Vol. 17 No. 8 - Oct. 15, 2012


  • Alumni to be Honored at Homecoming Events

    Several Truman alumni will be recognized at the Alumni and Friends/Hall of Fame Banquet Oct. 19 as part of the Homecoming 2012 celebration.

    Jack Magruder and Sue (Brimer) Magruder will be honored as the 2012 Alumni of the Year. Truman President Emeritus and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Jack Magruder attended Truman and graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics. Dr. Magruder spent a total of 39 years at Truman, first as a chemistry professor for 22 years, then as head of the Science Division for three years, followed by five years as academic vice president, and eventually serving as University president from 1994 to 2003. After retiring from Truman in 2003, Dr. Magruder served as a member of the Board of Trustees for A.T. Still University and was later named the school’s president.

    Jack and Sue Magruder

    In 1954, Dr. Magruder met his wife, Sue (Brimer) Magruder, when they were both registering for classes at Truman. Sue earned a bachelor of science in elementary education from Truman in 1955, as well as a master of arts degree in elementary science education in 1977. She was a member of the education faculty at Truman for 13 years. Sue was the first person to be named as Truman’s First Lady Emerita.

    Jim Bergman is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award. Bergman is the director of human resources at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville where he has worked since 1982. He has also taught at Moberly Area Community College and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Truman. Bergman graduated from Truman in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. While attending Truman, he was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma. A past president of the Truman Alumni Board, he currently serves as vice president of Truman’s Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter and is a member of the School of Business Advisory Board. He also served as a regional volunteer for the University’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” fundraising campaign and is a member of the Kirk Society.

    Jim Bergman

    Mindy (Frick) McCubbin and Travis McCubbin will be recognized as the Young Alumni of the Year. Mindy serves as senior equity portfolio manager at Shelter Insurance Companies in Columbia, Mo. Prior to joining Shelter, her previous work experience included various financial planning, analysis and management positions at The Boeing Company. She is chair of the Investment Committee for the Truman State University Foundation and serves on the advisory board of the Truman Bulldog Student Investment Fund. At Truman, Mindy was a member and officer of Alpha Sigma Alpha, the Financial Management Association, the American Marketing Association and she played on the Women’s Rugby Team. She graduated from Truman in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

    Mindy and Travis McCubbin

    Travis McCubbin is the general manager of The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., where he oversees all areas of operations. He accepted the head professional position at Old Hawthorne in 2007 and was promoted to general manager in 2011. At Truman, Travis was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and was also on the Men’s Golf Team. He graduated from Truman in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Mindy and Travis both served on the Mid-Missouri Committee for Truman’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” Campaign.

    Will Sass is the recipient of the Bulldog Forever Volunteer of the Year Award. Sass earned a bachelor of science in environmental science education from Truman in 1972 and a master of arts in science education in 1977. He has lived in Texas since 1980, working for several oil and gas exploration service companies. Today, he is senior executive vice president of sales and marketing and part owner of Hardin International Processing, Inc., a seismic data processing firm. In 1994, Sass became a charter member of the Dallas Alumni Chapter. For the last 15 years, he has coordinated the college fair program for Truman’s Dallas Alumni Chapter at college fairs throughout North Texas. Sass has helped coordinate numerous events, and he also assisted with the University’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” fundraising campaign.

    Will Sass

    Dr. Edwin and Nettie (Brown) Carpenter (’76) will serve as Grand Marshals for Truman’s Homecoming Parade.

    Dr. Carpenter grew up in Peoria, Ill. He served as the head of Truman’s Language and Literature Division for 22 years, retiring in 1995.

    Edwin and Nettie Carpenter
    Nettie has a master of science degree in counseling from Truman. She served as the elementary guidance counselor in Kirksville for 22 years, retiring in 1995. Both Dr. Carpenter and Nettie are members of the University’s Kirk Society and Pershing Circle.
    Complete biographies on all of the 2012 Homecoming honorees are available online at alumni.truman.edu/Homecoming2012/Honorees.asp.
  • Truman to Induct 2012 Hall of Fame Members

    Basketball player Amy Eagan, football player Chad Guthrie and former athletic director Walter Ryle will be the 2012 inductees to the Truman Athletic’s Hall of Fame at the Alumni and Friends Banquet, Oct. 19.

    Amy Eagan (’01), originally from Shelbina, Mo., was a four-time all-conference standout for the Bulldogs from 1996-1999. She was the starting point guard for the Bulldogs when they set a school record 22 wins while advancing to the “Sweet Sixteen” in the 1999 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament. She tallied double figures in 76 collegiate games and started 98 of her 100 games played for the Bulldogs. Eagan finished her Truman career with 1,527 points, currently fourth all-time. She is the career record holder in assists and steals and also holds the Bulldog single-game point record with 46 against Southern Indiana in 1998.

    Eagan worked as a student assistant coach for Karin Nicholls following her playing career and played professionally in Asker, Norway. She was an assistant coach at Quincy (Ill.) University helping the Lady Hawks to a pair of “Sweet Sixteen” and an “Elite Eight” appearance. Eagan became a head coach at St. Ambrose (Iowa) University and was named the All-Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in 2007. In 2010, she became the head coach at Ashford (Iowa) University where she is currently working.

    A native of Newton, Iowa, Chad Guthrie (’94), was one of the most dominate running backs for the Bulldogs since Paley Mills in the early 1960s. He was a two-time All-American earning first-team honors from the Don Hansen Football Gazette in 1991 and was a third-team choice in 1992. Guthrie earned all-conference honors three times during his Bulldog career while finishing second all-time in Truman rushing yards with 4,146.

    Guthrie and the Bulldogs qualified for the 1990 and 1992 NCAA Division II playoffs. His 1991 rushing total of 1,649 yards is the second-most yards gained in school history. He rushed for a career-best 280 yards against Northwest Missouri in 1991 and holds the school record for most yards in a half with 218 in a 1992 game against Southwest Baptist (Mo.) University. Guthrie was recently inducted into the Iowa High School Football Hall of Fame.

    Walter Ryle (’54, ’56), has been a Bulldog his entire life. Ryle was a history professor on campus starting in 1955 and became chair of the Athletics Committee in 1973. From there, Ryle represented the University at Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Association meetings and served as the league’s vice-president from 1985-1988 and then president of the conference from 1988-1991. During his presidency, the league endured one of their biggest expansion periods, hired a full-time commissioner and renamed the league to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

    Ryle agreed to become director of athletics in 1994, and he oversaw the department’s 21 programs for the next five years. He was instrumental in the upgrade and construction of the Kenneth Gardner all-weather track at Stokes Stadium.

    Ryle was inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame in June.
  • Concert to Honor Influential Composer Cage

    The Department of Music will present “Cage Centennial Celebration Concert” at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Organized by Michael Bump, professor of music, the concert will feature performances of a variety of piano, prepared piano and percussion music from composer John Cage (1912-1992). Cage was a musician, philosopher, visual artist and writer, and considered by many to be one of the most influential creative figures of the 20th century.

    Dr. Janice Mercer, a respected scholar on Cage’s life and music, will be featured as a guest pianist.

    The concert will also be live-streamed via the Truman Department of Music website. For more information, contact Bump at mbump@truman.edu or 660.785.4052.
  • Food Fast Campaign to Support United Way

    Residence Life and Sodexo are sponsoring Food Fast the week of Oct. 22.

    Anyone with a meal plan can donate meal blocks ($1.80 value), dining dollars or bonus bucks at any of the dining halls, campus convenience stores or online at reslife.truman.edu. Residential students can also donate in their halls. Student advisors will be going door-to-door during the week to collect donations.

    All donations go to support the United Way.

  • Organization Changes Name to Enactus

    Students In Free Enterprise, (SIFE), is changing its name to Enactus to reaffirm its long-standing commitment to using entrepreneurial action as a catalyst for progress.

    The organization has pioneered a groundbreaking model that deploys student teams, with the advice and support of academic and business leaders, to design and implement community empowerment projects in 39 countries.

    The name change is the first step in an aggressive effort to expand the organization’s level of reach and impact. Approximately 57,000 students participate in Enactus projects each year.

    In the 2011-2012 academic year, the Truman Enactus team organized 13 projects in the Kirksville and Northeast Missouri area and devoted more than 2,800 hours to confronting the challenges in this area and assisting those in need.

  • Student Union Building Celebrates Anniversary

    Oct. 20 marks the 45th anniversary the University’s Student Union Building (SUB). This anniversary, which coincides with this year’s homecoming celebration, offers both current and former students, faculty and staff the opportunity to reflect on their fondest memories of time spent at the Student Union.

    The Student Union was originally completed Oct. 20, 1967 as a means of bringing the University community together by providing facilities where student-based activities could take place. While it has continued to maintain this distinct purpose through the years, the Student Union has also grown and expanded along with Truman to fulfill emerging student needs.

    Although the exterior of the building has remained mostly the same, the inside of the Student Union has experienced many changes throughout the years. Major renovations in 1986, 1990, 1994 and 2006 have altered the layout and aesthetic of the interior of the building. The most recent renovation, in 2006, brought changes such as: the conversion of the Quiet Lounge to the HUB, including a new passenger elevator, staircase and seating; the addition of Freshëns and Jazzman’s Café and Bakery to the main floor; the addition of the south entrance on the first floor; the creation of the SUB Down Under venue; and rest rooms on the main floor.

    Other main modifications have included the expansion of the University bookstore (1986), the renovation of the Snack Bar now known as the Mainstreet Market (1990), and removal of the bowling lanes on the lower level (1991).
    SUB Director Kenneth Sykes (left) and Student Council President Jack Wright at the Student Union ribbon-cutting ceremony.














    A Look Back Into the History of the
    Student Union Building...

    1940s- President Eugene Fair names the large hall in Kirk Building “Sociability Hall.” This represents one of the University’s first undertakings to offer students facilities for activities.

    1945- The postwar faculty planning committee recommends the future construction of a Student Union Building.

    June 1961- President Walter Ryle recommends a student union fee of $8 per quarter to the Board of Regents. The Board arrives at a fee of $5 per quarter.

    April 1963- Ryle appoints a Student Union Planning Committee consisting of students and faculty.

    July 1965- The University acquires all of the land necessary to construct the Student Union Building.

    March 1966- The University hosts a groundbreaking ceremony with Student Council President Harry Libby and President Ryle residing. This is believed to be the first official ceremony in Truman’s history that was organized and conducted solely by students. The Student Union is dedicated and the cornerstone is laid Aug. 9, 1966.

    Oct. 1967- The Student Union officially opens at 10 a.m. Oct. 20, 48 days after the celebration of the University’s centennial.

    Jan. 1973- Marion Street is closed and construction begins on the Mall. The Mall and fountain are completed in December of 1975.

    Sept. 1975- Professor William Unger is commissioned to paint a mural modeled off the artistic style of painter Thomas Hart Benton to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial celebration.

    Feb. 1984- A study of the feasibility and cost of renovating the Student Union begins. The study concludes that repair and renovation are needed in the building. Areas targeted in the renovation included roof repairs, masonry work, expansion of the campus bookstore, furnishing in the Georgian Room, the Quiet Lounge and the Snack Bar.

    1986- The first phase of the renovation begins with the relocation of student media offices including the Index, Echo and KNEU to the lower level of the Union from Laughlin Hall.

    1990- Planning commences for the renovation of the Snack Bar and the games room area.

    Oct. 1991- The renovation of the Snack Bar is completed and renamed Mainstreet Market. Improvements included new lighting and furnishings, reconfiguration of the serving area and the removal of the wall separating the windows and the dining area (formerly the Art Gallery).

    Late 1991- The bowling lanes are removed.

    1993- The Board of Governors grants approval for the renovation of the games room area. On-site construction begins April 1.

    Feb. 1994- The University hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 4 to honor the opening of the newly-renovated lower level. Improvements include a new games room area, multipurpose space, lounge seating, office space and student organization work areas.

    Jan. 1997- An affiliate of the national sub-sandwich chain “Blimpies” is added to Mainstreet Market.

    2006- A new phase of renovations begins on the Student Union Building. Renovations to the Quiet Lounge include a new staircase and passenger elevator. The SUB Down Under venue was also created and Jazzman’s Café and Bakery and Freshëns were installed on the main floor. A south entrance was added on the south side of the first floor. The Georgian Room was also renovated to allow the room to be sectioned off into three separate spaces.

    Sept. 2008- The Quiet Lounge is renamed the HUB after student Libby Piel wins the University contest to rename the room.

    Oct. 2012- Since the very beginning, the Union has served as a focal point for programs, meetings, dining and relaxation for students, faculty, staff and off-campus visitors. As the community center for the campus, the Union continually seeks to serve as a unifying force in the life of the University. For more information about the Union and its services, visit studentunion.truman.edu or call 660.785.4186.

    Student Union Building Directors

     Kenneth Sykes

    Russell Harrison

    Jim Nevins

    Verona (Vonnie) Nichols

    Doug Daubert

    Mark Weidner

    Sujit Chemburkar

    Directorship temporarily falls under the direction of
    Lou Ann Gilchrist, dean of Student Affairs.

    Dave Lusk

    A printer-friendly version of the Student Union Building Anniversary insert is available online at trumantoday.truman.edu/pdf/SUBAnniversary.pdf.

    1967—What was happening when the
    Student Union Building first opened its doors…

    Historical Context
    U.S. President- Lyndon B. Johnson
    U.S. Vice President- Hubert H. Humphrey
    University President- Walter H. Ryle
    Official University Name- Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s College

    Major Headlines
    Thurgood Marshall takes his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    The first major exhibition of artist Pablo Picasso’s sculptures debuts in New York City. 
    Ford Motor Company recalls all of its 1967 Mustangs.
    Lieutenant General Ngyuen Van Thieu is inaugurated as President of South Vietnam in Saigon.
    Two Soviet satellites achieve the first successful unmanned docking in space. 
    The Egyptian government accuses the U.S. of helping Israel win war against Egypt.

    Oscar Winners
    Best Movie-“In The Heat Of The Night”
    Best Actor- Rod Steiger
    Best Actress- Katherine Hepburn

    Baseball great Mickey Mantle hits his 500th home run.
    The St. Louis Cardinals triumph over the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of baseball’s World Series sealing the championship.
    The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 at professional football’s first Super Bowl game.
    Philadelphia defeats San Francisco for the National Basketball Association title.
    Billie Jean King and John Newcombe each win the U.S. national tennis title.
    Proud Clarion, a horse ridden by jockey R. Ussery, wins the Kentucky Derby.

    Popular Songs
    “Daydream Believer,” The Monkees
    “Happy Together,” The Turtles
    “Light My Fire,” The Doors
    “Never My Love,” The Association
    “Penny Lane,” The Beatles
    “Respect,” Aretha Franklin
    “The Happening,” The Supremes

    Did you know?
    A few interesting facts about the
    Truman State University Student Union Building

    The Student Union officially opened at 10 a.m.. Oct. 20, 1967, under the direction of Kenneth C. Sykes. Sykes was the director for the next 12 years.

    A four-chair barber shop was located on the first floor of the Student Union Building.

    A dress code was enforced when the Student Union opened. Men were required to wear slacks and women were required to wear dresses or sweaters and skirts in the dining areas.

    A rooftop garden once opened out from the Activities Room.

    Average Cost of Living
    Then vs. Now

    Gallon of Milk    $1.15
    Loaf of Bread     $0.22
    New Auto           $2,425.00
    Gallon of Gas     $0.28
    New Home         $40,000.00
    Income               $7,305.00

    Gallon of Milk   $3.48
    Loaf of Bread    $1.42      
    New Auto          $30, 303.00
    Gallon of Gas    $ 3.71
    New Home        $295,300.00
    Income              $50,000.00

  • Science and Mathematics Sponsors Storyteller

    The School of Science and Mathematics will sponsor a visit to Kirksville by noted storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis, Oct. 25-26.

    Ellis will portray John James Audubon for students at Ray Miller Elementary School at 1 p.m. Oct. 25. At 4 p.m., he will be performing Adventure with Nature stories at the Adair County Public Library. The performance is free and open to the public.

    On Oct. 26, Ellis will be visiting with various groups at Truman, including folklore, science education and children’s literature classes. At 12:30 p.m. in Magruder Hall 2001 he will be the featured speaker in the Biology Seminar Series, where he will portray Charles Darwin and his story of the Voyage of the Beagle.

    Ellis has been traveling the world collecting and telling stories for more than 30 years. He has published more than a dozen books and a dozen CDs of stories and poetry. He has written, produced and performed in several one-man shows portraying historical scientists and authors, including Darwin, Audubon, Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman. Ellis is the artistic director and co-founder of Prairie Folklore Theatre, a touring company that celebrates regional history through musical theatre. He has helped to write and host the television series “Tell Me a Story” and recently finished his first documentary film, “Voices for the River.” More information about him can be found at foxtalesint.com.

  • 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.

    Steven Snowden headshot.jpg
    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.
  • 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.


  • Homecoming 2012 Schedule

    Oct. 16
    TruMania Trivia
    6:30 p.m.
    SUB Georgian Rooms

    Oct. 17
    SAB Comedian
    7 p.m.

    Oct. 18
    Lip Sync Competition
    7 p.m.

    Oct. 19
    Women’s Soccer
    12 p.m.

    Men’s Soccer
    2 p.m.

    Pep Rally
    5:30 p.m.
    Stokes Stadium

    7 p.m.

    Ebony Essence Dance
    8:30 p.m.

    Oct. 20
    5K Race
    8 a.m.

    Coffee & Donuts for Alumni
    8-9 a.m.
    SUB Georgian Rooms

    9 a.m.

    School of Business Reception
    10:30 a.m.
    Violette Hall

    Nursing Alumni Reception
    10:30 a.m.
    Health Sciences Building 3205

    Greek Life Alumni Reception
    10:30 a.m.
    SUB Alumni Room

    Psychology Wing Opening
    & Dr. James L. Tichenor Honorary Classroom Unveiling

    11 a.m.

    11 a.m.
    SW corner, Franklin & Patterson

    Multicultural Affairs Open House and BBQ
    11:30 a.m.
    Adair House

    Women’s Rugby
    11:30 a.m.

    Men’s Rugby Alumni Game
    1 p.m.

    Football Game
    2 p.m.

    Classical & Modern Languages Department Open House
    4 p.m.
    University Club

    7 p.m.

    Step Show
    7 p.m.

    For a complete listing of activities, visit homecoming.truman.edu.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • New Group for Students with Disabilities

    The first meeting of a new group for students with disabilities will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Student Health Center. Come meet and share ideas with other students with disabilities. Sponsored by Disabilities Services.
  • 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. 15-19.
  • Community Partner Nominations Sought

    Nominations are currently being sought for the outstanding community member or agency that has worked closely with the University to promote public scholarship amongst Truman students. Nominations can be found at serve.truman.edu under “Community Partner Award Nomination.”
    They are due by 12 p.m. Oct. 19.

    Contact John Reinhardt at jdr1337@truman.edu or 217.257.6186 for more information.

    The winner will be announced at the Community Partner of the Year luncheon at 12 p.m. Oct. 30.

  • 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.
  • NPHC Presents: The 2012 Homecoming Step Show

    7-9 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Baldwin Auditorium

    There will be performances by: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.-Iota Xi Chapter; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Zeta Zeta Chapter; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Upsilon Omicron Chapter; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.-Delta Kappa Chapter; and a special performance by Illusion Danz Team. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Children five and under are admitted free. Stop by the NPHC table in the Student Union Building between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15-19 to purchase tickets.
  • TRU Strength Workout Program

    6:30-7:30 p.m. • Oct. 23
    6:30 -7:30 p.m. • Oct. 25
    Student Recreation Center Weight Room

    TRU Strength is a free program designed to teach participants about adding variety to workouts, improving technique, learning new lifts, developing a training program and eliminating the plateau effect. Bring a workout buddy and meet in the weight room. Sign up at the weight room desk or email Staci Latham at slatham@truman.edu.

  • 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.
  • SAB Fall Concert

    Hip-Hop Artist B.o.B.

    9 p.m.
    Oct. 26
    Pershing Arena

    Tickets on Sale Now

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

    SAB Logo.jpg
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    In the Gallery
    A homecoming exhibit featuring University memorabilia honoring the Golden Alumni of the Class of 1962, as well as the classes of 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992 and 2002. Come see how the University has changed during the last 50 years and view some other interesting history, traditions and trivia!

  • 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 at cabletv.com/scholarship. Deadline to enter is Oct. 31.  

    Creative Bioscience will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship in January. To enter, students must write a 300-500 word essay about any subject that interests them in the health industry, focusing on why it interests them, how they have learned from it or how it could be applied in their lives. Creative Bioscience is the industry leader for diet supplements and diet support services. Their business success depends on maintaining a positive brand image and delivering a quality product to the market. The Fitness Scholarship is designed to encourage and promote a healthier lifestyle and to help college students learn about healthy eating habits early. For more information, go to creativebioscience.com/blog/scholarship-application/. Deadline for application is Nov. 1.

    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.

    is offering scholarships in support of disability awareness. Every year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with costs associated with attending school. Qualified applicants are welcome to submit an essay of 500-1,000 words detailing what they hope to achieve throughout their time in a therapy-related career. Students currently enrolled in a therapy-related educational program are eligible to apply. For more information, go to medicaresupplementalinsurance.com. Deadline for application is Dec. 15.

    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.

    The CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship is offering a $2,500 scholarship to students interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship. Applicants must answer a short online survey and submit a 500-1,000 word essay on “the CEO of tomorrow.” Possible topics could include (but are not limited to) company structure, company culture or utilization of technology. For more information, or to apply, go to www.ceo.com. Deadline is July 1, 2013.

  • 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.
  • Lunch-N-Learn Series Information

    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.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    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

    Truman volleyball sophomore Allie Brak was named the Sports Imports/America Volleyball Coaches Association Division II National Player of the Week for her play at the Washburn Fall Classic, Oct. 5-6. Brak averaged 4.36 kills and 2.43 digs per set, while hitting .363 as part of a 4-0 weekend for the Bulldogs.

    Betty McLane-Iles, professor of French, was among six member writers asked to represent the Missouri Writers’ Guild at the Missouri Library Association Conference, Oct. 4. in Springfield, Mo. McLane-Iles was asked to present her 2008 historical novel “Dieppe Crossing,” a wartime saga on the French Resistance and Spanish/Basque struggle against Franco. McLane-Iles was recently notified that the Bibliothèque François Mitterand, the national library of France, chose to include her novel in its permanent collection of literary fiction acquisitions. McLane-Iles participated in a two-person partnered discussion with Lawrence Iles, who presented his 2011 book “The Progressive Left-Wing Animal Lover’s Legacy.”


  • Notes

    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.

    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. 17.

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

    Windfall will host a Faculty Poetry/Prose Reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    The KTRM show “Mike’s Mic” will feature a live interview with Tim Conway at 6 p.m. Oct. 18. Conway is perhaps best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” as well as his roles on “McHale’s Navy” and as superhero Barnacle Boy on “SpongeBob SquarePants.” He also appeared in numerous other comedy television shows and movies and was close friends with several other comedy legends, including Bob Newhart and Don Knotts.

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

    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.

    In This Moment: Women and Their Songs, a recital program presented by Katherine Eberle
    , mezzo-soprano, will showcase the music of living female American musicians at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The recital will feature music by Juliana Hall, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen and Judith Cloud. These art songs weave lively histories and insights into a varied texture and will raise public appreciation for this extraordinary thread in women’s musical narrative. Concert admission is free. For further event information, visit keberle.com.

    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.

    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.

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