Vol. 26 No. 25 - March 14, 2022


  • Apply for Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships


    This year’s nationally competitive fellowship session is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. April 5 in Violette Hall 1000.

    Each year Truman nominates students for national fellowship opportunities who have shown outstanding academic performance and exceptional service accomplishments. The application process is very rigorous and highly competitive, but the University provides support as students prepare for and then apply to these prestigious scholarships. Many deadlines occur early in the fall semester, so it is important interested students attend the meeting.

    Listed below are several of the major national fellowships and their websites. More information about these fellowships is available at www.truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/fellowships.

    For Graduate Studies
    Fulbright Grants
    Research grants and teaching assistantships for a year abroad

    Rhodes Scholarships
    Grants for two years of study at Oxford University

    Marshall Scholarships
    Awards for two years of study in any British university

    Mitchell Scholarships
    One year of graduate study or research in Ireland or Northern Ireland

    Gates Cambridge Scholarships
    Awards for an advanced degree or second bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge
    For Undergraduate Studies
    Goldwater Scholarships
    Up to $7,500 annually for tuition, fees, books, room and board for science and mathematics majors

    Harry S. Truman Scholarships
    For senior year and post-graduate study leading to a career in public service

    Udall Scholarships
    For students interested in careers related to environmental issues or for Native Americans and Alaskans interested in careers related to health care and tribal public policy

    Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowships
    For students interested in international affairs to work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates in Washington, D.C. for a full year

    Boren Scholarships
    To study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests
  • Summer Registration Starts March 15

    Registration for summer classes begins March 15.

    Summer is a great time for students to focus their attention on a challenging class, or work on boosting their GPA for scholarship renewal or graduate school applications. It is also an opportunity to make a lot of progress toward an additional major or minor without falling behind.
    The open course list for summer is available in TruView with a variety of options for students, including online, hybrid and in-person delivery methods. The flexibility of summer courses provides students the opportunity to have a job, take a vacation or socialize with friends back home.
    With six separate terms throughout the summer, students have a variety of options to fit their needs. Interim classes run May 7-28. The first round of five-week courses, as well as 10-week courses, begin May 31, while the second round of five-week courses begins July 5. An eight-week session begins June 6. The August interim runs from July 30-Aug. 13. For more information visit summer.truman.edu.
  • Missouri Court of Appeals to Convene at Truman


    The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at Truman at 9 a.m. March 16 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

    The cases being appealed are: a criminal case involving convictions for first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action; a civil case involving workplace injury and disability; a civil case involving trespass and damages against a tenant who allegedly used the property to manufacture and sell meth; and a civil case involving an alleged Sunshine Law violation. More information about the cases being appealed can be found here.

    This event is open to the public, and students may come and go as their schedule permits. Enter and exit quietly if the court session is underway.

    After the oral arguments, the judges will take time to discuss the court system, explain the proceedings and take questions from the audience.
  • Starbucks Offers Free Nitro Cold Brew Tasting


    The Starbucks in Pickler Memorial Library now features one of the coffee chain’s most exclusive drinks, Nitro Cold Brew.

    Sodexo will offer free samples of the Nitro Cold Brew from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 16 in the library Starbucks.

    Starbuck’s signature Cold Brew – steeped for 20 hours – is infused with nitrogen as it pours from the tap. This creates microbubbles, which gives the coffee a frothy texture and brings forward a subtle sweetness, as well as a rich, creamy head of foam. Due to this process, Nitro Cold Brew is best served black. Nitrogen can make a drink as strong as black coffee taste smooth and sweet. Adding sweeteners and creamers will disrupt the bubbles and foam head, however, flavoring like Starbuck’s house made vanilla sweet cream can be added without disrupting the flow of the brew.

    Nitro Cold Brew can only be served in either tall or grande sizes in order to protect the integrity of the brew. If put into a venti or trenta, the brew would become too thin and not hold its signature creamy head of foam. It is also served without ice, mostly due to the fact the ice gets in the way of the coffee settling properly.
  • Self-Care Saturdays to Begin March 19


    Self-Care Saturdays will begin March 19 and continue throughout the final weeks of the semester.

    The goal of this program is to offer opportunities for students to practice and think about the benefits of self-care and the role it plays in academic success. Weekly drop-in events will take place on Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. and are open to all students, faculty and staff members. Oscar Marten, a health sciences major, helped create this idea while volunteering with the Office of Student life as part of his practicum experience.

    The first event is at 3 p.m. March 19 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B. Coloring, puzzles and hot cocoa will be available. People can also bring other non-digital activities such as board games or cards to help relax.

    A calendar about future Self-Care Saturday events can be found here. Pop culture trivia, “Just Dance,” guided meditation, flower planting, beginners’ yoga and recess and yard games on the quad are among the events planned for the spring semester.
    Self-Care Saturdays is a project underwritten by the Office of Student Life. Ideas for other types of events for the fall semester can be emailed to StuAff@truman.edu.
  • “Tea Time” Talks Girl Scout Cookies and Pluto’s Absence

    In this edition of “Tea Time with Sue,” University President Sue Thomas discusses her favorite offerings from Sodexo, supporting Girl Scouts and why Pluto is not included among the sculptures in the library pit.

    Throughout the school year, President Thomas will answer a handful of submitted questions during each monthly installment of the series. Submit questions at truman.edu/teatime for a chance to have them answered on a future episode.
  • Test Prep Courses Help with Grad School Acceptance


    Truman now offers test preparation classes to help students of all ages reach their academic goals.

    With courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, Praxis Core, SAT and ACT, Truman is northeast Missouri’s leading test prep solution. The University has partnered with Educational Testing Consultants to provide online exam preparation courses as well as free online test strategy sessions for major national graduate and professional school examinations.

    “Truman partnered with ETC because of its established reputation for improving student performance on standardized exams,” said Kevin Minch, associate provost. “Many colleges and universities nationwide are using ETC, including some of our Missouri peers.”

    Preparation courses are non-credit bearing and are offered at a range of lengths, at a variety of times and dates, and various points throughout the year. Students who register at least 10 business days in advance of the course can secure discounts of between $50-$100 per course. Courses are priced to be competitive with other national providers.

    For high school students, preparation courses for the ACT and SAT are also available.

    The test preparation classes were designed by a team of former standardized-test-item writers and test-preparation experts. All classes include: extensive instruction; experienced, dedicated instructors; comprehensive preparation materials, including actual questions and practice tests from the test-makers; thorough presentations and explanations; flexible schedule options; and access to online support resources.

    For detailed descriptions of the available courses, and for more information on how to enroll, visit examprep.truman.edu.
  • Faculty Corner: Marty Strange


    In an effort to get to know instructors from across campus, the Faculty Corner will highlight a new faculty member every month.

    Marty Strange, assistant professor of special education, is in her third year at Truman. The native of Edina, Missouri, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary/SPED education from Culver-Stockton College, followed by a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Quincy University and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Saint Louis University.

    What led you to teaching?

    “I never wanted to do anything else but teach. I played ‘school’ with friends trading roles of teacher and students just for fun. I had a very supportive family that valued education.”  

    What drew you to want to work at Truman?

    “I worked in public school in the area for three decades and was impressed with Truman students who learned about teaching through the MAE program.”

    What is your best advice to your students?
    “Be kind to yourself. We are all a work in progress that is valuable.”

    What do you like best about teaching?

    “How my students teach me new things and make me think every day.”

    What are your research interests?
    “What motivates people to teach (recruiting) and what supports keep teachers (retention) in an ever challenging, changing profession.”

    What do you like to do when you’re not working?

    “Read, cook, swim, travel and spend time with family and friends.”

    What would people be surprised to learn about you?
    “I was an elementary principal, so I understand what schools are looking for when hiring teachers.”

    If you weren’t teaching, what would you be doing?

    “Playing with my granddaughters, taking them to see and do new things.”

    If you had to delete all but three apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?
    “Snapchat, Google Maps and Twitter.”

    If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    “Pizza, so I could switch toppings and have a variety.”

    What superpower would you most like to have and why?
    “Speed. I am slowing down with age and need to rest more which hinders getting things done.”
  • Nominations Open for William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award


    The William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent faculty and staff academic advisors and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman.

    This is an opportunity for students to honor faculty and staff academic advisors in their departments. The award recognizes outstanding advising/mentoring by faculty/staff members for the 2021-22 school year, with nominations submitted by students.

    In addition to campus-wide recognition at the Strategic Planning and Assessment Workshop in August, the awardee receives a $1,000 grant to be used for the enhancement of student advising.  

    To make a nomination for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award, complete the online nomination form. Nomination deadline is 5 p.m. March 31.


  • Student Research Conference Seeks Abstracts


    The 2022 Student Research Conference will take place April 21 as a hybrid event.

    Asynchronous virtual oral, poster, performance art and studio art presentations, as well as a limited number of face-to-face oral presentations, will be facilitated. This conference is a University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship and creative achievement. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts.

    Complete abstract guidelines can be found on the Office of Student Research website. All abstracts need to be sponsored by a Truman faculty or staff member. Students should work with their faculty mentor before submitting the abstract. Abstracts can be submitted until 5 p.m. March 15. For any questions about the Student Research Conference email osr@truman.edu.
  • BAP Hosts Book Drive

    Beta Alpha Psi is conducting a book drive from 11 a.m.- 2p.m. March 14-18 in the Student Union Building. Any new and gently used books will be accepted. They are specifically looking for kids books and young adult fiction. All books will be donated to FosterAdopt Connect.

  • Trek Talk Explores Star Trek’s Idea of the Future


    The next Trek Talk lecture from 6-7 p.m. March 15 in the planetarium is “Utopia vs Dystopia: Trek’s Idea of the Future.” This talk will examine Star Trek’s unique look at humanity’s future as a successful space faring society free of war and poverty. Compared to the world today that may sound utopian, but a closer look at “Star Trek” may show how achievable that future may be. This is an in-person event, but those who wish to attend this event via Zoom should email Jared Young at jyoung@truman.edu.
  • Leadership Recognition Program Now Accepting Nominees


    The nomination form for the 2022 Leadership Recognition Program is open.

    This program is designed to honor Truman students, advisors and organizations for their dedication to their peers, campus and Kirksville community through various leadership roles during the academic year. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate exceptional student leaders, advisors, organizations and events on campus, particularly candidates whose achievements stood out after a year of constant adaptation to change.

    The access link to the nomination form and packet can be found online at involvement.truman.edu/lrp. Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. March 15. The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Student Union Building.
  • Workshop Open to Assist Undeclared Students

    The Center for Academic Excellence and the Career Center are hosting an undeclared student workshop from 6-8 p.m. March 16 in Pickler Memorial Library 103. This workshop will consist of a relaxed discussion of options at Truman and beyond for students who are undecided, undeclared and/or on the fence about their current major. Free snacks will be available.

  • Next Session of WGST Spring Forum to Take Place March 16

    The next event in the Women’s & Gender Studies Forum, “Gender: Past, Present and Future,” will take place 5-6 p.m. March 16 via Zoom. It will feature a guest talk by Dr. Kathleen Oriel, founder of Out Health.

    Due to the abundance of submissions, WGST has added an additional session to the spring forum that will take place from 5-6 p.m. April 6.

  • MAE Professional Development Series Event Set for March 16

    The event in the MAE Professional Development Series will take place at 7 p.m. March 16 via Zoom. It will feature Martha Strange, assistant professor of education, and Beverly Peters, lecturer, MAE special education. They will talk in depth about differentiation and technology. RSVP for the event is available here. Email mes8424@truman.edu with any questions.

  • Sodexo Offers Welcome Back Sale on Bonus Bucks

    March 14-17 load $100 worth of bonus bucks and get $20 free. For more information call 660.785.4197 or visit truman.sedexomyway.com.

  • Applications Open for Greek Week Coordinator

    The Greek Week coordinator collaborates with fraternity and sorority life to arrange events for both Greek Week and the general fraternity and sorority community. Those interested can learn more about the position by reading the job description found here. Applications can be submitted here and are due by 5 p.m. March 16. Questions can be emailed to greeklife@truman.edu.

  • Global Issues Colloquium Examines Government Science

    As part of the Global Issues Colloquium series, Corey Hudson, manager at Sandia National Laboratories, will present a talk at 7 p.m. March 17 via Zoom.

    In his talk Hudson will discuss the way his personal journey in science has developed in the context of doing high-consequence research for the U.S. Department of Energy. His work started as a postdoc involved in projects as disparate as identifying industrially relevant enzymes for biomanufacturing, sequencing and assembling the genomes of antibiotic resistant bacterial and studying their evolution and building databases of mobile genetic elements. As a staff member he had the opportunity to serve as lab coordinator and government liaison for the Sierra Leone Ebola response effort, help develop new software and algorithms for synthetic biology and help build a field called “Digital Biosecurity.”

    Since becoming a manager, Hudson has built a research portfolio around modeling carbon capture by soils, protecting vaccine production facilities and using high performance computing for antibody design. In just over a decade, he has engaged in research spanning topics related to global issues in public health, climate change and biosecurity.
  • Three-Minute Thesis Winners Announced

    Jackson Kasper, Miranda Forbes and Paulette Guerrier.

    Miranda Forbes, Jackson Kasper and Paulette Guerrier were the top three winners in Truman’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

    Sponsored by Truman’s Graduate Council, the competition highlights original graduate-level research, including a master’s thesis. Currently enrolled master’s students at Truman are eligible to participate, and the competition cultivates their academic, presentation and research communication skills by challenging them to explain the significance of their research projects to a general audience in three minutes or less.

    Forbes, a Masters of Arts in Education in Spanish student, placed first with her “Electronic Portfolios in the Classroom” research. She was mentored by Stacy Davis, assistant professor of Spanish and Spanish MAE.

    Kasper, Master of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Education in Music Education student, placed second with “Radios, Television, and Boss Nova.” His mentor was Marc Rice, professor of music.

    Guerrier, a Master of Athletic Training student, placed third with “The Effectiveness of Ankle Taping on Speed in Men’s Basketball.” She was mentored by Brandy Schneider, assistant professor of health and exercise sciences.
  • Student Government to Host Environmental Policy Forum

    An environmental policy forum hosted by Student Government will take place at 7 p.m. March 17 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. It will also be available via Zoom.

    This forum is designed to generate discussion of the direction of future environmental policies on Truman’s campus. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. RSVP can be found here as well as a survey to gather feedback on current and future environmental policies on campus and to generate future ideas.

  • Club Tennis Open to All

    Truman Club Tennis will host practices from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the tennis courts located south of Campbell Apartments. These practices will go throughout the remainder of the spring semester. No experience is required. For more information, email Krista Garth at kng8367@truman.edu.

  • Students Sponsor Campus Vaccine Clinic

    As part of a senior health science capstone project, students Anna Wilde, Delaney Brown and Tori Woods will host a campus vaccine clinic from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18 in the Student Union Building Activities Room 3200. First, second and booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna will be available. Vaccine consent forms can be found here.

  • Final Session for Free Tax Preparation


    Beta Alpha Psi will host a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) session from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 in Violette Hall 1424.

    Clients who come to VITA should bring: social security cards for spouses and dependents; bank routing numbers and bank account numbers for direct deposit; wage and earnings statements such as W-2, 1098T and 1099; and a copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns if available. VITA services will be completed by IRS-certified volunteers and will also offer free electronic filing to receive a faster return.

    Students can schedule an appointment here. Truman staff and Kirksville residents can schedule by calling 660.785.6064.

    Appointments are required. Walk-ins will be turned away. For more information, visit bap.truman.edu/vita.
  • Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council Welcome Guest Speakers


    James Robilotta and Tina Van Steenbergen Robilotta will give a combined keynote address, “Owning Your Leadership: Using Confidence, Humility and Resilience to Crush This Year,” from 2-3 p.m. March 19 in the Student Union Building Alumni and Activities room. They will then go into separate breakout sessions from 3-5 p.m. James will speak to the men of campus in his breakout session entitled “Men: Work in Progress,” while Tina will speak to the women of campus in her breakout session entitled “The Audacity: Taking Up YOUR Space in the World.”
  • Summer Jobs Available Through Truman Academies


    Preceptors are needed 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)

    The Institute for Academic Outreach is seeking applications for each academy 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.
  • Writing Center Positions Now Available

    The Writing Center is hiring writing consultants for the 2022-23 academic year. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Scholarship, work-study and limited institutional hours are available. Any questions can be directed via email to write@truman.edu.

  • Peer Tutor Applications Available

    The Center for Academic Excellence is hiring academic peer tutors for the 2022-23 school year. Tutors offer support for academic content in a variety of courses as well as provide advice and guidance on study skills, test preparation and time management. Students of all majors are welcome to apply. No prior tutoring experience is required and students will receive on-the-job training during the fall semester. Apply at excellence.truman.edu/tutoring. For more information email Ashleigh Harding, coordinator of University tutoring.

  • Register for American Sign Language During May Interim

    Students interested in learning sign language, or needing a course to help fulfill a disability studies minor, can enroll in CMDS 475 American Sign Language. This course is will take place 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Friday through May 7-27. The course will be taught as an extended readings course if necessary. For more information contact Sheila Garlock, assistant professor of communications disorders, at sgarlock@truman.edu.

  • Fulfill Language Requirements Over the Summer

    Students can fulfill language requirements during summer session. FREN 120 and 121 are being offered online. For more information, contact Ron Manning, assistant professor of French, at rmanning@truman.edu. Students can also take SPAN 101 or SPAN 201 in June or SPAN 102 or SPAN 202 in July through asynchronous online. Latin 150 and 151 are also being offered through asynchronous online. For more information contact Amy Norgard, associate professor of classics.

  • Fitness Classes at the Rec

  • Fresh Start Fridays Features Yoga and Stretching

    During the month of April students will be able to join Roberta Donahue, professor of health science, for Fresh Start Fridays. This TruSolutions initiative seeks to offer accessible yoga and stretching activities in Pickler Memorial Library to promote a balanced culture of wellness and academic focus. The sessions will occur from 9:30-10:20 a.m. every Friday in April in Pickler Memorial Library 308. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat: a limited number of mats will be available for those without one. For questions, contact Donahue at rdonahue@truman.edu.
  • Sigma Delta Pi Cultural Presentations

    Los acentos diferentes
    7 p.m.
    March 21
    Baldwin Hall 241

    Los cantantes latinos
    7 p.m.
    March 29
    Baldwin Hall 241

    Las obras famosas
    6 p.m.
    April 12
    Baldwin Hall 241

  • Library Exhibit Celebrates International Students


    In honor of the nearly 300 international students studying at Truman, Pickler Memorial Library and the Center for International Students will host an exhibition in the library from now until April 15. Located in the library gallery on the first floor, the exhibit is an opportunity to learn about the clothing, currency and culture of students from around the world. The library also has 47 international flags on display honor the home countries of current international students.
  • Applications Open for Summer Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research


    The Office of Student Research is accepting applications for Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research (GIASR) as well as Conference Travel Scholarships.

    GIASR applications are for research and creative scholarship conducted in summer 2022. Grant applications may request up to $750 and can cover student stipends, supplies and travel to conduct research.
    Conference Travel Scholarships are for students presenting the results of their research or creative scholarship at a conference between July and December 2022. Students must have completed or be currently involved in a faculty-mentored research experience and plan on presenting at the conference. Due COVID-19, the Conference Travel Scholarship will only cover student registration to attend a virtual conference.
    Complete guidelines for the GIASR and Conference Travel Scholarship applications can be found at the Office of Student Research website. Applications for both opportunities are due by 11:59 p.m. March 28. Questions can be directed to osr@truman.edu.
  • Run for Student Government Starting March 21

    Students have the opportunity to sign up to run for Student Government from March 21-April 1. Senators in Student Government work with administrators and other organizations to identify policies that can be better and create engaging events for the student body. Students interested in serving should visit senate.truman.edu/elections to view the election handbook. For more information, email Owen Smith, elections administrator, at stugovelectionsadmin@truman.edu.

  • TruSisters Host Women's History Month Dinner

    TruSisters will host a women's history month dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Activities Room 3200. Free food and entertainment will be provided. The entire Truman community is welcome to attend.

  • Presentation Offers Info About University Counseling Services

    Student Government and the Health, Wellness and Safety Committee will host a UCS counselor presentation at 1 p.m. March 24 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. At this presentation students can spend time with the counselors and get a free mental health screening, as well as learn more about UCS and how to help others in crisis situations. Free cookies will also be available. Zoom link for the presentation can be found here.

  • Student Rep Needed for Foundation Board


    The Truman State University Foundation Board is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to advancing the University through philanthropy. The student representative helps increase awareness among students of the role of philanthropy in the student experience and helps articulate the case for support to their peers. The student representative also helps provide the student perspective to the board.

    The board term is one year, July 1-June 30, with possible renewal for a second consecutive term. To apply, submit an application along with a current resume to Charles Hunsaker, executive director for University Advancement, at hunsaker@truman.edu. The deadline is 12 p.m. April 8.
  • Recruitment Efforts Continue for Coming Year

    This academic year, there are two Saturday showcase events left, March 25 and April 22. Showcases allow prospective parents and students to tour campus, meet future and current students, talk with faculty and much more. Registration for showcase can be found here. Faculty and staff can refer potential students here.

  • Student Government Presidential Debate Set for March 28

    The annual Student Government Presidential Debate will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Questions for the debate can be submitted here.

  • Environmental Committee Seeks Project Proposals

    The Environmental Sustainability Fee Accountability Committee is currently seeking proposals for improving sustainability on campus. Any member of the Truman community can propose a project idea to the committee for consideration. In the past they have funded projects such as updated compost equipment, solar power for the University Farm and reusable water bottle fillers. Proposals can be completed using this form. The deadline for proposal submission is March 31. Contact Drew Arends at dwa8863@truman.edu with any questions.

  • Upward Bound Hiring for Summer Positions

    Truman’s Upward Bound program is currently accepting applications for summer employment. Influence equity in and access to higher education by joining the Upward Bound team in helping area high school students prepare for college. Interested applicants can access application materials here.

  • Summer Jobs Available with Truman Grounds Crew

    Summer jobs are available for a small contingent of student workers for the spring and/or summer to help with campus grounds. Duties will mainly be outdoors and include weeding, trash removal, trimming and painting. The position can be found on TruPositions. Contact Barb Newcomer in the Business Office at 660.785.4150 with any questions.

  • Center for International Students Now Hiring

    The Center for International Students is hiring student workers for the fall semester. Open positions include academic tutor, conversation partner, office assistant, helping with cultural adjustment and serving as an international student ambassador. All students are welcome to apply. Visit TruPositions for more information.

  • Program Offers Early College Credit to High School Students


    High school students have the opportunity to earn college credit before graduation by enrolling in courses taught by college faculty or specially qualified high school teachers. 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.
  • Applications Open for Counseling Master’s Programs


    Truman’s counseling program is currently accepting applications for the fall 2022 cohort.

    The program offers two degrees – a Master of Arts in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling and Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling.
    The Master of Arts in Counseling: School Counseling program is geared toward meeting the academic, career and personal/social needs of culturally diverse students in elementary, middle and secondary schools as certified and licensed school counselors.

    The Master of Arts in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling program specializes in community-based work as licensed professional counselors.
    Cohort size is limited, and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. For priority consideration, apply here by April 1. For more information about either program visit counseling.truman.edu or email Karl Witt at karlwitt@truman.edu.
  • Master of Athletic Training Program Accepting Applications


    The Master of Athletic Training program is currently accepting applications for the 2022 cohort that begins July 1.

    Students interested in health care can consider a career in athletic training, which encompasses injury evaluation, rehabilitation and treatment, as well as program administration. Athletic trainers work closely with medical professionals to provide overall care and treatment to a variety of physically active individuals.

    Applications for the MAT program can be submitted here. Application deadline is April 1. For questions, contact Brandy Schneider at bschneider@truman.edu.
  • Updated Closing Hours for the Rec

    The Student Recreation Center will now close at 8 p.m. on Fridays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • TruCare Encourages Alumni Volunteerism

    Service is an important part of the Truman experience. Even after graduation, Bulldogs are active in their local communities. TruCare is a month-long initiative which celebrates that spirit of service. During the month of March, alumni can report service hours completed throughout the month.

    Alumni of the University can participate by logging any service hours completed during that timeframe on the TruCare website. Hours can be logged individually or by groups. The grand total of alumni-reported hours dedicated to service will be announced in April. Alumni can share their service on social media with the hashtag #BulldogsGiveBack.

    TruCare, sponsored by the Truman Alumni Association, was established as an extension of the Big Event. For questions about the program, contact Stacy Tucker-Potter, director of engagement.


  • Roberta Donahue

    Roberta Donahue, professor of health science, was one of the consultants for a new government publication, “Prevention with Purpose: A Resource for Faculty Members.”

  • Priya Kambli

    Priya Kambli, professor of art, has already earned several honors in 2022.

    Kambli was included in the 2022 Silver list compiled by Silver Eye from the suggestions of more than 125 nonprofit photography curators, scholars, publishers and critics.

    Work from Kambli’s series “Buttons For Eyes,” will be published in PIX Photography Magazine’s Issue: Passage. PIX is about exploring and engaging with a wide range of contemporary photographic work in India and South Asia, particularly its movement, transmission, appropriation and distinct relation to the allied arts.

    In Denver, Colorado, Kambli’s series “Buttons For Eyes” is included in the exhibition “Experiences in Identity,” that will be on display until April 12 at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

  • Victoria Mayer

    Victoria Mayer, assistant professor of sociology, is Truman’s nominee for the 2022 COPLAC Dunn Award. Each year the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) asks its member institutions to submit one nominee to be considered for the Dunn award. This award recognizes a faculty member whose commitment to student success goes beyond the traditional roles of teacher, academic advisor and mentor. The goal is to recognize a faculty colleague who consistently enacts the values of the public liberal arts – to foster engagement with learning, communities and public service.

  • Jacob Morris

    Junior Jacob Morris placed 10th in the Men’s Weight Throw at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, March 11. Morris topped 19 meters for the second time this season on his third and final throw before the top nine moved on to the finals with three additional tosses. Morris went 18.18 (59-7.75) on his first attempt, 18.52 (60-09.25) on his second and 19.01 (62-04.50) on his third try.

  • An-Di Yim

    An-Di Yim, assistant professor of anatomy, attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Seattle, Washington, Feb. 23-26. There he was a moderator and presentor at a symposium organized by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) scientists highlighting the achievements of minority forensic scientists, as well as current issues in diversity and inclusion in forensic sciences. Yim’s presentation specifically looked into representation across all sub-fields of forensic sciences.

  • Men’s Basketball

    Cade McKnight and Masen Miller earned first-team honors to the Great Lakes Valley Conference with Elijah Hazekamp named second-team.

    McKnight earned his second-straight first-team honor. He was also selected to the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association All-Midwest region second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. McKnight had a stellar season in which he led the Bulldogs with 19.4 points per game, tied for the most in the GLVC and led the Bulldogs to their third straight 20-win season. His 466 total points this season was a new career high for a season and also moved him into fourth all-time in program history with 1594 career points.

    Miller was second on the Bulldogs in scoring with 14.4 points per game. He led the Bulldogs in minutes played and was one of the top three-point shooters in the GLVC with 3.4 made threes per game (best in the conference) and was third in shooting percentage at .457. He put up a career best 27 points this season at UMSL, Jan. 20.

    Hazekamp was named to the second-team in his second year with the Bulldogs. This season he averaged 12.8 points per game and set a new career high with 23 points against Cedarville in the season opener. He was also the Bulldogs leading rebounder with 7.1 per game, which was fifth best in the GLVC. He was named Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2.

  • Women’s Basketball

    Hannah Belanger and Ellie Weltha were unanimous first-team selections to the 2021-22 All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Team.
    Belanger earned her second-straight unanimous first-team selection and is an overall three-time all-conference honoree. In 18 conference games this season, Belanger was fifth in the league in scoring at 16.1 points per game, tied for fourth in assist (3.28/g), fifth in free throw shooting (85.5%), sixth in three-pointers made (1.83/g), sixth in assist/turnover ratio (1.31) and the leader in minutes played (35.2/g). Overall, Belanger has averaged 16.7 points per game in 27 contest and has dished out 103 assists with a 4.7 rebounds per game mark.
    Weltha picks up her second all-conference honor and first, first-team selection. Weltha was also selected to the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association All-Midwest region second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She was fifth in the region and second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in rebounds per game at 10.6 per night and was second in double-doubles this year with 15 in 29 games played. She averaged 16.1 points per game with career game highs in points, 29 against Lewis and rebounds, 19 versus Southern Indiana. Her 307 total rebounds ranked fifth all-time in a Bulldog season.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Foundation Scholarship Applications Available Now


    The Truman State University Foundation has applications for 2022-2023 scholarships available now. More than $750,000 will be awarded to current students at Truman. These scholarships are available thanks to the private gifts of alumni and friends of the University. Recipients must be enrolled full time during the term of the scholarship to receive the full amount. To apply, log into TruView: Tools>Student>Student Tools> Scholarships>Financial Aid & Loans>Foundation Scholarship Application. Students can submit and revise their application online at any time prior to the deadline of March 15.
  • Truman Offers $5,000 Scholarships for Summer Study in Spain


    Scholarships of up to $5,000 are available for students who enroll in Truman’s faculty-led Spanish language and culture immersion program in Salamanca, Spain.

    The 12-credit summer program runs June 2 to July 22 and is open to students who have completed Spanish 202 prior to starting the program. All applicants who meet scholarship criteria will be automatically considered for funding. The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is March 18. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling first-come, first-served basis.

    Details about the program are available here. Students can apply through TruView: Tools > Student > Student Tools > Registration > Apply to Study Abroad.
  • Truman Offers New Scholarship for Summer Classes

    Eligible students taking summer classes through Truman can now receive $750. All students taking at least three credit hours toward an undergraduate degree will get an automatic $750 summer scholarship. No additional registration steps are required, and the scholarship will be directly credited to eligible students’ accounts. May graduates and new students for fall 2022 are not eligible for the scholarship, and it cannot be applied to interim courses.

  • Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship


    The Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation will offer the Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship, named in honor of Allan Walker Purdy.

    Purdy was born in 1914 on a farm near Macon and was the first in his family to attend a four-year college. He worked in the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture before becoming the campus first director of scholarships and student financial aid.

    The scholarship is designed to provide merit-based scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and have a need for additional resources for higher education. The scholarship amount can vary based on an applicant’s circumstances. The general range will be $1,000-$5,000 based on expected family contribution (EFC), unmet need and other factors.

    Applicants must be a Missouri resident, typically a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, a U.S. citizen, and a sophomore, junior or senior attending a Missouri public four-year university or the State Technical College of Missouri. Applications should be submitted online through Scholarship Central at moslf.org. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130 for more information.