Vol. 16, No. 25 - March 20, 2012


  • “We Are Truman” Faculty and Staff Campaign Goal to Raise $140K

    Recently, faculty and staff received information about supporting the Truman State University Foundation through the 2012 Faculty and Staff Campaign. This year’s campaign is being chaired by Cindy Cooper (biology) and Greg Marshall (ITS). Campaign goals include $140,000 in gift support and a faculty and staff participation rate of 62 percent.

    The theme of this year’s campaign is “We Are Truman” and an important objective of the campaign is to recognize the hard work and loyalty of Truman’s faculty and staff. The Faculty and Staff Campaign also seeks to educate employees on the importance of private giving and to encourage working together in these challenging times for higher education.

    A key component of the Faculty and Staff Campaign is the volunteerism of 43 “area coordinators” that represent the various faculty and staff areas of campus and encourage fellow colleagues to consider investing in Truman at any level. Educating colleagues on the impact that even small gifts can make to students and even their own departments is a mission that the area coordinators take seriously. Faculty and Staff members may designate their gifts to any of the Foundation’s 575 funds or may also direct their gifts to the Truman Fund for Excellence—a fund used to support the University’s areas of greatest need. Many employees find payroll deduction to be an easy and affordable way of supporting Truman and what they’re passionate about—their own department, scholarships, an athletic team and other funds that impact the Truman Experience.

    The Faculty and Staff campaign push will continue through April 6. However, all gifts from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, will be counted in the campaign totals. This year all departments or areas with a participation rate of more than 60 percent will be recognized to show appreciation and to educate students on the impact of faculty and staff giving.

    There will be a drawing April 6 to give away prize packages, including the reserved parking spots for a year. Any gift to the campaign qualifies individuals for the parking spot drawing, and first-time gifts to the campaign qualify individuals for the Truman apparel package drawing.

    For more information about the Faculty and Staff Campaign, go to isupport.truman.edu.

  • Speech and Hearing Clinic Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Fundraising Campaign

    The Truman Speech and Hearing Clinic’s 50th anniversary and campaign kickoff celebration will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 24.

    A celebration and hor d’oeurvres reception will take place in the Student Union Building Alumni Room, followed by optional tours of the Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Health Sciences Building.

    The event is complimentary and open to the public and fundraising information will be made available on how to support the Give $50 for the 50th! Campaign.

    RSVP to the Office of Advancement 800.452.6678, 785.4133 or alumnievents@truman.edu. For more information, contact Brad Chambers, Advancement Office at 785.4133.
  • Study Abroad Program to South Africa Offers Internship and Service-Learning

    A faculty-led study abroad program will be offered in Cape Town, South Africa for five and a half weeks to focus on an internship and service-learning experience.

    For four weeks students will work with a non-governmental agency whose mission is to address issues of social injustice and their continuing impact on formerly disenfranchised South Africans. Participants will also visit museums and historical sites and hear lectures on contemporary political and economic issues in South Africa.

    There are no course prerequisites or language requirements. All majors are welcome and internship placements will be matched by majors and student interests.

    Information sessions will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 21 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room, 5-6 p.m. March 22 in the Student Union Building 3201 and 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 26 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    For more information, contact Elaine McDuff at emcduff@truman.edu or 785.4360.

  • Sodexo General Manager Retires After 26 Years

    After 26 years, Dennis Markeson, the general manager of the University’s food service provider, Sodexo, will retire this summer.

    “I’ll miss coming to work everyday. I’ll miss the people,” Markeson said.

    After starting his career as a cook in Ashland, Wisc., in 1969, Markeson occupied a number of jobs in the college food service industry. Following a stint as a traveling regional director, he settled with his family in Kirksville in 1985 and has been with the University ever since.

    Among his accomplishments, Markeson has helped to expand the menu on campus and has incorporated more local foods. Additionally, he worked in conjunction with the University and the Environmental Campus Organization to start recycling and composting programs.

    “We are so appreciative of Dennis Markeson’s remarkable service to Truman over the last 26 years,” said President Troy D. Paino. “Food services are a very important part of a University’s operation and, under Dennis’ capable leadership, something that the last seven Truman presidents have not had to worry about.”

    Although he will be leaving the University, Markeson will continue to call Kirksville home. He plans to spend time gardening, golfing, fishing and traveling.

    He will also have a presence on campus, occasionally dining with friends he has come to know over his time at Truman.

    Lora Cunningham, the current assistant general manager, will take over for Markeson.

    “Those are big shoes to fill. He’s been on campus forever,” Cunningham said.

    Cunningham has been on campus almost as long as Markeson, starting in 1986. With the exception of a 6-year stretch in the 1990s, she has worked with Markeson at Truman since then.

    “Lora has been trained by the best. I was relieved and thrilled when I heard she would be taking over for Dennis,” Paino said. “With her training, skills and work ethic, I know the tradition of excellence with our food services will continue.”

    Despite leaving, Markeson feels confident the food service program will continue to be successful.

    “It’s been the teamwork of management and the hourly staff that has made us what we are today,” he said. “We will continue to work to keep the satisfaction high at Truman.”

    Markeson will officially retire June 2, but will maintain an advisory role until August.

  • Lyceum Closes Season with Shakespeare

    Truman’s 2011-2012 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will culminate with the American Shakespeare Center’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
    One of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a mischievous comedy of lovers, heroes, fairies and rude mechanicals in Shakespeare’s tribute to humankind’s power of imagination. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. The events include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest.

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    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

    Tickets are available now. Students may pick up their free ticket at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may get their free tickets at the Information Desk in the Student Union Building. General admission tickets cost $7 and are available at the Truman Cashiers Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. Tickets may also be purchased online at lyceum.truman.edu.

    The Arnold and Alanna Preussner Fund is providing additional financial support for this event. For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or contact 785.4016.
  • T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize Winners Visit Campus to Celebrate Truman State University Press

    Three T. S. Eliot Prize poets will visit Truman March 29 to promote poetry and highlight their prize-winning books published by Truman State University Press, now celebrating 25 years of publishing. These poets reflect a range of styles, ages, ethnicities and locales.
    Rhina Espaillat, Mona Lisa Saloy and Dean Rader will be on the Truman campus as guest lecturers in several creative writing classes. They will all take part in a discussion panel at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Alumni Room to talk about the craft of poetry and getting started in publishing. The poets will read from their prize-winning books at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Building Down Under where books will be available to purchase. The public is welcome at these events.

    Espaillat, author of the 1998 prize for “Where Horizons Go,” has published eight books of poetry and won numerous awards for her work. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she taught high school English in New York City and is a frequent reader and speaker at universities.
    Saloy, author of the 2005 prize for “Red Beans & Ricely Yours,” has had her prose and poetry published in many anthologies and magazines. Her folklore research and writing focuses on the culture of New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. She teaches at Dillard University.

    Rader, author of the 2010 prize for “Works & Days,” has published widely in poetry, American Indian studies and popular culture. He teaches at the University of San Francisco.

    The T. S. Eliot Prize, sponsored by the University Press, was first established in 1997 and receives national recognition for the quality of work published. Each year the Press receives about 500 manuscripts for the competition and a well-known poet selects a final winning manuscript. The author wins $2,000 and publication.

  • Buri Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

    Truman women’s soccer student-athlete Megan Buri, a recent biology graduate from Parkville, Mo., was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship for the 2011 fall sports season.

    Buri, a two-time CoSIDA Academic all-American, a three-time NSCAA all-region pick and a four-time all-MIAA performer, became the 18th Truman senior student-athlete to receive the NCAA’s prestigious award.

    The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall, winter and spring sports. Up to 174 are issued annually through the program, created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the NCAA’s most accomplished student-athletes.

    Athletic and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated.

    Buri previously had become just the second player in program history to be named a two-time CoSIDA Academic all-American, garnering first-team honors in 2011 following a spot on the second-team in 2010. She scored two goals and added a team-best seven assists this past season, with her 18 career assists ranking 10th in Truman history.

    To qualify for an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an overall grade-point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) and must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree as a full- or part-time graduate student.
  • Former CEO to Give Executive-in-Residence Lecture March 20

    Author and retired executive Harlan Steinbaum will deliver the Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Lecture at 3 p.m. March 20 in Violette Hall 1000.

    Steinbaum was president and CEO of Medicare-Glaser Corporation and was part of the company buy back from Pet, Inc., and its following listing on the NASDAQ in 1982. He served as the founding chairman of the Express Scripts board, a leading pharmacy benefits management company now ranked 55th among Fortune 500 companies.

    Steinbaum is the author of “Tough Calls from the Corner Office,” which shares individuals’ most important decisions of 39 top business, not-for-profit and government leaders. The book provides insight into the events, stakes and pressures surrounding the decision-making process. Copies of “Tough Calls from the Corner Office” will be available for sale at the Executive-in-Residence Lecture and Steinbaum will sign books immediately following.

    The Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program was established in 1993 by Truman alumnus Raymond F. Bentele. Its purpose is to allow the School of Business to select an outstanding individual from business and industry each semester to spend two to three days on campus, engaging students both in and out of the classroom.
  • Public Relations Accepting Intern Applications

    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting resumes for the full-time Fall 2012 internship position.

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

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

    To apply, send a resume, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than March 23.

    For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles tmiles@truman.edu.


  • Krueger Presidential Portrait Unveiling

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  • Career Center Peer Advisor and Mock Interviewer Positions Available

    The Career Center is now accepting applications for peer advisors and mock interviewers for the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants must attend a required preview session from 5-6 p.m. March 20 or March 21 in the Career Center. Applicants will need to submit a resume, cover letter, the Career Center application and three professional references by 12 p.m. March 21 in the Career Center with attention to Polly Matteson. See trupositions.truman.edu for more information.

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  • Lunch-n-Learn Series for Faculty

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Pickler Memorial Library 103

    March 21
    Using Wordpress to Easily Update Your Web Presence
    Presenter: Greg Marshall
    Wordpress is an Open-source blogging and content management system used by millions of sites around the web. IT Services has recently made Wordpress available to the University community for a variety of different uses including personal faculty websites as well as departmental and student organization websites. Learn (or review) how to create and manage content with Wordpress.

    March 28
    This session will focus on two GoogleApps used here at Truman: Google Docs and Google Sites. Learn how wikis like Google Docs can be used in the classroom to facilitate deeper learning. Spend time creating a free and easy website using Google Sites that you can share with your students to help them stay connected outside of the classroom.

    April 4
    Free Supplemental Learning Resources
    Learn about a variety of free resources to engage students, such as TED Lectures, Merlot, Connexions, Ning, MIT OpenCourseWare and more.

    April 11
    Films On Demand
    Learn more about Films on Demand, a service offered by the Library. Discover the list of resources with digital streaming rights already approved to select films that meet your needs with little to no additional copyright costs.

    April 18
    Social Media in the Classroom
    The use of social media in the classroom is a hot topic these days. Learn more about how schools are addressing social media in the classroom, recent laws related to social media and students, and more. Learn more about how others are effectively using social media to create learning opportunities “where they live.”

    April 25
    Fun, Free Tools for Use in Education
    The final workshop in the series will focus on sharing additional free tools such as Prezi, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon and much more. Join us for a fun-filled hour of sharing our favorite “freebies.”

    To register to attend any of these sessions, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.
  • Women’s Resource Center Events

    “America the Beautiful II – The Thin Commandments”
    7 p.m.
    March 21
    Baldwin Hall Little Theater
    Co-sponsored by Tau Lambda Sigma and Student Senate

    Art Display
    March 26-30
    Student Union Building Hub

    Poetry Slam
    7 p.m.
    March 27
    Pickler’s Famous

    Women’s History Trivia
    7-9 p.m.
    March 28
    Baldwin Hall 303

  • Children’s Miracle Network Silent Auction

    All students, faculty and staff are invited to bid on a basket to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 20-21 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The auction is sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma, Sigma Tau Gamma, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Lambda Phi and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Michael Beschloss

    Save the Date

    The Holman Speakers Series presents:
    Michael Beschloss

    8 p.m. • April 14 • Baldwin Auditorium

    Beschloss will speak about his New York Times best seller “Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989.” He serves as the NBC News Presidential historian and regularly appears on “Meet The Press,” the “Today” program and “PBS NewsHour.” The award-winning historian and author of nine books has been described by Newsweek as the “the nation’s leading Presidential historian.”
  • SIFE Entrepreneurship Series

    Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will host “Entrepreneurship: From the Couch to Corporation” March 22. The free program will introduce aspiring entrepreneurs to owning a business and provide current entrepreneurs with tips to improve their business.

    The Keys to Financing
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room B

    The Keys to Marketing
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room C

    Reception featuring Rob Sweeney, founder and CEO of Mobile Media Technologies
    12-1 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Activities Room
    Register at eventmanager.truman.edu to reserve a spot.

    Entrepreneurship Panel
    1:30-2:50 p.m.
    Student Union Building Conference Room

    The Keys to Planning
    3-3:50 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room B

    The Keys to Legal Formation
    3-3:50 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room C

  • Paging All Doctors

    The Career Center is hosting Paging All Doctors March 26-28. Events include learning about the graduate school admissions process, a networking reception with healthcare professionals, medicine demonstrations, MCAT test preparation and more. For more information and to register for events, go to career.truman.edu.

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  • No More Ramen: The 20-Something’s Real World Survival Guide

    Straight Talk on Jobs, Money, Balance, Life, and More
    by Nicholas Aretakis

    7 p.m. • March 28

    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Free and open to the public.

    Sponsored by
    Delta Sigma Pi and SIFE
  • "What Does it Mean to be a Bulldog?" Video Contest

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards (OCCS) is now accepting entries for its Bulldog Video Contest. Winning entries will be creative videos that capture the essence of the Truman experience. Specifically: What does it mean to be a Truman student? How do you define the Truman college experience?

    The OCCS will accept individual or group entries and will award Truman Bookstore gift certificates for the top contestants: first place, $150; second place, $100; third place, $50.

    Entries will be accepted through March 30. Visit conduct.truman.edu for more information and contest rules.
  • Writing Center Hiring for 2012-13

    The Truman Writing Center is looking for candidates to be writing consultants for the 2012-13 academic year. They will consider well-qualified students from all disciplines. Scholarship, stipend (limited) and work-study positions are available.

    The application deadline is March 30, but positions may be filled by that date. Application requirements and an online form are at writingcenter.truman.edu/apply. Write to write@truman.edu for more information.
  • FAFSA Applications Available Now

    The 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available at fafsa.gov. It is important to apply before April 1 to be considered for all available funding. The government allows filing with estimates in order to meet early state or institutional deadlines. The FAFSA is also required for Parent (PLUS) Loans. Contact the Financial Aid Office in McClain Hall 103, or call 785.4130 with any questions.
  • 2013 Computer Lab Software Requests

    Information Technology Services is working on the computer lab software for the 2013 academic year. Over the summer the lab computers are scheduled to be updated to Windows 7 with MS Office 2010. Additional software requests for the computer labs can be made by sending an email to LabSoftware@truman.edu with the following information:

    * Title of the software
    * Version
    * Number of licenses
    * Company information

    To allow sufficient time to install and test, submit software requests by April 1. Software packages that were previously in the computer labs will not be available unless requested. The link for the lab software that has been requested for the 2013 academic year is its.truman.edu/projects/labimage12-13/index.asp#list. The link for the lab software that was requested last year is its.truman.edu/projects/labimage11-12/index.asp#list. Also, to request training on using the technology in the classrooms, contact the IT Helpdesk at 785.4544.
  • SUB Room Reservation Lottery

    The Student Union Building reservation office will accept reservation requests for the fall semester from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 2-5 in the Student Union Building Reservation Office, Suite 2000. All requests must be submitted in writing on a reservation form. Additional forms will be available at studentunion.truman.edu/lottery to print out. There will not be electronic confirmations for these requests. Confirmations will be mailed out by April 27. Address all questions to the SUB Reservation Office, 785-4186, or at union@truman.edu.
  • Nominations Sought for William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award

    Truman students can nominate an outstanding full-time faculty advisor for the
    William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award.

    To nominate a faculty member, complete the online nomination form at

    Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 8. Academic Advisors are not eligible for the award.

    Contact Marty Eisenberg at martye@truman.edu with questions.
  • One Day Without Shoes

    The National Communication Association Student Club is hosting the event “TSU One Day Without Shoes” in conjunction with the worldwide TOMS event April 10. On this day, the club will spread awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life by asking the Truman community to take off their own. Millions of children live without proper footwear, exposing them to injury and disease everyday.

    “Shoeless” t-shirts will be available to purchase for $6. Contact btw5342@truman.edu or visit the Facebook event TSU ONE DAY WITHOUT SHOES for more information.
  • Mock Interview Day April 13

    Mock Interview Day will take place April 13. Mock interviewers from all majors will be in attendance. To register, please bring a resume to the Career Center. To learn more about Mock Interview Day and who will be attending, go to career.truman.edu.

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  • Special Olympics Buddies Needed

    The Students Supporting the Exceptional Community is looking for volunteers to be buddies for the athletes at the Special Olympics, 12-5 p.m. April 21. Buddies will remain with an assigned athlete all day, cheering them on and helping them enter their events. Volunteers can sign up to be a buddy anytime by contacting Kristen Little at knl7714@truman.edu.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    RAP Sessions...

    RAP (Research Assistance Program) sessions with subject librarians can help refine topics or locate useful sources for term papers or research projects. To set up an appointment: visit the library’s home page, under ‘Get Help,’ click on ‘Request a RAP Session;’ call the Reference Desk at 785.405; or stop by.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

    Alpha Delta Kappa, Sigma Chapter of Burlington, Iowa
    is offering one $1,000 scholarship to Des Moines County undergraduates who will be majoring in education. Further eligibility requirements include the applicant must show qualities of leadership, demonstrate success in academics and be involved in extra curricular and/or community activities. While financial need will be considered, it will not necessarily be the primary qualification. For further information, stop by the Financial Aid Office at McClain Hall 103. Applications are due by March 31.

    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 Student 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.

    The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to deserving students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, is to be awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship, the foundation has made an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available on their website at mief.org and are due by March 31.

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is a non-profit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest-free loans. The program assists students with financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate good character and must be a permanent resident of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles or Warren, or the Illinois counties of Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe or St. Clair. Applications are due April 15. For more information, call 314.725.7990 or email info@sfstl.org.

    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 sellusedbooks.com/sell-used-books-college-essay.htm. Deadline for the $1,000 scholarship application is April 15.

    Charter One is taking applications for their 40 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships to be awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities through volunteering. There will be one $5,000 grand prize, four $2,500 second prizes, and 35 $1,000 third prizes. Entries must be received between April 1–30. For more information go to charterone.com/scholarship.

    The William M. Reiss Foundation is offering scholarships to graduates of publicly supported high schools located within the city limits of Belleville, Ill. Official college transcripts are required and a copy of the Student Aid Report from the FASFA is recommended. For more information, or to apply for this scholarship, visit the Financial Aid Office at McClain Hall 103. Deadline to apply is May 1.

    The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is inviting eligible media communication and journalism students to apply for scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students of journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area (City of St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties in Missouri; and Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois) are eligible to receive these scholarships. Applications are available online at stlpressclub.org/scholarships.html. Deadline for applications is May 4.

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation
    awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance in Missouri schools, preferably in rural school districts. It is available to those at the junior and senior levels of undergraduate college, as well as graduate students. For more information, please stop by the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103. Applications must be submitted by May 15.

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2012. To learn more, visit 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 bigsunathletics.com.

    The GP LSAT Prep Scholarship is available to students interested in applying to law school. One or more grants of $1,000 are awarded twice yearly (Jan. 30 and June 30). To apply, use the “contact us” form at getprepped.com/net to request the application packet.

    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 cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp.

    AES Engineers will continue to provide $500 scholarships to high school seniors or college students, regardless of courses being studied, who meet certain criteria. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students must submit an essay in answer to one of the two questions that are posted online at aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline for entry is Oct. 5.

    Currently enrolled undergraduate college students are eligible to apply for the Foreclosure.com 2012 Scholarship Program. Students may go to foreclosure.com/scholarship to find out how to be entered to win one of five scholarships by writing an essay on stimulating the US housing market. Top prize is $5,000, second through fifth place will receive $1,000 each.
    Deadline to enter is Dec. 1.

    Wells Fargo
    is offering 40 $1,000 scholarships. Twenty will be awarded to high school students and 20 to college students through a random drawing throughout the year. Apply on line at wellsfargo.com/collegesteps for chance to win.

    Milk & Honey Publishing, CollegeGreekBooks.org and Big Walt Anderson
    will offer up to seven $700 cash awards for the current fall/spring academic year. Students may apply each month to be eligible for one of these scholarships. Students must be a member of a social Greek organization and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. For more information and application go to collegegreekbooks.org/cashaward.html.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports Planner

    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 16
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: April 17

    Activity: Punt, Pass & Kick
    Division: Open/Greek/Org
    Deadline: April 14
    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.
  • FAC Enrollment Open

    FAC (Funds Allotment Council) is having open enrollment through the end of the semester. Applications can be found at fac.truman.edu and outside the FAC office in the Student Union Building 1109A.
  • Every Friday is Purple Friday

    Show your Truman spirit by wearing purple.



  • Notables

    Robert Bates Graber, professor emeritus of anthropology, and Dean R. De Cock, associate professor of mathematics, along with third author Michael L. Burton of the University of California, Irvine, have had their paper, “A Guttman-Based Approach to Identifying Cumulativeness Applied to Chimpanzee Culture,” accepted for publication by the scholarly journal Cross-Cultural Research.

    Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, gave a keynote address at the “Religions, Science and Technology in Cultural Contexts: Dynamics of Change” conference in Tronheim, Norway March 2. Edis also presented a talk at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Lund University, Sweden March 8.


  • Notes

    “O Excellent Motion’: Directing Through Text,” a workshop by actors from the American Shakespeare Company, will take place from 3:45-5 p.m. March 20 in Baldwin Hall. Participants will learn how to find performance clues in Shakespeare’s plays and direct the actors. Space is limited to 40 participants. For more information email bdelmoni@truman.edu.

    No Exit-Spring Lab Show will run at 8 p.m. from March 21-24 in the Ophelia Parrish Black Box Theatre.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host a discussion of issues of interest to the University at 12 p.m. March 22 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. This meeting is to address and give input on the Guiding Coalition. All faculty and staff are invited. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    Beta Alpha Psi will provide free income tax assistance to students and the community from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 and March 31 in Violette Hall 1424. For complete details visit bap.truman.edu or email lmd6224@truman.edu.

    Dr. Stacey Barelos, assistant professor and chair of the Piano Area at Missouri Southern State University, will present a piano recital at 2 p.m. March 24. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Dr. Barelos, who specializes in 20th and 21st century music, will present a program that features music by living composers. Following her recital, Dr. Barelos will conduct a piano master class beginning at 3:30 p.m. that features Truman piano majors. Both events are free and open to the public.

    The University Orchestra Gold Medal Concert will take place at 8 p.m. March 24 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Students will perform as soloists with the University Symphony Orchestra.

    The deadline for summer grant applications offered through the Truman Institute is March 26. These grants are designed to move toward the goal of having each major offering at least one online course, where feasible, within the next couple of summer sessions. Applications can be found online at institute.truman.edu/forms.asp.

    “Savages and Throwbacks: Racism and Heterosexism in 20th Century America,” a lecture by professor and author Ladelle McWhorter, will take place at 4:30 p.m. March 30 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. McWhorter, a professor of philosophy at the University of Richmond, is also the author of “Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America: A Genealogy.” This event is sponsored by the Jonny and Dave Eisenberg Speaker’s Fund, the Department of English and Linguistics and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Educator of the Year nominations are now being accepted. They can be made online at senate.truman.edu.