Vol. 21 No. 18 - January 23, 2017

Features

  • List of Fall Graduates Released


    The names of students who graduated during fall commencement are now posted online.

    Truman conducted graduation ceremonies Dec. 17 for more than 300 students. The names of the graduates can be found online at truman.edu/honors/fall-2016-graduation-list.

    Students who graduated with honors will have that distinction noted by their names. Cum laude recognizes those who earned a grade point average between 3.50-3.74. Magna cum laude is for graduates with a grade point average between 3.75-3.89. Summa cum laude honors graduates with a grade point average above 3.9.

    The list is organized by state and hometown. Hometowns are based upon the permanent address given to the University by the student. Students who have requested a directory hold on their information will not be included on the list. Any questions regarding student eligibility for inclusion on the list can be directed to the Registrar’s Office at 660.785.4143.

    To see photos from the December 2016 graduation, click here.

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  • Peace Corps Prep Meeting Set for Feb. 9


    In addition to ranking among the top 20 volunteer-producing mid-sized schools in the nation, Truman offers a Master’s International Program in conjunction with Peace Corps service.

    The Peace Corps Prep Program will prepare students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience and professional development support. The program adds value to the Truman experience and prepares students for international service while they pursue their passion to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    No matter what major students are pursuing, they are eligible to enroll in Truman’s Peace Corps Prep Program, completing coursework and field experiences relevant to international service. When students successfully complete the program, they will receive recognition on their co-curricular transcript and a signed certificate from the Peace Corps. While certification does not guarantee acceptance into Peace Corps, it does offer a competitive advantage when applying.

    There will be an information meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. For more information, contact Mary Shapiro or visit truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/peace-corps-prep-program.

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  • Student Ambassador 2017-18 Applications Available

     
    The Office of Admission is looking for enthusiastic student leaders with a passion for sharing their positive Truman experience.

    Applications are open for student ambassadors for the 2017-18 academic year. Student ambassadors guide visiting students and their families on campus tours, assist in the recruitment of prospective students and represent the University.
     
    Scholarship, institutional, work-study and volunteer opportunities are available. Applications can be found online and are due by midnight, Feb. 17. Questions should be directed to Shari Fieser, student ambassador adviser.

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  • Study Abroad in India


    Applications are now being accepted for “Flavors of India,” a faculty-led course to be offered in Winter Interim 2017-18 and open to all majors.

    Students will feast their senses with an immersion into a land with a rich diversity of traditions and cultures. India is the world’s largest democracy with a rich history and cultural tradition going back uninterrupted for almost five thousand years. A visit to India offers a rare opportunity to see the diversity of the modern emerging high-tech sectors and economic prosperity of modern India and also the traditions of an ancient country co-existing side by side.

    The itinerary will provide students an opportunity to observe the contrasts of ancient and modern India by visiting Agra, Chandannager, Delhi, Jaipur and Kolkata. Excursions will include trips to the Taj Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, service work at Missionary of Charity and much more.

    For more information, contact Dawood Afzal or Stephanie Foré. In addition to the informational meetings listed below, they will also be at the Study Abroad Fair, Feb. 20.

    Informational Meetings
    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Jan. 26
    Magruder Hall 2007

    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Feb. 2
    Magruder Hall 2090

    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    March 2
    Magruder Hall 3000

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  • Art Gallery Reception Kicks Off World War I Exhibits


    In commemoration of the World War I centennial anniversary, the Truman State University Art Gallery and Pickler Memorial Library’s Special Collections Department have collaborated on two interrelated exhibitions that will run Jan. 26 through March 3.

    The aim of the two exhibits is to examine art produced during the Great War — both art supporting and also protesting the war — and to allow visitors to explore all the ways in which societies have been changed by this major event.

    A special reception celebrating the opening of the exhibitions will take place from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 27 in the University Art Gallery located in Ophelia Parrish. All are invited to come enjoy a snack and see the exhibition.
     
    The larger gallery space will feature “Join, Save, Buy: U.S. World War I Posters on the Home Front,” an exhibition of works from Special Collections’ significant body of World War I posters. Obtained during the war years by faculty member E.M. Violette, the Truman collection consists of 500 political posters and related materials. From this collection, faculty members from across campus selected 50 posters to be displayed. With accompanying labels written by students in Jason McDonald’s fall 2016 course “America During the Age of the World Wars,” these posters provide an opportunity to view samples from one of the major historical marketing endeavors of the U.S. government and to recognize the impact of the war on American citizens, both at home and abroad. This exhibition was generously supported by funds from the Missouri Arts Council.

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    The exhibition in the side gallery, “Arts Against the Great War,” looks at works of visual art, music and literature as well as archival materials including letters from soldiers that explore the war’s complications, violence and human cost. Many of the works in the exhibition are generous loans from local and area collectors; others are from the International Dada Archive in Iowa City and from Truman’s Special Collections. Works from the Dada movement and by artists such as Käthe Kollwitz, first editions of literature such as “In Flanders Fields” and “All Quiet on the Western Front,” and letters from soldiers, as well sheet music and objects associated with soldiers’ daily lives, combine to comment on and explore the endurance, suffering, sacrifice, grief and loss associated with this war. “Arts Against the Great War” was researched, curated, written and arranged by 25 students in Julia DeLancey’s fall 2016 course, “Topics in Art History: Dada and World War I.” The exhibition was generously supported by funds from the Friends of the Gallery.

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    For more information, visit facebook.com/tsuartgallery.

Announcements

  • Summer Study Abroad Course to Visit Peru


    Dereck Daschke, professor of philosophy and religion, will be leading a study abroad course called “Sacred Healing in Peru” for three weeks in June 2017 in the city of Cusco, Peru.

    Based at the University of San Ignacio de Loyola International Extension Center, students will study traditional healing from the Andean and Amazonian regions, observe shamanic rituals, learn about sacred and medicinal plants and see firsthand the interaction of the ancient Incan heritage with contemporary Peruvian culture. Excursions to Machu Piccu, the ruins of the Sacred Valley and other significant places are included.

    The trip is worth four credit hours and can be used for PHRE upper-level credit or a general Truman elective. Participants in the trip will be required to meet weekly as a group in the second half of this semester in preparation for the trip and the class experience it offers.

    An information session will take place at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in McClain Hall 212. For more information, contact Daschke at ddaschke@truman.edu.

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  • Rec Spring Fitness Classes


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  • File the 2017-18 FAFSA Now


    You and your parent(s) already have the income information needed – it is from the 2015 year – NOT 2016. Missouri’s FAFSA filing priority date for Access Missouri Grant consideration is Feb. 1. All students who plan to be enrolled after this semester are encouraged to file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Federal deadlines are later but why put it off?

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  • WGST Conference: Engendering Social Justice


    21st Annual Women and Gender Studies Conference
    “Engendering Social Justice”
    Jan. 26-28
    Ophelia Parrish Black Box Theatre

    Jan. 26 Sessions
    Gendered Caring
    5-5:30 p.m.

    Women in the Media
    5:45-6:45 p.m.


    Jan. 27 Sessions
    Women in the Media
    9:30-10:15 a.m.

    Gender in Nature and Food
    10:30-11:15 a.m.

    Rape Culture
    11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    LGHTQ+ Representation and Experiences
    12:30-1:15 p.m.

    Poster Session
    1:30-2:15 p.m.

    Language, Gender and Dominance
    2:30-3:15 p.m.

    Occupying Spaces
    3:30-4:15 p.m.

    Becoming Women
    4:30-5:15 p.m.

    Keynote: Rev. Hanna Bonner
    7-9 p.m.


    Jan. 28 Sessions
    Gender and Literature
    9:30-10:45 a.m.

    Women in the Visual Arts
    11-11:45 a.m.

    Of Black Boxes and White Cubes
    12-12:30 p.m.

    Women Activists
    12:45-1:45 p.m.

    The Synergies and Differences Between Activism and Academia
    2-3:30 p.m.

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  • Student Run Business Initiative Recruitment


    The Student Run Business Initiative is looking to recruit new members who are interested in furthering the organization’s mission of creating hands-on, real-world experiences for Truman students. Its goal is to have a fully functioning, student lead business by 2018.

    For students interested in helping the program, there will be information nights from 7-7:45 p.m. Jan. 30 and Jan. 31 in the DSP conference room on the second floor of Violette Hall.

    For more information, or any questions about the Student Run Business Initiative, contact Andy Eckhard.

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  • Free Body Composition Testing Offered


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  • Environmental Sustainability Fee Funding Meetings


    The Environmental Sustainability Fee charges all students $5 per semester to fund environmentally friendly and sustainable projects on campus. To ensure students, faculty and staff have a loud and clear voice on environmental issues and projects they wish to see implemented, the Environmental Sustainability Fee Accountability Committee will host constituent meetings until Feb. 17. Students, faculty and staff can present their ideas for programs or projects the fee could fund during the upcoming school year. For information on presenting an idea or submitting a proposal, email esfeecommittee@truman.edu.

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  • Nominations Open for the Leadership Recognition Program


    The Leadership Recognition Program recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding organizations and organizational members, advisors and faculty. Nominations can be submitted online at wp-internal.truman.edu/csi/leadership or in person at the Center for Student Involvement Office. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 17.
     
    Contact Alex Ward at csilrp@gmail.com with any questions regarding the program and nomination process.

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  • Pitch Contest Returns with Cash Prizes of $6,000


    This semester an elevator pitch contest named Bulldog B.I.T.E. could win aspiring entrepreneurs more than just bragging rights as the contest offers a top prize of $3,000.

    An elevator pitch outlines the concept or idea for a product, service or project in a short period of time, typically from 30 seconds to three minutes. The length of the pitch mirrors the time spent waiting for and riding an elevator in a high-rise building. The purpose of the pitch is to spur the interest of a potential investor or financial backer.

    Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, is open to any student or team of students — up to three members — enrolled during the 2017 spring semester. A student or team may submit only one pitch concept for the contest. Participants may pitch for-profit or not-for-profit concepts.

    Students will submit a concept or idea for products, services or solutions to problems facing humanity in a video pitch no longer than two minutes by 11:59 p.m. March 6. The video should not include any props, except the product prototype, and should be one continuous shot. The video submission should include: name of the individual or team members; problem or issue being addressed by the concept; product description; target market; competitive advantage of the concept; value creation; and expected future use of prize money.

    Judges will select six finalists to present their pitch to a live panel of judges, April 7. The top three finalists will receive cash awards: the cash prize for first place is $3,000; second place is $2,000; and third place is $1,000. Pitch participants, judges, alumni and audience members are then invited to a networking event following the competition.

    The Bulldog B.I.T.E. is sponsored by Villhard Growth Partners and Mastercard. On campus promotion is provided by the Career Center.

    For complete details and entry information, click here.

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    Alumnus Doug Villhard (center) talks with the finalists of the first Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch competition in March 2016. The competition is returning for the spring semester, and student entrepreneurs will compete for $6,000 in total prizes.

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  • Middle East Colloquium


    Students for Middle East Peace will host the Middle East Colloquium from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 2 in Magruder Hall 2001. Members will present on the following topics: Saudi Arabia; the crisis in Aleppo; a personal account of a trip to Iran; and the effect of Syria on Turkey. Additionally, Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will present on the current settlement conflict.
  • Gilman Program Assists Students with Study Abroad


    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 summer 2017 and fall/academic year 2017-18 terms. The Gilman program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go.

    There will be presentation and information sessions from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 in Magruder Hall 1098. Interested Truman students should contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad at ciea@truman.edu. Summer 2017 and fall/academic year 2017-18 applications are both due by 11:59 p.m. March 7.

    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.
     
    Truman Gilman alumnus Shannon Marshall will be available for assistance in developing an application at the following times:

    Jan. 23
    11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Student Union Building Informational Table

    Jan. 27
    11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Student Union Building Informational Table

    Feb. 22
    11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Study Abroad Office
    Grim Hall, First Floor

    Feb. 24

    11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Study Abroad Office
    Grim Hall, First Floor

    Feb. 28
    11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Study Abroad Office
    Grim Hall, First Floor

    March 2

    4-5 p.m.
    Study Abroad Office
    Grim Hall, First Floor
  • Study Abroad Opportunities Available in Australia


    New summer and semester programs are available for study abroad in Australia at Bond University.

    Located on Australia’s Gold Coast, Bond University is an hour’s drive from Brisbane, with easy access to attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef, some of the world’s finest beaches and the large rain forest areas of the north. The university is Australia’s first and largest private university and offers courses in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, communication and media, health sciences, psychology and more.

    For more information, visit ccisabroad.org/program.php?link=australia_bond. Applications for the summer semester are due March 1. For more information and to apply, contact the Center for International Education and Study Abroad, located on the first floor of Grim Hall, at 660.785.4076 or at ciea@truman.edu.

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Notables

  • Notables


    Jerrold Hirsch, professor emeritus of history, will be featured on Kentucky Educational Television’s latest “Kentucky Muse” program, “Kentucky By Design.” The document shines a light on The Index of American Design, a 1930s Federal Art Project which put artists to work producing a catalog of paintings of pre-1900s American functional art in order to preserve and document them for future generations. Hirsch has done extensive research on the subject, and his essay, “Kentucky Folk Art: New Deal Approaches,” was featured in the book “Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture.” The program featuring Hirsch will air at 9:30/8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 on KET.

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    , professor of history, had his article “Les Town Meetings de Nouvelle-Angleterre et les Populations Indigenes: Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1730-1775” published in a special edition of the French political science journal Participations, “Participer aux Etats-Units: les Town Meetings.”

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Career Center

  • Schedule of Events


    BKD
    9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Jan. 23
    Violette Hall

    PWC Welcome Back
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Jan. 25
    Violette Hall Lobby

    Marine Corps Officer Recruiting
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Feb. 1
    Student Union Building

    KPMG Office Hours
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Feb. 1
    Violette Hall Counter

    Enterprise Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Feb. 2
    TBD

    PWC Office Hours
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Feb. 8
    Violette Hall Counter

    PWC Open Hours
    1-3 p.m.
    Feb. 8
    Violette Hall Lobby

    Anders CPAs Application Deadline
    Feb. 9

    Expo Bootcamp
    7-8 p.m.
    Feb. 21
    Student Union Building 3202, 3203, 3204

    Entrepreneurship Conference
    All day
    Feb. 27
    TBD

    Career Week
    Feb. 27-March 2

    Resumania
    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Feb. 27
    Barnett Hall

    Resumania
    12-2 p.m.
    Feb. 27
    Ophelia Parrish

    Resumania
    2-4 p.m.
    Feb. 27
    McClain Hall

    SCORE Mock Interviews
    9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Feb. 28
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204

    Etiquette Dinner
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Feb. 28
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Employer Info Sessions
    7:15-8:30 p.m.
    Feb. 28
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204, 3000

    Career & Grad School Expo
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    March 1
    Student Union Building

    Professional Photos by Tim Barcus
    11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 1
    Student Union Building 3204

    MAE Leadership Series
    6-7 p.m.
    March 1
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Employer Presentations
    6-7 p.m.
    March 1
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3204, 3000

    Interview Day
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 2
    Student Union Building

    Deloitte Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 6
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204

    Aldi Dinner
    6-7:30 p.m.
    March 6
    TBD

    Aldi Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 7
    Student Union Building TBD

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    March 7
    Student Union Building 3202

    BKD Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    March 8
    Student Union Building 3204

    PWC Preview Session
    4-6 p.m.
    March 8
    Off Campus

    PWC Interviews
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 9
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204

    Ernst & Young Interviews
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    March 21
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    March 28
    Student Union Building 3202

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    April 4
    Student Union Building 3202

    KPMG Interview
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    April 6
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203

    Advanced Sports Management Interviews
    8:30-9:30 a.m.
    April 19
    TBD

    Advanced Sports Management Interviews
    8:30-9:30 a.m.
    April 21
    TBD

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    April 25
    Student Union Building 3202

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • German Chancellor Fellowship Available


    Applications for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship will open March 15. The German Chancellor Fellowship allows recent university graduates to spend one year conducting a project of their design with the host of their choice in Germany. The project can be in any field, but should be research-based and create a positive social impact. Benefits include full financial support, a language course, and a study tour culminating with meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel. For more information on the German Chancellor Fellowship and application process, visit humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html. Although applications will not be due until Sept. 15 applicants are encouraged to begin drafting project proposals and securing host affiliations early.

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  • UK Fulbright Applications Now Open


    The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Programmes offer students the opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation and cultural events at a British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States. The awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the U.K., university fees and room and board at the host university.

    Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:

    • be a U.S. citizen and possess a U.S. passport;
    • be at least 18 years old;
    • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by grades, awards and references);
    • have at least two years of university study upon their return (i.e. applicants should currently be a freshman or sophomore in college/university)
    • be mature, responsible, independent and open-minded
    The deadline for 2017 applicants is Feb. 23. Questions should be sent to the Fulbright Awards staff.

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