Vol. 21 No. 25 - March 20, 2017

Features

  • Brass Quintet to Close Out Lyceum Season


    The Saint Louis Brass will conclude this year’s abbreviated Kohlenberg Lyceum Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass is one of America’s longest-standing brass quintets. Although the Saint Louis Brass may look formal when they appear on stage, audiences are pleasantly surprised at the relaxed and fun atmosphere they create. With extraordinary grace, the ensemble transforms classical chamber music into a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

    Originally formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children’s concerts, the quintet soon expanded to full-length concerts. They have performed at locations throughout the country, as well as internationally.

    Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now. They can be purchased at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville, the cashiers window in McClain Hall or online at lyceum.truman.edu.

    Due to the renovation of Baldwin Hall, this year’s Kohlenberg Lyceum Series was moved to Ophelia Parrish, and the schedule included three events. The series will return to Baldwin Hall in the fall with a full slate of events. The schedule will be announced in late summer, and season tickets will be available for purchase at that time.

    For more information about the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

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  • “Hänsel and Gretel” Opera to Run March 23-26


    The Department of Music will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel and Gretel” March 23-26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Shows will begin at 8 p.m. March 23-25. A special matinee will be offered at 3 p.m. March 26. Tickets are available at the door and are $3 for students, $5 for general admission.

    “Hänsel and Gretel” was initially a set of four songs that Humperdinck wrote at the request of his sister for her children. After the first four, he expanded the songs to a singspiel and eventually a full opera.

    Using the Grimm Brothers’ “Hänsel and Gretel” as inspiration, the opera is a little softer and lighter than the original story and features new characters. It begins with Hänsel and Gretel taking a break from chores to cause a little trouble. When their mother, Gertrude, catches them playing instead of doing chores, she chases them out the house and orders them to pick strawberries in the woods. Alone in the woods, Hänsel and Gretel notice strange lights and shadows and become scared. They find a gingerbread house and begin to eat it before getting caught by the inhabitant of the house, the witch, who plans to fatten Hänsel and Gretel up before eating them. Turning the witch’s tricks against her, Hänsel and Gretel are able to escape from the witch’s house.

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  • Truman Conducts Annual Nursing Advisory Council Meeting


    Truman Nursing Advisory Council met March 3 in the Student Union Building.

    The council promotes the recognition, welfare and progress of nursing education at Truman through advising and consulting with the department. Nursing chair Stephanie Powelson highlighted several of the department’s activities, recognized council members, discussed program outcomes and considered areas for program enhancement.

    Council representation includes members from the community and the University, and is led by Dr. Mark Laughlin, council chair, and Shirley Riley, council vice-chair.

    Four senior nursing students, Kate Heman, Trent Hoover, Ashlee Thompson and Julia Walther, delivered a presentation on their student internship opportunities during the summer and school year.

    All nursing students are required to complete an internship after junior courses are completed. Some students complete this requirement through paid internships (externships) in the summer between junior and senior years. The Philippines study abroad experience may also substitute for the internship requirement.
     
    Thompson completed an internship during fall of 2016 at the Adair County Health Department with Lori Guffey (’81, BSN ’93). Hoover completed an externship in Saint Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s innovation unit. Heman traveled to Manila and Iloilo City in the Philippines to satisfy this requirement, and Walther completed a summer internship in the emergency department at Northeast Regional Medical Center. Each nursing student described the growth in knowledge, attitudes and skills that they gained from these unique and formative experiences.

    The BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.  

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    Truman Nursing Advisory Council met March 3 in the Student Union Building. Pictured, front row, from left: Becky Osborn, Margaret Wilson, Maria DiStefano, Rick Fleschner, Janet Head and Craig Harris.  Middle row: Myra Baiotto, Martha Gragg, Shirley Riley, Bertha Thomas, Bonnie Colier, Brenda Higgins and Sue Thomas. Back row: Janet Gooch, Damon Kizzire, Becky Pike, Richard Coughlin, Tim Tucker, Justin Puckett, Mark Laughlin and Jack Magruder. Not pictured: Alice Allinson, Charles Baldwin, Harriet Beard, Ranee Brayton, Dianthe Cable, Brinda Geisbuhler, Andy Grimm, Christopher Halliday, Randy Hatcher, Lori Haxton, Mary Knudsen, Delores Lesseig, Lesa McCartney, Judi Misale, Sandra Novinger, Odessa Ofstad and Craig Phelps.

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    Senior nursing students Ashlee Thompson, Trent Hoover, Kate Heman and Julia Walther presented their nursing internship experiences to Truman’s Nursing Advisory Council members at the annual meeting.
  • CMDS Students Complete Diaper Drive


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    Communication disorders students display the results of their recent diaper drive. The students collected more than 2,000 diapers to be distributed to area families in need. Both undergraduate and graduate communication disorders students were involved in the effort.
  • Guest Percussion Artist to Perform March 22


    Acclaimed marimba/percussion artist Kelsey Tamayo will perform a guest solo recital at 8 p.m. March 22 in Ophelia Parrish 2340.  

    Tamayo is an adjunct professor of percussion at Drury University. She is the winner of the 2006 International Instrumental Young Artist Competition and a former teacher/performer with the Brevard and Interlochen Music Festivals. Active in the new and contemporary music genres, she has premiered several new works for percussion. Her campus performance will include Truman composition faculty member Victor Marquez’ work for solo marimba, “The Fallen Tree.”   

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

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    Kelsey Tamayo
  • Alumna Author Returns for English and Linguistic Events


    Alumna Kara Bollinger Kynion will return to campus March 30 for a pair of events sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.

    There will be a Writing Center Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in Kirk Building 120 along with a poetry reading and book signing at 7:30 p.m. in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. Both events are free and open to the public.

    Bollinger Kynion is a graduate writing specialist at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Truman and a Master of Arts in English (rhetoric and composition) from the University of Kansas. She has been part of the writing center community since she started tutoring as an undergraduate, and her interest in the writing center is what motivated her to attend graduate school. Her master’s thesis connected writing center and service-learning theories.

    After graduating from KU, Bollinger Kynion worked as the assistant director of the Writing and Communication Center at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. She enjoys collaborating with students in all stages of the writing process, but especially likes brainstorming and revision. She finds working with students one-on-one and in larger classroom or workshop settings to be equally rewarding.

    In her free time, Bollinger Kynion writes. Her chapbook, “Attachment Theory,” was published by Dancing Girl Press. Her first academic publication appears in a collection about writing in post-Soviet countries, and her nonfiction has appeared in The Kansas City Star, The Rumpus, Brevity’s Blog and Midwestern Gothic.

    Bollinger Kynion’s visit is funded by the School of Arts and Letters Alumni Visit Grant in support of the School of Arts and Letters strategic goal of enhancing interaction between alumni, faculty and students. Visits by alumni include substantive interaction on campus with students and faculty and at least one public presentation.

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  • Nurses Participate in Advocacy Day


    Department faculty, staff and senior nursing students participated in the 31st annual Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) Nurse Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City, March 7.

    Nurse Advocacy Day is intended to raise awareness of the legislative process for nurses and nursing students. The daylong event also aims to equip participants with techniques that will help them advocate for patients and nursing practice to legislators. Students learned about MONA’s legislative priorities and had opportunities to promote nursing issues at the state level by meeting with elected officials.  

    The event concluded with a presentation by Teresa Anderson, past president of the Nebraska Nurses Association, member of Midwest MSD Board of Directors and consultant for the American Nurses Association (ANA) Nursing Knowledge Center. The presentation, “Nurse Advocacy: It’s Everybody’s Business … Now!,” highlighted the importance of leveraging professional association membership, which can help nurses combine their personal and professional voices in advocacy for important health care issues.

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    Senior nursing students, faculty, staff, Rep. Nate Walker and Sen. Brian Munzlinger met at the grand staircase in the Capitol Rotunda for a group photo to document the daylong event. Nursing faculty and staff attending the event included Stephanie Powelson, Stephen Hadwiger, Pam Melvin, Brenda Wheeler, Corrie Willis and Kendra Jones.
  • Volleyball Team to Host Camps


    The women’s volleyball team will host an all-skills clinic from 9-11 a.m. May 24-26 in Pershing Arena.

    Rising fourth through 12th grade girls are invited to the three-day clinic, where players will receive instruction on all fundamental skills with additional individual feedback. The cost is $20 per individual session and $50 for all three days.

    Players can pre-register by sending a registration form along with a check or money order to Truman Volleyball, Truman State University, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501. The volleyball staff will also accept walk-up registrations on the day of the clinics. For more information, call 660.785.7751 or email assistant coach Megan Wargo-Kearney.

    The team will also be hosting an overnight individual camp from July 14-16 for incoming eighth through 12th grade girls. The camp offers a chance for each participant to put an intense focus on her game by covering fundamental and advanced skills.  

    The cost is $280 for a resident (includes lodging and all meals) or $210 for off-campus (includes lunch and dinner). There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit, and players need to include a copy of a physical performed within the last year with the registration form.

    For additional information, contact Wargo-Kearney at 660.785.7751 or mwargo@truman.edu.

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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.

  • 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

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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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  • Global Potluck Fundraiser


    Experience the flavors of the world while attending the opening of the annual juried student exhibition. Kappa Pi will host a global potluck fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. March 21 in the Ophelia Parrish Art Gallery. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 by emailing kappa.pi.truman@gmail.com. Cost is $7 at the door.

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  • 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.

    What to Do with Your Summer Break
    7:30 p.m.
    Mar. 21
    West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room 100
     
    7 p.m.
    Mar. 27
    Ryle 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.
     
    Considering Medical School?
    7 p.m.
    Mar. 22
    Centennial Hall Main Lounge
    Description: If you think that medical school might be in your future, join our CAE peer mentors as they discuss the realities of being pre-med.
     
    Workshop for Students Preparing for Graduate School 
    7 p.m.
    Mar. 23
    Centennial Hall Main Lounge
    Description: If you think that graduate school might be in your future, join our 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.
    Mar. 27
    West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room 100
    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 p.m.
    Mar. 30
    Centennial Hall Main Lounge
    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!).

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  • World Water Day Celebration March 22


    There will be a World Water Day celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 22 in Red Barn Park.

    The event will feature live music, free trees, tea, slam poetry and other-water related events. Additionally, Carolina Sempertegui from the Biology Department and Cindy Baxter from the Missouri Department of Conservation will be speaking about different issues related to water.

    Truman’s Office of Sustainability, ECO, H20 and IDSM 351: Components of Global Health, are sponsoring this event. Any questions regarding the event can be directed to klm4414@truman.edu.

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  • Comedy Show to Raise Money for Food Bank


    UpChuckles, Truman’s stand-up comedy organization, will sponsor its first-ever faculty and staff show, March 24, with proceeds going to benefit the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

    After being coached for weeks by UpChuckles comics, five Truman faculty and staff members will take the stage with some hilarious stand-up. Performers include: Dylan Phillips, annual fund officer; Jared Young, coordinator of summer academies and institutes/instructor of communication; Damon Pee, program advisor for organizational engagement and leadership; Christine Harker, professor of English; and University President Sue Thomas.

    The show will take place at 8 p.m. March 24 at the Kirksville William Matthew Middle School auditorium, located at 1515 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Tickets are $5 and are available now in the Communication Department Office, Barnett Hall 1400. They will also be sold March 23-24 in the Student Union Building, and they will be available at the door the night of the performance.

    The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributes millions of pounds of food annually to partner agencies across a 32-county area.

    For more information on the event, contact Lisa Simms, UpChuckles president, or Jay Self, UpChuckles advisor. Updates can be found on Facebook at Up-Chuckles Comedy, as well as Twitter and Snapchat at upchucklestsu.

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  • Ekklesia Sponsors Visiting Speaker


    Ekklesia campus ministry is partnering with the Kirksville Church of Christ for a series of lectures from John Clayton, March 24-26.

    A devout atheist until his early twenties, Clayton was part of the same organized atheist group that made Madalyn Murray O’Hair famous. He decided to write a book called “All the Stupidity of the Bible,” but instead found himself slowly becoming convinced about Christianity. Today, he travels the U.S. giving some 40 lectures per year on the subject “Does God Exist?” A retired teacher and geologist by profession, Clayton taught for 41 years in public schools in South Bend, Ind. He maintains a website that stresses science and faith are not enemies, but friends.

    The lectureship begins at 7 p.m. March 24 in Violette Hall 1000. The first program focuses on “Does God Exist?” Question and answer sessions will follow each program.

    A special question and answer lunch is available from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 25 in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room. Students may use their IDs to enter, but the seating is limited to 50 people for this event.

    The second program considers “What Is God, and Who Created God?” It will take place at 7 p.m. March 25 in Violette Hall 1000. A free exhibit, with free materials, will also be provided.

    The venue moves to the Kirksville Church of Christ, March 26. Clayton will speak on “The New Atheism” at 10 a.m. and “Why I Left Atheism” at 11 a.m. After a free noon lunch, the concluding program will take a look at evolution in “Jurassic Park” and Genesis at 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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    John Clayton
  • Final Tax Assistance Session


    The final session of Beta Alpha Psi’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will take place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 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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  • Big Event Registration Deadline is March 27


    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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  • Comedian to Perform for Diversity Week


    The Muslim Student Association will sponsor a performance by comedian Danish Maqbool at 8 p.m. March 28 in Violette Hall 1010 as part of Diversity Week.

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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.

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  • Public Relations Internship Available


    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 internship position.

    Interns work approximately 32 hours per week and can choose to receive six to nine credit hours. To maintain full-time student status, interns also take two three-credit classes in addition to the internship credit hours.

    Primary responsibilities of the intern include assisting with the production of the University’s online weekly newsletter, as well as contributing to the Truman Review alumni magazine. The intern also will help with special events throughout the semester, write press releases and fulfill 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. Applicants must have the flexibility to work 32 hours a week.

    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 March 29. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles.

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  • School of Business Seeks Peer Mentors


    The School of Business is now accepting applications for academic peer mentor scholarship positions for the 2017-18 academic year.
     
    Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff by providing an academic outreach program to first-year business and accounting students. These positions are limited to School of Business majors who will be at junior or senior status in the 2017-18 academic year.

    Position descriptions, applications and recommendation forms can be obtained at the Business Academic Advising Center in Violette Hall 2464. Applications are due March 30. For more information contact Billi Gordy, business academic advisor, at bgordy@truman.edu.

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  • Education Department Hosts Diversity Workshop


    Diversity Workshop
    “Identifying Racism and Cultural Proficiency”

    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    March 31
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Sponsored by the Truman Education Department
     
    Featured Speakers
    Ben McCallister
    Second grade teacher
    Clayton School District

    Paya Rhoades
    Fourth grade teacher and Truman MAE alumna
    Clayton School District
     
    Workshop Description
    Participants are in for an engaging, challenging and supportive journey as we work together to cultivate a stronger awareness of our own racial socialization, how it impacts the way we view the world and what we can do to challenge those mental models. Using our life experiences and professional resources, we will investigate personal and institutional racism and create tools and strategies we can use that challenge racism within our school system and community.

    The workshop is free. Lunch is not provided. For more information, contact the Department of Education at 660.785.4386 or email Jeanne Harding.

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  • St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser Set for March 31


    Alpha Phi Omega has a $10,000 goal for this year’s “Brave the Shave” head-shaving event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help end childhood cancer.

    To sign up to shave or donate hair, visit the Truman/ATSU website, click “Join Us” and follow the prompts. In order to donate monetarily, click “Donate” and follow the prompts.

    “Brave the Shave” will take place at 6 p.m. March 31 in the Student Union Building Down Under. There will be refreshments and performances by TAG Improv, ATSU MEDleys, True Men and Minor Detail.

    RSVPs can be made through the Facebook event page. For more information, email apo.epsilon.philanthropy@gmail.com or elw6663@truman.edu.

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  • Mandolinist to Perform with Orchestra


    Celebrated mandolinist Carlo Aonzo will return to campus to collaborate with the Truman Chamber Orchestra and faculty to perform music by Vivaldi, Paradisi, Hummel and Webern.

    A free concert open to the public will take place at 8 p.m. April 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Aonzo performs regularly in Europe and the United States where he has established himself as a principal proponent of the classical mandolin. A graduate with honors from the C. Pollini Conservatory in Padua, Aonzo has played with the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, the Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Symphony Orchestra of Emilia Romagna, the Carlo Felice Theatre of Genoa, the Lirico Theatre of Cagliari, the Symphony Orchestra of Cannes and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

    Among his awards are the Vivaldi first prize at the Vittorio Pitzianti National Mandolin Competition in Venice and first prize at the Walnut Valley National Mandolin Contest in Winfield, Kan. Each year he organizes and teaches at an international mandolin workshop in New York, and in 2006 he began the International Italian Academy for the Mandolin. He gives presentations on the iconography of the mandolin at institutions such as Yale University, Boston University and the National Instrument Museum in Rome.

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  • Chemistry Department Honors Alumna


    The Chemistry Department has selected Tracy Doty as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award. Doty is a 1998 chemistry graduate who has since had a varied and interesting career in chemical industry. She will talk this week at the chemistry seminar at 12:30 p.m. March 24 in Magruder Hall 1000.
  • “A Snapshot of Mental Wellness” on Display April 3


    “A Snapshot of Mental Wellness” is a Photovoice project researching student perceptions on mental wellness. Twenty-three volunteer participants were asked to show what mental wellness meant to them by submitting a maximum of five photos with captions describing how each photo personally demonstrated mental wellness. Twenty-five Photovoice submissions will be displayed on campus in a gallery-type setting to encourage open dialogue among viewers. The project received campus MOPIP and SHSE grant funding. Along with other campus efforts, this project promotes candid conversations to increase the understanding of mental health and wellness among students, faculty and staff.

    “A Snapshot of Mental Wellness” Gallery Showing
    Walk through anytime between 5-9 p.m.
    April 3
    Student Union Building 3202

  • Visiting Speaker to Discuss Second Amendment


    Professor Saul Cornell of Fordham University will present “Race and the Second Amendment” at 7:30 p.m. April 4 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. He will explore contemporary arguments about the complex connections between race and the Second Amendment, with a particular focus on the period from the Revolution through Reconstruction.  

    Cornell serves as Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham and is the author of “A Well-Regulated Militia: the Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America,” as well as other books and articles. He is the director of the Second Amendment Research Center at the John Glenn Institute, and his recent work in The Atlantic on gun laws in the United States can be found here and here.

    Presentation abstract: Gun control proponents have claimed that the Second Amendment was adopted to protect Southern slave owners. Gun rights advocates in turn argue that the modern Second Amendment as incorporated by the Fourteenth Amendment was understood as a means to protect free Blacks from terrorist groups in the Reconstruction-era South and was used by Civil Rights activists in the ’50s and ’60s. Both of these claims contain important elements of truth, but each presents a partial account of the complex connections between race and the Second Amendment.
  • Student Government 2017 Spring Elections


    Join Student Government and have a voice in the student body. Now is the time to run for a voting seat on senate, serve as an associate senator, or even run the show as president or vice president.

    Student Government offers a number of committees to serve on that fit various areas of interest or expertise, including but not limited to:

    Academic Affairs Committee
    Diversity Committee
    Environmental Affairs Committee
    External Affairs Committee
    Student Affairs Committee
    Health, Wellness and Safety Committee
    Select Committee on Parking Appeals
    Appropriations Committee
    Sexual Assault Prevention Committee
    Purple Friday Subcommittee

    Campaign packets will be available April 3 in the Student Government Office, located in the CSI Complex in the Student Union Building, or by emailing Brett Combs. Voting will take place April 18-20 in the Student Union Building and online at vote.truman.edu. Contact Combs for more information.

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Career Center

  • Career Center Schedule of Events


    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 are now open. 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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  • FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship


    FlipKey will be awarding one student with a $1,000 scholarship to put toward studying abroad. This can be used for any expenses associated with studying abroad, from plane tickets, to tuition to spur-of-the-moment excursions. Eligible students should submit a 1,000-word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15. For more information and eligibility requirements go to flipkey.com/study-abroad-scholarship.