Vol. 21 No. 1 - August 22, 2016

Features

  • Sigma Delta Pi Named “Honor Chapter” for 23rd Consecutive Year


    Truman’s Rho Rho chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2015-16, the 23rd consecutive year Truman has earned this prestigious distinction.

    Professor Lucy Lee, chapter adviser and national president of Sigma Delta Pi, has been instrumental in earning this national honor that was awarded to only 13 chapters nationwide in 2016.  Because Truman earned “Honor Chapter” status for the complete 2013-16 triennium, it also received the Octavio Paz Award during Sigma Delta Pi’s Triennial Convention in Miami, Fla., in July.

    Each summer, over 610 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous activities and projects from the academic year. Based on these reports, the National Executive Committee chooses approximately 10-15 “Honor Chapters.” This recognition is based upon the caliber of chapter projects that reflect the Sigma Delta Pi mission of honoring excellence in the study of the Spanish language, contributing to cultural understanding and upholding the goals of the society.

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  • New Food Court Now Open


    Sodexo will host a grand opening celebration the week of Aug. 22-26 to debut the food options in the Student Union Building.

    Mainstreet Market will now feature Chick-fil-A, Slice of Life, Wholly Habaneros, Mein Bowl and Hissho Sushi. The new food court will be open to the public beginning Aug. 22.

    Photo Frenzy
    2-4 p.m.
    Aug. 23
    Special appearances by Spike and the Chick-fil-A cow

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    10:15 a.m.
    Aug. 24

    Find the Freebies
    Aug. 25

    Free Fry Friday
    2-4 p.m.
    Aug. 26
    Free fries with sandwich purchase

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  • Bulldog Awards Honor Outstanding Service


    During the Fall Opening Assembly, the Human Resources Office handed out the Bulldog Award recognizing shared team achievement for outstanding customer service.

    The Master of Arts in Education program and the University drivers received the Bulldog Award. More information about the award, including details regarding nominations, can be found at hr.truman.edu/recognition.

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    The Master of Arts in Education program faculty and staff accept the Bulldog Award during the Fall Opening Assembly, Aug. 18.

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    University drivers Dean Baker and Jeffrey Morton accept the Bulldog Award during the Fall Opening Assembly. Pictured, from left: University President Susan Thomas, Baker, Morton and Sally Herleth, director of human resources. Not pictured: Charles Lay, University driver.
  • Points of Excellence Awards Presented


    Eight individuals were recognized with the University’s Points of Excellence awards at the Fall Opening Assembly, Aug. 18.

    The Points of Excellence Award reinforces the importance of praise, thanks, recognition and appreciation for a job well done. Ideas and suggested themes for nominations are: service to students; innovation; diversity; community services; customer service; Truman values; and work performance.

    Recepients of 2016 Points of Excellence awards are:

    Tim Baker, Physical Plant

    Tim Barcus, Public Relations

    Brad Chambers, Advancement

    Donna Fude, Upward Bound

    Bill Kuntz, Agricultural Science

    Ryan Miller, McNair Program

    Steve Peeler, Physical Plant (posthumous)

    Heidi Templeton, Public Relations

    More information about the Points of Excellence Award, including details regarding nominations, can be found at hr.truman.edu/recognition.

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  • Proposals Due 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 until Aug. 28 for research and creative scholarship to be conducted during the fall semester.

    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.
     
    Students must be current Truman undergraduates or graduate students and be mentored by a Truman faculty member. Grant applications may request up to $750 and can cover student stipends as well as supplies and travel to conduct the research. Complete guidelines can be found at the Office of Student Research website osr.truman.edu.
     
    All students that wish to be considered for GIASR fall 2016 funding should submit applications online at secure.truman.edu/osr-s by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 28. Any questions regarding the Office of Student Research programs can be directed to osr@truman.edu.

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  • Clarinet Choir Performs at Conference


    The Truman Clarinet Choir recently had the honor of performing a concert at the 2016 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest Conference in Lawrence, Kan., as one of 10 invited university ensembles.

    Eleven hundred clarinetists from around the world attended the conference, which took place Aug. 4-7 on the campus of the University of Kansas. Truman students were able to hear world-class recitals, learn from the best pedagogues in master classes and visit six different rooms of equipment and music vendors. Their performance, which took place on the final day of the conference, included Shostakovich’s Polka from “The Golden Age,” Teng’s “Hymn of Acxiom” (arranged by Truman student Kyle Rieger) and Ciesla’s “Klezmer Suite.”

    The participating students included: Michaela Anderson, Joelle Beusterien, Timothy Clasby, Laura Cleaver, Christina Daud, Katie Davis, Meranda Dooley, Zoe Frantom, Thomas Goodman, Destiny Herndon, Cory Hogan, Carolyn Jennings, Taeyeong Jung, Jonathon Kroeger, J. Alexander Lynn, Brianna Mann, Andrea Otte, Kyle Rieger, Abby Sherman, Kelle Sutton, Josh Van Norman, Andrew Wolf and percussionist Victoria Hosler.

    Future ClarinetFest conferences will take place in Orlando, Fla., in 2017 and Ostend, Belgium, in 2018.

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  • IT Service Center Now in New Location

     
    During the summer, the IT Service Center in the library was relocated to the first floor, room 109, just north of Starbucks.

    Although the location has changed, the service has not. IT Service Center hours are the same as the library. Call center and walk-in support are ready and willing to assist, and the media equipment checkout program is still available.
     
    The Multi Media Lab in Pickler Memorial Library 204 did not move and is still available during library hours. Although the lab itself will not have big changes, there will be a redesign to the former location of the IT Service Center in Pickler Memorial Library 203 that will include digital studios. The new services will be called Studio 203. Information on the new services will be available soon.

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  • Athletic Honor Fraternity Established At Truman


    The National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, has designated a chapter of their fraternity at Truman.
     
    It is the fifth Missouri school to be accepted into Chi Alpha Sigma, whose mission is to honor collegiate student-athletes that have excelled in both the classroom and in athletic competition. They recognize students who receive a varsity letter in their sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade-point average throughout their junior or senior years.
     
    The National College Athlete Honor Society was founded at DePauw (Ind.) University in 1996 by DePauw head football coach and professor of kinesiology, Nick Mourouzis. Chi Alpha Sigma brings honor and recognition to deserving student-athletes, their families, teams, athletic departments and universities in much the same way as Phi Beta Kappa honors scholastics.

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  • Volleyball to Host Free Youth Clinic, Intrasquad Scrimmage, Aug. 26


    The Truman volleyball team is once again hosting a free clinic for all students from kindergarten through eighth grade at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in Pershing Arena.

    Open to both girls and boys, the 2016 bulldog squad and coaching staff will work with local youths on volleyball fundamentals for one hour. Then, at 7 p.m., the team will compete in its annual purple/white intrasquad scrimmage, which is open to all members of the public. Following the match, there will be an autograph session for the first 100 fans with free team posters of this year’s squad. There will also be pizza and drinks sold for both fans and participants.

    For more information, contact assistant coach Megan Wargo-Kearney at mwargo@truman.edu or at 660.341.9610. No advance sign-up is required, simply come to Pershing Arena with a completed copy of the registration form and proof of insurance.

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Announcements

Notables

  • Notables


    Michael Bump, professor of music and director of percussion studies, was recently elected to the Percussive Arts Society Board of Directors for a four-year term. Elections took place in June from a slate of 10 members, from which two were selected. Voting was cast from an international membership of 10,000 professional performers, composers and educators. Bump currently serves as chair of that organization’s New Music and Research Committee, as well as a four-time host for the Percussive Arts Society’s annual four-day international convention.

    Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, has been appointed to serve as the next research coordinator for the International Clarinet Association. The duties of this post include coordinating the ICA Research Competition that takes place at the annual ClarinetFest conferences (2017 in Orlando, Fla., and 2018 in Ostend, Belgium), supervise the research area of the ICA website and act as a liaison to the ICA Research Center, housed at the University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. His two-year term of service will begin Sept. 1, 2016.

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, served as chair for the “Transnational Political Actors in North America’s Borderlands, 1800-1850,” during the annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, in New Haven, Conn.

    The Truman baseball team was highlighted as one of the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Excellence Award winners. The bulldogs earned the award for posting a grade-point average of 3.36 for the 2015-16 academic year. They were one of only 20 NCAA Division II programs to earn the award and one of 140 college and high school programs nationwide to be named on the inaugural ABCA Team Academic Excellence list. The bulldogs had 24 players on the roster earn Academic All-GLVC in June.

    Both Truman track & field squads earned recognition from the United States Track & Field & Cross Country Coaches Association for their academic achievements during the 2015-16 year. With a 3.55, the bulldog women had the fourth-highest cumulative team grade-point average out of the 117 programs honored by the USTFCCCA. The Truman men had a 3.37 team GPA that was also the fourth-highest mark among the 66 Division II men’s programs. In addition, Elijah Farrales, Dominic Kacich and Cassidy Smestad earned individual All-Academic accolades. Kacich returns to the USTFCCCA All-Academic individual honor roll and was joined by a pair of freshmen in Farrales and Smestad. Kacich had provisional marks in both the indoor and outdoor 400-meter dash and earned honors as Truman’s top male senior student-athlete. Farrales had a provisional mark in the indoor 400-meter dash, and Smestad had provisional in the indoor and outdoor shot put. Smestad qualified for the Outdoor NCAA Division II Championships and finished 15th. To earn All-Academic team accolades, the program must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or higher. To earn All-Academic individual honors, a student-athlete must have a 3.25 GPA and have a provisional or automatic qualifying mark in their respective event.

    The Truman volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association team academic award for the 2015-16 season. The bulldog volleyball program also earned the Great Lakes Valley Conference team academic award after compiling a combined 3.40 grade-point average this past academic year. This is the third time in the last four years the program has earned the AVCA team academic award.

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Career Center

  • Schedule of Events


    United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Program Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 23
    Student Union Building

    Chariton Valley Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 25
    Student Union Building

    DawgFest
    2-4 p.m.
    Aug. 27
    Red Barn Park

    UHY Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 30
    Violette Hall Counter

    KPMG Info Table
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Violette Hall

    Cerner Spotlight “Get the Scoop on Cerner”
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Student Union Building Mall
    *free ice cream

    “Hot Topics in the Tech World”
    Presented by Cerner
    4-6 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Violette Hall 1212
    *hosted by ACM

    Resume Critiques, Mini-Mock Interviews, & Career Chats with Cerner
    9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 1
    Violette Hall
    * pre-schedule 15-minute meeting on #HireTruman

    PwC Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 1
    Violette Hall Counter

    Chariton Valley Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 1
    Student Union Building

    Expo Bootcamp
    6 p.m.
    Sept. 7

    How to Impress a Recruiter
    Presented by Northwestern Mutual
    Student Union Building 3202

    Resume Review with a Recruiter - What Makes You Stand Out in a Good Way!
    Presented by Northwestern Mutual
    Student Union Building 3203

    How to Work a Career Fair and Networking
    Presented by the Career Center
    Student Union Building 3204

    Chariton Valley Info Table
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 8
    Student Union Building

    BKD On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 12
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 5

    Emerson Electric On-Campus Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 13
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 6

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 7

    Chariton Valley Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Student Union Building

    Edward Jones Spotlight “Ask the Recruiter”
    Career Chats, Resume Critiques, Mini-Mock Interviews

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 19
    Violette Hall Counter

    “Job Search – Standing Out in a Good Way”
    Presented by Edward Jones
    7:30
    Sept. 19
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    *sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi

    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 21
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 14

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 22
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 15

    PricewaterhouseCoopers On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 13

    Career & Grad School Week
    Sept. 26-29

    SCORE Mock Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building
    *sign up in the Career Center

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop
    Presented by Don Asher
    4:30-7:15 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1010
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    Etiquette Dinner
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    *cost: $12
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    “How to Get a Job with ANY Major”
    Presented by Don Asher
    7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1010

    United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Programs Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Session
    3-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building 3202

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop
    Presented by Don Asher
    3-6 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Violette Hall 1010

    Employer Info Sessions
    7:15 p.m.
    Sept. 27

    St. Louis University
    Student Union Building 3201

    Aldi
    Student Union Building 3202

    “Grad School Funding Opportunities”
    Presented by Missouri State University
    Student Union Building 3203

    Answers to questions on professional dress, online applications, interviews, etc.
    Presented by Commerce Bank
    Student Union Building 3204

    “Law School Admissions”
    Presented by UMKC School of Law
    Student Union Building 3000

    Career & Grad School Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building

    Professional Photos with University photographer Tim Barcus
    11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building 3204

    GRE/GMAT Math Bootcamp
    Presented by Princeton Review
    6-7 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building 3000
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    MCAT Tips
    Presented by Princeton Review
    7-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3000
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    Interview Day
    Sept. 29

    RubinBrown On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 3
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 25

    “Hot Topics in the Tech World”
    Presented by MasterCard
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Violette Hall 1212
    *hosted by ACM

    “Diverse Career Options with MasterCard”
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Student Union Building 3202

    Aldi Dinner
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 10
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A
    *register on #HireTruman by Oct. 6

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 11
    Student Union Building
    *must attend the dinner on Oct. 10
    *register on #HireTruman by Oct. 6

    Edward Jones On-Campus Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Oct. 17
    Student Union Building

    MasterCard On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Oct. 13

    “How to get your book published”
    Samantha Fidler-Newby
    1 p.m.
    Oct. 21
    Student Union Building 3202

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities


    Review It Scholarship

    Deadline for this $1,000 scholarship is Sept. 30. Click here for details.

    Herrman & Herrman Scholarship
    This scholarship addresses social media’s impact on young drivers safety. Three scholarships will be awarded for a total $5,000. Deadline to apply is Oct. 21. Click here for details

    The Bookmark Scholarship
    Students can earn a $500 scholarship by submitting a 400- to 600-word essay answering the question: “How would your life be different if the internet didn’t exist?” Deadline to apply is Nov. 21. Click here for details.

    Plumfund #WomenLeaders Scholarship Program
    This $2,500 scholarship is available for undergraduate students studying at an accredited U.S. college or university during the 2016-17 academic year. The contest requires students create a short video and discuss what inspires them to grow and join the ranks of tomorrow’s #womenleaders. The winner will be judged on sincerity of their passion, drive to make a difference and intelligence in conveying their vision. One winner will be chosen at the sole discretion of Plumfund CEO Sara Margulis. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Click here for details.

    Truman State University Foundation Scholarships
    For a complete list of scholarships available through the Truman State University Foundation, click here. There are two applications periods for Foundation scholarship; October for the spring scholarships and January/February for the following year. Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.