Vol. 20 No. 20 - Feb. 8, 2016


  • Theatre Department Presents “Hamlet”

    Truman’s Theatre Department will present “Hamlet” at 8 p.m. Feb. 17-20 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

    Shakespeare’s famous play has been called a philosophical, metaphysical inquiry and a revenge tragedy. A young Danish prince suffers a devastating loss: the untimely death of his father, followed rapidly by the re-marriage of Hamlet’s mother to the dead king’s brother, Claudius. A ghostly visitation confirms that Claudius murdered the dead king. Hamlet vows revenge and formulates a plan that is stymied by happenstance and his own depression.

    The production updates the action to a kind of timeless now, while also drawing inspiration from the lines, shapes and imagery of the Art Nouveau movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Along with other gender-bent casting choices, the part of Hamlet will be played by a woman.

    “Hamlet” is directed by Dana Smith, Theatre Department chair. The production will also feature live music composed by graduate student Enrique Eskeda, light design by senior Maddie Chambers, projections design by art student Priscilla Parisa and sound design by sophomore Gabe Stringer. Costumes and scenery are designed by assistant professor Dominique Glaros and professor Ron Rybkowski. 

    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Ophelia Parrish Box Office or by calling 660.785.4515. There are no refunds or exchanges. Guests from out-of-town may reserve tickets by calling the box office. The production is also offering a group discount rate of $4 per-person for any non-University school groups composed of at least 10 students.

    To view the cast of "Hamlet," click here.

  • Truman Included Among the Nation’s Best for Affordability

    Truman is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.

    The education services company features the school in the 2016 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” Information from the book can also be found online at princetonreview.com/colleges-pay-you-back.  

    The Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 schools last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost and financial aid, to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review editors used data from surveys of administrators and students in 2014-15 as well as information from PayScale.com surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2015.

    The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book overall, 1-to-200, on a single list.

  • Andy Grammer with Ben Rector to Perform at Truman

    The Student Activities Board will host the 2016 spring concert featuring musical artists Andy Grammer, Ben Rector and opener Clockwork at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Pershing Arena.  

    In the three years since Grammer released his self-titled debut album, the Los Angeles native singer-songwriter known for his vibrant pop/rock/soul mix has taken an incredible journey. Emerging as one of the biggest success stories in 2012, Grammer has performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." He was named the first male pop star since 2002 to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.”

    Ben Rector has independently sold more than 250,000 albums and two million downloads. His four studio albums and 2014’s “Live In Denver" have repeatedly put him on top of the iTunes charts, leading to sold-out shows across the country of fans who sing along with every word.

    Doors will open at 8 p.m. The event is $5 for students and $15 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the SAB Office or on the SAB website. All purchasers will be charged $15 for tickets bought on the day of the show.

    For more information regarding this event, email the Student Activities Board, call the office at 660.785.4722 or visit the website at sab.truman.edu.

  • “Million Dollar Quartet” Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical Set for Feb. 24

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will finish the 2015-16 season with a performance featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    “Million Dollar Quartet” is the smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together the rock ‘n’ roll icons for the first and only time. On Dec. 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

    “Million Dollar Quartet” brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and many more beloved hits. The Tony-award winning musical will be adapted into an eight-episode TV series on Country Music Television, premiering later this year.

    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.

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

  • Truman Forensics Earns Multiple Awards at Tournament

    Truman’s Forensic Union brought home 12 awards from the 18th annual Gorlock Gala tournament this weekend.

    The tournament, hosted by Webster University, was attended by 42 schools with more than 600 entries total. In open/varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate, freshman Johnathan Christy and senior Dillon Laaker both made it to elimination rounds and were honored as octofinalists. Out of a crowded field of 58, freshman Jack Eames placed 15th and sophomore Connor Stewart placed 13th for speaking excellence in debate. Laaker was also awarded eighth place for speaking excellence in debate in addition to his octofinalist award.
    Truman also had a great showing in individual events speech. Freshman Jonathan Rogers received an excellence award for extemporaneous speaking, given to students in the top 30 percent of their event who did not advance to elimination rounds. Sophomore Brian Kantanka also received an excellence award in poetry interpretation. Johnathan Christy advanced to semifinals of extemporaneous speaking, where he was also recognized as the top novice in the field. Other semifinalists included sophomore Grace Malinee in prose interpretation and junior Adrien Zambrano in impromptu speaking. Laaker advanced to the final round of extemporaneous speaking, where he placed sixth. Finally, Kantanka was also a finalist in dramatic interpretation and took first place.  
    With a great start to their semester, the team now prepares for their state championship tournament, sponsored by the Missouri Association of Forensic Activities. The tournament will once again be hosted by Webster University, Feb. 19-20.
    Participation in the forensics program is open to any Truman student in good standing, regardless of prior speech and debate experience. For more information on how to get involved, visit forensics.truman.edu, contact Christopher Outzen, director of forensics, or contact Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.


  • 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.

  • Study Abroad Fair Taking Place Feb. 9

    The Study Abroad Fair will take place at 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.

  • Open Forums for Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics Candidates

    Three candidates for the Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics will be on-campus during the next four weeks in order to participate in open forums. All members of the Truman community are invited to attend. Curriculum vitaes for all three candidates can be found here.

    Matthew Draud, Armstrong State University

    Feb. 8
    3:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 176

    David Sammeth, New Mexico Highlands University
    Feb. 19
    2 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 176

    Craig Ogilvie, Iowa State University
    Feb. 26  
    3 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 176
  • MAC and WRC Seek Donations for Kirksville Victim Support Services

    The Multicultural Affairs Center and the Women’s Resource Center are collecting unused feminine hygiene and hair care products to donate to Kirksville Victim Support Services.
    Donations can be dropped off at the Multicultural Affairs Center in the Adair Building or the Women's Resource Center in the Student Union Building 1109. Items will be collected until 5 p.m. Feb. 12.
    For more information, contact Jerad Green at 660.785.4142 or Danielle Fritz at 660.785.7224.
  • 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, 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.

    Allison Joseph
  • 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.

  • 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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  • Open Forum for Student Conduct Code and Student Handbook Scheduled for Feb. 12

    The University Conduct Board will conduct an open forum at 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Interfaith Center, Kirk Building. The forum will discuss the Student Conduct Code and the Student Handbook and will be hosted by Michelle Horvath, conduct officer. The forum will allow students and staff to freely express opinions about what they would like to see changed in both documents. The current copy of the code and the handbook can be found here.

  • Big Event Registration to Open Feb. 15

    Registration for the Big Event will open at 5 p.m. Feb. 15 and will be available through TruService.

    During the Big Event, hundreds of Truman students come together to show their appreciation for the Kirksville community. Students will help residents rake leaves, wash windows, paint and much more.

    Students can register online with an organization or as an individual. Registration for the Big Event will end at 5 p.m. March 25. The first 300 students to sign up for the Big Event will also receive free T-shirts.

    Students will arrive on the Mall outside the Student Union Building at 8:45 a.m. April 2. A breakfast of donuts, bagels, coffee and water will be provided. This Big Event will include first-ever student performances by both True Men and Illusion at 9 a.m. After 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.

  • 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 Bulldogs love. Be on the lookout as the Student Philanthropy Council pays it forward to fellow students in fun, creative ways.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • CSI and Planetarium to Host Fireside Friday: Karaoke Under the Stars

    The Center for Student Involvement and the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium will host a special edition of Fireside Friday: Karaoke Under the Stars from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the planetarium, located in Magruder Hall. Listen to performances by Fireside Friday favorites, or step up to the mic and perform.  

  • Bulldog B.I.T.E. Entries Due March 2

    Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch entries will be due by 11:59 p.m. March 2.

    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.

  • Freeman-ASIA Study Abroad Program Applications Now Available

    The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for summer 2016 Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA).
    The Freeman-ASIA relaunch is the latest of several steps IIE has taken to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying abroad and their study destinations. Studying in Asia before graduating can give students a competitive advantage in their professional careers, especially when collaborating with international peers. More than half of Freeman-ASIA alumni reported being employed in a position related to Asian affairs or requiring knowledge of an Asian language. As more employers seek new hires with meaningful and substantive experience in Asia, it is critical that more Americans learn about and engage with Asian economies, political systems and cultures.
    The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance IIE’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade.

    The student deadline for summer 2016 is March 1, and the adviser deadline is March 8. To access the application, and to learn more about eligibility, timelines and scholarship requirements, visit their website.
  • 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

    Student advisors with the Office of Residence Life recently attended the 26th annual UNI RA Conference at the University of Northern Iowa. Jasmine Adams, Rick Cazzato Jr, Katie Feldkamp, Ama Idun, Savannah Johnson, Cassie Krone, Corinne Naeger, Alex Sextro, Mary Smreker-Bruce and Anna Witte all represented Truman at the conference. Truman went 4-0 in the case study competition with Cazzato, Feldkamp, Idun, Johnson, Krone, Naeger, Sextro and Witte all taking top honors. The teams were assigned one of two case studies which covered either a community conflict stemming from microagressions and discrimination or a bias complaint filed by a student. The Office of Residence Life would like to congratulate these fantastic staff members for their efforts and results. The delegation was led by Nia Estes, Dobson Hall community coordinator, and Zac Burden, Missouri Hall director.

    The Truman Nursing Department was rated as the No. 8 program in the country by NurseBuff. The blog, which provides informative, relevant and entertaining articles related to the nursing industry, placed three Missouri schools on its top 10 list.


COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Career Center Events

    PwC Info Table        
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Feb. 10
    Violette Hall
    Aldi Spotlight Presentation
    "What it takes to be an effective manager"
    3:30 p.m.
    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.-2 p.m.
    March 23
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-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

  • 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.

  • 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

    Go Overseas Scholarship
    This study abroad scholarship offers $15,000 to study in Ireland for a semester, with additional stipends ranging from $4,000-$8,500. The scholarship is available for an undergrad semester or a full year master’s degree. For more information, 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

    Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship

    The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling Inclusion, Access and Success Committee will offer three $500 scholarships to exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership, service, tenacity and academic success. Each MOACAC member school may only nominate one student per school and the student must plan to attend a MOACAC member college or university. Applications must be sent via postal mail, post-marked no later than March 4 and can be found here. For more information, email Cornelius Weaver.

    B. Davis Scholarship
    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a B. Davis Scholarship for $1,000 scholarship for 2016. Click here 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.

    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.

    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.

    FlipKey Scholarship

    FlipKey will award one student a $1,000 scholarship to put toward studying abroad. The scholarship can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15. Eligible students should submit a 1,000- word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity. Only one essay per entrant is accepted. Applicants must include their name, college or university at which they are enrolled full time, mailing and email address, and documentation of current or upcoming enrollment in a study abroad program. The winner will be featured on FlipKey’s blog. Only full-time students 18 or older enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program are eligible. For more information, visit their website or contact Jacqueline Gormley.

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