Vo. 22 No. 5 - September 18, 2017

Features

  • Truman Earns No. 1 Ranking for 21 Consecutive Years


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    In the recently released 2018 Best College rankings, conducted by U.S. News & World Report, Truman was again listed as the No. 1 public university No. 8 overall in the Midwest regional rankings. Truman was the only Missouri university in the top 10, and it was the state’s only public school listed among the top 85 institutions rated in the Midwest regional rankings. This makes the 21st year in a row Truman has earned the No. 1 spot.

    “The accolades Truman receives are a direct result of the commitment to excellence by every member of our University community,” University President Susan L. Thomas said. “Our goal is to provide an exemplary education that endows our graduates with the skills and knowledge to lead and to develop creative solutions for local, state, national and global issues. Our students are immensely well equipped for post-graduation success in meeting the demands of the 21st century and in leading meaningful and productive lives. Even after 21 years, it is gratifying to have our efforts and impact recognized.”

    Truman also earned high praise as one of U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Value Schools. In the Great Schools, Great Prices section, Truman was the No. 1 public university No. 2 overall for the Midwest region. Of the 15 schools included on the list, Truman was one of only two public institutions.

    U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on several indicators of academic excellence, including graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers and counselors, student-to-faculty ratio and alumni giving rate. Complete listings are available at usnews.com/colleges.
  • Interfaith Connections Strengthen Student Bonds


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    Hillel students Devin Gant, Maha Mohamed and Tori Thompson

    Social niceties suggest it is best to avoid religion and politics as topics of discussion. With emotionally charged subjects, conversations can easily escalate from discussion to division, further increasing the chasm between participants. Students in one particular organization, however, are doing their part to create an atmosphere of understanding with the hope of finding common ground.

    Hillel is Truman’s only Jewish organization, and while it is not unusual for the group to have non-Jewish members, this past year saw the inclusion of its first Muslim member.

    A health science major from Kansas City, Mo., Maha Mohamed was always interested in learning more about the Jewish faith. After reading some ancient Jewish literature, she saw many parallels with her Islamic faith. She found it disturbing the groups had been fighting for so long with no intent of reaching a solution. During an especially rough time in Palestinian-Israeli relations, Mohamed began a friendship with fellow student Tori Thompson, a member of Hillel.

    “I had met a lot of Jews in my life and had been good friends with them, but she was one of the only ones to openly talk about her faith with me,” Mohamed said.

    Thompson invited Mohamed to a Hillel meeting, but she was reluctant to attend, assuming she may not be accepted. After about a year, and many invitations from Thompson, Mohamed came around, based in part on her experiences in the Muslim Student Association.

    “I didn’t know how Hillel members would receive me initially, and I assumed they would be uncomfortable with my presence,” she said. “But, in MSA we always encourage people who aren’t Muslim to join us, and I assumed Hillel would be the same.”

    Mohamed found the group to be friendly and welcoming, and she continued to attend meetings.

    “Hillel members have taught me more about Judaism than any history book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ever has,” she said. “It’s that willingness to learn from the people of the group you’re studying that will push this generation on a positive and inclusive trajectory.”

    That sentiment is also shared by the members of Hillel.

    “We have had people in the organization who are not Jewish, and every new person and viewpoint gives us different insights on what we can do and how to improve from year to year,” said Devin Gant, president of Hillel.

    Members of Hillel were so impressed by Mohamed’s contributions to the group they elected her to serve as the organization’s vice president for the current school year.

    “This decision was not based upon her faith, but rather our faith in her,” Gant said. “Her faith does not diminish her ability to serve in that role. Even though we might have different viewpoints, and subscribe to different religious ideologies, we both want what is best for Hillel.”

    Mohamed hopes to use her leadership role to build relationships with other campus religious organizations like she has already done with Hillel and MSA.

    “We can’t claim to try to build bridges with other groups if we’re always just with our group and in our comfort zone,” she said.
  • Truman Nursing Students Visit the Philippines


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    Truman nursing students visited the Philippines to gain clinical experience from a transcultural perspective. They will be giving presentations about their trip at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    Thirteen nursing students from Truman traveled with faculty members Kit and Steve Hadwiger to the Philippines, May 18-June 11, to gain clinical experience with patients from a transcultural perspective.

    During the first week in Manila, the students participated in maternal and nursery care where they developed competencies in the assessment of birthing mothers and newborns and cross-cultural communication. Each student had the opportunity to assist in delivering a newborn baby. Students also had the opportunity to assist with patient care in units of their choice, including the major operating room, neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU and emergency.

    From Manila, they traveled south to Iloilo City where the students enrolled in the 18th Transcultural Nursing Program at West Visayas State University. Clinical experiences included home visits within an indigenous Até population of the Philippines, a social hygiene clinic, a leprosarium, and hospital rotations in the medical, pediatric and surgical wards of WVSU medical center.

    Communication and cultural accommodation during clinical experiences were facilitated by nursing student buddies from WVSU. Nursing students who participated were: Allison Bilkey, Delaney Carani, Grace Hegemann, Allison Lucash, Susana Merrick, Mallory Meyer, Anne Njoku, Audra Porter, Erica Riggs, Lindsey Schlichting, Abigail Tetzlaff, Carli Watson and Maria Weimer.

    These students will present to the University their experiences while abroad at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Presentation topics include: breach presentation during childbirth, meconium aspiration childbirth, hydrocephalus, leprosy, STI among commercial sex workers, cultural encounters, an Ati village and the blending of separation of church and state. A video will also be screened showing pictures from their travels. Refreshments will be provided.
  • New Exhibit Highlights Sesquicentennial


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    In honor of the University’s sesquicentennial, the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitor’s Center now features a 150th exhibition.

    Truman Memorabilia Thru the Years features some never-before-exhibited objects that tell the story of the University’s history. It includes china cups from the Normal School, a 125th celebratory license plate, colorful Homecoming memorabilia and much more.
     
    Also featured is the story of the 1924 campus fire as told by student and former faculty member Pauline Dingle Knobbs, which showcases not only her historical knowledge of the school but also her rather unique paperweight collection. Her story can be heard, and photos of the old campus, including a virtual reality experience, can be found in Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections online exhibit.
  • Purple Friday Tradition Continues


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    Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear purple on Fridays to show their support for the University.

    Purple Fridays are designed to raise Truman spirit and build community on campus by joining together to wear Truman colors. The idea was born in the fall of 2009 when Sarah Seberger (’10) and members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee were meeting with then-president Darrell Krueger and the topic turned to the question of raising school spirit across campus. Seberger, who was serving as the vice president of SAAC, proposed to the committee that they have a designated day of the week for wearing Truman apparel. The committee thought it was a great idea as most of them had spirit days in high school and they reached out to other Truman groups on campus to get input. This informal group brainstormed and ended up with the foundation for Truman’s Purple Fridays with the ultimate goal to encourage campus pride in being a member of the University and being a Bulldog. Later that semester, Student Government voted on a resolution deeming the first Purple Friday as Dec. 11, 2009. Check out more information on this Truman Tradition at library.truman.edu/archives/PurpleFriday.asp.

    Since that time, Purple Fridays have been a tradition on campus. Anyone with a Truman connection, no matter where they are, can participate simply by wearing purple or any other University apparel. Along the same lines, the first Friday in October is always National Truman Spirit Day. Alumni and friends from near and far are encouraged to share photos showcasing their Truman pride.

  • Transportation Task Force to Conduct Public Hearing


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    The fourth meeting of the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Student Union Building.

    The purpose of the task force is to evaluate the current condition of the state’s transportation system and funding levels, and to make recommendations regarding the same to the legislature. The bipartisan panel includes members of the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate, a member of the governor’s staff, the director of economic development, the superintendent of the highway patrol, the director of transportation and nine Missouri private-sector representatives with various backgrounds from different areas of the state.
     
    This meeting will focus on the impact on emerging and changing technologies upon transportation and transportation funding both now and in the future. The task force will hear presentations regarding electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and other emerging transportation-related technologies. In addition, representatives from the Missouri Department of Transportation will provide information to the task force about road funding, federal transportation discussions and condition of the transportation system in the northeast and northwest parts of the state.
     
    The meeting is open to the public, and an hour of the meeting will be devoted to public testimony regarding Missouri’s state highway system and its funding.
  • Theatre Season Opens Sept. 27 with “Good Kids”


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    The first production by the Department of Theatre for the 2017-18 season will be “Good Kids” by Naomi Iizuka.

    The show opens Sept. 27 and runs through Sept. 30 at the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Shows begin at 8 p.m. each night, and tickets can be purchased for $5 each at the theatre box office, located in the atrium of Ophelia Parrish. The box office is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 7 p.m. on performance evenings.

    This production contains strong language as well as images and themes involving rape. It is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

    ABSTRACT:
    “Good Kids” is a non-linear piece that has the feel of a documentary, but it is also an actor-driven ensemble piece. It is an exploration of the anatomy of a gang rape that occurs during a party of high school students. What are the ingredients, the attitudes, assumptions, and expectations that make it possible? What gets it started and keeps it going? How can basically “good kids,” those who were raised in good homes, allow things to get so out of control? And why document the crime in photos and video posted on Twitter? Loosely based on real events, the play forces us to look squarely at difficult issues affecting the lives of millions of young people today. The play was commissioned in 2014 by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium, an organization dedicated to plays by women with strong roles for women.
  • Celebrating 150: The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series


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    A performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, "The Mikado," was part of the lyceum series in 2009.

    Dating back to 1899, the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series is one of the oldest traditions on campus. Designed to bring professional performers and speakers from all parts of the world to campus, the series has featured a wide variety of excellent programs throughout its history. Notable Kohlenberg Lyceum Series events have included: Maya Angelou, Geraldine Ferraro, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Hal Holbrook, James Lovell, the Russian Festival Ballet, the State Ballet of Missouri, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pete Fountain and Alexander Haig.

    A more complete history of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series can be found online at lyceum.truman.edu/history. The schedule for the current season is available at lyceum.truman.edu/schedule.

Announcements

  • Missouri Government Internship Applications Due Sept. 28


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    The deadline to apply for the Missouri Government Internship Program is 12 p.m. Sept. 28.

    The Missouri Government Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the fast-paced world of state politics. Selected interns will work as full-time staff assistants with a legislator or state public official. By interning at the Missouri Capitol, students will expand their knowledge of state government, build a diversified professional network and establish a basis for future professional positions.

    Many former interns have subsequently taken positions as legislative directors, chiefs of staff, judicial clerks, policy analysts, lobbyists and public officials as a direct result of what they learned and the connections they made as interns.

    The varying daily tasks throughout each office could include attending public hearings, completing legislative research, writing and editing published materials, constituent relations or assisting with basic office work.

    The Truman State University Foundation provides selected interns with a stipend. Interested students should click here for more information and to view the internship application. Questions can be directed to Candy Young or Heidi Templeton.

    Interviews for the internship will take place Oct. 3-5.

  • Constitution Day Celebration


    There will be a reading of selections from the Constitution at 12 p.m. Sept. 18 on the Quad. The rain site is the Student Union Building Hub.

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  • McNair Program Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of Scholars

     
    The McNair Program encourages and prepares underrepresented students (first generation and income eligible OR underrepresented groups in graduate education) to pursue graduate, non-professional programs leading to a Ph.D. or research doctorate. Academic advising, faculty mentoring, graduate school visits and paid research internships are just a few of the benefits the program has to offer.
     
    Applications will be accepted online through Oct. 1. Information Sessions will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in Violette Hall 1312.
     
    For more information on the McNair program, eligibility or the application process, visit mcnair.truman.edu, call 660.785.5393 or stop by the Adair Building and visit the staff.

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  • Bicycle Sale Set for Sept. 19


    Truman will host a used bicycle sale at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Delaney and Baldwin Complex, Building No. 4. The bikes will be sold to faculty, staff and students. A Truman ID must be presented to register for a buyer number. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Buyers will be a limited to purchase one bike per person. There are approximately 44 bikes for sale. Bikes will be sold for $20 (includes tax). Payment can be made by cash or check at the sale site. Bike will be sold “as is” with no guarantees, refunds or liability from Truman.

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  • Study Abroad Scholarship Presentations


    Study abroad ambassadors and scholarship recipients Maggie Wilcox and Sydnie Russian will offer information about the Gilman Scholarship and the Critical Language Scholarship at an information session at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in Magruder Hall 1094. All Pell Grant recipients are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship and can be awarded up to $5,000. Anyone can apply for the Critical Language Scholarship, a fully funded summer language program.

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  • Get the 150th Shirt


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    The 150th long-sleeve shirt is now available through the online alumni store. Shirts are $15 and available in sizes small – 3XL.
  • All Welcomed to Chicago Professional Development Event


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    The School of Business is now accepting applications for the 2017 Connect Chicago professional development event.

    This event will take place Oct. 4-6 and is open to all majors. Accommodations are provided, but students are responsible for acquiring their own transportation to and from Chicago. There are travel scholarships available for liberal arts majors.

    During this trip, there will be various cultural events, business panel discussions, and professional networking opportunities.
     
    Interested students will need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Tessa Prewitt no later than Sept. 20. Questions can be directed to Prewitt by calling 660.785.4363 or stopping by the School of Business in Violette Hall 2400.
  • Reserve Bank President and CEO to Visit Truman Sept. 27


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  • Health Course Promotes International Day of Peace


    International Day of Peace is Sept. 21. There will be paper peace cranes and peaceful messages displayed on flags on the quad. The HLTH 405 Global Public Health course is coordinating the efforts.

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  • Yoga Class in the Grass


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  • Global Issues Colloquium Looks at African Revolution


    The Global Issues Colloquium will sponsor “A Post-Mortem of the African Revolution,” featuring Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities, Department of History, and director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University. Co-sponsored by the Department of History’s Early-Vreeland Lecture Series, the event will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theater.

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  • Celebrate National Truman Spirit Day Oct. 6


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    Oct. 6 is National Truman Spirit Day. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing purple or other school apparel. From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Hub, the Alumni Office will sponsor a photo booth, pictures with Spike, free food and giveaways. Enter the Bulldog Biggest Fans photo contest for a chance to win T-shirts or a 2017 VIP Homecoming package. Photo contest details are online.
  • Former NASA Employee to Discuss Spirituality and Space


    Ekklesia Campus Ministry and the Kirksville Church of Christ will sponsor Spirituality and Spaceflight at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Mike O’Neal worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center for more than 31 years where he was awarded the agency’s Outstanding Leadership Medal and two Exceptional Service Medals. Prior to his retirement he completed a special assignment in which he investigated mechanisms to provide spiritual support for astronauts.

    O’Neal’s multimedia presentation looks into the role spirituality has played in human space flight. Stories will be shared on how astronauts have spiritually prepared themselves to go into space, how they practiced their faith while in space and how space has impacted their spirituality. The presentation will also feature Apollo-era audio and a video of an astronaut joining his church for worship via a live video feed while on the International Space Station.

    Along with his engineering degrees, O’Neal has a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from the Harding School of Theology. He is the author of three books, “An Angel’s View: Encountering God through the Stories of the Heavenly Hosts,” “Created for Good Deeds” and “Holy God, Holy People.”

    Admission is free. Partial funding provided by the Funds Allotment Council.

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  • Phi Tau and NEMO Heart Health Sponsor 5K


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    Truman’s chapter of Phi Kappa Tau is partnering with NEMO Heart Health for a 5K fundraising event.

    The annual Phi K and Heart & Sole Walk will take place at 9 a.m. Sept. 23 in Red Barn Park. All proceeds from the event will go to support Phi Tau’s philanthropy, the USO, as well as NEMO Heart Health’s efforts for AED maintenance and promotion.

    Pre-registration can be done online at truman.phikappatau.org/phik. Fraternity members will also be conducting registration from 1-3 p.m. at tables in Magruder Hall Sept. 11 and the Student Union Building Sept. 12-14. Cost is $15. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the event starting at 9:30 a.m. All participants will receive a T-shirt.
  • Student Loans Available Through University Foundation


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    Students with financial needs that may interfere with their ability to continue their education can seek assistance through the Truman State University Foundation Loan Program.

    Foundation loans can come in the form of short-term loans, long-term loans, access loans and cultural loans specifically for study abroad trips. Applications go through the Financial Aid Office and are repaid directly to the University. Banks and outside lenders are not involved in the process.

    To be eligible for a Foundation loan, students must be enrolled on a full-time basis, have at least 12 credit hours at Truman and be in good academic standing. Students also need to demonstrate an ability to repay the loan in a timely manner. Deferments of up to five years are available for cultural and long-term loans, provided the student is enrolled on a full-time basis.

    In addition to scholarship assistance, the loan program is an example of the immediate impact of donations to the Truman State University Foundation. Gifts from alumni and friends allow Truman to provide assistance directly to students as they pursue their education.

    For more information on the Foundation loan program, contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@truman.edu, at 660.785.4130 or in person at McClain Hall 103.
  • Funds Allotment Council Seeking New Members


    Truman’s Funds Allotment Council is now accepting new member applications. The Funds Allotment Council is committed to helping various organizations fund campus events. This is an excellent opportunity for students of all majors to make a difference on campus and connect with new people. Applications are available at fac.truman.edu and are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 27. For more information, contact kns4667@truman.edu.

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  • Library Café Art Reception Sept. 28


    Pickler Memorial Library and the Missouri-Southern Iowa Art Guild (MOSI) are partnering again for an art exhibition.
     
    The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 15, is located in the library café and features 27 pieces from nine local MOSI artists. There will be a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the library café. Refreshments will be provided, and guests will have the opportunity to meet with featured artists. Visitors can vote for the Viewers’ Choice Award until 5:30 p.m. on the day of the reception. The award will be announced at 6 p.m.
     
    MOSI art guild is a group of artists that sponsors local art exhibitions, provides recognition and networking opportunities for members and conducts art workshops for the community.

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    Work from a MOSI artist on display in Pickler Memorial Library.
  • Philosophy & Religion Conference Call for Papers

     
    The Department of Philosophy & Religion invites students from any major to consider submitting papers to the 28th annual Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference and to share their ideas with other academically talented young scholars from around the country and in different areas of expertise.
     
    The submission deadline is Oct. 7 and the conference will take place Nov. 11 on the Truman campus. Papers from any area of philosophy and/or religion are welcome. This may include fields such as classics, anthropology and others. Papers should be no longer than 25 minutes reading time (approximately 8-10 pages). A review panel of Truman undergraduates will select the program. If a paper is selected, the author will be asked to provide a 100-word abstract upon acceptance of the invitation to present. 
     
    Those making submissions should separate ALL identifying information from the paper in either format; include ONLY in a separate cover sheet or in the body of the email. Submit papers either as an email attachment sent to ddaschke@truman.edu (subject line: Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference) or as hard copy delivered to Dereck Daschke’s mailbox in McClain Hall 214.
  • DST Gould Competition Offers up to $10,000

     
    For more than 20 years, DST Systems, Inc., has administered the annual Gould Scholastic Award in honor of former CEO Robert Gould. This award recognizes outstanding university students who compose exceptional academic papers on topics related to investment management strategies, theories and trends. The award represents Gould’s legacy of effective utilization of operations management and information technology to advance the financial services industry. Student winners are awarded grants in the amounts of $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 for first, second and third place, respectively, and are celebrated at a special ceremony in Kansas City.  More information about DST can be found at www.dstsystems.com.
     
    Eligible participants are: junior, senior or honors program students. Graduate students are not eligible to participate. Group projects are eligible. Each university may submit up to three student papers for consideration of the award.

    Student papers should be submitted to the School of Business office by email at sbdean@truman.edu by Dec. 15.
  • DSP Presents “Truman’s Got Talent” Talent Search


    Delta Sigma Pi is looking for performs for the organization’s annual talent show to benefit cystic fibrosis research. All talents are accepted and the deadline to participate is Oct. 15. Those who would like to perform should contact eak3854@truman.edu with a description of their act.

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  • Funds Allotment Council Offers Support


    The Funds Allotment Council provides financial support for various student organizations on campus using money from the student activity fee. Support is available for groups that travel to compete in various events – such as club sports teams – as well as groups that conduct events on campus. Applications for FAC funding are now available online and are due by Oct. 20. Questions can be directed to the FAC by email or at the office in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

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  • Study Abroad in Japan


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    Truman, in partnership with Hosei University in Tokyo, offers a unique student exchange program for study in Japan. Located in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, Hosei University offers students Japanese language courses for all levels. They also offer many English-taught courses in history, finance, literature, journalism, management, economics and more. Programs in interdisciplinary studies, business and sustainability co-creation are also offered at Hosei. This program also allows students to participate in activities like Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League Tour, Tea ceremony experience, Japanese traditional musical instruments experience, Japanese chess lesson, Japanese traditional theater Tour, Edo-Tokyo Museum Tour and a Japanese speech contest.

    Dormitories are located in the heart of Tokyo, about 40 minutes by train from the University. Housing fees will be paid directly to Hosei University, at their cost. Being an exchange program, students pay Truman tuition directly to Truman.

    To apply, fill out the Hosei University online application AND a Truman online application and send a statement of purpose, official transcripts, a copy of passport and two letters of recommendation to the Study Abroad Office in Baldwin Hall 106, 100 E. Normal St., Kirksville, MO, 63501.

    Applications for spring semester (April-August) are due Nov. 30
    . For more information and to apply, contact: Center for International Education/Study Abroad, Baldwin Hall 106, 660.785.4076, ciea@truman.edu.

Career Center

  • Career Center Schedule of Events


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    United States Army Medical Corps Info Table
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 19  
    Magruder Hall
    A representative from the U.S. Army will be providing information about scholarships provided for the military for students interested in medical, dentistry, optometry or veterinary school, as well as information about clinical psychology internship opportunities.

    PwC On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 21
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204

    Mueller Prost On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 22
    Student Union Building 3204

    Career Week
    Sept. 25-28

    SCORE Mock Interview
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204
    Service Corps of Retired Executives will be on campus to provide students with the opportunity to have a mock interview with previous CEOs and give feedback on their answers.

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop with Don Asher
    4-6:30 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Violette Hall 1236
    Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of writing personal statements for grad school with guest speaker Don Asher. By the end of the workshop, attendees will leave with a start on their personal Statement. Register for the event on #HireTruman.

    Etiquette Dinner
    5-7 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Alumni Room
    Register for this event on #HireTruman. The cost for this four-course formal meal will be $12 payable with credit card or stop by the Career Center to pay by cash or check. Payment is due by Sept. 22. Limited space is available. A vegetarian meal option is available. Contact the Career Center with this request no later than Sept. 19.

    How to Get a Job with Any Major with Don Asher
    7-8 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Violette Hall 1236
    Don Asher will be presenting on how to make yourself more marketable and job seeking skills for liberal arts students. Register on #HireTruman.

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop with Don Asher
    5-7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1236
    Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of writing personal statements for grad school with guest speaker Don Asher. By the end of the workshop, attendees will leave with a start on their personal Statement. Register for the event on #HireTruman.

    E&Y On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204, 3000

    Career & Grad Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building
    Truman’s Career & Grad School Expo is coordinated by the Career Center. Recruiters set up tables in the Student Union Building where YOU can learn about internship and job opportunities as well as graduate school programs in your fields of interest. Students at all levels and all majors should attend Expo to talk with recruiters from diverse organizations and grad schools. Why is this important? Recruiters travel to Kirksville to meet with YOU. YOU can make connections, learn about internship and career opportunities, as well as talk to graduate/professional school admissions staff. You may even have an opportunity to schedule an interview! Register on the day of the event at our student registration.

    Employer Presentation: Lydia Dagenais from UMKC Law School
    6-7 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building 3201
    Lydia Dagenais will be presenting on the process of applying to law school and how to make your application more competitive.

    Interview Day
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms and/or Activities Room
        
    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building

    Anders On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Student Union Building 3201

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 3
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204
    Register on #HireTruman.

    RubinBrown On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204
    Register on #HireTruman.

    PwC Case Competition Kick-Off
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Oct. 16
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Becoming a Published Writer with Samantha Newby
    12-1 p.m.
    Oct. 16
    Student Union Building 3201
    Samantha Newby will be presenting on the process of getting her writing published.

    Mastercard On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 18
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202
    Register on #HireTruman.

    PwC Case Competition
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Nov. 2
    Student Union Building 3201

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Available


    The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

    Student Sydnie Russian studied abroad in Russia during the spring 2017 semester with the Gilman Scholarship. She will be available throughout the semester to help interested students learn about and apply for the scholarship.

    Gilman Advisor Sessions
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Sept. 25
    Oct. 9
    Oct. 23
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    Nov. 20
    Dec. 4
    Dec. 18

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    Sydnie Russian takes a picture outside the Kremlin. She studied abroad on a Gilman Scholarship in the spring. During the fall she will be available to interested students apply for the Scholarship.
  • Freeman-ASIA Offers Study Abroad Assistance


    The Institute of International Education (IIE) is accepting applications for the Freeman-ASIA Award for Undergraduate Study in East and Southeast Asia for spring 2018 / calendar year 2018. Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships of up to $7,000 for U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who plan to study abroad in one of 15 countries.
     
    Student Application Deadline
    Oct. 18

    Adviser Certification Deadline
    Oct. 25
     
    Applications and certifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern time on the day of the deadline. For full eligibility criteria, more information, and the online application, visit iie.org/freeman-asia.