Vol. 20 No. 22 - Feb. 22, 2016

Features

  • Library Receives Access to Streaming Movie Database


    Movie buffs on and off campus can now enjoy in-demand films online via Pickler Memorial Library until May 1.

    The library will participate in a trial of Swank Digital Campus, which will feature 100 of Swank’s top-requested films for academic use. Included in the collection are a wide variety of feature films and documentaries such as “The Hurt Locker,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Vertigo” and “Forks Over Knives.”

    To use the database, click here. Windows users should view with Chrome or Internet Explorer as Firefox may have display issues. Android and iOS devices require the download of the Swank Media Player from Google Play or iTunes. For access from off-campus, follow the directions for connecting to databases from home.

    For technical difficulties, visit Swank’s Digital Support Group at digitalsupport@swank.com or call 866.815.7719 or 1.314.984.6295

    For general questions about the service, call the reference department at 660.785.4051.

    Digital Campus is for individual and classroom use only. Streaming these films for public performance events is prohibited.
     
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  • “Million Dollar Quartet” Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical Set for Feb. 24


    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will finish the 2015-16 season with a performance featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    “Million Dollar Quartet” is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together the rock ‘n’ roll icons for the first and only time. On Dec. 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

    “Million Dollar Quartet” brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and many more beloved hits. The Tony-award winning musical will be adapted into an eight-episode TV series on Country Music Television, premiering later this year.

    A very limited number of tickets are available for campus. Due to the popularity of this show, any campus tickets still available as of Tuesday morning will be made available to the public to purchase. 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.

    For more information on the series, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

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  • Expo to Highlight Career and Grad School Week


    Truman’s Career and Grad School Week will take place Feb. 22-25, and will be highlighted by the annual Expo.

    More than 120 employers and graduate schools will be in attendance for the Career and Grad School Expo, taking place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Student Union Building. Recruiters from all aspects of business and education will be available to consult with students. Notable employers include Cerner, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Peace Corps and the Federal Reserve Bank, among many others.  

    Check-in for the Expo will begin at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Building Conference Room, located on the third floor. Attendees will not be permitted to the Expo rooms without registering. Questions about registration can be directed to bkeller@truman.edu.

    University photographer Tim Barcus will be available to take professional photos for students from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building 3204.

    For tips on what to do before, during and after the Expo, click here.

    For a complete list of all events taking place during Career and Grad School Week, visit career.truman.edu/career-week/schedule-of-events.

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Announcements

  • Faculty and Staff Email to Receive System Upgrade


    Information Technology Services (ITS) has begun replacing the faculty and staff email system.

    The new email server provides the following improvements: larger email mailbox sizes; auto-discovery easy setup; improved client compatibility for Mac Mail, Mac Microsoft Outlook, Android and Thunderbird; full Microsoft Outlook web connectivity from off-campus; and a much-improved Microsoft Outlook Web Application that works with all current web browsers and supports viewing shared calendars via the web and high-availability email services.

    For more information, visit its.truman.edu/projects/exchange-migration-faq.

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  • Public Relations Internship Available


    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the full-time spring 2016 internship position.

    The public relations intern will help with the production of the University’s online newsletter, the Truman Today, and biannual alumni magazine, the Truman Review. The intern will also assist in planning special events throughout the semester, writing press releases and fulfilling other office tasks.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style.

    To apply, send a resume, an advising transcript, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than March 18. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles at tmiles@truman.edu.

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  • English Students to Give Reading


    The ENG 501 nonfiction students will give a reading from 12-1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Pickler Memorial Library Café. Each student will read for eight-10 minutes, and a Q&A will follow the presentations. Readers for the event will be Kevin Manley, Jamie Miller, Niki Schroeder, Corinne Pachl and Mimi Young. A second reading will be presented from 12-1 p.m. March 29 at Pickler Memorial Library Café.
  • Military Science Department to Host Army Open Forum


    The Military Science Department will host “It’s Your Army: What Do You Know?” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. The open forum for students, faculty and staff will discuss the U.S. Army and will be hosted by Lt. Col. Jason Anderson, assistant professor of military science. Refreshments will be served.

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  • Communication Disorders Association and Kirksville Salvation Army to Host Diaper Drive


    The Communication Disorders Association and Kirksville Salvation Army are hosting a diaper drive through March 2.
     
    Disposable diapers cost $70 to $80 per month per baby. One-in-three American families report experiencing diaper need but there are not government-assisted programs, like food stamps, to cover diapers. Without diapers, babies cannot participate in early childhood education. Diaper need affects the physical, mental and economic well-being of children and parents.
     
    The drop off site for diapers is at the Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic, located in the Health Science Building 2252.
     
    For more information, contact Julia Gassert at 314.623.3781 or Ilene Elmlinger.
  • SAB to Host “Bongo Ball Mania”


    The Student Activities Board will host “Bongo Ball Mania” from 2-8 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Multipurpose Room of the Recreation Center.

    “Bongo Ball” is a combination of paintball/capture the flag and includes NERF guns and an obstacle course. Players will have 15-minute increments, and there can be up to four players per team.

    This event is free with a student ID. Walk-ins are welcome, but are not guaranteed a spot. To reserve a time, click here.

    For more information, find the event page on Facebook, visit sab.truman.edu or call 660.785.4722.

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  • Linda Anderson Farewell Reception for Feb. 24


    There will be a farewell reception for Linda Anderson, associate athletic director, from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 24 in Pershing Building 212. Anderson will be leaving at the end of the month to take a new job in Wayne, Neb.
  • MAE Graduates to Give Presentation


    Parkway School District principals and Truman alumni Aaron Wills and Aaron McPherson 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.

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  • Open Forums for Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics Candidates


    Three candidates for the Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics will be on campus during the next four weeks in order to participate in open forums. All members of the Truman community are invited to attend. Curriculum vitaes for all three candidates can be found here.

    Matthew Draud, Armstrong State University
    Feb. 8
    3:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 176

    David Sammeth, New Mexico Highlands University
    Feb. 19
    2 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 176

    Craig Ogilvie, Iowa State University
    Feb. 26  
    3 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 176
  • Faculty Forum to Examine Shamanistic Healing


    The Truman Faculty Forum will continue with “Shamanistic Healing: Spirits, Culture and Bodies in Brazil” by Dereck Daschke, professor of philosophy and religion, at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Baldwin Little Theater.

    Presentation Abstract:

    Shamanic ritual performances may be both the earliest form of religion and the earliest form of medicine in human cultures. Cross-culturally, shamans are known to enter into altered states of consciousness where they interact with spirits, animals, ancestors and other forms of supernatural power. In this state they lead communities in ceremonies that encourage the trance state in the group as a whole, increasing social bonding and creating a shared, symbolic identity. Even though the traditional cultures in which shamanism originated have all but disappeared today, shamanistic healing continues to exist in variety of ways around the world. One of the places where modern shamanic forms are most prominent is Brazil. Daschke will present his understanding of how healing and culture work together in shamanic ritual, based on the interdisciplinary body of literature that addresses this subject and his own experiences and observations in Brazil.
  • CSI and Planetarium to Host Fireside Friday: Karaoke Under the Stars


    The Center for Student Involvement and the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium will host a special edition of Fireside Friday: Karaoke Under the Stars from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the planetarium, located in Magruder Hall. Listen to performances by Fireside Friday favorites, or step up to the mic and perform.

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  • General Safety Guidelines Available


    The Department of Public Safety has issued general safety guidelines applicable to students, faculty and staff.

    Public Safety Website
    The information and layout of the Public Safety website, police.truman.edu, has been updated.
     
    Active Shooter Preparedness Video

    A six-minute video about an active shooter can be found here. Extended workshops are also available and can be set up by emailing Sara Holzmeier.
     
    Emergency Procedures Flyer

    Emergency procedures can be found via campus flyers or at police.truman.edu/emergency-procedures.
     
    Kirksville TextCaster Weather Alerts
    Local weather alerts can be found at kirksvillecity.com. Messages can be sent via text or email.
     
    TruAlert Emergency Text Messaging System

    Information about the TruAlert Emergency Text Messaging System can be found here.

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  • Cognitive Science Minor to Host “Cookies and Cognitive Science”


    The cognitive science program will host “Cookies and Cognitive Science” at 5 p.m. March 2 in Violette Hall 1212. This will be an opportunity to find out more about Truman’s interdisciplinary cognitive science minor in an informal setting. Participants will learn about the cognitive science minor, including the classes offered at Truman and the faculty, staff and students involved with the program.
  • Homecoming 2015 Apparel Now on Sale


    Homecoming 2015 apparel will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Student Involvement Office. Tank tops are $3; T-shirts are $4; long-sleeve shirts are $6 and crewneck sweatshirts are $10. Purchases must be made in cash or check only. Checks should be made payable to Truman State University. For more information, contact Shelby Sims at 660.785.4222 or ssims@truman.edu.

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  • FAFSA Filing Now Open


    Students should file the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility (Pell Grant, SEOG, TEACH, Perkins Loan, Work Study, Stafford Direct Loans, PLUS Loan).

    The FSA ID replaced the PIN on May 10, 2015. Instructions on the FAFSA application website will lead the user through. Parent signers will need an FSA ID. Only one FSA ID can be associated with a particular email address.

    FAFSA results are also needed for some other federal, state, University and private programs. The state’s FAFSA filing deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program is April 1. Do not delay due to late tax filing–the FAFSA allows the use of estimated information–just update the FAFSA record after the 2015 income tax figures are finalized.

    For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 660.785.4130, finaid@truman.edu.

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  • Registration for Tru-Fit Fitness Challenge Now Open


    Truman students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in Tru-Fit, a free eight-week fitness challenge, beginning Feb. 22.

    Participants can earn a T-shirt if they log at least 30 minutes of a physical or wellness activity four days a week and record data for seven of the eight weeks. Tru-Fit is sponsored by the President’s Wellness Committee and the Student Recreation Center.

    Tru-Fit will run from Feb. 22 to April 10. To register, visit tru.mn/trufit.

    For more information, visit Tru-Fit’s webpage or contact Janes Dreamweaver.

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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. 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 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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  • 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.

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  • TruAdventure to Sponsor Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park


    TruAdventure will offer a week-long hiking and camping trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, July 17-24.

    Designed for individuals with a thirst for adventure, but little experience, participants will take multiple guided day hikes through the Rocky Mountains. The focus of the trip will be learning the basic skills for safe and reasonable hiking and camping trips including: basic trip planning; map and compass skills; hiking technique; food planning and preparation; and other essential outdoor skills. As with any TruAdventure trip, information on the geology, biology and history of the Rocky Mountains are important components of the educational program.

    Registration deadline for the trip, including full payment, is May 1. The cost for the week-long trip is $650 and includes all group gear such as tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, cooking gear and food for the entire week. Scholarships up to $200 are available for current Truman students who apply.

    Visit the TruAdventure website for registration forms and scholarship applications. For more information, contact Jennifer Hurst or "Like" TruAdventure on Facebook to receive updates on the trip.

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  • Lincoln Contest Offers Cash Prizes


    Submissions for Truman’s annual Lincoln Contests in art, essay and oratory, established by Fred and Ethel Schwengel to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, will be accepted until Feb. 29.

    Those participating in essay or oratory should submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word, three- to five-page essay in response to the prompt below to Barry Poyner, Barnett Hall 1110, by Feb. 29. A list of works cited should also be provided as appropriate. The cover sheet should include contact information and clearly indicate if the submission is for the essay or oratorical contest or both. Finalists in the oratorical contest will deliver their speeches before the National Communication Association Student Club later in the semester. Essay and oratory prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    For the art contest, entries should be submitted to Rusty Nelson, Ophelia Parrish 1221, by Feb. 29, and observe the following criteria: artwork of any media is acceptable, traditional or digital output/projection - 2D and 3D. No larger than 18 x 24” for 2D work and 3ft in the round for 3D work. Projected work should be formatted for 16:9 screen ratio. Winning art will be added to the Schwengel Lincoln Collection in Special Collections at Pickler Memorial Library. Art Prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    Contest Prompt:
    Some would argue that what Abraham Lincoln is most remembered for is his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The document may have had a limited direct impact on the lives of many slaves, but it was a watershed moment in stating that previously bound people shall be “forever free” (Emancipation Proclamation, paragraph 2). To emancipate commonly means to free from bondage, oppression or restraint. This year’s prompt asks you to choose one of the following possibilities and develop it into an essay:

    1. Choose another emancipatory moment in Lincoln’s life and write about it, incorporating source material.

    2. Choose an emancipatory moment in someone’s life and, incorporating source material, write about it.

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  • Bulldog B.I.T.E. Entries Due March 2


    Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch entries will be due by 11:59 p.m. March 2.

    An elevator pitch outlines the concept or idea for a product, service or project in a short period of time, typically from 30 seconds to three minutes. The length of the pitch mirrors the time spent waiting for and riding an elevator in a high-rise building. The purpose of the pitch is to spur the interest of a potential investor or financial backer.

    Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, is open to any student or team of students — up to three members — enrolled during the 2016 spring semester. A student or team may submit only one pitch concept for the contest. Participants may pitch a for-profit or not-for-profit concept.

    Students will submit a concept or idea for a product, service or project in a video pitch no longer than 60 seconds by 11:59 p.m. March 2. The video should not include any props, except the product prototype, and should be one continuous shot. Students must also include an executive summary of their product. The executive summary must contain: name of the individual or team members; problem or issue being addressed by the concept; product description; target market; competitive advantage of the concept; value creation; and expected future use of prize money.

    Judges will select six teams to attend the live pitch competition from 3-5 p.m. March 31 in St. Louis to present their product to a panel. The top three finalists will receive cash awards: the cash prize for first place is $3,000; second place is $2,000; and third place is $1,000. Pitch participants, judges, alumni and audience members are then invited to a networking event following the competition.

    The Bulldog B.I.T.E. is sponsored by Villhard Growth Partners and is coordinated on campus by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Career Center.

    For complete details and entry information, click here.

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  • Detours Magazine Seeks Photo Contest Entries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Detours Magazine is accepting entries for its biannual photo competition. The contest, themed “Hidden Beauty,” is open to any and all kinds of photos that fit the chosen theme. Entries must include the location of the picture as well as the photographer’s name. The contest is limited to one submission per photographer and should not include any watermarks. Detours also encourages the photographer to include a short caption describing the story behind the photo. By entering the photo contest, participants grant Detours Magazine permission to use their photos in any or all web and digital publications.

    All entries must be received by March 13. The winners of the competition will be featured in the summer 2016 digital issue.

    Submissions to the competition should be emailed to photo@detoursmagazine.com.

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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


    Tom Capuano, professor emeritus of foreign language, had his article on medieval Catalan agricultural texts published by the Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals (Rome: Viella, 2015). The title of his piece is “Señales de una ciencia agronómica propia en los tratados medievales en catalán.”

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Career Center

  • Upcoming Career Center Events


    CAREER AND GRAD SCHOOL WEEK

    Feb. 22-25

    SCORE Mock Interviews    
    9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Feb. 22    
    Career Center

    Etiquette Dinner
    5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 22    
    SUB Alumni Room
    $12 for a four-course meal. Register on #HireTruman.

    Keynote speakers Maria O’Brien and Deb Wilke, Edward Jones
    6-7 p.m.
    Feb. 23    
    Student Union Building Activities Room    
    This event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi.
        
    Employer Info Sessions - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    7:15-8:30 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building 3202
     
    Career and Grad School Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Feb. 24        
    Student Union Building

    Employer Presentations - Target Info Session
    6-8 p.m.
    Feb. 24    
    Student Union Building 3202

    “Educational Leadership in the Ever-changing World”
    5 p.m.
    Feb. 24    
    Alumni Room
    Parkway School District principals and Truman alumni Aaron McPherson and Aaron Wills 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.

    Expo Interview Day
    Feb. 25    

    Anders CPA On-Campus Interviews
    Feb. 29    
    Student Union Building 3204

    Aldi Reception
    Feb. 29

    March

    PwC On-Campus Interviews
    March 1  
    Student Union Building 3203 until 12 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3204 all day

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    March 1
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    MasterCard On-Campus Interviews
    March 1
    Student Union Building 3201, 3302, 3204

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    March 3
    Student Union Building 3200, 3203, 3204

    Bulldog B.I.T.E. Pitch Competition
    4 p.m.
    March 17
    Violette Hall 1010

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    March 18
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 23
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 24
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Session
    3-4:30 p.m.
    March 24
    Georgian Room A

    ABF Freight - On-campus Interviews
    March 31        
    Student Union Building 3201

    April

    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    April 7        
    Student Union Building 3202

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    Visit career.truman.edu for more details.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Apply Now for Foundation Scholarships


    Foundation scholarship applications for 2016-2017 are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight March 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link. This application period is competitive.  

    To learn more, click on Guidelines and Helpful Hints on the Foundation Scholarship application page on TruView. Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.

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  • Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Program Applications Now Available


    The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA).
     
    The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-ASIA alumni reported being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.
     
    The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade.

    The student deadline for summer 2016 is March 1, and the adviser deadline is March 8. To access the application, and to learn more about eligibility, timelines and scholarship requirements, visit their 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 an 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.
  • Scholarship Opportunities


    Go Overseas Scholarship
    This study abroad scholarship offers $15,000 to study in Ireland for a semester, with additional stipends ranging from $4,000-$8,500. The scholarship is available for an undergrad semester or a full year master’s degree. For more information, 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

    Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship

    The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling Inclusion, Access and Success Committee will offer three $500 scholarships to exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership, service, tenacity and academic success. Each MOACAC member school may only nominate one student per school and the student must plan to attend a MOACAC member college or university. Applications must be sent via postal mail, post-marked no later than March 4 and can be found here. For more information, email Cornelius Weaver.

    Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a non-profit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest-free loans and grants. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate strong character and must be a permanent resident of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis area. This includes St. Louis City and 15 surrounding counties, specifically: St Louis County, Franklin, Lincoln, Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren and Washington counties in Missouri or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. The application deadline is April 15. For more information call 314.725.7990 or visit the website at www.sfstl.org.

    B. Davis Scholarship
    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a B. Davis Scholarship for $1,000 scholarship for 2016. Click here 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.

    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.

    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.

    FlipKey Scholarship

    FlipKey will award one student a $1,000 scholarship to put toward studying abroad. The scholarship can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15. Eligible students should submit a 1,000- word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. Only one essay per entrant is accepted. Applicants must include their name, college or university at which they are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program. The winner will be featured on FlipKey’s blog. Only full-time students 18 or older enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible. For more information, visit their website or contact Jacqueline Gormley.

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