Vol. 21 No. 27 - April 3, 2017


  • Fraternity Supports Philanthropy with Cookout

    Truman’s chapter of Phi Kappa Tau will conduct its annual Cookout for Kids April 20 to benefit the SeriousFun Camps for children with chronic or terminal illnesses.

    The cookout menu includes barbecued half chicken or pork steak, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a soda or bottled water for $10. Food is delivered or can be picked up between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at 215 N. High Street.

    Members will be taking orders from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 3-7 at a table in the Student Union Building. Orders also can be made online through April 10 at truman.phikappatau.org/cookout or by contacting Jacob Breese.

    Actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, a Phi Kappa Tau alumnus, founded the SeriousFun Camps. They provide multiple one-week camping experiences for children who suffer from chronic and terminal illnesses that require around-the-clock care and frequent hospitalizations. The camps offer these experiences free of charge to children’s families, and it is only through contributions the camps are able to continue. One hundred percent of the profits from Cookout for Kids go to the camps.

  • Tickets Still Available for Tonight's St. Louis Brass Performance

    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 still available for $5 each and can be purchased at the door, 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 lyceum series email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

  • Master of Athletic Training Program Starts in July

    Applications are being accepted now for Truman’s new Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program.

    The MAT is a two-year program offering hands-on didactic experiences. Students work with a variety of patient populations, as well as experienced faculty and physicians.

    A bachelor’s degree is required, and all major backgrounds are welcome. Prerequisite courses include human anatomy, human physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, general psychology, statistics and first aid/CPR certification.

    With classes starting in July, the MAT is the newest addition to Truman’s graduate studies programs. Applications are being accepted now for the 2017 inaugural class. The deadline to apply is May 1.

    The MAT is a CAATE accredited, researched-based (non-thesis) program. For more information, visit HES.truman.edu or contact Brandy Schneider, athletic training program director, at 660.785.4407 or bschneider@truman.edu.

    Application and tuition information can be found at truman.edu/majors-programs/graduate-studies/areas-study/athletic-training.

  • Colloquium Explores Valley of the Dawn Religion

    The final Global Issues Colloquium of the semester will take place at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

    Kelly Hayes, associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University, will present “Intergalactic Space-Time Travelers: Envisioning the New Age in Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn.”

    Founded in the 1960s, the Valley of the Dawn is a Brazilian religion known for its synthesis of elements drawn from Christianity, Spiritualism, Afro-Brazilian religions and various esoteric traditions. Its adherents believe they are descendants of a race of extraterrestrials originally sent to earth to advance humanity’s spiritual evolution in preparation for the Third Millennium.

    In this talk Hayes explores the Valley’s imaginative reconstruction of the past and its utopian vision, contrasting it with Brasília, the great modernist capital in whose shadow the Valley was founded and whose construction promised to catapult Brazil into the future.

    To learn about upcoming speakers for next semester, check the Global Issues website, Facebook account or Twitter profile.

  • Lecturer to Present Innovative Teaching Styles

    Artist and educator Wendy Halperin will present “Drawing Children into Reading” at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

    Halperin’s educational outreach program trains teachers how to teach children the correct hand positioning used in writing and drawing in order to foster creativity, cognitive development, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skill development.

    As a children’s book illustrator, Halperin has received numerous awards, including the Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and the New York Public Libraries 100 Best Books of the Year twice. Halperin received a 2010 Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Association of School Boards for her work. She also is completing a three-year field study in Chicago with 161 children.

    In addition to these awards, Halperin studied anatomy, cadaver work, commercial art, illustration, painting, pastel, oil painting and figure drawing. She has worked for Simon & Schuster, Penguin—Dutton and Dial, Candlewick Press, Scholastic—Orchard Book and Edco Publishing.

    The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Child Studies Minor Committee. Future educators, artists and sociology and psychology majors are especially encouraged to attend.

  • Econ Speaker Series Features Reserve Bank VP

    Christopher J. Waller, executive vice president and director of research for the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, will address economic effects of Trump's policy reform proposals as part of the Economics Speaker Series.

    At 7 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C, Waller will discuss some of the Trump administration’s economic proposals, including border adjustment taxes and other tax reforms, as well as the potential effects that could be felt in the Midwest and what role, if any, that monetary policy might play in response.

    The presentation is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow the address.

    Waller joined the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank nine years ago after holding the Gilbert F. Schaefer Chair of Economics for six years at the University of Notre Dame. He has occupied positions as: an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand; the Carol Martin Gatton Chair of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics at the University of Kentucky; and research fellow at the Center for European Integrations Studies at the University of Bonn. He has also taught at the National University of Kiev-Mohyla in the Ukraine, at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Mannheim in Germany and Indiana University. Additionally, he was a visiting scholar with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

  • School of Business Welcomes Alumnus as Exec in Residence

    Jim Cunningham, VP of operations at Express Scripts, will serve as this year’s Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence.

    In two open sessions, taking place at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. April 11 in Violette Hall 1000, Cunningham will present “Preparing for Your Future: A Focus on Professional Development.” Students of all majors are encouraged to attend.

    Cunningham joined Express Scripts in 1999 and has been part of the organization’s growth to one of the nation’s largest public companies. He has held various leadership positions in account management and throughout operations, and he developed extensive experience transforming business processes, integrating mergers and acquisitions and leading strategic enterprise initiatives.

    An alumnus of the University, Cunningham has more than 20 years in the health care industry and is currently part of the PBM Services Division, where he is responsible for the strategy, budget and performance of several operations across the country.

    Jim Cunningham
  • Body U App Promotes Wellness

    University Counseling Services is joining seven Missouri universities in promoting Body U, a customized program to encourage better health and wellness.

    A clinically proven program developed at Washington University and Stanford University, Body U starts with a 10-minute online evaluation to measure each individual’s behaviors and self-image. Based on these results, the program assigns each user to a custom-tailored eight- to 10-week program.

    Concepts covered by Body U include general fitness, healthy eating habits, coping skills, anxiety- and stress-reduction techniques, and how to more positively evaluate self-image. The program is available on both the web and mobile app and has the capability to connect with other users, as well as a virtual coach depending on the user’s track. With interactivity and custom design, the program allows users to progress at their own pace.

    Thirty years of research have shown the program builds better eating habits, improves body image and general mental health, and reduces disordered eating behavior after completion of the program.

    The program is available at bodyu.golantern.com, and it is free to students. For questions, contact Marie-Laure Firebaugh at 314.286.0253 or firebaughm@psychiatry.wustl.edu.

  • Visiting Scholar Discusses Human Exceptionalism

    Dr. Stephen T. Newmyer will present “Human Exceptionalism: Past, Present and Future of an Idea,” at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Activities Room of the Student Union Building.  

    Ancient Greeks endeavored to define the human being vis-à-vis other animal species by isolating capacities and endowments which they considered to be unique to humans. This approach toward defining the human being still appears with surprising frequency, in modern philosophical treatises, in modern animal behavioral studies and in animal rights literature, to argue both for and against the position that human beings are special and unique because of one or another attribute or skill they are believed to possess. Some of the claims of man’s unique endowments have in recent years become the subject of intensive investigation by cognitive ethologists carried out in non-laboratory contexts.

    Newmyer’s research centers on ancient views on animals, in particular on issues of animal rationality, as these ancient ideas anticipate arguments in modern animal rights philosophy and cognitive ethology pertaining to intellect and emotions in animals. He has published extensively on many topics relating to Greek and Roman views on human-animal relations and has authored three books on animals in classical culture: “The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thought: The ‘Man Alone of Animals’ Concept”; “Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook of Readings”; and “Animals, Rights and Reason in Plutarch and Modern Ethics.”

    The departments of interdisciplinary studies, agricultural science, philosophy and religion, biology and classical and modern languages are sponsoring this presentation, which is 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. 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.

  • Last Chance to Record Service Hours on TruCare

    April 5 is the last day to record any service hours completed during the month of March through April 1 on the TruCare website to be counted toward the University’s cumulative total.

    TruCare is a service initiative sponsored by the Truman Alumni Association. 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.

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

  • Requests for Room Reservation for Fall Semester 2017

    The Student Union Reservation Office will accept Fall 2017 event and meeting reservation requests starting April 3 through 12 p.m. April 7. The Student Union Reservation Office is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Only paper requests will be accepted.
    Packets will also be available in student organization mailboxes located in the Center for Student Involvement Complex. Paper lottery forms can be found at sub.truman.edu/lottery.
    Confirmations will be mailed to campus offices and delivered to student organization mailboxes in the lower level of the Student Union Building during finals week. They will not be emailed.
    Any submissions received by the Reservation Office after 12 p.m. April 7 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis once lottery requests have been processed.

  • Spirituality Week 2017

    The Interfaith Center is sponsoring Spirituality Week, April 1-7. Upcoming events include:

    Warm Your Spirit
    6 p.m.
    April 3
    Kirk Building 116
    Tea and coffee reflection on the Big Event and Bring Your Friend to Service Day

    Mean Tweets
    6 p.m.
    April 4
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    The Interfaith Center shares its take on Jimmy Kimmel's famous Mean Tweets, plus a panel discussion on how to get offended productively

    Global Issues Colloquium
    7 p.m.
    April 6
    Student Union Building 3200
    Religious studies professor Kelly Hayes presents “Intergalactic Space-Time Travelers: Envisioning of the New Age in Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn.”

    Ties That Bind
    5 p.m.
    April 7
    Viewing of “Ties That Bind,” a movie about connecting communities across religious borders

  • “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

  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key Blood Drive

    11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    April 4-5
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Sponsored by Cardinal Key and Blue Key

    To schedule an appointment, call 800.RED.CROSS (800.733.2767),
    or visit redcrossblood.org and enter TrumanState.

  • 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 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.
  • 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.

  • UCS Offers Anxiety Workshop

    University Counseling Services is sponsoring a three-part workshop to help students develop and practice skills to manage anxiety. The first event in the series will take place at 3 p.m. April 5 in Magruder Hall 2050. For more information, call UCS at 660.785.4014. Students can sign up here.

  • 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.

  • Annual Fund Internship Available

    The Office of Advancement is accepting applications for the Fall 2017 annual fund internship.
    The annual fund intern will gain experience working on the fundraising side of a non-profit organization within Truman (the Truman Foundation). The intern’s responsibilities will be divided between three main focus areas: Tel-Alumni coordinator, Office of Advancement projects/office hours (focus will be on development projects such as Tag Day) and the Student Philanthropy Council.

    Qualified applicants will be a business or communication major with a minimum 2.75 GPA. The intern will work 15 hours a week for approximately 11 weeks and receive class credit commensurate with their time in the office. A supplementary stipend is also included.

    For a complete job description, visit TruPositions or click here. Deadline for applications is April 18.

  • Special Olympics Seeks Volunteers

    Volunteers are needed to assist at the Special Olympics, April 22. To see the complete list of volunteer opportunities, click here. For more information, or to sign up, email specialolympicsbuddies@gmail.com.

  • MAC Leadership Program Continues

    The Multicultural Affairs Center's three-part series on leadership will continue April 8. Each session offers a light breakfast, impactful knowledge to help lead an organization and information students can take with them into their career choices. The final session will be followed by a small reception. It is not necessary to attend all three sessions, but those who do will receive a certificate in leadership development. This series is free and open to all students. All sessions take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    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

  • BNB to Feature Escape Room

    Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa and BNB Service Hall are hosting an escape room in the BNB basement April 12-13. From 7-10 p.m. each night, teams of up to six people can attempt to “escape Truman.” The cost is $25 per team.

  • Campaign Promotes Disability Awareness

    The “Be an Ability Activist” campaign will host Disability Awareness Week April 9-14.

    The Student Public Health Association, Tau Lambda Sigma, the Adair County Family YMCA and the Kirksville Life Ability Center are sponsoring the “Be an Ability Activist” campaign in an effort to raise funds for SB40 and awareness for the Greenwood Clinic. In addition to three events, the campaign also includes tabling throughout the week to sell t-shirts, give away free bracelets and sign the “Spread the Word to End the Word” pledge. For information, registration for the 5K and links to social media platforms, visit daw2017.wixsite.com/disabilityawareness.  

    Disability Awareness 5K
    10 a.m.
    April 9
    Corner of Davis St. and Normal St.
    Race options include 5K solo, 5K relay in teams of three or one mile run/walk/roll solo or with a buddy from the Life Ability Center. The course route is on the sidewalks surrounding Truman’s campus, starting at the corner of Davis St. and Normal St. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m. April 9. Participant packets will be available for pick-up at the Health Exercise Sciences offices at 2:30-5:30 p.m. April 7, or register online at daw2017.wixsite.com/disabilityawareness.

    Inclusion Day
    April 12
    The campaign will be taking over social media accounts, including Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #beanabilityactivist2017, as well as Snapchat filters.

    Greenwood Rally

    5-8 p.m.
    April 13
    Support the Greenwood Center by signing a petition and writing an advocacy letter, and visit the Quad for entertainment from TruMen, Minor Detail, Sweet Nothings and Illusion.

  • “Between Earth and Sky” Screening

    The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies is sponsoring a screening of the new documentary, “Between Earth and Sky,” about the effect of global climate change on Alaska at 6 p.m. April 19 at Take Root Café.

  • 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.


COVID-19 Updates

  • Career Center Schedule of Events

    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

  • 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. 
  • 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.