Vol. 16, No. 6 - Oct. 4, 2011

Features

  • Alumni to be Honored at Homecoming Events

    Several Truman alumni will be recognized in the Alumni and Friends Celebration Program during the 2011 Homecoming.


    Steve Rose of Potomac, Md., will be honored as the 2011 Alumnus of the Year. Rose began his career with State Farm Insurance in claims in 1969, and in 1972, was appointed a State Farm agent in Rockville, Md.


    A 1969 business graduate, Rose was the recipient of Truman’s 2003 Distinguished Service Award and was honored with Truman’s 2006 President’s Leadership Award. From 1995 to 1999, Rose served as a member of the Truman Alumni Association Board of Directors. In addition, he has served on the Truman State University Foundation Board for 12 years, the last two years as the Foundation Board’s president. In 2006, Rose served as the speaker for the University's Commencement ceremony.

    While attending Truman, Rose performed in a number of University theatre productions for Professor Emeritus James G. Severns. He also appeared for two seasons at the University’s Ice House Summer Stock Theatre in Hannibal, Mo. Rose chaired a fundraising initiative and made a gift to name the theatre in Ophelia Parrish in honor of Severns. Rose was also a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, Alpha Phi Omega, Business Administration Club, Psychology Club, Young Democrats and the College Players.


    As a student, Rose worked both on- and off-campus jobs to fund his college education. To assist students attending Truman today, he established the Steve Rose Annual Performing Arts Scholarship in 1994 in support of Truman students with financial need who are pursuing a degree or a minor in theatre, television, video or motion-picture performing arts. Since its inception, a total of $65,000 in gifts has been received for the fund, including matching gifts from State Farm Insurance. Since 1994, an average scholarship of $1,500 has been awarded to 41 theatre students.

    In 2010, Rose established the Steve Rose Endowed Performing Arts Scholarship with a gift of $40,000 and additional matching gifts from State Farm. The endowed fund is designed to provide at least $3,000 in scholarship aid each year in perpetuity.

    Professionally, Rose has earned the status of Lifetime Member in State Farm’s President’s Club, State Farm’s highest recognition. In 1987, he was featured in a national television commercial for State Farm that led to membership in America’s Screen Actors Guild. Since 1988, Rose has appeared in dozens of movies, television shows and commercials shot in the Washington/Baltimore area.


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    Steve Rose ('68)


    The 2011 Young Alumni of the Year are Corey Then and Lauren DeSantis-Then.

    Corey was a Pershing Scholar at Truman and took leadership roles in Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa and Campus Pals. He also worked at a local drug rehabilitation clinic for teens. He studied abroad in both Costa Rica and the Netherlands, won a Truman research grant to perform psychology experiments and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minors in philosophy and Spanish.

    While attending Truman, Lauren participated in Sigma Kappa, Campus Pals and Purple Pride. She studied international politics in the Netherlands and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in political science.

    After graduating from Truman, both Corey and Lauren attended Duke University School of Law. After graduating from law school, they were married in St. Louis, Mo. They now reside in Washington, D.C.

     

    Corey is a litigator at Williams & Connolly LLP. He is also co-founder of Midwest Renewable Capital, a community development group dedicated to financing clean-energy projects in rural and other areas with high unemployment throughout the Midwest.

    An associate with Polsinelli Shughart, Lauren focuses on white-collar crime, healthcare, and the hospitality industry. On the weekends, she produces her television show, “Capital Cooking,” which airs in the Washington D.C., area on PBS as well as online. In 2009, Lauren attended L’Academie de Cuisine. She is the author of “Capital Cooking Cookbook” and the editor of the blog www.capitalcookingshow.com.


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    Corey Then ('02) and Lauren DeSantis-Then ('03)


    Jim Cherrington is receiving the 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

     

    Cherrington attended Truman from 1981-1985 graduating with a degree in business. As a student, he was involved in the Showboat Gamblers marching band, and a participant in activities sponsored by Dobson Hall Senate, the Business Administration Club, Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Beta Lambda and University intramurals.  During his last two years, he was employed by Dr. Ruth Towne in the Graduate Office.

     

    After graduation Cherrington worked for Williams-Keepers, CPAs in Columbia, Mo. He then moved into a managerial role with the Cancer Research Center also in Columbia where he worked for 14 years. Cherrington eventually served as administrative director for the non-profit research institution.

     

    In 2001, Cherrington accepted the position of associate executive director with the Missouri School Board’s Association. There he has oversight of the association’s School Resources Department. This role has placed him in constant contact with Missouri’s 522 public school districts. Cherrington’s department also assists districts in areas of need including finance, safety and energy. He helped implement a program for heating fuel that has returned in excess of $50 million to Missouri’s school districts.

     

    Cherrington is a member of the Missouri Society of Association Executives, the Missouri School of Business Officials Association and the Missouri School Plant Managers Association. He also serves on the Advisor Committee for the Missouri Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School program.

     

    In his community, Cherrington is a member, former elder and board member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He has served as a board member of the Heart of Missouri United Way, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Lutheran Family & Children’s Services Adoption Agency. He is a member and past chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and he received the Columbia Business Times’ 40 under 40 Award in 2001. Cherrington is also a member, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Columbia Metro Rotary Club.

     

    Cherrington has been active with the Truman Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter and has served on the chapter’s board for more than 10 years. He was instrumental in organizing the chapter’s first freshman send-off event for the Mid-Missouri area as well as a scholarship program that benefits Truman students from the Mid-Missouri region. Cherrington joined the Truman Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2003 and served until 2011. He was president from 2007-2009. He was the first recipient of the Truman Young Alumni of the Year Award and served as co-chair of the University’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures Campaign for the Mid-Missouri area.”

     

    Cherrington and his wife, Mindy, reside in Columbia, Mo. They have three daughters and two sons.


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    Jim Cherrington ('85)

     

    Ray and Judie Klinginsmith will serve as the 2011 Parade Grand Marshals. A native of Unionville, Mo., Ray is a retired attorney in Kirksville with 44 years of experience as a lawyer in Macon and Kirksville.

     

    Judie is a former elementary school teacher in Macon and Kirksville and a former consultant for the Child Development Assistant Program at the Kirksville Area Vocational Center. She received an associate degree from Christian College in Columbia, Mo., and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

     

    Ray retired in August of 1995 as general counsel and professor of business administration for Truman after 22 years of service. He also served as dean of administration for a period of five years during the University’s transition to a liberal arts and sciences institution. Following his retirement from the University, he served a four-year term as a county commissioner for Adair County from 2001-2004.

     

    A graduate of the business school and law school of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Ray is a member of the Missouri Bar. In 1983, he was awarded the Thomas D. Cochran Community Service Award by the Young Lawyers Section of the Missouri Bar.

     

    Ray served as the director of the Macon-Atlanta State Bank in Macon from 1971-2008.  He now serves as a director emeritus and member of the holding company board.

     

    Ray was a founder of the Chariton Valley Association for Handicapped Citizens and was president of the association from its inception in 1982 until 2009. He now serves as the president emeritus. Ray was one of the initial trustees for the Missouri Family Trust, and was accorded the 1988 Parent/Caretaker Award by the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities. He is a former member of the Executive Board for the Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the holder of its Silver Beaver Award for adult volunteers.

     

    Both Ray and Judie are members of the First United Methodist Church in Kirksville. Ray is a former lay speaker for the church.

     

    A Rotarian for 50 years, Ray is currently a member of the Kirksville Rotary Club. He studied at the University of Cape Town as a Rotary Foundation ambassadorial scholar in 1961, and when elected to the board of directors for Rotary International in 1984, he became the first recipient of a Rotary Foundation award to serve on the RI board. He served as a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation from 2002-2006 and as vice chairman of the Trustees in 2005-2006, and has been awarded both the Citation for Meritorious Service and the Distinguished Service Award by the Foundation.

     

    Ray served as the Rotary International President for 2010-2011 and was the leader of a progressive board of directors. He was the first former Rotary Scholar to ever serve as Rotary International President.

     

    Ray and Judie have two children, Leigh and Kurt, and three grandchildren, Morgan, Grant and Sydney Perkins.


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    Ray and Judie Klinginsmith


  • Truman to Induct 2011 Hall of Fame Members

    Swimmer Jessica Martin, volleyball players Kirsten Bernthal and Neely Forbes, the 2001 national champion women’s swimming team and the 1969 national runner-up men’s tennis team will be the 2011 inductees to the Truman Athletic’s Hall of Fame at the Alumni and Friends Banquet. 

    Martin was the 2001 winner of the Honda Award as the Division II Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. She won four individual national titles and was a member of two championship relay teams in leading the Bulldogs to the school’s first national title at the Division II Swimming & Diving Championships in Canton, Ohio. She was named the Division II Women’s Swimmer of the Year by the College Swim Coaches of America and finished her Truman career as a 21-time All-American.

    The 2001 women’s swimming team claimed the Division II National Championship after finishing as a runner-up the previous season. That title would be the first of six straight national championships. While Martin took home four individual titles, including the national record in the 1000 freestyle, Kelli Dudley took first in the 100 backstroke event. Sara Hatcher, Katie May and Bryna Busch joined Martin atop the podium in the 200 Free Relay, while May and Martin, along with Liz Hug and Andrea Newton, were awarded gold medals in the 800 Free. The team, under the direction of head coach Seth Huston and assistant Colleen Murphy, scored 656 points to rival, Drury University. Members of the 2001 national championship team were Alison Blyth, Bryna Busch, Kelli Dudley, Sara Hatcher, Liz Hug, Jessica Martin, Katie May, Andrea Newton, Meghan Osborn, Krista Pray, Bridget Riley, Jen Vogt and Christie Williamsen.

    Bernthal was the 1993 MIAA Freshman of the Year while breaking the school record for single-season assists as the setter for the volleyball squad. She became the first Truman player to earn All-Conference honors in each of her four seasons and left the University as the all-time assists leader. Bernthal was the 1996 MIAA Most Valuable Player, earning AVCA All-Region honors as well as being a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District honoree. She was the state of Missouri’s nominee for the 1997 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She is currently in her ninth season as head coach of the Creighton University volleyball program.

    Forbes played from 1991-1994 and still holds the school record for matches played (163). She was the 1991 MIAA Freshman of the Year and was a three-time All-Conference player in leading the Bulldogs to a 105-58 record during her four seasons. She was a 1994 AVCA All-Region pick, then just the second in Truman history, and was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Both Bernthal and Forbes led the 1994 Bulldog volleyball team to the school’s first-ever NCAA tournament appearance.

    The 1969 Bulldog men’s tennis team came within one point of winning the NCAA College Division Championship. Ron Selkirk, Dave Romberg, Ken Clow and Kurt Marin accumulated 16 points, one shy of champion San Fernando Valley State, among the 30 teams entered in the event hosted in East Stroudsburg, Pa. Selkirk advanced to the semifinals of the national singles bracket and finished the season with an 18-5 mark while Romberg advanced to the quarterfinals before having his tournament come to an end. The duo was seeded first in the doubles draw and reached the finals before being defeated 6-3, 8-6 to finish as national runners-up. The team finished 12-2 in dual matches during the 1969 season and went on to claim their sixth straight MIAA Championship. Coached by H.A. Walmsely, other members of the 1969 squad were Fontaine Piper, Mike Darr and Ron Sterchi.
  • Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Available

    The Foundation Scholarship applications are now available for students to apply for the Spring 2012 semester. Applications can be found at secure.truman.edu/isupport-s/scholarships.asp. They are due by Nov. 1.

    This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2011-2012. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    The Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship Applications are also now available in the Center for International Education (CIE) Office in Kirk Building 114.

    The Holman Family Study Abroad Scholarship was established in 2008 and will be awarded for the first time in 2012. Six $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to current students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with demonstrated financial need who are studying in a Truman-sponsored program. Preference will be given to students with no study abroad experience. Recipients should have a record of service and involvement in civic, church and school activities. Ten additional $1,500 scholarships will be awarded for faculty-led Truman study abroad programs based on financial need, statement of purpose and academic achievement. Applications are due in the CIE office by 12 p.m. Jan. 27 and recipients will be notified by the end of February.
  • HES Department Introduces Movement Lab

    After a successful three-year fundraising campaign, the University will showcase the new Fontaine C. Piper Movement Analysis Laboratory with a dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8 in Truman’s new Health Sciences Building Room 1212.

    Dr. Piper retired in 2005 after 34 years of service to Truman. As health and exercise sciences (HES) program director, he was responsible for shifting the mission of the program from health and physical education preparation to health science and exercise science.

    “The faculty and staff of the health and exercise sciences department decided that I had done enough in the field to name it after me,” Piper said. “It is a very humbling experience.”

    The lab allows students to analyze movement in clinical or research settings to prepare themselves for careers in physical therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, orthopedic medicine, podiatry, personal training, athletic training and occupational therapy.

    “This lab will provide the most comprehensive and complete picture of human movement using the most sophisticated technology on the market today. It allows us to analyze every form of human movement in 3-dimensional space; from the balance of an autistic child to post ACL reconstructive surgical gait,” Christopher Lantz, professor and chair of the department of health and exercise sciences said.

    The level of technology used in the lab will maintain Truman’s HES department’s highly respected reputation amongst employers and graduate schools.

    “Other schools usually do not offer this type of lab experience even at the graduate level,” Piper said. “Having access to three-dimensional motion analysis equipmentas an undergraduate is really exceptional.”

    This equipment will be used for course instruction, for undergraduate student research, and for faculty research. “The updated equipment will expand research opportunities and make students more marketable to employers. HES students will now have the same experience as most Master’s Degree graduates and many doctoral students, which will allow undergraduates to compete for the most competitive research assistantships” Piper said.

    Much of the funding for the current equipment was a result of a successful three-year campaign led by Lantz and Charles Hunsaker of the University Advancement Office. To date, the effort has yielded $110,938.35 in gifts toward the campaign’s original goal of $100,000.

    “The reason why this campaign was so successful is because Fontaine Piper made such a lasting impact on the lives of so many people,” Lantz said.

    While the formal campaign is complete, additional gifts are welcome to help replace and upgrade equipment over time and, as such, donors are encouraged to continue providing gift support to the Fontaine C. Piper Movement Analysis Laboratory fund.

    For more information about the lab visit hes.truman.edu/PiperLab.asp or contact Lantz at 660.785.4456.

  • SERVE Center Launches Database

    The SERVE Center, in conjunction with the ITS Department, has launched TruService, an online service database that allows Truman students, faculty and staff to find, register for and volunteer hours.

    TruService allows users to create a profile and browse the database to find service options that match their interests. Organizations can also use the site to track their member’s volunteer hours.

    Students can print an official service résumé to be included with graduate school, internship or job applications.

    To begin using TruService, or to learn more about the database, visit serve.truman.edu or contact The SERVE Center at serve@truman.edu.

Announcements

  • Homecoming 2011 Schedule

    All Week Long

    Apparel Sales, LipSync Ticket Sales and Penny Wars
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    SUB Mall

    Oct. 3

    Red Carpet Affair
    12-3 p.m.
    The Mall

    Oct. 4


    Seen It! Trivia
    7 p.m.
    SUB Georgian Rooms A & B

    Oct. 5

    SAB
    Homecoming Comedian

    7 p.m.
    Baldwin
    Auditorium

    Oct. 6

    LipSync
    Competition

    7 p.m.
    Baldwin
    Auditorium

    Oct. 7

    Alumni
    Leadership
    Conference

    7:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
    SUB Alumni Room

    Alumni Center Open
    9 a.m.-5p.m.
    SUB Lower Level

    Men’s Soccer vs. Fort Hays
    State University

    3 p.m.
    Soccer Field

    Bring it On:
    Pep Rally

    7 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium
    Ebbony Essence Dance
    8-11 p.m.
    SUB Down Under

    Oct. 8

    5k Race
    8 a.m.
    Register- 7 a.m.
    Barnett Hall

    Complimentary Coffee & Donuts for Alumni
    8-9 a.m.
    SUB Georgian Rooms
     
    Homecoming Parade
    9 a.m.
    Franklin Street

    Alumni Center Open
    9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    SUB Lower Level

    Women’s Rugby Alumni Match
    11 a.m.
    South Field

    Men’s Rugby Alumni Match

    1 p.m.
    South Field

    Homecoming Football Game vs. Washburn University
     2 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium

    Women’s
    Volleyball vs. Missouri Western State University

    7 p.m.
    Pershing Areana   

    Step Show
    7 p.m. Baldwin
    Auditorium

    For a complete listing of activities, visit homecoming.truman.edu

  • Truman Faculty Forum

    Tim Walston, assistant professor of biology will present:
    “What Can a Worm Tell Us About the Human Embryo?
    Using a Model System to Understand Human Development.”

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 6
    Magruder Hall 2001

    This event is free of cost and open to the public. Refreshments to follow.
  • 2011 Homecoming Parade

    The 2011 Homecoming Parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8 and will travel down Franklin Street.

    Parade registration closes at 5 p.m. on Oct. 3.
    Registration can be found online at homecoming.truman.edu/entry.asp.
    Contact Laura Bates for more information (lbates@truman.edu)

  • Red Carpet Affair

    The Homecoming 2011 Committee will kick off events with a Red Carpet Affair from 12-3 p.m. Oct. 3 on the Mall. There will be free popcorn, hot dogs, surprise giveaways and live entertainment, as well as guest appearances by the Homecoming Court Candidates. There will also be more information available on the following events of the week.
  • A Conversation on the Liberal Arts Fall 2011 Schedule

    All events are sponsored by the President’s Office and run from 7-8 p.m.
    They will be followed by a social.

    “Joseph Baldwin’s Garden”
    Julie Lochbaum
    professor of education
    Oct. 10
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B

    “Stronger and Weaker Arguments for a Liberal Arts and
     Sciences University”

    Clifton Kreps
    professor of classics
    Nov. 9
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    “The Perennially Practical
    Liberal Arts”

    Steve Smith
    professor of business administration
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B

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  • SAB Presents: Tracey Ashley

    Homecoming comedian:
    Tracey Ashley  


    Semi-Finalist on NBC’s
     “Last Comic Standing”

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Tickets are free for Truman students, staff and faculty and $5 for general admission.
    They may be picked up at the SAB Office (with a Truman ID)
    in the lower level of the Student Union Building.
  • Student Flu Clinics

    The Student Health Center will be conducting walk-in flu clinics for students from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-12. Insurance billing will be provided and the cost to individuals with no insurance will be $20. Get your vaccination before going home for Midterm Break.
  • Celebrate National Truman Day

    Oct. 7
    Wear Bulldog Purple or
     Truman Apparel

    The Truman Alumni Association Board of Directors designated the first Friday of the month in April and October as Truman’s National Spirit Days. The purpose is to promote the University to prospective students, to give alumni and friends an opportunity to display their pride in their alma mater and to create awareness of the University locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Restricted Franklin Street Parking

    Frankiln Street will be closing the evening of Oct. 7 and will not reopen for parking until the conclusion of the Homecoming parade, Oct. 8.

    Any parked cars on Franklin Street during this time will risk being towed.
  • Who's Who Nominations

    Faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to nominate students they think are deserving of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

    This award is available to seniors eligible to graduate in the 2011-2012 academic year who have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.

    Those wanting to nominate one or more students can submit the names electronically at saffairs.truman.edu/WhosWho/whos_who_main.asp by Oct. 10.

    Student ID numbers are appreciated with the nomination. For more information, contact Brandi Wriedt at 785.5404 (bkeller@truman.edu) or Beth Tuttle-Kral at 785.4111 (bkral@truman.edu).

  • Melancholy Play

    8 p.m. • Oct. 5-8
    Ophelia Parrish
    Severns Theatre

    The Truman Theatre Department will show its first production of the 2011-2012 season, “Melancholy Play,” a surreal farce by playwright
    Sarah Ruhl.

    Admission is free.
    Reserve tickets by calling
    785. 4514 or emailing
    theatreboxoffice@truman.edu.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Harry S. Truman
     
    An exhibit featuring Harry S. Truman is currently on display in the Library Gallery until Oct. 14. It showcases Truman as a young man through his retirement. Truman was an avid letter writer over the years and the exhibit displays several letters written to his wife Bess and daughter Margaret.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: MLB Playoff Pickem
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 5
    Captains' Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 6

    Activity: Bulldog 5k Run*
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 30
    Captains' Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 8
     
    Activity: Kickball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 3
    Captains' Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 10

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

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

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

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

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

    Activity: Basketball Pentathlon
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    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: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 9
    Captains' Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 16

    Activity: Table Tennis (sing/doub)
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    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’ Meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
  • Truman Spirit Shirts

    A limited number of small spirit shirts are available for $5 in the Public Relations Office at 202 McClain Hall.


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Notables

  • Notables

    Zak Palmer, a senior sociology major, won first place in the 2011 Undergraduate Student Poster Competition sponsored by the Missouri Sociological Association. His project, “The Relationship Between Race and Racial Attitudes as Measured by Trait Assignment in the Sims 3,” reported the results of an experiment designed and carried out as part of the sociology/anthropology Research Design and Data Analysis Class. Amber Johnson served as Palmer’s faculty  mentor. Palmer will present his poster at the annual MSA Conference on Oct. 14-15 at Port Arrowhead Resort in Lake Ozark, Mo.

    Sally West, professor of history, recently had her book, “I Shop in Moscow: Advertising and the Creation of  Consumer Culture in Late Tsarist Russia,” published by Northern Illinois University Press. This book is the first cultural history of advertising in pre-revolutionary Russia.

Notes

  • Notes

    Eight senior nursing students will present “Transcultural Nursing in the Philippines” at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.

    There will be a Physics Colloquium at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Magruder Hall 1000. The topic is “Operations Research: Science of Decision Making.”

    Anthony Blades, blindness skills specialist, will conduct a workshop, “The Expanded Core Curriculum for Students With Visual Impairments,” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6 in Violette Hall 1312. This workshop is free of cost. Blades will host another free workshop, “An Introduction to the Nemeth Code,” from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 in Violette Hall 1312. For more information, contact Blades at ablades@truman.edu.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meeting at 12 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union Building 3201. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

    José Fabres, a Truman alumnus, will give a presentation on the “Pilgrim Way of St. James” at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Baldwin Hall 314. The presentation will be a part of Classic and Modern Languages’ Homecoming Open House. Fabres is a professor of Spanish at College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

    The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting their annual food drive for the Kirksville Community. Upcoming drop offs will be during the men’s soccer game from 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 7; women’s volleyball game from 6:30-8 p.m.  Oct. 8; and women’s soccer game from 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 29.  

    Communication Disorders Association (CoDA) will sponsor “Communication Disorders Alumni Panel and Reception” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Health Sciences Building 2203. Truman alumni, Megan (Knoche) Wardlow and Liz Elkan will be speaking about life after graduation. For more information, contact Lauren Dowdy at lmd8554@truman.edu.

    The Quincy Symphony Orchestra’s “Natural Wonders” concert will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at Quincy Jr. High School Morrison Theater. The concert will feature the premier of a historical composition by Hannibal native Carolyn Birney to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s birth. Tickets are free to all Truman faculty, staff and students with a Truman ID.

    The Center for International Study Abroad will host speaker, Phoebe Mayer, to talk about studying abroad in Austria from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building 3204.  

    The third Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium will take place at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Connell Information Technologies Center at A.T. Still University. The event is focused on faculty-mentored student research in biomedical science. Students are encouraged to register and submit an abstract. Visit www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22CV64NP3DT/ for registration and submissions. The deadline for registration and submission is extended to Oct. 14.