Vol. 17 No. 13 - Nov. 26, 2012


  • Europe in Transition Program Now Accepting Applications for Spring Trip

    Informational meetings for Truman’s Europe in Transition Program will take place Nov. 26, 27 and 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Violette Hall 1400.

    The Europe in Transition Program combines study and field trips using the setting of Europe, focusing on the examination of current issues and problems in the European Union, the economy, and the political and social climate.

    The course is scheduled for May 16-June 2, 2013. The itinerary includes stops in Prague, Czech Republic (May 16-19); Vienna, Austria (May 20-21); Budapest, Hungary (May 22-23); Rome, Italy (May 24-27); Florence, Italy (May 28-30); and Venice, Italy (May 31-June 2).

    Students in good standing are eligible to participate and will be admitted to the program in the order in which the applications are received. The deadline for program application is Jan. 18. To receive six credit hours students must attend pre-travel classes and lectures, must keep a journal during the overseas experience and must complete a paper after returning.

    For more information, contact Jason Lin at jlin@truman.edu, Keith Harrison at kharriso@truman.edu or go online to business.truman.edu/students/Europe7.asp.
  • Missouri Hall of Fame Honors Past Bulldogs

    Former Bulldog standouts will have the chance to re-live their athletic achievements at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony set to take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.
    Among the honorees, four individuals have former or current ties to the University. Award-winners include: Shane Cavanah, member of the Bulldog football team in the 1960s and state-title-winning high school football coach; Gerald “Shag” Grossnickle, Truman’s all-MIAA fullback known for his diligent work as one of northeast Missouri’s top conservationists; Dr. John Bailey, a regionally recognized orthopedic surgeon and the University’s acting team physician since 1997; Ben Pitney, assistant men’s basketball coach from 1971-1994 and current director of Athletics for Hannibal-LaGrange College.

    Acknowledgement will also be given to Truman’s 1969, 1970 and 1971 football teams. Ranked as underdogs in the conference, the program went on to win three straight MIAA championships under the leadership of coach Russ Sloan.

    The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1994, works to honor athletes from across the state who have proven themselves to be an inspiration to up-and-coming athletes as well as showing a distinct expertise in their respective sport(s). Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased by calling the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at 417.889.3100.
  • ITS Banner Training Courses Continue in the Spring

    This spring IT Services will continue to offer monthly Banner training covering “Banner Navigation Basics and Review” and “Running Reports in Banner.” A limited number of fall training courses are still open as well.

    The navigation class reviews the basics of moving around in the Banner forms with some tips and tricks for using the various form types and searching for information. While the “Running Reports in Banner” class concentrates on the report running process and demonstrates how to get the data into usable electronic format, including hands-on report running and importing delimited data into Excel.

    Both classes are appropriate for new users seeking to learn more about the programs and occasional users looking for a refresher.

    IT Services is also offering a new session called “Banner Reporting Review for Academic Departments,” which will discuss the Banner reports available to various academic schools and departments.

    To register for any of the Banner training sessions, go to eventmanager.truman.edu, click “Login” and enter a Truman Network username/password. Select “View Events or Register for an Event” then select the “Department is” drop down and choose “Information Technology Services.” Click “Search” and select the desired session from the list of IT classes.
  • Psychology Students Attend Conference

    Several Truman students presented projects at the Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference, which took place Nov. 9-10 at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

    Students Sarah Jo David, Erin Schroeder and Kayla Maassen won an award for outstanding presentation during their session. Their project, “Workplace Forgiveness: A Preliminary Model,” was mentored by Teresa Heckert, professor and chair of psychology.

    Other presentations by Truman psychology students included: “Language Deficits following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Meta-analysis” by Kayla Maassen and Crystal Stonebarger, mentored by Jeffrey Vittengl, professor of psychology; “Effects of Word List Content on Source Attributions using the DSM Paradigm,” by Kerry Lee and Kelsey Spalding, mentored by Robert Tigner, professor of psychology; and “Student Engagement, Personality, Positive and Negative Affect, and Subjective Well-being in College Students” by Sarah Jo David and David Schultz, mentored by Michele Breault, professor of psychology.
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    Students, from left to right, Sarah Jo David, Erin Schroeder and Kayla Maassen display their awards for outstanding presentation during their session at the Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference.
  • Alum to Discuss Art Museum Exhibition Nov. 29

    Professor Chris Naffziger will host an art history forum entitled “You Spent How Many Years Working on This? Reflections on Mounting a Major Renaissance Painting and Drawing Exhibition” from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Ophelia Parrish 2210.

    Naffiziger’s talk will focus on his contributions to the major exhibition currently on display at the St. Louis Art Museum. The display features more than 130 paintings and drawings by sixteenth century Italian artist Federico Barocci. Following the conclusion of its time in St. Louis the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery in London for display.

    The exhibition in St. Louis will be the first showing in the United States especially devoted to Barocci’s paintings and drawings. The artist is considered by many art enthusiasts to be one of the great colorists of the Renaissance era. His works are considered important precursors of Baroque-era masters like Peter Paul Rubens.

    The event, sponsored by the Art Department and the University Art Gallery, is free and open to the public.

  • Tonic Sol-fa to Perform Tonight

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will showcase harmony quartet Tonic Sol-fa at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 in Baldwin Auditorium.

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    Tonic Sol-fa

    This Minnesota-based group is known for its unconventional combination of just four voices and a tambourine. At their Truman performance Tonic Sol-fa will showcase an interactive holiday set including well-known Christmas songs from past and present holiday albums. This will be Tonic Sol-fa's second visit to the University as part of the Lyceum Series. They first performed on the Truman stage Sept. 25, 2007.

    Tonic Sol-fa has received numerous recognitions across the nation, establishing themselves as a holiday institution with their annual PBS Christmas specials, as well as appearing on NBC’s “Today Show” and the pages of Newsweek magazine. This Emmy award-winning quartet has even shared stages with the likes of Garrison Keillor and Jay Leno.

    True Men will perform several numbers at the beginning of the concert.

    Students may pick up their free ticket at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may get their free tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building. General admission tickets cost $7 and are available at the Truman Cashiers Window in McClain Hall or downtown at Edna Campbells. Tickets may also be purchased online at lyceum.truman.edu. Truman Bookstore – Follett Higher Education Group is a Platinum level sponsor of this event.


  • Cyclists Must Follow Safety Guidelines

    Due to several recent bike accidents, the Department of Public Safety would like to remind all cyclists of the campus safety guidelines.  

    • Anyone operating a bicycle must obey the same traffic control regulations that apply to cars and motorcycles, such as stopping for stop signs and riding in the right-hand portion of the roadway. Bicyclists must also obey one-way streets designations and are subject to all traffic laws.

    • When cycling on the roadway bicycles must be ridden with the flow of traffic and not against it.

    • Bicycles ridden after dark must be equipped with a headlight, large red reflector on the rear and white or amber pedal and spoke reflector.

    • Bicycles parked on campus must be left in bicycle racks, which are provided in locations outside of most University buildings. Bikes are not to be left in buildings, entrances, ramps or any other hazardous location. They should not be attached to any trees or light poles. Bicycles that are illegally parked are subject to parking tickets and/or confiscation by the Department of Public Safety.

    • Bicycles should be ridden on streets, not on sidewalks, lawns or University-maintained parkways.

    • Students are strongly encouraged to register their bikes with DPS. Registration permits are issued free of charge.

    Truman supports the use of bicycles as a means of transportation, but ultimately the safety of all campus pedestrians is of first priority. More information on the biking policies may be found at police.truman.edu/parkingservices/parkServ.asp.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session

    4:30 p.m.
    Dec. 3
    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.
  • Alpha Phi Omega and Mail Services Cooperative Food Drive

    Nov. 13- Dec. 7

    Proceeds help to support the Food Bank for Central and Northern Missouri.

    Specially marked mail bins will be placed in all of the departments on campus as well as the residence halls for people to place their cans and other non-perishable food donations.
  • Truman 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.
  • Orientation Leader Applications Now Available

    Apply now to be an orientation leader this summer. Orientation Leaders will receive a stipend and gain valuable leadership and professional experience while helping students enroll for classes and discussing transitional issues.

    Applications are available online at ol.truman.edu. Direct any questions to Jacob Funke at jfunke@truman.edu or 660.785.4232. Applications are due on Dec. 7.
  • Study Abroad Scholarships Available Through Truman Foundation

    Eligible programs include: all Truman faculty-led summer study abroad programs; all ISEP programs (with the exception of ISEP Direct); Missouri/London program; Truman exchange programs in China-Shanghai; France-Nice, Paris, Angers; Germany-Weisbaden; Italy-Lucca, LaSpezia; Japan-Tokyo; Spain-Burgos, Madrid, San Sebastian. Applications are due by midnight Jan. 24. To apply, go to secure.truman.edu/studyabroadscholarships/.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Encouraging Discovery
    Food for Fines
     Support local food pantries by donating non-perishable items to the Food Bank of Northeast Missouri. The library will waive $1 in fines for every food item donated through Dec. 7. For more information, visit the Library Service Desk or call 660.785.4533.

    Extended Hours
    Pickler Memorial Library will be open until 2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday beginning Dec. 2 through Dec. 13.
  • Lunch-N-Learn Series Information

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Carnegie Junior Fellows Program

    Upperclassmen interested in pursuing a career in international affairs may now apply for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s competitive fellowship.

    The program is a full-time, one-year commitment. Applicants should possess an interest in monitoring and advancing global cooperation among nations, especially concerning the U.S.’s role in the international community.

    Participants have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

    The application deadline for the Junior Fellows Program is Dec. 1. For further information, visit carnegieendowment.org or contact Maria Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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 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.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    Activity: Co-Rec Floor Hockey
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Nov. 16
    Captains’ Meeting: Oct. 9
    Play Begins: Nov. 28

    Activity: 5v5 Basketball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Jan. 17
    Captains’ Meeting: Jan. 15
    Play Begins: Jan. 22

    Activity: Co-Rec 5v5 Basketball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Jan. 17
    Captains’ Meeting: Jan. 15
    Play Begins: Jan. 22

    Activity: Wiffleball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Jan. 18
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: Jan. 26-27

    Activity: Badmitton Doubles
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Feb. 1
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: Feb. 9-10

    Activity: NCAA March Madness
    Division: Open
    Deadline: TBA
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: March

    Activity: Volleyball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Feb. 27
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 19
    Play Begins: March 4

    Activity: Co-Rec Volleyball
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: Feb. 27
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 19
    Play Begins: March 4

    Activity: Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: March 18
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 19
    Play Begins: March 18

    Activity: Co-Rec Outdoor Soccer
    Division: Open
    Deadline: March 18
    Captains’ Meeting: Feb. 19
    Play Begins: March 18

    Activity: Swim Meet
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: March 27
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: April 3

    Activity: Co-Rec Ultimate Frisbee
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 5
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: April 13-14

    Activity: Track Meet
    Division: Greek/Org/Open
    Deadline: April 10
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: April 18

    Activity: Amazing Race-Truman
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 11
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: April 17

    Activity: Rock Climbing
    Division: Open
    Deadline: April 16
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: April 23

    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 5 p.m. in Magruder Hall Room 2001.


  • Notables

    Michael Bump, professor of music, served as host/coordinator for the Percussive Arts Society’s annual International Conference at the Austin Convention Center, Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in Austin, Texas. Along with two colleagues from the Eastman and Northwestern Schools of Music, Bump organized concerts and presentations that focused on the centennial celebration of twentieth  century composer, John Cage. While at this year’s conference, Bump was also elected chairman of the society’s New Music & Research Committee. With an international membership of more than 10,000, the Percussive Arts Society serves as the field’s premiere professional organization. Approximately 6,000 artists, composers, educators and students were in attendance at this year’s conference.    

    Jerrold Hirsch, professor of history
    , chaired a session, “Constructing and Constructed History,” and presented a paper “‘My Fancy Is Restricted by Records’: ‘Scientific’ History,’ U. B. Phillips, and Black Lore,” at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in New Orleans, La.

    Three English Department students presented at the annual meeting of the Missouri Folklore Society, Nov. 1-3 in Defiance, Mo. Julianne Meyers presented on ethnobiology as a discipline, while Rachel Spillars reported on the vernacular architecture of a Jefferson City neighborhood and graduate student Holly Fling shared the results of her research into the history of her family’s homeplace. Three faculty members also participated. Betsy Delmonico discussed an early 20th century drama written by Mary Alicia Owen, based on her research among the Indians living near St. Joseph. Adam Davis discussed folk medical practices of college students, and Barb Price chaired a session on “Folktales and the Written Word.”

    Members of Truman’s local chapter of the American Association of University Professors attended a recent regional workshop of the Assembly of State Conferences of AAUP, “The Faculty Voice in Missouri, A Regional ASC Workshop,” which took place Nov. 10 at Washington University in St. Louis. The Missouri Conference president, David Robinson, professor of history, was one of the organizers of this event attended by about 50 faculty members from many public and private universities in the state. Speakers were national leaders of AAUP, including AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum and Howard Bunis, chair of AAUP’s Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to Robinson, Truman’s chapter was also represented by Kathryn Brammall, professor of history and managing editor of Sixteenth Century Journal, and Betty McLane-Iles, professor of French and vice-president of Truman’s AAUP chapter.


  • Notes

    The Sigma Alpha Iota Chamber Musicale will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    SAB will host an open mic night from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Acts are limited to 10 minutes and are open to any talent. Sign up outside the SAB Office or on the SAB Facebook page.

    Freshmen members of the theatre program will perform “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein” at 8 p.m. Nov. 27 in the James G. Severns Theatre located in the Ophelia Parrish Building. This is a one-night-only event and is not considered suitable for children. Email theatreboxoffice@truman.edu for more information.

    Students for Social Change will host a film festival
    Nov. 27 and 29. “Miss Representation,” a film on how the media’s portrayals of women are affecting their access to positions of power, will be screened at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Baldwin Little Theatre. “Flow,” a film about the political and environmental aspects of the privatization of water, will be screened at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Baldwin Little Theatre.

    The Physics Colloquium will continue from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in Magruder Hall 1000. This presentation will feature speaker Sriram Sundararajan, of Iowa State University, and will focus on the investigation of interfacial phenomena at the micro/nanoscale to enhance the engineering of surfaces.

    The International Student Affairs Office is seeking to fill positions for the spring 2013 semester
    . Two new cultural integration leader positions are available. In addition, an office assistant position is open to those interested in assisting and maintaining the office’s website. Applications can be found on Tru-Positions and are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 28.

    A Jazz Combo Concert, sponsored by the Music Department, will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The Truman Faculty Forum will continue at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 with a presentation by Tom Zoumaras, professor of history.

    The World AIDS Day Memorial Service
    will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Eternal Flame by Kirk Memorial Building.

    Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research applications should be submitted online at secure.truman.edu/osr-s/ by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 29. Email any questions regarding the process to the Office of Student Research at osr@truman.edu.

    The University Chamber Choir’s 8th annual Madrigal Dinner will take place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Tickets are $23 for adults, $17 for students and $7 for children and must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit madrigal.truman.edu.

    The University Orchestra concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 In Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The University Art Gallery will host a public reception for the BFA/BA thesis exhibition at 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

    The Home Sweet Home Gingerbread House Contest will take place from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. In addition to the gingerbread house-making contest, there will be performances, hot chocolate and prizes.

    The President’s Committee for Campus Well Being is sponsoring a bone marrow donor drive from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. During the drive participants will be asked to fill out a consent form and get the inside of their cheeks swabbed for a saliva sample to become a member of the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. For more information, check out BeTheMatch.org or contact Staci Latham at 660.785.7738 or slatham@truman.edu.

    Concert Band and Wind Symphony I will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Truman’s annual Percussion Fall Sampler Concert will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

    The Director’s Showcase, a series of student-directed one-act plays, will run at 8 p.m. Dec. 6-8 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish.

    The Phi Mu Alpha Holiday Showcase will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Cantoria and Chamber Choir will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

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