Vol. 21 No. 26 - March 27, 2017


  • Brass Quintet to Close Out Lyceum Season

    The Saint Louis Brass will conclude this year’s abbreviated Kohlenberg Lyceum Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass is one of America’s longest-standing brass quintets. Although the Saint Louis Brass may look formal when they appear on stage, audiences are pleasantly surprised at the relaxed and fun atmosphere they create. With extraordinary grace, the ensemble transforms classical chamber music into a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience.

    Originally formed by members of the St. Louis Symphony to play children’s concerts, the quintet soon expanded to full-length concerts. They have performed at locations throughout the country, as well as internationally.

    Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now. They can be purchased at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville, the cashiers window in McClain Hall or online at lyceum.truman.edu.

    Due to the renovation of Baldwin Hall, this year’s Kohlenberg Lyceum Series was moved to Ophelia Parrish, and the schedule included three events. The series will return to Baldwin Hall in the fall with a full slate of events. The schedule will be announced in late summer, and season tickets will be available for purchase at that time.

    For more information about the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

  • Mandolinist to Perform with Orchestra

    Celebrated mandolinist Carlo Aonzo will return to campus to collaborate with the Truman Chamber Orchestra and faculty to perform music by Vivaldi, Paradisi, Hummel and Webern.

    A free concert open to the public will take place at 8 p.m. April 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Aonzo performs regularly in Europe and the United States where he has established himself as a principal proponent of the classical mandolin. A graduate with honors from the C. Pollini Conservatory in Padua, Aonzo has played with the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, the Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Symphony Orchestra of Emilia Romagna, the Carlo Felice Theatre of Genoa, the Lirico Theatre of Cagliari, the Symphony Orchestra of Cannes and the Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

    Among his awards are the Vivaldi first prize at the Vittorio Pitzianti National Mandolin Competition in Venice and first prize at the Walnut Valley National Mandolin Contest in Winfield, Kan. Each year he organizes and teaches at an international mandolin workshop in New York, and in 2006 he began the International Italian Academy for the Mandolin. He gives presentations on the iconography of the mandolin at institutions such as Yale University, Boston University and the National Instrument Museum in Rome.

  • Workshop Offered to Prepare for Eclipse

    In preparation for the total solar eclipse set to occur Aug. 21, 2017, Truman will host a free eclipse workshop, April 1.

    Faculty members and students from the Stargazers astronomy club will provide an overview of planned events for the community and invite ideas and suggestions to implement them. The workshop will include hands-on experience with safely using solar telescopes and solar binoculars, as well as an overview of freely available resources on the internet. A discussion of the geometry of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, which leads to several interesting phenomena such as tidal locking, phases of the moon and lunar and solar eclipses will also be discussed.

    The workshop will take place from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 1 in Magruder Hall 2005. There will be a break for lunch provided from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Vayujeet Gokhale, associate professor of physics, by March 31.  

    The path of the solar eclipse cuts diagonally across Missouri. Kirksville will witness about 98.5 percent obscuration of the sun by the moon. Truman, in collaboration with Moberly Area Community College, the Kirksville R-III School District, the city of Kirksville, the Kirksville Tourism board and the Adair County Public Library, is organizing a series of events leading up to the eclipse, and on the day of the eclipse itself.

    For updates on astronomy-related activities at Truman, including those surrounding the solar eclipse, visit observatory.truman.edu and stargazers.truman.edu.

  • Benevento Hosts Celebratory Poetry Reading

    Joseph Benevento, professor of English, will celebrate the release of his book “After” with a poetry reading at 7 p.m. April 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    “After,” a collection of 19 poems, is Benevento’s sixth book of poetry and his 12th overall. All of the poems in the collection are unique in that the form used was created by Benevento. The poems are autobiographical narratives that follow the form of five lines in a stanza and five stanzas followed by a coda. Benevento began using this form when it helped carry the meaning in the poem, “After Jumper Died,” a work about the death of his dog as a teenager.

    While all of the poems focus on parts of Benevento’s life, from learning that his mother was cursing in Italian to taking his children trick-or-treating and fishing, the themes become a method of connecting with the reader, celebrating that while the details of the events might be unique to Benevento, the feelings and lessons are universal and shared.

    The reading, sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics, is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the reading.

  • Former Professor and Son Pen Baseball Book for Truman Press

    As a new baseball season is set to begin, the Truman State University Press publication about Negro League great Buck O’Neil is now on sale.

    O’Neil, who started his baseball career in the 1930s before the integration of baseball, played first base and served as coach for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues. In 1962, he became the first African-American coach in Major League Baseball. He later helped establish the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

    Published in 2016, and part of the Notable Missourian’s Series, the book was co-authored by Jeff Gall, professor emeritus of history and social science, and his son Micah Gall, a 2008 Truman alumnus.

    “We are passionate Kansas City baseball fans, and Buck, of course, is a Kansas City baseball legend,” Jeff said. “He inspired so many people, and we thought the lessons of his life would be great for young people across Missouri.”

    Notable Missourians is a nonfiction book series for readers in grades three to six about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri. Topics represent significant time periods or trends in Missouri history and introduce students to stories of lesser-known historic figures. Each full-color 48-page book is vividly illustrated with artistic drawings and historical pictures to bring the text to life and filled with details designed to be a valuable resource for students at the appropriate age level.

    Jeff was on the steering committee for the series, and after suggesting O’Neil as a possible subject, he was asked to write the book.

    “I said OK, as long as Micah could be my co-author,” Jeff said. “Buck has always been one of Micah’s life heroes. I knew he would be the ideal collaborator.”

    Micah, who serves as the chair of the English Department at Westminster Christian Academy in Chesterfield, Mo., grew up idolizing O’Neil. As a child attending Royals games at Kauffman Stadium, he would see O’Neil sitting behind home plate.

    “My father would often encourage my sister and me to go say hello in-between innings, and Buck always greeted us with a gracious smile,” Micah said.

    Those encounters clearly made an impression on Micah, whose two-year-old son bears the middle name O’Neil.

    After agreeing to write the book, father and son immersed themselves into researching their subject. Jeff explored O’Neil’s early life while Micah looked into his later years.

    “To tell the truth, we both had been reading about Buck for many years, so we really felt like we knew our subject well,” Jeff said. “We also traveled to Kansas City to meet with the people at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to get their thoughts and support.”

    For a father and son who share a love of baseball, this collaborative project is something they both cherish.

    “It was a joy to work with my father on this project,” Micah said. “To have an opportunity to work together on something we’re both passionate about was something we couldn’t pass up. I was honored that my father asked me to help. It was also an honor to have an opportunity to help tell Buck O’Neil’s story to a young audience.”

    The working relationship between Micah and Jeff did not end with the book’s publication. Jeff retired from Truman in May 2016, and he now teaches at Westminster Christian Academy with Micah.

    “It is a real thrill,” Jeff said. “We are colleagues and even car pool together. I could not be more pleased.”

    “Buck O’Neil: Baseball’s Ambassador,” is currently on sale for $18.90. It can be purchased online at tsup.truman.edu/product/buck-oneil-baseballs-ambassador.

  • Health Center Offers Measles, Mumps and Rubella Clinic for Students

    The Student Health Center, in collaboration with and the assistance of the Adair County Health Department, will provide 400 free measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) immunizations on a first-come, first-serve basis for any student with a Truman ID.

    The free clinic will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. No appointment is necessary.

    The Student Health Center reports 20 cases of known and suspected mumps disease among the student population this semester. All but one had previously received the recommended two childhood doses of MMR. Individuals who have not been adequately vaccinated with two mumps vaccinations are at the highest risk of getting mumps, but due to the current cases, individuals with two vaccines are still eligible to receive the vaccine, March 30.

    Outbreaks in other universities have resulted in the identification of Greek organizations and athletics as high-risk populations on campus. These groups are highly encouraged to consider vaccination. However, since no clearly defined high-risk group has been identified at Truman, any student is eligible to receive this booster.  

    Students with chronic diseases are asked to contact their personal health care provider to determine whether a third MMR is recommended.

    Questions can be answered on site at the MMR clinic or by calling the Student Health Center at 660.785.4182.



  • 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. A supplementary stipend is also included.

    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 April 7. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles.

  • Record Service Hours on TruCare Website

    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.

  • Big Event Registration Deadline is March 27

    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.

  • Amnesty International Seeks Students’ Vision

    Amnesty International students will be tabling on the Quad from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28 as part of “The America I Believe In” campaign.

    “The America I Believe In” campaign was started by Amnesty International as a way to combat recent acts that have violated human rights. The organization is asking students what values and beliefs they hold and what their vision of the U.S. entails.

    There will be a whiteboard where students can write their messages. For those that are comfortable, they will be taking their picture with their stance and sharing it on the organization’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

  • CAE Workshops Support Student Success

    The Center for Academic Excellence is hosting a series of workshops to assist students in planning for their future, from tips for freshmen success to planning for life after graduation. All programing is free and sponsored by the CAE. Questions about these workshops may be directed to Jonathan Vieker or Jennifer McNabb. For more information about the CAE, visit excellence.truman.edu.

    What to Do with Your Summer Break
    7 p.m.
    Mar. 27
    Ryle Hall Main Lounge
    Description: Have you started thinking yet about how you want to spend your summer break? While Netflix marathons and video games may sound appealing, they don’t do much to help you academically or professionally. The CAE peer mentors will present some great ideas for making the most out of your summer months.

    Transferable Skills – What They Are and How to Get Them
    7:30 p.m.
    Mar. 27
    West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room 100
    Description: You’ve probably heard people talking about transferable skills and how important they are in the workplace. But what are they? And how do you get them? Our CAE peer mentors will help you start thinking intentionally about which curricular and extra-curricular activities can help you develop those critical skills.
    How to Adult – Life Hacks for College Freshmen 
    7 p.m.
    Mar. 30
    Centennial Hall Main Lounge
    Description: We all know that being an adult is complicated. Join our CAE peer mentors as they discuss ways to make that transition to adulthood a little easier (and more successful!).

  • 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.

  • Comedian to Perform for Diversity Week

    The Muslim Student Association will sponsor a performance by comedian Danish Maqbool at 8 p.m. March 28 in Violette Hall 1010 as part of Diversity Week.

  • Alumna Author Returns for English and Linguistic Events

    Alumna Kara Bollinger Kynion will return to campus March 30 for a pair of events sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.

    There will be a Writing Center Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in Kirk Building 120 along with a poetry reading and book signing at 7:30 p.m. in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. Both events are free and open to the public.

    Bollinger Kynion is a graduate writing specialist at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Truman and a Master of Arts in English (rhetoric and composition) from the University of Kansas. She has been part of the writing center community since she started tutoring as an undergraduate, and her interest in the writing center is what motivated her to attend graduate school. Her master’s thesis connected writing center and service-learning theories.

    After graduating from KU, Bollinger Kynion worked as the assistant director of the Writing and Communication Center at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. She enjoys collaborating with students in all stages of the writing process, but especially likes brainstorming and revision. She finds working with students one-on-one and in larger classroom or workshop settings to be equally rewarding.

    In her free time, Bollinger Kynion writes. Her chapbook, “Attachment Theory,” was published by Dancing Girl Press. Her first academic publication appears in a collection about writing in post-Soviet countries, and her nonfiction has appeared in The Kansas City Star, The Rumpus, Brevity’s Blog and Midwestern Gothic.

    Bollinger Kynion’s visit is funded by the School of Arts and Letters Alumni Visit Grant in support of the School of Arts and Letters strategic goal of enhancing interaction between alumni, faculty and students. Visits by alumni include substantive interaction on campus with students and faculty and at least one public presentation.

  • 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.

  • Faculty Forum Continues March 30

    Lloyd Pflueger, professor of religion, will present “Ishopanishad or The Secret Teaching on the Lord,” at 7 p.m. March 30 in Magruder Hall 1000 as part of the faculty forum.

    Presentation Abstract
    The Isha Upanishad is a secret poetic discourse on the nature of God, karma and the ritual prayer and enabling enlightened passage from this life. It is fairly simple linguistically yet cryptic and open to a variety of philosophical and theological interpretations. Because it is profound, polysemic and central to most Hindu religious traditions, and quite short, it is a perfect text not only to muse upon, but to educate Western students of Indian philosophy and religion. In this lecture Pflueger will discuss the problems of translating this text and creating a textbook in which undergraduate students without the knowledge of Sanskrit language can read the famous text in the original Sanskrit and immerse themselves in the traditional exegesis and speculation on this text.
  • 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.

  • Education Department Hosts Diversity Workshop

    Diversity Workshop
    “Identifying Racism and Cultural Proficiency”

    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    March 31
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Sponsored by the Truman Education Department
    Featured Speakers
    Ben McCallister
    Second grade teacher
    Clayton School District

    Paya Rhoades
    Fourth grade teacher and Truman MAE alumna
    Clayton School District
    Workshop Description
    Participants are in for an engaging, challenging and supportive journey as we work together to cultivate a stronger awareness of our own racial socialization, how it impacts the way we view the world and what we can do to challenge those mental models. Using our life experiences and professional resources, we will investigate personal and institutional racism and create tools and strategies we can use that challenge racism within our school system and community.

    The workshop is free. Lunch is not provided. For more information, contact the Department of Education at 660.785.4386 or email Jeanne Harding.

  • India Study Abroad Deadline is April 1

    The deadline for applications for study abroad in India winter interim 2017-18 is April 1. This course is open to all majors. Applications and information are available from Dawood Afzal or Stephanie Foré.

    Students will feast their senses with an immersion into a land with a rich diversity of traditions and cultures. The itinerary will provide students an opportunity to observe the contrasts of ancient and modern India by visiting Agra, Chandannager, Delhi, Jaipur and Kolkata. Excursions will include trips to the Taj Mahal, Ranthambore National Park, service work at Missionary of Charity and much more.

  • Earth Week Events

    Tabling event “Recycling”
    12:30-4 p.m.
    April 4
    Information about proper recycling in Kirksville will be distributed with free giveaways.

    Tabling event “Upcycling”
    12:30-4 p.m.
    April 6
    Ideas for common upcycling projects will be distributed and upcycling project examples will be displayed with free giveaways.

    Tabling event “Dressing Sustainable”
    12:30-4 p.m.
    April 11
    Information about the impact of fast fashion on the environment will be distributed, and thrift store fashion will be displayed with free giveaways.

    Tabling event “Truman Sustainability”
    12:30-4 p.m.
    April 13
    Information about all of Truman’s sustainable initiatives and campus organizations focused on sustainability will be displayed. The opportunity to sign up to join these organizations will be provided. Free giveaways included.

    The Local Foods Dinner / ABC (anything but clothes) Fashion Show
    6 p.m.
    April 18
    Baptist Student Union
    A delicious dinner of various dishes crafted with all food grown by local farmers will be served. The entertainment for the night will include the ABC Fashion Show. Teams from various campus organizations will display outfits made entirely out of recyclable materials in hopes of being the winner. The event will also feature a live performance by local rap artists Stevie Nel and 88 Vibes. Tickets are $8 and will be on sale at each of the tabling events and in the Sustainability Office 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in Violette Hall 1310.

    Click here
    for more information on these events and other sustainability efforts.

  • “A Snapshot of Mental Wellness” on Display April 3

    “A Snapshot of Mental Wellness” is a Photovoice project researching student perceptions on mental wellness. Twenty-three volunteer participants were asked to show what mental wellness meant to them by submitting a maximum of five photos with captions describing how each photo personally demonstrated mental wellness. Twenty-five Photovoice submissions will be displayed on campus in a gallery-type setting to encourage open dialogue among viewers. The project received campus MOPIP and SHSE grant funding. Along with other campus efforts, this project promotes candid conversations to increase the understanding of mental health and wellness among students, faculty and staff.

    “A Snapshot of Mental Wellness” Gallery Showing
    Walk through anytime between 5-9 p.m.
    April 3
    Student Union Building 3202

  • Visiting Speaker to Discuss Second Amendment

    Professor Saul Cornell of Fordham University will present “Race and the Second Amendment” at 7:30 p.m. April 4 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. He will explore contemporary arguments about the complex connections between race and the Second Amendment, with a particular focus on the period from the Revolution through Reconstruction.  

    Cornell serves as Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham and is the author of “A Well-Regulated Militia: the Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America,” as well as other books and articles. He is the director of the Second Amendment Research Center at the John Glenn Institute, and his recent work in The Atlantic on gun laws in the United States can be found here and here.

    Presentation Abstract
    Gun control proponents have claimed that the Second Amendment was adopted to protect Southern slave owners. Gun rights advocates in turn argue that the modern Second Amendment as incorporated by the Fourteenth Amendment was understood as a means to protect free Blacks from terrorist groups in the Reconstruction-era South and was used by Civil Rights activists in the ’50s and ’60s. Both of these claims contain important elements of truth, but each presents a partial account of the complex connections between race and the Second Amendment.
  • Student Government 2017 Spring Elections

    Join Student Government and have a voice in the student body. Now is the time to run for a voting seat on senate, serve as an associate senator, or even run the show as president or vice president.

    Student Government offers a number of committees to serve on that fit various areas of interest or expertise, including but not limited to:

    Academic Affairs Committee
    Diversity Committee
    Environmental Affairs Committee
    External Affairs Committee
    Student Affairs Committee
    Health, Wellness and Safety Committee
    Select Committee on Parking Appeals
    Appropriations Committee
    Sexual Assault Prevention Committee
    Purple Friday Subcommittee

    Campaign packets will be available April 3 in the Student Government Office, located in the CSI Complex in the Student Union Building, or by emailing Brett Combs. Voting will take place April 18-20 in the Student Union Building and online at vote.truman.edu. Contact Combs for more information.

  • Volleyball Team to Host Camps

    The women’s volleyball team will host an all-skills clinic from 9-11 a.m. May 24-26 in Pershing Arena.

    Rising fourth through 12th grade girls are invited to the three-day clinic, where players will receive instruction on all fundamental skills with additional individual feedback. The cost is $20 per individual session and $50 for all three days.

    Players can pre-register by sending a registration form along with a check or money order to Truman Volleyball, Truman State University, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501. The volleyball staff will also accept walk-up registrations on the day of the clinics. For more information, call 660.785.7751.

    The team will also be hosting an overnight individual camp from July 14-16 for incoming eighth through 12th grade girls. The camp offers a chance for each participant to put an intense focus on her game by covering fundamental and advanced skills.  

    The cost is $280 for a resident (includes lodging and all meals) or $210 for off-campus (includes lunch and dinner). There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit, and players need to include a copy of a physical performed within the last year with the registration form.

    For additional information, call 660.785.7751.

  • MAC Offers Leadership Program

    The Multicultural Affairs Center is offering a three-part series on leadership from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Each session offers a light breakfast, impactful knowledge to help lead an organization and information that students can take with them into their career choices. The final session will be followed by a small reception. Those attending all three sessions will receive a certificate in leadership development. This series is free and open to all students.
    Session I Understanding Leadership
    April 1
    Violette Hall 1010
    Session II Diversity in Leadership
    April 8
    Violette Hall 1000
    Session III What Employers Want and How You Can Obtain it at Truman
    April 22
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B


COVID-19 Updates

  • Career Center Schedule of Events

    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

  • German Chancellor Fellowship Available

    Applications for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship are now open. The German Chancellor Fellowship allows recent university graduates to spend one year conducting a project of their design with the host of their choice in Germany. The project can be in any field, but should be research-based and create a positive social impact. Benefits include full financial support, a language course, and a study tour culminating with meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel. For more information on the German Chancellor Fellowship and application process, visit humboldt-foundation.de/web/german-chancellor-fellowship.html. Although applications will not be due until Sept. 15 applicants are encouraged to begin drafting project proposals and securing host affiliations early.

  • FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship

    FlipKey will be awarding one student with a $1,000 scholarship to put toward studying abroad. This can be used for any expenses associated with studying abroad, from plane tickets, to tuition to spur-of-the-moment excursions. Eligible students should submit a 1,000-word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15. For more information and eligibility requirements go to flipkey.com/study-abroad-scholarship.
  • Schwarzman Scholars Offers Master’s Degree in China

    Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, fully funded international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. Anchored in an 11-month professional master’s degree in global affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the program provides scholars with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, engage in high-level interactions with Chinese leaders and visiting speakers and learn from world-class faculty through a dynamic core curriculum and concentrations in public policy, international studies or business and economics. The Schwarzman scholars experience also includes unparalleled opportunities outside of the classroom, including internships, senior mentors and travel seminars around China.

    The program is open to applicants up to 28 years of age who are fully proficient in English and have completed an undergraduate degree by Aug. 1, 2018. Complete details are available at schwarzmanscholars.org. There will be open webinars about the program at 3 p.m. April 20, and 12 p.m. May 16.
  • Lloyd and Lois Elmore Scholarship

    Through a generous gift from Lloyd and Lois Elmore, a trust has been established to make scholarships of approximately $1,000 per semester available annually, depending on need.  Scholarship recipients must be active in a Southern Baptist Church or in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The scholarship recipients must attend Truman.

    Lloyd and Lois (Trower) Elmore operated a family farm in the Gibbs, Mo., community for 50 years before moving to LaPlata in 1968. Lloyd was a member of the Christian Church in Gibbs and LaPlata. Lois was the daughter of a Baptist minister and attended the Southern Baptist Church in LaPlata. She was also a member of the Loyal Bereans Class of the LaPlata Christian Church. The Elmores established the trust fund to provide an educational opportunity for students in the northeast Missouri area who are actively involved in their church.

    Eligibility Criteria
    a. High school graduate from northeast Missouri
    b. Current Missouri resident
    c. Active involvement in a Southern Baptist Church or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Financial need
    e. Acceptance to Truman
    Selection Criteria
    a. Completed application form
    b. Evidence of financial need
    c. Proof of acceptance to Truman
    d. Written letter of recommendation from the local clergy
    e. Receipt of all the above by the application deadline, May 27

    Renewal Criteria
    a. Student must maintain a 2.50 grade point average
    b. Complete at least 24 credit hours in previous 12 months
    c. Evidence of continued active involvement in a Southern Baptist or Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    d. Maximum renewal of three times

    Applicants must send in their materials by May 26 to McClain Hall 203.