Vol. 26 No. 28 - April 4, 2022


  • Speaker Series Welcomes TV Host, Environmental Advocate


    The Holman Family Distinguished Speakers Series will feature Philippe Cousteau at 7:30 p.m. April 8 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an Emmy nominated television host and producer, as well as an author, speaker and social entrepreneur. He is the host and executive producer of the Emmy nominated weekly syndicated series “Awesome Planet.”

    Cousteau and his wife Ashlan are the co-heads of impact for a new location-based destination experience about the ocean called “Hidden Worlds.” They have also been the stars of the Travel Channel’s hit series “Caribbean Pirate Treasure,” and in 2016 they co-hosted “Nuclear Sharks,” the No. 1 show for Discovery’s Shark Week.

    Cousteau’s conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2005 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization that is building a global youth movement to restore and protect the ocean. To date, EarthEcho has activated more than 2 million youth in 146 countries through its programs.
    As an author, Cousteau’s children’s book, “Follow the Moon Home,” was chosen for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. In addition, he has co-written, “Going Blue” and “Make a Splash,” both of which have won multiple awards. His book series, “The Endangereds,” launched in September 2020. His latest book, “Oceans for Dummies,” co-authored with Ashlan, was released in February 2021.

    Cousteau is a sought-after speaker having hosted and keynoted various events for the United Nations, Harvard University, the Society of Environmental Journalists and countless corporate events and global conferences. He has testified before Congress several times and serves on the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, the Board of Antarctica 2020, the Board of Directors of Green 2.0 and the Board of Advisors of the Environmental Media Association.
    The Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series was created in honor of Squire Paul and Meeda (Daniel) Holman by their children to honor their parents’ long association with Truman. It is funded through an endowment with the Truman State University Foundation. There is no charge for attendance to this event.
  • University Art Gallery Exhibit Explores Arts and Crafts Movement

    “The Legend of Good Women,” from the Kelmscott Chaucer, 1869, Kelmscott Press, designed by William Morris and illustrated by Edward Burnes-Jones, Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections and Museums.

    A new exhibit, “Handcrafted Rebellion: The Arts and Crafts Movement,” is currently on display in the Charlyn Gallery located in Ophelia Parrish 1114.

    The exhibition was researched and curated by students in museum studies courses using works from the Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections and Museums. It features late 19th- and early 20th-century objects from the arts and crafts movement and explores how the movement endeavored to create items that were both beautiful and utilitarian in opposition to growing industrial production. Highlights include an original leaflet from a Kelmscott Press Chaucer, design work from William Morris and ceramics from the Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati.

    A reception with refreshments will take place from 3-4 p.m. April 21 as part of the Student Research Conference. The exhibition will be on display through April 29. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
  • Students Perform Well in National Tax Competition

    Matt Foster, left, along with Kyle Seabaugh, on screen, and John Marx, compete in the national round of the Deloitte FanTAXtic competition.

    A team of Truman accounting students participated in the Deloitte FanTAXtic tax competition for the third year in a row.

    Emily Imhoff, John Marx, Matt Foster and Kyle Seabaugh competed virtually in the Deloitte FanTAXtic regional case competition in October 2021. For the regional competition, teams were given three weeks to research real-life tax issues and present their suggestions to their “clients.” The team’s performance earned them a spot at the national competition.

    The national competition took place at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas, March 25-27, where Marx, Foster and Seabaugh again presented solutions to tax issues for their “clients” and also earned an honorable mention. This year’s national competition FanTAXtic event included approximately 250 students from more than 40 colleges and universities and culminated in 60 students representing 16 university teams.

    Sponsored by Deloitte Tax LLP and supported by the Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte FanTAXtic is designed to educate and prepare the next generation of tax talent for a career in business and tax. The interactive program includes case simulation, role playing and presentations which provide students with insights and perspectives on challenges facing the profession today, future trends that may impact it tomorrow and the overall changing business tax marketplace. Deloitte Tax LLP professionals participate in the event and offer the students support and guidance throughout the competition.
  • Faculty Corner: Albert Lee


    Albert Lee, assistant professor of business administration, in his first year at Truman. Born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Daejeon, South Korea, he has research interests in stock transactions, corporate finance and lately, cryptocurrency. Lee has a bachelor’s degree in financial economics and mathematics from the University of Rochester, along with a master’s in finance from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Buffalo. At Truman, he teaches Corporate Finance, Personal Finance, Principles of Finance and Seminar in Finance.

    What drew you to want to work at Truman?

    “I was impressed with the level of faculty commitment to teaching at Truman, which I learned through both the Truman website and conversations with the faculty members and students during the interview process.”

    What is your best advice to your students?

    “Start saving early and save often when you have a job and have paid off any debts. Just $5 per week with 8% return could become over $100,000 by the time you retire.”
    What do you like best about teaching?
    “Teaching helps me learn the subject in more depth than when I was a student. And it’s not just through my giving lectures – learning opportunities frequently arise when I have conversations with the students.”  

    What are your research interests?
    “I am broadly interested in how stock transactions work and how different mechanisms affect investors. An example includes algorithmic traders who use computer programs to trade. As such, many trading decisions and the resulting transactions occur in a very fast pace, often before a person can even finish blinking their eyes. I have also been studying corporate finance and cryptocurrency related issues lately to expand my research.”

    What would people be surprised to learn about you?
    “I studied French and Mandarin when I was in college, but it’s been long enough that all I can remember to say now are ‘je ne sais pas’ [I don’t know] and ‘wo bu zhi dao’ [I have no idea].”

    What is the nicest thing someone has said to you?
    “A student wrote that I deserve a raise and tenure in my course evaluation last semester. It made my day, so thank you if you’re reading this!”

    What is the best book you’ve ever read?
    “I’ve enjoyed a lot of books written by Paulo Coelho and Bernard Werber. It’s not easy to pick just one from them, but if I absolutely have to, it’ll be ‘Veronika Decides to Die.’”

    What is a skill you don’t have, but would love to master?
    “I hope I’ll be able to finish a marathon race one day.”

    What is your most used emoji?

    If you had your own late night talk show, who would you invite as your first guest?
    “George Lucas.”

    If you could have dinner with any three people – past or present – who would you choose and why?
    “Due to difficulties in travelling internationally, it’s been a very long time since I last had a dinner with my parents. I’d like to choose them.”

    What superpower would you most like to have and why?

    “The ability to move things with my mind. I could talk about all the noble things I would do with it, but in reality, I would probably just use it to grab the TV remote control or my phone while sitting on my couch.”

    In an effort to get to know instructors from across campus, the Faculty Corner will highlight a new faculty member every month.
  • SAB Presents Spring Comedian Trevor Wallace

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    Comedian and YouTuber Trevor Wallace will perform at 7 p.m. April 9 in Pershing Arena.

    Wallace is a comedian, writer and actor from Camarillo, California. He is a regular on the YouTube channel All Def Digital and has been featured on Buzzfeed, Unilad, Funny or Die, Super Deluxe, Fusion TV, Worldstar Hip Hop and MTV2. Wallace performs comedy skits on his own YouTube channel, which has more than two million subscribers. He also hosts a podcast with co-host Michael Blaustein, who will be the opening act.

    Students can pick up a free ticket at the SAB window from now until the day of the event by showing their student ID. The SAB window is open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be available at the door.


  • Grad Fair Planned for April 5-6


    The graduation fair is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5-6 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

    Every degree candidate must complete a graduation clearance form prior to graduating. The clearance form verifies that all the necessary requirements for graduation have been completed, including the portfolio, senior test and GSQ. If all the necessary requirements for graduation have been completed, the entire clearance form can be completed while attending the graduation fair. Students who do not attend the fair will be required to visit all necessary offices individually in order to get the required signatures.

    The fair provides the following opportunities:
    •    The completion of all clearance items in one spot
    •    Pick up rain tickets
    •    Pick up medallion if applicable
    •    Posed graduation photograph (cap and gown provided for picture; another picture will also be taken when the student walks across the stage at commencement)
    •    The opportunity to ask questions and get answers about graduation and the commencement ceremony
    •    Students who have a family member who is a Truman emeritus faculty, current full-time faculty or current full-time staff at Truman can request the family member present diploma cover. Those request forms will be available at the fair.

    Things to do before the fair:
    •    Pay the graduation fee and/or outstanding balance. Payment can be made online via TruView or in person at the cashier’s window. If eligible for Latin Honors (at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average), the fee will include an $8 charge for medallion.
    •    Take care of any holds that have been placed on the account
    •    Submit the portfolio (See portfolio.truman.edu for assistance)
    •    Complete the Career Center survey (This is available in TruView under Student Tab>Getting Involved>Career Center>Employment/Graduate School Plans)
    •    Complete the GSQ (available online at gsq.truman.edu — passwords containing <, >, and & will not work)

    Students who do not attend the fair must stop by the Registrar’s Office, McClain Hall 104, to pick up a clearance form after April 6 and pick up rain tickets.

    The progress of the graduation clearance form can be viewed on TruView under Student Tools Tab>Registration>Apply to Graduate>Graduation Clearance Form.
  • Diploma Presentation Opportunity for May Graduation


    Truman emeritus faculty or staff, current full-time faculty or current full-time staff with an immediate family member graduating in Spring 2022 may present their diploma at the May 7 commencement ceremony. Family member, for purposes of the diploma presentation, means grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, spouse, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, step-son, step-daughter, step-grandson, step-granddaughter of the presenting Truman faculty, staff, emeritus faculty or emeritus staff.

    In order to request the presentation, fill out a form at the Graduation Fair April 5 or April 6, or contact Kaytee Wood in the Registrar’s Office at kwood@truman.edu no later than 5 p.m. April 22 and provide the following information:

    Candidate’s Information:
    •    Degree Candidate’s name
    •    Candidate’s pronoun(s)
    •    Candidate’s degree (BA, BFA, BM, BS, BSN, MA, MAc, MAE, MAT, MS) and program name (example: BS in Accounting)
    •    Candidate’s email address
    •    Candidate’s phone number

    Presenter’s Information:
    •    Presenter’s name
    •    Presenter’s Truman employment title/position
    •    Presenter’s email address
    •    Presenter’s phone number

    Family presenters are expected to be dressed in full academic regalia. If the presenter does not own these items, a cap and gown may be purchased through the University Bookstore.
  • U&I Accepting Room Reservations for Fall Semester


    Union and Involvement Services has extended the deadline for room lottery requests to 5 p.m. April 5.

    Requests can be submitted after 5 p.m. April 5, but will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation notices will be received prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

    Recognized student organizations must be in good standing in order for requests to be processed. Consult the room release chart to identify appropriate spaces for anticipated events. No physical forms will be accepted, only online forms found here. All PDF requests should be sent to union@truman.edu.

    Student Union Building policies and other lottery information can be found here. Contact the Union & Involvement Services Office at union@truman.edu or 660.785.4222 for more information.
  • Next Session of WGST Spring Forum to Take Place April 6


    The next Women’s and Gender Studies lecture will feature three student speakers from 5-6 p.m. April 6 via Zoom.

    Anna Hunn’s talk titled, “Women in Male-Dominated Majors,” explores the role gender plays in leading college men and women to choose their major.

    Hannah Loera will present “Overlooked Offenders: Mentally Disabled Women and the Death Penalty,” which attempts to synthesize the information about neurodivergent women on death row and explore the roles in the moral, political and legal influences that ultimately sentence them.

    Audrey Allison’s work, entitled “The Role of Hegemonic Masculinity During Self-Disclosure in Male Friendships,” constructs a picture of how male college students navigate friendship and self-disclosure with their male friends.
  • Faculty Forum Examines Video Games and the Ancient World


    Amy Norgard, associate professor of classics, will present “Playing with the Ancient World: Rewriting the Classics through Video Games” at 6 p.m. April 7 via Zoom. All are welcome to attend.

    Presentation abstract:

    The literature, myths, art, and history of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated later generations, becoming the subject of retellings and reinterpretations. For our generation, video games are a major area of reception of Classical antiquity, but are relatively unexplored by scholarship. From the early days of the medium, a subset of video games has re-envisioned Greco-Roman antiquity as a playable space, evident by iconic games such as the single-player shooter game “Gladiator” (1977) and the action-adventure platformer “Kid Icarus” (1986). Since the 2000s, there has been a surge in the market of video games (both mainstream and independent) set in and around the ancient Mediterranean: examples include “Rome: Total War” (2004), the “God of War” series (2005-present), and more recently “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” (2018), “Hades” (2020) and “The Forgotten City” (2021) – to name a few. The players have spoken: the ancient world sells! But as these new iterations of antiquity appear on screen in an interactive format that empowers the player, how are notions of authenticity of ancient Greece and Rome being redefined? How do ancient world video games give us an opportunity to redefine antiquity for our own time, in particular by highlighting “lost” narratives, or diverse voices and perspectives? Join me as we discuss the critical connections between narratology, ludology and authenticity in video games that reinforce the relevance of the ancient world – or some version thereof – for the player.

    The Faculty Forum was created in 2003 to give faculty the opportunity to present their research and creative work to the Truman community, and to enhance the importance of scholarship and creativity in the culture of the institution. In the spirit of the liberal arts and sciences, the forum is a showcase of Truman faculty’s many creative and intellectual pursuits. The forum offers a variety of formats – public lectures, classroom-style symposia, performances and gallery exhibitions – to best suit different fields of study, as well as different individuals.
  • MAE Professional Development Series Focuses on Critical Thinking

    The final event in the MAE Professional Development Series will take place at 7 p.m. April 7 via Zoom. It will feature Sharon Slodounik, lecturer in education, who will talk in depth about implementing critical thinking in the classroom. RSVP for the event here. For more information, email ams8285@truman.edu.

  • History Project Examines Civil War in Missouri

  • 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.
  • Squirrel Fest Features Games and Prizes

    BNB/Dobson and Ryle hall councils will host Squirrel Fest from 3-6 p.m. April 9 on the quad. The celebration will include snacks, mocktails, yard games, music, and a campus scavenger hunt. There will also be a number of special events with prizes to be won.

  • TSODA Hosts Spring Recital

    The Society of Dance Arts is hosting a spring dance recital at 7 p.m. April 9 and 1 p.m. April 10 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. At this event student dancers will perform to various genres of dance. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. April 9 and 12:30 p.m. April 10. There will also be a livestream available on Facebook.

  • Student-led Business Sells Products from Locally Sourced Goat Milk

    Three Girls and a Couple of Goats is a student-led business through the Agriculture Practicum Capstone class focused on creating and selling products from locally sourced goat milk. Available for purchase are honeysuckle and lavender vanilla soaps as well as lavender vanilla lotions. Soaps are $6 and lotions are $8.

    All purchases can be made at the University Farm Monday- Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Any questions can be emailed to 3girls.goats@gmail.com. Follow @3girls.goats.tsu on Facebook or Instagram.

  • Film Class Offered During Fall Semester

    ENG 280: Film Form and Sense taught by Bob Mielke, professor of English, is a great class for students who love movies or need to complete an Arts & Humanities Perspectives course for the Dialogues. The class meets twice a week, the first for an in-class viewing of a weekly film and the second for a class discussion. Mielke also plans to take a class trip to the new indie horror film studio in Kirksville.

  • Student Floral Business to Sell Spring Arrangements


    TruView Flowers, a student-led floral business through the Agriculture Practicum Capstone class, will conduct a spring sale in April.

    They will be selling petunias, succulents and special spring arrangements made out of gerbera daisies and tulips. Petunias will cost $5 and succulents will cost $12. The special spring arrangements will be available in small, medium and large sizes. The small 7 oz. jar will cost $12, the medium 12 oz. will cost $15 and the large 24 oz. will cost $20.

    April 8
    Deadline for pre-orders is 5 p.m. Pre-orders can be paid by Venmo only and are available for both pick-ups at the table April 14-15 and deliveries.

    April 13-15
    Delivery dates for pre-orders.

    April 14-15
    Table open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union Building for pick-ups from pre-orders and selling off remaining inventory. At the table, both cash and Venmo will be accepted.

    Follow @truviewflowers on Facebook and Instagram for updates about new and upcoming sales.
  • 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.
  • New Class Explores Sustainability

    For the fall semester, Environmental Studies is offering a new student-precept taught course. In ENVS 340: Practicum, U.N. Sustainable Goals students will learn about the United Nation’s sustainable goals and how to apply them in local communities. The class will meet at 10:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Questions can be emailed to jfc5732@truman.edu.

  • Earth Week Set for April 19-23

    11a.m.-4 p.m.
    April 19
    Sponsored by TruOutdoors

    Party on the Quad
    4:30-6 p.m.
    April 19
    Sponsored by Student Recreation Center

    Garden Event
    6:30-8 p.m.
    April 19
    Communiversity Garden
    Sponsored by Sustainability Office

    SCU Anti-Nihilism Forum
    6:30 p.m.
    April 20
    Baldwin Hall Little Theatre
    Sponsored by Student Climate Union

    Clothing Swap Collection
    1-4 p.m.
    April 21
    Outside the Student Union Building
    Sponsored by Grassroots Environmentalism Class

    Global Issues Colloquium:
    “Grieving Our Home: Climate Change, Loss and Finding a Path to Action”
    Presentation by Christine Harker
    7 p.m.
    April 21
    Magruder Hall 1000 and via Zoom
    Sponsored by Sustainability Office

    One Earth, One Love: Earthfest
    3-6 p.m.
    April 22
    Outside the Student Union Building
    Sponsored by all environmental groups on campus

    Movie Night: “Wall-E”

    7 p.m.
    April 22
    Sponsored by Student Government and Sustainability Office

    Creek Clean Up
    April 23
    Outside West Campus
    Sponsored by ECO

    Sustainability Quiz
    April 19-22
    Sustainability Office Violette Hall 1310
    Sponsored by Wildlife Association

  • Speaker Discusses Voluntary Environmentalism as Part of Earth Week


    Dr. Ryan M. Yonk, a senior research faculty and director of the Public Choice and Public Policy Project at the American Institute for Economic Research, will present a talk at 6 p.m. April 19 in Baldwin Hall 114 as part of Earth Week.

    Prior to joining AIER, Yonk worked various academic positions at North Dakota State University, Utah State University and Southern Utah University and was one of the founders of the Strata Policy. He is the co-author or editor of numerous books including “Green V. Green,” “Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment” and “The Reality of American Energy.” He has also authored numerous articles in academic journals including Public Choice, Energies, Applied Research in Quality of Life and the Journal of Range Management.

    Yonk’s talk, titled “Voluntary Environmentalism: Can Green Entrepreneurs Change the World?,” will discuss how for decades the American public has largely relied on the federal government to promote a healthier and cleaner environment. He will explore how the policymaking process works and how environmental policies and the outcomes they create are often a product of the political rather than scientific process. Yonk will also explore the potential of voluntary actions by entrepreneurs to improve environmental quality outside of the political process.

    This event is free and open to the public.
  • 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.

  • 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 11-15)
    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.
  • 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.

  • Last Week to View Student Art-Latin Exhibit

    This is the last week to visit the “The Descent is Easy: Illustrating Vergil’s Underworld,” exhibit on display in Pickler Memorial Library outside Special Collections located on the third floor of the library.

    This exhibit illustrates scenes from Vergil’s “Aeneid,” an ancient Roman epic poem, through woodcut illustrations, simulating the artistic process of a 1502 early printed edition of Vergil’s works housed in Special Collections.

    This joint project by ART 217: Printmaking I, taught by Laura Bigger, and LATN 351: Vergil’s Aeneid, taught by Amy Norgard, features students’ artistic prints and woodcuts showcased alongside two leaves from Vergil’s “Aeneid” printed by Johann Grueninger in 1502.

    The exhibit will close April 13.
  • Bookstore Hosts Hallmark Card Sale

    For a limited time only, all Hallmark cards at the campus bookstore are 75% off while supplies last. Holiday, birthday and thank you cards are among the options available.

  • Open Forum for Student Conduct Code Scheduled for April 20-21


    The University Student Conduct Code is undergoing revision and students are invited to be a part of the process.
    The Student Conduct Code calls for the code to receive major review and any revision necessary every five years. There are various ways to provide feedback, suggestions or thoughts. Students should start by reviewing the current Student Conduct Code, available on the Board of Governors webpage under the Code of Policies link, specifically Chapter 8. Students should note anything they find confusing, or anything that causes questions or concerns, and thoughts for improvement.

    For those who wish to participate, there are two ways to provide feedback. Students can send thoughts, suggestions and feedback to occs@truman.edu prior to April 21. When commenting, reference either the page and/or section number of the code to which the comments are referring. Page numbers are at the top of the page and start with “8 –” and then the page number. A section number is formatted as 8.010, 8.020, etc, and will always be on the left edge of the page.
    All campus community members are also invited to participate in a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 20-21 in the Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The forum will allow students, faculty and staff to freely express opinions about what they would like to see changed. The meetings will be also be recorded. The town hall meetings are sponsored by the Dean of Student Life Office and the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Third Year of JBA Jr. Set for July 11-15


    JBA Junior is entering the third year of offering a one-week day program filled with engaging academic opportunities for students from the Northeast Missouri region.

    The program’s goal is to help students from neighboring rural communities get excited about the possibility of college by spending time learning and exploring at Truman. Students will participate in several activities such as: scavenger hunts to get familiar with campus; music, art and science activities in University classrooms; labs, lessons and activities at the University Farm; planetarium and herpetology lab tours and more. Lunch and recreation will be provided each day. All classes and activities will be led by Truman faculty and staff.

    This year’s program will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-15. Registration is now open and will continue until 12 a.m. June 1 or when the 50-student capacity is reached. The program is open to any 4th-6th grade students. Tuition is $100 per student. Students who qualify for federal free/reduced lunch have the option to pay a reduced tuition of $20. Callao C-8, Lewis County C-1 and Schuyler R-1 school districts will provide transportation to and from campus each day.

    For more information contact the Institute for Academic Outreach at 660.785.5384 or visit tiacademies.truman.edu.
  • Applications Open for Summer Housing


    Students needing to stay on campus during the summer can now fill out the summer housing registration.
    Summer students will be housed in West Campus Suites. For preferred eligibility for summer housing, students must either:

    •    Be enrolled in a summer course, and in good financial standing with the University AND/OR
    •    Be enrolled in a fall course as a continuing student, and in good financial standing with the University.

    Students who plan to stay on campus this summer but do not have a fall 2022 housing assignment will need to move out July 31. Students staying in summer housing in August will be moved to their fall 2022 housing assignment on Aug. 8-9.

    Summer housing registration is available here. To secure housing, students should sign up online no later than May 2. Visit truman.edu/residence-life for more information.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Board of Governors Meeting

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. April 9 in the Student Union Building Conference room 3000. The website is updated to include the open session agenda.


  • Dawood Afzal and Ken Carter

    Dawood Afzal, professor emeritus of chemistry, and Ken Carter, professor of chemistry, presented papers at Pacifichem, an international chemical congress cosponsored by seven Pacific Basin national chemical societies, including the American Chemical Society. Afzal presented their co-authored paper “Fire, literal and figurative: Chemistry for Generation Z in the time of COVID-19.” Carter presented their co-authored paper “Chemical kinetics and epidemiology: an opportunity to foster lifesaving insight.”

  • Chemistry Students

    Truman students from the Miller research lab in chemistry presented at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in San Diego, California, from March 20-24. Senior biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology (BCMB) major Conaire Bradfield; senior chemistry major Alex Platt; senior BCMB major Collin Hansen; senior BCMB major Quin Blankenship; senior BCMB major Jake Collins; junior BCMB major Ainsley LaMore; junior physics major Dominic Caputa; junior biology major Peyton Williams; and junior BCMB major Sarah Holmes presented a total of eight posters in the areas of biological chemistry, analytical chemistry and/or computational chemistry. The research poster presented by Blankenship and Caputa was selected for a special poster session known as Sci-Mix (Science Mixer). Much of this research and travel were both funded by the Truman Chemistry Department.

    Student presenters left to right: Quin Blankenship, Collin Hansen, Conaire Bradfield and Jake Collins. Bottom row left to right: Alex Platt, Ainsley LaMore, Peyton Williams, Dominic Caputa and Sarah Holmes.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Apply for Nationally Competitive Scholarships and Fellowships


    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
  • 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.