Vol. 15, No. 24 - March 15, 2011


  • Zuckerman Lectureship Commences with Distinguished Medical Historian

    The inaugural Dr. Arnold Zuckerman Lectureship, created in memory of the long-time Truman professor of history, will take place at 7 p.m. March 23 in the Student Union Building Room 3200.

    Arnold Zuckerman

    One of the nation’s foremost authorities on the history of science and medicine will keynote the Lectureship, which is open to the public.

    Margaret Humphreys serves on the faculty at Duke University where she is the Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, as well as a professor of history and associate professor of medicine. Her research and publications focus primarily on infectious disease in the U.S., especially in the South. Her current research explores the history of medicine during the American Civil War.

    Humphreys has also published on the history of diabetes, public health ethics and colonial medicine. Her research has appeared in Isis, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Literature and Medicine, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Social Science and Medicine, Public Health Reports and Environmental History.

    Margaret Humphreys

    Her topic for the Zuckerman Lectureship will be “Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War,” which is also the title of her new book.

    In addition to a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, Humphreys has a master’s degree, two medical degrees and two Ph.D.s from Harvard.

    Humphrey’s visit to Truman is being made possible by a substantial financial gift to the Bright Minds Bright Futures campaign by Judi Schweitzer, a graduate of the University and stepdaughter of Dr. Arnold Zuckerman.

    Zuckerman joined the faculty at Truman in 1963 and retired in 1990, serving as professor of history. After his passing in 2008, a fund was established to create the Dr. Arnold Zuckerman Lectureship in History to commemorate his distinguished career as a scholar, research historian and dedicated teacher. The Lectureship will continue the tradition Zuckerman established by bringing guest lecturers to campus whose experience and expertise are relevant to the interests of the History Department at Truman. A preference will be given to speakers whose experience and expertise encompass medical history, a passion of Zuckerman’s.

    Zuckerman was a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine; the American Society for Eighteenth-century Studies; and the American Association of University Professors. He earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from DePaul University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

    Students remember Zuckerman as a professor who challenged them to think critically and raise questions. He made the study of history relevant and interesting by reminding students of the associative value of events, people and dates. The Zuckerman Lectureship is also designed to provide Truman students an opportunity to learn and interact with noted historians.

    Schweitzer received a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman in 1989 and resides in Lake Forest, Calif. In 2006, she founded Schweitzer & Associates Inc., a strategic real estate adviser for investors, organizations, developers and builders for creating sustainable community development and green-building practices.
  • Northeast Missouri State Bank Provides Athletic Funding

    Northeast Missouri State Bank in Kirksville has made a commitment of $50,000 to provide athletic scholarships to students competing in baseball, wrestling, men’s swimming and men’s tennis.

    Truman will partner with Northeast Missouri State Bank to form a scholarship program designed to assist those sports, which were recently impacted by the University budget reductions. The program, announced by the bank’s chairman Randy Riley, a 1975 alumnus of Truman, calls for a total of $10,000 to be available for scholarships each year, starting with the 2011-2012 academic year and continuing for the next five years.

    “The University is grateful to Northeast Missouri State Bank for stepping forward and helping to address a tremendous need in such an impactful way,” said President Troy D. Paino. “This scholarship program will be a great resource for our coaches in the recruitment process.”

    The commitment is part of the University’s $30 million Bright Minds Bright Futures campaign. To date, a total of $28 million has been generated in gifts in the campaign that concludes June 30, 2011.

  • Public Relations Now Accepting Intern Applications

    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting résumés for the full-time Fall 2011 internship position.

    Interns can receive course credit, a stipend and valuable experience in public relations office duties. Interns usually take six hours of class in addition to receiving six hours of internship credit.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style, experience in desktop publishing and familiarity of InDesign or similar software.

    To apply, send a résumé, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 101. For specific questions about the internship, contact Heidi Templeton at heidi@truman.edu.

  • Business Speaker to Discuss Ethics

    The School of Business will sponsor ethics speaker Donna J. Werner, professor of philosophy at St. Louis Community College - Meramec (STLCC), from 3-4:30 p.m. March 24 in Violette Hall 1000.

    Donna J. Werner

    Werner’s presentation “What’s Ethics Got to Do With It?” will provide a brief introduction to ethics and a discussion of its relevance for business professionals.

    Werner served Meramec as interim dean from 2005-2007. Prior to her appointment at STLCC, she served for three years as program coordinator for the Ethics Across the Curriculum program at Saint Louis University. She serves as secretary-treasurer for the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum and is a member of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Philosophy in Two-Year Colleges.

    In 2010, Werner was selected as the recipient of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award for STLCC - Meramec. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration (accounting) from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, a Master of Arts in philosophy from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University.

  • Faculty Mentoring Workshop Set for March 30

    Dr. Lois Zachary, an internationally recognized expert on mentoring, will conduct a workshop March 30 on effective mentoring and advising strategies for faculty.

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    Lois Zachary

    In what will be mostly an interactive workshop, Zachary will introduce four key concepts that promote excellence in mentoring and advising. Her best-selling books, “The Mentor’s Guide,” “Creating a Mentoring Culture” and most recently, “The Mentee’s Guide,” have become primary resources for Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities and several federal government departments, including the Department of Education.

    Zachary is the president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm that specializes in leadership and mentoring. She is also the director of its Center for Mentoring Excellence. Zachary has been recognized “as one of the top 100 minds in leadership.”  

    The workshop, which will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B, is sponsored by the McNair Program and is open to all Truman faculty members. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by March 25 to mcnair@truman.edu.

  • Truman Recognized for Best Overall Dorms

    CampusSplash included Truman on its list of “14 Schools with the Best Overall Dorms,” earning the University a Dormy Award for 2010-2011.

    The list, released March 1 by USA Today College, was based on more than 7,100 reviews submitted from across the country. Truman was ranked No. 14.

    This is the first year for Dormy Awards, which are handed out by the newly created DormSplash.com, a dorm review website and part of the CampusSplash network.

    Since 2006, Missouri Hall, Campbell Apartments, Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall and Dobson Hall have all undergone renovation. Currently under renovation, Ryle Hall is scheduled to be completed for Fall 2011.
  • Forensics Team Gets Last Win Before Nationals

    Truman’s speech and debate team earned multiple individual and team awards Feb. 23-27 in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the “Speech on the Beach” tournament hosted by Del Mar Community College.
    Team awards included first place in individual events sweepstakes and the overall tournament championship.

    Junior Andrew Grojean captured the tournament championship in dramatic interpretation and impromptu speaking. Grojean also won second place in persuasive speaking and fourth place in prose interpretation.

    Sophomore Jessica Petrie also excelled in multiple events, taking first place in both informative speaking and extemporaneous speaking.

    In addition to the individual event awards, Grojean took second place and Petrie won third place in individual speaker awards, given to top competitors based on points from each event.

    “This was a great opportunity to see competition from a different geographic area, and I’m very proud of how well the team performed,” Petrie said.

    Freshman A.J. Taula finished second place in poetry interpretation and he and freshman Arielle Long-Seabra earned third place in duo interpretation. Long-Seabra also brought home a sixth place trophy in prose interpretation. Sophomore Sarah Agbehia finished fourth in extemporaneous speaking.

    The parliamentary debate team, consisting of senior Dylan Clark and freshman Alan Rassoolkhani, finished in the top eight of the tournament.

    “We weren’t quite sure what to expect as we had never travelled to Corpus Christi before, but it turned out quite well for us,” Russ Luce, assistant director of forensics, said. “This was a great last [invitational] of the season to get us ready for the national tournament in April.”

    Anyone interested in competing in forensics should contact Kristi Scholten, director of forensics, at kscholten@truman.edu.
  • Registrar’s Office Receives Bulldog Award

    The Registrar’s Office received the Bulldog Award Feb. 18. The award, presented every other month, recognizes “shared team achievement” for outstanding customer service practices. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a department that strives to provide exceptional customer service. Supervisors and directors can nominate departments (their own or others) they believe exemplify the best practices in customer service. Nomination forms can be found online at http://hr.truman.edu/recognition/bulldogaward. Pictured, left to right: President Troy D. Paino, Rebecca Charles, Melissa Rodman, Charlotte Mathews, Marilyn Gibbons and Kimberly Titus.


  • Newman Civic Fellowship Award Nominations

    Truman has the opportunity to recognize one engaged student leader through the Newman Civic Fellow Award sponsored by the national Campus Compact. President Paino can nominate one student, who will automatically receive this award. The student must be a sophomore or junior this year and have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

    Faculty or staff members who would like to recommend a student for the award should send a brief description to Baillie Cloyd at bcloyd@truman.edu by March 18.
    Award Summary:
    The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does play in building a better world.

    Nomination Guidelines and Award Process:
    Sophomores and juniors at four-year institutions and second year students at two-year institutions are eligible for nomination.

    Only Campus Compact member college and university presidents may nominate students.

    Only one student per campus may be nominated each year.

    Newman Civic Fellows will receive certificates and invitations to join the Newman Civic Fellows network shortly after the nomination process is closed.

    Website: http://www.compact.org/initiatives/campus-compact-awards-programs/the-frank-newman-leadership-award/  

  • FAC Funding Applications Now Available

    Applications are available at the Funds Allotment Council office on the lower level of the Student Union Building or can be found at http://fac.truman.edu.

    Applications to apply for funding for Fall 2011 are due March 14.
  • Freeman Awards for Study Aboard in Asia

    Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provide scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

    Applications are now available for Fall 2011 and academic year 2011-2012 with a program start date between August and November. The online application is available at http://iie.org/en/programs/freeman-asia. Deadline to apply is April 1.

  • Open House

    2-4 p.m.
    March 18
    Pershing Building 2104

    Open House for the new offices of Health and Exercise Sciences faculty and staff, the Athletic Training Clinic, the Human Performance Laboratory and the Piper Movement Analysis Laboratory

  • The 2011 Pearson Prize for Higher Education

    The Pearson Foundation is awarding Pearson Prize Fellowships to 70 students in recognition of their academic achievement and commitment to local communities. Applications will be accepted until March 18.

    The Pearson Prize offers:
    * 20 Pearson Prize National Fellows a cash award of $10,000, paid over two years.

    * 50 Pearson Prize Community Fellows a cash award of $500, awarded in a single year.

    * Access to unique student resources and opportunities from the Pearson Foundation and from Pearson, a leader in education.
    The Pearson Prize recognizes students who have:
    * Been attending a two- or four-year school, or private sector college or university.

    * Completed at least one year of college, or six months of an 18-month private sector program.

    * Demonstrated leadership in community service.
    Apply Now
    Visit http://pearsonfoundation.org/pearsonprize to apply for the Pearson Prize. Completed applications must be received by March 18. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 8.

  • SAB 2011 Spring Drive-In

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    March 18
    Pershing Arena
    Free popcorn, soda and ice cream

    7 p.m.

    9 p.m.
    The Fighter

  • FACT Applications Available

    Want to have the Best Truman Week ever?

    Then apply to be a First-Year Activities Coordinating Team member.
    Applications are available on Tru-Positions and are due March 15.

  • Free Tobacco Quit Class

    8-9:30 p.m.
    March 14, 21, 28
    April 4, 11, 18
    Student Union Building Room 3203

    Any Truman or MACC-Kirksville student, staff or faculty can attend.

    The class includes free nicotine replacement therapy patches and free doctor consultation.

    These events are sponsored by Campus-Community Alliances for Smoke-free Environments.
  • Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Accepting Applications

    The U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for the 2011 U.K. Summer Institutes.

    Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded United Kingdom university; explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom; and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

    For complete details and application forms, visit http://fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes. The application deadline is April 15.

    For specific questions, contact Laura McCaffrey, special programs coordinator at the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission, at laura@fulbright.co.uk or

  • Drive Safe. Drive Smart.

    The week of March 14-18, Truman Health 440 students will be raising awareness about the "Drive Safe. Drive Smart." program. At 12:30 p.m. March 14 in between the Blanton-Nason-Brewer dorm and the Health Center, Sgt. Brent Bernhardt of the Missouri State Highway Patrol will be running a seat belt convincer that simulates a five mile per hour crash and all faculty, staff and students are welcome to come and try it out. There will also be tables set up in Magruder Hall and Violette Hall from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with free CHEERS giveaways and free mocktails.

  • Staff Council Elections

    If you are a staff member who is dedicated to making Truman a great place to work, check out Staff Council. Staff Council is made up of staff from all over campus, and it works on issues such as staff recognition, policies that affect staff on campus and University and community relations. There are currently openings on Staff Council. For a list of the vacancies and a description of the election process, visit http://staffcouncil.truman.edu/Pages/election.asp.

  • Truman Bookstore

    Book Signing/Reading/Discussion
    Huping Ling
    Jerrold Hirsch
    2 p.m.
    March 16
    Student Union Building Down Under
    Both authors will discuss their recent publications and answer questions about the writing experience.

    Summer and Fall 2011 Book Orders
    Due by April 1
    Place orders online at http://truman.bkstore.com, via e-mail at bkstrumanst@bncollege.com or by phone at 785.4211.
  • Service Board Membership Applications

    The Service Board is accepting applications for membership for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications can be downloaded online at http://serviceboard.truman.edu and submitted to Baillie Cloyd in the Student Union Building Room 1111 in the CSI Complex.

  • Fall 2011 Applications for Service Board Funding

    5 p.m.
    March 21

    Applications can be downloaded online at http://serviceboard.truman.edu and submitted to Baillie Cloyd in the Student Union Building Room 1111 in the CSI Complex.
  • 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Apply at http://fafsa.ed.gov before April 1 to be considered for all available funding. The government allows filing with estimates if corrections are made when available. Contact the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103 or 785.4130 with questions.
  • 2011 Still Spirit Awards Ceremony

    March 31
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room

    6 p.m.

    7 p.m.
    Awards Ceremony

    $17 per person
    RSVP by March 18 to communications@atsu.edu or 660.626.2272

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    In the Gallery:


    The library is currently featuring a display highlighting topics in the fields of Math, Engineering, Technology and Science.

  • 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, located in Violette Hall 2413, and are due March 21.
  • Teaching Assistant Positions in Spain

    The Embassy of Spain is seeking 2,000 college students and recent graduates to work as North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain.

    For more information about the program, visit http://goo.gl/DjiEI.

    March 31

    For further information, contact Pedra Rey-Rodil at pedro.rey@education.es.
  • SEE-U Application Process Now Open

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program, offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. SEE-U provides undergraduate students of all majors from all colleges and universities across the country with a global understanding of ecology and environmental sustainability through lectures, labs and fieldwork carried out in unique natural settings.

    * Students earn 6 academic credits in just 5 weeks
    * No prerequisites required to enroll
    * Fellowship funding is available through CERC

    Summer 2011 Field Sites
    May 21-June 25
    The Atlantic Forest - Sao Paulo, Brazil
    May 28-July 2
    El Yunque National Forest - Puerto Rico
    July 9-Aug. 13
    Punta Cana - Dominican Republic

    Students can apply online via ApplyYourself:

    The program has a rolling admissions process. The next application review date is March 28.
    To learn more, visit  http://www.cerc.columbia.edu/?id=see-u or contact Mr. Desmond Beirne at CERC at djb2104@columbia.edu or 212.854.0149.

  • 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 in the Office of Admissions in the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center, by e-mailing karah@truman.edu or on the Telecounseling website, http://admissions.truman.edu/telecounseling/index.asp.

    For additional questions, contact Kara Jo Humphrey at the above e-mail or call 785.4114

    Applications Due:
    5 p.m.
    April 1
    Office of Admissions
  • Truman Intramural Sports Planner

    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.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The $2,500 C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study in a Missouri college or university. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship, the foundation has established another scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available online at http://mief.org and are due by March 31.

    Alpha Delta Kappa, Sigma Chapter of Burlington, Iowa, is offering one $1,000 scholarship to Des Moines County undergraduates who will be majoring in education. The applicant must show qualities of leadership, demonstrate success in academics and be involved in extra curricular and/or community activities. While financial need will be considered, it will not necessarily be the primary qualification. For further information, stop by Truman’s Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. Applications are due by April 3.

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation
    is accepting applications from students enrolled in the field of education in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. The Foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the above-described areas in school districts located in the state of Missouri, preferably rural school districts. The scholarship is available to those at the junior and senior levels, as well as graduate students. For further information or a scholarship application, stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103 or call 785.4130. Deadline for submission is May 1.


  • Notables

    Michael Goggin, professor of physics, and an international team consisting of Australian, American, Brazilian, British and Italian scientists at the University of Queensland, had a study published in the Jan. 25 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. In the article, Goggin and the scientists describe an experiment in which photons are used to test fundamental questions about quantum mechanics.


  • Notes

    Dave Stangis, vice president of CSR & Sustainability for the Campbell Soup Company, will present “Navigating the Path from Student to Sustainable Business” at 3:30 p.m. March 15 in Violette Hall 1000.

    SAB will sponsor TV Trivia from 6-9 p.m. March 15 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    The Sue Shear Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the 2011 event. The academy will take place at the University of Missouri-St. Louis from May 22-27. The event focuses on producing strong female leaders with a passion for public policy. More information and the application can be found at http://registrar.truman.edu/other/shear.asp. Application packets are due in Violette Hall 2352 by March 18. Contact Amanda Williams at alw2824@truman.edu for more information.

    The Big Event, sponsored by the SERVE Center, will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19. Truman students will provide services to community residents by raking leaves, washing windows, painting and more to show appreciation for the support the Kirksville community has offered them.

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) will offer free tax return preparation by IRS-certified volunteers and free electronic filing from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 26 in Violette Hall 1424. VITA is sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi.

    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. Submit applications 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 Missouri Hall Chariton Room. The Senate will purchase three pieces for $100 each. Entries must be 2-D and easily hangable. Submission deadline is April 13. More information and the submission form can be found at http://missouri.truman.edu.