Vol. 20 No. 33 - May 31, 2016


  • Register Now for the NEMO Scholarship Golf Scramble

    Truman alumni, family, friends and golf enthusiasts are invited to play in the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter Scholarship Golf Scramble, June 10, at the Kirksville Country Club.

    The four-person scramble tournament helps to fund the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter Scholarship, awarded to students from northeast Missouri. In addition, the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter will be awarding $50 Kirksville Country Club gift cards to first place in each flight and $25 Kirksville Country Club gift cards for second place in each flight. There will also be a lot of great door prizes, as well as prizes to the winners of the various contests.

    10:30 a.m.: Registration opens
    Putting Contest* (will continue during the tournament)
    Driving Contest* (open to all interested parties and continues until noon)
    *You do not have to play in the scramble to participate in the contests.
    11 a.m.: Lunch served on the patio
    12 p.m.: Tee-Off

    Tournament registration is $65 per golfer, or $260 for a team. Golf registration includes: green fees, lunch and gift bags. Carts can be reserved for $32, but there is a limited supply.

    All sponsors will be recognized at the tournament. Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can contact Denise Smith, director of alumni relations, at 660.785.4174. This year, there are three levels of sponsors:
    Gold level: $100 and includes contest and hole sponsorship. Gold level sponsors golf at a reduced price of $345 ($100 contest and hole sponsorship and a team of four golfers)
    Purple level: $50 and includes hole sponsorship. Purple level sponsors golf at a reduced prize of $295 ($50 hole sponsorship and a team of four golfers)
    White level: sponsors donate door prizes or registration gifts

    The Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter will be awarding door prizes, attendance prizes and congratulatory prizes to the winners of the various contests and scramble.
    First place in each flight: $50 KCC gift certificate for each golfer
    Second place in each flight: $25 KCC gift certificate for each golfer

    There is limited space for registration on the day of the tournament. To guarantee a space, cart and lunch, please pre-register by June 3. Don’t have a team of four? We will make it work! Singles and doubles are encouraged to enter. Must be 18 or older to golf. For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133.

  • Spring Class Includes 32 Valedictorians

    Thirty-two students were recognized as valedictorians during the May commencement ceremony.

    Students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the duration of their Truman careers earned the distinction of being a valedictorian.

    Spring valedictorians included: Paige Ann Allen, Hope Jae Berntsen, Caitlyn Christine Bess, Brandon Lee Bolte, Kira Christine Chatham, Lindsey Anne Davis, Zane Truman DeZeeuw, Laura Kathryn Dungan, Lauren Ann Dwyer, Lasse Matti Fuss, Jordan Alexandra Ganter, Jonathan Gilmor, Christine Marie Gooch, Brent Hammett, Clara Hughes, Nathan Adelbert Kuhl, Bradley James Lazzari, Michael Thomas Josiah Marmorstein, Mitchell Curtis Peterson, Annie Joy Schaeffer, Corey Robert Schmidt, Philip Anthony Schuchardt, Kaytlin Mae Tippin, Christopher Chan To, Megan Amelia Todd, Rebecca Lauren Vadalabene, Charles Richard Walde, Nicholas Michael Wehner, Nathan Bayliss Wikle, Emily Jean Wildhaber, Bing Qian Zheng and Yong Heng Zheng.

  • Nine Students Earn Honors Scholar Distinction

    Nine spring graduates were recognized as Honors Scholars and were awarded medals at a pre-commencement ceremony May 6.

    Truman’s Honors Scholar Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences component of their degree programs. The honor is awarded to graduating seniors who have completed five approved courses, with at least one from each of the four areas of mathematics, science, humanities and social science. They must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 in those courses and an overall grade point average of 3.5.

    Spring 2016 Honors Scholar graduates (seated) received their medals from faculty presenters (standing) during a pre-commencement ceremony May 6. Pictured, from left: Zachary Rhodes with presenter Elisabeth Hooper, associate professor of biology; Sarah Lamkin with Amber Johnson, professor of sociology; Nathan Kuhl with David Gillette, professor of economics; Matthew Evers with Samuel Ling, professor of physics; Sharon Kathleen Edele with LaRoy Brandt, assistant professor of biology; Alison Dyn with James Guffey, professor of statistics; Laura Davis with Candy Young, professor of political science; Kathryn MacDermid Bollman with Michael Bird, professor of exercise science; and Julie Bays with Jeanne Mitchell, instructor in biology.


  • Paino Reception Set for June 11

  • Staff Council Blood Drive

    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    June 9
    Student Union Building Down Under

    To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.
    Sponsor keyword: TrumanState

  • Farewell Reception for Michelle Horvath

    Join the Student Affairs Office in wishing Michelle well on her next journey to Cornell.

    1-3 p.m.
    June 14
    Student Union Building Complex
  • 2016 Summer Orientation Dates

    June 3
    June 8
    June 13
    June 16
    June 21
    June 24
    June 29
    Aug. 16
  • Men’s Basketball Announces Summer Camps

    The Truman men’s basketball team will offer three summer camp options for various age groups of boys this summer.

    Boys Youth Skills Camp
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    June 6-9
    Open to boys entering grades 1-6 this fall
    Each player will develop his skills through drill work, contests and games while also receiving instruction and interaction with current Bulldog players and coaching staff. Campers will receive a camp T-Shirt as well. Cost will be $85 per camper with siblings receiving a discount of $10 off per camper.

    High School Skills Camp
    1-5 p.m.
    June 10
    Open to boys entering high school
    This camp will focus on developing and improving fundamentals through extensive drills and competitive games. The $50 cost per camper will include a T-Shirt and dinner. There are multiple discounts available to siblings and teammates.

    Truman Bulldog Team Camp
    June 11
    Teams will play at least three games with the cost being $150 per team.

    To sign up, fill out the form associated with the desired camp and mail it in or visit TrumanStateBasketball.com for online registration. For any questions, contact assistant coach Mike Annese at 303.594.3336 or mannese@truman.edu.

  • Softball Sets Dates For Showcase Camps

    The Truman softball team will offer a pair of showcase camps for players entering grades nine through 12 during the months of June and July.

    The cost is $100 per date, with camps to be conducted June 14 and July 26 at the Truman softball field. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is open to 44 campers with position limits. Those limits are eight pitchers, catchers, corner infielders, middle infielders, outfielders and four utility players.

    To choose a date and register for camp, visit TrumanSoftballCamps.com.

  • Fellowship Opportunities Available in Australia

    The Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships has partnered with the Australian Government to seek applicants for Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

    Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to $272,500 in Australian dollars (approximately $204,000 in U.S. dollars) for eligible non-Australians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a master’s or Ph.D. level, either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to two years (master’s) or four years (Ph.D.).  

    Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances that can be used towards expenses such as rental bonds, textbooks, study materials or computer/software expenses. A monthly stipend is also provided to cover living expenses while residing in the host country. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree. For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply, visit the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website.

    The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time, June 30.
  • Office Relocations

    Due to the closure of Baldwin Hall for the 2016-17 academic year, the following offices have been or soon will be relocated:

    Institute for Academic Outreach
    Barnett Hall 1215

    Center for International Education/Study Abroad
    Grim Hall, First Floor

    Center for International Students
    Grim Hall, Second Floor

    Writing Center
    Kirk Building

    16th Century Journal
    General Services 305/307

    Peer Language Labs
    Fair Apartments 7, 8, 10

    Windfall Literary Magazine
    Fair Apartments 11
  • Baldwin Hall Notice

    Due to the required move-out process for Baldwin Hall, taking place in May and June, the Truman movers will be extremely busy. Because of this, the response to other moving requests will be slower than usual and your patience is appreciated. For questions regarding moving requests, contact Karl Schneider at kschneid@truman.edu.
  • Summer Hours at the Student Recreation Center

    June 6-July 29

    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.


    The Student Recreation Center will be closed July 2-4 for Independence Day holiday.

  • Mainstreet Market Closure

    The Mainstreet Market in the Student Union Building will be closed during the summer for renovations. Mainstreet will reopen Aug. 8.

    Jazzman’s and Zimes, also in the Student Union Building, will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Starbucks, located in Pickler Memorial Library, will be open on all orientation days from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Notice to US Bank Customers

    Truman IDs will no longer be able to be used at US Bank ATMs after June 30. Questions may be directed to US Bank at 660.665.8374.

    The IDs will continue to work for all Truman-related matters as they have in the past. There is no need to get a replacement ID.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue for the Truman Today will be available June 13.


  • Notables

    Jerrold Hirsch, professor emeritus of history, published “Paul von Ryan Hindenburg Denies Trump Hitler Connection, Ryan notes that ’The Donalini’ has promised to be on his best behavior from now until the election,” in Humorous Times: World’s Funniest News Source.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Schwarzman Scholars

    Schwarzman Scholars is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 class.

    Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master’s degree program based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s top academic institutions. Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders for the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century.

    In addition to a core curriculum, scholars will focus on one of three academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Beyond the classroom, scholars will gain unrivaled exposure to China and a broader network of important relationships through prestigious internships, mentorship opportunities, distinguished speakers and extensive travel throughout China.

    In addition to evaluating applicants’ proven intellectual and academic ability, the admissions process is heavily focused on evaluating applicants’ leadership potential, strength of character, ability to anticipate and act on emerging trends and opportunities, and desire to understand other cultures, perspectives and positions. Those selected will have demonstrated their potential to not only benefit from but also contribute to the Schwarzman Scholars program.

    The scholarship is fully-funded for all participants, including travel costs and a modest personal stipend. The scholarship will be extended to 125 students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

    To learn more about application requirements, click here.
  • 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.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

    Internet and Education Scholarship Award
    This $1,000 scholarship is open to incoming freshman. Applicants must be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test. Applicants must also be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between Aug. 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016 and attending an accredited college or university by fall 2016 semester. Deadline to apply is June 14. Click here for details.

    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.

    is offering a $5,000 scholarship open to biology and pre-med students who plan on continuing their education in an eye care field. The deadline to apply is July 31. Click here for details.

    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.