Vol. 16, No. 14 - Dec. 6, 2011

Features

  • Percussion Society Presents Guest Artist Nathan Daugherty

    The Department of Music’s Percussion Division will present a performance by international marimba artist and composer Nathan Daugherty at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Daugherty has performed across the U.S. and Europe, as well as China, India and Russia. As a respected pedagogue, he has presented his cutting edge musicianship to thousands in guest clinics and master classes. With more than 50 publications for concert band, percussion ensemble, chamber ensembles and soloists, as well as an ever-growing number of commissions, his music has been performed all over the world.         

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    Nathan Daugherty

    In addition to solo works, Daugherty will perform with the Truman Percussion Quartet in a new work for solo marimba and percussion. He will also perform with Department of Music faculty members Jesse Krebs, clarinet, and Michael Bump, percussion.  

    Admission is free. For additional information, contact Bump at 785.4052 or mbump@truman.edu. This event is co-sponsored by the Truman Percussion Society, Yamaha, Inc., and Vic Firth Mallets, Inc.

  • Ray Klinginsmith to Serve as Commencement Speaker

    Ray Klinginsmith will address students as the commencement speaker for December 2011 graduation. Commencement will take place at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 in Pershing Arena.

    Klinginsmith is a retired attorney in Kirksville, with 46 years of experience as a lawyer in Macon and Kirksville. A graduate of the business school and the law school of the University of Missouri-Columbia, he is a member of the Missouri Bar. In 1983, he was honored with the Thomas D. Cochran Community Service Award presented by the Young Lawyers Section of the Missouri Bar.

    Klinginsmith retired in 1995 as general counsel and professor of business administration for Truman after 22 years of service. During his tenure at the University, 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 to 2004.

    From 1971 to 2008, Klinginsmith served as a director of the Macon-Atlanta State Bank in Macon. He now serves as a director emeritus and a member of the holding company board for the bank.

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    Ray Klinginsmith

    Ray and his wife, Judie, were two of the founders of the Chariton Valley Association for Handicapped Citizens, which provides services for people with disabilities with a staff of more than 100 employees. He was president of the association from its inception in 1982 until 2009, and now serves as the president emeritus. He was one of the initial trustees for the Missouri Family Trust, which was created by the Missouri legislature in 1989, and he 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 he and Judie are members of the First United Methodist Church in Kirksville, and Ray is a former lay speaker for the church.

    A Rotarian for 50 years, Klinginsmith is currently a member of the Kirksville Rotary Club. He served as the president of Rotary International for 2010-2011 and was the leader of a progressive board of directors from around the world. Klinginsmith studied at the University of Cape Town as a Rotary Foundation ambassadorial scholar in 1961, and he became the first recipient of a Rotary Foundation award ever to serve as the Rotary International president. Rotary International has 34,000 clubs in about 200 countries across the globe with a total membership of 1.2 million Rotarians.

    Ray and Judie have two children, Leigh and Kurt, and three teenage grandchildren, Morgan, Grant and Sydney Perkins. Their daughter, Leigh, and her husband, Bob Perkins, are both graduates of Truman.

  • Truman Institute Offers Summer Incentive Grants

    The Truman Institute is offering three categories of summer incentive grants to be awarded for use during summer 2012.

    Grants categories include: Summer School Online Course Incentive Grants; Truman Institute Enrichment Program Incentive Grants; and Truman Institute Professional Development Course Incentive Grants.

    Summer School Online Course Incentive Grants will be seeking proposals aimed to redesign existing courses required for academic majors, courses frequently chosen as electives within majors and/or courses outside of academic major requirements for which high demand can be reasonably predicted based on a sound needs assessment. The requirement of the redesign plans is that they create fully online courses where such offerings do not exist, and that they are filled with content that reflects the best practices for online teaching and learning and utilize the potential of new technologies. Up to 15 grants will be awarded in this category.

    The Enrichment Program Incentive Grants will be aimed towards developing summer and weekend programs, as well as conferences and special events, that can increase the number of potential recruits who are exposed to the University while still enhancing University revenue. Programming could include but not be limited to new or enhanced summer camps or academic programs, academic institutes or workshops or evening or weekend programming aimed at K-12 students or the Kirksville community. Summer, evening or school-year programs are all welcome. Up to five grants will be awarded in this category.

    Professional Development Course Incentive Grants will seek ideas aimed at external audiences including but not limited to alumni, retirees, professionals seeking specialized training, learners for the Northeast Missouri community and other adults seeking educational enrichment. These courses should serve as “professional development” and “personal enrichment.” Courses may be offered online or in the classroom. The mode of delivery should be justified based on the market. The course my neither compete with or substitute for existing Truman coursework. Up to 10 grants will be awarded in this category.

    Each grant offers up to $2,000 as a summer stipend. Additional stipends for completion of a required online certification course will be offered as well. Successful new enrichment programs will receive full financial support, if applicable, once the grant period is completed.

    Applicants may teach a summer course or hold additional appointments during the grant term, provided that they do not diminish their capacity to complete their responsibilities.

    Grant proposals are due to the Truman Institute by 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Applications are available at institute.truman.edu/forms.asp. All applicants should complete an application cover, also available on website. Questions regarding the grant program may be directed to the Truman Institute at kminch@truman.edu or 785.5384.

  • Truman Students Perform Well on CPA Exam

    According to the newly released data from the National Association of State Board of Accountancy, Truman’s first-time candidates successfully completed 73.6 percent of the sections the Uniform Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination for 2010 with an average score of 80.7 percent.

    Truman’s passing percentage was the second highest rate of all colleges and universities in the states of Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska and the average score was the highest percentage in the three states. The national average passing percentage for 2010 was 52.9 percent.

    Truman is one of only 176 universities in the world accredited in both business and accounting by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB International is the foremost world-wide accrediting agency for schools and programs of business.

  • Students to Have Personal Google Sites Accounts

    ITS has arranged with Google to offer Google Sites, a better alternative to provide students with personal webspace.

    With Truman-provided Google Sites accounts, students can build websites via a point-and-click interface. This account will allow students to integrate Google documents and other documents into their personal webspace.

    Students can access their Google Sites account (along with other Google applications) at googleapps.truman.edu. The website also includes a free tutorial on how to build a Google Apps site at learn.googleapps.com/sites. Students interested in converting HTML files for Google sites can find this information at www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=90558.

    Truman will be eliminating the current provided webspace, T: drives, at the end of the semester. Students are encouraged to copy any files or webpages on T:drive to hard disks before Dec. 31. Any data that remains after this date will be erased. T: drives can be accessed by logging onto any Truman Lab. Students can VPN from their own computer system at home and map the T: drive first by visiting secure.truman.edu/its-s/vpn/login2.asp?page=/its-s/vpn/index.asp and then its.truman.edu/documentation/index.asp?docId=8.

    Students may contact IT Service Center at 785.4544 for any questions or concerns.

Announcements

  • Career Center Open House

    The Career Center is now in their new location in the Student Union Building 3100.
    They will be hosting an open house from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7. Stop by for hot chocolate, cookies and a tour of the new office. Students can register for a $100 gift certificate to the Truman Bookstore to use on next semester’s books.


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  • Harry S. Truman Museum and Library Internship

    The Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library is seeking two summer interns to work at the library in Independence, Mo.
    • Eight-week, Full-Time Internship
    • Juniors and Seniors are Eligible
    • Five-Hour Tuition Scholarship
    • Deadline to apply is Dec. 7
    For more information, or an application, contact Jeff Gall, Department of History,
    at 785.7747 or jgall@truman.edu.
  • University Residence Open House

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  • A Conversation on the Liberal Arts

    The next scheduled event will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A&B when Steven Smith, professor of business administration, will share his presentation entitled “The Perennially Practical Liberal Arts.”

    On Nov. 9, Clifton Kreps, professor of classics, presented the second program in Truman’s year-long series “A Conversation on the Liberal Arts.” A copy of Kreps’ remarks, entitled “Stronger and Weaker Arguments for a Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University,” has been added to the President’s Office website located at blogs.truman.edu/presoffice/.

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  • Retirement Reception for Sarah Delaware

    Sarah Delaware, associate professor of nursing, is retiring after 30 years of service to Truman. The Truman community is invited to share in a retirement reception in her honor from 4-5 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.  

  • Door Decorating Contest

    Staff Council is sponsoring a Holiday Door Decorating Contest. All offices and/or individual staff members are invited to participate. To participate, email Stacy Tucker-Potter at stuckerpotter@truman.edu by 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Doors must be ready to be judged by 12 p.m. Dec. 9. Winners will be announced Dec. 14.
  • The Final Smash

    12-4 p.m.
    Dec. 10
    Student Union Building
    Activities Room

    “The Final Smash” is the biggest campus-wide N64 Super Smash Bros. Tournament to benefit Camp Quality, a Missouri camp that gives terminally ill children with cancer a chance to have fun for a week. Two-person teams will compete on projector screens to take home the Ultimate Smash Trophy. The cost is $20 per team and includes two shirts. The tournament will carry out as pool play seeding into a single elimination bracket. Sign ups are from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 5-9 in the Student Union Building.
  • Final Exam Week and Interim Hours at the Rec

    Dec. 12-14- 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

    Dec. 15-16- 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Dec. 17-18- closed

    Dec. 19-21- 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Dec. 22- Jan. 2- closed

    Jan. 3-6- 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    Jan. 7-
    closed

    Jan. 8-
    1 p.m.-7 p.m.

    *Specific areas may be closed for periods of time for cleaning or contractor projects.

  • 57th Annual Finals Scream

    10 p.m.-12 a.m.
    Dec. 11
    Student Union Building

    Free pancakes, games and prizes
    Have a chance to win a $100 bookstore voucher and other great prizes.
  • Staff Appreciation Awards

    Do you know a staff member who has done exceptional work? Nominate them for a Point of Excellence Award at hr.truman.edu/recognition/excellence/. Do you know an office that provides excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students? Nominate them for the Bulldog Award at hr.truman.edu/recognition/bulldogaward/index.asp. Nominations are due by Dec. 15.
  • Scholarships

    Your Local Security is sponsoring “America’s Best Blogging Scholarship” for $1,000. Students may enter by posting responses to the question asking to define the single most important issue in the upcoming 2012 election. Students must explain the issue and why and how they propose the U.S. comes to a solution that benefits the majority. After posting, students must include the embed code and share online via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Entries will be judged by content and validation and “tweets,” “likes,” “stumbles” and “+1s” will be taken into account. The submission deadline is Dec. 31 and the winner will be announced Feb. 1. More information can be found at yourlocalsecurity.com/scholarship.

    U.S. Bank is awarding 40 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 through a random drawing process. Undergraduate students attending an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Free Education Loan Program are eligible to apply. More information about this scholarship opportunity can be found at usbank.com/studentloans.

    Scholarships are available through Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc.,
    for the 2012-2013 academic year. Last year they awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships. Two students selected by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will be submitted to Central Region as an applicant and to National Gardens Club Inc., as a Missouri applicant and will compete for a Central Region and National Scholarship. The application is available at www.gardenclub.org/Youth/Scholarships.aspx.
    The deadline to apply March 1.
  • French Government Teaching Assistantship

    Applications are now available for paid assistantships in France to help elementary and secondary teachers with English in French classrooms.

    The program begins in late September and ends in early April or May. The contract may be extended. Assistants receive a monthly stipend and governmental health among other benefits.

    Applicants must have intermediate to advanced skills in French and be between the ages of 20-30 by Oct. 1, 2012 at the beginning of the contract year. The application requires two letters of recommendation with one from a French instructor, a modest application fee and a formal medical report.

    Applications are due Jan. 15. For additional information, contact gsiewert@truman.edu.
  • University Conference Request for Session Proposals

    The 2012 University Conference Day, taking place Feb. 16, is dedicated to the personal and professional growth and enrichment of all members of the Truman community. To ensure that sessions appeal to students, faculty and staff, the conference is seeking sessions that will:
    • Help prepare individuals  for the life that comes after college
    • Improve technical skills
    • Develop leadership abilities
    • Inform the community of  important regulations
    • Educate the community or
    • Enrich the community

    Possibilities include,
    but are not limited to:
    • Tips for healthy living
    • Maintaining a scholarly agenda while teaching
    • Improving student writing
    • Reducing one’s carbon footprint
    • How to run an effective meeting

    Proposed sessions can fit into a 25-minute, a 55-minute or an 85-minute time slot. Sessions lasting 85 minutes must include an active learning component. Applications are available at provost.truman.edu/University_Conference/index.asp and are due by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 to the Provost’s Office.  

    If you do not want to teach a session, but would like to recommend one you would attend, email Marty Eisenberg at martye@truman.edu.
  • Purple Friday

    Every Friday is
    Purple Friday.


    Show your Truman spirit by wearing purple. Vote for your favorite Purple Friday T-shirt design by visiting csi.truman.edu/voting/. The winning design will be the new Purple Friday shirt beginning in the spring semester. Voting ends Dec. 9.


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  • Master Calendar Links

    In addition to listing numerous on-campus events, the University Master Calendar also features other helpful links, including a final exam schedule, an academic calendar, a staff calendar and a link for Kirksville events. The links are located above the calendar at calendar.truman.edu.

    On-campus events for the upcoming semester can be submitted to the Master Calendar at calendar.truman.edu/submitevent.asp. All submissions must be made by someone representing a chartered organization or a recognized department, division or program of Truman State University. Any off-campus events will be posted on the Kirksville tab on TruView.
  • General Services Building

    Formerly known as the Grim-Smith Building, the General Services Building, located at the corner of Patterson and Franklin streets, is home to the following offices:

    Public Safety
    GS 100

     Facilities
    GS 206

    Physical Plant
     GS 206

    Mail Services
    GS 109
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Food-For-Fines
     
    Support local food pantries by donating non-perishable items to the Food Bank of Northeast Missouri. The library will waive $1 in fines for every food item donated. Food-for-Fines will run through Dec. 9. For more information, visit the circulation desk in the library or call 785.4533.

    Extended Hours

    Pickler Memorial Library will be open until 2 a.m. Sundays-Thursdays, through Dec. 15.
  • Kirksville Tab on TruView

    For information about numerous off-campus events, click on the Kirksville tab in TruView.

    For on-campus activities, check out the Master Calendar on the Truman homepage and at calendar.truman.edu.
  • Truman Spring Semester 2012

    Truman State University
    2011-2012 Calendar

    Spring semester 2012
    Jan.  9- Classes begin
    Jan. 16- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Jan. 28-
    Kohlenberg Lyceum Event “Sleeping Beauty”
    Jan. 28- Truman Showcase Event
    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 17- Senior Showcase Visit Event
    March 20- Kohlenberg Lyceum Event “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
    April 9- Spring Break
    April 14- Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Michael Beschloss
    April 17- Student Research Conference
    April 21- Junior Showcase Visit Event
    April 27- Last day of classes
    April 30- Finals start
    May 2- Reading Day
    May 4- Finals end
    May 5- Commencement

Notables

  • Notables

    Scott Alberts, professor of statistics, has been elected chair-elect of the Statistics Education Special Interest Group of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), with a term to become chair in January 2013. The group exists to facilitate the exchange of ideas about the teaching of statistics and related issues, and to foster increased understanding of statistics among students and non-statisticians.

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, was interviewed about the first Thanksgiving and the causes of King Philip’s War on the Bread and Roses Show on WXOJ 103.3 FM on Nov. 26 in Northampton, Mass.

Notes

  • Notes

    The BFA/BA Thesis Exhibit Public Reception will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in the University Art Gallery.

    The SUB After Dark is sponsoring “Home Sweet Home: Gingerbread House Decorating” at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.
     
    SAB will host “Holiday Lights” from 8-10 p.m. Dec. 6 outside of Kirk Memorial Building.

    The Bike Co-Op is hosting “Beat the Biking Brrr: How to Commute Safely and Avoid Winter Wipeouts,” presented by Columbia’s PedNet Coalition, from 7-8 p.m. Dec. 7 in Magruder Hall 1096.

    The Voice Majors’ Recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    There will be a Jazz Band Concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    The Independent Performance and Art Coalition presents “Parabole,” a drama about the Christian love story and the role of humanity, at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    SAB is hosting “The Last Lecture” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. The event will feature Alanna Preussner, professor of English and Robert Martin, professor of education, speaking about topics of interest with the mind set of this being their last lecture.

    There will be an informational session about the Middle East Study Abroad Course (MDST 300) at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in McClain Hall 209. For more information, email mappold@truman.edu.

    The Theatre Department will host the Director’s Showcase at 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10 in James G. Severns Theatre.

    Franklin Street Singers and Brass Choir will perform a holiday concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 in Baldwin Auditorium. The show will feature a combination of holiday music and popular pieces. Admission is free.

    SAB is hosting musical group Turquoise Jeep at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

    Cantoria’s 46th Annual Pancake Day
    will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the First Christian Church located at 100 N. High Street. For more information email mdj@truman.edu.

    Alpha Sigma Gamma will host a Holiday Market from 8 a.m.-3p.m. Dec. 10 in Ryle Hall Main Lounge.

    The Quincy Symphony Chorus will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Salem Church, located at 9th and State St. in Quincy, Ill. Admission is free with a Truman ID. Truman student Jason Wong will be a featured performer.