Vol. 20 No. 19 - Feb. 1, 2016


  • New Board of Governors Members Appointed

    Two new members were appointed to the Truman State University Board of Governors in January 2016.

    Laura A. Crandall of St. Louis, Mo., is an internal medicine physician and is a shareholder and partner at ESSE Health – Belleville Internal Medicine in Belleville, Ill. Crandall earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and Spanish from Truman in 1999 and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004 from A.T. Still University. She is a preceptor for nursing practitioner students at the Barnes Goldfarb School of Nursing and is on the associate clinical faculty for ATSU. She received the Richard A. Pokriefka D.O. Memorial Medical Instructor Award as the outstanding clinical teaching faculty member of the year for 2010-11. Crandall was appointed to replace Matthew W. Potter for a term ending Jan. 1, 2019.

    Jennifer Kopp Dameron of Kansas City, Mo., is the owner of JK Dameron Development LLC specializing in real estate development. Dameron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Truman in 1999 and earned her juris doctor in 2002 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. She was a practicing attorney in both the public and private sector and was named Woman of the Year in 2007 by the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. Dameron was appointed to replace Karen Haber for a term ending Jan. 1, 2020.

  • Club Basketball Team Provides Aid at Crash

    The bonds that come from hours spent together at practice and playing alongside one another in games proved to be beneficial for members of the women’s club basketball team when they encountered a potentially tragic accident.

    In November, while en route to a tournament in Milwaukee, Wis., five members of the team witnessed an automobile accident on Highway 63, just north of the Missouri-Iowa border. A deer jumped in front of an oncoming vehicle, shattering the windshield and causing the car to swerve before the driver was able to bring it to a stop on the side of the road.

    “We all saw the deer hit the car and it instantly looked like a situation that could have caused massive injuries to the passengers in the car,” Rachel Meinert said. “It was just our human nature to stop and make sure that the people in the car were OK. We never even considered not stopping.”

    While the club basketball team typically caravans to tournaments, this was the only car making the trip that witnessed the accident. As luck would have it, four of the five team members had first aid and/or CPR training.

    “I don’t think there are many other cars that could have had that many individuals who were trained to help in those types of situations,” Meinert said. “It also helped that we were all there together and that we already knew how to work as a team.”

    As they approached the vehicle, the team members did not know what to expect.

    “The whole situation looked pretty bad,” Mary Kate Hummel said. “The entire front windshield had been popped out and pushed back toward the driver and passenger seats.”

    An older gentleman emerged from the wrecked vehicle unharmed, but visibly shaken. He asked the students to check on his wife who was unresponsive at the time. He also informed them his wife suffered a stroke within the last year and was confined to a wheelchair.

    “My adrenaline was rushing and my mind was working to recall all the specific details on how I should treat these injuries,” Hannah Runez said. “It was overwhelming, but it was a great experience. I now feel more prepared if something like this were to happen again.”

    As Meinert called 9-1-1, Runez made a quick search of their van for anything that might be useful in providing first aid, while Hummel and fellow teammates Madison Thornburg and Bailey Lee immediately went to assist the woman. Although she was originally unresponsive, the woman was soon able to communicate. In addition to a cut on her forehead, she complained of back pain.

    After making an assessment of her injuries, the first responders turned their efforts to keeping her calm and not letting her lose consciousness before EMTs could arrive on the scene. Since the accident occurred on an isolated two-lane road, it would be 45 minutes before help could arrive. Meinert used that time to document the situation for the 9-1-1 dispatcher and collect as much information as possible regarding the woman’s medical background so paramedics could easily assess her condition when they arrived.   

    To keep the woman alert while waiting for help, the students asked about everything from her children to her most-recent birthday, as well as her pets and her childhood.

    “Everyone just worked together in keeping everyone calm and thinking of questions to ask,” Lee said. “We kept telling them that help was on the way and would be there soon. It was a very scary situation, but I’m glad everything turned out to be alright.”     

    Eventually help did arrive, and the students were able to continue on their way. The husband later called to let them know his wife was flown to Iowa City and placed in intensive care, but that she would be alright. He was grateful for their help.

    Runez, who graduated from Truman in December, was certified in CPR and first aid because it was a requirement for her exercise science major, and many of the others received their training due to school- or work-related obligations. Regardless of the motivation, they encourage everyone to get basic CPR/first aid training.

    “It can be useful for circumstances like these, or even with friends and family when you least expect it,” Runez said. “Having basic knowledge can help prevent further injury and prepare someone for unexpected situations.”

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    Pictured left to right: Bailey Lee, Rachel Meinert, Mary Kate Hummel, Madison Thornburg and Hannah Runez
  • Truman Rewarded for Energy Saving Projects

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    Representatives of Truman accept a check from Ameren Missouri, Jan. 28 in Pickler Memorial Library. Ameren Missouri awarded Truman more than $300,000 in connection with the University's new energy saving project. Ameren's Business Energy Efficiency Program offered cash incentives and technical assistance to commercial and industrial electric customers in 2015 in order to help trim controllable energy costs. Work on the energy-saving measures in the 16-month plan began in summer 2015. The improvements, ranging from installing new light fixtures to updating the heating, cooling and ventilation systems of multiple buildings, are estimated to save the University more than $1 million annually. Pictured, from left to right: Bob Techau, Tim Baker, Donna Liss, Kent Clow of Energy Solutions Professionals, Annette Sweet of Ameren Missouri, Karl Schneider, David Cameron and Steven Peeler.
  • Truman and ATSU Partnership Benefits Future Physicians

    Truman and A.T. Still University have reached an agreement that will allow students to finish undergraduate and medical school within seven years.

    The Pre-Med/Med Accelerated Track program, also known as the “3+4” program, will allow incoming freshmen the option to enter medical school three years after entering Truman. This program encourages students to focus on developing strong academic and leadership skills during their undergraduate experience without the traditional MCAT requirement.

    Students entering Truman in the fall will be eligible to apply for the program. Complete details regarding the program will be posted on the Truman and ATSU websites soon.

    Truman representatives Sue Thomas, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and Janet Gooch, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education, sign an agreement with administrators at A.T. Still University, Jan. 28. The two Kirksville-based universities are partnering on the Pre-Med/Med Accelerated Track program, which allows students to finish undergraduate and medical school in seven years. Pictured, from left to right: Norman Gevitz, ATSU senior vice president of academic affairs, Thomas, Gooch and Margaret Wilson, dean of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. (Photo courtesy of Danielle Brown/Kirksville Daily Express)
  • Students and Faculty to Attend Iowa Caucuses

    Twenty-eight students and four faculty members will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to report the political caucuses Feb. 1.

    Some students will focus their efforts on media coverage of the events. These students are official members of the press while at the caucuses, representing the Truman Media Network and the northeast Missouri area.

    Other students will also be conducting political communication research while at the caucuses. They will be researching the correlation between candidate rhetoric and the issues voters think are most important.

    Students will be sharing live updates via their social media accounts using the hashtag #TrumaninIowa.

    The media reports and live coverage from students will be available via the Truman Media Network website throughout the trip. Additionally, students will give live updates on KTRM 88.7 the Edge at 6 p.m. Feb. 1. Recap of the coverage will also appear in the Feb. 4 edition of the Index and TMN Television.

    To read more about the upcoming Iowa caucus trip, click here.

    Ten students make up the journalism team going to cover the Iowa caucuses for Truman. Pictured back row, left to right: Elena Bellamy, Grace Bueckendorf, Austin Hornbostel, Jonah McKeown, Paige Yungermann and Charles Davis. Pictured front row, left to right: Meagan Banta-Lewis, Ingrid Roettgen, Taylor Lay and Mary Tomlinson.
  • McNair Program Welcomes New Scholars

    Truman's McNair Program welcomed 13 new scholars in January. The ultimate goal of the McNair Program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. More information about the program and scholars can be found at mcnair.truman.edu. Pictured, front row, left to right: Thomas Lona, Christina Elem, Nala Turner, Ama Idun, Anna Wang, Patricia Flanagan and Jonas Chang. Back row, left to right: Elias Garcia, Johanna Burns, Rebecca Light, Julia Nguyen, Ari Vera and Sydney Matheis.
  • Lincoln Contest Offers Cash Prizes

    Submissions for Truman’s annual Lincoln Contests in art, essay and oratory, established by Fred and Ethel Schwengel to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, will be accepted until Feb. 29.

    Those participating in essay or oratory should submit a 1,000- to 1,500-word, three- to five-page essay in response to the prompt below to Barry Poyner, Barnett Hall 1110, by Feb. 29. A list of works cited should also be provided as appropriate. The cover sheet should include contact information and clearly indicate if the submission is for the essay or oratorical contest or both. Finalists in the oratorical contest will deliver their speeches before the National Communication Association Student Club later in the semester. Essay and oratory prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    For the art contest, entries should be submitted to Rusty Nelson, Ophelia Parrish 1221, by Feb. 29, and observe the following criteria: artwork of any media is acceptable, traditional or digital output/projection - 2D and 3D. No larger than 18 x 24” for 2D work and 3ft in the round for 3D work. Projected work should be formatted for 16:9 screen ratio. Winning art will be added to the Schwengel Lincoln Collection in Special Collections at Pickler Memorial Library. Art Prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

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

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

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

  • Printmaking Art Exhibit Displayed in Library Cafe

    The coffee shop exhibit area, located on the first floor of Pickler Memorial Library, is currently displaying a survey of printmaking art by Jim Jereb until March 25.

    Jereb has been a professor of art at Truman since August 1990.

    This set of art shows a variety of techniques in the field of printmaking covering relief, intaglio, lithographic and serigraphic processes. 

    Printmaking is a form of art that begins with a flat, smooth material known in general terms as a matrix. Through the various technical approaches on display, any number of substances (zinc or copper metal plates, Bavarian limestone, end-grain maple and polyester sheets, to name a few) are manipulated to create a surface that, when inked, will generate the desired image. Paper is pressed against the hand-inked surface to force the ink into the paper fibers. This physical contact of hand-manipulated materials, supplies, processes and machinery gives creative printmaking its rich densities and evocative imagery.



  • Big Event Registration to Open Feb. 15

    Hundreds of Truman students will come together to show their appreciation for the Kirksville community. Students will help residents rake leaves, wash windows, paint and much more. The SERVE Center will provide all supplies, and breakfast will be provided.

    This year’s student registration will be conducted through TruService. Students can register online with an organization or as an individual. Registration for The Big Event will end at 5 p.m. March 25.

    Students will arrive on the Mall outside the Student Union Building at 9 a.m. April 2. After gathering for breakfast and a group photograph, students will disperse throughout the community to help at various jobsites.

    For more information about the Big Event, contact the SERVE Center at 660.785.7222 or visit their office in Student Union Building Down Under 1106.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Check the website for additional February events and upcoming events for March and April.

  • Guest Artist Piano Recital Scheduled for Feb. 4

    Robert Carney, assistant professor of music at Southwest Baptist University, will present a Guest Artist Piano Recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. His program will feature works by Haydn, Brahms, Messiaen and Prokofiev. Carney has graduate degrees in piano performance from Louisiana State University and the University of North Texas. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

  • Apply Now for Foundation Scholarships

    Foundation scholarship applications for 2016-2017 are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight March 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link. This application period is competitive.  

    To learn more, click on Guidelines and Helpful Hints on the Foundation Scholarship application page on TruView. Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.

  • 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.

  • FAFSA Filing Now Open

    Students should file the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility (Pell Grant, SEOG, TEACH, Perkins Loan, Work Study, Stafford Direct Loans, PLUS Loan).

    The FSA ID replaced the PIN on May 10, 2015. Instructions on the FAFSA application website will lead the user through. Parent signers will need an FSA ID. Only one FSA ID can be associated with a particular email address.

    FAFSA results are also needed for some other federal, state, University and private programs. The state’s FAFSA filing deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program is April 1. Do not delay due to late tax filing–the FAFSA allows the use of estimated information–just update the FAFSA record after the 2015 income tax figures are finalized.

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

  • Board of Governors Meeting

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.
  • Truman Symphony Orchestra to Present Concert

    The Truman Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 6 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Featured orchestral works on the program include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral," Reznicek's "Donna Diana Overture" and Marquez’s Danzon No. 2.

    The concert is free and open to the public.
  • 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.

  • All-University Meeting Scheduled for Feb. 10

    3:30 p.m.
    Feb. 10
    Student Union Building Georgian Room

    President Troy Paino will deliver his annual state of the University this year, which will include a report on the work of the three blueprint teams and will be followed by a reception in the Student Union Building Hub. A webcast of President Paino’s remarks will be made available to campus shortly thereafter.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Random Acts of Kindness Day Set for Feb. 17

    The Student Philanthropy Council will sponsor “Random Acts of Kindness Day” Feb. 17. in celebration of the Truman Foundation and the generous alumni who give back to Truman students. Random acts of kindness reinforce the importance of supporting what the Foundation loves. Be on the lookout as the Student Philanthropy Council pays it forward to fellow students in fun, creative ways.

  • 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.
  • 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 Wills and Aaron McPherson 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.
  • Study Abroad Fair Taking Place Feb. 9

    The Study Abroad Fair will take place from 12-4 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. This is a great opportunity to talk to students who have studied abroad, advisers from the Study Abroad Office, program directors from different countries and faculty in charge of leading programs. Food, refreshments and giveaways will be provided. For more information visit studyabroad.truman.edu or email the Study Abroad Office at ciea@truman.edu.



  • Notables

    Curtis and Michelle Blakely
    have donated a number of scientific manuscripts of historical significance to the Great Library at Alexandria, Egypt. The original library was founded by one of Aristotle’s students. The organization of the library with its classrooms, research facilities and lecture halls has served as the model for the modern university. Notable figures that studied there include Euclid, Archimedes and Hypatia. Mark Anthony is rumored to have donated more than 200,000 scrolls to the library as a wedding gift to Cleopatra. Suffering a number of fires over the years, including one set by Julius Caesar in 48 B.C., the library was finally destroyed in A.D. 391. Rebuilt in 2002, the new library seeks to reclaim the grandeur of its namesake by serving as an international center for the production and dissemination of knowledge while promoting open dialogue among all nations.


COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Career Center Events


    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.
  • Apply Now for Foundation Scholarships

    Foundation scholarship applications for 2016-2017 are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight March 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link. This application period is competitive.  

    To learn more, click on Guidelines and Helpful Hints on the Foundation Scholarship application page on TruView. Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.