Vol. 20 No. 26 - March 29, 2016

Features

  • 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 National Truman 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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  • Bentele/Mallincrodt Executive-in-Residence Program Features Mark Barner


    Mark Barner will serve as the Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence. He 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.

    Barner serves in a dual role as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Ascension and as the chief executive officer of Ascension Information Services (AIS), a subsidiary of Ascension. AIS provides information technology services across Ascension and its other subsidiary organizations. Barner’s duties include management of IT operations, strategy, project execution and service delivery.

    Prior to joining Ascension, Barner was employed by EDS, where he was responsible for state and local government contracts. He has also served as regional vice president for an internet consulting company and as an executive for Dell in the health care area.

    Barner, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman, is a graduate of the Ascension Executive Formation program and is active in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In October 2014, He was selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2015. He also appeared, for the third year in a row, on Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” in February 2015.

    The IMCERA Group (Mallinckrodt) endowed the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program in 1993. The program brings top-level executives to Truman to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty.

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    Mark Barner
  • Student Activities Board to Host TrumanLive! Talent Show


    The Student Activities Board will present: “TrumanLive: A Night at the Trucademy Awards” at 7 p.m. April 1 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Student performers will showcase various talents, including comedy, spoken word, rapping, singing, dancing and playing guitar and ukulele in order to win a prize. Performers for the Trucademy Awards are AnDre’ Block, Darell Hawley, Hannah Mahon, Kellie Mast, Stephen Nelson, Kiana Rowan, Lisa Simms, Craig Spidle, Taylor Sykes, Alex Ward, Benjamin Wedemeier and Alysa Wisness. There will also be a special performance by Illusionz Danz Team.

    The judges will be psychology professor Sal Costa and media specialist Todd Kuhns, along with students Lauren Darter and David Lanza.

    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, and no tickets are required.

    The Student Activities Board will also host YouTube sensation Kid President at 7 p.m. April 14 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Tickets are free for this event and can be picked up at the Student Activities Board Office beginning March 31.

    For more information regarding upcoming SAB events, visit sab.truman.edu or call 660.785.4722.

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  • Call for Proposals for Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research

     
    The Office of Student Research will be accepting Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for research and creative scholarship to be conducted during summer 2016.

    All disciplines are invited to participate. The purpose of these grants is to promote a culture of research and scholarship at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research styles and requirements. Projects supported by this program should involve original ideas, but may encompass a variety of activities including obtaining preliminary data or information, exploring new topics and continuing ongoing projects.
     
    Applicants must be current Truman undergraduate or graduate students and be mentored by a Truman faculty member. Grant applications may request up $750 and can cover student institutional pay as well as supplies and travel to conduct the research. Complete guidelines can be found at the Office of Student Research website.
     
    All students that wish to be considered for GIASR funding should submit applications online at secure.truman.edu/osr-s/ by 11:59 p.m. April 11.
     
    Email questions about the Office of Student Research programs to osr@truman.edu.

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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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    Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • 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
  • 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
  • Court of Appeals to Convene at Truman


    The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at Truman at 9:30 a.m. March 30 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

    The five cases are appeals from previously held trials in area circuit courts. The judges will hear attorneys argue whether the trials had errors, which should cause them to be retried, or the trial court’s judgment reversed. The judges will read written arguments before the court session and may interrupt the attorneys’ arguments with questions.

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  • "How to Market Study Abroad"


    The Center for International Education will present “How to Market Study Abroad” at 5 p.m. March 30 in Violette Hall 1428. This event is for anyone who has studied abroad and is looking for advice on how to present this experience and information to future employers. For more information, visit the Center for Study Abroad Office at Baldwin Hall 118, call 660.785.4076, or email ciea@truman.edu.
  • Faculty Forum to Examine Lessac Kinesensics


    The Truman Faculty Forum will continue with “A Workshop On Lessac Kinesensics: Voice and Body Work Onstage and Off” by Dana Smith, professor of theatre, at 7 p.m. March 30 in Baldwin Little Theater.

    Presentation Abstract:
    Lessac Kinesensic training is a holistic and creative approach to developing the voice and the body for greater flexibility, power and expressiveness. Originally known only to theatre professionals, Kinesensics has now become recognized as applicable to many endeavors in life, from vocal training and speech therapy to ESL, sports and fitness, and learning how to sing.
     
    The presentation will introduce the audience to simple and natural behaviors of the body, or body climates, which may be used to improve physical and vocal functioning. These body NRGs (“energies,” or neural regenerative growth) possess cognate vocal NRGs that employ a musical metaphor for the treatment of voice training. Kinesensic work involves a bio-neural, feeling process; students are asked to resist the habit of listening to their voices, and instead to feel the sound as a bone-conducted tonal current that can bypass the ears. By learning to sense or feel sound and motion in the body, students gather crucial information to use as organic instructions for optimal body and voice functioning.
     
    Smith will demonstrate each of the NRGs at work on a piece of text. Participants will be introduced to each of the NRGs in a series of physical and vocal explorations that illustrate the core concepts of Kinesensic training. Smith will perform a series of “trinities,” or the use of all seven NRGs in a single piece of text, and will close with a discussion of real-world applications of kinesensic training for non-actors.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Official Truman YouTube Channel Available


    One way to see what is happening on campus is to subscribe to Truman’s official YouTube channel. Videos on the channel include informational segments about Truman and clips highlighting the University’s faculty, staff, students and alumni. To visit Truman’s other social media platforms, go to social.truman.edu.


  • Thank You Student Groups and Office of Advancement


    Each and every employee at Truman is a vital part of an important pursuit. As a part of the 2016 Campus Community Campaign, students and the Office of Advancement partnered to send a big “Thank you!” to the staff and faculty at Truman. Several student groups assisted in the effort to hand-sign postcards thanking faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication. Students from Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Sigma Gamma, Blue Key, Cardinal Key, Student Nursing Association, Student Philanthropy Council and Tau Lambda Sigma volunteered their time staffing tables where students could sign thank you notes.  

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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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  • "Keep Calm and Color On"


    The Truman Bookstore in the Student Union Building will offer "Keep Calm and Color On" coloring sessions from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1. Free chair massages are also available.

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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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  • 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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  • Language Company to Host Open House


    The Language Company will sponsor an informational open house for potential host families of international students at 6 p.m. April 6 in Maxwell’s restaurant, 215 W. Washington St.

    Each family will receive a monthly stipend to host the international student and to assist them in learning English.

    The Language Company is a globally minded organization that provides English as a Second Language instruction and cultural opportunities to individuals seeking educational, professional and personal enrichment.

    For additional information and to RSVP, contact homestay coordinator Kay Cowan at 660.342.4161.
  • Lee Advising Award Nominations Now Open


    Nominations for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award are now open. This award recognizes great faculty advisors on Truman’s campus.

    To nominate a faculty member, complete the online nomination form here. Academic advisors and freshman advisors are not eligible for this award.

    Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 4. For more information, contact Marianna Giovannini.
  • 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 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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  • 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.
  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key to Host Blood Drive

     
    Cardinal Key and Blue Key will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. April 12-13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor keyword, TrumanState. Sign-up tables will also be available in Magruder Hall and the Student Union Building from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6-8 and April 11.
     
    To save time at the drive, donors are encouraged to use “RapidPass,” a program available to complete pre-reading and donation questions online before arriving at the blood drive. This must be completed the day of donating and could reduce time spent at the blood drive by as much as 15 minutes. To give “RapidPass” a try, follow the instructions given at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Notables

  • Notables


    Adam Tandez, women’s basketball assistant coach, has been recognized by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) as part of the inaugural WBCA Thirty Under 30 program. The WBCA Thirty Under 30 special recognition program was created to honor 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each recipient was chosen for their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner and attitude, and professional association involvement.

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Career Center

  • Upcoming Career Center Events


    March

    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.
  • Career Center to Host Daniel Seddiqui


    The Career Center will host Daniel Seddiqui, best-selling author and motivational speaker, at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. He is best known for creating Living the Map, which raises awareness of the varying cultures, careers, and environments across the country through outreach, educational endeavors and community building. Seddiqui will cover overcoming failure, entrepreneurship, persistence and adaptability, as well as college-to-career lessons.

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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.

    St. Louis Area Hotel Association Scholarship
    The St. Louis Area Hotel Association has announced their 2016 scholarship opportunity. They will be awarding ten $2,500 scholarships to students for 2016-2017. To find the application and qualifications necessary, visit www.stlhotels.com. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. April 29 and will be awarded by June 6.

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

    Daily Lineups Scholarship
    Daily Lineups will offer two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,000 each. Daily Lineups is interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning and who have a drive to improve themselves and society. Winners will be determined by the Daily Lineups executive team each spring and fall semester. The fall 2016 scholarship is currently available and open to all eligible students who apply through the online application. For more information, contact Michelle Sunga.

    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.
  • Lloyd and Lois Elmore Scholarship


    Through a generous gift from Lloyd and Lois Elmore, a trust has been established to make scholarships of approximately $1,000 per semester available annually, depending on need.  Scholarship recipients must be active in a Southern Baptist Church or in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The scholarship recipients must attend Truman.

    Lloyd and Lois (Trower) Elmore operated a family farm in the Gibbs, Mo., community for 50 years before moving to LaPlata in 1968. Lloyd was a member of the Christian Church in Gibbs and LaPlata. Lois was the daughter of a Baptist minister and attended the Southern Baptist Church in LaPlata. She was also a member of the Loyal Bereans Class of the LaPlata Christian Church. The Elmores established the trust fund to provide an educational opportunity for students in the northeast Missouri area who are actively involved in their church.

    Eligibility Criteria
    a. High school graduate from northeast Missouri
    b. Current Missouri resident
    c. Active involvement in a Southern Baptist Church or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Financial need
    e. Acceptance to Truman
                
    Selection Criteria
    a. Completed application form
    b. Evidence of financial need
    c. Proof of acceptance to Truman
    d. Written letter of recommendation from the local clergy
    e. Receipt of all the above by the application deadline, May 27

    Renewal Criteria
    a. Student must maintain a 2.50 grade point average
    b. Complete at least 24 credit hours in previous 12 months
    c. Evidence of continued active involvement in a Southern Baptist or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Maximum renewal of three times

    A PDF is available here to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must send in their materials by May 27 to McClain Hall 203.