Mary Baylie, Jenna McClanahan and Alex Meneely have received Gilman scholarships for study abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Baylie will be studying in Argentina, McClanahan will be studying in Ireland and Meneely will be studying in China.

Dean De Cock, associate professor of statistics, had his article, “Ames, Iowa: Alternative to the Boston Housing Data as an End of Semester Regression Project,” published in the Journal of Statistics Education, Vol. 19, No. 3, November 2011 ( The journal focuses on the improvement of statistical education at all levels and the manuscript, along with its accompanying data set, are a result of his sabbatical work while a visiting scholar at Iowa State University.

Taner Edis, professor of physics, had his paper “Defending Science and Nonbelief” appear in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 40:4 14-16 (2011).

Truman recently had 92 students selected to be recipients of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Qualifying students were active in campus and community activities, had a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and were seniors graduating in December, May or August of the 2011-2012 academic year. The full list of recipients can be found at

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