Vol. 18 No. 33 - June 2, 2014

Features

  • Spring Class Includes 32 Valedictorians


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    Truman recognized 32 students as valedictorians during spring commencement ceremonies May 10. Pictured, first row, left to right: Sarah Buczkiewicz, Hannah Paige Fink, Sierra Lynn Gregg, Julie Anne Secrist, Erin Sullentrup, Priya Francis Maillacheruvu, Matthew Allen Sluder, Emily Susan Mehigh, Megan Mannion, Alaina Marie Allen, Cydney Berlin Fielding, Amy Elyse Huetsch, Megan Renee LaFollette and Lauren Ashley Choate. Second row, left to right: Bradley Craigmyle, Andrew Jacob Sheets, Aaron Michael Kusmec, Kristen Wright, Aaron James McCutcheon, Jacob Dylan England, Zachary Joel Treat, Martin Jean Gabriel Sevrin, Nicholas Richard Becker, Nicholas Kyle Schworer, Sara Marie Redel, Dylan Pyles, Kevin Michael Kotur, Jennifer Mae Bradshaw and Jamie Miller. Not pictured: Michelle Anna Gummig, Audrey Elizabeth Hager and Alaina Delores Kramer.
  • Bulldog Teams to Sponsor Summer Camps


    Opportunities for local and regional high school students to participate in men’s soccer, women’s soccer or volleyball summer camps will be available from July 11-20 on campus.

    Women’s soccer head coach Mike Cannon will be hosting a three-day individual summer camp for all girls entering grades 9-12, beginning July 11 and running until July 13. For $200 ($180 if the participant is commuting), campers will participate in small-sided games, training with members of the Truman women’s and men’s coaching staffs, along with current and former players, as well as compete in both scrimmage and tournament competition. A total of six sessions will occur during the event. Information is available by visiting the Truman women’s soccer camp website.

    Head volleyball coach Ben Briney will be running a three-day individual camp for all girls entering grades 8-12 inside Pershing Arena, July 14-16. For $270 ($210 if the participant is commuting), players will get personalized instruction from Briney, assistant coach Megan Wargo-Kearney and current players. Information is available by visiting the Truman volleyball camp website.

    Men’s soccer head coach Duke Cochran will host a three-day individual summer camp for all boys entering grades 11 and 12, along with recent high school graduates. For $200 ($180 if the participant is commuting), campers will participate in small-sided games, training with members of the Truman men’s and women’s coaching staffs, along with current and former players, as well as compete in both scrimmage and tournament competition. A total of six sessions will occur during the event. Information is available by visiting the Truman men’s soccer camp website.

    The Truman men’s basketball team will conduct their Elite Camp from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 2 in Pershing Arena. The camp is open to all boys entering 9 through 12 grades. Cost is $45 per camper, which includes a T-Shirt. For more information or to sign-up, visit TrumanStateBasketball.com or call assistant coach Chris Foster at 660.341.6182 or email at cfoster@truman.edu.

    For information on all of Truman’s summer camp options, visit TrumanBulldogs.com/SummerCamps14.
  • Forensics Continues Streak of National Tournament Success


    Students from Truman’s Forensic Union (speech and debate team) competed in the National Forensic Association championship tournament, April 18-21 in Ann Arbor, Mich., and finished second in team sweepstakes in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

    This accomplishment marks the third consecutive year the Truman team has ranked in the top five nationally. Additionally, the team’s individual events competitors were ranked sixth in President’s Division III Sweepstakes (small school division) at the tournament.

    Freshman Donnie Richardson reached the quarterfinals in the Lincoln-Douglas division. Seniors Myra Milam, Maddisen Ebert and Nicholas Gorman all reached the octofinals while senior John Carney reached double-octafinals. The team performed admirably in speaker awards as well, with Milam taking fourth, Gorman taking fifth, and Richardson taking sixth.

    The Forensic Union has consistently remained one of the top performing speech and debate programs nationally for more than a decade, with multiple national championship finishes and top-10 placements in national sweepstakes. Students interested in joining the program should contact Kevin Minch, interim director of forensics at kminch@truman.edu, or Russell Luce, director of debate, at rluce@truman.edu.

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    Members of the Truman speech and debate team with their awards at the National Forensic Association championship tournament. Truman finished second in team sweepstakes in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

  • New McNair Program Alumni Headed to Graduate School


    Since its inception in 1992, the McNair Program at Truman, which is designed to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds for entry into graduate school with the ultimate goal of obtaining a Ph.D., has produced 37 Ph.D. recipients, with another 31 currently enrolled, and 171 master’s degree recipients, with 25 currently enrolled. Applications are accepted Oct. 1 to Nov. 1. For more information about the McNair Program or eligibility requirements, visit mcnair.truman.edu or email mcnair@truman.edu. The nine McNair Scholars that graduated May 10 include:

    Analia Albuja earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and will begin the Ph.D. program in social psychology at Rutgers University this fall.

    Briana Bonner received a Bachelor of Science degree in health science and will start the joint master of occupational therapy/master of public health program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Megan Hohenstein earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and will begin the Master of Arts in Education program in research and evaluation methodology at the University of Florida.

    David Hutchinson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and will start the Ph.D. in history program at the University of Michigan.

    Randall Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and is applying to graduate programs in industrial/organizational psychology.

    Louise Strickland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders and will begin a master’s program in education at one of the four institutions to which she has been accepted.

    Alexis Morris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and will start the Ph.D. program in chemistry at the University of North Texas.

    Miquela Taffa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and will begin the joint master of social work/master of public health program at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Kylie Warner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders and will begin the Master of Arts degree in communications disorders at Truman this fall.

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    Pictured, front row, left to right: Analia Albuja, Miquela Taffa, Alexis Morris and Kylie Warner. Back row, left to right: James Fisher (August 2014 graduate), Louise Strickland, David Hutchinson, Briana Bonner and Randall Miller. Not pictured: Megan Hohenstein.

Announcements

  • SRC Instructional Programs


    The Student Recreation Center instructional programs start June 2 and go through July 25. All classes are free and sign-up is not required. Classes include:

    Introductory Ballet
    Zumba
    Caribbean Jazz
    Outdoor Running
    Walking with Ease

    More information on the Student Recreation Center’s
    instructional programs is available here.
  • Join the Community Band


    The Kirksville Community Band will perform twice this summer and all musicians in the community are encouraged to participate.

    Rehearsals will begin June 2 and take place every Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. throughout June and July in the high school band room (148). The two performances are scheduled for July 4 and July 18.

    For more information, contact Jesse Krebs at jkrebs@truman.edu.

  • Team Golf Outings


    Men’s Basketball

    June 13
    Kirksville Country Club


    The four-person scramble will begin at 12 p.m.
    with registration and lunch starting at 10:30 a.m.

    Teams and individuals may sign-up now by visiting the team store at TrumanBulldogs.com or by calling the Truman Athletics Office at 660.785.4236 or the Kirksville Country Club 660.665.5335. A registration form can also be found here.

    Costs are $75 for an individual and $300 for a team which includes the use of the range, tee gift and dinner at a post-golf social. Additional costs will be incurred for cart rental.


    Football
    June 23
    Missouri Bluffs Golf Club
    St. Louis


    The four-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Cost is $125 per player or $500 for a foursome. Price includes green fees, carts, food and beverages.

    There will be social that all alumni and friends are invited at 7 p.m. June 22 at The Scarecrow (1905 Chesterfield Parkway). There is also a special hotel rate of $85/night at the Spring Hill Suites Marriott (1065 Chesterfield Parkway).

    For additional information or to sign-up, visit the team store on TrumanBulldogs.com, or call Jay Davis at the Truman Athletics Office at 660.785.4236.
  • SUB Summer Hours


    Monday-Friday
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Weekends
    available by reservation only


    Mainstreet Market Hours
    Monday-Friday
    7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Student Recreation Center Summer Hours


    June 2-July 26

    Monday-Friday
    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Saturday
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Sunday
    Closed

    The Student Recreation Center will be closed July 4-5.

  • DPS June Hours


    June 2-5
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 6
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 7-8
    3-10 p.m.

    June 9-12
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 13
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 14-15
    3-10 p.m.

    June 16-19
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 20
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 21-22
    3-10 p.m.

    June 23-26
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 27
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 28-29
    3-10 p.m.

    In case of emergency, call 9-1-1.

    To have an officer dispatched to contact you for a non-emergency, call 660.665.5621.
  • Blood Drive June 18


    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    June 18
    Student Union Building Down Under

    Sponsored by Staff Council and Tau Kappa Epsilon

    Donating blood can help save up to three lives. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code TrumanState (all one word) or contact Audrey Hamlin at Audrey.hamlin@redcross.org. For eligibility questions, call the Red Cross at 866.236.3276 or visit redcrossblood.org.
     
    Prepare Yourself for Your Donation
    By following a few recommendations before, during and after your blood donation can help you make your donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible.
  • 2014 Summer Orientation Dates


    June 2
    June 6
    June 11
    June 16
    June 19
    June 23
    June 27

    August 15
    (for students from far distances and/or later acceptances)
  • Next Issue


    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available June 16.

Events and Activities

  • Upcoming Events


    The University Board of Governors
    will meet at 1 p.m. June 14 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities


    The Missouri Greece Study Abroad 2015 program is offering five $1,000 scholarships for students who wish to study abroad in Greece for the spring 2015 semester. For more information, contact the Center for International Education at ciea@truman.edu or visit the Study Abroad Office in Kirk Building 114. Deadline to apply is for the spring 2015 semester is Oct. 10.