Vol. 21 No. 8 - October 10, 2016

Features

  • Information Available for Child Studies Minor


    Starting this fall, Truman established the interdisciplinary child studies minor, which draws together courses from many different departments across campus that focus on issues related to children.

    The new minor provides students with the opportunity to focus on the physical, psychological, cognitive and social development of children; the creation and critique of art and media focused on and directed towards children; and the political debates and social policies that influence children in an interdisciplinary way.

    Students not already using the 2016-17 Truman catalog for their degree requirements will need to switch to the 2016-17 catalog in order to declare the minor.

    For more information about the minor, click here. For any questions, contact Sarah Mohler or Bridget Thomas.

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  • Truman Nationally Recognized for Environmental Commitment


    Dedication to improving the environment on campus has earned Truman another year of recognition as a Tree Campus USA school.

    Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges, universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. The program recognizes campuses that strive to engage their student population in service centered on campus and community forestry efforts.

    To obtain this distinction, Truman met five core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects.

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  • Upcoming Colloquium Focuses on Political Corruption in Honduras


    The Global Issues Colloquium will feature Martín Fernández, national coordinator of the Movement for Dignity and Justice, presenting ”The Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras: Justice for Berta and Beyond,” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C.

    Abstract: The presentation focuses on how the 2009 military coup in Honduras cemented the Central American nation as a hotbed of human rights abuses, the new frontier in the U.S.-led War on Drugs and an all-out plunder of national territory and resources. Those who resist are targeted and killed with a level of impunity unheard of in the 21st century in Latin America; the March assassination of beloved Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres is an example of state crime and impunity amongst many. The heart of the crisis is the U.S. policies of militarization, the legitimization of a brutal Honduran State and the promotion of crony capitalism. For the Honduran people, the results are violent and devastating, but their inspiring resistance continues.

    The Movement for Dignity and Justice seeks to expose and combat state violence and corruption, while organizing communities around the principles of self-determination, ecological sustainability and collective resistance.

    The Global Issues Colloquium was first developed more than a dozen years ago as an informal attempt to broaden conversations about current issues affecting the world. More recently, it has found a niche within the structure of the International Studies Program. Charged with “sustaining and enhancing an atmosphere in which global thinking becomes habitual,” the colloquiums aim to help the broader community understand the “strengths, beauties and core humanity of other cultures.” The series is presented for educational or civic purposes and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Truman State University. For more information, visit globalissues.truman.edu or contact Marc Becker.

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  • New Art Gallery Exhibits to Host Reception Oct. 18


    The University Art Gallery will debut the exhibits “Fact or Fiction” and “I, too, am America” with a public reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

    “Fact or Fiction,” showing in the main gallery, presents contemporary artworks by St. Louis- based artists Brandon Anschultz, Michael Behle and Greg Edmondson. While experimenting with the abstract materiality of artistic media, the space between fact and fiction, they reveal the possibilities of artistic experimentation. Their work covers an exciting spectrum of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, video and new uses of traditional materials. As part of this exhibition, Anschultz, Behle and Edmondson will spend a day as artists-in-residence in local schools discussing their work, doing art projects with students and talking about careers in the arts.

    “I, too, am America,” a collection of photographs taken by fast food workers in the Kansas City area, will be shown in the side gallery. Originally shown last May in Kansas City’s Talk Shop gallery, this exhibition received national media attention for capturing the everyday occurrences, the working conditions and the common struggles of urban low-income workers as captured from their own perspective. The photographs explore major issues that contemporary society faces, including income inequality, race and gender discrimination, workers’ rights and the working poor.

    As part of this exhibition, a roundtable discussion will take place at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 with four of the workers involved in the photography project and the professional photographer who mentored them, Steve Hebert. Hebert is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has been published in Time magazine, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among other prominent newspapers and magazines.

    The exhibits will both be open from Oct. 18 through Dec. 2. More information about “Fact or Fiction” and “I, too, am America” can be found at the art gallery’s Facebook page, and more information about other School of Arts and Letters events can be found on the school's Facebook page.

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  • Alumni to Offer Advice to Future Educators


    Truman alumni Brian Santos and Dr. Jennifer Miller will present “Beyond the Curriculum:  Advice for First Year Language Teachers and the Incorporation of ACTFL Can-Do Statements” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Ophelia Parrish 2121.

    As Truman alumni and professional educators, Miller and Santos know the challenges and struggles new educators face in their first professional year. Future educators are invited to come by to hear the advice and wisdom gained from their experience and to ask questions about topics of concern, best practices or anything else related to education.

    Miller is currently the foreign language department chair and Spanish teacher at Francis Howell Central High School. In addition to her bachelor's and master's degree from Truman, she has a Doctor of Education from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. She received her National Board Certification in 2007.

    Santos is currently a Spanish teacher at Francis Howell North High School. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Truman and is ABD in the Doctorate in Education and Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Santos was awarded the Francis Howell School District 2015 Teacher of the Year, the Missouri Foreign Language Association’s 2015 Distinguished Foreign Language Educator Award, and was selected as the Missouri Language Teacher of the Year by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

    This event is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and LinguaProfs.

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  • Folklore Society Conference Celebrates Northeast Missouri


    The Missouri Folklore Society will host its annual conference in Kirksville Nov. 3-5, and society members, students, faculty and staff will present research or showcase a particular strand of folklore.

    Dozens of presentations will highlight the rich cultural traditions of the state, focusing on the northeast region. Features of the conference include the Missouri Folklore Society Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms, with Sodexo providing specialized catering using the MFS Journal’s Missouri Foodways issue. Loretta Washington’s performance and book launch for “My Corner of the Porch,” a For·Words event, will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Following the performance, the Folklore Society will host an open jam session. The conference will also feature the Schroeder contest, which will provide $125 scholarships for the best papers submitted on Missouri folklore or folk life.

    Throughout November, the Kirksville Arts Association will host a folk arts exhibit. The visual arts of Kirksville’s new African and Latino immigrants will be featured and foregrounded along with the works of local Hands of Friendship quilters, regional musicians, artists and basket weavers. The exhibit is free and open to the public for the entire month. It is co-sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Kirksville Arts Association, Truman’s Multicultural Affairs Center and the Missouri Folklore Society.

    The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Missouri Folklore Society’s website.

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  • Forensic Team Claims Multiple Victories


    Truman’s Forensic Union scored high at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., for the fourth annual Bob R. Derryberry Memorial tournament, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

    Freshmen Thomas Segroves and Nicole Johnson both advanced as novice semifinalists in Lincoln-Douglas debate. Sophomore Johnathan Christy took first place in the open division of Lincoln-Douglas and earned a 100 percent win record in elimination rounds at the tournament. The team next competes at the Missouri Mule and Dale Carnegie tournaments Oct. 15-16 at the University of Central Missouri.

    Participation in the forensics program is open to any Truman student in good standing, regardless of prior speech and debate experience. For more information on how to get involved, visit forensics.truman.edu, contact Christopher Outzen, director of forensics, or Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.

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Announcements

  • Nursing Students to Present on 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.
  • 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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  • 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. 14:

    • 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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  • 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 by Oct. 12.

    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. Oct. 10 is the last day to register at the reduced rate of $10.

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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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  • Spirit Bands Now for Sale


    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, scarf, bracelet, beanie, headbands and more. The office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. In McClain Hall 202 and accepts cash or check.

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  • Homecoming Apparel Now Available


    Apparel for Homecoming 2016, including sweatshirts, t-shirts and tank tops, is now available for purchase. To see the products, go to homecoming.truman.edu/shop.

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  • Break Hours at the Student Recreation Center


    Oct. 12
    6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Oct. 13
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Oct. 14
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Oct. 15
    Closed

    Oct. 16
    4 p.m.-7 p.m.

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  • Voting Open for Bulldogs Biggest Fans Photo Contest


    As part of this fall’s National Truman Spirit Day celebration, the Alumni Relations Office is sponsoring the “Bulldogs Biggest Fans” photo contest on Facebook. Photos that were submitted Oct. 7 are eligible 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.

    The picture with the most likes and shares by Oct. 14 will be declared the winner. To vote in the “Bulldogs Biggest Fans” photo contest, click here.

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  • 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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  • Alumni Homecoming Apparel Available


    The Alumni Office, located in McClain Hall 205, is featuring new alumni apparel options for Homecoming.

    Available are Truman purple and white scarves for $12, charcoal gray fleece vests in fitted and unisex styles for $20 and long-sleeved purple T-shirts for $10. They may be purchased online or in the Alumni Office during regular business hours. Also for sale are discounted long-sleeve gray alumni T-shirts for $5 and gray or purple fleece jackets for $20. Sizes are limited.

    Tickets are also now available for Homecoming events. Tickets may be purchased online at the link above or in the Alumni Office. For any questions, call 660.785.4133.

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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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  • 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.

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    Laser Show Schedule


    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
  • 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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  • Veteran Foreign Diplomat to Discuss International Careers


    Students interested in foreign service careers with the State Department are invited to a discussion with a veteran foreign diplomat at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Student Union Building 3000.

    Nickolas Katsakis has 13 years of experience representing the United States overseas. He is currently the border and law affairs officer in the Office of Canadian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, Katsakis served at United States embassies in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Moscow, Iraq and Poland, as well as postings at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and started his career as a social studies teacher. He speaks Russian, Polish, German and some Dari.

    The event is sponsored by the Career Center.

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  • Alumna to Give Presentation on Self-Publishing


    Author and alumna Samantha Fidler-Newby will discuss her journey into the world of publishing and building her brand as a new fiction writer at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Student Union Building 3202.

    Fidler-Newby will talk about the difference between traditional and self-publishing, how she found an editor and how she is marketing herself both online and in person. She will also have a question-and-answer session following her presentation.

    From 2-4 p.m. at the University Bookstore, Fidler-Newby will be available to sign copies of her novel “The Thornless Rose: Fire Blush.”  

    For more information, contact Fidler-Newby at samanthafidlernewbyauthor@gmail.com.

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    Samantha Fidler-Newby
  • 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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  • Horse Workshop Scheduled for Oct. 28


    The workshop, “What Horses Can Do For Your Health,” will be offered at 3:40 p.m. Oct. 28 at the University Farm.

    The workshop, open specifically to Truman students, has been repeatedly popular with those who participate. Although participants will not be riding the horses, they will have the opportunity to interact closely with the horses during the session. The session will allow them to experience first-hand how horses help humans mentally process and how horses can teach self-discipline and self-worth. The event is limited to the first 15 Truman students who sign up here. Questions may be directed to Beth Miller.

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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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  • 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.
  • 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 the new and improved Study Abroad Office.

  • 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.

Notables

  • Notables


    Michael Barnes, assistant professor of accounting, co-authored a manuscript with professors from Kennesaw State University, the University of South Carolina and Central Michigan University entitled, “An International Perspective on Audit Report Lag: A Synthesis of the Literature and Opportunities for Future Research,” which was accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Auditing.

    Daniel Mandell
    , professor of history, presented “Clashing Views of America’s Political Economy, 1790-1840,” a draft chapter of “The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America,” at the second conference on the Histories of Capitalism at Cornell University.

    Truman’s Detours magazine is one of 22 finalists in the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Awards. Detours is ranked alongside other major university magazines nationwide. For more information on the judging criteria, visit the website here. Winners will be announced at the 2016 ACP National College Media Convention later this month.

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Career Center

  • Career Center Schedule of Events


    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

  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Udall Environmental Service Scholarships Available


    The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards scholarships to sophomore or junior students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service in areas related to environmental issues on a local, national or global scale. Students interested in applying should contact Franta Majs by Nov. 18. For more information, visit the Udall Foundation website.
  • 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.