Truman State University

February 8-11



Holiday Inn Express

2702 S Franklin Street, Kirksville, Mo 63501


Hotel Website

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Free breakfast, Free Parking, Indoor pool, Hot tub, Laundry Service, Pet and Kid friendly, Restaurant, Smoke-free



Hotel Description:

Off Highway 63, this contemporary hotel is a 12-minute walk from Truman State University and 1.8 miles from downtown Kirksville. The modern rooms come with desks, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and coffeemakers. There's free WiFi in every room, plus high-pressure shower heads in bathrooms. Amenities include free hot breakfast, serving favorites like their signature cinnamon rolls and Smart Roast coffee, fitness and business centers, an indoor pool, a boardroom, and free parking.





Who's hungry?!?! 


The RBC 2018: Diamond in the Ruff team is thrilled to share this dazzling menu with you all! Also, a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Dining Poll! We had 80+ responses! We are so excited that you had a voice in choosing our banquet options! 


Delegates will be responsible for their own meals on Thursday night of the conference, our confernece staff has provided a "Top Picks List" complete with our favorite Kirksville cuisine!. Meals will be provided by the conference Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The options are as follows: 



Breakfast: Breakfast provided by the Holiday Inn Express 

•Yogurt, cereal, eggs, omelettes (cheese, peppers), turkey sausage, pork sausage, bacon, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, muffins, danishes, and bagels. Served with juices, milk, and coffee. 

Lunch: Campus Community Buffet Taco Bar by Sodexo, held in the SUB Georgian Rooms 

• Seasoned Taco Beef with Soft Flour Shells; includes Shredded Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, Onions, Sour Cream and Jalapenos. Served with Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Cookies and Lemonade.

Dinner: Pizza, Pasta, and Salad Bar by Sodexo, held in the SUB Georgian Rooms 

• Pepperoni and Cheese Pizzas, Baked Ziti with Marinara, and Tossed Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressings, served with Cookies and Lemonade.



Breakfast: Another fantastic breakfast meal thanks to the Holiday Inn Express 

Lunch: Networking Luncheon by Hy-Vee held at the newly renovated (and incredibly beautiful) Baldwin Hall

• Hy-Vee will be Catering a bagged lunch including: A 9” sub (Ham, turkey or veggie), 1 piece of fruit, 1 bag of chips, and 1 dessert.

      o For those who need a gluten free option, we will provide a Unwich from Jimmy John's along with the same sides and a comparable dessert.   

Dinner: Banquet by Sodexo, held in the SUB Georgian Rooms 

• Market Salad, Vegetarian Lasagna,Fried Chicken Parmesan, Braised Beef Sicilian, Oven-Roasted Herbed Red Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans, Chocolate Mousse, and Blueberry Pie

      o The Vegetarian Lasagna is a vegan option, as it will be made with dairy-free cheese 



Breakfast: A final breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express 


Delegates will be asked to wear their name tags during all meal times during the the conference!


All delegates with dietary concerns have been contacted and have personally approved of the menu options! Thank for helping us to ensure that we were providing inclusive and safe options!


R-O-C-K you rock, you rock!




Active Philanthropy

By bringing t-shirts and participating in making toys you are making a difference in the lives of dogs and cats at the Adair Humane Society. By using old t-shirts it's also reusing something that other wise might just get thrown out.

Passive Philanthropy​

By bringing items to donate to Victim support services we are helping a program that makes a difference of those in the Kirksville area who are affected by domestic violence.



Public Safety

   Department of Public Safety:(660)665-5621

   Safe Team Escort: (660)785-4176

   Duty Phone: (660) 851-1428

   Emergency Contact:911

Health Service

   TSU Health Care: (660)785-4182

   Urgent Care: (660)665-7575

University Counseling Services

   Crisis: (660)665-5621​

Campus Map​

Map from Hotel to Campus



Hey, MACURH! Water you up to?!


Did you know that Americans use approximately 50 billion plastic water bottles each year?

Did you know that nearly 10,000 gallons of water are wasted every day?

Did you know that YOU can make a difference?


At MACURH RBC 2018: Diamond in the Ruff, each delegate will receive a reusable water bottle to promote sustainable habits! Institutions will compete to drink the most water throughout the conference via a google form. The institution consuming the most water by the end of the weekend will receive a sparkling ~completely recycled material~ Sustainability Trophy. 


Stay tuned for the water bottle design!


More details on Sustainable Updates to come!



Kirksville Tourism Board
We are the Kirksville Tourism office and we promote tourism in the Kirksville area. "Kirksville is Missouri's north star"


Midwest Afilitate of College and University Residence Halls

Holiday Inn Express

Kirksville hotels are convenient and making traveling easy and this popular favorite is the closest hotel to two Universities, Truman and A.T. Holiday Inn Express is the newest, non-smoking, state of the art hotel in Kirksville. Our property boasts the absolute best service in town.

4 Imprint
Find the perfect promotional items for business branding, saying thanks, or spreading the word. With over 30000 promotional items for your corporate marketing campaign, you get big time product selection and the personal service you expect.

Truman State Residence Hall Association

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an organization that represents the on-campus residents at Truman State University. Our mission is to unify the residence halls by serving as a voice of the students to improve on-campus life.

Truman State University Student Government

Truman State University's Student Government works tirelessly to improve Truman State through serving and representing the students.​

Truman State University Residence Life

Residence Life fosters the development of the whole student within safe, comfortable, and intellectually engaging living-learning communities. We are your home away from home.


You can't go wrong with McDonald's, come have a burger or McNuggets. McDonald's is located at 1401 S. Baltimore in Kirksville store #2833, just under a half mile from campus, and just a little over a mile from the hotel. 

Smoothie Kings

Want a tasty and/or healthy smoothie, Come to Smoothie King and quench those cravings.


Maxwells is located in Kirksville, Missouri (MO) offering delicious American food in a bar/tavern atmosphere. Maxwell's is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal and a refreshing beer with friends, family, and co-workers.


On Campus Marketing LLC operates an online store that offers university-approved merchandise for campus living, gifting, and special campus occasions, including move-in, graduation, and more.

North Dakota State University

The Graduate School at North Dakota State University offers 86 master’s degrees, 53 doctoral degrees, and 15 graduate certificate programs. Our 700 graduate faculty members are innovators who are recognized and respected nationally and internationally for contributions to their fields. We offer research and teaching assistantships that provide professional development, as well as financial support in the form of tuition waivers and monetary stipends. NDSU boasts a plethora of research, academic, and extracurricular activities for its graduate students. Additionally, flexible and affordable on-campus housing, as well as free public transportation are available. NDSU is located in Fargo, ND, which, with its sister city, Moorhead, MN, comprises one of the largest metropolitan areas between Minneapolis and Seattle. Among the community’s benefits are a family friendly environment, active arts and cultural scene, many unique options for dining, shopping, and entertainment, and a variety of outdoor adventures for all seasons.

Baker's BBQ

If barbeque is what you want, come to Baker's BBQ located on the east side of the square in Kirksville. 

You can find their facebook page here.


Fast-food burger & fries joint with an old-school feel, including retro drive-in service.

Colton's Steakhouse

In 1996, a group of entrepreneurs and restaurateurs put together their combined total of over sixty years of successful restaurant and real estate experience to develop a concept that later became Colton's Steak House & Grill. Their vision was to open a steakhouse anyone could walk into and feel at home, have fun, relax, eat delicious food, and enjoy excellent service in an atmosphere with the feel of the "American West."
Once the concept was completed, they formed what would eventually become Colton's Restaurant Group Inc. (CRG), the franchisor of the concept. In August 1996, the first location opened its doors in Conway, Arkansas.
It wasn't long before the second restaurant opened in Searcy, AR. As the sixth Colton's opened, a new corporate operating partner came on the scene: Hand Cut Steaks, Inc. (HCS). During HCS's primary expansion period, the President, CEO, and co-founder of CRG was President, CEO, and co-founder of HCS. HCS currently operates seven of the thirty Colton's.
Today, all CSHG restaurants operate as franchises, with locations in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. The current owners of CRG also own an interest in over half of the Colton's now in operation.
With a broad menu offering exceptional food and service, with a casual Western atmosphere, the group accomplished what they set out to do, and they continue to build and grow the Colton's concept.

La Fuente

Come check out one of Kirksville's Mexicans Restaurants.



Before the Conference

There are many ways to get to Truman State University.

  • Drive

    • Head Straight to the Hotel

  • Train

    • The closest Station is an Amtrak in La Plata Missouri, roughly 11 miles away. 

  • Fly

    • The Closest Airport is the Kirksville Regional Airport roughly 7 miles from campus.

During the Conference

  • Transportation from the hotel to campus will be provided and run at scheduled times.

  • There will be an  ADA accessible shuttle as well. 

  • Free parking at Hotel and on campus in certain areas.