Vol. 16, No. 17 - Jan. 17, 2012


  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents Russian Festival Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty”

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series continues this semester with the Russian Festival Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    The ballet tells the tale of a baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday. She is saved by the gift of the good Lilac Fairy, who declares the princess will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. This fairy tale, replete with a king and queen, fairies, a beautiful princess and dream prince, magical stage effects and courtly splendor, lends itself perfectly to a magical evening of ballet.

    Russian Festival Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty”

    Free tickets will be available for students, faculty and staff starting Jan. 20.

    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 and are available at the Truman Cashiers Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells starting Jan. 20. Tickets may also be purchased online at lyceum.truman.edu.

    For additional information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or contact 785.4016.

  • TruService Offers Volunteer Opportunities

    The SERVE Center is ready to promote student volunteerism through their new service database, TruService.

    This database was designed based on the needs and requests of both community partners and students themselves. Students, faculty and staff can browse the website based on their interests and sign up online to volunteer. The database allows organizations and businesses to state who they are, what they do, and the volunteer opportunities they provide. Volunteers can create a TruService profile in order to select activities, track service hours, connect with organizations and create service résumés.

    TruService is available at serve.truman.edu on the “TruService” link on the left.
  • Clems Create Scholarship Program to Benefit La Plata Students at Truman

    Long-time La Plata residents Ella and Holland Clem have established a scholarship program designed to assist La Plata High School graduates who continue their education at Truman State University in Kirksville.

    The Ella and Holland Clem Scholarship will be awarded to La Plata High School graduates who are full-time students at Truman, have financial need, and have compiled a record of achievement and service in extra-curricular or community groups and organizations.

    The scholarship was created with a gift of $100,000 and has been invested with the Truman State University Foundation’s endowment pool. The scholarship will be a permanent source of revenue for students as earnings will be available for scholarships annually.

    When the fund has accrued sufficient earnings, a total of three $1,500 scholarships will be available for award each year. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains in good academic and conduct standards. It is estimated the first awards from the fund will be made sometime in the year 2013.

    Holland Clem is a 1940 graduate of Truman State University. He taught school in rural northeast Missouri for several years before establishing the C&R Market grocery store in 1957 in La Plata. Over the years, C&R Markets expanded to provide a hometown grocery in a dozen northeast Missouri communities.

    The family has a deep tradition with the University as daughters Melba and Martha are both graduates, and son Danny attended for three years. Martha taught at the University early in her career before moving to the Milwaukee area, and Melba’s late husband, Jack Bowen, was a graduate and served as a faculty member in the Health and Exercise Science Department for many years.

    Holland Clem

    Ella Clem
  • Jacquin Named Public Relations Intern

    The Truman Public Relations Office has named Kara Jacquin, a senior communication major and business administration and French minor, as intern for the Spring 2012 semester.

    Kara Jacquin

    Jacquin is from St. Louis, Mo., and is a 2008 graduate of Lindbergh High School. She is the daughter of Ed and Gail Jacquin.

    As intern for the Public Relations Office, Jacquin will help write, produce and distribute the University newsletter, Truman Today, on campus and online.  She will also help with 2012 Capitol Appreciation Day, write press releases and fulfill various office tasks.

    Jacquin currently serves as co-captain of the Showgirls Dance Team and is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honors Society. She previously served Truman as a student ambassador.

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

  • TruFit Walking Incentive Begins Jan. 23

    Start the New Year off with a bang by walking 10,000 steps a day.

    The Student Recreation Center and the President’s Committee for Campus Wellbeing are sponsoring the TruFit Walking Incentive. This program rewards participants for the steps they take from Jan. 23-April 9.

    This is the second year the TruFit Walking Incentive has been offered to faculty, staff and students. To sign up, go to recreation.truman.edu to print off a registration form. Participants can sign up in teams of four or as an individual. Bring the forms and $5 per person to the Student Union Building from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 16, 18 or 20 to register.

    For additional information, email wellbeing@truman.edu or contact the fitness/wellness director at the Student Recreation Center.



  • Career Week Feb. 6-9

    The Etiquette Dinner is 5-7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Students can sign up now at career.truman.edu. The cost for dinner is $10 and includes tips on networking at a recruiting dinner.

    The Nonprofit Conference will take place 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. It will feature a reception to learn more about working in the nonprofit sector. The reception is by faculty or staff nomination only.

    For more information regarding Career Week and upcoming programs, please visit career.truman.edu or stop by the Career Center in the Student Union Building 3100.

    Career Center Logo Online.jpg
  • Interested in Interning in Washington, DC?

    Applications are now available for summer internships through The Washington Center. The Washington Center, a non-profit organization, places qualified students in organizations in the D.C. area, providing real-world experience and networking opportunities. Any interested student is encouraged to apply and all majors are welcome. The on-campus deadline for applications is Jan. 25. To apply, and for more information, visit twp.truman.edu/washcenter.asp. Contact selfjw@truman.edu with additional questions.

  • U.K. Fulbrights Available for Summer Courses

    U.S. undergraduates have the opportunity to follow a three to six week summer program at a world-class United Kingdom university or cultural institution. Each Summer Institute provides an immersive academic, cultural and social experience for freshmen or sophomore American students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the U.K. The 2012 U.K. Summer Institutes will take place at eight different British universities. The application deadline is March 16. For more information and details on how to apply, visit www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes or email programmes@fulbringht.co.uk.
  • University Conference Request for Session Proposals

    The 2012 University Conference Day, taking place Feb. 16, is dedicated to the personal and professional growth and enrichment of all members of the Truman community. To ensure that sessions appeal to students, faculty and staff, the conference is seeking sessions that will:
    • Help prepare individuals for the life that comes after college
    • Improve technical skills
    • Develop leadership abilities
    • Inform the community of important regulations
    • Educate the community or
    • Enrich the community
    Possibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Tips for healthy living
    • Maintaining a scholarly agenda while teaching
    • Improving student writing
    • Reducing one’s carbon footprint
    • How to run an effective meeting
    Proposed sessions can fit into a 25-minute, a 55-minute or an 85-minute time slot. Sessions lasting 85 minutes must include an active learning component. Applications are available at provost.truman.edu/University_Conference/index.asp and are due by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 to the Provost’s Office.  

    If you do not want to teach a session, but would like to recommend one you would attend, email Marty Eisenberg at martye@truman.edu.
  • Truman “Who’s Who”

    Ninety-two students were selected to be recipients of the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” Qualifying students were active in campus and community activities, had a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and were seniors graduating in December, May or August of the 2011-2012 academic year. The full list of recipients can be found at saffairs.truman.edu/WhosWho/whos_who_2011.asp.
  • Join Us for a Webinar About the Truman Alumni Travel Program to Ireland

    The Truman Alumni Travel Program is offering a tour of Ireland on Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2012, and all members of the Truman community are invited to participate. Join us for an online webinar to learn about the 10-day tour. You can see pictures showing highlights of the tour, learn more about the places we will visit and have the opportunity to ask questions about the tour to Ireland.

    7-7:30 p.m.
    Jan. 19

    Reserve a Webinar seat at www2.gotomeeting.com/register/150732402.
    For more information about the Truman Alumni Travel Program, visit alumni.truman.edu/TravelProgram.asp.

  • Missouri Study Photo Contest

    Eligible for all international and study abroad students.
    Contest Rules:
    • The photographer must be a current student at a Missouri college or university.
    • The photograph must have been taken in the country where the photographer attended school.
    • Photo content must be “true to life” (no Photoshop).
    How to Enter:
    • Submit photo electronically (JPEG, at least 5.0 mega pixels) to StudyMissouriPhotoContest@gmail.com. Students must submit original photos and can have up to three entries.
    • Students must include name, reasoning for being abroad and the name of their institution, country and date of photo.
    • The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Jan. 20.
    The grand prize is $200. There will be a first prize in each category (international and study abroad) of $150. Second prize is $100 and third will be $75.
  • DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship Program Deadline

    The deadline to apply for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program is Jan. 31. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for funding to study, complete research and/or internships in Germany. Scholarships are available for students taking part in an organized study abroad program/exchange or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad experience. Funding for a semester or the academic year is offered for 2012-2013 (beginning in the fall of 2012) and includes a monthly stipend, health insurance and an amount for travel. Students wanting to study in Germany in the spring of 2013 should apply now. More information can be found at www.daad.org/?p=undergrad.
  • Video Contest: Are You the Most Interesting Student in the World?

    The Truman Institute is sponsoring a video contest promoting summer school at the University. First prize in an HD Flip Cam. For complete contest rules and guidelines visit summer.truman.edu/contest.asp.

    Click here to see the most interesting student in the world.
  • Alpha Phi Omega Rush

    Alpha Phi Omega is a national coed service fraternity. If you would like to be more involved in service activities, make some great friends and have a lot of fun, then APO is the organization for you.

    Informational Meetings
    Jan. 17, 18, 19
    6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Violette Hall 1408
  • Spring 2012 Global Issues Colloquium

    “Israelis and Palestinians in Deadlock or Transition? Global Implications for the Result”
    7 p.m.
    Jan. 26
    Magruder 2001
    Mark Appold and students from Middle East Study Abroad

    “Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Still Possible?”

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 8
    Violette Hall 1000
    Gershon Baskin, founder and chair of the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information
    Co-Sponsors: School of Social and Cultural Studies; History Department; Hillel; Students for a Middle East Peace

    “Y Ahora Aquí en el Norte”
    (“And Now Here in the North”)

    7 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Violette Hall 1000
    Axel Fuentes, field organizer, Center for New Community
    “Unworking Asia: The Demise of Hand Painted Political Graphics in the Digital Age”

    7 p.m.
    April 5
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    Aaron Fine, professor of art and gallery director,
    Truman State University
  • Fight Like a Bulldog: 2012 Think Pink T-Shirt Orders Underway

    This year, Truman is once again selling t-shirts to help raise funds for the annual breast cancer awareness basketball doubleheader. The event will take place Feb. 18 as part of the afternoon doubleheader against Missouri Western, and all proceeds will go towards the Adair County Relay for Life cancer fund and the Kay Yow/JimmyV national foundation. Orders are needed by Jan. 24 to arrive by game day. Order forms are available at trumantoday.truman.edu/pdf/12T-ShirtOrderForm.pdf.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Resource to know...

    The Academic Complete Collection from ebrary offers online, full-text access to over 70,000 books in all academic subject areas.

    Titles can be found by searching the library catalog. When viewing a title in the catalog just click on the link provided to access the book. Once in ebrary, a personal bookshelf can be created in order to save items, take notes, and organize research.

    Ebrary can only be accessed through the Truman network. Call the reference desk at 785.4051 with any questions.
  • Apply to be a Telecounselor with the Office of Admission

    * Telecounselors call prospective students Monday through Thursday evenings to inform them about the Truman experience and answer questions about the admission process.

    * Scholarship, institutional, volunteer and work-study positions are available for the 2012-2013 school year.

    * Applications available online at telecounseling.truman.edu, by emailing your request to Kara Humphrey at karah@truman.edu, or by picking up a paper copy at the front desk in the Office of Admission (Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center on the corner of Franklin St. and Normal Ave.).

    * Applications are due Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

  • Van Driving Classes Scheduled

    This is a REQUIRED class to drive Truman State University fleet full-Size vans. Student drivers must also complete Waiver of Vehicle Usage Policy, available online at police.truman.edu.

    2:30 p.m.
    Jan. 31

    2:30 p.m.

    Classes will take place at General Services Building 109
    (Formerly Grim-Smith, located at the corner of Patterson and Franklin streets.)

    Participants must sign up to attend and should allow 2-3 hours for the class.
    Class size is limited.  
    Call 785.4177 or email joycecook@truman.edu.

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Scholarships are available through Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., for the 2012-2013 academic year. Last year they awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships. Two students selected by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will be submitted to Central Region as an applicant and to National Gardens Club Inc., as a Missouri applicant and will compete for a Central Region and National Scholarship. The application is available at www.gardenclub.org/Youth/Scholarships.aspx. The deadline to apply is March 1.

    The J. R. Popalisky Scholarship Fund of the Missouri Section of the American Water Works Association is now available. This $1,000 scholarship is to encourage enrollment in educational studies related to career fields associated with water supply. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office in McClain 103. Deadline for submission is March 21.

    U.S. Bank is awarding 40 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 through a random drawing process. Undergraduate students attending an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Free Education Loan Program are eligible to apply. More information about this scholarship opportunity can be found at usbank.com/studentloans. Deadline to apply is March 31.

    SellUsedBooks.com is currently accepting applications for their Spring 2012, 500-word essay, “Why I Deserve to Win this Scholarship” contest. More information may be found at www.sellusedbooks.com/sell-used-books-college-essay.htm. Deadline for the $1,000 scholarship application is April 15.

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website
    are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2012. To learn more, visit www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for application is May 28.

    The BigSun Organization is offering a $500 scholarship. All student-athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of sport. Deadline for submission is June 22. To learn how to apply, visit www.bigsunathletics.com.  

  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    Activity: Superbowl Pickems'
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 2
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Feb. 5

    Activity: Badminton-Singles
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Feb. 18

    Activity: Badminton-Doubles
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 23
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Feb. 25

    Activity: Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Volleyball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: March 5
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 29
    Play Begins: March 12

    Activity: NCAA March Madness
    Division: Open
    Deadline: March 14
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: March 15

    Activity: Swim Meet
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: March 29
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 5

    Activity: Co-Rec Ultimate Frisbee
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 2
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 14-15

    Activity: Golf Scramble
    Division: Open/Greek/Org
    Deadline: April 10
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 17

    Activity: Punt Pass & Kick
    Division: Open/Greek/Org
    Deadline: April 10
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 17

    Activity: Track Meet
    Division: Open/Greek/Org
    Deadline: April 12
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 19

    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at recreation.truman.edu/intramuralrec.asp, or contact the Intramural Office at 785.4467. Captains’ Meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
  • Mobile Homepage

    Truman’s website is now easier to browse on mobile devices. It provides quick access to search, lab availability, campus maps, the campus calendar, The Index and more. Web Services has also optimized the Truman web template for small touch screens to make each page easier to navigate and display better. The mobile version should appear automatically for those accessing truman.edu from mobile devices.
  • Every Friday is Purple Friday

    Show your Truman spirit by wearing purple.

  • Master Calendar Links

    In addition to listing numerous on-campus events, the University Master Calendar also features other helpful links, including a final exam schedule, an academic calendar, a staff calendar and a link for Kirksville events. The links are located above the calendar at calendar.truman.edu. On-campus events for the upcoming semester can be submitted to the Master Calendar at calendar.truman.edu/submitevent.asp.

    All submissions must be made by someone representing a chartered organization or a recognized department, division or program of Truman State University. Any off-campus events will be posted on the Kirksville tab on TruView.
  • Kirksville Events

    For information about off-campus events, click on the Kirksville tab in TruView or the Kirksville Events tab located on the top of the Master Calendar at calendar.truman.edu.


  • Notables

    An original orchestral composition by Warren Gooch, professor of music, has been named a winner in the Missouri Composers Orchestra Project. The composition, entitled “Menuet Macabre,” will be performed in Columbia by the Columbia Civic Orchestra at 7 p.m. March 10 in Launer Auditorium. Gooch will participate in an open rehearsal session with the orchestra that afternoon.


  • Notes

    The deadline to apply to attend the 2012 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University is Jan. 17. Applications are available online at www.cgiu.org/applying_to_cgiu. President Clinton will host CGI U 2012 at The George Washington University March 30-April 1. CGI U is designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world.

    There will be a public reception for the gallery exhibit “Voyeur,” curated by Brandelyn Dillaway and Texas Design-Exchange is the Message, at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish.

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in Magruder Hall 1096. Ruslan Prozorov from the Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University will present “Magnetic Patterns in Superconductors and Ferromagnets.”

    Residence Life student staff (student advisor and apartment manager) applications are due Jan. 20. Applications and other information can be found at reslife.truman.edu/jobs/StudentStaff/index.asp. Contact Residence Life at reslife@truman.edu or 785.4227 with any questions.

    The Lutheran Student Fellowship will host a pancake dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Ryle Hall Private Dining Room. Dinner is $3 and proceeds benefit the Lutheran Student Fellowship spring break service trip.

    The Truman State University Bookstore will host “A Tale of Two Cities,” a presentation and book signing by Huping Ling, professor of history, for her work “Race, Transnational Migration, and Community in Chicago and St. Louis.” The event will take place from 3-4 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    SAB applications are due Jan. 24. They are available in the SAB Office in the Student Union Building. Interviews will take place Jan. 27-28.

    The Spring Activities Fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Student Union Building. The Activities Fair is a way for organizations to distribute their information to students in order to inspire campus and community involvement. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.

    Truman State University Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship applications are available in the Center for International Education Office and are due by 12 p.m. Jan. 27.

    The deadline for submission of TruScholars Program applications is 11:59 p.m. Jan. 29. The purpose of the TruScholars program is to foster collaborative faculty-student research and creative activities to enhance undergraduate student learning. Projects supported by this program should exhibit the potential for scholarly publication, presentation at a regional or national conference, public performance or a gallery showing. The Office of Student Research will fund up to 25 TruScholar applications. Application guidelines, important dates and frequently asked questions can be found at the OSR website osr.truman.edu/truscholars. Questions beyond the TruScholars frequently asked questions should be addressed via email to osr@truman.edu.

    SAB will sponsor Cute as a Button Craft Night from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B. Participants will have the opportunity to make bookmarks, headbands and hair clips using buttons and fabric, as well as decorate their own button cookie.

    The University Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Dominic Armstrong will perform a voice recital as guest artist at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    “A Conversation on the Liberal Arts” will continue at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Peter Goldman, professor emeritus of biology, will share his presentation entitled “A Question Augustus Asked.”

    A Peace Corps information session will take place at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.