Vol. 27 No. 9 - October 17, 2022


  • Education Event Seeks to Inspire Future Teachers


    The Truman Education Department is hosting a conference for students in grades 7-12 interested in becoming a teacher.

    The “Teachers Matter: Become One” education conference will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21 on the Truman campus. University President Sue Thomas will be on hand to welcome the visiting students. There will also be presentations by educators from area schools promoting what they do and why they enjoy their chosen career path.

    James Young, the 2022 Missouri Teacher of the Year, will give the keynote address. He taught musical theatre, vocal music and guitar at the Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Center in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Young spent most of his 14-year career in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. He also taught middle school band, music appreciation and general music. Before starting as a teacher in his hometown, Young served in the United States Army where he joined the U.S. Army Chorus during his tour in South Korea.

    Truman offers 15 areas of programs where future educators can earn their initial certification before graduating with a Master of Arts in Education degree. The University also offers add-on certification in three other areas, including the recently introduced gifted education program, which can be completed entirely online. Details about the Education Department can be found at truman.edu/majors-programs/academic-departments/about-the-education-department.

    For more information about the “Teachers Matter: Become One” education conference, contact the Education Department at 660.785.4386. Registration is still open and can be completed online here.
  • North Star Music Festival Set for Oct. 21-22

    Mary Ellen Childs

    The Music Department and Sigma Alpha Iota will host their annual North Star Music Festival, Oct. 21-22.

    This year’s festival will feature guest artist Mary Ellen Childs. The opening concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. It will feature music by Childs, Victor Marquez-Barrios, Charles Gran and others. There will also be guest performances by Uncommon Practice, Elaine AuBuchon, Lajaibao Ge, Lucy Zeng and members of the Truman Percussion Ensemble.

    The TSU All Stars will perform a group improvisation led by Timothy AuBuchon at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22. A recital of modern music by students will take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by the closing concert for the festival at 7:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The concert will feature performances by Cantoria, Voci, Xin Gao, Jesse Krebs, Lok Ng, Jessica Alvarado Brenes, Will Porter, Michael Bump and Rafael E. Vera. Music will include the premiere of “Rounds” written by Childs for the Truman Graduate Percussion Quartet.

    In collaboration with the North Star Music Festival, Childs will have an exhibit, “Drumroll,” available for viewing in the Charlyn Art Gallery. This exhibit features an audio-visual installation which entails projected videos of a percussion performance on the walls and floor to provide viewers with an immersive experience. An opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the University Art Gallery. Gallery hours will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 12-4:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

    The festival and exhibition are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit nsmf.truman.edu.
  • Homecoming Donation Supports Local Special Olympic Athletes

    Representatives from the Homecoming Committee present a check to Special Olympics of Northeast Missouri. During homecoming week, Truman students raised more than $17,000 in support of the organization. Several different fundraisers took place throughout September leading up to homecoming week, including “pieing” or “egging” members of organizations, as well as a large number of online efforts. Students also sold food from local partners including To Die For Bakery and Casey’s, along with out-of-town options such as Panera and Crumbl Cookies. Local food delivery of purchased and homemade food also contributed to the total.
  • Football Earns 600th Win


    With a win against Southwest Baptist University, Oct. 15, the Truman football team earned the 600th victory in the 113-year history of the program.

    Truman is only the eighth NCAA Division II program to win 600 games, joining Pittsburg State (733), Tuskegee (703), Hillsdale (656), Carson-Newman (646), Central Oklahoma (646), West Chester (623), Texas A&M Kingsville (623) and Northwest Missouri (614).

    For Gregg Nesbitt, the win is the 76th in his 13-year career as head coach of the Bulldogs. He has the second most wins by any coach in school history. Under his leadership, the team has gone 33-9 in the last 42 games with two America’s Crossroads Bowl championships.

    On the season, the team is riding a five-game win streak. They are 5-1, with the only loss coming by one point in the first game of the season. The Bulldogs will be on the road for three of the last four weeks of the season. The last regular season home game is against McKendree University, Nov. 5.
  • New Exhibitions Showcase Minneapolis Artists

    "Port Chicago" 2020, acrylic, enamel and collage on canvas created by Gregory Rick

    Two new exhibitions that showcase Minneapolis artists will be on display in the University Art Gallery Oct. 20-Dec. 1.

    In the main gallery, “The Motion of the Crowd” brings together the work of Gregory Rick and Ryan Fontaine. Rick’s large-scale narrative paintings explore individual experience through far-reaching references to the history of racial oppression in the United States. The sounds and atmospheric effects of Fontaine’s kinetic installation provide multisensory layers to the dynamic scenes and capture the energy of a crowd on the verge of revolt. Rick grew up in Minneapolis and recently completed his MFA at Stanford University. Fontaine is a self-taught artist, musician and co-director of HAIR + NAILS Gallery in Minneapolis, with whom this exhibition was organized.

    In the Charlyn Gallery, “DrumRoll” is the premiere of a new immersive audio-visual installation by Minneapolis-based composer and artist Mary Ellen Childs. The five-channel installation uses video to capture the point of view of four performing percussionists on wheels, exploring the relation between aural, visual and mobile experience. This interdisciplinary exhibition is taking place in collaboration with Truman’s North Star Music Festival organized by the Department of Music and the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity, Oct. 21-22.

    An artist talk with Fontaine and Rick will take place in the gallery from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 30, followed by a reception to celebrate the opening of both exhibitions with refreshments from 6-7 p.m.

    In addition, several related events are also taking place. Childs will premiere a new work with Truman’s Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Fontaine and Kristin van Loon will give an online talk about running their gallery HAIR + NAILS from 5-6 p.m. Nov. 3. For more information and link to the talk visit gallery.arttruman.com.

    The University Art Gallery is located in Ophelia Parrish 1114. Reception and events are free and open to the public.
  • “Tea Time” Talks Academic Resources and Halloween


    “Tea Time with Sue” has returned for a second season in a new podcast-style format.

    University President Sue Thomas welcomed Jonathan Vieker, assistant vice president for student success and institutional effectiveness, as her first guest. An alumnus of the University, Vieker originally planned for a career in music. On the show, he talks about his journey to a career in academia, and some of the resources Truman students have available to help reach their full potential.

    Other topics the pair discussed include Halloween nostalgia and Project HAPPIE, an organization started by Vieker and his wife, Sarah, dedicated to providing preschools with books and toys related to Down syndrome to create a more inclusive environment for all children.

    The entire podcast conversation can be found on the Truman Spotify channel. Follow Truman on social media for video excerpts from “Tea Time with Sue.”

    Throughout the school year, President Thomas will welcome guests for one-on-one chats that shine a light on the people and things that make Truman the special place it is. New episodes will be announced in the Truman Today as they become available. Guests for “Tea Time with Sue” can be nominated at truman.edu/teatime.
  • Applications Open for Counseling Master’s Programs


    Truman’s counseling program is currently accepting applications for the spring 2023 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.

    The counseling program seeks to equip caring, committed and culturally aware individuals from all backgrounds with the knowledge and skills required to become professional counselors in school and community settings.
    Cohort size is limited, and applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. For priority consideration, apply here by Nov. 1. For more information about either program visit counseling.truman.edu or email Karl Witt at karlwitt@truman.edu.
  • Student Poll Shapes Summer Class Offerings


    Through Nov. 2, students have the ability to provide input on summer and interim courses.

    Academic Affairs is launching a survey designed to gather student feedback on the courses they need most for summer and interim terms in 2023. These sessions help students stay on track during break, add majors and minors, improve GPA, retain scholarships or focus attention on a challenging class. Since fewer courses are offered during the summer, student input is crucial.

    “While we try to take student interests into account at all points in the year, the summer session represents one of the times where students can have an outsized influence on the schedule,” Kevin Minch, associate provost, said. “Based on student answers, we communicate recommendations to departments so they can optimally place their faculty for student needs.”

    This year’s survey will offer students a wide range of delivery options such as asynchronous online, synchronous online, hybrid, online-low residency, and hyflex. An online-low residency course is primarily online, but might require students to come to campus to take proctored tests or exams or participate in other limited on-campus activity. Hyflex courses are offered by some faculty who give students flexibility in the modality they use. Such a course could allow for synchronous delivery, face-to-face instruction and asynchronous delivery to accommodate different student needs.

    Students may complete the survey here by Nov. 2. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.


  • St. Louis Ballet to Perform at Truman


    Saint Louis Ballet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Baldwin Auditorium as part of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.

    Established in 1975, Saint Louis Ballet has been dedicated to advancing the art of ballet in St. Louis for more than 40 years. Recent seasons included full-length classics such as “The Nutcracker,” “Cinderella,” “Don Quixote,” “Romeo & Juliet,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” masterpieces by George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp, innovative new works by Gen Horiuchi and much more. Consisting of 24 internationally acclaimed dancers, they are recognized as the only professional resident ballet company in the St. Louis region. They present a season of four fully mounted productions serving 20,000 people in approximately 24 public performances annually.

    Their performance at Truman will feature small sections from three different ballets. They will perform “Correlazione” with choreography by Miriam Mahdaviani. This piece was originally choreographed for New York City Ballet where artistic and executive director Horiuchi and choreographer Mahdaviani were dancers together. They will also perform “Contemporain” with choreography by Horiuchi. This piece was originally created in fall 2020 to showcase the dancers safely in a series of solos and duets that harken back to simpler, more playful times. The last ballet of the night will be “In Reel Time” with choreography by Brian Enos. This piece premiered at the end of the Saint Louis Ballet’s last season. Enos will also be joining the ballet as their tour director.

    Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained at the ticket window in Baldwin Hall the night of the event, or they can be reserved in advance at the Sue Ross Arts Center in downtown Kirksville, the Advancement Office in McClain Hall 205, the Admissions Office and the Union and Involvement Office main desk in the Student Union Building. For additional information, visit lyceum.truman.edu, call 660.785.4133 or email lyceumseries@truman.edu.
  • Student Union Building Celebrates 55th Birthday

    Celebrate the SUB’s 55th birthday at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 in the Student Union Building Hub. Cookies and cupcakes will be available. There are also six cards hidden around the SUB; find one and bring it to the U&I desk to redeem a prize. Limit one prize per person.

  • Sigma Delta Pi Cultural Presentations

  • Bookstore Sale to Run Oct. 17-23

    Oct. 17-23 all Champion brand clothing and accessories will be 20% off at the campus bookstore. Visit in store or online.

  • Women Entrepreneurship Week Event Features Alumnae


    Truman highlights its commitment to women entrepreneurs by participating in the annual Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW), a global movement to celebrate and inspire female founders.

    An event to celebrate women entrepreneurs will take place from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 20 in Violette Hall 1010. This event is hosted by President Thomas and moderated by Esther Lee, senior business administration major and president of the Community of College Entrepreneurs on campus. The keynote speaker is Stephanie Bell (’05), with panelists Lauren Jin (’17), Lori Miller (’81) and Ashley Sparks (’12).

    Bell co-founded a boutique law firm, Ellinger and Associates, LLC, in 2018, and her practice has grown to include representation of statewide elected officials, proponents of statewide ballot measures and Fortune 100 companies. She and her husband, Chris (’05), purchased The Trolley Company, a popular Jefferson City business that offers historic trolleys for hire for weddings, conferences and other special events. She continues her full-time law practice in addition to her morning radio program.

    Jin is a designer and creative based in New York City. She developed her own brand, Gem & Bara, and ran her business until the pandemic forced her to pivot plans. While running Gem & Bara after hours, she worked full-time at New Balance on the Global Creative Studio team. She currently works at Madison Square Garden on the brand creative team for the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers and has her sights set on future entrepreneurial ventures.

    Miller is the founder of Precision Printing, a privately owned company serving the printing trade from Moberly, Missouri. Precision was established in 1984 by Miller and her husband, Roy. They help America’s Fortune 500 companies promote their products and services with folders, mailers, kits and other packaging.

    Sparks is the owner of Rejuvenate Wellness Center that opened in 2012 and RaQStar Dance & Fitness. Her goal as a business owner and as someone who practices multiple healing modalities is to help open the minds of the community members and shine the light on new opportunities to grow, heal and calm their minds and bodies.

    Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of inspirational women about their entrepreneurial journeys. After presentations, the panelists will have a question-and-answer session. These events are open to all students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Truman.
  • Sustainability Month Events Continue


    The Sustainability Office will host a variety of events for Sustainability Month throughout October.

    Guest Speaker Presentation with Alex Haraus
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 19
    Magruder Hall 1000

    Communiveristy Garden Service Event

    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Oct. 22
    Communiveristy Garden

    Greenhouse and Composting Event
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 24
    Magruder Hall 2090

    Sustainability Festival
    2:30-5:30 p.m.
    Oct. 28
    Student Union Building

    Continue to check here for an updated schedule of events.
  • Informational Meeting for Government Internships


    An informational meeting for the Spring 2023 Missouri Government Internship Program will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in McClain 210.

    The Missouri Government Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the fast-paced world of state politics. Selected interns will work as full-time staff assistants with a legislator or state public official. By interning at the Missouri Capitol, students will expand their knowledge of state government, build a diversified professional network and establish a basis for future professional positions.

    Many former interns have gone on to serve as legislative directors, chiefs of staff, judicial clerks, policy analysts, lobbyists and public officials as a direct result of what they learned and the connections they made as interns.

    The varying daily tasks throughout each office could include attending public hearings, completing legislative research, writing and editing published materials, constituent relations or assisting with basic office work.

    Eligible students need to have earned 60 hours by the end of the semester and need to have a GPA of 2.75 or better. The Truman State University Foundation provides selected interns with a $2,500 stipend. Interested students should click here for more information and to view the internship application. Additional information will be presented at the Oct. 19 meeting. Questions can be directed to cyoung@truman.edu.
  • The Rec to Host Partner Salsa Dancing

    The Student Recreation Center is hosting Partner Salsa Dancing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in room 208. This class is for beginners and will last 60 minutes. Sign up with a partner here.

  • Campus Event Showcases the Work of Faculty and Staff

    The fall 2022 Celebration of Faculty Scholarship will take place from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 21 in Kirk Memorial. All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to participate. This will be a chance to hear from colleagues who have returned from sabbatical and browse posters and other artifacts from scholarships, research or creative activity. Refreshments will be available.

  • Rainbow Basin Hike Lead by the Rec


    The Student Recreation Center is sponsoring a meetup-style hike at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at the Rainbow Basin Trailhead. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately in layers and to bring water and snacks as needed. The hike will be a round trip to Forest Lake and should take under two and a half hours at a moderate pace. However, participants can adjust their hike speed as needed to meet time demands. Plan to meet at the trailhead. Any questions can be emailed to dreamweaver@truman.edu.
  • Esports Adds New Game Title


    Esports is adding a new popular game title, “Super Smash Bros.” on Nintendo Switch commonly referred to as “Smash.”

    The game is already played casually and competitively among the Truman community and is also popular at the high school level. Adding this game title will create opportunity for more Truman students to be involved with competitive esports, and has potential to aid student recruitment efforts.

    Students interested in team tryouts can sign up here.
  • Office of Student Research Seeks Proposals


    The Office of Student Research will be accepting Grants-In-Aid of Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applicants, as well as Conference Travel Scholarship applications, for spring 2023.

    Conference Travel Scholarship applications are for students presenting the results of their research or creative scholarship at a conference taking place January-June 2023. Students must have completed or be currently involved in a faculty-mentored research experience and plan on presenting at the conference. The scholarship will cover up to $500 of conference registration, lodging and travel expenses.
    GIASR applications are available for research and creative scholarship conducted in spring 2023. Grant applications may request up to $750 and can cover student stipends, supplies and travel to conduct research.
    Complete guidelines for the Conference Travel Scholarship and GIASR applications can be found at the Office of Student Research website. Applications for both funding opportunities are due by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 7. Questions regarding the applications can be directed to osr@truman.edu.
  • Language and Literacy Conference Welcomes Former Truman Professor


    The 12th annual Language and Literacy Conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    This event is a workshop for speech-language pathologists, general education teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists and more. This year’s conference will feature Louis Rossetti, former professor at Truman and internationally recognized authority on services to infants, toddlers and their families. Rossetti is professor emeritus of communicative disorders at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and is the author of five books on infants and toddlers with special needs. He is also the author of the Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale, currently used worldwide.

    Rossetti’s first talk of the day will be on “Early Intervention Practices.” Part one will take place from 8:30-10 a.m. with part two from 10:15-11:45 a.m. His second talk will be about “Enhancing Parent/Caregivier Involvement in Early Intervention.” Part one will take place from 1:15-2:45 p.m. with part two from 3-4:30 p.m. These presentations have interdisciplinary content and relevancy to persons pursuing medical and educational careers.

    Registration fee is $25 for students and $75 for professionals. Payment can be made at the door with check or Venmo. RSVP on the CMDS Facebook page or email coda.tsu@gmail.com. Those that RSVP on the Facebook page should indicate if they are going by Oct. 21.
  • Spring Foundation Scholarships Now Available

    The Truman State University Foundation Spring 2023 Foundation Scholarship applications are now available. Recipients must be enrolled full-time during the term of the scholarship to receive the full amount. Applications can be submitted and revised at any time prior to the Nov. 2 deadline. These scholarships are available thanks to the private gifts of alumni and friends of the University. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Scholarships, Financial Aid & Loans then Foundation Scholarship Application.

  • Study Abroad Adventures Open for Application

    Paint the way through the landscapes of Morocco, engage in preservation work with large mammals in South Africa or take Spanish to the next level in Spain. These three May interim and summer 2023 faculty-led study abroad adventures are now open for application. Substantial partial scholarships are available. Apply now for consideration.

  • Students Can Teach English Through Service-Learning Course

    Truman students can earn one credit hour teaching English to elementary and middle school students in Taiwan via Google Meet.

    CML 200, Taiwan Connect, is a service-learning course. Starting in the second block, it will meet every Monday evening (from 6:30-8: p.m. before Nov. 6 and from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. after Nov. 6) beginning Oct. 17 in Baldwin Hall 309. The only requirement is participating students must be native English speakers.

    Students enrolled in 12-16 credits can take CML 200 at no additional cost. For more information, contact Zhijun “David” Wen, assistant professor of Chinese, at zwen@truman.edu, 660.785.6016 or in McClain Hall 313.

  • Residence Life Hiring Student Advisors


    Residence Life is looking for students who will create welcoming environments, develop connections with students and foster a learning-centered community to apply as student advisors for the 2023-2024 school year. Student advisors will have their room and meal fees fully covered.

    Anyone enrolled in classes, has lived on campus for at least one semester once employed and maintained a 2.75 GPA, is qualified to apply. The application is open now until Jan. 20. To be considered for any positions that may open at semester, applications are due Oct. 24. Visit reslife.truman.edu or email reslife@truman.edu for more information.
  • Applications Open for Greek Week Committee


    Applications for Greek Week committee will open at 12 p.m. Oct. 17. These applications are for students involved in fraternity and sorority life and are interested in being part of the committee that plans Greek Week. More information can be found on the Greek Week website along with applications. Email Liv Daehnke at omd4717@truman.edu or Laura Bates at lbates@truman.edu with any questions.
  • Alumnus to Serve as New Executive-in-Residence

  • Students Eligible to Win $10,000 with Gould Scholastic Award


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

    SS&C, a financial technology company, sponsors the annual Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award to recognize outstanding university students who produce academic papers on topics related to investment management strategies, theories and trends.

    The concept for this year is related to investment advice and portfolio construction. As part of their research, participating students are encouraged to interview peers and provide insights on trends found through those discussions. Questions may include, but are not limited to the following:

    • As we continue to explore technology in our everyday lives, how do you see technology changing the interactions we have and the types of interactions as it relates to investing?    
    • As technology is explored in everyday lives, how could gamification impact or encourage appropriate investing behaviors and what are the real or potential positive and negative consequences of using gamification in this environment?  
    • Given the advancements in technology, how is or will investment advice and portfolio construction change in the next 3, 5 and 10 years?
    • As a consumer of that future state, what are your expectations surrounding engagement with those financial products and the brands that manufacture them?
    In addition to the national award, the University will offer cash prizes to the top three papers from Truman students. Locally, first place will earn $250, second place will receive $150 and third place will get $100. All three will be submitted to the SS&C for the national competition.

    Papers should be submitted to Chuck Boughton, instructor in business administration, at boughton@truman.edu. Polished drafts are due by Dec. 9 with final paper submission due Jan. 15. Submissions should be in Word format only. Local awards will be announced after the Jan. 31 submission to the Gould judges. For more information email boughton@truman.edu.

    SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and health care industries. Named to Fortune 1,000 list as top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, and has 25,000+ employees in more than 100 offices in 40 countries. Some 20,000 financial services and health care organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.

    In 2018, SS&C acquired DST Systems, Inc., which was founded and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Gould was president of DST from 1984 until his death in 1987. He had a distinguished career in the financial services industry and was known for his creative and results-oriented style. Prior to joining DST, Gould was president of Fidelity’s Service Company in Boston.
  • Applications Available for Museums and Archives Internships


    Applications are now being accepted for summer internships at the following locations in Missouri:

    •    Independence: Harry Truman Presidential Library (full-time, 9 credits)
    •    Kansas City: National World War I Museum (part-time, 4 credits)
    •    Kirksville: Judicial Archives Project (part-time, 4 credits)
    •    Olathe, KS: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop-Farm (part-time, 4 credits)
    •    St. Joseph: St. Joseph Museums (part-time, 4 credits)
    •    St. Louis: Field House Museum (part-time, 4 credits), Missouri History Museum (part-time, 4 credits), Mercantile Library (part-time, 4 credits)
    •    Springfield: MSU Special Collections and Archive (part-time, 4 credits)

    The summer internships are open to all Truman students and are especially relevant for those considering careers in archives, museums and teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Email jasonmcd@truman.edu to find out what the internships entail and how to apply.
  • Learn About Graduate Programs at Info Sessions


    Information sessions about each graduate program will take place both virtually and on campus. Master’s programs offered are accountancy, athletic training, communication disorders, education, English, leadership, music, counseling (online), data science and analytic storytelling (online) and gifted education (online).

    3-3:45 p.m.
    Nov. 3
    Zoom and in-person in Violette Hall 1000
    Register here.

    Communications Disorders

    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Nov. 5
    Health Sciences Building

    Applied Behavior Analysis
    3:30-4:14 p.m.
    Nov. 10
  • Routine Cleaning for Zoom Cloud


    Due to limited storage space on the Zoom cloud, older recordings need to be routinely deleted and backed up elsewhere if necessary. The next deletion date is scheduled for Oct. 31. Zoom recordings that are stored on the cloud and created before Jan. 1, 2022, will be deleted in this cycle. More information on managing zoom files can be found here. Any questions can also be emailed to LTT@truman.edu.
  • FAFSA Filing Now Open

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can now be completed for the 2023-2024 school year at studentaid.gov.

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

    The 2023-2024 FAFSA requires students to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For the 2023-2024 FAFSA students will use their 2021 tax information.

    It is strongly recommended to apply or renew before Feb. 1, 2023.



  • Ashcraft Presents a Paper at Conference

    Mike Ashcraft, professor of religion, presented a paper on the Theosophical Society at the Spiritual Diversity in San Diego conference hosted at San Diego State University, Oct. 6.

  • Nursing Department Hosts Open House

    Members of the Nursing Department and Nursing Student Association (NSA) hosted an open house for alumni and students during Homecoming festivities. Alumni, including one Golden Alumni honoree, as well as former faculty and other students and guests attended.

    Pictured from left to right: Albien Tubongbanua, assistant professor of nursing, Dierdre Hennessey (NSA), Ella Wagner (NSA), Lauren Stade (NSA), Kali Post (’21), students Kiara Malone and Natalie LeBaube (NSA). Not pictured assistant professor Nola Martz.
  • Graduate Students Attend Foreign Language Association of Missouri Conference

    Graduate students represented Truman at the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) annual conference at Washington University in St. Louis, Oct. 7-9.

    Alumna Kathleen Placke and Claire Viviano, both Spanish MAE, each won scholarship funds to attend the conference. Placke also gave an engaging professional development workshop on the PACE model for implicit grammar instruction. Alumna Abby Gunn-Hibbard, French MAE, won an award for Outstanding Future Foreign Language Instructor.

    Graduate students Miranda Forbes, Emma Guenther, Natalie Vance and Wolf Wheeler were in also in attendance with Stacy Davis, associate professor of Spanish and director of second language instruction, and Erin Joyce, assistant professor of French and second language acquisition, MAE French.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Spring Foundation Scholarships Now Available

    The Truman State University Foundation Spring 2023 Foundation Scholarship applications are now available. Recipients must be enrolled full-time during the term of the scholarship to receive the full amount. Applications can be submitted and revised at any time prior to the Nov. 2 deadline. These scholarships are available thanks to the private gifts of alumni and friends of the University. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Scholarships, Financial Aid & Loans then Foundation Scholarship Application.