Vol. 19 No. 21 - Feb. 16, 2015

Features

  • Student Wins $5,000 Scholarship Gift to Fund Study Abroad


    The power of positive thinking helped junior Shelby Kovak earn a $5,000 study abroad scholarship from Achieve Today.

    Achieve Today aims to help individuals pursue their talents and ambitions through various programs and scholarships. This year, the organization awarded scholarship gifts totaling $10,000. One scholarship is awarded in both the fall and the spring and is offered to all students in the United States to apply. Students could apply by submitting a video, audio or a written essay on the law of attraction and personal development.  

    Kovak picked the topic of the power of positive thinking, as it is something she strives to uphold in her own life. Her video submission beat out 30 other videos and more than 50 essays of students nationwide to secure the award.

    A sociology major and Spanish minor from Crystal Lake, Ill., Kovak plans to study abroad for eight weeks in Salamanca, Spain, this coming summer.  Her sister, Kirsten, a freshman at Truman, will also be participating in the trip. Their parents encouraged them to raise the money for the trip on their own. Before finals, Shelby began to research different scholarship opportunities online. In total, she applied for 15 different scholarships and was overwhelmed with emotion when she was awarded this scholarship.

    In addition to Shelby’s scholarship, Kirsten, raised money by selling hand-made crocheted scarves and selling them to friends and family. Through their unique and talented ways, Shelby and Kirsten have successfully raised the money and are set for their summer adventures abroad.

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    Shelby (right) and Kirsten Kovak
  • Quality and Value Earn Truman a Spot Among the Best Colleges in America


    Truman continues to receive high praise for helping students earn degrees while keeping the cost of their education low.

    The most-recent accolades come from The Business Journals, which ranked Truman at No. 40 on its list of the best public colleges in America. The Business Journals looked at nearly 500 four-year public institutions nationwide and based its rankings on 19 indicators of academic excellence, affordability and diversity. The study's objective was to identify the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students.

    According to the article accompanying the Feb. 12 release of The Business Journals’ rankings, 70 percent of U.S. students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2013 went into debt to finance their educations, with typical graduates owing more than $28,000. By comparison, half of Truman’s students graduate without any student debt and the other half graduate with debt well below the state and national averages.

    Cost was one of three core categories—out of six total—where Truman earned a five-star rating. Truman’s high marks from Forbes, Kiplinger’s, Washington Monthly and U.S. News and World Report were also taken into consideration by The Business Journals’ rankings. The complete rankings can be found online.

    Praise from The Business Journals is just the latest for the University. Last week the Princeton Review included Truman in its new book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In.” Although Truman is a perennial fixture in Princeton Review listings, inclusion in this particular book is notable as it is the first to factor in data regarding academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. One of only 77 public schools to be included, the book noted Truman “offers a private school education at a public price” and that “comprehensive financial aid programs can be used to make sure that students are able to focus on their studies.”

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  • Campus Host Annual Piano Festival


    The 32nd Annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  

    The festival includes performances by a feature guest artist, Truman students and a competition for the Truman Piano Fellowship, a four-year full-ride scholarship to an incoming Truman piano major.

    This year’s featured guest artist is Dr. Pamela Mia Paul. Paul is both a brilliant performer and a deeply dedicated teacher. On stage, she has performed with the world’s great orchestras. She has given concerts throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea and Turkey both as soloist and as chamber musician. In the studio, or in the setting of a masterclass, she is an internationally sought-after pedagogue whose students hold teaching positions throughout the United States and Asia, and who have participated in and won competitions including the Nina Widemann Competition and the Naumburg International Piano Competition. Paul has commissioned and premiered works for the piano; Robert Beaser’s Piano Concerto, which was written for her, had its world premiere in the United States with the St. Louis Symphony, and in Europe with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic.

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    Dr. Pamela Mia Paul

    Paul received her Doctor of Musical Arts, Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. She is currently Regents Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas and is a Steinway artist.

    Truman Piano Festival Events
    Feb. 20
    8 p.m.
    Paul will perform a solo recital that features the Brahms “Handel” Variations plus works by Mozart and Chopin

    Feb. 21
    9:30 a.m.
    Paul will conduct master class featuring three Truman piano majors

    1:30 p.m.
    Competition for Truman Piano Fellowship

    All events are open to the public, free of charge.

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  • Former Professor Returns for Global Issues Presentation


    Dr. John Ishiyama will present “Understanding North Korea” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Violette Hall 1010 as part of the Global Issues Colloquium.

    Ishiyama returns to Truman to share his exploration of North Korea’s political elite self perceived role in global economy, and how the West and South Korea have impacted North Korea’s actions.

    Ishiyama previously taught at Truman for 18 years before moving to North Texas to become University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and also take over the editorship of one of the country's premiere political science journals, the American Political Science Review. He has published both journals and books on the topic of communist and post-communist regimes, democratization and political parties, and ethnic politics.

    Suggested articles by Ishiyama:

    “Assessing the Leadership Transition in North Korea: Using Network Analysis of Field Inspections, 1997-2012.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 2014.

    “Elite Volatility and Change in North Korean Politics: 1997 to 2010.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, 2013.

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    Dr. John Ishiyama
  • Truman Students Visit Capitol


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    Students from Truman pose for a picture on the steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., with legislators Brian Munzlinger and Nate Walker. Pictured, first row, left to right: Elisabeth Blotevogel, Erin Cicotte, JJ Dorrell, Janel Strieter, Abigail Wood, Clarissa Todd, Kayla Gunter, Valerie Dobson, Chade Shorten, Molly Turner, Umme Arif, Jacci Guthrie, Rachel Likert and Sen. Brian Munzlinger. Second row: Christopher Hornsey, Katie Walkley, Morgan Siebert, Laknath Gunathilake, Kyra Cooper, Josh Crow, Katie Walker, Shelby Pieper, Drew Paulman, Micah Adcock, Truman alumnus Rep. Mike Colona and Rep. Nate Walker. Third row: Dan Mika, Hannah Rogers, Sierra Dickey, Alex Thrasher, Brian Jacob, Austin Bender, Clayton Berry, Caitlyn Bess, George Peters, Dylan Kriegshauser and University President Troy Paino. Fourth row: Zach Hollstrom, Parker Conover, Chris Gross, Jake Buxton, Duane Price, Wayne Beckman, Jessie Poole, Houston Roberts, Rachael Palmer, Justin Borgstede and Truman alumnus Sen. Scott Sifton.
  • Truman Takes Steps Toward Healthier Campus


    As of July 1, 2015 Truman’s campus will be tobacco-free. This means that the use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes) will be prohibited on campus grounds.

    Students who are current smokers can seek help breaking their habit through the Student Smoking Cessation Program sponsored by Truman’s Health Center and University Counseling Services. This program is centered around a team of volunteer smoke cessation coaches made up of staff members trained to assist in the student’s cessation journey. They can provide personalized coaching and support plans as well as nicotine replacement items including gum, lozenges and patches. In addition, “Quit-kits,” containing habit-reducing products such as flavored chewing gum and toothpicks, will be provided cost free to students.

    Students who are interested in becoming tobacco-free and believe they can benefit from the services of a coach or provision of nicotine replacement products and other habit-reduction products, can reach out to any of the following staff members,

    Michelle Cannon-Breland, Office of Student Affairs: 660.785.4111

    Lori Elschlager, Student Health Center: 660.785.4182

    Brenda Higgins, Student Health Center and University Counseling Services: 660.785.4182

    Miranda Kolenda, Student Recreation Center: 660.785.7739

    Susan Limestall, Student Recreation Center: 660.785.7739

    William Nelsen, Residence Life: 660.785.4227

    Lyne Palmisano
    , Student Health Center: 660.785.4182

    Megan Swingle
    , Residence Life: 660.785.4830

    Teresa Tucker
    , Student Health Center: 660.785.4182

    Vicky Wehner, Student Health Center and Disability Services: 660.785.4182

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  • Centennial Celebration Supports Foundation Scholarship


    Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, more than $2,000 has been raised for the Robin Meyerkord Memorial Scholarship since Alpha Sigma Alpha’s centennial year celebration in November.

    The Truman State University Foundation scholarship was established in 1986 in memory of Robin Meyerkord after her tragic death in a car accident. Meyerkord was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and represented her sorority as the 1986 Greek Week Queen.

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    Kelsey Dulin, left, presents a check to Melissa Jennings during Alpha Sigma Alpha's centennial celebration in November to support the Robin Meyerkord Memorial Scholarship. Jennings is Meyerkord's sister.

Announcements

  • SAB Presents Spring Speaker RJ Mitte


    Co-Star of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and equality and diversity activist, RJ Mitte, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in Baldwin Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free for students and $10 for faculty, staff and general admission. Tickets can be picked up in the SAB Office in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Office hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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  • Nursing Department Offers Free Screenings


    Free Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screenings will be available in the SUB Georgian Rooms from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

    Supplies are limited and students will be helped, first come, first served. For more information, contact nursing@truman.edu. To learn more about STI facts and prevention visit the Center for Disease Control.

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  • Coffee with the President


    President Troy Paino will host a Coffee with the President
    from 2-3p.m. Feb. 18 in Ophelia Parrish 1113.

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  • Student Affairs Conference Day Programming

  • Call for Abstracts for the Student Research Conference


    The submission site for the 28th annual Student Research Conference is now open and abstracts can be submitted online until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 20.

    Truman will host its annual Student Research Conference April 14. The conference is a University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship and creative achievements. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts.

    Abstracts should be submitted online at src.truman.edu. All abstracts need to be sponsored by a Truman faculty or staff member. A copy of the information submitted will be sent electronically to the student presenter’s mentor for approval. Students should work with the faculty mentor before submitting the abstract to minimize multiple drafts in the system.
     
    In addition to the many student presentations, the day will feature a conference-wide plenary address delivered by Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn, dean of the School of Science and professor of biology at The College of New Jersey. Osborn is a former professor and convener of biology at Truman, as well as a past-president of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Osborn is a plant evolutionary biologist, examining both fossil and living plants to understand questions in plant evolution.
     
    Faculty-requested special sessions are included in the discipline options. Anyone planning to present in such a session should look for the specific discipline designation when submitting an abstract. Faculty members interested in requesting a discipline designation can contact Chad Montgomery by emailing osr@truman.edu. Inquiries about the Student Research Conference sessions, guidelines and program should be directed to Montgomery.

    For questions about and/or problems with the abstract submission process, contact Sherril Pearce at 660.785.4597 or spearce@truman.edu.

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  • The African Student Association Brings Acrobatic Act to Campus


    The Zuzu African Acrobats will perform their blend of traditional East African music and circus acrobatics at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    The Zuzu African Acrobats originated their high energy and rhythm driven show in Mombasa, Kenya, and since then have performed in more than 25 countries. Most recently the act has been featured on the hit television show “America’s Got Talent.” The Zuzu African Acrobats seek to update the traditional circus “spectacle” to create a modern version that appeals to younger audiences.

    After the performance food will be available in the Student Union Building starting at 7 p.m.

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  • Nominations Open for Educator of the Year


    Student Government is now accepting nominations for Educator of the Year, Research Mentor of the Year and Department of the Year. All nominations must be completed by Feb. 22.

  • Study Abroad Fair


    12-4 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building Alumni Room


    Students will have the opportunity to speak to other students who have studied abroad in different parts of the world. Study Abroad advisors will also be present to answer questions about the programs. For additional information please contact ciea@truman.edu.

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    Study abroad students in the Andes mountains in South America.
  • Bentele/Mallincrodt Executive-in-Residence Program Hosts Joseph Mooney


    Joseph Mooney, chief financial officer (CFO) for Lodging Hospitality Management will serve as the Spring 2015 Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence.

    During a campus-wide presentation at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Violette Hall 1000, Mooney will discuss “The Hospitality Industry: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hotel Management Operations.” He will also be speaking in several classes while on campus.

    Established in 1986, Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) is an independently owned and operated lodging and hospitality management company. During the past 28 years, LHM expanded its portfolio with 17 hotel properties–both upscale, independent and brand affiliated hotels, eight restaurants and two commercial properties.

    Mooney is the investor, leader, insurer of relationships and is responsible for the overall financial operations of the company and all its hotels, including establishing internal controls and measurements necessary for profitable and strategic top line growth. Mooney’s major accomplishments include initiating channel, product and program changes to increase sales by 300 percent. In addition, Mooney created process and product improvements to increase gross profit by 50 percent.

    Prior to his tenure at LHM, Mooney rose through the ranks from corporate controller to chief financial officer/chief operation officers at the EAC Corporation (d.b.a. The EckAdams Company) and was with the company for nearly 30 years. His advancement through the financial, sales and operations areas honed his skills in leadership, analytical problem solving and team building in a variety of disciplines.

    Mooney serves on the board of the CA St. Louis and is a member of several community organizations, including Ronald McDonald House and St. Vincent de Paul. He also serves on the board of Gateway Region YMCA and the Treasury Board for Enterprise Bank. Mooney’s three children are all graduates of Truman.

    The IMCERA Group (Mallinckrodt) endowed the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program in 1993. The program brings top-level executives to Truman to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty.

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    Joseph Mooney
  • Money Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays


    Student Affairs is hosting a series of programs designed to improve student wellness by presenting ways to reduce stress in the following areas: financial, academic, social, future and physical. All programs are scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in McClain Hall 208.

    Money Mondays

    Bank Accounts and Services

    Feb. 23

    Credit and Debt
    March 16

    Investing and Financial Planning
    March 30

    Taxes and Insurance
    April 13

    Evaluating Benefit Packages
    April 27


    Wellness Wednesdays

    Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse
    Feb. 18

    Alcohol Awareness
    March 4

    Sexual Health and Safety
    March 25

    Smoking Cessation
    April 8

    Relationships
    April 22

    Incentives: In addition to free materials and drawings for attendees at each session, Student Affairs is providing both individual and student organization incentives to participate in these programs. Students may earn a Personal Development Certificate and recognition on their co-curricular record for participation. Student organizations can be eligible for financial incentives (up to $300) if at least 30 percent of their membership attends three or more of these programs. These wellness related events are made possible thanks to the generosity of those Truman parents who donated to the Student Wellness Initiative.
  • Nominations Open for Leadership Recognition Program


    The Center for Student Involvement is now taking nominations for Leadership Recognition awards, including Outstanding President of the Year, the Senior Leadership Award, Outstanding New Organization and more.

    Nomination packets can be picked up from the CSI Office in the Student Union Building or nominations can be made online at csi.truman.edu/leadership.

    Nominations can be made through March 6. For more information, email csilrp@gmail.com.

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  • Students Needed to Present in Environmental Studies Conference


    The Environmental Studies Committee is looking for students to present during their Conference this April.

    The goal of the conference is to help raise awareness about the many sustainability and environmentally related projects that are currently taking place on campus, in Kirksville, and in surrounding communities. Undergraduate students, graduate students and professors are invited to present research projects, slam poetry or other initiatives. Topics can include, but are not limited to, applications of life and physical sciences, sustainability projects at Truman and in the surrounding communities, philosophy of environmentalism, environmental aspects of global health, and environmental connection to art and literature.

    Additionally, artists and photographers are invited to create art in any media inspired by any aspect of the environment to be displayed at the conference.

    Students who are interested in presenting at the Environmental Studies Conference can submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations to Alex Hromockyi or Alison Robson.

    The conference will take place April 11 and will be free for those who wish to attend. 

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  • Intern Opportunity for Journalism Students


    USA Today will be accepting applications for 2015 collegiate correspondents to report from their campus this summer from March 15 until March 30.

    The collegiate correspondent program offers students a unique chance to hone their writing skills while writing for a major publication. Students will also gain experience writing for large audiences and working under strict deadlines. Responsibilities of the collegiate correspondent include producing one news story weekly, quick communication with USA Today staff and remaining current on world events.

    In addition to a stipend, participating students gain mentorship from USA Today editorial staff, the opportunity to publish their work on USA Today’s college site and possibly have their work published to USA Today website.

    A strong applicant is motivated and passionate about bringing engaging stories to readers. Students can learn more or apply here.

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  • Lincoln Contests Offers Cash Prizes


    Submissions for Truman’s annual Lincoln Contests in art, essay and oratory, established by Fred and Ethel Schwengel to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, will be accepted until Feb. 28.

    Those participating in essay or oratory should submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word, three- to five-page essay in response to the prompt below to Barry Poyner, Barnett Hall 1110, by Feb. 28. A list of works cited should also be provided as appropriate. The cover sheet should include contact information and clearly indicate if the submission is for 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. Essay and oratory prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    For the art contest, entries should be submitted to Rusty Nelson, Ophelia Parrish 1221, by Feb. 28, and observe the following criteria: artwork of any media is acceptable, traditional or digital output/projection - 2D and 3D. No larger than 18 x 24” for 2D work and 3ft in the round for 3D work. Projected work should be formatted for 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.

    Contest Prompt:
    Some would argue that what Abraham Lincoln is most remembered for is his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The document may have had a limited direct impact on the lives of many slaves, but it was a watershed moment in stating that previously bound people shall be “forever free” (Emancipation Proclamation, paragraph 2). To emancipate commonly means to free from bondage, oppression or restraint. This year’s prompt asks you to choose one of the following possibilities and develop it into an essay:

    1. Choose another emancipatory moment in Lincoln’s life and write about it, incorporating source material.

    2. Choose an emancipatory moment in someone’s life and, incorporating source material, write about it.

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  • Registration for TruFit Fitness Challenge Now Open


    Truman students, faculty and staff are all invited to participate in TruFit, a free eight-week fitness challenge, beginning Feb. 23.

    Students wishing to compete should gather a team of 2-10 participants and choose a team captain and name. While registering, each team will set a physical activity goal in minutes per week. Throughout the week participants engage in physical activity of their choice to accumulate minutes towards their goal as their teammates support and encourage them. Teams will compete to see who can accumulate the most minutes over the eight-week challenge.

    The deadline for teams to sign up is March 1.

    TruFit is sponsored by The President’s Committee for Campus Wellbeing and the Student Recreation Center.

    For more information, visit TruFit’s webpage or contact Miranda Kolenda at 660.785.7739

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  • FAFSA Filing Open


    Students should file the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility (Pell Grant, SEOG, TEACH, Perkins Loan, Work Study, Stafford Direct Loans, PLUS Loan).

    FAFSA results are also needed for some other federal, state, University and private programs. The state’s FAFSA filing deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program is April 1. Do not delay due to late tax filing–the FAFSA allows the use of estimated information–just update the FAFSA record after the 2014 income tax figures are finalized. Later FAFSA filing may result in more limited funding options, but the 2014-2015 FAFSA can still be filed.

    For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 660.785.4130, finaid@truman.edu.

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  • Apply for FAC Funding to Help Fund an Event


    Does your organization need assistance to fund an event? Look no further, the Funds Allotment Council is here to help. Visit fac.truman.edu for more information and to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 4.
  • University to Host Digitization Workshop


    The Missouri State Archives will host a free daylong digitization workshop at 10 a.m., March 27 in Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    This workshop aims to help small historical institutions create digital archives of their records. This initiative is made possible through the State and National Archival Partnership Grant that funds this workshop and additional workshops across Missouri.

    To register, contact Brian Rogers at 573.526.1981.

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  • Networking Event Sponsored by Iowa Alumni


    Students are invited to participate in the Iowa Alumni Chapter’s networking event. This free and informal event will take place at Chocolaterie Stam in Des Moines. Chocolates, light hors d’oeuvres, coffee and tea will be provided. Those interested in attending can RSVP by March 6 to Cindy Spiker at iowaalumni@truman.edu.

    Bulldogs & Bonbons Networking Event
    with the Iowa Alumni Chapter

    5:30-7 p.m.
    March 9
    Chocolaterie Stam

    2814 Ingersoll Ave
    Des Moines

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Notables

  • Notables


    Ali Patterson, a junior mathematics major, was named 2014-2015 Great Lakes Valley Conference Fall Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She was recognized for her commitment to excellence in both academics and Truman’s volleyball team. Besides achieving a 4.0 grade point average last semester, she also helped the team to its first GLVC championship last fall. Each year the league selects one student-athlete in each sport to be awarded the GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The award is based on athletic accomplishment and academic performance. Conference members nominate one student from their team each year. Nominees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.30.

    Thomas Trimborn, professor emeritus of music, had his review of the soundtrack recording of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” published in the current issue of the Lincoln Herald, the longest running journal on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. John Williams’ score was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and was nominated for an Academy Award. 

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Career Center

  • Schedule of Events


    PwC Info Table

    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Feb. 18
    Violette Hall Counter

    Career and Grad School Week
    Feb. 23-26

    SCORE Mock Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Career Center

    Etiquette Dinner
    5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B

    Nonprofit Poster Display
    10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    Student Union Building HUB

    Employer Info Sessions
    6 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    Student Union Building

    Nonprofit Panel Discussion
    6 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Career Week Speaker: Dan Coughlin
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Career and Grad School Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Feb. 25
    Student Union Building

    Employer Info Sessions
    6 p.m.
    Feb. 25
    Student Union Building

    Expo Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Feb. 26
    Student Union Building

    PwC On-Campus Interviews
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 4
    Career Center

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 5
    Career Center

    Ernst and Young On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 24
    Career Center

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    April 1
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    April 2
    Student Union Building

    Alumni Mock Interviews
    8 a.m.-12 p.m.
    April 10
    Career Center

    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    April 10
    Career Center

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Gilman Scholarship to Support Study Abroad


    Applications are now available online for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the summer 2015 and fall 2015/academic year 2015-2016 terms. Summer 2015 and Fall/academic year 2015-2016 online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. central time, March 3. For more information, visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program.
  • Foundation Scholarship Applications Available


    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2015-2016 are available now. This is the largest Foundation scholarship application period of the year. Applications are due by midnight, March 17. 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 Truman State University.

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  • Second-Year Scholarship


    The Account Control Technology (ACT) Foundation is taking applications for their Second-Year Scholarship Program for Fall 2015. This scholarship is designed for first-year students who will be enrolled as college sophomores in the Fall of 2015. The Foundation will award 25 scholarships, each worth $1,000, in 2015 through the program to qualifying students at four-year colleges and universities nationwide.  Guidelines and the application itself are available for download from the Account Control Technology Foundation’s website. Applications are due by March 15.
  • For Education Students From Iowa


    Alpha Delta Kappa, Sigma Chapter of Burlington, Iowa, is offering two $1,000 scholarships to Des Moines County undergraduates who will be majoring in education. Further eligibility requirements include the applicant must show qualities of leadership and demonstrate success in academics. While financial need will be considered, it will not necessarily be the primary qualification. For further information, stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. Applications are due by March 31.
  • Jack J. Isgur Foundation Scholarships Available


    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation Scholarship applications are available to students aspiring to teach the humanities. The foundation promotes the humanities in the education field by awarding scholarships for students who aspire to teach literature, the fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. Scholarships are available to junior and senior levels of undergraduates, as well as graduate students. For more information or to obtain an application for this scholarship, visit the foundation’s website. Applications are due by May 15.