Vol. 27 No. 24 - March 6, 2023


  • Tru-Biz Forum Kicks Off with International Focus


    The School of Business began its new Tru-Biz Forum with a panel experienced in international business-related topics.

    More than 100 students filled Violette Hall 1000 Feb. 23 to hear from Robert Madigan, Jr., Ryan Murphy and Dr. William Newburry, each of whom spoke on an aspect of international business. Amanda Smith, an international business major, served as the moderator for the event.

    Madigan, 2002 alumnus, is the senior director supply chain for Boeing Defense and Space. Murphy is a Kirksville native and CFO at Nidec Americas Holding Corporation. Newburry, a 1987 graduate of the University, is the Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business at Florida International University.

    Tru-Biz Forum events are an opportunity for all students, faculty, staff and local business people to learn and draw inspiration from renowned speakers. The School of Business plans to continue the series in the coming academic year, focusing on different fields of business such as marketing, supply chain management and finance.
  • Foundation Scholarship Deadline is March 10


    Students have until March 10 to apply for any of the nearly 600 Truman State University Foundation scholarships available for the coming academic year.

    Foundation scholarships are donor-funded awards available to currently enrolled Truman students. They are financed by the contributions of alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, campus organizations, and foundations and corporations who believe in Truman’s mission and want to create opportunities for students.

    Factors considered for the awarding of Foundation scholarships are determined by the donor, so criteria varies from scholarship to scholarship. When starting the online application process, students will automatically be considered for all Foundation scholarships for which they qualify. Submitting an application does not guarantee a student will be awarded a scholarship. Recipients are selected by a committee and notified by email.

    Students must be enrolled full-time to receive the full amount for a Foundation scholarship. Students who receive institutional, state and federal aid that exceeds the direct cost of tuition, room and board are excluded from the applicant pool for Foundation scholarships.

    To apply for a Foundation scholarship, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Tools, Scholarships, Financial Aid & Loans then Foundation Scholarship Application. Students can submit and revise their application online at any time prior to the deadline of March 10.

    Last year, more than $1.3 million was awarded to students through Truman State University Foundation scholarships. For more information, visit truman.edu/giving/establish-a-scholarship/applying-for-foundation-scholarships.
  • Proposals Being Accepted for Research and Travel


    The Office of Student Research is accepting applications for Conference Travel Scholarships and Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research.

    Students presenting results from their research or creative scholarship in upcoming conferences from July-December may be eligible to receive up to $500 to cover conference expenses such as registration and lodging. To be eligible, students must have completed or be currently involved in a faculty-mentor research experience and plan on presenting at the conference.

    The Grants-in-Aid of Scholarship and Research (GIASR) program offers the chance to conduct faculty-mentored research and creative scholarship. Through this program, students can receive up to $750 in funding to cover student stipend, supplies and travel expenses to conduct research.
    Complete guidelines for the Conference Travel Scholarship and the GIASR applications can be found at the Office of Student Research website. Applications for funding opportunities are due by March 27. Questions can be directed to osr@truman.edu.
  • Session Helps Students Apply for National Fellowships


    This year’s nationally competitive fellowship session is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. April 4 in Violette Hall 1010.

    Each year Truman nominates students who have shown outstanding academic performance and exceptional service accomplishments for national fellowship opportunities. 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. To register for the information session, click here.

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

    Fellowships For Study in the United States
    (campus nomination required)

    Carnegie Endowment
    for undergraduates and graduates
    Awarded to graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year. Applicants must be nominated by the Truman State University nominating official. This fellowship is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Eleven to 13 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C., on a full-time basis for a period of one year. Application deadline is Nov. 17, 2023.

    Goldwater Scholarship
    for undergraduates only
    Awarded to sophomore or junior math or science majors who have one or two full years of undergraduate study remaining. Each scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board. To be eligible, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a United States citizen and demonstrate a potential for and commitment to a career in research in mathematics or natural sciences. Deadline to declare intent to apply is Oct. 20, 2023.

    Harry S. Truman Scholarship
    for undergraduates only
    Awarded to outstanding junior students who intend to pursue careers in public service. Each Harry S. Truman Scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $30,000 over a period of up to four years (i.e., one year of college and three years of graduate school). To be eligible, a student must have selected an undergraduate field of study that will permit admission to a graduate program leading to a career in public service. Campus deadline is Nov. 17, 2023.

    Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
    for undergraduates only
    The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers related to environmental public policy and to encourage outstanding Native American and Alaska native students to pursue careers related to health care and tribal public policy. Requirements include sophomore or junior standing with at least a 3.0 GPA and ranking in the top quarter of a student’s class. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,000, and expenses for a Udall Scholars Orientation. Deadline for applications is Jan. 19, 2024.

    Fellowships for Experiences Abroad
    (campus nomination required)

    British Marshall Scholarship
    for undergraduates and graduates
    Awarded to exceptional seniors or recent graduates who wish to study for two years in a British university. It is meant to further the education of young people of distinguished intellect and character who can be expected to make a significant contribution to society. To be eligible, applicants must have a 3.7 GPA, be a United States citizen and earn a bachelor’s degree before the scholarship takes effect. Applications must be completed by Aug. 18, 2023.

    Fulbright Grant

    for undergraduates and graduates
    Awarded to seniors and graduate students. Grants range from a full grant – which covers one year of tuition, books and maintenance in one foreign country – to a variety of partial grants which cover transportation costs only and/or supplement the applicant’s own personal funds.  Teaching assistantships in English in selected countries are also available under the Fulbright program. To be eligible for any of the Fulbright grants, an applicant must be a United States citizen at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree by the beginning date of the grant.  Creative and performing artists are not required to have a bachelor’s degree, but must have four years of relevant training or study. All applicants are required to have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out their proposed study or research. Applications must be completed by Sept. 1, 2023.

    Fulbright Grant: U.K. Summer Institute Award
    for undergraduates
    Awarded to freshman or sophomore students from all areas of study with a high level of academic achievement. Each program offers students full immersion in the study of British academia and culture. Students will partake in cultural events, research, collaboration and presentation at one of nine summer institutes. The award will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the U.K., university fees, and room and board at the hosting U.K. university. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside anywhere except the U.K., be at least 18 years old and have completed no more than two years of university study. Applications must be completed by Sept. 1, 2023.

    Mitchell Scholarship
    for undergraduates and graduates
    Awarded to seniors or recent graduates who wish to pursue graduate study or research in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Mitchell scholarships provide tuition and housing, as well as living and travel stipends. Applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree before taking up the award. Applications must be completed by Aug. 18, 2023.

    Boren Scholarship and Fellowship
    for undergraduates and graduates
    NOTE: The graduate fellowship does not require campus nomination.
    Designed to provide U.S. undergraduates and graduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. Boren Scholarships/Fellowships are designed to support students who will make a commitment to federal service. All recipients incur a requirement to enter into an agreement, in order of priority, to work for an agency of the federal government with national security responsibilities or to work in the field of higher education in the area of study for which the scholarship was awarded. Maximum awards are $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a full year of study abroad. Campus deadline for scholarships (undergraduate) is Jan. 1, 2024. Campus deadline for fellowships (graduate) is Dec. 29, 2023.

    Rhodes Scholarship
    for undergraduates only
    Awarded to exceptional seniors who wish to pursue two or three years of study at Oxford University. The Rhodes Scholarship covers all tuition costs and provides a maintenance allowance. To be eligible a senior must be under 24 years of age, be a citizen of the United States and complete a bachelor’s degree before Oct. 1. There are only 32 scholarships assigned to the United States and applicants must have proven intellectual and academic achievement of a high standard, integrity of character, interest in and respect for their fellow human beings, the ability to lead and the energy to use their talents to the fullest. The last of these qualities is usually, though not exclusively, demonstrated by participation and success in sports. Rhodes Scholarship applications must be completed by Sept. 1, 2023. Read about Truman’s first Rhode’s Scholarship recipient, Andrew McCall, who provides helpful advice for Rhodes Scholar applicants.

    Other Fellowships
    (no campus nomination required)

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
    for college graduates and graduate students
    A highly-competitive national program that provides college and graduate school graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance and travel costs to Washington.

    The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
    for undergraduates and graduates
    The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a foreign service career with the U.S. Department of State. The programs provide academic and professional preparation for outstanding candidates to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service, representing America’s interests abroad.

    Amgen Scholars Program
    for undergraduates only
    The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world’s leading institutions.

    Ford Diversity Fellowships Program

    for seniors and graduates only
    Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
    for graduates only
    The GRFP is a prestigious, nationally competitive fellowship offered by the National Science Foundation that provides three years of financial support for beginning graduate study leading to a research-based degree in the STEM disciplines.

    Gates Cambridge Scholarship
    for undergraduates and graduates
    Awarded to students of exceptional academic achievement and scholarly promise for whom advanced study at Cambridge would be particularly appropriate. Successful applicants will have the ability to make a significant contribution to their discipline while in Cambridge, with a strong aptitude for research, analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems. Awarded only to students who gain admission to Cambridge through the regular procedures. Covers the full cost of study at Cambridge for a single person. Applications should be completed by Sept. 8, 2023.

    Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows
    for undergraduates
    The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows offers rising college juniors opportunities in leadership development programs inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington and today’s foremost leaders. This residential summer fellowship is designed to create the next generation of the nation’s top leaders.

    John Lewis Fellowship

    for undergraduates
    The John Lewis Fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. The program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights in the United States, with a particular focus on Atlanta. Key areas of inquiry include race and racism, immigration, national identity, Native American issues and the relationship between civil rights and human rights. The fellowship will also discuss contemporary racial and diversity issues.

    Humanity in Action Fellowship
    for undergraduates
    The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance as they affect different minority groups today.

    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships
    for undergraduates and graduates
    The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is a private non-profit operating foundation based in Princeton, New Jersey. The foundation administers a range of programs that support leadership development and build organizational capacity in education.

    Fund for Education Abroad

    for undergraduates
    The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) addresses the need for an independent study abroad scholarship provider. FEA is expanding access to study abroad by raising awareness of its benefits to the individual and value to the collective, and by granting scholarships of up to $10,000.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
    for undergraduates
    The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a Congressionally-funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is administered by the Institute of International Education. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program or international internship eligible. Students studying a critical need language could be eligible to receive a grant of up to $8,000. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.

    U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria

    The U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria provides U.S. college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants.

    Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)
    The Freeman Foundation’s generous support for the relaunch of Freeman-ASIA builds on prior grants to IIE that funded more than 4,500 American undergraduates in Asia from 2001 to 2014. The newly available awards will advance the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative aiming to double the number of U.S. students abroad by the end of the decade, by mobilizing resources and commitments across the higher education, philanthropy and corporate sectors.

    Schwarzman Scholars

    Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, where all classes are taught in English. Students will pursue master’s degrees in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies. Applications must be completed by Aug. 18, 2023.
  • Meet-and-Greet Planned for New Directors

    Ashleigh Harding, Vanessa Alexander and Allison Gus

    The campus community is invited to meet the new directors for admission, the Center for Academic Excellence and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion from 8:30-10 a.m. March 23 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Vanessa Alexander, is the new director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. She has spent her career in higher education in admissions-related positions focused on programming, student experience and financial aid, most recently with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Drexel University College of Medicine. She previously worked for Truman as an admissions counselor before taking a similar position with A.T. Still University where she also served as the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Liaison. During her time at Truman, Alexander was a Multicultural Affairs student intern and participated in the Minority Ambassadors Program for four years. She has served the University as a Diversity Fellow and as a member of the Strategic Plan Committee in 2021.

    Allison Gus is the new director of admission. She comes to Truman from the University of Colorado Denver where she served in the capacity of graduate program coordinator, admissions and recruitment coordinator, graduate admissions specialist and most recently as the director of admissions management and outreach. She has experience working with community college and high schools to establish and maintain programmatic relationships, articulation agreements and memoranda of understanding that develop student pipelines. She is also familiar with the Slate CRM platform and its use for implementing a standardized communication plan for prospective students. Gus is a graduate of Iowa State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in advertising and art and design.

    As the director of student success, Ashleigh Harding oversees the Center for Academic Excellence. An alumna of the University, she most recently, she worked in the CAE as an academic advisor and coordinator of University tutoring. Harding has also served Truman as a graduate teaching and research assistant for the Department of English and Linguistics, was a student assistant for the Special Collections and Museums Department, an academic professional development tutor for the McNair Scholars Program and a traveling admission counselor. She is a member of the National College Learning Center Association and the Missouri College Learning Center Association, and served on Truman’s Living-Learning Community Steering Committee and the Department of English and Linguistics’ Antiracist Committee.

    Refreshments will be provided. No RSVP is necessary.


  • Mid-Scream Events Provide Study Breaks


    Mid-Scream, a series of mini-events designed to help students relax and take a break from studying, returns March 6-7.

    Shake It Off
    6-7 p.m.
    March 6
    Missouri Hall, Main Lounge
    Join President Sue Thomas for purple (vanilla) shakes with all the mixings and in sharing words of encouragement on posters to be displayed on campus.

    Make Your Own Trail Mix
    6-7 p.m.
    March 6
    West Campus Suites, Main Lounge
    Lots of options to combine into a favorite study snack. Allergen Alert: nuts will be included. There will be prepackaged snacks available to anyone with a nut allergy to stop by and pick up without having to enter the lounge.

    Shake It Off
    6-7 p.m.
    March 7
    Ryle Hall, Main Lounge
    Join President Sue Thomas for purple (vanilla) shakes with all the mixings and in sharing words of encouragement on posters to be displayed on campus.

    Campus Tour
    7-8 p.m.
    March 7
    Bell Wall
    Join Zac Burden, Residence Life and mayor of Kirksville, for a historical tour of campus exploring some of Truman’s best stories.

    Make Your Own Trail Mix
    6-7 p.m.
    March 7
    BNB, Main Lounge
    Lots of options to combine into a favorite study snack. Allergen Alert: nuts will be included. There will be prepackaged snacks available to anyone with a nut allergy to stop by and pick up without having to enter the lounge.
  • Gamma Chi Application Deadline is March 6

    Those interested in becoming a Gamma Chi and helping potential new members find their home in the Panhellenic community during fall 2023 recruitment can apply now. Deadline to apply is midnight, March 6.

  • Criminal Justice Studies Hosts Info Night

    An info session about the new criminal justice studies major will take place at 5 p.m. March 6 in Baldwin Hall 114 and via Zoom. The new CJST major is a unique major with four interdisciplinary concentrations that are flexible and can be tailored to personal academic interests. The four concentrations are criminal justice administration, forensics investigation, law and society and criminological theory and research. There will be door prizes for the first 35 guests and a drawing for a few other prizes as well. Any questions can be emailed to Elizabeth Wiles, assistant professor of criminal justice studies, at ewiles@truman.edu.

  • Learn More About New Legal Studies Minor

    An info session about pre-law and the new legal studies minor will take place at 5 p.m. March 7 in Baldwin Hall 102 and via Zoom. Students will be able to meet the pre-law advisors and faculty in common pre-law majors. The session will discuss classes to consider for next fall and answer questions. Any questions can be emailed to Elizabeth Wiles, assistant professor of criminal justice studies, at ewiles@truman.edu.

  • Subs in the Hub to Take Place March 8

    Subs in the Hub will take place at 11:30 a.m. March 8 in the Student Union Building. Sandwiches, salty snacks and baked goods will be available.

  • Voter Registration Drive for Upcoming Municipal Elections

    There will be a voter registration drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 6-7 for students who wish to sign-up to vote. The last day to register for municipal elections is March 8.


  • Bookstore Sale to Run Until March 7

    All Champion brand clothing and accessories will be 20% off at the campus bookstore through March 7. Visit in store or online.

  • Bone Marrow Registration Drive Set for March 6-8

    An on-campus “Be the Match” bone marrow donor registration drive will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6-8 at Magruder Hall. “Be the Match” is a global bone marrow transplantation organization that helps connect thousands of patients with potential donor matches. Being on the registry means a person could potentially save the life of someone with blood cancer or other blood-related diseases. Joining the registry is easy and only takes about 10 minutes. Learn more about “Be the Match” and what it means to join the registry here.

  • 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 a full-time faculty or staff academic advisor who is nominated 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 10.
  • Campus Events Set for Health, Wellness and Safety Week

  • Student Research Conference Seeks Abstracts


    Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2023 Student Research Conference that will take place April 27.

    Abstract submissions are welcome for oral, poster, performance art, studio art and asynchronous virtual presentations. 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 21.

    Complete abstract guidelines are posted on the Office of Student Research website. Inquiries about the Student Research Conference can be directed to the Office of Student Research at osr@truman.edu.
  • Happiness Workshop Begins March 23


  • Forensics to Host “Big Dogs Gotta Eat” Speech Showcase


    The forensics team will host the second annual “Big Dogs Gotta Eat” speech showcase at 7 p.m. March 24 in the Baldwin Little Theater.

    The showcase will highlight some of the team’s nationally qualified individual pieces, with performances in public address, limited preparation and interpretation events. Admission to this event is free although a small donation of $5 is recommended. Light refreshments will be available during the performances. Some performances will feature mature themes and audience discretion is advised. An option for online viewing will also be available.

    For any questions regarding the showcase contact Ben Davis, director of forensics.
  • Organization Offers Free Help with Tax Preparation


    Beta Alpha Psi will host Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sessions from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 25 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.

    Appointments are required. Call 660.785.6064 to schedule. For more information, visit bap.truman.edu/vita.
  • Presidential Awards to be Presented at Foundation Celebration


    This year’s Foundation Celebration will take place at 5 p.m. April 1 in the Student Union Building.

    This annual celebration allows Truman and the Truman State University Foundation to express gratitude and recognize donors for the profound impact of their generous financial support. In addition to celebrating new and existing members of the University’s prestigious giving societies, the event will provide an opportunity to present the University’s Presidential Awards: The President’s Leadership Award and the Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award.

    The President’s Leadership Award honors select alumni and friends for meritorious service through their gifts of volunteerism, expertise and financial resources. The 2023 recipients of the President’s Leadership Award are Steve (’70, ’81) and Katherine Justice, along with Dr. Debra K. Kerby (’77, ’78), who is being honored posthumously.

    In addition to decades of generous financial support for Truman athletics, the Justices also established the Steve and Katherine Justice Athletic Scholarship to support student-athletes at Truman who have demonstrated financial need. Steve served as a member of the Truman Alumni Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000, was appointed as alumni ambassador in 2001 and was recognized as Alumni of the Year in 2015.

    Dean Kerby dedicated much of her life to Truman. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University. After pursuing an additional master’s degree and Ph.D. at other institutions, she returned to join the faculty in 1982. She spent the following 38 years at Truman, eventually serving as Dean of the School of Business, a position she held at the time of her passing in 2020. She created the Kerby Family Business Excellence Fund, and the gift was fortified with a generous gift through her estate.

    The 2023 recipient of the Distinguished Corporation/Foundation Award is The Hearst Foundations, national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Hearst Foundations provided significant financial support to Truman, establishing the Hearst Scholarship – Mass Communications in 1986, the Hearst Scholarship – Fine Arts in 1989 and the Hearst Scholarship Fund in 1998. In 2022, the Foundation provided $100,000 to assist with the development of an innovation lab in Pickler Memorial Library.

    Those who wish to attend the Foundation Celebration may RSVP here.
  • Greek Week Set for April 3-7

    Greek Week will take place April 3-7. This year’s theme is “Onto the Next Chapter,” centered around books. All money raised will go to the Adair County Public Library and Truman’s Investing in Students Fund. For more information as events get closer, follow @trumanfsl on Instagram.

  • Student Featured in Episode of “Making Kirksville Home”

    The latest episode of the podcast “Making Kirksville Home” features international student Riccardo Crapanzano. Guest host Jade Marceau-Mary interviews Crapanzano about his experiences moving to Kirksville and why he chose Truman. The podcast can be listened to here.

  • Applications Available for Summer 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)
    •    Kansas City: National World War I Museum (part-time)
    •    St. Joseph: St. Joseph Museums (part-time)
    •    St. Louis: Field House Museum (part-time), Missouri History Museum (part-time), Mercantile Library (part-time)
    •    Springfield: MSU Special Collections and Archive (part-time)

    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.
  • Data Science Math Modules Available for Classroom


    Truman has partnered with Missouri high school math teachers to develop data science math modules for classrooms. These free modules demonstrate how to use data science concepts to meet some of the required math standards in grade 5 through Algebra II.

    Data science promotes curiosity, encourages deep thinking and provides context. These prepared lessons will engage students with real-life data, the context and story that come with the data, and how the math they learn in class is used to work with data.

    In addition, Truman will host four free regional workshops where University faculty will introduce the developed modules, help teachers explore the material and ask questions about how to successfully incorporate the concepts into topics already being taught. There will be data science related materials for attendees and their classrooms, and refreshments will be provided.

    Workshop dates and locations are below and registration can be found at data.truman.edu.

    4-6 p.m.
    March 9
    St. Louis Community College – Corporate College
    St. Louis, Missouri

    4-6 p.m.
    March 23
    Truman State University
    Kirksville, Missouri

    4-6 p.m.
    April 13
    Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley
    Kansas City, Missouri

    4-6 p.m.
    April 20
    St. Louis Community College - Forest Park
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Student Rep Needed for Tree Advisory Committee


    The Campus Tree Advisory Committee is currently seeking a student representative.

    Truman’s Campus Tree Advisory Committee is one of the five standards the University must maintain in order to receive its Tree Campus Higher Education status from the Arbor Day Foundation. The advisory committee is responsible for promoting and encouraging tree variety on campus, utilizing trees for educational purposes and incorporating sustainability into the landscape, among other objectives.

    The committee meets once a month as schedules allow, currently on a Wednesday morning. There are seven other members in addition to a student representative.

    The selected student would serve through the spring 2024 semester, or to a mutually agreed upon term. Interested students can contact Lori Shook with any questions and to share their interest in the position.
  • Learn More About the Peace Corps at Informational Session

    An information session to learn more about the Peace Corps and the application process will take place at 4:30 p.m. March 20 in McClain Hall 306. Mary Shapiro, professor of linguistics and returned Peace Corps volunteer, along with Bob Johnson, professor of agriculture and in-coming Peace Corps Prep director, will talk about the value of international service work, Peace Corps in particular and Truman’s Peace Corps Prep program.

  • Applications Open for Greek Week Coordinator


    Union and Involvement Services (U&I) is seeking an individual to support Fraternity and Sorority Life programs, specifically responsibilities related to Greek Week. This individual will work under the direction of the professional staff of the U&I as a part of the Fraternity and Sorority Life team. In this role they will collaborate with all areas of the department. Applications close March 22 with interviews following shortly after. Those interested can apply here.
  • Student Government Celebrates Diversity Month

  • Fulfill Language Requirements Over the Summer

  • Center for International Students is Hiring

    The Center for International Students is hiring for fall 2023. The positions available include international ambassador, cultural integration leader, academic success mentor, office assistant for international student support, office assistant for admissions team and office assistant for media team. Position descriptions and applications can be found here.

  • Alumni to Share Value of Spanish Degree


  • Leadership Recognition Program Accepting Nominees


    The nomination form for the 2023 Leadership Recognition Program is now 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 20.
  • Learn About the Gifted Ed Graduate Program at Info Session

    An information session about the gifted education (online) graduate program will take place at 3:30 p.m. March 30 via zoom. Register here.

  • Plan Ahead for Summer Class


    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 can be viewed on TruView now, with registration opening March 22. Courses are available in a variety of options, 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 multiple options to fit their needs. Interim classes run May 13-27. The first round of five-week courses, as well as 10-week courses, begin May 30, while the second round of five-week courses begins July 3. An eight-week session begins June 5. The August interim runs from July 29-Aug. 12. For more information visit summer.truman.edu.
  • Workshop Helps with Chronic Conditions

    The ATSU Area Health Education Center is hosting a Living a Healthy Life event every Monday night at 6 p.m. through March 6 via Zoom. This free workshop is ideal for people with ongoing health conditions or who care for someone with an ongoing condition. Participants will receive a “Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions” book and a “Relaxation for the Mind and Body” CD. Register by calling 660.626.2887 or by emailing cht@atsu.edu. A workshop Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.
  • Free Testing for Covid-19, RSV and Influenza

    Every Friday there will be free testing available for Covid-19, RSV and Influenza available on campus. A drive-through clinic will be sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services in the parking lot at the corner of S. First and W. Randolph streets from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Testing is provided free of charge and is open to all. For more information, contact the Adair County Health Department at 660.665.8491.
  • Open Forum for Executive Director/Assistant or Associate Vice President of Marketing

    There will be all-University open forum for the final candidates for the position of executive director/assistant or associate vice president of marketing. More information on the candidate, and the evaluation form that will be used, can be found here.

    Jason Hogue
    3 p.m.
    March 6
    Violette Hall 1000

    Timothy Cobb
    3 p.m.
    March 6
    Violette Hall 1000

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Last Week to Apply for Foundation Scholarships


    The Truman State University Foundation Spring 2023 Foundation Scholarship applications are open. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Tools, Scholarships, Financial Aid & Loans then Foundation Scholarship Application. Students can submit and revise their application online at any time prior to the deadline of March 10. These scholarships are available thanks to the private gifts of alumni and friends of the University.
  • 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 scholarship is up to $5,000 per year and renewable for a total of three years.

    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. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 660.785.4130 for more information. The application deadline is April 15.