Vol. 21 No. 11 - October 31, 2016


  • Philosophy and Religion Conference to Take Place Nov. 5

    Students from Truman and several other universities will present on a wide range of topics at the 27th Philosophy and Religion Conference at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5 in Violette Hall 1010.

    The keynote speaker will be this year’s Henry Smits Lecture by Kenneth Boyce, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-Columbia, presenting “Can Traditional Theists be Platonists?” at 12:30 p.m. The full schedule of presentations will be available at the conference’s webpage. This event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

    The annual conference is an opportunity for students from across the nation to share the results of their research in philosophy and religious studies. Undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of relevant interests submit papers. By taking the challenge of submitting their original work to the conference, students have the chance to share their thoughts with other interested scholars from different parts of the country and with different areas of expertise.

  • Lyceum Continues with Musical Inspired by Dr. Seuss

    The next event in the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will be a rendition of the Broadway musical “Seussical,” which takes the audience into the world of Dr. Seuss.
    Truman’s Theatre Department will perform the popular “Theatre for Young Audiences” version at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in Ophelia Parrish Severns Theatre. This specially adapted 80-minute show is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International.
    The musical, by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, features classic characters such as the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant. It weaves a story of friendship, loyalty and love, and teaches the power of being unique and the importance of fighting for one’s beliefs.
    A limited number of tickets for the Nov. 10 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series-sponsored show are available for $5 each (includes tax) at the following locations: at the University cashier window in McClain Hall from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville; online at lyceum.truman.edu; or at the door the night of the performance, if tickets are still available.
    Additional shows will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 11 and 12, and there will be a matinee at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets for these shows may be purchased for $5 at the Ophelia Parrish Box Office from 12-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information about the additional shows, call 660.785.4515.
    The Nov. 10 performance has been made possible thanks to donations from alumni, friends and corporations/foundations to the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Fund. For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu, email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

  • For·Words Event to Discuss Segregation Era

    Storyteller Loretta Washington will read from her writing collection, “My Corner of the Porch,” in a public presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Student Union Building.

    “My Corner of the Porch” is a collection of 16 stories published in the Missouri Folklore Society Journal. Washington’s writing pays tribute to her grandmother, a tiny but forceful woman who helped her granddaughter grow up in racially segregated Wardell, Mo., in the early 1950s.

    Her presentation will be followed by a short reception featuring a traditional Ozark treat. The final event of the evening is a multicultural musical jam session from 8:30-10 p.m. open to any and all musicians. This for·Words reading event is sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and the Department of English, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and the Missouri Folklore Society.

    Loretta Washington
  • Fall Percussion Concert Features Exotic Instruments

    A wide variety of percussion instruments will highlight the annual Fall Percussion Sampler at 8 p.m. Nov. 7 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  

    Michael Bump, professor of percussion studies, will direct Truman’s Concert Percussion Ensemble I and oversee performances by the Statesmen Marching Percussion Ensemble, instructed by percussion students Ben Barker, Andrew Brogan, Brett Morris and Marcus Rattler-Blevins. The program will feature a wide selection of percussion music, from large-scale percussion orchestra to chamber works, performed on traditional percussion instruments as well as exotic instruments such as Sulawesian reed flute, Thailanese gongs, wooden spoons and toy trumpets. This concert is sponsored by the Department of Music and is free and open to the public. A live stream of the event will be available here.

    For more information about the Fall Percussion Sampler, contact Bump at mbump@truman.edu or 660.785.4052. Additional information about future concerts and other events happening in the School of Arts and Letters can be found at their Facebook page.

  • Truman to Test Emergency Notification System Nov. 3

    Truman will conduct a test of the emergency notification system at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 3.

    Students, faculty and staff who have signed up to receive Truman emergency alert text notifications will get a TruAlert text and email message letting them know it is a test. Those that have not signed up for emergency text messaging can do so through TruView.

    To sign up, log in to TruView and click on the “Truman” tab. Click the “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information” under “Update and View My Personal Information” (lower right screen). A maximum of three phones can be registered to receive texts. Confirm information in the same manner.

    In addition to text and email messages, an emergency alert will be displayed on all Truman computer systems (Windows and Mac) where the Alertus software has been installed. This should include nearly all workstations on campus. There will also be alerts sent to digital signs in Violette Hall, Magruder Hall, Ophelia Parrish and Health Sciences, to the Truman channel on the Cable TVs in residence halls, and to classrooms with the Truman touch-pad control system installed.

    The campus is also encouraged to review the emergency procedures. It is important that the entire community is familiar with these procedures in order to understand how to respond appropriately in a number of emergency situations.



  • Presentation Examines Mental Health’s Connection to Nature

    Jennifer Hurst, associate professor of health and exercise sciences, will present “Nature: The Truly Natural Treatment for Mental Health” at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Magruder Hall 2001. This presentation will explore research on the positive role nature has in maintaining psychological well-being and cognitive processing.

    With growing concerns about mental health in both adolescents and adults, the scope of preventative actions and treatments has broadened. Hurst will explain why people need to have a connection with nature and the possible implications on mental health when that connection is lost. This discussion is sponsored by the School of Health Sciences and Education.
  • Trick-Or-Treating to Take Place in the Residence Halls

    Children from the Kirksville community will have the opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a safe and friendly environment during the annual Trick-or-Treating in the Halls event, starting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Hall residents interact with the trick-or-treaters by giving out candy. More than a hundred residents sign up to participate every year. Markers to indicate trick-or-treating will be hung up outside of each resident’s door or on-campus apartment. For more information, contact RHA programming chair Bria Berry.

  • Sigma Delta Pi Invites Public to Celebrate Día de los Muertos

    Truman’s National Collegiate Hispanic Honors Society, Sigma Delta Pi, is hosting a public celebration of Día de los Muertos at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Violette Hall 1010. Students and faculty will present on the Day of the Dead as part of a series of events designed to share and inform about Hispanic culture. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Mental Health Awareness Week Begins Oct. 31

    The health science capstone group Shake the Stigma is sponsoring Mental Health Awareness Week on campus, Oct. 31-Nov. 5. Visit Shake the Stigma on Facebook for more information about these events and for informative articles about mental health.

    Kick-off Coffee in the Student Union Building
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Oct. 31-Nov. 3
    The table at the Student Union Building will offer free coffee, tea bags, candy and information about mental health.

    Yoga in the Student Union Building
    6 p.m.
    Nov. 1
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A
    Join Shake the Stigma for a relaxing yoga class. Students will learn how to manage stress with physical activity and breathing exercises. Yoga mats will be provided.

    QPR Training Session
    6 p.m.
    Nov. 2
    Pershing Building 233
    Joe Hamilton, assistant director of University Counseling Services, will lead students through QPR suicide intervention training.

    Women’s Resource Center Forum
    6 p.m.
    Nov. 3
    Magruder Hall 2001
    The WRC will host an interactive forum to discuss women’s mental health. All genders are welcome to participate.

    Mental Health First Aid Training
    Nov. 4-5
    Students must register to reserve a seat at this event. Spots are still available and are free of charge. Contact Bailie or Sophie to signup and receive more information. Refreshments will be provided.

  • McNair Program Applications Open Until Nov. 1

    The McNair Program has opened applications for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree. The program cycle is designed for sophomores and juniors, but any student who has been involved in undergraduate research is encouraged to apply. Staff can help students determine whether they are eligible and whether the program may be a good fit for them. The program provides paid summer internships, graduate school preparation, faculty mentoring, academic advising and the opportunity to conduct an original research project. For questions, email mcnair@truman.edu or call 660.785.5393.
  • Ancient Greek Military Tactics to be Reenacted

    Professional hoplite reenactor Gamal Castile will demonstrate ancient Greek battle tactics in an interactive presentation, “Fighting in the Shade: Greek Hoplite Warfare in the Persian Wars,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    A hoplite was a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece. Castile will demonstrate ancient Greek and Persian military tactics, complete with authentically recreated weapons and armor he designed and constructed himself. The scope of this presentation concerns the evolution of the Greek hoplite: how their weapons and battle tactics culminated in the victory over the Persian invasions of Greece, allowing for the flourishing of Greek culture in the classical period. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in the presentation.

    This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies. More information about this event and other activities sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters can be found at facebook.com/trumansal.

  • Last Week to Apply for Foundation Scholarships

    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for students in the spring 2017 semester are available online and are due by midnight, Nov. 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Foundation Scholarship Application. Complete the personal information page and then follow the two-step process to select scholarships for which to apply. Applications can be revised at any time prior to midnight, Nov. 3. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2016-17. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • New Ensemble to Perform Full-length Concert

    Uncommon Practice, Truman’s new contemporary music ensemble, will perform for the public at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    This performance will be the first full-length concert performed by Uncommon Practice, who debuted at New Horizons Music Festival, Oct. 8. Special guests Byunghee Yoo and Michael Bunchman will be joining Uncommon Practice in this free celebration of new music. More information about the ensemble is available on their Facebook page at Facebook.com/UPractice. A live stream of the event will also be available. This event is sponsored by the Department of Music.

  • Visiting Professor to Discuss Voter Behavior

    Cortney S. Rodet, associate professor of economics at Ohio University, will present “Voting: Why Elections Might Not Deliver” in an open forum at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in Violette Hall 1010.

    The lecture will address questions such as: why do we vote?; who do we vote for?; and how do we know we can trust them?; as well as, do elected officials continue to represent those who elect them? The forum is free and open to the public.

    Rodet’s research focuses on expression, trust and voter behavior. He uses economic laboratory experiments and behavioral economics to explore these and other accountability issues related to economic support of political representatives. He did post-doctoral research at the Economic Science Institute and spent two years with the Center for Free Enterprise. Questions such as those posed above are embodied in principal/agent problems and studied using public choice economics. Rodet regularly presents seminars and workshops for the Center for Free Enterprise, where students from all over the country meet to engage each other on topics and readings they might not see in a standard economics course.

    While at Truman, Rodet will also present a shortened version of his seminar “Humanomics: Exchange and the Human Condition.” In this presentation, students explore both what makes a nation rich and a person good. While exploring these and other questions about markets and ethics, students challenge the perception of economics as distinct from the humanities. Interested students should contact David Gillette for more information.

  • Public Relations Internship Available

    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the full-time spring 2017 internship position.

    The public relations intern will help with the production of the University’s online newsletter, the Truman Today, and biannual alumni magazine, the Truman Review. The intern will also assist in planning special events throughout the semester, writing press releases and fulfilling other office tasks.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style.

    To apply, send a resume, an advising transcript, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than Nov. 4. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles at tmiles@truman.edu.

  • Music Faculty to Perform Free Recital

    Lok Ng, assistant professor of music in piano, will host a public recital at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Ng will perform “32 Variations in C Minor, Wo O. 80” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Après une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata” by Franz Liszt, “Sonatina No. 6, BV 284: Kammer-Fantasie über Bizets Carmen” by Ferruccio Busoni and “Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35” by Johannes Brahms. A live stream of the event will be available here.

    Ng was born in Beijing, China, where she began her piano studies at a very early age. By age 11, she was studying under Zhau Ping-Guo at the Central Conservatory of Beijing, the most prestigious music school in China. As a teenager, Ng moved to Hong Kong and continued her piano studies with Gabriel Kwok at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Immigrating to the United States in 1992, she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, followed by her D.M.A. in piano performance at the University of North Texas, where she studied with Joseph Banowetz. Ng earned a post-doctorate professional studies certificate in piano at Manhattan School of Music, studying under Zenon Fishbein.

    She has been a prizewinner at several piano competitions, including second place at the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, finalist at the American Prize, first place at the MTNA Young Artist piano competition in Nevada and first place on two occasions at the UNLV concerto competition. Throughout her career, she has participated in master classes with many world-renowned pianists, including Vladamir Feltsman, Earl Wild, Nelita True, Vladimir Shakin, Janice Weber, Peter Nagy, Jerome Rose and Douglas Humpherys.

    More information about Ng’s recital, additional Music Department events and other events happening in the School of Arts and Letters can be found at facebook.com/trumansal.

  • Comm Dis Open House Highlights Grad Program

    The Communication Disorders (CMDS) Department will host a Graduate Student Open House from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Health Sciences Building 2203. All prospective students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders from Truman are invited to attend. Information regarding the CMDS graduate program, the profession, employment opportunities and funding for graduate school will be provided along with the opportunity to meet faculty, alumni and students of the program. RSVP to Connie Ikerd, department secretary, at cikerd@truman.edu.
  • Campus Invited to Coffee (and Chocolates) with the President

    Interim president Sue Thomas will host Coffee with the President at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. This discussion will focus on Truman’s progress in developing and implementing a strategic plan for inclusive excellence. To view the plan, click here.
    Joining the president will be Jay Bulen and Michael Bazemore, co-chairs of the inclusive excellence strategic plan implementation committee, and John Gardner, co-chair of the committee to develop a University strategic plan for inclusive excellence.

  • Folklore Society Conference Celebrates Northeast Missouri

    The Missouri Folklore Society will host its annual conference in Kirksville Nov. 3-5, and society members, students, faculty and staff will present research or showcase a particular strand of folklore.

    Dozens of presentations will highlight the rich cultural traditions of the state, focusing on the northeast region. Features of the conference include the Missouri Folklore Society Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms, with Sodexo providing specialized catering using the MFS Journal’s Missouri Foodways issue. Loretta Washington’s performance and book launch for “My Corner of the Porch,” a For·Words event, will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Following the performance, the Folklore Society will host an open jam session. The conference will also feature the Schroeder contest, which will provide $125 scholarships for the best papers submitted on Missouri folklore or folk life.

    Throughout November, the Kirksville Arts Association will host a folk arts exhibit. The visual arts of Kirksville’s new African and Latino immigrants will be featured and foregrounded along with the works of local Hands of Friendship quilters, regional musicians, artists and basket weavers. The exhibit is free and open to the public for the entire month. It is co-sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Kirksville Arts Association, Truman’s Multicultural Affairs Center and the Missouri Folklore Society.

    The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Missouri Folklore Society’s website.

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  • Lambda Pi Eta Sponsors Communication Week 2016

    Lambda Pi Eta, Truman's chapter of the national communication honor society, will be hosting Communication Week, Nov. 7-11, with the theme “Let the Good Times Roll,” a reference to communication as the hub of a wheel from which other spokes of its disciplines stem. The lineup of events integrates interdisciplinary concepts from sciences, political communication and music.

    As the World Turns
    8 p.m.
    Nov. 7
    Violette Hall 1000
    Lambda Pi Eta members are teaming up with members of on-campus sciences, including BBB, in discussing the role of communication on conservation and environmental studies.

    Truman Turnout
    7:30 p.m.
    Nov. 8
    Ryle Hall Main Lounge
    Hear the latest newscasts with election updates as Lambda Pi Eta partners with Political Science Students Association and Pi Sigma Alpha for an on-campus election watch party, featuring games and refreshments.

    Turn the Beat Around
    7 p.m.
    Nov. 9
    Student Union Building Down Under
    Tune in to a noteworthy affair of the evolution of music presented by guest speaker and communication professor Mark Smith in discovering the role of music as a means to communicate.

    Barnett 360
    8 p.m.
    Nov. 10
    Barnett Hall
    Join Lambda Pi Eta for a two-hour lock-in with backyard games and trivia with the on-campus media stations, National Communication Association Student Club and the Advertising/Public Relations club.

    In addition to nightly events, Lambda Pi Eta and Alpha Phi Omega are partnering up for a book drive in support of Lambda Pi Eta’s philanthropy, the Adair County Public Library. Book collection tables will be set up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7-11 in McClain Hall, the Student Union Building and Magruder Hall.

    Lambda Pi Eta is also hosting a week-long meme contest on its Facebook page, TSU Lambda Pi Eta. Students interested in participating can submit their Truman or Kirksville-related memes to lambdapieta.tsu@gmail.com or directly message them to the organization’s Facebook page. Memes will be judged on creativity, content and Facebook engagement. The winner will be announced at Barnett 360 and given a small prize.

    For more information regarding Communication Week 2016, visit the Lambda Pi Eta Facebook page.
  • Department of Conservation to Host Archery Lessons

    Rob Garver, from the Missouri Department of Conservation, is teaching three separate 30-minute archery lessons. The sessions will be at 2:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Nov. 9 in Pershing Building Small Gym. These lessons are free and open to the public. Click here to sign up.
  • Softball Team to Host November Camps

    The softball program will host both a prospect camp, Nov. 12, and a pitching camp, Nov. 13.

    Grades seven through 12 can participate in the prospect camp, which runs from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m at the softball field or inside Pershing Arena. Entry costs $100 and includes a t-shirt. There will be a one-hour break for lunch (not provided) at 12 p.m. Day-of registration is an additional $5.

    The pitching camp, which runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Pershing Arena, is open to grades six through 12. Registration is $50, includes a t-shirt and day-of registration is an additional $5.

    More information can be found at the program’s website.

  • Fellows Program Offers Experience in Washington, D.C.

    Applications are now open for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    The program provides an opportunity for students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C. Fellows will provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie programs and have the opportunity to contribute to op-eds, papers, reports and books; participate in meetings with high-level officials; contribute to congressional testimony; and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

    Applications are open to graduating college seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year. Graduate students will not be accepted. For more information about candidate qualifications, visit the program’s website at carnegieendowment.org/about/jr-fellows.

    For more information on the nomination and application process, interested students should contact Maria Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu or 660.785.4109. The campus deadline is Nov. 28.
  • Open Forum Invites Student Perspectives on Religion

    Residence Life will host a discussion, “Faith Under Attack: Having a Religious Perspective on a College Campus,” for all interested students at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the West Campus Suites Multi-Purpose Room.

    Students will delve into the tough questions surrounding faith on a college campus, exploring the positive and negative aspects of religious traditions in an academic setting. This event is open to everyone, regardless of faith. The goal of the forum is to create a comfortable atmosphere where honest discussion and questions are encouraged. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. For questions, contact student advisor Carly Gillette.
  • Truman YouTube Channel Features Study Abroad Videos

    The study abroad playlist on Truman’s YouTube Channel provides a unique way to learn more about opportunities available through the University. Student testimonials offer a glimpse of what it is like to study abroad and describe how that experience changed their lives.

    This week’s featured video looks at how studying abroad can be a life-changing experience.


  • Notables

    Xiaofen Chen, professor of economics, has two forthcoming papers. Her paper on globalization and household saving will appear in the journal Applied Economics, and her paper on migrant households’ consumption will appear in the book “Urbanization and Party Survival in China: People vs. Power.”

    Multiple students, faculty and staff have been honored with Of-The-Month awards in their respective categories by the Residence Hall Association. Each winner has gone above and beyond the expectations of their roles, and members of the Truman community have helped to recognize the contributions of the following individuals for the month of September:

    Desk Attendant - Amollie Stormer
    Educational Program - Hall Council Training Session
    Executive Board Member - Cole Keiper
    First Year Student - Richard Bowles
    Institution Faculty - Wendy Miner
    Organization - Alpha Phi Omega
    Residence Life Professional Staff - Danielle Martel
    Community - Dobson Twain House
    Student - Max Cohen
    Student Staff Member - Mary Smrecker-Bruce
    Hall Council - Centennial Hall
    Bulletin Board - Emily Budzowski

    In addition to these awards, residence life professional Danielle Martel was selected as a MACURH Region Of-The-Month award nominee.
    Any member of the Truman community may submit an Of-The-Month award at otms.nrhh.org. These awards are voted on by the top one percent of on-campus leaders who make up the recognition committee and vote on the sixth of every month. For questions or more information, email rha@truman.edu.

    Jason McDonald, visiting assistant professor of history, delivered the Edward N. Peterson Lecture, Oct. 20, at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. The presentation, “‘Hold Up Your End!’ Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in U.S. World War I Posters,” discussed the symbolism used in the posters collected by professor Eugene M. Violette and which are now in the Special Collections at Pickler Memorial Library. Some of the posters in this collection will form part of an exhibition that will be on display at the University Art Gallery January-March 2017.

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    Professor Jason McDonald presents at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Last Week to Apply for Foundation Scholarships

    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for students in the spring 2017 semester are available online and are due by midnight, Nov. 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Foundation Scholarship Application. Complete the personal information page and then follow the two-step process to select scholarships for which to apply. Applications can be revised at any time prior to midnight, Nov. 3. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2016-17. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Critical Language Scholarship Program Open for Applications

    The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Critical Language Scholarship program. The CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students that spans 8-10 weeks during the summer. Scholarships are available for more than 20 sites abroad, with language study offered at various levels. To promote access to study abroad, the CLS program covers many of the costs, including: round-trip domestic and international travel, applicable visa fees, room and board, course materials, a small living stipend and U.S. undergraduate academic credit through Bryn Mawr College. To learn more about the program, visit clscholarship.org. For further questions, visit the Study Abroad Office in Grim Hall or email ciea@truman.edu.
  • Udall Environmental Service Scholarships Available

    The Morris K. Udall Foundation awards scholarships to sophomore or junior students who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service in areas related to environmental issues on a local, national or global scale. Students interested in applying should contact Franta Majs by Nov. 18. For more information, visit the Udall Foundation website.