Vol. 16, No. 33 - June 12, 2012


  • Bowen Garden Honors Former Professor

    Long-time Truman professor Jack Bowen was honored posthumously with the dedication of the Bowen Garden June 2 on campus.

    For 42 years, Bowen worked in public education, holding positions in teaching, coaching, administration and intramurals. He passed away in March 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

    A native of La Plata, Mo., Bowen earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Truman in 1958 and 1961 respectively. He started his teaching and coaching career in 1958 in the Pulaski public schools in Pulaski, Iowa. In 1960, he took a job with the Davis County public schools in Bloomfield, Iowa, holding positions in teaching, coaching and administration. He accepted a position at the University in 1966 in the Division of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, which is now Health and Exercise Sciences.

    Assignments over Bowen’s 34 years at Truman included teaching undergraduate courses, serving as director of intramural recreation sports and as the HLTH 194 activities coordinator, overseeing field experiences for HES students and supervising HES MAE students.

    Bowen is survived by his wife, Melba. The couple was active in selecting the recipients of the Jack and Melba Bowen Endowed Scholarship, established by Steve and Marilyn Barger through the Truman State University Foundation.

    The Bowen Garden is located near the east entrance of the Pershing Building and is intended to symbolize the life and values of Jack Bowen. Melba and members of the Bowen family were actively involved in the design and planning of the garden.

    The Bowen Garden was made possible through a generous private donation by the K.C. Summers Corporation and was installed by staff, faculty and students under the direction of Trumascape. The Garden will be maintained by members of Phi Epsilon Kappa, a professional service organization in the Health and Exercise Sciences.

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    Larry Boleach, associate professor emeritus of health and exercise sciences, speaks at the Bowen Garden dedication June 2. Boleach worked with Jack Bowen for 40 years. A transcript of Boleach’s remarks is available at trumantoday.truman.edu/pdf/BowenTribute.pdf.
  • Truman Produces Multiple Fulbright Recipients

    At least three Truman students will participate in intercultural experiences abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

    All of Truman’s Fulbright recipients will teach English in schools or universities. Students selected and the countries for which they received grants include: Michael Campbell, Mexico; Tina Schutter, Germany; and Katharine Seto, Bulgaria. Heather Slawson is currently an alternate for a Fulbright to Armenia.

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,800 grants annually in all fields of study and operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. For more information on the program, visit us.fulbrightonline.org.
  • Health Students Compete in National Case Study Contest

    Truman health science students tied for second place in the 2012 American Association of Health Education (AAHE) Case Study Competition.

    Truman team members were Gina Hansen, Lisa Dworak, McKenzie Tate and Ali Coats.
    There were nine teams competing in this national competition, and each team had 10 minutes to explain their program and media campaign for this situation. Janice Clark, associate professor of health science, entered the team in the competition, but AAHE Case Study Competition rules do not allow faculty members to assist them with the solution to the problem. The team members received the problem and rules for the case study two weeks before the March 14 competition and traveled to Boston in March to compete. Due to a massive power failure, the convention was cancelled and the students had to videotape their presentation and submit it for judging.

    Student teams were evaluated on how well their solution met the following criteria: creativity and resourcefulness; attribution of sources; professionalism; and meeting the seven CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) areas of responsibility.

    Truman tied with the University of Florida for second place, coming in behind Eastern Illinois State University. This is the third year Truman health science students have competed and placed in the AAHE Case Study Competition. They placed second in 2010 and first in 2011.
    Truman students participating in the AAHE Case Study Competition pose for a picture at the Harvard train station in Cambridge, Mass. Pictured, left to right: Gina Hansen, Lisa Dworak, McKenzie Tate and Ali Coats.
  • CSI Presents Leadership Recognition Awards

    Honorees from the CSI Leadership Recognition Program pose for a picture in the Student Union Building. The CSI hosted the event April 5. Awards and recipients include:

    Athletic Leadership Award
    Joe Krispin

    Excellence in Diversity Student Award
    Zenith Tandukar

    New Student Leader Award
    Chelsey Coffee

    Outstanding Small Organization President
    Ryan Nely

    Outstanding Large Organization President
    Lindsey Stadler

    Outstanding Student Worker Award
    Samantha Dozier, Lynn Dreisilker and Rachel Buckley

    Senior Leadership Award
    Babajide Adio, Tara Anderson and Carrie Nelson

    Student Excellence Award
    David Steffens, Alexis Morris and Rachel Howland

    Creative Campaign Award
    Delta Sigma Pi

    Excellence in Diversity Organization Award
    Muslim Student Association

    Outstanding Educational Event
    Sights and Sounds of Africa (African Student Association)

    Outstanding Entertainment Event
    Comedian Donald Glover (Student Activities Board)

    Outstanding Small Organization Award
    Cardinal Key

    Outstanding Large Organization Award
    Eta Sigma Gamma

    E.M. Violette Outstanding Advisor Award (Small Organization)
    Liz Jorn

    E.M. Violette Outstanding Advisor Award (Large Organization)
    Sylvia MaCauley

    Outstanding Student Volunteer Award
    Lauren Dowdy

    Outstanding Organization Service Award
    Students In Free Enterprise

    Outstanding Residence Leader
    Lena Benoit

    Service-Learning Award
    Cardinal Key Mentoring Program

    TLC Pass It Along Award
    Leslie Bosslet and Rachel Marx

    Ron & Elsie Gaber Achievement Award
    Alicia Priyatmo and Christina Williams

    Verona S. Nichols Award
    Babanifemi Adio

    Women of Distinction Student Award
    Shahira Robinson

    Women of Distinction Staff Award
    Kati Smith
  • TAK Inducts New Members

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    Truman’s chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religious Studies inducted three new members May 3. Pictured, front row, left to right: Patricia Burton, professor of philosophy; inductees Nathan Hardy, Jasmine Johnson and Ben Batzer; and Ding-hwa Hsieh, professor of philosophy and religion. Second row, left to right: Dereck Daschke, department chair and professor of philosophy and religion; W. M. Ashcraft, professor of philosophy and religion; David Murphy, professor of philosophy and religion; and Mark Appold, TAK moderator and associate professor of philosophy and religion. Students who take the requisite courses and excel in the discipline are chosen on a highly competitive basis by Truman’s religious studies faculty. In addition to encouraging the activities of local chapters, TAK maintains a vigorous national program of scholarship awards and fellowship competitions. Its primary publication, the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, offers an annual prize and the publication of outstanding student papers.
  • M*A*S*H Camp Offers Look at Health Care Careers

    Local organization are partnering together to sponsor a summer day camp for middle school students interested in exploring careers in the health care industry.

    Activities for M*A*S*H Camp include seeing the inside of a hospital operating room, learning to scrub in and sew up wounds, checking out an emergency helicopter and dissecting organs to find out how they work.

    M*A*S*H Camp is targeted to students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall. All events will take place July 12-13 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Northeast Regional Medical Center and Truman State University. Space is limited to the first 26 students to register. A limited number of scholarships are available to families for whom the $40 registration fee is a considerable hardship. Registration covers meals, activities and a t-shirt.

    For more information on M*A*S*H Camp, or to obtain a registration packet, call NEMO AHEC at 660.665.6404 or toll-free at 877.303.2938.

    M*A*S*H Camp is sponsored by Northeast Regional Medical Center, Truman State University and NEMO AHEC and its local planning committee.


  • Retirement Reception: Jack Magruder

  • Retirement Reception: Von Abbott

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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  • NEMO Fair Volunteers Needed

    The NEMO Fair Board is once again asking the Truman staff to volunteer to help take tickets at the admission gates July 16. This is a great way to show support for the fair and demonstrate Truman’s commitment to service to the community. Because this is truly a volunteer opportunity, volunteers will no longer receive a free day pass for their service. Openings are available at the following times:

    6-9 a.m.
    9 a.m.-Noon
    Noon-3 p.m.
    3-6 p.m.
    6-9 p.m.
    9-11 p.m.

    Anyone interested in volunteering can call the Public Relations Office at 785.4016.
  • 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 11-Summer Orientation
    June 14-Summer Orientation
    June 15-17-Taste of Truman
    June 16-Board of Governors Meeting
    June 18-Summer Orientation
    June 22-Summer Orientation
    June 26-Summer Orientation
    June 29-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
    July 31 Elite camp

    July 15-17 Individuals
    July 17-20 Team camp

    Men’s Soccer
    July 20-22

    Women’s Basketball
    June 18-21 Individuals
    June 24 Elite camp
  • 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 online at wellsfargo.com/collegesteps for chance to win.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2012-2013 Showcase Dates

    Sept. 22

    Nov. 3

    Jan. 26

    March 23
    Senior Showcase

    April 20
    Junior Showcase


  • Notes

    University Counseling Services has moved to the McKinney Center. Office hours are 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available at ucs.truman.edu.

    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.

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 16 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

    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.

    A retirement reception for Von Abbott, assistant chief for the Department of Public Safety, will take place from 2-4 p.m. June 29 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    A retirement reception for Jack Magruder will take place from 2-5 p.m. June 29 at the Connell Information Center on the campus of A.T. Still University.

    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.