Vol. 20 No. 25 - March 21, 2016

Features

  • Jackson to Discuss Experiences at Selma


    Alumnus Alphonso Jackson will present “The Road from Selma to the White House” at 8 p.m. March 30 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    The event will follow a 6 p.m. screening of the film “Selma,” which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights in 1965. Jackson, who was among the marchers, will share his story and participate in a round-table discussion.

    Jackson was appointed as the 13th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in March 2004. His other positions include: service as the director of the Department of Public and Assisted Housing in Washington, D.C.; chairperson for the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency Board; director of Public Safety for the City of St. Louis; and executive director for the St. Louis Housing Authority.

    Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in education administration from Truman. He also received a law degree from Washington University.

    This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center.

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    Alphonso Jackson
  • Global Issues Colloquium to Examine Forensic Nursing


    As part of the Global Issues Colloquium series, Virginia Lynch, founder of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, will present “Forensic Nursing Strategies: Global Issues in Health and Justice” at 7 p.m. March 31 in Violette Hall 1010.

    The colloquium will discuss the science of forensic nursing representing an emerging worldview as crime and violence bring together two of the most powerful systems affecting the lives of people – health and justice. Lynch will also talk about the development, growth and global impact of this rapidly expanding health care field. This event is co-sponsored by the Nursing Department and the School of Social and Cultural Studies.

    The last upcoming colloquium this semester will be Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, with “Observations of Daily Life in Rural Southern Chile” at 7 p.m. April 14 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    Sponsored by the Global Issues Committee, the series is presented for educational or civic purposes. For more information on the spring’s colloquiums, visit globalissues.truman.edu.

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  • Art Exhibition Displayed at Pickler


    The gallery exhibit area, located on the first floor of Pickler Memorial Library, is currently displaying selected works of Miguel Brieva until April 18.

    Brieva is a Spanish graphic artist who has worked with illustration, comics, posters and book covers. “Welcome to the World” deals with topics such as materialism, consumerism, globalization and dehumanization from a very critical perspective. Brieva has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including El País, La Vanguardia, El Jueves and Rolling Stone. The original materials are in Spanish with English translation.

    There will be a public reception at 4:30 p.m. March 24 in Pickler Memorial Library. Óscar Sendón, assistant professor of Spanish, will provide a guided visit of the exhibition.

    “Welcome to the World” is a traveling exhibition organized by Carleton College and is sponsored by Truman’s Department of Classical and Modern Languages.

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  • Ozark Poet to Give Reading


    Award-winning Ozark poet Phil Howerton will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. March 23 in Baldwin Little Theatre 176.

    Howerton is a sixth generation Ozarker and was raised on a small dairy farm in southern Missouri. He has been a milk truck driver, a beef farmer, a production worker, a non-traditional student and is now a creative writing teacher at Missouri State University. His poems have appeared in dozens of journals with titles ranging from Frogpond and Hurricane Review to Midwest Quarterly and Christian Science Monitor.
     
    This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the English and Linguistics For-Words Series, the Department of Agricultural Science and the Folklore Minor.

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  • Sigma Xi to Host Visiting Anthropologist March 29


    The 2016 Sigma Xi Research Society will sponsor Todd Surovell, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, as part of their Distinguished Lecture Series March 29.

    Surovell will give two presentations. His first, “What Happened to the Mammoths? Exploring the Cause of North America’s Most Recent Mass Extinction,” will take place at 12 p.m. in the ATSU Gutensohn Clinic 357. His second lecture, “Mapping People in Their Living Space: The Ethnoarchaeology of Mongolian Dukha Reindeer Herders,” will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    These events are free and open to the public. The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored in part by the School of Science and Mathematics.

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    Todd Surovell

Announcements

  • Olympic Medalist to Serve as Holman Family Distinguished Speaker


    Jackie Joyner-Kersee will speak at 8 p.m. April 9 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium as part of the Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series.

    Widely considered one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, Joyner-Kersee is also among the most-prominent philanthropists and advocates in the country. Now in its third decade of operation, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation works to improve the quality of life for youth, adults and families, particularly in her hometown of East St. Louis, Ill. She is also a co-founder of Athletes for Hope, which helps professional athletes get involved with charitable causes.

    A six-time Olympic medal winner, Joyner-Kersee earned four world champion titles over four consecutive Olympic games from 1984 to 1996. She still holds the world heptathlon record, as well as the national and Olympic records in the long jump. On the hardwood, she was a decorated All-American at UCLA and eventually played professional basketball for a short period of time.

    Joyner-Kersee is a leading advocate for health issues, including asthma, from which she has suffered throughout her life. She also focuses her efforts on children’s education, racial equality, social reform and women’s rights.

    Copies of Joyner-Kersee's book, "A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete," will be available for purchase at Truman's bookstore in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    Doors for this event open at 7:30 p.m. and no ticket is required. The Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series was created in honor of Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman by their children to honor their parents’ long association with Truman. It is funded through an endowment with the Truman State University Foundation. For more information, email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.



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  • Peace Corps Recruiter to Visit Campus


    A volunteer from the Peace Corps will be on campus March 23-24 to share experiences, review the application process and discuss the benefits of volunteering.

    Peace Corps Information Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 23-24
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Information Session
    3-4 p.m.
    March 24
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    For more information, contact Joe Zucchini at 314.441.0534. Click here to begin an application.

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  • Big Event Registration Open Until March 25


    Registration for the Big Event is open until 5 p.m. March 25 and is available through TruService.

    During the Big Event, hundreds of Truman students come together to show their appreciation for the Kirksville community. Students will help residents rake leaves, wash windows, paint and much more. Students can register online with an organization or as an individual. The first 300 students to sign up for the Big Event will also receive free T-shirts.

    Students will arrive on the Mall outside the Student Union Building at 8:45 a.m. April 2. A breakfast of donuts, bagels, coffee and water will be provided. This Big Event will include first-ever student performances by both True Men and Illusion at 9 a.m. After a group photograph, students will disperse throughout the community to help at various job sites.

    For more information about the Big Event, contact the SERVE Center at 660.785.7222 or visit their office in Student Union Building Down Under 1106.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt Set for March 26


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  • Center for Academic Excellence Now Hiring Fall 2016 Tutors


    The Center for Academic Excellence is hiring tutors for next school year. Tutors assist students with the academic content in particular courses and, more broadly, help students with study skills. Tutors provide a student perspective on learning and school success. No prior tutoring experience is required; on-the-job training is provided during the fall semester in the course INDV 150: The Master Tutor.

    Applicants must be eligible for scholarship work, averaging four hours per week. The greatest demand is for help in math, sciences and economics, but students of all majors are encouraged to apply. The Center for Academic Excellence is especially looking for people with an interest in developing interpersonal communication skills and who want to help others succeed.

    To apply, visit excellence.truman.edu and click on Apply to be a Tutor. For additional information, contact Marcy Graham

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  • CIS Hiring 2016 Academic Success Mentors


    The Center for International Students is now hiring academic success mentors for fall 2016.

    ASMs provide academic guidance to international students. Each mentor is assigned five or six students to meet with individually each week for 30 minutes.  During these meetings, ASMs work with international students to familiarize them with the American system of education and Truman classroom expectations. ASMs support students in adjusting academically and socially to life at Truman.

    Applicants should have a strong academic record, good interpersonal communication skills, independent problem solving abilities and the ability to work as a part of a team. Coursework in business and computer science is a plus, although students of all majors are encouraged to apply. This is a four-hour-per-week scholarship position including weekly mentor sessions and team meetings.

    Visit the Center for International Students in Baldwin Hall 129 to fill out an application. The CIS is also hiring cultural integration leaders, office assistants and international ambassadors. For additional information, contact Julia Wolfe.

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  • Annual Fund Internship Available


    The Office of Advancement is accepting applications for the fall 2016 annual fund internship.
     
    The annual fund intern will gain experience working on the fundraising side of a non-profit organization within Truman (the Truman Foundation). The intern’s responsibilities will be divided between three main focus areas: Tel-Alumni coordinator, Office of Advancement projects/office hours (focus will be on development projects such as Tag Day in the fall) and the Student Philanthropy Council.

    Qualified applicants will be a business or communication major with a minimum 2.75 GPA. The intern will work 15 hours a week for approximately 11 weeks and receive class credit commensurate with their time in the office. A supplementary stipend is also included.

    For a complete job description, visit TruPositions, or click here. Deadline for applications is April 15.

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  • Alumnae to Give Education Presentation


    Alumnae Allison Cundiff and Heather Shana will give a presentation entitled “Truman Alums Talk Teaching” at 12 p.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. The one-hour presentation and conversation, sponsored by an SAL alumni grant, will cover the differing experiences Cundiff and Shana reported as undergraduates at Truman, their differing paths to certification and working at the same high school, Parkway North near St Louis. Events in Ferguson shook up their teaching lives in ways they are still calculating. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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  • Barner to Serve as Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence


    Mark Barner, senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Ascension, will serve as the Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence at Truman.

    Barner will give a campus-wide talk at 3:30 p.m. April 4 in Violette Hall 1000. The presentation, entitled “There Are No Limits,” is free and open to the public.

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    Mark Barner
  • English Students to Give Reading


    The ENG 501 nonfiction students will give a reading from 12-1 p.m. March 29 at Pickler Memorial Library Café. Each student will read for eight-10 minutes, and a Q&A will follow the presentations.

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  • DPS Spring Break Hours


    March 25                          
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    March 26         
    3-10 p.m.

    March 27               
    Closed

    March 28         
    3-10 p.m.

    Regular hours will resume March 29.

    In case of an emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, contact 660.665.5621.
  • Student Recreation Center Holiday Hours


    March 25

    6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    March 26-27
    closed

    March 28
    (no classes)
    4 p.m.-11 p.m.

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  • Academic Peer Mentor Applications Open


    The School of Business is now accepting applications for academic peer mentor scholarship positions for the 2016-2017 academic year.
     
    Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff by providing an academic outreach program to first-year business and accounting students. These positions are limited to School of Business majors who will be at junior or senior status in the 2016-2017 academic year.
     
    Position descriptions, applications and recommendation forms can be obtained at the Business Academic Advising Center located in Violette Hall 2413. Applications are due March 30. For more information, contact Billi Gordy.

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  • Theatre Department Presents “Waiting for Godot”


    Truman’s Theatre Department will present “Waiting for Godot” at 8 p.m. March 31-April 2 in the Black Box Theatre.

    Widely regarded as one of the most powerful pieces of post-World War II theatre, Samuel Becket’s classic absurdist play features two men, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait near a tree in an otherwise barren landscape for a man named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon pass the time in a variety of comical and sometimes nonsensical ways, and receive a distraction in the form of a man named Pozzo and his downtrodden slave, Lucky, whose “talent” for “dancing” and “thinking” offer some of the most famous comic scenes and non-sequitors of this iconic text.

    This production is one of two lab shows offered each year that are completely student produced, designed, directed, managed and acted. “Waiting for Godot” features a design team that includes light design by Tim Walters, sound design by Gabe Stringer, hair and makeup design by Lexi Diaz, costume design by Blaine Shepherd, set design by Eva Trunzo, and Nick Huber as technical director. Senior Tom Martin directs the production.

    Performances of “Waiting for Godot” will run from March 31 through April 2. Tickets are free and can be reserved in advance at the Ophelia Parrish Box Office beginning March 29, or by calling 660.785.4515. Accommodations for audience members may also be made for March 30, a final dress rehearsal and preview night.

    For more information, contact Kelsey Smugala.  

    Meet the Cast

    Jacque Bischoff, a freshman theater major with a double minor in business and French, will play the role of Pozzo. She has been seen on Truman’s stage in the fall 2015 One Act Festival and was part of the props crew for “Crimes of the Heart.”

    Sif Fister, a freshman theatre major with a minor in psychology, will take on the role of Lucky. Sif has been seen on Truman’s stage in the student-directed one-act “Naomi in the Living Room,” as well as the Ghost in Truman Theatre’s recent production of “Hamlet.”

    Nick Huber
    , a junior theatre major, will take on the role of Vladimir. He has been seen on Truman’s stage in the spring 2014 One Act Festival. He has also worked backstage as a member of deck crew for “The Nether” and as assistant technical director in last semester’s lab show, “Bug.”

    Francis Kemper
    , a junior theatre major, will play the role of Estragon. Francis has been seen in main stage productions “The Nether,” “Translations,” “Eurydice” and “Twelfth Night,” as well as the lab show “Cock.”

    Ana Luz Zerpa-Pita, a freshman theatre major, will play the Boy. This is her first production with the Truman Theatre Department.

    Tom Martin
    , a senior theatre and English major, directs the show. He has appeared onstage most recently at Truman as Owen in “Translations,” Underling in “The Drowsy Chaperone” and Dr. Madden in “Next to Normal.” He also directed “Naomi in the Living Room” as part of the fall 2015 One Act Festival.

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  • Study Abroad Opportunity in Japan


    Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan, will offer a two-week Japanese Language Program (JLP) for both undergraduate and graduate students in summer 2016. JLP cultivates not only studying Japanese language, but also experiencing Japanese society and culture. In addition, regular students at Hosei University will support the participants’ study of Japanese and join in the field study and various events. This program takes place July 4-15. Program costs include accommodation and field trip fees. Airfare, meals, daily expenses and health insurance are not included. For more information, visit global.hosei.
  • Celebrate National Truman Spirit Day


    Friday, April 1, is National Truman Spirit Day.

    The Truman Alumni Association Board of Directors designated the first Fridays of the month in April and October as Truman’s National Spirit Days. The purpose is to promote the University to prospective students, to give alumni and friends an opportunity to display their pride in their alma mater and to create awareness of the University locally, nationally and internationally.

    Students, alumni and friends are encouraged to submit a photo demonstrating their Truman pride. Categories include: Most Spirited, for alumni and friends; Bulldog Pride, for students; Truman Tykes, for children 12 and under; and Spike's Furry Friends, for pets.

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  • Student Union Building Room Lottery Requests


    The Student Union Reservation Office will accept fall 2016 event and meeting reservation requests March 29 through 12 p.m. April 1. The Student Union Reservation Office is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Reservation Office will only accept paper requests. 
     
    Packets will also be available in student organization mailboxes located in the Center for Student Involvement Complex. Paper lottery forms can be found here.
     
    Confirmations will be emailed out during finals week. Confirmations will also be mailed to campus offices and delivered to student organization mailboxes in the lower level of the Student Union Building during the first week of the fall semester.
     
    Any submissions received by the Reservation Office after April 1 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis after all lottery requests have been processed.

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  • Study Abroad Opportunity in China


    With more than 20 million people, Shanghai is the largest city and metropolitan area in China. Located on China’s central eastern coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River, it is the economic center of China and one of the trading centers of the world. Students will study along with more than 10,000 other foreign students from 68 countries. The Shanghai exchange program offers courses in economics, law, culture, political science, management and finance. Students will live in on-campus dorms and pay Truman tuition and Truman room and board. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Learn more at apply.shu.edu.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Peace Corps to Offer Campus Ambassador Internship


    Applications are now open for students interested in a nine-monthlong internship with a Peace Corps regional recruiter.

    Campus ambassadors are university students who work closely with Peace Corps recruiters to expand their reach into new and diverse student groups. The program offers a prestigious internship-like experience, but the ambassadors are considered local experts, not interns. Ambassadors receive training and then share their enthusiasm for making a difference through life-changing cross-cultural experiences.

    Ambassadors will post and tweet multimedia content about the Peace Corps every week, identify and connect with diverse student groups around campus, help set up events put on by Peace Corps recruiters, participate in nationwide ambassador photo and video competitions, and organize movie screenings and other activities. The Peace Corps will support the ambassadors’ professional growth through training, sample resume language, a letter of recommendation and more.

    Interested students may apply here. The application is open through March 31. For more information, click here.


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  • Alumnus Returns for a Series of Lectures


    Sigma Delta Pi will host Grant Berry (’10) for a series of lectures April 4-7.

    Making Use of Literature in Studying Language Change
    April 4
    7 p.m.  
    Baldwin Hall 314
    Berry will examine how language has changed over the last millennium. He will also present research with colleagues from Penn State on the evolution of early Spanish third-singular subject pronoun expression (él tiene vs. ø tiene ‘he has’), using literary texts from the 13th-16th centuries.

    Phonetic Alignment and Style Shifting in English as a Lingua Franca

    April 5
    6 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 156
    When two language learners converse in a lingua franca, their phonetic production is often affected by transfer of phonological categories from their native languages; this results in distinct, predictable difficulties in pronunciation for each speaker. Berry and a colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics ask whether the categories transferred from the native language of each conversant can be aligned, and examine alignment in real time rather than post hoc.

    How the Truman Experience Prepared Me For Grad School
    April 6
    7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room 2105
    Success as a graduate student and scholar requires exquisite time management, high academic drive, broad intellectual curiosity, and strong critical thinking and writing skills. Berry will describe how these experiences fostered critical skills for success as he applied for graduate programs, began advanced studies, and applied for competitive grants and fellowships as a graduate student. Berry will also offer suggestions to current undergraduates for maximizing their Truman experience and their chances of success in graduate school in the liberal arts.

    When Habla is Not the same as Está Hablando: Grammaticalization of the Spanish Progressive
    April 7
    7 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 156
    Unlike present-day English, the Spanish simple present tense can be used to describe events that are ongoing at the moment of discourse (e.g., ¿Qué haces? –Hablo por teléfono. ‘What are you doing? –I’m talking on the phone’). However, the simple present tense also alternates with the Spanish progressive tense, which is constructed by a copular verb estar ‘to be’ and a gerund ending in –ndo (e.g., Estoy hablando por teléfono ‘I’m talking on the phone’). Berry describes the history of the construction and notes changes to its linguistic conditioning.

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  • ROTC Military Ball to Occur April 8


    The 100th annual Army ROTC Military Ball will occur at 6 p.m. April 8 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

    The evening will begin with a receiving line and social hour followed by the dinner and program. Tickets are $20 per cadet ticket and $25 for per cadre and alumni tickets. Civilian dress is formal attire, while army service uniforms are required for cadets and service members. To RSVP, email Racheal Kissee by March 29.

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  • Truman Faculty Conduct Study Abroad in France


    French majors and minors, as well as students who have finished French 121, will have the opportunity to study abroad in Annecy, France, from June 5 to July 16.

    Included in the program are a homestay/demi-pension with a French family, excursions sponsored by IFALPES (Institut français des Alpes), and courses taught at IFALPES. The Truman faculty member accompanying the program will teach one French language course.

    For more information, contact Patrick Lobert.

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    Le Lac d’Annecy
  • Truman Welcomes Classical Mandolinist


    Carlo Aonzo, one of the world’s most-acclaimed classical mandolinists, will perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with the Truman chamber orchestra at 4 p.m. April 9 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    This concert is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters, the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Department of Music.

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  • Noyce Scholars Program Accepting Applications


    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching is now accepting applications for 2016-2017. The Noyce Scholarship Program is funded by the NSF and provides generous scholarships to future educators who will teach high school mathematics and physics. For more information about the scholarships and how to apply visit the Truman Noyce Scholars Office in Magruder Hall 3164 or noyce.truman.edu. Deadline to apply is May 1.

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Notables

  • Notables


    Faculty and students from the Department of Political Science attended the 25th annual Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, March 11-12. The MWPSURC features undergraduate student presentations from liberal arts universities across the Midwest, including Coe College, St. Olaf College, Drury University, Drake, Creighton, lllinois Wesleyan and others. Brandon Bolte presented his paper “Pro-Government Militias and the Institutionalized Enemy.” He received the Best Paper Award and a cash prize of $100. Jared Heern presented his paper entitled “Red, White, Blue and Green: Public Policy Model Testing through Title IV of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.” He won the Second Best Paper Award and received a cash prize of $50. Henrio Thelemaque presented his paper “Perceptions of Traffic Stops by Race, Age and Gender.” Faculty members John Quinn and Randy Hagerty also served as the faulty chair/discussant of the panels “Political and Economic Development” and “American Politics,” respectively.

    The wrestling team ranked 12th best GPA in Division II Athletics with a 3.21 average GPA. In addition, four Truman wrestlers were selected to the Division II All-Academic Wrestling Team by the NCAA. J.J. Dorrell was a second-team selection, while Rafael Lopez, Drew Rentschler and Chase Wrisinger were on the honorable mention list. The Division II All-Academic Wrestling team consisted of 192 student-athletes from 42 universities. To qualify for the squad, a wrestler must carry a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average, have completed one full year in school and have a minimum of two letters of recommendation.

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Career Center

  • Upcoming Career Center Events


    March

    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

  • Scholarship Opportunities


    Innovation Scholarship
    LA Tutors 123 will offer a $500 scholarship per month to students who showcase their creativity in a new and exciting way to make a positive impact – whether it is setting a world record to raise money for cancer research or becoming an activist for a worthy cause. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, should submit an essay describing their innovative project and provide supporting documentation (e.g. website, news article, letter of recommendation, etc.). For more information and to apply for this scholarship, click here.

    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.

    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 $1000 B. Davis 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.