Vol. 17, No. 3 - Sept. 10, 2012


  • Speaker Overcomes Tragedy to Inspire

    Truman will host a free presentation by inspirational speaker and ESPY award recipient Aaron Thomas at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Pershing Arena.

    Thomas is the son of the late Ed Thomas, a long-time football coach for Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa. Not long after helping his town recover from the aftermath of a tornado, Ed Thomas was killed at the hands of a mentally ill former player.

    Aaron Thomas

    Aaron Thomas and his family found the strength to immediately extend grace and kindness to the family of the man who murdered his father. He is an inspiring example of courage, resilience and the very best of the human spirit. At the 2010 ESPY Awards Thomas and his family received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. The 10-minute video produced by ESPN, which documents the Thomas family story, can be seen online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukodLTOTens.  

    In his presentation, Thomas shares his story and shows audiences how to deal with adversity, set important goals and live a meaningful life of passion. Imparting the lessons of his father and lessons from his own career inspiring young people, Thomas challenges organizations to think through what they must do to stand out, be the best in their field and define—and exemplify—the true value they provide to their members, customers and employees.

    Thomas’ appearance is sponsored by Bulldog LEADERS, Truman Athletics and ROTC.

  • Colloquium Explores International Topics

    Beginning Sept. 20 the University launches its annual Global Issues Colloquium where both guest and faculty speakers are invited to present topics of interest. These events offer an opportunity for students and staff to examine and discuss their views on current and emerging global topics.

    Phil Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and modern Indian studies at the University of Iowa opens the forum with his lecture entitled “Chai Why? The Making of the Indian ‘National Drink,’” an examination of the social affects of tea drinking on popular Indian culture. Lutgendorf has authored various publications on Indian traditions. His most recent work “Hanuman’s Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey” examines the story of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman and his role in Indian traditional folklore.

    Presentations continue Oct. 18 with Huping Ling, Truman professor of history, who will discuss economic growth in Asia and its influences on current marketplace globalization. Rounding out the colloquium Nov. 15, Jay Walljasper, author of “All That We Share” and editor of www.OnTheCommons.org will speak on the commons movement, an effort to broaden the positive applications of shared public spaces and use them to solve the major concerns of the present.

    All events will take place in Magruder Hall 2001 at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Presentations are open to the public.
  • Kelrick Named as Leadership Fellow

    Michael Kelrick, chair of the Biology Department, has been selected as a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow by the Partnership for undergraduate life Sciences Education (PULSE) Community.

    PULSE is a collaborative effort funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The effort is supporting a yearlong program in which the Fellows consider and recommend models for improving undergraduate life sciences education.

    Educators selected to be Leadership Fellows go through a nation-wide selection process. This year more than 250 applications were evaluated and only 40 were selected. Candidates were chosen for their experience in catalyzing reform in undergraduate biology education.

    “This comes at a fantastic time as the Biology Department, under Michael’s leadership, has been planning substantial curricular reform in the context of the Vision Statement,” said Jon Gering, dean of Science and Mathematics. “Michael’s involvement in the PULSE community will also highlight Truman’s efforts toward an exemplary undergraduate biology education on a national level.”
  • Summer Program Offers Ancient Exploration

    A summer of inspired learning took place for the 12 Truman students who participated in the Middle East Study Abroad course lead by professor Mark Appold.
    The program includes a five-week exploration of ancient and modern sites in Turkey and archaeological work projects in the northern Israeli cities of Bethsaida in the Golan.

    While in Israel students live in a Jewish kibbutz and share in excavation work at the dig site of an ancient capital city, which also figures prominently in the New Testament narrative of Jesus of Nazareth. On weekends, students tour the Sea of Galilee, the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea.  The final week is spent in Jerusalem and the West Bank gaining insight and critical understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    The study abroad course carries six credit hours. It involves pertinent reading assignments, book reports, a diary and a research paper.

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    Pictured at the Dome of the Rock in Old Jerusalem, back row: Megan Pattee, Adam Keeton, Jeremy Bone, Ben Batzer, Samantha Wickam, Adam Steiger and Joshua Crow. Front row: Dylan Terry, Deanna Barger, Heather Redel, Jenna Hurty, and Victoria Meeks. 
  • Agriculture Partners with Area Youth

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    The Truman Agricultural Science Department partnered with organizations and individuals in supporting area youth at regional county fairs over the summer.  The department sponsored trophies at the Macon County and NEMO Fairs and supported the premium livestock sale at the Macon County Fair, where youth received an above market premium for the work and care they put into raising their animals. Pictured left is department chair Michael Seipel with Chase Wilson and Wilson’s market hog. Wilson is the son of Larry and Lori Wilson of Macon, Mo.


  • Family Day Sept. 15

    Women's Tennis: Truman Invitational 
    9 a.m.
    Truman Tennis Courts

    Truman Baseball Scrimmage

    10 a.m.
    Truman Baseball Field

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-Noon
    Pickler Memorial Library
    Tours will begin every 10 minutes.

    Truman Softball Scrimmage
    11 a.m.
    Truman Softball Field

    University Art Gallery Exhibit
    Lampo Leong: Retrospective

    12-4:30 p.m.
    University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish

    Annual Festival Centennial
    1-4 p.m.
    Centennial Hall Courtyard
    Free food, games, contests and music

    Student Activities Board Presents:
    The Hypnotist Sailesh

    4 p.m.
    Baldwin Auditorium
    Free tickets are available for students to pick up at the SAB Office in the Student Union Building or at the door before the show. For more information, go to sab.truman.edu.

    5-6:30 p.m.
    Student Union Mall
    (Rain site: Student Union Building)
    $8.50 per person*
    Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, during regular business hours.
    *If a student has a meal plan, they do NOT have to purchase a meal ticket. Seating is limited so participants are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.

    Bulldog Football vs. Northwestern Oklahoma
    7 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium
    General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and those K-12. Admission is free to Truman students with a Truman ID. Tickets will be available at the ticket windows before the game. For more information, call 785.4276.

    Friday, Sept. 14
    Women’s Soccer vs. Missouri Western
    4 p.m.
    Truman Soccer Field

    Women's Tennis: Truman Invitational 
    4 p.m.
    Truman Tennis Courts

    Women’s Volleyball vs. Washburn
    7 p.m.
    Pershing Arena

    Fireside Friday Preview
    8 p.m.
    Student Union Building HUB
    Come and enjoy musical entertainment provided by the Busted String Band, as well as popcorn and complimentary lemonade. The Busted String Band is an Americana band that formed at Truman in March 2011 and is made up almost entirely of current students and recent alumni. Since their birth in Kirksville, the BSB has made a reputation throughout northern Missouri and southern Iowa as a high-energy, entertaining live act. Over the last year, the members of the Busted String Band have shared the stage with a variety of nationally touring acts like Iron & Wine, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Brandon Jenkins and many more.

    Saturday, Sept. 15
    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival*
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Downtown Kirksville
    *The festival includes an antiques show, which will take place in the Arts Center at 117 S. Franklin. For more information, visit kirksvillearts.com.

    Chantell Johnson Presents: Education, Entertainment, Exercise, Eating Honest tips to navigate a healthy lifestyle at Truman State University
    3 p.m.
    Violette Hall 1000
    Tickets are available at the Multicultural Affairs Center located in the Adair Building. For more information call 785.4142 

    Sunday, Sept. 16
    Women’s Soccer vs. Northwest Missouri
    1 p.m.
    Truman Soccer Field
  • Nursing Department Seeks Continuing Accreditation

    Truman’s Department of Nursing is seeking continuing 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. Interested parties are invited to submit comments directly to CCNE. Written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until Sept. 15. All comments should be directed to: Cristina Walcott, Administrative Assistant, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.
  • Study Abroad Internship to China

    Informational meeting
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 10
    Violette Hall 2351

    Students will teach conversational English in public schools in rural Guangdong Province. Participants will earn credit in Chinese 550 and 12 credit hours. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu.
  • Grad School Prep

    Personal Statement Writing Workshop     
    Two Sessions Offered
    3-6 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Violette Hall 1010

    2:30-5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building
    Down Under

    Donald Asher, an internationally acclaimed author and speaker specializing in professional development and higher education, will help students write their own personal statements for graduate school applications. Seventy-five seats are available for the Sept. 25 session, and 50 are offered Sept. 26. Pre-registration required. Go to career.truman.edu for more information.

    How to Attend Graduate School for Free     
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    Student Union Building
    Activities Room
    Come and listen to Donald Asher discuss the ways reduce the cost of graduate school and hear tips for better preparing for the future after graduation.

    How to Prepare for Grad School (Underclassmen Only)
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 26
    Student Union Building
    Activities Room
    Thinking about graduate school? Come and learn about how you should be preparing for your upcoming future.
  • Study Abroad Fair

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Sept. 13
    Student Union Building Activities Room 3200

    Students interested in learning more about study abroad opportunities at Truman are encouraged to attend. Free snacks, as well as a raffle, will be provided.

  • Peace Corps Informational Session

    The Peace Corps is currently seeking applicants from Truman to fill assignment areas in 2013.

    Peace Corps volunteers help communities in need, gain valuable cross-cultural skills and become a citizen of the world.  Learn more and visit with a representative.

    Information Table
    Sept. 18
    10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Main Floor

    Information Session
    Sept. 18
    6–8 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall
    Little Theater

  • Career Center Open House

    3-5 p.m.
    Sept. 21
    Student Union Building 3100

    Come visit the Career Center to learn about its programs, events and services. Get free prizes and enter to win a $50 gift card to the Truman Bookstore.
  • On-Campus Interview Schedule

    St. Louis and Kansas City
    Sept. 14
    Sept. 17
    Rubin Brown
    Preview session – 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Student Union Building 3201
    Interview – Sept. 18

    Preview session – 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 Student Union Building 3100
    Interview – Sept. 18

    Interview – Sept. 21
    Ernst & Young
    Preview session – 6-8 p.m. Sept. 24 Kirksville Country Club
    Interviews – Sept. 25

    Sept. 26
    Preview session – 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 Student Union Building Georgian Room
    Interview – Sept. 27

    Sept. 28     

    Emerson Electric
    Sept. 28        

    Mueller Prost
    Info Sessions – Sept. 20 Violette Hall
    Oct. 5
    Edward Jones
    Oct. 25
    Preview Session – 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 Student Union Building 3203
    Interview – Nov. 2

    Check out career.truman.edu to find out more about each employer and to learn about the application process.

  • Suicide Prevention Training

    Learn QPR
    Ask a Question, Save a Life.

    Sept. 14
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    One-hour sessions will be offered at:
    9:30 a.m.
    10:30 a.m.
    11:30 a.m.
    12:30 p.m.
    1:30 p.m.
    2:30 p.m.

    Participants may choose from one of the six times offered. Sponsored by University Counseling Services, the Student Health Center and Residence Life.

  • Couch to 5K Training

    Six-week program to work from walking to running 5K. Starts Sept. 10.

    Guided workouts at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Runners will meet in the Student Recreation Center lobby at this time.

    A detailed training plan will build up to the Bulldog 5K, Oct. 20 and workouts will also be posted online at recreation.truman.edu/Couch%20to%205K.asp.

    The only optional cost will be the entrance fee for the 5K Race. Contact Staci Latham at slatham@truman.edu for more information.
  • Advisors Needed

    The Center for Student Involvement is looking for faculty and staff members to serve as advisors for a number of student organizations that are either without a current advisor or whose advisor will be retiring soon. An interest form is available at csi.truman.edu/advisors.asp.
  • Vote 2012

    Voter Registration
    Tables on the Mall
    Oct. 1-5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Presidential Debate Watch Parties
    Oct. 3, HUB
    Oct. 16, 22  SUB Down Under

    Election Night Results Party
    Nov. 6, HUB
    Food and drinks provided.

  • Dog Tag Discount Cards

    The Bulldog football team is selling discount cards that may be utilized year round at more than 30 local businesses. Dog Tags may be purchased for $10 in the Athletics Office in Pershing Building, from any member of the football team or in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.
  • Faculty and Staff Parking Decals for 2012-2014

    Faculty and Staff need to renew their Truman parking decals. They may register their vehicle via TruView.
  • Student Models Needed for MDHE Publications

    The Missouri Department of Higher Education is looking for Missouri college students to grace the covers of its publications. Selected students will participate in a group session with a professional photographer in Columbia, Mo. Students’ photographs and bios will be featured on MDHE publications for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years and other marketing efforts. All interested students should send an email by Sept. 21 to amanda.brown@dhe.mo.gov.

    Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. International students are welcome to apply, however, the MDHE is fully aware they may not be eligible for compensation. High school seniors that will be attending a Missouri postsecondary institution in the fall of 2013 may also apply. A digital photo, taken within the last three months, should be attached to the email. The MDHE will accept clear photographs from professional or amateur photographers. Selected students will be notified of the time and place to meet and compensated $100 for their time. All participants will also be provided their own individual shots in a digital format.

    In the email, students should include the following information: name, school address, home address, phone, email, height, age, school attending, major and school activities/hobbies.
  • Truman Spirit Shirts

    A limited number of small, medium and 2XL spirit shirts are
    available for $5 in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.

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  • City of Kirksville Notifications

    Sign up for the City of Kirksville Notifications and get important information sent as text messages and emails directly to your mobile phone, wireless PDA or pager.

    City News and Announcements
    Parks and Rec Information
    Public Safety

    To set up the notification system and select what messages to receive, click here.
  • Fellowship Deadlines

    The following are 2012 campus deadlines for several nationally competitive fellowships:

    Rhodes: Sept. 14
    Fulbright: Sept. 18
    Gates Cambridge: Sept. 24
    Goldwater: Oct. 15

    Students interested in any of these fellowships should contact Maria Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu.
    For further information, visit gradstudies.truman.edu/fellowships.asp.
  • 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.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    Activity: Baggo
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 6
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Sept. 10

    Activity: Golf Scramble
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 5
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Sept. 12

    Activity: Flag Football
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 11
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 17

    Activity: Co-Rec Flag Football
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 11
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 17

    Activity: Softball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Sept. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 22-23

    Activity: Co-Rec Softball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 14
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 22-23

    Activity: Kickball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Sept. 25
    Captains’ Meeting: Aug. 30
    Play Begins: Sept. 29-30

    Activity: Tennis (singles/doubles)
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 3
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 8

    Activity: Bulldog 5K Run*
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 20
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 20
    * Register through the Advancement Office.

    Activity: Indoor Soccer
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 15
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Oct. 22

    Activity: Co-Rec Indoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 15
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Oct. 22

    Activity: Shootout Night
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Oct. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 22

    Activity: Table Tennis (doubles)
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 24
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Oct. 27

    Activity: 3v3 Indoor Basketball
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 24
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Oct. 29

    Activity: Pickleball (doubles)
    Division: Open/Org/Greek
    Deadline: Oct. 31
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Nov. 5

    Activity: Texas Hold’em Poker
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 8
    Captains’ Meeting: N/A
    Play Begins: Nov. 12

    Activity: Co-Rec Floor Hockey
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Nov. 28

    All information, rules and registration requirements are online at recreation.truman.edu/intramuralrec.asp, or contact the Intramural Office at 660.785.4467. Captains' meeting is at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
  • Stay Updated with the Truman Mobile App

    Truman Mobile allows users to follow the latest University news and events. Students can check their grades and class schedule, find an available computer and much more. Visitors can also use it to navigate the campus. Truman Mobile works with iOS and Android devices and is available for free on Amazon and the Google Play Store. To download installation instructions, visit m.truman.edu/app/docs.


  • Notables

    “Clockwork,” the original composition by Warren Gooch, is now available from PARMA Recordings, Inc. The piece was recorded and performed by the Slovak Radio Orchestra under the direction of Robert Black.

    Reina Koyano, an art major at the University, had her work published in Creative Quarterly, Issue No. 27. The issue is available online at cqjournal.com/currentissue.html.

    Huping Ling, professor of history, has been named as the series editor for Rutgers University Press’ new book series “Asian American Studies Today.” She has also been invited by Susquehanna University to give a public lecture “Rise of China and Chinese Americans” on Sept. 25.

    Terry Palmer, professor of psychology, and 2007 alumna Ashley Ramsey had their article, “The Function of Consciousness in Multisensory Integration,” accepted for publication in The Journal of Cognition.

    Kelly Winsco, assistant professor of agriculture, recently received the College of Agriculture and Life Science Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching from Texas A&M University. This honor, which is awarded to only one graduate instructor in the College, recognizes Kelly’s accomplishments as a graduate teaching assistant while at the University.


  • Notes

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 785.6036 for more information.

    Alpha Phi Omega will hold a Bake Sale
    Sept. 11-14.  Tables will be set up in the Magruder Hall cyber café, Violette Hall and McClain Hall from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day.

    The United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri will have a kickoff luncheon
    at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Cost is $15 per person. For additional information, email adairunitedway@cableone.net.

    The KTRM program “Mike’s Mic,” hosted by Mike White, will feature prominent voice actor Rob Paulsen
    from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 13. Paulsen is known for many voices, including Pinky on “Pinky and the Brain” and “Animaniacs,” Yakko Warner on “Animaniacs,” Carl Wheezer on “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” and the movie “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” Raphael on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Stanley Ipkiss and The Mask in “The Mask,” as well as several other roles.

    Truman Student Chantell Johnson will present “Education, Entertainment, Exercise, Eating: Honest tips to navigate a healthy lifestyle at Truman State University.” The event is at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 in Violette Hall 1000 and will be filmed for television. Attendees are required to arrive 15 minuets early to sign a mandatory release form. Tickets, and more information, are available at the Multicultural Affairs Center located in the Adair Building. For more information call 660.785.4142.

    Jillian Anthony, Campus Recruiter for The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, will be on campus Sept. 19.
    Join Anthony and the Truman in Washington Program for an information meeting to discuss internship opportunities in the D.C. area at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 the Student Union Building Room 3202. Past D.C. interns will be in attendance to share their own experiences and answer questions, as well. For more information, visit the Truman in Washington Program website at twp.truman.edu. Contact Jay Self at selfjw@truman.edu with any questions regarding the Truman in Washington Program.

    The University will be conducting a public auction
    of surplus property at 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at Dulaney-Baldwin Building No. 4 located at Hwy 63 South and LaHarpe Street.

    The Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium
    will take place 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29 on the A.T. Still University campus. More information can be found at atsu.edu/research/conferences_seminars.

    Reslife will host Octoberfest
    from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5 on the Mall. Stop by for fun, food, root beer and live performances.

    A schedule of this week’s Truman Athletics events
    can be found here.