Vol. 20 No. 18 - Jan. 25, 2016


  • Global Issues Colloquium to Discuss Recent Central African Community

    As part of the Global Issues Colloquium Series, classical and modern language professors Sana Camara and Ron Manning will moderate “Kirksville’s Newest Immigrants: A Growing Central African Community” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    The colloquium will feature Kirksville resident Richard Yampayana, professors John Quinn and Sally Cook, and recent Congolese immigrants. The panel will explore the causes of the sudden influx of French-speaking African immigrants to Kirksville.  

    Other Upcoming Colloquiums:

    "The Nicaragua Gran Canal: Do We Really Need It?”
    LaRoy Brandt, assistant professor of biology
    7 p.m.
    March 3
    Magruder Hall 2001

    "Forensic Nursing Strategies: Global Issues in Health and Justice"
    Virginia Lynch, founder of the International Association of Forensic Nurses
    7 p.m.
    March 31
    Violette Hall 1010

    “Observations of Daily Life in Rural Southern Chile” 

    Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology
    7 p.m. 
    April 14
    Magruder Hall 2001

    Sponsored by the Global Issues Committee, the series is presented for educational or civic purposes. For more information on the spring’s colloquiums, visit globalissues.truman.edu.

    Global Image .jpg
  • Lyceum Tickets Now Available for Vocalosity

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue the 2015-16 season with a performance by Vocalosity at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Vocalosity is the all-new live concert event that takes a cappella to a whole new level. Created by Deke Sharon, who produced the hugely popular “The Sing-Off” and served as on-site music director and vocal producer for Universal’s “Pitch Perfect,” this fast-paced production features 12 dynamic voices singing some of today’s chart-topping hits. No genre of music is off limits, and Vocalosity explores them all – from 10th century Gregorian chant and classic choral, to barbershop quartet and bouncing doo-wop, all the way to the Beatles and Bruno Mars. Combined with movement and choreography from Sean Curran, a “Stomp” original cast member, Vocalosity’s performance makes for an exhilarating evening for all ages.

    Students can pick up their free ticket by presenting a Truman ID at the Student Activities Board Box Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff can receive their free tickets by showing their Truman ID at the Information Center in the Student Union Building.
    General admission tickets may be purchased for $11 per ticket online at lyceum.truman.edu, at the cashier’s window in McClain Hall or at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville.
    Due to the popularity of this show, any campus tickets still available two days before the performance will be made available to the public to purchase.

    This season the Lyceum Series will also feature Million Dollar Quartet Feb. 24. All events will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale two weeks before the event.

    For more information on the series, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

  • University Announces President’s and Vice President’s Academic Honor Roll Lists

    Students who received a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the fall semester can now find their honor roll information posted online.

    The President’s List, for students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, can be accessed at truman.edu/honors/fall-2015-presidents-list. The Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List, featuring students with a grade point average between 3.50-3.99, can be found at truman.edu/honors/fall-2015-vice-president-academic-affairs-list. To qualify for either list, a student must be an undergraduate and complete at least 12 hours of credit during the semester.

    Social media buttons on both pages make it easy for students and parents to share this accomplishment with friends and family.

    Students who have requested a directory hold on their information will not be included on a list. Any questions regarding student eligibility for either list can be directed to the Academic Affairs Office at 660.785.4105.

  • New Pitch Contest to Offer Cash Prizes Up to $3,000

    A new elevator pitch contest named Bulldog B.I.T.E. could win aspiring entrepreneurs up to $3,000 during the 2016 spring semester.

    An elevator pitch outlines the concept or idea for a product, service or project in a short period of time, typically from 30 seconds to three minutes. The length of the pitch mirrors the time spent waiting for and riding an elevator in a high-rise building. The purpose of the pitch is to spur the interest of a potential investor or financial backer.

    Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, is open to any student or team of students — up to three members — enrolled during the 2016 spring semester. A student or team may submit only one pitch concept for the contest. Participants may pitch a for-profit or not-for-profit concept.

    Students will submit a concept or idea for a product, service or project in a video pitch no longer than 60 seconds by 11:59 p.m. March 2. The video should not include any props, except the product prototype, and should be one continuous shot. Students must also include an executive summary of their product. The executive summary must contain: name of the individual or team members; problem or issue being addressed by the concept; product description; target market; competitive advantage of the concept; value creation; and expected future use of prize money.

    Judges will select six teams to attend the live pitch competition from 3-5 p.m. March 31 in St. Louis to present their product to a panel. The top three finalists will receive cash awards: the cash prize for first place is $3,000; second place is $2,000; and third place is $1,000. Pitch participants, judges, alumni and audience members are then invited to a networking event following the competition.

    The Bulldog B.I.T.E. is sponsored by Villhard Growth Partners and is coordinated on campus by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Career Center.

    For complete details and entry information, click here.


    Rules and Competition Format
    The competition consists of two rounds.

    Round 1: A video pitch (maximum of 60 seconds) must be published to YouTube and the link submitted here by 11:59 p.m. March 2.
    • No props should be used except for product prototype.
    • The pitch should be one continuous shot - no cuts or editing.
    • The video should be posted as unlisted.
    Executive summary of the pitch must be submitted here by 11:59 p.m. March 2. The executive summary must include:
    • Name of the individual or team members submitting the pitch including contact information
    • Problem or issue being addressed by the concept
    • Product/service/project description
    • Target market (Who would buy or uses the concept? How much will it cost?)
    • Competitive advantage of the concept (Why is the concept better than competitors?)
    • Value creation (How does the concept make money or cover expenses if a not-for-profit?)
    • How will prize money be used to further concept development?
    Judges will select six finalists from the Round 1 submissions. Judges may include faculty, alumni and entrepreneurs.
    • The six finalists will participate in a live two-minute pitch rehearsal followed by a three-minute question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. March 17 in Violette Hall 1010.
    • Participants will receive feedback for improving their pitches, but their performance is not officially judged and will not directly affect their Round 2 placing.
    • The rehearsal pitches will be recorded. Finalists will be given access to their video for review and pitch improvement.
    Round 2: The six finalists will advance to the final pitch competition scheduled for 3-5 p.m. March 31 at T-REX, 911 Washington Avenue in St. Louis. All travel expenses will be covered for the finalists and each will receive a plaque.
    • Finalists will present their pitches to a panel of judges. The pitch will be cut off at two minutes. No visual aids may be used. Prior to their presentations, finalists may not view the other contestants’ pitches. Finalists may view other finalists’ pitches after they have presented their pitch.
    • After the presentation, finalists will answer questions from the judges. The Q&A will be limited to three minutes.
    • The judges will deliberate and announce the top three pitches.
    • Pitch participants, judges, alumni and audience members will be invited to attend a networking reception following the competition from 5-7 p.m. at T-REX.
    Pitch Judging Criteria
    Judges will score the pitch presentation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = poor; 5 = outstanding) on the following elements listed below. The best score possible will be 40.
    • Problem: Significance of problem/issue being addressed
    • Product/service solution adequately addresses the problem  
    • Market: Target market is significant and well-defined  
    • Competition: Concept proven to be better than current competition  
    • Value Creation: Clearly articulated how the concept will make money (or cover expenses if non-profit)
    • Seed Money: How prize money would be used to further develop the concept
    • Q&A: Effectiveness of Q&A session answers
    • Presentation: Overall verbal pitch presentation and organization  
    Confidentiality and Intellectual Property
    Truman State University does not guarantee confidentiality of the pitch concept. Judges, Truman staff and audience members are professional and routinely respect the property of others. However, judges, staff and audience members will not sign nondisclosure agreements. If the presenters desire to keep elements of their concept confidential, the presenters should not include this information in their presentation or responses to judges’ questions.

    Preparing for the Pitch - Pitch elements, rehearsals and feedback:    
    • 4 p.m. Feb. 4 at Violette Hall 1424: Anastasia Tiedemann, business counselor from the Kirksville Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
    • Feb. 23: alumnus and entrepreneur Doug Villhard will be on campus to watch pitches and provide feedback. Specific times and location will be announced.
    • 4 p.m. March 17 at Violette Hall 1010: pitch rehearsal for the six finalists with local faculty, staff, entrepreneurs and ICE
    Recording and producing a video:
    4:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 at Pickler Memorial Library Multimedia Lab



  • Alumni to Host Networking Event in St. Louis

    The Truman Alumni Association and the St. Louis Alumni Chapter will host “Bulldogs Supporting Bulldogs: Marketing Yourself” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.

    This event features special guests from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of careers. The agenda includes a keynote speaker, followed by speed networking groups that will discuss various topics such as utilizing LinkedIn and other social media, resumés and applications, interview tips and how public service can boost a career. There will also be time for general networking with all attendees.

    For more information, contact Denise Smith, director of alumni relations, or the Office of Advancement at 800.452.6678 or 660.785.4133. To RSVP for the event, email alumnievents@truman.edu.

    Keynote Speaker
    Lee Ann Howard (’79)
    Co-founder, Howard & O’Brien Executive Search Consultants, Cleveland, Ohio

    Discussion Group Leaders
    Christopher Bay (’05)
    Mentor Center Director, Launch Code

    Becky (Hadley) Cutright (’08)
    Communications Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Amanda (Whitman) Gioia (’93)
    Vice President, Worldwide Communications, MasterCard

    Joshua Henry (’11)
    Human Resources, OneSpace

    Dr. Dwyane Smith (’84, ’91)
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Mike Stagoski (’89)
    Director of Business Development, HMS Health LLC

    Cody Sumter (’10)
    Software Engineer, Google, Inc.

  • Student Affairs Sponsors Inclusivity Program

    The Art and Science of Inclusivity Incentive Program is a series of workshops, lectures, seminars and activities to assist Truman students in understanding various forms of diversity and the importance of differences within a democratic society.

    Complete details on the program, including participation rewards for both students and organizations, can be found at truman.edu/inclusivity-program.

  • Apply Now for Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships

    The Truman State University Foundation is now accepting 2016 Study Abroad Scholarship applications. Applications are online and are due by midnight on Jan. 25. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link.

  • Students for Middle East Peace Host Discussion

  • WGST Conference: Theory in Action

    Women and Gender Studies Conference 2016 Schedule
    Jan. 28-30

    Jan. 28                                                                                                                       
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Gender Identity/Beauty     
    9:30-10:20 a.m.                                                                                                           
    Ashley Hartwig, “Societal Use of Sex as an Individual’s Personal Identity in Literature
    and Theory on Discourse”                                                                                                 
    Sophia Monti, “Beauty Lies in the Wallet of the Viewer”

    Female Political Pioneers
    10:30-11:50 a.m.                                                                                                           
    Larry Iles, “Barbara Ayrton-Gould, from window-smashing suffragette to British MP;
    How come?”                 
    Marc Becker, “Ecuador’s First Female Congressional Deputy”

    Gender in Shakespeare 
    12-1:20 p.m. 
    Ashley Gaines, “Retribution of the Virtuous: Lavinia’s role in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus”                   
    Alyssa LaFever, “The Power of Vice Over Virtue: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar”

    Keynote Presentation: Panel Discussion with Clutch Productions

    1:30-2:50 p.m.
    Christianne Greiert, Amy Kersten, and Miranda Noelle Wilson, “Establishing Voices: On
    the Generation and Evolution of Clutch Productions Creative Theatre Collective”

    Gender and Music        
    3-4:20 p.m.       
    Aaron Fine, “Computer Blue: Synthetic Color in Purple Rain”                                       
    Hannah Whitt, “Is the Sexualization of Women in Rap Empowering?”

    Rehabilitating Bad Mothers    
    4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                          
    Linda Seidel                                                                                                                          
    A Reading from “Mediated Maternity” followed by a book signing

    Jan. 29                                                                                                                       
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Reclaiming Our Bodies
    12:15-1:20 p.m.          
    Trish Segundo, “Tiger Stripes: An Interactive Zine and Body Project”                        
    Xavier O’Brien, “Effect of Media on Body Image, and the Efficacy of Body Positivity"

    Portraits of Gender   
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Emma Shouse, “The Personification of Femininity: Women’s Gender Roles in 18th Century Portraiture”
    Ashley Kuykendall and Katie Larabee, “Coloring Gender: How We See Ourselves and Others”

    Writing about Gender
    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    Sebastian Maldonado-Velez, “’Curiously Crooked: Reviving the Art of Narrative in Verse Through Persona”
    Erica Raines, “It’s in My Stars: A Feminist Perspective on Horoscopes”

    Keynote presentation: Clutch Productions
    3:30-4:50 p.m.
    Amy Kersten, “New Media and Disruptive Collaborative Women”                                    
    Christianne Greiert, “Pedagogy and Empowering Creative Expression”

    Jan. 30                                                                                                                       
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Revising Marriage        
    12:30-1:50 p.m.                                                     
    Leela Chapman, “Rebecca: A Marxist-Feminist Reading”                
    Rebekah Polacek, “A Marxist Slam of Feminism in Academia”
    Alyssa Johnson, “Patriarchal Regulation of Maternity and Womanhood in A Proper Marriage”

    Rethinking Superheroes        
    2-2:50 p.m.                   
    Heather Brostrom, “Where are our Female Superheroes?!"
    Brendan Cronley, “Superheroines: Role Models or Monstrosity”

    Keynote Performance: Clutch Productions
    3-4:50 p.m.            
    Christianne Greiert, Amy Kersten Miranda Noelle Wilson
    A staged reading performance of “Every Good Girl Deserves Fun and Other Mis-Remembered Things” and panel discussion

    Coordinators of the 2016 WGST Conference: Amy Sallwasser and Hayden Wilsey
    The WGST Conference is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee.

  • Scholarship Offers Opportunity for Students to Recognize Former Teachers

    Through the support of Truman’s education alumni and a generous estate gift, the James and Margaret Mudd Teacher Recognition Scholarship provides ongoing recognition of excellence in education.

    This January, graduating students have the opportunity to recognize a high school educator/counselor who made a positive impact on their academic growth. The chosen teacher/counselor will then receive an invitation to be formally recognized and participate in Truman’s spring commencement. To further acknowledge the recipient, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the recipient’s honor to an incoming Truman student from the teacher’s/counselor’s high school.

    Since its origin as a normal school in 1867, Truman has been committed to providing a strong teacher education program. Over the years, more than 8,000 teachers have received preparation from the University, and the education program is deeply rooted in the University’s history.

    Graduating seniors will receive an email this month with nomination process instructions. Anyone who wishes to donate to the Teacher Recognition Scholarship fund may do so by contacting the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133.

  • Truman Students to Report Iowa Caucuses Live

    Twenty-six students will travel to Iowa to report on the political caucuses Feb. 1. The students will report live on KTRM and online at tmn.truman.edu. They will also contribute to the Index and TMN-TV. Students researching the event will present their findings at the Undergraduate Research Conference. To read more about the upcoming Iowa caucus trip, click here.

  • Career Center to Host Winter Dawg Fest

    The Career Center will sponsor “Winter Dawg Fest” from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Local businesses will provide free food samples and giveaways. No entry fee is needed.

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sessions Scheduled

    Beta Alpha Psi will host Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sessions from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 19 in Violette Hall 1424.

    VITA offers free tax assistance for clients with low to moderate income levels filing simple tax returns. The tax assistance will be completed by IRS-certified volunteers and will also offer free electronic filing to receive a faster return.
    Clients who come to VITA should bring: social security cards for spouses and dependents; bank routing numbers and bank account numbers for direct deposit; wage and earnings statements such as W-2, 1098T and 1099; and a copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns if available.
    For more information, contact Lauren Akers at lma6631@truman.edu or visit bap.truman.edu/vita.

  • TruScholar Research Application Deadline is Feb. 7

    The Office of Student Research will once again offer intensive summer TruScholars undergraduate research experiences.

    The purpose of the TruScholars program is to foster collaborative faculty-student research and creative activities to enhance undergraduate student learning. Projects supported by this program should exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a regional or national conference, public performance or a gallery showing.

    The formal part of the 2016 TruScholars program will coincide with the eight-week summer semester, beginning June 6 and ending July 29. During this time, students should devote full-time effort to their projects and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration. If student-faculty teams would like to begin their research earlier than June 6 because of the nature of the research or enthusiasm for the project, they are encouraged to do whatever is best for the project, understanding that there will be intense effort during the eight-week session.

    Application guidelines, important dates and frequently asked questions can be found on the OSR website at osr.truman.edu/truscholars.

    To optimize the quality of the TruScholars experience, there will be a number of required elements including an orientation during the spring semester, attendance at two of three professional development workshops during the eight-week summer semester, and presentation at the TruScholars Research Symposium Aug. 20. Specific dates are given at the OSR website. Faculty will be asked to attend the orientation and research symposium as well as either lead or attend two of the three workshops.

    This application does include a project description among other components and therefore students are encouraged to identify a faculty mentor as early as possible.

    Questions beyond the TruScholars frequently asked questions should be addressed via email to osr@truman.edu.

  • Peace Corps Prep Informational Meeting Scheduled

    The next informational meeting for the Peace Corps Prep certification will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in McClain Hall 306.
    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.

    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.
    Anyone unable to attend the meeting can contact Mary Shapiro.

    PC logo online.jpg
  • Award-Winning Author to Deliver Reading

    Award-winning poet, editor and professor Allison Joseph will read from her latest work at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. Joseph has published numerous books of poetry. She teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University and edits the Crab Orchard Review.

    The event is open to the public and is part of the Clayton B. Ofstad readings series sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.

    Allison Joseph
  • Exercise Science Class Offers Personal Training Services

    The ES 445: Assessment and Prescription class is looking for employees or community members to be practice clients for the students in the class learning to be personal trainers. Clients would meet with their student group on six separate occasions and leave with an exercise prescription made just for them. To sign up, or for more information, contact Evonne Bird at 660.785.7729 or ebird@truman.edu.
  • Nominations Available for Leadership Recognition Programs

    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 here.

    For more information on this event, contact the CSI at 660.785.4222 or by email at csilrp@gmail.com.

  • Student Research Conference Abstracts Due Feb. 19

    Abstracts for this year’s Student Research Conference are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 19.
    The 29th annual Student Research Conference will take place April 19. 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 Truman alumnus Dr. Greg Gerhardt (’79), professor of anatomy and neurobiology at the University of Kentucky and director of the Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Center.
    Faculty-requested special sessions are included in the discipline options. Students planning to present in such a session should look for the specific discipline designation when submitting their abstracts. Faculty members interested in a requesting a discipline designation should contact Sherril Pearce by emailing osr@truman.edu.
    Inquiries about the Student Research Conference sessions and/or problems with the abstract submission process can also be directed to Pearce at 660.785.4597 or osr@truman.edu.
  • MAE Graduates to Give Presentation

    Parkway School District principals and Truman alumni Aaron McPherson and Aaron Wills will return to campus to present “Educational Leadership in the Ever-changing World” at 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The two will share thoughts and perspectives on educational leadership in today’s diverse and dynamic schools and explain how educators are leading and guiding all students to become capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing world.
  • Detours Magazine Seeks Photo Contest Entries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Detours Magazine is accepting entries for its biannual photo competition. The contest, themed “Hidden Beauty,” is open to any and all kinds of photos that fit the chosen theme.

    Entries must include the location of the picture as well as the photographer’s name. The contest is limited to one submission per photographer and should not include any watermarks. Detours also encourages the photographer to include a short caption describing the story behind the photo. By entering the photo contest, participants grant Detours Magazine permission to use their photos in any or all web and digital publications.

    All entries must be received by March 13. The winners of the competition will be featured in the summer 2016 digital issue.

    Submissions to the competition should be emailed to photo@detoursmagazine.com.


  • Internship Opportunity in China

    Applications are now available for a semester-long program where students teach conversational English in rural Guangdong Province, China. Accepted students may receive a Cheung Foundation Scholarship. The application deadline for fall 2016 is March 30. For more information, contact Timothy Farley or go to china.truman.edu.
  • Apply for the SAOS Summer Orchestra Academy

    Applications for the SAOS Summer Orchestra Academy in Salzburg, Austria, are now open.

    The SAOS is for college students majoring in instrumental music. The program consists of daily private lessons, daily chamber music instruction and numerous opportunities to perform publicly with the professional chamber orchestra. Excursions to other places in Austria and tickets to the Salzburg Festival are included in the program as well.

    The SAOS takes place in collaboration with the University of Miami Frost School of Music at a Salzburg program already established at Salzburg College. Though the school is located in a German-speaking country, all courses are taught in English.

    To apply, fill out a Truman online application and a CCIS online application and send a statement of purpose, official transcripts, a copy of passport and two letters of recommendation to the Study Abroad Office at Baldwin Hall 118. Applications for the summer semester are due March 1.

    For more information, click here or contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad at Baldwin Hall 118.
  • Unique Study Abroad Program Offered in Spain

    Truman is offering a unique student exchange program with Deusto University in Spain. 

    Nestled in between the cliffs of Mt. Urgull and the beaches on the Bay of Biscay, Deusto University in San Sebastian offers courses in a variety of disciplines including law, philosophy and religion, education, economics, business, political science, sociology, computer science and intensive Spanish courses. Business courses are taught in English. Students pay Truman tuition and Deusto room and board fees.

    For more information and to apply, visit the Center for International Education/Study Abroad Office at Baldwin Hall 118, call 660.785.4076 or email ciea@truman.edu.


  • Notables

    Peter Ramberg, professor of history of science
    , has an article appearing in the February 2016 issue of the Journal for the History of Astronomy: “Popularizing Astronomy in the German Free Religious Movement, 1851-1852.” The essay explores the relationship between science and religion in mid-19th century Germany, as revealed in several articles written for a general audience on the structure and origin of the solar system and Milky Way.

    Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian,
    has been invited to contribute an essay for a special edition of Spunti e Ricerche, a journal of Italian Studies based in Australia. The special edition is in honor of the 90th birthday of the Nobel playwright, Dario Fo.


COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Career Center Events


    City Year Info Table

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Jan. 28
    Student Union Building        

    City Year Info Session
    4-5 p.m.
    Jan. 28
    Student Union Building 3202


    MasterCard Worldwide Spotlight Info Table
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Feb. 2
    Violette Hall

    2-4 p.m.
    Feb. 6    
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    PwC Info Table        
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Feb. 10
    Violette Hall
    Aldi Spotlight Presentation
    3 p.m. (tentatively)
    Feb. 15        
    Violette Hall 1000
    Aldi Mock Interviews Resumes and Critiques
    Feb. 16
    Student Union Building 3202 and 3204
    20 minute mock interviews will be pre-scheduled on #HireTruman.
    Resume critiques are on walk-in basis.

    Feb. 22-25

    SCORE Mock Interviews    
    9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Feb. 22    
    Career Center

    Etiquette Dinner
    5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 22    
    SUB Alumni Room
    $12 for a four-course meal. Register on #HireTruman.

    Keynote speakers Maria O’Brien and Deb Wilke, Edward Jones
    6-7 p.m.
    Feb. 23    
    Student Union Building Activities Room    
    This event is sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi.
    Employer Info Sessions - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    7:15-8:30 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building 3202
    Career and Grad School Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Feb. 24        
    Student Union Building

    Employer Presentations - Target Info Session
    6-8 p.m.
    Feb. 24    
    Student Union Building 3202

    “Educational Leadership in the Ever-changing World”
    5 p.m.
    Feb. 24    
    Alumni Room
    Parkway School District principals and Truman alumni Aaron McPherson and Aaron Wills will share thoughts and perspectives on educational leadership in today’s diverse and dynamic schools and explain how educators are leading and guiding all students to become capable, curious and confident learners who understand and respond to the challenges of the ever-changing world.

    Expo Interview Day
    Feb. 25    

    Anders CPA On-Campus Interviews
    Feb. 29    
    Student Union Building 3204

    Aldi Reception
    Feb. 29


    PwC On-Campus Interviews
    March 1  
    Student Union Building 3203 until 12 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3204 all day

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    March 1
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    MasterCard On-Campus Interviews
    March 1
    Student Union Building 3201, 3302, 3204

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    March 3
    Student Union Building 3200, 3203, 3204

    Bulldog B.I.T.E. Pitch Competition
    4 p.m.
    March 17
    Violette Hall 1010

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    March 18
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    March 23
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    March 24
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Session
    3-4:30 p.m.
    March 24
    Georgian Room A

    ABF Freight - On-campus Interviews
    March 31        
    Student Union Building 3201


    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    April 7        
    Student Union Building 3202

    Visit career.truman.edu for more details

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute Program Applications Open

    The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission has opened their applications for the U.K. Summer Institute Award Programs for U.S. undergraduates. 

    The Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute Programs offer students an opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in research, collaboration, presentation and cultural events at an esteemed British university. They will enhance their leadership skills, develop knowledge and understanding of new subjects, and become ambassadors for the United Kingdom and the United States.  

    Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. Each summer institute will cover a different theme such as acting at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the history of the slave trade in England, or the political, social and economic relationships of Northern Ireland. These institutes include:

    AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe

    Durham University Summer Institute

    King’s College London Summer Institute

    University of Bristol Summer Institute

    University of Exeter Summer Institute

    Queen’s University Belfast

    Scotland Summer Institute

    Wales Summer Institute

    To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
    •    be a U.S. citizen and possess a U.S. passport;
    •    be at least 18 years old;
    •    have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.7 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
    •    have at least two years of university study upon their return (i.e. applicants should currently be a freshman or sophomore in college/university)
    •    be mature, responsible, independent and open-minded

    The awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the U.K., university fees and room and board at the host university.

    There have been two changes made to this year’s application process. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and all references must be submitted online. Applicants should direct their references to the webpage of their selected institute where they can find the online reference letter form.

    Deadlines for 2016 are Feb. 23 or Feb. 26, depending on the institute. Each program also varies in duration, from three to six weeks. Be sure to check the specific institute page for the particular deadline.
  • Boren Scholarships Support Study Abroad Opportunities

    The Boren Scholarships and Fellowships for 2016-2017 are now accepting applications. The scholarships are geared toward students applying to study abroad in Africa, Asia, central and eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. To learn more about the Boren Awards, to register for upcoming webinars at or to access the online application, visit borenawards.org. For questions regarding the scholarships, contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad Office at Baldwin Hall 118. Interested students may also call 660.785.4076 or email ciea@truman.edu.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri Scholarships

    Scholarships are available through Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., for the 2015-2016 academic year. Last year they awarded more than $14,000 in scholarships to Missouri students. Two students selected by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will be submitted to Central Region as an applicant and to National Garden Clubs Inc. as a Missouri applicant, and will compete for a Central Region and National Scholarship. The scholarship application is available online at gardenclub.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

    Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

    The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation has more than 100 scholarship funds available to students living in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The purpose of the scholarship funds housed at the Community Foundation vary widely from providing aid to students demonstrating financial need to those intending to major in a specific field of study. Students are encouraged to apply in January after fall transcripts are available. Most application deadlines occur between February and April.  For more information, go to www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships.

    Rover Scholarship

    Rover.com is a one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters. Rover connects pet parents with loving dog sitters across the country. This would not be possible without the rapid growth of the sharing economy. Take a survey and submit a 400- to 500-word essay discussing the emergence of a sharing economy in the next five years. For more information on how to apply, click here.

    Seed Grand Project Application
    The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) is a network of more than 500 of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to enable conservation actions to be prioritized and implemented by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), a partnership of more than 100 organizations committed to amphibian conservation worldwide. Seed grants are normally provided in amounts ranging from $500-$1,000 and are designed to help kickstart projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and education challenges. For more information, click here

    B. Davis Scholarship

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a B. Davis Scholarship for $1000 scholarship for 2016. Visit their website at www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read more about how to apply for this scholarship and browse through the rest of their site to learn about applying for other scholarships. The deadline to submit an application for the B. Davis Scholarship is May 23.

    Personality Type Scholarship 2015
    Typology Central, a personality type indicator community, is offering a scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students. The scholarship was created to provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The deadline is June 3. For more information, click here.

    Diabetes Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with any type of diabetes with a 3.0 GPA. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Leukemia Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia, or whose life has been affected by it. Deadline for application is June 15. Click here for details.

    Grimes Scholarship
    The Grimes Companies, a logistics and transportation company, is offering a $750 scholarship to both graduate and undergraduate Truman students majoring in any supply chain management, logistics or industrial engineering related degree program. The scholarship was created to promote education and the groundbreaking use of logistics to facilitate growth and positive change in the logistics and transportation industry. The deadline to apply is June 15. Details are available at grimescompanies.com/scholarships.

    Scholarships Available for Veterans
    To learn more about scholarships offered to veterans, click here.