Vol. 23 No. 5 - Sept. 17, 2018


  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Releases 2018-19 Schedule


    Four events are scheduled for the 2018-19 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.

    The season begins Nov. 13 with the Tony award winning Broadway show, “Ain’t Misbehain’.” The musical encompasses 30 show-stopping numbers that take audiences on a journey not only through the Fats Waller song book, but through Harlem in its heyday. With Snazzy period costumes, complete with bowlers and spats and ermine and pearls, the dynamic five-member cast takes the audience where the high-steppers partied, from honky-tonk dives to the Cotton Club and from Tin Pan Alley to the Waldorf.

    The holiday season will feature m-pact, a group respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of a capppella music. Imagine the smooth soul of Sam Smith, the percussive power of “Stomp,” the funk and groove of Bruno Mars, the sophisticated harmonies of Take 6 and the brass bite of the Michael Bublé Big Band – all created by the human voice alone. As seen in the PBS specials, “Christmas from L.A.” and “L.A. Holiday Celebration,” the warmth and elegance of m-pact pairs perfectly with an evening of holiday favorites. Audiences can’t help but get in the giving spirit as the guys share selections from their award-winning album, “The Carol Commission,” plus a few other surprises.

    In the new year, “Steel Magnolias” by L.A. Theatre Works will take to the stage in Baldwin Hall Auditorium, Jan. 29. Strong as steel, delicate as magnolias, the six women of Chinquapin, La., face life’s ups and downs together in this beloved comedy/drama based upon Robert Harlins’ play written in 1987. Audiences will be pulled into the walls of Truvy’s beauty shop in the deep Bayou of Louisiana and find a tightly knit band of friends confronting grief, loss, life’s unforeseen tragedies and heartaches with what they do best – gossiping and sharing. At turns both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, “Steel Magnolias” reveals the strength of the human condition and the shared need for companionship.

    Lastly, the Havana Cuba All-Stars “asere” or “friendship” tour will bring some of the country’s greatest musicians, as well as three of Cuba’s finest dancing couples. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. The group is inspired by and dedicated to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens. With the greatest dancers and musicians of Cuba working in tandem, the American encore of the Havana Cuba All-Stars tour will be a spirited spectacle of song and dance, exemplifying Cuba’s greatest musical traditions.

    Tickets for lyceum events go on sale three weeks before each performance. Cost is $10 (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.

    All performances take place at 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. 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.

    “Ain’t MisBehavin’”
    Nov. 13
    Tickets go on sale Oct. 23.

    Dec. 8
    Tickets go on sale Nov. 16.

    “Steel Magnolias”

    Jan. 29
    Tickets go on sale Jan. 8.

    “Havana Cuba All-Stars”
    March 21
    Tickets go on sale Feb. 28.
  • CMDS Receives Continued Approval from ASHA


    Truman’s Communication Disorders Department has been reapproved for an additional five years as an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) approved continuing education provider.

    ASHA approved providers extend Continuing Education Units for the courses they offer to audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The recognition includes all courses that meet the ASHA Continuing Education Board standards.

    Truman offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in CMDS. Most notably, the program allows for extensive hands-on experience through the Speech and Hearing Clinic. Student clinicians and faculty provide speech, language and hearing screening, assessment and treatment services through the clinic. The student clinicians work under the direct supervision of faculty who are fully licensed and certified.

    “By achieving reapproval through ASHA, we will continue to offer low- and no-cost offerings for local clinicians in the coming years,” said Amy Teten, assistant professor and chair of communication disorders. “We have enjoyed being able to ‘repay’ our community partners who participate in the clinical education of our students by providing such offerings.”

    In order to achieve ASHA approved status, the CMDS Department completed a rigorous application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ASHA Continuing Education Board standards that focus on the design, development, administration and evaluation of its continuing education courses offered for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The reapproval process involved the review of all courses offered by Truman in the past five-year period.

    ASHA is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 198,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language and hearing scientists.


  • Events Planned for Constitution Day

    The University will celebrate Constitution Day Sept. 17. The reading of the Constitution will take place at noon Sept. 17 on the steps of Kirk Memorial (rain location: Student Union Building). President Susan L. Thomas will read the preamble. Lourdes Nicholls will be presenting “The Other December 7th” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Violette Hall 1000 as part of the MAE Diversity Series and Constitution Day speaker.

  • Delta Sigma Pi to Host Recruitment

    Delta Sigma Pi will host recruitment through Sept. 19. Recruitment will consist of the following events:

    Meet the Chapter Dinner
    7-9 p.m.
    Sept. 17
    Newman Center

    Professional Speaker
    7-9 p.m.
    Sept. 18
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Trivia Night
    7-9 p.m.
    Sept. 19
    Student Union Building Activities Room

  • New Class at Rec Center

    The Student Recreation Center is offering a new workout class from 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday called synrgy. The class will consist of cardio and strength-based exercises. Synrgy will meet in the weight room. Click here for other free instructional classes at the Student Recreation Center.

  • Bookstore Flash Sale

    The Truman Bookstore is having a flash sale Sept. 18-19. The two-day sale will have 25 percent off of drinkware, backpacks, headwear, notebooks, binders, folders, Champion, League, gear for sports, headphones and tech accessories. There will be an additional 50 percent off of clearance items.

  • COPLAC Offers Digital Learning Courses

    The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, an organization of public-funded colleges with a strong dedication to the liberal arts, is offering two digital learning courses for the spring 2019 semester. The classes include "A Burning Idea: Challenging and Censoring Books" and "Conflict in America: Case Studies in Peace-Making." Enrollment in the courses requires that professors nominate interested students for these courses by completing the Google form here. Typically, likely students would have an interest in the explored topic, experience with or interest in digital humanities and the ability to work collegially with another student at Truman as well as a good work ethic.
  • Judicial Archives Internship

    Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019 internships with the Judicial Archives Project field office in Kirksville, located on the Truman campus. The internship is open to all Truman students, but it is especially relevant for those considering careers in the legal profession, justice system or archives. Students will earn up to three hours of academic credit or complete as scholarship hours or work-study, participate in Missouri State Archives initiative to preserve local court records, receive training from a certified professional archivist, and visit the state archives on a field trip to Jefferson City. To find out what the internships entail and how to apply, visit the Judicial Archives web page or contact Jason McDonald, assistant professor of history.

  • Plan Ahead for Homecoming Tailgate

    Bulldog fans are invited to attend the Homecoming Tailgate from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Oct. 13 in lots 23 and 34. Those who wish to reserve a spot at the tailgate, can click here. All requests must be approved by Alumni Relations. Review the Homecoming Tailgate Policies prior to the event.

    Spaces will be reserved for requests submitted by Oct. 4. Non-reserved space at the tailgate will be first-come, first-served at the event. A map of reserved spaces will be emailed on or before Oct. 11. Those with reservations will be allowed in the lot after 9 a.m. Bulldog fans without reservations will be allowed access following the Homecoming Parade or around 11 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the rain site will be the Student Union Building.

    For any questions contact Jordan Smith, coordinator of alumni relations, or the Office of Advancement, 660.785.4167.

  • Spirit Day Photo Contest


    Celebrated on the first Friday of October, this year’s Spirit Day is Oct. 5. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are encouraged to wear purple or other Truman gear to show their support for the school. For those on campus, there will be a celebration in the Student Union Building from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., which will include free snacks, giveaways and photos with Spike. No matter where, fans can stay connected to the Bulldog Community by participating in Spirit Day and the “Bulldogs Biggest Fans” photo contest.

    As part of this year’s Spirit Day festivities, the “Bulldogs Biggest Fan” photo contest on Facebook offers a chance to win a VIP Homecoming Package. The package includes: four tickets to the Bulldog Forever tailgate; four tickets to the football game; four Truman Homecoming T-shirts; Bulldog Forever koozies; and one hotel room for Oct. 12-13. Bulldog fans can take the following steps to enter:

    Step 1: Take a picture displaying Truman pride in celebration of National Truman Spirit Day.

    Step 2: Send photos to bulldogforever@truman.edu by 11:59 p.m. during National Truman Spirit Day, Oct. 5.

    Step 3: All pictures will be uploaded to an album titled, “Bulldogs Biggest Fan 2018” published by the Truman State University Alumni Facebook page. Voting will take place from the morning of Oct. 6 to Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. The picture with the most “likes” and “shares” will win.
    Each participant has an unlimited number of submissions.

    For more information, visit the Spirit Day website.

  • Early Registration Open for Homecoming 5K

    Early-bird registration is now open until 5 p.m. Oct. 1 for the Homecoming 5K run/walk for $10. Preregistration is open until 12 p.m. Oct. 8 for $15. Runners and walkers are able to register the day of the race at 7 a.m. Oct. 13 for $20. Registration includes a dri-fit race T-shirt. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at Barnett Hall. Age divisions (men’s and women’s) include: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65 and older. Medals will be awarded to first, second, third place in each division. For more information, click here.

  • AAUP Schedules Next Meeting

    The Association of American University Professors will conduct its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 in Baldwin Hall 100. For more information, see the website, Facebook page or contact chapter president Marc Rice. All faculty are welcome.
  • McNair Application Period Now Open

    The McNair Program supports and prepares underrepresented students for graduate studies. Paid summer research internships, funds for graduate school visits and conferences, as well as seminars and academic counseling are just a few of the benefits the program has to offer.

    Recruitment is ongoing for new applicants for Pre-McNair (freshmen) and McNair (sophomores and juniors) programs. To learn more about McNair services, attend one of the recruitment events. Snacks will be provided.

    McNair Information and Application Work Sessions in Adair House
    Sept. 19
    4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Sept. 28
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

    For more information visit mcnair.truman.edu.

    McNair Scholars, from left, Marquita Cooper, Yu Xuan Lin, Sydney Shank, Ray Stewart, Marissa Pina and Monique Maxwell
  • Faculty Forum to Feature Performances

    “End Times”
    Charles Gran, associate professor of music
    8 p.m.
    Sept. 19
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Performance Abstract: “End Times” is a postmodern, multimedia musical revue exploring the secret knowledge behind apocalyptic mythology with a couple of impetuous cheerleaders skipping towards destruction. Gran will present excerpts from his sabbatical project and discuss its development. “End Times” will be directed by David Charles Goyette, led by pianist Rachel AuBuchon, and the forum will feature performances by a cast of Truman singers and actors.

  • Social Work Club to Host Speaker

    The Social Work Club is hosting Carla Hustead, a clinical social worker at Hospice of Northeast Missouri, to speak on her experiences at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in Barnett Hall 2227. Hustead will discuss her view of the social work profession along with the value and diversity of the degree. This event is open to anyone interested in social work.

  • Speaker to Discuss Free Market Environmentalism

    Guest speaker, Dr. Randy T. Simmons, will speak on free market environmentalism at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

    Simmons, professor of political economy at Utah State University, earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in public choice. He is a senior fellow at the Property and Environmental Research Center as well as the independent institute. He has written several books, including “Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure” and “Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. Environment.”

    Explore how markets encourage cooperation instead of conflict over natural resources and how property rights make the environment an asset by giving owners incentives for stewardship. Sponsored by the Department of Economics, this event is free and open to the public.

  • Family Day BBQ Tickets Available Online

    The annual Family Day Barbecue will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 on the Student Union Mall.

    Anyone wanting to attend the barbecue can now purchase tickets online. Students with a meal plan can use that option at the barbecue, but must have a meal remaining by Saturday evening. Tickets are $9 for adults, for children 8 and under the cost is $5.  

    The menu includes hamburgers, grilled chicken breasts, vegan riblets, black bean veggie burgers, roasted potatoes, zucchini and yellow squash, fresh cubed melons, pumpkin bars and beverages. Those who plan to attend may consider bringing a lawn chair or blanket as seating is limited.

    Tickets should be purchased in advance, and pre-purchased tickets can be picked up in McClain Hall 202 during normal business hours.

    Rain site will be the Student Union Building. To see all of the events planned for Family Day, visit truman.edu/familyday.

  • VSA To Host Cultural Event

    The Vietnamese Student Association will host Across Vietnam, an annual cultural event to enjoy traditional food and games of the country, from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 23 on the quad. The theme is Vietnamese folklore, which will be connected to the food prepared. Tickets are $6, or $4 for a vegetarian meal. Tickets can be purchased Sept. 17-19 on the quad, at the Student Union Building or in the Center for Student Involvement Office. For more information contact Dinh Huy Phan.
  • Program Helps Underrepresented STEM Students

    Underrepresented students in STEM are strongly encouraged to join the Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM program at Truman. Majors included in this program are: agricultural science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics.

    The MoLSAMP Program prepares students to succeed in their STEM major while at Truman. Participants receive STEM-specific advising and academic tutoring, as well as the opportunity to enroll in classes designed to prepare for undergraduate research and learn the important interconnectedness of the STEM fields. As a member of the statewide program, students are invited to participate in programs at other campuses that bring together the entire cohort of MoLSAMP students for seminars, classes and research conferences to help develop their professional network and increase the skills needed to succeed in STEM. Students will have access to paid summer research programs and internships in St. Louis and Columbia that are only available to members of a MoLSAMP program.

    Participation in the program is free. To learn more, check out the website and program agreement at step.truman.edu/home/programs/molsamp. Program agreements may be returned to the STEP Office (Magruder Hall 3101). Email molsamp@truman.edu with any questions.

  • Detours magazine Accepting Photo Contest Applicants

    Truman’s Detours magazine’s photo contest is now open until Oct. 14.

    The contest is open to any photos the photographer finds to best fit the chosen theme, “Perfect Timing.” The winners will be featured on the Detours magazine website. Entries must include the location of the picture as well as the photographer’s name. No watermarks should be on the photos. There is a limit of three submissions per photographer. Participants are encouraged to include a short caption describing the story behind the photo. By entering the photo contest, participants grant Detours magazine permission to use their photos in any or all web and digital publications.

    Submissions may be emailed to editor@detoursmagazine.com. Additional rules can be found here.

  • Students Receive GIASR for Projects

    The following projects are recipients of the Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research.

    Effects of Assortative Mating in North American Barn Swallow (hirundo rustica erythrogaster)
    Student: Gerard Moranville
    Mentor: Joanna Hubbard

    Influence of Human-Made Noise on Insect Communication
    Student: Kathryn Posto
    Mentor: Michael Kuczynski

    The effects of utilizing traditional phonological awareness intervention approaches with a Spanish-speaking child

    Student: Emma Huels
    Mentor: Kelsey Aurand de Razo

    The O’Connell Effect in Eclipsing Binary Stars

    Student: Andrew Neugarten
    Mentor: Vayujeet Gokhale

    A brief, out-of-school-based, early substance abuse prevention intervention for elementary-aged children

    Student: Marissa Leong
    Mentor: Carol Cox

    Change in interprofessional collaborative competencies of faculty interprofessional education leaders across two medical school campuses
    Student: Cassidy Myers
    Mentor: Pam Melvin

    Analysis of the AAC1, AAC2, and AAC3 Gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Student: Brody Aubry
    Mentor: Carolina Sempertequi-Sosa

    24 Hour Survey In Search of Nymphal Dermacentor variabilis

    Student: Zachary Burton
    Mentor: Stephanie Fore

    In Influence of Landscape of Genetic Divergence of the Prairie Ring-necked Snake (diadophis punctatus arnyi) in Missouri

    Student: Maria Degano
    Mentor: Chad Montgomery
  • Arias Retirement Reception

  • 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 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.

  • Center to Host Workshop for Faculty and Staff

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will sponsor a free social justice fellows workshop for faculty and staff. A selection of faculty and staff social justice fellows and guest speakers will explain, then help apply an understanding of, intersectionality to work life at Truman. Intersectionality is a way of understanding how marginalized identities impact and color experiences in the world, including Truman’s work with students. Attendees will explore power and oppression and how inclusion can be improved on campus through having a better understanding of intersectionality.

    Why is intersectionality important for me to understand?
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Oct. 10
    Missouri Hall Chariton Room

    How can I apply intersectionality to my work?
    12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Nov. 14
    Missouri Hall Chariton Room

    Attendance to both events is not required; each builds on the previous, but is a stand-alone session. Bring a lunch to enjoy while engaging in discussion.

  • English and Italian Poetry Reading

    Barbara Carle will present “Poetry Between Languages,” a reading and explication of poetry published bilingually in English and Italian, at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in Magruder Hall 1090. Carle, professor of Italian at the University of California Sacramento, is an award-winning poet and translator of poetry. This event is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and the Department of English.

  • Conservation Course to Visit Africa

    Applications are now being accepted for the May 2019 study abroad course in South Africa, AFR 300 "Conservation and Management of African Mammals." This faculty-led course is open to all majors who are adventurous and passionate about wildlife and want to experience conservation in action. Students will receive specialized training in live, wild game capture while working with Parawild in Limpopo Provenience, South Africa. The course will also include a tour of Kruger National Park, one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa. This is a “get out of the bus and get messy” course.

    Additional information and the application are available on the course’s study abroad page or by contacting the instructor, Stephanie Foré. Applications are due on or before Oct. 15.

  • Missouri Government Internship Applications Accepted

    Applications will be accepted for the Missouri Government Internship Program until 12 p.m. Sept. 25. Interviews for the internship will take place Oct. 3-4.
    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.

  • Social Wall Compiles All Truman Accounts for Viewing

    Truman’s social wall integrates all of Truman’s major social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. This wall arranges Truman’s most recent posts into a convenient feed to be all viewed at once. This feed can be found at social.truman.edu/wall.

    To connect with Truman, the links for many Truman accounts can be found directly on the University home page. A collection of other Truman departments and organizations can be found throughout the social wall. For assistance in creating or maintaining social media click here.

  • Info Meetings to Help Faculty with Degree Works

    In the coming weeks, faculty are invited to participate in one of three sessions, “Using the New, Improved Degree Works Plans.” Co-sponsored by Academic Professional Development Center and the Center for Academic Excellence, faculty members will learn how Degree Works can make them better advisors. This session will briefly review the basic Degree Works functions, introduce the new-and-improved Plans function and answer questions about how to make good use of Degree Works with advisees. There will be handouts and takeaways as well as coffee and treats. All sessions will take place in Pickler Memorial Library 103. RSVP here.
    Sept. 19
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Sept. 20
    4-5 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    9:30-10:30 a.m.


  • Notables

    Michael Goggin, professor of physics, and collaborators at the University of Queensland and HeriotWatt University, had their paper, “Unifying framework for spatial and temporal quantum correlations,”published in the July 2018 issue of Physical Review A. The paper is a result of work done while Goggin was on sabbatical at the University of Queensland during fall 2015. The current experiment builds on work done during Goggin’s previous sabbatical which was highlighted in a 2016 article in Quanta magazine, reprinted at wired.com.

    Beth Hopwood, goalkeeper, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference defensive player of the week for the second-straight week for women’s soccer. Hopwood and the Bulldogs improved to 4-0 after a 2-0 shutout over Northwest Missouri, Sept. 7, and a 2-1 double overtime win over Upper Iowa, Sept. 9. Against the Bearcats, Hopwood stopped the only shot on goal by Northwest to run her shutout streak to three games. Hopwood stopped all three attempts at goal in the second against Upper Iowa, two in the first overtime and one in the second overtime, before Hanna Burke scored on a free kick to give Truman the win.

    Jesse Krebs, professor of music, has an article entitled “Sidney Bechet’s One-Man Band” appearing in the September issue of The Clarinet journal, the quarterly publication of the International Clarinet Association, about the legendary jazz clarinetist who made a record in 1941 by playing all six instruments himself. On Oct. 20-21, Krebs will perform the world premiere of Robert Tindle’s new clarinet concerto, “Grid for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra,” with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra.

    Matt Yankowitz, forward soccer player, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference offensive player of the week. In Truman’s 6-0 victory over Southwest Baptist, Yankowitz captured the program’s first hat trick since 2012. That also represents the last time a Bulldog finished a match with seven points, which Yankowitz was able to accomplish, Sept. 9.