Vol. 18 No. 21 - Feb. 17, 2014

Features

  • Music Alumnus Returns for Concert

    The Department of Music welcomes Truman alumnus percussion artist Dr. Adam Groh to campus for a guest solo recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    A 2008 graduate, Groh went on to complete his graduate degrees at Florida State University and the University of Texas-Austin where he served both universities as a graduate research teaching assistant. He currently is on the faculty at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, where he serves as assistant professor of music/percussion.

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    Adam Groh

    Groh has performed with the Des Moines, Round Rock, Victoria, Tallahassee and Chautauqua symphony orchestras, as well as at the Ringling International Arts Festival. He has presented clinics at the The Midwest Clinic, the Texas Music Educators’ Association Convention and the Iowa State Day of Percussion. Groh has also performed at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada, Fast Forward Austin, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the 2011 Electric LaTex Festival of new electroacoustic music, and was a featured performer with the Denkyem Percussion Group in the “Promising Artists of the 21st Century” festival hosted by the North American Cultural Center in Costa Rica.  

    In addition to his Feb. 17 concert, Groh will present a performance master class to percussion students from 12:30-2:20 p.m. Feb. 18 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. His visit is sponsored by the Truman Percussion Society and Pearl/Adams Percussion, Inc. For more information, contact Michael Bump, at 660.785.4052 or mbump@truman.edu.
  • Theatre Department Presents "Twelfth Night"

    The Truman Theatre Department will continue their 2013-14 season with a production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” Feb. 19-22 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

    This modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tells the story of Viola, who is separated from her brother in a shipwreck off the coast Illyria, as she disguises herself as a man named Cesario. While in disguise, she enters the court of Duke Orsino, who adopts Cesario as his intermediary to profess his love to Olivia. However, while acting as a messenger for Orsino’s love, Cesario becomes the object of Olivia’s affection. Mayhem ensues as this love triangle is disrupted by the return of Viola’s long-lost brother, Sebastian.

    David Charles Goyette, assistant professor of theatre and director, is excited to present this show outside the realm of a traditional Shakespearean performance, by incorporating elements of modern society into the production. Costumes will combine silhouettes of both the Italian and the British Renaissance with contemporary fashions. Additionally, the show will feature original music composed by Charles Gran, associate professor of music.

    Tickets are now available for $3 in the Ophelia Parrish Box Office or by calling 660.785.4515 between the hours of 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This production includes mature content and is not suitable for all audiences.

  • SAB to Sponsor Marijuana Debate

    The Student Activities Board (SAB) will host an interactive debate on the legalization of marijuana from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 19 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    “Heads vs. Feds” has been presented at hundreds of campuses nation-wide with positive reviews on the educational matter on which information is presented. The debate pits Bob Stutman, a retired DEA agent, against Steve Hager, former editor-in-chief and creative director of High Times, the largest marijuana-related magazine in the world.

    Stutman presents to communities and school systems to help provide them with the necessary information and tools to start substance abuse programs. Hager promotes the legalization of marijuana citing positive social, economic and judicial benefits. Together they will debate the merits of legalization followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

    This program is intended as a debate for educational purposes and does not reflect the policies of the University.
  • Missouri Linguist Christopher Strelluf to Speak at Truman

    Linguist Christopher Strelluf will speak as part of the Department of English and Linguistics “For Words” speaker series at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

    Strelluf will discuss “The Dialect of Kansas City: Language Change in the Heart of America.” He was recently interviewed about his research by Kansas City’s NPR affiliate. Strelluf is editorial assistant for the Journal of English Linguistics, the founder and past president of the Linguistics Society of Missouri, served in Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and currently teaches linguistics at Truman.

    The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

  • University Donates to United Way

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    President Troy Paino, along with members of Truman’s United Way Campaign Committee, present a check for more than $58,000 to John Dungan, executive director of United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri. This year, the Truman community surpassed its goal by more than $4,000. Pictured, from left to right: Joe Hannan, Kimberly Emry, Scott Osborne, Maggie Herron (staff co-chair), Paino, Joslyn Ross, Dungan, Pam Ryan (faculty co-chair), Roberto Renteria, Megan Swingle (food fast committee advisor), Rachel Wilson and Zane DeZeeuw.
  • DSP Donates Fundraising Profits

    Truman’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi recently donated more than $1,400 to Junior Achievement in Northern Missouri and West-Central Illinois to help educate children about financial responsibility.

    Delta Sigma Pi raised funds through various activities, including selling hot chocolate at football games and soliciting donations for members to wear tutus and tiaras around campus. Junior Achievement will use the donation to help provide programs to more than 4,000 students in northern Missouri and western Illinois.

    Approximately 200 community members volunteer their time through Junior Achievement each year. Truman’s Delta Sigma Pi members have volunteered at the Kirksville Primary School teaching children about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

    More information about Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed professional fraternity, can be found at dsp.truman.edu. For information about volunteering with Junior Achievement, or teachers seeking JA volunteers in their classrooms, contact ddrebes@jastl.org.

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    Heather Hoing, left, of Truman State University’s chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, presents a check to Denise Drebes, district manager of Junior Achievement. The student group raised more than $1,400 for the economic education organization.

  • Alumni Speakers to Present About Post-Grad Life

    Six Truman alumni will be visiting campus Feb. 28 to share their experiences after graduating and discuss how their education and choices propelled their careers. This program, entitled “Don’t Follow. Pursue: Embracing Risk within Your Pursuit,” will feature the following speakers:

    Les Dunseith
    ’80
    Communication
    Former Graphics Editor,
    Los Angeles Times

    Pamela Popp
    ’83 (keynote speaker)
    Business Administration
    Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer,
    Western Litigation, Inc.

    Denise Rendina
    ’88
    Political Science
    Communication Director,
    City of Lenexa, Kansas

    Theresa Roark ’81
    Math and Computer Science
    Senior Vice President of Data and Information Services,
    Missouri Hospital Association

    Scott Sifton ’96
    Political Science
    Missouri State Senator

    Dr. Dawn Tartaglione
    ’90
    Biology
    Neurosurgeon,
    Integris

    This event will begin with brief introductions, keynote address and discussion at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Alumni Room followed by breakout sessions at 3:30 p.m. where students are encouraged to get a more in-depth look at the professional career of one of the speakers. The day will conclude with a social hour in the Alumni Room at 4:30 p.m., giving faculty, staff and students the opportunity to informally visit with the speakers over light refreshments. This program is sponsored by the Office of Advancement and the Career Center.

Announcements

  • All-University Meeting

    3:30 p.m.
    Feb. 17
    Student Union Building Georgian Room

    President Paino will give a report on the state of the University that will include updates on the initiatives discussed at the fall opening assembly, the quiet phase of the new capital campaign, prospects for the FY 2015 budget and more. The meeting will be followed by a reception in the HUB.
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Week Events

    Fact Sheet Handout
    Feb. 17
    Student Union Building, McClain Hall, Quad
     
    Documentary Showing-“Nefarious: Merchant of Souls”
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 18
    Baldwin Hall 176-Little Theater
    This hard-hitting documentary exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery.
     
    Statistic Displays around Campus
    Feb. 19
     
    Local Speaker
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 20
    Baldwin Hall 176-Little Theater
    Come hear a current and past Truman student speak about their experiences working with trafficking, and learn about what local organizations are doing to combat the issue.
     
    Former Trafficking Victim Speaker
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 21
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium
    Keynote speaker Jenny Williamson, founder and CEO of a safe house for trafficked women in California, will end the events for the week. Her adopted daughter will also speak on her former life as a trafficking victim.

    For more information, contact ncs6782@truman.edu.
  • Faculty Forum

    BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices*)
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 20
    Violette Hall 1010


    Wendy Miner, professor of education, will examine trends (e.g., technology, accountability and economy) and reflections from 13 MAE graduates—navigating through 10 years of educational practice.
  • Black History Month Events Sponsored by the MAC Continue

    Documentary: “Inequality for All”
    7-9 p.m.
    Feb. 19
    Student Union Building Alumni Room 2105
    A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, “Inequality for All” demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. At the conclusion of the film, Paul Parker, professor of political science, will lead a short, moderated discussion. Pickler Memorial Library is credited for purchasing the film as well as the rights to show it campus wide.
     
    Post-screening live webcast with Robert Reich
    5-7 p.m.
    Feb. 20
    Violette Hall 1236
    A 30-minute post-screening live webcast with Robert Reich from the documentary “Inequality for All” followed by group discussion. Snacks will be provided.
               
    Jazz Festival
    (Sponsored By Phi Mu Alpha)
    8 p.m.
    Feb. 22

    Sights and Sounds of Africa
    (Sponsored By African Students Association)
    6 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms
    Africa 360: Faces of Africa         
  • Accolades of Academics Student Nominations

    Student Government invites students to nominate faculty for Educator of the Year, Department of the Year and Research Mentor of the Year. Faculty chosen for these awards will be honored at the annual Accolades of Academics banquet in April. Nominations can be made online at senate.truman.edu until Feb. 22.
  • Big Event Registration

    Registration for the Big Event opens at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 and will remain open until March 19. If students would like to participate as individuals then they can register themselves. If students would like to participate with an organization, then their organization will be in charge of registering the group. Registration will be on TruServe. Any questions can be directed to serve@truman.edu.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sessions

    Beta Alpha Psi is sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, a free tax return preparation and electronic filing program. Assistance will be available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Violette Hall 1424 on the following dates:

    Feb. 22
    March 1
    March 22
    March 29

    Taxpayers should be sure to bring proof of identity; copies of all W-2, 1098, 1099 forms and any other tax forms received in the mail; social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax return; and banking information if a direct deposit is desired. For more information, call 660.785.4378.
  • Free HIV/STI Testing

    1-5 p.m.
    Feb. 25
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms


    Sponsored by the Nursing Student Association

    HIV testing could take approximately one hour, with same day results, and just a finger stick is involved. The urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia could take approximately 30 minutes and will be sent to a laboratory for processing. Those results will be provided at the Student Health Center. Testing is confidential.  

  • Lincoln Contest Focuses on Contemporary Slavery

    Truman’s 2014 Lincoln Contest focuses on the topic of “Bus Ride to Justice” and the notion of slavery in today’s society.

    Submissions for the contest are due by Feb. 28 and can be in art, essay or oratorical form.

    For the art contest, entries should be submitted to Rusty Nelson in Ophelia Parrish 1221 and observe the following criteria: artwork of any media is acceptable, traditional or digital output/projection – two-dimensional and three-dimensional. No larger than 18 x 24” for two-dimensional work and three feet in the round for three-dimensional work. Projected work should be formatted for a 16:9 screen ratio. Winning art will be added to the Schwengel Lincoln Collection in Special Collections at Pickler Memorial Library. Art prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    Essays and oratorical essays can be submitted to Barry Poyner in Barnett Hall 1110. The essays must observe the following criteria: 1,000-1,500 words, three to five page essay and provide a list of works cited as appropriate. On a cover sheet, provide contact information and clearly indicate if entering the essay or oratorical contest, or both.

    Finalists in the oratorical contest will deliver their speeches before the National Communication Association Student Club later in the semester. Communication Club members will assist Poyner in judging. Essay and oratory prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    The prompt for this year’s contest is as follows: “While it is true that institutional slavery was ended in the United States during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, civil rights for all Americans has been a long time coming. Fred Gray was only 24 years old when he defended Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Ala. According to this website, endslaverynow.com, worldwide estimates suggest that as many as 27 million people are now enslaved today! Taking Mr. Gray’s, Mrs. Parks’ and Dr. King’s example of civil disobedience as your inspiration, depict a contemporary violation of human rights and present your campaign for its abolition.”

    Fred and Ethel Schwengel established the Lincoln Contests in art, essay and oratory to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln. For more information, contact Poyner at bpoyner@truman.edu.
  • Art of Living Course

    The Art of Living Club will sponsor an intensive weekend workshop on yoga, yogic breathing and meditation, will be offered on campus Feb 28-March 3. Information about this workshop and an opportunity to register will be presented from 7-9 p.m. Feb 26 in McClain Hall 210. The presentation is free and open to all students, faculty, staff and community.

    The workshop focuses on removing stress and increasing peace and happiness by regular practice of high-powered yogic breathing techniques. Students need to attend the whole workshop over the four days: 7-10 p.m. Friday and Monday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the weekend. For more information, contact Lloyd Pflueger at lloyd@truman.edu or 660.785.4056, or explore artofliving.org.
  • Foundation Scholarships Now Available

    The Truman State University Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarships applications for Truman students in 2014-2015 are available now. This is the largest Foundation scholarship application period of the year. Applications are due by midnight, March 6. To apply, log into TruView and go to the Student tab, Student Finances channel. These scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the University.
  • FAC Funding Applications Now Available for Fall 2014

    The Funds Allotment Council (FAC) is now accepting funding applications for the fall 2014 semester. Both student organizations and ICA teams may apply for funding. Applications can be found and completed online at fac.truman.edu. They are due by 5 p.m. March 5. For questions, stop by the FAC Office, Student Union Building 1109 A during office hours (Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Questions can also be emailed to tsufundsallotmentcouncil@gmail.com.

    FAC is dedicated to the intellectual and social development of students and to enhancing their entertainment opportunities. FAC expresses this commitment through the financial support of activities that are organized and sponsored by chartered student organizations. The council strives to fund a variety of activities sponsored by a variety of organizations that will benefit all members of the student association and the larger University community.
  • Nominations Open for Leadership Recognition

    The Center for Student Involvement is accepting Leadership Recognition Program nominations through March 18. They can be made online or by picking up a nomination packet in the CSI Office located in the Student Union Building 2000.
  • Upcoming SRC Programs and Services

    Tru-Strength
    Tru-Strength is a FREE, 1-hour weight room orientation led by Manny, an ACE certified personal trainer. Sign-up at the weight room desk. Space is limited. For specific dates, times and more information, visit recreation.truman.edu/trustrength.asp.

    Body Composition Assessments

    FREE body composition assessments will be offered between Feb. 24-26. Sign-up at the weight room desk. Space is limited. For more information, visit recreation.truman.edu/fitwellbodycomposition.asp.

  • Essay Contest Accepting Submissions

    All Truman students are eligible to enter an essay contest sponsored by The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) for a prize of $500.

    The COPLAC Board of Directors, in memory of the contributions of David J. Prior to the advancement of the consortium and to student success in the public liberal arts sector, are sponsoring the second annual student essay prize in his name.

    The David J. Prior COPLAC Award recognizes two senior-level undergraduates whose academic careers and future goals have been shaped by the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences experience at a COPLAC institution. Each student’s reflective personal essay will highlight one or more of the following features of COPLAC’s student-centered approach to teaching: emphasis on active learning; ethical reasoning; interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge; community engagement; critical and reflective skills; and connections between liberal learning and informed, active citizenship. Essays should focus on the value of a public liberal arts education and avoid multiple references to the particular virtues of one’s home institution.  

    David Prior’s career-long commitment to superior undergraduate teaching, his desire as a consortium leader to make the outcomes of an education at our public liberal arts institutions widely recognized, and his deep concern that all students, regardless of financial circumstances, have equal access to a high-quality education anchored in the liberal arts and sciences, will be reflected in each of the prize-winning essays.

    All submissions for the David J. Prior COPLAC Award must be original essays, under 1200 words in length, typed, double-spaced and composed in Microsoft Word format. Submissions should be sent via email attachment to provost@truman.edu no later than March 1. The competition is open to seniors in good standing that will graduate in spring or fall of 2014. Each campus, using its own review and selection process, will select one essay and forward it to the COPLAC Office no later than March 15. A review panel consisting of former COPLAC presidents/chancellors and provosts will select the winners. Each winner will receive an award of $500 and their essay will be featured in the Spotlight section of the COPLAC website.
  • Life Support Classes Scheduled

    These Basic Life Support (BLS) courses, taught by Liz Jorn and Jana Arabas of the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences, are designed to help people recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

    The course includes the following for an adult, child and infant:

    * Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
    * The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
    * Differences between rescue techniques
    * 1-Rescuer CPR and AED
    * 2-Rescuer CPR and AED
    * Bag-mask techniques
    * Rescue breathing
    * Relief of choking

    Cost: $60 – Includes all instruction, materials and 2-year certification with the American Heart Association

    Payment: Participants can pay their registration fee with a check (made out to Truman State University) or cash at the Truman State University Cashiers window on the first floor of McClain Hall.

    Upcoming Session Dates:
    March 30
    1-6 p.m.

    April 7

    5-10 p.m.

    April 14
    5-10 p.m.

    April 15
    5-10 p.m.

    April 24
    5-10 p.m.

    For more information contact institute@truman.edu or call 660.785.5384.
  • Faculty Lunch-n-Learn Schedule

    The Learning Technologies Team's spring semester lineup includes workshops for faculty focused on a variety of teaching with technology topics. All sessions will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Pickler Memorial Library 103 unless otherwise stated.

    Feb. 19
    Improving Analytical and Discussion Skills with Group Work
    This session will include discussion regarding specific strategies that can be implemented for combining technology, group work and discussion to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will learn hands-on how to use the Blackboard Discussion Board tool to increase the quality of student participation and to facilitate peer interaction.

    March 5
    Captivating Your Audience with Cost-Effective Lecture Capture and Screencasting Tools
    Creating successful screencasts requires knowledge of the whole screencasting workflow, from planning, through production, to delivery. This is a hands-on session, which will offer plenty of practical exercises and resources. If you want to know how to capture a voice-over narration, enhance your screen and highlight important elements, this workshop is for you.

    March 19
    How to Become a Transformed Twitter Teacher in a Flash!
    Twitter is becoming an integral part of many digital lives and personal and professional learning networks. This introductory course explains how to use Twitter as an educational tool for professional development purposes. Demonstration of how to sign up, send and read Twitter updates (also called ‘Tweets’), and build your own PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) of friends will be showcased.

    April 2
    Constructing Effective Assignments, Problem Sets & Exam Questions
    This session highlights ways in which exams, problem sets and homework assignments can be designed to best support student learning and understanding. In this hands-on workshop, participants will spend time creating effective problem sets and questions using the Blackboard Tests and Pools functions for a class of their choosing.

    April 16
    Analog to Digital-How to Transform your Materials into 21st Century Learning Objects (VHS to DVD)
    At the end of 2014, all VHS players will be removed from the classroom. Do you have course materials still on VHS that you just can’t bear to part with? If so, this workshop is for you. Join the Learning Technologies Team for a hands-on tutorial on how to transform your analog VHS recordings into a digital format, and learn about potential issues with copyright you may need to consider before making the switch.
     
    April 30
    Conducting Effective Online Meetings
    Would you like to facilitate web-conferences with colleagues, group meetings with students or hold office hours online? Are you interested in the many options available to facilitate web-based, real-time collaborative experiences? In this workshop, the Learning Technologies Team discusses web conferencing options, how to set up a meeting space, the meeting space layout and the many options available. Specifically explore Zoom and Big Blue Button. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to set up the meeting space with Zoom and Big Blue Button, facilitate an online meeting and take away a few best practices concerning online real-time collaboration.  

    To view a list of future workshop topics and dates, visit apd.truman.edu/home/upcoming-events.

Notables

  • Notables

    Nicholas Maluf, a senior music composition major, had an original musical composition selected for performance at the 2014 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Composers Recital hosted by the University of Missouri-Columbia. Maluf’s composition, entitled “Showdown” for saxophone quartet, will be performed at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Whitmore Recital Hall by musicians from the University of Missouri. “Showdown” was one of six pieces selected from a statewide call for submissions from Missouri composers who are connected to a chapter of the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

    Chad Montgomery, associate professor of biology, has been selected as the new director of the Office of Student Research. He succeeds Michael Goggin, professor of physics, who served as the interim director during the past year. The OSR serves as a central resource for student research, scholarship and creative activities at Truman and works to promote, facilitate, highlight and assess faculty-mentored student research across all disciplines.

    The National Park Service Newsletter put the Forest Lake Area Trail System (FLATS) project as the lead article in its newest publication. Members of the community have been working toward a trail system in Thousand Hills State Park for several years, and ground was broken on the project in October 2013. Eventually the project will connect the city to the state park and Forest Lake. Users will be able to walk, hike, camp, boat, bike, swim, fish, picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

    The Truman Academic Competition Organization team competed in a mirror of SUBMIT (Submission Utilizing Berkeley/Maryland Invitational Tournament) at Southeast Missouri State, Feb. 1. The team (comprised of students Jacob O’Rourke, Houston Roberts, Gabriel Hotz and Emily Leddin) finished tied for second with a 6-4 record. Additionally, O’Rourke finished as the second overall scorer at the tournament with 76 points per game. Statistics from the tournament may be found here.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    The SERVE Center is now accepting applications for an event/PR internship and a community engagement internship for the 2014-2015 academic year. These positions will implement the development of service opportunities on and off campus for students, faculty and staff at the University in accordance with the SERVE Center mission. Applicants should have a strong passion for service. Applications can be found at trupositions.truman.edu and will be due Feb 18. For more information, contact Shelby Sims at ssims@truman.edu.

    Study Abroad Cookie Decorating will take place from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Learn about opportunities to study abroad. Free sugar cookies and icing will be provided for cookie decorating, as well as hot chocolate.

    The Center for International Education will sponsor a Study Abroad Resume Workshop from 5-6 p.m. Feb. 18 in Violette Hall 1216. Students who have studied abroad and would like to learn how to best incorporate their experiences into their resumes are encouraged to attend.

    The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in Magruder Hall 1096. Pengqian Wang from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Western Illinois University will present “Dissociation of Molecular Ions Studied by Coincidence Mass Spectroscopy.”

    The Study Abroad Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B. Students will have the opportunity to speak to other students who have studied abroad in different parts of the world. Refreshments will be provided.

    The Tunnel of Oppression: Uproot Oppression
    will take place from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20-22 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Sponsored by Residence Life.

    The Student Activities Board (SAB) will host “Shopping Cart Bingo”
    at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Grocery and cleaning themed prizes will be awarded.

    The 4th Annual Kansas-Missouri Renaissance Symposium will run from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Ophelia Parrish 2210. It will feature talks about exciting new research by four leading specialists on Italian Renaissance art, architecture and visual culture.

    A guest recital will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, featuring Daniel Sheridan, clarinet, Wobin Park, piano, and David Leung, viola.

    Andrea Shelley, Hy-Vee’s registered dietitian, will give a nutrition presentation from 12:15-1 p.m. Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 in Violette Hall 1144. Both days will cover the same information. Topics include learning how to navigate the grocery store, reading food labels and implementing Hy-Vee’s nutrition counting system called NuVal System. The presentation is free to all students, faculty, staff and the Kirksville community. This event is sponsored by the wellness committee and in conjunction with TruFit. For more information, contact Miranda Kolenda at mkolenda@truman.edu.

    For students interested in staying in their on-campus residence during midterm break, the deadline to register is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. More information can be found here.

    Truman is a partner agency for the Regional STEM Education Summit
    taking place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 4. Location is TBA. Carol J. Valenta, recently retired chief scientific officer from the St. Louis Science Center, will speak at lunch. Panels will include business leaders, educators and women working in STEM fields. For more information, call 660.665.3766.

Career Center

  • Schedule of Events

    Career Center Staff Hiring Presentation
    5 p.m.
    Feb. 24-25
    Career Center

    Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center Information Table
    Feb. 25
    Student Union Building

    Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center Information Table
    Feb. 26
    Violette Hall

    University Conference Day
    Feb. 27

    Etiquette Dinner
    March 3

    S.C.O.R.E. Mock Interviews
    March 3

    Career Week
    March 3-6

    Career Expo
    March 5

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    March 17
    Career Center

    Peace Corps Presentation

    3 p.m.
    March 19
    Student Union Building Georgian Room C

    Edward Jones Mocktail Reception
    7-8:30 p.m.
    March 19
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Edward Jones Information Table
    March 20
    Student Union Building

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    March 26
    Career Center

    KPMG Summer Leadership Program On-Campus Interviews
    March 27
    Career Center

    Alumni Mock Interview Day

    9-11 a.m.
    April 11
    Career Center

    Student Research Conference

    April 15

    Graduation Fair

    April 16

    Paging All Doctors
    April 22

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    For more information on any
     of these events, contact the Career Center

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Through a generous gift from Lloyd and Lois Elmore, a trust has been established to make scholarships of approximately $1,000 per semester (depending on need) available annually. Scholarship recipients must be active in a Southern Baptist Church or in a Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ). The scholarship recipients must attend Truman State University. Lloyd and Lois (Trower) Elmore operated a family farm in the Gibbs, Mo., community for 50 years before moving to La Plata, Mo., in 1968. Lloyd was a member of the Christian Church in Gibbs and La Plata. Lois was the daughter of a Baptist minister and attended the Southern Baptist Church in La Plata. She was also a member of the Loyal Bereans Class of the La Plata Christian Church. The Elmore’s established the trust fund to provide an educational opportunity for students in the northeast Missouri area who are actively involved in their church. Eligibility criteria: high school graduate from northeast Missouri; current Missouri resident; active involvement in a Southern Baptist Church or Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ); financial need; and acceptance to Truman State University. Selection criteria: completed application form; evidence of financial need; proof of acceptance to Truman State University; written letter of recommendation from the local clergy; and receipt of all the above by the application deadline (last Friday in May). Renewal criteria: student must maintain a 2.50 grade point average; complete at least 24 credit hours in previous 12 months; evidence of continued active involvement in a Southern Baptist or Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ); and maximum renewal of three times. To apply, click here.

    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 a Missouri college or university. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship the foundation has made an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available 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, Lincoln, Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren or Washington; or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe or St. Clair. Applications are due April 15. For more information, call 314.725.7990 or email info@sfstl.org.

    Marketing EDGE is offering nine different marketing scholarships for the 2014 academic year. For more information or to apply, visit marketingedge.org/students/marketing-scholarships. Deadline for application is May 9.

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation will award 15–30 scholarships to students majoring in education at four-year colleges who have indicated a desire to teach humanities at the elementary and middle school levels, particularly in a rural district in Missouri. Scholarships can be as much as $2,000 and are available to juniors and seniors in undergraduate college, as well as to graduate students. For more information and to obtain an application for this scholarship, go to isgur.org. Deadline is May 15.
     
    The Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest
    is now available to all high school seniors and full-time college students in the U.S. with a 3.0 grade point average. Sponsored by Blaze Wifi, this scholarship worth $500 is designed to promote digital literacy and higher education in underdeveloped and potentially at-risk rural areas of the U.S. Full scholarship guidelines are available at blazewifi.com/scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 30.

    The BigSun Organization is offering a $500 scholarship to help a student athlete succeed in academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Visit bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply. Deadline for submission is June 20.

    AES Engineers
    is offering $500 scholarships to students on the basis of character across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary education facility. To be eligible, students must answer the essay question at aesengineers.com. Deadline to apply is Oct. 6.