Vol. 16, No. 19 - Jan. 31, 2012

Features

  • Orchestra Concert to be Streamed Live

    The next event in the Music Department series of live-streaming concerts will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 with a performance from the University Orchestra under the direction of Sam McClure, professor of music and director of orchestras.

    Ilia Radoslavov, assistant professor of piano, will join the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major.” This concerto is one of Beethoven’s greatest works for the piano and a favorite of audiences everywhere. The orchestra will also perform “Toccata Concertante,” a rarely heard work by the American composer Irving Fine. Fine, who died at the age of 46 in 1962, was one of the most promising American composers of the last century. The “Toccata” is an energetic and brilliant showpiece for the orchestra. The concert will also include “Petite Suite” by Claude Debussy.

    In December, the Music Department debuted the ability to stream live events from the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. It was the result of a three-year collaboration between the department and Truman IT Services. Live streaming of audio and video allows parents, alumni, friends and prospective students of the University to watch the concert from anywhere.

    Live-stream performances are available through the Truman Music Department webpage at music.truman.edu/livestream.asp.

  • Holman Family Study Abroad Scholarships and Speaker Series Make a Lasting Impact

    In 2008, the Truman State University Foundation received a $2.87 million cash gift, the second-largest ever in the University’s 141-year history. The gift was from the family of Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman, a family with a deep history with Truman.

    Six scholarships for $2,500 each will be awarded from the Holman Family Study Abroad Scholarship fund this year, with preference given to students who have never traveled internationally. Truman offers study abroad opportunities in more than 50 countries around the world, and each year more than 500 Truman students participate in study abroad programs. Applications are available in the Center for International Education Office in Kirk Memorial Building and are due by 12 p.m. Feb. 3. Recipients will be named in late February.
     
    The Holman Family Speaker Series, also funded by interest earned by the Holman’s generous gift, will showcase national and international figures and provide interaction opportunities with Truman students, faculty, staff and the northeast Missouri community. The inaugural speaker will be Michael Beschloss, who is scheduled to be on campus April 14.

    The late Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman each spent their childhood and young-adult years in Green Castle, Mo. Paul served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War I, and Meeda attended Missouri Wesleyan College in Cameron, Mo. They were married in 1923 and moved to Kirksville in 1937. Paul became a member of the staff at Truman State University, then known as Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, serving as the building custodian for Science Hall for 17 years. Both Paul and Meeda took active roles in the lives of the young scholars attending the University, and over the years, many students lived in their home, which was located across the street from the Blanton-Nason-Brewer residence hall. They influenced their children, Charles, Wilmer and Vinita, to pursue a college education and had a positive impact on many Truman students’ lives throughout their long association.

    The generous gift was made to Truman State University’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” campaign and will touch a number of young lives for generations to come.
  • “Ready, Set, Click!” Workshop to Provide Strategies for Online Teaching

    The “Ready, Set, Click!” workshop will be under way Feb. 13-March 30 to provide information and practice on the strategies for successful online teaching and learning.
     
    This workshop, presented by the Learning Technologies Team, will be helpful in identifying those issues that make the online classroom different and how to address them in ways to set up both professors and students for a successful Truman experience. It will serve as a great tool if instructors are preparing to teach a fully online course, or just wishing to “blend” or “hybridize” a traditional course.

    “Ready, Set, Click!” is one of three options that meet the provost’s requirement for online certification, which must be met in order to teach a fully online course.

    The workshop will be taught exclusively online, but there will be open hours for Blackboard training from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month in McClain Hall 215.

    Sign up for the workshop at eventmanager.truman.edu/register.asp?classid=800&sectionid=1764. For questions about the workshop, contact the Learning Technologies Team at ltt@truman.edu. Questions about the online certification process can be presented to the Office of the Provost at provost@truman.edu.

    During each week, the workshop will have some elements of asynchronous, but interactive, collaborative activities which will involve the whole workshop cohort. Other than these collaborative activities, participants will be able to proceed through the materials at their own pace. Unlike previous iterations of this workshop, there will not be built-in time to build or redesign an actual course during the course of the workshop.
  • The Language Company to Host Open House

    Truman State University and the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome the community’s newest partner organization with a ribbon cutting and open house Feb. 6.

    The Language Company (TLC) specializes in helping international students with their English goals. TLC employees provide instruction and assessment and help get international students placed at American universities around the country.

    The Kirksville Center is one of TLC’s 10 locations in the U.S. and their second to be located actually on a university campus. Other centers are located adjacent or near the university or stand alone. Students at the TLC Kirksville Center are evenly divided between students recruited by Truman and students recruited by The Language Company. Most students recruited by The Language Company eventually apply to attend Truman. The University currently has 47 degree-seeking students enrolled this semester that would not be here if it were not for the partnership with The Language Company.

    The Language Company has been partnering with Truman for the past 18 months, but has only recently moved into its permanent on-campus facilities, located in Kirk Building. Since beginning operations in Kirksville, The Language Company has grown to include 20 employees. TLC Kirksville Center has a current enrollment of 34 students and with potential for growth. TLC offers 13 start dates per year so students may enter at a later start date based on their English needs.

    Anyone interested in learning more about the services provided by The Language Company can go online to www.thelanguagecompany.com.

    The ribbon cutting and open house for The Language Company will take place at 11 a.m. Feb. 6 in Kirk Building with an open house to follow. Refreshments will be provided. All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.
  • Alumni Return to Perform Benefit Recital

    Truman alumni Dominic Armstrong, tenor, and Rachel AuBuchon, pianist, along with special guest Susanna Phillips, soprano, will be performing a recital at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall to benefit the Truman Opera Theatre.

    Since being selected as a Grand Finalist in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Armstrong has maintained a busy performing schedule, appearing across the U.S. and Europe. AuBuchon is currently on faculty at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.

    This is not the first time either Armstrong or AuBuchon have returned to Truman to perform. They collaborated with each other as students and they continue to enjoy working together, especially to support the Truman Opera Theatre.

    The Theatre is a self-supporting academic enterprise that stages an annual opera production. This year, they will be doing four performances of Henry Purcell’s opera, “Dido and Aeneas.” Beyond ticket sales, further fundraisers help the Theatre with production costs.

    Joining the Truman alumni is Alabama-native Susanna Phillips. She is the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, and recently sang in the opening concert and Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of the Mostly Mozart Festival. Phillips began the 2011-12 season as the title character in a Lyric Opera of Chicago production and will soon make her European debut as well.

    Donations to benefit the Truman Opera Theatre will be accepted at the door.

Announcements

  • All-University Meeting

    3 p.m.
    Jan. 31
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Rooms

    President Paino will discuss the state of the University. A webcast of the meeting will be made available on the President’s Office website for those unable to attend.
  • Career Center Upcoming Events

    Resumania!
    Get your resumes ready for critique by Career Center staff around campus from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Jan. 30
    Violette Hall

    Jan. 31
    Magruder Hall

    Feb. 1
    Barnett Hall

    Feb. 2
    McClain Hall

    Score Mock Interviews
    Feb. 3
    Sign up with your resume in the Career Center by Feb. 1

    Career Week
    Feb. 6-9

    Career & Grad School Expo
    12-4 p.m.
    Feb. 8
    Student Union Building
    Submit your resume to truman.experience.com for first-priority interviews.

    For more information regarding Career Week, stop by the Career Center in the Student Union Building, or go to career.truman.edu.

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  • Truman Foundation Scholarships Open

    Truman State University Foundation Scholarship applications are now available. Approximately $250,000 is being advertised and will be awarded to current Truman students for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Applications are available online and are due by midnight March 14. To learn more, go to truman.edu and click on Student Life / Money / Foundation Scholarships or visit secure.truman.edu/isupport-s/.
  • Career Week Schedule

    It is Career Week this week! Check out the great events taking place all week or go to career.truman.edu for more information. To see a full list of employers and grad schools coming to campus, go to truman.experience.com.

    Feb. 6
    Resumania
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    “Careers in Publishing”
    presented by Loren Kreher (‘08) with Denver Publishing Institute
    6 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    “Making it BIG in Non-Profit Healthcare”
    presented by Mike Schwend with Preferred Family Healthcare
    8 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room


    Feb. 7
    Etiquette Dinner
    5-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Cost $10

    “How to Turn an Internship into a Career”
    presented by Fleishman-Hillard
    7:15 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Cerner Info Session
    8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3202

    “Aim High! Landing Your Dream Job”
    presented by Sarah Cutler with the Career Center
    8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3201

    Save-A-Lot Info Session
    8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3203


    Feb. 8
    Career and Grad School Expo
    12-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Non-Profit Poster Display
    12-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building HUB


    Feb. 9
    Interview Day
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Non-Profit Conference
    * Volunteer Fair, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Student Union Building HUB

    * Non-Profit Poster Display, 12-4 p.m. Student Union Building HUB

    * “From Liberal Arts to CEO” presented by Kathy Nelson with KC Sport Commission, 4:45 p.m. Student Union Building Georgian Room A

    * Reception (by fac/staff nomination only) 5:30-7 p.m. Student Union Building Georgian Room B

    * Peace Corps Info Session, 7:15 p.m. Student Union Building Georgian Room A
     
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  • Admissions Telecounselor

    Telecounselors call prospective students Monday through Thursday evenings to inform them about the Truman experience and answer questions about the admission process.

    Scholarship, institutional, volunteer and work-study positions are available for the 2012-2013 school year.

    Applications are available online at telecounseling.truman.edu, by emailing your request to Kara Humphrey at karah@truman.edu or by picking up a paper copy at the front desk in the Office of Admission (Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center on the corner of Franklin St. and Normal Ave.).

    Applications are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 24.
  • Tru-Positions Job Database Available Online

    Tru-Positions provides a comprehensive database of existing scholarship service, institutional and work-study positions, including job descriptions and transferable work skills. This is an important advancement over the current process of requiring students to independently locate a student employment or service position with minimal direction or support. Students are encouraged to check back periodically to view new postings. Tru-Positions will be updated as positions become available.

    Tru-Positions can be found online at trupositions.truman.edu. Instructions for viewing and applying for a position can be found under the student information section. Any questions or feedback can be directed to Financial Aid at finaid@truman.edu.

  • Spring 2012 Global Issues Colloquium

    “Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Still Possible?”
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 8
    Violette Hall 1000
    Gershon Baskin, founder and chair of the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information
    Co-Sponsors: School of Social and Cultural Studies; History Department; Hillel; Students for a Middle East Peace

    “Y Ahora Aquí en el Norte”
    (“And Now Here in the North”)
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Violette Hall 1000
    Axel Fuentes, field organizer, Center for New Community
     
    “Unworking Asia:
    The Demise of Hand Painted Political Graphics in the Digital Age”
    7 p.m.
    April 5
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    Aaron Fine, professor of art and gallery director,
    Truman State University
  • Center for Student Involvement Accepting Leadership Recognition Program Nominations

    Nominations for the Leadership Recognition Program are open now through March 14. The Center for Student Involvement is sponsoring this program to honor Truman students, advisers and organizations for their dedication to their peers, campus and Kirksville community through various leadership roles during the year. Nomination information can be obtained online at csi.truman.edu/lrp/. For more information on this event, contact the CSI by phone at 785.4222 or by email at csilrp@gmail.com.
  • Apply for the First Year Activities Coordinating Team (FACT)

    Applications due Feb. 1. Apply at trupositions.truman.edu.
    FACT coordinates all the late-night activities during Truman Week.

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  • U.K. Fulbrights Available for Summer Courses

    U.S. undergraduates have the opportunity to follow a three to six week summer program at a world-class United Kingdom university or cultural institution. Each Summer Institute provides an immersive academic, cultural and social experience for freshmen or sophomore American students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the U.K. The 2012 U.K. Summer Institutes will take place at eight different British universities. The application deadline is March 16. For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes or email programmes@fulbringht.co.uk.
  • The Big Event

    Registration for the Big Event will be open 5 p.m. Feb. 3. through March 2. The Big Event will be held March 17. Register your group online at serve.truman.edu/bigevent.
  • Purple Friday T-shirts


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  • Gamma Chi Applications Available

    Applications to become a Panhellenic recruitment counselor, or “Gamma Chi,” for Fall 2012 women’s rush are due at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Panhellenic Council mailbox in the Center for Student Involvement.

    To receive a copy of the application, email Hannah Schulte at hms4382@truman.edu.
  • “Spring Awakening” Auditions

    Auditions for “Spring Awakening” will be 1-6 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Auditions will be in groups of five and students must sign up for a time slot on the sheet outside the scene shop on the first floor of Ophelia Parrish. Anyone is welcome to audition. More information about auditions can be found at theatre.truman.edu.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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 is March 1.

    The J. R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund of the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association
    is now available. This $1,000 scholarship is to encourage enrollment in educational studies related to career fields associated with water supply. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103. Deadline for submission is March 21.

    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 Student Loan Program are eligible to apply. More information about this scholarship opportunity can be found at usbank.com/studentloans. Deadline to apply is March 31.

    SellUsedBooks.com is currently accepting applications for their Spring 2012, 500-word essay, “Why I Deserve to Win this Scholarship” contest. More information may be found at www.sellusedbooks.com/sell-used-books-college-essay.htm. Deadline for the $1,000 scholarship application is April 15.

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2012. To learn more, visit www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for application is May 28.

    The BigSun Organization is offering a $500 scholarship. All student-athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of sport. Deadline for submission is June 22. To learn how to apply, visit www.bigsunathletics.com.

    The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering its scholarship again this year to all college students. The scholarship awards are based on an essay contest with the subject concerning cancer. The scholarships amounts are $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Students can receive more information and request an application packet at www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp.
  • On-Campus Athletics

    Women’s Basketball vs.
    Washburn University

    Feb. 1
    5:30 p.m.

    Men’s Basketball vs.
    Washburn University

    Feb. 1
    7:30 p.m.

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  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Recent Additions...
     
    Films On Demand is a web-based digital video collection that includes over 8,000 full-length videos and 90,000 clips. Users can create a personal account to organize and bookmark clips as well as create and share playlists. Titles can be found using the library catalog.
     
    Users must be on the Truman network to view videos. Please call the Reference Desk at 785.4051 with questions.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    Activity: Superbowl Pickems'
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 2
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Feb. 5

    Activity: Badminton-Singles
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Feb. 18

    Activity: Badminton-Doubles
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 23
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Feb. 25

    Activity: Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: NCAA March Madness
    Division: Open
    Deadline: March 14
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: March 15

    Activity: Swim Meet
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 29
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 5

    Activity: Co-Rec Ultimate Frisbee
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 2
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 14-15

    Activity: Golf Scramble
    Division: Open/Greek/Org
    Deadline: April 10
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 17

    Activity: Punt Pass & Kick
    Division: Open/Greek/Org
    Deadline: April 10
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 17

    Activity: Track Meet
    Division: Open/Greek/Org
    Deadline: April 12
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 19

    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.
  • Van Driving Classes Scheduled

    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, available online at police.truman.edu.

    Classes are scheduled:

    2:30 p.m.
    Jan. 31

    2:30 p.m.
    Feb. 1

    Classes will take place at General Services Building 109 (Formerly Grim-Smith, located at the corner of Patterson and Franklin streets.)

    Participants must sign up to attend and should allow two to three hours for the class. Class size is limited. Call 785.4177 or email joycecook@truman.edu.
  • Video Contest: Are You the Most Interesting Student in the World?

    The Truman Institute is sponsoring a video contest promoting summer school at the University. First prize in an HD Flip Cam. For complete contest rules and guidelines visit summer.truman.edu/contest.asp.

    Click here to see the most interesting student in the world.
  • Kirksville Events

    For information about off-campus events, click on the Kirksville tab in TruView or the Kirksville Events tab located on the top of the Master Calendar at calendar.truman.edu.

Notes

  • Notes

    "Preventing Workplace Violence," presented by certified health science students, is scheduled 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Student Union Building room 3202. The presentation is open to all those interested.

    A study abroad information table will be set up
    from 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Student Union Building administering information about upcoming study abroad trips and options for current students.

    Adair County residents are invited to attend a public open house from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Kirksville R-III Middle School commons to discuss the proposed 2012 Community Strategic Plan. The proposed plan can be viewed at kirksvillecity.com.

    The deadline to nominate someone for a Day of Heroes Award is Feb. 1. This award, sponsored by the North Central Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, recognizes community heroes in the following six different categories: King Foundation Education Hero, Public Safety Hero, Youth Hero, Good Samaritan Hero, Military Hero and Family Hero. The award recipients will be honored at the Day of Heroes Recognition Event March 23. The nomination form can be found at www.ncmoredcross.org.

    The Physics Colloquium, MEMS for Accelerators and Plasmas, will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Magruder 1096. It will feature Scott Kovaleski from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will conduct its monthly meeting at 12 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Student Union Building Room 3201. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    The Truman Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

    The University Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Truman alumni return to perform benefit opera recital at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. All donations will benefit the Truman Opera Theatre.

    Eating Disorders Awareness Week viewing of “Someday Melissa” will be from 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 6 in Violette Hall 1000. Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Gamma.

    A Peace Corps information session will take place at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    Truman will be conducting a public auction of surplus equipment and furniture at 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Dulaney-Baldwin Building.

    “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will run at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-18 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

    The Student Research Conference abstract deadline is Feb. 17. All abstracts can be submitted online at src.truman.edu.