Vol. 23 No. 11 - Oct. 29, 2018

Features

  • Bike Share Program Begins

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    Students, faculty and staff can now borrow a bicycle for the day by presenting a Truman ID at the Student Recreation Center.

    The Bike Share Program is a cooperative venture between the Bike Co-op, Student Recreation Center, Business Office, Advancement Office through alumna Colleen Ritchie, the Student Giving Campaign and student founder Theo Greer. It launched Oct. 23 with a ribbon cutting just outside the main entrance of the Student Recreation Center.  

    Cable locks and handlebar baskets are included with each bicycle. Adult bicycle helmets are also available for checkout. For more details, contact the Student Recreation Center at 660.785.4847.
  • TEDx Tickets Now Available

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    Tickets for the TEDxTrumanStateUniversity conference are free and can be picked up at the Student Government office, located in the CSI complex in the lower level of the Student Union Building, from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Tickets can be picked up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day, with additional hours from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 1. The conference is open to the Truman community. Availability is limited, so picking up a ticket as early as possible is advised.

    The conference will feature unique talks from students, faculty and staff of Truman on a wide range of subjects and seeks to embody a liberal arts mission through the spread of creative ideas across a variety of disciplines. It will be divided into two sessions of six speakers, the first running from 1-3 p.m. and the second running from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

    A viewing party with a livestream of the conference will take place Nov. 4 in the Baldwin Little Theater from 1-5:30 p.m. No ticket is required for admission.
  • Fernandez Named Financial Aid Director

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    Marla Fernandez has been named as Truman’s director of financial aid.

    Fernandez has served in the Business Office as Truman’s student accounts supervisor for more than 10 years and comes to the financial aid position with a solid foundation of campus knowledge and exemplary interpersonal, financial and technical skills.

    Since the February retirement of former directory Kathy Elsea, the office has been under the interim leadership of Robin White and Julie Burns. They will continue to serve in the capacity of associate director and assistant director, respectively.

    Fernandez will begin her new role Nov. 1.
  • Apply to be an Orientation Leader for Summer 2019

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    The Orientation Committee is seeking enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated students to welcome the Class of 2022 to the Bulldog community through summer orientation.

    Orientation welcomes and introduces all first-year students and their families to Truman throughout the month of June and a late session in August. Orientation leaders have access to benefits such as impactful professional experience, a deeper understanding of the University, provided room and board if needed and a $1,500 taxable stipend. Applications are open now and are due Dec. 14.
     
    To read the full job description and to apply, visit truman.edu/ol or Shari Fieser, orientation coordinator, with any questions.
  • Truman Forensics Brings Home Tournament Championships

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    Truman’s forensic union brought home four tournament championships, among multiple other awards, at the annual Missouri Mule/Dale Carnegie Swing hosted by the University of Central Missouri, Oct. 20-21.

    The team took third in individual events at both the Mule and the Carnegie tournament, were tournament champions in overall sweepstakes for the Carnegie and placed third in combined individual events sweepstakes across both tournaments.  
     
    In individual events during the Missouri Mule, Oct. 20, junior Austin Sopko was named tournament champion in afterdinner speaking. He also placed third in impromptu speaking and seventh in communication analysis. First-year Korrin Comley also picked up a tournament championship in informative speaking, which made her the top novice in the event. First-year Will Henrickson advanced to finals of dramatic interpretation and placed fifth. He was also named top novice in extemporaneous speaking. Junior Rebecca Walker advanced to afterdinner finals with Sopko and placed fifth.
     
    During the Dale Carnegie, Oct. 21, Sopko once again advanced to finals in all three of his events. He would end up placing third in communication analysis, fourth in afterdinner speaking and sixth in impromptu speaking. Comley also advanced again in informative speaking, placing second and once again earning top novice. Henrickson reached finals in extemporaneous speaking and placed third, once again earning top novice in the event. Sophomore Maguire Radosevic also reached finals in extemporaneous, placing fifth. Finally, Walker also returned to afterdinner finals and placed fifth.
     
    In Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate, senior Johnathan Christy earned a tournament championship during the Missouri Mule by advancing through four elimination rounds and then defeating his finals opponent on a 3-0 judge’s decision. Christy was also named sixth speaker in varsity LD debate. Senior Tyler Behymer and sophomore Peyton Gilbert also had good tournaments, with Behymer finishing as a semifinalist and Gilbert as an octofinalist. Additionally, sophomore Eric Martin picked up a winning record in the junior varsity division of LD debate but fell just short of advancing to the final. Martin was named sixth speaker in the division and first year Michael Garrett was named fourth speaker. On Sunday, Christy once again advanced to elimination rounds, this time finishing as a quarterfinalist. He also completed his tournament as a third speaker in varsity LD.
     
    After a very successful weekend at the University of Central Missouri, Truman Forensics picked up seven national qualifications for the NFA Championship Tournament, including Comley in informative, Henrickson in drama and extemporaneous speaking, Martin in LD debate, Radosevic in extemporaneous speaking, Sopko in communication analysis, and Walker in afterdinner Speaking. After only three tournament weekends, the team already has earned 20 qualifications to nationals.
     
    Truman Forensics will return to competition with the Fall Redbird LD Swing, hosted by Illinois State University Nov.17-18.   
     
    For more information on how to get involved, visit forensics.truman.edu or contact Christopher Outzen, director of forensics, or Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.

Announcements

  • Enrollment Consultants to Share Findings in Session

    All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the SEM Works Audit Findings session from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Consultants from SEM Works, the enrollment management consulting service, were on campus Oct. 15-17 conducting the discovery phase of the project. Dr. Jim Black, president and founder of SEM Works, and Kathi Baucom will return to share the results of the campus audit.

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  • MAC Now Know as Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    The Multicultural Affairs Center is now the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The name change officially occurred at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester. It is reflective of inclusivity and the understanding that diversity alone is not enough, but inclusion of all identities is important. The center provides services and support for all students, staff and faculty at Truman.

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  • Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica

    There will be informational meetings for students interested in the Costa Rica study abroad program at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in McClain Hall 306, and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in McClain Hall 306.

    Students will be attending the Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA), located in San José, the country’s capital, from May 18 through July 14, 2019. Students will have a complete linguistic and cultural immersion by living with a host family. In addition, students will travel on weekend excursions to bio-diverse sites such as Monteverde, Arenal and Tortuguero, where they will experience trips to volcanoes, hot springs, colonial-era churches, zip lining, waterfalls, a crocodile tour and relaxing beaches.

    Students will earn 12 hours of 300-400 level credit taking the following courses: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition; Spanish Conversation; Introduction to Hispanic Literature; and Latin American Culture and Civilization. Nine credits apply to the Spanish minor and six credits apply to the Spanish major. Students must complete Spanish 330, Spanish Grammar and Composition, before studying in Costa Rica.

    The Department of Classical & Modern Languages sponsors this study abroad program. For more information, contact José Carreño Medina or Óscar Sendón.

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  • “Mindful Mondays” to Teach Chocolate Meditation

    As part of her health and exercise science capstone, Tori Thompson will host “Mindful Mondays” at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 in Pershing Building 233 for students to participate in chocolate meditation. Students can learn and practice the art of mindfulness while enjoying small pieces of chocolate that will be provided. Sessions will teach basic information needed to be mindful during everyday life. The 30-minute sessions will allow time for students to provide feedback or ask questions.

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  • “Ain’t Misbehavin’” Begins Lyceum Season

    “Ain’t Misbehavin’” will kick off the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. When the show opened on Broadway, it made history by winning every Tony Award, including best musical. Time Magazine called it “a stompin’, struttin’ high hattin’ smash.”

    The production includes 30 show-stopping musical numbers that take the audience on a journey not only through the Fats Waller song book, but through Harlem in its heyday. With snazzy period costumes — complete with bowlers and spats and ermine and pearls — the dynamic five-member cast takes the audience where the high-steppers partied, from honky-tonk dives to the Cotton Club and from Tin Pan Alley to the Waldorf.

    Tickets for “Ain’t Misbehavin’” are $10 each, including tax. They can be purchased at the cashier window in McClain Hall, at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville or online at lyceum.truman.edu. If tickets are still available on the day of the performance, they can be purchased at Baldwin Hall Auditorium 30 minutes before the start of the show. For more information, call 660.785.4016.

    Kirksville Tourism is a platinum level sponsor of this event.

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  • Committee in Search of New Sustainability Project

    The Environmental Sustainability Fee Accountability Committee selects projects to fund every year supporting sustainability on campus and is in search of a new project. Examples of past projects include solar panels, water bottle fillers and rain water storage systems. The committee is interested in pursuing larger scale energy projects. Proposals must be submitted by the end of the fall semester to be considered for the upcoming project. Students and faculty who may have an idea, click here to fill out an application.

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  • University Press Hosts Book Sale

    The Truman State University Press will host a book sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in the Student Union Building. The sale will include discounts up to 50 percent. TSUP publishes poetry, contemporary nonfiction/memoir and books of regional interest.

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  • CIEA to Host Critical Language Scholarship Session

    The Center for International Education Abroad will host an informational meeting about the Critical Language Scholarship at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in Violette Hall. The Critical Language Scholarship will benefit students who are interested in participating in a summer cultural and educational exchange program to study a critical language in an immersive setting. The informational meeting will be led by Truman student Deanna Schmidt, a past CLS scholarship recipient.

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  • Cerner Webinar Highlights Career Options

    The Student Public Health Association will host a webinar conducted by Dr. Tanju Gupta at 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in Pershing Building 233 to discuss how Cerner works to improve population health. Gupta will also provide students with an overview of Cerner and potential careers at the company. The event is open to all students and will be of particular interest to those who are business, communication, health or computer science majors.

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  • Global Issues Looks at Land and Food Sovereignty

    Fermina Zarate Dominguez, a Mixteca farmer from Mexico, will present on land and food sovereignty at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    As part of the Global Issues Colloquium, Zarate Dominguez will discuss experiences of soil conservation, reforestation of native trees, rainwater recollection, conservation of native seeds and food production. She will also be promoting the importance of conserving local food culture that includes products grown in the milpa system.

    Zarate Dominguez has been part of the technical team of the Center for Integrated Small Farmer Development (CEDICAM) for more than 14 years. CEDICAM is a community-run project emphasizing reforestation efforts, native seed use, promotion of local markets, local food consumption and sustainable farming practices. One of their key models is farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing.

    The Global Issues Colloquium and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are cohosting this event.

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  • Apply Early for FAFSA

    Students should file the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible to determine aid eligibility. Although some students may not qualify for grants or work study, all are considered for the federal direct loan (no co-signer or collateral required). Filing the FAFSA does not commit a student to taking a loan, but it does allow more options. The 2019-20 FAFSA requires students to report income and tax information from 2017. It is recommended that students should apply before Feb. 1, 2019.

    For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, or call 660.785.4130.

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  • Halloween Chocolate Fountain

    In the spirit of Halloween, Truman dining will feature a chocolate fountain from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The fountain will be rotated throughout Centennial, Missouri and Ryle halls and served with various treats.

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  • Emergency Notification System Test Scheduled for Nov. 1

    Truman will conduct a test of the emergency notification system at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

    Students, faculty and staff who have signed up to receive Truman emergency alert text notifications will get a TruAlert text and email message letting them know it is a test. Those that have not signed up for emergency text messaging can do so through TruView.

    To sign up, sign in to TruView and click on the “Truman” tab. Click the “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information” under “Update and View My Personal Information” (lower right screen). A maximum of three phones can be registered to receive texts. Confirm information in the same manner.

    An emergency alert will be displayed on all Truman computer systems where the Alertus software has been installed. This should include nearly all workstations on campus. There will also be alerts sent to digital signs in Violette Hall, Magruder Hall, Ophelia Parrish and Health Sciences, to the Truman channel on the cable televisions in residence halls and to classrooms with the Truman touch-pad control system installed.

    The campus is also encouraged to review the emergency procedures. It is important the entire community is familiar with these procedures in order to understand how to respond appropriately in a number of emergency situations.

    The city of Kirksville is also implementing a new mass notification system known as ReGroup. Alerts can be customized by email, text and/or phone call. There are a variety of groups that can be joined to get notifications about emergencies, advisories, community events and newsletters. The most recent TextCaster is being eliminated for the new program. Now new, as well as those previously signed up for Textcaster, can sign up for the new system here to receive alerts.

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  • Summer Study Abroad in Spain

    An informational for the Spain study abroad trip is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in McClain Hall 306.

    This summer study abroad opportunity will take place in Salamanca, Spain, from May 17 through July 11, 2019. While in Spain, students will stay with a host family and travel to some of the country’s historically and culturally significant cities including Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, León, Segovia and Mérida. Apart from studying at one of the best language institutes in Spain, students will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Spain.

    Students who are accepted will spend seven weeks studying at Academia Mester, earning 12 credits. Nine credits can count toward a Spanish minor; Spanish majors can bring six credits. All students will advance their speaking and writing abilities as they take Spanish grammar and composition (advanced and superior levels), Spanish conversation (advanced and superior levels), peninsular culture and civilization and either topics of Spanish literature or Spanish for the medical professions. Students must have taken Spanish 330, Spanish Grammar and Composition, prior to travel.

    This trip is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. Any interested students are encouraged to attend or email Stacy Bryant or James Hammerstrand for more information.

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  • Application Period Open for Spring PR Internship

    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the spring 2019 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 take two three-credit classes in addition to the internship credit hours. A small stipend is also included.

    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 Nov. 2. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles.

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  • CMDS Promotes Graduate Open House

    The Communication Disorders Department will have a graduate open house from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Health Sciences Building 2203. Prospective students who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders will have to opportunity to meet faculty, alumni and current students of the program. Information will be given on the program, the profession, employment opportunities and funding for graduate school. Contact Connie Ikerd to RSVP or for more information.

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  • Special Ed Alumna to Discuss Technology in the Classroom

    Alumna Libby Moser (’16) will speak about her experiences as a middle/high school special education teacher as part of the MAE Leadership Series at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in Violette Hall 1010. She will explain how everyday technology can be used as a modification and accommodation tool in the classroom. Moser teaches in the Knox County R-I School District. Refreshments will be provided after the presentation.

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  • Women's Empowerment Week Scheduled

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  • Speaker to Present the Packasso Project

    The Department of Classical and Modern Languages will host Dr. Fairouz Bishara at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 in Baldwin Hall 114 to present on the Packasso Project, a school-based program for the arts.

    The program allows graffiti artists to redirect their artistic ability toward an educational process. Through individual, in-depth interviews with several former members of the Packasso Project, insight was found in various social and academic factors impacting graffiti artists: need for recognition, value of relationships and school engagement.

    The presentation will highlight supportive learning environments in which diverse groups of students not only stay engaged in school, but also experience academic success that is the byproduct of continuous engagement.

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  • CPA to Discuss Ethics in the Workplace

    Kenneth Clark, CPA, will discuss ethics in the workplace at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Violette Hall 1010. Practicing since 1980, Clark is a self-employed CPA providing tax services, advice and examinations (IRS, state and local). He also prepares individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary income tax returns. Clark has eight years of experience in public accounting, including six years with the big eight/big five firms and four years in part-time legal practice limited to taxation and pension matters. This event is sponsored by the Student Center for the Public Trust and Alpha Kappa Psi and is open to all.

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  • Global Issues Presents “Capitalist Peace”

    Mike Rudy, associate professor of political science, will present “Capitalist Peace” at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Magruder Hall 2001. Rudy explains how capitalist institutions affect state bellicosity levels. He explores capitalist and democratic institutions to explain facilitation and if the institutions incentivize nonviolent solutions in a competitive international environment. The event sponsored by the Global Issues Colloquium and is open to the public.

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  • CML to Show German Film Series

    The film series “Germany Between Worlds” will conclude at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Baldwin Hall 102. Sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, the series shows the global impact that people have regardless of nationality.

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  • Student Speaker Applications Open for December Commencement

    For the first time in Truman’s history, Student Government is seeking a student speaker for the December commencement ceremony. Students who will be graduating this semester and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. Applications are available at senate.truman.edu/applications. All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 11. For more information, contact Katie Alexander.

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  • International Education Week Scheduled

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    International Education Week, Nov. 11-15, is a nationally recognized event that serves as an opportunity to celebrate international students and study abroad opportunities. These experiences enrich education and make campus a more diverse and welcoming place. Events include:

    Tabling in the Student Union Building
    Nov. 12-15
    The CIS, CIEA and CDI will be tabling in the Student Union Building all week, except for Nov. 15 when they will be in Violette Hall. There will be candy, games, trivia and a photo booth on various days.

    World Cup
    1-5 p.m.
    Nov. 11
    Pershing Gym
    World Cup is an international sporting event where students can learn and compete in sports from around the world. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each bracket.

    Mr. and Ms. International
    7-9 p.m.
    Nov. 11
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms
    Mr. and Ms. International is a cultural pageant meant to display the diverse cultures and talents represented on campus. Countries from all over the globe will be represented by students on Truman’s campus. Each contestant will be judged by a panel and a winner will be announced at the end.

    International Spirit Day
    Nov. 12
    International Spirit Day is a day to celebrate your international side. Wear clothes from your culture or simply a T-shirt.

    International Tea and Coffee

    5-6:30 p.m.
    Nov. 12
    Student Union Building Hub
    International Tea and Coffee will be the kick-off event for the week. Nicole Stelter, the international student advisor, will speak in addition to performances by TrueMen, the President’s Quartet and several talented international students. There will be teas and coffees from around the world available to taste.

    Sodexo Around the Globe
    Nov. 13-15
    Mainstreet Market
    Tres Habaneros in Mainstreet Market will be converted into an international food stand for three days. It will feature South Asian and Mediterranean cuisine as well as a sausage day. Students will be able to use meal swipes or dining dollars.

    Indian Cuisine
    Nov. 13
    Yellow curry with beef, green curry with tofu, butter chicken, white rice, Aloo Tiki with curry sauce and naan bread will be served.

    European Sausage Haus
    Nov. 14
    Kabob sampler, vegan sausage kabob, sauerkraut, grilled onions, braised cabbage, spaetzli, herb buttered potatoes and spinach dinner rolls will be served.

    Greek Mediterranean
    Nov. 15
    Beef gyro, lamb gyro, vegetarian falafel, red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, tzatziki sauce, spanakopita and lemon basil kalamata couscous will be served.

    International Trivia
    7-9 p.m.
    Nov. 13
    Maxwell’s
    Come out alone or with a team and be ready to have a ton of fun.

    Dance Explosion
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Nov. 14
    Kirk Gym
    Students can come learn and perform dances from various cultures around the world. This is a high-energy and very fun event that was well-loved last year.

    Stories Under the Stars
    6-8 p.m.
    Nov. 15
    International students will tell folk stories from their cultures while the sky in the planetarium moves to show the sky above their hometown. This event will be entertaining and informative.
  • Organizations Partner for Blood Drive

    Alpha Phi Omega and Beta Beta Beta will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14 in the Student Union Building. Both organizations will table from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 and 12 in the Student Union Building and Magruder Hall for participants to schedule an appointment.

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  • Organization Helps First-Generation Students

    First Gen United will be hosting informational and social events geared toward helping first-generation students. The meetings will feature a variety of departments to speak at the informationals. All of the events will be open to both first-generation supporters and first-generation students themselves.

    How To Finals! Road to Success and the Pit Stops

    7 p.m.
    Nov. 14
    Centennial Hall Conference Room

    Holiday Festivities/Secret Santa
    7 p.m.
    Dec. 5
    Centennial Hall Conference Room

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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.

    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. The session includes a free, catered lunch. Click here to RSVP.

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  • Faculty Forum to Showcase War Propaganda Posters

    “That Liberty Shall Not Perish” will be presented by Amanda Langendoerfer, associate dean of libraries for special collections and museums, and Jason McDonald, assistant professor of American history, from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 15 in Baldwin Hall 102. In commemoration of the World War I centenary, Langendoerfer and McDonald will recount the origin, preservation and historical significance of Truman’s extensive and impressive collection of propaganda posters.

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  • Nursing to Sponsor World Aids Day

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  • Learn to Market a Study Abroad Experience

    The Center for International Education Abroad and the Career Center will host Kara Jo Levery, career ready coach, to present “How to Market your Study Abroad Experience” at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Violette Hall 1412. Levery will end her presentation with a Q&A session.

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Notables

  • Notables

    W. Michael Ashcraft, chair and professor of philosophy and religion, gave three presentations on New Religious Movements and how scholars study them. On Oct. 17, he spoke to students and faculty at Texas State University in San Marcos in addition to students and members of the general public at the San Marcos Public Library. The presentations were part of the Dialogue Series sponsored by the Philosophy Department at Texas State University. The following day, Ashcraft presented at the University of Texas at Austin. His presentation was sponsored by the Religious Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

    Jeremy Freese, Truman student, was recently selected as one of fourteen winners in Sodexo’s KICKIN’ IT OFF “Sit Back ‘N Savor National Prize Sweepstakes.” Freese will receive an extreme tailgate package, complete with a grill, cooler, a set of four folding chairs and a cornhole tailgate toss game as part of the prize. KICKIN’ IT OFF was a component of an ongoing resident dining promotion series sponsored by Sodexo.

    Brenda Higgins, associate vice president for student health and wellness, participated as a panelist and a moderator for the 2018 College Health and Wellness Leadership and Innovations Summit, Oct. 8-9, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Higgins spoke on the topic of aligning campus environments to well-being. She joined panelists from the University of Notre Dame, the American Council on Education, the Gallup Organization and NASPA. Higgins also moderated a session on meeting the needs of off-campus students.

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Career Center

  • Career Center Workshops Teach Self-Advocacy

    This semester, the Career Center is presenting “Real Life 101: Speak Up.” This is a series of presentations to help Truman students improve their self-advocacy skills to be better prepared for the workplace.

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Open

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    The Truman State University Spring 2019 Foundation Scholarship applications are now available.

    Students can submit and revise their applications online at any time prior to the deadline of Nov. 1. This is a smaller application period for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2018. The main application period will begin in February for the 2019 scholarships.

    Click here to apply in TruView. These scholarships are available thanks to the private gifts of alumni and friends of Truman State University.
  • 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.