Vol. 14, No. 36 - July 27, 2010


  • Truman ROTC Partners with MACC

    Truman and Moberly Area Community College are combining forces to help students on the path to become commissioned officers in the United States Army.

    Last fall, the schools created a partnership that allows MACC students to enroll in Truman’s Senior Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program. This arrangement opens the door for MACC students to receive financial assistance through the military and leads the way for a possible transfer to Truman after they have achieved a sophomore class level.

    “This is a unique opportunity for both schools,” said Maj. Bill Gardner, Truman Scholarship and Enrollment Officer. “To the best of my knowledge, we are the only two schools in the state of Missouri that have this type of ROTC educational agreement. We believe that there is no better way to learn leadership techniques on a college campus and this program can now be offered to MACC students.”

    The ROTC is a training program of the United States armed forces on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. It is designed as a college elective, and studies focus on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning and professional ethics.

    Through this arrangement, students at both schools will have access to the same military science instruction, and in most cases, the ROTC provides all textbooks, uniforms and equipment. MACC students are considered members of the Truman Corps of Cadets and allowed to participate in any military function or extracurricular activity conducted by the Corps of Cadets. They are also eligible to compete for ROTC scholarships alongside Truman students.

    The first year of the program has already produced positive results for the students.

    “I went to MACC in the fall of 2009 while attending ROTC classes at Truman State University,” said Jr. ROTC Cadet Brian Decker. “I found that coordination between the two schools’ advising departments made my transition much easier. I have been able to further develop my leadership skills while attending military science classes which help me to achieve my fullest potential in life.”

    In addition to the main objective of helping students on a path to a career in the military, the partnership has the potential to increase enrollment and retention at both schools and create a pipeline from MACC to Truman.

    “We look forward growing our educational partnership with Moberly Area Community College. We have been able to attract a number of high-caliber students that we have not had access to previously and we appreciate the outstanding support that has been provided to us by both institutions,” said Maj. James Tenpenny, professor of military science at Truman.

    Students interested in the ROTC should contact Gardner, either by phone at 660.785.4453 or 309.333.0207, or by e-mail at jw-gardner@truman.edu.  

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.


  • Installation of Dr. Troy D. Paino

  • Parking Permits Available Through TruView

    Student, faculty and staff parking permits will expire Aug. 31. Vehicle registrations can be completed by logging in to TruView.
    Select Employee or Student tab

    Click Vehicle Registration Menu in the Parking Services location

    Select Register My Vehicle
    Parking Permits will NOT be available from the Cashier’s Office.

    Cost of Parking Permits
    Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2011

    Resident and Commuter
    parking permits:

    Full Year $100

    Spring Semester through
     Summer Semester
    (beginning Jan. 1, 2011) $75
    Summer Semester ONLY (beginning May 31, 2011) $50

    Park & Save Parking permits:
    Full Year (specific lots) $15

    Motorcycle Parking decals: $25
    Upperclassman may pick up parking permits beginning Aug. 21. Please allow three business days for processing vehicle registrations. DPS and Parking Services are now located in the Grim-Smith Building. Parking Services will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21. Regular hours are 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 785.7400 with any additional questions.
  • Textbook Rental Program Now Available

    The University Bookstore’s Textbook Rental Program for the Fall semester is now available in the store or online at http://truman.bkstore.com.

  • DPS Relocated

    The Department of Public Safety has been relocated to the Grim-Smith Building at the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets. The entrance is on the west side of the building.

  • Bulldog Boys Basketball Camps

    July 30-Aug. 1
    Pershing Arena
    For upcoming grades 4-12

    This is for kids that can’t get enough basketball or haven’t had a chance to get to an instructional camp this summer. Intense work on fundamentals is the cornerstone of this camp. Cost is $125 to stay on campus, $100 for commuters. For more  information, contact Coach Jack Schrader at 785.4171 or schrader@truman.edu.

  • Volleyball Middle School Clinic

    9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Aug. 10-11
    Pershing Arena
    For upcoming grades 5-8

    Truman Volleyball Coach Ben Briney and assistant coach Megan Wargo are hosting a summer middle school clinic. Players will receive hands-on instruction on all fundamental skills. Cost is $50 for both days. To register, call 785.7751 or 660.341.9610 or e-mail mwargo@truman.edu.

  • Volunteers Needed for Move-In Day

    Residence Life is looking for faculty and staff interested in volunteering to help families move their students on Move-In Day Aug. 21. Volunteers would be helping unload cars and carrying items to the rooms. Every year Residence Life has assistance from Greek organizations, campus ministries, athletics and other student organizations. Residence Life would like to continue to grow the group and this is a great way to welcome new students to Truman. To sign up, contact the Student Affairs Office at 785.4111 or e-mail btuttle@truman.edu.

  • Apply Now for the 2011-2012 Fulbright Student Program

    For more than 60 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with the opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other countries.

    Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant.

    Truman students should contact campus Fulbright Program Adviser Maria Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu for more information. Applications must be submitted electronically by Sept. 21, 2010. Additional details are available online at http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org.

    In advance of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, the U.S. Embassy and the Fulbright Commission will be implementing a comprehensive plan to increase the quality and quantity of English teaching in Brazil. In addition to the current 30 English Teaching Assistantship awards for March 2012, an ADDITIONAL 20 ETA awards are available for March 2011. Candidates with degrees in English, applied linguistics or foreign languages and certification or significant coursework in teacher education or TESOL are strongly preferred.

    Interested students should contact Maria Di Stefano (McClain Hall 203, 785.4109 or mdistefa@truman.edu) and view the website

  • ID Office Relocated

    The ID Office has moved to Missouri Hall 1100.

  • Learning Technologies Summer Classes

    Basic SMART
    Classroom Orientation

    July 30
    Aug. 19

    Advanced SMART
    Classroom Orientation

    Aug. 20

    Educational Pedagogy for
    Today’s Truman Student

    July 29

    Teaching with Technology
    July 29
    Aug. 23

    For more information, visit the Learning Technologies website at http://ltt.truman.edu.

  • Register Your Organization for the 2010 Activities Fair

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

    2010 Activities Fair
    12-4 p.m. Sept. 1

    For more information contact the CSI at 785.4222 or csi@truman.edu.

      A $1 fee is due upon registration.

    The CSI Office has moved and is now located in the main level of the Student Union Building, Suite 2000. 

  • Pickler Memorial Library


    National Book Awards 2009

    Let the Great World Spin
    by Colum McCann
    PR 6063 C335 L47 2009
    The story of the lives of several New Yorkers after Philippe Petit’s illicit 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers.

    First Tycoon: the Epic Life of
    Conelius Vanderbilt

    by T.J. Stiles
      CT 275 V23 S85 2009

    Transcendental Studies: a Trilogy
    by Keith Waldrop
    PS 3573 A423 T73 2009

    Claudette Colvin:
    Twice Toward Justice

    by Phillip Hoose
    F334 M753 C655 2009
    (Young Peoples’ Literature)
    Nine months before Rosa Parks’ history-making protest on a city bus, Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old Montgomery, Ala., high-school student, was arrested and jailed for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available Aug. 26. All submissions should be made by Aug. 20 to tmiles@truman.edu.


  • Notables

    Jesse Krebs, associate professor of clarinet, performed at the 2010 International Clarinet Association Conference (ClarinetFest) Austin, Texas, July 21-25. He performed Fantasy Trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Robert Muczynski with Dr. Mira Frisch, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Mr. Kazuo Murakami, professor at the University of Central Arkansas. Krebs also served on the judging panel for this year’s ICA Research Competition during the conference.

    Will Petry, a May 2010 graduate, along with Stephanie Fore´, professor of biology, Laura Fielden-Rechav, associate professor of biology, and Hyun-Joo Kim, associate professor of mathematics, recently had a paper titled “A quantitative comparison of two sample methods for collecting Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) in Missouri,” accepted by the Journal of Experimental and Applied Acarology.