Vol. 17 No. 10 - Oct. 29, 2012


  • SAB Hosts Award-Winning Author Mezrich

    Ben Mezrich, the author behind the movie “The Social Network,” will be the Student Activities Board speaker at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 2 in Baldwin Auditorium. 

    Ben Mezrich

    Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics and morality. He has authored 12 books, including the wildly successful “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions,” which spent 63 weeks on the New York Times Best-Seller list. His latest book, “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal,” debuted at No. 4 on the New York Times Best-Seller list and spent 18 weeks on the list. The book was adapted into the movie “The Social Network,” written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher and was No. 1 at the box office for two weeks. It went on to win Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay and best score. It also received eight Oscar nominations and won three including best adapted screenplay. Mezrich and Sorkin share a prestigious Scripter Award for best adapted screenplay.

    Mezrich has appeared often on television, including a stint on Court TV with a series titled “High Stakes with Ben Mezrich.” The show utilized his unique contacts to explore the culture of young, highly educated millionaires and their clandestine hobbies. Mezrich also hosted the “World Series of Blackjack” for GSN and has several scripted and non-scripted TV projects in the works.

    Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff. General admission tickets are $10. They are available in advance in the SAB Office in the Student Union Building or online at sab.truman.edu/ticketstore. They will also be available at the door the night of the event.

  • Local Sigma Xi Chapter to Sponsor Ice-Age Specialist

    Anthropologist Ted Goebel will present “The Ice-Age Dispersal of Humans to the Americas: Do Stones, Bones and Genes Tell the Same Story?” at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Goebel is an archaeologist who studies the exodus of modern humans to the Americas during the Ice Age. His field work has been primarily in Siberia, Alaska and the intermountain west of the United States, investigating archaeological sites spanning from more than 50,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago.

    He has excavated important archaeological sites containing some of the earliest evidence of humans in Beringia, and most recently directed field research at Serpentine Hot Springs, the Ice Age archaeological site yet found on the Bering Land Bridge itself. In the Great Basin of the western U.S., Goebel’s research has focused on the transition from the Pleistocene to the Holocene, a period of significant climate change and human adaptation. Since 2000, he has directed excavations at the multi-layered Bonneville Estates Rockshelter (a dry cave in eastern Nevada), which contains a series of well-preserved cultural layers spanning from about 13,000 years ago to historic times. Goebel’s research has been reported in a series of journal articles in Science, Current Anthropology, and the Journal of Archaeological Science.

    Currently Goebel is Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. He holds the Endowed Professorship in First Americans Studies and is the associate director of the Center for the Study of the First Americans.

    Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is a membership honor society of about 91,000 scientists and engineers. The goals of the society are to honor scientific accomplishments, to encourage and enhance worldwide appreciation and support for scientific research, and to foster a creative and dynamic interaction among sciences, technology and society.

    The Kirksville Chapter, chartered as a Club in 1989 and as a Chapter in 1995, is composed of approximately 60 members representing Faculty and students of both Truman State University and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Presidential Museum and Library Internship

    Upperclassmen interested in a gaining practical experience and insight into the history of the nation’s 33rd president may now apply for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library internship beginning summer of 2013.

    The internship will take place on-site at the Museum in Independence, Mo. The intern may work in a variety of areas at the Museum and Library including archives, public relations, marketing, educational programming, museum development or visitor services.

    Specific job duties will be assigned on the basis of the intern’s abilities and the Library’s needs. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate strong communication skills, organizational skills, an ability to work independently on multiple tasks, dependability and mastery of basic computer skills. Candidates must be of junior or senior status to be eligible to apply.

    Interns are not paid for their work, however they can earn between five and eight hours of sponsored tuition, thanks to an endowment from donors Fred and Ethel Schwengel.

    The last day to submit applications is Dec. 7. For applications or inquiries contact Jeff Gall at 660.785.7747 or jgall@truman.edu.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Named Chapter of Merit

    Truman Honors Society Phi Kappa Phi recently received the honorable designation of Chapter of Merit for the 2012 academic year from its national assembly.

    The award is meant to recognize those chapters across the nation that are actively demonstrating Phi Kappa Phi’s core principles to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education, and engage the community of scholars in service to others. The designation is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 73 chapters nationally including 54 Chapters of Merit.

    By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the Truman chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies often for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships.

    Chapters achieving the Chapter of Merit award receive a commendation letter from the Society sent to chapter officers and campus administration; special recognition on the Society’s website and publications; a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; recognition in local media and educational journals; and a $100 award.

    The Society has chapters on more than 300 colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Truman’s chapter was first chartered on May 15, 1991. The organization’s Fall Induction Ceremony and Reception took place Oct. 28 on campus.
  • Mock Trial Starts Off Season Strong

    The Truman Mock Trial team received numerous awards as they took to the road the weekend of Oct. 20 for Quincy, Ill., where they competed in their first tournament of the year.
    Attending the Quincy tournament has become an annual tradition for the team. They view the tournament as an opportunity to prepare for upcoming competitions later in the year. Unlike most tournaments, which typically last for several days, the Quincy tournament is a condensed, one-day tournament where members can test their skills as they compete against other prominent teams from the region. 

    This year the Truman Mock Trial team had enough members to take two teams to the competition. Experience levels ranged from four-year veterans to first-time collegiate competitors. The two Truman teams placed both second and fourth in the competition.

    Additionally, five members won the outstanding witness or outstanding lawyer awards, which recognize individual performance.
    Mock Trial provides students with the opportunity to perform imitation trials. Students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as knowledge of legal practices and procedures through engaging in trial simulations with other college-level institutions. There are approximately 600 teams from 350 colleges and universities.
  • Room Lottery Begins Nov. 5

    Students and on-campus organizations looking to reserve rooms for the upcoming spring semester can do so by filling out and submitting a printed Room Lottery application to the Student Union Building Administrative Office, Room 2000. The office will begin accepting applications Nov. 5 through Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Room Lottery is used by the University to assign rooms as a means of ensuring that all groups on campus have an equal opportunity to get meeting rooms, and that first priority in room reservations is given to campus-wide events. Room allocation is based on the size of the group and the major needs of the organization.

    Paper lottery forms can be found at studentunion.truman.edu/lottery beginning Oct. 29. Applications must be printed and submitted, in their entirety, only during the lottery time. The Reservation Office will not accept early applications.

    Any submissions that arrive after the Nov. 8 deadline will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis; only after all other lottery requests have been processed.

    Confirmations will be mailed to campus offices and delivered to student organizations’ mailboxes in the lower level of the Student Union Building.
  • Students Take Cultural Field Trip

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    Twenty-six Truman students from the PHRE class on Islam were guests at the Daar-ul-Islam Masjid in St. Louis, Oct. 19. Following a noon Middle Eastern dinner at the Pakistan Saffron Restaurant in Manchester, Mo., the students observed the Jumu’ah Friday prayer and then participated in a two-hour question and answer discussion. A brief tour of the Al-Salam Day School and a visit to the library marked the end of the field trip which is a required segment in the Islam course taught by Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion. The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis is home to Missouri’s largest mosque.
  • Applications Now Available for Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Greece

    Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellows are chosen to act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience. The role of the fellows includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into the surrounding Greek community.

    Outside school hours, the fellowship affords ample time and opportunity to explore Greece. Past fellows have complemented school responsibilities with travel and cultural exploration.

    The program begins Sept. 1 and continues until July 15 of the following calendar year. There are two, 14-day vacation periods—one at Christmas and one during the Greek Orthodox Easter. Sporadic vacation days throughout the fellowship also include various Greek national and public holidays.

    The Fellowship is open to graduating seniors and recent graduates with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Majors in education and English literature and language (including TESOL/TEFL) are preferred but not required. Applicants should be highly motivated, flexible, willing to work on a number of different projects at the same time and possess a relatively active lifestyle. Past endeavors should reflect a desire to work with children and teenagers. Applicants with past teaching, college counseling and/or admissions experience will be favored during the decision-making process.

    HAEF pays a monthly stipend for the duration of the Fellowship and provides a comprehensive private healthcare package. Housing will be offered at the 45-acre Psychico Campus, a pleasant suburban setting overlooking Athens. Two off-campus apartments located nearby campus are also options for accommodation. Each fellow has a separate bedroom, but all share the bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms. All houses are equipped with wireless Internet and include a washer and dryer. Lunches are provided at the school during school days and fellows are reimbursed for a monthly mass-transit pass within Athens’ city limits.

    Twelve fellowships are awarded annually to recent graduates from universities across the nation. For more information, visit haef.gr/gr/fellowship/index.php or contact Kathy Caroki at kcaroki@haef.gr.

  • Truman Theatre Premieres “You Can’t Take It With You”

    Curtains will raise for Truman Theater’s debut performance of comedic play “You Can’t Take it With You” at 8 p.m. Nov. 7-10 in Ophelia Parrishs’ Severns Theatre.

    “You Can’t Take it With You” is a Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winning production that first premiered Dec. 14, 1936. The plot surrounds the laughable story of the strange happenings possible when two young people, Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby, fall in love. Both are of families with very different backgrounds, and they soon find out the chaos involved in attempting to manage a relationship while their families are at odds.

    The play is composed of a cast of around 20 students and is directed by Ron Rybkowski. Neva Sheaffer and Adam Hunn will play the roles of Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby respectively.

    Admission to the performance is free and tickets may be reserved prior to opening night by calling the Truman State University Box Office at 660.785.4515. The public is encouraged to attend.

  • 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.


  • Ugly Man On Campus

    Charity Pageant
    7 p.m.
    Nov. 8
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Tickets can be purchased at the Student Union Building, Magruder Hall, McClain Hall and Violette Hall for $2 in advance or $3 at the door. Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega.
  • 2012-2013 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series

    Tonic Sol-fa
    Holiday Concert
    Nov. 26
    Tickets will be available starting Nov. 12.
    Visit lyceum.truman.edu for more information.
  • 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.
  • Retirement Reception

    Kay Cowan
    2-4 p.m. • Oct. 31
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B
  • Alpha Phi Omega Blood Drive

    10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Nov. 7-8
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Rooms

    Please note that anyone who gave blood for the Blue Key and Cardinal Key blood drive is eligible to give again. Look for sign-up tables around campus or sign up electronically for the event at redcrossblood.org/make-donations.

  • Study Abroad in Spring 2013

    It is not too late to study abroad in the Spring 2013 semester. Contact the Center for International Education in Kirk Building 114 for information on a program to fit your academic interest.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Information Sessions

    4:30-5 p.m.
    Nov.1 and Nov. 5
    Health Sciences Building 3205  

    After completing a bachelor’s degree and the specified pre-requisite courses, admitted students may finish a BSN degree in 15 months of study. For additional information, email nursing@truman.edu or call 660.785.4557. The nursing website includes information about the curriculum at nursing.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 once applications have been received. 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
  • Trick-o-Treat in the Residence Halls

    6-8:30 p.m.
    Oct. 31

    The event takes place at all of the Truman Residence Halls on campus.

    Residents must register beforehand and will receive a sign from the Residence Hall Association to designate their room.

  • Foundation Scholarships Now Open to Students

    Students interested in applying for the University’s Spring 2013 Foundation scholarships are encouraged to do so by midnight 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.

  • United Way Campaign Update

    Since the start of this year’s United Way campaign, the Truman community has contributed more than $30,000. United Way is local—this one gift supports more than 20 programs sponsored by 13 partner agencies. These programs help individuals pursue the goals of education, income and health.

    There is still time to contribute to the campus goal of $56,000. Pledge forms may be sent to “United Way, Sally Herleth, Human Resources.” For additional questions or to get a pledge form contact Herleth at 660.785.6049, Pam Ryana at 660.785.4550 or John Dungan at the United Way Office, 660.665.1924.

  • National Truman Scholarship

    The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has announced the opening of this year’s application cycle.  

    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 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: 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.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Encouraging Discovery
    Films on Demand

    Pickler Memorial Library has access to the digital video collection, Films on Demand, that includes over 8,000 full-length videos and 90,000 clips.  Users can create a personal account to organize and bookmark clips as well as create and share playlists. Titles can be found using the library catalog.  Users must be on the Truman network to view videos. Call 660.785.4051 with questions.



  • Notes

    The Annual Benefits Fair is scheduled for 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30 on the 3rd floor of the Student Union Building. Representatives from Aetna, Delta Dental, UnitedHealthcare Vision, MOCAFE and CIGNA Life Insurance will be on campus to discuss the plan options the University will offer effective Jan. 1, 2013.

    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.

    The physics colloquium will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Magruder Hall Room 1000. The symposium will feature key speaker Ronald Bieniek of Missouri University of Science and Technology. Bieniek will speak on the topics of the Mathematical God and Heavenly Physics. More information is located online at physics.truman.edu/colloquia/mainstage.asp.

    "The Path Less Chosen: An Exchange of Cultural and Educational Perspectives of African and American Study Abroad Programs,” 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.

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

    The local Mark Twain division of the American Chemical Society and its student affiliate group will host Herbert J. Kaiser, Ph.D. of Steris Corporation at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Magruder Hall 2001. The topic of his presentation will focus on the decontamination of chemical and biological warfare agents. For further information please contact David Wohlers at wohlers@truman.edu.

    Award-winning author Peter Nye will present “Writing About What You Want to Write: From Idea to Published Book,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Nye has authored and co-authored seven books, and written on topics as diverse as professional cycling, labor and automotive history. He will speak about his writing career, developing an idea for a book, working with agents, co-authoring books and writing about what you love. Nye’s presentation is sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.

    The Pre-Law Club will host an event with The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Violette Hall 1404. 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.

    Students Supporting the Exceptional Community (SSEC) is hosting Wheelchair Basketball from 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Student Recreation Center. Teams should be made of 3-5 people. The early registration fee is $15 dollars for all who sign up by Nov. 8. After that the price will be $17. If every player on the team brings a canned food item, the price will be discounted. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics.

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