Vol. 13, No. 33 - June 16, 2009


  • M*A*S*H* Camp Gives Middle School Students Look at Health Care Careers

    Middle school students interested in science and careers in the health care field can get hands-on experience during M*A*S*H* Camp July 7-9.

    Each summer the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education Center (NEMO AHEC) presents a M*A*S*H* (Missouri AHEC Science & Health) Camp for middle school students in Adair County. The M*A*S*H* Camp provides hands-on experiences to students interested in health care and science occupations, and exposes them to a variety of careers in the science and health field.

    M*A*S*H* Camp will take place July 7 on Truman’s campus, with events on July 8 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center and July 9 at the University farm.

    Area health care providers and educators will combine their talents to present an impressive instructional program that will introduce students to the fascinating world of science. Students will participate in chemistry and biology labs, scrub labs, suture labs, hospital exploration, recreational activities and more.

    Any student who will enter sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall is eligible to attend. Enrollment is limited to the first 30 applicants.

    Cost of attending M*A*S*H* Camp is $30 for 2-day camps and $40 for 3-day camps. Fee includes meals, snacks, t-shirt, dog tag and supplies. Students unable to pay the fee can provide a letter of explanation to receive a camp scholarship.

    For more information call NEMO AHEC at 660.385.6491 or 887.303.2938. Registration forms are available at http://trumantoday.truman.edu/pdf/Adair_MASH_Brochure09.pdf.

  • Ling Donates Journal to University

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    Huping Ling, professor of history, presents a copy of the Journal of Asian American Studies to University President Darrell W. Krueger. Ling was named executive editor of the JAAS in April 2008, and recently donated a copy of the June 2009 issue, the first under her leadership, to the University. Pictured, from left, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Troy Paino, Krueger, Ling and Doug Davenport, the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Faculty Members Selected for Summer Research Fellowship

    Eight faculty members were recently awarded the Faculty Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2009.

    The purpose of the Summer Research Fellowship is to encourage and support research, scholarship, performance and other creative endeavors of the faculty that will ultimately result in the public dissemination of the peer reviewed work.

    The faculty members selected for this honor are: Abdorrahman Alghamdi, assistant professor of equine science; Tim AuBuchon, assistant professor of music; Marc Becker, associate professor of history; Sana Camara, associate professor of French; Aaron Fine, associate professor of art; Sylvia Macauley, associate professor of history; Obinna Nwakanma, assistant professor of English; and Peter Rolnick, professor of physics.

    A total of eight $4,000 fellowships were awarded.

  • Kerby Receives 2009 Outstanding Educator Award from MSCPA

    Debra Kerby, professor of accounting, received the 2009 Outstanding Educator Award from the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) during that organization’s annual convention in June.

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    Debra Kerby

    Kerby’s award was one of the MSCPA Impact Awards to recognize CPAs who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their profession.

    The Outstanding Educator Award recognizes Kerby’s distinguished contributions to classroom teaching, motivating students, educational innovation and active involvement in the CPA profession.

    Currently Kerby serves on the MSCPA’s Centennial Celebration and LEAP (Lead and Enhance the Accounting Profession) committees.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The Gates Millennium organization is accepting summer applications until June 19. GMS summer term funding is only available for scholars who will complete their degree program with a degree conferred at the end of the summer term or for graduate scholars who are taking courses during the summer required by their degree program. For more information visit the Gates Millennium Scholars website at http://www.gmsp.org.

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants
    will be awarding up to $1,000 each year to the winner of this scholarship. To apply students must submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of their website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Application deadline is June 20.

    The BigSun Organization
    is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving student athlete, regardless of their respective sport. Visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply. Deadline for submission is June 27.
  • Forensics Program Under New Leadership

    The speech and debate team will now be under the leadership of communication faculty members Kristi Scholten and Russell Luce.

    Scholten will be the new director of forensics, filling the role vacated by Kevin Minch who will be serving as the first director of the Truman Institute.

    Among other things, the Truman Institute will develop initiatives and partnerships to generate revenue and support for the University’s mission.

    Luce will continue his role as assistant director of forensics.

    Any communications regarding recruitment, program accounts or purchases, advancement, etc., should now be directed to them. Scholten can be contacted at kscholten@truman.edu or 785.4065. Luce can be contacted at rluce@truman.edu or 785.7512.


  • Truman Scholarship Golf Scramble

    July 10
    Registration: 11 a.m.
    Tee Time: 12 noon
    Kirksville Country Club

    $50 per person
    $200 for a team of four
    Fee includes: greens fees, BBQ lunch, beverages, and great goody bags!

    All proceeds benefit the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter Scholarship fund.
    Bring your family! Guests of registered golfers can use the KCC pool for only $2 each!

    After golf there will be a 19th Hole Social Hour at the DuKum Inn.

    If you are not able to participate, you can still contribute to the scholarship fund by sponsoring a hole, donating door prizes, volunteering to assist with the benefit or encouraging friends and family to participate.

    For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133, 800.452.6678, or alumnievents@truman.edu.
    To register online, go to http://store.truman.edu/alumni/.

  • Blood Drive

    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    June 18

    Student Union Building
    Down Under

    Appointments can be scheduled at http://www.givelife.org.

    Sponsored by Campus Christian Fellowship

  • Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium

    Registration deadline is July 31.

    For more information go online to http://www.atsu.edu/research/conferences_seminars/index.htm.

    The symposium will be from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26 in the ATSU Connell Information Technologies Center.
  • Truman Day at the NEMO Fair

    Truman needs volunteers to work July 13 at the NEMO Fair.
    Shifts are as follows:

    6-9 a.m.

    11:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

    6-9 p.m.

    9-11 p.m.

    Volunteers will receive a free one-day pass to the fair. To sign up call the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 or stop by McClain Hall 101.

  • Register Your Organization Early for the Fall 2009 Activities Fair

    The Activities Fair is a way to gather organizations on campus to distribute their information to perspective members.  A $1 fee is due upon registration.

    Register online at http://csi.truman.edu.

    2009 Activities Fair
    12-4 p.m.
    Sept. 2

    For more information contact the CSI at 785.4222 or csi@truman.edu.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar Awards

    The Emerging Scholar Awards recognize outstanding rising sophomores studying at Phi Kappa Phi member institutions. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi will grant 60 awards in the amount of $250 to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

     *   Attend an institution with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter

     *   Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale

     *   Have a minimum of 30 semester hours

     *   Have earned no more than a total of 60 semester hours

    For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Scholarships/emergingscholar.html.

    Deadline for applications is July 15. Winners will be announced by Sept. 1.
  • Pickler Memorial Library


    Looking for something to read this summer?

    Perhaps you would like to look at the American Library Association Best List for 2009 or the Man Booker Prize Shortlist for 2008. 

    They are online at http://library.truman.edu/summer-reading-list-2009.htm.
  • Board of Governors Meeting

    The Truman Board of Governors will conduct their June meeting at 9 a.m. June 20 in the SUB Conference Room. The Board will also have their annual June retreat at 3:30 p.m. June 19 in the Conference room. For more information about agenda items visit http://governors.truman.edu/agendamaterials.asp.

  • Farewell Party for Reon Sines-Sheaff

    Reon Sines-Sheaff
    Admissions Coordinator

    2-4 p.m.
    June 19
    Student Affairs Office
    Kirk Building 120

  • Retirement Reception for Jane Story

    You are invited to join us as we congratulate Jane Story on her retirement from Truman after more than 15 years of excellent service. Cake and beverages will be provided.

    June 30
    9-10:30 a.m.
    Student Union Building
    Alumni Room (2105)