Vol. 23 No. 10 - Oct. 22, 2018


  • “Ain’t Misbehavin’” Begins Lyceum Season


    Tickets for the first Kohlenberg Lyceum event of the school year will be on sale starting Oct. 23.

    “Ain’t Misbehavin’” will kick off the series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. When the show opened on Broadway, it made history by winning every Tony Award, including best musical. Time Magazine called it “a stompin’, struttin’ high hattin’ smash.”

    The production includes 30 show-stopping musical numbers that take the audience on a journey not only through the Fats Waller song book, but through Harlem in its heyday. With snazzy period costumes — complete with bowlers and spats and ermine and pearls — the dynamic five-member cast takes the audience where the high-steppers partied, from honky-tonk dives to the Cotton Club and from Tin Pan Alley to the Waldorf.

    Tickets for “Ain’t Misbehavin’” are $10 each, including tax. They can be purchased at the cashier window in McClain Hall, at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville or online at lyceum.truman.edu. If tickets are still available on the day of the performance, they can be purchased at Baldwin Hall Auditorium 30 minutes before the start of the show. For more information, call 660.785.4016.

    Kirksville Tourism is a platinum level sponsor of this event.
  • Successful Entrepreneur to Teach New Class


    Students who may have an interest in one day starting a business or nonprofit might want to consider taking a new special topics class offered in the spring semester.

    The Art (and Science) of Entrepreneurial Thinking is a one-credit course offered during the first block of the semester. It will be taught by alumnus and guest instructor Doug Villhard, with the goal to teach students how to think like an entrepreneur.

    Open to all majors, there are no prerequisites for the course. Students will learn to think creatively to solve significant problems, either for profit or charity.

    The course meets for two hours per week during the first block of the spring semester – 8:30-10:30 a.m. A one-day field trip to St. Louis is also a component of the course. The final project will consist of a short write up and video recording of an “elevator pitch” for an original business or charitable idea.

    Since graduating with a degree in journalism, Villhard has gone on to have success in a variety of fields. Among his ventures are Second Street, the St. Louis-based audience engagement software platform used by more than 3,000 media companies and marketers, and Villhard Growth Partners, which buys and invests in various enterprises, primarily those specializing in business and health care services.

    For more information about the course, click here.
  • Campus to Celebrate Halloween with Multiple Events


    A variety of Truman organizations will host events from Oct. 25-31 in celebration of Halloween.

    Sigma Alpha will host their annual haunted corn maze Oct. 25-28 at the University Farm. The maze will be open from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 26 and 27. Tickets are $5 at the gate or $3 with a Truman student ID. Kid’s Day at the corn maze will be from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28. Kid’s Day will be free to the public. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a Halloween-themed trivia event at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Student Union Building Activities Room to raise money for polio. Cost is $3 per person or $12 per team.

    The National Education Association’s Trunk or Treat event will take place from 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Patterson event parking lot. Truman organizations will decorate the trunks of cars to pass out candy to participants. Trunk or treat events provide a safe, efficient way for individuals to get candy, saving trick-or-treaters, particularly children and adults with special needs, from going door-to-door in the dark.

    The Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary will sponsor trick-or-treating in the residence halls from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Residents will have a door tag to indicate participation in the event. Centennial Hall residents will have allergen-free candy options.
  • Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica


    There will be informational meetings for students interested in the Costa Rica study abroad program at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in McClain Hall 306, and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in McClain Hall 306.

    Students will be attending the Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA), located in San José, the country’s capital, from May 18 through July 14, 2019. Students will have a complete linguistic and cultural immersion by living with a host family. In addition, students will travel on weekend excursions to bio-diverse sites such as Monteverde, Arenal and Tortuguero, where they will experience trips to volcanoes, hot springs, colonial-era churches, zip lining, waterfalls, a crocodile tour and relaxing beaches.

    Students will earn 12 hours of 300-400 level credit taking the following courses: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition; Spanish Conversation; Introduction to Hispanic Literature; and Latin American Culture and Civilization. Nine credits apply to the Spanish minor and six credits apply to the Spanish major. Students must complete Spanish 330, Spanish Grammar and Composition, before studying in Costa Rica.

    The Department of Classical & Modern Languages sponsors this study abroad program. For more information, contact José Carreño Medina or Óscar Sendón.
  • Speaker to Present the Packasso Project


    The Department of Classical and Modern Languages will host Dr. Fairouz Bishara at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 in Baldwin Hall 114 to present on the Packasso Project, a school-based program for the arts.

    The program allows graffiti artists to redirect their artistic ability toward an educational process. Through individual, in-depth interviews with several former members of the Packasso Project, insight was found in various social and academic factors impacting graffiti artists: need for recognition, value of relationships and school engagement.

    The presentation will highlight supportive learning environments in which diverse groups of students not only stay engaged in school, but also experience academic success that is the byproduct of continuous engagement.
  • Truman/ATSU Fitness Challenge Winners Announced

    Truman President Susan L. Thomas and Spike, along with Richard Rydberg and Bucky from A.T. Still University, celebrate the conclusion of the Truman/ATSU Fitness Challenge.

    Winners of the Fitness Challenge were announced at the Truman/ATSU bonfire Oct. 4 at the University Farm.

    ATSU won the overall University Fitness Challenge award this year. As a result, President Thomas will display a framed picture of Bucky, the ATSU mascot, in her office at Truman until next year’s competition.

    Hosted jointly by Staff Councils from both universities, the bonfire included pizza, pasta, a salad buffet and roasted s’mores. Attendees were also able to participate in a sunset hayride.

    Fitness Challenge winners for both Universities were announced. For Truman, individual winners were: first place, Melody Jennings, health and exercise sciences; second place, Jeanne Mitchell, biology; third place, Marsha Redmon, biology, chemistry and physics; fourth place, Gwen Perrachione, Information Technology Services.


  • Alumnus to Lead Workshop for Financial Success

    Truman graduate Julian Caldwell will lead “Blueprint for Financial Success” from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 22 in Baldwin Hall 114. He will discuss the importance of planning early and how balancing a long-term portfolio is key to a more comfortable life. Caldwell graduated with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in management. He currently works at Masters Financial in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

  • SUB Room Reservation for Spring Semester

    The Student Union Reservation Office will accept spring 2019 event and meeting reservation requests from 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 through 12 p.m. Oct. 26. The Student Union Reservation Office is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. The Reservation Office will only accept paper requests.
    Packets will be available in student organization mailboxes located in the Center for Student Involvement Complex. Additional lottery forms can be found at sub.truman.edu/lottery.
    Confirmations will be mailed to campus offices and delivered to student organizations mailboxes in the lower level of the Student Union Building during finals week. They will not be emailed.
    Any submissions received by the Reservation Office after 12 p.m. Oct. 26 will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis once lottery requests have been processed.

  • 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.

  • Global Health to Educate on World Polio Day

    Rebecca Donahue’s global health class will table Oct. 23 in Magruder Hall, Oct. 24 in the Student Union Building and Oct. 25 in Pershing Building to honor World Polio Day. Students will give presentations to health 195 classes to educate other students on polio. World Polio Day is Oct. 24.
  • 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. 23-25 or at the race location the day of the event.

  • 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

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

    Holiday Festivities/Secret Santa
    7 p.m.
    Dec. 5
    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.

  • Career Center Workshops Teach Self-Advocacy

    This semester, the Career Center is presenting “Real Life 101: Speak Up.” This is a series of presentations to help Truman students improve their self-advocacy skills to be better prepared for the workplace. The first event is Oct. 24 and will be a presentation on stress management by Dave Lusk. On Nov. 7, Jenni Nuhn will present about salary and benefit negotiations. Lusk, Nuhn and Lindsey Potts will present and lead a workshop to practice self-advocacy skills Nov. 15. Events are free and will be eat-and-learn style, so participants should feel free to stop by the Student Union Building and bring dinner to the presentations.

  • Professor to Discuss Law School Experience

    Elizabeth Wiles, assistant professor of justice systems, will present “How I Crushed Law School with the Philosophy and Religion Major – a True Story” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in Baldwin Hall 212. The event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and is open to the Truman community.

  • Study Abroad Trip to Visit Spain

    Informational sessions for the Spain study abroad trip are scheduled at 7 p.m. 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, Spanish Grammar and Composition, 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.

  • Tamale Tasting Event

    Tres Habaneros will host a tasting event for students to try the limited-edition pork tamales from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Student Union Building. The pork tamales will be served with cilantro rice and beans.

  • Truman to Promote Graduate Programs at Fair

    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 and 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.

  • Social Work Club to Host Speaker

    The Social Work Club will host Ian Wohlstadter, a recent Truman alumnus, 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.

  • SAB Comedian is Saturday Night Live Star

    SNL star Kenan Thompson will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    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.

  • Global Issues Colloquium Sponsors Archaeologist

    Robert Kelly will present “The Fifth Beginning: What Six 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.

  • Climate Activists to Host Lecture

    The climate activism presentation, “Roots of Biological Tragedy (or when is a knot not a knot?),” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Magruder Hall 1098. Presenters include Christine Harker, professor of English; Emma Tolling, Truman undergraduate; Eugenia Degana, Truman graduate student; and Pete Goldman, professor of emeritus of biology.

  • Professors Pay Tribute to 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.

  • Sigma Alpha to Host Annual Haunted Corn Maze

    Oct. 25
    7-10 p.m.
    University Farm

    Oct. 26

    8 p.m.-12 a.m.
    University Farm

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

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

    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.

  • Theatre Department Presents Play

  • 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.

  • FAC Funding Deadline is Oct. 26

    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.

  • Halloween Trivia Fundraiser

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a Halloween-themed trivia event at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Student Union Building Activities Room to raise money for polio. Cost is $3 per person or $12 per team.

  • 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.

  • Cerner Webinar Highlights Career Options

    The Student Public Health Association will host a webinar conducted by Dr. Tanju Gupta at 5 p.m. Oct. 30 in Pershing Building 233 to discuss how Cerner works to improve population health. Gupta will also provide students with an overview of Cerner and potential careers at the company. The event is open to all students and will be of particular interest to those who are business, communication, health or computer science majors.

  • 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.

  • Emergency Notification System Test Scheduled 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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-I 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.

  • Global Issues Presents “Capitalist Peace”

    Mike Rudy, associate professor of political science, will present “Capitalist Peace” at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Magruder Hall 2001. Rudy explains how capitalist institutions affect state bellicosity levels. He explores capitalist and democratic institutions to explain facilitation and if the institutions incentivize nonviolent solutions in a competitive international environment. The event sponsored by the Global Issues Colloquium and is open to the public.

  • 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

    Beth Hopwood, soccer, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Defender of the Week as she posted two clean sheets in Truman’s unbeaten home weekend. Hopwood stopped all three shots on goal in Truman’s 2-0 win over Indianapolis, Oct. 12. She stopped all 11, a season-high, in preserving the 0-0 draw against Bellarmine, Oct. 14.

    Sam Reeves, football, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week following his two quarterback sacks in Truman’s 20-13 victory over Lincoln, Oct. 13. Reeves picked up career sacks 29 and 30 to climb to within two of the Bulldog career records held by Ernie Myerson. He also became the new Truman champion in tackles for loss as he was credited with 2.5 to pass Nic Abbate with 43.0 TFLs.

    Gemma Saathoff, cross country, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Athlete of The Week. She was voted runner of the week following her top performance in the Principia College Cowbell Classic, Oct. 14. Saathoff was the top runner in the field of 75 on the six-kilometer course. She completed the race in a time of 23:00.70.


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.