Vol. 20 No. 27 - April 4, 2016


  • Six-time Olympic Medal Winner Joyner-Kersee to Serve as Holman Speaker

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee will speak at 8 p.m. April 9 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium as part of the Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series.

    Widely considered one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, Joyner-Kersee is also among the most-prominent philanthropists and advocates in the country. Now in its third decade of operation, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation works to improve the quality of life for youth, adults and families, particularly in her hometown of East St. Louis, Ill. She is also a co-founder of Athletes for Hope, which helps professional athletes get involved with charitable causes.

    A six-time Olympic medal winner, Joyner-Kersee earned four world champion titles over four consecutive Olympic games from 1984 to 1996. She still holds the world heptathlon record, as well as the national and Olympic records in the long jump. On the hardwood, she was a decorated All-American at UCLA and eventually played professional basketball for a short period of time.

    Joyner-Kersee is a leading advocate for health issues, including asthma, from which she has suffered throughout her life. She also focuses her efforts on children’s education, racial equality, social reform and women’s rights.

    Copies of Joyner-Kersee's book, "A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete," will be available for purchase at Truman's bookstore in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    Doors for this event open at 7:30 p.m. and no ticket is required. The Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series was created in honor of Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman by their children to honor their parents’ long association with Truman. It is funded through an endowment with the Truman State University Foundation. For more information, email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Career Center to Welcome World's Most Ambitious Job Seeker

    The Career Center will host Daniel Seddiqui, best-selling author and motivational speaker, at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

    Seddiqui is known as the World’s Most Ambitious Job Seeker, yet has been named by USA Today as the Most Rejected Person in the World. With failing more than 40-plus consecutive job interviews, sending out 18,000 emails and making nearly 5,000 phone calls, he achieved his mission of working 50 jobs in 50 states. Leaving his economics degree from the University of Southern California behind, he's been everything from a weatherman in Ohio and a border patrol agent in Arizona, to a coal miner in West Virginia and a rodeo announcer in South Dakota.

    He is best known for creating Living the Map, which raises awareness of the varying cultures, careers and environments across the country through outreach, educational endeavors and community building. He has been featured on many national and international media outlets, such as CNN, Fox News, NPR, Today Show, AP, MSN, Yahoo!, C-SPAN, World News Tonight, WSJ and MSNBC.

    Seddiqui will cover overcoming failure, entrepreneurship, persistence and adaptability, as well as college-to-career lessons. For more information, contact the Career Center.

  • Visiting Scholar to Discuss “What’s at Stake in the Assault on Higher Education”

    Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Michael Bérubé will deliver a public lecture, “What’s at Stake in the Assault on Higher Education,” at 7:30 p.m. April 4 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

    Bérubé’s lecture will discuss the defunding of higher education since 1980 and resulting boom in student debt, now estimated at more than $1 trillion. He will address how higher education in the U.S. has, during that period, been redefined as a private investment rather than a public good – and with what consequences.

    While at Truman, Bérubé will visit multiple classrooms to discuss his scholarship in literature and disability studies, join faculty involved in campus curricular discussions, meet with student and faculty members of Phi Beta Kappa to discuss issues of academic freedom, and lead a roundtable discussion with faculty and students about disability studies.

    Bérubé, recent president of the Modern Language Association, an international organization with more than 26,000 members in 100 countries, is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of eight books, including “Public Access: Literary Theory and American Cultural Politics”; “Life as We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child”; “What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts?”; and, most recently, “The Secret Life of Stories: From ‘Don Quixote’ to ‘Harry Potter,’ How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read.”

    Phi Beta Kappa member Susan Thomas, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Truman, will introduce Bérubé’s lecture.

    This visit is made possible by the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars program, which has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to meet with some of America’s most distinguished scholars since 1956. Since its founding, the program has sent 636 scholars on 5,188 two-day visits.

    Founded in 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s oldest and most recognized academic honor society. Its mission is to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, to recognize academic excellence, and to foster freedom of thought and expression.

    Bérubé’s visit to Truman is sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa, Delta of Missouri Chapter, the Department of English and Linguistics, the School of Arts and Letters, the Office of the Provost and part of the For Words English and Linguistics Events Series.

  • Phi Tau to Host Cookout for Kids April 19

    Truman’s Phi Kappa Tau chapter will conduct its annual Cookout for Kids April 19 to benefit the SeriousFun Camps for children with chronic or terminal illnesses.

    The cookout menu includes barbecued half chicken or pork steak, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a soda or bottled water for $10. Food is delivered or can be picked up between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at 215 N. High Street.

    Fraternity members will be taking orders at tables in the Student Union Building, April 4 and April 6-7. Orders can also be made online through April 10 at truman.phikappatau.org/cookout. To request an order form, contact Dustin Lanter.

    Actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, a Phi Tau alumnus, founded the SeriousFun Camps. They provide multiple one-week camping experiences for children who suffer from chronic and terminal illnesses that require around-the-clock care and frequent hospitalizations. The camps provide these experiences free of charge to children’s families and it is only through contributions that the camps are able to continue. One hundred percent of the profits from Cookout for Kids go to the camps.
  • Children’s Literature Festival Set for April 15

    More than 1,400 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students will participate in Truman’s Children’s Literature Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Building.

    Visiting authors and illustrators include Phil Bildner, Mary Casanova, Angela Cervantes, Gennifer Choldenko, Adrian Fogelin, Mike Graf, Michelle Houts, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, John Parra, Shelley Pearsall and Maryrose Wood. The authors’ books are available at the Truman Bookstore.

    Students will participate in 30-minute sessions with the guest authors and illustrators. All children attending must be pre-registered.

    University faculty, staff, students and other interested adults are welcome at any of the sessions but must be pre-registered. Anyone interested is welcome to attend an informal meeting and book signing with the authors and illustrators from 3-4 p.m. in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Refreshments will be served.

    The festival will conclude with a dinner at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building Activities Room. The dinner is limited to pre-registered adults and children accompanied by an adult. The cost of the dinner is $12. At 7 p.m. author Phil Bildner will give a presentation. Registration for the dinner must be completed by April 10.  

    The Children’s Literature Festival was an annual event for 21 years. Due to severe budget cuts, the festival was discontinued in 2004. A Children’s Literature Festival Fund was started in 2007 in an effort to bring the festival back, and it returned in 2009. For more information about the fund, contact the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133 or visit giving.truman.edu.

    The festival is sponsored by Pickler Memorial Library with financial support from the Freeman Foundation, Follett High Education Group-Truman State University Bookstore and the Truman State University Foundation. Additional information may be obtained from Sharon Hackney at 660.785.7366 as well as the Children’s Literature Festival webpage.

    To register for the conference and the dinner, contact Daisy Rearick or call 660.785.4048.

  • Website Helps Promote Truman’s Brand Identity

    Questions are often asked as to what the rules are for using the different University logos and how to incorporate social media in the promotional efforts of departments and organizations. To help answer these questions and many others, the University web team created identity.truman.edu.
    On this site there are several links about using the different approved University logos. The visual presentation of Truman State University should support the school’s image as a leading liberal arts and sciences university, and this logo usage guide contains standards for consistency in the Truman identity system. Following this system carefully and consistently will help communicate a unified school identity and reinforce Truman’s professional image.

    Branded Materials
    To be sure the University name, logos or tag line are used correctly, it is highly encouraged to use the services of the designers in the Publications Office, located in Kirk Building 210. Those who create their own material should submit it to Teresa Wheeler in the Publications Office for approval before use. More information about the logo usage policies can be found at identity.truman.edu/logos.

    Email Signature

    One small way to promote the Truman brand is to consider creating a Truman email signature from identity.truman.edu/email.

    Social Media
    Whenever possible, common Truman hashtags should be used to help co-brand content and make things easier to find. A list of Truman hashtags regularly used by the social media team can be found at social.truman.edu/Truman-hashtags.

    Web Information
    Information intended for an internal audience (current faculty, staff and students) should be published to the Intranet site, accessible through TruView. Information published on any other websites, should be intended and written for an external audience (prospective students, parents, alumni and friends, community members). For assistance with web content, contact Deanna Rood.

    For specific questions, email:
    Dawn Howd, Admissions
    Greg Marshall, Website
    Gina Morin, Admissions
    Deanna Rood, Website
    Amanda Shreves, Social Media
    Heidi Templeton, Licensing Information and Public Relations
    Teresa Wheeler, Logos and Publications

  • Theatre Department Presents “Murder Ballad”

    Truman’s Theatre Department will present “Murder Ballad” at 8 p.m. April 13-16 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

    “Murder Ballad,” a new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash, centers around Sara, a young New Yorker who is torn between her dangerous ex-boyfriend and her reliable husband. Led by a sexy bartender who serves as the show’s narrator, “Murder Ballad” documents the details of the torrid affair with vibrant pop-rock tunes.

    “Murder Ballad” is directed by David Charles Goyette, assistant professor of theatre, with assistance by Ryan Webb, a senior theatre major. Student musicians for the show include Ankit Shrestha on guitar, Anurag Barul on bass, Marcus Rattler on drums, Seymour Apregilio as the accompanist, and Enrique Eskeda on guitar/keyboard.

    This show contains strong subject matter. 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.

    To view the cast of "Murder Ballad," click here. For more information, contact Goyette or Dylan Wilkinson.

  • Truman Welcomes Classical Mandolinist

    Carlo Aonzo, one of the world’s most-acclaimed classical mandolinists, will perform Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with the Truman chamber orchestra at 4 p.m. April 9 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Aonzo is a principal proponent of the classical mandolin. He graduated with honors from the conservatory in Padua, Italy, where he studied with mandolin legend Ugo Orlandi. He has worked with many prestigious musical institutions, including La Scala Philharmonic in Milan, the Emilia-Romagna Symphony Orchestra, the Savona Symphony Orchestra, the Cannes Symphony Orchestra and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. He won first prize at the Vittorio Pitzianti National Mandolin Competition in Venice and first prize at the Walnut Valley National Mandolin Contest in Winfield, Kan. His numerous recordings have featured the classical mandolin repertoire of various periods and he has recorded Paganini’s complete works for mandolin on a period Genovese mandolin.

    The performance will also include a few songs with the guitarist of the Carlo Aonzo Trio, Lorenzo Piccone. This concert is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters, the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Department of Music.



  • Alumnus Returns for a Series of Lectures

    Sigma Delta Pi will host Grant Berry (’10) for a series of lectures April 4-7.

    Making Use of Literature in Studying Language Change
    April 4
    7 p.m.  
    Baldwin Hall 314
    Berry will examine how language has changed over the last millennium. He will also present research with colleagues from Penn State on the evolution of early Spanish third-singular subject pronoun expression (él tiene vs. ø tiene ‘he has’), using literary texts from the 13th-16th centuries.

    Phonetic Alignment and Style Shifting in English as a Lingua Franca

    April 5
    6 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 156
    When two language learners converse in a lingua franca, their phonetic production is often affected by transfer of phonological categories from their native languages; this results in distinct, predictable difficulties in pronunciation for each speaker. Berry and a colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics ask whether the categories transferred from the native language of each conversant can be aligned, and examine alignment in real time rather than post hoc.

    How the Truman Experience Prepared Me For Grad School
    April 6
    7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room 2105
    Success as a graduate student and scholar requires exquisite time management, high academic drive, broad intellectual curiosity, and strong critical thinking and writing skills. Berry will describe how these experiences fostered critical skills for success as he applied for graduate programs, began advanced studies, and applied for competitive grants and fellowships as a graduate student. Berry will also offer suggestions to current undergraduates for maximizing their Truman experience and their chances of success in graduate school in the liberal arts.

    When Habla is Not the same as Está Hablando: Grammaticalization of the Spanish Progressive
    April 7
    7 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 156
    Unlike present-day English, the Spanish simple present tense can be used to describe events that are ongoing at the moment of discourse (e.g., ¿Qué haces? –Hablo por teléfono. ‘What are you doing? –I’m talking on the phone’). However, the simple present tense also alternates with the Spanish progressive tense, which is constructed by a copular verb estar ‘to be’ and a gerund ending in –ndo (e.g., Estoy hablando por teléfono ‘I’m talking on the phone’). Berry describes the history of the construction and notes changes to its linguistic conditioning.

  • Bentele/Mallincrodt Executive-in-Residence Program Features Mark Barner

    Mark Barner will serve as the Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence. He will give a campus-wide talk at 3:30 p.m. April 4 in Violette Hall 1000. The presentation, entitled “There Are No Limits,” is free and open to the public.

    Barner serves in a dual role as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Ascension and as the chief executive officer of Ascension Information Services (AIS), a subsidiary of Ascension. AIS provides information technology services across Ascension and its other subsidiary organizations. Barner’s duties include management of IT operations, strategy, project execution and service delivery.

    Prior to joining Ascension, Barner was employed by EDS, where he was responsible for state and local government contracts. He has also served as regional vice president for an internet consulting company and as an executive for Dell in the health care area.

    Barner, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman, is a graduate of the Ascension Executive Formation program and is active in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In October 2014, He was selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2015. He also appeared, for the third year in a row, on Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” in February 2015.

    The IMCERA Group (Mallinckrodt) endowed the Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program in 1993. The program brings top-level executives to Truman to share their experiences and perspectives with students and faculty.

    Mark Barner
  • Department of Economics to Host Speaker April 8

    Lawrence White, professor of economics at George Mason University, will give a presentation entitled “Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies” at 7 p.m. April 8 in Violette Hall 1010.

    White specializes in the theory and history of banking and money, and is a world expert of free banking. He received his A.B. from Harvard and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Los Angeles. He has taught at New York University, University of Georgia and University of Missouri-St. Louis.
    This event is sponsored by the Department of Economics and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact David Gillette.
  • Campus Donors Entered in Drawing for Prizes

    The Office of Advancement is pleased to show appreciation to the campus community by offering donors the chance to win prizes. Prizes include a reserved parking spot (one for faculty, one for staff), Cardinals tickets, an apparel package and Starbucks gift cards. All donors who contribute to the campaign by April 13 will be entered.
    Truman faculty and staff members are not required to make a contribution to become eligible for the drawing, nor will making a voluntary contribution increase or change the chances of winning a prize. Those who do not wish to make a contribution, but wish to be eligible for a prize, can stop by the Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205, and fill out an entry form on or before April 13.
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    Campus Community Campaign donor Marie Delaney won a reserved parking spot for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • Student Activities Board Opens Applications

    The Student Activities Board is accepting applications for new members until April 8 at noon.

    The Student Activities Board is an organization made up of six committees, two advisors and 35 passionate members who provide some of the highest-quality entertainment to Truman’s campus. SAB has brought big names such as Andy Grammer, Todrick Hall, Shawn Johnson, Vanessa Bayer and Phillip Phillips. The organization also consistently provides students with free movie nights, fun interactive events like bingo and the Last Lecture series, and many other forms of entertainment.

    Applications can be accessed here. All current Truman students that are not graduating this semester are eligible to apply.  

    The SAB Office is located on the bottom floor of the Student Union Building and is open during the fall and spring semesters from Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit sab.truman.edu or call 660.785.4722.

  • Study Abroad Opportunity in England

    Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, England, will offer a study abroad program from July 2-Aug. 7 in summer 2016. Students will be given the opportunity to learn about British culture and heritage, business and entrepreneurship, or literature. Each week students will participate in one full-day and two half-day excursions, as well as a five-day excursion to London.

    To apply, fill out a Truman online application and a CCIS online application, send a statement of purpose, official transcripts, a copy of passport and two letters of recommendation to the Study Abroad Office in Baldwin Hall 118. For more information, visit the England Edge Hill Summer program website or contact the Study Abroad Office at 660.785.4076.
  • Communication Students to Host Gardening Workshop

    Students from the communication department will be hosting a free gardening workshop at 3:30 p.m. April 6 at the University Farm in honor of National Garden Month. The workshop will be taught by Jennifer Schutter, horticulture specialist at the University of Missouri-Adair County Extension, and participants will be provided with their own seeds to try out their green thumbs for themselves.

  • Music Department to Present Graduate Concert

    The Truman Department of Music will present “Dedications: A Graduate Conducting Recital” at 2 p.m. April 10 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.  

    The concert will feature graduate student Christian Pierce and the Truman State University Brass Choir, Instruments 13 Chamber Ensemble, Wind Symphony II, and Wind Symphony I with alumnus Benjamin Tate on alto saxophone. Works to be performed include Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common,” Holst’s “Suite in F for Military Band” and Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat K. 361.

    Admission for this event is free. For more information, contact Christian Pierce.
  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key to Host Blood Drive

    Cardinal Key and Blue Key will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. April 12-13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor keyword, TrumanState. Sign-up tables will also be available in Magruder Hall and the Student Union Building from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6-8 and April 11.
    To save time at the drive, donors are encouraged to use “RapidPass,” a program available to complete pre-reading and donation questions online before arriving at the blood drive. This must be completed the day of donating and could reduce time spent at the blood drive by as much as 15 minutes. To give “RapidPass” a try, follow the instructions given at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

  • Graduation Fair Scheduled

    The spring 2016 graduation fair for students graduating this May will be April 12-13 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Student Union Building Activities Room. For more information, email reginfo@truman.edu.

  • Social Security Assistance Scheduled

    A representative from the Social Security Administration will be on campus at 1 p.m. April 21 in Pickler Memorial Library 103. The session will assist interested employees in accessing their Social Security Account online. The representative will also explain some of the benefits of accessing accounts online. To sign up for the session, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.
  • “It’s a Great Day to be a Bulldog” Student Event Scheduled to Honor the Painos

    Truman students are invited to a fun-filled send-off event in President and Kelly Paino’s honor from 3-5 p.m. April 20 on the mall. “It’s a Great Day to be a Bulldog” will celebrate the impact the Painos have made at Truman. Students can enter a free raffle to win a dinner with President and Mrs. Paino and will also have the chance to contribute to a fund created in the Painos' honor that will provide emergency financial relief for students experiencing economic hardship. Alumni donors will provide an additional $10,000 to the fund if 1,000 students contribute $1 or more. Watch for additional details – because It’s always a Great Day to be a Bulldog!

  • Call for Proposals for Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research

    The Office of Student Research will be accepting Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for research and creative scholarship to be conducted during summer 2016.

    All disciplines are invited to participate. The purpose of these grants is to promote a culture of research and scholarship at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research styles and requirements. Projects supported by this program should involve original ideas, but may encompass a variety of activities including obtaining preliminary data or information, exploring new topics and continuing ongoing projects.
    Applicants must be current Truman undergraduate or graduate students and be mentored by a Truman faculty member. Grant applications may request up $750 and can cover student institutional pay as well as supplies and travel to conduct the research. Complete guidelines can be found at the Office of Student Research website.
    All students that wish to be considered for GIASR funding should submit applications online at secure.truman.edu/osr-s/ by 11:59 p.m. April 11.
    Email questions about the Office of Student Research programs to osr@truman.edu.

  • Annual Fund Internship Available

    The Office of Advancement is accepting applications for the fall 2016 annual fund internship.
    The annual fund intern will gain experience working on the fundraising side of a non-profit organization within Truman (the Truman Foundation). The intern’s responsibilities will be divided between three main focus areas: Tel-Alumni coordinator, Office of Advancement projects/office hours (focus will be on development projects such as Tag Day in the fall) and the Student Philanthropy Council.

    Qualified applicants will be a business or communication major with a minimum 2.75 GPA. The intern will work 15 hours a week for approximately 11 weeks and receive class credit commensurate with their time in the office. A supplementary stipend is also included.

    For a complete job description, visit TruPositions or click here. Deadline for applications is April 15.

  • Noyce Scholars Program Accepting Applications

    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching is now accepting applications for 2016-2017. The Noyce Scholarship Program is funded by the NSF and provides generous scholarships to future educators who will teach high school mathematics and physics. For more information about the scholarships and how to apply visit the Truman Noyce Scholars Office in Magruder Hall 3164 or noyce.truman.edu. Deadline to apply is May 1.



  • Notables

    Elaine McDuff, professor of sociology, and sociology students Maggie Wilcox, Megan Hynek, Philip Bliese, Alex Ponche and Thomas Lampe attended the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting, March 23-26 in Chicago. Hynek presented “To Hookup or Not to Hookup: That is the Question” at a roundtable session on Family and Intimate Relations. Philip Bliese did a poster presentation of his project “Workplace Satisfaction of Truman Students.”


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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Innovation Scholarship
    LA Tutors 123 will offer a $500 scholarship per month to students who showcase their creativity in a new and exciting way to make a positive impact – whether it is setting a world record to raise money for cancer research or becoming an activist for a worthy cause. Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, should submit an essay describing their innovative project and provide supporting documentation (e.g. website, news article, letter of recommendation, etc.). For more information and to apply for this scholarship, click here.

    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.

    Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a non-profit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest-free loans and grants. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate strong character and must be a permanent resident of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis area. This includes St. Louis City and 15 surrounding counties, specifically: St Louis County, Franklin, Lincoln, Jefferson, St. Charles, Warren and Washington counties in Missouri or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. The application deadline is April 15. For more information call 314.725.7990 or visit the website at www.sfstl.org.

    St. Louis Area Hotel Association Scholarship
    The St. Louis Area Hotel Association has announced their 2016 scholarship opportunity. They will be awarding ten $2,500 scholarships to students for 2016-2017. To find the application and qualifications necessary, visit www.stlhotels.com. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. April 29 and will be awarded by June 6.

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

    Daily Lineups Scholarship
    Daily Lineups will offer two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,000 each. Daily Lineups is interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning and who have a drive to improve themselves and society. Winners will be determined by the Daily Lineups executive team each spring and fall semester. The fall 2016 scholarship is currently available and open to all eligible students who apply through the online application. For more information, contact Michelle Sunga.

    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.
  • Lloyd and Lois Elmore Scholarship

    Through a generous gift from Lloyd and Lois Elmore, a trust has been established to make scholarships of approximately $1,000 per semester available annually, depending on need.  Scholarship recipients must be active in a Southern Baptist Church or in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The scholarship recipients must attend Truman.

    Lloyd and Lois (Trower) Elmore operated a family farm in the Gibbs, Mo., community for 50 years before moving to LaPlata in 1968. Lloyd was a member of the Christian Church in Gibbs and LaPlata. Lois was the daughter of a Baptist minister and attended the Southern Baptist Church in LaPlata. She was also a member of the Loyal Bereans Class of the LaPlata Christian Church. The Elmores established the trust fund to provide an educational opportunity for students in the northeast Missouri area who are actively involved in their church.

    Eligibility Criteria
    a. High school graduate from northeast Missouri
    b. Current Missouri resident
    c. Active involvement in a Southern Baptist Church or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Financial need
    e. Acceptance to Truman
    Selection Criteria
    a. Completed application form
    b. Evidence of financial need
    c. Proof of acceptance to Truman
    d. Written letter of recommendation from the local clergy
    e. Receipt of all the above by the application deadline, May 27

    Renewal Criteria
    a. Student must maintain a 2.50 grade point average
    b. Complete at least 24 credit hours in previous 12 months
    c. Evidence of continued active involvement in a Southern Baptist or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Maximum renewal of three times

    A PDF is available here to apply for the scholarship. Applicants must send in their materials by May 27 to McClain Hall 203.