Vol. 21 No. 30 - April 24, 2017


  • SAB to Host Chalk Artists and Competition

    The Student Activities Board will host professional sidewalk chalk artists from St. Louis on campus April 24-26.

    Working from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., three to four artists will complete multiple murals on campus. There will also be a student chalk competition on the final day of the event.

    Among the murals to be completed is a 10 feet by 10 feet festival-style mural in the sidewalk space in front of BNB. This pavement illustration will be created in the traditional style of popular chalk festivals and street painters around the world. A stunning display of craftsmanship and tradition fused with modern imagery, it may include some illusionary elements.

    Two 5 feet by 10 feet anamorphic murals will be drawn outside the Student Union Building near the fountain and outside the library. Interactive 3D installations will be completed on die-cut canvas as well. Eight 2 feet by 3 feet illustrations will be created at various locations around campus.

    At 12 p.m.-3 p.m. April 26, teams of one or two students will compete for prizes by completing art within a certain amount of space on the sidewalk. The entries will be judged at 3 p.m. Prizes include Amazon gift cards of $50, $40 and $30 for first, second and third place winners respectively. Competitors should meet at the SAB table on the Quad.

    To participate in the contest, sign up online at sab.truman.edu, via the Facebook page or using the Google form. This event is subject to change, depending on the weather.

  • Record Number of Students Receive Fulbright Grants

    A total of nine Truman students have received Fulbright awards for the 2017-18 academic year.

    The Fulbright program offers fellowships for U.S. college graduates, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research and/or teach English abroad.

    Altogether, Truman had 16 students complete applications for the program. All nine of the selected semifinalists went on to receive awards, an all-time high for the University.

    The selected students and the countries in which they will spend the Fulbright year are: Luke Bishop, Spain; Christy Crouse, Colombia; Luc Derry, Georgia; Shelby Kovack, Spain; Nathan Schellenberg, South Korea; Matthew Warner, Spain; Lydia Whitacre, South Africa; Sadie Williams, Spain; and Ellen Zempel, Nepal.

    Nine Truman students received Fulbright awards and will teach English abroad during the coming school year. Pictured, from left to right: Luke Bishop, Shelby Kovack, Luc Derry, Sadie Williams, Christy Crouse and Nathan Schellenberg. Not pictured: Matthew Warner, Lydia Whitacre and Ellie Zempel.
  • Kirksville Community Group Plans Event To Kick Off Mental Health Month

    A community group made up of area health professionals and staff from the Adair County YMCA, A.T. Still University, the city of Kirksville, Kirksville R-III, Mark Twain Behavioral Health, Moberly Area Community College, Northeast Regional Medical Center and Truman State University is collaborating on a campaign entitled “Be the Light * We All Make the Difference” in order to raise awareness that May is Mental Health Month.

    The group is planning an event at 8:30 a.m. May 1 on the south lawn of the courthouse in downtown Kirksville. Rain site will be the Adair County Annex building. The public is encouraged to attend to promote awareness within the community that everyone must work together on issues related to mental health and all people can make a difference.

    A proclamation will be presented on behalf of the Adair County Commission and speakers will include Rep. Nate Walker, Angela Caraway, chief operating officer at Mark Twain Behavioral Health, and Jim Hughes, chief of police for the city of Kirksville.

    Posters with the campaign theme, “Be the Light * We All Make the Difference,” will be available at the event, and area businesses and community members are encouraged to show their community support by putting up a poster. For those who are not able to attend, but would like a poster, email pr@truman.edu.

    Other events taking place that day include a table in the Student Union Building with informational resources about mental health. The table will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those interested in informational posters and additional resources.

    Supporters and attendees are encouraged to use the hashtags #YouMatter, for national Mental Health Month, and #BeTheLightKV, to raise awareness of mental health issues in the Kirksville community.

    Members of the group plan to continue to meet in order to coordinate efforts in promoting the theme of mental health awareness throughout the summer and fall. 

    Questions may be directed to Angela Caraway, chief operating officer at Mark Twain Behavioral Health, at acaraway@mtbh.org or 660.665.4612.

  • Open Forums for Provost Position

    There will be all-University open forums for the two finalists for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

    Candidates will meet with several individuals and campus constituencies, April 25 and 28, and each candidate will participate in an all-University open forum in Violette Hall 1000. Details on the forums can be found on the search website located at evpaaprovost.truman.edu, which also includes a curriculum vitae for each candidate.  

    Dr. Amber Johnson
    Chair, Department of Society and Environment
    Professor of Anthropology
    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    April 25
    Violette Hall 1000

    Dr. Janet L. Gooch
    Dean, School of Health Sciences and Education
    Interim Dean, School of Science and Mathematics
    Professor of Communication Disorders
    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    April 28
    Violette Hall 1000

  • CSI Recognizes Campus Leaders

    The Center of Student Involvement (CSI) hosted the annual Leadership Recognition Program Banquet April 12.

    The Leadership Recognition Program honors students, advisers and organizations that have inspired and influenced Truman’s campus. Speakers included President Sue Thomas and students Chuma Humphrey, Maha Mohamed, Matt Barkofske and Mackenzie Jones.

    Residence Life Awards
    Bradford Peace, Outstanding Residence Leader Award
    Jay Nguyen, Ron and Elsie Gaber Award

    Omicron Delta Kappa Awards
    Debra Cartwright, Faculty Hall of Fame
    Sarah Cormier, Student Hall of Fame
    Megan Swingle, Staff Hall of Fame

    SERVE Center Awards
    Delta Sigma Pi, Outstanding Organization Award
    Alpha Sigma Gamma, Outstanding Service Organization Award
    Eli Puett, Outstanding Student Volunteer Award
    Beta Alpha Psi, Service-Learning Award

    Student Senate Award
    Emily Ackley, Shining Stars Award

    Department of Student Affairs Awards
    Bradford Peace, TLC Pass it Along Award
    Riley Vonder Haar, TLC Pass it Along Award

    Women’s Resource Center Awards
    Nancy Daley-Moore, Women of Distinction Faculty Award
    Kara Jo Humphrey, Women of Distinction Staff Award
    Sydney Gosik, Women of Distinction Student Award

    Center for Student Involvement Awards
    Molly Gustafson, Athletic Leadership Award
    Student Activities Board, Creative Campaign Award
    Winston Vanderhoof and Roger Festa, E.M. Violette Outstanding Adviser Award
    African Students Association, Excellence in Diversity Organization Award
    Mosaic Shrestha, Excellence in Diversity Student Award
    Angela Sas, New Student Leader Award
    Student Activities Board, Outstanding Entertainment Event
    Delta Sigma Pi and United Speakers, Outstanding Organization Award
    Bradford Peace and Tim Hudson, Outstanding President Award
    Anna Welsh, Nakell Baker and Emily Ackley, Outstanding Student Worker Award
    Christy Crouse, Rebecca Elder and Natalie Cook, Senior Leadership Award
    Korbin Keller, Austin Koster and Clarissa Todd, Student Excellence Award

    Greek Life Awards
    Beta Theta Pi, Academic Excellence Award
    Sigma Kappa, Academic Excellence Award
    Nick Thiel, Emerging Greek Leader Award
    Mary Beth Howard, Emerging Greek Leader Award
    Delta Chi, Excellence in Risk Management Award
    Sigma Kappa, Excellence in Risk Management Award
    Alpha Kappa Lambda, Outstanding Community Service Award
    Sigma Kappa, Outstanding Community Service Award
    Beta Theta Pi, Brotherhood of the Year Award
    Sigma Sigma Sigma, Sisterhood of the Year Award
    Ian Rothbarth, Outstanding Greek Chapter President
    Amanda Klopcic, Outstanding Greek Chapter President
    Sigma Tau Gamma, Greek Life Chapter of the Year
    Sigma Kappa, Greek Life Chapter of the Year

    Interfraternity Council Award
    Collin Heisel, Greek Man of the Year

    Honorees from the Leadership Recognition Program take a picture together in the Student Union Building HUB. The Leadership Recognition Program is designed to recognize students, advisors and organizations that have inspired and impacted Truman’s campus.
  • Truman Forensics Continues National Debate Success

    The forensic union, Truman’s speech and debate team, attended the National Forensic Association’s Championship Tournament, April 13-18, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

    Competing among 75 schools, the eight Truman students that attended earned eighth in the nation in Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate. In the individual awards, sophomore Johnathan Christy advanced to the double-octofinal round of LD debate, placing him in the top 32 competitors in the nation. This is Christy’s second national elimination round as a member of Truman forensics.

    In addition to these successful recognitions, Chris Outzen, director of forensics, was elected to be an at-large representative on the National Forensic Association national council. This marks the first time a member of Truman forensics held a position on the national council.

    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 Outzen or Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.

    Members of Truman’s forensics program participated in the national championship tournament in Wisconsin. Pictured, left to right: Kevin Minch, Johnathan Christy, Caleb Daniels, Austin Sopko, Luke Frogge, Mahliyah Adkins-Threats, Tyler Behymer, Craig Hennigan, Connor Stewart, Adrien Zambrano and Chris Outzen.
  • PBL Recognized at State Leadership Conference

    Phi Beta Lambda members performed at the organization's annual state leadership conference, April 1, in Springfield, Mo.

    In addition to networking with students across the states, the three Truman attendees – Alexis Caraker, Monica Hunter and Taylor Libbert – attended workshops on becoming a CPA and applying servant leadership.

    Caraker, Hunter and Libbert also participated in the First Annual Missouri PBL Trivia Tournament. Though other schools had five students working together to answer questions, which changed every 15 seconds, the Truman chapter won with only three members competing.

    PBL was recognized with the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit for the sixth consecutive year, as well as being awarded the following accolades.

    First Place Accounting Analysis and Decision Making
    Alexis Caraker

    Second Place Accounting Principles
    Alexis Caraker

    First Place Administrative Technology
    Alexis Caraker

    Third Place Computer Concepts
    Garland Johnson

    First Place Global Analysis and Decision Making
    Taylor N. Libbert

    Second Place Local Chapter Annual Business Report

    Third Place Macroeconomics
    Evan Thierry

    First Place Marketing Analysis and Decision Making
    Taylor N. Libbert

    First Place Microeconomics
    Evan Thierry

    Fourth Place Management
    Taylor N. Libbert

    Fourth Place Public Speaking
    Monica Hunter

    This summer, Caraker and Libbert will represent Truman at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., with the possibility of additional members joining. The conference includes workshops and networking opportunities in addition to more than 50 competitive events.

    Students Alexis Caraker, Monica Hunter and Taylor Libbert performed at the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Mo. The Truman chapter earned the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Truman Bands to Perform Final Concerts of the Year

    The Truman Bands will close out the 2016-17 academic year with a series of concerts between April 27 and May 2.

    Wind Symphony II will perform at 8 p.m. April 27 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The concert will feature “In Memoriam, Dresden, 1945,” which depicts the bombing of Dresden during one of the most horrific attacks by the Allied forces against Germany, killing approximately 150,000 men, women and children. Other pieces include a setting of Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and the “National Emblem March” conducted by Tom Trimborn, professor emeritus of music.  

    Wind Symphony I will perform Randy Smith’s retirement concert at 8 p.m. April 28 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The program will feature Smith on the “Porgy and Bess Medley.” Also featured will be Pat Mickey, assistant professor of music, playing a movement of Dana Wilson’s “Horn Concerto.” Wind Symphony I will also perform the Missouri premiere of “Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Doubt” by Jess Turner. The Truman State University Wind Symphony I is a consortium member for this piece and is one of the first ensembles to bring it to life.

    Concluding the 2016-17 Truman Bands concerts will be Concert Band at 8 p.m. May 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The concert features a variety of conductors including Jennifer Rubin, Tim Clasby and the two conducting apprenticeship winners, Andy Overmann and Austin Motley.

  • Men’s Basketball to Host Youth Skills Camp in June

    Head coach Chris Foster and the Truman men’s basketball program will be hosting a youth skills camp from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 5-8 in Pershing Arena for kids who will be in grades three through eight in the fall of 2017.

    The cost will be $85 per camper. There is a sibling discount of $10 off per camper. Campers will develop their skills through drill work, contests and games. They will receive a Truman Bulldog camp t-shirt, and they will learn from Truman players and coaches along the way. At the conclusion of camp, there will be a pizza party for all campers.

    To register, fill out the flyer or click here. For questions regarding the camp, contact assistant coach Mike Annese, 303.594.3336.



  • Economist to Speak on Natural Disasters

    Development economist Laura Grube will discuss lessons learned recovering from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C.

    Hurricane Katrina (2005) and Superstorm Sandy (2012) are, respectively, the first and second most costly natural disasters in U.S. history. Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed caused more than 1,800 deaths, resulted in more than $100 billion in damage and displaced 400,000 Gulf Coast residents. Superstorm Sandy resulted in more than 180 deaths and damages in excess of $60 billion.

    In the aftermath of devastation, it may appear community rebound is unlikely. Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling projected the collective action problem would prevent community recovery following Hurricane Katrina. He argued the high costs of rebuilding, such as hiring contractors and replacing lost household items, along with unclear benefits tied to the decisions of others, would cause individuals to wait and see what others did. If everyone adopted this strategy, the community would not rebound.

    Grube, a development economist at Beloit College, seeks to understand how individuals engage in social coordination and overcome the collective action problem. Specifically, she studied the role of entrepreneurs and the ways in which individuals leverage social capital to rebuild and recover. Her research is based on interviews conducted after Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

    Sponsored by the Department of Economics, this event is free and open to the public.

  • Nominations Open for Lee Advising Award

    Students can now nominate an outstanding full-time faculty advisor for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award. To nominate a faculty member, complete the online nomination form. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 24. Academic advisors are not eligible. For questions regarding the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award, contact Marianna Giovannini.

  • PR Class Sponsors Administrative Professionals Week


    The Communication Department’s public relations class is coordinating Administrative Professionals Week, taking place April 24-28. The purpose of the various events occurring during the week is to show administrative professionals appreciation and support. The public relations class welcomes any and all participation throughout the week from students, faculty and staff.

    Schedule of Events

    Poster Decoration
    April 24
    All day
    Posted outside the doors of administrative professionals offices
    For more information, contact event leader Stacie Wiegman.

    Thank You Cards Decorating
    April 25
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    The Quad
    Students will have the opportunity to write thank you cards to the administrative professional of their choice, and later that day the cards will be distributed to the administrative professionals’ office. For more information, contact event leader Maggie Haynes.

    Thank You Treats
    April 26
    Delivered to the offices of administrative professionals throughout the day
    Funding for the treats was generously donated by Student Government. For more information, contact event leader Holly Plackemeier.

    File Race and Place Game
    April 27
    2-4 p.m.
    The Quad
    Test your skills in a battle of wits and athleticism in the File Race and Place that will help students learn about what Truman’s administrative professionals do everyday. For more information, contact event leader Mitchell Jordan.

    Thank You Video
    April 28
    Throughout the week members of the class will be interviewing students and getting feedback about why they are thankful for administrative professionals. For more information, contact event leader Amber Draper.

  • Coffee (and Chocolates) with the President

    The President’s Office will host the final Coffee (and Chocolates) of the academic year at 2:30 p.m. April 26 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.
    Members of the Next Steps Team 8 (Steve Hudman, associate professor of biology, and Jay Self, associate professor of communication) will present findings from their recently completed report that was presented to Undergraduate Council on April 13. The team was charged with conducting a pilot to embed liberal learning outcomes in each course of a program. Six departments participated in the pilot: biology, sociology/anthropology, business administration, communication, communication disorders and computer science.
    The work of this team grew out of the efforts of the action teams and blue print teams during the past two years. Background information on and reports of all these teams can be found on TruView.

  • Alumnus to Discuss Digitally Preserving Theater History

    Alumnus Doug Reside will present on his experience in preserving theater history as the New York Public Library’s Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, April 27-28 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

    As the keynote speaker for the Senior Seminar Capstone Conference, Reside will give a presentation on “The Tale of the Ant-Lion: A Digital Humanities Adventure” at 12:30 p.m. April 27 and on “How Do You Catch a Cloud and Pin It Down? Preserving Musical Theatre in the Digital Present” at 1:30 p.m. April 28.

    After graduating from Truman in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in computer science, Reside earned his Master of Arts from Truman and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky, both in English. Since 2011, Reside has served as the New York Public Library’s Digital Curator for the Performing Arts. In this position, he initiated, created and oversaw a number of digital archive and access projects. Reside also served as product owner for the library’s digital repository. His leadership helped advance the work of the repository and related services, such as the metadata management system and importing data from other bibliographic tools.

    The Billy Rose Theatre Division of The New York Public Library includes approximately five million items pertaining to dramatic performance in all its diversity. The division’s holdings illuminate virtually every type of performance and include drama and musical theater, film, television, radio and popular entertainment. While it houses an extraordinary array of traditional reference materials, the division’s strength lies in its unparalleled collection of theater ephemera as well as its pioneering efforts to document theater on videotape and film.

    Before joining the library, Reside was the associate director of the Maryland Institute of Technology in Humanities, where he taught a course on theater history and digital humanities and worked on projects to develop a standard for the annotation and citation of digital objects, video and 3D materials. Reside has also served on the American Theater Archive Project; as a board member of the Theater Library Association; as an organizer of the 2009 Song, Stage and Screen Conference; and his writing has appeared in Theatre Survey, Studies in Musical Theatre and other publications.

    Both presentations are free and open to the public.

  • Arbor Day Celebration

    This year, the Truman Arbor Day celebration will take place at 12:30 p.m. April 28 at the University Farm with the planting of a new fruit orchard. Speakers include the Kirksville mayor, an ECO representative, a Green Thumb representative, the farm manager and the local resource forester. Transportation will be available from the parking lot by McClain Hall at 12:15 p.m.

  • Language and Literacy Conference Set for April 28

    The Truman School of Health Sciences and Education will host the ninth annual Language and Literacy Conference, April 28, in the Student Union Building.

    Approximately 100 Truman students and area primary and secondary school teachers, speech-language pathologists and reading specialists interested in improving reading and writing achievement have registered to attend.

    The speaker will be Hannah E. Schneewind from Westport, Conn. A graduate of Vassar College, Columbia University Teachers College and Sacred Heart University, Schneewind is a certified reading specialist in Connecticut. She currently works as a literacy consultant in a wide variety of schools in New York and Connecticut. She has a special interest in the role of the interactive read aloud and in the role of conferring in the classroom.

    For more information on this event, visit truman.edu/majors-programs/academic-departments/about-school-of-health-sciences-education/language-literacy-conference/details.

  • Library to Launch Weather Balloon

    A weather balloon will be released from “the pit” south of Pickler Memorial Library, April 29. The balloon will carry several instruments, including a downward-facing camera to record its ascent and flight. Some of these instruments are currently featured in the library’s “Wild Weather” gallery display. A group organized by Don Bindner, assistant professor of mathematics, will begin inflating the balloon at 9 a.m. and launch between 10-11 a.m. The event may be postponed or canceled for weather conditions.

  • SAB Final Blowout

    SAB will host The Final Blowout from 2-6 p.m. April 29 on the Quad. The end-of-the-year bash will include music, food, games, attractions, t-shirt decorating and prizes. Featured artists include Brandon Chase, Two-Headed Cow and Matt Wynn. The Final Blowout is free for students and $5 for general admission. In the case of rain, the event will be relocated to Pershing Arena.

  • Study Abroad Opportunities Available in Russia

    Study abroad in Russia by studying at the GRINT Center for Education and Culture at Moscow University. Grint is located in Moscow, a treasure house of Russian culture, featuring numerous art museums, theaters, concert halls and public libraries. The campus has all the necessary facilities for a fruitful and beneficial study. It is located on a 150-acre site in the Vykhino district, known for its parks and gardens, with easy access from downtown Moscow by subway.

    Students have the opportunity to study Russian language, history, literature and culture. For more information, visit the CCIS Moscow program website or studyabroadinrussia.grint.ru.

    For more information and to apply, contact:
    The Center for International Education Abroad
    First floor of Grim Hall
    Telephone: 660.785.7473
    Email: ciea@truman.edu

    Truman student Sydnie Russian takes a picture at the Tsar Bell in Kremlin.
  • Psychology Capstone Presentations

    Senior psychology majors will present their capstone research from 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 2 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Presentations are conference-style posters, so members of the Truman community are encouraged to drop by and ask questions of researchers.

  • Nursing Department Retirement Reception

    The Nursing Department will host a retirement reception for Stephanie Powelson, Stephen Hadwiger and Mariquit “Kit” Hadwiger. In recognition of their many years of service to Truman and dedication to preparing nursing students, the department is inviting the entire campus to a celebration from 4-5:30 p.m. May 4 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. No RSVP is required.

  • Retirement Reception for Baughman, Wohlers and Velasco

  • Noyce Scholars Program Accepting Applications

    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching is now accepting applications for 2017-18. The Noyce Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and provides generous scholarships to future educators who will teach high school mathematics and physics. For more information about the scholarships and how to apply visit the Truman Noyce Scholars Office in Magruder Hall 3164 or noyce.truman.edu. Deadline to apply is May 5.

  • Di Stefano Reception

  • BBQ for Graduating Students

    The annual Graduating Student BBQ will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 10 on the Mall.

    All May and August 2017 undergraduate and master’s graduates are invited to attend. The complimentary meal includes burgers, hot dogs, drinks and dessert. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available on request. This will be an opportunity for graduates to pick up other gifts such as their first official Bulldog Forever alumni t-shirt.

    Those who are unable to attend can stop by the Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205, after May 1 during regular office hours to pick up their t-shirt and goodie bag. T-shirts will also be given out at commencement, immediately following the ceremonies.

    The Truman Alumni Association is sponsoring this event. For more information, contact Jordan Ganter, coordinator of alumni relations, or check out the Facebook event.

  • Rhinesmith Retirement Reception

    There will be a retirement celebration in honor of Donna Rhinesmith, professor of education, from 2:30-4 p.m. May 10 in the Violette Halls Commons. No RSVP is required, and refreshments will be served.


COVID-19 Updates

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 an open webinar about the program at 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. 
  • Essay Contest

    Truman students are invited to participate in an essay contest sponsored by the Interfaith Center, Student Senate, FAC, the Muslim Student Association and the College Republicans. The contest is based on two speakers who were brought to campus who expressed different views regarding the beliefs of the Islamic faith. Participants have an opportunity to demonstrate their critical thinking and a chance to win a scholarship award. The writers of the two winning essays will receive a $500 scholarship that can go toward tuition or books at Truman. The winning essays will appear on the Student Affairs website during the fall 2017 semester. Click here for complete details regarding the contest, as well as a video of each speaker’s presentation.
  • German Chancellor Fellowship

    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.