavenger Hunt. It will continue through to the end of February. It’s super simple to play and a great way to learn, so we hope you’ll participate!

Each school day at 9:00am we will post a new clue on the MAC’s blog. Our most recent blog posts can be found at the bottom of the MAC homepage, or at These clues will be tied to historical figures or events, and will direct you to buildings and areas around Truman’s campus.

When you find the information related to the day’s clue, take a selfie with it and share it on Instagram or Twitter with @Truman_MAC.  You can also use #TSUBHM. Then, make sure to stop by the MAC to share the answer with one of our staff members. We are located in Baldwin Hall 109.

The first person every day to post their selfie and stop by our office with the correct answer will get a prize. We will also give out a prize at the end of the month for the person with the most right answers, so even if you’re not the first person, make sure to still stop by!

Happy learning, and Happy Black History Month!

MAC Series Explores Supremacy

The Supremacy Series is a four-program series presented by the Multicultural Affairs Center geared toward deepening the conversation and understanding of supremacy in the U.S. For more information about the series and the essay contest component, visit

The Real Life Oregon Trail
6 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2017
Student Union Building Alumni Room
Do you remember the old game The Oregon Trail? Come participate in a real life game experience about settling the West. With so much to gain, who stands to lose?

Supremacy Slam
7 p.m.
Nov. 10, 2017
Student Union Building Down Under
An open reading poetry slam with all of the poetry centering the theme of supremacy. Open to anyone willing to sign up and showcase their poetry. Hosted by TruSlam.

Biology of Race Poster Presentations
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 29, 2017
Student Union Building Georgian Room A
Ben Wodika’s biology research students have delved into the topic of the biology of race. They will be doing poster presentations with their findings. The conclusions may surprise you.

Supremacy Series

Leadership Workshops

The Multicultural Affairs Center’s three-part series on leadership will continue April 8. Each session offers a light breakfast, impactful knowledge to help lead an organization and information students can take with them into their career choices. The final session will be followed by a small reception. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions, but those who do will receive a certificate in leadership development. This series is free and open to all students. All sessions take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Session II Diversity in Leadership
April 8
Violette Hall 1000
Session III What Employers Want and How You Can Obtain it at Truman
April 22
Student Union Building Georgian Room B