Vol. 21 No. 23 - February 27, 2017

Features

  • Forensics Wins Missouri Debate Championship


    Truman’s forensic union had a successful weekend at the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities Championship Tournament hosted this year by the University of Central Missouri, Feb. 17-18.
     
    The team earned the Harold Lawson Debate Sweepstakes Award in the open division, making them the top debate team in Missouri. In addition to debate sweepstakes, the team took home numerous other individual awards and state titles.
     
    In individual events, sophomores Jared Roberts and Johnathan Christy each advanced to the final round of extemporaneous speaking, with Roberts earning sixth and Christy earning fifth. Roberts was also named top extemporaneous speaking novice in Missouri. In impromptu speaking, sophomore Jonathan Rogers earned eighth place, and freshman Austin Sopko earned third, making him the top Missouri novice in the event. Finally, senior Adrien Zambrano capped off his Missouri speech career by winning the state champion title in prose interpretation.
     
    Truman forensics competed in two categories of debate, including parliamentary debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate. In the novice division of parliamentary debate, freshman Caleb Daniels was named sixth best speaker in the division. Roberts was fifth best speaker and freshman Luke Frogge was named third best speaker. Frogge was partnered with Roberts in the competition, and Daniels was partnered with freshman Noah Martin. Together, these four debaters swept through novice parliamentary debate and closed out the division, making them co-champions in Missouri. This is the fifth consecutive state championship for Truman in novice parliamentary debate.
     
    In the open division of parliamentary debate, Christy was named fifth best speaker. He and sophomore Tyler Behymer competed together in the division and advanced all the way to the final where they were named state champions in parliamentary debate. This is Christy’s second championship in the event, having won the novice division title last year.
     
    In Lincoln-Douglas debate, Daniels, Frogge and Roberts all advanced to semi-finals in the novice division. Based on preliminary round seeding, Daniels advanced over Roberts to the final while Frogge debated in the semi-final round and prevailed. As a result, Daniels and Frogge closed out the final round, making them co-champions in novice Lincoln-Douglas debate. Daniels was also named sixth best speaker in the event, Roberts was named fifth and Frogge took the top speaker award, his third state championship of the tournament.
     
    In open Lincoln-Douglas, Behymer advanced to the quarterfinal round. Christy advanced to the final round to successfully defend his state title, earning his second consecutive state championship in open Lincoln-Douglas debate. Christy was also named the best Missouri speaker in the event, his third state championship of the tournament.
     
    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 or contact Christopher Outzen, director of forensics, or Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.

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    Members of the forensics team celebrate after competition, Feb. 18. Pictured, front row, left to right: Rebecca Walker, Nicolas Telep, Noah Martin, Caleb Daniels, Connor Stewart, Austin Sopko and Adrien Zambrano. Back row, left to right: Jonathan Rogers, Luke Frogge, Johnathan Christy, Tyler Behymer and Jared Roberts.
  • Plan Ahead for May Commencement


    With major renovations taking place at Stokes Stadium through late summer, May commencement will be moved to Pershing Arena.

    To accommodate the large number of spring graduates, as well as their families and friends, the University will conduct three commencement ceremonies, May 13. Tickets will not be required for any of the ceremonies.

    Questions may be directed to registrar@truman.edu or 660.785.4143.

    Commencement Schedule

    9 a.m.
    For candidates receiving:
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Bachelor of Music

    1 p.m.
    For candidates receiving:
    Bachelor of Science (accounting, agriculture, athletic training, chemistry, computer science, exercise science, health science, justice systems, linguistics)
    Master of Arts
    Master of Arts in Education
    Master of Science

    4 p.m.
    For candidates receiving:
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Bachelor of Science (biology, business administration, communication disorders, economics, history, interdisciplinary studies, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, sociology and anthropology)

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  • Gold Medal Concert Set for March 4


    Truman’s annual Gold Medal Concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 4 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Directed by Sam McClure, professor of music, the Symphony Orchestra will be joined by student soloists Darby Dachroeden, piano, Kaylee Hershberger, piano, and Donald Rabin, flute. A $5 donation is suggested for admission.

    The concert will open with “Rosamunde Overture D.644” by Franz Schubert, followed by “Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 50” by Dmitri Kabalevsky, “Piano Concerto in G” by Maurice Ravel and “Concertino for Flute and Orchestra Op. 107” by Cecile Chaminade. The final two performances of the evening will be “Pohjola’s Daughter Op. 49” by Jean Sibelius followed by “Suite from ‘The Firebird’” by Igor Stravinsky.

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  • Ensemble to Use Winter Concert for Festival Prep


    The Truman Concert Percussion Ensemble I, under the direction of Michael Bump, will perform their winter concert at 8 p.m. March 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The program is a preview of their invitational showcase concert at the 10th annual Missouri Percussion Arts Festival, taking place at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Mo., March 3-4. In addition to the ensemble’s performance, several student members will be competing in the solo competition at the festival. More than 100 high school and college-level students from the Midwest will be competing with solo percussion performances. This concert will feature Truman’s solo representatives, as well as the ensemble.  

    Admission is free. For more information, contact Bump at mbump@truman.edu or 660.785.4052. 

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  • Visiting Pianist to Perform March 4


    Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski will perform in a visiting artist recital at 6 p.m. March 4 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    A versatile pianist with a broad repertoire, Dobrzanski frequently performs as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South America, China and throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, and the University of Connecticut, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2001. He also participated in summer courses in Switzerland and Poland.

    In 2013, Dobrzanski recorded a multi-disc album of the complete piano music by Szymanowska, released by the Acte Préalable label in Poland. He is also an author of the first English language biography of the acclaimed 19th century pianist and composer Maria Szymanowska, published in 2006 by the Figueroa Press and the University of Southern California.

    Dobrzanski currently he serves as professor of music at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Kansas State University, where he teaches piano performance, chamber music and piano literature.

    The visiting artist recital is sponsored by the Department of Music.

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    Slawomir Dobrzanski
  • Truman Team Wins CFA Research Challenge


    The Truman team of Annali Cler, Anthony Hill and Shane Legatzke won the St. Louis Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge, Feb. 17.  

    The team conducted equity research and a company analysis of Spire (formerly the Laclede Group). They prepared a written report that was reviewed and scored by a panel of five judges. The team presented their findings, conclusions and recommendations before another panel of judges in a format that was divided into 10 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of question and answer.

    Other teams in the competition hailed from Lindenwood University, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the University of Missouri at St. Louis and Washington University.

    Cler, Hill and Legatzke, who are all members of the Bulldog Student Investment Fund (BSIF), will compete at the National CFA Institute Research Challenge in Seattle, Wash., in early April.

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    Truman students won the CFA Institute Research Challenge, Feb. 17. Pictured, front row, left to right: Anthony Hill, Annali Cler, Shane Legatzke and faculty mentor Chuck Boughton. Back row, left to right: program co-chairs Michael Smith, CFA, and Dr. Nong Lin, CFA.
  • CML Sponsors Film Screening and Speaker


    The Department of Classical and Modern Language will host a screening of “Tale of Tales: A Feast for the Imagination,” at 8 p.m. March 8 in Magruder Hall 2001 and a guest lecture by Dr. Marino Forlino at 5 p.m. March 9 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    “Tale of Tales” is a highly acclaimed, English-language feature film by Italian director Matteo Garrone, starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. The film consists of three gruesome and interconnected vignettes revolving around the darkest aspects of love and the extreme measures taken to find it.

    Inspiration for the film came from the 17th century collection of fairy tales by Neapolitan writer Giambattista Basile, entitled, “Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille,” meaning “Tale of Tales,” or “Entertainment for the Little Ones.” Basile’s tales were an influential source for many well-known writers, including Charles Perrault, the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen.

    Forlino, an assistant professor at Scripps College, will discuss the influences of Arabic literature on the Italian fairy tale tradition. He has a degree in foreign languages and literatures from the University of Florence, a graduate diploma in American studies from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University. His expertise in Italian literature between the Medieval and Baroque periods focuses on the history of the Italian fairy tale. Forlino is currently completing a manuscript on the influence of the Arabic prose tradition on Italian literature, in which he examines a series of shared motifs, such as esotericism, eroticism and exoticism, between Boccaccio’s “Decameron” and Basile’s “Pentamerone” and the heritage of “A Thousand and One Nights.”

    Both events are free and open to the public.

Announcements

  • Summer Courses Offer Flexibility


    Information about Truman summer courses can be found online at summer.truman.edu. There are 10-week, 8-week or 5-week options, and many classes are offered online, allowing students the opportunity to study from home. Click here to see the open courses list.

    Registration begins March 21.

  • Career & Grad School Week Schedule


    Click here for a schedule of events.

    Feb. 27
    Resumania
    (Resume critiques in these buildings)
    Barnett Hall 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Ophelia Parrish 12-2 p.m.
    Magruder Hall 2-4 p.m.

    Feb. 28

    Mock Interviews with Service Corps of Retired Executives
    Sign up in advance with resume in Career Center

    Etiquette Dinner
    Pre-registration was required
    5:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Recruiter Presentations
    7:15-8:30 p.m.     

    “Answers to questions on the job search”
    Rod Campbell, Commerce Bank recruiter
    Student Union Building 3201
     
    “Career Opportunities with U.S. Secret Service”
    Brian C. Cockrill, special agent and Truman alumnus
    Student Union Building 3202

    “Questions and Answers about working with Cerner”

    Magen Reynolds, recruiter and Truman alumna
    Student Union Building 3203

    “City Year – Bridging the Gap”

    Brion Abel, AmeriCorps recruitment manager
    Student Union Building 3204

    March 1

    Career & Grad School Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Click here to see the employers attending.

    FREE Professional Photos for Students
    11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3204

    MAE Leadership Series
    Ron Tucker, superintendent of Bayless School District
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    “Building a Better Bayless” – Learn how the efforts of eight junior high teachers improved the entire district’s reputation, grew its leadership capacity and now inspire others to do the same.

    Recruiter Presentations
    6-7 p.m.

    “Careers with the State Department”

    U.S. Department of State
    Robert Andrew, recruiter
    Student Union Building 3201

    “Job Preparation and Interviewing in Today’s Market”
    Daughtery Business Solutions
    Jacey Wells, recruiter
    Student Union Building 3202

    “Applying for a Graduate MBA-Tips!”
    St. Louis University-John Cook School of Business
    Jill Newman, recruiter
    Student Union Building 3203

    “Upgrading Lives through Health and Fitness”
    EXOS
    Amy Walters, program manager
    Student Union Building 3204

    GRE/GMAT Boot Camp
    Princeton Review
    Student Union Building 3000
    Pre-register on #HireTruman

    MCAT – Princeton Review
    7-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3000
    Pre-register on #HireTruman

    March 2
    On-campus Interview Day
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Marine Pull-Up Challenge
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Student Union Building Mall

    Aldi Info session and snacks
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

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  • NEA Sponsors Deaf Education Presentation


    6:30 p.m.
    Feb. 27
    Violette Hall 1408


    Heather Hayes is the director of Deaf Education Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University is home to a two-year graduate program in deaf education that will train teachers to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The National Education Association invites anyone interested in the program or field of study to attend this presentation.
  • CAE Workshops Support Student Success


    The Center for Academic Excellence is hosting a series of workshops to assist students in planning for their future, from tips for freshmen success to planning for life after graduation. All programing is free and sponsored by the CAE. Questions about these workshops may be directed to Jonathan Vieker or Jennifer McNabb. For more information about the CAE, visit excellence.truman.edu.

    Workshop for Students Preparing for Graduate School 
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 27
    Ryle Hall Main Lounge
    Description: If you think graduate school might be in your future, join the CAE peer mentors as they discuss the preparation and application process required to get into a graduate program. 
     
    Transferable Skills – What They Are and How to Get Them
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 28
    Ryle Hall Main Lounge
    Description: You’ve probably heard people talking about transferable skills and how important they are in the workplace. But what are they? And how do you get them? Our CAE peer mentors will help you start thinking intentionally about which curricular and extra-curricular activities can help you develop those critical skills.
     
    How to Adult – Life Hacks for College Freshmen 
    7:30 p.m.
    March 2
    West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room 100
    Description: We all know that being an adult is complicated. Join our CAE peer mentors as they discuss ways to make that transition to adulthood a little easier (and more successful!).
     
    What to Do with Your Summer Break
    7 p.m.
    March 2
    Centennial Hall Main Lounge
    Description: Have you started thinking, yet, about how you want to spend your summer break? While Netflix marathons and video games may sound appealing, they don’t do much to help you academically or professionally? The CAE peer mentors will present some great ideas for making the most out of your summer months.

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  • How to Market Study Abroad Presentation


    The Center for International Education Abroad and the Career Center will partner together to host an informative presentation at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in Violette Hall 1436 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.

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  • SAB Offers Archery Tag


    The Student Activities Board will sponsor archery tag from 1-7 p.m. March 1 in the Student Recreation Center Multipurpose Room.

    Archery tag is like dodge ball, but with bows and arrows instead of balls. Students can participate in teams, but individuals are welcome too. Sign up for 10-minutes slots can be done in advance at sab.truman.edu/archerytag, or students can show up the day of the event.  

    This event is free with a student ID.

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  • Lincoln Contest Deadline is Feb. 28


    The application period for Truman’s annual Lincoln contests in art, essay and oratory is now open.

    Some would argue that Abraham Lincoln is most remembered for his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The document may have had a limited direct impact on the lives of many slaves, but it was a watershed moment in stating that previously bound people shall be “forever free.” To emancipate commonly means to free from bondage, oppression or restraint. This year’s prompt asks students to choose one of the following possibilities and develop it into an essay:

    •       Choose another emancipatory moment in Lincoln’s life and write about it, incorporating source material.

    •       Choose an emancipatory moment in someone’s life and, incorporating source material, write about it.

    Alumni Fred and Ethel Schwengel established the Lincoln Contests in art, essay and oratory to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln. This semester, Monica Barron will judge the essays, and Barry Poyner will judge the speeches and art.

    Interested students should submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word, three- to five-page essay in response to the prompt to Poyner, Barnett Hall 1110 by Feb. 28. Provide a list of works cited as appropriate. On a cover sheet, provide contact information and clearly indicate if entering the essay or oratorical contest, or both. Finalists in the Oratorical Contest will deliver their speeches before the National Communication Association Student Club later in the semester. Communication Club members will assist Poyner in judging. Essay and oratory prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    Art contest entries also should be submitted to Poyner by Feb. 28. Create a faux poster (11 inch x 17 inch) promoting a “live” presidential speech from Lincoln announcing the Emancipation Proclamation to the nation. What would this poster look like in today’s visual aesthetic, or how would it have looked in the 1860s? What message/concept in the design would speak to a broad audience or to a very targeted audience? Alternatively, create a faux poster on behalf of a social movement advancing or celebrating emancipation. Winning art will be added to the Schwengel Lincoln Collection in Special Collections at Pickler Memorial Library. Art prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

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  • Art Gallery to Host Concert


    The Department of Music, in collaboration with the Department of Art and the University Art Gallery, will sponsor a concert by Uncommon Practice at 7 p.m. March 2 in the gallery.

    Uncommon Practice, with special guests Carter Datz, Brian Kubin and Jeffrey Seppala, will perform six pieces that reflect on the themes of the current exhibition on display in the University Art Gallery. The gallery is currently showing “Join, Buy, Save: World War I Posters on the Home Front” and “Arts Against the Great War” in honor of the centennial of World War I. Throughout the months of February and March, the University Art Gallery has partnered with various departments to help explore the themes and impact of the war.

    Under the direction of Victor Marquez, Uncommon Practice will perform three pieces written during World War I and three pieces that reflect on some of the themes of the war composed by Bernstein, Donaldson, Ives, Messiaen and Novello, including the world premiere of “Your Loving Son, P.H.S.: I En Route To Get The Kaiser,” written by Marquez and featuring the voice of Datz with Kubin on the cello.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

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  • Casting Call to Find the Next Faces of Truman


    Are you enthusiastic about your Truman experience? Do you want to be considered for participation in an upcoming photo or video shoot for use in promoting Truman? Then we want to hear from you. Complete the form at truman.edu/admission-casting-call and upload a candid photo by 5 p.m. March 6.

    Selections will be influenced by the University’s diverse marketing needs. Individuals will be contacted when photo and video opportunities arise.
     
    For questions, contact Dawn Howd, assistant director of admission, at dhowd@truman.edu or 660.785.4114.

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  • FAC Now Accepting Funding Applications


    Every semester the Funds Allotment Council awards around $60,000 to Truman organizations to assist them in putting on events as well as competing athletically or academically. In past semesters FAC has provided funding for posters, travel expenses, equipment for club sports, campus dinners, honorarium expenses and much more.

    Organizations that need help with an event or competition can apply for up to $5,000 of funding. Applications are available at fac.truman.edu and are due by 5 p.m. March 3. For more information, email fac@truman.edu.

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  • TruCare Initiative Celebrates Service


    In the spirit of the Big Event, the Truman Alumni Association is sponsoring the TruCare service initiative during the month of March.

    TruCare is an international service initiative where the Truman community comes together to volunteer and pay it forward. Designed as a way for alumni and friends to share in the spirit of the Big Event, TruCare allows anyone with a Truman affiliation to count service hours completed from March 1 through midnight, April 1 as part of a cumulative total.

    Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University can participate by simply logging any service hours completed during that time on the TruCare website. Hours can be logged individually or by student organizations. Hours completed during the Big Event can also be counted. The grand total will be announced in April.

    In addition to the opportunity to participate individually, the University alumni chapters will be conducting organized events throughout the month of March. A list of scheduled events can be found on the TruCare website.  

    For questions about the program, contact Jordan Ganter, coordinator of alumni relations, at 600.785.4167.

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  • Art Gallery to Partner with Kirksville Arts Association


    In a show of community solidarity and service, Truman’s annual Friends of the Gallery fundraiser will partner with the Kirksville Arts Association.

    Donors attending the March 3 event will be invited to support the University Art Gallery, the Kirksville Arts Association, or both. The fundraiser will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish.

    The event will coincide with the last day of two Truman exhibitions focusing on the centennial of U.S. involvement in World War I. Donors will enjoy thematic food, beverages, music and good conversation during this 18th annual celebration. In the spirit of the occasion, and in aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Kirksville Arts Association, organizers set a theme of community service for the event.

    “We know our quality of life in Kirksville depends upon so many members of our community who serve. These include first responders, teachers, local business leaders, artists, donors, the media, civil servants, veterans and active members of the armed forces,” said Cole Woodcox, a Truman professor and event organizer. “When the fire occurred at the arts center, we immediately knew we wanted this event to be about the wider community.”

    The suggested donation from the general public is $40 for this event, with a donation of $20 suggested for first responders, members and veterans of the armed forces, members of the Kirksville Arts Association and the Missouri and Southern Iowa Arts Guild (MOSI), and K-12 teachers.

    Those giving a full donation to the KAA can simply make one payment. A contribution to both organizations will require two separate donations. Both the University Art Gallery and the KAA will accept cash or check.

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  • Pitch Contest Offers 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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  • Tax Assistance Sessions Scheduled


    Beta Alpha Psi will host Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sessions from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 4 and March 25 in Violette Hall 1424.

    VITA offers free tax assistance for clients with low to moderate income levels filing simple tax returns. The tax assistance will be completed by IRS-certified volunteers and will also offer free electronic filing to receive a faster return.

    Clients who come to VITA sessions should bring: social security cards for spouses and dependents; bank routing numbers and bank account numbers for direct deposit; wage and earning statements such as W-2, 1098T and 1099; and a copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns if available.

    For more information, visit bap.truman.edu/vita.

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  • Music Festival Renaming Contest


    Sigma Alpha Iota’s Epsilon Pi chapter is seeking help in renaming its new music festival. Rewards include a prize and recognition at the finale concert.

    Entries can be submitted to musicfest.saiep@gmail.com or Sigma Alpha Iota, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501. Deadline for entry is March 10. The results will be announced March 24.

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  • TLS Sponsors Girl Love Week


    Tau Lambda Sigma is sponsoring a series of events for Girl Love Week.

    Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
    7-9 p.m.
    March 20
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A

    Panel for Middle and High School Students
    7-9 p.m.
    March 21
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Mental Health and Gender
    7-9 p.m.
    March 22
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    No More: Preventing Abuse and Assault
    7-9 p.m.
    March 23
    Student Union Building Georgian Room C

    Performance by Slam Poet Sierra DeMulder
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    March 24
    Ophelia Parrish Art Gallery
  • Big Event Registration Under Way


    Big Event Registration for students is now available via TruService and will remain open until 5 p.m. March 27.

    Students can sign up individually or as part of an organization. In order to sign up with an organization, students must make sure they have updated their service profile on TruService to include all organizations they are a part of, otherwise the option will not show up when registering.

    Students this year can sign up to be part of the One Greek Challenge. If they are part of a Greek organization, they will have the option to check this box, which will allow them to participate in the Big Event with other members of Greek Organizations who have also chosen this initiative. Students who participate in the One Greek Challenge are still eligible for Greek Week points toward their respective organizations. Students can also be part of the Interfaith Challenge, an initiative where they can participate in the Big Event with students of different faiths who have also chosen this initiative. Both challenges are drop down options under the “initiates” option during Big Event registration.

    The first 300 students to register will receive a free t-shirt.

    For the annual Big Event, hundreds of Truman students provide services to the residents of the community by raking leaves, washing windows, painting and more. The Big Event gives Truman students the opportunity to show appreciation for all of the support the Kirksville community has offered to them. The SERVE Center will provide all supplies necessary.

    The 16th annual Big Event will take place at 9 a.m. April 1 on the Mall. Students are asked to arrive 15 minutes early. Breakfast will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

    For more information about the Big Event, check out the SERVE Center’s Q&A website page. They can also be contacted at 660.785.7222, by email at trumanserve@gmail.com or by visiting their office in the Student Union Building Down Under 1106.

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  • Business Study Abroad Opportunity in France


    Truman students have the opportunity to study abroad during summer 2017 with IPAG Business School in Nice, France. Courses will run from June 26 until July 21 at a cost of €2,200. Discounts will be applied if five or more students apply from Truman.

    Participants will learn about business strategy, business ethics and corporate social responsibility. For more information visit ipag.fr/international/international-students/summer-courses-2, or stop by the Center for International Education and Study Abroad, located on the first floor of Grim Hall.

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  • DPS Spring Break Hours


    March 10
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    March 11-12
    Closed

    March 13-17
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    March 18
    Closed

    March 19
    3-10 p.m.

    March 20
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Regular hours resume

    In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. To have an officer dispatched for a non-emergency, call 660.665.5621.

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  • Health Awareness Week Fair and Speakers


    The Nursing Student Association will host the Health Awareness Week Fair and two guest speakers. This year’s theme is “Think Safe, Drive Safe.”

    Additionally, nursing classes will host other events throughout the day. The rural public health students will conduct free HIV/STI testing in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms, and students in the mental health class will have poster presentations in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Health Awareness Week Fair
    12-4 p.m.
    March 28
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    There will be various booths addressing topics pertinent to driving, including alcohol and driving, texting and driving, sleep deprivation and driving, aggressive driving and vehicle emergency kits.

    Health Awareness Week Speakers
    7-8:30 p.m.
    March 28
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Two speakers from the ThinkFirst Missouri Program in Columbia will discuss their personal experiences. Penny Anderson was involved in a car accident at 17. As an unbuckled passenger, she sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from the waist down. Chad Burton fell asleep at the wheel and was in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. He suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in left-sided paralysis.

Notables

  • Notables


    Members of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) attended the MACURH Regional Business Conference in Mankato, Minn., Feb. 10-12. While at the conference, RHA and NRHH, as well as several university community members, were given awards for their outstanding achievements in the Midwest Region. Additionally, Truman was selected as the host site for the MACURH 2018 Regional Conference, which will take place in February 2018. A committee of 20 students will be working over the course of the next year to plan this conference for a group of 200 college students from around the Midwest. A full list of Truman award recipients can be found below. Truman conference attendees were: Bradford Peace, Rick Cazzato, Jr., Sarah Welsh, Cole Keiper, Rachel Snyder, Amber Vannoy, Erin Darr, Brody Aubry and Megan Swingle.
     
    RHA Building Block of The Year
    Truman State University

    President of The Year
    Bradford Peace

    RHA Case Study Winners
    Bradford Peace
    Cole Keiper

    NRHH Case Study Winners
    Rick Cazzato Jr.
    Erin Darr

    Regional OTM Certificates
    Ryan Miller
    Anna Welsh
    Megan Swingle
    Summer Pennell
    Sammy Garrett
    Davianna Humble
    Hannah Wilson
    Hannah Pohl
    Midnight Breakfast

    National OTM Certificates
    Bradford Peace
    Megan Swingle
    Anna Welsh

    Taskforce Involvement Recognition
    Bradford Peace
    Erin Darr
    Rick Cazzato Jr.

    Committee Involvement Recognition
    Bradford Peace
    Cole Keiper
    Rick Cazzato Jr.

    Superlative
    Most Likely To Pursue, Not Follow

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    Rick Cazzato Jr.

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Career Center

  • Career Center Schedule of Events


    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

  • Truman Foundation Scholarship Applications Available


    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2017-18 are now available. Applications can be submitted and revised until the deadline of midnight, March 9. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Scholarships, Foundation Scholarship Application.

    This is the primary application process for current students. The process is competitive. To learn more, click on Guidelines and Helpful Hints on the Foundation Scholarship application page on TruView.

    Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.

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  • Rotary Scholarship Funds International Education


    Rotary District 6040 Grant Scholarships are in the amount of $2,500 and can be used to fund one or two semesters of undergraduate or graduate study at an international institution. Applicants must submit the completed scholarship application by March 1 to a Rotary club in District 6040. The scholarship application must be submitted by the sponsoring club to the sub-committee chairperson by April 1. A list of clubs in Rotary District 6040 can be found at rotary.org/en/search/club-finder.

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  • Sigma Delta Pi Scholarship to Spanish-Speaking Countries


    Many scholarships and stipends are offered for a number of study abroad trips to locations in Spanish-speaking countries. These are available to current members of the Truman chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. Truman credit can be earned for participation in the Veritas program and for stipends ($2,000) used for study abroad through a Truman-sponsored program. Applications must be submitted to the faculty advisor of Truman’s Rho Rho chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. For more information go to sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Undergraduate.Study.Abroad.Awards.html.
  • 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.

    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:

    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
  • Tillman Scholars Program for Veterans and Spouses


    The application period for the 2017 Tillman Scholars program is now open. Applications can be found online at pattillmanfoundation.org/apply.

    The program is open to active duty military, veterans and spouses pursuing a full-time bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree at a US-based accredited institution. Tillman Scholars represent a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and ambitions. They exemplify strong leadership potential and a drive to make a positive impact locally, nationally and globally through their academic and career goals.

    Each individual scholarship award is based on the applicant’s unique financial need. The application will close at 11:59 p.m. PT, March 1.

    Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.
  • Institute of International Education Freeman-Asia Award


    Competition for the Freeman-ASIA Awards for Undergraduate Study Abroad in East and Southeast Asia for summer 2017 is now open. The student application deadline is March 1, and the adviser certification deadline is March 7. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern on the day of the deadline. More information, including instructions on how to apply and the online application itself, can be found here.
  • Essay Contest Offers $1,000 Scholarship


    The travel/tech company, AllTheRooms, is now offering a $1,000 scholarship to students enrolled in, or have interest in participating in, Truman’s study abroad program. The scholarship will be awarded to the winning essay submission. For more information visit AllTheRooms Scholarship website.