Vol. 22 No. 6 - September 25, 2017


  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Schedule Announced

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats will return to Baldwin Hall in February as part of the 2017-18 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series returns to Baldwin Hall for the 2017-18 season, kicking off Oct. 23.

    After renovations to Baldwin Hall resulted in a reduced schedule of events last year, the series resumes in the auditorium, which received new paint and lighting during the total building upgrade.

    This season includes four full-stage productions, beginning Oct. 23 with an evening of big band music featuring the songs of George Gershwin. “American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook” is an evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the 20th century. After nearly a century, Gershwin’s music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. His poetic melodies and eclectic works of everything including Broadway, Hollywood, opera and classic American standards have left a legacy audiences love to hear again and again.

    The holiday season will feature “Christmas from Ireland” with music from Lúnasa and guest soloist Ashley Davis, Dec. 6. Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.

    In the new year, the series continues Jan. 27 with a performance by the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band. With renditions of songs spanning the entire career of the Beatles, and on through the solo years, the Liverpool Legends use vintage instruments and outfit changes to create an authentic feel. The band has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Cavern Club in Liverpool, among many others.

    Back by popular demand, the Golden Dragon Acrobats will return to the Baldwin Auditorium stage Feb. 17. The Broadway veterans hail from Cangzhou, Hebei province in China and have toured the United States continuously since 1978. Its members are athletes, actors and artists who have studied and trained for their craft since early childhood. Representing a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago, the Golden Dragons utilize award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and beauty.

    Tickets for lyceum events go on sale two weeks before each performance. Cost is $5.50 (includes tax) for faculty, staff, students and members of the community. Tickets can be purchased at the cashier window in McClain Hall, at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville or online at lyceum.truman.edu. Questions regarding the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series can be directed the Public Relations Office at pr@truman.edu or 660.785.4016.

    Anyone interested in being a Friend of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series can go to truman.edu/giving/support-an-area-of-interest/lyceum-series-fund for more information.

    “American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook”
    Oct. 23
    Tickets go on sale Oct. 6.

    “Christmas from Ireland” featuring Lúnasa
    Dec. 6
    Tickets go on sale Nov. 10.

    Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band
    Jan. 27
    Tickets go on sale Jan. 12.

    Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Feb. 17
    Tickets go on sale Feb. 2.
  • Guest Recital to Feature Three Performers


    The Department of Music will sponsor a visiting guest recital featuring Natalia Bolshakova on piano, Leigh Muñoz on bassoon and Dan Willett on oboe at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Bolshakova studied at the Moscow Conservatory and the University of North Texas. She has been a prizewinner in many competitions, including the New Orleans International Piano Competition and the Ima Hogg Young Artist International Competition. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras across the U.S. and in Europe. In 1997, she was hailed by the BBC Music Magazine as “one of the most promising musicians of the younger generation.” In August 2005, she premiered “Souvenirs” for piano, written for her by James Wintle at the Nancyphonies Festival in Nancy, France.

    Muñoz is adept as an orchestral musician, soloist and educator and brings a variety of experiences to her career. She has degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio University and a performance diploma from New England Conservatory. She is currently serving as second bassoon for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. She has held contrabassoon positions in both the Springfield and Cedar Rapids symphonies and is currently a regular substitute bassoonist and contrabassoonist with the Kansas City Symphony, Lyric Opera and Kansas City Ballet.

    Willett earned both bachelor and master’s degrees from Michigan State University. His faculty duties have included teaching the oboe and reedmaking, coaching chamber music, music appreciation and performing as a member of the Missouri Woodwind Quintet, the ensemble-in-residence at the University of Missouri. In addition to regular solo recitals, Willett has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis Bach Society and Kammerguild Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the Missouri Quintet, he has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the International Chamber Music Festival in Belem, Brazil, and in other cities including St. Louis, Boston and Chicago.

    The concert is free and open to the public.
  • McNair Program Receives Grant to 2022, Applications Open for New Scholars


    Truman’s McNair program has been refunded by the U.S. Department of Education, and service to first-generation, income-eligible and underrepresented minority students will continue through at least September 2022.

    The five-year award for more than $1.3 million in federal funds is matched by $97,850 per year in funds from Truman as well as generous in-kind support provided by University faculty and staff across campus offices.

    Students participating in the Truman McNair program are encouraged to pursue graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or research doctorate degrees in a wide variety of fields. The program provides paid summer internships, graduate school preparation, faculty mentoring, academic advising and the opportunity to conduct an original research project as well as participate in a vibrant community of learners.

    Truman McNair usually admits sophomores and juniors, but any student who has been involved in undergraduate research, or is potentially interested in doing so, is encouraged to meet with the McNair staff to determine whether they are eligible and whether the program may be a good fit for them. In this new grant cycle, Truman initiated a Pre-McNair Fellows program that allows McNair-eligible students with interest in graduate school to learn more about what they do.

    Applications for new scholars will be accepted online through Oct. 1. For more information on the program, eligibility or the application process, visit mcnair.truman.edu, call 660.785.5393 or stop by the Adair Building and visit the staff.
  • Celebrating 150: Bulldogs Win Bowl Game in Front of President Reagan

    The Eureka Pumpkin Festival court pose next to the giant pumpkin sign advertising the 1947 event. Photo courtesy the Eureka Public Library and Carol Burton Sebastian.

    In 1947, the Bulldog football team participated in a bowl game under the watchful eye of the president of the United States. Sort of.

    True, it was not the Rose, Orange or Sugar Bowl, and Ronald Reagan was still 33 years away from winning his first term for the nation’s highest office, but the team did earn a unique, albeit obscure, place in the annals of college football history. On Sept. 26, 1947, the Bulldogs took on Eureka College in the first-ever Pumpkin Bowl.  

    Unlike traditional end-of-the-year bowl games, the Pumpkin Bowl was not a post-season celebration, but rather part of the Eureka Pumpkin Festival. In the 1930s, the Libby’s-owned facility in Eureka, Ill., was producing 15 million cans of pumpkins every year. The festival was created in 1939 to celebrate the community as “the true Pumpkin Center of the world.”

    According to the Courier Newspapers, the 1947 Pumpkin Festival was the largest in the event’s history, with estimates of up to 100,000 people in attendance. That was the first year of the Pumpkin Bowl, and much of the turnout is credited to Eureka College alumnus Ronald Reagan returning to town for the first time in six years. A popular actor at the time, Reagan had the honor of crowning the Pumpkin Queen at the game.

    The squad coach James Dougherty and assistant coach Boyd King fielded, listed in the program as “Kirksville Teachers,” played the role of spoiler that day, defeating Eureka 21-0 in what is considered to be the first bowl game played in Illinois.

    Unfortunately for all involved, the Pumpkin Bowl never became as popular as the Rose Bowl. Libby’s closed the Eureka facility in 1960, and the Pumpkin Festival, along with the game, was soon discontinued. Although it may be a footnote in the storied history of college football, the fact remains the Bulldogs were the Pumpkin Bowl champions, and a president was there to bear witness to their victory.

    Ronald Reagan, left, rides on the queen’s float during the Eureka Pumpkin Festival in 1947. The Bulldog football team participated in the first-ever Pumpkin Bowl as part of the festival. The future president, a Eurkea College alumnus,was on hand for the event and saw the Bulldogs win the game 21-0. Photo courtesy of the Eureka Public Library and the Woodford County Historical and Genealogical Society.


  • Missouri Government Internship Applications Due Sept. 28


    The deadline to apply for the Missouri Government Internship Program is 12 p.m. Sept. 28.

    The Missouri Government Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the fast-paced world of state politics. Selected interns will work as full-time staff assistants with a legislator or state public official. By interning at the Missouri Capitol, students will expand their knowledge of state government, build a diversified professional network and establish a basis for future professional positions.

    Many former interns have subsequently taken positions as legislative directors, chiefs of staff, judicial clerks, policy analysts, lobbyists and public officials as a direct result of what they learned and the connections they made as interns.

    The varying daily tasks throughout each office could include attending public hearings, completing legislative research, writing and editing published materials, constituent relations or assisting with basic office work.

    The Truman State University Foundation provides selected interns with a stipend. Interested students should click here for more information and to view the internship application. Questions can be directed to Candy Young or Heidi Templeton.

    Interviews for the internship will take place Oct. 3-5.

  • Wellness Zone Helps With Relaxation

    Located on the first floor of Pickler Memorial Library, the Wellness Zone provides a stress-free environment on campus where students, faculty and staff can relax and practice stress management techniques. Massage chairs, coloring, games and puzzles are all available whenever the library is open.

  • Reserve Bank President and CEO to Visit Sept. 27

  • Psi Chi Rush for Psychology Students

    Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology, will conduct a rush event from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Violette Hall 1424. There will be food, games and current Psi Chi members ready to greet prospective members. Any questions about rush, including student eligibility, can be directed to tsupsichi@gmail.com. More information is also available by joining the Psi Chi – Truman State University Chapter on Facebook.

  • Biology Students Create Genetic Bill of Rights

    Biology 100 students have created a Genetic Bill of Rights as part of a class exercise, and they are inviting the campus to review their document from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and Sept. 28 in the Magruder Hall Cyber Café.

    The students have been learning about genetic information, privacy and discrimination in class. They worked in groups to create a Genetic Bill of Rights outlining the genetic rights and privileges they feel each citizen should be afforded.

    Attendees are invited to review the Genetic Bill of Rights, perhaps sign one, and participate in an activity to celebrate genetic diversity. Lite refreshments will also be served.

  • Funds Allotment Council Seeking New Members

    Truman’s Funds Allotment Council is now accepting new member applications. The Funds Allotment Council is committed to helping various organizations fund campus events. This is an excellent opportunity for students of all majors to make a difference on campus and connect with new people. Applications are available at fac.truman.edu and are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 27. For more information, contact kns4667@truman.edu.

  • Theatre Season Opens Sept. 27 with “Good Kids”


    The first production by the Department of Theatre for the 2017-18 season will be “Good Kids” by Naomi Iizuka.

    The show opens Sept. 27 and runs through Sept. 30 at the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Shows begin at 8 p.m. each night, and tickets can be purchased for $5 each at the theatre box office, located in the atrium of Ophelia Parrish. The box office is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 7 p.m. on performance evenings.

    This production contains strong language as well as images and themes involving rape. It is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

    “Good Kids” is a non-linear piece that has the feel of a documentary, but it is also an actor-driven ensemble piece. It is an exploration of the anatomy of a gang rape that occurs during a party of high school students. What are the ingredients, the attitudes, assumptions, and expectations that make it possible? What gets it started and keeps it going? How can basically “good kids,” those who were raised in good homes, allow things to get so out of control? And why document the crime in photos and video posted on Twitter? Loosely based on real events, the play forces us to look squarely at difficult issues affecting the lives of millions of young people today. The play was commissioned in 2014 by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium, an organization dedicated to plays by women with strong roles for women.
  • Library Café Art Reception Sept. 28

    Pickler Memorial Library and the Missouri-Southern Iowa Art Guild (MOSI) are partnering again for an art exhibition.
    The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 15, is located in the library café and features 27 pieces from nine local MOSI artists. There will be a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the library café. Refreshments will be provided, and guests will have the opportunity to meet with featured artists. Visitors can vote for the Viewers’ Choice Award until 5:30 p.m. on the day of the reception. The award will be announced at 6 p.m.
    MOSI art guild is a group of artists that sponsors local art exhibitions, provides recognition and networking opportunities for members and conducts art workshops for the community.

    Work from a MOSI artist on display in Pickler Memorial Library.
  • Student Loans Available Through University Foundation

    Students with financial needs that may interfere with their ability to continue their education can seek assistance through the Truman State University Foundation Loan Program.

    Foundation loans can come in the form of short-term loans, long-term loans, access loans and cultural loans specifically for study abroad trips. Applications go through the Financial Aid Office and are repaid directly to the University. Banks and outside lenders are not involved in the process.

    To be eligible for a Foundation loan, students must be enrolled on a full-time basis, have at least 12 credit hours at Truman and be in good academic standing. Students also need to demonstrate an ability to repay the loan in a timely manner. Deferments of up to five years are available for cultural and long-term loans, provided the student is enrolled on a full-time basis.

    In addition to scholarship assistance, the loan program is an example of the immediate impact of donations to the Truman State University Foundation. Gifts from alumni and friends allow Truman to provide assistance directly to students as they pursue their education.

    For more information on the Foundation loan program, contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@truman.edu, at 660.785.4130 or in person at McClain Hall 103.
  • Get the 150th Shirt


    The 150th long-sleeve shirt is now available through the online alumni store.
    Shirts are $15 and available in sizes small – 3XL.
  • Sweatshirts Now 25 Percent Off

    The official online store of the Truman Bulldogs is offering a 25 percent discount on all sweatshirts through Oct. 9.

  • Community Anniversary T-shirts Available

    In addition to Truman’s sesquicentennial, A.T. Still University is honoring 125 years, and the city of Kirkville is marking 175 years. A limited number of T-shirts commemorating the anniversaries are available for purchase in McClain Hall 202. Cost is $6 for XL, $8 for 2XL and 3XL. Cash or check transactions only.

  • Changes Coming for MOBIUS Items at Pickler

    As a member of the MOBIUS library consortium, Truman has access to more than 27 million items. The consortium’s purpose is to share library materials, information and services using accessible, cost-effective methods. In an effort to control costs for its members, the consortium is making changes, and Pickler Memorial Library will now belong to the new MOBIUS cluster, AVALON.
    The biggest impact on users will happen Sept. 29 through Oct. 4 as the library transitions from LANCE to AVALON. During this time frame, users will not be able to request MOBIUS items or access their My Library account. More details are available at library.truman.edu/about-us/avalon.asp. For questions, stop by the Library Service Desk or call 660.785.4533.

  • Study Abroad Fair Oct. 5

    The Study Abroad Fair will take place from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Anyone interested in studying abroad is encouraged to stop by and visit with program sponsors from other countries, current exchange students and Truman students who have studied abroad. Food and refreshments will be provided.

  • Nursing Students Present on Philippines Trip

    Thirteen nursing students from Truman traveled with faculty Kit and Steve Hadwiger to the Philippines May 18-June 11 during the summer of 2017 to gain clinical experience with patients from a transcultural perspective. These students will offer presentations regarding their experiences at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    Presentation topics include: breach presentation during childbirth, meconium aspiration childbirth, hydrocephalus, leprosy, STI among commercial sex workers, cultural encounters, an Ati village, and the blending of separation of church and state. A video will also be screened showing pictures from their travels. Refreshments will be provided.

    Truman nursing students visited the Philippines to gain clinical experience from a transcultural perspective. They will be giving presentations about their trip at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.
  • Celebrate National Truman Spirit Day Oct. 6


    Oct. 6 is National Truman Spirit Day. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing purple or other school apparel. From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Hub, the Alumni Office will sponsor a photo booth, pictures with Spike, free food and giveaways. Enter the Bulldog Biggest Fans photo contest for a chance to win T-shirts or a 2017 VIP Homecoming package. Photo contest details are online.
  • Philosophy & Religion Conference Call for Papers

    The Department of Philosophy & Religion invites students from any major to consider submitting papers to the 28th annual Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference and to share their ideas with other academically talented young scholars from around the country and in different areas of expertise.
    The submission deadline is Oct. 7 and the conference will take place Nov. 11 on the Truman campus. Papers from any area of philosophy and/or religion are welcome. This may include fields such as classics, anthropology and others. Papers should be no longer than 25 minutes reading time (approximately 8-10 pages). A review panel of Truman undergraduates will select the program. If a paper is selected, the author will be asked to provide a 100-word abstract upon acceptance of the invitation to present. 
    Those making submissions should separate ALL identifying information from the paper in either format; include ONLY in a separate cover sheet or in the body of the email. Submit papers either as an email attachment sent to ddaschke@truman.edu (subject line: Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference) or as hard copy delivered to Dereck Daschke’s mailbox in McClain Hall 214.
  • Cognitive Science Info Session Includes Cookies

    Truman’s cognitive science interdisciplinary minor program will offer an information session in an informal setting with Cookies and Cognitive Science at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in Violette Hall 1208. Prospective students can: find out more about what cognitive science is; learn what classes can count toward the minor; see which of these classes are being taught in the spring semester; meet some of the faculty, staff and students involved with the minor; ask any questions they may have; and eat cookies. Any faculty, staff member or student who might be interested in cognitive science is invited to attend.

  • Parking Lot to Close for Homecoming Tailgate

    The parking lots located at the southwest corner of Franklin and Patterson streets will be closed for the Bulldog Forever Tailgate and 150th Celebration Concert & Post-Game Tailgate, Oct. 14. Portions of the west parking lot will close at 2 a.m. Oct. 12, with both lots being closed at 2 a.m. Oct. 13. Additionally, the parking lot by the tennis courts will also be closed starting at 2 a.m. Oct. 14 to provide tailgate space for fans of the visiting team.

  • DSP Presents “Truman’s Got Talent” Talent Search

    Delta Sigma Pi is looking for performs for the organization’s annual talent show to benefit cystic fibrosis research. All talents are accepted and the deadline to participate is Oct. 15. Those who would like to perform should contact eak3854@truman.edu with a description of their act.

  • Funds Allotment Council Offers Support

    The Funds Allotment Council provides financial support for various student organizations on campus using money from the student activity fee. Support is available for groups that travel to compete in various events – such as club sports teams – as well as groups that conduct events on campus. Applications for FAC funding are now available online and are due by Oct. 20. Questions can be directed to the FAC by email or at the office in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

  • Summer Leadership Program in Washington Offered

    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program is a highly selective six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president located just outside of Washington, D.C. It is all-inclusive, providing housing, transportation, meals and a $3,000 stipend.
    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth and ultimately take action as a leader. In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework emphasizing the inspirational leadership model of George Washington. Students are also afforded the opportunity of meeting with and learning from current leaders of national prominence in the government, journalism, business and nonprofits sectors.
    A highlight of the experience is learning how to take a personal passion and turn it into a blueprint for action in the form of a capstone project. Leadership fellows spend some of their time working on their individual capstones while at Mount Vernon, culminating in a final presentation at the conclusion of the program.
    Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
    •        Currently enrolled college sophomore in good standing
    •        Proven leadership ability and involvement
    •        All majors welcome
    •        Demonstrated interest in proposed capstone project
    •        Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
    •        Current U.S. Citizen
    For more information about the program, visit mountvernon.org/leadershipfellows.

  • DST Gould Competition Offers up to $10,000

    For more than 20 years, DST Systems, Inc., has administered the annual Gould Scholastic Award in honor of former CEO 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.  More information about DST can be found at www.dstsystems.com.
    Eligible participants are: junior, senior or honors program students. Graduate students are not eligible to participate. Group projects are eligible. Each university may submit up to three student papers for consideration of the award.

    Student papers should be submitted to the School of Business office by email at sbdean@truman.edu by Dec. 15.
  • Study Abroad in Japan


    Truman, in partnership with Hosei University in Tokyo, offers a unique student exchange program for study in Japan. Located in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo, Hosei University offers students Japanese language courses for all levels. They also offer many English-taught courses in history, finance, literature, journalism, management, economics and more. Programs in interdisciplinary studies, business and sustainability co-creation are also offered at Hosei. This program also allows students to participate in activities like Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League Tour, Tea ceremony experience, Japanese traditional musical instruments experience, Japanese chess lesson, Japanese traditional theater Tour, Edo-Tokyo Museum Tour and a Japanese speech contest.

    Dormitories are located in the heart of Tokyo, about 40 minutes by train from the University. Housing fees will be paid directly to Hosei University, at their cost. Being an exchange program, students pay Truman tuition directly to Truman.

    To apply, fill out the Hosei University online application AND a Truman online application and send a statement of purpose, official transcripts, a copy of passport and two letters of recommendation to the Study Abroad Office in Baldwin Hall 106, 100 E. Normal St., Kirksville, MO, 63501.

    Applications for spring semester (April-August) are due Nov. 30
    . For more information and to apply, contact: Center for International Education/Study Abroad, Baldwin Hall 106, 660.785.4076, ciea@truman.edu.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Career Center Schedule of Events


    Career Week
    Sept. 25-28

    SCORE Mock Interview
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204
    Service Corps of Retired Executives will be on campus to provide students with the opportunity to have a mock interview with previous CEOs and give feedback on their answers.

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop with Don Asher
    4-6:30 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Violette Hall 1236
    Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of writing personal statements for grad school with guest speaker Don Asher. By the end of the workshop, attendees will leave with a start on their personal Statement. Register for the event on #HireTruman.

    Etiquette Dinner
    5-7 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Alumni Room
    Register for this event on #HireTruman. The cost for this four-course formal meal will be $12 payable with credit card or stop by the Career Center to pay by cash or check. Payment is due by Sept. 22. Limited space is available. A vegetarian meal option is available. Contact the Career Center with this request no later than Sept. 19.

    How to Get a Job with Any Major with Don Asher
    7-8 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Violette Hall 1236
    Don Asher will be presenting on how to make yourself more marketable and job seeking skills for liberal arts students. Register on #HireTruman.

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop with Don Asher
    5-7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Violette Hall 1236
    Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of writing personal statements for grad school with guest speaker Don Asher. By the end of the workshop, attendees will leave with a start on their personal Statement. Register for the event on #HireTruman.

    E&Y On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204, 3000

    Career & Grad Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building
    Truman’s Career & Grad School Expo is coordinated by the Career Center. Recruiters set up tables in the Student Union Building where YOU can learn about internship and job opportunities as well as graduate school programs in your fields of interest. Students at all levels and all majors should attend Expo to talk with recruiters from diverse organizations and grad schools. Why is this important? Recruiters travel to Kirksville to meet with YOU. YOU can make connections, learn about internship and career opportunities, as well as talk to graduate/professional school admissions staff. You may even have an opportunity to schedule an interview! Register on the day of the event at our student registration.

    Employer Presentation: Lydia Dagenais from UMKC Law School
    6-7 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building 3201
    Lydia Dagenais will be presenting on the process of applying to law school and how to make your application more competitive.

    Interview Day
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms and/or Activities Room
    Peace Corps Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Student Union Building

    Anders On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Student Union Building 3201

    Aldi On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Oct. 3
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204
    Register on #HireTruman.

    RubinBrown On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    Student Union Building 3201, 3203, 3204
    Register on #HireTruman.

    PwC Case Competition Kick-Off
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Oct. 16
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Becoming a Published Writer with Samantha Newby
    12-1 p.m.
    Oct. 16
    Student Union Building 3201
    Samantha Newby will be presenting on the process of getting her writing published.

    Mastercard On-Campus Interviews
    8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 18
    Student Union Building 3201, 3202
    Register on #HireTruman.

    PwC Case Competition
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Nov. 2
    Student Union Building 3201

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Available

    The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

    Student Sydnie Russian studied abroad in Russia during the spring 2017 semester with the Gilman Scholarship. She will be available throughout the semester to help interested students learn about and apply for the scholarship.

    Gilman Advisor Sessions
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Sept. 25
    Oct. 9
    Oct. 23
    Nov. 6
    Nov. 20
    Dec. 4
    Dec. 18

    Sydnie Russian takes a picture outside the Kremlin. She studied abroad on a Gilman Scholarship in the spring. During the fall she will be available to interested students apply for the Scholarship.
  • Freeman-ASIA Offers Study Abroad Assistance

    The Institute of International Education (IIE) is accepting applications for the Freeman-ASIA Award for Undergraduate Study in East and Southeast Asia for spring 2018 / calendar year 2018. Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships of up to $7,000 for U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who plan to study abroad in one of 15 countries.
    Student Application Deadline
    Oct. 18

    Adviser Certification Deadline
    Oct. 25
    Applications and certifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern time on the day of the deadline. For full eligibility criteria, more information, and the online application, visit iie.org/freeman-asia.