Vol. 14, No. 28 - April 13, 2010


  • Foundation Banquet Celebrates University Supporters

    Truman recognized two local couples and a Kirksville company at this year’s Truman State University Foundation Banquet April 10.

    The annual banquet provides an opportunity for the University to thank its many supporters and recognize those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to enhancing the educational experience for Truman students.

    Among this year’s honorees were two couples - Darrell and Nancy Krueger and Stan and Doris (Pickens) Bohon - who were recognized with the President’s Leadership Award. The award, which is considered one of the most prestigious awards presented by the University, honors select Truman alumni and friends for meritorious service through their gifts of volunteerism, expertise and financial resources.

    In addition, Preferred Family Healthcare, a not-for-profit agency that provides mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services, was presented with the Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award in recognition of the company’s exemplary support to the University. The company is headquartered in Kirksville and serves clients from 31 locations throughout Missouri, as well as Texas and Kansas. Michael Schwend, president and chief executive officer of Preferred Family Healthcare, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Schwend is a former member of Truman’s Board of Governors, and he earned two degrees from Truman - a bachelor of science in social science (psychology) in 1983 and a master of arts in counseling and guidance in 1990. He also received a master of business administration from William Woods University in 1997.

    Truman has benefited from two decades of service from Darrell and Nancy Krueger. Last year, the Kruegers made a leadership gift to support the “Investing in Students” fundraising initiative that was established to provide financial support for Truman students in the midst of a difficult economy.

    Prior to becoming the 15th president of Truman, Dr. Krueger served as president of Winona State University in Minnesota for 16 years, retiring from that position in 2005. He began his career at Truman in the early 1970s as a member of the faculty for two years before being appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of instruction. During that time, Truman underwent major transformations involving the mission and curriculum of the institution. He returned to Truman in October 2008 to assume the role of president.

    Dr. Krueger graduated summa cum laude as co-valedictorian from Southern Utah State College in 1967, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and history, and he earned a master’s degree in 1969 and a Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of Arizona-Tucson. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he is the 50th Woodrow Wilson Fellow to become a college or university president.

    An Arizona native, Nancy was born and raised in Tucson and attended Eastern Arizona College. Shortly after returning from a mission to Toronto, Canada, she met Dr. Krueger who was finishing his graduate studies at the University of Arizona. The two married, and after Dr. Krueger completed his graduate studies in 1971, he accepted the position of assistant professor of political science at Truman. For the next 18 years, the Kruegers lived in Kirksville where they raised their four children. Two of their children are Truman graduates.

    Darrell and Nancy Krueger

    In addition to caring for their family and supporting her husband in the various roles his jobs have required, Nancy has served in a number of positions in the church. A compassionate service leader, she has taught in the church’s institute and seminary programs, provided instruction for youth courses, and served as a shift coordinator for the St. George Temple. Previously, she served as president of the Relief Society, a philanthropic and educational women’s organization.

    Stan and Doris Bohon met while attending Truman, and the Kirksville residents have been avid supporters of their alma mater. Dr. Bohon spent three years as a student at Truman before attending the University of Missouri School of Dentistry. He joined his father and brother in the Bohon Dental Group in Kirksville and retired in 1991. Doris graduated from Truman in 1943 with a bachelor of science in education with two majors - business education and physical education.
    Stan and Doris Bohon

    Longtime supporters of Truman, the couple established an endowed fund at Truman to provide greater access to study abroad opportunities for students. The Bohons are currently serving among the alumni volunteers assisting with the ongoing $30 million “Bright Minds Bright Futures” campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in the history of Truman.

    Doris served on the Truman State University Foundation Board for six years and was a member of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Centennial Celebration committee, which worked to increase the endowment for the series in honor of the Lyceum’s 100th anniversary. In 2004, the University presented Doris with a Distinguished Service Award.

    Both Dr. Bohon and Doris have held a number of leadership roles in the local community. Dr. Bohon is past president of the NEMO Dental Society and the Kirksville Lions Club. Doris is past president of the Sojourners Club and the Becky Thatcher Area Girl Scout Council and also served as a troop leader. In 1981, Doris received the Citizen of the Year Award presented by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce, and she has been active in the Monday Club and the Chapter CW of PEO. Both Dr. Bohon and Doris have also served as elders and clerks of session at the First Presbyterian Church.

    Over the last decade, Preferred Family Healthcare has made major investments in a variety of programs at Truman including football, cheerleading and the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series. In addition, numerous students have benefited from the Preferred Family Healthcare Scholarship, which was established in 2004.

    Preferred Family Healthcare also helps students prepare for successful careers by providing valuable internship opportunities in the areas of psychology, communication, nursing, justice systems and health science. In addition, the company is an active participant in the University’s annual Career Expos, and nearly 50 Truman alumni are employed by the company.
  • Cianciola Awarded Educator of the Year

    James Cianciola, assistant professor of communication, received top honors at the 21st annual Educator of the Year Banquet April 6.

    Cianciola began teaching at Truman in 2005. He teaches Rhetorical Criticism, Persuasion Theory, Communication Ethics and Public Speaking.

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    James Cianciola accepts the Educator of the Year plaque during the banquet April 6. Presenting the award is Hillary Shoun, Educator of the Year Chairman.

    After receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication-journalism at St. John Fisher College (N.Y.), Cianciola went on to earn a master’s and Ph.D. in rhetoric at the State University of New York in Brockport and Duquesne University (Pa.) respectively.

    Students nominate professors for Educator of the Year. Nominees then submit an essay and syllabus to the Educator of the Year committee, which selects the finalist.

    In addition to Cianciola, this year’s finalist included: Paul Yoder, assistant professor of English education; Joe Benevento, professor of English; Eric Patterson, associate professor of Chemistry; and  Jeanne Mitchel, instructor in biology.

    Students from Student Government, the Pershing Society and Phi Kappa Phi serve on the Educator of the Year Committee.

  • Students Attend National Research Conference

    Thirty-seven students will be representing Truman at the 2010 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
    The University of Montana-Missoula will host the conference April 15-17. More than 2,600 undergraduates from almost 300 colleges and universities will attend the three-day event.

    The Truman students in attendance include: Diana Acevedo, Andrew Alexander, James Brown, Terin Budine, Adam Conway, Amy Fleming, Derek Franklin, Jonathan Graber, Lauren Greenspan, Trevor Grizzell, Natalie Hall, Stephanie Hulsey, Luke Icenogle, Christopher Jeffrey, Bradley Keeney, Ira King, Katherine Kuhn, Iliyana Kuneva, Tommy Lee, Samantha Lyons, Jeremy Mapp, Andrew McCall, Garrett McCormack, Sarah Meyer, Christopher Moe, Monica Morrey, Cecilia Muruato, Joseph Palmer, Ryan Prescott, Zeeshan Reshamwala, Emily Richens, Kevin Schmitt, Prayash Sharma Pyakurel, Charles Tomlinson, Anthony Wilmes, Tristan Wood and Qianyun Yang.

    The students will be accompanied by Matthew Beaky, Michael Goggin, Jennifer Thompson, Timothy Walston and Wynne Wilbur.

    NCUR, established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students.

    Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum.

    Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.

    Truman participation is coordinated by the Office of Student Research.

  • Student Union Building Purchases Student Art

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    The Student Union Building purchased two art pieces from the Juried Student Art Show, March 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Art Gallery. Award winners were Catherine Lee, a senior painting/sculpture major from Liberty, Mo., for “One year of Accidents,” and Megan Klco, a senior studio art major, also from Liberty, Mo., for “Skin I, II, III.”  These pieces will become part of the Student Union Building's permanent student art collection. Pictured (from left) are Aaron Fine, gallery director, Megan Klco, Catherine Lee, and Dave Lusk, assistant dean of student affairs.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation is accepting applications from students enrolled in the field of education in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. The Foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the above-described areas in school districts located in the State of Missouri, preferably rural school districts. The scholarship is available to those at the junior and senior levels, as well as graduate students. For further information, and an application, stop by the Truman State University Financial Aid Office. Deadline for submission is April 15.

    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 William M. Reiss Foundation is offering scholarships to graduates of publicly supported high schools located within the city limits of Belleville, Ill. Official college transcripts are required and a copy of the Student Aid Report from the FASFA is recommended. Stop by the Financial Aid Office at McClain Hall 103 for more information on how to apply for this scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 1.

    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.

    AES Engineers is providing $500 scholarships to students, regardless of courses being studied, who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Students are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words in answer to one of the two questions posted online at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for entry is Oct. 8.
  • Employment Opportunities

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards is now hiring for the Intern Position for the academic year of 2010-2011. The OCCS Intern provides support for the efficient and effective administrative operation of the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards. To apply, go to http://trupositions.truman.edu. Applications are due April 16.

  • Internship Opportunities

    The Truman in Washington Program facilitates internship opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area. Students can intern in their area of interest by working with Truman alumni, The Washington Center (TWC), or independently identified internships. Truman in Washington helps students locate housing in the D.C. area and provides students with support throughout the internship experience. Students also have the opportunity to earn academic credit through Truman in Washington, if they choose. Visit the Truman in Washington website at http://twp.truman.edu for more information. The site includes application materials, cost estimates, photographs taken by past interns and general information about the D.C. area. Applications for Fall 2010 internships through The Washington Center are due by April 22. Contact Diane Tobin Johnson at djohnson@truman.edu or 785.7852 with any questions.


  • Earth Week 2010: Ecologically Sound

    April 18-24

    April 18
    Trash Bash
    3 p.m.
    Meet in front of Kirk Memorial

    April 19
    Tabling on the Quad
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Local Foods Dinner and Discussion
    6 p.m.
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    April 20
    Tabling on the Quad
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Environmental Studies Conference
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    April 21
    Tabling on the Quad
    10 a.m-3 p.m.

    Environmental Studies Conference
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Gardening Workshop
    10:30-11:30 a.m.
    (Rain site: Magruder Hall 2000)

    April 22 - Earth Day
    11 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Fried Foods Fundraiser
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    “Fuel” Movie Showing
    7 p.m.
    Violette Hall 1000

    April 23
    Arbor Day Tree Planting
        1 p.m.
    Communiversity Garden
    (near West Campus Suites)

    Fried Foods Fundraiser
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Admission is free to all events, unless otherwise noted.

    Information about Earth Week events taking place off-campus can be found on TruView under the Kirksville tab.
  • Philosophy & Religion Annual Senior Seminar Oral Presentations

    April 20
    Baldwin Hall 262
    3 p.m.
    Andrew McCall
    “On the Foundations of Philosophy: The Partial Convergence of Edmund Husserl and Gottlob Frege’s Philosophical Methodology”

    3:30 p.m.
    Amy Fleming
    “The Aesthetic Sublime and Beautiful: A Feminist Perspective”

    4 p.m.
    Brooke Ratterree
    “Abjecting the (M)other: Philip Trager and Ralph Lemon’s Persephone

    April 20
    McClain Hall 211

    3 p.m.
    Mark Lambert
    “Banished Bones and Liminal Lepers: Leprosy as Viewed Through Mary Douglas and Victor Turner”

    3:30 p.m.
    Drew Slavens
    “The Origins of Consciousness: John R. Searle vs. Daniel Dennett”

    4 p.m.
    Nathaniel Brack
    “The Ethical Importance of Interpersonal Relations”

    April 22
    Baldwin Hall 262

    3 p.m.
    Brenna Hale
    “The Emergent Church: Examining a Movement in its Infancy”

    3:30 p.m.
    Richard Lally
    “Religious Preferences and Beliefs among Truman Students”

    4 p.m.
    Sam Shackelford
    “Catholic Rap and Contemporary Christian Music”

    April 22
    McClain Hall 211

    3 p.m.
    Will Erker
    “The Expanding Circle and the Utilitarian Farmer”

    3:30 p.m.
    Adam Thompson
    “Conscious Experience: The Knowledge Argument”

    4 p.m.
    Alex Zier
    “Walter Benjamin’s Marxist and Mystic Aesthetic”

    April 27
    Baldwin Hall 262

    3 p.m.
    Joe Bell
    “The New Jihad: The Changing Face of Modern Terrorism”

    3:30 p.m.
    Amber Lusk
    “Wahhabism and its Role in the Global Jihad Movement”

    4 p.m.
    Caitlin Fosdick
    “Negotiating Womens’ Feminist Identities in Contemporary Judaism”

    4:30 p.m.
    Anna Phillips
    “Sufi Music in Society”

    All sessions are open to the public.
  • Be a Buddy to Special Olympics Athletes

    Seize the Day!
    Be a Buddy to Special Olympics Athletes

    Come cheer on the athletes, hang out at Olympic Village between events and work one-on-one with athletes. Grab a friend, put on a smile and sign up to be a buddy for the Spring Special Olympics in Kirksville April 17. If interested, e-mail Lara at lkl8154@truman.edu.
  • SAB Presents: Bill Nye

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    Bill Nye the Science Guy
    5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
    April 16
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Tickets are free with Truman ID. General admission is $5.

  • ITS Update

    Information Technology Services has new VPN software available with improved support for 64 bit computers and the latest versions of Microsoft Windows. The VPN system allows users to access the University network from off campus. This includes access to network drives and other resources. For more details, or to upgrade to the new VPN software, see the ITS website at http://its.truman.edu.
  • Big Man on Campus 2010

    7 p.m.
    April 15
    Baldwin HallAuditorium

    Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Student Union Building for $3. They will also be available at the door for $5.

    Participants and sponsoring organizations are:

    Matt Angelly
    Phi Kappa Theta

    Kenny Capps
    Sigma Sigma Sigma

    Jeff Corbin
    Phi Kappa Tau

    Gerardo Delgado
    Alpha Phi Omega

    Luke Freeland
    Alpha Sigma Alpha

    Will Holleman
    Sigma Kappa

    Pat Holley
    Sigma Tau Gamma

    Matt Kimball
    Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Michael Kirner
    Delta Chi

    Andrew Lau
    Alpha Kappa Lambda

    Damon Locke
    Sigma Chi Delta

    Pat Niday
    Alpha Gamma Delta

    Jeremy Oliver
    Beta Theta Phi

    Kyle White
    Pi Kappa Phi

  • Seniors: Give Your Own “Last Lecture”

    What would you say? How has your Truman Experience shaped your outlook on life? What were your best experiences at Truman?

    Submit your last lecture in less than 1,500 words for a chance to win $100 to the Truman Bookstore.

    Entries must be submitted to http://conduct.truman.edu by April 16.
  • Students: What Does it Mean to Be A Bulldog?

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards would like to know how Truman’s Community Values have been important in your University experience. Submit 500 words or less to http://conduct.truman.edu for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the bookstore. Entries must be submitted by April 26.
  • “Godspell” April 14-17

    8 p.m.
    April 14-17
    Severns Theatre
    Ophelia Parrish

    Pick up a free ticket now. Visit the box office in the Ophelia Parrish Lobby between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday or call 785.4515.

    Tickets must be reserved in advance. Sponsored by the Theatre Department and School of Arts and Letters.
  • Students: SAB Spring Expo Survey

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    SAB would love to hear your input about how we operate! Please, take a moment to fill out this survey so that we can use your feedback to make the 2010-2011 school year the best year of programming yet!


  • SIFE Furniture Bazaar April 22-23

    Moving away from Kirksville?
    Submit photos of items to sell with price and contact information to epw6813@truman.edu by April 12.

    Getting a place in Kirksville?
    Photos and contact information will be posted on the Facebook event page “SIFE Furniture Bazaar” so that interested buyers may contact sellers.

    There will also be a table from 12-4 p.m. April 22-23 on the Quad displaying pictures of the pieces.

    There is a $3 upfront commission charge. Transactions will take place outside of the event, SIFE is simply acting as a mediator.

    Sponsored by SIFE
    (Students in Free Enterprise).
  • SAB Concert: Flogging Molly

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    Flogging Molly
    with Big D and the Kid’s Table

    7 p.m.
    April 23
    Pershing Arena
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Tickets are free with Truman ID. General admission is $15.

    Tickets can be purchased by visiting the SAB Office on the bottom level of the Student Union Building or by visiting http://sab.truman.edu/store.
    No photography, backpacks and outside food or drink allowed.

    All purses and handbags are subject to search.

  • Register for the Fall Activities Fair, Sept. 1

    Register online at http://csi.truman.edu or stop by the CSI Office in the Student Union Building. Organizations that register by April 20 are eligible to win a $25 CSI credit. There is a $1 registration fee. For more details, call the CSI at 785.4222 or e-mail csi@truman.edu.
  • Pickler Memorial Library


    National Library Week
    April 11-17

    For each food item donated, the Library will waive $1 in fines.
    All donations go to the Central Missouri Food bank.

    Children’s Literature Festival
    9 a.m.–4 p.m.
    April 16
    Student Union Building
    More information is available at http://library.truman.edu/Children%27sLiteratureFestival.asp.

    Register for prizes all week!


  • Notables

    Christopher Bader, a senior music and English double major, has been designated as an 1843 Scholar at the St. Louis University School of Law. Each year, they award 10 incoming students with these scholarships that provide full tuition for three years. This prestigious award is valued at more than $100,000. Bader has been active as a pianist and harpsichordist at Truman, and he also plays violin in the University Orchestra.

    Matt Derezinski, assistant professor of art, received an honorable mention in the Works on Paper Exhibit at Long Beach Arts, in Long Beach, Calif., for the work “Don’t Go, Go Away.” Additionally, Derezinski will be the featured artist at an exhibition at the Space 237 Gallery in Toledo, Ohio. The exhibition runs until June.

    Sandy Fleak, professor of accounting, Keith Harrison, associate professor of accounting, and Laurie Turner, assistant professor of accounting, had their article “Sunshine Center: An Instructional Case Evaluating Internal Controls in a Small Organization,” accepted for publication in Issues in Accounting Education. The article has been under review since 2007.

    Michael Goggin, associate professor of physics
    , and George Carlson of A.T. Still University were recognized as Researchers of the Year during the Kirksville Sigma Xi annual banquet April 1. The chapter also recognized the following area science teachers for excellence in science teaching at the elementary and secondary level respectively: Molly Tuggle of Ray Miller Elementary and Megan Wyatt of Marceline High School. More information about Kirksville Sigma Xi can be found at http://sigmaxi.truman.edu.

    Lynn Rose, professor of history
    , has been invited to submit “Gender, Ageing, and Disability: The Case of Cheryl Marie Wade,” an essay to be published in German from the proceedings of the Arbeitsgruppe Gender-Forschung 2. Interdisziplinares Kolloquium: Gender Generation Ageing, 2009. This invitation results from a paper presented at the Max Planck Institut, Universität Rostock, Rostock, Germany, Nov. 27, 2009.


  • Notes

    A group of French majors will perform Raymond Queneau’s “Exercices de style,” at 8 p.m. April 13-14 in the Student Union Building Down Under. A translation of the text is available at http://www2.truman.edu/~plobert. For more information, e-mail Patrick Lobert at plobert@truman.edu.

    The Weekly Lunch Series continues at 12:30 p.m. April 14 in the Student Union Building Room 3202. This week’s topic is Student Initiated Courses and faculty mentors.

    The next Physics Colloquium will take place at 4:30 p.m. April 14 in Magruder Hall 1096. Dale E. Chimenti from Iowa State University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering, will present “Ultrasonic Materials Characterization in Plates.” Visit http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia/mainstage.asp for more information.

    For-Words: An English and Linguistics Event Series, will present a poetry reading with Missouri Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Alpha Chi Sigma is hosting a Public Tie-Dye
    at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in Magruder Hall 1025. Cost is $5 if you bring your own t-shirt and $10 to buy one at the event.

    The Biology Department is hosting a University Greenhouse Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16 outside the Greenhouse on Patterson Street. Many plants will be available for $1 and most cost less than $5. Come early for the best selection. All funds are used for costs of the University Greenhouse.

    The Career Center is presenting Find-A-Job Friday from 2-4 p.m. April 16 on the Quad. The topic for the afternoon is “Steps to Job Searching and Job Search Websites.” Students can also ask Career Center staff members or career assistants career-related questions.

    Psi Chi is hosting a Psychology Graduate School Expo from 2-4 p.m. April 17 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Masters, Ph.D. and other programs will be present. For more information, visit http://psichi.truman.edu.

    The Professional Development Institute is hosting
    Golf 101, a program designed for those with little to no golf experience, at 5 p.m. April 26 at the Kirksville Country Club. Interested participants must register at http://pdi.truman.edu. To fully participate in the business world, it helps to have basic training in golf and golf etiquette. The event is divided into two sessions: 5 p.m. is classroom instruction on golf and golf etiquette; 6 p.m. is hands-on experience on the putting green, driving range and golf course.

    The Center for International Education/Study Abroad is hosting
    a Study Abroad Orientation for Summer and Fall 2010 at 5 p.m. April 26 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. For more information, call 785.4076 or e-mail ciea@truman.edu.

    The Quincy Symphony Orchestra presents “Chichester Psalms” at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theatre in Quincy. Admission is free with a Truman ID. For more information, visit http://www.qsoa.org.