Vol. 14, No. 21 - Feb. 16, 2010


  • University Conference to Address the Truman Experience

    Staff members, students and faculty are invited to this year’s University Conference Feb. 18 taking place at several campus locations.

    The conference will address “Enhancing the Truman Experience” by providing opportunities to engage in breakout discussions that relate to the supporting themes of: 1) Creating Coherence in the Truman Experience; 2) Developing Excellence in Transformative Learning in the Truman Experience; 3) Building a Sense of Belonging as a Part of the Truman Experience; and, 4) Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills as Part of the Truman Experience.

    The preliminary conference agenda is located at http://provost.truman.edu/communications/universityconference/2010.

    Minor changes will be made to this online agenda as they occur. The final agenda will be available by 12 p.m. Feb. 17. A printed copy of the final agenda will be included in the Conference packet.

    Truman’s 10th annual University Conference is an opportunity for the entire University community – staff, faculty and students – to review and collectively address key issues affecting the future of the University and the ability to provide students with the best possible opportunities to learn and to develop their talents.

    This year a number of hands-on sessions have been added as breakout sessions along with a number of informative mini-workshops.
    The University Staff Council took the lead in developing these mini-workshops to get more staff involved in the University Conference. Descriptions of the breakout discussion sessions and mini-workshops will be available on the Conference website.

    Register online by Feb. 15 at http://eventmanager.truman.edu/register.asp?classid=260&sectionid=692.

    It is important to pre-register to ensure that there is a Conference packet available for each attendee and the correct number of meals and seats. No pre-registration is necessary for the breakout discussion sessions.

    Registration packets can be picked up in the lobby outside the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Packets will be available for pickup beginning at 7:45 a.m. Registration will move to the Student Union Building prior to lunch.

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  • Lyceum to Feature Dance Company Ailey II

    Truman’s Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will feature a performance by dance company Ailey II at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Ailey II is an exceptional company that merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

    Ailey II’s performance is sponsored by the Truman Bookstore.

    Ailey II

    Tickets for students and faculty go on sale Feb. 16. Students can pick up their free ticket by presenting a Truman ID at the Student Activities Board Box Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff can receive their free tickets by showing their Truman ID at the Information Center in the Student Union Building.

    General admission tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for those 18 and under and are available beginning Feb. 16 at the Truman Cashiers Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells.

    Ailey II began in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble when choreographer Alvin Ailey initiated a workshop composed of the most promising scholarship students from the Ailey School in New York City. Ailey handpicked the original members of the Company from among that group.

    Ailey II embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people. Today, it has become one of the most popular dance companies in the United States.
  • GlobeMed Sponsors Haiti Benefit Concert

    At 8 p.m. Feb. 19, three bands — Deadwood, Savage Henry and Heroes for Ghosts — will perform at a benefit concert for Haiti at the Journal Printing Building in downtown Kirksville.

    All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Partners in Health, a non-profit organization that has been based in Haiti for the past 20 years and whose “Stand With Haiti” campaign is dedicated to earthquake victims. The cost is $8 for general admission or $5 with a student ID.

    The Truman chapter of GlobeMed is sponsoring the concert. Other student organizations assisting with the concert include the Romance Language House, American Medical School Association, Association of Black Collegians, Truman in Africa, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, Environmental Campus Organization, Alpha Phi Omega, Love in Future Tense, Amnesty International and the Nursing Students Association.

    Tickets for the concert are for sale on campus and will be available at the door. For more information contact Jordan Buchheit at jcb2675@truman.edu or Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu.

    GlobeMed’s mission is to educate, enable and inspire students to understand growing inequities in global health and act to make an impact in the work of partner grassroots health organizations in impoverished communities around the world. The Truman chapter of GlobeMed supports La Maison de Naissance, a birthing clinic in rural Haiti.  

  • The Big Event Registration Under Way

    Registration is now open for students who want to sign up for The Big Event, taking place March 20.

    This year organizers are hoping to attract more than 1,700 volunteers and for the first time, Truman faculty and staff members have also been invited to volunteer during The Big Event.

    The Big Event is Truman’s largest one-day service event of the year. Volunteers help members of the community with various tasks, such as painting, raking leaves or washing windows.

    Registration is under way now, and anyone wanting to sign up can go online to http://serve.truman.edu/bigevent. The first 500 volunteers to register online will receive a free T-shirt.

    This is the ninth year for The Big Event, which continues to expand annually. Last year’s Big Event included 1,500 volunteers at more than 200 job sites in the community.

    Materials and tools will be provided by the resident requesting services or by the SERVE Center. Volunteers do not need to worry about providing any supplies.

    Projects can include a range of tasks, such as raking leaves or painting, but cannot require the use of power tools.

    The Big Event is coordinated by the Truman SERVE Center. For more information call 785.7222, e-mail serve@truman.edu or go online to http://serve.truman.edu/bigevent.

  • Professor's Art Added to Lincoln Display

    One of Thomas Trimborn’s original portraits of Abraham Lincoln will hang permanently in the church Lincoln attended while living in Springfield, Ill.

    The First Presbyterian Church of Springfield will permanently exhibit Trimborn’s artwork as part of its display of the pew the Lincolns occupied while attending services there in the 1850s and up to the time Lincoln was elected to office. The work will be installed and dedicated April 18 during the morning worship service following remarks by Trimborn.

    The portrait is titled “Lonely Leader” and depicts the president standing with head bowed at one of the White House windows.

    The church is open to the public as one of the important Lincoln sites located in the same neighborhood where his home still stands and draws visitors from all over the world.

    The work being installed also appears in Trimborn’s book “Encounters With Lincoln: Images and Words,” published by the Truman State University Press. This year marks the 145th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination and his final return to the city where he is buried in an impressive tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

  • Antivirus Scan Program Confuses Users

    The IT Service Center has seen a large volume of student systems coming in due to a Rogue Virus Scan program infection. These applications are designed to make the user believe they have a virus infection, and they need to run a scan using their software.

    Some of these applications are made to look like Norton, McAfee or Windows applications, but they are not legitimate. Many of these applications need interaction to install, such as a browser plug-in, an infected e-mail attachment, video codec’s or software shared on peer-to-peer networks.

    There has been an increase in “drive-by downloads,” which exploit security vulnerabilities. The drive-by downloads install the rogue application without any user interaction. An infected website or flash advertisements that pop up on legitimate sites can be utilized to spread the rogue applications.

    Simply moving a mouse over a flash player video could be enough to cause an infection. Keep Windows Security updates, Adobe Flash player and your preferred browser up-to-date.

    One of the main tools technicians are using to scan, detect and remove these rogue applications is Malwarebytes, a free application for personal systems found at http://www.malwarebytes.org.

    Some infections are too severe for Malwarebytes to remove, and the user might need to backup data and reinstall the operating system. The reinstallation of operating systems is outside the scope of services offered by Truman’s ITS.

    For suspected rogue infections on a Truman-owned system, contact the 24/7 Central Help Desk immediately at 866.520.2412 or 785.4544. If a personal computer has been infected, contact a vendor or local repair center. For the latest Flash Player, go to: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer and uncheck the “Also Install” free optional application and click the “Agree and Install now” button.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in the 2010-2011 academic year are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight March 5. To learn more, go to http://www.truman.edu and click on Student Life/Money/Foundation Scholarships or go to https://secure.truman.edu/isupport-s/.

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, is currently taking applications for the 2010 scholarship. The scholarship is available to permanent residents of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area defined as Clay, Jackson, Wyandotte and Johnson counties. For more information, visit http://www.hispanicdevelopmentfund.org or call 816.701.8308. A limited number of applications are also available in the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103. Applications are due March 1, 2010.

    The Missouri Travel Council will offer two $1,000 scholarships to currently enrolled sophomores, juniors or seniors in an accredited college or university in the state of Missouri. Applicants must be pursuing a hospitality-related major such as hotel/restaurant management, parks and recreation, etc., must be a current resident of Missouri and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0. For more information, visit http://www.missouritravel.com. The deadline for applications is March 2.

    The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to deserving students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The $2,500 C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study in a Missouri college or university. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship, the foundation has made an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available on their website at http://www.mief.org and due March 31.

    The Foundation of the Stadium Managers Association (SMA) offers its student scholarship to provide tuition assistance and an opportunity for outstanding students currently enrolled in an accredited Sports Management and Sports Administration programs with an emphasis on facility and/or event management to learn more about the professions through networking with leaders in the field in an educational, and information setting. This $2,500 annual scholarship award includes student membership in the SMA. For an application and more information regarding this scholarship go to http://www.stadiummanagers.org, click on Foundation. Application deadline is April 15.  

    The John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. They are the result of a private, benevolent endeavor established in 1990. Full Canadian or American citizenship is a requirement. Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post secondary study. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. The filing date for mailing applications is May 1. Applications are available online at http://www.johngyleseducationcenter.com.

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits by offering a $500 scholarship. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of the sport. Deadline for submission is June 24. Visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.


  • Campus Celebration

    As part of the University Conference 2010, the Truman State University Board of Governors will host a campus celebration with President-Elect Troy & Mrs. Kelly Paino. Light refreshments will be served.

    4-5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 18
    Student Union Building Down Under

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  • FREE Tax Return Preparation

    Beta Alpha Psi is sponsoring a volunteer income tax assistance program. IRS certified volunteers will be available during the times listed below to help students and members of the community file their income tax returns for FREE.

    8 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Feb. 20, 27 and March 27
    Violette Hall 1424

    For more information, call 785.4268 or visit http://bap.truman.edu.
  • When Does Humor Become Hate? Netiquette Roundtable

    5-8 p.m.
    Feb. 16
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Hillel, the Student Affairs Office and Alpha Phi Omega will host a FREE dinner and a short presentation by an expert from the Anti Defamation League, followed by a discussion about Internet humor and when humor becomes hate.  

    A limited number of tickets are available in the CSI Office in the Student Union Building.
  • YouTube Video Making Contest

    Help Truman boost international student recruitment: make a YouTube video that promotes the University to potential international students.

    The video that receives the most views in a two week period of time wins $400 with second and third place winning $200 and $100, respectively. All videos must be submitted to iso01@truman.edu by Feb. 26. E-mail Wilson Zhang at zz8224@truman.edu for a list of guidelines or with questions.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    All students are encouraged to file the 2010-2011 FAFSA located at http://www.fafsa.gov. It is important to apply before April 1 to be considered for all available funding. Questions may be directed to the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103, 785.4130.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

    A total of 45 grants will be awarded nationwide, each worth $1,000. Applicants need not be members of Phi Kappa Phi and can be any major, with at least a 3.5 GPA and at least 30 credit hours, but no more than 90 credit hours.

    Eligible Study Abroad Programs must begin between May 1, 2010 and June 31, 2011. Applications are due Feb. 24, 2010.

    Visit http://phikappaphi.org or e-mail studyabroad@phikappaphi.org for more information.

  • 2009 Truman State University Assessment Almanac

    The Almanac is one of the ways Truman publicizes the results of University-wide assessments. For example, there are chapters for the portfolio project, the student interview project, junior tests and more. The Assessment Almanac is available online at http://assessment.truman.edu/almanac/2009/index.asp.
  • Study Abroad in China

    May 20-June 29
    Shanghai University

    No prior knowledge of the Chinese language required. Students can earn six to seven Truman credits. Experience Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and more.
    For more information, e-mail Julie Minn at jminn@truman.edu.
  • India Study Abroad Information Sessions

    4 p.m.
    Feb. 23   Violette Hall 1010
    Feb. 24   Violette Hall 1146

    Cherian Philip, co-founder and chairman of the International Center for Management and India Studies (ICMIS) in Bangalore will discuss study abroad opportunities in India.
    For more information e-mail ciea@truman.edu.

  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 16
    Baldwin Auditorium

    “MuscleBound” is a multimedia, solo performance delving into the issues of male body image issues. There will also be a question and answer session.

    Sponsored by the NCAA, MoPIP, FAC and brought to campus by Alpha Sigma Gamma.
  • Black History Month Events

    Freedom Writer Speakers
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 15
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Listen as the real Freedom Writers speak about their experiences and struggles throughout high school and how they overcame adversity to become successful.  

    Shades of Black: A Celebration of Black History and Culture Through the Arts
    11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Feb. 16-21
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A, B and HUB

    6 p.m.
    Feb. 17
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B

    The reception is open to all and includes special guest performances.

    Ailey II
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Ailey II is an exceptional dance performance company that merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding choreographers.

    Jazz Festival
    8 p.m.
    Feb. 27
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    Sights and Sounds of Africa
    5 p.m.
    Feb. 27

    Student Union Building Down Under
    Experience the African Students’ Association showcase of talent, dance, music, fashion, drama and tributes straight from Africa. Also enjoy a free African buffet.

    Sponsored by African Students Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, Multicultural Affairs Center, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Residence Life.
  • Career Expo


    An Evening with Expo Experts

    4-7 p.m.
    Feb. 15
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room
    Cost: Free with registration or $4 at the door.
    At an Evening with Expo Experts you will receive lots of info on attending companies, how to approach an employer, what to say in an interview, how to polish your résumé and more. Also enjoy great food and activities like tie tying, professional makeup, and samples of professional dress.

    Deadline to upload résumé and apply for jobs on eRecruiting
    Feb. 19

    International Business Forum
    6-8 p.m.
    Feb. 22
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room

    “How Hard Are You Knocking?” by Tim Augustine
    (Sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi)
    6-8 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Baldwin Hall Little Theater

    Networking Brunch with Employers
    (Sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi)
    9:30-10:45 a.m.
    Feb. 24
    Student Union Building
    Down Under
    RSVP on your online Expo registration form for this delicious and FREE brunch the morning before Career Expo. Most employers will be at the brunch and ready to speak with you about their company or organization.

    Career Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    Student Union Building

    Employer Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Feb. 25
    Student Union Building

    Register for events at http://pdi.truman.edu and http://career.truman.edu.
  • Pickler Memorial Library


    Resource to know...

    Safari Books Online contains a specially-tailored subset of 2,209 titles for technology, digital media and business books and videos. For more information, go to http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/.
  • Attention: May 2010 Graduates

    Order graduation items by March 5. For more information, visit http://www1.herffjones.com/college/graduation/index.cfm or stop by the Truman Bookstore for details.

    Mark your calendars for the Graduation Fair: April 20-21 in Student Union Building.
  • SAB presents Comedian Daniel Tosh

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    Daniel Tosh, host of Tosh.O on Comedy Central

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 20
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Tickets are free with a Truman student ID. General admission tickets cost $15 and are available at the SAB Office in the Student Union Building or online at http://sab.truman.edu/store.
  • Leadership Recognition Program 2010

    Students, faculty and staff can nominate exceptional student leaders, advisers, organizations and events on campus today.

    Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. March 17 in the CSI Office located in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

    Contact the CSI at 785.4222 or csilrp@truman.edu for more information.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: BAGGO
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Feb. 23
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Feb. 28

    Activity: NCAA March Madness
    Division: Open
    Deadline: First of March
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: First of March

    Activity: Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 2
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 3
    Play Begins: Mar. 15

    Activity: Co-Rec Volleyball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Mar. 2
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 3
    Play Begins: Mar. 15

    Activity: Closest to the Pin
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: TBA

    Activity: Indoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 18
    Play Begins: Mar. 22

    Activity: Co-Rec Indoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Mar. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 18
    Play Begins: Mar. 22

    Activity: Swim Meet
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 8

    Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 13
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 17 & 18

    Activity: Punt Pass & Kick
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 13
    Captains’ Meeting: Apr. 15
    Play Begins: Apr. 22

    Activity: Track Meet
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 13
    Captains’ Meeting: Apr. 15
    Play Begins: Apr. 22

    Activity: T-Shirt Design Contest
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: NA

    Activity: Wrap Up Meeting
    Division: Open
    Deadline: NA
    Captains’ Meeting: Apr. 29
    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. Captains’ Meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.


  • Notes

    Faculty and staff are invited to a Wellness Presentation Opportunity, entitled “New and Smart Grocery Shopping with ‘NuVal’ and ‘Smart Choices’ Programs” at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in Pickler Memorial Library Room 103. To register go to: http://hr.truman.edu/register/classlist.asp.

    SUB After Dark is hosting a Mardi Gras Celebration at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Student Union Building HUB. The evening includes performances by Copacetic, Illusions Danz Team, Franklin Street Singers and the University Swingers. There will be free traditional Mardi Gras and Cajun cuisine for students as well as Mardi Gras trivia.

    Phi Kappa Epsilon is selling Camelbak water bottles from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16-17 in Magruder Hall. The water bottles have “Truman Health and Exercise Sciences” on the side and cost $15.

    The Weekly Lunch Series carries on at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. The speaker is Baillie Cloyd, Americorps VISTA Member for Service-Learning. She will be presenting “Assessing Learning Outcomes from Public Reflection in Service-Learning Advantage.”

    Cardinal Key is hosting Spring Rush. Rush applications are due to the Cardinal Key mailbox in the Center for Student Involvement by Feb. 17. Rush Week is Feb. 21-28. For more information, e-mail cardinal_key@yahoo.com or visit http://cardinalkey.truman.edu.

    A More Perfect Union: The Struggle for Civil Rights for All
    will take place at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Pickler Memorial Library Gallery. Speeches are from historic civil rights authors, read by students, faculty and staff.

    The next Physics Colloquium will take place at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Magruder Hall 1096. The presentation is “The Engine of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy.” This intermediate colloquium is offered by Francesc Ferrer from Washington University in St. Louis. For more information, visit http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia/mainstage.asp.

    Bioethicist and Baptist pastor Dr. Terry Rosell will present a lecture
    on the tensions between organ donation and transplant and religious values systems in “What happens to Jesus if I donate my heart? A Narration of Religious-Cultural Influences on Organ Donation and Transplantation.” The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Rosell is the Sister Rosemary Flanigan Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City.

    The American Chemical Society Chapter is hosting a live action Candy Land
    at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Magruder Basement. Travel through Candy Land on the life-size board game, while picking up candy along the way. The event is free and open to the public.

    Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) will host an international business discussion at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Students will be served dinner and participate in discussions about topics such as doing business internationally. All majors welcome. Register at http://pdi.truman.edu by Feb. 15.

    The next Global Issues Colloquium is scheduled for
    7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Magruder 2001. Sylvia Macauley, associate professor of history, will present “No Justice, No Peace: the Elusive Search for Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone.”

    Funds Allotment Council funding applications
    for fall 2010 are now available outside the FAC office in Student Union Building 1116 or at http://fac.truman.edu. Applications are due at 4 p.m. March 17.

    New Student Programs and the School of Business are recruiting academic peer mentors for the 2010-2011 academic year. Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff by providing an academic outreach program to first- and second- year pre-accounting and pre-business majors, or those considering these majors. Applicants must be accounting or business administration majors and at least juniors by the fall semester. The job listing is posted on Tru-Positions. Applications are available in the Business Academic Advising Center, Violette Hall 2413, and are due by March 22, 2010.