Vol. 23 No. 9 - Oct. 15, 2018


  • SAB Comedian is Saturday Night Live Star


    The SAB comedians and films committee will host SNL star Kenan Thompson at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium to perform a comedic act.

    Thompson is the longest-tenured member of “Saturday Night Live” and an Emmy Award-winning actor. He is known for numerous impressions such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey and many more.

    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the event. Tickets are free and can be picked up with a student ID from the SAB Office from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. General admission tickets will be available for pickup beginning Oct. 22. SAB will open all empty seats five minutes before showtime. No professional cameras, food or drink will be allowed inside the venue.
  • Study Abroad Trip to Visit Spain


    Informational sessions for the Spain study abroad trip are scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 16, 24 and Nov. 1 in McClain Hall 306.

    This summer study abroad opportunity will take place in Salamanca, Spain, from May 17 through July 11, 2019. While in Spain, students will stay with a host family and travel to some of the country’s historically and culturally significant cities including Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, León, Segovia and Mérida. Apart from studying at one of the best language institutes in Spain, students will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of Spain.

    Students who are accepted will spend seven weeks studying at Academia Mester, earning 12 credits. Nine credits can count toward a Spanish minor; Spanish majors can bring six credits. All students will advance their speaking and writing abilities as they take Spanish grammar and composition (advanced and superior levels), Spanish conversation (advanced and superior levels), peninsular culture and civilization and either topics of Spanish literature or Spanish for the medical professions. Students must have taken Spanish 330 prior to travel.

    This trip is sponsored by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages. Any interested students are encouraged to attend or email Stacy Bryant or James Hammerstrand for more information.
  • Library Patio Named for Longtime Employee

    Roger Johnson cuts a ribbon marking the dedication of the library patio that now bears his name. The ceremony took place during Homecoming festivities, Oct. 13. Located on the University Mall, the patio is adjacent to the west side of Pickler Memorial Library. Private gifts were raised for the naming rights during the Sesquicentennial Plaza campaign. The space was named in honor of Johnson, a longtime employee who retired from the Physical Plant in 2017 after 29 years of service. Johnson was, and remains, a passionate supporter the University, particularly its athletic programs. The patio now includes the addition of a bronze bulldog and a plaque marking its designation.
  • Truman to Promote Graduate Programs at Fair


    Truman Graduate Education Week is scheduled for Oct. 22-26.

    Truman will host a graduate fair from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C in honor of the programs offered on campus. Programs include accountancy, athletic training, communication disorders, English, music, leadership and education.

    Program staff members will be available to answer any questions that a student may have. Contact Brandy Schneider or Bethany Gibson for any further questions.
  • Alumnus Examines Cultural Aspects of Recycling


    Micah McKay will present “Trash or Treasure? Recycling in Latin American Culture” at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall 114.

    After graduating from Truman, McKay earned a Master of Arts degree in translation studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee while working as a Spanish/English medical interpreter. He then served in the Peace Corp in Peru before returning to graduate school and earning an Master of Arts degree in Spanish and a Ph.D. in Spanish literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017.

    McKay is currently assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages & Classics at the University of Alabama. He has already published three scholarly articles on the topics of trash production and littering in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, as reflected in contemporary Luso-American narratives, and has made numerous conference presentations on the treatment of environmental issues in literary works. Recently his co-edited volume, “Environmental Cultural Studies Through Time: The Luso-Hispanic World,” was accepted for publication.

    Spanish majors are invited to a luncheon Oct. 26 where McKay will share many educational and work experiences that have defined his career path since graduating from Truman with a Spanish major. He is also available for class visits. Contact Lucy Lee to schedule a visit.
  • TEDx Conference Set for Nov. 4


    TEDxTrumanStateUniversity is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

    The conference will feature unique talks from students, faculty and staff of Truman on a wide range of subjects and seeks to embody a liberal arts mission through the spread of creative ideas across a variety of disciplines. It will be divided into two sessions of six speakers, the first running from 1-3 p.m. and the second running from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Tickets are free and will be distributed from the Student Government Office, located in the CSI complex in the lower level of the Student Union Building, from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Tickets can be picked up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day, with additional hours from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 1. The conference is open to the Truman community. Availability is limited, so picking up a ticket as early as possible is advised.

    A viewing party with a livestream of the conference will take place in the Baldwin Little Theater from 1-5:30 p.m. No ticket is required for admission.
  • Emergency Notification System Test Schedule for Nov. 1


    Truman will conduct a test of the emergency notification system at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1.

    Students, faculty and staff who have signed up to receive Truman emergency alert text notifications will get a TruAlert text and email message letting them know it is a test. Those that have not signed up for emergency text messaging can do so through TruView.

    To sign up, sign in to TruView and click on the “Truman” tab. Click the “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information” under “Update and View My Personal Information” (lower right screen). A maximum of three phones can be registered to receive texts. Confirm information in the same manner.

    An emergency alert will be displayed on all Truman computer systems where the Alertus software has been installed. This should include nearly all workstations on campus. There will also be alerts sent to digital signs in Violette Hall, Magruder Hall, Ophelia Parrish and Health Sciences, to the Truman channel on the cable televisions in residence halls and to classrooms with the Truman touch-pad control system installed.

    The campus is also encouraged to review the emergency procedures. It is important the entire community is familiar with these procedures in order to understand how to respond appropriately in a number of emergency situations.

    The city of Kirksville is also implementing a new mass notification system known as ReGroup. Alerts can be customized by email, text and/or phone call. There are a variety of groups that can be joined to get notifications about emergencies, advisories, community events and newsletters. The most recent TextCaster is being eliminated for the new program. Now new, as well as those previously signed up for Textcaster, can sign up for the new system here to receive alerts.
  • Forensics Has Successful First Tournaments


    The Truman Forensic Union opened their competitive season with two successful tournaments in Bowling Green, Ky., and Bolivar, Mo., earning two sweepstakes awards and 13 national qualifications.
    Forensics traveled to Bowling Green for tournaments hosted by Western Kentucky University, Sept. 21. At the season-opening Alexis Elliot Memorial Round Robin, senior Johnathan Christy advanced to the final round of Lincoln-Douglas debate (LD) in a highly selective field consisting of the most competitive students in the country. Christy finished the tournament in second place and was named the best speaker of the tournament. Fellow senior Tyler Behymer was also selected for the tournament and finished in fourth place.
    The team also competed in full at the Western Kentucky Fall Fiesta, Sept. 22. Christy made elimination rounds of LD and finished the tournament as an octofinalist. He was named the second-best speaker at the tournament. Sophomore Maguire Radosevic also advanced and finished as an octofinalist. Fellow sophomores Peyton Gilbert and Cami Smith advanced to quarterfinals. Smith was also named the second-best speaker at the tournament.
    Truman Forensics later traveled to Bolivar for the annual Bob R. Derryberry Memorial tournament, hosted by Southwest Baptist University. Behymer advanced to the final round and won the tournament in debate. First-years Macy Cecil and Jackson Elder each advanced to elimination rounds of the novice LD division. Cecil finished as an octofinalist while Elder finished as a quarterfinalist.
    In individual events at the Derryberry Memorial, junior Austin Sopko finished the tournament with fifth place in impromptu speaking and third place in afterdinner speaking. Sophomore Audrey Baker had similar successes in her two events, placing fourth in afterdinner speaking and second in dramatic interpretation. Junior Caleb Daniels advanced as a finalist in extemporaneous speaking, placing sixth. First-year Malena Gansmann reached finals of program oral interpretation and placed sixth as well.
    In addition to individual student successes, Truman Forensics earned third place in debate sweepstakes and third in overall sweepstakes for the 2018 Derryberry Memorial. The team will travel to Warrensburg, Mo., to compete in the annual Missouri Mule and Dale Carnegie Swing tournament.
    Inquiries about Truman Forensics can be sent to Chris Outzen, director of forensics, or Craig Hennigan, assistant director of forensics.
  • Application Period Open for Spring PR Internship


    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the spring 2019 internship position.

    Interns work approximately 32 hours per week and can choose to receive six to nine credit hours. To maintain full-time student status, interns take two three-credit classes in addition to the internship credit hours. A small stipend is also included.

    Primary responsibilities of the intern include assisting with the production of the University’s online weekly newsletter, as well as contributing to the Truman Review alumni magazine. The intern also will help with special events throughout the semester, write press releases and fulfill other office tasks.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style. Applicants must have the flexibility to work 32 hours a week.

    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. 2. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles.


  • Delta Phi Epsilon to Sponsor ANAD 5K

    In honor of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 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. 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 open to all faculty members at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 in Baldwin Hall 100. For more information, visit the website, Facebook page or contact chapter president Marc Rice.

  • Apply Early for FAFSA

    Students should file the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov as soon as possible to determine aid eligibility. Although some students may not qualify for grants or work study, all are considered for the federal direct loan (no co-signer or collateral required). Filing the FAFSA does not commit a student to taking a loan, but it does allow more options. The 2019-20 FAFSA requires students to report income and tax information from 2017. It is recommended that students should apply before Feb. 1, 2019.

    For questions, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, or call 660.785.4130.

  • Chick-Fil-A Tabling Event

    Sodexo will host a Chick-Fil-A tabling event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Student Union Building. Prizes will be available, along with freshly squeezed Chick-Fil-A lemonade.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Photo Contest Winner Announced

    Jeanette Beauchamp of Springfield, Mo., is the winner of the “Bulldogs Biggest Fan 2018” photo contest. Her submission garnered the most engagement on the Truman Alumni Facebook page.

    Beauchamp is the mother of current Truman student Crystal Tracy, who said “Her Truman spirit started when I tried out to be a Truman cheerleader four years ago. She loves Truman and everything about it."

    As the winner, Beauchamp received a VIP Homecoming package that included: 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 the weekend. To see all of this year’s submission, click here.

  • ForWords Reading Series Presents Hallmark Writers

    The Department of English and Linguistics will host Joey Benevento, Suzanne Berry and Kara Goodier at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C to speak on their experiences as creative writers for Hallmark. Goodier and Berry, both Truman graduates, and Benevento, a Kirksville native, will discuss how their humanities degrees properly prepared them for their positions at Hallmark.

  • 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

  • Coffee and Chocolates with the President

    President Thomas will host a coffee (and chocolates) with the president at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. Several members of the Online Strategic Plan Curricular Review Committee will be present to discuss and receive feedback about their work.  For more information on the curricular recommendations under review, go to the Revised Online Strategic Plan.

  • 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.

  • Global Issues Colloquium Sponsors Archaeologist

    Robert Kelly will present “The Fifth Beginning: What 6 Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us About Our Future” at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

    Kelly identifies four key pivot points in the six-million-year history of human development: the emergence of technology, culture, agriculture and the state. He examines the long-term processes that resulted in a definitive, no-turning-back change for the organization of society.

    A professor of archaeology at the University of Wyoming, Kelly also gives evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning, one that started about AD 1500.

  • Theatre Department Presents Play

  • Sigma Alpha to Host Annual Haunted Corn Maze

    The annual Sigma Alpha Haunted Corn Maze will take place at the University Farm on the following dates.

    Oct. 25

    7-10 p.m.

    Oct. 26

    8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Oct. 27
    8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Kid’s Day
    Oct. 28
    1-3 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 at the gate or $3 with a student ID. Kid’s day will be free to the public. Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.

  • Social Work Club to Host Speaker

    The Social Work Club will host Ian Wohlstadter, a recent Truman alumnas, at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Barnett Hall 2227 to speak about his social work-related experiences. Wohlstadter graduated with degrees in mathematics and sociology and is currently working as a community support specialist at Preferred Family Healthcare. People who are interested in mental health and addictions, or curious about social work-related jobs, can attend the event to ask Wholstadter questions.

  • 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.

  • Annual Diversity Retreat Scheduled

    The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will host the fourth annual diversity retreat from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Student Union Georgian Rooms. Participants will examine and discuss identity, intersectionality and the impact of privilege and oppression through a series of interactive activities, experiences and critical dialogue. To sign up, click here.

  • 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.

  • Global Issues Looks at Land and Food Sovereignty

    Fermina Zarate Dominguez, a Mixteca farmer from Mexico, will present on land and food sovereignty at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    As part of the Global Issues Colloquium, Zarate Dominguez will discuss experiences of soil conservation, reforestation of native trees, rainwater recollection, conservation of native seeds and food production. She will also be promoting the importance of conserving local food culture that includes products grown in the milpa system.

    Zarate Dominguez has been part of the technical team of the Center for Integrated Small Farmer Development (CEDICAM) for more than 14 years. CEDICAM is a community-run project emphasizing reforestation efforts, native seed use, promotion of local markets, local food consumption and sustainable farming practices. One of their key models is farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing.

    The Global Issues Colloquium and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are cohosting this event.

  • CMDS to Host Graduate Open House

    The Communication Disorders Department will have a graduate open house from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Health Sciences Building 2203. Prospective students who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders will have to opportunity to meet faculty, alumni and current students of the program. Information will be given on the program, the profession, employment opportunities and funding for graduate school. Contact Connie Ikerd to RSVP or for more information.

  • Special Ed. Alumna to Discuss Technology in the Classroom

    Alumna Libby Moser (’16) will speak about her experiences as a middle/high school special education teacher as part of the MAE Leadership Series at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in Violette Hall 1010. She will explain how everyday technology can be used as a modification and accommodation tool in the classroom. Moser teaches in the Knox County R-1 School District. Refreshments will be provided after the presentation.

  • CPA to Discuss Ethics in the Workplace

    Kenneth Clark, CPA, will discuss ethics in the workplace at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Violette Hall 1010. Practicing since 1980, Clark is a self-employed CPA providing tax services, advice and examinations (IRS, state and local). He also prepares individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary income tax returns. Clark has eight years of experience in public accounting, including six years with the Big eight/Big five firms and four years in part-time legal practice limited to taxation and pension matters. This event is sponsored by the Student Center for the Public Trust and Alpha Kappa Psi and is open to all.

  • Student Speaker Applications Open for December Commencement

    For the first time in Truman’s history, Student Government is seeking a student speaker for the December commencement ceremony. Students who will be graduating this semester and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. Applications are available at senate.truman.edu/applications. All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 11. For more information, contact Katie Alexander.

  • International Education Week Scheduled


    International Education Week, Nov. 11-15, is a nationally recognized event that serves as an opportunity to celebrate international students and study abroad opportunities. These experiences enrich education and make campus a more diverse and welcoming place. Events include:

    Tabling in the Student Union Building
    Nov. 12-15
    The CIS, CIEA and CDI will be tabling in the Student Union Building all week, except for Nov. 15 when they will be in Violette Hall. There will be candy, games, trivia and a photo booth on various days.

    World Cup
    1-5 p.m.
    Nov. 11
    Pershing Gym
    World Cup is an international sporting event where students can learn and compete in sports from around the world. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each bracket.

    Mr. and Ms. International
    7-9 p.m.
    Nov. 11
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms
    Mr. and Ms. International is a cultural pageant meant to display the diverse cultures and talents represented on campus. Countries from all over the globe will be represented by students on Truman’s campus. Each contestant will be judged by a panel and a winner will be announced at the end.

    International Spirit Day
    Nov. 12
    International Spirit Day is a day to celebrate your international side. Wear clothes from your culture or simply a T-shirt.

    International Tea and Coffee

    5-6:30 p.m.
    Nov. 12
    Student Union Building Hub
    International Tea and Coffee will be the kick-off event for the week. Nicole Stelter, the international student advisor, will speak in addition to performances by TrueMen, the President’s Quartet and several talented international students. There will be teas and coffees from around the world available to taste.

    Sodexo Around the Globe
    Nov. 13-15
    Mainstreet Market
    Tres Habaneros in Mainstreet Market will be converted into an international food stand for three days. It will feature South Asian and Mediterranean cuisine as well as a sausage day. Students will be able to use meal swipes or dining dollars.

    Indian Cuisine
    Nov. 13
    Yellow curry with beef, green curry with tofu, butter chicken, white rice, Aloo Tiki with curry sauce and naan bread will be served.

    European Sausage Haus
    Nov. 14
    Kabob sampler, vegan sausage kabob, sauerkraut, grilled onions, braised cabbage, spaetzli, herb buttered potatoes and spinach dinner rolls will be served.

    Greek Mediterranean
    Nov. 15
    Beef gyro, lamb gyro, vegetarian falafel, red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, tzatziki sauce, spanakopita and lemon basil kalamata couscous will be served.

    International Trivia
    7-9 p.m.
    Nov. 13
    Come out alone or with a team and be ready to have a ton of fun.

    Dance Explosion
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Nov. 14
    Kirk Gym
    Students can come learn and perform dances from various cultures around the world. This is a high-energy and very fun event that was well-loved last year.

    Stories Under the Stars
    6-8 p.m.
    Nov. 15
    International students will tell folk stories from their cultures while the sky in the planetarium moves to show the sky above their hometown. This event will be entertaining and informative.
  • 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.

    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. Sessions include a free, catered lunch. Click here to RSVP.



  • Notables

    Nabil Alghalith, professor of business administration, had his manuscript entitled “Targeting IT opportunities at target” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability.

    Lawrence Woods, football, earned his second Great Lakes Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week award after returning his third kickoff for a touchdown this season. Woods had five returns in the 45-38 road win at McKendree Oct. 6. He became the first Bulldog with three kick returns for a touchdown in a season and tied Mike Laususe with four career kick return touchdowns.


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.