Vol. 16, No. 35 - July 10, 2012


  • Multimedia Lab Receives Upgrades

    The Multimedia Lab, located in Pickler Memorial Library 204, was closed June 27-29 so the staff could complete updates and renovations in the popular multimedia project lab.

    The renovations include a new layout, new computers, updated software, high-fidelity microphone/speaker headsets and specialty scanners, in addition to the existing specialty hardware and software previously featured in the lab.

    Adobe’s full eLearning suite is now available on both Mac and Windows systems for faculty creating multimedia learning objects for blended and online classes.

    Students and faculty alike will appreciate the update to V6 for Adobe’s Creative Suite on both the Mac and Windows systems. The lab reopened and resumed regular summer hours June 30.

    For a lab schedule and other information about the lab, go to multimedialab.truman.edu.
  • Bulldogs to Play Nationally Televised Game

    The Bulldog football team will play on national television as part of the NCAA Division II schedule of games on the CBS Sports Network.
    Truman will face long-time MIAA rival the University of Central Missouri Sept. 20 in Warrensburg. It will be the 96th meeting between two founding members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

    The MIAA is celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2012.

    This will be the first appearance by the Bulldogs on the CBS Sports Network, which is available on most cable systems, Dish Network (Ch. 158) and Direct TV (Ch. 613).  

    In addition to the national game, the Bulldogs will appear on the MIAA “Game of the Week” Oct. 6 when they travel to the University of Nebraska-Kearney to play the Lopers. That game may be found on various cable systems in Missouri and Kansas along with over the air station KSMO-TV in Kansas City.

  • Nursing Department Seeks Re-Accreditation

    Truman State University’s Department of Nursing is seeking re-accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
    An accreditation review has been scheduled in October 2012. Interested parties are invited to submit comments directly to CCNE. Written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until Sept. 15, 2012.

    All comments should be directed to:
    Cristina Walcott
    Administrative Assistant
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
    Washington, DC 20036.


  • NEMO Alumni Chapter Four-Person Scholarship Golf Scramble

    July 13
    Kirksville County Club
    10 a.m. • Registration
    10:30 a.m. • Putting contest opens
    11 a.m. • Lunch
    12 p.m. • Tee-off

    Proceeds go to the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter Scholarship awarded annually to Truman students from Northeast Missouri. Limited golf entries will be accepted through tournament day. To guarantee space, cart and lunch, pre-register by July 10. Singles and doubles are encouraged to enter. Must be 18 or older to golf. To register, go to store.truman.edu/alumni.

    For more details, contact Denise Smith at 785.4174 or dlsmith@truman.edu. Check out the numerous Truman alumni events happening this summer including baseball outings, golf tournaments and other social gatherings at alumni.truman.edu.

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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.
  • Faculty Promotions and Tenure

    Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
    Matthew Derezinski — Art
    Charles Gran — Music
    Teak Nelson — Nursing
    Timothy Walston — Biology
    Lin Zhang — Business Administration

    Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor
    Xiaofen Chen — Economics
    Dean DeCock — Mathematics
    Danion Doman — Spanish
    Jon Gering — Biology
    Amber Johnson — Anthropology
    Elaine McDuff — Sociology
    Wendy Miner — Education
    Maria Nagan — Chemistry
    John O’Brien — Chemistry
    Peter Ramberg — History of Science    
    Carol Thatcher — Mathematics
    Jeffrey Vittengl — Psychology
    Karen Vittengl — Psychology

    Granted Academic Tenure
    Matthew Derezinski — Art
    Charles Gran — Music
    Jesse Krebs — Music
    Chad Montgomery — Biology
    Teak Nelson — Nursing
    Jason Shaw — Mathematics
    Timothy Walston — Biology
    Paul Yoder — English Education
    Lin Zhang — Business Administration
  • 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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  • Summer Camps

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

    July 15-17 Individuals
    July 17-20 Team camp

    Men’s Soccer
    July 20-22

    Men’s Basketball
    July 31 Elite camp
  • 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.
  • Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

    Vehicle registrations for parking permits are completed online via your TruView account. Log-on to your TruView account and select the “register your vehicle” link in the "update and view my personal information" section located in the lower right-hand corner.

    Please verify your Truman address and phone. If changes need to be made to your campus address, faculty should send an email to kathyp@truman.edu. Staff address changes should be sent to mmcelroy@truman.edu or to Human Resources.

    Since all registrations are “new” this year, select “New Registration” and complete all information about each vehicle you wish to register for a parking permit. Faculty and staff are allowed two parking permits. Each additional vehicle registration is $15 and will be billed to the TruView account. Payments are to be made at the Cashiers Window in McClain Hall.

    Do not put new decals on an old parking permit. Please remove old parking permits.  

    Faculty and staff will select one of the following:
    I will pick up the decal at Public Safety Office in General Services 100
    Mail the decal to my campus office

    For additional questions, please contact Carolyn Cox, Parking Services secretary, at 785.7400 during Parking Services hours, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Parking decals may be picked up during Parking Services hours only.

    Please allow three business days for processing of your parking decal request. Your parking decal will be available at Parking Services in the Department of Public Safety, General Services 100, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m., 785.7400.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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 U.S. 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.
  • 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.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available July 23.
    Announcements may be submitted to tmiles@truman.edu.


  • Notables

    Scott Alberts, professor of mathematics, has been appointed as interim director of Interdisciplinary Studies for a one-year period. His appointment began June 25. Alberts will report to Marty Eisenberg and will coordinate his activities on behalf of Interdisciplinary Studies with Eisenberg and Truman’s new provost, Joan Poor.

    Nabil Alghalith, professor of business administration, had his manuscript entitled, “Reengineering with ERP: The Aramco Case” accepted for publication in the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability.

    Erin Shaw, academic advisor, has been elected to the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s Committee on Transfer and Articulation (COTA) Advisory Committee. She will began her three-year term July 1. The Advisory Committee’s primary role is to review proposed revisions and initiatives to statewide transfer and articulation policies and to assess, evaluate and provide feedback on the feasibility of implementation of said proposals. Additionally, the Advisory Council will bring forward to COTA any issues or emerging trends that will affect the transfer of students and/or post-secondary credits between institutions in this state.


  • Notes

    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.

    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.

    ATSU-KCOM will host the Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29. The conference will provide a venue for faculty, students and all those interested in biomedical research.