Vol. 23 No. 6 - Sept. 24, 2018

Features

  • New Pavilion Coming to Red Barn

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    Thanks to the support of many Truman parents, a two-year fundraising project was completed this summer and soon the campus will benefit from a new pavilion in Red Barn Park.

    Creating a pavilion in Red Barn has been a topic of discussion for many years, and thanks to the Truman parents who donated more than $70,000 to the project, the pavilion will soon be a reality.  The pavilion will provide a covered location for many different uses such as hosting picnics, an outdoor classroom or meeting destination. It will also be useful for event registrations or seeing outdoor movies.

    Once the pavilion is completed later this fall, members of the Truman community will be able to reserve the spot through the Student Union reservation system.
  • Theatre Department Presents Comedic Play

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    The Theatre Department’s production of “In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (That Should be Shot)” will be performed at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-29 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish.
     
    The craziness of family get togethers around the holidays and other antics will be showcased in this comedic play. It is 6 p.m. and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their quirky relatives for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high-strung and irritable Tony and his dim-witted sidekick Vinny find themselves in need of a place to briefly hideout. Using a ruse to gain entrance into the Douglas home, they suddenly find themselves in charge of an ever-growing list of family members they are forced to hold hostage. From smart-aleck teenagers to nosy neighbors and bickering adults, the laughs – like the flow of people – are non-stop, and the audience will wonder who is holding who hostage.
     
    Tickets can be purchased for $5 in advance at the box office in Ophelia Parrish or by calling 660.785.4515.
  • Things to Watch for from Sodexo

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    Sodexo is adding some new options this semester.

    SToK Cold Brew is now available in the Main Street Market and both campus c-stores. SToK Cold Brew uses an Arabica-based blend with a higher ratio of coffee beans to water than typical hot brewing. The cold brewing process is done slowly by steeping for at least 10 hours at lower temperatures. The final filtering process removes bitterness, leaving a smooth cold brew.

    Slice of Life is offering “Meatball Mondays” from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Macaroni and cheese is available daily at Zimes, and all dining hall pasta options can be reviewed at truman.sodexomyway.com.

    Tres Habaneros will celebrate National Taco Day from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 3. The specials include beef or chicken tacos, refried beans, Spanish rice, 24 oz. fountain drinks and Aztec brownies all for $1 each. The regular Tres Habaneros menu will not be available Oct. 3.

    Mein Bowl is reducing its plastic waste output by 200 containers per day, which is approximately 40,000 containers per school year, by transitioning to new cardboard recyclable containers. The switch is part of Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow 2025 Plan, which strives to reduce Truman’s carbon footprint.
  • Philosophy and Religion Conference Accepting Papers

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    The 29th Annual Philosophy and Religion Conference will take place on campus from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Students can now submit papers to be featured at the conference. The submission deadline is Oct. 1. 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 eight to 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.

    Papers should be submitted to Dereck Daschke, professor of philosophy and religion, with the subject line: Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference. Students should separate all identifying information, including name and school, from the body of the paper in either format – include this information only in the body of the email. The title of the paper should be listed in both documents.
  • Campus to Host First Purple Friday Preview

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    The first Purple Friday Preview, a half-day visit event, will take place Sept. 28.

    The event will provide prospective students and families the opportunity to learn about Truman over the course of the afternoon. Prospective students can sign up for the event and see the tentative schedule at Purple Friday Preview.

    Due to the number of extra visitors on campus on that Friday, the parking lots north of Baldwin Hall will be reserved for those visiting the campus. Staff may park in the Truman parking lots located across from Ophelia Parrish or access the street parking in the area.

    The campus will welcome another group of prospective students for a Showcase Visit event, Saturday, Nov. 3.  Questions about the Purple Friday event or other admissions related questions may be directed to admissions.truman.edu or 660.785.4114.

Announcements

  • Career Center Schedule of Events

    Expo Bootcamp
    6 p.m.
    Sept. 24
    Student Union Building 3201-04
    Learn the basics of working an expo, appropriate dress and resumes. Refine your 30-second commercial and learn how to find all of the registered attendees for the Expos.

    Mini Mock Interviews
    9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Student Union Building 3201-04
    Nervous about face-to-face interactions with employers? Get some last-minute practice with our staff of mock interviewers in quick 15-minute sessions.

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop with Donald Asher
    3-5 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Violette Hall 1010

    7-9:30 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Baldwin Hall 114
    Donald Asher, an internationally acclaimed author and speaker specializing in professional development and higher education, will help students write their own personal statements for graduate school applications. Students must bring a fully charged laptop to the session and will leave with a rough draft of their statement. Pre-registration required on #HireTruman.

    Graduate and Professional School Expo
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    Speak with recruiters from grad schools and learn about opportunities in your field.

    Law School Admissions 101 Informational Session
    4-5 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building 3201
    Join Lauren Butler, associate director of admissions at University of Missouri-Kansas City, to learn everything you ever wanted to know about law school admissions.

    Career and Internship Expo
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building
    Speak with recruiters from non-profit, for-profit and governmental agencies to learn about opportunities in your field.

    Professional Photo Booth
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building 3204
    Get a free professional photo taken by Tim Barcus, University photographer.

    Pre-selected Employer Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building

    Additional details can be found here.

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  • Workshop to Provide Study Tips

    The Center for Academic Excellence will host a “Learning with Intent” workshop for students at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in Baldwin Hall 114.

    “Learning with Intent” is a workshop intended to give students the tools they need to succeed academically. Often, students approach schoolwork with no particular strategy and are frustrated by their results. “Learning with Intent” introduces a set of strategies that help students structure their academic life and learn efficiently.

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  • Variety of Events Planned for Family Day

    The annual tradition of Family Day at Truman welcomes parents and family members to campus for a weekend of festivities ranging from Bulldog sporting events to a barbecue on the mall.

    Volleyball vs. Missouri-St. Louis
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Pershing Arena

    German Film Series: Germany Between Worlds “Measuring the World” (“Die Vermessung der Welt,” directed by Detlev Buck)
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Baldwin Hall Little Theatre

    Open House at University Observatory
    7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    University Farm

    Jazz Bands Concert
    8 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Theatre Production: “In-Laws, Out-Laws, and Other People (That Should be Shot)” by Steve Franco

    8 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish Building
    Admission $5

    Women’s Tennis Tournament
    9 a.m.
    Sept. 29
    Truman Tennis Courts

    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival

    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Downtown Kirksville

    Truman Baseball Scrimmage
    10 a.m.
    Sept. 29
    Truman Baseball Field

    Planetarium Shows
    11 a.m.: From Earth to the Universe
    12 p.m.: Ice Worlds
    1 p.m.: Phantom of the Universe
    2 p.m.: Seven Wonders
    3 p.m.: From Earth to the Universe
    4 p.m.: Wonders of the Universe
    5 p.m.: Phantom of the Universe
    Sept. 29
    Del & Norma Robison Planetarium, Magruder Hall
    Admission is $5 per person at the door

    New Work by Truman Art Faculty: Priya Kambli, Danielle Yakle
    12-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish 1114

    Annual Festival Centennial

    1-4 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Centennial Hall Courtyard

    Volleyball vs. Maryville
    1 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Pershing Arena

    Cup Stacking Demonstration
    1:30-6 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Student Union Building Main Floor
    Demolition is at 6 p.m.

    Truman State University Speech & Hearing Clinic Open House
    3-5 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Health Sciences Building

    Student Activities Board Presents Chicago Boyz
    4-5 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Barbecue
    5-6:30 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Outdoors on Mall on east side of Student Union Building

    Bulldog Football vs. William Jewell

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Stokes Stadium

    Theatre Production: “In-Laws, Out-Laws, and Other People (That Should be Shot)” by Steve Franco
    8 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish Building
    Admission $5

    Women’s Soccer vs. Maryville
    12 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Truman Soccer Park

    Truman Softball Scrimmage vs. William Penn
    12 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Truman Softball Field

    Wind Symphony I and II Concert: “Fiesta: Music of the Americas”
    2 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Men’s Soccer vs. Maryville
    2:30 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Truman Soccer Park

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  • Family Day BBQ Tickets Available Online

    The annual Family Day Barbecue will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 on the Student Union Mall.

    Anyone wanting to attend the barbecue can now purchase tickets online. Students with a meal plan can use that option at the barbecue, but must have a meal remaining by Saturday evening. Tickets are $9 for adults, for children 8 and under the cost is $5.  

    The menu includes hamburgers, grilled chicken breasts, vegan riblets, black bean veggie burgers, roasted potatoes, zucchini and yellow squash, fresh cubed melons, pumpkin bars and beverages. Those who plan to attend may consider bringing a lawn chair or blanket as seating is limited.

    Tickets should be purchased in advance, and pre-purchased tickets can be picked up in McClain Hall 202 during normal business hours.

    Rain site will be the Student Union Building. To see all of the events planned for Family Day, visit truman.edu/familyday.

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  • American Marketing Association to Host Info Night

    The American Marketing Association will host an info night for perspective new students at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in Violette Hall 1412. The AMA is an essential community for marketers at Truman. Members focus on giving members resume-quality experiences through hands-on work with clients.

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  • Judicial Archives Internship

    Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019 internships with the Judicial Archives Project field office in Kirksville, located on the Truman campus. The internship is open to all Truman students, but it is especially relevant for those considering careers in the legal profession, justice system or archives. Students will earn up to three hours of academic credit or complete as scholarship hours or work-study, participate in Missouri State Archives initiative to preserve local court records, receive training from a certified professional archivist, and visit the state archives on a field trip to Jefferson City. To find out what the internships entail and how to apply, visit the Judicial Archives web page or contact Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history.

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  • Student-Run Business Initiative to Host Info Night

    The Student-Run Business Initiative will host an info night for perspective new members at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-27 in Violette Hall 1404. The Student-Run Business Initiative is an entrepreneurial organization that teaches students how to start and run a business.

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  • Gilman Scholarship Helps Students Study Abroad

    The Center for International Education Abroad will host an informational about the Gilman Scholarship at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 in Baldwin Hall 114. Truman recipients of the scholarship will present about the application process. The Gilman Scholarship is a competitive federal scholarship available to students who receive federal Pell Grant funding and is used to study abroad. For more information contact the Center for International Education Abroad.

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  • Info Meeting to Help Faculty with Degree Works

    Faculty is invited to participate in the session, “Using the New, Improved Degree Works Plans” from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 26 in Pickler Memorial Library 103. Co-sponsored by Academic Professional Development Center and the Center for Academic Excellence, faculty members will learn how Degree Works can make them better advisors. This session will briefly review the basic Degree Works functions, introduce the new-and-improved plans function and answer questions about how to make good use of Degree Works with advisees. There will be handouts and takeaways as well as coffee and treats. RSVP here.
  • COPLAC Offers Digital Learning Courses

    The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, an organization of public-funded colleges with a strong dedication to the liberal arts, is offering two digital learning courses for the spring 2019 semester. The classes include "A Burning Idea: Challenging and Censoring Books" and "Conflict in America: Case Studies in Peace-Making." Enrollment in the courses requires that professors nominate interested students for these courses by completing the Google form here. Typically, likely students would have an interest in the explored topic, experience with or interest in digital humanities and the ability to work collegially with another student at Truman as well as a good work ethic.
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  • Global Issues Speaker to Discuss Forensic Science

    Global Issues Colloquium will host Dr. Tal Simmons, forensic anthropologist and chair of forensic sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, to speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Simmons has worked with identification of the dead as well as identification of trauma in human bones in situations that feature human rights abuses. She has worked for both Amnesty International and the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as for other national and international agencies.
  • Gardner Farewell Reception

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  • Arias Retirement Reception

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  • Early Registration Open for Homecoming 5K

    Early-bird registration is now open until 5 p.m. Oct. 1 for the Homecoming 5K run/walk for $10. Preregistration is open until 12 p.m. Oct. 8 for $15. Runners and walkers are able to register the day of the race at 7 a.m. Oct. 13 for $20. Registration includes a dri-fit race T-shirt. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at Barnett Hall. Age divisions (men’s and women’s) include: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65 and older. Medals will be awarded to first, second, third place in each division. For more information, click here.

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  • DSP and ASA to Host Event

    Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Sigma Alpha will be co-hosting Adam Carroll on Being a Money Savvy Student from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Student Union Georgian Rooms. The event is free and provided through FAC funding.
  • Bulldog Apparel For Sale

    New Bulldog Forever shirts are now available for purchase. Short-sleeve shirts are $5 and long-sleeve shirts are $10. Orders placed by Sept. 28 will be shipped and received before Homecoming.

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  • IAU Study Abroad Informational

    The International Association of Universities will host an informational session at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Faculty will answer any questions about IAU’s resident fellows program. Contact the Center for International Study Abroad office with any questions.

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  • Study Abroad Fair Scheduled

    The Center for International Education Abroad will host the study abroad fair from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Georgian Rooms. Students will be able to talk to program sponsors, faculty and other students who have previously studied abroad to ask questions about the variety of study abroad programs. Contact the Center for International Education Abroad Office with any questions.

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  • Plan Ahead for Homecoming Tailgate

    Bulldog fans are invited to attend the Homecoming Tailgate from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Oct. 13 in lots 23 and 34. Those who wish to reserve a spot at the tailgate, can click here. All requests must be approved by Alumni Relations. Review the Homecoming Tailgate Policies prior to the event.

    Spaces will be reserved for requests submitted by Oct. 4. Non-reserved space at the tailgate will be first-come, first-served at the event. A map of reserved spaces will be emailed on or before Oct. 11. Those with reservations will be allowed in the lot after 9 a.m. Bulldog fans without reservations will be allowed access following the Homecoming Parade or around 11 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the rain site will be the Student Union Building.

    For any questions contact Jordan Smith, coordinator of alumni relations, or the Office of Advancement, 660.785.4167.

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  • Yoga on the Quad

    The Health and Wellness Dialogues Committee will host a series of yoga classes suitable for all levels from 10:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Oct. 5 on the quad. Yoga mats will be available if needed. The rain location will be the Student Recreation Center.

    Class times include:

    10:30-11:15 a.m.

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

    12:30-1:15 p.m.

    1:30-2:15 p.m.


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  • FAC Seeks Members and Funding Requests

    Truman’s Funds Allotment Council is now accepting new member applications and funding applications. New member applications are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 26, and funding applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

    The FAC 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. Organizations can get up to $5,000 of funding to make their events possible.

    Applications are available at fac.truman.edu. For more information, contact fac@truman.edu.

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  • Spirit Day Photo Contest

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    Celebrated on the first Friday of October, this year’s Spirit Day is Oct. 5. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are encouraged to wear purple or other Truman gear to show their support for the school. For those on campus, there will be a celebration in the Student Union Building from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., which will include free snacks, giveaways and photos with Spike. No matter where, fans can stay connected to the Bulldog Community by participating in Spirit Day and the “Bulldogs Biggest Fans” photo contest.

    As part of this year’s Spirit Day festivities, the “Bulldogs Biggest Fan” photo contest on Facebook offers a chance to win a VIP Homecoming Package. The package includes: four tickets to the Bulldog Forever tailgate; four tickets to the football game; four Truman Homecoming T-shirts; Bulldog Forever koozies; and one hotel room for Oct. 12-13. Bulldog fans can take the following steps to enter:

    Step 1: Take a picture displaying Truman pride in celebration of National Truman Spirit Day.

    Step 2: Send photos to bulldogforever@truman.edu by 11:59 p.m. during National Truman Spirit Day, Oct. 5.

    Step 3: All pictures will be uploaded to an album titled, “Bulldogs Biggest Fan 2018” published by the Truman State University Alumni Facebook page. Voting will take place from the morning of Oct. 6 to Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. The picture with the most “likes” and “shares” will win.
    Each participant has an unlimited number of submissions.

    For more information, visit the Spirit Day website.

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  • McNair Application Period Extended

    McNair applications are due Oct. 15. The McNair Program supports and prepares underrepresented students for graduate studies. Paid summer research internships, funds for graduate school visits and conferences, as well as seminars and academic counseling, are just a few of the benefits the program has to offer.

    Recruitment is ongoing for new applicants for Pre-McNair (freshmen) and McNair (sophomores and juniors) programs. To learn more about McNair services, attend one of the recruitment events. Snacks will be provided.

    McNair Information and Application Work Sessions in Adair House

    Sept. 28
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Oct. 4
    4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Oct. 10
    4:30-5:30 p.m.

    For more information visit mcnair.truman.edu.


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    McNair Scholars, from left, Marquita Cooper, Yu Xuan Lin, Sydney Shank, Ray Stewart, Marissa Pina and Monique Maxwell
  • TruTalk Podcast Returns

    New Episode No. 26 TruTalk Podcast: John O’Brien

    Truman's podcast, TruTalk, is a great way to get to know people at Truman and in the local community. Interviews are conducted by Janes Dreamweaver, director of fitness-wellness. The interviews are uncensored and unedited. Listen and learn about O’Brien’s 22 years at Truman as well as his woodworking hobby. Interviews typically last from 40-100 minutes.

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  • Center to Host Workshop for Faculty and Staff

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will sponsor a free social justice fellows workshop for faculty and staff. A selection of faculty and staff social justice fellows and guest speakers will explain, then help apply an understanding of, intersectionality to work life at Truman. Intersectionality is a way of understanding how marginalized identities impact and color experiences in the world, including Truman’s work with students. Attendees will explore power and oppression and how inclusion can be improved on campus through having a better understanding of intersectionality.

    Why is intersectionality important for me to understand?
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Oct. 10
    Missouri Hall Chariton Room

    How can I apply intersectionality to my work?
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Nov. 14
    Missouri Hall Chariton Room

    Attendance to both events is not required; each builds on the previous, but is a stand-alone session. Bring a lunch to enjoy while engaging in discussion.

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  • English and Italian Poetry Reading

    Barbara Carle will present “Poetry Between Languages,” a reading and explication of poetry published bilingually in English and Italian, at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in Magruder Hall 1090. Carle, professor of Italian at the University of California Sacramento, is an award-winning poet and translator of poetry. This event is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Department of English.

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  • Detours magazine Accepting Photo Contest Applicants

    Truman’s Detours magazine’s photo contest is now open until Oct. 14.

    The contest is open to any photos the photographer finds to best fit the chosen theme, “Perfect Timing.” The winners will be featured on the Detours magazine website. Entries must include the location of the picture as well as the photographer’s name. No watermarks should be on the photos. There is a limit of three submissions per photographer. Participants are encouraged to include a short caption describing the story behind the photo. By entering the photo contest, participants grant Detours magazine permission to use their photos in any or all web and digital publications.

    Submissions may be emailed to editor@detoursmagazine.com. Additional rules can be found here.

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  • Disability Studies Minor to Host Conference

    The Disability Studies Minor is sponsoring the Community Engagement Conference 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Student Union Building. Keynote speaker Shelley Christensen will discuss how to build more inclusive faith communities. Additional breakout sessions will address opioid addiction, trauma resilience, direct support professionals (DSPs), employment of persons with disabilities and more. The conference is free, but registration is required. Complete session descriptions are posted here. Individuals affiliated with Truman may drop in and out as their University schedules permit.

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  • Student Loans Available Through University Foundation

    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 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.

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Notables

  • Notables

    Victor E. Marquez-Barrios, assistant professor of music, has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship for the fall 2018 season. The fellowship consists of a residency at the MacDowell Colony, located in Peterborough, N.H., and includes exclusive use of an artist studio, accommodations and three prepared meals a day during Truman’s winter break. Founded in 1907 by Edward and Marian MacDowell, the colony’s mission is “to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.” Marquez-Barrios’ accepted proposal is the composition of a work for solo guitar, the composer’s main instrument, which he hasn’t written anything for in more than 10 years.   

    Lauren Wacker, volleyball libero, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Wacker is the first Bulldog to receive the honor since former Truman libero and current Quincy head coach Abby Moser. Wacker had 39 digs in Truman’s two victories. Among the best in the GLVC, Wacker is 10th in digs per set with 4.40. In Truman’s career record book, she is currently second in digs per set (4.71) behind Moser (7.74) and needs 35 digs to break into the top 10. Wacker was also recently featured in the “GLVC is ME” video campaign. The campaign shows the personal side of student-athletes representing each of the league’s 14-member institutions.

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Career Center

  • Career Center Schedule of Events

    Expo Bootcamp
    6 p.m.
    Sept. 24
    Student Union Building 3201-04
    Learn the basics of working an expo, appropriate dress and resumes. Refine your 30-second commercial and learn how to find all of the registered attendees for the Expos.

    Mini Mock Interviews
    9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Student Union Building 3201-04
    Nervous about face-to-face interactions with employers? Get some last-minute practice with our staff of mock interviewers in quick 15-minute sessions.

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop with Donald Asher
    3-5 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Violette Hall 1010

    7-9:30 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Baldwin Hall 114
    Donald Asher, an internationally acclaimed author and speaker specializing in professional development and higher education, will help students write their own personal statements for graduate school applications. Students must bring a fully charged laptop to the session and will leave with a rough draft of their statement. Pre-registration required on #HireTruman.

    Graduate and Professional School Expo
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    Speak with recruiters from grad schools and learn about opportunities in your field.

    Law School Admissions 101 Informational Session
    4-5 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building 3201
    Join Lauren Butler, associate director of admissions at University of Missouri-Kansas City, to learn everything you ever wanted to know about law school admissions.

    Career and Internship Expo
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building
    Speak with recruiters from non-profit, for-profit and governmental agencies to learn about opportunities in your field.

    Professional Photo Booth
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building 3204
    Get a free professional photo taken by Tim Barcus, University photographer.

    Pre-selected Employer Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building

    Additional details can be found here.

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

    The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are now accepting applications through Dec. 5. This program recognizes and rewards students ages 5-25 who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger in the United States. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship plus a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity of choice. Visit HelpStopHunger.org for application details. Each national scholarship recipient is recognized at the annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Dinner in June in Washington, D.C.