Vol. 20 No. 4 - Sept. 14, 2015

Features

  • Truman Recognized as No. 1 Public School in Midwest


    For the 19th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has named Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category.

    This recognition comes from the newly released 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Truman also tied for the No. 8 spot overall in the Midwest region among both private and public institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs. That placed the University one spot better than last year’s ranking and a full 10 spots higher than the second-best public school on the list. Truman far outpaced the other Missouri public schools on the list, the closest of which was more than 50 spots lower.

    “We have earned this ranking for a very long time, but we never take it for granted,” University President Troy D. Paino said. “Maintaining this level of success for such an extended period is due entirely to the tremendous dedication of our faculty and staff. By always keeping the students’ best interests in mind, we have established an extraordinary learning environment.”

    Truman received high praise in several supplemental categories.

    Truman was again the No. 1 school in the Midwest region in the “A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” section. It was the only public school from the Midwest to make the list.

    In terms of affordability, among regional universities, Truman was the No. 1 public school, and No. 5 overall, in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” section for the Midwest.

    Truman was also recognized on the “Most Innovative Schools” list, coming in tied at No. 3 overall in the Midwest. Of the five schools listed for the region, Truman was the only public university, and one of only five public schools in the nation to be included. This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has included the “Most Innovative Schools” list in the annual rankings. College presidents, provosts and admissions deans were asked to nominate schools that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.

    Another new appearance for Truman comes on the “A-Plus Schools for B Students” list. Schools in this category were acknowledged as institutions where students “have a decent shot at being accepted and thriving” because “spirit and hard work could make all the difference to the admissions office.”

    “Inclusion in this particular section says a lot about our faculty, as well as the work ethic of our students,” Paino said. “A true indication of a successful university is how well it prepares its students while they are on campus, and this reaffirms we have created a culture that allows our students to excel.”

    Truman also earned a spot on the “Best Colleges for Veterans” list.

    U.S. News & World Report bases its regional rankings on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, graduation rate performance, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Complete listings are available at usnews.com/colleges.

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  • Musical Tribute to Movies Kicks Off Lyceum


    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will begin the 2015-16 season with a performance by Truman’s very own Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    “At the Movies” is the theme of this fun and exciting program. Music has always played an important role in movies, and this concert will feature some of the most important and memorable music in the history of film. Don’t miss this opportunity to recall many of Hollywood’s best motion-picture scenes and stars of yesterday and today.

    Enjoy all of Truman’s major instrumental and vocal ensembles, plus small groups and soloists, performing music from such films as “The Pink Panther,” “The Lion King,” “Forrest Gump” and many more.

    Tickets are free for Truman students, faculty and staff are available now and they may be picked up in the Student Union Building. A limited number of general admission tickets may be purchased for $11 per ticket online at lyceum.truman.edu or at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville.

    For the 2015-2016 Kohlenberg Lyceum Season tickets will be made available two weeks before each performance. The exception is the Dec. 5 performance. Those tickets will be available Nov. 16 due to the Thanksgiving Break. Due to the popularity of the shows, any campus tickets still available two days before a performance will be made available to the public to purchase. For more information on the series visit lyceum.truman.edu.

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  • Family Day Set for Sept. 19


    Truman’s annual Family Day is scheduled for Sept. 19 and the campus has a variety of activities planned throughout the weekend for students and their families.

    This year’s events are designed to provide families with information and entertainment from the University and the surrounding Kirksville community.

    Friday, Sept. 18, the women’s and men’s soccer teams will play Lewis University. Fireside Friday will also take place in the Student Union Building HUB from 3:30-5:30 p.m. There will be live music and food.

    Saturday, Sept. 19 kicks off with a Truman baseball scrimmage at 10 a.m. Library tours will also be available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    At 10:30 a.m. at Red Barn Park, Phi Kappa Tau will host a 5K Run. Proceeds will benefit the USO. Click here for details or to sign up.

    The Truman softball team will have a scrimmage at 11 a.m.

    The Kirksville Arts Association is sponsoring the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. downtown on the square.

    The University Art Gallery Faculty Exhibit runs from 12-4:30 p.m.

    In the Centennial Hall Courtyard from 1-4 p.m., there will be the Annual Festival Centennial. Festival Centennial is an event hosted in the Centennial Hall Courtyard by the Centennial Hall Council. The event includes yard games, free snacks, face painting and a chance to pie the Centennial Student Advisors in the face. The event will be from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. In case of bad weather, it will held in the Centennial Main Lounge.

    The Student Activities Board will host Chris Ruggiero, a one man variety show, at 4 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The show will consist of juggling, magic tricks and comedy. Admission is free, and no ticket is required.

    The campus-wide barbecue is from 5-6:30 p.m. on the Quad (rain site: Student Union Building). Tickets are $8.75 per person, and students with a meal plan can eat for free with their Truman ID. Barbeque tickets can be bought online at store.truman.edu/familyday.

    Open rappelling and wall climbing activities will be available from 4-6 p.m. at the rappel tower south of campus.

    At 7 p.m., the Bulldog football team plays Missouri S&T at Stokes Stadium. General admission tickets cost $8. During halftime, the Oath of Enlistment for ROTC will take place.

    Sunday, Sept. 20, the women’s and men’s soccer teams play the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

    A complete detailed schedule of events can be found here. For more information, email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

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Announcements

  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key Blood Drive


    11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sept. 15 and 16
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Rooms

    To make an appointment, call 800.REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor keyword: TrumanState. Sign up tables will also be available Sept. 8-14 in Magruder Hall and the Student Union Building.

    The American Red Cross is offering a new program,“RapidPass,” giving donors a way to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online before the blood drive. This could reduce the time spent at the blood drive by as much as 15 minutes. To give “RapidPass” a try, follow the instructions given at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. This must be completed the day of the drive.

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  • Intern at the Missouri State Capitol


    An information meeting for the Spring 2016 Missouri Government Internship Program will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in McClain Hall 210.

    The Missouri Government Internship Program provides the opportunity for students to gain meaningful experience in the fast-paced world of state politics. Selected interns will work full time with a legislator, public official or state agency. By interning at the Missouri Capitol students will expand their knowledge of state government, build a diversified professional network and establish a base on which additional internships could develop.

    Senior Jeremy Busch interned at the Missouri State Capitol during Spring 2015 for Missouri state senator and Truman alumnus Scott Sifton. Busch was later selected as a summer intern for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C.

    “Interning in the Missouri Capitol provided a strong base of political knowledge, which I regularly utilized while in D.C.,” Busch said. “Comprehending the intricacies of state government directly benefited my ability as an intern for the DNC.”

    By participating in the Missouri Government Internship Program, Busch noted that it solidified his career plans of spending his life in politics.

    While the internship might be perceived as geared towards political science majors, all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply.

    Valerie Dobson, a senior business administration major, was an intern during Spring 2015 for Sen. Kurt Schaefer. Though a future in politics is not at the forefront of her career choices, Dobson spoke highly of the professional experience and knowledge gained by working at the Capitol.

    “Each day broadened my education and understanding of state politics. It was an invaluable experience that has helped shape myself and my future,” she said.

    The varying daily tasks throughout each office could include attending public hearings, completing legislative research, writing and editing published materials, constituent relations or assisting with basic office work.

    Interested students should click here for more information and to view the internship application. Additional information will be presented at the meeting, Sept. 16.

    Alumna Ellie Glenn, will be on campus to discuss her Missouri Government Internship experience during two sessions Sept. 14. Glenn is the director of government relations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She previously served as the director of governmental policy and legislation for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Glenn will speak at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Light refreshments will be served.

    Questions can be directed to Candy Young at cyoung@truman.edu, or Heidi Templeton at heidi@truman.edu.

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  • “McFarland, USA” Coach to Speak on Campus


    Jim White, whose story inspired the movie “McFarland, USA,” starring Kevin Costner, will discuss his life, the movie and the importance of attitude, at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Known affectionately by the locals as “Blanco,” White is considered a legend in McFarland, Calif. During his 20 years as the cross-country coach, he not only won an unprecedented nine state championships, but he managed to transform his community by training the young men on his team, mainly children of poor immigrant field workers, to run fast, work hard and dream of bigger things than picking almonds and avocados. Thanks to White, dozens of his runners have ended up going to college or into the armed forces.

    Following his presentation, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, in conjunction with the Communication Department and the Athletics Department, will sponsor a screening of “McFarland, USA” in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Both of these events are free, and no ticket is required. Co-sponsors for these events include the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, the Multicultural Affairs Center, HALO, the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards and Ekklesia.
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  • Boeing Blitz Information Sessions


    Boeing is hosting information sessions Sept. 16 in Violette Hall 1000. Truman alumni, now Boeing employees, will discuss their careers and experiences.  

    Sessions Offered:

    8:30-9:20 a.m.
    9:30-10:20 a.m.
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
     
    A networking session will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. and food will be provided. Stop by at any time and enjoy networking with Boeing representatives.

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  • Constitution Day Celebration


    Come celebrate the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by participating in the nation’s largest group reading of the U.S. Constitution’s Preamble and selected portions of the Declaration of Independence. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 around the flagpole on the north side of Truman’s Quad. The rain location is Baldwin Hall Auditorium. This is a community-wide event and is open to everyone including family and friends.
     
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  • Grand Opening of Interfaith Center


    The grand opening of the Interfaith Center will take place from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Kirk Building Room 116. The event is sponsored by Student Affairs and the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards and is open to students, staff, and faculty that may be interested. There will be cookies and door prizes.

    1 p.m. - Viewing/Pizza & Beverages

    1:30-2:30 p.m. - Topic Discussion led by Dereck Daschke

    2:30 p.m. - Viewing/Pizza & Beverages

    3-4 p.m. - Topic Discussion led by Mark Appold

    4-5 p.m. - Viewing/Pizza & Beverages

    Space is limited to first 20 people for the discussions.

    Email interfaith@truman.edu or call at 660.785.7568 with any questions and/or feedback regarding the event or the Center.
  • SAB Hosts One-Man Variety Show


    The Student Activities Board will host Chris Ruggiero, a one-man variety show, at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The show will consist of juggling, magic tricks and comedy. Doors will open 3:30 p.m. and the event is free of charge.

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  • Truman Kicks Off Peace Corps Prep Program


    The University’s longstanding affiliation with the Peace Corps is expanding with the addition of the Peace Corps Prep program beginning this fall.

    There will be a reception at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building HUB to celebrate this new component to the partnership between Truman and the Peace Corps.

    Peace Corps Prep offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for a career in international development. It will build hands-on experience and leadership skills while students complete courses focused on intercultural competence and foreign language. Truman is one of only about 25 universities nationwide to have a Peace Corps Prep partnership with the agency.

    Upon completion of the program, students will receive a signed certificate from the Peace Corps. Those individuals that participate in the Peace Corps Prep program are under no obligation to volunteer for the Peace Corps at any time, but successful completion of the program will make their applications more competitive should they choose to apply.

    The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, the environment and youth development.

    Since the Peace Corps was created in 1961, more than 200 Truman graduates have served as volunteers. This year, Truman ranked No. 19 on the Peace Corps annual list of top volunteer-producing mid-sized schools with 14 alumni currently serving as volunteers. The University’s relationship with the agency was a key factor in helping Truman recently secure the ranking of No. 2 Master’s University in the nation, according to the Washington Monthly.

    Peace Corps Prep is Truman’s newest partnership with the organization. In 2014, the University’s Office of Graduate Studies began participation in the Master’s International program, which allows students pursing a Master of Arts degree in leadership to complete one year of graduate coursework before beginning Peace Corps assignments. The two-year Peace Corps appointment counts as the required nine-credit internship experience, and tuition is waived during that time.

    Anyone interested in learning more about Peace Corps Prep should consider attending the reception, Sept. 24. Helen Lowman, the Peace Corps’ associate director of volunteer recruitment and selection, will be in attendance to help launch Truman’s program.

    Further details about the program, and the Peace Corps in general, can be found through the University Career Center in the Student Union Building.

    For more information about the Peace Care Prep program, contact Mary Shapiro or visit truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/peace-corps-prep-program.

    Information regarding the Master’s International program can be found by contacting Maria Di Stefano or visiting truman.edu/majors-programs/graduate-studies/masters-in-leadership/masters-international.


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  • Art Exhibition Reception Reminder


    Everyone is invited to attend an art reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Library Café. The exhibit is sponsored by the Missouri-Southern Iowa Art Guild (MOSI) and Pickler Memorial Library. While enjoying refreshments provided by the University, attendees will have an opportunity to meet with MOSI artists involved in oil and acrylic painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, 3-D pieces and more. Two winners of Viewers’ Choice Awards will be announced at the reception.

    The Missouri-Southern Iowa Art Guild (MOSI) is a group of working visual artists formed in 2013. MOSI sponsors local art exhibitions, provides recognition and networking opportunities for members, and conducts art workshops for the community. For more information contact Colleen Wagner, MOSI president, at colleenkw43@gmail.com.    

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  • Book Sale


    Pickler Memorial Library is hosting a book sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25, outside on the south side of the library.

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  • Plan Ahead for Homecoming


    Truman will celebrate Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 9-11.

    As part of this year’s celebration, Truman again will host a pre-game tailgate from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Groups and organizations that would like to reserve a space are encouraged to do so by going to the Alumni Homecoming website or emailing alumnievents@truman.edu. Reservations can also be made online here.

    The parking lots on the southwest corner of Patterson and Franklin streets will be open for all families, friends, alumni and students to tailgate before the game. Admission is free. For $5, attendees can pre-purchase a tailgate lunch. Meal tickets can be purchased online here. A limited number of meal tickets will be available at the tailgate and can be purchased with cash or check, but pre-registration is preferred. In case of inclement weather, the tailgate and other events will move to the Student Union Building.

    Adults of drinking age may bring in their own wine or beer. Event staff will be checking identification. Only wine and beer will be allowed and must be in cans or cups. No glass containers are permitted. Hard liquor and hard liquor products are prohibited. Kegs are not allowed. The complete homecoming tailgate policy is available here.

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  • Alumni Leaders Conference


    Each fall, Truman alumni and friends come together for the Alumni Leaders Conference to share ideas, develop new skills and network with other Bulldogs. Attendees will learn effective ways of communicating, how to plan successful alumni events and gain insight to what is happening on campus.

    This year, the ALC will take place the morning of Oct. 9 of Homecoming. Sponsored by the Truman Alumni Association, the conference is free of charge and attendees will receive a special gift for participating. The conference will be bookended by complimentary meals of breakfast and lunch with the Truman Board of Governors, the Truman Foundation Board of Directors, the Truman Alumni Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Council. Anyone interested in attending the ACL can email Denise Smith, director of alumni relations, at bulldogforever2@truman.edu.
  • Introducing the Fall 2015 Study Abroad Ambassadors


    With approaching deadlines for study abroad programs, many students are faced with questions about studying abroad such as: which university is best for my subject area?; can I get by if I don’t speak the country’s language?; or how do I apply for a visa?

    The study abroad ambassadors, Carolina Benitez, Rebecca Harbison, Amanda Myers and Julia Wolfe are here to help. The ambassadors were chosen among other applicants who have studied abroad to serve as liasons for the Truman Study Abroad Office.  

    Some of their responsibilities include organizing outreach efforts, presenting to student groups and assisting the Study Abroad Office with activities throughout the semester. One of their main goals as ambassadors is to coordinate opportunities for students to share their study abroad experiences with their peers. They also lead the efforts of the Study Abroad Club planning activities around campus, promoting opportunities and offering advice for those who are looking to study abroad in the future.  

    To learn more about the ambassadors visit studyabroad.truman.edu/ask-the-ambassadors. To contact any of the ambassadors, email them at tsustudyabroadclub@gmail.com.
  • Internship Opportunity in China


    Want to teach English in China? Apply for CHN 550: EFL Internship in China (12 credit hours). Scholarships are available. For more information or for an application, contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu. The deadline to apply for spring internships is Sept. 30.

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    Truman student Michael Fentress took this picture of Shanghai Habor while participating in the internship.
  • Apply for the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award


    The Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award is an opportunity for students of all majors to submit a research paper for the chance to win up to $10,000.

    The scholastic award is based on the evaluation of student research papers related to the current year’s topic. Truman is invited to submit up to three student papers for consideration of the award.

    DST Systems, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is sponsoring a $10,000 award for the first place student, $5,000 award for the second place student and $2,500 award for the third place student. Group projects are welcome.

    The School of Business at Truman is also sponsoring awards for the three papers selected for submission to the DST Gould Award Office. The awards are: $500 for the first place paper, $350 for the second place paper and $200 for the third place paper.

    To apply for the Gould Scholastic Award, students must be a University junior, senior or honors program student. Graduate students are not eligible to participate. Group projects are eligible and students of all majors are invited to submit a paper. Students must submit a research paper with appropriate citations and a works cited list. Winning papers have varied in length from seven to 20 pages.

    In spring 2015, the Truman team of Tommy Ng, Julian Fung and Lasse Fuss was awarded the top prize of $10,000 for their paper “Transcending Traditional Service Models with Disruptive Technologies.” Examples of past winning papers are available for review in the School of Business Office in Violette Hall 2400.

    Current year’s topic:
    The concept is the future of financial product(s) and their impact on the financial services ecosystem. Consider the impact technology and innovation will have on the financial services industry over the next 10 years in products offered as well as in the service model expected of a marketplace. The paper should be a pitch and should include the perspective of the issuer of the product and the marketplace, which enabled the transaction and the investor.

    Some examples are:
    •    Private equity is also being offered, purchased and traded on technology platforms at a scale and levels not seen in modern finance through platforms such as Angel List and Reality Mogul.
    •    Banks are seeing the transition in a number of ways, one of which is loan underwriting. Marketplace lending technology platforms like Lending Club and Prosper have attached bank underwriting with technology, which offers an experience and solution to both the borrower and investor.
     
    Research papers are due by Dec. 14. Papers may be sent to the School of Business at sbdean@truman.edu.

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Notables

  • Notables


    Freshman John Henry Heidger is among the authors included in the recently published book, “The Best Teen Writing of 2015.” Heidger has won multiple state awards for his writing. In addition to a spot in the book, his poem, “Why Do Buddhist Monks Wear Orange?,” earned him a trip to New York City this summer as one of the national winners.

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Career Center

  • Schedule of Events


    Emerson Electric On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 15
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Careers in Health Care with Cerner

    Sept. 16
    SUB 3204
    7-8:30 p.m.

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 17
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    BKD On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 18
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Professional Mock Interviews
    Sept. 21
    Career Center
    9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Personal Statement Workshop

    Sept. 21
    Magruder Hall 1098
    3:30-6:30 p.m.

    How to Attend Grad School for Free

    Sept. 21
    SUB Georgian Room A
    7-8 p.m.

    Volunteer Fair

    Sept. 22
    SUB HUB
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Interested in Health Care?

    Des Moines University
    Sept. 22
    SUB Conference Room
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Personal Statement Workshop

    Sept. 22
    Baldwin Hall 156
    3:30-6:30 p.m.

    Consulting as a Career-Keyto Info Session
    Sept. 22
    SUB 3202
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Interested in Health Care?
    Des Moines University
    Sept. 22
    SUB 3204
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Careers and Internships with Cerner
    Sept. 22
    SUB 3201
    6-6:45 p.m.

    How to get a Job with ANY Major

    Sept. 22
    SUB Activities Room
    7-8:45 p.m.

    Federal Reserve Bank Info Session

    Sept. 22
    SUB
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Barkely Info Session
    Sept. 22
    SUB
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Fall 2015 Career & Grad School Expo
    Sept. 23
    SUB
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Leadership - The skill every employer wants and you can develop
    Sept. 23
    SUB Alumni Room
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

    GRE/GMAT Math Bootcamp

    Sept. 23
    Violette Hall 1236
    6-9 p.m.

    Target Info Session

    Sept. 23
    SUB 3201
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    The Law School Application Process

    Sept. 23
    SUB 3202
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Career Week Interviews

    Sept. 24
    SUB
    8-5 p.m.

    Peace Corps Info Session

    Sept. 24
    SUB Georgian Room A
    2-3:30 p.m.

    Peace Corps Kick Off

    Sept. 24
    SUB HUB
    7-9 p.m.

    Boeing On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 24
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Rubin Brown On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 25
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    McGladry On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 28
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    PwC On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 29
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 30
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    ALDI Reception for Applicants
    Oct. 10
    SUB Georgian Room A
    7-9:30 p.m.

    ALDI On-Campus Interviews

    Oct. 20
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Alumni Mock Interviews

    Oct. 8
    Career Center
    3-5 p.m.

    Anders CPA On-Campus Interviews

    Oct. 12
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    U.S. Army Health Care Info Session

    Oct. 12
    Magruder
    10 a.m.

    Edward Jones On-Campus Interviews
    Oct. 13
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Student Loan Assistance Counsel


    To be eligible for the $500 scholarship, students must: be enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades or technical school by no later than September 2015; be currently residing in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States; and complete the online application no later than Sept. 15.
  • ShipDig Scholarship


    This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United States and at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist’s enrollment. Click here to apply.
  • OMG Scholarship


    To apply for this scholarship, students must: be between the ages of 16 and 25 on Sept. 30, 2015; submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the Sept. 30 deadline; have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award (current high school students are also eligible); and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • Fantasy Sports Daily Scholarship


    Fantasy Sports Daily is offering two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,000 each. These scholarships are designed to help students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves and a desire to improve society in general. Winners will be determined by the Fantasy Sports Daily executive team each spring and fall semester. The fall 2015 scholarship award is currently available and open to all eligible students who apply online at fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship.
  • Infoparrot Scholarships


    Infoparrot will offer scholarships of $1,250 for educational expenses. For more information, or to apply, click here.
  • Applications Open for Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships


    Every year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans awards 30 fellowships to immigrants and the children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate education in the United States. Each award is worth up to $90,000. This includes up to $25,000/year stipend and up to $20,000/year tuition support. Awards support up to two years of full-time graduate study in any field, including the visual and performing arts, and at any graduate-degree granting institution in the United States, with the exception of online programs. In addition to funding, fellows join a community of more than 500 New Americans with family origins in more than 75 different countries.

    The fellowship program looks for applicants who have demonstrated and sustained accomplishments that show creativity, originality and initiative. The fellowship looks for evidence that an applicant’s proposed graduate training is likely to enhance future creativity and accomplishment, and that the individual has a commitment to responsible citizenship in this country.

    For information on eligibility requirements or to apply, visit the fellowship website. Applications are due by Nov. 1.