Vol. 15, No. 19 -Feb. 1, 2011

Features

  • HES Student Completes Internship with Apple

    Every student fantasizes about a dream internship, one that combines work and fun in a glamorous location where sometimes celebrities stop in just to say “hi.”

    Evan Rioux, an exercise science major at Truman, made this dream a reality when she interned at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., during the Fall 2010 semester.

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    Evan Rioux

    Rioux worked in the Wellness Department conducting fitness consultations, performing various tests, developing workout plans and more for Apple’s thousands of employees.

    The application process for Apple spanned about seven months. When Rioux had her first phone interview with Apple in February, the company warned her the process may take a while. The internship was not offered officially until mid-July, when she was interning for Cooper Aerobics in Austin, Texas.

    “It was a pretty long process, long enough to where you kind of forget about it,” Rioux said.

    Based on her previous coursework at Truman and her summer internship at Cooper, Rioux said she felt pretty prepared for her internship at Apple.

    “[The internship at Apple] seemed a little bit more intense than Cooper,” Rioux said. “I catch onto things pretty easily because I’m a ‘have-to-do-it-to-learn,’ so we did clinicals—lots of stuff—where it’s just hands-on, all the time, 24-7.”

    Not only did Rioux have to train for her position in the Wellness Department, but she also had to go through all Apple’s computer and software training in order to start working.

    The fitness center where Rioux worked was right off Apple’s main campus and sometimes she had up to eight appointments per day consulting patients. Fitness center services are included in the benefits program for Apple employees and dependents, so most take advantage of them, which keeps employees of the Wellness Department busy.

    “Apple Wellness is basically there to delay the onset of heart disease—it’s to make them more aware of it and how to become healthier and more productive at work,” Rioux said. “A lot of times, employees don’t realize that when you’re healthier—you exercise regularly, eat well, sleep a lot, aren’t stressed—you’re going to be more productive at work which is better for your company. So, it all ties together in the end.”

    Despite all the hard work, there were some perks to being an intern for Apple. Rioux said musicians such as Keith Urban came to Apple’s main campus frequently to visit employees in iTunes. At one point, James Blunt performed in Cafe Macs, one of the restaurants on campus. Apple offered giant coach buses with Wi-Fi and leather seats for employees to commute from cities such as San Francisco, a luxury which Rioux utilized for the last couple weeks of her internship while visiting family. One day, Rioux even saw Steve Jobs when walking on campus with colleagues from the Wellness Department.

    “Don’t be afraid to go far,” Rioux suggests. “I applied for two dream internships and got them both. I traveled from Missouri to Texas to California all in an eight-month period of time. Don’t limit yourself. If there’s something you really want to do, go for it, because it’s totally worth it in the end.”

  • SERVE Center to Host Volunteer Fair Feb. 17

    Truman’s SERVE Center has invited numerous area community agencies to campus for a Volunteer Fair meant to educate students about local organizations and to recruit volunteers.

    The Volunteer Fair will take place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in collaboration with the Career Center’s Nonprofit Conference. The SERVE Center, along with the Spring 2011 Structured Inequalities class in the Sociology and Anthropology Department, will sponsor this event.

    Several area agencies, including the Salvation Army and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), will attend the fair. This will be a valuable opportunity for Truman students to learn more about needs and services in the Kirksville area and for community agencies to recruit volunteers to enhance their service efforts.

    The SERVE Center will also host the Big Event this semester on March 19.

    The SERVE Center acts as a liaison between the campus and the community by matching volunteer interests with appropriate agencies in the community. The Center provides students with out-of-classroom service opportunities which enhance their liberal arts education by offering real world experiences, aiding in developing leadership skills, personal skills and social responsibility.

  • Research Abstracts for SRC Due Feb. 11

    Truman will conduct the 24th annual Student Research Conference (SRC) April 12.

    The SRC is a University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship and creative achievement in all disciplines. Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines are invited and encouraged to present the outcomes of their scholarly or creative work.

    Scheduled classes will not meet the day of the conference, thereby providing the opportunity for all students and faculty members to attend and fully participate.

    In addition to the many oral and poster presentations by students, the day will feature a conference-wide plenary address delivered by John Lyden, visiting professor of philosophy and religion from Grand View University. Lyden specializes in interreligious dialogue; religion and culture; and religion and film. He is the author of “Film as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals,” and was the 2008 recipient of the Spiritus Award for outstanding contributions to the study of religion and film.

    All presenters are required to submit abstracts online at http://src.truman.edu by Feb. 11. A copy of the information submitted will be sent electronically to the student presenter’s faculty mentor for approval. For inquiries about the SRC, including requests for special sessions and questions about the abstract submission process, contact the Office of Student Research at 785.4455 or osr@truman.edu.

  • “As You Like It” Rescheduled for Feb. 4

    The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) performance of “As You Like It” has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    “As You Like It,” one of William Shakespeare’s comedies, tells the story of Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and the court jester, Touchstone.

    The ASC seeks to make Shakespeare and the joys of theatre accessible to all. At the company’s home in Staunton, Va., the ASC has constructed a re-creation of Shakespeare’s original indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse, and plans to build an open-air replica of London’s second Globe Theatre.

    February’s performance will not be the first in Kirksville for the ASC, which tours regularly and has earned a reputation as one of America’s most respected theatre companies. Between 1996 and 2001, the company performed annually at Truman. The last ASC performance in Kirksville took place in March 2009 and featured a production of “Hamlet.”

    “As You Like It” is sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics, with additional funding from the Arnold and Alanna Preussner Fund, Truman State University Foundation, New Student Programs, the Theatre Department and the School of Arts and Letters.
  • University Press Awards 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize

    The Truman State University Press has awarded B. K. Fischer of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.

    Fischer’s winning poetry collection, “Mutiny Gallery,” was selected from more than 400 manuscripts in the 15th annual competition. As part of the award, Fischer receives $2,000 and publication of her book, which is scheduled for Fall 2011.

    Fischer currently teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals, and she has published an interdisciplinary study, Museum Mediations.

    “I enjoyed the poems’ combination of cleverness, wittiness and innovative technique, for which one usually pays a price: a draining away of heart,” said Tony Barnstone, this year’s judge. “Not in this case—these poems all have heart, big heart.”

    Four finalists were also named: Karina Borowicz, Belchertown, Mass.; George Looney, Erie, Pa.; Mary Quade, Madison, Ohio; and Katy Didden, Columbia, Mo.

    The prize, established in 1996 in honor of Missouri native T. S. Eliot, is awarded annually for the best unpublished book-length collection of poetry.

  • Travel Video Contest Seeks Submissions

    Amtrak is now seeking train travel-themed videos from college students to compete for more than $3,000 in prizes.

    Amtrak expanded the second annual TRAINsportation competition this year to include students in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin. Students could win prizes including a MacBook Air, a Fuji 3D Digital Camera and travel on Amtrak.

    Submissions will be judged by industry experts including Andrew Schneider, publisher/editor of Screen Magazine; Lori Rackl, travel editor of the Chicago Sun-Times; and Stephen Harris, director of nonfiction and alternative programming for A&E Television Network. 

    Amtrak plans to use the winning video in future promotional campaigns.

    For more information, contest rules, prize details and to enter the second annual Amtrak TRAINsportation video contest, visit http://amtraktrainsportationvideocontest.com. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 28.

  • Truman Professor Wins Award for Encyclopedia

    Huping Ling, professor of history, has won the Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin Editors’ Choice Award in 2010 for her encyclopedia “Asian American History and Cultures: An Encyclopedia.” Ling edited the book with Allan W. Austin by M. E. Sharpe.

    With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this exhaustive encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America from earliest contact to the present day. Organized topically by group, with an in-depth overview essay on each group, the encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnic groups and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States.

    “Asian American History and Culture” covers the political, social and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands and their descendents, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families and individuals in contemporary society.

    In addition to entries on various groups and cultures, the encyclopedia also includes articles on general topics such as parenting and child rearing, assimilation and acculturation, business, education and literature. More than 100 images round out the set.

    Ling is the executive editor for the Journal of Asian American Studies. She has published 10 books including “Surviving on the Gold Mountain,” “Chinese in St. Louis, 1857-2007,” “Emerging Voices: Experiences of Underrepresented Asian Americans” and more than 100 articles.

Announcements

  • The American Shakespeare Center presents: “As You Like It”

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 4
    Baldwin Auditorium
    Free admission


  • The Big Event

    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 19


    Truman students will provide services to community residents by raking leaves, washing windows, painting and more.

    The Big Event gives Truman students the opportunity to show appreciation for the support the Kirksville community has offered them.

    Registration
    for volunteers and hosts:

     
    Feb. 4-March 4
    http://serve.truman.edu/bigevent/registration.html or through
     the SERVE Center at 785.7222.

  • 2011 International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors

    “Transformational Learning:
    Engaging Education
    in a Global World”

    June 1-4
    Omaha, Neb.

    The 2011 International Institute for SoTL Scholars and Mentors (formerly the CASTL Summer Institute) is now seeking scholars to submit their “work-in-progress.” The heart of the institute is a process of mentoring work-in-progress, modeled by the Carnegie Foundation. No more than 28 proposals will be accepted for mentoring/presentation, but all forms of SoTL research and disciplinary foci are welcome. For complete application details, visit http://www.creighton.edu/castl/scholarsapplication/index.php. All proposals must be received by Feb. 3. The Institute and this year’s theme invite a variety of disciplinary and methodological studies. For more information, contact castl@creighton.edu.

  • Snow Emergency Information

    In the event of a snow emergency, Truman students, faculty and staff should make arrangements to move their parked vehicles from any street designated an emergency snow route. A snow emergency can be called by the city as a result of winter weather conditions. During a snow emergency, citizens are required to move their vehicles within two hours of the official declaration. Only vehicles parked on designated emergency routes need to be moved. For a complete list of snow emergency routes, go to http://trumantoday.truman.edu/pdf/EmergencySnowRoutes.pdf.

  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Gamma

    Get in the Groove
    6-7 p.m.
     Feb. 7
    Kirk Gym

    Beauty Undressed
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 8
     Baldwin Auditorium
    Shannon Cutts will discuss her history with eating disorders and will perform original music.


    Coffee & Consciousness
    7-8 p.m.
    Feb. 9
    Student Union Building Down Under
    University Counseling Services will present information about eating disorders and people can share their personal stories and discuss the effects of eating disorders.

    Vigil

    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Feb. 9
    Violette Hall 1000

  • Phi Sigma Pi Rush

    Phi Sigma Pi is a co-ed honor fraternity open to all majors. The organization hosts a combination of scholarship, service and fellowship events throughout the semester. Last semester this included a Teach for America Dance Marathon and "I Can't Believe You Just Asked That!" speaker Phillip Milano.

    Interest meetings:
    7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
    Feb. 7
    Student Union Building Activities Room
  • Resumania!

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    A stand-out résumé is necessary to impress employers and gain the upper hand.

    The Career Center wants students of all majors to have opportunities to have their résumés critiqued before the Career Expo on Feb. 16.

     Tables will be set up in various campus buildings Feb. 7-11 for students to have their résumés reviewed by a Career Center worker.

    11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Feb. 7: Violette Hall
    Feb. 8: Magruder Hall
    Feb. 9: Barnett Hall
    Feb. 10: McClain Hall
    Feb. 11: Pickler Library Café

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Feb. 14: Student Union Building 

    Students can also stop by the Career Center anytime Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Nominations for the 2011 Leadership Recognition Program

    Nominate students, organizations and advisers online at http://csi.truman.edu or pick up packets in the Center for Student Involvement Office in the Student Union Building.

  • Celebrating Community T-shirts

    A limited number of Celebrating Community T-shirts are still available in the following sizes:

    Small • $5

    2XL • $7

    T-shirts can be purchased while supplies last in the
    Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 101, during regular business hours.

  • SAB Spring Documentary Series

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    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Feb. 2
    SUB Activities Room

    Waiting for Superman
    Feb. 9
    SUB Georgian Room

    The Tillman Story
    Feb. 15
    SUB Hub

    A Film Unfinished
    Feb. 22
    SUB Georgian Room

    Each film will be shown twice,
    at 7 & 9 p.m.
  • SAB Films

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    Due Date

    Feb. 4
    7 & 9 p.m.
    SUB Georgian Room


    Harry Potter and the
    Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Feb. 18
    6 & 9 p.m.
    SUB Georgian Room

    Don't forget your pillow and blanket.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

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    Wondering what’s new in the library? To view Pickler’s newest acquisitions, go to
     
    http://library.truman.edu/accessions/new_materials_main_page.asp.
     
    You may sign up to be notified by e-mail when the list of new materials is posted online.
  • 4th Biennial Faculty Research Conference

    Feb. 5
    Violette Hall 1000


    10 a.m.

    Hyun-Joo Kim
    “Statistical Modeling on Biological Data: Tick Burden and the Host Characteristics”

    10:30 a.m
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    Aaron Fine
    “A Field Guide to the Flags of India”

    11:15 a.m.

    Tom Zoumaras
    “A Corrective to the Preoccupation with the Conspiracy Theory/No Conspiracy Theory Debate: The Concerns of Policy Makers Following the Assassination of President Kennedy”

    11:45 a.m.

    Amber Johnson
    “Modeling the Past and Informing the Future: Contemporary Relevance of Long-Term Processes in World Prehistory”

    1 p.m.
    Sara Orel
    “Saints and Serpents: The Egypt Exploration Society Expedition to the Gebel Sheikh el-Haridi”

    1:30 p.m.
    Russ Baughman
    “Seeing is Understanding:
    What Do Molecules Look Like?”

    2 p.m.
    Ernst Hintz
    “Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: Spiritual Warfare, Gender and Salvation in a Medieval Tradition”

    2:45 p.m.
    Molly Herbert
    “‘Almost Knowing How to Read’:
    The Homeric Text in Transition”

    3:15 p.m.

    Martin J. Erickson
    “Beautiful Mathematics”
  • Summer Positions for the SPECTRA Scholar Program

    The Next STEP Office 2011 SPECTRA Summer Scholar Program is currently seeking applications for:

    Academic Trainer
    (deadline Feb. 15)

    Student Adviser for 2011 Summer Program
    (currently no deadline)

    The summer program takes place June 3 through July 29. Interested students can apply on TruPositions. Students pursuing a mathematics, science or computer science degree are preferred applicants. For more information, contact Kelsey Aurand de Razo at spectra@truman.edu or 785.7252.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    KY3 television station in Springfield, Mo., has established a scholarship to encourage students to enter broadcasting as a career and to seek the highest quality education in the field. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be an Arkansas or Missouri resident with a permanent address in one of the following counties: Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Marion or Newton in Arkansas; Barry, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Lawrence, Laclede, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster or Wright in Missouri. Other qualifications include being enrolled in a broadcast or related curriculum, which may include, but is not limited to: accounting, communications, engineering, journalism, mass media and marketing. For further qualifications and an application, go to http://www.ky3.com.

    The Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City
    is offering scholarship opportunities to female college juniors, seniors or graduate students who are residents of the greater Kansas City area and attend Kansas or Missouri schools. The Kansas City area is defined as Cass, Clay, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Greek sorority membership is required to apply for this program. The application deadline is Feb. 4. Applications are available online at http://www.kcpanhel.com.

    The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The $2,500 C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study in a Missouri college or university. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship, the foundation has established an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available online at http://www.mief.org. Applications are due by March 31.
  • Career Center Hosts Career Week

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    The Career Center will host Career Week Feb. 14-17. A variety of events will help students build networking skills, polish resumes and refine interviewing skills. Career Expo will take place 1-5 p.m. Feb. 16, where students can meet employers from a wide range of industries. All majors are welcome to attend. For additional information, visit http://career.truman.edu or call the Career Center at 785.4353.

    Career Week Events:
     
    Feb. 14
    Resumania
    Student Union Building 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
     
    Feb. 15
    Mock Interviews
    Career Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Pre-register in the Career Center

    Career Preparation Programming
    Student Union Building 5-9 p.m.       
    Visit http://career.truman.edu for more information on these programs.
     
    Feb. 16
    Career Expo
    Student Union Building 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Feb. 17
    Non-Profit and Public Service Conference
    Student Union Building 5-9 p.m.
  • Still Spirit Award Nominations

    Still Spirit Awards honor outstanding community members whose actions embody Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, founder of A.T. Still University. These individuals possess a willingness to get involved, an unselfish giving of oneself, an ability to lead others and a desire to enhance the quality of life in the community.

    The deadline for 2011 Still Spirit nominations is Feb. 25. Submissions can be made online at http://www.atsu.edu/spirit. For questions regarding nominations or the 2011 Still Spirits Awards Dinner and Ceremony, contact Virginia Halterman at 660.626.2544 or vhalterman@atsu.edu.

    2011 Still Spirit Awards Ceremony
    March 31
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room

    6 p.m.
    Dinner

    7 p.m.
    Awards Ceremony

    $17 per person
    RSVP by March 18 to
    communications@atsu.edu or 660.626.2272
  • Photo Contest

    Study Missouri, a collaborative project among Missouri colleges and universities, is hosting a photo contest for snapshots taken during students’ study abroad experiences.

    Grand Prize: $200
    First Place: $150
    Second Place: $100
    Third Place: $75

    All high-quality entries will be displayed in the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda during International Education Day
    Feb. 16.

    Deadline for entry
    11:59 p.m. Feb. 2

    To submit
    Attach photos to an e-mail entitled “Photo Contest” and send to StudyMissouriPhotoContest@gmail.com. Students should include: name; whether they are an international or study abroad student; name of their Missouri school; the country where the photo was taken; and a caption of no more than 100 words describing why the photo is significant to them.

    For questions about the contest, call 573.522.1463.
  • Micro-grants for Service-Learning and Research

    Missouri Campus Compact (MoCC) is offering $300 micro-grants for faculty members to conduct course-based service-learning or research during 2011-2012. View the Request for Proposals and download an application at http://missouricompact.missouristate.edu/75746.htm. Applications are due March 1. Contact Baillie Cloyd (bcloyd@truman.edu) with questions, to discuss project ideas or for assistance with the grant application. More information is also available at http://servicelearning.truman.edu.
  • Truman Intramural Sports Planner

    Activity: Raquetball-Singles*
    League: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Feb. 15
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Feb. 19-20
     
    Activity: BAGGO
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Feb. 22
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Feb. 27
     
    Activity: Volleyball
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 1
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 2
    Play Begins: Mar. 14
     
    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 1
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 2
    Play Begins: Mar. 14
     
    Activity: NCAA March Madness BB
    League: Open
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Mar. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Mar. 15
     
    Activity: Closest to the Pin
    League: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 3
     
    Activity: Swim Meet
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 5
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 7
     
    Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
    League: Co-Rec
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 12
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 16-17
     
    Activity: Punt Pass & Kick
    League: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 20
     
    Activity: Track Meet
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 21
     
    Activity: T-shirt Design Contest
    League: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: NA
     
    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at http://recreation.truman.edu/intramuralrec.asp or contact the Intramural Office at 785.4467. Captains’ Meetings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
    *All racquetball matches will be played at the A.T. Still Thompson Campus Center.

Notes

  • Notes

    Students in Free Enterprise will host Life 101: Skills for the Real World—General Personal Finance from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. This organization will also host an investing class Feb. 8.

    Special Olympics Northeast Area will host a recruitment meeting
    for organizations from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Violette Hall 1308. Interested organizations should send one representative who knows approximately how many volunteers will be available for the event on April 16.

    The Truman Art Gallery is now featuring Renaissance prints
    through Feb. 18. Truman professors who wrote poetry to accompany “The Workshop and the World” will read their selections at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Refreshments will be provided.

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Magruder Hall 1096. Paul Kleiber of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa will discuss laboratory studies of atmospheric dust.

    An informational meeting for a summer music course in London will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The course will fulfill the requirements for Truman’s Perspectives in Jazz class. To apply, visit http://programs.capa.org/mlpsum11. The deadline to apply is March 1.

    “Cultural Perspectives on Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty in Higher Education,”
    the first event this semester hosted by the Global Issues Colloquium, will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in Baldwin Hall 176. At this event, a diverse panel of international students will discuss ideologies on plagiarism and how they have adjusted to expectations in this country.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the University Club House, located at 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    The Funds Allotment Council is accepting applications
    for new members. Time spent working with FAC may also count toward students’ scholarship hours. Applications are available at http://fac.truman.edu and are due Feb. 4.

    2011 TruScholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 4. For more information, see http://osr.truman.edu/truscholars or contact the Office of Student Research at osr@truman.edu.

    The University Board of Governors
    will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Conference Room of the Student Union Building.

    The Society for Sino-American Studies and the SUB After Dark will sponsor a Chinese New Year Dinner and Performance at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Admission is free. Contact hrs8385@truman.edu for ticket reservation information.

    The Society for Sino-American Studies will be taking orders for fresh red or colored roses and bouquets Feb. 7-11 in the Student Union Building. Orders can also be placed online at http://ssas.truman.edu.

    President Paino will host an all-University meeting at 2:30 Feb. 11 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. He will update the campus on the budget for Fiscal Year 2012. A webcast of the meeting will be available shortly after the meeting ends.

    “4 Real 4 Faux—Animating the Vernacular” will be on display in Ophelia Parrish’s main art gallery through Feb. 18. The display features artwork influenced by outsider art by self-taught and academically trained artists and it was curated by the Truman Curatorial Fellow Nancy Mizuno Elliot. The closing reception for this display will take place 6 p.m. Feb. 18.