Vol. 21 No. 24 - March 6, 2017


  • Comedy Show to Raise Money for Food Bank

    UpChuckles, Truman’s stand-up comedy organization, will sponsor its first-ever faculty and staff show, March 24, with proceeds going to benefit the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

    After being coached for weeks by UpChuckles comics, five Truman faculty and staff members will take the stage with some hilarious stand-up. Performers include: Dylan Phillips, annual fund officer; Jared Young, coordinator of summer academies and institutes/instructor of communication; Damon Pee, program advisor for organizational engagement and leadership; Christine Harker, professor of English; and University President Sue Thomas.

    The show will take place at 8 p.m. March 24 at the Kirksville William Matthew Middle School auditorium, located at 1515 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Tickets are $5 and are available now in the Communication Department Office, Barnett Hall 1400. They will also be sold March 23-24 in the Student Union Building, and they will be available at the door the night of the performance.

    The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri distributes millions of pounds of food annually to partner agencies across a 32-county area.

    For more information on the event, contact Lisa Simms, UpChuckles president, or Jay Self, UpChuckles advisor. Updates can be found on Facebook at Up-Chuckles Comedy, as well as Twitter and Snapchat at upchucklestsu.

  • Physics Colloquium to Discuss Upcoming Solar Eclipse

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. March 8 in Magruder Hall 1096 with a presentation centered on the upcoming solar eclipse.

    The total solar eclipse occurring Aug. 21 promises to be an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage students, faculty and the general public in topics related to astronomy and science. The eclipse path runs east to west across central Missouri. Kirksville will witness about 98.5 percent obscuration of the sun by the moon.

    This session will discuss the basics of the sun-Earth-moon geometry, which leads to several interesting phenomena such as tidal locking, phases of the moon and lunar and solar eclipses. Safe ways of observing the sun and witnessing a solar eclipse will also be discussed, as well as plans for a series of events over the next few months in the lead up to the eclipse.

    On the day of the eclipse, the Physics Department will be setting up several solar scopes at various locations across Kirksville and distributing solar glasses for safe viewing of the eclipse.

  • Students Visit Legislators at the Capitol

    Truman students, along with President Sue Thomas, take a picture with representatives Nate Walker and Craig Redmon, as well as alumni senators Mike Cunningham and Scott Sifton, on the Missouri State Capitol third floor rotunda steps. The students visited with members of the Missouri General Assembly during the annual Truman Day at the Capitol, Feb. 21, in Jefferson City.

    State treasurer and Truman alumnus Eric Schmitt meets with a delegation from the University at the capitol in Jefferson City, Feb. 21.

    Representatives from Truman’s communication disorders program, along with President Sue Thomas, meet with legislators at the capitol in Jefferson City, Feb. 21. Pictured with the group are Sen. Brian Munzlinger and alumni Sen. Scott Sifton and Eric Schmitt, state treasurer.
  • Truman Bands to Present a Pair of Performances

    Truman’s Concert Band, Wind Symphony II and Wind Symphony I will all take the stage during a pair of performances March 8 and March 9.

    Truman’s Concert Band and Wind Symphony II will perform at 8 p.m. March 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Directed by Curran Prendergast, director of bands, and graduate conductor Jennifer Rubin, the Wind Symphony II concert will feature concerto competition winner Matt Judd on the third movement of Gliere’s “Horn Concerto.”

    Wind Symphony I will welcome the West Des Moines Valley High School Wind Symphony to share the stage in performance at 8 p.m. March 9 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The Valley High School Wind Symphony is the second annual Truman Bands Invitational guest ensemble and is under the direction of Truman alumnus Joshua Waymire. The Wind Symphony I concert will feature Joelle Beusterien, concerto competition winner, on clarinet.
    Both concerts are free and open to the public.

  • Public Relations Internship Available

    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the fall 2017 internship position.

    Interns work approximately 32 hours per week and can choose to receive six to nine credit hours. To maintain full-time student status, interns also take two three-credit classes in addition to the internship credit hours.

    Primary responsibilities of the intern include assisting with the production of the University’s online weekly newsletter, as well as contributing to the Truman Review alumni magazine. The intern also will help with special events throughout the semester, write press releases and fulfill other office tasks.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style. Applicants must have the flexibility to work 32 hours a week.

    To apply, send a resume, an advising transcript, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than March 29. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles.

  • School of Business Seeks Peer Mentors

    The School of Business is now accepting applications for academic peer mentor scholarship positions for the 2017-18 academic year.
    Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff by providing an academic outreach program to first-year business and accounting students. These positions are limited to School of Business majors who will be at junior or senior status in the 2017-18 academic year.

    Position descriptions, applications and recommendation forms can be obtained at the Business Academic Advising Center in Violette Hall 2464. Applications are due March 30. For more information contact Billi Gordy, business academic advisor, at bgordy@truman.edu.

  • Kirksville Offers Business Incubator

    Kirksville’s Economic Development Alliance building, located at 315 S. Franklin St., is now home to the state of Missouri’s newest business incubator, Square 1.

    Square 1 is a place for entrepreneurs, small business owners, self-employed professionals, students and retirees to work on their ideas, collaborate and network with other members of the space. It offers all the benefits, including technology, of an office where one can spread out and work without having “office space.”

    For more information, call 660.665.3348 or email ashafer@kirksvillecity.com.

  • Forensics Warms Up for Nationals

    Truman’s forensic union (speech and debate team) concluded its regular season competition with a small crew at the Big Red Bird Lincoln-Douglas debate tournament, hosted at Illinois State University, Feb. 25-26. This tournament is often considered to be the national warm-up tournament for debate.
    With only two competitors traveling for the weekend, the team picked up enough wins to earn third in debate sweepstakes. First-year Caleb Daniels advanced to the octofinal round of the varsity division in Lincoln-Douglas debate based on a strong preliminary round showing. His teammate, first-year Luke Frogge, also picked up several wins in the varsity division, contributing to the sweepstakes award.
    Truman forensics is now ready to turn its attention to the National Forensic Association Championship Tournament in mid-April, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

    This year’s national qualifiers include: Mahliyah Adkins-Threats, afterdinner speaking, poetry interpretation; Tyler Behymer, LD debate; Johnathan Christy, LD debate, extemporaneous speaking; Caleb Daniels, LD debate; Luke Frogge, LD debate; Jared Roberts, LD debate, extemporaneous speaking; Jonathan Rogers, impromptu speaking; Austin Sopko, afterdinner speaking, impromptu speaking; Connor Stewart, LD debate; and Adrien Zambrano, prose interpretation, impromptu speaking.
    Participation in the forensics program is open to any Truman student in good standing, regardless of prior speech and debate experience. For more information on how to get involved, visit forensics.truman.edu or contact Christopher Outzen, director of individual events, or Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.



  • Deadline for Pitch Contest is March 6

    This semester, an elevator pitch contest named Bulldog B.I.T.E. could win aspiring entrepreneurs more than just bragging rights as the contest offers a top prize of $3,000.

    An elevator pitch outlines the concept or idea for a product, service or project in a short period of time, typically from 30 seconds to three minutes. The length of the pitch mirrors the time spent waiting for and riding an elevator in a high-rise building. The purpose of the pitch is to spur the interest of a potential investor or financial backer.

    Bulldog B.I.T.E., which stands for Business Innovation by Truman Entrepreneurs, is open to any student or team of students — up to three members — enrolled during the 2017 spring semester. A student or team may submit only one pitch concept for the contest. Participants may pitch for-profit or not-for-profit concepts.

    Students will submit a concept or idea for products, services or solutions to problems facing humanity in a video pitch no longer than two minutes by 11:59 p.m. March 6. The video should not include any props, except the product prototype, and should be one continuous shot. The video submission should include: name of the individual or team members; problem or issue being addressed by the concept; product description; target market; competitive advantage of the concept; value creation; and expected future use of prize money.

    Judges will select six finalists to present their pitch to a live panel of judges, April 7. The top three finalists will receive cash awards: the cash prize for first place is $3,000; second place is $2,000; and third place is $1,000. Pitch participants, judges, alumni and audience members are then invited to a networking event following the competition.

    The Bulldog B.I.T.E. is sponsored by Villhard Growth Partners and Mastercard. On-campus promotion is provided by the Career Center.

    For complete details and entry information, click here.

    Alumnus Doug Villhard (center) talks with the finalists of the first Bulldog B.I.T.E. elevator pitch competition in March 2016. The competition is returning for the spring semester, and student entrepreneurs will compete for $6,000 in total prizes.

  • HES Sponsors Sexual Health Awareness Week

    Sexual Health Awareness Week promotes comfortability with sex and sexual health to decrease the stigma associated with discussing both openly.

    Sexual Health Trivia Night
    7-8:30 p.m.
    March 6
    Pershing Building 233

    Contraceptives/STI Tabling
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    March 7
    Student Union Building

    Sexual Health Panel
    7-8:30 p.m.
    March 7
    Magruder Hall 2001

    Sexual Health Jeopardy Tabling
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    March 8
    Student Union Building

    Documentary Showing
    8-9:30 p.m.
    March 8
    Pershing Building 3102

    SHAG (Sexual Health Advocacy Group) Tabling
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    March 9
    Student Union Building, Magruder Hall, McClain Hall
  • TruCare Initiative Celebrates Service

    In the spirit of the Big Event, the Truman Alumni Association is sponsoring the TruCare service initiative during the month of March.

    TruCare is an international service initiative where the Truman community comes together to volunteer and pay it forward. Designed as a way for alumni and friends to share in the spirit of the Big Event, TruCare allows anyone with a Truman affiliation to count service hours completed from March 1 through midnight, April 1 as part of a cumulative total.

    Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University can participate by simply logging any service hours completed during that time on the TruCare website. Hours can be logged individually or by student organizations. Hours completed during the Big Event can also be counted. The grand total will be announced in April.

    In addition to the opportunity to participate individually, the University alumni chapters will be conducting organized events throughout the month of March. A list of scheduled events can be found on the TruCare website.  

    For questions about the program, contact Jordan Ganter, coordinator of alumni relations, at 600.785.4167.

  • Student Government Hosts Budget Forum

    Truman student government will sponsor a forum about the University budget from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 7 in Magruder Hall 1000. University President Sue Thomas will be in attendance, along with Paul Wagner from the Council on Public Higher Education in Missouri.

  • CML Sponsors Film Screening and Speaker

    The Department of Classical and Modern Language will host a screening of “Tale of Tales: A Feast for the Imagination,” at 8 p.m. March 8 in Magruder Hall 2001 and a guest lecture by Dr. Marino Forlino at 5 p.m. March 9 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    “Tale of Tales” is a highly acclaimed, English-language feature film by Italian director Matteo Garrone, starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. The film consists of three gruesome and interconnected vignettes revolving around the darkest aspects of love and the extreme measures taken to find it.

    Inspiration for the film came from the 17th century collection of fairy tales by Neapolitan writer Giambattista Basile, entitled, “Lo cunto de li cunti overo lo trattenemiento de peccerille,” meaning “Tale of Tales,” or “Entertainment for the Little Ones.” Basile’s tales were an influential source for many well-known writers, including Charles Perrault, the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen.

    Forlino, an assistant professor at Scripps College, will discuss the influences of Arabic literature on the Italian fairy tale tradition. He has a degree in foreign languages and literatures from the University of Florence, a graduate diploma in American studies from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University. His expertise in Italian literature between the Medieval and Baroque periods focuses on the history of the Italian fairy tale. Forlino is currently completing a manuscript on the influence of the Arabic prose tradition on Italian literature, in which he examines a series of shared motifs, such as esotericism, eroticism and exoticism, between Boccaccio’s “Decameron” and Basile’s “Pentamerone” and the heritage of “A Thousand and One Nights.”

    Both events are free and open to the public.

  • CMDS Students Conducting Diaper Drive

    The Communication Disorders Association is collecting diapers and wipes for Kirksville families in need. Diaper donations can be brought to the Speech and Hearing Clinic until March 9. Diapers in larger sizes are especially needed.

    Families in need can come to the Salvation Army from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. March 10 to receive diapers. For more information, contact Greta Roettgen.
  • AXE Tie-Dye Event

    Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity will host a public tie-dye event from 7-9 p.m. March 9 in Magruder Hall 1025. Cost is $8 to tie dye, or $15 to buy a t-shirt and tie-dye.  

  • Music Festival Renaming Contest

    Sigma Alpha Iota’s Epsilon Pi chapter is seeking help in renaming its new music festival. Rewards include a prize and recognition at the finale concert.

    Entries can be submitted to musicfest.saiep@gmail.com or Sigma Alpha Iota, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501. Deadline for entry is March 10. The results will be announced March 24.

  • Men’s Basketball to Play in NCAA Tournament

    The men’s basketball team earned an at-large bid to the Division II NCAA tournament and will take on Ferris State in the first round at 2:30 p.m. March 11 in Louisville, Ky. For the latest updates, and information on how to watch the game, click here.

  • Emergency Notifications Available Through TruView, City of Kirksville

    Students, faculty and staff interested in receiving emergency notices through the text messaging function on their phones can do so via TruView.
    To sign up, log in to TruView and click on the “Truman” tab. Click the “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information” under “Update and View My Personal Information” (lower right screen). A maximum of three phones can be registered to receive texts. Confirm information in the same manner.

    To receive updates regarding local weather alerts as well as other alert categories, students, faculty and staff may sign up at kirksvillecity.com. Messages can be sent via text or email, and participants can select what messages they want to receive.
    The campus is encouraged to review the emergency procedures located in each classroom and at police.truman.edu/emergency-procedures.

  • Spring Break Hours at the Rec Center

    March 10
    6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    March 11-12

    March 13-17
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    March 18

    March 19
    4-7 p.m.

  • DPS Spring Break Hours

    March 10

    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    March 11-12

    March 13-17
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    March 18

    March 19
    3-10 p.m.

    March 20
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Regular hours resume

    In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. To have an officer dispatched for a non-emergency, call 660.665.5621.

  • TLS Sponsors Girl Love Week

    Tau Lambda Sigma is sponsoring a series of events for Girl Love Week.

    Women’s and Gender Studies Conference
    7-9 p.m.
    March 20
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A

    Panel for Middle and High School Students
    7-9 p.m.
    March 21
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Mental Health and Gender
    7-9 p.m.
    March 22
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    No More: Preventing Abuse and Assault
    7-9 p.m.
    March 23
    Student Union Building Georgian Room C

    Performance by Slam Poet Sierra DeMulder
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    March 24
    Ophelia Parrish Art Gallery

  • Global Potluck Fundraiser

    Experience the flavors of the world while attending the opening of the annual juried student exhibition. Kappa Pi will host a global potluck fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. March 21 in the Ophelia Parrish Art Gallery. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 by emailing kappa.pi.truman@gmail.com. Cost is $7 at the door.

  • Final Tax Assistance Session

    The final session of Beta Alpha Psi’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will take place from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 25 in Violette Hall 1424.

    VITA offers free tax assistance for clients with low to moderate income levels filing simple tax returns. The tax assistance will be completed by IRS-certified volunteers and will also offer free electronic filing to receive a faster return.

    Clients who come to VITA sessions should bring: social security cards for spouses and dependents; bank routing numbers and bank account numbers for direct deposit; wage and earning statements such as W-2, 1098T and 1099; and a copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns if available. For more information, visit bap.truman.edu/vita.

  • Big Event Registration Under Way

    Big Event Registration for students is now available via TruService and will remain open until 5 p.m. March 27.

    Students can sign up individually or as part of an organization. In order to sign up with an organization, students must make sure they have updated their service profile on TruService to include all organizations they are a part of, otherwise the option will not show up when registering.

    Students this year can sign up to be part of the One Greek Challenge. If they are part of a Greek organization, they will have the option to check this box, which will allow them to participate in the Big Event with other members of Greek Organizations who have also chosen this initiative. Students who participate in the One Greek Challenge are still eligible for Greek Week points toward their respective organizations. Students can also be part of the Interfaith Challenge, an initiative where they can participate in the Big Event with students of different faiths who have also chosen this initiative. Both challenges are drop down options under the “initiates” option during Big Event registration.

    The first 300 students to register will receive a free t-shirt.

    For the annual Big Event, hundreds of Truman students provide services to the residents of the community by raking leaves, washing windows, painting and more. The Big Event gives Truman students the opportunity to show appreciation for all of the support the Kirksville community has offered to them. The SERVE Center will provide all supplies necessary.

    The 16th annual Big Event will take place at 9 a.m. April 1 on the Mall. Students are asked to arrive 15 minutes early. Breakfast will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

    For more information about the Big Event, check out the SERVE Center’s Q&A website page. They can also be contacted at 660.785.7222, by email at trumanserve@gmail.com or by visiting their office in the Student Union Building Down Under 1106.

  • Health Awareness Week Fair and Speakers

    The Nursing Student Association will host the Health Awareness Week Fair and two guest speakers. This year’s theme is “Think Safe, Drive Safe.”

    Additionally, nursing classes will host other events throughout the day. The rural public health students will conduct free HIV/STI testing in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms, and students in the mental health class will have poster presentations in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Health Awareness Week Fair
    12-4 p.m.
    March 28
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    There will be various booths addressing topics pertinent to driving, including alcohol and driving, texting and driving, sleep deprivation and driving, aggressive driving and vehicle emergency kits.

    Health Awareness Week Speakers
    7-8:30 p.m.
    March 28
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Two speakers from the ThinkFirst Missouri Program in Columbia will discuss their personal experiences. Penny Anderson was involved in a car accident at 17. As an unbuckled passenger, she sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from the waist down. Chad Burton fell asleep at the wheel and was in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. He suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in left-sided paralysis.
  • St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser Set for March 31

    Alpha Phi Omega has a $10,000 goal for this year’s “Brave the Shave” head-shaving event for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help end childhood cancer.

    To sign up to shave or donate hair, visit the Truman/ATSU website, click “Join Us” and follow the prompts. In order to donate monetarily, click “Donate” and follow the prompts.

    “Brave the Shave” will take place at 6 p.m. March 31 in the Student Union Building Down Under. There will be refreshments and performances by TAG Improv, ATSU MEDleys, True Men and Minor Detail.

    RSVPs can be made through the Facebook event page. For more information, email apo.epsilon.philanthropy@gmail.com or elw6663@truman.edu.

  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available March 20.


  • Notables

    Isaac Ison, assistant professor of accounting, and Jeff Lingwall, assistant professor of business administration, had their article, “The Imitation Game: Structural Asymmetry in Multidistrict Litigation,” accepted for publication by the Mississippi Law Journal.

    The Truman men’s and women’s basketball programs each had three players earn all-conference honors. For the women, senior Cassidy Clark was selected as a Great Lakes Valley Conference first team member, while sophomore Rachel Edmundson was named to the second team and freshman Sloane Totta to the all-freshman team. On the men’s side, redshirt senior Cory Myers was named to the first team, while fellow senior Connor Erickson and sophomore Jake Velky were voted to the second team.


COVID-19 Updates

  • Career Center Schedule of Events

    Deloitte Interviews

    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 6
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204

    Aldi Dinner
    6-7:30 p.m.
    March 6

    Aldi Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 7
    Student Union Building TBD

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    March 7
    Student Union Building 3202

    BKD Interviews
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    March 8
    Student Union Building 3204

    PWC Preview Session
    4-6 p.m.
    March 8
    Off Campus

    PWC Interviews
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    March 9
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204

    Ernst & Young Interviews
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    March 21
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    March 28
    Student Union Building 3202

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    April 4
    Student Union Building 3202

    KPMG Interview
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    April 6
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203

    Advanced Sports Management Interviews
    8:30-9:30 a.m.
    April 19

    Advanced Sports Management Interviews
    8:30-9:30 a.m.
    April 21

    Real Life 101
    7-8 p.m.
    April 25
    Student Union Building 3202


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Truman Foundation Scholarship Applications Available

    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2017-18 are now available. Applications can be submitted and revised until the deadline of midnight, March 9. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Scholarships, Foundation Scholarship Application.

    This is the primary application process for current students. The process is competitive. To learn more, click on Guidelines and Helpful Hints on the Foundation Scholarship application page on TruView.

    Foundation scholarships are available thanks to the generous private gifts of alumni and friends.

  • Rotary Scholarship Funds International Education

    Rotary District 6040 Grant Scholarships are in the amount of $2,500 and can be used to fund one or two semesters of undergraduate or graduate study at an international institution. Applicants must submit the completed scholarship application by March 1 to a Rotary club in District 6040. The scholarship application must be submitted by the sponsoring club to the sub-committee chairperson by April 1. A list of clubs in Rotary District 6040 can be found at rotary.org/en/search/club-finder.

  • Sigma Delta Pi Scholarship to Spanish-Speaking Countries

    Many scholarships and stipends are offered for a number of study abroad trips to locations in Spanish-speaking countries. These are available to current members of the Truman chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. Truman credit can be earned for participation in the Veritas program and for stipends ($2,000) used for study abroad through a Truman-sponsored program. Applications must be submitted to the faculty advisor of Truman’s Rho Rho chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. For more information go to sigmadeltapi.org/SAR.Undergraduate.Study.Abroad.Awards.html.
  • Gilman Program Assists Students with Study Abroad

    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 summer 2017 and fall/academic year 2017-18 terms. The Gilman program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go.

    Interested Truman students should contact the Center for International Education/Study Abroad at ciea@truman.edu. Summer 2017 and fall/academic year 2017-18 applications are both due by 11:59 p.m. March 7.

    For more information about the Gilman scholarship, webinar schedules and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman advisor newsletters, visit iie.org/gilman. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who receive federal Pell Grant funding.
  • Institute of International Education Freeman-Asia Award

    Competition for the Freeman-ASIA Awards for Undergraduate Study Abroad in East and Southeast Asia for summer 2017 is now open. The student application deadline is March 1, and the adviser certification deadline is March 7. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern on the day of the deadline. More information, including instructions on how to apply and the online application itself, can be found here.