Vol. 20 No. 17 - Jan. 19, 2016

Features

  • Truman Signs Climate Act Pledge


    Truman is one of more than 300 colleges and universities to demonstrate a commitment to addressing sustainability and climate change by signing the American Campuses Act on Climate (ACAC) pledge.

    The ACAC is designed to amplify the voice of the higher education community. The White House launched the initiative in November prior to the United Nations Climate Negotiations in Paris. At those negotiations, nearly 200 nations reached an agreement that commits almost every country to lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
     
    Sustainability and energy efficiency have been priorities at Truman for years. The University has been taking steps to transition to low-carbon energy and enhance sustainability practices on campus long before signing the ACAC pledge. This past year saw Truman embark on a $10.5 million venture to make campus more energy efficient, which in turn will lower the school’s carbon footprint and save an estimated $1 million annually.
     
    The 16-month plan began in the summer and includes improvements ranging from the installation of new light fixtures to the updating of heating, cooling and ventilation systems for multiple buildings. All totaled, the changes will allow Truman to: reduce its annual carbon footprint by 20,900,000 lbs of carbon dioxide; reduce water consumption by more than 8 million gallons annually; reduce natural gas consumption by more than 50,500 MCF annually; reduce electrical consumption by nearly 7.5 million kW per hour annually and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 113.5 tons annually through the continued production of solar energy.
     
    For more information about the ACAC and to see progress on Truman’s Energy Savings Project, go to sustainability.truman.edu.

    For questions regarding Truman’s sustainability program, contact Donna Liss at dliss@truman.edu.

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  • Lyceum Tickets Now Available for Vocalosity

     
    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue the 2015-16 season with a performance by Vocalosity at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Vocalosity is the all-new live concert event that takes a cappella to a whole new level. Created by Deke Sharon, who produced the hugely popular “The Sing-Off” and served as on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal’s “Pitch Perfect,” this fast-paced production features 12 dynamic voices singing some of today’s chart-topping hits. No genre of music is off limits, and Vocalosity explores them all – from 10th century Gregorian chant and classic choral, to barbershop quartet and bouncing doo-wop, all the way to the Beatles and Bruno Mars. Combined with movement and choreography from Sean Curran, a “Stomp” original cast member, Vocalosity’s performance makes for an exhilarating evening for all ages.

    Students can pick up their free ticket by presenting a Truman ID at the Student Activities Board Box Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff can receive their free tickets by showing their Truman ID at the Information Center in the Student Union Building.
     
    General admission tickets may be purchased for $11 per ticket online at lyceum.truman.edu, at the cashier’s window in McClain Hall or at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville.
     
    Due to the popularity of this show, any campus tickets still available two days before the performance will be made available to the public to purchase.

    This season the Lyceum Series will also feature Million Dollar Quartet Feb. 24. All events will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale two weeks before the event.

    For more information on the series, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.
     
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  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sessions Scheduled


    Beta Alpha Psi will host Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sessions from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 19 in Violette Hall 1424.

    VITA offers free tax assistance for clients with low to moderate income levels filing simple tax returns. The tax assistance will be completed by IRS-certified volunteers and will also offer free electronic filing to receive a faster return.
     
    Clients who come to VITA sessions should bring: social security cards for spouses and dependents; bank routing numbers and bank account numbers for direct deposit; wage and earnings statements such as W-2, 1098T and 1099; and a copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns if available.
     
    For more information, contact Lauren Akers at lma6631@truman.edu or visit bap.truman.edu/vita.

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  • University Emergency Notifications Available Through TruView, Local Weather Alerts Available Through City of Kirksville


    Students, faculty and staff interested in receiving emergency notices through the text messaging function on their phones can do so via TruView.
     
    To sign up, log in to TruView and click on the “Truman” tab. Click the “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information” under “Update and View My Personal Information” (lower right screen). A maximum of three phones can be registered to receive texts. Confirm information in the same manner.

    To receive updates regarding local weather alerts as well as other alert categories, students, faculty and staff may sign up at kirksvillecity.com. Messages can be sent via text or email, and participants can select what messages they want to receive.
     
    The campus is encouraged to review the emergency procedures located in each classroom and at police.truman.edu/emergency-procedures.

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  • Litwiller Named Public Relations Intern


    The Public Relations Office has named Hannah Litwiller, a senior communication major, as the spring 2016 intern.

    Litwiller is from Boonville, Mo., and is a 2012 graduate of Boonville High School. She is the daughter of Debbie and Steve Litwiller.

    As intern for the Public Relations Office, Litwiller will help write the online University newsletter, the Truman Today. She will also aid in writing and producing the University’s magazine, the Truman Review. Additionally, Litwiller will assist in planning the Truman at the Capitol event, write press releases and fulfill other office tasks.

    On campus, Litwiller is the special events committee chair for the Student Activities Board (SAB) and is a member of local service sorority Tau Lambda Sigma. She also hosts a radio show on KTRM.
     
    Litwiller is excited to help share the values, voice and vision of the University while refining her writing and editing skills during her internship this spring. She plans to pursue a career in public relations, advertising or copywriting.

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    Hannah Litwiller
  • Alumni to Host Networking Event in St. Louis


    The Truman Alumni Association and the St. Louis Alumni Chapter will host “Bulldogs Supporting Bulldogs: Marketing Yourself” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.

    This event features special guests from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of careers. The agenda includes a keynote speaker, followed by speed networking groups that will discuss various topics such as utilizing LinkedIn and other social media, resumés and applications, interview tips and how public service can boost a career. There will also be time for general networking with all attendees.

    For more information, contact Denise Smith, director of alumni relations, or the Office of Advancement at 800.452.6678 or 660.785.4133. To RSVP for the event, email alumnievents@truman.edu.

    Keynote Speaker
    Lee Ann Howard (’79)
    Co-founder, Howard & O’Brien Executive Search Consultants, Cleveland, Ohio

    Discussion Group Leaders
    Christopher Bay (’05)
    Mentor Center Director, Launch Code

    Becky (Hadley) Cutright (’08)
    Communications Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Amanda (Whitman) Gioia (’93)
    Vice President, Worldwide Communications, MasterCard

    Joshua Henry (’11)
    Human Resources, OneSpace

    Dr. Dwyane Smith (’84, ’91)
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Harris-Stowe State University

    Mike Stagoski (’89)
    Director of Business Development, HMS Health LLC

    Cody Sumter (’10)
    Software Engineer, Google, Inc.

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Announcements

  • Student Affairs Sponsors Inclusivity Program


    The Art and Science of Inclusivity Incentive Program is a series of workshops, lectures, seminars and activities to assist Truman students in understanding various forms of diversity and the importance of differences within a democratic society.

    Complete details on the program, including participation rewards for both students and organizations, can be found at truman.edu/inclusivity-program.

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  • Activities Fair Scheduled for Jan. 20


    The Activities Fair will take place from 3-6 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Student Union Building. Registration for the Activities Fair can be completed at csi.truman.edu/studentorgs/activities-fair-2015-registration. Organizations will be available to distribute their information to perspective members and inspire campus involvement of individuals within these organizations in order to provide a well-rounded Truman experience.
  • WGST Conference: Theory in Action


    Women and Gender Studies Conference 2016 Schedule
    Jan. 28-30


    Jan. 28                                                                                                                       
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Gender Identity/Beauty     
    9:30-10:20 a.m.                                                                                                           
    Ashley Hartwig, “Societal Use of Sex as an Individual’s Personal Identity in Literature
    and Theory on Discourse”                                                                                                 
    Sophia Monti, “Beauty Lies in the Wallet of the Viewer”

    Female Political Pioneers
    10:30-11:50 a.m.                                                                                                           
    Larry Iles, “Barbara Ayrton-Gould, from window-smashing suffragette to British MP;
    How come?”                 
    Marc Becker, “Ecuador’s First Female Congressional Deputy”

    Gender in Shakespeare 
    12-1:20 p.m. 
    Ashley Gaines, “Retribution of the Virtuous: Lavinia’s role in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus”                   
    Alyssa LaFever, “The Power of Vice Over Virtue: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar”

    Keynote Presentation: Panel Discussion with Clutch Productions

    1:30-2:50 p.m.
    Christianne Greiert, Amy Kersten, and Miranda Noelle Wilson, “Establishing Voices: On
    the Generation and Evolution of Clutch Productions Creative Theatre Collective”

    Gender and Music        
    3-4:20 p.m.       
    Aaron Fine, “Computer Blue: Synthetic Color in Purple Rain”                                       
    Hannah Whitt, “Is the Sexualization of Women in Rap Empowering?”

    Rehabilitating Bad Mothers    
             
    4:30 pm.                                                                                                                          
    Linda Seidel                                                                                                                          
    A Reading from “Mediated Maternity” followed by a book signing

    Jan. 29                                                                                                                       
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Reclaiming Our Bodies
     
    12:15-1:20 p.m.          
    Trish Segundo, “Tiger Stripes: An Interactive Zine and Body Project”                        
    Xavier O’Brien, “Effect of Media on Body Image, and the Efficacy of Body Positivity"

    Portraits of Gender   
                    
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Emma Shouse, “The Personification of Femininity: Women’s Gender Roles in 18th Century Portraiture”
    Ashley Kuykendall and Katie Larabee, “Coloring Gender: How We See Ourselves and Others”

    Writing about Gender
              
    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    Sebastian Maldonado-Velez, “’Curiously Crooked: Reviving the Art of Narrative in Verse Through Persona”
    Erica Raines, “It’s in My Stars: A Feminist Perspective on Horoscopes”

    Keynote presentation: Clutch Productions
    3:30-4:50 p.m.
    Amy Kersten, “New Media and Disruptive Collaborative Women”                                    
    Christianne Greiert, “Pedagogy and Empowering Creative Expression”

    Jan. 30                                                                                                                       
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Revising Marriage        
    12:30-1:50 p.m.                                                     
    Leela Chapman, “Rebecca: A Marxist-Feminist Reading”                
    Rebekah Polacek, “A Marxist Slam of Feminism in Academia”
    Alyssa Johnson, “Patriarchal Regulation of Maternity and Womanhood in A Proper Marriage”

    Rethinking Superheroes        
    2-2:50 p.m.                   
    Heather Brostrom, “Where are our Female Superheroes?!"
    Brendan Cronley, “Superheroines: Role Models or Monstrosity”

    Keynote Performance: Clutch Productions
    3-4:50 p.m.            
    Christianne Greiert, Amy Kersten, Miranda Noelle Wilson
    A Staged Reading Performance of “Every Good Girl Deserves Fun and Other Mis-Remembered Things” and Panel Discussion

    Coordinators of the 2016 WGST Conference: Amy Sallwasser and Hayden Wilsey
    The WGST Conference is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee.
  • Scholarship Offers Opportunity for Students to Recognize Former Teachers


    Through the support of Truman’s education alumni and a generous estate gift, the James and Margaret Mudd Teacher Recognition Scholarship provides ongoing recognition of excellence in education.

    This January, graduating students have the opportunity to recognize a high school educator/counselor who made a positive impact on their academic growth. The chosen teacher/counselor will then receive an invitation to be formally recognized and participate in Truman’s spring commencement. To further acknowledge the recipient, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the recipient’s honor to an incoming Truman student from the teacher’s/counselor’s high school.

    Since its origin as a normal school in 1867, Truman has been committed to providing a strong teacher education program. Over the years, more than 8,000 teachers have received preparation from the University, and the education program is deeply rooted in the University’s history.

    Graduating seniors will receive an email this month with nomination process instructions. Anyone who wishes to donate to the Teacher Recognition Scholarship fund may do so by contacting the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133.

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  • TruScholar Research Application Deadline is Feb. 7


    The Office of Student Research will once again offer intensive summer TruScholars undergraduate research experiences.

    The purpose of the TruScholars program is to foster collaborative faculty-student research and creative activities to enhance undergraduate student learning. Projects supported by this program should exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a regional or national conference, public performance or a gallery showing.

    The formal part of the 2016 TruScholars program will coincide with the eight-week summer semester, beginning June 6 and ending July 29. During this time, students should devote full-time effort to their projects and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration. If student-faculty teams would like to begin their research earlier than June 6 because of the nature of the research or enthusiasm for the project, they are encouraged to do whatever is best for the project, understanding that there will be intense effort during the eight-week session.

    Application guidelines, important dates and frequently asked questions can be found on the OSR website at osr.truman.edu/truscholars.

    To optimize the quality of the TruScholars experience, there will be a number of required elements including an orientation during the spring semester, attendance at two of three professional development workshops during the eight-week summer semester, and presentation at the TruScholars Research Symposium Aug. 20. Specific dates are given at the OSR website. Faculty will be asked to attend the orientation and research symposium as well as either lead or attend two of the three workshops.

    This application does include a project description among other components and therefore students are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor as early as possible.

    Questions beyond the TruScholars frequently asked questions should be addressed via email to osr@truman.edu.

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  • Peace Corps Prep Informational Meeting Scheduled


    The next informational meeting for the Peace Corps Prep certification will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in McClain Hall 306.
     
    Peace Corps Prep offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for a career in international development. It will build hands-on experience and leadership skills while students complete courses focused on intercultural competence and foreign language.

    Upon completion of the program, students will receive a signed certificate from the Peace Corps. Those individuals that participate in the Peace Corps Prep program are under no obligation to volunteer for the Peace Corps at any time, but successful completion of the program will make their applications more competitive should they choose to apply.
     
    Anyone unable to attend the meeting can contact Mary Shapiro.

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  • Nominations Available for Leadership Recognition Programs


    The Center for Student Involvement is now taking nominations for Leadership Recognition awards, including Outstanding President of the Year, the Senior Leadership Award, Outstanding New Organization and more.

    Nomination packets can be picked up from the CSI Office in the Student Union Building or nominations can be made online here.

    For more information on this event, contact the CSI at 660.785.4222 or by email at csilrp@gmail.com.
  • Student Research Conference Abstracts Due Feb. 19


    Abstracts for this year’s Student Research Conference are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 19.
     
    The 29th annual Student Research Conference will take place April 19. The conference is a University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship and creative achievements. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts.
     
    Abstracts should be submitted online at src.truman.edu. All abstracts need to be sponsored by a Truman faculty or staff member. A copy of the information submitted will be sent electronically to the student presenter’s mentor for approval. Students should work with the faculty mentor before submitting the abstract to minimize multiple drafts in the system.
     
    In addition to the many student presentations, the day will feature a conference-wide plenary address delivered by Truman alumnus Dr. Greg Gerhardt (’79), professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Kentucky and director of the Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center.
     
    Faculty-requested special sessions are included in the discipline options. Students planning to present in such a session should look for the specific discipline designation when submitting their abstracts. Faculty members interested in a requesting a discipline designation should contact Sherril Pearce by emailing osr@truman.edu.
     
    Inquiries about the Student Research Conference sessions and/or problems with the abstract submission process can also be directed to Pearce at 660.785.4597 or osr@truman.edu.
  • MAE Graduates to Give Presentation


    Parkway School District principals and Truman alumni Aaron McPherson and Aaron Wills will return to campus to present “Educational Leadership in the Ever-changing World” at 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The two will share thoughts and perspectives on educational leadership in today’s diverse and dynamic schools and explain how educators are leading and guiding all students to become capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing world.
  • Submit Events to Master Calendar


    Truman is known for having a large number of clubs and organizations. Many such organizations host informational meetings at the beginning of the academic year and at peak times, eight to 15 events will be listed each day. Information about those meetings may be found on the Master Calendar at truman.edu/event.

    If a chartered student organization or a recognized department/division/program at Truman would like to have an on-campus event listed on the calendar, click on the “Submit an Event” button on the top left side of the page. Reoccurring events will only be displayed during the first six weeks of the semester.
     
    Users can find events by interest or venue by clicking “Filter Events” on the top left side of the page. If interested, users can click on the title of the event to learn more details, such as a summary of the event. Users can also export Master Calendar events by clicking the “iCal Feed” button at the bottom of the page.

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  • Internship Opportunity in China


    Applications are now available for a semester-long program where students teach conversational English in rural Guangdong Province, China. Accepted students may receive a Cheung Foundation Scholarship. The application deadline for fall 2016 is March 30. For more information, contact Timothy Farley or go to china.truman.edu.
  • Apply for the SAOS Summer Orchestra Academy


    Applications for the SAOS Summer Orchestra Academy in Salzburg, Austria, are now open.

    The SAOS is for college students majoring in instrumental music. The program consists of daily private lessons, daily chamber music instruction and numerous opportunities to perform publicly with the professional chamber orchestra. Excursions to other places in Austria and tickets to the Salzburg Festival are included in the program as well.

    The SAOS takes place in collaboration with the University of Miami Frost School of Music at a Salzburg program already established at Salzburg College. Though the school is located in a German-speaking country, all courses are taught in English.

    To apply, fill out a Truman online application and a CCIS online application and send a statement of purpose, official transcripts, a copy of passport and two letters of recommendation to the Study Abroad Office at Baldwin Hall 118. Applications for the summer semester are due March 1.

    For more information, click here or contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad at Baldwin Hall 118.

Notables

  • Notables


    James Cianciola, associate professor of communication, contributed a chapter to the book, “Devouring Cultures: Perspectives on Food, Power, and Identity from the Zombie Apocalypse to Downton Abbey.” Cianciola authored chapter seven, entitled “Scenes from the Dialogic Kitchen: ‘Thinking Culture Dialogically’ in Italian American Narratives.
     
    Óscar Sendón, assistant professor of Spanish, had his article, “Del soldado de los tercios al reportero de guerra: El hombre de acción en José Ortega y Gasset y Arturo Pérez-Reverte,” published in the December 2015 edition of Hispania, a journal devoted to the teaching of Spanish and Portuguese. The article reflects on the idea of war as an adventure according to Spanish writers Ortega y Gasset and Pérez-Reverte.
     
    Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, will be inducted into the Missouri Music Educators Association Hall of Fame later this month in recognition of his lasting impact on the stature of music education in the state of Missouri and beyond. Trimborn earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education and conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in music education from Northwestern University. He studied conducting at Tanglewood with Erich Leinsdorf and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the Truman faculty in 1993 as the director of the Master of Arts in Education’s music program, he taught at Palatine High School in Illinois and Valparaiso University in Indiana. He retired in 2014 as professor emeritus of music, marking his 45th year as a teacher. During his career Trimborn conducted many concerts, clinics, camps, festivals and services including performances at Mt. Rushmore and the Kennedy Center. Of special note were his internationally televised performances from California of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, with narrator William Warfield, and as conductor for Adolph Herseth, principal trumpet in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in a rare guest solo appearance. In his 21 years at Truman teaching future music educators, he established valuable ties to the premiere public school districts throughout the state. Although humbled by this recognition, Trimborn feels that he shares it with the brilliant education and music faculties for the part they play in preparing Truman students for the teaching profession.

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    Thomas Trimborn

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Apply Now for Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships


    The Truman State University Foundation is now accepting 2016 Study Abroad Scholarship applications. Applications are online and are due by midnight on Jan. 25. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link.

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  • Apply for the Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships


    The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships to sophomore or junior students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service in areas related to environmental issues on a local, national or global scale. The campus deadline for this nationally competitive scholarship is Jan. 29. To apply, contact Truman’s representative, Maria C. Di Stefano. For further information, visit the Udall website.
  • Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute Program Applications Open


    The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission has opened their applications for the U.K. Summer Institute Award Programs for U.S. undergraduates. 

    The Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute Programs offer students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.  

    Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. Each summer institute will cover a different theme such as acting at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the history of the slave trade in England, or the political, social and economic relationships of Northern Ireland. These institutes include:

    AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe


    Durham University Summer Institute

    King’s College London Summer Institute

    University of Bristol Summer Institute


    University of Exeter Summer Institute

    Queen’s University Belfast

    Scotland Summer Institute

    Wales Summer Institute

    To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
    •    be a U.S. citizen and possess a U.S. passport;
    •    be at least 18 years old;
    •    have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
    •    have at least two years of university study upon their return (i.e. applicants should currently be a freshman or sophomore in college/university)
    •    be mature, responsible, independent and open-minded

    The awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the U.K., university fees and room and board at the host university.

    There have been two changes made to this year’s application process. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and all references must be submitted online. Applicants should direct their references to the webpage of their selected institute where they can find the online reference letter form.

    Deadlines for 2016 are Feb. 23 or Feb. 26, depending on the institute. Each program also varies in duration, from three to six weeks. Be sure to check the specific institute page for the particular deadline. 
  • Boren Scholarships Support Study Abroad Opportunities


    The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for 2016-2017 are now accepting applications. The scholarships are geared toward students applying to study abroad in Africa, Asia, central and eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. To learn more about the Boren Awards, to register for upcoming webinars at or to access the online application, visit borenawards.org. For questions regarding the scholarships, contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad Office at Baldwin Hall 118. Interested students may also call 660.785.4076 or email ciea@truman.edu.
  • Scholarship Opportunities


    Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri Scholarships
    Scholarships are available through Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., for the 2015-2016 academic year. Last year they awarded more than $14,000 in scholarships to Missouri students. Two students selected by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will be submitted to Central Region as an applicant and to National Garden Clubs Inc. as a Missouri applicant, and will compete for a Central Region and National Scholarship. The scholarship application is available online at gardenclub.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

    Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

    The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation has more than 100 scholarship funds available to students living in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The purpose of the scholarship funds housed at the Community Foundation vary widely from providing aid to students demonstrating financial need to those intending to major in a specific field of study. Students are encouraged to apply in January after fall transcripts are available. Most application deadlines occur between February and April.  For more information, go to www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships.

    Rover Scholarship

    Rover.com is a one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters. Rover connects pet parents with loving dog sitters across the country. This would not be possible without the rapid growth of the sharing economy. Take a survey and submit a 400- to 500-word essay discussing the emergence of a sharing economy in the next five years. For more information on how to apply, click here.

    Seed Grand Project Application
    The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) is a network of more than 500 of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to enable conservation actions to be prioritized and implemented by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), a partnership of more than 100 organizations committed to amphibian conservation worldwide. Seed grants are normally provided in amounts ranging from $500-$1,000 and are designed to help kickstart projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and education challenges. For more information, click here

    B. Davis Scholarship

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a B. Davis Scholarship for $1000 scholarship for 2016. Visit their website at www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read more about how to apply for this scholarship and browse through the rest of their site to learn about applying for other scholarships. The deadline to submit an application for the B. Davis Scholarship is May 23.

    Personality Type Scholarship 2015
    Typology Central, a personality type indicator community, is offering a scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students. The scholarship was created to provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The deadline is June 3. For more information, click here.

    Diabetes Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes with a 3.0 GPA. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Leukemia Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia, or whose life has been affected by it. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Grimes Scholarship
    The Grimes Companies, a logistics and transportation company, is offering a $750 scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students majoring in any supply chain management, logistics or industrial engineering related degree program. The scholarship was created to promote education and the groundbreaking use of logistics to facilitate growth and positive change in the logistics and transportation industry. The deadline to apply is June 15. Details are available at grimescompanies.com/scholarships.

    Scholarships Available for Veterans
    To learn more about scholarships offered to veterans, click here.