Vol. 16, No. 2 - Sept. 6, 2011


  • Truman Grandson to Discuss Book

    The Truman State University Press is presenting guest speaker Clifton Truman Daniel at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.  

    Daniel is the oldest grandson of former U.S. President Harry S. Truman. He will speak about his famous, but very ordinary, grandparents. His new book, “Dear Harry, Love Bess,” published by Truman State University Press, will be available to purchase and for Daniel to sign.

    Clifton Truman Daniel

    Currently, Daniel serves as the director of public relations for Harry S. Truman College, located in Chicago, Ill. Prior to that, he worked as a feature writer and editor for the Morning Star and Sunday-Star news in Wilmington, N.C.  

    Daniel is the honorary chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute in Independence, Mo. In addition to his current book, he also wrote “Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman.”

    Truman presented Daniel as commencement speaker during the May 2008 graduation ceremony.

    This free event is sponsored by the Truman State University Press in celebration of 25 years of publishing and by the School of Arts and Letters. Contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 for more information. 
  • Air Festival Set for Sept. 10-11

    The fourth annual Cape Air Kirksville Regional Air Festival will take place Sept. 10-11 at the Kirksville Regional Airport, located seven miles south of Kirksville on Highway 63. The title sponsor this year is Cape Air, the airline that provides three round-trip flights to St. Louis daily.

    The Air Show takes place at 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Air Show performances include an A-10 Thunderbolt West Demonstration Team, a North American P-51D Mustang, and a wing walker among others.

    Gates open at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 and admission is free. On Sept. 11 gates will open at 8 a.m. with cost of admission $10 per person or $30 per carload. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

    On both days airplane and helicopter rides are available for $35. Tandem Skydiving is also available on Saturday and Sunday for $225. Call 665.9764 to reserve a tandem. A Kids Zone will be provided for children including free all-day play on inflatables. Food vendors will also be available at the festival.

    The Air Show will begin with Commemorative Ceremony honoring those who died during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Truman State University Brass Choir, conducted by Gregory Jones, will provide live music. The ceremony will end with the release of 3,000 red, white, and blue helium balloons.

    Truman faculty member Randy Smith serves as the Air Festival director and spends much of his summer organizing the event and working with sponsors.

    The Kirksville Regional Air Festival is not-for-profit and donates proceeds each year to a local organization. This year some of the proceeds will go to FLATS and some will go to the Kirksville Regional Airport for new furniture for the terminal.

    Tickets are available at Kirksville Chamber of Commerce and at the gate. For more information, visit www.kvairfest.com.

    The Air Festival is co-sponsored by the Kirksville Airport Association and the City of Kirksville.

  • Truman Ranked in Washington Monthly

    The Washington Monthly has ranked Truman among the top institutions in the nation in its 2011 College Rankings included in the September/October issue of the magazine.

    Truman is ranked the No. 3 school overall in the Master’s Universities category and is the only Missouri university listed in the top 50 of the category. Truman topped the list of the 14 public universities recognized by the magazine.  

    Washington Monthly calculated its ranking based on three equally-rated factors of service, research and social mobility, which considers graduation rates and percentage of students receiving Pell Grants. Truman was ranked No. 19 for the number of alumni who go on to serve in the Peace Corps. Additionally, the University scored a top 10 ranking, coming in at No. 4 in the number of bachelor’s recipients who go on to receive a Ph.D. Both numbers were relative to school size. Truman compiled an overall score of 95 out of a possible 100.

    For more information, go online to www.WashingtonMonthly.com/college_guide/.

  • Johnson Receives William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to Study Abroad in Dubai

    Senior political science major Jenny Johnson will spend the fall semester studying at the American University in Dubai after being selected as one of 10 recipients of the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship.

    The scholarship is an initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation, established by the former president. Its goal is to provide American students the opportunity to learn about Middle Eastern culture, politics, economics and language while living in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Clinton Foundation covers the cost of tuition and housing for 10 selected students each semester.

    Johnson, who plans to obtain an advanced degree in Arabic/Middle Eastern studies after she graduates from Truman in December, came across the scholarship opportunity while researching academic programs in the Middle East. Eventually, Johnson would like to pursue a career that involves women’s empowerment and economic development in the Middle East/North Africa and possibly work on U.S. and Middle East relations.

    The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the American University is open to all U.S. citizens enrolled as full-time undergraduates. While an interest in Middle Eastern and Islamic cultural studies is important for the application process, the scholarship favors students who have not previously traveled to or studied in the area. A majority of the classes at the American University are taught in English. For more information on the scholarship, visit www.aud.edu/ExternalRelations/ClintonScholarship.asp.

  • New Student Rec Policy Includes Family Time

    The Student Recreation Center has created a new access protocol for the children of students, faculty and staff. 

    Guests age 13 or younger will be allowed free access while those 14 and above will pay $3 to the Student Recreation Center during “family times.” All guests must be accompanied by the Truman student, faculty or staff member.  

    The family times for all guests under the age of 18 are Fridays after 5 p.m., and any open hours on Saturdays, Sundays, University observed holidays, semester interims and summer semesters.

    Questions may be directed to the Campus Recreation Office in the Student Recreation Center at 785.7739.

  • Massey Named Public Relations Intern

    The Truman Public Relations Office has named Lauren Massey, a senior communication major, as intern for the Fall 2011 semester.

    Massey is from St. Louis, Mo., and a 2008 graduate from Parkway South High School. She is the daughter of Colleen and Stuart Massey and the oldest of three children.

    Lauren Massey

    As intern for the Public Relations Office, Massey will help write, produce and distribute the University newsletter, Truman Today on campus and online.  

    She will also help with 2011 Family Day, write press releases and fulfill various office tasks.

    Massey currently serves as assistant panhellenic delegate for Alpha Sigma Alpha social sorority and is vice president of external communication of Order of Omega, the National Greek Honors Society. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honors Society.  

    Massey hopes to pursue a career in public relations and is looking forward to the hands-on experience she will gain this coming semester. 

  • University Choirs Prepare For Upcoming Year

    This January, Truman’s Cantoria will sing an invited performance at the 74th Missouri Music Educators Association Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort.

    “It is a great honor to be chosen to perform. I am thankful for the dedication and talents of our students and faculty members, who helped make this possible,” said Mark Jennings, associate professor of music and director of the choir.

    The group, which was chosen for the conference through a blind application process, is an auditioned choir of 60 singers that meets Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m.

    Truman’s Chamber Choir, led by incoming graduate students Christopher Thomas and Mark Woodcock, will prepare and present the seventh annual Madrigal Dinner Dec. 2-3. The Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble of about 26 singers.

    The University Chorus, Truman’s large, non-auditioned ensemble, will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” and works by Menachem Wiesenberg and André Thomas. In the spring, the choir will present a concert with the University Orchestra.

    Students interested in participating in any of the choirs can contact Jennings at mdj@truman.edu or 785.4443.

  • Trumpet Professor Works Abroad

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    Gregory Jones, Truman’s trumpet teacher and conductor of the brass choir, spent July visiting Albania, Italy and Montenegro where he performed, conducted and taught a variety of master classes. In Saranda,  Albania, Jones served as chief of the faculty jury and also conducted the faculty brass ensemble (pictured above) and the faculty wind ensemble. His interviews appeared on three television channels and in two newspaper articles as he discussed implementing new ideas for music student education and training into local curricula. His visit to the region continues ongoing work with professors and students throughout the Balkans, especially with Albanian trumpet professor Sokol Saraci who spent six months at Truman recently as a visiting Fulbright Scholar.
  • Staff Members Teach Mental Health First Aid

    Twenty-nine Truman academic advisors, Residence Life and Student Affairs staff members completed a 12-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course Aug. 2-5.

    The course was taught by certified MHFA instructors: Lou Ann Gilchrist, dean of students; Brenda Higgins, director of student health and university counseling; and Joe Hamilton, assistant director of University Counseling Services.

    The MHFA  course trains individuals how to assist someone who may be in a mental health crisis or in the early stages of developing a mental health problem.

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    Completing the course from Residence Life pictured top to bottom: Heather Slawson, Drew Donahoo, Talor Lutz, William Nelsen, Emily Gentemann, Lorin Bartony, Madeline Nash, Catie Duckett, Zac Burden, Lucas Dille, Tyler George, Allie Esperanza, John Gardner, Dylan Neel, Ryan Brinkman and Nicol Corcoran.

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    Completing the course from New Student Programs and Student Affairs pictured top to bottom: Andrea Maag, Marcy Graham, Wynona Murphy, Mark Weidner, Jack Holdcomb, Sue Limestall, Jennifer Marcus, Rachelle Williams, Brenna (Cook) Poe, Erin Shaw, Bertha Thomas, Marianna Giovannin and Beth Kral. 


  • Family Day Events

    Saturday, Sept. 17
    Women’s Tennis Hosts Truman Invitational
    9 a.m.
    Truman Tennis Courts

    Truman Baseball Scrimmage
    10 a.m.
    Truman Baseball Field

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-Noon
    Pickler Memorial Library

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Emporia State University
    1 p.m.
    Pershing Arena

    Annual Festival Centennial
    1-4 p.m.
    Centennial Hall Courtyard

    SAB Presents:
    Jeff Civillico Juggler and Comedian*

    4 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    5-6:30 p.m.
    Student Union Mall
    (Rain site: Student Union Building)

    Bulldog Football vs. Pittsburg State*
    7 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium

    Friday, Sept. 16
    Women’s Tennis Hosts Truman Invitational
    4 p.m.
    Truman Tennis Courts

    Clifton Truman Daniel
    7:30 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Saturday, Sept. 17
    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Sunday, Sept. 18
    Truman Softball Scrimmage  
    1 p.m.
    Truman Softball Field

    *For ticket information, go to truman.edu/familyday.
  • New Student Welcome

    5-7 p.m.
    Sept. 8
    Downtown Kirksville

    Show a Truman ID for free food.

    The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Merchants Committee and Kirksville businesses are inviting all Truman, A.T. Still University and Moberly Area Community College students downtown for a Kirksville welcome. Businesses, churches and organizations will have tables set up on the courthouse lawn offering coupons, product samples and more. There will be live entertainment and free food. Contact the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce at 660.665.3766 for more information.
  • Provost Search

    Keep up with the Provost Search Committee by viewing the website provostsearch.truman.edu. Feedback forms for comments from faculty, staff and students regarding the search can be found at the website.
  • High Street Dancer Tryouts

    8-10 p.m. Sept. 7
    Pershing Building 225

    8 p.m. Sept. 9
    Pershing Building 130

    9 a.m. Sept. 10
    Pershing Building 225

    Contact Melody Jennings at jennings@truman.edu for more information.
  • Accounting Interviews

    Companies will be interviewing accounting students for full-time and internship positions.
    Apply on truman.experience.com.

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  • 2011 Homecoming Apparel Pre-Orders Available

    Order your Homecoming apparel early. Go to homecoming.truman.edu and click on apparel. Fill out a pre-order form and return to the CSI or order your apparel online through the online Homecoming store. For more information, please contact the Center for Student Involvement.

  • Fall Global Issues Colloquium Events

    Stephanie A. Malin
    “Uranium Communities and Nuclear Renaissance: Energy and Environmental Justice on the Colorado Platea”
     7 p.m. Oct. 20
     Magruder 2001

    Marc Rice
    “The Revolution will be YouTubed”
    7 p.m. Nov. 27
    Magruder 2001

    Visit globalissues.truman.edu for more information.

  • Truman Microsoft Home Use Program

    Truman faculty and staff members are eligible to participate in the Microsoft Home Use Program. This program enables employees to purchase a copy of most Microsoft Office applications to install and use on their home computer at a significant discount. Employees may use this software as long as they are actively employed at Truman.

  • Communication Lab Now Open

    The Department of Communication has opened the Communication Lab for the Fall 2011 semester. The lab, located in Barnett Hall 1215, is run by Jay Self and staffed by several student workers with experience in debate and public speaking. Students needing assistance with any type of oral presentation are encouraged to come to the lab for help. Students may get help with any presentation, not just COMM 170 speeches. Lab assistants are trained to aid students at any part of the speechwriting process; from narrowing a topic to practicing the speech. The lab is open this semester Monday through Thursday from 1:30-7 p.m. Students are welcome to walk in during these hours or email commlab@truman.edu to set up an appointment. For more information, contact Self at 785.6044 or selfjw@truman.edu.
  • Dog Tag Discount Cards

    The Bulldog football team is once again selling discount cards that may be utilized year round at more than 30 local businesses. These discount cards, fondly referred to as Dog Tags, can easily save a consumer upwards of $100 if used consistently throughout the school year. Dog Tags may be purchased for $10 in the Athletic Office in Pershing Building, from any member of the football team or in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.   

  • 2011-2012 Calendar of Events

    Fall Semester 2011
    Sept. 16 - Speaker: Clifton Truman Daniel
    Sept. 17 - Family Day
    Oct. 7 - National Truman Spirit Day
    Oct. 8 - Homecoming
    Oct. 12 - First Block classes end
    Oct. 13-14 - Midterm Break
    Oct. 17 - Second Block classes begin
    Oct. 19 - Career Expo
    Oct. 26 - "Phantom of the Opera"*
    Oct. 27-28 - New Music Festival
    Nov. 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break
    Nov. 29 - "A Christmas Carol"*
    Dec. 9 - Last day of classes
    Dec. 12 - Finals begin
    Dec. 14 - Reading Day
    Dec. 17 - Commencement

    Spring Semester 2012
    Jan. 9 - Classes begin
    Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Jan. 28 - "Sleeping Beauty"*
    Feb. 8 - Career Expo
    Feb. 16 - University Conference
    Feb. 29 - First Block classes end
    March 1 - Second Block classes begin
    March 5-9 - Midterm Break
    March 20 - "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"*
    April 9 - Spring Break                   
    April 14 - Speaker: Michael Beschloss
    April 17
    - Student Research Conference
    April 27 - Last day of classes
    April 30 - Finals start
    May 2 - Reading Day
    May 4 - Finals end
    May 5 - Commencement

    *Kohlenberg Lyceum Event
    For the most recent updates, check the Master Calendar on the University home page or at calendar.truman.edu.
  • Truman Spirit Shirts

    A limited number of small and medium spirit shirts are available for $5 in the Public Relations Office at 202 McClain Hall.

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  • Grad School Prep: Personal Statement Workshops

    For many years, the Career Center has hosted nationally known author and lecturer Donald Asher. For the past few years, he has conducted hands-on personal statement workshops where students complete writing exercises and leave with a rough draft of their statement. These workshops have received continuous positive reviews and are highly attended. This year, the sessions will take place on:

    Sept. 27
    3–6 p.m.

    Sept. 28
    2:30–5:30 p.m.

    To attend, a student must be nominated by a faculty or staff member. To nominate a student simply submit the following information to ucc4@truman.edu:

    Student name
    Student email
    Which workshop they can attend

    Ideally, these students would be a) planning to attend graduate school after graduating from Truman; b) either a junior or senior; and c) available at one of the times above. Due to the nature of the program, students will be expected to arrive promptly and remain for the full three hours. Spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. You may nominate up to 5 students at this time. Any additional nominations will be placed on a waiting list for open seats.

    Asher is also conducting these workshops, which are open and encouraged to all students:

    How to Attend Graduate School for Free or Minimum Cost
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 27
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    The Hidden Job Market
    Sept. 28
    6–7:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    For Donald Asher’s biography and credentials visit www.donaldasher.com.

    Additional questions can be directed to ucc4@truman.edu.

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  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Wondering what is new in the library?

    To view Pickler Memorial Library’s newest acquisitions, go to

    You may sign up to be notified by email when the list of new materials is posted online.
  • Home Athletic Events

    Football vs Fort Hays
    1 p.m.
    Sept. 10

    Women’s Soccer vs Northwest Missouri
    4 p.m.
    Sept. 15

    Women’s Tennis Hosts Truman Invitational
    Sept. 16-17

    Women’s Volleyball vs Emporia State
    1 p.m.
    Sept. 17

    Football vs Pittsburg State
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 17

    Men’s Tennis Host Truman Invitational
    Sept. 23-24

    Men’s Tennis vs William Jewell
    4 p.m.
    Sept. 28

    Women’s Tennis vs William Jewell
    4 p.m.
    Sept. 28

    Women’s Soccer vs Missouri Western
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 4

    Men’s Tennis vs Quincy
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 4

    Women’s Tennis vs Quincy
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 4

    Men’s Soccer vs Upper Iowa
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 5

    Women’s Volleyball vs Central Missouri
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 5

    Men’s Soccer vs Fort Hays
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 7

    Football vs Washburn
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 8

    Women’s Volleyball vs Missouri Western
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 8

    Men’s Soccer vs William Jewell
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 11

    Women’s Soccer vs Washburn
    3 p.m.
    Oct. 13

    Men’s Soccer vs Lindenwood
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 16

    Women’s Soccer vs Missouri Southern
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 20

    Women’s Volleyball vs Missouri Southern
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 21

    Women’s Soccer vs Southwest Baptist
    12 p.m.
    Oct. 22

    Women’s Volleyball vs Pittsburg State
    5 p.m.
    Oct. 22

    Women’s Golf Hosts Bulldog Classic
    Oct. 23-24

    Women’s Soccer vs Emporia State
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 27

    Women’s Volleyball vs Washburn
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 28

    Women’s Soccer vs Central Missouri
    1 p.m.
    Oct. 29

    Women’s Volleyball vs Fort Hays
    6 p.m.
    Oct. 29
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  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: NFL Pickems
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Each Friday by 3 p.m.
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Sept. 9

    Activity: Flag Football
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Flag Football
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 12

    Activity: Tennis-Doubles
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 12
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Sept. 19

    Activity: Softball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 24-25

    Activity: Co-Rec Softball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Sept. 1
    Play Begins: Sept. 24-25

    Activity: Baggo
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 28
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 3

    Activity: MLB Playoff Pickems
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 5
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 6

    Activity: Bulldog 5K Run*
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Sept. 30
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 8

    Activity: Kickball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Oct. 10

    Activity: Indoor Soccer
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: Co-Rec Indoor Soccer
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: Pickleball-Singles
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: Pickleball-Doubles
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 10
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 17

    Activity: 3v3 Basketball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Oct. 17
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 6
    Play Begins: Oct. 24

    Activity: Basketball Pentathlon
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Nov. 7
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 14

    Activity: Co-Rec Floor Hockey
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 14

    Activity: Bench Press
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Nov. 9
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 16

    Activity: Table Tennis (singles/doubles)
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Nov. 21
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Nov. 28

    Activity: College Bowl Mania
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Finals Week
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: Finals Week

    Activity: Texas Hold’em Poker
    Division: Open
    Deadline: TBD
    Captains’ Meeting: NA
    Play Begins: TBD

    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at 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.
    *Must register through the Advancement Office, McClain Hall 205.


  • Notables

    Jeffrey Gall, professor of history and social science education, was inducted into the inaugural class of the Van Horn High School Hall of Honor Aug. 26. The nine inductees were selected by the Van Horn High School Alumni Association.
    Michael Goggin, professor of physics, and collaborators at the University of Queensland had their paper, “Two-photon quantum walks in an elliptical direct-write waveguide array,” published in the July 2011 issue of the New Journal of Physics (iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/13/7/075003/). The paper is a result of work done on a research trip to the University of Queensland during the summer of 2010. The trip was funded by the Australian Research Council and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity of the U.S. Army. Goggin also had a letter to the editor published in the July 29 issue of the journal Science.
    Angelica McCreary, a justice systems student, has recently had her review of “Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder” published by the Internet Journal of Criminology (an international publication based in the United Kingdom). This book provides an analysis of the sociological and psychological factors associated with serial, mass and spree killings and is published by Sage, Inc., 2012. McCreary’s article can be found at www.internetjournalofcriminology.com.
    Jason Miller, professor of mathematics, received a grant with Richard Porter of Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., to organize and run the annual meeting of principle investigators for NSF PRISM programs. The meeting took place Aug. 12-13 in Washington, D.C., at the Carriage House of the Mathematical Association of America. Barbara Kramer, associate professor of chemistry, attended to represent Truman’s PRISM program.
    Kyung-Chun (Andrew) Mun, professor of finance, recently had his solely-authored paper, “The Joint Response of Stock and Foreign Exchange Markets to Macroeconomic Surprises: Using U.S. and Japanese Data,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Banking and Finance. The publication is a prestigious academic journal in the area of finance with 2010 ISI impact factor of 2.731. In addition, Kyung-Chun Mun and Sandra K. Fleak, professor of accounting, had their co-authored paper, “Stock Market Adjustment to Earnings Announcement in the Presence of Accounting Irregularity Allegations.” accepted for publication in the Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting, the journal published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


  • Notes

    TruMarketing, Truman’s chapter of the American Marketing Association, will begin their 2011 recruitment with information nights at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 in Violette Hall 1408. Students will have chance to meet the chapter at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6 and 13 in Violette Hall 1408. Contact Jen Cleary at jnc8152@truman.edu for more information.  

    McNair Research Presentations will take place Sept. 7 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. For a complete presentation schedule, go to trumantoday.truman.edu/pdf/McNairResearch2011.pdf.

    Anthony Blades, blindness skills specialist, will present “The Role of the Paraprofessional in a Program for Students with Visual Impairments” workshop from 10 a.m-3 p.m. Sept. 8 in Violette Hall 1312. Workshop is free of cost. Visit rpdc.truman.edu to register. For more information, contact Blades at ablades@truman.edu.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the University Club House, located at 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    Dr. Michael Houts, nuclear research manager for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will present “Evolution is Religion, Not Science” at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in Student Union Building Georgian Room C.  Houts has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institution of Technology.  

    A Mathmatics/Mathbio Colloquium will feature guest speaker Jianguo Sun, professor of biostatistics from the University of Missouri, at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Violette Hall 1236.  

    Johnnie LeMaster, former shortstop for the San Francisco Giants, will be speaking at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 on the mall.

    An international graduate school consortium is coming to campus at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. The session will feature several universities and provide information to students about their graduate degrees and careers in international affairs.

    The third Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium will take place at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Connell Information Technologies Center at A.T. Still University. The event is focused on faculty-mentored student research in biomedical science. Students are encouraged to register and submit an abstract. Visit www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22CV64NP3DT/ for registration and submissions. The deadline for registration is Sept. 30 and for submission, Oct. 7.