Vol. 26 No. 14 - November 29, 2021


  • Football Team to Return to America’s Crossroads Bowl


    For a second time, the Truman football team will represent the GLVC in the America’s Crossroads Bowl, Dec. 4, at Brickyard Stadium in Hobart, Indiana.

    The Bulldogs will take on Hillsdale College in a rematch from earlier in the season. Truman won 38-24 in their first meeting, Sept. 18 at Stokes Stadium.

    This will be the 17th competition against an outside opponent since late March. Truman went 3-1 in the GLVC spring season with an opening scrimmage against McKendree then posted an 8-3 record with a 4-3 conference mark during the regular fall season.

    The America’s Crossroads Bowl is one of four Division II bowl games sponsored nationally in 2021 and is conducted in partnership with the SouthShore Convention & Visitors Bureau and the city of Hobart.

    Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for veterans, active military and first responders. Children four and under are free. Tickets can be purchased here. Kickoff starts at 1 p.m. Dec. 4. Broadcast coverage regarding the America’s Crossroads Bowl will be announced at a later date.
  • School of Business Welcomes Alumnus as New Executive-in-Residence


    Bill Neff, vice president of bags and apparel for YETI, will serve as Truman’s next Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence.

    Neff is a leading innovator, designer and marketer of premium outdoor gear. Over the past two decades, he has been a leader in the field of sports marketing and community-based brand develop for companies such as YETI, Under Armour and Sitka Gear.

    Neff will visit Truman from Nov. 30-Dec. 2. During his time on campus, he will present a talk at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 in Violette Hall 1000 on YETI, lessons of managing during the pandemic and the unwritten rules of professional success. He will also provide guest lectures to several marketing classes and meet with students and faculty.

    A 1997 graduate, Neff currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and four daughters.
  • Capstone Exhibitions to be Displayed in Art Gallery Dec. 6-10


    The University Art Gallery will present a capstone exhibition of students completing either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art, Dec. 6-10.

    A closing reception will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 with refreshments provided. The exhibition features the work of six art students: Karl Ramberg, Maggie Adams, Cecilia Franklin, Kali Teague, Joanna Marshall and Ashley Burgess. They are working in a variety of media including painting, photography, printmaking and fibers.

    The bodies of work on display are the culmination of a semester of labor. This event is free and open to the public. All visitors are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth.
  • Econ Podcast Returns for Event on Campus


    The weekly “Words & Numbers” podcast, co-hosted by economist Dr. Antony Davies and political scientist Dr. James R. Harrigan, will record live on campus at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in Baldwin Hall 102.

    This weekly podcast provides insights on issues of economics, political science, current events and policy.

    Davies is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and associate professor of economics at Duquesne University. He authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He wrote a book, "Understanding Statistics," published by the Cato Institute and has co-authored hundreds of op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. His YouTube videos on economics, government and policy have garnered millions of views.

    In addition to his academic work, Davies was associate producer at the Moving Pictures Institute, chief financial officer at Parabon Computation and founded several technology companies. He is co-founder and chief academic officer at Freedom Trust, where he lectures on economics for high school students across the country.

    Harrigan is the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and senior editor at the American Institute for Economic Research. He was previously dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani and later served as director of academic programs at the Institute for Humane Studies and Strata, where he was also a senior research fellow. He has written extensively for the popular press with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and a host of other outlets.

    Davies and Harrigan are also authors of the five-star rated book on Amazon, “Cooperation and Coercion: How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What that Means for Economics and Politics.” This book goes into detail on how society and government function and how they should function.

    While on campus, they will also work with Kirksville High School students on behalf of the Foundation for Economic Education and visit two Truman classes.


  • Take COVID Into Consideration for Break


    In their weekly discussion recorded prior to Thanksgiving Break, Faculty Senate COVID-19 Working Group committee members Scott Alberts and Nancy Daley-Moore discussed active cases, the extension of the mask policy and the value of getting tested. Although cases linked to Truman have remained low, Daley-Moore and Alberts both agreed the extension of the mask policy for the remainder of the semester was ultimately the correct decision given that known vaccination rates for students and employees could have been higher and that active cases are trending up in Adair County and in several regions around the country. They also recommended individuals experiencing illness should get tested to confirm whether or not they have COVID in an effort to mitigate the spread. Their advice regarding testing and traveling, while offered specifically for Thanksgiving Break, also applies as the semester winds down and students return home for an extended period of time. The full recording of their discussion is available here.
  • MAE Professional Development Series Event Focuses on Wellness


    The third event in the MAE Professional Development Series will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 via Zoom. It will feature Julene Ensign, assistant professor of exercise science, MAE Physical Education, and Nancy Daley Moore, associate professor of health science. They will talk in depth about their research on wellness, as well as resources available for students. RSVP for the event is available here. This event will not be recorded. Those who previously RSVP’d for this event and can no longer attend, contact Leah Anderson-Little at la6272@truman.edu.
  • Classics Program Presents Classics Capstone Symposium

  • United Way Fundraising Campaign Underway


    Truman's United Way Campaign goal for this year is $38,000 by Dec. 1.

    The funds raised during the campaign will stay in the local area. The local programs and services funded by the United Way of Northeast Missouri are among agencies who provide disaster services, meals for senior citizens, bereavement counseling, utility assistance, life skills training, membership assistance for the YMCA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, youth tutoring programs and much more. Last year, Truman staff, faculty, students and retired faculty raised a total of $32,716 benefiting 11 agencies. To learn more about the local programs and services that can benefit from donations visit liveunitednemo.org.

    There are several ways to donate. Those who receive letters in the mail can donate by sending in a check. Faculty and staff can donate using payroll deduction. Donations can also be made online by visiting bit.ly/unitedNEMO. Students can donate meals from their meal plans and when the campaign ends Sodexo will write a check to United Way.
  • Jewish Student Union Hosts Film Screening


    The Jewish Student Union invites students to attend a film screening at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 in Violette Hall 1400. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information on the movie, or to reserve a seat, email JSUatTruman@gmail.com. Seats can also be reserved here.
  • Wellness Survey for Faculty and Staff

    The Wellness Committee is working to gain a better understanding about what faculty and staff are currently doing to promote wellness on campus. Taking this survey will help them to know activities on campus that address one of the eight dimensions of wellness.

  • Finals Scream Set for Dec. 12

    Finals Scream will take place 8-9:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Student Union Building. Free coffee, pancakes and more will be provided. There will also be a screaming contest for the chance to win prizes. The first 250 people will receive a free travel coffee mug.

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life Host Trivia Night

    Fraternity and Sorority life are hosting a Final Scream trivia night at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. This event is open to anyone. Compete with teams of up to seven people for a chance to win prizes. Registration is free and can be found here.  

  • Program Offers Early College Credit to High School Students


    Early College provides high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit before graduation. Missouri high school students are eligible to take many of Truman’s 100- and 200-level classes. All courses count toward a Truman degree and are also widely accepted at other institutions. The cost is $85 per credit hour, plus additional costs for required textbooks, software and other course materials. Those who qualify for federal reduced or free lunch programs may receive up to nine credits at no charge. For the chance to apply, or browse available courses, go to earlycollege.truman.edu. Registration for spring 2022 is currently open.
  • Bookstore Offers Holiday Promotions for Faculty and Staff


    Now until Dec. 31 the University Bookstore is offering a one-time deal of 30% off entire apparel or gift purchase. Stop by the bookstore and show a Truman ID when checking out. Valid in-stores one time only.

    To ensure the bookstore is meeting the needs as the official campus store and textbook provider they would appreciate feedback by completing a survey that can be found here.
  • Applications for Summer Museum and Archives Internships Open Now


    Applications are now being received for summer internships at the following locations in Missouri:
    The summer internships are open to all Truman students, but they are especially relevant for those considering careers in archives, museums and teaching.
    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.
    To find out what the internships entail and how to apply, direct enquiries to: Jason McDonald, Baldwin Hall 226, 660.785.7575, jasonmcd@truman.edu.
  • Orientation Leader Applications Open

  • Summer Jobs Available Through Truman Academies


    The Institute for Academic Outreach is seeking applications for the following academies:

    Joseph Baldwin Academy (June 8-July 3 and/or July 6-31)
    JBA Junior (July 10-15)
    ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy (June 9-18)

    Each academy is in search of preceptors for programs ranging from one to three weeks during June and July. Stipends vary based in the length of the program and nature of the work.

    To be eligible as a preceptor, applicants must be a Truman student or a May 2022 graduate, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and not be enrolled in summer classes while working in the program. Individuals hired for these programs will also be required to complete a criminal background check, pre-academy trainings and pre-academy orientations.
    Applications are currently being accepted and will continue until the positions are filled. Information about each available position can be accessed at tiacademies.truman.edu/employment or by emailing Michelle Wilson at mwwilson@truman.edu.
  • Residence Life Now Hiring Student Advisors


    Residence Life is looking for students who will create welcoming environments, develop connections with students and foster a learning centered community to apply as student advisors for the 2022-2023 school year. Anyone enrolled in classes, has lived on campus for at least one semester and maintained a 2.75 GPA, is qualified to apply. The application is open now until Jan. 17. After reviewing applications, a select number of candidates will be invited for interviews Jan. 31-Feb. 4. Hiring decisions will be announced in mid-February. Visit reslife.truman.edu or email reslife@truman.edu for more information.
  • Students Eligible to Win $10,000 with Gould Scholastic Award


    Junior and senior students could win up to $250 from Truman, and $10,000 nationally, through the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award competition.

    SS&C, a financial technology company, sponsors the annual Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award to recognize outstanding university students who produce academic papers on topics related to investment management strategies, theories and trends. The concept for this year is related to gamification and investments. As technology is explored in everyday lives, how could gamification impact or encourage appropriate investing behaviors and what are the real or potential positive and negative consequences of using gamification in this environment?  

    In addition to the national award, the University will offer cash prizes to the top three papers from Truman students. Locally, first place will earn $250, second place will receive $150 and third place will get $100. All three will be submitted to the SS&C for the national competition.

    Papers should be submitted to Chuck Boughton, instructor in business administration, at boughton@truman.edu by Jan. 14. Submissions should be in Word format only. Local awards will be announced after the Jan. 31 submission to the Gould judges. For more information email boughton@truman.edu.
  • FAFSA Filing Now Open


    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filed now for the 2022-2023 school year at studentaid.gov.

    Even though a student may not qualify for grants or work-study, all students are considered for the Federal Direct Loan (no co-signer required). Filing the FAFSA does not commit students to taking a loan, but it does allow for more options.

    The 2022-2023 FAFSA requires students to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For the 2022-2023 FAFSA students will use their 2020 tax information.

    It is strongly recommended to apply or renew before Feb. 1, 2022.


  • Daniel Mandell

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, gave a “Fireside Chat” on his new book, “The Lost Tradition of Equality in America, 1600-1870,” which was recorded and can be found here. Fireside Chats are monthly online book talks sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia, the oldest library in the United States, established by Benjamin Franklin in 1731.

  • Cade McKnight

    Cade McKnight, men's basketball, earned his first Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week award for the week of Nov. 8-14 after his opening two games in the GLVC/G-MAC Challenge. Over the two games, he averaged 22 points, seven rebounds, 4.5 assists and one steal for each game. He shot .682 from the field in the two games and .600 from beyond the arc, as well as .917 from the free throw line.

  • Casey Voichahoske

    Casey Voichahoske, football, was voted to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Team for NCAA Division II Super Region 3.

    Voichahoske was voted as a special team’s member of the team that is comprised of the same schools that make up the NCAA Super Region 3 for playoff consideration. Eligibility for the CoSIDA All-District team includes being a starter or key reserve, a minimum of a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average and at least a sophomore athletically. Several Truman players were nominated for the award, but he was the only one that received enough votes to qualify for the team. His selection will move him to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

    Voichahoske is a history major and originally from Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. This is his third season as the Bulldog long snapper.

  • Ellie Weltha

    Ellie Weltha, women’s basketball, was selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Weltha helped the Bulldogs to a pair of victories in Marshall, Minnesota, by averaging 23 points and 15 rebounds in the wins.

    Weltha scored 21 and grabbed 16 rebounds in the Bulldogs 77-69 victory over Minot (N.D.) State, Nov. 19, then matched her career high with 26 points and 14 boards in a 73-62 win over host Southwest Minnesota State, Nov. 20. She played 75 of the available 80 minutes in the two games, making 20-of-34 shots.

  • Chemistry Students

    Truman students from the Miller research lab in chemistry presented at the A.T. Still University Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium, Nov. 13. Students presenting posters in the afternoon session included: Conaire Bradfield, senior biochemistry and molecular biology major (BCMB); Dominic Caputa, junior physics major; Richard Parks, senior chemistry and biology major; Leo Phan, junior BCMB major; Alex Platt, senior chemistry major; Chanz Silkey, senior BCMB major; Peyton Williams, junior biology major; and Hannah Zimmerman, junior psychology and biology major. Senior BCMB major Lizzie Cremer was selected to give an oral presentation in the morning session and won an award for best oral presentation at the conference.