Vol. 17, No. 1 - Aug. 23, 2012

Features

  • Truman Students Excel on CPA Exam

    According to recently released statistics, Truman students were among the most successful in the country at the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination.

    The National Association of States Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has released the summary statistics for candidates taking the CPA examination during 2011. Truman graduates performed exceptionally well during this exam period.

    NASBA classified institutions by the number of candidates taking sections of the CPA exam and published rankings by classification. Truman was classified as a “large” program having 80 individual candidates complete a total of 256 CPA exam sections.

    The candidates passed 78.9 percent of sections taken with an average score of 80.4, placing fourth in the nation among large programs. Among all institutions with 10 or more reported candidates, Truman ranked ninth in the nation. Truman graduates had the highest success rate of all universities in the state. Other Missouri institutions ranked in the top 40 were: Washington University at No. 11; the University of Missouri-Kansas City at No. 22; and the University of Missouri-Columbia at No. 30.

    Truman is one of only 178 universities worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.
  • Cyclists Need to Follow Campus Guidelines

    Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation for many to and from campus. As the school year begins, the Office of Public Safety wants to remind all cyclists of the campus guidelines.

    Anyone operating a bicycle must obey the same traffic control regulations that apply to cars and motorcycles, such as stopping for stop signs and riding in the right-hand portion of the roadway. Bicycles which are ridden after dark must be equipped with a headlight, large red reflector on the rear, and white or amber pedal and spoke reflectors.

    Bicycles parked on campus must be left in bicycle racks, which are provided in convenient locations. Bikes are not to be left in buildings, entrances, ramps or any other hazardous location. They should not be attached to any trees or light poles. Bicycles which are illegally parked are subject to parking tickets and/or confiscation by the Department of Public Safety. Bicycles should be ridden on streets, not on sidewalks, lawns or parkways that are property of Truman.

    Students are strongly encouraged to register their bikes with Public Safety. Registration permits are issued free of charge. More information on the biking policies may be found at police.truman.edu/parkingservices/parkServ.asp.

    The Bike Co-op, located near Grim Hall on Patterson Street, is a student organization that runs a bike workshop equipped with tools to do most repairs on bicycles. Its purpose is to teach people how to repair their own bikes.

    Co-op members usually staff the shop Monday to Friday 12-4 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Specific hours are determined each semester. For more information on the Co-op, email ajc6238@truman.edu.




  • Alberts Serves as Interim Director

    Scott Alberts, professor of mathematics, has been appointed as interim director of Interdisciplinary Studies for a one-year period. His appointment began June 25.

    During his 11 years at Truman, Alberts has served as the director of the Truman Portfolio Project and been active with the Center for Applied Statistics and Evaluation. He also served as the student government advisor for several years.

    Alberts will work within the Provost’s Office to coordinate initiatives and programs that cross department and disciplinary boundaries.

  • Guidelines For Using the University Logo

    During the school year, many Truman offices and student organization will want to create Truman State University related memorabilia with the name of the University or one of the University logos.

    The University does have a Logo and Style guide that contains standards for consistency for the Truman identity system and if anyone is interested in using the name of the University or its logos, those specific guidelines must be followed at all times. Because the name and logo are licensed, it is best to work directly with the Publications Office on how the name or logo might be used. Information on the main variations of the logo can be found online at publications.truman.edu/logoUsageGuide.asp.

    For questions concerning use of the Truman name or logos, contact the Publications Office at 785.4692.

  • BBQ Competition Marks Football Home Opener Sept. 8

    To celebrate the home opener, the Truman football team is sponsoring The Smoke at Stokes, a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition, Sept. 8.

    Starting at 11 a.m., the parking lot located at the southwest corner of Franklin and Patterson streets will be the site of a state championship BBQ event. Live blues music from Deadwood will be performed between 1-3:30 p.m. with a short intermission to present the BBQ awards. Concessions will be available throughout the day.

    Beginning at 4 p.m. the parking lot will be opened for one of the two Truman tailgate events this season. Samples from the BBQ competition will also be available at that time. Participants can taste a selection from each competitor and cast their vote for the People’s Choice award.

    All of this leads up to the football home opener when the Bulldogs will take on Lincoln (Mo.) at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Truman Athletics at 785.4235 or visit trumanbulldogs.com.

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  • Visiting Scholar Strengthens International Ties

    Dr. Cristina Borreguero Beltran, professor of early modern history at the University of Burgos in Spain, has been on campus since Aug. 20 in an effort to build stronger relationships between the University of Burgos and Truman.

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    Dr. Cristina Borreguero Beltran

    Formerly the director of international relations,  Beltran has travelled extensively in Europe and North America as a visiting scholar and lecturer on 16th, 17th and 18th century Spanish and European History. The author of five books and scores of scholarly articles, her most recent work has been recognized and promoted by the Spanish government in Castilla for bridging the relationships between academic and cultural heritage in this region. Beltran will continue her visit to Truman through Sept. 1.

  • Students Study Abroad in Salamanca

    Several Truman students spent eight weeks this summer studying abroad in Spain.
     
    The program included 12 credit hours for work done on a trip to Salamanca, Spain. During their six-week stay in Salamanca, the students lived with a Spanish family and studied at a renowned language school.

    The remainder of the time was spent traveling to Madrid, Cordova, Seville, Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Toledo, Segovia, Avila, La Alberca and Sierra de Francia. As part of their cultural experience, the students attended a bullfight and a Flamenco show, as well as a variety of music recitals, fiestas regionales and drama events.

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    Seated, left to right: Wesley Allard, Andrew Clooney, Rachel Hunt, Haley Lanser, Rachel Phillips, Laura Stucky, Casey Henderson and Lauren Baker. Standing, left to right: Kara Goodier, Christopher Schisler, Dr. Silvia Pites, Briana Martinez, Mikail Brown, Kristin Grimsley, Mariah Shields, Mary Duncan, Daniel Philbin, Erin Schnurbusch and Kayla Lagud.
  • Student Research Grants Now Available

    The Office of Student Research (OSR) is now accepting Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for research and creative activities to be conducted during the Fall 2012 semester.
     
    The purpose of these grants is to promote a culture of research, scholarship and creative activity at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research styles and requirements. Projects supported by this program should involve original ideas but may encompass a variety of activities including obtaining preliminary data or information, exploring new topics and continuing ongoing projects. The OSR anticipates awarding five to eight GIASR grants (up to $750 each) per semester depending on availability of funds.

    Students must be current Truman undergraduates or graduate students and be mentored by a Truman faculty member. Grant applications may request up to $750 and can cover student stipends as well as supplies and travel to conduct the research. Complete guidelines can be found at the Office of Student Research website, osr.truman.edu.

    All students that wish to be considered for GIASR Fall 2012 funding should submit applications online at secure.truman.edu/osr-s by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 30. Email any questions about the OSR programs to osr@truman.edu.
  • ITS Updating Campus Computers

    This fall the ITS managed academic computer labs and classrooms will be running Windows 7 as the default, not Windows XP. Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP soon so ITS has started changing campus computers.
     
    Windows 7 is now available as a choice in the Pickler Memorial Library 312 computer lab or the Windows 7 virtual lab desktop may be accessed by using the VMware view client. Instructions for the VMware view client are at secure.truman.edu/its-s/viewclient/login.asp?page=/its-s/viewclient/index.asp.

    Faculty and staff that would like to upgrade an office PC to Windows 7 can contact the ITS Service Center at 785.4544.

Announcements

  • Family Day Sept. 15

    Truman Baseball Scrimmage
    10 a.m.
    Truman Baseball Field

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-Noon
    Pickler Memorial Library
    Tours will begin every 10 minutes.

    University Art Gallery Exhibit
    Lampo Leong: Retrospective

    12-4:30 p.m.
    University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish

    Annual Festival Centennial
    1-4 p.m.
    Centennial Hall Courtyard
    Free food, games, contests and music

    Student Activities Board Presents:
    The Hypnotist Sailesh

    4 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium
    Free tickets will be available for students to pick up at the SAB Office in the Student Union Building several weeks before the performance. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information, go to sab.truman.edu.

    Barbecue
    5-6:30 p.m.
    Student Union Mall
    (Rain site: Student Union Building)
    $8.50 per person*
    Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased online at store.truman.edu/familyday.
    *If a student has a meal plan, they do NOT have to purchase a meal ticket. Seating is limited so participants are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.


    Bulldog Football vs. Northwestern Oklahoma
    7 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium
    General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and those K-12. Admission is free to Truman students with a Truman ID. Tickets will be available at the ticket windows before the game. For more information, call 785.4276.

    Extras
    Friday, Sept. 14
    Women’s Soccer vs. Missouri Western
    4 p.m.
    Truman Soccer Field

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Washburn
    7 p.m.
    Pershing Arena

    Fireside Friday Preview
    8 p.m.
    Student Union Building HUB
    Come and enjoy musical entertainment provided by the Busted String Band, as well as popcorn and complimentary lemonade. The Busted String Band is an Americana band that formed at Truman in March 2011 and is made up almost entirely of current students and recent alumni. Since their birth in Kirksville, the BSB has made a reputation throughout northern Missouri and southern Iowa as a high-energy, entertaining live act. Over the last year, the members of the Busted String Band have shared the stage with a variety of nationally touring acts like Iron & Wine, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Brandon Jenkins and many more.

    Saturday, Sept. 15
    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival*
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Downtown Kirksville
    *The festival includes an antiques show, which will take place in the Arts Center at 117 S. Franklin. For more information, visit kirksvillearts.com.

    Sunday, Sept. 16
    Women’s Soccer vs. Northwest Missouri
    1 p.m.
    Truman Soccer Field

  • New Student Welcome

    5-7 p.m.
    Sept. 6
    Downtown Kirksville
    Show current Truman ID for free food.

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

    1-5 p.m.
    Aug. 29
    Student Union Building

    Organizations, departments and outside vendors will display
    the services they have to offer to students.

  • 2012 TruScholars Research Symposium

    Aug. 25
    Student Union Building
    Alumni Room

    This past summer, students from a variety of disciplines participated in faculty-mentored research projects through the TruScholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Students wrote proposals last spring, carried out research this summer and will present their progress at the 2012 TruScholars Research Symposium. The entire Truman community is invited to attend some or all of the presentations and learn more about the diverse ways in which research, scholarship and creative activities are being conducted across Truman’s campus.

    Session I
    8:30-9:50 a.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room


    Opening Remarks

    Maria Nagan, director for the Office of Student Research

    The Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Quality of Life in Panic Disorder Patients: A Meta-Analysis
    Sarah Jo David
    Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Vittengl, professor of psychology

    ‘Even When I’m Just Looking, I am Working’: The Significance of Lee Krasner’s Transitions
    April Johnston
    Faculty Mentor: Julia DeLancey, professor of art history

    Using Radio Antennae To Study Solar Activity
    Bhupendra Subedi
    Faculty Mentor: Vayujeet Gokhale, assistant professor of physics

    Observing Presence/Absence Variation and Copy Number Variation Using Chromosome Painting
    Danielle Witt
    Faculty Mentor: Ashley Lough, post-doctoral fellow in biology

    Gaussian Moat Problem
    Saru Maharjan
    Faculty Mentor: Tony Vazzana, professor of mathematics

    Break
    9:50-10 a.m.
    Walk to OP and meet in South Atrium


    Artist Talk
    10-10:30 a.m.
    Ophelia Parrish South Atrium


    Stream of Unconscious: A Work of Painted Cyanotypes
    Lona Moody
    Faculty Mentor: Priya Kambli, professor of art
     
    Break
    10:30-10:40 a.m.
    Walk to Student Union Building and meet in Alumni Room


    Session II
    10:40-11:55 a.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room


    International Financial Reporting Standards: Are They Right for the United States?
    Patrick Fink
    Faculty Mentor: Jason Lin, professor of business administration

    Folklore and the Harlem Renaissance: Exploring Black Identity
    David Hutchinson
    Faculty Mentor: Jerrold Hirsch, professor of history

    Asteroid Shape and Spin Axis Modeling via Lightcurve Inversion
    Paul Friz
    Faculty Mentor: Vayujeet Gokhale, assistant professor of physics

    Study of Segregation Distortion in Fruit Flies
    Reid McLean
    Faculty Mentor: Laura Fielden, professor of biology

    Figure Rating Scales and Male Body Dissatisfaction
    Andrew Turner
    Faculty Mentor: Michele Breault, professor of psychology

    Poster Session
    11:55 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room


    Catenane
    Andre Castiaux
    Faculty Mentor: John O’Brien, professor of chemistry

    Thermal Ecology of Common North American Snakes
    Michael Kartje
    Faculty Mentor: Chad Montgomery, associate professor of biology

    Discerning the Effects of Genetic Drift and Natural Selection Using a Modification of Tajima’s D Statistic
    Nathan Kopp
    Faculty Mentors: Pamela Ryan, professor of mathematics and Anton Weisstein, associate professor of biology

    Variation in Prebiotic Properties of Experimental Maize Lines with Higher Levels of Resistant Starch
    Kumud Joshi*
    Faculty Mentors: Mark Campbell, professor of agricultural science, Cindy Cooper, professor of biology and Vineet Singh, professor of microbiology and immunology (ATSU)
    *Summer Grants-In-Aid of Scholarship and Research grant recipient

    A Preliminary Phylogenetic Analysis of Aureolaria (Orobanchaceae) Based on Two Chloroplast Gene Loci
    Sean Serroque
    Faculty Mentor: Lisa Hooper, professor of biology

    Community Health Assessment Using the CDC’s CHANGE Tool
    Mitch Stewart
    Faculty Mentor: Carol Cox, professor of health sciences
  • Office Relocations

    Communication
    Barnett Hall 1400

    Psychology
    Barnett Hall 2400

    Military Science
    Barnett Hall 2230
  • Cashier Window Hours

    The Cashier Window in McClain Hall will have extended hours of 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Aug. 24. The Cashier Window is available to help Truman students conduct various financial transactions. Cashiers are responsible for processing tuition payments, receiving loan payments, disbursing student paychecks, cashing checks and selling Lyceum tickets. Normal Cashier Window hours are Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • University Van Driving Classes

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

    3 p.m. • Aug. 28
    3 p.m. • Aug. 29

    Classes will take place at the General Services Building Conference Room (1st floor)

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

  • Nursing Department Seeks Continued Accreditation

    Truman’s Department of Nursing is seeking continued accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. An accreditation review has been scheduled in October. Interested parties are invited to submit comments directly to CCNE. Written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until Sept. 15. All comments should be directed to: Cristina Walcott, Administrative Assistant, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.
  • Truman Spirit Shirts

    A limited number of small, medium and 2XL spirit shirts are available
    for $5 in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.
  • Dog Tag Discount Cards

    The Bulldog football team is once again selling discount cards that may be utilized year round at more than 30 local businesses. Dog Tags may be purchased for $10 in the Athletics Office in Pershing Building, from any member of the football team or in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.
  • McNair at 20: Two Decades of Excellence

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  • Fellowship Deadlines

    The following are 2012 campus deadlines for several nationally competitive fellowships:

    Marshall: Sept. 7
    Rhodes: Sept. 14
    Fulbright: Sept. 18
    Gates Cambridge: Sept. 24
    Goldwater: Oct. 15

    Students interested in any of these fellowships should contact Maria Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu.
    For further information, visit gradstudies.truman.edu/fellowships.asp.
  • Student Recreation Center Holiday Hours

    Aug. 31
    6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    Sept. 1
    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Sept. 2
    11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Sept. 3
    11 a.m.-11 p.m.

  • Emergency Text Message Notification

    Students interested in receiving emergency notices through the text messaging function on their phones can sign up for this service through TruView. Click the “Student” tab and then “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information.” The Emergency Response Guide is also available at police.truman.edu.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    New Library Service Desk

    Over the summer, Pickler Memorial Library combined the Reference and Circulation desks to create a one-stop service area. The front desk, now known as the Library Service Desk, is where library users can check out materials and ask all of their questions. For inquiries that cannot be handled at the Library Service Desk, patrons will be connected with the on-call reference librarian for further assistance. Members of the Reference Department will be constantly on call to assist patrons with using the library catalog, locating materials, searching online databases and other research related questions.

    By using an on-call system, the library can provide the same reference services as in the past without having to be tied to a physical desk. In fact, the Reference Department has gone “mobile” and will be roaming throughout the library on a regular basis to provide assistance to patrons in other locations. With new iPads, librarians will have constant access to the library catalog, article databases and the Internet from anywhere in the building.

    The former Reference Desk has become the space for the laser printer and photocopiers as well as other office items like the paper cutter, pencil sharpener, stapler and comb binder.

    Stop by the new Library Service Desk or call 785.4051 with any questions.

  • Wellness PACT Coordinator Position Open in the Office of Student Affairs

    The Wellness PACT Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the wellness and prevention activities among organizations and departments within Student Affairs on campus. The position listing is available on TruPositions and more information can be found at conduct.truman.edu/Wellness%20PACT%20Coordinator%20Application.asp. For any questions please contact Beth Kral at bkral@truman.edu.


  • Student Models Needed for MDHE Publications

    The Missouri Department of Higher Education is looking for Missouri college students to grace the covers of its publications. Selected students will participate in a group session with a professional photographer in Columbia, Mo. Students’ photographs and bios will be featured on MDHE publications for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years and other marketing efforts. All interested students should send an email by Sept. 21 to amanda.brown@dhe.mo.gov.

    Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. International students are welcome to apply, however, the MDHE is fully aware they may not be eligible for compensation. High school seniors that will be attending a Missouri postsecondary institution in the fall of 2013 may also apply. A digital photo, taken within the last three months, should be attached to the email. The MDHE will accept clear photographs from professional or amateur photographers. Selected students will be notified of the time and place to meet and compensated $100 for their time. All participants will also be provided their own individual shots in a digital format.

    In the email, students should include the following information: name, school address, home address, phone, email, height, age, school attending, major and school activities/hobbies.



  • Truman State University Calendar of Events 2012-2013

    Fall Semester 2012
    Aug. 23 - Classes begin
    Sept. 3 - Labor Day
    Sept. 15 - Family Day
    Oct. 10 - First Block classes end
    Oct. 11-12 - Midterm Break
    Oct. 15 - Second Block classes begin
    Oct. 20 - Homecoming
    Oct. 24 - Career Expo
    Nov. 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break
    Dec. 7 - Last day of classes
    Dec. 10 - Finals begin
    Dec. 12 - Reading Day
    Dec. 14 - Commencement

    Spring Semester 2013
    Jan. 14 - Classes begin
    Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Feb. 21 - University Conference
    March 6 - First Block classes end
    March 7 - Second Block classes begin
    March 11-15 - Midterm Break
    March 23 - Big Event
    April 1 - Spring Break                   
    April 13 - Holman Family Distinguished Speaker                   
    April 16 - Student Research Conference
    May 3 - Last day of classes
    May 6 - Finals start
    May 8 - Reading Day
    May 10 - Finals end
    May 11 - Commencement

    Check the Master Calendar for a complete listing of on-campus events.
  • Kirksville Air Fest

    The Cape Air Kirksville Air Fest will take place the weekend of Sept. 8-9.
    For complete details, visit kvairfest.com.

  • Free Tobacco Quit Class

    Truman has partnered with the Missouri Foundation for Health and the American Lung Association to provide free 7-week freedom from smoking classes in Kirksville and Macon, Mo. Class includes free patches, a booklet and doctor consultation. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information contact Justin McDermott, grant manager/tobacco cessation specialist at Truman at 573.470.2125 or jmcdermott@truman.edu.

    Kirksville
    6:30-8 p.m.
    Aug. 27
    Sept. 3, 10, 17, 19, 24
    Oct. 1
    NEMO Health Council, Executive Conference Room
    1416 Crown Drive

    Macon
    6:30-8 p.m.
    Aug. 28
    Sept. 4, 11, 18, 20, 25
    Oct. 2
    Macon County Health Department
    503 N. Missouri Street
  • Local Business Thank You

    Truman State University would like to thank the following businesses and local organizations for their recent donations to the Ready-or-Not Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

    Sodexo
    Truman Bookstore
    Patty’s University Bookstore
    Truman Institute
    Center for Student Involvement
    Pagliai’s Pizza
    Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders
    South Pizza Hut
    Hardee’s
    Thousand Hills State Park Dining Lodge
    Dukum Inn Bar and Grille
    Ruby Tuesday
    Westlake Ace Hardware
    Farm & Home
    Hy-Vee
    Edna Campbells
    Dermatology Skin Spa
    Lena Reardon, Avon Dealer
  • Next Issue

    The Next Issue of the Truman Today will be available Sept. 4.
    Submissions can be sent to tmiles@truman.edu.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    Activity: 3v3 Outdoor Basketball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Aug. 27
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Aug. 28

    Activity: Amazing Race-Truman
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Aug. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Aug. 29

    Activity: NCAA Football Pick ’em
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Fridays by 4 p.m.
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Aug. 30

    Activity: Sand Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Aug. 31
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 4

    Activity: Co-Rec Sand Volleyball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Aug. 31
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 4

    Activity: NFL Pick ’em
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Fridays by 4 p.m.
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Sept. 5

    Activity: Baggo
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Sept. 10

    Activity: Golf Scramble
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 5
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Sept. 12

    Activity: Flag Football
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 11
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 17

    Activity: Co-Rec Flag Football
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 11
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 17

    Activity: Softball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 22-23

    Activity: Co-Rec Softball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 22-23

    Activity: Kickball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 25
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 29-30

    Activity: Tennis (singles/doubles)
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 8

    Activity: Bulldog 5K Run*
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 20
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 20
    * Register through the Advancement Office.

    Activity: Indoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 15
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Oct. 22

    Activity: Co-Rec Indoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 15
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Oct. 22

    Activity: Shootout Night
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 22

    Activity: Table Tennis (doubles)
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 24
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 27

    Activity: 3v3 Indoor Basketball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 24
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Oct. 29

    Activity: Pickleball (doubles)
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 31
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Nov. 5

    Activity: Texas Hold’em Poker
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 8
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Nov. 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Floor Hockey
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Nov. 28

    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.

  • Home Athletic Events

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Rockhurst (Mo.)

    1 p.m.
    Aug. 25

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Illinois-Springfield

    1 p.m.
    Aug. 26

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Drury (Mo.)

    4 p.m.
    Aug. 26

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. McKendree (Ill.)

    11 a.m.
    Aug. 31

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Minnesota State

    4 p.m.
    Aug. 31

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Minnesota-Duluth

    7:30 p.m.
    Aug. 31

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Winona State (Minn.)

    1:15 p.m.
    Sept. 1

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Missouri-St. Louis

    7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 1

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Winona State (Minn.)

    12 p.m.
    Sept. 2

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Westminster (Mo.)

    3 p.m.
    Sept. 8

    Football
    v. Lincoln (Mo.)

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 8

    Men’s Tennis
    v. Westminster (Mo.)

    4 p.m.
    Sept. 12

    Women’s Tennis
    v. Westminster (Mo.)

    4 p.m.
    Sept. 12

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Missouri Western

    4 p.m.
    Sept. 14

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Washburn (Kan.)

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 14

    Women’s Tennis: Truman Invitational
    Sept. 14-15

    Football
    v. Northwestern Oklahoma State

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 15

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Northwest Missouri

    1 p.m.
    Sept. 16

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Quincy (Ill.)

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 25

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Missouri Southern

    3 p.m.
    Sept. 28

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Missouri Western

    7 p.m.
    Sept. 28

    Men’s Tennis: Truman Invitational
    Sept. 28-29

    Football
    v. Fort Hays (Kan.) State

    1 p.m.
    Sept. 29

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Northwest Missouri

    6 p.m.
    Sept. 29

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Central Missouri

    12 p.m.
    Sept. 30

    Men’s Tennis
    v. Quincy (Ill.)

    4 p.m.
    Oct. 2

    Women’s Tennis
    v. Quincy (Ill.)

    4 p.m.
    Oct. 2

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Quincy (Ill.)

    2 p.m.
    Oct. 3

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Rockhurst (Mo.)

    4 p.m.
    Oct. 3

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Lindenwood (Mo.)

    1 p.m.
    Oct. 7

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Fort Hays (Kan.) State

    3 p.m.
    Oct. 11

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

    2 p.m.
    Oct. 13

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Fort Hays (Kan.) State

    12 p.m.
    Oct. 19

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Lindenwood (Mo.)

    2 p.m.
    Oct. 19

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Pittsburg (Kan.) State

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 19

    Football
    v. Emporia (Kan.) State

    2 p.m.
    Oct. 20

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Central Oklahoma

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 20

    Women’s Soccer
    v. Nebraska-Kearney

    12 p.m.
    Oct. 21

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Southwest Baptist (Mo.)

    2 p.m.
    Oct. 21

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Lindenwood (Mo.)

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 23

    Men’s Soccer
    v. Upper Iowa

    3 p.m.
    Oct. 26

    Football
    v. Pittsburg (Kan.) State

    1 p.m.
    Oct. 27

    Women’s Volleyball
    v. Southwest Baptist (Mo.)

    6 p.m.
    Oct. 27

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Notables

  • Notables

    W. Michael Ashcraft, professor of philosophy and religion, presented a paper entitled “Church/Sect Theory and the Pioneer Scholars of New Religious Movements Studies” at the annual meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion on Aug. 18 in Denver, Colo.

    Curtis Blakely, assistant professor in justice systems, recently had a chapter that he co-authored with John Smykla published in Walker and Bohm’s, “Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice.” Blakely’s chapter is entitled “Correctional Privatization and the Myth of Inherent Efficiency.”

    Six members of the Truman Women’s Track & Field team
    were named All-Academic by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The team as a whole was the top MIAA squad among the seven that earned All-Academic team status by the association. Karen Grauel, Lisa Kucharski, Rachel McCarroll, Dimonique McGruder, Anne Ratermann and Jennifer Zweifel each earned All-Academic honors by having at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average while achieving a provisional or automatic qualifying mark for either the NCAA Division II Indoor or Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The Truman team had a 3.61 cumulative GPA, which was the fourth-best in Division II, tops among the seven other MIAA schools to make the list. There were 83 women’s programs to earn the team award with Cal Poly-Pomona having the top team GPA at 3.8.

    The Truman Men’s Track & Field team posted the second-highest cumulative grade-point average among Division II programs this past year to earn All-Academic team honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. In addition, seniors Derek Atwood and Joey Walls were listed on the USTFCCCA All-Academic squad list. The men turned in a 3.36 GPA to place second out of 41 Division II teams earning the All-Academic team status. Bentley University (Mass.) had the highest GPA at 3.42. The Bulldogs were just one of two MIAA teams listed. To be named to the individual list, a student-athlete must carry a 3.25 GPA and posted either a provisional or automatic qualifying time or mark during the indoor or outdoor season. Atwood competed in the NCAA Indoor Championship meet in the shot put where he finished 12th. With an 11th place finish in the men’s 1,500 meter run at the Outdoor Championships, Walls earned his spot on the All-Academic team.

Notes

  • Notes

    The Multicultural Affairs Center will host its annual Welcome Back BBQ from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Adair Building.

    The National Pan-Hellenic Council will sponsor “Meet the Greek” at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Student Union Building Room B.

    The Activities Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Student Union Building. Sponsored by the CSI.

    The Art of Living Club will host a peace meditation, which includes light yogic stretching, deep breathing and a variety of deep guided meditations, at 5 p.m. Aug. 29 in Baldwin Hall 251.

    An informational meeting for the May interim study abroad class “Conservation and Management of Large African Mammals”
    will take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in Magruder Hall 2050.

    The Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium deadline for pre-registration has been extended to Aug. 31. Faculty and students involved with faculty research projects are encouraged to participate. Those who pre-register will be eligible to win one of two $250 poster awards. The symposium will take place 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 on the A.T. Still University campus. Registration information can be found at atsu.edu/research/conferences_seminars.

    The Student Activities Board (SAB) will conduct an information night from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    SAB will sponsor Ice Cream Creations from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 on the Student Union Building Mall. Students can make their own ice cream. Ingredients and toppings will be provided.