Vol. 15, No. 21 - Feb. 15, 2011

Features

  • Final Allen Fellowship Winners Named

    Faculty members Scott Alberts, Matthew Beaky and Karen Smith each received the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship Feb. 8.

    The $10,000 Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship recognizes outstanding faculty members who have made exemplary contributions to the success of the University and its students. Up to three faculty members are selected each year. The Fellowships are open to all tenured or tenure-track faculty who have completed at least four years of full-time service at Truman. Eligible faculty may be nominated for the Fellowship by Truman faculty colleagues or academic departments.

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    University President Troy Paino and Pinney Allen present the 2011 Doris and Walker Allen Fellowship awards to Scott Alberts (top) Matthew Beaky (middle) and Karen Smith (bottom).

    Alumni Walker and Doris Allen established the Fellowship in 2000 with a $250,000 contribution, one of the largest gifts ever made to the Truman State University Foundation.

    This is the final year of the program, which has recognized 30 faculty members with the award.

    President Troy Paino, along with Pinney Allen, daughter of Walker and Doris Allen, presented the faculty members with the awards. Pinney Allen came to campus from Atlanta, Ga., to award the final round of Fellowships.

    Scott Alberts, associate professor of mathematics, is in his tenth year at Truman. In addition to teaching statistics, he serves as director of the Truman Portfolio Project and is a faculty mentor for the University’s newly created Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation. Alberts frequently serves as a consultant and evaluator to the research of others, across a wide range of disciplines. His own research investigates mathematics anxiety and looks to find ways to reduce anxiety in ways that also improve mathematics performance. Alberts earned two bachelor’s degrees from Oberlin College and his masters and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

    Matthew Beaky, associate professor of physics, came to Truman in 2000. His general interests include observational astronomy, astrobiology and archaeoastronomy. Along with his teaching duties, Beaky is the director of Truman’s Office of Student Research, overseeing the annual Student Research Conference and the TruScholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Beaky received his bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

    Karen Smith, associate professor of psychology, joined the Truman faculty in 1999. She received her doctorate and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hanover College. Her research interests are in issues of human cognition, perception and performance, including human visual attention, selective attention, pre-attentive processing, memory and contingency learning. She is a member of the Midwestern Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Council for Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology and Sigma Xi.

    Walker W. Allen graduated from Truman (then Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s College) in 1939 with a bachelor’s degree in business education. Doris Allen attended Truman from 1938-1939. Walker served as a Truman State University Foundation Board member from January 1998 until his death in March 2009. The Allens have two children, William D. Allen and Pinney Allen. Doris continues to reside in Columbia.

    A complete list of all past Allen Fellowship winners, as well as more information about Walker and Doris Allen, is available at http://academics.truman.edu/allenFellowship.asp.

  • Forensics Experiences Success in St. Louis

    The Truman Speech and Debate Team traveled to St. Louis to compete in Webster University’s annual Gorlok invitational tournament Jan. 27-30. The tournament included 36 teams from across the nation.

    The individual events competitors collectively brought home 10 trophies. They also cinched third place overall.

    Junior Andrew Grojean won second in dramatic interpretation, third in persuasion speaking and was a semi-finalist in prose interpretation.

    Grojean and freshman Arielle Long-Seabra took fifth place. Grojean’s top accomplishment, however, was winning first place individual sweepstakes, an award based on a competitor’s combined points for all events.

    Sophomore Jessica Petrie won second in editorial impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, third in impromptu speaking and fourth in persuasion.

    Sophomore Sarah Agbehia won an excellent award in extemporaneous speaking, placing her in the top 20 percent of the event.

    The debate competitors also took home several trophies.

    Senior Dylan Clark and freshman Myra Milam both advanced to octofinals in Lincoln-Douglas debate, meaning that they were in the top 16 of 64 competitors. Milam also received a third place speaking award in Lincoln-Douglas debate. Senior Sarah Backhaus and freshman Nick Gorman advanced to double octofinals, placing them in the top 32. Gorman took the ninth place speaking award and Backhaus took the 15th place speaking award in Lincoln Douglas debate.

    The team is gearing up for the state championship competition in mid-February. 

    For more information, contact Kristi Scholten, director of forensics, at kscholten@truman.edu.
  • 28th Annual Piano Festival Begins Feb. 18

    The Truman Department of Music has announced that Amir Khosrowpour will perform as the guest artist for the 28th Annual Truman Piano Festival.

    Khosrowpour will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall and lead master class for four Truman piano majors at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 19. Both events are free and open to the public.

    His performances are balanced with new works and old works. This appearance will feature works from the traditional repertoire by Haydn and Schumann, as well as avant-guarde compositions by William Horne, Tristan Perich and David Broome, and two fugues that Khosrowpour wrote himself in 2011.

    Khosrowpour graduated with distinction from the University of Kansas, earning a B.M. in piano and composition. He completed the Master’s of Music at Manhattan School of Music and is now working on his doctorate.

    He has performed in more than a dozen states, in Shanghai and the New Zealand Embassy in Washington, D.C. In New York City, Khosrowpour has worked with composers and performers in many new-music groups, including Red Light New Music, Ensemble Pamplemousse, JACK Quartet and TRANSIT. He has won numerous competitions, including a national title from the Music Teachers National Association.

  • Summer Course Offers Trips to National Parks

    Jennifer Hurst, assistant professor of health and exercise sciences, will host a second informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Pershing Building 232 to discuss a new summer 2011 excursion course offering for individuals that could not attend in January.

    This will be the last formal informational meeting prior to summer registration. The five-week course focuses on learning about the national parks through different physical activities.

    Students will explore the unique geology, history, biology and specific conservation issues of both Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks. In addition, the course will introduce students to skills and techniques for engaging in outdoor physical activities safely, which will be used to explore these two unique environments.

    An 11-day excursion trip to the national parks will be taken in the middle of the course, including hiking in Yellowstone, whitewater rafting on the Snake River and a one-day beginner mountain climbing course in the Grand Teton mountains.

    Students are encouraged to come and hear more information about the course, including fees, schedule, topics and activities, and to see some of the places they could be studying and traveling.

    For additional questions, or if interested but unable to attend, contact Hurst at jhurst@truman.edu or 785.4464. This course is open to anyone who wants to enroll.

  • Court of Appeals to Convene in Kirksville Feb. 17

    The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will visit Kirksville to convene court Feb. 17.

    A three-judge panel consisting of Judge Cynthia L. Martin, Judge James Welsh and Judge Gary Witt will hear oral arguments in four cases in the circuit courtroom of the Adair County Courthouse beginning at 9 a.m.

    The cases are appeals from previous trials in area circuit courts. The judges will hear attorneys argue whether the trials had errors, which would cause them to be retried, or have the trial court’s judgment reversed. The judges will read written arguments before the court session and may interrupt the attorneys’ arguments with questions.

    The three judges will take a break between cases and remain after the session to discuss the court system and generally explain proceedings.

    This will be the 18th time that the court has convened in Kirksville. It convenes regularly in Kansas City. Its jurisdiction is appeals from trial courts in 45 counties, which include all of northwest Missouri and most of central Missouri.

    Martin will preside over the proceedings in Kirksville. She was appointed to the court of appeals in 2009. Welsh was appointed to the Western District in 2007 and Witt in 2010.

    “It is important for the court to convene oral arguments outside of Kansas City,” Martin said. “This gives individuals an opportunity to observe a part of the judicial system they normally do not see. We hope those attending will gain a better understanding of the court’s function.”

    Besides Kirksville, during the past 18 years the court has held sessions in Chillicothe, Columbia, Fulton, Gallatin, Huntsville, Independence, Jefferson City, Keytesville, Lexington, Liberty, Linneus, Macon, Marshall, Maryville, Nevada, Platte City, Richmond, St. Joseph, Savannah, Trenton, Tuscumbia and Warrensburg.

  • Detours Magazine Calls for Photo Contest Submissions

    Detours magazine is accepting entries for its biannual photo competition. The contest, themed “Return to your Roots,” is free and open to all amateur photographers.

    Entries must include the location of the photo, the photographer’s name and contact information and a short caption. To see past photo contest winners and full rules and regulations, visit http://www.detoursmagazine.com. Photos, along with the necessary information, may be submitted by e-mail to photo@detoursmagazine.com or mailed to Detours Magazine, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501.

    All entries must be received by Feb. 25. Two contest winners will be selected this issue. One will be selected by Detours editors and one selected by Detours’ Facebook fans. The winners will be notified in March. Both photos will be featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Detours magazine.

    Detours magazine is a travel magazine produced by students of Truman State University. It focuses on the tri-state area of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Detours publishes twice annually. In March 2010, Detours received the Apple Award for best general interest magazine by the College Media Advisers.

Announcements

  • Career Week Feb. 14-17

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    Feb. 14

    Resumania
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Stop by with a résumé to have it critiqued by Career Center staff on content, style and formatting.

     
    Feb. 15
    Planning Several Steps Ahead!
    5-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    For international students interested in working in the U.S.

    Washington Center Internship Info Session
    5-6 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3202

    Cerner Information Session
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3203

    Los-isms for Business
    7-9 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room


    Through the Eyes of a Recruiter
    7-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Learn from the Save-A-Lot college recruiter about how you can stand out during the application process with résumé, interviewing, and dress tips.

    Importance of Internships
    8-9 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Panel discussion from students who have interned in a variety of fields.
    * Jonathon Davis – Disney
    * Bridget Waller – Monsanto
    * Camden Stockton – Kansas City Wizards
    * Tracy Kelly – Jefferson City
    * Kelly Fox – Career Center


     
    Feb. 16
    Networking Brunch
    9:30-10:45 a.m.
    Student Union Building Down Under
    Free food and a chance to network informally with employers

    CAREER EXPO
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities & Georgian Rooms
    Click here to see all companies attending!

    Non-Profit Poster Display
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building Hub


    Sticking the Interview
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Target Information Session
    6-9 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3203

     
    Feb. 17
    Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    Click here to see all companies interviewing


    Non-Profit and Public Service Conference
    Non-Profit Poster Display
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building Hub

    Volunteer Fair
    2-4pm
    Student Union Building Hub

    Using your Truman Degree in the Non-Profit Sector
    4:30-5:15 p.m.
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A

    Meet the Alumni Dinner
    5:15-6:45 p.m.
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms B & C

    Peace Corps
    7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A

    For more information, go to http://career.truman.edu.

  • 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.
  • Communication Week 2011

    Communication Week 2011, sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta and the Advertising & Public Relations Organization, will take place Feb. 21-25. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in events that will showcase various aspects of the field of communication.
     
    Schedule of events:

    “PR Through the Back Door”
    Marjorie Maas, Executive Director of Nebraskans for the Arts

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 21
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B

    With a love for the arts and talent in marketing, Marjorie (Iwai) Maas strives to bring these two areas of her life together. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in art history from Truman in 2002, her career started as marketing assistant then marketing manager at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She then moved to become public relations and promotions manager at the Omaha Symphony. From there, she started Palette Promotions consulting business. Maas has recently transitioned into advocacy as director of Nebraskans for the Arts. Her skills lie in public relations, creative and technical writing, development/fund raising, advertising placement, promotions coordination, event planning and marketing strategy.

    “The Forensics of Communication: An Interactive Showcase”
    Speech & Debate Showcase

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 22
    Magruder Hall 1000

    As a part of Communication Week, the Truman speech and debate team will showcase its award-winning speeches and performance. The team will begin by hosting a debate on gas price regulation, in which the audience will be able to ask questions directly to the debaters. Spectators will also judge the debate to determine the winner of the contest. Following the debate, the speech side of the program will perform a duo interpretation of Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies. The piece is a 10-minute version of the hit television show about a pie-maker who has the ability to touch dead people and bring them back to life. The squad will end the performance with an impromptu speaking session—the speaker will have only one minute to prepare a six-minute speech on audience suggested topics.
     
    Movie Screening
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B  

    Truman’s National Communication Student Association Club (NCASC) will sponsor a movie screening.
     
    Faculty/Student Potluck Free Dinner Social
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    University Club

    Lambda Pi Eta and Ad & PR are hosting a free dinner social for students and faculty. Join us at the University Club at 7 p.m. for an informal time of socializing with fellow students and faculty. Feel free to bring friends and family, or a dish to share.
     
    Weeklong events:

    Silent Auction
    Lambda Pi Eta will host a silent auction Feb. 21-25. There will be a table in the Barnett Hall atrium from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. each day where students can bid on gifts donated by professors. Items typically include a dinner prepared by a professor or gift cards to a restaurant or store. The items will go to the students who have bid the highest dollar amount by the end of Comm. Week.

  • Non-Profit and Public Service Conference

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    Feb. 17

    Learn about careers in the nonprofit sector, hear from alumni in the field and view poster displays of more than 100 organizations.
     
    Poster Display
    11 a.m.-4 p.m
    Student Union Building Hub

    Volunteer Fair
    2-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building Hub
    Find opportunities to volunteer in the local community

    “Using your Truman degree in the Non-Profit sector”
    by Lisa Gilbert (‘03)

    4:30-5:15 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room A

    Meet the Alumni Dinner
    5:15-6:45 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room B & C
    Must be nominated by faculty/staff to attend. Send nominations to lkerlin@truman.edu. First come, first served for slots.

    Peace Corps
    Information Session
    7 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room A
     
    Download a complete schedule of events during Career Week at http://career.truman.edu.

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax return preparation by IRS-certified volunteers and free electronic filing to receive a faster return. VITA offers tax assistance for clients with low to moderate income levels filing simple tax returns.

    8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Feb. 19, 26
    March 26
    Violette Hall 1424

    To file your tax return, bring:

    * Social security cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a social security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration

    * Wage and earning statement(s), Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R form and interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

    * A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available

    * Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit

    * Total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifying number (SSN or the Business Employer Identification Number)

    Both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
  • Truman State University Sustainability Pledge

    As Truman attempts to make sustainable changes to its operation, impact and attitude, the President’s Sustainability Action Committee invites you to do the same. We have created a simple pledge that will point you in the direction of ways to make yourself a more sustainable you. The Truman State University Sustainability Pledge offers some simple ways in which you can change the way you impact the world around you. You do not have to agree to make all of the changes but we encourage you to make all changes which you are able. If we as a university, with more than 6,000 students, faculty and staff, each agree to make small changes in our daily lives, the cumulative effect will be enormous, positive and lasting. We will significantly reduce energy usage, create less waste, save financial resources and make our world a better place for those around us.

    The Truman Sustainability Pledge should take fewer than five minutes to complete. Simply click on the link below and join the sustainability community at Truman (Use FireFox as your web browser to access the link).

    Truman Sustainability Pledge   
    http://sustainability.truman.edu/sustainabilitypledge.asp

    Thank you for Supporting a More Sustainable Truman,

    The President’s Sustainability Action Committee

  • 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.
  • 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
  • SAB Spring Documentary Series

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    The Tillman Story
    Feb. 15
    Student Union Building
    Hub

    A Film Unfinished
    Feb. 22
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room

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

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    Harry Potter and the
    Deathly Hallows: Part 1
    Feb. 18
    6 & 9 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room

    Don't forget your pillow and blanket.
  • V-Week with the Women’s Resource Center

    Feb. 14
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Safe Sex is Great Sex: Wrap it With Love

    Feb. 15
    6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
    CSI Complex Room
    Student Union Building 112
    Check yourself while you speck your self: Art workshop

    Feb. 16
    7 p.m.
    Magruder Hall Planetarium
    Shh...breaking the female masturbation taboo

    Feb. 17
    7:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 231
    Knape: Haiti one year later

    Feb. 18
    7:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall Theatre
    Vagina Monologues

    Feb. 19
    1-3 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Women’s Leadership Conference

    Feb. 19
    7:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall Theatre
    Vagina Monologues
  • 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.
  • Academic Peer Mentor Positions Available

    Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff to first and second year accounting and business administration students.

    Applicants must be:
    * Junior or senior level accounting or
    business administration majors

    Applications are available in the Business Academic Advising Center, Violette Hall 2413, and are due March 21.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Truman State University Foundation Scholarship applications are now available. More than $275,000 will be awarded to current Truman students for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applications are available online and are due by midnight March 10. To learn more, go to http://truman.edu and click on Student Life/Money/Foundation Scholarships or visit https://secure.truman.edu/isupport-s.

    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 and are due by March 31.

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation is accepting applications from students enrolled in the field of education in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. The Foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the above-described areas in school districts located in the State of Missouri, preferably rural school districts. The scholarship is available to those at the junior and senior levels, as well as graduate students. For further information or an application, stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. Deadline for submission is May 1.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

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    Resource to know…
     
    Safari Books Online contains a specially-tailored subset of 3,394 titles for technology, digital media and business books. For more information, go to http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com.
  • Spring Staff Social

    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    March 8
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room

    Staff Council is sponsoring this event to create an opportunity for staff across campus locations to meet and socialize. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Feb. 25 to kristinf@truman.edu.

  • 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
    (deadline March 15)

    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.
  • 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.

Notables

  • Notables

    Tom Capuano, professor of Spanish, had his article “Medieval Agricultural Lore in the Untitled Miscellany of MS. 6437, Biblioteca Municipal de València (Fons Serrano Morales)” published in Catalan Review: International Journal of Catalan Culture 23: 9-16.

    Members of Delta Sigma Pi attended the organization’s South Central Provincial LEAD Conference in Baton Rouge, La. During the conference, Truman Chapter President, Matt Venneman, was awarded the Regional Collegian of the Year.

Notes

  • Notes

    Greeks Give Back Week continues with scheduled events including: brunch for the President and his staff, Feb. 15; faculty appreciation, Feb. 16; staff appreciation, Feb. 17; and student appreciation by providing a Wii and conducting a drawing for $25 Kirksville Dollars during Fireside Friday in the Student Union Building Feb. 18.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host a Faculty Brownbag Lunch
    from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. For more information, see http://aaup.truman.edu or contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu.

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Magruder Hall 1096 with “Quantum mechanics in non-inertial reference frames: implications for equivalence principle and gravity.”

    The SERVE Center will host a Volunteer Fair
    from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 17. This event is meant to educate students about local organizations and to recruit volunteers. The SERVE Center, along with the Spring 2011 Structured Inequalities class in the Sociology/Anthropology Department, has organized this event.

    A faculty forum entitled “Blake’s Bounding Lines and the Art of Interdisciplinarity” will take place from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17 in Ophelia Parrish 2210. A reception will follow.

    “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 and was curated by the Truman Curatorial Fellow Nancy Mizuno Elliot. The closing reception for this display will take place at 6 p.m. Feb. 18.

    The Truman Art Gallery is now featuring Renaissance prints through Feb. 18. This exhibit, “The Workshop and the World,” contains 15th and 16th century prints from various collections and was curated by Julia DeLancey, professor of art and art history, with student assistance.

    The National History Day Competition will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19 in Violette Hall.

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

    The Managerial Foundations Certificate through the Truman Institute is now accepting applications for an eight-week course in April and May. This certificate prepares participants to deal with increased global competitiveness while they manage resources and people more effectively. Anyone interested in enrolling may contact the Truman Institute at 785.5384, visit the Truman Institute website at http://institute.truman.edu or e-mail the Institute at jmorton@truman.edu. Candidates should submit their application for the April special session no later than March 28.