Vol. 17 No. 9 - Oct. 22, 2012


  • Truman and Sodexo Partnership Works to Bring More Local Foods to Campus

    Since January 2011 Truman has had a local foods coordinator working on campus, a position currently occupied by Garrett Grider who is in the process of finishing his Truman degree.
    As the local foods coordinator, Grider is responsible for overseeing the production of approximately six acres of fruits and vegetables at the University Farm. Additionally, he works to sell the produce on campus during the “Market on the Mall” every Wednesday, and also to the dining halls.

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    Garrett Grider bags greens during the weekly Market on the Mall.

    The local foods coordinator position is part of the larger “Farm-to-College as a Catalyst for Specialty Crop Production” project Truman has been cultivating since Fall 2010 through a grant from the USDA. The goal of the USDA grant was to promote the production of specialty crops, and Truman’s proposal was designed to build a demand and supply for locally grown food. So far this semester, Sodexo has purchased about $11,000 in locally grown products that have been served to the entire campus community as well as several catered events serving campus and the Kirksville community.

    Funding for the project comes from the USDA grant, with matching support from the University and in-kind work. Due to the structure of the grant, technically Grider is an employee of Sodexo. The University contracts with the food service provider, which then uses the funding to hire a local foods coordinator. The grant, scheduled to run through March 2013, also allowed for two interns in Summer 2011 and three interns in Summer 2012.
  • Friedlander Selected as SAB Fall Comedian

    The Student Activities Board will host actor, writer and stand-up comedian Judah Friedlander as the Fall Comedian at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Best know for his role as Frank Rossitano on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock,” Friedlander is known to comics and audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. He has made multiple appearances on many late night talk shows including Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Fallon and “The Daily Show.”

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    Judah Friedlander

    Friedlander was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning “American Splendor.” Some of his other movies include “Meet the Parents,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Feast,” “Zoolander” and “The Wrestler.”

    His instructional karate book “How To Beat Up Anybody,” is based on his stand-up act.

    Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free for students and $5 for staff and general admission. Tickets are available now in the SAB Office located on the bottom floor of the Student Union Building.
  • Pageant Looks for "Ugly Man" to Raise Money for Philanthropic Cause

    Not just any average pageant, Alpha Phi Omega will host its national fundraising non-beauty pageant Ugly Man on Campus (UMOC) at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Baldwin Auditorium.
    All organizations across campus may enter one participant, male or female, in the event. Contestants will be judged on quirky and funny characteristics, instead of a more traditional beauty-centered approach. There will be an ugly evening wear portion, interviews and an unusual “ugly” talent session.

    Full proceeds from the event will be contributed towards charity. Half of the money raised will go to the winning organization’s charity of choice and the second half will go to the charity of Alpha Phi Omega’s choosing.

    Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor penny wars from 10-3 p.m. from Oct. 29-Nov. 7 and Nov. 5-8 in the Student Union Building, Magruder Hall, McClain Hall and Violette Hall.

    Tickets will be available at these locations as well and can be purchased for $2 in advance and $3 at the door. For more information, and to participate in the event, contact the UMOC co-chairs at apo.epsilon.umoc@gmail.com.
  • Nutrition Class Donates to Food Bank

    Students in HLTH 150 Nutrition for Health and Wellness, taught by Janice Clark, associate professor of health science, conducted a food drive Oct. 1-7 as their course service project.

    The class raised $1,804.31, as well as 193 jars of peanut butter and two large boxes of food. The money and food were donated to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, with the proceeds to directly benefit the Buddy Pack program and the three food pantries in Adair County.  

    The project was a service-learning requirement for Clark’s course. Students were challenged to raise more than the $1,200 collected by the 2011 Nutrition class. On the Truman campus, the HLTH 150 students worked at multiple tables Oct. 1-5, asked their peers to donate the money they might have spent on coffee or a soda, and collected more than $500. They also asked for donations at the entrances of the Kirksville Hy-Vee Food Store Oct. 6-7, raising nearly $1,300.

    Mike DiSantis, regional coordinator from the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, accepted the money and food donations Oct. 16.
  • Zombie Walk to Raise Disaster Awareness

    Characters of all kinds will be converging on the Truman campus and downtown Kirksville for the Oct. 27 Zombie Walk, an event intended to bring added awareness to the issue of disaster preparedness.

    Sponsored by the Truman Institute and “Zombie Scholars Academy,” the event is open to the public and starts on the Truman Mall with registration and a performance by Illusion Danz. Participating zombies will join the procession, dragging themselves through campus and down Franklin Street. Zombies reach their final destination, Picker’s Famous, at 5:30 p.m., where limited seating will be available for a 6 p.m. showing of George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” and a preceding performance by True Men.

    A donation of two non-perishable food items is required to participate in the zombie walk and proceeds will be donated to the United Way.  Cash contributions, in lieu of food items, are acceptable and will also be donated to the United Way. Admission to the film requires two non-perishable food items, if not already donated for the walk. Appropriate zombie costuming and an apparent loss of motor control is expected of all participants, and an adult should accompany children under the age of 13.

    Awards will be given for the best zombie costumes and a drawing will be conducted for prizes relative to the zombie theme at the conclusion of the walk. From fake wounds to ketchup stains and torn garments, participants are encouraged to embrace their inner ghoul and “dress the part.”
    “The Zombie Scholars Academy” is a new summer youth academy designed by the Truman Institute which aims at fostering critical thinking and problem solving skills by situating students in a hypothetical zombie apocalypse. The Institute is working cooperatively with various health professionals, researchers and literary figures to launch the new program and focus attention on disaster preparedness, as well as a range of topics in both the sciences and the humanities.
    People interested in the Zombie Walk can learn more by visiting zombie.truman.edu/media/walk/ or by calling 660.785.5384.

  • OSR to Support Student Trip to DC

    Students interested in presenting their research to members of Congress in Washington, D.C., can get financial support through Truman’s Office of Student Research (OSR).

    Every year, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts a poster session highlighting undergraduate research to members of Congress. CUR chooses only two students from each state to attend the conference. The OSR will pay for travel for any student that is selected.

    Information about how to apply to present research in Washington is available at cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/posters_on_the_hill_information_for_submission. Students should also submit a copy of their application to the OSR at osr@truman.edu. Competitive applications will demonstrate accessibility of the research to a non-specialist and excellent communication skills. The submission deadline is Nov. 1.

    Questions about the application process can be directed to Joe Visker, OSR Steering Committee member, at jvisker@truman.edu.

  • TruLifesaver Program Offers CPR Certification

    The Truman Institute is sponsoring TruLifesaver, an American Heart Association basic life support course, Oct. 23, 27 and 30.

    The course is designed to help recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking. Truman instructors Liz Jorn and Jana Arabas will oversee the course, which is open to all members of the Truman and Kirksville communities.

    The $60 course cost covers instruction materials and a two-year certification with the American Heart Association. TruLifesaver will be offered three times: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 23; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27; and 5-10 p.m. Oct. 30. All classes will take place in the Health Science Building 1206.

    To register, visit institute.truman.edu/trulifesaver.asp and complete the online registration form, or contact the Truman Institute by phone at 660.785.5406 or email at institute@truman.edu.
  • 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.
  • Hip Hop Artist B.o.B to Perform

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

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

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


  • Career Week

    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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  • 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 once applications have been received. Applications are available online at career.truman.edu/Internships/mogovBrochure.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.
  • Study Abroad Office Information Session

    The Study Abroad Office will host an information session for students interested in the Missouri-London Program. Hena Ahmad, professor of English, will speak about the program, along with Alexandria Witt, a Truman student who participated in the program. The session will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 25 in Baldwin Hall 309. For additional information, stop by the Study Abroad Office, Kirk Building 114, or call 660.785.4076.
  • Sigma Alpha Haunted Corn Maze

    Oct. 25
    7-10 p.m.

    Oct. 26
    8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Oct. 27
    8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Located at the University Farm

    Admission is $3 for Truman students with an ID and $5 for general admission. Oct. 25 receive $1 off with a canned food item. Oct. 28 is kids day from 1-3 p.m. Bring kids for a fun walk through the maze. There will be treats, as well as arts and crafts. Admission is $3 per child. For more information, email arl5816@truman.edu.
  • Become a Truman Telecounselor

    Scholarship and volunteer positions are 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.
  • 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.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Encouraging Discovery
    Need Help with a Research Paper?
    Set up a RAP (Research Assistance Program) session with a subject librarian who can help you refine your topic and locate useful sources for your research project. To set up an appointment, email asklib@truman.edu or call 660.785.4051.
  • 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

    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.
  • Lunch-N-Learn Series Information

    Session 3
    Social Bookmarking and Online Resource Management

    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Oct. 24
    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: 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’s Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has been recognized by the organization’s Board of Directors as a Superior Chapter. The board noted that under the leadership of faculty advisor Kristen Irwin the Kappa Nu chapter excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership. The chapter will receive an award check of $275 sponsored by KPMG.

    Taner Edis, professor of physics
    , together with Sonja Brentjes, published “A Golden Age of Harmony? Misrepresenting Science and History in the 1001 Inventions Exhibit,” Skeptical Inquirer, 36:6 49-53 (2012).

    Michael Goggin, professor of physics, had his paper “Estimation of a quantum interaction parameter using weak measurements: theory and experiment,” accepted for publication as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review A, one of the premier international journals in physics. Rapid Communications are articles deemed significant enough to warrant accelerated publication. The article is the result of a collaboration with researchers from Asia, Australia and Europe. The collaboration grew out of his sabbatical at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

    Katherine Jackson, associate professor of business administration
    , and Bryce Jones, professor of business administration, had their article “Reducing Textbook Costs: An Unconventional Approach,” accepted for publication in Business Education Innovation Journal. The article will appear in Vol. 4, No.2 , Dec. 2012.
    Bryce Jones, professor of business administration, and Theresa Presley of Kansas State University, were awarded the Distinguished Research Award at the Allied Academies Fall 2012 International Conference. Their paper, “Law and Accounting: Did Lehman Brothers Use of Repo 105 Transactions Violate Accounting and Legal Rules?” is the award winner for the Academy of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues. The manuscript also has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues.

    Thomas Trimborn, professor of music, will have an article about the legendary John Philip Sousa appear in the October issue of The Instrumentalist Magazine, which has a worldwide circulation of 12,000 band and orchestra directors and students. Trimborn writes about Sousa the public relations genius, the well-crafted image he cultivated and the lessons to be learned in today’s world.


  • Notes

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

    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.

    The Service Board
    will host funding informational meetings at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 in Violette Hall 1416. Applications can be found online at serviceboard.truman.edu. Hard copy applications are to be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 12 to the Service Board mailbox in the Student Involvement Complex. For additional questions, email serviceboard.tsu@gmail.com.

    A new group for students with disabilities will host its first meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Student Health Center.

    The combined Student Health and Counseling centers will host an open house
    from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the McKinney Building. Staff will be available to answer any questions regarding these support services. Refreshments will be served.

    Brian “Fox” Ellis will be the featured speaker in the Biology Seminar Series
    at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Magruder Hall 2001. Ellis will portray Charles Darwin and his story of the Voyage of the Beagle.

    The third annual Community Partner Luncheon will take place at 12 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms B and C.

    “OFF the Record, An Exchange of Cultural and Educational Perspectives of African and American Studies,”
    will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. This event is sponsored by the African Students’ Association.

    The deadline for a $2,000 scholarship to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand is Nov. 1. The scholarship is for Spring 2013. For more information, call 406.994.7044 or email alyson.roberts@montana.edu.

    The A.T. Still Research Institute is accepting applications for the Summer Research Experience. The undergraduate application deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, visit atsu.edu/research/index.htm.

    McNair Program applications are due Nov. 1. To view eligibility requirements and access the application, go to mcnair.truman.edu/apply.asp.

    The Pre-Law Club will host an event with The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 (location TBD). Ellen Suni, dean of the UMKC School of Law, along with several faculty members and admissions counselors, will speak to students that may be interested in law school. Application fee waivers will be available at the meeting. Refreshments will be provided.

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