From Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest. Available Now!
*Truman State University*
Sons of Truman State take on our name from Beloved Truman,
In the Purple & White—The Bulldogs will bathe,
Like our Forefathers of tested, well-to-do men.
They knew before a man can give a good example,
He first must pass the tests that lie ahead,
Then the wisdom of the father will develop ample,
Following the Missouri son whose example said:
The race depends on this collective education—
Books of history that abruptly become new,
Don’t shut off the lamps of knowledge—collect & case them,
Soon the torch from the light will belong to you.
Then the torch of wisdom will pass to your sons,
As ordained in the dreams of our favorite son.
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