Vol. 23 No. 7 - Oct. 1, 2018


  • Range Scholarship Honors Former Baseball Player


    Less than a year after his passing, the Andrew Range Baseball Scholarship at Truman has become a reality, and it will be awarded for the first time in the spring semester.
    A native of Troy, Ill., Andrew “Ranger” Range graduated from Truman in 2016. He was a member of the Bulldog baseball team and part of the squad that played in the 2015 Division II College World Series. Range was a law student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale when he passed away in December 2017 due to a medical issue.

    “It’s truly healing to have Andrew continue to positively influence the present and future of others,” said Traci Range, Andrew’s mother. “In life, he was a positive light, and with this scholarship, he will continue to be so through others.”  
    To celebrate his life, his family created the Andrew Range Foundation to provide educational assistance to baseball players from his alma maters, Triad High School, Southern Illinois University Law and Truman. Thanks to generous donations from the foundation, the Andrew Range Baseball Scholarship has reached the endowment level, and the first scholarship in the amount of $1,250 will be awarded during this academic year.
    “Our program is grateful for the generous gift in honor of Andrew by his parents and his foundation,” Truman baseball coach Dan Davis said. “This gift will not only help our program be successful on the field but will allow recipients of the scholarship to learn about the impact Andrew had on those around him.”

    In order to be one of “Andrew’s Rangers” the scholarship recipient must be a baseball player who exemplifies compassion, empathy, resilience and an outlook on life that is infectious. Additional criteria include an unwavering dedication to friends, family, studies and sports. More information about Range and the foundation created in his honor can be found online at andrewrangefoundation.com.
  • Nursing Students to Talk About Visit to the Philippines


    Ten nursing students from Truman traveled with faculty Kit and Steve Hadwiger to the Philippines May 18-June 10 to gain clinical experience with patients from a transcultural perspective.

    During the first week in Manila, the students participated in maternal and nursery care where they developed competencies in the assessment of birthing mothers and newborns and cross-cultural communication. Each student had the opportunity to assist in delivering a newborn baby. Students also had the opportunity to assist with patient care in units of their choice, including the major and minor operating room, neonatal ICU, burn unit and emergency department. From Manila, they traveled south to Iloilo City where the students enrolled in the 19th Transcultural Nursing Program at West Visayas State University. Clinical experiences included home visits within an indigenous population of the Philippines, a leprosarium and hospital rotations in the medical, pediatric and surgical wards of WVSU Medical Center.

    Communication and cultural accommodation during clinical experiences were facilitated by nursing student buddies from West Visayas State University. Nursing students who participated were: Ann Lipari, CC Ellermann, Deanna Gunnerson, Emmy Robertson, Erin Schisler, Kaitlyn Tucker, Kim Hart, Mitchell Glenn, Sam White and Shiva Felfeli.

    These students will present to the University their experiences while abroad at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Presentation topics include: nursing education, workforce issues in health care, community health, unang yakap, family, decriminalization of minors, and nutrition and food customs. A video will also be screened showing pictures from their travels. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Open


    The Truman State University Spring 2019 Foundation Scholarship applications are now available.

    Students can submit and revise their applications online at any time prior to the deadline of Nov. 1. This is a smaller application period for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2018. The main application period will begin in February for the 2019 scholarships.

    Click here to apply in TruView. These scholarships are available thanks to the private gifts of alumni and friends of Truman State University.
  • 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.

  • Library Project Update

    Starting Oct. 8, the Pickler Memorial Library fire replacement project will move to the third floor and general collection L-Z will be unavailable to the public for approximately three weeks.

    Library staff will pull requested items from affected areas on a limited schedule. To request materials, access the library catalog or ask the library service desk. Currently, construction work is being done in the southwest portion of the second floor. The status of each area is listed below:

    Audio books, Juvenile, Curriculum – CLOSED
    General Collection A-Z – OPEN
    Media Library – OPEN
    Multimedia Lab and Studios – CLOSED (Note: several computers have been relocated to the third-floor lab)

    Any questions can be directed to the Library Service Desk by calling 660.785.4051 or 660.785.4533. For a more detailed schedule, see the project website at library.truman.edu/FireSuppression.asp.

  • Theatre Department Casting for Directors’ Showcase


    Auditions for the Fall Directors’ Showcase will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Black Box Theatre, Ophelia Parrish 2302.

    Nine new directors will be looking for actors for the showcase, which runs Dec. 6-8 in the Severns Theatre. Actors should prepare 60 seconds of material that shows how they move and talk. Examples include: reciting a list of their best jokes, doing a dramatic reading of a Drake song, performing a monologue, doing yoga while reciting a roommate’s annoying morning routine, etc. Ultimately, interested actors need to do something that will grab the directors’ attention and make them remember the actor’s performance.

    On each night of the final performances, the directing class presents a different set of one act plays written by some of the best playwrights from around the country. The following plays will be divided between the two nights:  

    “The Man Who Couldn’t Dance”
    By: Jason Katims
    Directed By: Julie Amuedo
    Eric, Gail’s old boyfriend, visits for dinner and meets Gail’s baby. What ensues is a discussion about their past relationship, how they’ve come to where they are now, and why Eric can’t dance.

    By: Laura Jacqmin
    Directed By: Natalie Cohen
    A couple fights to be together when more than just space separates them.

    “Feeding the Moonfish”
    By: Barbara Wiechmann
    Directed By: Nick Frost
    Two co-workers form an unlikely bond amid tragedy, hope and the talking fish.

    “Dog Park or Sexual Perversity in Magnuson”
    By: Dennis Schebetta
    Directed By: Cat McMahan
    It’s a dog eat dog world. Four dogs living life in Magnuson.

    “Still Life”
    By: Seth Kramer
    Directed By: Amanda Morris
    One year after a fire injures Michelle’s hands and destroys her artwork, David tries to help her cope and adjust.

    “Please Have a Seat and Someone Will Be With You Shortly”
    By: Garth Wingfield
    Directed By: Julie Noringriis
    Two almost strangers initiate an awkward conversation in their psychologist’s waiting room.

    “The Future is in Your Tiny Hands”
    By: Jonathan Rand
    Directed By: Rachel Seabaugh
    Kaitlyn Parker and Eddie Grantwood square off for the political debate of the century: student president of their elementary school.

    By: Christopher Durang
    Directed By: Cameron Smith
    In an Off-Off-Off-Off-Off-Off-Broadway production of “The Trojan Women,” the cast become confused and find their way into actually performing the ancient story of Medea.

    “On the Porch One Crisp Spring Morning”

    By: Alex Dremann
    Directed By: Joel Wilper
    A mother and daughter sit on their porch sipping coffee, but shortly disclose that they are both actually assassins, and each has been hired to kill the other.

    This festival is a result of Truman’s Play Direction course and is required of all theatre majors in order to graduate. As the final assignment each student is required to direct a one-act play. The plays had to be published within the last 80 years, between 10 and 30 minutes in length and without heavy scenic, costume, light or sound effects. These final productions represent a synthesis of numerous concepts explored in the course of the semester. Students explored composition and picturization techniques, scene analysis, how to develop a directorial approach, methods on how to work with actors, etc. For more information, contact David Charles Goyette, assistant professor of theatre.


  • Speaker Offers Students Tips with Money

    Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Sigma Alpha will be co-hosting Adam Carroll on Being a Money Savvy Student from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Student Union Georgian Rooms. The event is free and provided through FAC funding.

  • Bulldog Apparel For Sale

    New Bulldog Forever shirts are available for purchase. Short-sleeve shirts are $5 and long-sleeve shirts are $10.

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  • 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.

  • Phi Epsilon Kappa Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

    Phi Epsilon Kappa, the National Health and Exercise Fraternity, is sponsoring Moving Towards Health, Oct. 1-5, through a variety of events. The mission of the week is to provide and promote positive choices for the community to actively pursue a healthier lifestyle. Events include:

    Fitness Info Session
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Baldwin Hall 114

    Nutrition Seminar
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 2
    Magruder Hall 1000
    Brian Snyder will present.

    Tabling on Quad
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Oct. 3

    GlowStickIt to Cancer Adventure Scramble
    5:30 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    Click here for more information.

    Power Yoga
    3:30 p.m.
    Oct. 5
    Behind the Rec Center (indoors if weather does not permit)
    Mats will be provided.

  • IAU Study Abroad Informational

    The International Association of Universities will host an informational session at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Faculty will answer any questions about IAU’s resident fellows program. Contact the Center for International Study Abroad office with any questions.

  • Organization to Sell Oreo Truffles

    The Student-Run Business Initiative will be selling Oreo truffles as part of their fundraiser from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Violette Hall activity counter. Oreo truffles can be purchased one for $1 or three truffles for $2.

  • Study Abroad Fair Scheduled

    The Center for International Education Abroad will host the study abroad fair from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Student Union Georgian Rooms. Students will be able to talk to program sponsors, faculty and other students who have previously studied abroad to ask questions about the variety of study abroad programs. Contact the Center for International Education Abroad Office with any questions.

  • McNair Application Period Extended

    McNair applications are due Oct. 15. 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

    Oct. 4
    4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Oct. 10
    4:30-5:30 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
  • 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.

  • Counseling Services to Host Training

    The University Counseling Services will host two Safe Zone trainings from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 4 in Baldwin Hall 101 and Oct. 24 in Baldwin Hall 114.

    The Safe Zone Program was created to provide a network of knowledgeable faculty and staff in order to create safe and welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people. Completing the training and displaying a Safe Zone sign indicates that participants are committed to increasing their knowledge of LGBTQ issues and challenging homophobic and heterosexist comments or behaviors in an educational and informative manner. Safe Zone members are able to provide assistance when needed, including referrals to University Counseling Services. Summer Pennell, assistant professor of English education and LGBTQ education activist, along with student interns will lead this interactive training. Participants will learn current terminology and simple ways to create a welcoming campus environment.

    To register, click here.

  • Yoga on the Quad

    The Health and Wellness Dialogues Committee will host a series of yoga classes suitable for all levels from 10:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Oct. 5 on the quad. Yoga mats will be available if needed. The rain location will be the Student Recreation Center.

    Class times include:

    10:30-11:15 a.m.

    11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

    12:30-1:15 p.m.

    1:30-2:15 p.m.

  • CSI and ResLife to Host Oktoberfest

    The Center for Student Involvement and ResLife will host Oktoberfest from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Patterson event lot. Free Fitz’s Root Beer will be served with live music performed by Sigmund Frauds and Big Tobacco. The Patterson event lot can be found at the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets.

    In the event of inclement weather, Oktoberfest will take place in Pershing Arena.

  • Reception to Celebrate Faculty Scholars

    The Office of Academic Affairs is hosting a celebration from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Kirk Memorial in honor of faculty scholars. Faculty who have been away on sabbatical will present briefly about artifacts of current or recent research, scholarship and creative activity relating to their projects. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend this event to build community among Truman teacher-scholars.

  • 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.

  • Final Info Session for Conservation Course

    The final informational session for AFR 300 “Conservation and Management of African Mammals” will be held from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 7 in Magruder Hall 2007. Applications are being accepted for the May 2019 study abroad course in South Africa until Oct. 15. 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.

  • Pi Delta Phi to Host Reception

    The honorary fraternity Pi Delta Phi will host a reception for potential new members from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 11 in Baldwin Hall 308. The French faculty of Truman will be there for French majors and interested potential majors to answer any questions and gain interest in the organization. Contact Betty McLane-Iles for more information.

  • 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.

  • Delta Phi Epsilon to Sponsor ANAD 5K

    Delta Phi Epsilon will host two races with a 5K beginning at 9 a.m. and a fun run beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Kirksville Primary School in honor of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Delta Phi Epsilon’s ANAD Week showcases the organization’s dedication to alleviating the problems of anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders by providing counseling, self-help groups and funding for research. Both runs will be Halloween themed. T-shirts and food will be available for purchase at the run. Participants can sign up in the Student Union Building from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15-16 and Oct. 23-25 or at the race location the day of the event.

  • Disability Studies Minor to Host Conference

    The Disability Studies Minor is sponsoring the Community Engagement Conference from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Student Union Building. Keynote speaker Shelley Christensen will discuss how to build more inclusive faith communities. Additional breakout sessions will address opioid addiction, trauma resilience, direct support professionals (DSPs), employment of persons with disabilities and more. The conference is free, but registration is required. Complete session descriptions are posted here. Individuals affiliated with Truman may drop in and out as their University schedules permit.

  • Microscopic Art on Display

    The Art Department is sponsoring featured artists Brandon Gellis and Shelby Shadwell at the MicroEcos Exhibition at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the University Art Gallery.

    Gellis and Shadwell will discuss their collaborative project that brings together 3D and 2D work that uses microscopic, preserved pollen to create artistic reconstructions of the early-terrestrial ecosystems of Wyoming.

    Using 3D modeling and printing, Gellis’s work visually explores complex interactions between human and biological systems, allowing audiences to better visualize human impact on the landscape, species and Earth’s diverse ecosystems. Shadwell’s large-scale monochromatic drawings, which play with the border between representation and abstraction, magnify the form of microscopic pollen to immense scale projecting their ability to recreate prehistoric landscapes. Gellis is an assistant professor of graphic design at University of Wyoming and Shadwell is an associate professor of drawing at University of Wyoming.

    The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the event.

  • Professors to Present on Italian Filmmaker

    Antonio Scuderi and Carlo Annelli, professors of Italian, will host a media-rich presentation at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall 256 on the artistry of one of Italy’s most iconic filmmakers, Federico Fellini.

  • FAC Seeks Funding Requests

    Truman’s Funds Allotment Council is now accepting funding applications. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

    The FAC 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. Organizations can get up to $5,000 of funding to make their events possible.

    Applications are available at fac.truman.edu. For more information, contact fac@truman.edu.

  • CML to Show German Film Series

    The film series “Germany Between Worlds” will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in Baldwin Hall 102. Sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, the series shows the global impact that people have regardless of nationality. The films show and promote intercultural connections and understanding through discovery, conflict and outreach. The remaining films will feature a group of German soldiers in Afghanistan, “Between Worlds,” and a young German woman visiting Japan, “Greetings from Fukushima.” The series is open to the Truman community. All films are in German and will have English subtitles.

  • 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.

  • NEA Promotes Trunk or Treat

    The National Education Association will host a Trunk or Treat event from 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Patterson event parking lot.

    Trunk or treat events provide a safe, efficient way for individuals to get candy, saving trick-or-treaters (mostly young children and adults with special needs) from going door-to-door in the dark and knocking on the doors of strangers.

    This event is open to both student organizations and academic departments. Participants will decorate the trunk of a vehicle and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. A prize will be given to the fan-favorite trunk. Vehicle trunks can be decorated based on the organization or department, the Halloween holiday or any other family friendly ideas.

    Registration is due by Oct. 13. Click here to register.

  • Parking Lot Closure

    The parking lots located at the southwest corner of Patterson and Franklin streets (across from the General Services Building) will be closed as of 2 a.m. Oct. 5 in preparation for the Oktoberfest Celebration. Questions related to parking may be directed to the Department of Public Safety at 660.785.7400.


  • Notables

    W. Michael Ashcraft, chair and professor of philosophy and religion, gave a presentation at Missouri University in the Paine Lecture series of the Religious Studies Department at Missouri University, Sept. 25, based on his new book, “A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements.”

    Michael Goggin
    , professor of physics, and collaborators at the University of Queensland and Heriot-Watt University had their paper, “Multi-time quantum correlations with no spatial analog,” published in npj Quantum Information. The paper is a result of work done while Goggin was on sabbatical at the University of Queensland during the fall of 2015. The current experiment is an experimental implementation and extension of the theoretical framework presented in Goggin’s recent article in Physical Review A.

    Lauren Wacker, volleyball, was featured in the Great Lakes Valley Conference “Someone to Listen” mental health awareness campaign. The campaign introduced 15-student athletes from a variety of schools to give them a platform to discuss how they deal with competition stress. The athletes also expressed their understanding for everyday student stress and how talking to someone can help combat difficult times.

    Lawrence Woods, football, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after returning his second kickoff for a touchdown this season on Sept. 22 with a win against Valparaiso. It was his third career return, tying him for second on the Bulldog career kick return list.

    Barry Poyner, professor of communication, and students from the Communication Club presented a program and workshop entitled “Night at the Museum: Bringing Great Speeches from History & Movies to Life” during the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri Convention at the Lake of the Ozarks, Sept. 22.

    Pictured from left: Bethany Spitzmiller, Kaley Burroughs, Barry Poyner, Brea Parnell and Courtney Prewitt.