Vol. 16, No. 1 - Aug. 25, 2011

Features

  • School of Business Earns Accreditations

    The School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International. Additionally, the Accounting Program also maintained specialized AACSB Accreditation.

    Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.  

    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.

    Today, there are 633 business schools in 40 countries that maintain AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 177 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. To maintain accreditation a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years, at which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to the 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources and interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.

    “It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “Schools not only must meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty and staff must make a commitment to ongoing improvement to ensure continued delivery of high-quality education to students.”  

    To learn more about AACSB International Accreditation, visit the AACSB International website at www.aacsb.edu.

  • Nagan to Head Office of Student Research

    Maria Nagan, associate professor of chemistry, has been appointed director of the Office of Student Research.

    The University created the OSR in 2009 to promote, facilitate, highlight and assess faculty-mentored student research and creative activities across all disciplines.

    The OSR supports research through academic-year and summer grant opportunities, coordinating travel to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and organizing the Truman Student Research Conference, among other things.

    A member of the Truman faculty since 2000, Nagan is a 2010 recipient of the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with specialty areas of biology and physical chemistry. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in Iowa. Her research interests include molecular dynamics simulations of RNA and protein-RNA complexes, particularly those containing modified nucleic acid bases.

    Nagan was appointed to an annually renewable term. She succeeds Matthew Beaky, associate professor of physics, who served as the inaugural OSR director.

  • Kelrick Named Biology Chair

    This summer, Michael Kelrick was appointed chair of the Biology Department.

    For the previous three and half years, Kelrick served as the director of Interdisciplinary Studies. He worked to support and develop Truman’s Interdisciplinary Studies programs and to nurture the relatively new Student Initiated Course and Student Initiated Learning Opportunity programs.

    Marty Eisenberg, associate provost, will serve as the interim director of Interdisciplinary Studies for the 2011-2012 academic year.  

  • Scudder Awarded Manager of the Year

    Elaine Scudder, materials manager and purchaser in the School of Science and Mathematics, was named the Outstanding Scientific Materials Manager of the Year during the NAOSMM convention July 24-29 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    The Manager of the Year award is the highest honor given by the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM). The nomination process includes compiling many letters of recommendation from colleagues, members of NAOSMM and vendors. Community service is also considered, along with contributions to the profession and exemplary work at the nominee’s institution.

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    Elaine Scudder, left, accepts the plaque for Outstanding Scientific Materials Manager of the Year from Carol Bowman, president of NAOSMM.

    Scudder has been a University employee for 23 years. Throughout her 20-year membership with NAOSMM, she has occupied a number of leadership positions, including six years as national secretary, and was honored with the organization’s Outstanding Service Award in 2005.

    In addition to a plaque from NAOSMM, Scudder was also awarded a dolphin sculpture of Frabel Glass, donated and presented by Kimble-Chase Glass Company.

    NAOSMM is a group of approximately 500 individuals involved in purchasing, receiving, warehousing, distribution and inventory control of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, glassware, plasticware and instruments, as well as special services in research, teaching and research and development fields. Members include representatives from universities, colleges, manufacturers, research laboratories and pharmaceutical companies.

  • Sigma Delta Pi Receives Top Honor

    Truman’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was named co-recipient of the prestigious Ignacio and Sophie Galbis Award, presented annually to the most outstanding chapter nationwide for activities realized during the academic year.

    This is the third time since 2006 the Truman chapter has received this honor.

    Lucy F. Lee, the faculty adviser who also directed the chapter for its two previous awards, was instrumental in earning this year’s national recognition. Lee herself has a distinguished record in Sigma Delta Pi as the 2010 recipient of the Minaya Álvar Fáñez Award, granted yearly to Sigma Delta Pi’s outstanding chapter adviser nationwide. She was also the 2004 recipient of the José Martel Award, presented once every three years to the country’s most outstanding chapter adviser for activities conducted during a five-year period.

    With its national office at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta Pi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies.
  • Introductory Class for MA in Leadership Begins Aug. 31

    Introductory class for the Master of Arts in Leadership program begins Aug. 31.

    In the Spring 2011 semester, Truman began a new master’s program designed for individuals wanting to advance personal and professional goals. The Master of Arts in Leadership program helps students acquire a greater understanding of how to lead and navigate organizations and how to build successful relations within and among organizations.

    The program includes a solid theoretical foundation in personal and organizational leadership, plus experiential learning consisting of simulations, case studies and internships that will enable students to progress from the study of leadership to its application and practice.

    Graduates of the program will have completed a specialization area designed to advance the individual’s personal leadership goals.

    For more information, go online to gradstudies.truman.edu/areasofstudy/Leadership.asp, call 785.4109 or email gradinfo@truman.edu.

Announcements

  • Truman Spirit Shirts

    All sizes are only $5.
    Spirit Shirts and can be purchased in the Public Relations Office in McClain Hall 202.
    Sizes range from small to 2XL.

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  • Activities Fair

    1-5 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Student Union Building

    Campus organizations will be on hand to distribute their information
    to perspective members and encourage campus involvement.  

  • Bulldog Student Investment Fund Informational Meeting

    7 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Violette Hall 1010

    With this fund, students will be managing real money for the purpose of providing hands-on training and practice in the area of investment management. It will allow students to participate in all aspects of managing an endowment, including portfolio construction, asset allocation, investment policy statement maintenance and development, equity security analysis and performance reporting.

    The Bulldog Student Investment Fund is sponsored by the School of Business with financial support from the Truman State University Foundation.

    For additional questions, contact Ryan Hashemi at rkh1164@truman.edu.

  • Family Day Events

    Saturday, Sept. 17
    Women’s Tennis Hosts Truman Invitational
    9 a.m.
    Truman Tennis Courts

    Truman Baseball Scrimmage
    10 a.m.
    Truman Baseball Field

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-Noon
    Pickler Memorial Library

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Emporia State University
    1 p.m.
    Pershing Arena

    Annual Festival Centennial
    1-4 p.m.
    Centennial Hall Courtyard

    SAB Presents:
    Jeff Civillico Juggler and Comedian*

    4 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Barbecue*
    5-6:30 p.m.
    Student Union Mall
    (Rain site: Student Union Building)

    Bulldog Football vs. Pittsburg State*
    7 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium

    Extras
    Friday, Sept. 16
    Women’s Tennis Hosts Truman Invitational
    4 p.m.
    Truman Tennis Courts

    Clifton Truman Daniel
    7:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Saturday, Sept. 17
    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Downtown

    Sunday, Sept. 18
    Truman Softball Scrimmage  
    1 p.m.
    Truman Softball Field

    *For ticket information, go to truman.edu/familyday.
  • New Student Welcome

    5-7 p.m.
    Sept. 8
    Downtown Kirksville


    Show a Truman ID for free food.

    The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Merchants Committee and Kirksville businesses are inviting all Truman, A.T. Still University and Moberly Area Community College students downtown for a Kirksville welcome. Businesses, churches and organizations will have tables set up on the courthouse lawn offering coupons, product samples and more. There will be live entertainment and free food. Contact the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce at 660.665.3766 for more information.


     

  • TruScholars Research Symposium

    9 a.m.
    Aug. 27
    Magruder Hall 2001

    Eighteen students will present their progress in their faculty-mentored research projects.
    A complete program schedule can be found at osr.truman.edu.

  • Dog Tag Discount Cards

    The Bulldog football team is once again selling discount cards that may be utilized year round at more than 30 local businesses. These discount cards, fondly referred to as Dog Tags, can easily save a consumer upwards of $100 if used consistently throughout the school year. Dog Tags may be purchased for $10 in the Athletic Office in Pershing Building, from any member of the football team or in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.   

  • Office Relocations

    Nursing Department
    Health Sciences Building
    Upper Level

    Communication Disorders
    Health Sciences Building
    Main Level

    Speech and Hearing Clinic
    Health Sciences Building
    Main Level

    Athletic Training
    Health Sciences Building
    Lower Level

    Campus Planning
    McClain Hall 100

    Human Resources
    McClain Hall 101

    Legal Counsel
    McClain Hall 201

    Enrollment Management
    McClain Hall 201

    Public Relations
    McClain Hall 202

    CSI Coordinator for Service and Leadership Office
    Student Union Building 2000

    Funds Allotment Council
    Student Union Building
    Lower Level
    Main Hallway

    Women’s Resource Center
    Student Union Building
    Lower Level
    Main Hallway

    Sodexo Main Office
    Student Union Building 2102
    Spanish Room

    Athletics Main Office
    Pershing Building 212

    Athletics Sports Information
    Pershing Building 305/314

    There will be an updated directory in the Pershing Building main lobby for all of the coaching
    office changes.


  • Smoking Policy Change

    On Dec. 4, 2010, the Code of Policies of the Board of Governors was amended to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of any building on campus property. This policy change went into effect Aug. 1.

    Policy already prohibits the use of tobacco in buildings and vehicles owned and controlled by the University. Members of the campus community share the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing this policy. The campus community also has the responsibility of bringing this policy to the attention of visitors. Complaints and concerns should be brought to the attention of the appropriate department or supervisor.  

  • University Van Driving Classes

    This is a REQUIRED class to drive Truman State University fleet full-size vans. Student drivers must also complete the Waiver of Vehicle Usage Policy form available online at police.truman.edu.

    Aug. 30
    3 p.m.


    Aug. 31
    3 p.m.


    Grim Smith 109
    (Corner of Patterson and Franklin streets)

    Participants must sign up to attend and should allow 2-3 hours for the class. Class size is limited.
    To sign up, call 785.4177 or email joycecook@truman.edu.
  • Summer Classroom Update

    The Learning Technologies Team of IT Services would like to welcome you back to campus with a Classroom Update. Over the summer numerous teams from IT Services were hard at work building, upgrading and performing maintenance in classrooms across campus.
     
    Classroom technology is a core component of a modern academic instruction. Well-designed, up-to-date classrooms and teaching technology help to set the stage for a good learning environment. Such an environment contributes to increased teaching options for instructors and better student engagement and achievement for students. Truman has designated three core classroom levels to provide appropriate technologies for a variety of teaching styles. Significant work to improve classrooms was completed as follows:

    Complete Classroom Builds – These rooms were either newly constructed spaces or had complete overhauls to the academic technology in the room.

    8 - A-level:  (teaching console, data projector, console computer, digital document camera, dedicated laptop connection)
    Magruder Hall 1002
    Magruder Hall 1006
    Health Sciences 3102
    Health Sciences 3104
    Health Sciences 1206
    Health Sciences 1208
    Pershing Building 231
    Pershing Building 234
     
    4 - B-level:  (teaching console, data projector, console computer, digital document camera, dedicated laptop connection + amp and room speakers)
    Pershing Building 333
    Pershing Building 232
    Pershing Building 233
    Health Sciences 3215

    4 - C-level
    :  (teaching console, data projector, console computer, digital document camera, dedicated laptop connection + amp and room speakers + DVD/VCR/TV Tuner, SMART Board or Sympodium, Panopto Course Capture System and A/V/T push button control panel at console)
    Baldwin Hall 351  (no Panopto, features a SMART Sympodium)
    Violette Hall 1010 (features a SMART Sympodium)
    Health Sciences 3205 (features a SMART Board)
    Health Sciences 2203 (no Panopto, features a SMART Board)

    6 - Specialty Rooms:
    Violette Hall 1000
    Health Sciences 1212
    Ophelia Parrish 2340
    Ophelia Parrish 2350
    Ophelia Parrish 1224
    Ophelia Parrish 2210

    2 - Large-Scale Projects in Cooperation with Winkler’s Communication – Lab/Clinic Rooms:
    Health Sciences 3215/3219/3207/3237 – Nursing Clinic and Simulation Rooms
    Health Sciences 2215 and the entire CMDS Clinic Suite on the 2000 level


    Classroom Improvements - Many rooms had targeted improvements on a smaller scale:
    New Projectors and improved cabling – 26 classrooms
    Digital Document Cameras – 24 classrooms
    Kensington Remote Clicker/Laser Pointers – 16 classrooms
    New Teaching Consoles – 9 classrooms
    Monitor arms to improve existing consoles – 10 classrooms
    Dedicated Laptop Connections – 30 classrooms
    New Screens – 2 classrooms
    New Teaching Station Computers - 4 classrooms
     
    Thank you to all those who made this massive summer project possible. First of all to the ITS teams, student workers and Physical Plant staff; but also to the contractors, the secretaries, the department chairs, the deans, the provost and President Paino. Your commitment to improving classrooms will have an impact far into the future of Truman.
     

  • Holiday Hours at the Student Recreation Center

    Sept. 2
    6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    Sept. 3
    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Sept. 4
    11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Sept. 5
    11 a.m.-11 p.m.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Welcome Back Students!
     
    Construction projects at the library are almost finished.
    Study rooms on south end of 2nd and 3rd floor will be available soon.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    AES Engineers is providing $500 scholarships to high school seniors or college students, regardless of courses being studied, who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words in answer to one of the questions posted at aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for entry is Oct. 7.
  • University Recycling Update

    Truman continues to collect materials generated on-campus for recycling, including aluminum, cardboard, paper and plastic. Materials should be placed in the recycling receptacles located throughout campus. For off-campus individuals, several recycling options are available, including the Sheltered Workshop at 1001 Osteopathy Street for cardboard and paper; High Hope Recycling at 906 E. Shepherd Avenue for cardboard and paper; and Perfect Metals at 3602 N. Industrial Road for aluminum and other metals.

  • 2011-2012 Calendar of Events

    Fall Semester 2011
    Aug. 25 - Classes begin
    Aug. 31 - Activities Fair
    Sept. 5 - Labor Day
    Sept. 16 - Speaker: Clifton Truman Daniel
    Sept. 17 - Family Day
    Oct. 7 - National Truman Spirit Day
    Oct. 8 - Homecoming
    Oct. 12 - First Block classes end
    Oct. 13-14 - Midterm Break
    Oct. 17 - Second Block classes begin
    Oct. 19 - Career Expo
    Oct. 26 - "Phantom of the Opera"*
    Oct. 27-28 - New Music Festival
    Nov. 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break
    Nov. 29 - "A Christmas Carol"*
    Dec. 9 - Last day of classes
    Dec. 12 - Finals begin
    Dec. 14 - Reading Day
    Dec. 17 - Commencement

     
    Spring Semester 2012
    Jan. 9 - Classes begin
    Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Jan. 28 - "Sleeping Beauty"*
    Feb. 8 - Career Expo
    Feb. 16 - University Conference
    Feb. 29 - First Block classes end
    March 1 - Second Block classes begin
    March 5-9 - Midterm Break
    March 20 - "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"*
    April 9 - Spring Break                   
    April 14 - Speaker: Michael Beschloss
    April 17
    - Student Research Conference
    April 27 - Last day of classes
    April 30 - Finals start
    May 2 - Reading Day
    May 4 - Finals end
    May 5 - Commencement

    *Kohlenberg Lyceum Event
    For the most recent updates, check the Master Calendar on the University home page or at calendar.truman.edu.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: The Amazing Race-Truman
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Aug. 30 (Noon)
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Aug. 30

    Activity: 3v3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Aug. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Aug. 30

    Activity: NCAA Football Pickems
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Each Friday by 3 p.m.
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Sept. 2         

    Activity: Sand Volleyball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Aug. 31
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 6

    Activity: Co-Rec Sand Volleyball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Aug. 31
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 6

    Activity: Tennis-Singles
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Aug. 31
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Sept. 6

    Activity: NFL Pickems
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Each Friday by 3 p.m.
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Sept. 9

    Activity: Flag Football
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Flag Football
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 12

    Activity: Tennis-Doubles
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 12
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Sept. 19

    Activity: Softball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 24-25

    Activity: Co-Rec Softball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 24-25

    Activity: Baggo
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 28
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 3

    Activity: MLB Playoff Pickems
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 5
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 6

    Activity: Bulldog 5K Run*
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 30
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 8

    Activity: Kickball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 10

    Activity: Indoor Soccer
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: Co-Rec Indoor Soccer
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: Pickleball-Singles
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: Pickleball-Doubles
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: 3v3 Basketball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 17
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 24

    Activity: Basketball Pentathlon
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Nov. 7
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 14

    Activity: Co-Rec Floor Hockey
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 14

    Activity: Bench Press
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Nov. 9
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 16

    Activity: Table Tennis (singles/doubles)
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Nov. 21
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 28

    Activity: College Bowl Mania
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Finals Week
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Finals Week

    Activity: Texas Hold’em Poker
    Division: Open
    Deadline: TBD
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: TBD

    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at 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.
    *Must register through the Advancement Office, McClain Hall 205.

  • Home Athletic Events

    Football vs Northwest Missouri
    7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 1

    Football vs Fort Hays
    1 p.m.
    Sept. 10

    Women’s Soccer vs Northwest Missouri
    4 p.m.
    Sept. 15

    Women’s Tennis Hosts Truman Invitational
    Sept. 16-17

    Women’s Volleyball vs Emporia State
    1 p.m.
    Sept. 17

    Football vs Pittsburg State
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 17

    Men’s Tennis Host Truman Invitational
    Sept. 23-24

    Men’s Tennis vs William Jewell
    4 p.m.
    Sept. 28

    Women’s Tennis vs William Jewell
    4 p.m.
    Sept. 28

    Women’s Soccer vs Missouri Western
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 4

    Men’s Tennis vs Quincy
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 4

    Women’s Tennis vs Quincy
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 4

    Men’s Soccer vs Upper Iowa
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 5

    Women’s Volleyball vs Central Missouri
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 5

    Men’s Soccer vs Fort Hays
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 7

    Football vs Washburn
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 8

    Women’s Volleyball vs Missouri Western
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 8

    Men’s Soccer vs William Jewell
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 11

    Women’s Soccer vs Washburn
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 13

    Men’s Soccer vs Lindenwood
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 16

    Women’s Soccer vs Missouri Southern
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 20

    Women’s Volleyball vs Missouri Southern
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 21

    Women’s Soccer vs Southwest Baptist
    12 p.m.
    Oct. 22

    Women’s Volleyball vs Pittsburg State
    5 p.m.
    Oct. 22

    Women’s Golf Hosts Bulldog Classic
    Oct. 23-24

    Women’s Soccer vs Emporia State
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 27

    Women’s Volleyball vs Washburn
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 28

    Women’s Soccer vs Central Missouri
    1 p.m.
    Oct. 29

    Women’s Volleyball vs Fort Hays
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 29
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Notables

  • Notables

    The new issue of “Green Hills Literary Lantern” is now available online, with poetry, fiction and nonfiction, including essays by Joe Benevento, professor of English, and Adam Brooke Davis, professor of English, as well as reviews by Truman students Shawn Bodden, Kasey Perkins and Andrew Kindiger. It can be accessed at ghll.truman.edu/current.html.

    Myra Collins of the Regional Professional Development Center, along with Stacey Craigmyle, a teacher from North Shelby Schools, recently traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., to present at the 2011 Summer Conference for Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council). The workshop, “Determining Levels of Rigor in Common Core State Standards,” was designed to help workshop participants apply the four levels of Depth of Knowledge to the Common Core State Standards for use in instruction and assessment development.

    Carolyn Cox, professor of health science, and Janice Clark Young, associate professor of health science, received their Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC). Cox and Young were among the first 812 health education specialists to complete the MCHES Experience Documentation Opportunity process that opened Oct. 15, 2010 and closed April 16, 2011. During this process, applicants documented advanced-level practice in the field of health education and had recommenders attest to their performance and competence levels.  

    “From Billy Collins’ ‘Forgetfulness’ to Julian Grey’s ‘Forgetfulness: The Remediation of Poetry,'” by Betsy Delmonico, professor of English, appears in the Spring 2011 issue of “Interdisciplinary Humanities,” published by the Humanities and Education Research Association. This issue is subtitled “Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space.”

Notes

  • Notes

    Purple Friday Kick-Off will take place from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 26 on the Student Union Building Mall. There will be games, giveaways, sno-cones and performers.

    SAB will sponsor Welcome Back Comedian Adam Grabowski at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free.

    DawgFest will take place from 2-5 p.m. Aug 27 on the Quad. DawgFest is the essential campus wide celebration of the new school year featuring games, contests, giveaways, local business vendors and music.

    Pizza Palooza will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on the McClain Mall. Local restaurants have been invited so participants can taste test their pizza and vote on who has the ‘best pizza in town.’ Tickets will be available in the Student Recreation Center or at the door. Funds will go to support intramurals.

    The Center for Student Involvement’s fall Activities Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 31 in the Student Union Building. Space is limited, and is on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the CSI at 785.4222 or csi@truman.edu for more information.

    Franklin Street Singers, Truman’s premiere show choir, will conduct auditions from 5:30-6:50 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Ophelia Parrish 2350. Participants should prepare a 60-second solo for the first day. All majors and years welcome. Email franklinstreetsingers@gmail.com with any questions.

    The Study Abroad Fair will take place from 12-4 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Students will have the opportunity to speak with other students who have studied abroad and ask any questions they may have.

    The Equestrian Team will host a new member information meeting at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 in Magruder Hall 2090. For more information, contact equestrian@truman.edu.

    McNair Research Presentations will take place Sept. 7 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. For a complete presentation schedule, go to trumantoday.truman.edu/pdf/McNairResearch2011.pdf.

    SAB will sponsor slam poetry by Anis Mojgani at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Student Union Building HUB. Admission is free and beverages will be provided.

    The Cardinal Key/Blue Key Blood Drive will take place from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    “Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience on Your Resume” will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Career Center.

    SAB applications
    are available now and are due Sept. 14 to the CSI. Applications are available online at sab.truman.edu or in the SAB Office in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

    Clifton Truman Daniel, the oldest grandson of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman will speak about his famous, but very ordinary, grandparents at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Baldwin Auditorium. His new book, “Dear Harry, Love Bess,” published by Truman State University Press, will be available to purchase and for Daniel to sign.