Vol. 13, No. 19 - Feb. 3, 2009


  • DPS to Conduct Emergency Text Message Test

    Sometime between Feb. 9-13, Truman’s Department of Public Safety will be performing a test of the emergency text messaging system.

    Individuals who have signed up for this service will receive a message on the mobile device that they registered. No action is needed after the message is received.

    Those who have not signed up for this service may do so by logging into TruView at http://truview.truman.edu and clicking on “Update Emergency Text Messaging Information” in the My Personal Information section.
  • Career Center Program Helps Students Applying to Medical School

    The Career Center will host the “Paging All Doctors” program to assist students interested in applying to medical school Feb. 9.

    The day will begin with pre-med mock interviews from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Career Center. Students must sign up in the Career Center for an interview time.

    “Med School Application Preparation,” will begin at 5 p.m. in Magruder Hall 1098. Students will learn the do’s and don’ts of the intense application process.

    Finally, students can participate in “You are the Admissions Committee,” at 5 p.m. in Magruder Hall 1098. Students will switch roles and play the admissions committee while reviewing mock applications.

    Registration can be completed at http://pdi.truman.edu/register/classlist.asp.  
  • Leadership Recognition Program Honors Students, Organizations and Advisers

    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is sponsoring the 2009 Leadership Recognition Program. This annual program is designed to honor Truman students, advisers and organizations for their dedication to their peers, campus and Kirksville community through various leadership roles and events during the year.

    Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate exceptional student leaders, advisers, organizations and events on campus.

    Student awards include the Athletic Leadership Award, the Excellence in Diversity Award, the New Student Leader Award, the Outstanding President of the Year Award (one small and one large), the Outstanding Residence Leader Award, the Outstanding Student Worker Award and the Senior Leadership Award.

    Organization Awards include the Excellence in Diversity Organization Award, the Outstanding Educational Event, the Outstanding Entertainment Event Award, the Outstanding New Organization Award and the Outstanding Organization Award (one small and one large).

    The adviser award is the E.M. Violette Outstanding Adviser of the Year Award.

    The nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. March 18 in the CSI office in the Student Union Building. They can also be downloaded as a PDF or submitted electronically on the CSI website at http://csi.truman.edu.

    Anyone seeking more information should contact the CSI at 785.4222 or e-mail csilrp@truman.edu.

    The Leadership Recognition Program banquet will be at 7 p.m. April 8 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.     

  • Walton Serving as Public Relations Intern

    Allison Walton, a senior public communication major, is serving as the intern for the Public Relations Office during the spring semester.

    Walton is from Wentzville, Mo., and is a 2005 graduate of Timberland High School. She is the daughter of Larry and Linda Walton and has an older sibling, Miranda, who graduated from Drury University in 2007. 


    Allison Walton

    As the intern, she will assist in the writing, producing and distributing of the University newsletter, Truman Today, as well as posting it online. She will also be responsible for writing press releases and performing various office duties.

    Walton currently serves as the secretary of Lambda Pi Eta, a communication honor fraternity, and is a member of Phi Sigma Pi, the Advertising and Public Relations Organization, Alpha Phi Omega and VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood.

    Walton’s interest in obtaining experience and skills in various communication outlets led her to this position.
  • Weekly Lunch Series Examines Retention Rates

    The Weekly Lunch Series, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, will conduct a four-part examination of “The Role of the Classroom in College Student Persistence,” in an effort to improve retention rates.
    This series was released in fall 2008 in the book “New Directions for Teaching and Learning,” that features what instructors can do in their classroom to ultimately improve retention rates. Copies of this book are available for checkout from the Center for Teaching and Learning.

    The four-part series, spread out through the remainder of the semester, begins during the Feb. 4 Weekly Lunch Series and continues Feb. 11, March 4 and March 18.

    The Weekly Lunch Series takes place at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Student Union Building Spanish Room.

  • Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence Recipients Announced

    Three Truman faculty members, Carol Cox, Michael Kelrick and Ian Lindevald, have been honored with the Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship.

    President Darrell Krueger, along with Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Troy Paino, surprised the faculty members with the $10,000 Fellowship Feb. 2.

    Cox, professor of health, has been a member of the health and exercise sciences faculty at Truman since the 1994-1995 school year. She received her Bachelor of Science in health education and physical education from Slippery Rock University, followed by a master’s degree in counseling from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in health education from Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include school health programming and worksite health promotion programs.

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    President Darrell Krueger, Carol Cox and Provost Troy Paino


    President Darrell Krueger, Michael Kelrick and Provost Troy Paino

    Kelrick, a professor of biology and director of interdisciplinary studies, has been a member of the Truman faculty since 1987. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Utah State University. Kelrick’s research interests include conservation biology, and most recently, population dynamics modeling of a rare plant species in Missouri.

    Lindevald, an associate professor and chair of the physics department, has been at Truman since 1992. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include modal characteristics of clarinet reeds, imaging vibrations of surfaces using holography and sound propagation in nonuniform waveguides-horns.


    President Darrell Krueger, Ian Lindevald and Provost Troy Paino

    Alumni Walker and Doris Allen established the Fellowship eight years ago with one of the largest outright gifts ever made to the Truman State University Foundation.

    Walker W. Allen graduated from Truman (then Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s College) in 1939 with a bachelor’s degree in business education.

    The $10,000 Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship recognizes outstanding faculty members who have greatly contributed to the success of the University and its students.

  • Women’s Resource Center Sponsors V-Week

    In a celebration of womanhood the Women’s Resource Center will sponsor V-Week Feb. 9-13.

    The first event, “Congo Teach-In,” is a powerful presentation, about the atrocities occurring to the women in the Congo. It takes place at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

    Speculum art will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Ophelia Parrish Room 2121. All are welcome to participate in the decorating of speculums. A poetry slam will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. All are invited to share poetry, stories and art about women, relationships, dating, violence and sex.

    The week will end with the “Vagina Monologues” Feb. 12-13, a powerful and awarding-wining play by Eve Ensler performed by Truman women. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Tickets for the “Vagina Monologues” are $3 each or two for $5. All other events during V-Week are free.  

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in 2009-2010 are now available. Current students must apply online. Applications are due by midnight on March 1. To learn more, go https://secure.truman.edu/isupport-s/.

    The IAA Foundation
    plans to award 57 scholarships to students majoring in agriculture, agri-business or a related field, as well as many scholarships open to any major. To be eligible to apply for these scholarships students must be an Illinois Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or member’s child, must be an Illinois resident and exhibit potential for successful completion of course of study. For more information or to apply for these scholarships visit the IAA Foundation website at http://www.iaafoundation.org.  Application deadline is Feb. 6.

    The Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City is offering scholarship opportunities to female college juniors, seniors or graduate students, who are residents of the greater Kansas City area. The Kansas City area is defined as Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. Greek sorority membership is required to apply for this program. Application deadline is Feb. 13. Applications are available online at http://www.kcpanhel.com.

    The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is offering scholarship opportunities through the Memorial Education Fund (MEF) to student IMA members pursuing study in accounting or finance as an undergraduate or graduate student. These scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,500. One student will be chosen from the scholarship pool to receive the Stuart Cameron and Margaret McCloud Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Students must be at least part-time (at least six credits per semester), an IMA student member (membership number must be included on the application), and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications are available on the IMA website at http://www.imanet.org/scholarships. Deadline for application submission is Feb. 15.


  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    All students are encouraged to file the 2009-2010 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.  It is important to apply before April 1 to be considered for all available funding.  Contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall103, or 785.4130, if you have any questions.
  • Cold Turkey Tobacco Cessation Classes

    Free for any student, staff or faculty members

    8-9 p.m.

    Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 5, 19

    Pershing Building 301

    Free patches, gum, quit classes and physician consultations

    Just show up or e-mail ccox@truman.edu if you can’t attend scheduled classes.
  • Nominate an Outstanding Research Mentor

    Submission can be done online at http://src.truman.edu. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 6.

    For more information contact tsu.research.award@gmail.com.

  • Applications Being Accepted For Molecular

    Students can apply for this 10-week program online at http://molecularecology.truman.edu.

    Students will be conducting research in Kirksville and
    Albuquerque, N.M., and will receive a $3,500 stipend, three credit hours and room and board.

    For questions contact Jennifer Thompson at 785.7252 or step@truman.edu.
  • Interested in joining the Romance Language Wing?

    The Coin Français and the Casa Hispánica, located in Missouri Hall, are accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year.

    For more information, or an application, contact Timothy Farley, tfarley@truman.edu, for the French wing, and Carol Marshall,carolmar@truman.edu, for the Spanish wing.  

    Deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 15.
  • Student Ambassadors Accepting Applications

    Applications are available in McClain Hall 205 or online at http://admissions.truman.edu/ambassadors.asp. Completed applications must be turned in by 5 p.m. Feb. 6. Interviews will be conducted Feb. 9-20.

    Questions can be sent to Jill Graves at jgraves@truman.edu.
  • Special Offer on 2008 Homecoming Apparel

    Short Sleeve Tees: $4
    Long Sleeve Tees: $8
    Sweatshirts: $12
    Hooded Sweatshirts: $16

    Some 2007 apparel is available.  

    Stop by the Office of Advancement in McClain Hall 100 to buy or e-mail Stacy Tucker-Potter at stuckerpotter@truman.edu for more information.
  • Mentor and Scholar Reception for McNair Scholars and Truman Faculty

    5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the SUB Activities Room.

    Faculty members interested should RSVP by Feb. 9 to bkuhns@truman.edu.

  • “A More Perfect Union: The Struggle for Civil Rights for All”

    Students, faculty and staff members will be reading speeches from historic civil rights authors.

    2:30 p.m.
    Feb. 16
    Pickler Memorial Library

    Anyone interested in reading a speech can contact Erin Case at ecase@truman.edu.
  • Career Expo Information

    Spring Career Expo will be Feb. 25 in the Student Union Building. Browse the attending companies and register for Expo on the Career Center website at http://career.truman.edu.

    Deadline for interview pre-selection on eRecruiting is Feb. 16.

    Career Expo Crash Course will be Feb. 18.

    Expo 411 will be Feb. 23.
    Register at http://pdi.truman.edu.  

    Press your suits, write your résumés and stay tuned for more Expo information in the next issue of Truman Today.

  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship Deadline Extended to Feb. 16

    The Udall Foundation plans to award 80 scholarships and 50 honorable mentions on the basis of merit to
    sophomore and junior level college students.

    The foundation seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource
    management, economic development and education.

    For more information go to http://www.udall.gov/ or contact Maria C. Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu.

  • The Student Activities Board presents An Evening with “The Onion”

    7 p.m. Feb. 18
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Featuring two Onion staff writers, this event is free to students and $5 for general admission.
    Pick up tickets in the SAB Office in the Student Union Building.

    For more information go to http://www.theonion.com.  

  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

    Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and be interested in becoming a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State.

    Deadline is Feb. 6. For more information go to http://www.woodrow.org/.
  • 2009 Summer Orientation Dates

    June 5, 8, 12, 17, 22, 26, 29
    August 21
    Optional overnights June 7, 26

  • Pickler Memorial Library



    You can connect to Pickler Library’s many electronic journals and databases from your home.

    You will find the directions for how to set up your home computer at: http://library.truman.edu/help/mainpage.htm.

  • Students Invited to Forums on Budget Cuts Within Student Affairs

    7: 30 p.m. Feb. 17
    SUB Alumni Room
    Topics include: Counseling Services, Student Health Center, Disability Services and Mulitcultural Affairs

    7:30 p.m. Feb. 18
    SUB Conference Room
    Topics include: Greek Life, Center for Student Involvement and Career Center

    7:30 p.m. Feb. 19
    Georgian Rooms A&B
    Topics include: Residence Life, Student Union and Recreation Center

  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: Taboo
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 16
    Captain's Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Feb. 22

    Activity: Cranium
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 23
    Captain's Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Mar. 1

    Activity: Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Feb. 23
    Captain's Meeting: Mar. 4
    Play Begins: Mar. 16

    Activity: Co-Rec Volleyball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 23
    Captain's Meeting: Mar. 4
    Play Begins: Mar. 16

    Activity: Closest to the Pin
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 2
    Captain's Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: TBA

    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 18
    Captain's Meeting: Mar. 19
    Play Begins: Mar. 23

    Activity: Sports Trivia
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Mar. 23
    Captain's Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Mar. 29

    Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 14
    Captain's Meeting: Apr. 16
    Play Begins: Apr. 18-19

    Activity: Punt, Pass & Kick
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 14
    Captain's Meeting: Apr. 16
    Play Begins: Apr. 22

    Activity: Swim Meet
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 14
    Captain's Meeting: Apr. 16
    Play Begins: Apr. 23

    Activity: Bench Press
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 20
    Captain's Meeting: Apr. 23
    Play Begins: Apr. 27

    Activity: T-shirt Design Contest
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 30
    Captain's Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: NA

    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at http://recreation.truman.edu/intramuralrec.asp, or contact the Intramural Office at 785.4467.


  • Notables

    Matthew Beaky, associate professor of physics, gave a presentation entitled “Searching for Pulsating Stars in Eclipsing Binary Systems,” at the Galileo’s Legacy Conference in Oahu, Hawaii, Dec. 31-Jan. 5. The presentation described research carried out over the past year by undergraduate students at the Truman Observatory.

    Jeff Romine, professor of accounting and a 17-year member of the Kirksville Rotary club, has been named District Governor for the 2010-2011 Rotary year by the District 6040 Nominating Committee. Romine will serve as District Governor during fellow Kirksville Rotarian Ray Klinginsmith’s term as Rotary International President.

    Lynn Rose, professor of history, was the keynote speaker Jan. 24 for “Redefining Disability in the Ancient World,” a workshop at the University of Leeds Humanities Research Institute.


  • Notes

    The American Marketing Association (AMA) will host a professional night at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in Violette Hall 1412. Professional dress is desired. There will be a speaker from Edward Jones with refreshments to follow.

    Tau Lambda Sigma, a local service sorority, will conduct spring recruitment beginning with a social night at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Student Union Building Down Under. A service night will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. For more information about the organization visit http://tls.truman.edu.

    Phi Sigma Pi, a national honor fraternity, will host a scholarship night at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and a Leadership Night at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Student must have 30 total credit hours and a 3.0 cumulative GPA to rush.

    The Physics Colloquia continues at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Magruder Hall 1096, with Gas Adsorption on Nanoporous Biocarbon, Results and Pore Structure Analysis. For more information go to http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia/mainstage.asp.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the University Club. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    The Student Activities Board will be conducting auditions for Truman Live at 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 8 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Talents of all varieties are welcome. Students interested can sign up for audition times in the SAB Office in the Student Union Building. All contestants must be available from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 28 for dress rehearsal and the show.     

    Music Therapy Brown Bag Lecture
    will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Career Center. Find out about music therapy and how music is processed in the brain. Presented by Kelley Pujol, M.Ed, M.M., MT-BC, NMT, Fellow Board Certified Music Therapist Neurologic Music Therapist, Fellow and Jennifer Cooley, B.A., MT-BC. Open to students, faculty and anyone interested in learning more about music therapy. Feel free to bring your lunch to the lecture.

    The Study Abroad Office will sponsor “Explore the World-Study Abroad,” an informational table, beginning at 12 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Student Union Building. Students who have studied abroad will be at the table from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the month of February to answer questions and hand out information about studying abroad.

    The University Conduct Board is now accepting applications for student members. Interested students can find out more information at the University Conduct Board Information Session, at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in Student Union Building 3204. Applications will be available at the session, in the Student Affairs Office, Student Union Building 3100, and online at http://conduct.truman.edu. Applications are due Feb. 13.

    Peace Corp applications are due Feb. 10. Applications are on the Peace Corp website. Interviews will be conducted 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Career Center for those who are selected.

    The Center for Student Involvement will host Event Planning 101 at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Student Involvement Complex. The workshop demonstrates step-by-step planning of an effective event. There will be free food, door prizes and an event planning resource packet.
    The Career Center will sponsor “PDI: Internships, Why, Where & How?” at 12 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Career Center with Internship Coordinator, Elizabeth Bauer. Students wanting an internship, as well as professors, advisors or on-campus employers interested in adding an internship program, can attend. Register for this event on the PDI website http://pdi.truman.edu/register/classlist.asp.

    Funds Allotment Council membership applications are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Center for Student Involvement Office. Members of FAC have the opportunity to make important decisions on which events come to campus and how much funding goes to intercollegiate activities. Officers of the FAC have the ability to earn scholarship job hours. Applications are available outside the FAC office located in the CSI complex in the Student Union Building.

    The Funds Allotment Council (FAC) will host an information meeting for groups intending to apply for FAC funding at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The FAC is an independent council of Student Senate that is responsible for granting money to student organizations that wish to host events on campus. Events funded by the FAC must be on campus, open to all students and cannot be used as a fundraiser for the organization. To be considered for funding, organizations must have been chartered for one full semester prior to the semester in which funding is requested.

    Omicron Delta Kappa Circle will host an information night at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Student Union Building. Students interested in
    joining this national leadership honor society may attend. Requirements include 60 hours of credit by the beginning of the 2008 fall semester (end of 2008 spring semester). Students must also be in the top 35 percent of their class with a minimum GPA of 3.55 for juniors and 3.58 for seniors. Food will be provided.

    The Global Issues Colloquium presents Julie Flowerday, assistant professor of anthropology, who will present “Writing Colonial History under Postcolonial Conditions: The Unfinished Study” at 7 p.m. Feb 12 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    The Association of Black Collegians and Kappa Alpha Psi will sponsor an open mic night, “A Night of Heart and Soul,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Student Union Building HUB.

    The Truman Chamber Choir will host the fourth annual Madrigal Dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 13-14 in the Student Union Building Room 3200. For ticket purchase or more information about this evening of food and music go online to http://music.truman.edu/madrigal.