Vol. 21 No. 31 - May 1, 2017


  • Inaugural Dogspy Awards Recognizes Student-Athletes

    The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recognized the academic and athletic achievements of the 2016-17 Bulldog student-athletes at the first-ever Dogspy Awards.

    Twenty-five awards were presented including the outstanding student-athlete of the year for each program, best coach, best team, best newcomer and a male and female scholar-athlete, as well as a male and female outstanding senior student-athlete.

    Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year
    Jason Priest

    Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year
    Cory Myers

    Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year
    Cassidy Clark

    Men’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year
    Brice Pavey

    Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year
    Laura Tarantino

    Football Student-Athlete of the Year
    Jaden Barr

    Women’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Year
    Nicolle Barmettler

    Men’s Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year
    Craig McLaurine

    Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year
    Katie Mattingly

    Softball Student-Athlete of the Year
    Christa Reisinger

    Men’s Swimming Student-Athlete of the Year
    Will Shanel

    Women’s Swimming Student-Athlete of the Year
    Evyn Spencer

    Men’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year
    Paul Province

    Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year
    Lindsey Schlichting

    Men’s Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year
    Elijah Farrales

    Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Year
    Kayla Bastian

    Women’s Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year
    Cassidy Smestad

    Wrestling Student-Athlete of the Year
    J.J. Dorrell

    Coach of the Year
    Chris Foster

    Team of the Year
    Women’s Soccer

    Newcomer of the Year
    Sam Reeves

    Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    Zach Hollstrom

    Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    Laura Tarantino

    Male Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete of the Year
    Cory Myers

    Female Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete of the Year
    Laura Tarantino

  • Greek Organizations Earn Awards at LRP

    The Greek Advisory Board selected winners for several awards during the 2017 Leadership Recognition Program, which took place April 12 in the Student Union Building.  

    Students were able to nominate their peers and Greek organizations for their work during the 2016-17 academic year.
    Beta Theta Pi received the Academic Excellence Award for the Interfraternity Council. Sigma Kappa earned the Academic Excellence Award for the Panhellenic Council.

    Nick Thiele, a member of Beta Theta Pi, received the Emerging Greek Leader Award for the Interfraternity Council. Mary Beth Howard, a member of Sigma Kappa, received the Emerging Greek Leader Award for the Panhellenic Council.

    Delta Chi earned the Excellence in Risk Management Award for the Interfraternity Council. Sigma Kappa won the Excellence in Risk Management Award for the Panhellenic Council.

    Alpha Kappa Lambda received the Outstanding Community Service Award for the Interfraternity Council. Sigma Kappa received the Outstanding Community Service Award for the Panhellenic Council.

    Beta Theta Pi was recognized with the Brotherhood Award for the Interfraternity Council. Sigma Sigma Sigma earned the Sisterhood Award for the Panhellenic Council.

    Ian Rothbarth, a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda, received the Interfraternity Council Outstanding Greek Chapter President Award. Amanda Klopcic, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, received the Panhellenic Council Greek Chapter President Award.

    Sigma Tau Gamma earned the Interfraternity Council Chapter of the Year Award. Sigma Kappa won the Panhellenic Council Chapter of the Year Award.

  • Students Receive Academic Honors Awards

    The annual Academic Honors Awards Assembly, which recognizes outstanding students who have dedicated time, energy and talent to their academic achievement, will take place at 5 p.m. May 12.

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting
    Jason Bangert

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Accounting
    Adam Gregorich

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Agricultural Science
    Alexandria Avila

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Anthropology
    Kymberly Maine

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art History
    Samantha Pohlman

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Studio Art
    Allyson Uhles

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Visual Communication
    Rose Linhares

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Athletic Training
    Mackenzie Mertz

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Biology
    Morgan Poisson

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Finance
    Dalton Powell

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: International Business
    Sason Jadali

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Management
    Joseph Pratt

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Marketing
    Joshua Gilmore

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Chemistry
    Leela Chapman

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Classics
    Jordan Noland

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Communication Studies
    Savannah Hoff

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Journalism
    Mary Tomlinson

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Public Communication
    Suzette Nahach

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Disorders
    Lynde Blakely

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication Disorders
    Kirsten Kovack

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science
    Andrew Stratmann

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Creative Writing
    Sebastian Maldonado-Velez

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Economics
    Stephen Blunk

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Elementary Education
    Brent Hammett

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Secondary Education
    Jessica Wilke

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education
    Elizabeth Rehfeldt

    Outstanding Graduate Student in English
    Rachel Davis

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in English
    Alyssa R. LaFever

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Exercise Science
    Emily Ponte

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in French
    Michaela Hylen

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Health Science
    Kevin Ogle

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in History
    Sadie Williams

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Mary DiValerio

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Justice Systems
    Casey Whitehead

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Leadership
    Stephen Billiter

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Linguistics
    Kayleigh Wood

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Mathematics
    Andrew Stratmann

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: General Concentration
    Austin Motley

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Performance
    Matthew Judd

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Nursing
    J. Trent Hoover

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Philosophy
    Joelle Axton

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Physics
    Matthew Matheney

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Political Science
    Jared Heern

    Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Psychology
    Meredith Wekesser
    Zachary Meehan

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Religion
    Katlin Walker

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Romance Language
    Clara Grace Miller-Broomfield

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sociology
    Megan Hynek

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Spanish
    Christy B. Crouse

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Theatre
    Seth Betzler

    Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
    Jamie Miller

  • Graduation to Feature Three Sessions

    Pershing Arena will be the site of three separate commencement ceremonies, May 13.

    Due to major renovations scheduled at Stokes Stadium through late summer, May commencement was moved to Pershing Arena. In an effort to accommodate the large number of graduates, as well as their families and friends, the University will conduct three commencement ceremonies. Tickets will not be required for any of the ceremonies.

    The first ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., and Cole Woodcox, professor of English and next director of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), will give the address. Mindy McCubbin (’97), director of equity investments at Shelter Insurance Companies in Columbia, Mo., is the scheduled speaker for the second ceremony at 1 p.m. The final session will take place at 4 p.m. with Michael Schwend (’83, ’90), president of Preferred Family Healthcare giving the address.

    Graduates and their guests are encouraged to use the following hashtags on social media during the lead up to graduation and through the ceremonies: #TrumanGraduation #TrumanGrad #BulldogForever.

    The Registrar’s Office is looking for volunteers to pass out programs at each of the three ceremonies. Anyone interested in participating can contact Maggie Herron.

    Questions may be directed to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@truman.edu or 660.785.4143.

    Commencement Schedule
    9 a.m.
    For candidates receiving:
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Bachelor of Music

    1 p.m.
    For candidates receiving:
    Bachelor of Science (accounting, agriculture, athletic training, chemistry, computer science, exercise science, health science, justice systems, linguistics)
    Master of Arts
    Master of Arts in Education
    Master of Science

    4 p.m.
    For candidates receiving:
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Bachelor of Science (biology, business administration, communication disorders, economics, history, interdisciplinary studies, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology, sociology and anthropology)

  • Truman Students Earn Top Honors in the Gould Scholastic Award Competition

    Truman students won the top two spots in the annual Gould Scholastic Award Competition and earned a combined total of $17,500.

    For more than 20 years, DST has administered the annual Gould Scholastic Award in honor of Robert Gould. This award recognizes outstanding university students who compose exceptional academic papers on topics related to investment management strategies, theories and trends. The award represents Gould’s legacy of effective utilization of operations management and information technology to advance the financial services industry. Student winners are awarded grants in the amounts of $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 for first, second and third place, respectively, and are celebrated at a special ceremony in Kansas City.
    On April 27, DST officials presented the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Awards to three papers. Truman students took home the top two awards.  
    Juniors Shane Legatzke and David Newell earned the first place award for their paper, “Disruption: Trends to Redefine Finance in 2027.” The duo will share a $10,000 cash prize.

    Seniors Donald Ewart and Bradford Peace earned the second place award for their paper, “A Prediction of the 2027 Financial Environment.” They will share a $7,500 cash prize.
    A student team from Rockhurst University received the third place award of $5,000.

  • Art Students Visit Chicago

    Painting students developed leadership skills and post-graduate opportunities while visiting Chicago, April 13-15.

    Art professor Lindsey Dunnagan’s painting students met with Jake Wittrock, a Truman painting alumnus, who sells his own artwork while running a company that redesigns interior spaces. Students also visited the personal studios of two working professional artists, Louise LeBourgeois and Steve Carrelli. They talked about the journey that led them to careers as painters, thus inspiring the painting students to explore a variety of options post-graduation.

    In addition to meeting with artists, touring the city included visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate school, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Woman Made Gallery. These museums featured work from artists, such as Felix Gonzales-Torres, often discussed in history classes.

    By networking with professional artists and intellectually critiquing artwork as fellow artists, students heard from a variety of experiences and backgrounds that will affect their approaches to future careers.

    Painting students from Truman visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
  • Trumpet Showcase Set for May 1

    The Department of Music will present the Truman Trumpet Showcase at 6 p.m. May 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The first half of the performance will include five selected soloists. Hannah Weibert, along with Byunghee Yoo, collaborative pianist, will perform “Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano” by Carl Alexius. Sarah Wilson, also with Yoo, will perform “Pavane pour une infant défunte” by Maurice Ravel. Michael Bunchman, collaborative pianist and coordinator, will join Nick Wollenberg, Justin Schaedler and Alex Sutton on sonatas by Halsey Stevens, Eric Ewazen and Paul Hindemith.

    Following the soloists, the concert will feature the well-known “Die Bänkelsängerlieder” by Joseph Pappas, along with pieces by Benjamin Britten and Kim André Arnesen. Aresen’s piece, “Even When He is Silent,” will showcase a four-part female a cappella based on a text scratched into a prison wall during the Holocaust:

    I believe in the sun
    Even when it’s not shining;
    I believe in love,
    Even when I feel it not;
    I believe in God
    Even when He is silent.

    The concert will be free and open to the public.

  • Theatre Class Presents One Act Plays

    The Theatre Department’s play direction class will present the work of nine new directors in one act plays at 8 p.m. May 3-5 in the Ophelia Parrish Severns Theatre.

    The class, taught by assistant professor David Charles Goyette, directs plays from some of the best playwrights from around the country as a final assignment. The plays had to be published within the last 80 years, between 10-30 minutes in length and without heavy science, costume, light or sound effects.

    These final productions represent a synthesis of numerous concepts explored in the course of the semester. Students explored composition and picturization techniques, scene analysis, how to develop a directorial approach and methods on how to work with actors.

    The play direction course is required of all theatre majors in order to graduate. Admission is free for the one act plays. For more information, contact Goyette at dcgoyette@truman.edu.

    May 3
    “The Actor’s Nightmare”
    By: Christopher Durang
    Directed by: Tim Walters
    An actor’s worst nightmare come true.

    “Wedding Duet”
    By: Lauren Wilson
    Directed by: Callie Crawford
    What happens after you say “I do?”

    “Good Neighbors”
    By: John Bartholomew Tucker
    Directed by: Violet Odzinski
    A forbidden romance in the dead of day.

    May 4
    “From the Mouths of Babes”
    By: Eva Anderson
    Directed by: Jessie O’Brien
    A trio of disgruntled students plot revenge against their teacher.

    “Land of the Dead”
    By: Neil LaBute
    Directed by: Seth Betzler
    In New York City, a couple remembers a life-changing decision and the aftermath that ensues.

    “Sure Thing”
    By: David Ives
    Directed by: Andrew Milhous
    A witty comedy reflecting on the importance of having the perfect words to say during first impressions.

    May 5
    “There is No Bottom”
    By: Mark O’Donnell
    Directed by: Kaitlyn Chotrow
    Hilarity ensues when three die-hard actors and a stage manager try to make their way through their script but end up changing lines, skipping text and one-upping each other.

    “English Made Simple”
    By: David Ives
    Directed by: Jacque Arnold
    Finally understand the twists and turns of a couple’s relationship through its various stages and use of language, with help from a handy translator.

    “Banging Ann Coulter”
    By: Michael Elyanow
    Directed by: Brian Behrens
    Four unlikely heroes relate their sexual escapades with a certain conservative commentator.

  • Event Celebrates Immigrant Diversity

    NEMO Unified, a community group created to recognize the contributions immigrants make in northeast Missouri, will celebrate NEMO Unified MayDay, May 1 on the Quad.

    The same day as International Industrial Laborers’ Day, Unified MayDay will be celebrated with food from La Fuente, La Pachanga and Shekina International. Events include music, speeches and poems.

    The event on the Quad is part of the two-day Unified MayDay celebrations, which start April 30 at the Milan, Mo. amphitheater. The second day moves to Kirksville at 5-7 p.m. May 1 on the courthouse lawn.

    Co-sponsors include Students for a Democratic Society, A.T. Still University’s Human Resources, Milan’s Rural Community Workers Alliance and NEMO Indivisible.

    For more information, visit facebook.com/NEMOUnified.

  • Brass Choir Concert Includes Guest Appearances

    The Truman Brass Choir will perform at 8 p.m. May 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Beginning with John Williams’ “Quidditch,” as featured in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers’ Stone,” the Truman Brass Choir will also perform pieces by Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Johannes Brahms and Brian Balmages. The concert will feature guest appearances by conductor Jennifer Rubin, the Truman Trombone Choir under the direction of Jay C. Bulen, professor of music and chair of the Department of Music, and a special performance by Randall Smith, professor of music, as he nears the end of his tenure as Truman’s saxophone professor.

    Conducted by Eric Dickson, assistant professor of music, the concert will be free and open to the public.



  • Mental Health Awareness Posters Available

    The newly designed poster to raise awareness that May is Mental Health Month is now available for pickup during regular business hours in McClain Hall 202 or at a Mental Health Awareness table on the main level of the Student Union Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1.

    Area businesses, community members and students are encouraged to put up a poster to demonstrate community support for mental health awareness. The posters are in collaboration with 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.

    For more information email pr@truman.edu.

  • A Thank You Message from the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series

    The University would like to thank the following Friends of the Lyceum for their generous financial support of the 2016-17 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.

    Corporate Friends of the Lyceum

    Gold Level
    Truman Bookstore – Follett Higher Education Group

    Ameren Missouri
    Northeast Regional Medical Center

    Alliant Bank
    American Trust Bank
    Kirksville Daily Express
    US Bank

    Friends of the Lyceum

    In memory of Travis Freeman

    Odessa Ofstad

    Rick and Mary Lee Fleschner
    Sally Herleth and Eric Schmitz
    Harold and Rebecca Osborn
    Tammy Roberts

    Friends of the Lyceum
    Scott Alberts and Hyun-Joo Kim
    Aaron and Erica Baker
    Russell and Pennie Baughman
    Ben Beard
    Harriet Beard
    Kent and Bonnie Campbell
    Rolf and Ilse Christen
    Myra Collins
    Rama Crist
    Maria Di Stefano
    Carolyn Frick
    Ron and Elsie Gaber
    Karen Gardner
    Marianna Giovannini
    Jodie and Debbie Gordon
    Patricia Green
    Georgia Kachulis
    Mark Laughlin
    Gary and Claire Lloyd
    Jack and Sue Magruder
    Richard and Bess Mercer
    Dwight and Pauline Miller
    Chad and Sarah Mohler
    David and Debra Nichols
    Eva Jane Noe
    Gail and Mary Novinger
    Troy Rahmig
    Neil Simmons
    Sherry Stacey
    Werner and Gaylah Sublette
    Scott and Heidi Templeton
    Winston Vanderhoof
    Shelley Wheeler
    Ron and Cecelia Winkler
    Phillip and Jane Wise
    Thank you to the women of Delta Zeta for serving as ushers for the 2016-17 Series.

    The Series will return to Baldwin Hall in the fall with the schedule to be announced in August. Anyone interested in being a Friend of the Lyceum, or those who would like to be added to the email list announcing the series line up, can contact pr@truman.edu.

  • 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.

  • Horn Studio Recital Set for May 2

    The Horn Studio Recital will take place at 4:30 p.m. May 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Horn Studio performers will present both ensemble and solo pieces by Dauprat, Puccini, Tcherepnin, Franz Strauss, Richard Strauss, Dukas, Turner, Shaw, Kerkorian, Effinger and Brouwer.

    The concert will be free and open to the public.

  • Study Abroad Offered in Germany

    Truman, in partnership with the Wiesbaden School of Business in Wiesbaden, Germany, offers a unique student exchange program that allows Truman students to take business courses while abroad. As an exchange program, tuition is paid directly to Truman at the current in- or out-of-state rates for full-time students.

    Located in the heart of the Rhine-Maine area, one of Europe’s most dynamic business and cultural centers, the Wiesbaden School of Business offers courses in business administration, international business, accounting and taxation law, and insurance and finance. German language courses are also available. All business courses are taught in English.

    For more information and how to apply, contact:
    Center for International Education Abroad
    First floor of Grim Hall
    Telephone: 660.785.4076
    Email: ciea@truman.edu

  • 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.

  • Finals Week Fitness Classes

  • 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.

  • Woodcox Farewell Reception

  • 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

  • Retirement Reception for Cathy Poyner

  • Di Stefano Reception

  • 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.

  • Lecaque Retirement Reception

    The Center for International Education Abroad invites everyone to the
  • Staff Council Sponsors Lemonade Social

  • Bicycles Should be Taken Home for the Summer

    The Truman Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind the campus that bicycles must be removed from campus property before leaving for summer break. Exceptions will be made for summer session students taking classes during the summer.

    DPS will tag all bikes left on campus after May graduation. If the tag is not removed by May 30, the bike will be deemed abandoned and seized by DPS.     

    Abandoned or unclaimed bicycles will be kept for six months. After that time the owner shall presumed to have abandoned the bike, and it will be sold at a University auction. Junk bikes (i.e. damaged or un-repaired) abandoned on campus will be disposed of as trash.

    As students finish the semester, they are reminded to consider the following campus bicycle guidelines:

    * Bicycles parked on campus must be left in bicycle racks, which are provided in locations outside of most University buildings.

    * Bikes are not to be left in buildings, entrances, ramps or any other hazardous location.

    * Bikes should not be attached to any trees or light poles.

    * Bicycles that are illegally parked are subject to parking tickets and/or confiscation by the Department of Public Safety.

    * Anyone operating a bicycle must obey the same traffic control regulations that apply to cars and motorcycles, such as stopping for stop signs and riding in the right-hand portion of the roadway.

    * When cycling on the roadway bicycles must be ridden with the flow of traffic and not against it. Bicyclists must also obey one-way street designations and are subject to all traffic laws.

    * Bicycles ridden after dark must be equipped with a headlight, large red reflector on the rear, and white or amber pedal and spoke reflector.

    * Bicycles should be ridden on streets, not on sidewalks, lawns or University-maintained parkways.

    For more information, contact Department of Public Safety at 660.785.4176 or visit police.truman.edu.

  • DPS May Interim Hours

    May 12
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    May 13-14

    May 15-19
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    May 20-21

    May 22-26
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    May 27-29

    May 30-June 2
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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

  • May 2017 Hours at the Student Recreation Center

    May 8-10
    9 a.m.-11 p.m.
    May 11-12
    9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    May 13-14
    May 15-19
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    May 20-21
    May 22-26
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    May 27-29
    May 30-June 2
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    June 3-4

    Specific areas may be closed for periods of time without advance notice for cleaning.



  • Notables

    Tom Capuano, professor emeritus of foreign language, had his dictionary of medieval Spanish botany published in mid April. The “Diccionario herbario de textos antiguos y premodernos,” was issued by the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies in New York and benefited from numerous grants provided over the years (1989-2015) by the Office of the Provost, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages of Truman State University.

    Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, chaired a session on the Italian Nobel playwright, Dario Fo, at the American Association of Italian Studies Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

    Two political science majors from Truman participated at the Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference, which took place on the campus of Pittsburg State University, March 31 through April 1. The conference features the work of students from some of the top universities from across the Midwest. Rachael Palmer presented her paper entitled “From Dawn to Tusks: A Model-Based Approach to the African Elephant Conservation Act of 1988.” Jared Heern presented his paper “Net Metering and Other Solar Energy Incentives: A Multivariate Synthesis of a Disparate Literature.” Heern also won first place and a $100 gift certificate in the Best Paper competition


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.