Vol. 17 No. 7 - Oct. 8, 2012


  • Twins Build Their Truman Experience Together

    Not many college-level sports teams can boast two athletes who share practically everything—whether in competition or outside of athletics. Enter twin sisters and senior cross-country runners Cindy and Karen Grauel, who have been running and studying together for their last four years at Truman. 

    Cindy and Karen were originally inspired to come to Truman by their older sister Stephanie, who was studying in Truman’s nursing program at the time. While making their decision the Grauels considered several factors. Originally from Macon, Mo., where they ran track and field together, Cindy and Karen were looking for a university where they would have relatively close access to home, but could still continue to compete.

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    Karen and Cindy Grauel

    “We knew from the beginning that we wanted to run in college and Truman helped make that dream happen,” Cindy said.

    The sisters spend a large portion of their time at Truman together, and have learned how to leverage their relationship to more positively impact their athletic and academic performance. They are both currently working to complete their final year of study in the Justice Systems Department.

    “We share the same passion and work ethic for training and competing and are interested in the same things, from our majors and minors to video games,” Karen said.

    Their ideal plan for the future includes the possibility of entering a career where they can apply their competitive, yet cooperative dynamic to the workplace.

    As athletes, the key to Grauel sisters’ success lies not only in their friendly rivalry with one another, but also the close bonds they have established with their cross-country teammates. Cindy acknowledges that her and Karen’s close connection as siblings could have an affect on team dynamics. However, she believes that the team is stronger as a whole because the team is so accepting and familiar with her and Karen working together.

    “They are such an amazing group of girls and I can’t imagine either of us doing this sport without them,” Cindy said.

    Cross-country’s regular season concludes at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 in Joplin, Mo., at the 2012 MIAA Women’s Cross-Country Regional Championships. This will be Karen and Cindy’s last official meet running together as Truman cross-country teammates. Seven individuals from each team are able to participate in the Regional Meet. Depending on individual and team performance, the top three teams and next two individuals advance to the National Meet. For a full listing of women’s cross-country meets, visit trumanbulldogs.com/calendar.aspx.
  • Clarinet Choir to Attend Festival

    The Truman Clarinet Choir will embark on a performance tour to the 2012 Vandoren/Buffet Clarinet Ensemble Festival in Greensboro, N.C., during the midterm break.

    The Clarinet Choir was invited to be one of eight groups from around the country to perform. This represents an exciting opportunity for the ensemble to perform on a national stage and will further recruitment opportunities. During the four-day trip, the ensemble will also perform concerts at Western Illinois University, as well as two high schools in Indianapolis.

    The ensemble’s concert program will include music written by composers from around the world.

    This year’s festival will be take place Oct. 13-14 at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. It will feature keynote artist, Stanley Drucker, retired principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, as well as various recitals, master classes and vendor displays. The national festival was founded in 2005 featuring performances by more than 75 clarinet ensembles from around the world. Previous festivals have taken place in Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, Washington, Rochester, East Lansing and Los Angeles.

    The Music Department will host a pre-tour concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.
    2012 Truman Clarinet Choir

  • Agriculture Society Sigma Alpha to Host Spooky Maze Among the Cornstalks

    The University Farm’s cornfields will soon undergo a frightening transformation beginning Oct. 25 when Sigma Alpha hosts its annual Haunted Corn Maze.

    Sigma Alpha begins planning for the maze almost a year beforehand. They diagram the maze in advance and if conditions are favorable they cut the paths in the spring so that the corn will grow in the shape of the maze. Each year the maze is re-designed and given a new theme.

    Admission to the maze is $3 for Truman students with an ID and $5 for general admission. On Oct. 25, attendees will receive $1 off if they donate a canned food item. Oct. 28 is kids day from 1-3 p.m. Bring children for a fun walk through the maze with a variety of treats and crafts provided for entertainment. Admission is $3 per child.

    The maze will take place at the University Farm, located at 1816 W. LaHarpe Rd. To easily access the farm, go west on LaHarpe until reaching Boundary Rd., the farm is straight ahead. For more information contact Anna Lotts at arl5816@truman.edu.
  • Truman Represented in “5 Under 40” Nominations

    Honorees with both past and present association to the University will be recognized at this year’s Kirksville “5 Under 40” awards.

    The award, sponsored by Kirksville Young Professionals (KVYP) and KTVO, recognizes young professionals under the age 40 who have demonstrated dedication, excellence and professional development within their career field while maintaining a strong commitment to the Kirksville community.

    Nominees with affiliation to Truman are composed of: Michael Dijak, a current student recognized for his work as chairman and chief financial officer of Trumascape, LLC; Teak Nelson, of the Nursing Department; Jason Shaw of the Mathematics Department; Madeline Nash, a Reslife employee and alumna; and alumni Michelle Mollick and John Nolan.

    All contenders will be honored at the KVYP Fall Banquet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Baptist Student Union. The five recipients of Kirksville’s 2012 “5 Under 40” award will be announced at the banquet as well.

    Tickets to attend the banquet are $20 per person and include dinner. To RSVP for a seat, call Jessica Harn at the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce at 660.665.3766.

  • Aid Available for Students Interested in 2013 National Undergraduate Research Conference

    Students who wish to receive financial support from the University to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) should apply for funding by Oct. 26.

    The 27th Annual NCUR Conference will take place in La Crosse, Wis., April 11-13. Truman’s Office of Student Research (OSR) is planning to support up to 25 students. A completed application, including an abstract, should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 26. A copy of the application can be found at osr.truman.edu/ncur. Abstract guidelines can be found at www.cur.org/ncur_2013.

    The OSR will rank the applications and award travel funds to no more than 25 students. Priority will be given to senior students, students who have not previously attended NCUR and students who will not have the opportunity to present their research elsewhere except for Truman’s Student Research Conference. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been awarded funding via email no later than Nov. 6. 

    After a student has secured funding for travel to NCUR 2013, whether through the OSR or from some other source, he or she must submit their abstract to NCUR through the NCUR website by the Dec. 4 deadline. Follow directions on the OSR website to submit an abstract to NCUR.

    Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of faculty at Weber State University, and students will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted by NCUR by Jan. 22. The OSR will contact all students who have been accepted by NCUR to present at the conference in January, and will coordinate registration and travel for the entire Truman group.

    Questions or comments about the process can be directed to osr@truman.edu.

  • Middle School Students Visit University Farm

    Middle school students from Novinger, Mo., learn about biodiesel during a visit to the University Farm Oct. 1. During their field trip, the students also spent time with the equestrian team and Truman pre-veterinarian students. This field trip was sponsored by the honors fraternity Phi Kappa Phi as the first event of an ongoing service project to mentor Novinger middle schoolers.
  • Pickler Memorial Library’s Annual Book Sale to be Re-Instated Next Year

    The Library staff has announced that the upcoming Library book sale, previously planned for this fall, has been cancelled.

    The book sale is an annual campus event that many staff, students, alumni, faculty and guests look forward to at the beginning of the new academic year. However, due to lower donational materials this year, the Library did not have enough stock available to mount a strong sale.

    Next year’s book sale is scheduled for September and the Library asks community members to help make it a success by searching their bookshelves, offices and video collections for donations. Deliver donations to the Library Dean’s Office on the first floor of Pickler Memorial Library, or call 660.785.4038.
  • Guest Musician to Perform with Students

    The public will have the unique opportunity to observe four Truman music students work and perform with globally recognized clarinet composer Eric Mandat at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

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    Eric Mandat

    Mandat is known for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music. He has premiered his works at international conferences in Chicago, Stockholm, Tokyo and Vancouver and has been featured as a soloist with the Latvian National Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. Mandat is a member of the Chicago Symphony’s “MusicNOW” ensemble and the Tone Road Ramblers, an eclectic sextet specializing in improvisation and experimental music.

    As a composer, Mandat focuses on solo and chamber works for clarinet. His compositions utilize extended techniques within a framework largely influenced by jazz and traditional music of non-Western cultures. He is a recipient of the 2000, 2005 and 2009 Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Awards for composition.

    The performance is open and free to all those interested in attending.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lunch-N-Learn Series Information

    Session 1
    Welcome Session - ECAR Data and Truman Students

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Oct. 10
    Violette Hall
    ECAR is a national survey which looks at student preferences related to learning and technology. This year is the first time Truman students have participated in the survey. The national results and the results from Truman students will provide a great background for this semester’s Lunch-n-Learn series.

    Session 2
    Blogs and Wikis and Google Apps Oh My!

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Oct. 17
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    This session will discuss how blogs, wikis and related technologies can be used to foster collaboration in higher education. Learn how to work with these tools for group use or interactive projects in the on-ground, hybrid or online classroom.

    Session 3
    Social Bookmarking and Online Resource Management

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    Social bookmarking has helped teachers and students work together to create libraries of organized online resources. Learn more about social bookmarking websites and online resource management tools, and how using these sites can help organize, cite links and research sources.  

    Session 4
    Video Discussions and Feedback

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Oct. 31
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    This workshop will discuss the use of VoiceThread, a program used to take online discussions to a new level of interactivity, and EyeJot, software that provides feedback to students in a more personal way. Participate hands-on and learn how to create discussions and feedback using text, voice and video to improve online communications.

    Session 5
    Gesture-based Learning

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Nov. 7
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    This session will focus on a predicted trend coming in the near future to higher education: gesture-based learning. Ever wonder how gesture-based learning might be applicable in the classroom? Join the discussion about the possibilities of implementing Microsoft’s Kinect and Apple’s Leap Motion into the curriculum.  

    Session 6
    Open Learning Content

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Nov. 14
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    Have you been looking for copyright-free resources to enhance your curriculum? Learn about a variety of free resources available to engage students, such as TED Lectures, Merlot, Connexions, Ning, MIT OpenCourseWare eBooks and more.

    Session 7
    Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Nov. 28
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    Augmented reality, the layering of virtual information over actual locations, is becoming increasingly popular as a way to enhance one’s current perception of reality with digital information. Experience these realities firsthand.  

    Session 8
    ebrary and Films on Demand

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Dec. 5
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    This session includes a discussion about resources available at Truman’s own Pickler Memorial Library, including ebrary – full-text access to more than 70,000 electronic books in all academic subject areas, and Films on Demand – a multi-disciplinary collection of streaming videos available for use in Blackboard. Spend time perusing the available resources and learn how to add these resources to a Blackboard course shell.

    Session 9
    Fun, Free Tools for Use in Education

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Dec. 12
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    The final workshop in the series will focus on sharing additional free tools available. Amp up presentations using Prezi, stay abreast on favorite topics using StumbleUpon and much more. Join us for a fun-filled hour of sharing our favorite “freebies.” We would like to have your participation in this final session. Please share with us your ideas, or plan to take the floor for a few minutes to share your favorite “teacher technology.”

    To register to attend any of these sessions, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.

  • World’s Fair Homecoming Door Decorating Contest

    Truman faculty and staff are invited to participate in a door decorating contest in celebration of Homecoming 2012.

    General Description and Rules:

    * Registration to compete in the contest must be submitted through email to homecoming@truman.edu by 8 a.m. Oct. 15. Information must include the department/faculty/staff name and where the door is located.

    * Entries must be ready to be judged by Oct. 15. The door decorating contest will be judged by this year’s Homecoming Committee beginning at 12 p.m. Oct. 17.

    * Judges will come by throughout the week, not at any specific time.

    * Doors will be judged based on creativity, relevance to the Homecoming theme (World’s Fair), and aesthetic appeal.

    * The winner will receive a prize courtesy of the Homecoming Committee.

    * Doors may not contain live animals, perishable foods or any inappropriate images or text.

    * Door decorations must abide by all Truman policies.

    * All decorations must be the creation and work of the faculty, staff and students in each department. No professional help should be enlisted.
    All additional Homecoming information can be found at homecoming.truman.edu.

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  • Missouri Government Internship Opportunity

    Interested in doing a full-time Truman-sponsored internship? Then check out Truman’s unique Missouri Government Internship Program.

    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 with 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.

    Interviews will be conducted Oct. 22-23-24-29-30. 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.  

  • Student Recreation Center Midterm Break Hours

    Oct. 10
    6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Oct. 11
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Oct. 12
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Oct. 13

    Oct. 14
    4-7 p.m.
  • Vote 2012

    Presidential Debate Watch Parties
    Oct. 16, 22
    Student Union Building

    Election Night Results Party
    Nov. 6
    Student Union Building 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, Farmers Insurance Group, Grimco, Monsanto, Pepsico, Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc., RR Donnelley, Swank Motions Pictures Inc., Target, Total Quality Logistics, UHY Advisors.

    Be one of the first 250 students to pre-register for the Career Expo online and check in on the day of Expo to receive a free 2GB flash drive. Pre-register at career.truman.edu.

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  • On-Campus Interview Schedule


    Preview Session
    6-9 p.m. • Nov. 1
    Student Union Building 3203

    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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  • Interdisciplinary Studies Info Session

    Interdisciplinary Studies will host an information session at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Conference Room.

    The Interdisciplinary Studies major (IDSM) allows students to major in areas other than those normally offered at Truman.Former majors have included, but are not limited to, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies and Asian Studies. IDSM students start by taking IDSM 175, where they develop a plan for creating and successfully completing a major in the area of their choosing.

    More information about the major can be found at ois.truman.edu/IDSM_index.asp.
  • Become a Truman Telecounselor

    Scholarship and volunteer positions available now. Telecounselors assist high school students from their junior through their senior year by providing helpful information and advice about visiting Truman’s campus, completing the application process, understanding scholarships, making housing choices and more.

    Applications are located online at telecounseling.truman.edu, in the Office of Admission or by emailing jgraves@truman.edu. The deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Office of Admissions.
  • SAB Fall Concert

    9 p.m. • Oct. 26
    Pershing Arena
    Tickets on Sale Now

    Hip-Hop Artist B.o.B.

    Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. The event is $5 for students, $15 for faculty and staff and $20 for general admission.

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  • 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. Visit lyceum.truman.edu for more information.
  • Judicial Archives Internship

    Apply now for spring internship positions with the Judicial Archives Project on campus.  

    Student interns work alongside a state archivist processing 19th century judicial records from Northeast Missouri. Students may work for academic credit or to fulfill scholarship hours.

    Contact Jeff Gall at gall@truman.edu for more information.
  • 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
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Midterm Trip?

    Choose from more than 1,400 titles of audio books to make the trip go by quickly. Faculty, staff and students may check out audiobooks for 30 days and renew them online. To view the selection of audio books, go to lance.searchmobius.org/search~S6/daudiobooks.
  • 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.
  • National Truman Scholarship

    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has announced the opening of this year’s application cycle for its competitive national scholarship (60-65 scholarships are awarded annually).

    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.

    Visit truman.gov for more information.

    Truman’s campus deadline is Dec. 3.

  • Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award

    Truman has been invited to submit up to three student papers for consideration of the award.

    2012 Prompt:
    Generation Y (those born between 1977-1995) represents the next generation of potential investors for financial services firms. The paper should examine what strategies, technologies, or influences are likely to move Generation Y from consumers to investors.  

    The amount of the awards is as follows:
    1st place Student-$10,000
    2nd place Student-$ 5,000
    3rd place Student-$ 2,500

    More details about the topic are available at business.truman.edu. Papers may be submitted for review to Lana Dowell at ldowell@truman.edu.
  • Pickering Fellowship Applications: A Path to Foreign Service Careers

    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.

    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.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

    Successful Farming magazine will highlight the talents of young artist who share a passion for modern agriculture
    during National Ag Day March 19. The winning original piece of art will be selected as the official National Ag Day poster, and a portion of the proceeds from the online sale of limited-edition prints will go to the original artist, the scholarship program and the Agriculture Council of America. The winner will also be awarded a $1,000 Successful Farming Scholarship. For more details, visit agday.org. Deadline for entry is Oct. 31.

    CableTV is taking haiku submissions to be entered for their $1,000 scholarship. More information is available 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.

    CustomMade 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 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

    Barry Poyner, professor of communication, and undergraduate student Beroy Shimotani, presented research on “Midwestern Public Address” at the Speech & Theatre Association of Missouri Sept. 29 at the Lake of the Ozarks. Additionally, Poyner, Andrew Klyukovski, associate professor of communication, and Amanda Medlock-Klyukovski, instructor in communication, presented their research on hybrid communication courses at STAM: “A Pilot Study at Truman with the Basic Speech Course.” The researchers were awarded $500 grants from Pearson Publishing and edited a customized textbook being used in select sections of COMM 170. Royalties from the book benefit the University and provide students with both electronic and hard copies of the text at a reasonable price.


  • Notes

    President Paino will host a "Coffee with the President" from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Student Union Conference Room.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
    will host its monthly meeting 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.

    The KTRM show “Mike’s Mic” will feature a live interview with writer Dean Pitchford at 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Pitchford is known for writing the screenplay for the film “Footloose,” as well as the title song. In addition, he also wrote the lyrics to the “Fame” theme song, a song for “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” and others. He also wrote the lyrics for “Carrie: The Musical.”

    A free public screening of “American Meat,” a newly released documentary about the changing state of animal agriculture, will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 15. “American Meat” examines current animal agriculture practices as well was emerging trends such as organically raised livestock. Immediately following the screening, the Agriculture Science Department will host a panel discussion. Panelists include area farmers, restaurant owners, Truman agriculture professors and “American Meat” director Graham Meriwether. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the screening at 6:30 p.m., and the panel discussion at 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

    Presidential Debate Watch Parties will be hosted Oct. 16 and Oct. 22 in the Student Union Building.

    Alumna Jane Lea Dykstra will be signing copies of her book “What Heaven is Like”
    from 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Truman Bookstore.

    The Candidates Forum will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at the El Kadir Shrine Club. Sponsored by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

    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.

    The 2012 New Music Festival will offer the public a chance to hear original musical compositions at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 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.

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

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