Vol. 17, No. 5 - Sept. 24, 2012


  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band Opens 2012-2013 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will kickoff its 2012-2013 season with a performance by Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    PHJB has performed on the Truman campus several times and past performances have always brought members of the audience to their feet. The band is known for its mission to carry on the traditions of New Orleans Jazz. They have toured globally, playing at major venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center and even performing for British Royalty and the King of Thailand. Currently, the band is under the leadership of director Ben Jaffe, son of Allen and Sandra Jaffe, who founded PHJB in 1961. The Jaffes were inspired to name the band after the esteemed and historically rich music venue Preservation Hall, located in the center of the French Quarter.

    Tickets are available Sept. 25. Students may pick up their free ticket at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may get their free tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building. General admission tickets cost $7 and are available at the Truman Cashiers Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. Tickets may also be purchased online at lyceum.truman.edu.

    2012-2013 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Schedule of Events:

    Ben Mezrich
    8:15 p.m.
    Nov. 2
    Presented by the Student Activities Board

    Tonic Sol-fa
    Holiday Concert
    Nov. 26

    Biloxi Blues
    Montana Repertory Theatre
    Feb. 20

    Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
    March 27

    Mara Liasson
    8 p.m.
    April 13
    Presented by the Holman Family Distinguished Speaker Series

    Note: All Kohlenberg Lyceum Series performances will take place in Baldwin Auditorium and will begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

  • Nursing Receives $150,000 Grant Award

    Gov. Jay Nixon was on campus Sept. 20 to announce a $150,000 grant award for Truman’s Department of Nursing to expand instructional and course offerings.
    The grant, which is funded by the Caring for Missourians initiative, will provide Truman with the resources necessary to graduate at least 10-15 additional nursing students. Plans include launching three entry-level courses online to help transferring student’s transition into the accelerated (second baccalaureate degree) BSN program and increasing clinical sites and partnerships.

    While visiting campus Gov. Nixon was able to tour the nursing simulation center and visit briefly with some Truman nursing students working in the center.

    Grants were awarded by the Missouri State Board of Nursing on a competitive basis to seven of Missouri’s public and private universities, with only Truman and the University of Missouri, Columbia, receiving the max grant allotments.

    The grant was one of more than $1 million in grants given out by the state of Missouri this year. It is supported by funds collected by the Missouri State Board of Nursing from nursing licensing fees. Caring for Missourians was launched in 2009 to provide funds for Missouri’s public intuitions to educate larger numbers of students interested in health careers.
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    Gov. Jay Nixon tours the nursing simulation center in the Health Sciences Building Sept. 20. Nixon was on campus to announce a $150,000 grant award for Truman’s Department of Nursing to expand instructional and course offerings.
  • Informational Meeting Scheduled for Unique Truman Missouri Government Internship

    Students interested in finding out more about Truman’s unique Missouri Government Internship Program need to attend the upcoming information meeting scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.
    The full-time internship offers a hands-on opportunity for students to intern at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., with a public official, legislator or state agency during the Spring 2013 semester. The program provides students an inside look at state government and the political process.

    Interns receive a stipend of $2,500 and up to 15 hours of credit. Duties may vary based on each individual public official, however, typical duties include attending meetings and making reports, communicating with constituents, doing office and computer work, conducting research, assisting with committee hearings, writing speeches, editing printed materials, tracking and summarizing legislation and being on call to help with projects.

    Students wishing to participate in the program are required to have a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit, a minimum of two semesters of residence at Truman, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and divisional approval.

    No special coursework is required prior to the internship and all majors are encouraged to apply for the internship. Successful applicants will be of sound character and possess qualities that reflect positively upon themselves and the University.

    Applications are available online at career.truman.edu/Internships/mogovBrochure.asp.

    For more information, contact Candy Young, professor of political science, at cyoung@truman.edu or Heidi Templeton at heidi@truman.edu.
  • Hip Hop Artist B.o.B to Perform

    This year’s SAB Fall Concert will feature popular recording artist B.o.B. at 9 p.m. Oct. 26 in Pershing Arena.
    Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B., is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and producer. He has been nominated for 12 awards in the past two years, and was the recipient of the Teen Choice Award and Soul Train Award in 2010.  

    B.o.B.’s best known singles “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes” and “Magic” have all reached top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. More than one third of the Truman population voted in SAB’s Big Entertainment Survey to bring B.o.B. to campus.

    Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. The event is $5 for students, $15 for staff and $20 for general admission. Tickets will go on sale to students starting Oct. 1 and faculty and general admission tickets will be available Oct. 8.
  • Detours Conducting Biannual Photo Contest

    Detours Magazine is accepting entries for their biannual photo competition themed “Angles and Curves,” which is open to all amateur photographers.

    Entries are limited to three submissions per photographer and should be submitted along with name, contact information, location of the photo and a short caption.

    Submissions should be mailed to Detours Magazine, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, Mo. 63501, or sent to photos@detoursmagazine.com by Oct. 5.

    Two winners will be chosen, as well as honorable mentions. The Detours staff will pick one winner while the other will be chosen by popular vote on Detours’ Facebook page. Both will be featured in the Winter 2011 issue.

    Detours Magazine is a biannual travel magazine produced by students of Truman State University. It highlights attractions, regional businesses, restaurants, shopping and more to visit in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

    Recently, Detours began including travel-related how-tos, Q&As, travel tips and more. Detours received the Mark of Excellence Award for “Best Student Magazine” in March 2012 and also the Apple Award for “Best General Interest Magazine” by the College Media Advisers in March 2010.
  • Ling Named Scholar Chair Professor in China

    The Chinese Ministry of Education has selected Huping Ling, professor of history, as a Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor.

    The new Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor program began in 2012. It is designed to select the most accomplished scholars in the world to help internationalize China’s higher education and research.

    The program awards only 50 prominent scholars overseas annually to teach and conduct research with eminent Chinese scholars at selected institutions of higher education.

    Ling’s chair professorship is associated with Wuhan Theoretical Research Center of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the School of History and Cultural Studies at the China Central Normal University.

    During her tenure, academic years 2012-2015, Ling will work jointly with prominent Chinese scholars, conduct research on Chinese overseas studies, give public lectures at conferences and universities, launch cutting-edge research projects, initiate new research institutions and programs, teach courses in Asian American studies and supervise doctoral dissertations.

    Ling’s chair professorship will spread Truman’s name in China and help recruit Chinese students. The position will not impact her teaching schedule as she will only work in China during the winter and summer breaks.
  • Center for International Education Offers New Student-Based Resource

    Four students will join the Center for International Education to serve as student ambassadors for the Fall 2012 semester.
    Ambassadors Dylan Zielonko, Briana Bonner, Kelsey Boeding and Julianne Bauer, who each have previous experience studying abroad, will act as resources and mentors for other students who are considering, or have previously participated in, international education programs.

    The main task for this fall’s student ambassadors will be to re-establish and oversee Truman’s study abroad club. This club is intended to connect people both involved and/or interested in studying abroad by offering its members the chance to meet former international students willing to share their experiences, providing students returning from abroad aid in their adjustment to possible culture shock and providing a network of current Truman students willing to help international students adjust to university and American culture.

    Ambassadors will work on their choice of personal projects meant to promote international education throughout the semester. Tentative ambassador projects include working to revamp and maintain Truman’s Study Abroad Facebook page, giving country presentations, one-on-one peer advising with students considering study abroad, compiling a study abroad guide to feature helpful information for planning the trip and creating a Truman Study Abroad Twitter account.

    Truman offers study abroad opportunities in more than 50 countries. The international education program was recognized in the “Study Abroad” section of U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of “Best Colleges” for having high numbers of students studying abroad among top master’s universities.


  • 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 ways to 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.
  • On-Campus Interview Schedule

    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.

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  • Vote 2012

    Voter Registration
    Tables in the Student Union Building,
    Main Floor
    Oct. 1-5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Presidential Debate Watch Parties
    Oct. 3, HUB
    Oct. 16, 22  TV Lounge,
    First Floor SUB

    Election Night Results Party
    Nov. 6, HUB
    Food and drinks provided.
  • Sleep Awareness Week

    Sept. 24-28

    Sept. 24
    Sheep on the Quad
    12-3 p.m.

    Sept. 25
    Yoga on the Quad 12-3 p.m.

    Sept. 26
    Pajama Day
    Hammocks on the Quad
    12-3 p.m.

    Peace Meditation
    5-6 p.m. Baldwin Hall 251.

    Sept. 27
    Presentation by Brenda Higgins, director of University Counseling Services.
    7-8 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall Little Theater
  • Oktoberfest

    4-7 p.m.
    Oct. 5

    Stop by for fun, food, root beer and live performances.
    Sponsored by Reslife.

  • Pre-order 2012 Homecoming Apparel

    Place pre-orders by emailing homecoming@truman.edu or stopping by the CSI before 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Payment must be turned in up front in the form of cash or check. Apparel can also be purchased via the homecoming online store at homecoming.truman.edu/store/ until Oct. 17.

    2012 Apparel Options
    $5 T-Shirts
    (Abergine, Antique Irish Green, Antique Sapphire, Gold, Antique Orange, Antique Cherry Red)

    $10 Long Sleeve T-Shirt
    (Dark Heather)

    $15 Hoodie

    $20 ¼ Zip Sweatshirt
    2012 Apparel Table Sales will begin Oct. 8 in the Student Union Building.

    2011 Homecoming Apparel Blowout Sale still on! Hoodies are $12 and long sleeved t-shirts are only $5. Limited quantities available; first come, first serve. Stop by the CSI to purchase, or go to homecoming.truman.edu/store to buy online.

  • McNair Program Informational Meetings

    3 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Building Conference Room 3000

    3:30 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    The Oct. 4 meeting will focus on STEM majors, but students from any major are welcome to attend.

    For more information, visit mcnair.truman.edu.
  • ROTC Change of Command Ceremony

    Lt. Col. James L. Tenpenny will relinquish command to
    Lt. Col. Steven A. Peterson.

    10:30 a.m.
    Oct. 18
    Student Union Building
    Activities Room

    Reception to follow
    RSVP by Oct. 10 to 785.7658 or ssweet@truman.edu

  • Sigma Alpha Haunted Corn Maze

    Oct. 25
    7-10 p.m.

    Oct. 26
     8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Oct. 27
     8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Located at the University Farm,  1816 W. LaHarpe. Go go west on LaHarpe until reaching Boundary Rd., the farm is straight ahead.

    Admission is $3 for Truman students with an ID and $5 for general admission. Oct. 25 receive $1 off with a canned food item.

    Oct. 28 is kids day from 1-3 p.m. Bring kids for a fun walk through the maze. There will be treats, as well as arts crafts. Admission is $3 per child.

    For more information, email arl5816@truman.edu.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Encouraging discovery...

    Need to find a “one-stop” directory of useful information sources in almost any discipline? Start with the Library’s SubjectsPlus page to select from many discipline and interdisciplinary areas (e.g. Women’s Studies, African American Studies) to locate good starting points for research. Find the most relevant databases, online subject encyclopedias and other information such as free and reliable websites.
    When you don’t know where to start, go to SubjectsPlus at library.truman.edu/subsplus/subjects/.
  • 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.

    HotelsCheap is offering a need based $2,500 scholarship. To find out more about this scholarship, visit hotelscheap.org/scholarship. Deadline for entry is Oct. 15.

    CableTV is taking haiku submissions to be entered for their $1,000 scholarship. More information is available www.cabletv.com/scholarship. Deadline to enter is Oct. 31.  

    The Foreclosure.com 2012 Scholarship Program
    is available to currently enrolled undergraduate students. 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.

    will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships to two deserving students. CustomMade is a marketplace that allows users to commission custom projects from more than 3,000 independent makers. CustomMade would like to know what students think the benefits are of buying custom products from local artisans. To find out how to apply for these scholarships, go to custommade.com/scholarships. Deadline for submission is Dec. 15.

    Applications for Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships are now available at www.hy-vee.com under company info. Forty $1,000 scholarships will be given out to high school seniors and 40 $1,000 scholarships will be given to college students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Applicants: must have been employed at a Hy-Vee location after June 1, 2012; must be classified as a full-time student in their freshman, sophomore or junior year during time of application process; must be classified as a full-time sophomore, junior or senior at the time funds are disbursed. Deadline for application is Feb. 10, 2013.

    Comcast is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to one deserving student. To apply, students must write at least a 750-word essay on the topic “Why is reality television so popular, and how has it impacted the viewing public?” Go to comcastoffer.net/scholarship.html for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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' meetings are at 4:30 p.m. in the SRC Conference Room.
  • 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.
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  • Notables

    Marc Rice, professor of musicology, will present his paper “C’mon, Get Out Bashar:” YouTube, Rap, and the Arab Spring” at the National Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in New Orleans in November. Rice’s work focuses on the use of rap videos and YouTube to inspire and organize the youth movement against oppression in Tunisia, Syria and Libya. This meeting will take place in conjunction with the National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, with more than 1,000 musicologists in attendance.


  • Notes

    SafeZone training will be available to faculty and staff at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The program will inform participants on how to help create a safer environment for LGBT students on the Truman campus. For more information contact Joe Hamilton at hamilton@truman.edu or visit safezone.truman.edu.

    The Mostly Live Composers Society will present its 2012 Fall Composers Showcase concert at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The 50-minute program will involve premiere performances of a variety of musical works by student composers, which will include music for voices, various instruments and electronics. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public. Everyone in attendance will receive a free concert program. The Mostly Live Composers Society is a student chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc.

    The University Theatre Department will perform “Rebel Voices”
    at 8 p.m. Sept. 26-29 in the James G. Severns Theatre, located in Ophelia Parrish. Immediately following the opening night performance Sept. 26, Rob Urbinati, the playwright, will host a question and answer session in the theatre. A reception with refreshments will be offered in the Ophelia Parrish lobby. Tickets are available in the Ophelia Parrish Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Amber Johnson, professor and chair of anthropology, will give a short talk about the archaeology of Northeast Missouri
    at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Ruth W. Towne Museum. The talk will focus on the basic pattern of culture change in this region and why it differs from surrounding regions. There will be a brief meeting for anyone interested in becoming a member of the newly founded Northeast Missouri chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society immediately following the talk.

    Up Till Dawn: Survivor’s Journey, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    The Service Board will host and informational meeting
    at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Student Union Building 3203. The Service Board is committed to civic engagement and global citizenship through service and funding the community service of individuals and student organizations. Those interested in applying to become a new member for the 2012-2013 academic year can locate an application online at serviceboard.truman.edu or email their application to serviceboard.tsu@gmail.com.

    The Truman Art Gallery will host a public reception for “Handed On: New Works by Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen”
    at 6 p.m. Oct. 2. The event is free and open to the public.

    Cookies and Cognitive Science takes place at 6 p.m., Oct. 3 in Violette Hall 1200. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an informational meeting on Truman’s new Cognitive Science minor. At the meeting participants can learn more about the cognitive science discipline, find out which classes count towards the minor, meet some of the faculty, staff and students involved with the minor and enjoy complimentary cookies.

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