Vol. 21 No. 6 - September 26, 2016

Features

  • Department of Nursing Earns $150,000 Grant


    The Department of Nursing has been awarded a grant of $150,000 from the Missouri Board of Nursing and the Department of Higher Education.

    Eight Missouri universities were selected to receive grants of up to $150,000 through the Nursing Education Incentive Grant to expand their nursing education programs. The grants, totaling nearly $1 million, aim to increase the number of nurses in Missouri, especially in areas where a shortage of health care professionals exists.

    The funds will be used to add faculty and create new programs that will allow more students to study nursing.

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  • Visiting Archaeologist to Present on Mayan Civilization


    Jeremy Sabloff, archaeologist and distinguished professor of anthropology, will speak on the evolving study of ancient Mayan civilizations at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium.

    The lecture, “Beyond Ancient Maya Temples, Palaces, and Tombs: How Maya Archaeologists Discovered the 99 Percent Through the Study of Pre-Columbian Settlement Patterns,” examines the major impact of the methodology of settlement pattern research on Maya archaeology and how such studies have moved archaeological studies away from their concentration on the ruling elites to a broader, more realistic approach that looks at elites and commoners alike.

    Sabloff, emeritus and former director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, recently retired as president of the Santa Fe Institute, where he continues as a member of the external faculty. He has written and edited 21 books and monographs on ancient Maya civilization, the rise of complex societies and cities, the history of archaeology and the relevance of archaeology in the modern world. Among his books are “The New Archaeology and the Ancient Maya,” “Cities of Ancient Mexico” and “Archaeology Matters.” He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Antiquaries (London). The Society for American Archaeology honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to this, he is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal and the 2016 Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for Eminence in the Field of American Archaeology from the American Anthropological Association.

    Students also have the opportunity to join Sabloff for lunch at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 27. For more information, contact Amber Johnson.

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  • Planetarium to Host Laser Shows During October


    During the month of October, the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium will feature a series of themed laser light shows set to music by artists including the Beatles, Pink Floyd and U2, among others.
     
    In conjunction with the Kirksville Tourism Office, the planetarium, located in Magruder Hall, will feature daily laser shows from Oct. 8-22. Utilizing a catalogue of 19 different laser shows, the planetarium will host 32 viewings during the 15-day period. Complete descriptions of each show and their individual screening times can be found below. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at planetarium.truman.edu/shop. Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
     
    In addition to the laser shows, the planetarium hosts regular program most weekends during the academic year. The complete schedule of events can be found at planetarium.truman.edu.
     
    Laser Show Schedule


    Oct. 8
    2 p.m.
    Double Feature
    “Search for the Edge of the Universe”
    Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”
     
    Oct. 8
    4 p.m.
    Double Feature
    “New Horizons”
    Laser Vinyl
     
    Oct. 9
    2 p.m.
    Laser Beatles
     
    Oct. 9
    4 p.m.
    Laser Pop
     
    Oct. 10
    5:30 p.m.
    Laser Country
     
    Oct. 10
    7:30 p.m.
    Hypnotica
     
    Oct. 11
    5:30 p.m.
    Laseropolis
     
    Oct. 11
    7:30 p.m.
    Laser Beatles
     
    Oct. 12
    5:30 p.m.
    Laser Magic
     
    Oct. 12
    7:30 p.m.
    Laser X
     
    Oct. 13
    5:30 p.m.
    LaserMania
     
    Oct. 13
    7:30 p.m.
    Laser U2

    Oct. 14
    5:30 p.m.
    iPop
     
    Oct. 14

    7:30 p.m.
    Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
     
    Oct. 15

    2 p.m.
    Double Feature
    “From Earth to the Universe”
    Legends of the Night Sky – Perseus and Andromeda
     
    Oct. 15
    4 p.m.
    Double Feature
    “Wonders of the Universe”
    Paradigm Shifts
     
    Oct. 16
    2 p.m.
    Laser X
     
    Oct. 16
    4 p.m.
    LaseRetro
     
    Oct. 17
    5:30 p.m.
    Laser Vinyl
     
    Oct. 17
    7:30 p.m.
    Laser Country
     
    Oct. 18
    5:30 p.m.
    Laser Magic
     
    Oct. 18

    7:30 p.m.
    Hypnotica
     
    Oct. 19
    5:30 p.m.
    Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”
     
    Oct. 19
    7:30 p.m.
    Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
     
    Oct. 20
    5:30 p.m.
    Laser Pop
     
    Oct. 20
    7:30 p.m.
    Laser Country
     
    Oct. 21
    7 p.m.
    Fright Night
     
    Oct. 21
    9 p.m.
    Laser Beatles
     
    Oct. 22

    2 p.m.
    Double Feature
    “Seven Wonders”
    Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”
     
    Oct. 22
    4 p.m.
    Double Feature
    “Ice Worlds”
    Laser Beatles
     
    Oct. 22
    7 p.m.
    Legends of the Night Sky – Orion
     
    Oct. 22
    9 p.m.
    Fright Night II
     
     
    Laser Show Descriptions

    Fright Light
    Looking for a unique way to send chills up your spine? Do you have the courage to sit through the most terrifying laser experience ever? Are you brave enough to witness vampires seducing their prey and demons haunting the unsuspecting? Or perhaps you will keep your eyes closed and only sneak a peek at fun renditions like “Purple People Eater” or “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
    Showtime
    7 p.m. Oct. 21
     
    Fright Light II
    Are you brave enough to witness the undead nibbling brains or an unexpected encounter with little green men? Or perhaps you will keep your eyes closed and only sneak a peek at ghoulish renditions of “Thriller” or “Feed My Frankenstein.”
    Showtime
    9 p.m. Oct. 22
     
    Hypnotica
    Techno music and lasers go together perfectly, and that is the mix that is Hypnotica. This program offers a mixture of techno and ambient electronic music taken directly from the late-night rave scene. Reflecting influences from hip-hop, soul and pop, this dance-based program with a rock-band feel will shake your entire body with pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects.
    Showtimes
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 10
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 18
     
    iPop
    New music from today’s pop charts mixed with a classic from Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. iPop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.
    Showtime
    2 p.m. Oct. 14
     
    Laser Beatles
    Featuring the music of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time, Laser Beatles will take you back to a different time in history to re-experience and remember the evolution of this musical phenomenon. The “Fab Four’s” best-spanning six years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to the Beatles and how they helped define a generation.
    Showtimes
    2 p.m. Oct. 9
    4 p.m. Oct. 11
    9 p.m. Oct. 21
    4 p.m. Oct. 22 (two-for-one double feature; preceded by a screening of “Ice Worlds”)
     
    Laser Country

    Set to the all-American sounds of modern and classical country songs, this laser show will appeal to all generations. From Garth Brooks and Shania Twain to Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline, this show promises to be a boot-scootin’ good time.
    Showtimes
    2 p.m. Oct. 10
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 17
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 20
     
    Laser Magic

    This program offers a magical mix of music, from those you love to those you have forgotten, all presented in concert with stunning laser images. This musical compilation is fun for the entire family and includes artists like Joan Jett, The B-52’s, Will Smith and many more.
    Showtimes
    5:30 p.m. Oct. 12
    5:30 p.m. Oct. 18
     
    Laser Pop
    The hottest pop artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-popping laser show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping. Laser Pop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.
    Showtimes
    4 p.m. Oct. 9
    2 p.m. Oct. 20
     
    Laser U2
    This show features U2’s timeless classic and modern hits, showcasing one of the greatest bands of the last three decades. This musical concert is set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immerse journey through this band’s rise and success.
    Showtime
    4 p.m. Oct. 13
     
    Laser Vinyl

    This presentation captures the pure intent of the laser show experience. Accompanying a fantastic musical concert representing the best of classic rock is some of the most beautiful and stunning laser art ever produced. Reminisce, tap your feet and enjoy a truly fantastic audio-visual event that will rock your body, mind and soul.
    Showtimes
    4 p.m. Oct. 8 (two-for-one double feature; preceded by a screening of “New Horizons”)
    5:30 p.m. Oct. 17
     
    Laser X
    The top alternative songs of the ’90s helped usher in a major cultural shift, as serious-minded, image-free bands blew hair metal and pop off the airwaves almost overnight. Many of these bands have gone on to become the new ruling class of rock ‘n’ roll in the years and decades that followed.
    Showtimes
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 12
    2 p.m. Oct. 16
     
    LaseRetro
    Do you tear up when you hear “Thanks, Mean Joe?” Do you wonder “Where’s the beef?” Do you think Max Headroom is the greatest political commentator of all time? Then this is the laser show for you. Astonishing laser art is coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs from one of the most exciting periods in mainstream music: the ’80s.
    Showtime
    4 p.m. Oct. 16
     
    LaserMania
    Surveying soft rock, pop, adult contemporary and easy listening music, this fun, family laser concert is a beautiful artistic interpretation for all ages. Featuring music from five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the dazzling colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment.
    Showtime
    5:30 p.m. Oct. 13
     
    Laseropolis
    Ancient towers hide the symbols that will transport you to new experiences of sight and sounds. Should you survive the journey through the four space-time pillars, a portal will be opened into a previously unseen and unheard dimension. Laseropolis is an eclectic mix of musical themes surveying pop, rock, alternative and oldies.
    Showtime
    5:30 p.m. Oct. 11
     
    Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

    This performance takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. The show brings the mythological Orion to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure. Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion’s adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. By the end of the story, we learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons.
    Showtime
    7 p.m. Oct. 22
     
    Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda
    This presentation teaches children and adults the Greek story about the stars by engaging the audience with a wonderful story filled with humorous and exciting characters.
    Showtime
    2 p.m. Oct. 15
    (two-for-one double feature; preceded by a screening of “From Earth to the Universe”)
     
    Paradigm Shifts
    Since the dawn of time we have sought to understand the nature of the universe. Before the advent of tools with which to study the earth and sky our ancestors personified the heavens and forces of nature with their gods and goddesses. Take a journey through time and space on which you will be greeted by constellations, sail across a starry night sky and experience the wonders of our universe told through story and laser light.
    Showtime
    4 p.m. Oct. 15
    (two-for-one double feature; preceded by a screening of “Wonders of the Universe”)
     
    Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon”
    Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, “Dark Side of the Moon” is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time. Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon” offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.
    Showtimes
    2 p.m. Oct. 8 (two-for-one double feature; preceded by a screening of “Search for the Edge of the Universe”)
    5:30 p.m. Oct. 19
    2 p.m. Oct. 22 (two-for-one double feature; preceded by a screening of “Seven Wonders”)
     
    Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
    “The Wall” is truly the mother of all laser-light shows and a cult favorite throughout the world. Considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, “The Wall” is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, “The Wall” is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind “Dark Side of the Moon.” Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most-popular laser shows ever produced.
    Showtimes
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 14
    7:30 p.m. Oct. 20

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  • Truman Earns Another Top 10 Ranking


    Truman’s reputation for research opportunities, affordability and its strong presence in the job market have earned the University a spot among the “best value colleges” in the nation.

    ValueColleges.com rated Truman at No. 10 on its list of the “Top 50 Best Value Colleges for 2017.” Schools were ranked based on return on investment, cost and reputation. Truman was the only Missouri school to be included, and came in ahead of such nationally known institutions as Stanford, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Virginia and Princeton. Editors of the list said that Truman “is one of the best educational investments in the Midwest.”
     
    To set parameters for the rankings, ValueColleges.com used College Scorecard, the database of information gathered from the Department of Education federal student loan program. Filters were set for colleges at or below the national average cost, with a high graduation rate (better than 50 percent) and graduate salaries above the national average. From that initial list, Truman was picked from more than 250 colleges and universities based on: ROI (according to Scorecard data); cost (according to IPEDS); and reputation (according to U.S. News & World Report).

    The complete list can be found online at valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-value-colleges-2017.

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  • Celebration of Service Event Showcases Civic Engagement


    The Celebration of Service, Service-learning and Civic Engagement Event, co-sponsored by APDC, SERVE Center and the Civic Engagement Committee, will highlight projects conducted across campus in a poster presentation format.

    Faculty, staff and students who are interested in showcasing their service-learning or civic engagement are welcome to apply. Submissions can include course projects, organization service, faculty research projects and more. The event focuses on topics such as environmental health-based service, course fundraising efforts, ecology-based service-learning and service in student organizations.

    Posters must be standard poster board, 36 by 48 inches, and must contain: project title; names of participants or organizations; methods for how the service-learning project was conducted; a reflection component on how participants were included in the project; and a description of lessons learned while conducting the project.

    Refreshments will be provided. The celebration takes place at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    Those interested in participating should email Alicia Wodika with a brief project description by Oct. 7.

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  • Truman Orchestra Welcomes Guest Soloist


    Truman State University Symphony Orchestra will join with guest soloist Giuseppe Bruno in concert, Oct. 1.

    The free concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, and will feature a selection of carefully chosen pieces from Giuseppe Verdi, Boris Blacher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maurice Ravel.

    Sam McClure will conduct the Truman Orchestra on Verdi’s “Overture to La Forza del Destino,” Blacher’s “Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Paganini” and Mozart’s “Piano Concert No. 25 in C Major K. 503.”  Bruno will perform as guest pianist on Mozart’s “Piano Concert No. 25 in C Major K. 503” and as guest conductor on Ravel’s “Alborada del Gracioso.”

    Bruno studied piano with Paolo Bordoni, conducting with Leopold Hager, and attended a seminar in composition at the IRCAM in Paris. Performing for several years as a pianist in many different chamber ensembles and as a soloist, he has played with many important orchestras in the U.S., Italy, Greece, Romania and Germany in a repertory that extends from Mozart to Dallapiccola. He has collaborated with conductors including Alkis Baltas, Spiros Argiris, Franz Lamprecht, Corneliu Dumbraveanu, violinist Sashko Gawriloff, singers Gail Gilmore and Victor von Halem, and with the Octet of the Berlin Philharmonic.

    More information about the concert, future music events and other School of Arts and Letters’ events can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/trumansal.

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  • Forensic Union Begins 2016 Season


    The University’s speech and debate team kicked off its 2016-17 season Sept. 16-18 with a visit to the Western Kentucky University Fall Fiesta.

    The team took six competitors to the tournament and placed third in Overall Team Sweepstakes, a category for teams competing in both speech and debate events.
     
    In addition to the team award, first-year Caleb Daniels reached semifinals of Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate. Daniels also was recognized as the third-best speaker in the same division. In individual speeches, sophomore Jared Roberts was recognized as Top Novice in Extemporaneous Speaking.
     
    Participation in the forensics program is open to any Truman student in good standing, regardless of prior speech and debate experience. For more information, visit forensics.truman.edu or contact director of individual events Christopher Outzen or assistant director of forensics Craig Hennigan.

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    The Truman forensic team placed third in the tournament. Pictured from left to right: Austin Sopko, Luke Frogge, Caleb Daniels, Thomas Segroves, Tyler Behymer and Jared Roberts.

Announcements

  • School of Business Invites Federal Reserve Assistant VP as Executive-in-Residence


    The School of Business will host Allen North of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as the Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence. His presentation, "Understanding the Importance of Community Banking," will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Violette Hall 1000.

    North is an assistant vice president in banking supervision, credit, community development and learning innovation. He has served in a number of capacities within this division during his 22 years at the Fed, and he possesses a broad range of community bank supervision experience. His current responsibilities include oversight for safety and soundness supervision for banks and bank holding companies in the states of Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois and Mississippi, as well as coordinating the district’s IT and trust supervision activities.

    Previously North had a number of other responsibilities for other functions within the division, including consumer affairs and community reinvestment act supervision, community development, supervisory risk and policy analysis, and rapid communications.

    North has led or participated in numerous interagency, system and local initiatives, and is currently serving as the district’s representative on the Fed’s community banking organization management group. In addition to his regulatory experience, he has industry experience working in consulting, lending and special assets.

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    Allen North
  • Missouri Director of Agriculture to Visit Campus


    Truman will welcome Richard Fordyce, Missouri’s director of agriculture, to campus, Sept. 26. Fordyce will tour the campus and the University Farm and meet with faculty and students. He also will speak on the department’s priorities and items of interest to northeast Missouri.
     
    Truman Student Panel
    3:15 p.m.
    University Farm Multipurpose Room

    Remarks from Director Fordyce
    3:45 p.m.
    University Farm Multipurpose Room
     
    For background information on Fordyce, visit agriculture.mo.gov/director.
  • Future Language Teachers Invited to Professional Organization


    LinguaProfs, the pre-professional organization for pre-MAE, MAE language teachers and ESL teachers, welcomes interested students to a meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 in Violette Hall 1140.

    The organization provides members with opportunities for professional development, such as presenting in the CML Language Festival, tutoring and sponsoring the Second Language Acquisition Colloquium. For more information, contact professor Timothy Farley or Stacy Davis.
  • MAE Leadership Series Presentation Focuses on the Power of Teachers


    Tamara Handy, Truman alumna from Sri Lanka, joins the Fall MAE Leadership Series presentations with a special discussion focusing on her background in special education.

    Handy’s presentation, “Teacher Leaders as Cultural Workers: Transforming Inequitable Education Systems,” shares her trajectory of becoming a special education teacher and the complex nature of transforming school systems. Handy views teaching as cultural work, targeting inequitable learning practices in diverse educational settings. Her research focuses on students who are marginalized in public education due to minority ethnic status, socioeconomic status, gender and dis/ability.

    The presentation takes place at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Refreshments will be provided. The Fall MAE Leadership Series is sponsored by the Department of Education.

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  • Family Day Set for Oct. 1


    The annual tradition of Family Day at Truman welcomes parents and family members to campus for a weekend of special events ranging from Bulldog sporting events to a barbecue on the Mall. Plan to spend some quality time with your student, create some lasting memories and have lots of fun.

    Fireside Friday
    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Student Union Building HUB
    Live music and entertainment provided by Truman students. Free food and popcorn is provided. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Rockhurst
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Pershing Arena

    Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Performance
    8 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival
    9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Downtown Kirksville
    This fun outdoor event celebrates arts, crafts, food, dance and music on the historic downtown square a few blocks from campus. The festival is named after Red Barn Park on the Truman campus which was the original location for the event. For more information, visit the Kirksville Arts Association.

    Truman Baseball Scrimmage
    10 a.m.
    Oct. 1
    Truman Baseball Field

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Pickler Memorial Library

    5K Run
    10:30 a.m.
    Oct. 1
    Red Barn Park
    Sponsored by Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Proceeds will benefit the USO and NEMO Heart Health. Participants can walk or run, depending on their preference. The $15 fee includes a shirt. Deadline to receive a shirt the day of the race is Sept. 21. Participants registered after that will receive their shirts at a later date. Registration can be done online. Registration will also be available the day of the race beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jacob Breese at jeb2714@truman.edu or 573.576.0830.

    Zipline and Bubble Soccer
    12-6 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Both activities will be weather permitting.

    Truman Softball Scrimmage
    12 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Truman Softball Field

    University Art Gallery Faculty Exhibit
    12-4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    University Art Gallery

    Annual Festival Centennial
    1-4 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Centennial Hall Courtyard (Rain site: Centennial Main Lounge)
    This event is hosted by the Centennial Hall Council

    Women’s Volleyball vs. William Jewell
    1 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Pershing Arena

    "From Earth to the Universe" Planetarium Show
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, Magruder Hall
    Cost is $5 per person at the door

    "Seven Wonders" Planetarium Show
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, Magruder Hall
    Cost is $5 per person at the door

    Speech and Hearing Clinic Open House
    3-5 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Health Sciences Building

    Barbecue
    5-6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Mall.
    Menu: Hamburgers, grilled chicken breast, vegan riblets, roasted potatoes, seasoned green beans, fresh fruit salad, pumpkin bars and beverages. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs as seating is limited and outdoors.

    If a student has a meal plan and still has an available meal by the barbecue, they can use their meal plan. If they are out of meals or do not have a meal plan, they will need to purchase a meal ticket for the barbecue. Click here to purchase barbecue tickets.

    Barbecue tickets will not be mailed. After a payment is sent, students will need to stop by the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., to pick up the family’s tickets. Confirmation of reservation will be sent by email upon receipt of payment.

    Bulldog Football vs. Indianapolis
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Stokes Stadium
    General admission tickets: Adults $8; children & seniors $5. Truman students receive one free general admission ticket per game. Tickets will be available at the stadium ticket windows (cash or check only) before the game or can be purchased online (online tickets must be purchased before Sept. 28). Tickets will either be held at Will Call or will be available for pick-up at the Athletics Office (Pershing Building 212) until Thursday prior to the game. For more information, call 660.785.4276.

    Orchestra Concert
    8 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Wind Symphony I and II Concert
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 2
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    For any more information, visit the Family Day website. Questions can be directed to the Office of Public Relations at pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

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  • FAFSA Opens Oct. 1


    Students should file the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible.

    Important Change: 2017-18 FAFSAs can be filed as early as Oct. 1, 2016 using “prior prior year” tax information (i.e. 2015 tax information will be used for the 2017-18 FAFSA).

    FAFSA results are needed to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility and for some other federal, state, University and private programs. The state’s priority FAFSA filing deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program is Feb. 1, 2017, however, FAFSAs submitted before April 1, 2017 may still be eligible for the Access Missouri Grant. Click here for more information or contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 660.785.4130, finaid@truman.edu.
  • Folklore Society Conference Seeks Participants


    The Missouri Folklore Society will host its annual conference in Kirksville Nov. 3-5, and students, faculty and staff are invited to present research or showcase a particular strand of folklore. The deadline for presentation applications is Oct. 1. For more information, visit the Missouri Folklore Society’s website at missourifolkloresociety.truman.edu.
  • Coffee with the President


    Interim president Sue Thomas will host Coffee with the President at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Conference Room. The discussion will focus on high-impact experiences that ensure students are more fully engaged in their learning and discover their personal and professional purpose. Joining the president will be Dana Vazzana, professor of mathematics, who is part of the “Create a Centralized System of Support for High Impact Experiences” Next Steps Team.

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  • Cookies and Cognitive Science Event


    6 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    Violette Hall Room 1224

    Students, faculty and staff interested in cognitive science have the opportunity to find out more about Truman’s interdisciplinary cognitive science minor in an informal setting.

    The meeting will go over what cognitive science is, which classes at Truman can count toward the minor, introduce some of the faculty, staff and students involved with the subject and answer attendants’ questions. Cookies will be provided.

    This event is sponsored by Truman’s cognitive science interdisciplinary minor program. For more information, contact professor Alan Garvey.
  • Financial Literacy Focus Group Seeks Participants


    The new financial literacy program will host focus groups to hear from students about their financial needs and what the program can do to help them achieve financial wellness at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Violette Hall 2351.

    There will also be focus groups to hear from faculty and staff about their experiences with student financial stress and student loans at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 5.

    The program aims to help Truman students to become more financially secure through workshops, education and events. Free pizza and beverages will be provided, and the discussion should last around 30 minutes. Interested students, faculty and staff can click here to sign up.
  • Faculty Forum Focuses on Game Theory


    Mathematics professor Mike Adams will discuss game theory, used in economics, biology, military conflict and even in games such as poker, in a faculty forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    In applications of game theory, it is generally assumed that the players will gravitate towards playing some Nash equilibrium, a choice of strategies for all players with the property that no single player can improve their payoff by changing their strategy. Which Nash equilibrium is played becomes problematic when there is more than one; more so when different players have different preferences over the set of equilibria.

    The forum is free and open to the public.
  • Spirit Day Photo Contest Offers Homecoming VIP Package


    The University will celebrate National Truman Spirit Day, Oct. 7. Student, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are encouraged to wear purple or other Truman gear to show their support for the school.

    For those on campus, Spike will be making the rounds and taking photos with all of his friends. There will also be a photo booth set up inside the Student Union Building HUB from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with free caramel popcorn.

    As part of this year’s festivities, the “Bulldogs Biggest Fans” photo contest on Facebook offers a chance to win a Homecoming VIP package that includes: four tickets to the Bulldog Forever Tailgate; four tickets to the game; four Truman T-shirts, Bulldog Forever koozies and sunglasses; and one hotel room for Oct. 21-22.   

    Step 1: Take a picture displaying Truman spirit in celebration of National Truman Spirit Day.

    Step 2: Send photos to bulldogforever2@truman.edu by 11:59 p.m. during National Truman Spirit Day, Oct. 7.

    Step 3: All pictures will be uploaded to an album titled, “Bulldogs Biggest Fans” published by the Truman State University Alumni Facebook page. Voting will take place from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. The picture with the most “likes” and “shares” will win.

    Participants can send in as many submissions as they want. For more information, visit truman.edu/alumni-donors/events/national-spirit-days.

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  • Old Voice Mail to Shutdown Oct. 7


    When the Truman telephone system was upgraded in July, a new voice mail system was included. The previous voice mail system is scheduled to be shut down and removed Oct. 7. Anyone needing to save voice mails from the previous system should do so before Oct. 7.

    To access the previous system:
    1. Dial 785.7551. If the line is busy, try again momentarily.
    2. After three rings callers will be prompted to enter a mailbox number. Enter 785xxxx.
    3. Callers will then start to hear their greeting. Press the * key to administer the mailbox.
    4. Enter the OLD four-digit passcode to log in and retrieve messages.
  • Nursing Students Gain Experience in the Philippines


    For the 2016 summer semester, 12 nursing students traveled to the Philippines with professors Steve and Kit Hadwiger to gain clinical experience and develop culturally competent care skills.

    The students spent three weeks at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila and West Visayas State University Medical Center in Iloilo City. While in Manila, the students gained clinical experience assisting in the delivery of a newborn and providing care in various units of the students’ choosing. These included surgery, neonatal intensive care unit, postpartum unit, emergency department, pediatric intensive care unit and burn unit.

    At Iloilo City, the Truman students paired up with nursing students from West Visayas State University to provide care both at the medical center and in the community. Clinical experiences in Iloilo City included home visits with an indigenous population of the Philippines, a social hygiene clinic, a leprosarium and hospital rotations in the medical, pediatric and surgical wards.

    The nursing students who participated in the trip will present their study abroad experiences to the public at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. A video will be screened showing some of the highlights of their trip. Refreshments will be provided.

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    Truman's nursing students provided care for patients in the Philippines. Pictured front row from left: Ashley Coe, Larissa Gunther, Kate Heman, Mickenna Broman, Sierra King and Jordan Day. Back row from left: Katie Daugherty, Jessica Groenke, Erin Fisher, Hannah Hopson, Kaleigh Wagoner and Ashley Moll.
  • Study Abroad Fair


    12-4 p.m.  
    Oct. 11
    Student Union Building Georgian Room

    Students can talk with program sponsors, advisors and students who have previously studied abroad. Advisors can help students find out which program is best suited for their goals.

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  • Students Encouraged to Register to Vote


    Students wanting to register to vote in Kirksville should contact the Adair County Clerk’s Office. Those who wish to register in person may do so by going to the clerk’s office at the courthouse in downtown Kirksville. They will need to provide their personal information including Social Security number, local address (including room number or apartment number) and license information. Students will receive a card from the clerk’s office with their voting location a few weeks after registering.
     
    Those who are registered to vote in their hometown and would like to vote in their home district must request an absentee ballot from their hometown clerk’s office. The office will send out a ballot, which must be sent back to the hometown clerk as a notarized ballot. The Business Office in McClain Hall 105 can notarize ballots for students.
     
    Students who are not sure where they are registered to vote can call the Adair County Clerk’s Office, which can look up all Missouri voters through a statewide registry.
     
    Those who have moved since last voting need to update their address so the clerk’s office can let them know their new polling location. In order to change one’s address from one county to another, a new voter registration application will need to be completed before Oct. 12. To register to vote online, or to re-register, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. The Rock the Vote website has answers to many frequently asked questions regarding voting specifics.
     
    The clerk’s office is located downtown on the second floor of the courthouse. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and it is closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 12.
     
    Anyone with questions about voter registration or where they are registered to vote can call Sandra Collop, county clerk, at 660.665.3350.

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  • Early Registration Open for Homecoming Events


    Community members can now submit a form specifying events taking place the weekend of Homecoming to go on the official calendar. Alumni Relations must approve these events. Reservations for tailgate spots are also available online here. Both of these forms must be filled out and submitted before Oct. 13.

    The 31st Annual Bulldog Forever Homecoming 5K Run/Walk is also open for registration. The 5K officially begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 22. For more information and to register for the 5K Run/Walk, click here.

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  • University Conduct Board Seeks Student Affiliates


    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards is seeking motivated students to serve as affiliates on the University Conduct Board. The University Conduct Board hears cases of alleged misconduct to determine whether a student or student organization’s behavior violates the Student Conduct Code, and if a violation is found, the imposition of sanctions. The board is comprised of faculty, staff and student members. Student members will be expected to serve on the board for various hearings each semester as well as participate in various social justice and civic projects on campus. To apply for the position, click here. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Student Affairs Office in Student Union Building 1110.

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  • 12th Annual Big Week of Giving Set for Oct. 17-23


    Colton’s Fundraiser
    5-8 p.m.
    Oct. 17
    Colton’s will donate 10 percent of the total from each receipt to the Food Bank during the 5-8 p.m. period. Customers must bring their receipts to their waiter and state that they want the purchase to go toward the Food Bank in order for the donation to occur.

    Community Partner Luncheon
    12-1 p.m.
    Oct. 18
    The Community Partner Luncheon recognizes Truman’s community partners by presenting the Community Partner of the Year award. Lunch will be provided.

    Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods
    4-6 p.m.
    Oct. 19
    Student volunteers will go door-to-door collecting money and food donations for the Food Bank. Money collecting tins and trash bags for donation collection will be provided. Volunteers will check in at 4 p.m at the SERVE Center table on the Mall and bring donations to the SERVE Center Office once they are finished. Sign up at serve.truman.edu.

    Jackson County Connection Corn Maze
    4 p.m.-Sundown
    Oct. 20
    The Jackson County Connection is a farm located in La Plata which has attractions such as a corn maze, pumpkin picking, wagon rides and more. Beginning at 4 p.m., $2 from each $6 admission will be donated to the food bank.

    Walmart and HyVee Tabling
    3-7 p.m.
    Oct. 21

    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Oct. 23
    Collection tables will be setup outside both entrances at Walmart and HyVee. Volunteers will collect food and money donations for the food bank.

    For more information about the Big Week of Giving, visit serve.truman.edu/the-big-week-of-giving. All proceeds from this week go to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri. For any questions about getting involved, contact the SERVE Center.

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  • Nominations Open for Community Partner of the Year


    Organizations, students and faculty are encouraged to nominate community partners they have worked closely with through Truman for the Community Partner Luncheon. This event brings together the Kirksville community, campus faculty, staff and student leaders in recognition of the community agencies that partner with Truman for service. A free lunch is included in the event, which features the presentation of the Community Partner of the Year award. All of the nominees will be recognized for their contribution to the Kirksville community.

    The Community Partner Luncheon is sponsored by the SERVE Center and takes place at 12 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. To nominate a partner, fill out the form here.

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  • Truman YouTube Channel Features Study Abroad Videos


    The study abroad playlist on Truman’s YouTube Channel provides a unique way to learn more about opportunities available through the University. Student testimonials offer a glimpse of what it is like to study abroad and describe how that experience changed their lives.

    This week’s featured video looks at study abroad opportunities in Spain.

Notables

  • Notables


    Stephen Hadwiger, professor of nursing, presented on “Parish Health Assessment” to the Faith Based Ministry Network of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, Sept. 16 in Jefferson City.

    Shuan Klingsmith, Truman facilities worker, has been honored by the National Residence Hall Honorary for being the August 2016 Institution Faculty/Staff Member of the Midwest Region. Klingsmith was nominated for his continued efforts in helping to prepare the residence halls for the upcoming school year as well as his assistance on move-in day. He was also recognized as the August 2016 Faculty/Staff Member for the Truman campus. Any member of the Truman community may submit an Of-The-Month award at otms.nrhh.org. These awards are voted on by the top one percent of on-campus leaders, who make up the recognition committee and vote on the sixth of every month. For inquires or more information on the work that the Residence Hall Association or National Residence Hall Honorary provide to the campus, contact rha@truman.edu.

    Joe Milliano
    has been appointed to the National Science Teacher Association’s Committee on Preservice Teacher Preparation, which reviews the NSTA’s professional development for science educators. A Truman Noyce Scholar, MAE student and graduate teaching/research assistant, Milliano will serve on the committee for two years.

    Anne Moody
    , professor of chemistry, has been honored by the grand chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity with a certificate of appreciation plaque in honor of her 25th year as Truman’s chapter advisor. Moody took over as advisor of Truman’s Gamma Theta chapter in spring of 1991. In 1992, she was selected as the first recipient of the Ronald T Pflaum Award for outstanding chapter advisor, and she has been nominated several more times over the years.

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Study Abroad Scholarships Available


    Freeman-ASIA Scholarship
    The Institute of International Education is now accepting applications for Freeman-ASIA scholarships, which provide funding to undergraduate students for study abroad in East and Southeast Asia. The deadline for applications is Oct. 20. To learn more about eligibility requirements, scholarship timelines and to access the application, visit the Freeman-ASIA website at iie.org/Freeman-ASIA. For assistance in developing scholarship applications, contact Maria Di Stefano, associate provost for international education and dean of graduate studies. For questions about study abroad programs, contact the Center for International Education.

    Critical Language Scholarship Program
    The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Critical Language Scholarship program. The CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students that spans 8-10 weeks during the summer. Scholarships are available for more than 20 sites abroad, with language study offered at various levels. To promote access to study abroad, the CLS program covers many of the costs, including: round-trip domestic and international travel, applicable visa fees, room and board, course materials, a small living stipend and U.S. undergraduate academic credit through Bryn Mawr College. To learn more about the program, visit clscholarship.org. For further questions, visit the Study Abroad Office in Grim Hall or email ciea@truman.edu.

    New Study Abroad Scholarship
    The University of Limerick in Ireland, in partnership with Truman, is now offering 10 new scholarships as a tuition fee discount to students on the Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in the 2017 calendar year. The recipients of these scholarships will be selected by the Truman Center for International Education Abroad. For more information, visit the Center for International Education in Grim Hall, call 660.785.4076 or email ciea@truman.edu.
  • Miscellaneous Scholarships


    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

    Kool Smiles Scholarship
    Dental company Kool Smiles is offering a $5,000 annual scholarship open to all eligible U.S. students who submit an essay on how dental health can contribute to the well-being of families and children and who meet specific criteria. 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.

    Agricultural Scholarship Opportunity
    Agricultural science students have the opportunity to earn an annual $1,000 scholarship from TractorJoe. TractorJoe is an online supplier of tractor and agricultural parts for the agricultural industry and has launched a scholarship program for students pursuing related fields of study, offering $1,000 to cover costs related to their academic career. Click here for details.

    BloomsyBox Growing Together Scholarship
    Students can win a $1,000 scholarship through the BloomsyBox Growing Together Scholarship program. Applicants must plan to attend college in 2017, demonstrate community service and maintain a GPA of 3.0 on undergraduate course work. An essay of at least 200 words stating how the scholarship would benefit the recipient’s education is also required. Click here for details.
  • Soros Fellowship Available


    The application for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship is open and due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Nov. 1. The Soros Fellowship honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 new Americans each year. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit – the specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment – in annual national competitions. Candidates apply directly. The program does not depend on recommendations from universities or regional screening, and neither financial need nor distributive considerations are taken into account in the selection process. Current or future graduate students who are 30 or younger, and who are immigrants (naturalized citizens, green card holders, DACA) or children of immigrants, are encouraged to apply at pdsoros.org.
  • Gilman International Scholarship Program


    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2017 and summer 2017 terms. The Gilman program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. For more information about the Gilman scholarship, webinar schedules and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman advisor newsletters, visit iie.org/gilman. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who receive federal Pell Grant funding.

    For assistance in developing an application, students can contact Maria C. Di Stefano, associate provost for international education and dean of graduate studies. Interested Truman students should contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad at ciea@truman.edu. Spring 2017 applications and summer 2017 early applications are both due by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4.