Vol. 15, No. 8 - Oct. 19, 2010


  • Lyceum Continues with Percussion Group

    The 2010-2011 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue with a performance by So Percussion at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Since coming together at the Yale School of Music in 1999, So Percussion has been creating music that is at times raucous and touching, barbarous and heartfelt. Called “astonishing and entrancing” by Billboard Magazine and “brilliant” by the New York Times, the Brooklyn based quartet’s innovative work with today’s most exciting composers and their own original music has quickly helped them forge a unique and diverse career.

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    So Percussion

    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 a Truman ID at the Information Center in the Student Union Building.

    General admission tickets cost $7 for all ages and are available at the Truman Cashier’s Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. For additional information about this or other Kohlenberg Lyceum events, visit http://lyceum.truman.edu or contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016.
  • Accountancy Students Rank Ninth Nationally

    According to the recently released report by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Truman’s Master of Accountancy students ranked ninth in the nation for the percentage of students passing all four parts of the May 2009 Certified Public Accountant exam on the first attempt.

    This achievement puts Truman students in the company of those from Wake Forest University, the University of Michigan and Notre Dame University. Truman also surpassed Loyola University of Chicago, Marquette University and Texas A&M University.

    On the individual exams, Truman students ranked fourth in the nation on Regulation.

    Missouri was named one of 25 honor roll states. This designation is reserved for states whose candidates achieved passing grades in every subject area at a rate higher than the national average.

    For the past five out of seven years, Truman students have ranked in the top 10 in the nation. Seventy-one percent of the Truman students passed all four parts on the first attempt, compared to the national average of 8 percent.

    Truman and the School of Business are known for their history of assessing and monitoring the educational process to ensure student success. Faculty members in the accounting program credit Truman’s consistent high achievement on the CPA exam to a number of factors, including bright students, a rigorous curriculum and an emphasis on student learning.

    Truman is one of only 167 business schools in the world accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier accrediting agency for schools and programs of business.

  • New Music Festival to Feature Guest Composer

    The Truman Department of Music, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota and The Mostly Live Composers Society will host the 2010 New Music Festival Oct. 28-29.
    The festival will feature guest composer Cary Boyce, winner of the 2010 Truman MACRO Composition Competition. An internationally recognized, award-winning composer of music for film, television and the concert hall, Boyce is also an active participant in diverse artistic and musical outreach endeavors. He acts as producer and music essayist for public radio, online journals, major orchestras and community presses.

    Boyce will speak to music classes, work with student composers in a master class and rehearse with Truman musicians during his visit.  

    The festival includes two concerts of new works by Boyce, Truman composers and other contemporary composers. Boyce will talk about his music at both events.

    At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, Boyce’s new composition “There Will Be Rest” will be premiered by Truman’s choral ensemble “Cantoria” and members of the Truman Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mark Jennings. This work was specially commissioned for this occasion by the University’s chapters of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota. In addition to the premiere, a variety of new instrumental and choral music will be presented by several of Truman’s large ensembles.

    From 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 29 in Ophelia Parrish, chamber music by Truman composers and others will be performed. The Mendota Duo from the University of Wisconsin will also be special guest performers. The program will again feature music composed by Boyce.

    The festival is free and open to the public. For further information, contact wgooch@truman.edu or 785.4429. Additional information on Boyce is available at http://caryboyce.com.

  • TruTouch Application Now Offering Hand-held Access to Truman Information

    A free application called TruTouch is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad from the iTunes App Store.

    With TruTouch, Truman joins a relatively small, elite collection of universities that have a full-featured information application available for Apple products.

    TruTouch provides convenient, one-touch access to a variety of information about Truman for current students, prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the general public.

    Through TruTouch, one can find people on campus and contact them via phone or e-mail; search Pickler Memorial Library or MOBIUS for items, e-mail search results and make MOBIUS requests; check Kirksville weather; read the “Index,” “Truman Today” and the “Truman Review”; navigate Truman with the campus map; discover upcoming Truman events and e-mail event details; search Truman student organizations, view organization websites and e-mail organization contacts; look up campus offices; check on the availability of computers at Truman’s student computer labs; enjoy campus photo galleries and e-mail images or save them to the photo album; and watch YouTube videos from Truman-related channels.

    The direct link to the application is itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trutouch/id396451472?mt=8. For more information about TruTouch and to see screenshots, visit http://appsolutelyfun.com.

    Chad Mohler, professor of philosophy and religion and developer of the application, encourages questions and feedback about TruTouch at chmohler@truman.edu.

  • Nominations Under Way for Who’s Who

    The Dean of Student Affairs Office is currently preparing for the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to nominate students they think are deserving of this award.

    This award is available to seniors eligible to graduate in the 2010-2011 academic year (December, May, or August) who have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average and who have demonstrated leadership with campus or community involvement. Applications are evaluated based on the excellence of the student’s academic record; character; breadth and depth of leadership and service to the University; and community and representation of/impact upon Truman.

    Who’s Who recipients will be announced at the end of the fall semester. A luncheon will take place in the spring to honor the recipients and their families.

    Those wanting to nominate one or more students can submit the names electronically at http://saffairs.truman.edu/web/form_builder2/form_builder.asp?testId=142 by Oct. 29. Student ID numbers are appreciated with the nomination.

    Nominated students will be sent an application inviting them to apply for selection into Who’s Who. The students nominated will most likely ask for a letter of recommendation in support of their application. Students must either submit the application electronically or return the completed application, including letter of recommendation, to the Dean of Student Affairs Office in the Student Union Building 3100 by Nov. 29.

    For more information, contact Brandi Wriedt at 785.5404 (bkeller@truman.edu) or Beth Tuttle-Kral at 785.4111 (bkral@truman.edu).
  • Bookstore Supports Breast Cancer Research

    The Truman Bookstore has launched an innovative program during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month that will let students support breast cancer research by temporarily changing their Facebook profile picture.

    Through this program, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, which operates the Truman Bookstore, will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)-up to $5,000 for every student who changes their profile picture to the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon symbol during the month of October.

    The Truman Bookstore kicked off the promotion by changing its Facebook profile picture to the pink ribbon symbol. Fans can save that picture to their desktop, upload it as their own profile picture and then leave a comment on the bookstore’s fan page.

    Fans do not need to use the pink ribbon as their profile picture for the entire month. As long as they use it at some point in October and leave a comment on the bookstore’s fan page, their participation will be counted toward the donation.

    To become a fan, search “Truman State University Bookstore” on Facebook.
  • Equestrian Team Ranked No. 1 in Region

    The Equestrian Team is off to a successful start this semester after its first three shows.

    The team hosted the first show of the season at the University Farm Sept. 25-26. This was the very first show for the newly formed IHSA zone 7, region 5, which includes schools from Missouri and Illinois. The stock team placed third on both days out of the eight teams that traveled to compete in Kirksville. Three riders, Kaity Strand, Adam Priest and Kate Miluski, pointed up to the next division, qualifying them for the regional competition in the spring.

    The following weekend, the hunt team traveled to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The hunt team placed reserve high point team on Oct. 2, and Amanda Brehm, Stephanie Crecelius, Jane Rademacher qualified for regionals.

    On Oct. 9-10, the hunt team, along with six of the University’s horses, traveled to Bloomington, Ill., where it co-hosted a show with Illinois State University. The show was another success with the team placing high point team on both days, putting it in the lead in the region overall for the year.

    Additionally, Corinne Smith and Stephanie Crecelius achieved reserve high point riders and Smith and Danielle Witt qualified for regional competition.

    The Equestrian Team has grown to more than 100 members with nearly half participating in IHSA horse shows. There are three more shows remaining for the team this semester.

    For more information about the team or to see a schedule of shows, visit http://equestrian.truman.edu.
  • Cape Air Offers Discounts for Truman

    Cape Air and the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce Tourism Office have teamed up to provide the Truman community with discounted flights to St. Louis.

    Cape Air is Kirksville’s newest airline, providing three daily flights to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Truman students and their families, along with faculty and staff members of the University, are eligible for a $20 discount on round-trip flights or a $10 discount on one-way flights.

    Reservations may be made by visiting the Cape Air City Ticket Office at 102 E. Washington in downtown Kirksville or by calling either 665.3057 or 866.Cape.Air. The promotion code QIRK must be referenced when making the reservation. This is a temporary offer extended to the Truman community.


  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Spring 2011 Incentive Scholarships of $500 are now available for students NOT majoring in mathematics or computer science. To be eligible, a student must be a U.S. citizen or national who has financial need and takes a mathematics or computer science course that counts for the requirement in that major but is not required in their own major. For more information or to apply online, visit http://smacs.truman.edu or contact Dana Vazzana at dvazzana@truman.edu. For first consideration, apply by Oct. 27.

    WorldNomads.com and the National Geographic Channel
    are offering a travel photography scholarship. This will give one talented student an opportunity to go on a seven-day assignment with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The winner will receive $2,000 worth of Pentax photographic equipment and have their best photographs published on National Geographic Channel. Applicants for the scholarship must submit no more than five photos that tell a story about a place they have visited. Visit http://www.worldnomads.com for full application details.

    The United States Department of State has announced the competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in 13 critical-need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured 7-10 week cultural enrichment experiences for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. While no service requirement is attached to the awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, applying their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the scholarships by Nov. 15. To access the online application or for more information, visit http://www.clscholarship.org or e-mail cls@caorc.org.

    Truman Foundation Scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2010-2011 are now available online. Applications can be found online at http://secure.truman.edu/isupport-s/ and are due by midnight Nov. 1. To learn more, go to http://truman.edu and click on “Student Life/Money/Foundation Scholarships.” Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    The Center for International Education has applications for the Summer 2011 Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships. Ten $1,500 scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, statement of purpose and academic achievement. Applications are due in the CIE Office, located in Kirk Building 114, by 12 p.m. Jan. 28, 2011, and recipients will be notified by the end of February.

    The Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri
    are offering scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic years. Last year, more than $13,000 was awarded to Missouri students. Winners are also eligible for the Central Region and National Scholarships. For further information and applications, go to http://gardenclub.org/Youth/Scholarships.aspx.

    Scholarship Experts has announced several scholarship opportunities for students. To view the various scholarships, visit http://www.scholarshipexperts.com.
  • COMPOSING WOMEN: Truman’s 16th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

    Sponsored by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of English and Linguistics

    Oct. 28 • Violette Hall 1000

    10:30-11:45 a.m.
    Mothers, whores, and revolutionaries: Representations by and of Russian women
    Sarah Mohler, "'Mother and Music’ . . . and Poetry: the Memoirs and Childhood Verses of Ariadna Efron and Their Relation to Marina Tsvetaeva’s Oeuvre”
    Sally West, “The Political Is Not Personal: Russian Revolutionary Women’s Memoirs”
    Shannon Jumper, “Anna Akhmatova—The Conscience of Russia”

    12-1:15 p.m.
    Sexual difference?
    Kim Josten, “Establishing the Patriarchy”
    Virginia Rice, “Superiority of Women: A Study of the Life of Eliza Farnham”
    Theresa Presley, “Female Board Presence and the Likelihood of Financial Restatement”
    Tonia Passwater, “Gendered Genres: the Reception of Masculine Works Composed by American Women, 1893-1972”

    1:30-2:45 p.m.
    Powerful women
    Janee Johnson, “Isabella d’Este, Powerful Woman of the Renaissance”
    Larry Iles, “Mary Agnes Hamilton: Historian, Politician, Novelist, Broadcaster, Social Critic, and Tourist”
    Stephanie Hulsey, “Why Did Kagan’s Personal Life Matter?: The Framing of Women with Power”    

    3-4:15 p.m.
    Politics of the visual
    Desiree Teter, “Virtue and Villainy: Visualizations of Women in 18th- and 19th-Century France”
    Aaron Fine, “Why Am I Naked?”
    Bob Mielke, “The Golden Easel: Sylvia Plath as Visual Artist”

    4:30-5:45 p.m.
    International women 1
    Morgan Tucker, “Agency and Opportunity: Women’s Reactions to Gender-Based Violence in South Africa, 1948-Present”
    Elisa Convers, “Weavers of Resilience”
    Meg Burik, “The Jungle of Gender Roles: Gender Division in Brazilian Folktales and Performance of Folk Traditions”
    Celia Alpuche May, “Selena, A Reflection of the Mexican-American Woman”

    Oct. 29 • Violette Hall 1000   

    9:30-10:20 a.m.
    Female selves
    Lauren Greenspan, “Composing the Feminine Self in Kierkegaard’s The Sickness unto Death”
    Zakery Palmer, “A Whore or a Woman?: Composing Identities in the Sex Industry”        
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Personal testimony 1
    Charlotte La Galle, “Sisters”
    Jill Kuanfung, “The Inevitable Autumn”       
    Lindsey Booher, “A Slave to Society: Silenced by Sex”

    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
    Dickinson and others
    Heather Cianciola, “Composing the Sacred: Transatlanticism and Devotional Verse by 19th-Century Women Poets”
    Monica Morrey, “Dickinson and Loy: The ‘Strange Sisters’”

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Myths and stereotypes
    Maurine Pfuhl, “The Castrating Woman: A Look at the Role of Gender Stereotypes in Ancient Rome and the Modern Western World” 
    Holly Fling, “Madness in Lady Audley’s Secret”

    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    International women 2
    Alyssa Blackford, “Marilyn Hacker and Sappho: Defying Traditional Norms and Glorifying Women Then and Now”
    Betsy Delmonico, “Composing Women: Simin Daneshvar”  

    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    Ecofeminist readings
    Courtney King, “To Blame or to Borrow: Applying Classical Texts to Ecofeminism”
    Alan Vaughn, “Spirit of Wolverine: An Ecofeminist Reading of Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms”
    Matthew Johns, “The Danger of Reductionist Gender Binaries: An Ecofeminist Reading of Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist”

    3:30-4:20 p.m.
    Pop music divas
    Karianne Jones, “k. d. lang: Master of the Carceral”
    Lauren Robertson, “Feministing Jazz: Nellie McKay and the Art of Composing Music as Anachronism”
    Chris Boning, “Cyborg Aesthetic: The Recent Ascendance of Identification with Non-Human Others among Female Pop Music Artists”

    4:30-5:50 p.m.
    Keynote lecture
    Introduction by Sally West
    Anna Hirsch, “Making Out with Mirrors, Microphones, and Memoir and Other
    Lessons in Ethical Sluttery

    Oct. 30 • Baldwin Hall 231

    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Personal testimony 2
    Emily Murdock, “Obedience, Piety, and Sweetness of Temper”
    Lisa Miller, “Under the Table”
    Rachel Brown, “How Emily Dickinson Changed My Life”

    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
    The literary letter
    Janet B. Davis, “Genre Serving Relationship: the Letters of Heloise”
    Katja Liimatta, “Writing the Self: Edith Bruck’s Letter to My Mother”

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    At the movies
    Trevor Grizzell, “Deepa Mehta’s Elements Trilogy: Diasporic Visions of India”
    Shannon Harbaugh, “My Best Friend’s Wedding, Sex and the City, Twilight, and Love and Other Disasters: Tales of Straight Women Desiring Gay Men”

    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Fabricating femininity
    Mary Hurley, “Monsters, Maidens, or Matrons: Kay Francis, Betty Boop, and the Production Code Administration”
    JJ Pionke, “Drag Makes It Better: Performance of the Feminine in RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag U”

    Oct. 30 • Violette Hall 1000  

    3-4:15 p.m.
    Women composers and performers
    Katie Cox, “Letters, Lieder, and Lies: The Relationship between Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms”
    Laura Pita, “'She Is Not Only a Wonderful Child but a Real Genius’: Teresa Carreno and the Making of a Female Piano Virtuoso in Victorian America”
    Elissa Stroman, “’Elegant Feminine Charm’: Cecile Chaminade’s Piano Works”

    4:30-5:45 p.m.
    Politics and composition
    F. Grace Burgess, “Bridging the Gap: A Study of the Works of Mrs. E. A. Parkhurst”
    Tamara Cashour, “A Feminist Aesthetic Platform for Opera: Deconstructing Poulenc-Cocteau’The Human Voice” 
    Theodore Moore, “Sofia Gubaidulina’s Resistance to Socialist Realism”     
    Oct. 28 • Ophelia Hall Performance Hall

    7:30 p.m.
    New Music Festival Concert I

    8 p.m.
    Music by Women
    Elizabeth Shoemaker (bassoonist) and Nancy Pounds (pianist), “Love Songs: A Performance of Contemporary Works by Women Composers”

    Oct. 29 • Ophelia Hall Performance Hall

    1:30 p.m.
    New Music Festival Concert II
  • Remote Access to Computer Labs Now Available

    From their personal computers, students can now use a Truman computer lab PC and all the lab software just like they were physically sitting in the lab!

    This is a solution for situations such as: the computer lab is full; the computer lab is closed; the software has restricted licensing and is only available in the computer lab; the student is off campus; the student is at home; the student is sick; or the weather is bad.

    More information is available at https://secure.truman.edu/its-s/viewclient.
  • Strategic Planning Advisory Committee Forums

    The Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) will host several forums giving students, faculty and staff opportunities to provide additional input regarding Truman’s priorities for the next five years. If you are unable to attend the forums, visit http://spac.truman.edu and respond to the questions online. The schedule is as follows:

    1:30 p.m. • Oct. 19 
    10:30 a.m. • Oct. 21
    SUB Alumni Room

     8 p.m. • Oct. 19
     SUB Activities Room
  • Truman in Washington Information Meetings

    6:30 p.m. • Nov. 2
    6 p.m. • Nov. 8
    Violette Hall 1010

    Find out how to apply for internships in Washington, D.C., for Summer 2011.

    Contact djohnson@truman.edu for more information.
  • Athletics Food Drive

    Truman’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is conducting food drives at several upcoming Bulldog home games.  
    Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation to a table at the event, which will qualify them for a drawing to win memorabilia from Bulldog athletic teams.
    Upcoming events include:

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Volleyball vs. Emporia State

    12 p.m.
    Oct. 24
    Men’s Soccer vs. Newman

    12 p.m.
    Oct. 30
    Women’s Soccer vs. Washburn

    2 p.m.
    Nov. 6
    Swimming vs. Missouri State

    The food drive is one of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s yearly projects and takes place in conjunction with other MIAA schools.

    All food collected will be donated to local food banks for the upcoming holiday season.
  • Multicultural Affairs Center Offers Grants for Diversity Programs

    Individuals and organizations can receive up to $1,000 to fund a program that supports diversity. The Multicultural Affairs Center offers grants to students, organizations, faculty and staff to help fund programs that support the diversity mission of Truman. For more information or to fill out an application, visit http://mac.truman.edu/Diversity%20Funding/FundingMain.asp or contact Kati Smith at 785.4142.
  • Pickler Memorial Library



    Need to do a little research while at home or away from campus? You can connect to the library’s many databases and online journals from an off-campus computer anytime!

    You will find the directions for setting up your computer for remote access at http://library.truman.edu/help/connect-from-home.asp.

    Many library resources are only a click away!
  • SERVE Center Big Week of Giving Kickball Tournament

    11 a.m.
    Oct. 30
    Fields behind Centennial Hall

    Teams of 8-12, including at least two female members, must register online at http://serve.truman.edu by midnight Oct. 20. Money and canned goods raised at the event will benefit the Central Missouri Food Bank. For more information, call 785.7222 or stop by the SERVE Center.
  • “I Can’t Believe You Asked That!” Sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 28
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium
    Free Admission

    Diversity speaker Philip Milano encourages open discussion of often taboo topics. He emphasizes not being afraid to ask questions about different races, sexual orientations, genders and religions. Milano’s presentation is based off of his website, YForum.
  • 2010 International Film Festival

    All films are screened at the Downtown Cinema 8 and free on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Oct. 20
    6:30 p.m.
    Män som hator kvinnor
    (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

    Oct. 27
    6:45 p.m.
    Un home qui crie
    (A Screaming Man)

    Nov. 3
    6:45 p.m.
    (To the Sea)

    Nov. 10
    6:45 p.m.
    Le pére de mes enfants
    (Father of My Children)

    Nov. 17
    6:45 p.m.
  • Nominations Sought for “Community Partner of the Year” Award

    This is a chance to honor an outstanding community agency that partners with Truman for service. Nominations for the award are due in the Student Union Building 1111 by Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. Forms are available at http://serve.truman.edu.

    A community partner appreciation luncheon will take place on Oct. 28, where “Community Partner of the Year” will be awarded to the winning agency.

    Contact Baillie Cloyd at bcloyd@truman.edu or 785.7382 with any questions.

    Sponsored By the SERVE Center, Center for Student Involvement and the Public Relations Office.
  • Student Recreation Center Midterm Break Hours

    Oct. 20 • 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Oct. 21 • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    Oct. 22 • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    Oct. 23 • closed

    Oct. 24 • 4-7 p.m.

  • Student Members Needed for University Conduct Board

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards (OCCS) is seeking motivated students to serve on the University Conduct Board from January 2011-December 2012. Comprised of faculty, staff and student members, the board hears cases of alleged misconduct to determine whether the behavior of a student or student organization violates the Student Conduct Code and imposes sanctions if necessary. Student members would be expected to serve on the board for various hearings each semester as well as participate in various social justice and civic projects on campus. The application may be found at http://conduct.truman.edu/ucb%20application.asp or in the Student Union Building 3100 and is due Nov. 5. Contact bkral@truman.edu in the Office for Citizenship and Community Standards for additional information.
  • Truman Intramural Sports Planner

    Activity: Table Tennis-Singles
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Oct. 25
    Activity: Table Tennis-Doubles
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Oct. 25
    Activity: Pickleball-Singles
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 26
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 27
    Play Begins: Nov. 1
    Activity: Pickleball-Doubles
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 26
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 27
    Play Begins: Nov. 1
    Activity: Basketball Pentathlon
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 26
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Nov. 2
    Activity: 3 on 3 Basketball
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Nov. 2
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 27
    Play Begins: Nov. 8
    Activity: Texas Hold’em Poker
    League: Open
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 9
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 14
    Activity: Bench Press
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Dec. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Dec. 8
    Activity: College Bowl Mania
    League: Open
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Finals Week
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Finals Week
    Activity: Wrap-Up Meeting
    League: Open
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: NA
    Captains’ Meeting: Dec. 8
    Play Begins: NA
    Activity: Basketball
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Jan. 18
    Captains’ Meeting: Jan. 19
    Play Begins: Jan. 24
    Activity: Wiffleball**
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Jan. 18
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Jan. 22-23
    Activity: Badminton-Singles
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Jan. 25
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Jan. 29 & Feb. 5
    Activity: Badminton-Doubles
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Jan. 25
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Jan. 29 & Feb. 5
    Activity: Super Bowl Pickem
    League: Open
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Jan. 21
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Feb. 6
    Activity: Raquetball-Singles***
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Feb. 15
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Feb. 19-20
    Activity: BAGGO
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Feb. 22
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Feb. 27
    Activity: Volleyball
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 1
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 2
    Play Begins: Mar. 14
    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 1
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 2
    Play Begins: Mar. 14
    Activity: NCAA March Madness BB
    League: Open
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Mar. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Mar. 15
    Activity: Closest to the Pin
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 3
    Activity: Swim Meet
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 5
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 7
    Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
    League: Co-Rec
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 12
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 16-17
    Activity: Punt Pass & Kick
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 20
    Activity: Track Meet
    League: Mens/Womens/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 21
    Activity: T-shirt Design Contest
    League: Mens/Womens
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Apr. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    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’ Meetings will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
    **New Sport
    ***All racquetball matches will be played at the A.T. Still Thompson Campus Center.


  • Notes

    A candidate forum will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the El Kadir Shrine Club in Kirksville. The forum will allow both local and state government candidates to meet with voters and respond to questions from their opponents and the media. The event is sponsored by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

    A free public reception will take place for the “Cross Connections” exhibit at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the University Art Gallery. The exhibit consists of graduate student work in visual communications from the Luxum Academy of Fine Arts in China.

    An All-University Meeting will take place Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magruder Hall 1000. Thomas Vojta of the Department of Physics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology will present “Quantum phase transitions and novel phases in condensed matter.”

    A Missouri Proposition B Discussion Panel will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Magruder Hall 2001. Panelists will discuss Proposition B, the “Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act,” and respond to audience questions. Panelists include representatives from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation and the Alliance for Truth.

    The Department of Classical and Modern Language will host “Tuna in Ancient Greece and Modern Tuna Population Decline”
    at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Magruder Hall 1000. The presentation will be given by Daniel B. Levine of the Classics Department at the University of Arkansas.

    The 2011 Summer-in-South Asia program will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. The most distinguishing features of the trip are visits to the villages and homes of borrowers of the world-renowned and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Bank of Bangladesh.

    An American Association of University Professors brownbag lunch forum will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Student Union Building Spanish Room. Bring lunch from Mainstreet. Peter Rolnick will lead a discussion on Gary Jones’ article “Universities, the Major Battleground in the Fight for Reason and Capitalism,” available at http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2010/JA/feat/jone.htm. The article discusses a private foundation that gives money to universities offering specific classes in which Ayn Rand novels are required reading.

    The Biology Seminar Series will continue with “Why Blood Clotting in Hibernators is Cool” at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Magruder Hall 1000. The presentation will be given by Dr. Scott Cooper of the Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

    The Physics Colloquium will feature student summer research at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Magruder Hall 1000. Presentations will include: “High resolution Kelvin probe force microscopy with shielded probes” by Kevin Satzinger; “The Destruction of Biofilms Using Ultrasound Treatment” by Benjamin Rusk; “High Resolution SPR Microscopy Based Microarray” by Even Mirts; and “Reaction Front Pinning by Moving Vortices” by Chad Williamson.

    Phi Sigma Pi’s “Dance ’til you drop for Teach for America” will take place from 7-11 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Student Union Building HUB, with registration beginning at 6:30 p.m. Entry is $10 for teams of 2-4 dancers. The event will feature light refreshments and guest performances from campus dance groups, with prize drawings every hour. Contact jcr3482@truman.edu for more information or to register. Pre-registration is not required but preferred.

    K-Life will host a dodgeball tournament
    from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6. Contact sam4125@truman.edu for more information.

    The 21st Annual Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference will take place from 9 a.m-6 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.