Vol. 20 No. 28 - April 11, 2016


  • Global Issues Colloquium to Discuss Rural Chile

    For the final session of the Global Issues Colloquium series, Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, will present “Observations of Daily Life in Rural Southern Chile” at 7 p.m. April 14 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    Daughters took a group of Truman students to Chile last year, and plans on taking another group this December. The colloquium will discuss what life is like for ordinary people in the Archipelago Chiloe, and includes students Daniel Wagner and Hope Berntsen.

    Daughters has studied indigenous American culture from several angles and is co-editor of the book "Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History." He has written about Hopi clowning, colonial definitions of torture and salmon farming in Chiloe. He has also contributed to several books, including "Lost in the Long Transition: Struggles for Social Justice in Neoliberal Chile" and "Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History." 

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

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  • YouTube Sensation Kid President to Speak at Truman

    The Student Activities Board will host YouTube sensation Kid President at 7 p.m. April 14 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Kid President, also known as Robby Novak, is a 12-year-old from Tennessee. Novak has more than 95 successful YouTube videos that focus on having a positive outlook on life and inspiring others. Novak will be joined by his brother-in-law Brad Montague. Montague writes, directs and creates all of Kid President’s videos. He is also the director of GO! Camp, an experience for teenagers who want to change the world.

    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free for Truman students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. Tickets can be picked up in the Student Activities Board Office or at the event. For more information, visit sab.truman.edu, call 660.785.4722 or email commdirector.sab@gmail.com.

  • Upward Bound Seeks Mentors for Students

    The Truman Upward Bound project is searching for career mentors for UB students who will be on campus during June and July.

    During the 2016 summer session, Upward Bound expects to place 10 rising 12th grade high school students in jobs related to their professional interests. The job supervisors, who must be degreed professionals, will function as a career mentor to the students as they encourage them to pursue a post-secondary education and discuss career options within their field of specialty. Students will provide 30 hours of free labor to the supervisor from June 9-July 5.
    In an effort to assist in the current budget restraints, first priority for job placements will be given to on-campus professionals. Professors and campus offices interested in receiving more information about a student worker for the 2016 summer session should contact Upward Bound by April 25 at 660.785.4244 or ubub@truman.edu.
    Upward Bound, a part of the Truman campus since 1966, is funded to build in low-income and prospective first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary for college success. Services are provided in six northeast Missouri counties on a year-round basis from the sophomore to the senior years in high school. Project participants meet in weekly after-school meetings throughout the academic year and spend six weeks in the summer on the Truman campus in a college-preparatory residential session.

  • Truman Board Takes Action on Items Related to Presidential Search

    The Truman State University Board of Governors announced at their April 9 meeting that Dr. Susan L. Thomas, Truman’s current executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, will serve as the school’s interim president, effective July 1, 2016.

    “Dr. Thomas is immensely qualified to serve in this role,” Sarah Burkemper, chair of the Board of Governors, said. “The Board supports the direction the University is taking to enhance Truman’s distinctiveness. We are confident that Dr. Thomas, with her dedication to Truman’s mission, will continue that work while effectively leading the University.”

    Thomas’ educational background includes a Ph.D. and two master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology in 1988, after obtaining her MBA in administrative management and a Master of Arts in social psychology in 1987 and 1986, respectively. Thomas graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa.  

    “I am humbled, honored and energized by the faith the Board of Governors and President Paino have in me to serve the University in this capacity,” Thomas said. “Truman is at an exciting and crucial moment in our history, and together – faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, the Board of Governors, Foundation Board, Alumni Board and the community – we will take the University to even greater heights as we define and promote Truman’s distinctiveness.”

    The Board also chose the firm of Academic Search to assist in the selection of a permanent replacement for departing President Troy D. Paino. Jessica Kozloff, president of Academic Search, will serve as the lead consultant.  
    Next steps will include the board appointing a presidential search committee and bringing the firm to campus to obtain input from faculty, staff and students on the potential qualities, background and experience to seek in Truman’s next president.

    In addition, Thomas has appointed Richard Coughlin, dean of Libraries and Museums, to assume the role of interim executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. Coughlin served in this position from May 2010 through June 2012.

  • Community Members Encouraged to “Make Kirksville Shine”

    Truman students, faculty and staff, Kirksville residents and business owners are encouraged to “Make Kirksville Shine” during the weeks of April 23-May 6.

    The annual event reminds community members to demonstrate their community pride by beautifying and cleaning up their respective properties and surrounding area (e.g. mowing, removing weeds, picking up trash, etc.). Between Truman, ATSU and Kirksville High School  graduation ceremonies, the City of Kirksville will welcome nearly 10,000 visitors during the month of May.

    Truman student organizations, Kirksville area organizations and service clubs who are involved in the adopt-a-street programs are being asked to clean up their streets April 23. Bags will be provided in front of city hall from 9 a.m. to noon for the clean up. Service organizations that are not currently part of the adopt-a-street program can sign up by calling city administration at 660.627.1225.

    During the 2016 “Make Kirksville Shine” community-wide clean up, Truman faculty and staff are encouraged to pick up trash outside of their buildings, as well as pull any obvious weeds.

    Other dates for this event include June 5-12, Aug. 2-11 and Sept. 10-17. For more information, contact Anette Sweet at 660.216.7891.

  • University Thanks Lyceum Donors

    The University would like to thank the following Friends of the Lyceum for their generous financial support of the 2015-16 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.

    The Lyceum Series brought a wide selection of events to campus this year with the goal to broaden the cultural experiences of students, faculty, staff and the community. This year, the Lyceum Series brought such acts as the "Blues Brother Revue," "Christmas with the Celts," "Vocalosity" and "Million Dollar Quartet."  In addition, the Series and donors were responsible for promoting speaker Jackie Joyner-Kersee.  

    Members of the Lyceum committee would also like to thank the women of Delta Zeta for serving as ushers for the 2015-16 Series. If anyone is interested in being a Friend of the Lyceum, contact Heidi Templeton at heidi@truman.edu or 660.785.4016.

    Corporate Friends of the Lyceum

    Northeast Regional Medical Center
    Truman Bookstore – Follett Higher Education Group


    A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
    Alliant Bank
    American Trust Bank
    Beard’s Decorating
    Hidden Treasures
    Kirksville Daily Express
    US Bank

    Friends of the Lyceum


    In memory of Travis Freeman

    Odessa Ofstad


    Rick & Mary Lee Fleschner
    Sally Herleth & Eric Schmitz
    Harold & Rebecca Osborn
    Tammy Roberts

    Friends of the Lyceum

    Scott Alberts & Hyun-Joo Kim
    Aaron & Erica Baker
    Russell & Pennie Baughman
    Rolf & Ilse Christen
    Myra Collins
    Robert & Jane Dager
    Maria Di Stefano
    Doyle & Conny Dover
    Carolyn Frick
    Ron & Elsie Gaber
    Mark & Robin Gambaiana
    Jodie & Debbie Gordon
    Patricia Green
    Rex & Jana Lee
    Gary & Claire Lloyd
    Jack & Sue Magruder
    Richard & Bess Mercer
    Chad & Sarah Mohler
    Gail & Mary Novinger
    Troy & Kelly Paino
    Werner & Gaylah Sublette
    Scott & Heidi Templeton
    Ron & Cecelia Winkler
    Phillip & Jane Wise



  • New Startup Business Organization Now Accepting Members

    A new student organization dedicated to providing opportunities for students in starting and running a business is now accepting applications for new members.

    The organization, currently known as the Student-Run Business Initiative, plans to sell pet-related gifts at a storefront in Kirksville and online. A portion of the proceeds will go to the local animal shelter and will also be used to raise awareness about adoption. The SRBI plans to have its products designed by the artistic community at Truman.

    Members have the hands-on opportunity to create products and work on the SRBI team. They decide what products to carry, how the store is set up, design products and advertisements, and develop a logo and the visual look of the store and its products.

    Katherine Jackson, associate professor of business administration, created the SRBI last semester in an effort to interest students in starting their own business and gain more hands-on experiences. About 25 members are involved in the organization.

    The Student-Run Business Initiative is currently looking for new members of any major. For more information and to apply for the organization, contact Anh Bui.

  • Student Activities Board to Continue Last Lecture Series

    The Student Activities Board will continue the "Last Lecture" series with a talk given by Brent Orton and Jonathan Vieker at 7 p.m. April 11 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The "Last Lecture" series is a chance for faculty and staff to give a speech as if it were their last.

    The final last lecture will occur at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Baldwin Auditorium and will be given by President Troy Paino. For more information, visit sab.truman.edu, call 660.785.4722 or email commdirector.sab@gmail.com.

  • “Shake the Stigma” Week to Address Mental Health

    A group from the HLTH 440 capstone class will sponsor “Shake the Stigma” mental health week April 11-14.

    Events this year include:

    Treat Yo’ Self Kickoff Event

    3-5 p.m.
    April 11
    The Mall
    Listen to the tunes of acapella groups Minor Detail and Sweet Nothings. Free adult coloring book sheets, snow cones and other comfort foods will be provided.

    Speaker: Joe Hamilton

    7 p.m.
    April 12
    Baldwin Little Theater
    Joe Hamilton from University Counseling Services and the Student Public Health Association will talk about ways to combat mental health stigma.

    Mental Health Screenings

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    April 13
    Student Union Building 3202
    Staff from University Counseling Services will administer mental health screenings for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD.

    “Inside Out” Movie Event

    7 p.m.
    April 13
    Baldwin Little Theater

    Yoga Class

    1:30 p.m.
    April 14
    The Quad
    Yoga mats and a rec yoga instructor will be provided. If it rains, the class will be in Pershing Building 255.

    Mental Health First Aid Training

    April 15-16

    There also will be tables from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11-14 in the Student Union Building. Information about mental health resources, free candy, cappuccinos and lemonade will be available. For more details, follow Shake the Stigma on Facebook.

  • Real Life 101 to Offer Students Advice

    Real Life 101 is a series of presentations that will teach students about such topics as graduate school and interning. These presentations are sponsored by the Career Center.

    What I Wish I Would’ve Known When Applying to Graduate School
    6 p.m.
    April 13
    Student Union Building 3202
    Presented by Chelsea (Rickman) Wagner, Shelby Pieper and Chris Shade

    How to Be a Successful Intern
    6:30 p.m.
    April 19
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Presented by Natalie Cook, Caleb Choate, Jason Bangert, Lauren Jin and Amanda Klopcic

  • Graduation Fair Scheduled

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Students to Lead Mindful Fitness Session

    The Health and Exercise Science Department will sponsor a student-led workshop for mindful fitness at 4 p.m. April 13 in the Student Union Building 3201. Participants will practice new fitness techniques using resistance training and set new fitness goals. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more information, email Victoria Sells.

  • Senior to Present Health Module Capstone

    Ciera Utter will present her senior capstone project at 4 p.m. April 14 in Violette Hall 1144. She will present a health module on behalf of the Wellness Zone and HES. The presentation will discuss how college students can better manage their time.

  • 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.

  • Social Justice Leadership Summit to Occur April 15-16

    There will be a Social Justice Leadership Summit at 4:30 p.m. April 15 and at 9:15 a.m. April 16 in Violette Hall. 

    The Social Justice Leadership Summit is an annual event that equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to encourage and lead social change. This two-day summit will consist of several opportunities for unpacking the intricacies and complexities of social justice advocacy. For more information, contact kpp8213@truman.edu or jegreen@truman.edu.
  • Videoconferencing Options at Truman

    IT Services at Truman provides limited support for video interviews, videoconferencing events and webinars. These events can be set up in faculty offices, classrooms, or in one of three specially outfitted conference rooms on campus. The services allow for students, faculty and staff to interact with individuals across campus, across the nation and all over the world. In order to have the most successful experience, watch this week’s LTT TechBreak below, or visit the videoconference informational webpage.

    IT Services will be planning more specialty videoconference studios as part of a Parents Council project for this coming summer.
  • Unique Ensemble Choir Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

    The Unique Ensemble Gospel Choir will celebrate their 40-plus year anniversary on Truman’s campus at 2 p.m. April 17 in Georgian Room B. There will be singing, dancing, speaking and worship.
  • Quincy Symphony Orchestra to Present Concert

    The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 and "The Peacemakers" at 3 p.m. April 17 in the Quincy Junior High School.

    The event will feature the Quincy Area Youth Chorus and the Quincy University Concert Choir. It is free for all faculty, staff and students with a Truman ID. Tickets are available at the Quincy Hy-Vee, Sturhahn Jewelers, qsoa.org or at the door. There will also be a $1,000 raffle drawn during intermission. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased for $10 each or 12 for $100.

    For more information, visit qsoa.org or call 217.222.2856.
  • SENCER to host "STEAMed to Streams"

    The Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) group at Truman along with the Academic Professional Development Center (APDC) will host a “STEAMed to Streams” event at 7 p.m. April 21 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C.

    This event aims to provide a platform of Truman faculty to initiate discussions about enhancing civic engagement in their current classroom practices. At Truman, faculty in the STEAM fields, or science, technology, English, art and mathematics, are initiating civic engagement strategies in their courses. "STEAMed to Streams" is an opportunity to identify current projects and the potential for collaboration to allow civic engagement to “flow” across campus.
    The keynote speaker, Robert Seiser, the co-director for the SCI Midwest and associate professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., will discuss the importance of SENCER-based learning in higher education. Following the keynote, there will be informal round table discussions to exchange ideas and share civic engagement strategies with faculty members from various disciplines including biology, health science, English, physics, exercise science and mathematics. Faculty from all disciplines and majors are invited to attend to discuss current practices and meet other interested faculty with similar or collaborative pursuits. Light appetizers and mocktails will be served. RSVP for the event here by April 19.
  • “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!

  • "What Horses Can Do For Your Health" Workshop Scheduled April 21

    There will be a "What Horses Can Do For Your Health" workshop from 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 21 at the University Farm.

    This session, designed for Truman students, will allow them to experience first-hand how horses help humans mentally process and how horses can teach self-discipline and self-worth. The event is limited to the first 15 Truman students who sign up here. Participants will not be riding the horses, but they will have the opportunity to interact with the horses during the two-hour session. Questions may be directed to pr@truman.edu.
  • Retirement Party for Paula Cochran Scheduled

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Official Truman YouTube Channel Available

    One way to see what is happening on campus is to subscribe to Truman’s official YouTube channel. Videos on the channel include informational segments about Truman and clips highlighting the University’s faculty, staff, students and alumni. To visit Truman’s other social media platforms, go to social.truman.edu.

  • Noyce Scholars Program Accepting Applications

    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching is now accepting applications for 2016-17. 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.

  • TruAdventure to Sponsor Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

    TruAdventure will offer a weeklong hiking and camping trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, July 17-24.

    Designed for individuals with a thirst for adventure, but little experience, participants will take multiple guided day hikes through the Rocky Mountains. The focus of the trip will be learning the basic skills for safe and reasonable hiking and camping trips including: basic trip planning; map and compass skills; hiking technique; food planning and preparation; and other essential outdoor skills. As with any TruAdventure trip, information on the geology, biology and history of the Rocky Mountains are important components of the educational program.

    Registration deadline for the trip, including full payment, is May 1. The cost for the week-long trip is $650 and includes all group gear such as tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, cooking gear and food for the entire week. Scholarships up to $200 are available for current Truman students who apply.

    Visit the TruAdventure website for registration forms and scholarship applications. For more information, contact Jennifer Hurst or "Like" TruAdventure on Facebook to receive updates on the trip.



  • Notables

    Brandon Bolte, a senior political major, had his article, “Redemption of Shawshank: Putting Prison Rape on the Agenda,” published in the journal Pi Sigma Alpha, fall 2015, Vol. XV, No. 2. It is an excerpt from Bolte’s term paper in POLS 345: Public Policy.

    was the No. 1 public school and No. 14 overall on College Choice’s Top 50 Best Midwestern Regional Colleges. Truman was the only Missouri public university on the list.

    The softball team reached its 1,000 all-time victory April 9 in a 7-0 game against Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.


COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Career Center Events


    What I Wish I Would’ve Known When Applying to Graduate School

    6 p.m.
    April 13
    Student Union Building 3202
    Presented by Chelsea (Rickman) Wagner, Shelby Pieper and Chris Shade

    How to Be a Successful Intern
    6:30 p.m.
    April 19
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Presented by Natalie Cook, Caleb Choate, Jason Bangert, Lauren Jin and Amanda Klopcic

    Visit career.truman.edu for more details.

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. 
  • Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship

    The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation will offer the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy. Purdy was born in 1914 on a farm near Macon and was the first in his family to attend a four-year college. He worked in the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture before becoming the campus’s first director of scholarships and student financial aid.

    The scholarship is designed to provide merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have a need for additional resources for higher education. The scholarship amount can vary based on an applicant’s circumstances. The general range will be $2,000-$5,000 based on expected family contribution (EFC), unmet need and other factors.

    Applicants must be a Missouri resident, typically a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, a U.S. Citizen, attending a Missouri public four-year university or the State Technical College of Missouri, and be a sophomore, junior or senior in college. To access the application for this scholarship, visit moslf.org and find the link to Scholarship Central. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130.