Vol. 21 No. 2 - August 29, 2016


  • Lyceum Series To Kick Off Season in New Location

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will kick off the new season in September, but audience members will be viewing the performances in a different venue than normal. All lyceum events will be relocated to Ophelia Parrish for the 2016-17 season due to the renovation of Baldwin Hall.

    The season kicks off Sept. 24 with a performance by the several-time Grammy award-winning Kansas City Chorale. The New York Times referred to the Chorale as having “refined sound and elegant phrasing,” as well as having “vivid intensity” and a performance possessing “buoyant pulse and energetic finesse.” Conductor Charles Bruffy leads the group. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. More information about the chorale can be found at kcchorale.org.
    The lyceum continues Nov. 10 with a performance of “Seussical,” which takes the audience into the world of Dr. Seuss as they revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and more. The musical, by Tony award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, debuted on Broadway in 2000 and spawned multiple national tours. The musical will be performed by the Truman State University Theatre Department and they will be performing the more popular Theatre for Young Audiences Version. The musical will take place at 7 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Severns Theatre.

    The Saint Louis Brass will close out the abbreviated season at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Although the Brass may look formal when they appear on stage, audiences are pleasantly surprised at the relaxed and fun atmosphere they create. The Kansas City Star concert review said the “Brass Quintet adds zaniness to its talents. Diverse material combined with imaginative presentation marked the engaging concert.” More information about the Saint Louis Brass can be found at saintlouisbrass.com.

    Truman faculty, staff and students as well as community members may purchase up to two tickets for $5 per ticket (includes tax). Tickets may be purchased two weeks in advance at the University cashier window, online at lyceum.truman.edu or at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville.
    The 2016-17 series has been made possible thanks solely to donations by alumni, friends of the University, area businesses and corporations to the Truman State University Foundation Friends of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series fund. To ensure the continuation of the tradition of providing a variety of cultural experiences for the community, please consider becoming a Friend of the Lyceum by contributing to the fund. For further information visit lyceum.truman.edu.

    For more information about the lyceum, email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

    Kansas City Chorale
  • University Community Encouraged to Review Public Safety Information

    With the start of the fall semester, the Department of Public Safety wants to encourage the campus community to become familiar with the safety tips located on its website. DPS is located in the General Services Building at the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets. The involvement of the Truman and Kirksville communities is critical to the success of the department’s efforts and they appreciate citizen input.   

    Review the Emergency Procedures Flyer
    Campus emergency procedure information can be found at police.truman.edu/files/2015/12/Emergency-Procedures.pdf.

    Sign Up For TruAlert Emergency Text Messaging System
    Students can sign up for the TruAlert Emergency Text Messaging System via TruView. Sign in to TruView and click on the “Truman” tab. The registration link can be found in the lower right of the page under the “Update and View My Personal Information” channel on the “Emergency Text Messaging” link.

    Sign Up For Kirksville Text Caster Weather Alerts
    With the potential for bad weather, students are encouraged to sign up for local weather alerts at kirksvillecity.com. Messages can be sent via text or email, and users can select what messages they want to receive.

    Active Shooter Preparedness Video
    The Department of Public Safety created this six-minute video in an effort to educate the campus on options they have to survive an active shooter situation. The video can be found at police.truman.edu/emergency-procedures/active-shooter/active-shooter-preparedness-video.

    Siren Testing
    Weather permitting, the city tests all sirens the last Friday of every month.

    Bike Registration & Rules
    Students are encouraged to register their bikes. Details on how to register a bike can be found at police.truman.edu/safety-security/bicycle-rules-regulations. Bicycles parked on the Truman campus must be left in bicycle racks, which are provided in convenient locations. Bicycles are NOT to be left in buildings, entrances, ramps or any other hazardous locations.

    To learn more about the programs, services and the operations of the department, visit police.truman.edu. For questions, or to receive additional information related to keeping the campus safe, email police@truman.edu or call 660.785.4176.

  • Washington Monthly Names Truman Top Master’s University in the Nation

    An authentic commitment to social mobility, research and service, combined with the success of its graduates, has placed Truman at the top of another national ranking.

    In its September/October 2016 issue, the Washington Monthly recognized Truman as the No. 1 master’s university in the nation. Truman was the only Missouri school to be included in the entire top 100.

    The Washington Monthly rankings are unique in that they place an importance on social mobility, research and service. Along with traditional benchmarks such as graduation rates and costs, schools are rewarded for criteria including the number of first-generation students enrolled and the number of students contributing to community service projects, serving in ROTC and going on to serve in the Peace Corps. Additionally, Washington Monthly looks at the number of bachelor’s recipients who go on to earn a Ph.D. and the success rates and earning potential of students 10 years after enrollment.

    “As the social and economic landscapes continue to change, the importance and value of a Truman education have become very clear,” University President Dr. Susan L. Thomas said. “A liberal arts and sciences education is second to none in preparing students to become leaders who thrive in the complexities of an advanced, technical and multicultural world and achieve great personal and professional success.”

    Truman’s ascension to the No. 1 spot on the master’s university list comes after back-to-back years as the No. 2 school in overall rankings.

    Truman’s affordability led to another distinction in this year’s ranking. In the “Best Bang for the Buck” category, Truman was recognized as the No. 3 public school, and No. 9 overall, in the Midwest region.

    Washington Monthly is a bimonthly nonprofit magazine covering politics, government, culture and the media. The college guide and rankings appear in the magazine’s September/October issue and can be found online at washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide.

  • William O’Donnell Lee Awards Presented to Krebs and Melvin

    Jesse Krebs and Pamela Melvin were recently named recipients of the 2016 William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award.
    The award pays tribute to excellent advisors and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman. Recipients are nominated by students and colleagues and are ultimately selected by a committee.
    Krebs, associate professor of music, began teaching at Truman in 2005. In addition to instructing the clarinet studio and directing the Truman Clarinet Choir, he teaches Perspectives in Jazz and Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint. He received a Doctor of Music in clarinet performance from the Florida State University, a Master of Music from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Krebs has performed guest recitals in Costa Rica, England, Thailand, Ireland and throughout the United States. Additionally, he has been appointed to serve as the next research coordinator for the International Clarinet Association.

    Melvin, an associate professor of nursing, began her career at Truman in 2006. She teaches public health nursing, professional nursing leadership and the summer clinical elective course. In addition she is the Nursing Simulation Center coordinator and assists faculty and nursing students with clinical skills and simulation. Melvin earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Truman and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Missouri.
    Dr. Jeanne Stephens Lee Blackmar established the award in honor of her late husband, who was president of the University’s Board of Governors during the 1970s. Two academic advisors are selected annually for the award, which includes a $1,000 development fund stipend to be used for advising conferences or institutes, research materials and other relevant items.

    Jesse Krebs accepts the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award from interim University President Susan Thomas and and Richard Coughlin, interim provost.

    Pamela Melvin accepts the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award from interim University President Susan Thomas and and Richard Coughlin, interim provost.
  • Move-in Day Thank You from Interim President Sue Thomas

    A big thank you goes out to all who made fall 2016 Freshman Move-in Day such a wonderful success! You exhibited great Truman spirit and pride (even in the rain!) and many parents, family members and incoming students have expressed how pleased they were with the arrangements for the day. A very special thanks goes out to Student Affairs, Residence Life and the Move-In Committee for coordinating the many details relating to the arrival of our new students.

    In addition, great appreciation is expressed to the Business Office, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Student Health Center, Center for Academic Excellence, Center for International Students, Physical Plant and Public Safety who went above and beyond to meet the needs of our new students and parents.

    Finally, the following organizations, University offices and individuals deserve a huge of debt of gratitude for volunteering to assist the incoming students as they moved into the residence halls as well as helped coordinate parking for the day: Admissions, Advancement, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Sigma Gamma, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alumni Relations, Michael Ashcraft, Baptist Student Union, Beta Theta Pi, Campus Christian Fellowship, Cardinal Key, Center for Student Involvement, College Democrats, CRU, Delta Chi, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Zeta, Bryan Edwards, Gamma Chis and Recruitment Team, Marty Jayne, Lambda Chi Alpha, Latter-day Saints Student Association, Momentum Ministries, Sherril Pearce, Phi Delta, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Lambda Phi, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Kappa Phi, Public Relations, ROTC, Sigma Kappa, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Sigma Tau Gamma, Student Government, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Tau Lambda Sigma, Tsunami, University Swingers, Kelly Walters, West Coast Swing, Women’s Golf, and Key-Shone Young.

    Thank you for representing Truman in such an exceptional way! Here’s to a fantastic year!

  • Kneib Named Public Relations Intern

    The Truman Public Relations Office has chosen Kain Kneib, a senior communication major and art minor, as intern for the fall 2016 semester.

    A native of Kansas City, Mo., Kneib is the son of Marcie and David Kneib and a 2013 graduate of Park Hill High School.

    As the intern for the Public Relations Office, Kneib will help produce the University newsletter, Truman Today, as well as the University alumni magazine, the Truman Review. Additionally, he will assist with Family Day, write press releases and fulfill various office tasks.

    Kneib recently completed a summer internship at Kansas City Public Television (KCPT), an experience that reinvigorated his passion for public communication and design. He also previously worked as a public relations intern at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri.

    Kneib hopes to pursue a career in nonprofit LGBT activism and is looking forward to the practical experience he will gain this coming semester.



  • SAB Seeks New Members

    The Student Activities Board will host open houses from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 for potential new members. Both events will take place in the CSI Complex in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

    SAB is comprised of 35 full-time students, two staff advisors, five committees and a University-endowed annual budget. The organization plans and executes all major campus events throughout the academic year, including concerts, comedians, special speakers, films, interactive productions and more.

    General questions about the application process may be directed to trumansabexec@gmail.com. Applications can be done online at sab.truman.edu/apply. SAB will accept applications until midnight Sept. 1.

  • Activities Fair Planned for Aug. 31

    2-6 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Student Union Building

    Campus and community organizations will be present to distribute information and answer questions. This is a great way to learn more about the numerous campus organizations available at Truman.

  • Open Forums with Presidential Search Consultants

    R. William Funk & Associates, the firm working with the University to conduct the presidential search, will visit campus Aug. 30-31 to meet with members of the campus community and the search committee. A schedule — which includes two open forums — has been developed to promote participation by a wide spectrum of the campus community. 
    Open Forum for Faculty and Staff
    3 p.m.
    Aug. 30
    Violette Hall 1000
    Open Forum for Students
    4:30 p.m.
    Aug. 30
    Violette Hall 1000
    The complete itinerary, along with additional information related to the firm’s visit, can be found on the presidential search website.
    Those that are unable to attend the campus meetings are encouraged to send thoughts to the consultants at krisha.creal@rwilliamfunk.com. All emails will be kept confidential.
  • Informational Meeting Scheduled for Study Abroad in South Africa

    Informational Meeting
    6:30 p.m.
    Sept. 1
    Magruder Hall 2050

    A South African study abroad class — AFR 308 Conservation and Management of African Mammals — will be available for the May 2017 interim.
    Led by Stephanie Foré and Stephen Hudman, this course is open to all majors who are adventurous and passionate about wildlife and want to experience conservation in action. Students will be receive specialized training in live, wild game capture while working with Parawild in Limpopo Provenience, South Africa. The course will also include a tour of Kruger National Park, one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa.
    For more information, contact the professors and visit the course’s study abroad page. An informational meeting is scheduled for this Thursday.
    Applications are now being accepted. The deadline is Oct. 15, 2016.

  • Market on the Mall

    This semester, Truman’s Market on the Mall will take place every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Market on the Mall offers the public the chance to buy affordable, locally grown produce from nearby farms directly on campus. For more, contact Rohana Tooth.

  • University Van Driving Classes

    Van driving classes have been scheduled for:

    Aug. 30
    3 p.m.

    Aug. 31
    3 p.m.

    Call 660.785.4177 or email joycecook@truman.edu to reserve a space in the class.
    Students required to drive as part of their jobs need to complete a Waiver of Vehicle Usage Policy form available at police.truman.edu.
  • Staff Council Meeting

    Staff Council will be having their monthly meeting at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 30 in Missouri Hall’s Hawthorn Room. The public is invited to attend. Come see what the council is doing for the staff on campus. Staff members looking to participate in Staff Council may contact Sally Herleth or Curtis Kelsey for more information.
  • APDC to Host Presentation

    The Academic Professional Development Center will host a lunchtime presentation at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.
    Jamie Ball, institutional compliance officer, will present “University Non-Discrimination Policy: Procedure & Practices.” This presentation will provide an overview of the campus non-discrimination policy related to all forms of unlawful discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. Faculty will get information and guidance to assist in their roles as mandated reporters and information related to campus and community resources. RSVP here by 12 p.m. Aug. 30.
  • Library Exposition Focuses on Artists and Free Speech

    The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Pickler Memorial Library are hosting an exposition of editorial cartoons titled “Drawing Freely.” The exposition, on view in the library atrium, presents 12 posters that illustrate the freedom of expression as embodied by 50 press cartoonists from around the world. The cartoonists address themes such as women’s voices, racism, corruption, the dangers of online media and Charlie Hebdo. This exposition, sponsored by the Institut Français and the Courrier International, will be available throughout the month of September. For more information, contact Audrey Viguier, assistant professor of French.

  • High Street Dancers Tryouts

    The High Street Dancers will be conducting fall 2016 tryouts. High Street Dance team is an audition-based, student-led dance group, focusing in jazz, lyrical and contemporary, with some hip-hop and modern dancing. The tryout fee is $3. Learn the tryout combinations at one of the scheduled times.

    Learn the combinations
    8-10 p.m.
    Sept. 5 and Sept. 7
    Pershing Dance Studio (PB 225)

    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Sept. 9
    Pershing Small Gym (PB 130)

    10 a.m.
    Sept. 10
    Pershing Small Gym (PB 130)

    For further information, contact the High Street Dancers faculty sponsor Melody Jennings.

  • Observatory to Host Open Houses

    Sept. 8
    8-10 p.m.
    View the Moon, Saturn and Mars through the telescopes at the Truman Observatory.
    Sept. 28
    7:30-9:30 p.m.
    View Saturn, Mars, the globular cluster M13, the Ring Nebula and other deep sky objects through the telescopes at the Truman Observatory.

  • SAB Open Mic Night

    6 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Student Union Building Hub

    Open Mic Night is an opportunity to showcase Truman talent: students will be able to perform music, poetry readings, comedy and more. The event is completely free. Students that wish to sign up to preform may do so at sab.truman.edu/openmic.

  • Social Media Wall Has All Truman Accounts in One Place

    Truman’s social wall integrates all of Truman’s major social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Snapchat. The wall arranges Truman’s most recent posts into a convenient feed to be all viewed at once. This feed can be found at social.truman.edu.

    To connect with Truman, the links for many Truman accounts can be found directly on the University home page. A collection of other Truman departments and organizations can be found at social.truman.edu/accounts.

  • Biology Department Sponsors Bird Watching at Thousand Hills State Park

    The public is invited to join members of the Biology Department for bird watching at Thousand Hills State Park. The group will meet at 8 a.m. Sept. 4 at the boat docks and will walk along the road searching for birds. The event is expected to last two or three hours. Binoculars from the Biology Department will be available. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. For more information, contact Pete Goldman, professor emeritus of biology.

  • Current Affairs Dialogue for Students and Faculty

    Student Affairs is offering a weekly Listen to Learn Dialogue where faculty, staff and students who are concerned about the events of the week can gather to provide support for one another, listen and seek understanding. In addition to these dialogues, University Counseling Services, Multicultural Affairs, the Women’s Resource Center and the Interfaith Center are always available for students who need additional support. Listen and Learn Dialogues will take place every Tuesday during the semester from 6-7 p.m. in Magruder Hall 1090.
  • Recreation Center Labor Day Weekend Hours

    The Student Recreation Center will have special hours during Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-5. Regular hours will resume Sept. 6.

    Sept. 2
    6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    Sept. 3

    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Sept. 4

    11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Sept. 5

    11 a.m.-11 p.m.

  • Local Businesses Support Luncheon

    The University would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for donating goods or services for the faculty and staff Ready-or-Not Luncheon, Aug. 18.

    Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders
    518 N. Baltimore St.

    Center for Student Involvement
    Student Union Building 2000

    Cleaver Dermatology Skin Spa   
    700 W. Jefferson St.

    Discount Textbooks
    515 S. Franklin St.

    Dukum Inn Bar and Grille
    111 S. Elson St.

    1411 S. Baltimore St.

    Heritage House Realty
    2805 N. Baltimore St.

    Kirksville Arts Association
    117 S. Franklin St.

    Lena Reardon, Avon Dealer

    Maxwell’s Supper Club
    215 W. Washington Street

    Orscheln Farm and Home
    2302 S. Baltimore St.

    Pagliai’s Pizza
    101 W. Washington St.

    Paragon Hair Studio
    1902 S. Baltimore St.

    Pizza Hut
    1702 S. Baltimore St.

    Sieren’s Palace
    202 S. Franklin St.

    Student Union Building

    Superwash Car Wash
    1213 Green St.

    Thousand Hills State Park Dining Lodge
    20431 State Highway 157

    Truman State University Bookstore
    Student Union Building

    Truman State University Press
    General Services Building 312

    Warehouse 660
    616 E. Shepherd St.
  • Download the Truman Mobile App

    The updated Truman Mobile app allows students to follow the latest Truman news and events, check their grades and class schedule, find an available computer on campus, find their way around campus and much more.

    Other features include: Truman Master Calendar events; Truman Today; The Index; Truman’s YouTube channel; department new stories; class schedules; grades; computer lab availability; IT resources for students; library catalog search; campus maps and more. The app is available on iTunes and the Google Play store.
  • ATSU and Truman Faculty and Staff Fitness Challenge

    A.T. Still University’s Missouri Staff Council and Truman’s Staff Council are hosting a fitness challenge for faculty and staff on both campuses during the month of September. Each campus will compete to earn the most points by recording their activity. The goal of the challenge is to help promote healthy and active lifestyles among faculty and staff members. The campus with the most points at the end of the challenge will win and will receive bragging rights, with additional prizes being awarded to the top three participants on each campus. For more information, contact Curtis Kelsey.


  • Notables

    Taner Edis, professor of physics, recently published the book “Islam Evolving: Radicalism, Reformation, and the Uneasy Relationship with the Secular West.”

    Lynn Rose, professor emerita of history, is now a professor in the social sciences at the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani.

    Students Kathryn Humphries and Andrew Yeager traveled to the 15th Annual MERCURY Conference on Undergraduate Computational Chemistry July 21-23 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. The students gave poster presentations of research conducted this summer at Truman. Humphries, a junior chemistry major, presented her research on the aggregation dynamics of asphaltenes, molecules known to clog oil pipelines. Yeager, a senior biology major, presented his research on the dynamics and specificity of DNA polymerase. Bill Miller III, assistant professor of chemistry at Truman, served as their research supervisor and accompanied them to the conference. Both Humphries and Yeager will be continuing their research projects during the upcoming academic year.

    Pictured, from left: Kathryn Humphries, Bill Miller, assistant professor of chemistry, and Andrew Yeager.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Schedule of Events

    UHY Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 30
    Violette Hall Counter

    KPMG Info Table
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Violette Hall

    Cerner Spotlight “Get the Scoop on Cerner”
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Student Union Building Mall
    *free ice cream

    “Hot Topics in the Tech World”
    Presented by Cerner
    4-6 p.m.
    Aug. 31
    Violette Hall 1212
    *hosted by ACM

    Resume Critiques, Mini-Mock Interviews, & Career Chats with Cerner
    9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 1
    Violette Hall
    * pre-schedule 15-minute meeting on #HireTruman

    PwC Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 1
    Violette Hall Counter

    Chariton Valley Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 1
    Student Union Building

    Expo Bootcamp
    6 p.m.
    Sept. 7

    How to Impress a Recruiter
    Presented by Northwestern Mutual
    Student Union Building 3202

    Resume Review with a Recruiter - What Makes You Stand Out in a Good Way!
    Presented by Northwestern Mutual
    Student Union Building 3203

    How to Work a Career Fair and Networking
    Presented by the Career Center
    Student Union Building 3204

    Chariton Valley Info Table
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 8
    Student Union Building

    BKD On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 12
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 5

    Emerson Electric On-Campus Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 13
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 6

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 7

    Chariton Valley Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 15
    Student Union Building

    Edward Jones Spotlight “Ask the Recruiter”
    Career Chats, Resume Critiques, Mini-Mock Interviews

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 19
    Violette Hall Counter

    “Job Search – Standing Out in a Good Way”
    Presented by Edward Jones
    Sept. 19
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    *sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi

    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 21
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 14

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 22
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 15

    PricewaterhouseCoopers On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 13

    Career & Grad School Week
    Sept. 26-29

    SCORE Mock Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building
    *sign up in the Career Center

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop
    Presented by Don Asher
    4:30-7:15 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1010
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    Etiquette Dinner
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    *cost: $12
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    “How to Get a Job with ANY Major”
    Presented by Don Asher
    7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1010

    United States Marine Corps Officer Selection Programs Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Session
    3-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building 3202

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop
    Presented by Don Asher
    3-6 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Violette Hall 1010

    Employer Info Sessions
    7:15 p.m.
    Sept. 27

    St. Louis University
    Student Union Building 3201

    Student Union Building 3202

    “Grad School Funding Opportunities”
    Presented by Missouri State University
    Student Union Building 3203

    Answers to questions on professional dress, online applications, interviews, etc.
    Presented by Commerce Bank
    Student Union Building 3204

    “Law School Admissions”
    Presented by UMKC School of Law
    Student Union Building 3000

    Career & Grad School Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building

    Professional Photos with University photographer Tim Barcus
    11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building 3204

    GRE/GMAT Math Bootcamp
    Presented by Princeton Review
    6-7 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building 3000
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    MCAT Tips
    Presented by Princeton Review
    7-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3000
    *sign up on #HireTruman

    Interview Day
    Sept. 29

    RubinBrown On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 3
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Sept. 25

    “Hot Topics in the Tech World”
    Presented by MasterCard
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Violette Hall 1212
    *hosted by ACM

    “Diverse Career Options with MasterCard”
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Student Union Building 3202

    Aldi Dinner
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 10
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A
    *register on #HireTruman by Oct. 6

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 11
    Student Union Building
    *must attend the dinner on Oct. 10
    *register on #HireTruman by Oct. 6

    Edward Jones On-Campus Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Oct. 17
    Student Union Building

    MasterCard On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Student Union Building
    *apply on #HireTruman by Oct. 13

    “How to get your book published”
    Samantha Fidler-Newby
    1 p.m.
    Oct. 21
    Student Union Building 3202


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Gilman International Scholarship Program

    The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program online application is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2017 and summer 2017 terms. The Gilman program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go. For more information about the Gilman scholarship, webinar schedules and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman advisor newsletters, visit iie.org/gilman.

    Interested Truman students should contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad at ciea@truman.edu. Spring 2017 applications and summer 2017 early applications are both due by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4.
  • Rangel Fellowship Open for Applications

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program that supports individuals interested in careers in the Foreign Service. It provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2017, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at rangelprogram.org. The deadline for the 2017 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship is Sept. 19.
  • Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

    The U.S. Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Critical Language Scholarship program.

    The CLS program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students that spans 8-10 weeks during the summer. Scholarships are available for more than 20 sites abroad, with language study offered at various levels.

    To promote access to study abroad, the CLS program covers many of the costs, including: round-trip domestic and international travel, applicable visa fees, room and board, course materials, a small living stipend and U.S. undergraduate academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

    To learn more about the program, visit clscholarship.org. For further questions, visit the Study Abroad Office in Grim Hall or email ciea@truman.edu.
  • Soros Fellowship Available

    The application for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship is open and due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Nov. 1. The Soros Fellowship honors and supports the graduate educations of 30 new Americans each year. Fellows are selected on the basis of merit – the specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment – in annual national competitions. Candidates apply directly. The program does not depend on recommendations from universities or regional screening, and neither financial need nor distributive considerations are taken into account in the selection process. Current or future graduate students who are 30 or younger, and who are immigrants (naturalized citizens, green card holders, DACA) or children of immigrants, are encouraged to apply at pdsoros.org.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Review It Scholarship

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

    Herrman & Herrman Scholarship
    This scholarship addresses social media’s impact on young drivers safety. Three scholarships will be awarded for a total $5,000. Deadline to apply is Oct. 21. Click here for details

    Kool Smiles Scholarship
    Dental company Kool Smiles is offering a $5,000 annual scholarship open to all eligible U.S. students who submit an essay on how dental health can contribute to the well-being of families and children and who meet specific criteria. Click here for details.

    The Bookmark Scholarship

    Students can earn a $500 scholarship by submitting a 400- to 600-word essay answering the question: “How would your life be different if the internet didn’t exist?” Deadline to apply is Nov. 21. Click here for details.

    Plumfund #WomenLeaders Scholarship Program
    This $2,500 scholarship is available for undergraduate students studying at an accredited U.S. college or university during the 2016-17 academic year. The contest requires students create a short video and discuss what inspires them to grow and join the ranks of tomorrow’s #womenleaders. The winner will be judged on sincerity of their passion, drive to make a difference and intelligence in conveying their vision. One winner will be chosen at the sole discretion of Plumfund CEO Sara Margulis. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1. Click here for details.

    Agricultural Scholarship Opportunity
    Agricultural science students have the opportunity to earn an annual $1,000 scholarship from TractorJoe. TractorJoe is an online supplier of tractor and agricultural parts for the agricultural industry and has launched a scholarship program for students pursuing related fields of study, offering $1,000 to cover costs related to their academic career. Click here for details.