Vol. 20 No. 34 - June 13, 2016


  • Nursing Graduates Recognized at Annual Ceremony

    The Department of Nursing honored spring graduates at the annual nursing recognition pinning ceremony May 6.

    The ceremony recognizes the graduating seniors’ successful completion of a rigorous academic and professional program. The graduates received Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees during Truman commencement ceremonies May 7 and will become registered nurses after passing the NCLEX-RN examination.

    Pictured, first row, left to right: Alyssa O’Brien, Tyler Keane, Stacey Wolff, Samantha Daugherty, Brittney Siefker, Emily Jacob, Erin Cowling and Kaylee McCune. Second row: Alex Scherr, Ellen Hargrove, Nicole Skinner, Hannah Haywood, Rebecca Vadalabene, Olivia Lahman, Katheryn Baer, Alexis Schwald and Taylor Park. Third row: Rachel Drury, Trisha Rowe, Erin Butler, Victoria Holt, Erin Richeson, Grant Orr, Paige Allen and Hannah Hyer. Fourth row: Jacob Finke, Kristen Holwick, Katherine Bayer, Lauren Dwyer, Lindsey Vass, Tyler Sprigg, Megan Doerhoff, Lauren Darter, Justin Parker and Laura Dungan. Not pictured: Savanna Hughes and Austin Menichino.
  • Faculty and Staff Honored at Annual Service Recognition Luncheon

    Members of the faculty and staff celebrating their retirement, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th or 45th anniversaries of service to Truman were honored at the annual Service Recognition Luncheon May 12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    In the photo above are the 2015-16 retirees honored at the Service Recognition Luncheon. Seated, left to right: Paula Moore, Alanna Preussner, Melinda Maggart and Kathy Williams. Back row, left to right: Julie Minn, Thomas Hueber, Susan Guffey and Paula Cochran. Not pictured: Gary Blurton, Barbara Burke, Elizabeth Delmonico, Paul Fellows, Jeff Gall, Rebecca Green, James Jereb, Gregory Jones, Robert Jones, David McCurdy, Brenda Moore, David Robinson and Steve Seward.

    Melinda Hettinger was recognized for celebrating her 45th anniversary of service to Truman.

    Kathy Elsea and John Dahlman were recognized for celebrating their 35th anniversaries of service to Truman.

    Pictured above are the 30-year honorees. Seated, left to right: Cheryl Miller, Donna Fude, Lucy Lee and María Di Stefano. Back row, left to right: Sharon Hackney, Steven Smith, Bob Mielke and Neil Gilchrist. Not pictured: Brad Chambers, Jason Lin, Deborah McCormick and David Partenheimer.

    Pictured above are the 25-year honorees. Seated, left to right: Heidi Templeton, Tracy Williams, Huping Ling, Rena Hays and Halley Miller. Back row, left to right: Gregg Siewert, Lori Murray, Ron Manning, Teresa West and Kyung Mun. Not pictured: Joe Billington, Mark Hanley, Eric Howard, Tim Maize, Sara Orel, Cathy Sherrow and Mark Weidner.

    Pictured above are the 20-year honorees. Seated, left to right: Patricia Mickey, Judy Gooch, Cindy Tuggle, Robert Tigner, Diane Moore and Stephanie Powelson. Back row, left to right: Debbie Nothdurft, James McNabb, William Ashcraft, John Quinn, Darin Schnetzler and Susan Limestall. Not pictured: Anne Bergey, Mark Campbell, Lora Cunningham, Joyce Edwards, Stephanie Foré, Larry Kaestner, Shuan Klingsmith, Carla Line, Shirley McKamie, James Padfield and Kevin White.

    Pictured above are the 15-year honorees. Seated, left to right: Kasey Graves, Amber Johnson, Lori Allen, Sara Hass, Liz Lay and Katie Best. Back row, left to right: Terry Crook, Jimmy Whisenant, Peter Ramberg, Dean DeCock, Mike Elam, Katalina Bulen and Daisy Rearick. Not pictured: Xiaofen Chen, Jonathan Gering, Marsha Hall, Tina Hines, Walt Howd, Brandon Kaestner, Christina Kaestner, Robert Lowe, Elaine McDuff, Wendy Miner, Brent Orton, Sandra Rempe, Melissa Rodman and Jeffrey Vittengl.

    Pictured above are the 10-year honorees. Seated, left to right: Edward Rogers, Angela Carron, Lisa McDow and Marla Fernandez. Back row, left to right: Leslie Motter, Robert Techau, Timothy Walston, Roger Marsh, Paul Yoder and Cynthia Roewe. Not pictured: Laura Bates, Marilyn Benner, Erin Brown, Angie Buck, Myra Collins, Daniel Davis, Mario Jaquez, Madeline Nash, Jerrin Primm, Leah Rehm, Tim Schwegler and Brian Shelton.

    Pictured above are the five-year honorees. Seated, left to right: Lindsey Blake, Terry Smith, Kenneth McKim and Kelly Evans. Back row, left to right: Brian Snyder, Linda Yearns, Dustin Howard, Eric Davis and Janine Whitt. Not pictured: LaRoy Brandt, Thomas Brawner, Daniel Carpenter, Timothy Humphrey, Susan Lambert, Eileen Maggart, Shelly Miller, Amber Perkins, Christina Pinkerton, Edward Pretre, Lesley Rogers, Donovan Shafer, Stacy Simmons and Angela Stutsman.
  • University Announces Spring President’s and Vice President’s Academic Honor Rolls

    Students who received a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the fall semester can now find their honor roll information posted online.

    The President’s List, for students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, can be accessed at truman.edu/honors/spring-2016-presidents-list. The Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List, featuring students with a grade point average between 3.50-3.99, can be found at truman.edu/honors/spring-2016-vice-president-academic-affairs-list. To qualify for either list, a student must be an undergraduate and complete at least 12 hours of credit during the semester.

    Social media buttons on both pages make it easy for students and parents to share this accomplishment with friends and family.

    The list is organized by state and hometown. Hometowns are based upon the permanent address given to the University by the student. Students who have requested a directory hold on their information will not be included on a list. Any questions regarding student eligibility for either list can be directed to the Academic Affairs Office at 660.785.4105.

  • Nixon Visits Campus to Announce Funding for Region’s First Autism Clinic

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks in front of Greenwood Elementary School, June 7. Nixon visited campus to announce funding to convert the former school into the region’s first autism clinic. Last fall, President Troy D. Paino proposed Greenwood be repurposed. During his remarks, Nixon noted that $5.5 million has been budgeted to renovate the historic building.


  • Move-in Volunteers Needed

    The Center for Student Involvement is seeking volunteers for freshman move-in day.

    This year, move-in will take place Wednesday, Aug. 17. Students and student organizations interested in contributing their time and effort in helping incoming students can sign up here.

    Any questions can be directed to the CSI.

  • Softball to Host 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.

  • 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
  • Thank You Celebration for Jon Gering

    There will be a reception from 4-7 p.m. June 17 at Jackson Stables honoring Jon Gering for his service as dean of Science and Mathematics.
  • Remaining 2016 Summer Orientation Dates

    June 13
    June 16
    June 21
    June 24
    June 29
    Aug. 16
  • 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.
  • 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 27.


  • Notables

    Scott Fouch, professor emeritus of accounting and Accounting Department chair, and Stacey Kaden, assistant professor of accounting, had their paper entitled, “The Effect of Self-Employment Tax Minimization Strategies on Social Security Benefits,” accepted for August 2016 publication in Tax Notes.


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

    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.

    You Deserve it Scholarship

    Deadline to apply for this $1,000 scholarship is June 29. Click here for details.

    VIP Scholarship
    Deadline to apply for this $5,000 scholarship is June 29. Click here for details.

    CollegeXpress Scholarship
    Deadline for this $10,000 scholarship is June 30. Click here for details.

    Digital Privacy Scholarship
    Deadline to apply for this $1,000 scholarship is June 30. Click here to apply.

    ECM Scholarship
    Deadline to apply for this $1,000 scholarship is June 30. Click here for details.

    Margarian Scholarship
    The 2016 Margarian Scholarship is aimed at rewarding a select number of deserving students for their academic and personal achievements. Five scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. Deadline to apply is June 30. Click here to apply.

    Scholarship Points Award
    Ten scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2016 at the latest. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length. Deadline to apply is June 30. Click here to apply.

    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.

    Review It Scholarship
    Deadline for this $1,000 scholarship is Sept. 30. Click here for details.