Vol. 15, No. 12 - Nov. 16, 2010


  • Alumnus to Perform in Lyceum Event

    The next event in the 2010-2011 Kohlenberg Lyceum series will welcome Truman alumnus Kevin Harrison and his music group Axiom Brass.

    The group will be spreading holiday cheer at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    The old and new will come together in this performance, including  yuletide hits like Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and “Frosty the Snowman.”

    Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound,” the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music. They are the winners of the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition held at the University of Louisville, Ky., and they were recently appointed as the Brass Quintet-in-Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago.

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    Axiom Brass

    Members of Axiom Brass have performed all over North and South America, as well as Europe and Asia.

    Harrison, a Kansas City native, received a Bachelor of Music degree from Truman, where he studied tuba with Steven Seward. He was the recipient of academic and music scholarships, and performed Vaughan Williams’s “Concerto for Tuba” with the University Orchestra as winner of the 2004 Gold Medal Competition. He graduated with distinction from DePaul University in 2006, and joined Axiom Brass in 2008.

    A freelance musician, Harrison has established himself in Chicago and throughout the Midwest as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, educator, clinician and music coach. He is currently Principal Tuba of the Northwest Indiana Symphony.

    Harrison has gone on to perform and record with several quintets, including the Lincoln Park Brass, Chicago Classic Brass and Northwest Indiana Symphony Brass Quintet. Most recently, he was appointed to the brass faculty at the Wheaton College Conservatory in Wheaton, Ill.

    General admission tickets for the event cost $7 for all ages and will be available beginning Nov. 16 at the Truman Cashier’s Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. For additional information, visit http://lyceum.truman.edu or contact 785.4016.


  • Master’s in Leadership Begins in Spring 2011

    Starting in the Spring 2011 semester, Truman will offer a new master’s program designed for individuals wanting to advance personal and professional goals.

    The Master of Arts in Leadership program will help students acquire a greater understanding of how to lead and navigate organizations and how to build successful relations within and among organizations.

    The Master of Arts in Leadership includes a solid theoretical foundation in personal and organizational leadership, plus experiential learning consisting of simulations, case studies and internships that will enable students to progress from the study of leadership to its application and practice.

    Graduates of the program will have completed a specialization area designed to advance the individual’s personal leadership goals.

    The application deadline for Spring 2011 classes is Dec. 16. For more information, see http://gradstudies.truman.edu/areasofstudy/Leadership.asp, e-mail cyoung@truman.edu or call 785.4109.

  • Students Win $25,000 in Fishing Competition

    Seniors Spencer Clark and Mike McCarthy took second place at the National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Regional Championship, Nov. 4-6 on Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Ind.

    Their three-day total of 11 bass, weighing 23 pounds 14 ounces, took home a prize of $25,000. Half of the winnings will be donated to the University to be used at its discretion, while the other half will go directly to Truman’s fishing club.

    This ranking also qualified Clark and McCarthy for the national tournament, to be hosted by Murray State University on Kentucky Lake, April 7-9. At nationals, the fishermen will have the opportunity to win $50,000 for the University and $50,000 for their club.

    National Guard FLW College Fishing is a nationwide competitive bass-fishing program open to all full-time students at four-year colleges and universities. It consists of 20 qualifying events, five regional championships and the national championship.

    Each team represented in this televised regional championship had team shirts and boats provided by Ranger.

    For more information, visit http://collegefishing.com.

  • Detours Magazine Wins National Award

    Detours Magazine was named “Best Feature Magazine” at the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers National College Media Convention, taking place Oct. 27-31 in Louisville, Ky.

    Detours competed against magazines from schools across the county to win this title.

    This is the magazine’s second award from the College Media Advisers. The publication received the “Apple Award” from the College Media Advisers for “Best General Magazine” at the spring National College Media Convention in New York City in March 2010.

    Detours Magazine is a student-produced travel magazine focusing on the tri-state area of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Detours publishes twice annually and is a member of the Truman Media Network, along with The Index, News 36 and KTRM 88.7 The Edge.

    For more information about Detours, visit http://detoursmagazine.com or check out its page on Facebook.
  • Forensics Experiences Success at Bradley

    The Forensics team competed in the 63rd Annual L.E. Norton Memorial tournament at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., Nov-6-7, where it enjoyed its most competitive success at the tournament in approximately five years.

    With a theme this year of “The Norton of Oz,” the tournament is known for its creative events. Considered one of the toughest competitions of the regular season, it drew 47 schools from across the nation. 

    “In some ways, this tournament is tougher than the National Championship Tournament,” commented Kristi Scholten, director of forensics. “We squeeze into one weekend what Nationals does in a week.”

    Truman took six speech competitors to the tournament, many of whom were new to the team.

    Leading the team was sophomore Jessica Petrie, who made it to the final rounds in three of her four events. Petrie beat 112 other competitors in Varsity Impromptu Speaking, placing third in that event. She also placed third out of 27 in this year’s experimental event, Editorial Impromptu.

    Petrie also placed fifth of 72 competitors in Varsity Extemporaneous Speaking, going head to head with several of last year’s national finalists in the final round.

    Additionally, freshmen Aiula Taula and Arielle Long-Seabra took seventh of 27 in Novice Duo, while sophomore Sarah Agbehia made it to the semi-finals in Novice Impromptu Speaking. This put her in the top 12 of 66 competitors in the event.

    The Truman Speech and Debate Team will close the semester with competitions at both Ohio State University and nearby Otterbein College the first weekend of December.

    Students from all majors interested in joining the Forensics team should contact kscholten@truman.edu.
  • MoDOT Seeks Art for Design Contest

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is hosting an art contest seeking a winning design for the cover of its 2011-2012 Aeronautical Chart. 

    College art students are encouraged to enter airport-related photographs or artwork in any medium. The winning submission will be printed on the chart, which will be distributed to approximately 15,000 airports, legislators, departments of transportation, universities and science museums in the state.

    Art will be accepted as original work or a copy sent as a file through mail or e-mail. Original art will only be required for the winning entry.

    The required format is 5.5 x 12 in or 140 x 305 mm, or the nearest possible equivalent. Artwork must not be framed or outlined with borders and may be in color or black and white.

    The design should feature the words “Missouri” and “2011-2012 Aeronautical Chart.” The following details should be included with the submission: title, name, address and statement of authenticity.

    Multiple entries will be accepted. Participation in the contest is not limited to residents of Missouri.

    Once received, entries will become and remain the property of the state of Missouri and may be used for a variety of purposes.
    Entries must be postmarked to Bryant Walker, P.O. Box 270, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or e-mailed to Bryant.walker@modot.mo.gov by Dec. 10.
  • Service-Learning Offers Variety of Benefits for Both Students and Community

    Truman’s new Service-Learning Advantage is a one-of-a-kind program that promotes service through hands-on experience that will bolster a liberal arts education.

    The program gives students the opportunity to meet the needs of the community while enhancing their co-curricular record, which appears on their academic transcripts alongside their courses. Groups of students, student organizations or individuals may design and lead their own projects that relate to lessons taught in the classroom or their organization’s structure.

     “Service-learning projects show grad schools and employers that you are a well-rounded, integrated person,” Mandy Love, Service-Learning Advantage coordinator, said. “It’s also a chance to give back to a community that has given us so much.”

    To learn more about Service-Learning Advantage or to start planning a project, contact the SERVE Center at serve@truman.edu or visit http://servicelearning.truman.edu.

  • Airline Provides Special Truman Discounts

    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, offering 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.
  • Truman Joins President’s Alliance

    Truman recently joined more than 70 colleges and universities in a nationwide effort to improve undergraduate education standards.

    In accepting membership in the President’s Alliance, the University has agreed to expand efforts in gathering and reporting evidence of student learning and use this information to improve outcomes.

    Members of the President’s Alliance have also agreed to assist each other in this work, publicly report on their efforts and encourage other institutions to take similar steps.

    The President’s Alliance stems from a national initiative of the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability, a non-profit advocacy-focused organization that aims to produce an increasing number of college graduates with high-quality degrees in preparation for work, life and responsible citizenship.

    For more information about the President’s Alliance and to see a description of the commitments of participating institutions, visit http://www.newleadershipalliance.org.

  • Johnson Recognized for Work on Hall of Fame

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    Jerry Wollmering, director of athletics, presents Roger Johnson (right) with a special recognition plaque at the Alumni and Hall of Fame Banquet during Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 15-17. Johnson, a Bulldog fan and member of the Truman staff, was commended for his work on the Hall of Fame display in Pershing Arena. Johnson oversaw the creation of the Hall of Fame display. He researched all of the inductees since the Truman Hall of Fame began in 1982 and was responsible for having commemorative plaques made for the display. The Truman Hall of Fame honors 205 individuals and five teams. Information on all Hall of Fame inductees can be found at http://trumanbulldogs.com.


  • Student Union Building Thanksgiving Hours

    Nov. 19 • Closes at 5 p.m.

    Nov. 20-21• Closed

    Nov. 22-23 • 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Nov. 24-28 • Closed
  • Online Faculty Workshop: Pedagogy in the 21st Century

    Nov. 29 – Jan. 10

    Offered by the Learning Technologies Team

    This course provides an overview of learning preferences of the millennial generation as well as the learning styles that make Truman students unique. After exploring the learning technologies and delivery methods available at Truman, participants will experiment with the tools and strategies to help them decide which are best for their courses. For registration, contact Susan Thomas at sthomas@truman.edu.
  • The Giving Tree

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Nov. 17-18 & Nov. 30-Dec. 2

    Student Union Building Publicity Tables

    Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take ornaments containing wish lists from local children who may not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. Ornaments should be taped to the wrapped gifts and returned to a table by 2 p.m. Dec. 2. For more information or for additional opportunities to pick up or drop off an ornament, contact jcr3482@truman.edu.

    Sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi
  • 6th Annual Renaissance Madrigal Dinner

    Sponsored by the Department of Music and Chamber Choir

    6:30-10 p.m.
    Dec. 3 & 4

    Student Union Building
    Activities Room 3200

    Adults- $22
    Students- $17
    Children 2 and under- Free

    Featuring a multi-course dinner, music and revelry.

    Tickets may be purchased at http://music.truman.edu/madrigal.
     For more information, contact jgill@truman.edu.
  • Fall Comedians: Michael Ian Black and Mike Birbiglia

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    7 p.m. •  Dec. 11
    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Tickets are free for Truman students and $10 for general admission. They may be picked up at the SAB Office
    in the lower level of the Student Union Building, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Staff Recognition Awards

    Human Resources and the Staff Recognition and Development Committee encourage faculty and staff to submit nominations for the following awards:

    The Bulldog Award is presented to departments that have demonstrated exceptional customer service to individuals within and/or outside of Truman.

    The Points of Excellence Award acknowledges staff members who have made the effort to offer the very best in student services and educational delivery.

    Visit http://hr.truman.edu/recognition/index.asp for detailed descriptions of these awards and the nomination processes.
  • Thanksgiving Break Hours at the Rec

    Nov. 19  
    6:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.

    Nov. 20-21

    Nov. 22-23
     11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    Nov. 24- 27

    Nov. 28
     4-7 p.m.
  • Missouri Government Internship

    The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students to intern at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., with a public official, legislator or state agency during the Spring 2011 semester. Interns receive a stipend of $2,500 and up to 15 hours of credit. Applications are available online at http://career.truman.edu/Internships/mogovBrochure.asp.

    Interviews are currently being conducted, but it is not too late to apply. For more information, contact Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 or heidi@truman.edu, or Candy Young at 785.4650 or cyoung@truman.edu.
  • Book Sale Results

    Pickler Memorial Library sold approximately 2,500 items and raised more than $1,500 at its fifth annual book sale in September. Profits will support the 2011 Children’s Literature Festival and other library programs. Music at the Truman presale night was provided by Mike Kosiek, Kevin Heiland, Ian Classe, Tim Fergus and Julian Gibson-Cornell.  

    The library is now accepting donations for next year’s sale. Donations can be delivered to the Dean’s Office on the first floor of the library, PML 102. For more information, call 785.4038.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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://clscholarship.org or e-mail cls@caorc.org.

    Beta Theta Pi is offering two $250 “Men of Principle” Scholarships for non-Greek men. Applications can be found online at http://zeta-xi.com/rush/men_of_principle_scholarship and are due by Nov. 28. Contact Mason McCoy at mem1322@truman.edu with questions and concerns. Application does not commit membership in any organization.

    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 Center for International Education office, located in Kirk Building 114, by 12 p.m. Jan. 28, 2011. Scholarship recipients will be notified in February.
  • 2010 International Film Festival

    The film will be screened at the Downtown Cinema 8 and is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Nov. 17 • 6:45 p.m.

  • International Education Week 2010

    Ongoing Events
    International Flags Around Campus
    Check out the SUB and the residence halls to view flags from around the world.
    Sponsored by Residence Life

    International Photo Contest
    Open voting will occur all week online at Truman’s website with the winner announced on Thursday.
    Sponsored by the Study Abroad Office

    Nov. 15
    International Poster Display
    2:30–4 p.m. • Student Union Building
    Learn more about the various cultures represented on Truman’s campus.
    Sponsored by International Club

    International Pickup Soccer Match
    4–6 p.m. • In front of West Campus Suites
    People from around the world playing the most popular sport in the world.

    Panel on Middle East Peace Process
    7 p.m. • Violette Hall 1010
    Come for an opportunity to discuss the current situation in the Middle East with a panel of professors, including Michael Rudy and Mark Appold.
    Sponsored by the Political Science Student Association

    Nov. 16
    Study Abroad Fair
    2–4 p.m. • Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Interested in studying abroad? Truman offers programs on six continents in more than 55 countries. Find out where YOU could study!
    Sponsored by the Study Abroad Office

    Study Abroad Presentations
    2–4 p.m. • Student Union Building 3202
    Truman students who have traveled the world share their adventures and experiences.
    Sponsored by the Study Abroad Office
         2 p.m. • Thessaloniki, Greece: Adam Reynolds
         2:30 p.m. • Salamanca, Spain: Patrick Lansdon
         3 p.m. • Edge Hill, England: Melissa Stevenson
         3:30 p.m. • ISEP/La Reunion, France: Anne Sheriff

    Singing with Selena The Tejano Queen
    4 p.m. • Student Union Building Room 3202
    Professor Celia Alpuche May talks about the life and music of Latin singing sensation Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Karaoke to follow!  

    Movie Night: Maria Full of Grace
    7 p.m. • Violette Hall 1010
    Sponsored by H.A.L.O.

    Jammie Story Time
    6:30–7:30 p.m. • Adair County Public Library
    Sharing their favorite bedtime stories, Truman students from around the world will tell folk tales from their native countries to children at the Adair County Public Library.
    Sponsored by the International Student Affairs Office

    Nov. 17
    Face Painting & Games
    3–4 p.m. • Student Union Building
    International face painting and cultural games.
    Sponsored by International Club

    6:45 p.m. • Downtown Cinema 8
    International film. Free Admission.
    Sponsored by New Student Programs

    L’avenir est dans les œufs (The Future is in Eggs)
    8–9 p.m. • Student Union Building Activities Room
    A French play with English side titles.
    Sponsored by the French Department

    Nov. 18
    International Cooking Lessons
    1:30–3:30 p.m. • International House, 111 Paterson Street
    Want to learn how to cook a new, unique dish? Come to the International House and learn how to prepare international cuisine!
    Sponsored by the International House

    1:30–4 p.m. • Student Union Building
    Come by the SUB to learn the ancient art of origami and other fun cultural crafts. Sponsored by International Club.

    Spanish/French Conversation Table
    5:30–7 p.m. • Missouri Hall Chariton Room
    Come join some informal conversation over dinner and polish your language skills.
    Sponsored by the Romance Language House

    International Student Panel
    5:45 p.m. • Baldwin Hall Little Theater
    Come hear a group of Truman’s own international students discuss what it’s like adjusting to the American educational system. Opportunities for Q&A.
    Sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi

    Global Issues Colloquium
    7 p.m. • Magruder Hall 2001
    Globalization, Democratization and State Autonomy with Jaekwon Suh.

    L’avenir est dans les œufs (The Future is in Eggs)
    8–9 p.m. • Student Union Building Activities Room
    A French play with English side titles.
    Sponsored by the French Department

    Nov. 19
    Hungry Friday
    11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. • Quad
    African food for lunch. $4 per plate on the quad.
    Sponsored by the African Student Association

    Photo Booth
    3–4 p.m. • Student Union Building
    Drop by to get your picture taken in fun, festive and foreign attire.
    Sponsored by International Club


  • Notables

    Masahiro Hara, professor of Japanese, presented a paper entitled “L2 Processing of Relative Clauses in Japanese” Oct. 16 at the Second Language Research Forum at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also presented a paper entitled “Subject RC-over-Object RC Advantages in L2 Processing of Japanese” Nov. 6 at the 35th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) at Boston University. The latter paper will be published in Proceedings of the 35th BUCLD. This research was partly supported by Hara’s Truman Faculty Summer Research Fellowship.

    2009 graduate Nancy Johnson and junior health science majors Justin McDermott and Joan Scacciaferro presented their research “EPA Air Quality Index Values of Smoke-Free Venues after a Smoking Ordinance” at the Society for Public Health Education National Conference in Denver, Colo., Nov. 4-6.

    Iliyana Kuneva, an accounting and business administration major, will attend the “Business Today” Conference in New York City Nov. 21-23 through the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. “Business Today” is a student-run business magazine at Princeton University. The conference will feature keynote speakers Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine; and Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP and Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and president and CEO of CollegeBoard.

    Sara Orel, professor of art history, has been invited to speak to two British Egyptological organizations this fall. She will speak Nov. 16 to the Egypt Society of Bristol, on “Beni Hasan: a Middle Kingdom provincial cemetery.” She will also give an evening lecture Nov. 30 to the Egypt Exploration Society in London titled “Who was buried at Beni Hasan?” Orel is currently in the U.K. teaching for the Missouri in London Program.

    Finance majors Wanding Shi and Linyu Zheng passed Series #3, the National Commodity Futures Exam. The series #3 is a securities license entitling the holder to sell commodities or futures contracts. Administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the exam covers topics such as options, futures, hedging, margin requirements and regulations.


  • Notes

    The Society of Urban and Ethnic Dance Excellence (SUEDE) will host showcases at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Admission is free. The showcase encompasses many forms of urban and ethnic dance, including hip hop, poi, krump, pop and breakdancing. Parental discretion is advised for explicit lyrics and content.

    Students from HLTH 440 will host health workshops for faculty and staff. “The Ins and Outs of Injury Prevention” will take place Nov. 15, with “Self Care: What to Do When You are Sick” following Nov. 17. Both will take place at 12 p.m. in the Student Union Building Room 3201.

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in Magruder Hall 1000 with a presentation on subdwarf B variable stars by Maggie Brewer of the Department of Physics at William Jewell College. Subdwarf B variable (sdBV) stars are a class of hot, helium burning stars that represent a stage of late stellar evolution. These stars, only classified in the last 20 years, have short periods of around 200 seconds. The short periods make these stars ideal for undergraduate students to study, as a few nights of data can lead to well defined periods. This is an intermediate level presentation. Snacks are provided five minutes before the talk. For a list of upcoming colloquia go to http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia/mainstage.asp.

    The Great American Smoke Out and turkey bowl will take place from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Student Union Building fountain. This nationwide annual event encourages tobacco users to quit cold turkey for 24 hours. Prizes will be awarded for strikes and free t-shirts will be available while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health, CASE, students of COMM 270, Ekklesia Campus Ministry and the Kirksville Church of Christ.

    A World AIDS Day Memorial Service is planned for 7 p.m. Nov. 30 outside of the Kirk Memorial Building. The event will be led by the senior nursing class and will including readings, poems and stories to reflect the world impact of AIDS. The public is invited to attend. Contact nursing@truman.edu for more information.

    Ionesco’s “L’avenir est dans les oeufs” (The Future is in Eggs) will be performed in French by Truman students at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. A French-English copy of the play is available at http://www2.truman.edu/~plobert. For more information, contact Patrick Lobert, professor of French, at 785.4072 or plobert@truman.edu.

    Megan Wargo, Truman volleyball assistant coach, will conduct a meeting
    at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 for parents and students ages 12-18 interested in participating in the Kirksville Club Volleyball. Teams will practice two times per week and play in regional tournaments. For information about the meeting, please contact Coach Wargo at mwargo@truman.edu or 660.341.9610.