Vol. 23 No. 8 - Oct. 8, 2018


  • Updated Virtual Tour Available

    Truman has launched an updated virtual tour of campus at tour.truman.edu.
    Prospective students, alumni and friends of the University are encouraged to explore the guided virtual tour of Truman’s campus. A series of videos by current students, faculty and staff lead the visitor through a guided tour of the University, showcasing different elements of the campus and community on each stop. The narrations are coupled with photographs showing activities that students engage in at each location and 360-degree photographs of the spaces.
    In addition to the tour, visitors can find buttons to share tour stops on social media and request further information about the University.

    The updated tour was developed entirely in-house, which saves the University money and creates content that is more unique and relevant to Truman, as opposed to other schools that may outsource their work. Anyone with feedback regarding the tour can email webmaster@truman.edu.

    The Office of Admission and the Public Relations Office would like the following people who provided their time to assist in the launch of this project.

    Shari Fieser, Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center
    Janes Dreamweaver, Student Recreation Center
    Marina Fanning, McClain Hall
    Randy Bame, Baldwin Hall
    Maha Mohammad, Diversity and Inclusion
    Camila Leiva, International Education
    Ally Holloway, Ophelia Parrish
    Zac Burden, Residence Halls
    AJ DeVecchi, Campus Dining
    Ted Frushour, Kirk Building
    Dan Borelli, Quad
    Mae Kinkade, Pickler Memorial Library
    Ray Stewart, Student Union
    Dave Lusk, Internship and Career Preparation
    Jack Carnduff, Magruder Hall
    Alice Davis, McKinney Center
    Remy McClain, Violette Hall
    Bhavana Yerragunta, Pershing Building
    Emily Alves, Health Sciences
    Kayla Carroll-Seuferling, Barnett Hall
    Bobby Campbell, Athletics
    Morgan Britnell, University Farm
    Monica Hunter, Kirksville Community
    Greg Marshall, Web Development
    Richie Howell, Video Production
    Ryan Ball, Video Production
    Tim Barcus, Video Production
  • Student Homecoming Focuses on Inclusion


    This year, Homecoming will bring together students, families, friends and the community to celebrate inclusion.

    The Homecoming kick-off celebration will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 on the quad, complete with a cornhole tournament, free food and live music provided by American Basswood, Khan Queso, and Wobbly Goats. The rest of the week will be filled with events including Second City Improv All-Stars, Bulldog Scavenger Hunt, lipsync and skit, 5k, parade, pep rally and football game.

    The theme of this year’s Homecoming is “The Bulldog Effect,” derived from the butterfly effect. At Truman, it is believed that small changes make a difference. This year’s theme was created to make Homecoming the most inclusive to date, changing from the traditional team structure to tiers of involvement. This year’s philanthropies – the I Think I Can Foundation and the Oasis Program through United Way – also support the idea of the Bulldog Effect.

    The I Think I Can Foundation mission is to provide basic needs and opportunities to the children in the Kirksville R-III School District who otherwise cannot provide for themselves. The program allows students to bring home meals regardless the time of year. Over long school breaks, students are given a grocery store gift card so that no child will be hungry. The foundation has also given students the opportunity to purchase a book at book fairs and to pick out birthday treats from the school pantry to bring to their classmates.

    The Oasis Program through United Way utilizes volunteers to read to children in addition to providing one-on-one help. Volunteers commit one hour of their week to students who need the extra help. Community members can volunteer to help students who are enrolled in the program. While it already exists in the Kirksville area, the Oasis Program is looking to expand to the rest of the Adair County school districts.

    A list of student homecoming events can be found here.

  • Homecoming Banquet Celebrates Alumni

    Homecoming honorees Ray Armstead, Phillip Campbell, Doug Villhard and Naomal “Vid” Vidyasagara

    Several Truman alumni will be recognized at the Bulldog Forever Celebration Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room as part of Homecoming 2018.

    In addition to the following honorees, banquet ceremonies will also include recognition of the Alumni Chapter of the Year and the Golden Alumni. For more information on the alumni being highlighted during the banquet, visit the Homecoming Honorees website.

    Homecoming Parade Grand Marshall
    Ray “Ricky” Armstead
    Armstead was born in St. Louis, Mo., May 27, 1960. “A Maker of Dreams,” he hurdled his athletic ability from a basketball player to a relay track star. Armstead’s dash began in St. Louis public schools where he was champion in the high jump and the 400-yard dash. Armstead earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 in commercial arts and advertising. His speed continued as he earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 1993 from Fontbonne University as well as an art K-12 certification from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2011. He ranked in both the world’s and the United States’ top 10 in the 400 meters for two years, was a gold medalist at the World Cup in the 4 x 400-meter relay in Australia in 1985 and an Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 400-meter relay in the Los Angeles Summer Games in 1984. Armstead illuminates the community by sharing his triumphant experience as an Olympian. He has spoken at the Missouri House of Representatives; St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete Banquet; Achievement Week Banquet for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Beta Gamma Gamma Chapter; Transitional Fair for Disabled Children (sponsored by Missouri Advocates); Fontbonne University Founder’s Day banquet; Ritenour School District Leadership Conference; and Blue-Cross Blue Shield Anti-Alcohol Scholarship Awards Dinner, just to name a few. Armstead’s honors have included: The Distinguished Community Service Award; induction in the St. Louis and Missouri halls of fame; induction in the NCAA Track and Field Division II Hall of Fame; induction in the Truman State University Athletic Hall of Fame; nomination for Outstanding First-Year Teacher in the Hazelwood School District; and Emerson Teaching in Excellence Award in the Hazelwood School District.

    Bulldog Forever Volunteer of the Year
    Phillip Campbell
    Campbell was inspired and influenced by his time at Truman to become a higher education professional. Currently, he serves as manager of admissions and enrollment services at the Meramec campus of St. Louis Community College. Prior to this role, he worked at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in a variety of positions within New Student Programs and as a first-year adviser at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Campbell has served on the executive board of the St. Louis Chapter of the Truman Alumni Association, most recently as secretary. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/anthropology. He also has a Master of Science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. As a Bulldog, Campbell held leadership positions in Residence Life and Blue Key Honor Society, among many other organizations.

    Distinguished Service Award
    Doug Villhard
    Villhard is a successful St. Louis entrepreneur, founder, investor and philanthropist who actively manages, invests and serves on the boards of for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Villhard has offered his passion and skills as an “entrepreneurial thinker” to Truman in recent years by founding the Bulldog B.I.T.E. Business Pitch Competition, encouraging a continual commitment to innovation while serving on the President’s Advisory Council and teaching a new course this spring entitled “The Art (and Science) of Entrepreneurial Thinking,” which includes a field trip for students to visit the local startup community in St. Louis. In his college days, Villhard was the first inductee to Truman’s Student Hall of Fame. His accomplishments as a student included being selected to serve on the Student Activities Board, elected to the executive council of Lambda Chi Alpha, selected as chairman of Greek Week, working as a weekly columnist for the Index, being hired as executive producer of the student-run television station, serving as a student ambassador and being voted the Journalism Student of the Year by faculty in 1994. He met his wife Diane (’95) at Truman during this time as well. In 1995, Villhard started his career at Disney at the dawn of the Internet age. He took those skills and has since started and sold several technology companies, including MaxPreps.com (a high school sports site now owned by CBS). Villhard is currently the co-founder and CEO of Second Street whose “Engagement Platform” (contests, promotions, interactive content and email) is licensed by more than 3,000 media companies across the United States, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, FOX, CBS and Disney. In recent years, Villhard founded a private equity firm, Villhard Growth Partners, through which to acquire technology and media companies including Digital Dental, and he is a recent investor in St. Louis Magazine. In addition to his undergraduate communication degree at Truman, Villhard has a master’s degree from Boston University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. The Villhard’s live in the St. Louis area with their four children. They are proud to have given back to their local community by founding Father McGivney Catholic High School, which is now in its seventh year and has graduated three classes of seniors with generations more to follow.

    Naomal “Vid” Vidyasagara (’92)
    Vidyasagara works as an IT manager, specializing in cyber security, at Honeywell. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Truman and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he obtained a Master of Business Administration. While at Truman, Vidyasagara represented Israel, Cote d’Ivoire and Iran as a member of Truman’s three winning U.N. delegations at the Midwest Model United Nations. He was president of the International Club, elected to the Student Senate to represent the class of graduating seniors, a resident advisor in Missouri Hall and also worked for the University’s Upward Bound program as an academic counselor and mathematics tutor. After serving a six-year term on Truman’s Alumni Board, Vidyasagara remains an advocate of the University as the president of the Arizona Alumni Chapter. He met his wife Pasanthi at Truman, and they now reside in Phoenix.

    Young Alumnus of the Year
    (’04) and Kelli (Floyd) Kent (’05)
    Derek graduated in 2004 with a degree in business marketing and management and a minor in economics. While a student, he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and the captain of the football team. A defensive back, he was all-MIAA three times and is currently second on the Truman all-time tackles list. He was also a Homecoming court candidate his senior year, won Big Man on Campus in 2003 and showed his lighter side serving as the mascot Spike during basketball games. Kelli, a 2005 biology graduate, was on the women’s basketball team, starting for three years as point guard and serving as co-captain for three years. Both Derek and Kelli were on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. They were married in 2005 and currently live in Columbia, Mo. Derek has had a successful career in medical sales since graduating from Truman. Kelli spent four years as an assistant varsity girls’ basketball coach at Father Tolton Catholic High School before moving to the youth level. Kelli has been a stay-at-home mom since 2009. She and her sister, Jackie Floyd (’07), began opening Smoothie King franchises in 2015, and Kelli has worked part time in that business ever since. Kelli and her family have opened eight Smoothie King locations across three states since 2015. Kelli and Derek are both active in their community and church. They serve as youth sports coaches and teach classes at their church a couple times each month.

    Derek and Kelli Kent and children Kaelyn, Claire and Joshua

    Alumni of the Year
    Dick (’49) and Edie (Ford) Erzen (’49)
    Both Dick and Edie are deeply committed to life-long learning and supporting education. Dick was inducted to the Truman Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995 for his skills on the court as a “super-sub” on two basketball teams that posted a cumulative record of 59-4. Dick was a member of the “K” Club, Blue Key, Sigma Zeta, Kappa Delta Pi and Student Council. He first spent his career as a teacher and then as a high school administrator. Later, he served as dean at Illinois Valley Community College, a visiting professor at Illinois State University and as president of the College of Lake Country in Grayslake, Ill. Edie received her Bachelor of Science in education degree from Truman in 1949. She was a cheerleader, member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Cardinal Key and Student Council. She was also selected as the Carnival Queen in 1948. Edie is a passionate quilter and a member of the Land of Lincoln Quilting Hall of Fame. Dick and Edie are members of the John K. Kirk Society and attend many events on campus.

    Dick and Edie Erzen
  • Tri Sigma Conducts Weeklong Philanthropy Project

    Katie Parkhurst (left) and Alyssa Becherer participate in Tri Sigma’s Rock for Robbie Philanthrophy event during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 7. The members of Tri Sigma were paired with other Greek organizations and rocked in rocking chairs for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The event raised money and awareness for the Robbie Page Memorial Fund, which provides play therapy for terminally ill children. The Sigma Sigma Sigma foundation helps hundreds of children annually through the fund, which supports local and national Robbie Page Memorial grants, including training fellowships at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and NC Children’s Hospital-UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Gallery to Feature Microscopic Art


    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.


  • 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 featured:  

    “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.

  • Deadline for McNair Applications is Oct. 15

    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 the application work session from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Adair House. 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
  • 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.

  • Homecoming Kick-Off BBQ

    A Homecoming BBQ will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 on the quad. All dining halls will be closed for dinner, although Main Street Market will maintain normal hours. Rain site will be Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

  • 2018 Homecoming Apparel Now Available

    Orders can be placed online or on campus at the Center for Student Involvement in the Student Union Building. Contact homecoming@truman.edu with any questions.

  • Preregistration Open for Homecoming 5K

    Preregistration is open until 12 p.m. Oct. 9 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.

  • 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. Review the Homecoming Tailgate Policies prior to the event.

    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, around 11 a.m. Non-reserved space at the tailgate will be first-come, first-served. 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.

  • SAL to Host Egyptological Symposium

    The School of Arts and Letters will host the Missouri Egyptological Symposium from 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Ophelia Parrish 2210. Students from Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Kansas, Missouri State University, the Kansas City Art Institute and Truman will present papers regarding their current research on ancient Egypt. It will be a chance to explore the variety of approaches scholars take in their study of a fascinating culture. There will be art historians, archaeologists, historians, and language specialists among the presenters. For more information, contact Sara Orel.

  • The Second City Improv All-Stars to Perform

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  • Author to Lecture on St. Louis Epidemics

    The History Department and Pickler Memorial Library will be co-hosting Christopher Alan Gordon on “A Dramatic Turning Point: St. Louis 1849” Oct. 11 in Baldwin Hall 201. Gordon is director of library and collections for the Missouri Historical Society and his lecture will examine the impact the cholera epidemic and Great Fire of 1849 had on the inhabitants of St. Louis and the future of the city. Gordon’s recently-published book, “Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis, 1849,” will be on sale at the lecture and he will be available to sign copies.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Detours Magazine Accepting Photo Contest Applicants

    Truman’s Detours magazine’s photo contest is 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 Thousand Hills State Park 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.

  • AAUP Meeting Scheduled

    The Truman chapter of the Association of American University Professors will host a meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 in Baldwin Hall 100. For more information, visit the website, Facebook page or contact chapter president Marc Rice. The meeting will be open to all faculty members.
  • 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.

  • Cognitive Science Minor Informational Meeting

    The informational meeting Cookies and Cognitive Science will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in Violette Hall 1208 for students and faculty who are interested in the minor. Students and faculty will learn about classes that count towards the minor, what spring 2019 classes are offered and answer any questions that may be had. This event is open to the Truman community.

  • Speaker to Discuss Income Inequality

    The Department of Economics will host Jennifer McDonald to speak on income inequality and occupational licensing at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Violette Hall 1010. Audience members will learn how firms and associations use the power of government to create barriers to entry, limit competition and block ordinary citizens from earning an honest living. McDonald is a research analyst at the Institute for Justice where she conducts original social science research as part of the strategic research team. Her work includes the recently published second edition of “License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing.”

  • 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.

  • Theatre Department Presents Play

  • 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.

  • Organization Helps First-Generation Students

    First Gen United will be hosting informational and social events geared toward helping first-generation students. The meetings will feature a variety of departments to speak at the informationals. All of the events will be open to both first-generation supporters and first-generation students themselves.

    Sweet Home Alabama: Let’s Talk About Going Home
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 24
    Centennial Hall Conference Room

    How To Finals! Road to Success and the Pit Stops

    Nov. 14
    7 p.m.
    Centennial Hall Conference Room

    Holiday Festivities/Secret Santa
    Dec. 5
    7 p.m.
    Centennial Hall Conference Room

  • Board of Governors Meeting

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.


  • Notables

    A total of 11 Bulldog softball players received the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Easton Scholar-Athlete Honors for the 2017-18 academic year. The athlete-scholars include Adrienne Compton, Riley Cook, Jamie Fowle, Alyssa Hajduk, Morgan McMahan, Michaela Mooney, Ashley Murph, Kadie Orenstein, Kayla Quanstrum, Christa Reisinger and Alyssa Rivera. Truman softball student-athletes were part of 129 total honorees from the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC).

    H. David Wohlers, professor of emeritus, traveled to Princeton University to attend the Inclusion in Science, Learning a New Direction (ISLAND 2018) conference, where he presented “Teaching Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Courses to Blind Students at Truman State University,” Sept. 15.

    H. David Wohlers presented “Teaching Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Courses to Blind Students at Truman State University" at Princeton University.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • 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.
  • Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

    The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are now accepting applications through Dec. 5. This program recognizes and rewards students ages 5-25 who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger in the United States. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship plus a $5,000 grant for their hunger-related charity of choice. Visit HelpStopHunger.org for application details. Each national scholarship recipient is recognized at the annual Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Dinner in June in Washington, D.C.