Vol. 21 No. 7 - October 3, 2016

Features

  • 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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  • Nursing Students Gain Experience in the Philippines


    Nursing students who participated in a study abroad trip to the Philippines will present on their experiences to the public at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    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.

    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.
  • For·Words Series Presents Award-winning Author


    The For·Words series will continue at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Del & Norma Robison Planetarium with a reading by 2014 Flan O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction winner Andrew Bynom from his book, “The Executioner’s Race.”

    Using his experiences from living and working in Istanbul, Turkey, for many years, Bynom’s “The Executioner’s Race” begins with a female calligrapher who is condemned to death in fourteenth-century Ottoman Istanbul for blasphemy when she turns holy prayers into images of faces and animals. Her only chance at life is win a race against a Bostanci, one of the sultan’s guards and executioners. Hans Christian Andersen tries to discover the outcome of the race seven years later with the help of a dubious florist.

    The For·Words series is sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics. For more information about Bynom, For·Words events and additional events happening in the School of Arts and Letters, go to facebook.com/trumansal.

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  • Theatre Department Casting for One Acts


    The Theatre Department is hosting auditions for the Fall Directors’ Showcase at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Black Box Theatre in Ophelia Parrish 2302.

    Eight new directors from the play direction class will be at the casting. Actors should prepare 60 seconds of material that shows how they move and talk. Examples include: reciting a list of their best jokes, doing a dramatic reading of a Drake song, performing a monologue, doing yoga while reciting your roommate’s annoying morning routine, etc. Interested actors should do something that will grab the directors’ attention and make them remember the actor’s performance.

    On each night of the final performances, the directing class presents a different set of one act plays written by some of the best playwrights from around the country. The following plays will be divided between the two nights:

    "Poof!"
    By: Lynn Nottage
    Directed By: Marissa Butler
    When a housewife comes to the end of her rope with her abusive husband, she doesn't expect him to spontaneously combust. Now she has a pile of ashes on the floor, and a life to reclaim.

    "Words, Words, Words"
    By: David Ives
    Directed By: Kitty Corum
    Three monkeys try their hands at writing Hamlet as part of an experiment.

    "The Dungeons and The Dragons"
    By: Kyle John Schmidt
    Directed By: Lexi Diaz
    Four friends go on a glittery fabulous role playing adventure involving magical goats and hot pockets.

    "Flop Cop"
    By: Laura Cunningham
    Directed By: Mitchell Flottman
    When a concerned cop learns that there’s a wild monologuing playwright on the loose he has no choice but to confront him.

    "Farris Wheel"
    By: Mary Miller
    Directed By: Kristin Hafen
    Strangers get to know each other while stuck on a Ferris wheel.

    "The Budapest String Quartet"
    By: Jon Jory
    Directed By: Natalie Hansen
    Four college friends discover the stress that come with backpacking Europe together.

    "Canker Sores and Other Distractions"
    By: Christopher Durang
    Directed By: Nicholas Huber
    A divorced couple meets up at a restaurant for dinner for old times’ sake.

    "The Fifteen Minute Hamlet"
    By: Tom Stoppard
    Directed By: Keaton Richey
    A whirlwind tour of the greatest moments of Hamlet done in thirteen minutes…and done again in two.

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  • Public Relations Internship Available


    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the full-time spring 2017 internship position.

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

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

    To apply, send a resume, an advising transcript, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than Nov. 4. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles at tmiles@truman.edu.

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Announcements

  • Foundation Scholarships Now Available


    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for students in the spring 2017 semester are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight, Nov. 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Foundation Scholarship Application. Complete the personal information page and then follow the two-step process to select scholarships for which to apply. Applications can be revised at any time prior to midnight, Nov. 3. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2016-17. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2017-18 academic year.

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  • 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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  • Spirit Bands Now for Sale


    In preparation for National Truman Spirit Day, the Public Relations Office is selling spirit bands for $2 a piece. Spirit bands can be worn more than a dozen different ways, including as a bandana, a scarf, a bracelet, headbands and more. Drop by and pick up a spirit band before Spirit Day, Oct. 7. The Public Relations Office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. In McClain Hall 202 and accepts cash or check.

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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.
  • Spike Mascot Tryouts Open to Students


    The University is looking for an engaging personality to act as Truman’s official mascot. Requirements for the Spike role include interacting with small groups as well as crowds; willingness and the time to be be in character on the weekends and after hours; and the ability to withstand the heat of wearing the Spike costume.     

    Those who are interested in trying out to be Spike should submit the following to pr@truman.edu by Oct. 11:

    • a letter addressing why they want to be Spike and why they think they would suit the role 
    • resume
    • contact information for two references
    A committee will review submissions, and interviews for the new Spike will take place Oct. 17-18.

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  • Mathematical Biology Minor Informational Session


    5:30 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Magruder 2001

    Students are invited to ask questions about the interdisciplinary mathematical biology minor with program faculty. Questions to be addressed include which classes count towards the minor and what students can do with it. Pizza will be provided. The event is sponsored by Truman’s mathematical biology interdisciplinary minor program. For more information, contact professor Pam Ryan.
  • 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.
  • Celebration of Service Event Showcases Civic Engagement


    The Celebration of Service, Service-learning and Civic Engagement Event, co-sponsored by the Academic Professional Development Center, the 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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  • Graduate Education Month


    To celebrate Graduate Education Month, Truman’s eight graduate programs will be hosting public events throughout October. Additional details and information for each event can be found at truman.edu/majors-programs/graduate-studies/graduate-education-month.

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  • Soil Health Demonstration


    Local Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Services staff are presenting a demonstration on campus soil health. The NRCS staff will be on campus from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 7. The demonstration will take place by the south end of the Mall on the stairs between the Student Union Building and Magruder Hall, next to the planetarium.
  • Circle K International Rummage Sale


    Circle K, an international service organization with a focus on assisting children, is hosting their annual rummage sale as a fundraiser to help the organization put on different service events. The sale takes place from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 8 in the parking lot across from DPS and next to Centennial Hall.
  • How to Market Study Abroad Presentation


    The Career Center will host an informative presentation at 5 p.m. Oct. 6 in Violette Hall 1146 on how students can effectively market their study abroad experience to graduate schools and future employers.

    For more information, contact the Center for International Education Abroad at ciea@truman.edu or 660.785.7466 or contact the Career Center at careers@truman.edu or 660.785.4353.
  • 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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  • Study Abroad Fair


    The Study Abroad Office would like to invite students to the Study Abroad Fair put on by the Center for International Education from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 11. The fair will take place in the Student Union Building in Georgian Rooms A and B. There will be different programs, students who have studied abroad previously and advisors there to talk to students about their Study Abroad wants. Email the Study Abroad Office with any questions.

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  • Deadline to Register to Vote is Oct. 12


    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 the Czech Republic.
  • Future Language Teachers Invited to Professional Organization


    Students interested in teaching languages are invited to join LinguaProfs, Truman’s pre-professional organization for pre-MAE, MAE and ESL teachers. LinguaProfs 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 professors Timothy Farley or Stacy Davis.
  • 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.
  • Professors Encouraged to Apply to Resident Fellows Program Abroad


    The Institute for American Universities invites Truman faculty to apply for its Resident Fellows Program, which allows visiting professors on sabbatical leave to tap into IAU’s existing resources, such as faculty, classroom space, housing, library and archives.

    The fellows program is available in Aix-en-Provence, France, and will be available in Barcelona, Spain, for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested faculty should complete the IAU Resident Fellows Application. The spring semester deadline is Nov. 10. For questions about the Resident Fellows Program, contact the Center for International Education Abroad.

Notables

  • Notables


    Clara Miller-Broomfield, senior romance language major, is one of two Truman students who will be attending the first ever World Congress on Undergraduate Research Nov. 13-15 at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar. Conference themes include technology, sustainability, the global and the local, war and peace in the 21st century and global health. Broomfield’s paper, which addresses the latter theme from an interdisciplinary and historical perspective, explores the implications of intercultural exchange for the modern context. Her research has been made possible by grants from the Office of Student Research and supported by the School of Arts and Letters and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. More information on WorldCur can be found at cur.org/world_congress.

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Career Center

  • Career Center Schedule of Events


    “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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Miscellaneous Scholarships


    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.
  • Foundation Scholarships Now Available


    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for students in the spring 2017 semester are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight, Nov. 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Foundation Scholarship Application. Complete the personal information page and then follow the two-step process to select scholarships for which to apply. Applications can be revised at any time prior to midnight, Nov. 3. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2016-17. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2017-18 academic year.

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