Vol. 22 No. 7 - October 2, 2017


  • Spirit Day Photo Contest Offers Prizes


    As part of National Truman Spirit Day, Oct. 6, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University are invited to participate in the annual photo contest.

    Prizes include free T-shirts and also a chance to win a 2017 VIP Homecoming Package for four by participating in The Truman Alumni Facebook photo contest “Bulldogs Biggest Fans.”

    Step 1: Take a picture displaying all of your Truman spirit in celebration of National Truman Spirit Day. The picture can be as creative as you make it.

    Step 2: Send your most-spirited photos to bulldogforever2@truman.edu by 11:59 p.m. during National Truman Spirit Day, Oct. 6.

    Step 3: All pictures will be uploaded to an album titled, “Bulldogs Biggest Fans” published by the Truman Alumni Facebook page and become the property of the University (upon submission). Voting will take place from Oct. 7 to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. The picture from the original album with the most “likes” and “shares” will win.

    Participants can send in as many submissions as they want, and creativity is encouraged.

    The VIP Homecoming Package includes: four tickets to the Bulldog Forever Tailgate; four tickets to the Bulldog football game; four Truman T-Shirts; four Bulldog Forever koozies; four Bulldog Forever sunglasses; and one hotel room (double) for Oct. 13-14, 2017.
  • Student Does Study Abroad at Animal Rescue

    During a study abroad trip to Thailand in the summer, senior Heather Lockhart gained veterinary experience working with rescue animals.

    This summer, senior Heather Lockhart spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it is like to be a veterinarian.

    Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Lockhart, an agricultural science and biology major, was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and spent a week working directly with rescued elephants at an elephant sanctuary.

    The Veterinary Service program brings students to Thailand for two weeks to volunteer alongside veterinarians from the U.S. and Thailand. For one week, Lockhart and her team volunteered at the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand to work hands-on with the giant animals and learn about animal rescue and conservation on a larger scale. The Elephant Nature Park is home to more than 60 elephants who have been rescued from trekking, logging or forced breeding programs. Many of them had been abused and suffer from chronic injuries or blindness. At the Elephant Nature Park, the animals are cared for by volunteers from all over the world. Lockhart helped to feed, bathe and care for elephants, as well as learn about their diagnoses alongside an elephant vet. The park is also home to more than 1,000 animals, including cats, dogs, water buffalo, horses and cows, and is sustained in huge part by the work of weekly volunteers.

    For the other week, Lockhart volunteered at the Animal Rescue Kingdom dog shelter in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The shelter is home to more than 100 dogs who have been rescued after being abandoned, beaten or abused. While she studied under the veterinarians leading her group, Lockhart and her team made a difference in the lives of these dogs. They were able to help support the health and well-being of the dogs by: providing check-ups and cleanings; diagnosing and treating ear and eye problems; taking and testing blood; administering vaccines; cleaning and treating wounds; and helping with sterilization surgeries.

    “Traveling to Thailand through Loop Abroad has impacted my life greatly,” Lockhart said. “All of the hands-on experience with dogs and elephants has deepened my love for animals and desire to attend vet school. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, so if you get the chance to go abroad, do it.”

    Loop Abroad focuses on educating its students so that they can contribute and serve in meaningful ways. It also works with locally run animal welfare organizations so that students contribute to long-term improvement on the ground in the countries they visit. With programs in Thailand, South Africa and Australia, Loop Abroad is able to support animal welfare and conservation around the world because of its students and their dedication to helping animals in need. Loop Abroad has animal science and veterinary programs for students and young adults age 14 to 30, and offers financial aid and fundraising help. Interested participants can inquire or apply at LoopAbroad.com.
  • “Shark Tank” Entrepreneur to Speak at Truman in the Spring


    Daymond John from the television series “Shark Tank” will give the Holman Family Distinguished Speakers Series presentation at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in Baldwin Auditorium.   

    Thanks to his role on ABC’s four-time Emmy Award winning series, as well as his world-renowned status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, John has become internationally recognized and celebrated for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.

    From the streets of Hollis, Queens, John started a global movement from the basement of his mother’s house by capitalizing on the then-fledgling hip-hop culture. He initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales. Today, the streetwear market that FUBU pioneered is a $20 billion industry.
    John is now entering his ninth season on “Shark Tank,” which won its fourth Emmy Award in September. The new season of the business reality show premiered Oct. 1. Over the course of the series, John has been a mainstay of the cast of Sharks and is now affectionately referred to as, “The People’s Shark.”
    An accomplished author, John’s most recent book, “The Power of Broke,” became a New York Times bestseller, and won the 2017 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional.” In January 2018, he will release “Rise and Grind,” which takes an up-close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields.
    John continues to take pride in his ongoing fight against dyslexia. He has worked with the Yale Center for Dyslexia, and he currently sits on the advisory board of Understood.org. He has embraced his affliction, allowing it to be a catalyst for his career as a highly sought after public speaker and author.
    John serves as CEO of the brand consultancy The Shark Group, which specializes in brand strategy and development, artist relations and talent development.
    The Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series is named in honor of Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman by their children to honor their parents’ long association with Truman. It is funded through an endowment with the Truman State University Foundation.
  • Football Game to be Streamed on ESPN3


    The Oct. 7 Truman game from Stokes Stadium will be featured as part of the NCAA Division II Football Showcase streamed on ESPN3.

    The Bulldogs and Southwest Baptist shared the GLVC title last season with identical 7-1 records. Their Oct. 7 game was selected as part of the 22-game Division II Showcase that features two games per week streamed on ESPN3 which is available through the ESPN app. Truman won the head-to-head matchup in Bolivar, Mo., last season 26-16.
    In addition to the Division II Showcase game, all Truman home and road games this season are available on the radio through 104.7 FM KRES and audio streamed on CentralMoInfo.com. The Great Lakes Valley Conference Sports Network will video stream all Truman league games, both road and home, free of charge. The GLVCSN is a partnership between all 15 league schools and will begin its third year as the online home to conference matchups and championships.
  • Photo Donation Honors University History

    A photo album containing pictures of former University presidents, along with faculty members and students, sits on display in the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitor Center.
    During this sesquicentennial year, those interested in University history have a new resource to explore thanks to a unique donation from an alumnus.
    This summer, alumnus John R. Andrews (’83) generously donated an old photo album containing 1860s and 1870s tintype photos to the University. His hope was that such a collection might generate additional interest and spark research opportunities during Truman’s 150th anniversary year.
    “Images tell such a more interesting story than just facts,” Andrews said. “I was hoping this album would be a great tool for the sesquicentennial celebration, to tell real stories.”
    The album contains tintypes and early photographs of Joseph Baldwin, John R. Kirk and William P. Nason, as well as many other faculty and students from the earliest years of the normal school.
    “We deeply appreciate Mr. Andrews’ gift to the University Archives,” said Amanda Langendoerfer, associate dean of libraries for special collections and museums. “An album containing early photographs of our founder and the other people who helped shape the University is indeed a treasure. Donations such as this one help us keep our legacy alive.”

    The album, which is now part of the University’s special collections, is currently on display in the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitor Center. During this sesquicentennial year, alumni, faculty, staff, students and other visitors are encouraged to come explore the University’s heritage at the Special Collections Department of Pickler Memorial Library.
  • Celebrating 150: The Bulldog


    Bulldogs, both canine and Spike forms, have appeared in University parades, rallies and on the sidelines to help cheer the athletic teams on to victory for more than a century.

    Although the term “bulldogs” was first used by Coach O.C. Bell to describe the football team’s tenacity in 1909, it was not until 1915 that Bulldogs became the official mascot. In 1915, after several losing seasons — and no wins at all in 1914 — a committee was formed to see what could be done about reviving school spirit. While the student body was very supportive of the 1914 team, the committee knew they were somewhat discouraged, so they decided that some type of emblem to inspire enthusiasm was needed.

    They suggested the bulldog be adopted as the team mascot because of its tenacity and ability to hold on and fight desperately until the end. Football coach H.L. “Curly” McWilliams had referred to his 1914 team as bulldogs because they did not quit.

    It was the baseball team who played under the Bulldog name for the first time in the spring of 1915 and the football team began using it a year later. More information about the mascot name can be found at library.truman.edu/archives/mascot.asp.

  • Forensics Gets Three National Qualifiers at Season Opener

    Truman’s forensic union (speech and debate team) started their 2017-18 competitive season strong, traveling to the Western Kentucky University Fall Fiesta, Sept. 22-24.

    The team proved to be strong contenders in a tough field, placing second in overall team sweepstakes, a category for teams competing in both speech and debate.
    In the novice division of Lincoln-Douglas debate, first-year Maguire Radosevic advanced to the quarterfinal round, placing in him in the top eight of his field. In the varsity division, juniors Tyler Behymer and Johnathan Christy both advanced to elimination rounds. Behymer made it to the octofinal round while Christy advanced to the semifinal round, placing him in the top four of the tournament. Additionally, Christy was awarded second best speaker in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the tournament.
    For each of these students, their position in elimination rounds means they receive the team’s first qualifications to the National Forensic Association Championship Tournament, to be hosted in April. With an excellent opening weekend, the team turns their attention to the Derryberry Memorial tournament, Oct. 6, hosted by Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo.
    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 Christopher Outzen, director of individual events, or Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.
  • Application Period Open for Spring Public Relations Internship


    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the full-time spring 2018 internship.

    Duties for the public relations intern can include assisting with the planning of special events throughout the semester, such as Kohlenberg Lyceum performances and Capital Appreciation Day. The intern will also help with the production of the University’s online newsletter, the Truman Today, as well as the biannual alumni magazine, the Truman Review.

    Participants can earn between six and nine credit hours for the internship, in addition to a modest stipend. Interns typically work 30 hours per week in the Public Relations Office in McClain Hall and take two three-credit courses during the semester.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Special consideration will be given to candidates with knowledge of AP Style.

    To apply, send a resume, an advising transcript, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than Nov. 3. For questions about the internship, email pr@truman.edu.


  • 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.
  • Club Plans Three-Day Happiness Workshop

    The Truman Art of Living Club will sponsor the Happiness Program, an intensive three-day workshop on yogic breathing and meditation techniques to relieve stress, energize the body and calm the mind. The program will take place three-hours per day Oct. 6-8. A free lecture describing the program, open to the whole community, will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in McClain Hall 209. More details, including registration information, are available at artofliving.org/us-en.

  • Peace Corps Prep Info Session Oct. 4

    5 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    McClain Hall 208

    The Peace Corps Prep program prepares students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience and professional development support.

    Peace Corps Prep is open to all majors. Students who successfully complete the program will receive recognition on their co-curricular transcript and a signed certificate from the Peace Corps. While certification does not guarantee acceptance into Peace Corps, it does give a competitive advantage during the application process.

    For more information, contact Mary Shapiro at mshapiro@truman.edu or visit truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/peace-corps-prep-program.

  • 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.

  • Tree Walks Take Advantage of Fall Colors

    Professor Lisa Hooper and students will lead a tree walk Oct. 6 and again Oct. 27. Come learn about Missouri native trees growing on the quad. Meet at 5 p.m. at the north entrance to the quad (on Normal St.). All are welcome. Participants can come and go as they please.

  • Academic Affairs’ Event Promotes Faculty Scholarship

    The Office of Academic Affairs will host a Celebration of Faculty Scholarship from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 6 in Kirk Memorial Building. This event will seek to build community among Truman teacher-scholars, and all members of campus are welcomed to attend. There will be a reception for colleagues who have been away on sabbatical, with an opportunity to briefly hear about their projects. Additionally, faculty members from across campus will have on display artifacts of their current or recent research, scholarship and creative activity.

  • Solar Clock Garden Celebration

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Exchange Program Offered to Germany

    Truman, in partnership with the Wiesbaden School of Business in Wiesbaden, Germany, offers a unique student exchange program that allows students to take business courses while abroad. 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 at all levels are also available. All business courses are taught in English.

    Being an exchange program, students pay Truman tuition directly to Truman. This makes payment easy and affordable. Students are responsible for paying Wiesbaden University directly for all housing costs. There are two dormitories in Wiesbaden to pick from, as well as the option of making private accommodations.

    For more information and how to apply, please contact: Center for International Education Abroad, Baldwin Hall 106, 660.785.4076, ciea@truman.edu.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Career Center Offers Advice on Utilizing Study Abroad Experience

    The Study Abroad Office and the Career Center invite students to “How to Market Study Abroad,” an informational session about how to include study abroad experience on a resume and how to benefit from it on graduate school and job applications as well as interviews. The session will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in Violette Hall 1300.

    A lot of employers and school admissions value an applicant with study abroad experience. The benefits of study abroad do not end when the trip does. Attend this workshop and make sure to use this life-changing experience to its full advantage.

  • Film Studies Minor Hosts Pizza Night

    The film studies interdisciplinary minor is hosting a pizza night for students from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in Violette Hall 1148. Students can eat pizza, mingle with faculty and students involved in the film studies program and learn more about the minor, its requirements and upcoming spring 2018 film classes. Any faculty, staff member or student interested in film studies 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.

  • 150th Concert Scheduled for Homecoming

    As part of the yearlong sesquicentennial festivities there will be a 150th Celebration Concert following the Truman football game Oct. 14. It will feature alumni bands Hazard to Ya Booty and the Busted String Band in the tailgate parking lot. Music will start following the football game and light snacks will be provided as the fun continues.

  • Study Abroad Office Contest Offers Prizes

    The Study Abroad Office is hosting a photo/video/blog contest. Students who studied abroad last fall, spring or summer and are currently enrolled are eligible.

    Photo Contest
    The categories are: “The Artistic Eye,” “Abroad Selfie” and “The World as Your Classroom.” Participants may enter a maximum of three photos for every category.

    Video Contest
    Videos should be one to three minutes in length. Students can use videos taken while abroad or a new one documenting their experience in retrospect.

    Blog Contest
    Students can send in their blog links to share their personal abroad stories with everyone.

    Entries can be emailed to ciea@truman.edu and should include name, semester and country where the student studied abroad. Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 31. Prizes are $15-40 Truman gift cards. For more information about the contest, email ciea@truman.edu or stop by the Study Abroad Office located in Baldwin Hall 106.

  • 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.

  • Child Studies Info Session Oct. 18

    The child studies interdisciplinary minor will host a reception and information session for students from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Magruder Hall 1000. Students will have the opportunity to get to know faculty and other students while finding out more about the minor itself. A short information session will cover the requirements needed to complete the minor, discuss how to set up a capstone for the minor and highlight classes offered in spring 2018 that will fulfill requirements and electives for the minor. Refreshments will be served afterwards. The child studies interdisciplinary minor committee welcomes any faculty, staff or students interested in child studies to attend.
  • 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.

  • Midterm Break Hours at the Rec

    Oct. 18
    6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Oct. 19

    11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Oct. 20
    11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Oct. 21

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Oct. 22

    4-7 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Midterm Break Hours for DPS

    Oct. 19
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    Oct. 20
    7:30 a.m.- 9 p.m.

    Oct. 21
    3-9 p.m.

    Oct. 22
    3-10 p.m.

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

  • Senate Candidate to Visit Campus

    Austin Petersen, a Republican candidate for the United States Senate, will speak at 5 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Union Building Down Under. He will discuss his senate race, his position on issues and his vision for the United States that he would pursue in office. Petersen’s visit is sponsored by the College Republicans.
  • Speaker to Discuss Human Rights in North Korea

    Suzanne Scholte from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will present “The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea: Is There Hope for Peaceful Change?” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Sponsored by the College Republicans.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Notables

    Truman came in at No. 9 on the AffordableColleges.com list of “50 Most Affordable In-State Universities.” The rankings weigh criteria such as in-state tuition, the number of students receiving financial aid, graduation rate and overall net cost to determine which schools across the U.S. offer the most valuable education to students with residency status.

    Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, performed “Ten Thousand Birds” by Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams with the critically acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Sept. 25. He played from memory the songs of a red-winged blackbird, mourning dove, green frog and eastern screech owl on clarinet/bass clarinet using a stopwatch and Google map to facilitate when to start/stop playing and where to stand. Krebs will be the 2018 Midwest ClariFest featured guest artist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 7, where he will present a guest recital with collaborative pianist Byunghee Yoo, as well as a clarinet master class for the participants.

    Jesse Krebs at the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis

COVID-19 Updates

  • Career Center Schedule of Events


    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
    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.