Vol. 16, No. 32 - May 29, 2012


  • Wikle Named 2012-13 Presser Scholar

    Olivia Wikle, a music major from Columbia, Mo., has been named a Presser Scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    The “Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award” is given to an outstanding music major at the end of his or her junior year. The Presser Foundation honored Wikle with this prestigious award this spring. Wikle is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, with minors in anthropology and folklore. She is the daughter of Chris and Carolyn Wikle of Columbia, Mo., and is a graduate of Hickman High School.

    Olivia Wikle accepts a check representing her Presser Scholar award from
    Randall Smith, left, professor of music, and University President Troy D. Paino.

    At Truman, Wikle studies saxophone with Randall Smith, professor of music. She performs as a tenor saxophonist with Truman’s Wind Symphony I and Saxophone Quartet. In Fall 2011, the Saxophone Quartet won second place at the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition. In addition to performing, she is a member of the women’s professional music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota; a freshman theory mentor; and a teaching assistant for Basic Keyboard Skills I and II. In Summer 2011, she was the recipient of one of Truman’s Grants in Aid of Scholarship and Research. The product of that research, a presentation and paper entitled “The Singing Never Stopped: The Transformation of Scottish and American Supernatural Balladry,” was presented by Wikle at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. During the spring semester, Wikle was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

    Wikle plans to continue her formal studies in music by pursuing a graduate degree in musicology beginning in Fall 2013.

    Theodore Presser is remembered not only as the publisher of Etude, the music magazine, and the founder of the great music publishing firm bearing his name, but also as a philanthropist who specialized in music education.
  • Clapp Children’s Literacy Fund Awarded

    A Schuyler County school teacher and a Truman Master of Arts in Education student will each receive help for their classrooms after being selected to receive this year’s Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Fund Award.

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    Dr. Kay Clapp, middle, with Sara Perrachione, left, and Christina Garrett, right, recipients of this year’s Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Fund Award.

    The Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Fund was endowed through the Truman State University Foundation to honor Dr. Clapp, a professor emeritus in the Department of Education at Truman. Clapp is a powerful proponent of literacy and children’s literature. Hundreds of students and practicing teachers have been influenced by her dedication and careful mentoring. The fund provides a cash award to a Master of Arts in Education student and a local teacher to purchase children’s literature for their professional practices.

    This year’s recipients are Sara Perrachione, a student who is finishing a teaching internship at the Kirksville R-III School District, and Christina Garrett, a teacher at the Schuyler County R-I Elementary School in Queen City.

    The awards were presented during a ceremony April 30 on the Truman campus.

  • Nurses Recognized at Annual Ceremony

    Nursing Department students in the class of 2012 received their nursing pin at a pre-commencement ceremony May 4 on campus. The pinning ceremony recognizes the graduating seniors’ successful completion of a rigorous academic and professional program. Pictured, first row, left to right: Jessica Wehner, Amelia Payne, Christine Trucke, Lindsey Mollick, Amy Wiley, Andrea Russell, Bridget Cahill and Elizabeth Reuther. Second row, left to right: Allison Foster, Elisabeth Coleman, Amanda Kliethermes, Sarah Brown, Emily Berenz, Kayla Aydelott and Sarah Schroeder. Third row, left to right: Paige McCullough, Lauren Weise, Lauren Lampe, Marilee Kanago, Whitney Henke, Tamera Guilford, Jolene Roth and Allison Harper. Fourth row, left to right: Molly Wersching, Kayla Portwood, Kathryn Moore, Sarah Jacobson, Heather Talpers, Emily VonGruben, Stephanie Grauel and Maxine Brenner. Fifth row, left to right: Sarah Marshall, Carolyn Ingersoll, Kaityln Friedly, Megan Menzel, Samuel Neudecker, Carlyn Wall, Sarah Lacy and Cassandra St. Onge. Not pictured: Elizabeth Cottey-Dole.
  • Spring Class Includes 30 Valedictorians

    Truman recognized 30 students as valedictorians during spring commencement ceremonies May 5. Pictured, first row, left to right: Amy Wiley, Evan Mirts, Erin Sanders, Jennifer Pearlstein, Emily Autrey, Henry Dust, Terin Budine and Michelle Bak. Second row, left to right: Robert Utterback, Jessica Phillips, Ryan Mueller, Hazar Khidir, Alex Nyquist, Teagen Nabity, Audrey Nyi and Lauren Dowdy. Third row, left to right: Stephanie Grauel, Julia Davis, Amy Lehnhoff, Mickaela Gerler and Kristen Miller. Fourth row, left to right: Kaitlyn Friedly, Juliet Alderson, Adam Crews, Stephen Riesenberg, Kevin Satzinger, Brian Tillis, Kaylee Wiesemann and Kaylin Boeckman. Not pictured: Michael Dial.


  • Bowen Garden Dedication

  • Sweet Internships Photo Contest

    The Career Center is hosting a photo contest open to all students participating in internships, practicums, field and/or research experiences and directed teaching experiences.

    Contestants can submit a photo of them doing their jobs and write a 300-word description to have a chance to win $100 to Walmart. Entries are due by Aug. 17. More information and contest entry can be found at facebook.com/events/205149789588139/.

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  • Retirement Reception: Von Abbott

  • Honors Scholar Graduates

    Eighteen students were recognized as Honors Scholar graduates for Spring 2012. Honors Scholar medals were awarded at a pre-commencement ceremony May 4. Truman’s Honors Scholar Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences component of their degree programs. The honor is awarded to graduating seniors who have completed five approved courses, with at least one from each of the four areas of mathematics, natural science, social science and humanities. They must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 in those courses and an overall grade point average of 3.5. Spring 2012 Honors Scholar graduates were:

    Babajide Adio

    Allison Bannister

    Jennifer Chen

    Darlene Renae Gollaher

    Nathan Hardy

    Christian Johns

    Kelsey Klein

    Samantha Maerz

    Garrett McCormack

    Alex Nyquist

    Elizabeth Pulley

    Katherine Ramlose

    Kevin J. Satzinger

    Sarah Lynn Weinhold

    Andrew Nicholas Windle

    Benjamin Paul Winter

    Samantha Young

    Laipeng Zheng

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    Honors Scholar recipients and their medal presenters pose for a picture May 4
    in the Student Union Building.

  • Retirement Reception: Jack Magruder

    2-5 p.m.
    June 29
    Connell Information Technologies Center
    Blumenthal OMN Lab

    The A.T. Still University campus invites the members of the Truman campus to a reception honoring
    Jack Magruder’s retirement as president of ATSU.
  • Staff Council Blood Drive

    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    June 20
    Student Union Building Down Under

    To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code TrumanState

  • SUB Summer Hours

    Student Union Building
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Mainstreet Market
    June 4-July 27
    7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Jazzman’s Coffee Shop
    June 4-July 27
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.

    June 4-July 27
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

    University Bookstore
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Pickler Memorial Library Summer Hours

    June 4-July 27
    7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    1-5 p.m.

    4-8 p.m.

    Aug. 3
    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 4-5

    Aug. 6-10
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 11-12

    Aug. 13-17
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 18-19
    1-5 p.m.

    Aug. 20-22
    7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    Aug. 23
    Regular Semester Hours

  • Student Recreation Center Summer Hours

    June 4-July 27

    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Truman Summer At-A-Glance

    June 4-Summer Orientation
    June 4-Eight-Week Summer Classes Begin
    June 7-Summer Orientation
    June 11-Summer Orientation
    June 14-Summer Orientation
    June 15-17-Taste of Truman
    June 16-Board of Governors Meeting
    June 22-Summer Orientation
    June 26-Summer Orientation
    June 29-First Five-Week Summer Classes End

    July 2-Second Five-Week Summer Classes Begin
    July 4-Independence Day (no classes, offices closed)
    July 27-Eight-Week Summer Classes End
    July 28-Interim Begins

    Aug. 3-Second Five-Week Summer Classes End
    Aug. 4-Board of Governors Meeting
    Aug. 17-Interim Ends
    Aug. 17-Summer Orientation
    Aug. 18-Freshmen Move-In
    Aug. 18-22-Truman Week
    Aug. 23-First Day of Classes

  • Summer Camps

    Truman will be offering the following camps this summer. For more information check out the camps link at trumanbulldogs.com.

    Men’s Basketball
    June 2-3 Team camp
    July 31 Elite camp

    July 15-17 Individuals
    July 17-20 Team camp

    Men’s Soccer
    July 20-22

    Women’s Basketball
    Information Coming Soon

  • Move-In Volunteers

    Student Affairs is looking for faculty and staff to volunteer to help students move in on Move-In Day Aug. 18. Volunteers will help unload cars and carry items to rooms. To sign up, contact the Student Affairs Office at 785.4111 or email bkral@truman.edu.
  • 2012-2013 Showcase Dates

    Sept. 22

    Nov. 3

    Jan. 26

    March 23
    Senior Showcase

    April 20
    Junior Showcase
  • Rotary Peace Fellowship

    Applications for the world-competitive Rotary Peace Fellowship are now being accepted. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. The 2013 Academic term deadline is July 1. Applications are available at rotary.org/rotarycenters.
  • ITS Services Notes

    ITS Services Notes is a website and email notification system dedicated to keeping campus informed about technology updates and outages. To sign up for the service, visit its.truman.edu/servicenotes/subscribe.asp.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The BigSun Organization is offering a $500 scholarship. All student-athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of sport. Deadline for submission is June 22. To learn how to apply, visit bigsunathletics.com.

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

    CableTV is offering five $1,000 scholarships. Deadline to apply is June 30. For more information, go to www.cabletv.com/scholarship.

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

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

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

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available June 12.


  • Notables

    Michael Baharaeen, a senior political science major, won a Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper award at the 20th annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science. Baharaeen’s paper was entitled “The Medical Marijuana Program Act: A Critical Analysis of the Formulation of California’s Medical Marijuana Law.” His faculty mentor for the project was Randy Hagerty, professor of political science. Baharaeen’s paper will also be published in the journal Critique. Other Truman political science majors presenting at the conference were Laknath Dias, who presented “New Social Movements and the Effective Mobilizations of Peoples,” and Morgan Tucker, whose paper was entitled “Female Electoral Quotas and Closing the Gender Gap.”

    Xiaofen Chen, associate professor of economics, has been awarded a Japan Studies Institute (JSI) Fellowship by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The fellowship supports participation in the JSI at San Diego State University on Incorporating Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum in Summer 2012.

    Royce Kallerud and Roger Johnson each received 2012 Still Spirit Awards April 30. Since 2005, A.T. Still University in Kirksville has recognized outstanding community members whose actions embody school founder, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, and his leadership and spirit of volunteerism, through the Still Spirit Awards. Kallerud, professor of English, was recognized for his efforts to bring a four-mile walking trail from downtown Kirksville to Thousand Hills State Park. Johnson, custodian in Ophelia Parrish, was recognized for his volunteerism, charity fundraising for many causes, including the Adair County Public Library, and for the creation of the hall of fame display for Truman athletics.

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, will spend 2012-2013 focusing on research and writing at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worchester, Mass., thanks to a long-term fellowship awarded by the AAS and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He will also spend a week as a visiting scholar at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies. Mandell’s project, which began with his sabbatical in 2007, is a study of changing concepts of equality in America. The AAS, founded 200 years ago, is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States, with one of the most complete holdings of materials published in America before 1850. The NEH provides much of the funding for the Society to give three long-term research fellowships every year to scholars who apply on an international competitive basis. Mandell will spend most of his time at the Society reading relevant children’s literature, newspapers, pamphlets and periodicals published between 1790-1850. He also expects to write large segments of a book manuscript, which will examine questions of class and ideas of equality from 1600-1880. The Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies, founded in 1930, is one of the world’s foremost centers for groundbreaking theoretical science and humanities research, with closely linked Schools of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Historical Studies. Every year each of the schools brings together scholars to conduct and share research on aspects of a broad topic. Mandell will be participating in the School of Social Studies, which this coming year will focus on the theme of “Economics and Politics.”

    Betty L. McLane-Iles, professor of French and member of the City of Kirksville Historical Preservation Commission, participated in the 2012 Missouri Certified Local Government Forum in Jefferson City April 21. McLane-Iles, along with Brad Selby, commission administrator and codes inspector, and Kenneth Shook, commission chair architect, represented Kirksville and the KHPC at this statewide annual event.

    Recently, five members of Truman’s IT Services Department presented workshops at MORENet’s Bi-Annual Conference, HELIX, in Kansas City, Mo. The theme for the spring conference was “Learning Without Limits.” Potential presenters submitted proposals, and three of Truman’s IT Staff proposals were accepted. Diane Richmond, director of Learning Technologies, and Susan Thomas, instructional designer, presented a program entitled “Limitless Options: Preparing Established On-Ground Instructors to be Effective in the Online Environment,” showcasing Truman’s self-designed “Ready, Set, Click!” program for instructors wishing to teach online. Amy Nunan and Julie Hanes, both technical support specialists at Truman, presented the program, “Limitless Classroom Innovation,” highlighting Truman’s tiered technology classroom system and how both the teaching/learning environment and support options can be improved through thoughtful standardization. Thomas and Nathan Gillette, technical support specialist, presented their program entitled “Limitless Performances: Choosing and Implementing an Easy/Low-Cost Live Streaming Solution,” showcasing Truman’s ability to live stream music performances from Ophelia Parrish’s Performance Hall. Truman is the first Missouri public university to live stream concerts around the globe.

    Marilyn Romine, business academic advisor
    , received the Outstanding Woman Leader Award for 2011-12 from the Missouri Women of Today. She received the statewide award May 5 in Moberly, Mo. Romine was nominated by the Kirksville Women of Today after winning the local community Outstanding Woman Leader competition.


  • Notes

    Taste of Truman will take place June 15-17. The Taste of Truman is an opportunity for lifelong learners to attend short lectures by some of Truman’s greatest professors. For more information about the program or how to register, contact the Truman Institute at 785.5406 or jmorton@truman.edu.

    Applications for the MATH Pioneers Fellowship in Merrimack Valley, Mass., are available now at matchschool.org/matchcorps/pioneers.htm and are due June 25. Fellows will be tutoring high school algebra and geometry.

    The Strategic Planning and Assessment Workshop will take place the mornings of Aug. 15-16. The afternoon of Aug. 15 will be reserved for school and/or department meetings.

    Bicycling with Traffic
    is a 10-hour course in five classes for ages 14 and up. It is designed for both novice and experienced bicyclists. The May-June session will meet Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Adair County Health Department at 1001 S. Jamison St. The course will be repeated in July-August. For more information, or to register, go online to ka-motion.org/surveys/traffic-skills-101-registration.

    Family Day will be Sept. 15. Organizations or departments with events planned for that weekend can email heidi@truman.edu to be included in the Family Day schedule.