Vol. 16, No. 18 - Jan. 24, 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”

    A limited number of free tickets for students are still available at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building.

    For additional information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or contact 785.4016.
  • Saxophone Students Earn Competitive Awards

    The Fall 2011 semester proved to be quite successful for the Truman Saxophone Studio with several of its musicians winning competitive awards.

    Truman’s Saxophone Quartet won second place at the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate chamber music competition at Missouri Western University on Nov. 3. The Quartet is comprised of Joel Fischer, soprano saxophone; Tom Bunting, alto saxophone; Olivia Wikle, tenor saxophone; and Shelley Washington, baritone saxophone.

    Joel Fischer was named the “State Winner" in the upper division and Joel Gordon the “State Winner” in the lower division of the Collegiate Woodwind Competition.

    Stephanie Koltookian was one of three gold medal concerto competition winners and will perform Henri Tomasi’s “Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra” with the Truman Orchestra on March 24. She was recently accepted into four law schools, including the University of Missouri—Columbia and the University of Iowa.

    The Saxophone Studio also presented Chloe Bertschi, Alex Buffa, Stephanie Koltookian and Steven Irving in senior recitals.

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    The Saxophone Quartet won second place at the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition at Missouri Western University on Nov. 3. Pictured, left to right: Joel Fischer, soprano saxophone; Tom Bunting, alto saxophone; Olivia Wikle, tenor saxophone; and Shelley Washington, baritone saxophone.

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    Joel Fischer was named the “State Winner” in the upper division of the
    Collegiate Woodwind Competition of the Missouri Music Teachers Association Woodwind
    Competition at Missouri Western University on Nov. 4.

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    Joel Gordon was named the “State Winner” in the lower division of the
    Collegiate Woodwind Competition of the Missouri Music Teachers Association Woodwind
    Competition at Missouri Western University on Nov. 4.

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    Stephanie Koltookian was one of three Gold Medal Concerto Competition Winners
    and will perform Henri Tomasi’s “Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra”
    with the Truman State University Orchestra on March 24.

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    Randy Smith, professor of music, (center) with saxophone students at fall senior recitals.
    Pictured, left to right: Chloe Bertschi,
    Steven Irving, Smith, Stephanie Koltookian and Alex Buffa.
  • Alumni Return to Perform Benefit Recital

    Truman alumni Dominic Armstrong, tenor, and Rachel AuBuchon, pianist, along with special guest Susanna Phillips, soprano, will be performing a recital at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall to benefit the Truman Opera Theatre.

    Since being selected as a Grand Finalist in the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Armstrong has maintained a busy performing schedule, appearing across the U.S. and Europe. AuBuchon is currently on faculty at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.

    This is not the first time either Armstrong or AuBuchon have returned to Truman to perform. They collaborated with each other as students and they continue to enjoy working together, especially to support the Truman Opera Theatre.

    The Theatre is a self-supporting academic enterprise that stages an annual opera production. This year, they will be doing four performances of Henry Purcell’s opera, “Dido and Aeneas.” Beyond ticket sales, further fundraisers help the Theatre with production costs.

    Joining the Truman alumni is Alabama-native Susanna Phillips. She is the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010 Beverly Sills Artist Award, and recently sang in the opening concert and Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of the Mostly Mozart Festival. Phillips began the 2011-12 season as the title character in a Lyric Opera of Chicago production and will soon make her European debut as well.

    Donations to benefit the Truman Opera Theatre will be accepted at the door.

  • Nominations Open for the Leadership Recognition Program Sponsored by the CSI

    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Leadership Recognition Program (LRP).

    This program is designed to honor Truman students, advisers and organizations for their dedication to their peers, campus and Kirksville community through various leadership roles during the year. This year’s LRP theme is “Now is Right on Time.”

    For this program to be successful, the CSI is seeking the support of students, faculty and staff in the nomination process.

    The packet to nominate an exceptional student leader, adviser, organization or event can be obtained online at csi.truman.edu/lrp/. Nominations are taking place now through March 14.

    For more information on this event, contact the CSI by phone at 785.4222 or by email at csilrp@gmail.com.

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  • SRC Abstract Deadline is Feb. 17

    Truman will conduct the 25th annual Student Research Conference on April 17.

    The Conference is a University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship and creative achievements. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts.

    Abstracts can be submitted online at src.truman.edu. All abstracts need to be sponsored by a Truman faculty or staff member. A copy of the information submitted will be sent electronically to the student presenter’s mentor for approval and students should work with the faculty mentor before submitting the abstract.

    The submission site is now open. The deadline for submissions is at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 17.

    In addition to the many student presentations, the day will feature a conference-wide plenary address delivered by David Micklos, executive director of the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Micklos specializes in eugenics as well as educating teachers and the public about DNA technology.

    Faculty-requested special sessions are included in the discipline options. Anyone planning to present in such a session should look for the specific discipline designation when submitting their abstract (ex: History Senior Seminar, Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa, Kirksville Sigma Xi, Secondary English MAE Intern Research).

    Any inquiries about the Student Research Conference sessions, guidelines or programs should be addressed to Maria Nagan at osr@truman.edu. Any questions or problems with the abstract submission process can be directed to Marsha Redmon at 785.4598.

  • Colloquium Examines Middle East Relations

    Middle East relations will be the topic when the Global Issues Colloquium continues Jan. 26 with “Israelis and Palestinians in Deadlock or Transition? Global Implications for the Result.”

    Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will moderate a panel of student participants from a Summer 2011 Truman Middle East Study Abroad Course that visited Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank. The presentations will discuss the Balfour document, the Oslo Accords, United Nations resolutions, Gaza, water rights, Biblical Israel and modern Israel. Dereck Daschke, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will talk about the reasons for contentious debate on the status of Jerusalem.

    The event will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    Spring 2012
    Global Issues Colloquium

    “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


  • All-University Meeting

    3 p.m.
    Jan. 31
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Rooms

    President Paino will discuss the state of the University. A webcast of the meeting will be made available on the President’s Office website for those unable to attend.
  • Career Center

    Career and Graduate School Expo will take place from 12-4 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Student Union Building. Please submit your resume by Feb. 1 to get first-priority interviews with companies at truman.experience.com.

    SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) mock interviews will take place on Feb. 3. Please sign up and submit your resume to the Career Center by Feb. 1.

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fight Like a Bulldog: 2012 Think Pink T-Shirt Orders Under Way

    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.
  • Apply for the Homecoming 2012 Planning Committee

    Applications due Jan. 27
    Apply at trupositions.truman.edu
    For more information visit the Homecoming website at homecoming.truman.edu
  • 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.
  • Admissions Telecounselor Positions Available

    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 are 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 at 5 p.m. Feb. 24.
  • Van Driving Classes Scheduled

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

    Classes are scheduled:

    2:30 p.m.
    Jan. 31

    2:30 p.m.
    Feb. 1

    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 two to three hours for the class. Class size is limited. Call 785.4177 or email joycecook@truman.edu.
  • ROTC "Call of Duty" Tournament

    The Truman ROTC department is hosting a “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” tournament at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 in Baldwin Hall 156. There will also be “Guitar Hero” and “Halo” available. The cost for this tournament will be $20 for a four-person team. Sign up in the Student Union Building Hub on Fridays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or in Baldwin Hall 130 at any time.
  • Purple Friday T-shirts

    Pre-order forms for T-shirts will be available at Fireside Fridays on Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, as well as at tables in the Student Union Building Jan. 30-Feb. 3 and Feb. 7. T-shirts will be $5.

  • 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 Hall 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.

    The James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund is offering its scholarship again this year to all college students. The scholarship awards are based on an essay contest with the subject concerning cancer. The scholarships amounts are $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Students can receive more information and request an application packet at www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp.

  • Apply for the First Year Activities Coordinating Team (FACT)

    Applications due Feb. 1
    Apply at trupositions.truman.edu.
    FACT coordinates all the late-night activities during Truman Week.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Recent Additions…
    The library’s web page now displays the covers of all new materials added to the library. Three covers randomly appear each time the web page is accessed. More items can be viewed that have been added within the past four weeks by using the “browse all covers” link. Clicking on a cover image will display the item’s format and the availability.

  • 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.
  • On-Campus Athletics

    Wrestling vs.
    William Penn University

    Jan. 25
    7:30 p.m.

    Women’s Basketball
    vs. Emporia State University

    Jan. 28
    1 p.m.

    Men’s Basketball
    vs. Emporia State University

    Jan. 28
    3 p.m.

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  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    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.
  • 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

    Business faculty members Datha Damron-Martinez, Adrien Presley and Lin Zhang had their manuscript, entitled “A Study of Undergraduate Student Intent to Minor in Business: A Test of the Theory of Planned Behavior,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Education for Business.

    Jason Lin, chair and professor of business administration, and Wilson Zhang, a May 2011 Truman graduate, have had their manuscript, entitled “A Study on Microfinance in China: Trends, Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Finance Issues.


  • Notes

    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 International Club will be selling bubble tea and other sweets from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 27 in Violette Hall.

    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 at 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 American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will conduct its monthly meeting at 12 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Student Union Building Room 3201. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    The University Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 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.”

    American Red Cross blood drives will take place from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 at the Baptist Student Union and the Catholic Newman Center.

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