Vol. 17, No. 6 - Oct. 1, 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.

    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.
  • 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 Ralph Cupelli at rcupelli@truman.edu.
  • Hip Hop Artist B.o.B to Perform - Student Tickets Available Oct. 1

    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.
  • Music Festival Includes Original Works

    The 2012 New Music Festival will offer the public a chance to hear the debut performances of original musical works at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.
    The festival will feature two concerts. Both concerts will include performances of new works by award-winning guest composer Steven Snowden, Truman composers and other contemporary composers.

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    Steven Snowden

    The Oct. 25 performance will showcase Snowden’s newest composition “Tacoma Narrows” at 7:30 p.m. The piece was specially commissioned solely for the festival by Truman’s chapters of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota. Inspired by a bridge collapse, “Tacoma Narrows” demonstrates a variety of percussion performance techniques and is intended to have both an aural and visual impact. In addition to the premiere performance, a variety of new instrumental and choral music will be presented by several of Truman’s large ensembles.

    The final day of the festival will include chamber music by Truman and outside composers as well as more music by Snowden.

    Snowden is known for composing electronic, multimedia, dance and acoustic music. He is co-founder and director of the Fast Forward Austin new music organization and the 2012 Truman State-MACRO Composition Competition.

    These events are free to the public. For further information, contact Warren Gooch at wgooch@truman.edu or 660.785.4429.

    Additional information on the Music Department’s guest composer is available at stevensnowden.com.
  • Applications Begin for National Truman Scholarship

    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has announced the opening of this year’s application cycle for its competitive national scholarship.

    The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service, and to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

    Last year Truman student Connor Stangler, an English and history double major, was awarded a national competitive scholarship of up to $30,000 from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

    Approximately 60-65 scholarships are awarded annually. For more information, visit truman.gov. The campus deadline is Dec. 3.

  • Dress Sale Supports American Cancer Society

    Tau Lambda Sigma (TLS) is hosting its semiannual dress sale Oct. 3. The sale will take place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A.

    This is the fourth semester that TLS has conducted a dress drive. A former TLS fundraising chair proposed the idea as a way to raise money for the organization’s philanthropy supporting the American Cancer Society. The organization has set a standing goal of raising $2,000 each year for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

    Formal dresses are priced between $1-25. Two years after its establishment, the dress sale continues to experience significant increases in campus awareness, according to Tricia Piccirillo, TLS fundraising chair.  

    “About 20-30 [TLS members] work together in different ways through donations, advertising and working at the event itself to make the dress sale a success,” Piccirillo said.

    Donations can still be made by contacting Piccirillo at tlp6622@truman.edu.  

  • Foundation Scholarships Open to Students

    Students interested in applying for the University’s Spring 2013 Foundation scholarships are encouraged to do so by 12 a.m. Nov. 1.

    Applications can be accessed online at secure.truman.edu/isupport-s/. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2012-2013. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Following its establishment in 1980, the Truman Foundation has worked to provide opportunities for thousands of alumni and friends to provide financial aid to current students through scholarship allotments. Visit the Foundation scholarship website at secure.truman.edu/isupport-s/masterlist.asp for more information regarding individual scholarship requirements.
  • ITS Offers Banner Forms Training to Acclimate Users with the System

    This fall Information Technology Services will offer monthly Banner training on “Banner Navigation Basics and Review” and “Running Reports in Banner” to all students, staff and faculty.
    The navigation class is a review of the basics of accessing platforms in Banner, along with tips and tricks to using various forms and types while searching for information.

    The reports class concentrates on the running and processing of report data into usable electronic format. This includes hands-on report running and importing delimited data into Excel.

    Both classes are appropriate as an introduction for new users and a refresher for the occasional user.

    To register for the classes, login to eventmanager.truman.edu and select “View Events or Register for an Event.” From there, choose  “Department is” from the drop down menu, “Information Technology Services” and complete by clicking “search.”

  • Fellowship Offers Path to Foreign Services Careers

    The Pickering Fellowship is seeking highly motivated and academically excellent college juniors and graduating seniors or college graduates who have an interest in pursuing a foreign service career in the U.S. Department of State.

    The program provides up to $40,000 per year for academic expenses and offers two options. The Undergraduate Fellowship covers the last year of undergraduate study and first year of graduate study, while the Graduate Fellowship funds the first and second year of graduate study. Both fellowships include two paid State Department summer internships, domestic and abroad, and access to the Pickering Fellows network.

    Requirements include a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale) as well as United States citizenship. In order to apply as an undergraduate, students must achieve the equivalent of college junior status. Graduate applicants must be entering a two-year terminal master’s degree program in the fall of the fellowship year.

    Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the programs honor revered career ambassador Thomas R. Pickering. The goal of the programs is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the foreign service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply to one of the two programs.

    The Pickering Fellowship is part of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which works to offer programs that cultivate talent and drive change in the nation’s high-need fields.

    Applications can be accessed online at woodrow.org/Pickering. The Graduate Fellowship submission deadline is Jan. 21, 2013 with all supporting documents due by Jan. 28, 2013. The Undergraduate Fellowship Application deadline is Feb. 7, 2013 with supporting documents due by Feb. 18, 2013.
  • Students Eligible for $10,000 in Grants from Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award

    Students of any major with innovative ideas about future investment tactics are encouraged to apply for the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award by Dec. 3.

    The 2012 topic of interest focuses on Generation Y, those born between 1977-1995, and its representation as the next generation of potential investors for financial services firms.

    The essay should examine which types of strategies, technologies or influences are likely to move Generation Y from a generation of consumers to a generation of investors.  

    Grants will be awarded in the amounts of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 for first, second and third place respectively. Truman has been invited to submit up to three papers for consideration in the evaluation process.

    The award is sponsored by DST Systems, Inc., of Kansas City. Papers may be submitted for review to Lana Dowell at ldowell@truman.edu.  


  • Alpha Chi Sigma Tie-Dye

    6-9 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    Magruder Hall 1025

    Purchase a shirt for $5 or bring any other materials to tie-dye. 
  • Oktoberfest

    4-7 p.m.
    Oct. 5

    Stop by for fun, food, root beer and live performances.
    Sponsored by Reslife.
  • Detours Photo Contest

    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.

  • Apply for the University Conduct Board

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards (OCCS) is seeking motivated students to serve as student affiliates on the University Conduct Board.

    The University Conduct Board hears cases of alleged misconduct to determine whether a student or student organization’s behavior violates the Student Conduct Code, and if a violation is found, the imposition of sanctions.

    The board is comprised of faculty, staff and student members. Student members would be expected to serve on the board for various hearings each semester as well as participating in various social justice and civic projects on campus.

    The term of appointment is two years, therefore the OCCS is seeking sophomores or freshmen. This is a great opportunity for students to serve the University and improve their resumes.

    The application to serve as a student member may be found at conduct.truman.edu. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Student Union Building Room 1110.
  • 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
  • Vote 2012

    Voter Registration Tables in the SUB
    Oct. 1-5
    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Presidential Debate Watch Parties
    Oct. 3, SUB HUB

    Oct. 16, 22  TV Lounge, First Floor SUB

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

    Stop by one of the locations listed below to have
    your resume critiqued before Career Week.

    Oct. 17
    Pershing Building
    12-4 p.m.

    Oct. 18
    Violette Hall
    11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Oct. 19
    Magruder Hall
    10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Career Week

    Oct. 22
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Main Level        
    Stop by to get your resume critiqued before the Career Expo.

    Immigration/Employment Options After Student Status
    6-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Alumni Room
    Arthur Serratelli, an immigration lawyer, will be discussing U.S. employment and applying for a green card as well as interviewing for a job with American employers.    

    Oct. 23
    S.C.O.R.E Mock Interviews
    9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3100

    Etiquette Dinner
    5-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Alumni Room
    Learn how to use proper etiquette during a formal dinner.
    Vegetarian option available.
    Limited spaces – Pre-register online or at the Career Center (SUB 3100)
    Cost: $15

    Leigh Perkins, UMB Financial Session (Session Title TBA)
    7:15-8:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Ending Homelessness – A Model that Works
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3203
    Learn about Community LINC, a nonprofit organization in Kansas City. Their mission is to end homelessness, impact poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families they serve. They will also talk about opportunities they have for students.

    Cerner Information Session
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3202
    Oct. 24
    Career Expo
    12-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    “I Went to the Career Fair Today –Now What?”
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3202
    Grimco will be giving a presentation about what happens on the employer side at Career Fairs, how to follow up with companies, what students can do to research, preparations for on-campus interviews the following day, and typical interview processes for companies.

    Target Information Session
    7-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3203

    Oct. 25
    Employer Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Student Union Building
    Companies interviewing: Aflac, Anderson Pest Solutions, Cerner, Cintas, Commerce Bank, Edward Jones, Grimco, Monsanto, Pepsico, Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc., RR Donnelley, Swank Motions Pictures Inc., Target, UHY Advisors.  

    Check out career.truman.edu to find out more about Career Week.

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  • On-Campus Interview Schedule

    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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  • Homecoming Apparel

    Did you miss Homecoming Apparel pre-orders? Get your apparel by going to homecoming.truman.edu/store, or stop by the tables in the Student Union Building from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-19.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Encouraging discovery...


    The Academic Complete Collection from ebrary offers online, full-text access to more than 70,000 electronic books in all academic subject areas. Titles can be found by searching the library catalog. When viewing a title in the catalog, just click on the link provided to access the e-book.

    Once in ebrary, a personal bookshelf can be created in order to save items, take notes and organize research. ebrary can only be accessed through the Truman network. Call 660.785.405 with any questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    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.


  • Notables

    Muhammed Asadi, visiting assistant professor of sociology, just released his paper entitled “Capitalism’s Social Graveyard” published in the Journal of  International Critical Thought 2(3): 340-348.

    Amber Johnson, professor of anthropology, travelled to the University of Connecticut in mid-September with alumnus Rudy Cesaretti (SOAN ’12) to participate in a microworkshop on modeling prehistoric and historic agrarian carrying capacity.


  • Notes

    The Service Board will host a new member informational meeting at 5 p.m. Oct. 1 in Student Union Building Room 3202. The organization is committed to civic engagement and global citizenship through service and funding the community service of individuals and student groups. Those interested in joining can locate an application at serviceboard.truman.edu or send an email 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.

    Women’s Club Lacrosse will sponsor Puppies and Puppy Chow on the Quad from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Proceeds benefit the Adair County Humane Society.

    The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in Magruder Hall 1000. Nicola Bowler of Iowa State University will present “Electromagnetic Sensing for Nondestructive Materials Characterization.” This is an intermediate level presentation. Snacks will be provided.

    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.  

    The Faculty Forum will continue at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building. Chad Mohler, professor of philosophy and religion, will present “If you can’t trust your friends…: What to believe when your peers disagree with you.”

    African Students’ Association will host a Henna Fundraiser
    Oct. 5 on the Quad.

    The Student Activities Board will host a drive-in movie
    7-11 p.m. Oct. 5 on the Quad. The movies “Brave” and “Ted” will be featured at the showing. “Brave” will be shown at 7 p.m. and “Ted” at 9 p.m. Free popcorn and soda will be provided to those who attend.

    The Sixth Faculty Research Conference will take place from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. For the complete schedule, check the University Master Calendar at calendar.truman.edu.

    Brian Kubin, assistant professor of music, will be the principal player during the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association’s first performance at 3 p.m. Oct. 7. The concert, taking placing at Quincy Junior High’s Morrison Theater, will feature a new composition, “Swallows in the Window,” by local composer William Camphouse. Admission is free with a Truman ID.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meetin
    g at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 660.785.6036 for more information.

    Windfall is sponsoring Truman’s Own Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
    . Compose just one sentence that would be the opening sentence to the world’s worst novel. Entries must be original and consist of a single sentence. Limit three entries per person. Open only to Truman students. Submit entries to windfall@truman.edu by Oct. 15. Visit bulwer-lytton.com/ for inspiration. The winner will be announced during the Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading Oct. 30.

    Windfall will host a Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    Wreck Check is a new mobile application that provides an accident checklist. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, the app is available at insurance.mo.gov.

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