Vol. 18 No. 28 - April 14, 2014

Features

  • LeFors Chosen for Teacher Recognition Scholarship


    Fort Zumwalt West High School social studies teacher Andrew LeFors has been selected as the James and Margaret Mudd Teacher Recognition Scholarship honoree.

    Spring graduates nominated 21 teachers whom they feel made a significant impact on their lives as students. A selection committee reviewed the candidates, and based on essays written by seniors Alexandra Currie and Lindsey Wolf, LeFors was selected as this year’s honoree.

    LeFors will be recognized during the Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony and a $1,000 scholarship will be given in his honor to an incoming Truman student from Fort Zumwalt West High School.  

    Since its origin as the North Missouri Normal School in 1867, Truman State University has been committed to providing a strong teacher education program. Over the years, more than 8,000 teachers have received their preparation at the University, and the dedication to teacher programs is deeply rooted in the University’s history.
  • SAB to Sponor Zip-Line Event April 17


    The Student Activities Board (SAB) and Student Recreation Center are hosting an extreme zip-line from 12-6 p.m. April 17 on campus at Red Barn Park.

    The zip-line is 120 feet long and can hold one passenger at a time. Rides will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a weight limit of 275 pounds.

    Armbands will be available at the event, free for students with a Truman ID and $5 for general admission. After receiving an armband and signing a waiver, participants are invited to ride the zip-line as many times as they want. Non-Truman students must be 18 or older to ride.

    The zip-line is a product of C.E.P. Inc., a novelty events company based out of Grand Rapids, Mich. This is the first commercial mobile zip-line and was voted best new product at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in 2012.

    For more information on this event, visit sab.truman.edu or visit the SAB Facebook and Twitter pages.

  • Getting to Know the New Calendar


    On the master calendar page, each different color represents the genre of event that is taking place. Royal blue boxes are academic or registrar events; light blue boxes are well-being events; green boxes are alumni and alumni chapter events; red boxes are cultural, art gallery, music, theater and faculty events; purple boxes are athletic events; and black boxes are ResLife and student events.

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    To view a specific event, click on the box to show time, date and place. To view specific information about the event, click on the title of the event at the top of the box.

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    To submit an event to the master calendar, click on the “submit an event” button at the top of the master calendar page. Next, enter your username and password to enter the site. Then enter all relevant information for your event into the designated boxes. Once all information has been filled out, click “submit event” at the bottom of the page.

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    The “calendar” button on the top left of the calendar is used to sort events. By clicking on this button, events may be filtered by genre or venue.

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    Next to the “calendar” button, there are four arrows. The arrow farthest to the left will skip back to one year prior to the month on the page. The arrow second from the left will skip back one month prior to the month on the page. The arrow second from the right will skip forward one month prior to the month on the page. Finally, the arrow farthest to the right will skip forward to one year ahead of the month on the page.

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    The “today” button can be used to skip from different dates back to the current date. If you are searching for an event in a different month, you can click the “today” button to easily skip back to the current date.

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    The buttons located on the top left side of the calendar can sort the events into different time periods. Clicking on the “month” button will show all of the events occurring in the selected month. This is the default setting. Clicking on “week” will show all of the events occurring in a selected week. Clicking on “day” will show all of the events occurring in a selected day. Finally, clicking on “event” will format all of the events in one month into a detailed list.

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    At the bottom of the calendar, there is an “iCal” button. By clicking on this button, you have the option to download Truman events from the calendar and link them to your personal calendar.

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Announcements

  • Sorority Sponsors Humane Society Fundraiser


    Alpha Sigma Alpha is sponsoring their annual philanthropy Puppy Love for Tally April 14 through April 18 on the Quad to raise money for the Adair County Humane Society.

    Puppies from the humane society will be stationed with members of Alpha Sigma Alpha from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on the Quad each day, including University Conference Day. Puppy chow will be sold on the Quad and donations will be accepted all week. All puppies are adoptable and in the past, several dogs have been adopted.

    “Most people think they have to pay to play with the puppies on the quad and that is not the case,” said Leigh Doner, philanthropy chair of Alpha Sigma Alpha. “This is because we want people to come out and raise awareness because the puppies do not get a lot of attention on a day-to-day basis.”

    The humane society is grateful for this annual donation as funds generally go to both medical bills and food for the animals.

    “What they raise is a huge help, its about a month of medical bills or a month and a half of food for the animals,” said Missy Decker, humane society manager. “Also, we usually have great adoptions the week that they go over to campus.”

    Puppy Love for Tally was started in honor of a deceased sister, Tally Stevens, who passed away in a car accident. The philanthropy was established to always remember Tally’s life and family.  Tally had a strong passion for animals, which is why Truman’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha established this philanthropy in conjunction with the humane society.  

    To donate, stop by the Puppy Love table on the Quad during the week of April 14 or contact Doner at lkd1884@truman.edu or 417.540.5507.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Week


    The Health and Exercise Sciences Department, ResLife, ROTC, the Office of Citizenship and Community, Missouri Partners In Prevention, and Greek Life will sponsor a variety of events for Sexual Assault Awareness Week beginning April 14.

    Self-Defense Class
    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    April 14
    Kirk Building
    The instruction will be led by DPS officers and ROTC. Prior to this class, the Women’s Resource Center will be speaking to the participants about the necessary steps to take in the event they are sexually assaulted.

    Bro-code: Redefining Masculinity

    6-8 p.m.
    April 15
    SUB Activities Room
    This all male talk, led by Dr. Curt Brungardt, will focus on the idea of men standing up against perpetration by becoming the example for other men to follow. Free food.

    Movie and Panel

    6-8 p.m.
    April 16
    Preview the documentary “Spitting Game” about the college hook up culture and rape in the Baldwin Little Theater. After the one hour documentary there will be a panel discussion with Marty Jayne, Laura Bates, Jabari Allen, Jessica Poole. Free food.

    Take Back the Night Walk
    5-7 p.m.
    April 17
    Stokes Stadium
    As the culmination of the week, the Truman community is invited to join together to walk from Stokes Stadium to the SUB Mall in this nationwide tradition promoting sexual assault awareness on campus. President Troy Paino will speak before the walk and lead the procession from Stokes Stadium to the SUB Mall. At the SUB Mall there will be free food, performances by True Men and live music.

    Follow Truman’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week on Twitter
    @TSUawareness or join the Facebook event.
  • Student Research Conference on April 15


    Truman will host its 27th Annual Undergraduate Research and 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference (SRC) April 15.

    The SRC is a celebration of undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship and creative achievement. To provide an opportunity for all students and faculty members to attend the conference, no classes will meet during the day. Evening classes will still meet at their scheduled times.

    This year’s conference will feature contributions from more than 400 undergraduate and 26 graduate student authors, mentored by 137 faculty members. Presentations will take the form of oral papers, posters, performing arts and studio arts. The SRC website provides information on all presentation abstracts, which can be electronically browsed and extensively searched. Customized schedules can be created on the website.

    As the SRC Plenary speaker, Truman will also welcome Jeffrey McClurken, chair and professor of history and American studies at the University of Mary Washington. McClurken is a leading scholar in the area of digital humanities. His talk will explore opportunities for undergraduate students and faculty to be active participants in the consumption, analysis and creation of knowledge in the digital realm, transcending the traditional closed circle of classroom knowledge production.

    There will be no registration table or ID tags at the SRC event. Oral papers will be presented in Violette Hall, Ophelia Parrish, and Magruder Hall. Music and theatre performances, art exhibits and oral presentations will be featured in Ophelia Parrish. Hardcopy program booklets will be available in buildings with presentations. There will also be several scheduled refreshment breaks throughout the day. A concurrent poster session and celebration reception will take place in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms at the end of the conference.

    The Student Research Conference is planned and coordinated by the Office of Student Research.

  • “Deborah and Barak, Yael and Sisura” Mental Pegs for Reading Composite Literature in the Hebrew Bible


    Mark Shaffer,
    Truman graduate and doctoral candidate at the Hebrew Union College
     7 p.m.
    April 14
    Student Union Building 3000

    This talk will address the composite nature of the Hebrew Bible. Generations of scribal editors drew upon oral accounts, poetry, royal promulgations, lists and genealogies to create a singular document.
  • Advising Fair April 24


    Faculty and staff members involved with academic advising, or those who may become so at some point, are encouraged to attend the Advising Fair between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms B and C. Short demonstrations of the advising capabilities of TruView and DegreeWorks will be presented, and representatives from many important advising resources on campus will be available to answer questions. Snacks, drinks and sub sandwiches will be provided. The Advising Fair is sponsored by the Center for Academic Excellence and the Academic Professional Development Center.

  • SAB to Bring Inspiration for “Catch Me If You Can” April 26


    Former con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. will speak at 7 p.m. April 26 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor and a pediatrician, in addition to cashing $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 foreign countries. Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, he served time in the French, Swedish, and U.S. prison systems.

    Abagnale is now one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, and has been associated with the FBI for more than 36 years. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. A book, film and Broadway musical have been written about his time as a con artist.

    Abagnale will provide insight into his life as a notorious imposter of the 1960s and will reveal how he learned to live on the right side of the law.

    The event is free for all attending. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the Student Activities Board Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. For more information, call 660.785.4722 or email specialevents.sab@gmail.com.

  • Concert to Honor Retiring Professors


    A farewell concert for retiring music professors Dan “Pete” Peterson and Tom Trimborn will take place at 2 p.m. April 27 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The concert will feature Wind Symphony I under the direction of both Peterson and Trimborn and should run for about an hour. Light refreshments will be served afterwards, followed by a reception.

    RSVPs are encourged and should be made before April 23.

    For more information on the reception, click here.
  • Noyce Program Accepting Scholarship Applications


    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching is now accepting scholarship applications for Fall 2014. The Noyce Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides generous scholarships to future educators to teach mathematics and physics in high-need high schools. For more information about campus scholarships and how to apply, visit the Truman Noyce Scholars Office in Magruder Hall 3164 or go online to noyce.truman.edu. The deadline to apply is May 1.

  • Identity Theft Prevention Tips from ITS


    With almost 10 million people a year having their identity stolen, the chances of you falling victim is very high. The number one theft of identity comes from credit cards, but there are other thefts that take place such as bank accounts, email, social networks, and even tax returns. There are ways to protect your identity and lessen your chances of theft, but remember that one account accessed can allow a thief access to other accounts; so be diligent.
     
    Use the following tips:

    • When setting up security questions for accounts, do not use the actual answer to the question. One of the easiest ways thieves gain access to accounts is that they find answers about your favorite color, vacation spot, pet/kids name, etc. through social networking. If they found that you have an account with a bank/credit card and you just used your name format as the account name, they can go through the security questions and gain access. Use different answers to questions like: ‘Favorite Pet’ = Brown (color), ‘Favorite Sport in College’ = Hawaii (vacation spot)
    • Protect mobile devices with security software like www.sophos.com; infected apps are easily downloaded and they will gain access to the accounts that you work with on your device. Some will even utilize the NFC (Near-Field Communication) feature to access other devices or credit cards (some new credit cards have built-in wireless technology).
    • Never fall for email solicitation/phishing scams. No legitimate company will ask for personal information or account information through email or phone. These scams are getting better and better at looking like official emails from your company.
    • Be careful who you accept as friends on social networking sites (i.e., Facebook), as this is an easy way for someone to learn of you personally. Also be careful about what information you post on network and blog sites.
    • Use strong passwords that do not include your name or dictionary words. Use abbreviations that are easy to remember but difficult for others to guess: I hate to change my password = 1h2CmP:
    • Be informed of new threats, do your research, and never be deceived that “it won’t happen” to you.
     
    More information can be found at the ITS Information Security Awareness site.
  • Schedule for Philosophy and Religion Senior Seminars


    Monday Apr. 14


    “Motherhood: Judaism, Feminism, and Patriarchy”
    Aimee Hill
    9:30-10 a.m.
    McClain Hall 212

    “A Critical Analysis of Thomas Campbell’s Declaration and Address of the Christian Association of Washington”
    Jason Kozlowski
    2:30-3 p.m.
    McClain Hall 210

    “To Vatican II and Beyond!: Liturgy in the Catholic Church and its Future”
    Matthew Mariani
    4:30-5 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 262

    “A Psychoanalytic Reading of the Popular Devotional Jesus Calling”
    Jessica Foster
    5-5:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 262

    “The Historical and Psychological Implications of the Nicene Creed as Used in the Catholic Mass”
    Victoria Crews
    5:30-6 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 262
     
    Wednesday Apr. 16


    “The Ethics of Incentivized Sterilization: A Kantian Perspective”
    Parker Moyer
    12:30-1 p.m.
    McClain Hall 211

    “An Exploration of Hayao Miyazaki: An Analytical Excavation of His Animated Works and their Social Significance”
    Jessica Swopshire
    4:30-5 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 262

    “Buddhism and the Role of Women: Viewpoints and Assumptions Concerning Female Enlightenment”.
    Marisa White
    5-5:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 262

    “A Defense of a Naturalized Epistemology”
    Kara Boschert
    5:30-6 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 262
     
    Thursday Apr. 17

    “The Evolutionary Purpose of Religion”
    Rebecca Alexander
    10:30-11 a.m.
    Baldwin Hall 348

    Friday Apr. 18


    “Trademarked: Why Copyright Infringement Really is Stealing”  
    Blaine Hill
    11-11:30 a.m.
    Baldwin Hall 262

    “Lorin Roche and his Place in Non-Dual Saiva Tantra”
    Elizabeth Salsich
    12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
    McClain Hall 211

    “Connections Between Food and Sexuality in the Theology of Mary Baker Eddy and Warren Felt Evans”
    Mary Louisa Williams
    2:30-3 p.m.
    McClain Hall 210
  • Life Support Classes Scheduled


    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 cashier window on the first floor of McClain Hall.

    Upcoming Session Dates:
    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.
  • Department of Public Safety’s Spring Break Hours


    April 18 - 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    April 19 - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    April 20 - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    April 21 - 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    April 22 - Resume regular hours

    In case of emergencies, call 9-1-1
    To have an officer dispatched to contact you in a non-emergency, call 660.665.5621.
  • Student Recreation Center’s Spring Break Hours


    April 18- 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    April 19 & 20 - CLOSED
    April 21 - 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    April 22 - Resume regular hours
  • 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.

    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 23
    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 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


    Dereck Daschke, professor of philosophy and religion, saw his chapter “Apocalypse and Trauma” published with the Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature this month. Additionally, he presented a paper, “‘When the Truth is Found to be Lies’: Revelation, Concealment and Interpretation in Film and Film Criticism,” at the International Religion and Film Conference in Omaha, Neb., April 12.

    Bryce Jones, professor of business administration, and Theresa Presley of Kansas State University, had their manuscript entitled, “Lehman Brothers: The Case Against Self-Regulation,” accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics.

    Katherine Maxwell, a junior physics student, had her research paper entitled, “Bell Inequalities with Communication Assistance,” accepted for publication in Physical Reviews A, a prestigious journal of the American Physical Society. Maxwell is the lead author on the paper with her advisor Dr. Eric Chitamber of the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., as the second author.  
     
    Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, had his book “Dario Fo: Framing, Festival, and the Folkloric Imagination,” reviewed in the IRIS—a French journal of cultural anthropology and cultural studies that focuses on myths and symbols. Dr. Philippe Walter, professor of medieval literature at the University of Grenoble, wrote the review.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities


    The Truman Concert Percussion Ensemble II will present its Spring Concert at 8 p.m. April 14 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The program will feature a wide variety of music written for percussion instruments, and made up of both music majors and non-majors. The ensemble is under the direction of graduate teaching assistant Matthew Musselman and senior music major Julian Gibson-Cornell. Admission is free.

    The graduation fair will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16-17 in the SUB Activities Room. All graduating seniors are invited to stop by to complete graduation clearance items, buy cap/gown/tassel, have a posed graduation photo taken, purchase graduation merchandise and have all other questions answered.

    Molière’s comedy, “Le Médecin malgré lui,” will be presented in French by Truman students at 8 p.m. April 16-17 in the Student Union Building Down Under. English “subtitles” will be provided. For more information contact Patrick Lobert at plobert@truman.edu.

    David Marshall Chan, the Ofstad Visiting Writer at Truman State University, will be reading from his work at 7 p.m. April 17, at the Ophellia Parrish Art Gallery. Chan is the author of “Goblin Fruit,” a collection of stories set in southern California. He will be reading "Utopian Fairytales."

    Cardinal Key will sponsor a free children’s Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 19 on the Quad. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and take a picture with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 660.627.1485.

    A public reception for the BA and BFA student art exhibition will take place at 6 p.m. April 22 in the University Art Gallery. The pieces will be displayed in the gallery all week.

    The True Men will present their spring a capella concert at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free. Their newly-recorded CD will be released at this event and sold for $10.

    The annual Service Recognition Luncheon for faculty and staff will take place at 12 p.m. May 13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Group pictures will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. For more information, contact the Human Resources Office at 660.785.4031.

Career Center

  • Schedule of Events


    Student Research Conference

    April 15

    Graduation Fair

    April 16

    Trumacare: Is Your Heart In Healthcare?
    April 22
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    For more information on any
     of these events, contact the Career Center

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities


    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.

    The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is inviting eligible media communication and journalism students to apply for scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students of journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area are eligible to receive these scholarships. Applications are available online at www.stlpressclub.org/scholarships. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2014.

    MassMutual Financial Group is offering 30 $5,000 scholarships to high-achieving college students across the country who are pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industries. For eligibility criteria, visit massmutual.scholarsapply.org. Deadline to apply is May 2.

    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.

    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, May 30. 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 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.

    The Sonoma County Satellite will offer two $500 scholarships for the Fall of 2014 to the students who submit the best essays based on one of the three prompts listed on their website. Entry is free an open to all current and prospective students who are enrolled in nine or more credits at an accredited U.S. college or university. More information about the application can be found here.

    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.

    StudentScholarships.org is offering the following $500 scholarships: Your Favorite Car Scholarship; MCO Scholarship; Find a Law Scholarship; Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship; LM Scholarship Program; Odenza Vacations College Scholarship; Got a Spine Scholarship; Global Life Equipment Scholarship; Lift Parts Express Scholarship.