Vol. 15, No. 22 - Feb. 22, 2011


  • Lyceum Series Continues with “Bus Stop”

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series resumes at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Baldwin Auditorium with a performance of “Bus Stop” by the Montana Repertory Theatre.

    In this warm and affecting hit comedy, William Inge examines some of the many faces of love. As down-home characters interact in a street corner restaurant during the course of a hilariously turbulent night, extraordinary qualities are revealed in seemingly ordinary people. Frustration, tears and laughter result as characters are forced to confront their own motivation. Romance blossoms and love banishes loneliness.

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    “Bus Stop” as performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre

    Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may acquire their tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building.

    General admission tickets for the event cost $7 for all ages and will be available beginning Feb. 24 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.
  • Truman Student Interns with U.S. Treasury

    Michael P. Dial, a junior economics major, is participating in an internship program this semester with the United States Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C.

    Dial underwent a rigorous application process and competed against students nationwide to earn the internship. He was notified of his acceptance into the position with the Treasury in the Office of Economic Policy last November.

    The 15-week-long internship began Jan. 5 and includes plenty of hands-on experience. Dial will be covering congressional hearings and think tank events, writing short reports for the economists in the office and also aiding with research.

    David Gillette, professor of economics, informed Dial of the internship opportunity and encouraged him to apply.
    “He is an excellent student. I am not surprised that he got [the internship],” Gillette said.

    According to Gillette, since the fall of 2004, 12 Truman students have participated in the internship with the Department of Treasury.

    Based on his experience, Dial offered advice to other internship hopefuls.

    “Being able to write well is the most important skill to be able to show when you apply to an internship,” he said.

    Dial plans to apply for a summer internship with Edward Jones and then return to Truman next fall for his senior year.

  • Grammy-Nominated Trombonist to Play at Jazz Festival Feb. 26

    Award-winning music will fill Baldwin Auditorium during Phi Mu Alpha’s 43rd Annual Jazz Festival.

    New York jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig will perform with Truman’s Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    Herwig has recorded 19 albums as a leader. His newest CD release was “The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter” on Half Note Records, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009. This is the follow-up project to the 2005 Grammy-nominated CD “Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis” and the 1998 Grammy-nominated CD “The Latin Side of John Coltrane.”

    These projects were recorded live at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City and feature special guests. One of Herwig’s most recent solo recordings on the CrissCross label, “Heart of Darkness,” received 4.5 stars in DownBeat Magazine.

    Herwig has also been voted No. 1 Jazz Trombonist in Downbeat Magazine’s Jazz Critics' Poll.

    Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Brendan McGregor at 573.822.2198 or btm7658@truman.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.
  • SIFE Team Takes First Place at Competition

    The Truman SIFE team recently won first place and $2,000 at the K-State Business Ethics Case Competition in Manhattan, Kan.

    Cody Hagan, Iliyana Kuneva, Sarah Schlafly and Heather Storm competed for Truman at the event.

    ConocoPhillips sponsored the case competition for its Excellence in Business Ethics Initiative. Through the initiative, ConocoPhillips promotes ethical practices and enhances business ethics education for students across the nation.

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    Heather Storm, Cody Hagan, Iliyana Kuneva and Sarah Schlafly competed in the SIFE Competition for Truman.

    Teams participating in the case competition had 36 hours to utilize their business skills to analyze, research and develop a solution for a case about a realistic ethical dilemma. After developing a solution, teams created a professional presentation and written executive summary.

    A panel of 12 business leaders and K-State faculty evaluated the presentations.

    “It was truly a pleasure to see the Truman SIFE students perform at such a high level over the weekend,” ConocoPhillips representative Christopher Merriewether said. “I had not heard much about Truman State University prior to the event, but I saw very sharp students who did an amazing job representing their institution. The first place prize was well deserved!”

    Other SIFE teams represented in the competition were University of Nebraska – Lincoln, University of Northern Colorado, Iowa State University and Texas State University – San Marcos.

  • Deadline Approaches for Still Spirit Award Nominations

    A.T. Still University is now seeking nominations for the 2011 Still Spirit Awards.

    Still Spirit Awards honor outstanding community members whose actions embody Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, founder of A.T. Still University. These individuals possess a willingness to get involved, an unselfish giving of oneself, an ability to lead others and a desire to enhance the quality of life in the community.

    The deadline for the 2011 Still Spirit nominations is Feb. 25. Submissions can be made online at http://www.atsu.edu/spirit.

    The Still Spirit Awards Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. March 31 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Anyone can attend. To purchase tickets and RSVP, either e-mail communications@atsu.edu or call 660.626.2272.

    For questions regarding nominations or the 2011 Still Spirit Awards Dinner and Ceremony, contact Virginia Halterman at 660.626.2544 or vhalterman@atsu.edu.
  • Truman Community Encouraged to Take Sustainability Pledge

    The President’s Sustainability Action Committee encourages all members of the Truman community to sign the Sustainability Pledge.

    As Truman attempts to make sustainable changes to its operation, impact and attitude, the Sustainability Action Committee has created a simple pledge that will point individuals in the direction of ways to make themselves more sustainable.

    The Truman Sustainability Pledge offers some simple ways for individuals to change how they impact the world.

    Signers do not have to agree to make all of the changes, but they are encouraged to make as many as possible. If each person at the University, including more than 6,000 students plus faculty and staff, each agrees to make small changes in daily life, the cumulative effect will be enormous, positive and lasting. Together, Truman’s community will significantly reduce energy usage, create less waste, save financial resources and make our world a better place for those around us.

    The Truman Sustainability Pledge should take fewer than five minutes to complete. To join the sustainability community at Truman, go to http://sustainability.truman.edu/sustainabilitypledge.asp. Use Fire Fox as your web browser to access the link for the best results.
  • Detours Travel Magazine Calls for Photo Contest Submissions

    Detours Magazine is accepting entries for its biannual photo competition.

    The contest, themed “Return to your Roots,” is free and open to all amateur photographers.

    Detours is a travel magazine produced by Truman students. It focuses on the tri-state area of Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

    Two contest winners will be selected and both photos will be featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Detours magazine.
    One photo will be selected by Detours editors and one will be selected by Detours Facebook fans.

    Entries must include the location of the photo, the photographer’s name and contact information and a short caption.

    To see past photo contest winners and full rules and regulations, visit http://detoursmagazine.com. Photos, along with the necessary information, may be submitted by e-mail to photo@detoursmagazine.com or mailed to Detours Magazine, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501.

    All entries must be received by Feb. 25. The winners will be notified in March.

    In March 2010, Detours received the Apple Award for best general interest magazine by the College Media Advisers.


  • Nominations for the 2011 Leadership Recognition Program

    Nominate students, organizations and advisers online at http://csi.truman.edu or pick up packets in the Center for Student Involvement Office in the Student Union Building.

  • Telecounselors for 2011-2012

    The Office of Admissions is now accepting applications for telecounselor positions.

    Scholarship, institutional, volunteer and work-study positions are being offered.

    Applications are available at the Office of Admission in the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center or by e-mailing Kara Jo Humphrey at karah@truman.edu. Applications are also available on the Telecounseling website, http://admissions.truman.edu/telecounseling/index.asp.

    For additional questions, contact Humphrey at the above e-mail or by calling 785.4114

    Applications Due:
    5 p.m.
    April 1
    Office of Admissions
  • The Big Event

    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 19

    Truman students will provide services to community residents by raking leaves, washing windows, painting and more.

    The Big Event gives Truman students the opportunity to show appreciation for the support the Kirksville community has offered them.

    for volunteers and hosts:

    Feb. 4-March 4
    http://serve.truman.edu/bigevent or through the
    SERVE Center at 785.7222.

  • Communication Week 2011

    Communication Week 2011, sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta and the Advertising & Public Relations Organization, continues through Feb. 25. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in events that will showcase various aspects of the field of communication.
    Schedule of events:

    “The Forensics of Communication: An Interactive Showcase”
    Speech & Debate Showcase

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 22
    Magruder Hall 1000

    As a part of Communication Week, the Truman speech and debate team will showcase its award-winning speeches and performance. The team will begin by hosting a debate on gas price regulation, in which the audience will be able to ask questions directly to the debaters. Spectators will also judge the debate to determine the winner of the contest. Following the debate, the speech side of the program will perform a duo interpretation of Bryan Fuller’s Pushing Daisies. The piece is a 10-minute version of the hit television show about a pie-maker who has the ability to touch dead people and bring them back to life. The squad will end the performance with an impromptu speaking session—the speaker will have only one minute to prepare a six-minute speech on audience suggested topics.
    Movie Screening
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B  

    Truman’s National Communication Student Association Club (NCASC) will sponsor a movie screening.
    Faculty/Student Potluck Free Dinner Social
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    University Club

    Lambda Pi Eta and Ad & PR are hosting a free dinner social for students and faculty. Join us at the University Club at 7 p.m. for an informal time of socializing with fellow students and faculty. Feel free to bring friends and family, or a dish to share.
    Weeklong events:

    Silent Auction
    Lambda Pi Eta will host a silent auction Feb. 21-25. There will be a table in the Barnett Hall Atrium from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. each day where students can bid on gifts donated by professors. Items typically include a dinner prepared by a professor or gift cards to a restaurant or store. The items will go to the students who have bid the highest dollar amount by the end of Comm. Week.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax return preparation by IRS-certified volunteers and free electronic filing to receive a faster return. VITA offers tax assistance for clients with low to moderate income levels filing simple tax returns.

    8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Feb. 26
    March 26
    Violette Hall 1424

    To file your tax return, bring:

    * Social security cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a social security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration

    * Wage and earning statement(s), Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R form and interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

    * A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available

    * Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit

    * Total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifying number (SSN or the Business Employer Identification Number)

    Both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
  • Student Government to Host Workshops on University Conference Day

    The Truman Student Government is inviting students to attend workshops on University Conference Day. A workshop on strategic planning will take place from 9-10 a.m. Feb 24 in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room. A workshop entitled "What is a Truman Graduate?" will take place later the same day from 2-3 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. All students are welcome.
  • SAB Bandfest

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    2-8 p.m.
    Feb. 27
    Student Union Building Hub

    Free snacks and drinks.
    Come enjoy a mix of music including performances by William Henry Harrison’s Rainy Day Parade, The Strive, Evan Cottrell and more.
  • Spring Staff Social

    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    March 8
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room

    Staff Council is sponsoring this event to create an opportunity for staff across campus locations to meet and socialize.

    Lunch will be served. RSVP by Feb. 25 to

  • Micro-grants for Service-learning and Research

    Missouri Campus Compact (MoCC) is offering $300 micro-grants for faculty members to conduct
    course-based service-learning or research during 2011-2012.

    View the Request for Proposals and download an application at http://missouricompact.missouristate.edu/75746.htm.
    Applications are due March 1.

    Contact Baillie Cloyd (bcloyd@truman.edu) with questions, to discuss project ideas or for assistance with the grant application.

    More information is also available at http://servicelearning.truman.edu.
  • Farewell Reception in Honor of Lesa Kerlin

    2-4 p.m.
    Feb. 25
    Student Union Building
    Alumni Room

  • Webinar “How to Balance Online Learner Needs and Instructor Workload”

    12-1 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building
    Spanish Room

    This seminar will provide tangible, working solutions instructors can use to modify their approach and create active learning.
    Participants will learn how to:

    •  Create an environment that’s welcoming to students, yet compels to them to work and think individually.

    •  Develop assignments and grading strategies to increase student interaction.

    •  Avoid feeling overwhelmed by the perceived 24/7 nature of student participation in asynchronous online courses.

    •  Connect students to other members of their class, thereby reducing their reliance on instructors.

    Lunch will not be provided, but feel free to bring food from Mainstreet Market.

    To learn more about this session, visit http://goo.gl/ZANbv.

  • Global Issues Colloquium

    "Cultural Perspectives on Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty in Higher Education"

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 24
    Baldwin Hall 176

    A diverse panel of Truman international students will discuss their own cultures’ perspectives on plagiarism and academic dishonesty, how they differ from views in the United States, as well as how they have adjusted to expectations in this country.

  • 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


    Apply before April 1 to be considered for all available funding.

    The government allows filing with estimates—just remember to make any corrections when available.

    Contact the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103 or 785.4130 with questions.

  • Academic Peer Mentor Positions Available

    Academic peer mentors support the professional and faculty advising staff to first and second year accounting and business administration students.

    Applicants must be:
    * Junior or senior level accounting or business administration majors

    Applications are available in the Business Academic Advising Center,  Violette Hall 2413, and are due March 21.
  • Pickler Memorial Library


    RAP Sessions

    Do you need extra help with your term paper or research project, such as refining your topic or locating useful and appropriate sources? Subject librarians are available for RAP (Research Assistance Program) appointments tailored to your specific research need. There are a couple of ways to set up an appointment: from the library’s home page, under ‘Get Help,’ click on ‘Request a RAP Session’ and fill out the online form; call the Reference Desk at 785.4051; or just stop by!
  • Truman Intramural Sports Planner

    Activity: BAGGO
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Feb. 22
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Feb. 27
    Activity: Volleyball
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 1
    Captains’ Meeting: Mar. 2
    Play Begins: Mar. 14
    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    League: Men's/Women's/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: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Mar. 29
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 3
    Activity: Swim Meet
    League: Men's/Women's/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: Men's/Women's
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 20
    Activity: Track Meet
    League: Men's/Women's/Co-Rec
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Apr. 19
    Captains’ Meeting: E-mail
    Play Begins: Apr. 21
    Activity: T-shirt Design Contest
    League: Men's/Women's
    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.
    *All racquetball matches will be played at the A.T. Still Thompson Campus Center.


  • Notables

    Musical works by three Truman composers will be presented at the 2011 Region VI Society of Composers Conference April 8-10, hosted by the University of Central Missouri. Katie Lakner, senior music liberal studies major, will have her flute piece “Character Sketches of the Usual Suspects” performed by James Thompson, junior music flute performance major. Curtis Worzalla, graduate music composition major, will perform his own solo guitar piece “Reasons for Existence.”  The piano work “Stalking the Wild Metaphor” by Warren Gooch, professor of music, will be performed by Ilia Radoslavov, assistant professor of music. The pieces were selected from a pool of 573 submissions by composers and scholars from across the United States and in 14 other countries.

    Maria Nagan, associate professor of chemistry
    , was recently selected as a co-recipient of the “Researcher of the Year” for the Kirksville-area chapter of Sigma Xi, the international research society.  Her award was based on significant research contributions to the chemical profession, involvement of students and the securing of many external grants.

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, had his recent book, “King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty” named Outstanding Academic Title for 2010 by the American Library Association’s “Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.”


  • Notes

    SAB will sponsor the documentary “A Film Unfinished” at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    A Study Abroad Fair
    will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Student Union Building Down Under. The fair will promote and spread knowledge about the programs offered at Truman. All students are welcome. Students who have previously studied abroad will represent their programs and be available for questions.

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Magruder Hall 1096 with “Toward a greater understanding of climate forcing: Laboratory studies of atmospheric dust,” by Paul Kleiber with the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy.

    Wind Symphony I will host a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The American Chemical Society will sponsor a Sweet Escape Life-Size Board Game from 9:30-11:30 p.m. Feb 23 on the first floor of Magruder Hall. Bring a team of 2-6 people to play a life-size game of Cranium and test your skills at trivia, drawing, word guess, charades and sculpting. Admission is $1 per person and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

    “Conflict in Cairo: An Exploration into Current Events in Egypt”
    will take place from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. This event, sponsored by the Art Department, aims to encourage a deeper understanding of the recent events in Egypt and promote further interdisciplinary dialogue between students and professors in the future.

    A Green Eggs and Ham Dinner
    will take place from 5-7 p.m. Feb 27 in Ryle Hall Private Dining Room B. This fundraiser will support Truman’s chapter of First Book, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. Dinner prices are tentatively set at $3 per plate/carry-out for pancakes, eggs and ham.

    A University Observatory Open House will take place from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 28 at the University Farm. For directions or more information, go to http://observatory.truman.edu.

    Minor Detail will conduct auditions from 6-8 p.m. March 1 on the third floor of the Student Union Building. Participants will need a solo of their choice (about a minute) and will be asked to complete tonal memory and simple sight reading. Callbacks will be from 6-7 p.m. March 3.

    The Truman Institute is now accepting applications to earn the Managerial Foundations Certificate during an eight-week course in April and May. This certificate prepares participants to deal with increased global competitiveness while they manage resources and people more effectively. Anyone interested in enrolling may contact the Truman Institute at 785.5384, visit the Truman Institute website at http://institute.truman.edu or e-mail the Institute at jmorton@truman.edu. Candidates should submit their application for the April special session no later than March 28.

    Missouri Hall Senate will host an Art Gala
    from 4:30-7 p.m. April 14 in the Chariton Room. The Senate will purchase three pieces for $100 each. Entries must be 2-D and easily hangable. More information and the submission form can be found at http://missouri.truman.edu.