Vol. 23 No. 19 - Jan. 28, 2019


  • SAB Concert Features Hunter Hayes and RaeLynn


    The Student Activities Board welcomes Grammy-nominated artist Hunter Hayes, with special guest RaeLynn, to perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in Pershing Arena.

    Hayes first debuted his self-titled album in 2011, and since then has released popular hits such as “Invincible,” “I Want Crazy,” “Wanted,” “Dear God” and “One Shot.”

    RaeLynn was the highest-selling female country artist of last year. She received critical acclaim for her debut album in 2017, which included the songs “Love Triangle” and “Wildhorse.”

    Student tickets go on sale Jan. 28 and can be purchased for $5 at the SAB Office located in the Student Union Building. General admission will go on sale Feb. 11 and can be purchased for $20. The SAB Office is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are nonrefundable and prices will increase $2 on the day of the event. Students must present student ID when purchasing a ticket.

    No professional cameras, large bags, outside food or drink, alcohol or illegal substances will be permitted into the show. Any small bags brought are subject to search.

    Special accommodations can be made by contacting sab+concerts@truman.edu.
  • Nominate an Outstanding Professor or Research Mentor


    Students are able to nominate Truman faculty members to be recognized at the annual Academic Accolades Banquet in April.

    Every year the student body selects one professor and one research mentor to receive the Educator of the Year award, honoring the outstanding efforts on their behalf in the classroom and community. This is an opportunity to show appreciation to favorite educators for their dedication to the Truman community and highlight their accomplishments.

    Truman will also be sponsoring an inaugural Faculty Mental Health Honoree of the Year award. This award will seek to honor an educator at Truman who promotes mental health and its culture, both in and outside the classroom.

    To make a nomination, complete this form before 11:59 p.m. Feb. 8.
  • Global Issues Colloquium Presents on Women’s Health


    The Global Issues Colloquium will sponsor a panel discussion on women’s health at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    Panel speakers include: Fara Algalith, gynecologist; Mariquit (Kit) Hadwiger, associate professor emeritus of nursing; Stephen Hadwiger, professor emeritus of nursing; Ray Klingsmith, polio eradication worldwide with Rotary International; Amanda Medlock-Klyukovski, professor of communication.

    The panel will address, through a rich varied global perspective, an overview of the areas of women and family health and their needs throughout different parts of the world. Panel participants will offer perspectives and expertise based on their lifelong activism and medical careers and address the urgent needs of global family health, such as areas of polio eradication, clean water and hygiene, maternal health care and genetically transmitted disease.

    This event is free and open to the public.
  • Econ Speaker to Examine Drug Prohibition


    The Department of Economics will be sponsoring the Speaker Series: The Unintended Consequences of Drug Prohibition at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

    Featured speaker Dr. Audrey Redford earned her Ph.D. in economics from Texas Tech University and her undergraduate degree, also in economics, from James Madison University. Her research interests in entrepreneurship include market adaptations to changes in policy and institutional foundations using the tools of public choice economics, comparative institutional analysis, and Australian economics. While in graduate school she was an Adam Smith Fellow with the Mercatus Center and a Humane Studies Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

    Redford’s presentation will begin to answer questions such as: What does ‘drug prohibition’ mean in the United States? How does our understanding of illegal drug markets change as we examine the unintended consequences of drug prohibition policies in addition to the intended consequences? How do changes in drug policy influence entrepreneurial behavior in illegal drug markets and sometimes unintentionally incentivize dangerous outcomes? How are the answers to these questions relevant to our current opioid crisis?
  • Public Safety Information to Know


    TruAlert Emergency Text Messaging System
    Students, faculty and staff interested in receiving emergency notices about Truman through text messages on their phone can sign up through TruView. On the Truview main page, under “Update and View my Personal Information” click on “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information.” A maximum of three phones can be registered to receive texts. The Emergency Response Guide is also available on the DPS website at police.truman.edu.

    Kirksville Text Caster Weather Alerts
    To receive notifications regarding city news, local weather alerts, parks and rec information and public safety notices, students, faculty and staff can sign up at kirksvillecity.com/alerts. Participants can choose what type of notifications they want to receive by providing their phone number, email or both. Students, faculty and staff who utilize city streets to their park cars are encouraged to sign up for the service as this is how the city announces if they are implementing a snow emergency that requires all cars to be moved off all emergency snow routes.

    University Cancellation Policy
    As a matter of policy, the campus never completely closes, but during extreme conditions, the University may initiate cancellation of classes, emergency closure and/or early release of employees. Policy information may be found at hr.truman.edu/university-cancellation-policy. Cancellation or delay of classes is announced via the TruAlert text system and email.
    Travel Reminder
    Check the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/eax/ to keep up to date on the weather before heading out on the road. When traveling during potentially difficult winter weather conditions it is always a good idea to have a full tank of gas; have water, snacks and blankets in the vehicle and make sure cellphones are fully charged.

    Emergency Procedures Flyer
    Campus emergency procedures can be found at police.truman.edu/emergency-procedures. This information is posted around campus. Public Safety should be notified if posters are not where they are supposed to be located.

    Siren Testing
    Weather permitting, the city of Kirksville tests all sirens the last Friday of every month.
    Public Safety Website
    Additional information related to keeping campus safe can be found at police.truman.edu.


  • “Steel Magnolias” Performance Jan. 29

    Rich Rose

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will present a live radio theatre-style production of “Steel Magnolias” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Performed by L.A. Theatre Works (LATW), this unique rendition will feature the actors directing their dialogue to the audience and include costumes, live sound effects and small sets that create an intimate experience.

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

    For more than 25 years, LATW has been the foremost radio company in the United States. It is broadcast on NPR, internationally on the BBC and on The Beijing Radio Network. For more, visit latw.org.

    Tickets for “Steel Magnolias” 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.
  • Positive Peers Hosts Info Night


    Positive Peers, a student-run mental wellness support group, will host spring info nights from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 29 and 31 in Baldwin Hall 302.

    Trained facilitators will be speaking at the meetings to provide information about the organization. Positive Peers will also be taking public requests for meeting topics to help expand the programming and tailor to student needs.

    No registration or sign up is required. For more information contact Maya Wasserstrom or positivepeerstsu@truman.edu.
  • Activities Fair Set for Jan. 30

  • Alumnus and Author Brendan O’Brien to Visit Campus


    Author Brendan O’Brien (’13) will give a talk at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Baldwin 144 and a reading at 7 p.m. in the Baldwin Little Theatre.

    A graduate of Truman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minors in English and African studies, O’Brien is a social justice writer and a fire technician for the U.S. Forest Service. He grew up in Davenport, Iowa, and has lived in Missouri, Minnesota, Maryland and California. His experiences and travels abroad have produced a unique lens through which he sees the world. He uses his writing to focus attention on often overlooked issues and attempts to amplify the voices of those seldom heard.

    O’Brien’s work includes the novel “Out of the Depths,” as well as the nonfiction title “Trace: The Hidden Cost of What We Buy,” of which 20 percent of all proceeds goes to Human Rights Watch. These books are readily available on noisetrade.com, and both books are a part of the growing body of the U.S. social justice literature.

    Free and open to the public, both events are funded through an Arts and Letters Alumni Visit Grant.
  • Psi Chi to Host Psychology Event

    The national honor organization in psychology, Psi Chi, invites students to a social event from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31 in West Campus Suits multipurpose room. The event is an opportunity to get to know current members of the organization and is open to anyone who is interested in psychology or joining Psi Chi.

  • SAB Offers Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

    SAB will bring a nine-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf course from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Students are able to play in groups of three or less and are encouraged to wear white for the event. Pencils, scorecards, golf balls and putters will be provided.

  • Apply to be a Student Ambassador for 2019-20

    The Office of Admission is looking for enthusiastic student leaders with a passion for sharing their positive Truman experience.
    Applications are open for student ambassadors for the 2019-20 academic year. Student ambassadors guide visiting students and their families on campus tours, assist in the recruitment of prospective students and positively represent the University.

    Scholarship, work-study and volunteer opportunities are available. Institutional positions are available, but limited. Applications can be found online and are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Questions should be directed to Shari Fieser, student ambassador adviser.
  • CML Film Festival Expands


    Truman Department of Classical and Modern Languages’ (CML) annual film festival begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

    One movie will be shown each Friday and Saturday for the next four weekends until Feb. 16. The festival is featuring films that discuss the topics of race and diversity.

    The number of films being shown this year has been expanded to eight, thanks to a grant awarded to Truman CML from the Tournées Film Festival, which is an artistic fund supported by the FACE foundation (French-American Culture Exhange). This year six French-language films  – “I am not your negro,” “Bande de filles,” “Félicité,” “120 BPM,” “Qu’Allah bénisse la France” and “Petit á petit” – will be shown along with one German-language film, “Neuland,” and one Spanish-language film, “Pelo-Malo”.

    The festival is a free event and is open to all members of the public.

    For more information about the film festival please contact Audrey Viguier.
  • OSR Offers Support for Summer Research


    The Office of Student Research is accepting TruScholar proposals for research and creative scholarship conducted over the eight-week summer term from June 3-July 26, 2019. During the program, students should devote full-time effort to their project, and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration. Projects will be funded up to a maximum value of $5,000, including a $3,000 max student stipend and a max $1,500 max mentor stipend.

    A TruScholars proposal writing workshop for students will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Complete guidelines for the TruScholars application can be found at the Office of Students Research. Applications for funding opportunities are due March 1. Questions can be emailed to osr@truman.edu.
  • Blood Drive to Occur Feb. 5-6

    The Red Cross blood drive will occur from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 5-6 in the Student Union Building Georgian rooms. Everyone who donates will receive free food, drink, t-shirt and another possible surprise. For more information contact Clarissa Fennessey.

  • Farley to Present Sabbatical Translation Project

  • Applications Now Open for Summer Museum and Archives Internships

    Students are able to send applications for the museum and archives summer internships.

    Locations include the Harry Truman Presidential Library in Kansas City, Mo.; National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo.; Judicial Archives Project in Kirksville, Mo.; Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Mo.; Mercantile Library in St. Louis, Mo. and MSU Special Collections and Archive in Springfield, Mo.

    The summer internships are open to all Truman students, but they are especially relevant for those considering careers in archives, museums, teaching and law.

    Contact Jason McDonald for more information.

  • Delta Sigma Pi Begins Recruitment


    Delta Sigma Pi welcomes students to their info nights prior to recruitment at 7 p.m. Jan 30-31 in Violette Hall 1424. Recruitment will consist of the following events:  

    Community Service Night

    1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Feb. 3
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B

    Meet the Chapter
    7-9 p.m.
    Feb. 4
    Catholic Newman Center

    Trivia Night

    7-9 p.m.
    Feb. 5
    Student Union Building Down Under
    Professional Speaker

    7-9 p.m.
    Feb. 6
    Magruder Hall 2001

    For more information contact Amber Smith.
  • Students Awarded GIASR

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

    Function of the degA gene in Bacillus subtilis Fitspiration
    Student: Sarah Evans
    Mentor: Joyce Patrick

    Social Media: a Qualitative Exploration into Perspectives and Online Experiences of College Women

    Student: Avery Chancellor
    Mentor: Kristin Welker

    Social competencies of elementary school students before and after a social-emotional learning-focuses bullying prevention intervention in an out-of-school setting
    Student: Taylor Cichon
    Mentor: Carol Cox

    Tick Distribution and Abundance in Missouri

    Student: Dravid Paiva
    Mentor: Carolina Semperegui

    Comparison between active vocal cool-down and passive cool-down in a cappella singers
    Student: Gretchen Sadler
    Mentor: Julia Edgar

    Virtual Screening of Potential Inhibitors of APOBEC3B: a Promising Cancer Drug Target
    Student” Zachary Smith
    Mentor: Bill Miller

    Life cycle timing of field caught adult Dermacentor variabilis using physiological aging

    Student: Grace Steck
    Mentor: Stephanie Fore

    Argonne National Laboratory Trip to Confirm My Research Results before Graduation
    Student: Patrick Sullivan
    Mentor: Tim Humphry

    Change in nursing student attitudes toward interprofessional education and towards seniors before and after senior healthcare – focused interprofessional education program
    Student: Cassidy Myers
    Mentor: Pam Melvin
  • Homecoming Committee Applications Now Being Accepted

    Applications for Homecoming 2019 are now available. The deadline for the director position is Feb. 15 and interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Applicants applying for director may use the same application for a committee position.

    The deadline for general committee members is due Feb. 22 and interviews will occur the week of Feb. 25. Applications can be completed at homecoming.truman.edu/apply. Contact homecoming@truman.edu for any further questions.

  • JED Committee to Share Healthy Minds Survey Results

    The JED Committee will be hosting a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Results of the Healthy Minds Survey taken last spring will be shared in addition to the progress made on the Strategic Plan. Future plans will also be outlined. For more information contact co-chairs Brenda Higgins or Evonne Bird.

  • Update New License Plate Info with DPS

    The state of Missouri began issuing new bicentennial license plates in October 2018. New license plate numbers need to be updated for the Truman Parking Decal Vehicle Registration. To update license plate numbers contact Joyce Cook or Mollie Corrick.

  • Apply 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 Accepting Applications

    The Funds Allotment Council is now accepting member and funding applications.

    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 receive up to $5,000 of funding to make their events possible.

    Member applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and funding applications are due by 5 p.m. March 22. Applications are available at fac.truman.edu. For more information contact fac@truman.edu.

  • Grants Available to Aid Interdisciplinary Research


    The Office of Student Research is accepting Interdisciplinary Research Community grant proposals for research and creative scholarship conducted over the eight-week summer term, June 3-July 26, 2019. Proposals should be written by two faculty members, each from different departments, who will collaborate on a research project that involves and trains two undergraduate students. During the program, students should devote full-time effort to their project, and faculty mentors should be continuously available for consultation and collaboration. Projects will be funded up to a maximum value of $5,000, including a $3,000 max student stipend and a max $1,500 mentor stipend.

    Complete guidelines for the Interdisciplinary Research Community application can be found at the Office of Student Research. Applications for funding opportunities are due March 1. Questions can be emailed to osr@truman.edu.
  • Van Driving Classes Scheduled

    This is a required class to drive Truman fleet full-size vans. Student drivers must also complete Waiver of Vehicle Usage Policy form available at police.truman.edu. Classes take place at the Department of Public Safety in the General Services Building. Attendees must sign up in advance to reserve a space and should allow two to three hours for the class. For more information, call 660.785.4177 or email joycecook@truman.edu.

    Jan. 29
    2:30 p.m.

    Jan. 30
    2:30 p.m.

    Feb. 5
    2:30 p.m.

    Feb. 6
    2:30 p.m.



  • Notables

    Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, edited “Remembering the Consummate Playwright/Performer: Essays on Dario Fo,” Leicester UK: Troubador (Italian Series), 2018, to which he contributed three essays.

    Truman women’s swimming team, was one of 713 squads from 460 different institutions that earned the distinction of Scholar All-American team for the fall 2018 semester with a team GPA of 3.44. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a GPA of 3.0 or higher and maintain a roster of 12 or more student-athletes.

    Eric Norfleet, was awarded the President’s Award, for Outstanding Leadership and Service as Blue Key Chapter President, by the Blue Key Board of Governors at the 2019 Blue Key National Leadership Conference. This award was given for Norfleet’s leadership and commitment to Blue Key, campus and community involvement, service, character and integrity. Norfleet served as president during the 2017-18 academic year.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Study Abroad Foundation Scholarships Available

    The application period for 2019 Study Abroad Foundation Scholarships is open until Jan. 31.

    The available scholarships are for students studying abroad through a Truman State University-sponsored program in 2019 or the spring of 2020. Click here to apply in TruView or log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Foundation Scholarship Application. Scholarships will be applied just prior to study abroad trip.

    These scholarships are established by generous alumni and friends of Truman State University.