Vol. 16, No. 24 - March 13, 2012
- Truman’s 2011-2012 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will culminate with the American Shakespeare Center’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
One of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies and rude mechanicals in Shakespeare’s tribute to humankind’s power of imagination. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. The events include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Tickets will be available March 13. Students may pick up their free ticket at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may get their free tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building. General admission tickets cost $7 and are available at the Truman Cashiers Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. Tickets may also be purchased online at lyceum.truman.edu.
The Arnold and Alanna Preussner Fund is providing additional financial support for this event. For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or contact 785.4016.
- The Truman Board of Governors has three new alumni serving on the Board. The appointments were made by Gov. Jay Nixon in February and they were confirmed recently by the Missouri Senate.
Sarah (Hartmann) Burkemper is a certified public accountant and a certified financial planner in her own practice. She served as the public administrator for Lincoln County (Mo.) for 12 years, retiring from the position in December 2008.
Burkemper was a Pershing Scholar at Truman and graduated cum laude with two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in 1992. She was named Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting by the Business and Accountancy Division in 1992 and went on to receive a master’s degree in International Affairs from Washington University in 1997. Burkemper was honored as Truman’s Alumna of the Year in 2006. She currently serves as president of the Truman State University Foundation and previously served as a member of the Truman Board of Governors from March 2001 to June 2007.
A resident of Troy, Mo., Burkemper is a graduate of the CORO Women in Leadership program. She serves on the board of Community Opportunities (the county’s Senate Bill 40 board) and as Chair of the Lincoln County Health Foundation board. She fills the vacated term of Mike Greenwell.
Jim O’Donnell is a licensed funeral home director and serves as president of James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo. He has an Associate of Arts degree from Hannibal LaGrange College and a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Truman. He also has an Associate of Mortuary Science Degree from Kansas City, Kansas Community College, and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both Missouri and Illinois.
O’Donnell is a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Additionally, he is an active member of the Hannibal Park Board, Hannibal Arts Council Board, Farmers and Merchants Bank and Trust Company Advisory Board, Early Bird Kiwanis, Hannibal Elks Lodge, Hannibal Knights of Columbus Council #907 and of Holy Family Catholic Church. He is a past member of the board of directors for the Hannibal YMCA and the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce. He succeeds Mark Wasinger whose term has expired.
Susan Plassmeyer is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Alumni and Development, Administration and Development Services for Washington University in St. Louis. She also serves as an adjunct faculty for University College, which is a continuing education and professional studies division of Arts & Sciences at Washington University.
A Pershing Scholar at Truman, she graduated summa cum laude from the University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration/finance and a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Plassmeyer holds the distinction of being the first student representative to the governing board of the University following the enactment of legislation in 1984 permitting student representation. In 1990, she received a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She currently serves on the Truman School of Business Board of Advisors and the board of Trailnet, a non-profit in St. Louis. Plassmeyer served on the Truman State University Foundation and the Truman State University National Alumni Association Board. She succeeds John W. Siscel, III whose term had expired.
- Registration for Summer Session classes will open March 19.
Students can take classes to support their majors, get ahead on adding additional majors or minors or explore enriching learning opportunities not easily experienced during the normal academic year.
The Summer Session at Truman offers opportunities for traditional in-seat classes, online classes, internships and practical experiences.
Classes for the first five-week session will begin May 29. Eight-week session classes will begin June 4 and the second five-week classes will start July 2.
More information about Summer Session can be found online at summer.truman.edu. For questions, email email@example.com or call 785.5384.
- Author and retired executive Harlan Steinbaum will deliver the Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Lecture at 3 p.m. March 20 in Violette Hall 1000.
Steinbaum was president and CEO of Medicare-Glaser Corporation and was part of the company buy back from Pet, Inc., and its following listing on the NASDAQ in 1982. He served as the founding chairman of the Express Scripts board, a leading pharmacy benefits management company now ranked 55th among Fortune 500 companies.
Steinbaum is the author of “Tough Calls from the Corner Office,” which shares individuals’ most important decisions of 39 top business, not-for-profit and government leaders. The book provides insight into the events, stakes and pressures surrounding the decision-making process. Copies of “Tough Calls from the Corner Office” will be available for sale at the Executive-in-Residence Lecture and Steinbaum will sign books immediately following.
The Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program was established in 1993 by Truman alumnus Raymond F. Bentele. Its purpose is to allow the School of Business to select an outstanding individual from business and industry each semester to spend two to three days on campus, engaging students both in and out of the classroom.
- State Farm has awarded a grant of $5,000 to Truman State University to assist a student organization that conducts financial literacy programs in the northeast Missouri region.
The grant was awarded to Truman’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization to provide support for a series of financial programs, including Hablidades Economicas, a bilingual financial literacy workshop designed to benefit the Latino community in Milan, Mo., and Planning for Success, college preparation workshops for students in La Plata High School. Some of the topics covered in the workshops include how to open a bank account, writing and recording checks, balancing a checkbook, use of debit and credit cards and instruction of basic financial terminology.
State Farm agents from Kirksville joined Truman students and the Dean of the School of Business on campus to recognize the company’s financial support of the SIFE Program. Pictured, left to right: agent Brian Maijala, SIFE vice president Jessie Eubank, agent Chad Davis, agent Racquel Schempp, SIFE president Cody Hagan and School of Business Dean Deb Kerby.
Truman’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team is a student organization within the School of Business that develops and implements projects that teach the principles of free market economics, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, personal success skills and business ethics with a vision of changing the world.
Overall, Truman’s SIFE team has impacted more than 2,000 individuals and volunteered over 3,200 hours toward improving the quality of life in the region. Last spring, the team captured the regional SIFE USA championship in Chicago and advanced to the national competition in Minneapolis, Minn.
Nursing students and faculty from Truman take a picture on the steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 22. Approximately 40 senior students and four faculty traveled to the Capitol to participate in Missouri Nurses Association (MONA) Nurse Advocacy Day.
- To commemorate Albert Einstein’s birthday, Curtis R. Blakely, assistant professor of justice systems, will make a number of original Einstein items available for viewing during March.
Items include: an original Einstein signature; two original letters, one written by Frau Einstein and the other by his secretary Helen Dukas; a poem written to Einstein and one written by Einstein; more than 40 photographs including several originals taken by Orren Jack Turner, the official Princeton photographer; and other miscellaneous items.
Also included are autographs and/or letters by Harold Urey, Max Born, Arthur Eddington, Max Planck, Robert Millikan, Kip Thorne, Oliver Lodge and Edward Teller, all of whom are noted physicists and many of them were Einstein’s associates.
A number of items owned by Boris Podolsky of EPR paper fame, a paper co-authored with Einstein and Rosen, will be featured as well. Included among these items is the nameplate that ordained Podolsky’s door during his tenure at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
This collection is available for viewing in Barnett Hall. Contact Blakely at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
- The Truman Department of Music and the Truman Opera Theatre will present Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” with performances March 15-18.
The opera, based on Virgil’s “Aeneid,” tells the fateful love story of Dido, queen of Carthage, and Aeneas, a prince of Troy, who each must choose between their love for each other and their sense of duty—choices that will ultimately affect the course of history.
Performances will take place in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Show times will be at 8 p.m. March 15-17. The March 18 performance will take place at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Tickets will be on sale in the Ophelia Parrish lobby Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and from 1:30-3:30 p.m., as well as at the door. A pre-performance talk about the opera will take place 50 minutes before each performance in Ophelia Parrish 2115.
- The Truman Department of History will host the Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC from Notre Dame University, at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Miscamble will deliver the 2012 Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture.
Miscamble, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on his recently published book “The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan.”
At Notre Dame, Miscamble teaches U.S. diplomatic and political history. His research focus is post-World War II U.S. foreign policy. The author of numerous books, two of his titles have received the Harry S. Truman Book Award: “George F. Kennan and the Making of American Foreign Policy, 1947-1950” and “From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War.”
A native of Australia, Miscamble earned both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Queensland. He then earned three degrees at Notre Dame: a Master of Divinity, an M.A. in history and his Ph.D. in history. He was ordained as a priest in 1988.
The Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture, established by Joseph Vreeland in memory of his wife who graduated from Truman in 1973, gives the Truman community the opportunity to hear public lectures by scholars of international reputation.
- The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting resumes for the full-time Fall 2012 internship position.
Interns can receive course credit, a stipend and valuable experience in public relations office duties. Interns usually take six hours of class in addition to taking six hours of internship credit.
Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style, experience in desktop publishing and familiarity of InDesign or similar software.
To apply, send a resume, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than March 23.
For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles email@example.com.
- “Form and Function of a Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University in the 21st Century: An Evolutionary Perspective”
associate professor of anthropology
Student Union Building
Georgian Room A
- Truman State University Foundation Scholarship applications are now available.
Approximately $250,000 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
- Information Technology Services is working on the computer lab software for the 2013 academic year. Over the summer the lab computers are scheduled to be updated to Windows 7 with MS Office 2010. Additional software requests for the computer labs can be made by sending an email to LabSoftware@truman.edu with the following information:
* Title of the software
* Number of licenses
* Company information
To allow sufficient time to install and test, submit software requests by April 1. Software packages that were previously in the computer labs will not be available unless requested. The link for the lab software that has been requested for the 2013 academic year is its.truman.edu/projects/labimage12-13/index.asp#list. The link for the lab software that was requested last year is its.truman.edu/projects/labimage11-12/index.asp#list. Also, to request training on using the technology in the classrooms, contact the IT Helpdesk at 785.4544.
- 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, advisors 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Career Center is now accepting applications for peer advisors and mock interviewers for the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants must attend a required preview session from 5-6 p.m. March 13 or March 14 in the Career Center. Applicants will need to submit a resume, cover letter, the Career Center application and three professional references by 12 p.m. March 21 in the Career Center with attention to Polly Matteson. See trupositions.truman.edu for more information.
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Tickets are free for students. General admission is $10. Tickets are available from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the SAB ticket window in the lower level of the Student Union Building.
For more information, call 785.4722.
- The U.K. Fulbright Commission announced the opening of an additional Summer Institute to take place at the King’s College London Summer School. This three-week program for U.S. undergraduates will center around the theme of the London 2012 Olympics Games.
All Summer Institutes will provide an immersive academic, cultural and social experience for freshman or sophomore American students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the U.K.
The Commission is now offering a total of seven opportunities for U.S. undergraduates. The application deadline is March 16. For more information on each Institute and details on how to apply, visit www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes.
- The Sue Shear Institute is accepting applications for delegates from Truman. This opportunity helps women learn how to make the political sector more accessible.
This week-long fellowship (May 20-25 at the University of St. Louis, all expenses paid) includes panel discussions, small-group exercises, skill-building workshops, a trip to Jefferson City to participate in a mock legislative session and opportunities to network with women leaders who are already helping to shape public policy.
The deadline is March 16. Those interested can apply at www.scribd.com/fullscreen/81075007?access_key=key-1zwvn4cm27gqum452x29 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TrumanSueShear?sk=wall.
- Get the opportunity to help first-year students transition from high school to life at Truman by applying to be a Scholastic Enhancement Experience Counselor for Summer 2012. Counselors spend two weeks in August getting to know students, teaching them about Truman and its multitude of resources as well as creating lasting friendships between them. Apply at mac.truman.edu by 5 p.m. March 16. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com.
- The Career Center is hosting Paging All Doctors March 26-28. Events include learning about the graduate school admissions process, a networking reception with healthcare professionals, medicine demonstrations, MCAT test preparation and more. For more information and to register for events, go to career.truman.edu.
- The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards (OCCS) is now accepting entries for its Bulldog Video Contest. Winning entries will be creative videos that capture the essence of the Truman experience. Specifically: What does it meant to be a Truman student? How do you define the Truman college experience?
The OCCS will accept individual or group entries and will award Truman Bookstore gift certificates for the top contestants: first place, $150; second place, $100; third place, $50.
Entries will be accepted through March 30. Visit conduct.truman.edu for more information and contest rules.
- The Truman Writing Center is looking for candidates to be writing consultants for the 2012-13 academic year. They will consider well-qualified students from all disciplines. Scholarship, stipend (limited) and work-study positions are available.
The application deadline is March 30, but positions may be filled by that date. Application requirements and an online form are at writingcenter.truman.edu/apply. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available at fafsa.gov. It is important to apply before April 1 to be considered for all available funding. The government allows filing with estimates in order to meet early state or institutional deadlines. The FAFSA is also required for Parent (PLUS) Loans. Contact the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103, or call 785.4130 with any questions.
- The Students Supporting the Exceptional Community is looking for volunteers to be buddies for the athletes at the Special Olympics, 12-5 p.m. April 21. Buddies will remain with an assigned athlete all day, cheering them on and helping them enter their events. Volunteers can sign up to be a buddy anytime by contacting Kristen Little at email@example.com.
- Truman students can nominate an outstanding full-time faculty advisor for the
William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award.
To nominate a faculty member, complete the online nomination form at
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 8. Academic Advisors are not eligible for the award.
Contact Marty Eisenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- In the Gallery…
The new exhibit celebrates 25 Years at Truman State University Press. Highlights include T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize winners, The Chariton Review and recent Press publications.
Also featured on display are three T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize winners, Rhina Espaillat, Dean Rader and Mona Lisa Saloy, who will be on campus March 29.
- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pickler Memorial Library 103
This workshop will discuss the use of VoiceThread to take online discussions to a new level of interactivity. Participate hands-on and learn how to create a discussion using text, voice and video to improve online connections in discussion boards.
Using Wordpress to Easily Update Your Web Presence
Presenter: Greg Marshall
Wordpress is an Open-source blogging and content management system used by millions of sites around the web. IT Services has recently made Wordpress available to the University community for a variety of different uses including personal faculty websites as well as departmental and student organization websites. Learn (or review) how to create and manage content with Wordpress.
This session will focus on two GoogleApps used here at Truman: Google Docs and Google Sites. Learn how wikis like Google Docs can be used in the classroom to facilitate deeper learning. Spend time creating a free and easy website using Google Sites that you can share with your students to help them stay connected outside of the classroom.
Free Supplemental Learning Resources
Learn about a variety of free resources to engage students, such as TED Lectures, Merlot, Connexions, Ning, MIT OpenCourseWare and more.
Films On Demand
Learn more about Films on Demand, a service offered by the Library. Discover the list of resources with digital streaming rights already approved to select films that meet your needs with little to no additional copyright costs.
Social Media in the Classroom
The use of social media in the classroom is a hot topic these days. Learn more about how schools are addressing social media in the classroom, recent laws related to social media and students, and more. Learn more about how others are effectively using social media to create learning opportunities “where they live.”
Fun, Free Tools for Use in Education
The final workshop in the series will focus on sharing additional free tools such as Prezi, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon and much more. Join us for a fun-filled hour of sharing our favorite “freebies.”
To register to attend any of these sessions, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.
- 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.
Alpha Delta Kappa, Sigma Chapter of Burlington, Iowa is offering one $1,000 scholarship to Des Moines County undergraduates who will be majoring in education. Further eligibility requirements include the applicant must show qualities of leadership, demonstrate success in academics and be involved in extra curricular and/or community activities. While financial need will be considered, it will not necessarily be the primary qualification. For further information, stop by the Financial Aid Office at McClain Hall 103. Applications are due by March 31.
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.
The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to deserving students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is to be awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship, the foundation has made an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available on their website at mief.org and are due by March 31.
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a non-profit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest-free loans. The program assists students with financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate good character and must be a permanent resident of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles or Warren, or the Illinois counties of Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe or St. Clair. Applications are due April 15. For more information, call 314.725.7990 or email email@example.com.
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 sellusedbooks.com/sell-used-books-college-essay.htm. Deadline for the $1,000 scholarship application is April 15.
Charter One is taking applications for their 40 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships to be awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities through volunteering. There will be one $5,000 grand prize, four $2,500 second prizes, and 35 $1,000 third prizes. Entries must be received between April 1–30. For more information go to charterone.com/scholarship.
The William M. Reiss Foundation is offering scholarships to graduates of publicly supported high schools located within the city limits of Belleville, Ill. Official college transcripts are required and a copy of the Student Aid Report from the FASFA is recommended. For more information, or to apply for this scholarship, visit the Financial Aid Office at McClain Hall 103. Deadline to apply is May 1.
The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is inviting eligible media communication and journalism students to apply for scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students of journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area (City of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties in Missouri; and Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois) are eligible to receive these scholarships. Applications are available online at stlpressclub.org/scholarships.html. Deadline for applications is May 4.
The Jack J. Isgur Foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance in Missouri schools, preferably in rural school districts. It is available to those at the junior and senior levels of undergraduate college, as well as graduate students. For more information, please stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. Applications must be submitted by May 15.
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2012. To learn more, visit 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 bigsunathletics.com.
The GP LSAT Prep Scholarship is available to students interested in applying to law school. One or more grants of $1,000 are awarded twice yearly (Jan. 30 and June 30). To apply, use the “contact us” form at getprepped.com/net to request the application packet.
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 cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp.
AES Engineers will continue to provide $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 in answer to one of the two questions that are posted online at aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for entry is Oct. 5.
Currently enrolled undergraduate college students are eligible to apply for the Foreclosure.com 2012 Scholarship Program. Students may go to foreclosure.com/scholarship to find out how to be entered to win one of five scholarships by writing an essay on stimulating the US housing market. Top prize is $5,000, second through fifth place will receive $1,000 each.
Deadline to enter is Dec. 1.
Wells Fargo is offering 40 $1,000 scholarships. Twenty will be awarded to high school students and 20 to college students through a random drawing throughout the year. Apply on line at wellsfargo.com/collegesteps for chance to win.
Milk & Honey Publishing, CollegeGreekBooks.org and Big Walt Anderson will offer up to seven $700 cash awards for the current fall/spring academic year. Students may apply each month to be eligible for one of these scholarships. Students must be a member of a social Greek organization and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. For more information and application go to collegegreekbooks.org/cashaward.html.
- Activity: NCAA March Madness
Deadline: March 14
Captains’ Meeting: N/A
Play Begins: March 15
Activity: Swim Meet
Deadline: March 29
Captains’ Meeting: N/A
Play Begins: April 5
Activity: Co-Rec Ultimate Frisbee
Deadline: April 2
Captains’ Meeting: N/A
Play Begins: April 14-15
Activity: Golf Scramble
Deadline: April 10
Captains’ Meeting: N/A
Play Begins: April 17
Activity: Punt Pass & Kick
Deadline: April 10
Captains’ Meeting: N/A
Play Begins: April 17
Activity: Track Meet
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.
- Amber Johnson, associate professor of anthropology, and Amanda Langendoerfer, head of Special Collections in Pickler Memorial Library, have received a Historical Archives Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for $15,000 to fund the initial transfer of Lewis R. Binford’s primary material to Special Collections.
Plamena Koseva, a romance language major, recently created and published “Reviews of Language-Learning Websites” on her blog, which contains an analysis of various features of the most common language-learning internet resources. Koseva’s research was supported by a Fall 2011 award from the Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research of the Office of the Provost. Her blog is posted at languagelearningwebsites.blogspot.com.
Donald Krause, assistant professor of communication, was recognized by Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority as February’s professor of the month. Alpha’s program “Professor Payday” acknowledges one of Truman’s outstanding professors every month.
Zhong (John) Ma, associate professor of biology, and Yu-yu Ren, a Truman biology graduate, had their paper, “Ethylene Interacts with Auxin in Regulating Developmental Attenuation of Gravitropism in Flax Root,” published in the Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. The research was supported in part by Truman’s grant from the National Science Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biology and Mathematics Program. The work also received help from Truman biology graduate Meghan Whitaker.
Bonnie Lynn Mitchell-Green, assistant professor of sociology, has coauthored a chapter, “Indigenous Religions,” with Lester R. Kurtz in Gods in the Global Village, 3rd edition: The World’s Religions in Sociological Perspective.
John James Quinn, professor of political science, had a chapter accepted for publication entitled “The Nexus of the Domestic and Regional within an International Context: The Rwandan Genocide and Mobutu’s Ouster.” It shows how violence diffused from Rwanda to Zaire, escalated, and led to Mobutu’s overthrow. It will appear in Amy Freedman, ed., Threatening the State: the Internationalization of Internal Conflicts.
- The faculty forum continues with “Fallen Women and Daring Speech: Victorian Devotional Poetry” by Heather Cianciola, lecturer in English, at 6:30 p.m. March 13 in Violette Hall 1000. Cianciola will discuss how Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti offer a new perspective through which to view Victorian women’s religious verse.
Native American spirit dancer Dennis Rogers will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, Rogers has been working to promote multicultural education since 1987. He is internationally know for his spirit dancing and his unique style of teaching Native American culture. He demonstrates traditional Navajo crafts, including beadworking, feather work and sand paintings.
“Kony,” a documentary movie by Invisible Children, will be screened at 8 p.m. March 13 in the Student Union Building Down Under. The event is free of charge and following the screening, a young man or woman from Africa that has been personally affected by the conflict will speak briefly and field questions from the audience. Residence Life, Truman in Africa and Alpha Kappa Lambda are sponsoring this event.
The Lunch-n-Learn series for faculty members continues at 11:30 a.m. March 14 with a workshop on VoiceThread. To register to attend, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.
The State of the District Address will take place at 8 a.m. March 15 at the Adair County Annex Building. This event is sponsored by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce, Governmental Affairs Committee. For more information, go to kirksvillechamber.com.
A candidate’s forum for the April election will take place March 15 at the El Kadir Shrine Club. Candidates for City Council and the Kirksville R-III School Board have been invited to attend. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to meet the candidates. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to kirksvillechamber.com.
The Early-Vreeland Lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 15 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC from Notre Dame University, will discuss his recently published book “The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan.”
“‘O Excellent Motion’: Directing Through Text,” a workshop by actors from the American Shakespeare Company, will take place from 3:45-5 p.m. March 20 in Baldwin Hall. Participants will learn how to find performance clues in Shakespeare’s plays and direct the actors in a scene from the repertory. Space is limited to 40 participants. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host a discussion of issues of interest to the University at 12 p.m. March 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This meeting is to address and give input on the Guiding Coalition. All faculty and staff are invited. Contact Marc Becker at email@example.com or call 785.6036 for more information.
Beta Alpha Psi will provide free income tax assistance to students and the community from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 and March 31 in Violette Hall 1424. For complete details visit bap.truman.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Orchestra Gold Medal Concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 24 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.
The deadline for summer grant applications offered through the Truman Institute is March 26. These grants are designed to move toward the goal of having each major offering at least one online course, where feasible, within the next couple of summer sessions. Applications can be found online at institute.truman.edu/forms.asp.
“Savages and Throwbacks: Racism and Heterosexism in 20th Century America,” a lecture by professor and author Ladelle McWhorter, will take place at 4:30 p.m. March 30 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. McWhorter, a professor of philosophy at the University of Richmond, is also the author of “Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America: A Genealogy.” This event is sponsored by the Jonny and Dave Eisenberg Speaker’s Fund, the Department of English and Linguistics and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Educator of the Year nominations are now being accepted They can be made online at senate.truman.edu.