Vol. 17 No. 14 - Dec. 3, 2012


  • Alumnus to Speak at December Graduation

    Alumnus and current state Senator Eric S. Schmitt will be the featured speaker during December 2012 Commencement ceremonies, scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 15 in Pershing Arena.

    Schmitt, a 1997 Truman State University cum laude graduate, currently serves as the Missouri Senator for the 15th District. In addition to his legislative duties, he is also a partner at the law firm of Lathrop & Gage, LLP.

    Senator Eric S. Schmitt

    Schmitt was born and raised in St. Louis County and he graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School. During his time at Truman, he was a two-sport athlete, participating in both baseball and football. He also founded a Habitat for Humanity Chapter on campus.

    After attending Truman, Schmitt earned a scholarship for law school at Saint Louis University. While earning his juris doctorate, he was as an editor of the Law Review and a published author.

    Schmitt was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 2008 and was re-elected to his second term  this past November. His district in St. Louis County includes all or parts of Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Des Peres, Ellisville, Fenton, Glendale, Kirkwood, Manchester, Sunset Hills, Twin Oaks, Valley Park, Wildwood and Winchester. He serves in Senate Leadership as Majority Caucus Secretary and is Chairman of the Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee.

    His public service includes serving as a Glendale, Mo., alderman from 2005-2008. He has also served on boards for DeSmet Jesuit High School, Nurses for Newborns Foundation, St. Louis Crisis Nursery and Kirkwood Parents as Teachers Program.

    Additionally, Schmitt served as chairman of the Young Lawyer Section Council of the Missouri Bar, spearheaded a statewide Giving Tree effort benefiting Big Brothers-Big Sisters and created a Special Needs Advocacy Task Force. He has also been involved with the TS (Tuberous Sclerosis) Alliance, the Gateway Chapter of the Autism Society, Habitat for Humanity and local Chambers of Commerce.

    Schmitt is a lifelong resident of St. Louis County. He lives in Glendale with his wife, Jaime, a 1997 Truman graduate, and their three children, Stephen, Sophia and Olivia.

  • Scholarship Offers Opportunity for Students to Recognize Former Teachers

    Through the support of Truman’s education alumni and a generous estate gift, the James and Margaret Mudd Teacher Recognition Scholarship has been endowed and will allow for the ongoing recognition of excellence in education.

    This coming January, graduating seniors will have the opportunity to recognize a high school educator/counselor, whom they feel made a positive impact on their academic growth. The chosen teacher/counselor will then receive an invitation to be formally recognized and participate in Truman’s spring commencement. To further acknowledge the recipient, a $1,000 scholarship, in their honor, will be awarded to an incoming Truman student from the teacher’s/counselor’s high school.

    Since its origin as a normal school in 1867, Truman has been committed to providing a strong teacher education program. Over the years more than 8,000 teachers have received preparation from the University, and the program is deeply rooted in the University’s history.

    Graduating seniors will receive an email in January with nomination process instructions. Anyone who wishes to donate to the Teacher Recognition Scholarship fund may do so by contacting the Truman State University Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133.

  • Study Abroad Course to Visit Europe, Asia

    Enrollment sessions for Truman’s cultural and religious study abroad course “East Meets West,” will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 12 in McClain Hall 208 and at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 in McClain Hall 209.

    “East Meets West” combines study, lectures, travel and work in areas across Europe and Asia known for a rich convergence of ancient and modern contexts. The program includes visits to four countries and occupied territories. 

    The course begins with one week in Italy, with visits to the historically rich cities of Florence and Rome. Notable stops in the area also include the catacombs, papal audience, the Vatican Museum and Pompeii. The program continues with a week spent in Greece, visiting Athens and various other key attractions such as the Meteora monasteries, Philippi and Thessalonica. The program’s third week in Turkey is spent exploring many areas like Istanbul, Nicea, Pergamum and Ephesus.

    Finally, students will spend their last two weeks in Israel. They start out at an Israeli kibbutz—training and working at Bethsaida, one of antiquity’s most important archaeological Biblical sites. Then participants move on to Old Jerusalem and the West Bank, visiting Nablus and Shechem in the north and Bethlehem and Hebron in the south. 

    The course carries six credit hours and extends from May 24-July 7. Five preparatory meetings are scheduled before departure. A daily journal, research paper and reading assignments are requirements for completing the course.

    For more information, contact Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, at mappold@truman.edu.
  • Copyright Workshop Set for January

    Pickler Memorial Library and Information Technology Services will co-sponsor a copyright workshop for faculty and staff from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Lunch will be provided for attendees.

    Paul D. Callister, professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will present information on the key copyright issues encountered by faculty and staff in higher education. The workshop is interactive in format and will provide attendees with the opportunity to work in small groups to discuss and provide resolutions to typical copyright problems.

    Various topics of interest will be covered including aspects of copyright related to fair use, the TEACH Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Blackboard and use of media materials. The workshop is designed for individuals who are knowledgeable about copyright and looking for a refresher, as well as for individuals looking for an introduction to copyright law.

    Truman faculty and staff will receive an email soon providing more details regarding the registration process.

  • Highlighting 2012 Truman Internships

    Senior Jessica Scheetz traveled to New York City to pursue an internship with Parents magazine. As a communication-journalism major, Jessica researched all of her internship opportunities on the website ed2010.com, which is a networking site for those interested in the magazine industry. She acquired more than 15 interviews based off her resume with student media at Truman.

    “I haven’t had any internship experience prior to this, so my learning experience with Truman media has been crucial and invaluable in my success with Parents,” admits Jessica.

    During her full-time internship, Jessica’s tasks included: blogging, researching story ideas, fact-checking, interviewing celebrities, assisting with photo shoots, assembling articles for the magazine, running regular mail routes, compiling presentations for the executive editor, indexing and archiving previous issues and helping with a special “Best Books of 2012” project. During her 11-week internship, Jessica had the opportunity to assist the editor with organizing a child identity theft story, which earned Jessica a byline within the next few issues.

    Cameron Jadali, a senior exercise science (pre-physical therapy) major, traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to work in a clinic for the non-profit organization Global Therapy Group. His duties at the Haitian clinic included: manual stimulation of muscles, application of pain-relieving electronic stimulation, providing long term exercise prescriptions, cleaning supplies, giving therapeutic massages and recording patient data.

    His work experience as a certified personal trainer for two years, along with knowledge learned in exercise science courses, aided him with his work. During physical therapy observation hours in the U.S., laws prohibit non-licensed physical therapists from touching the patients, which can make observation hours somewhat repetitive. This trip to Haiti allowed Cameron to interact with patients in a way not possible in may other settings. His experience has strengthened his resolve to become a physical therapist and will help him in his future endeavors.

    Junior exercise science (pre-occupational therapy) major Andrea Boerding, interned with the “Dreams to Reality” program in Cape Town, South Africa. During her six weeks, Andrea worked Monday through Friday at Sunrise Educare in the Capricorn Township. She engaged the classroom of three- and four-year-olds in activities to strengthen their motor skills while teaching simple lessons such as days of the week, colors and emotions. At the end of the day, students received a recreational hour consisting of a dance warm-up and a team building activity, such as soccer. During the afternoons, Andrea would volunteer with the surfing program and the after school pre-teen sports program. Her favorite part of the internship was getting to know the kids.

    During her four-month study abroad program in Berlin, Germany, senior Amanda Shetler accepted the opportunity to intern as a member of the Cultural Studies Team. Amanda assisted with marketing and organizing the Master of Arts in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy program. She also researched certain topics for classroom discussion, such as the use of film as cultural diplomacy. Working 40 hours per week, Amanda helped set up and run the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy, which hosted a variety of diplomats and academics who spoke on the progress made by cultural diplomacy. Monday night panel discussions, in which all interns gathered to discuss issues relating to culture and diplomacy, offered insight into the many different experiences and backgrounds of her colleagues. Ultimately, the internship served to reiterate exactly what Amanda was striving to gain from her experience abroad: an increased understanding of, and interaction with, new cultures, ideas and people.

    Highlights from some Truman Internships
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    Natalie Gieseke (middle) with mother and daughter breast cancer survivors after they finished their first 5K together. Gieseke was the communications intern for the Greater Kansas City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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    Sam Friedman (above) on the field at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
    Friedman was the group ticket sales intern for the Atlanta Falcons

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    Jessica Scheetz above (left) with actress Jennie Garth and below (left) with television personality Luann de Lesseps. Scheetz was the editorial intern for Parents Magazine in New York City.
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    Andrea Boerding with her classroom children at Sunrise Educare in the Capricorn Township.
    Boerding interned with Dreams to Reality in Muizenberg, Capetown, South Africa.

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    Lucy Polston (above) on a tour of the infirmary on the U.S.S. Missouri in Pearl Harbor. Polston completed the Nurses Summer Training Program through the ROTC at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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    Shelby Wittmeyer (left) with her mentor Adrian Callaghan at the Target store in Belton, Mo.
    Wittmeyer was the executive team leader for the logistics department.

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    Katie Stark (left) working with a young patient at the clinic in Leon, Nicaragua. Stark interned with the La Isla Foundation for three months.

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    Bethany Williams (left) served as the communication intern for the
    Salvation Army's Midland Division in St. Louis, Mo. During her summer at the Salvation Army Williams worked closely with individuals who were homeless or recovering from addictions.

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    Grace Salerno (left above and middle below) with radio personality Curt Copeland and country music band Little Big Town. Salerno interned with Clear Channel Communications in St. Louis, Mo. this summer.
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    Amanda Shetler (above) in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. For one month, Shetler interned at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy as a member of the "Cultural Studies Team."

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    Carly Bollinger (left) working a publicity table for Entercom Radio in Kansas City.
    Bollinger was the promotions intern for "RockBlock Promotions," 96.5 The Buzz and 98.9 The Rock.

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    Cameron Jadali (right) works with a patient in the Global Therapy Group clinic. Jadali was an occupational therapist intern in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    A Sample of 2012 Internships
    Alaska Aces, Anchorage, Alaska
    Atlanta Falcons NFL, Atlanta, Georgia
    A.T. Still Museum, Kirksville
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Peters, Missouri
    Boeing, St. Louis
    Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Foundation, St. Louis
    Career Center, Truman State University
    Clear Channel Communications, St. Louis
    Dreams to Reality, Muizenberg and Cape Town, South Africa
    Edgewood Children’s Center, Webster Groves, Missouri
    Entercom “RockBlock Promotions,” Kansas City, Kansas
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car, St. Louis
    Global Therapy Group, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Missouri
    Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, Independence, Missouri
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    HCP Barbell, Magnolia, Texas
    Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany
    Iowa Cubs, Des Moines, Iowa
    Judicial Archives Project, Missouri State Archives
    Kirksville Daily Express, Kirksville
    KMBC-TV/KCWE-TV, Kansas City, Missouri
    K’Nex, Hatfield, Pennsylvania
    La Isla Foundation, León, Nicaragua
    Leadernomics, Malaysia
    Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri
    Mercy Children’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri
    Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis
    National MS Society Gateway Chapter, St. Louis
    National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Arlington, Virginia
    New Mission Systems International, Velingrad, Bulgaria
    Opera Theater of St. Louis, St. Louis
    Parents magazine, New York City
    Pentecostal Publishing, Hazelwood, Missouri
    Pinnacle Technical Resources, Dallas, Texas
    Preferred Family Healthcare, St. Louis
    Purina, St. Louis
    Red Cross, Quincy, Illinois
    Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Program, Kirksville
    ROTC Nursing, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Saint Louis magazine, St. Louis
    St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph
    Target, various locations
    The Salvation Army Midland Division Headquarters, St. Louis
    The World of Chinese magazine, Beijing, China
    Truman Institute, Kirksville
    Truman State University Press, Kirksville
    Tyson Foods Inc., Columbus Junction, Iowa
    United States Secret Service Field Office, St. Louis
    Yoga Alliance Certified, Puerto Rico and New York

    This list is only a sample of some of the internships completed by Truman students.
    More information regarding internships can be found through the Career Center or individual departments.
  • Percussion Concert Marks Debut Performance

    The Department of Music’s Percussion Studio will present its annual “Fall Percussion Sampler Concert,” at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Michael R. Bump, professor of music, will direct the concert. In addition to performances by Concert Percussion Ensemble I and the Statesmen Marching Percussion Ensemble, this concert will feature the debut performance of the new University Steel Band, “Truman Steel.” Truman Steel consists of 18 students from all majors across campus, performing on native Trinidadian steel drums, specifically created for Truman.

    In all, more than 40 students will be performing. For more information, contact Bump at 660.785.4052.

  • Missouri London Offers Chance to Bring Rock N’ Roll History to Life

    In summer of 2013 Truman students have the opportunity to join students from other institutions to explore London and Liverpool through the Missouri London study abroad program.

    While abroad, students may earn credit, of which they can choose to apply to their JINS or Aesthetic modes. Gregory Jones, professor of music, will be offering his specially formatted JINS 306 course—with a curriculum created centrally around the English locale.  

    Students will explore the roots of rock music in London by visiting neighborhoods and clubs related to music legends such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Sex Pistols and other influential groups. 

    The class will also travel to Liverpool. A special stop at the Cavern Club is included so that participants can hear firsthand accounts of The Beatles as well as their role in changing the music industry of their era. 

    The course runs from May 22-June 15. For more information regarding this program, visit the program website programs.capa.org/mlp or email grjones@truman.edu.

  • Food Fast Contributes to United Way Goal

    This year’s United Way Campaign will be concluding soon, however there is still plenty of time to make a donation.  To date, the Truman community has contributed more than $49,000 to the Truman United Way Campaign, representing 88 percent of the University’s $56,000 goal. The student Food Fast campaign and contributions from Sodexo employees exceeded $7,200. 

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    Pictured (left to right) Suzanne Hunn, Joe Wright, Ann Shipley, Lora Cunningham, John Dungan, Briana Bonner, President Troy Paino, Carly Klynsma, Isaac Akers and Jeanette Patrick. Committee members not pictured include Anne Stumpf, Joe Zempel, Will Ruman, Kayla Oliver and Drew Donahoo.

    During the week of Oct. 22 students participated in the Food Fast campaign by donating meals and dining dollars as contributions towards the United Way goal. Both student advisers and Sodexo staff played an integral role in the campaign’s promotion and implementation. Members of the Food Fast committee presented a check to John Dungan, head of the Adair County United Way, following the conclusion of the program.

    To make a donation, contact Sally Herleth, sallydet@truman.edu, or Pam Ryan, pjryan@truman.edu, for a pledge form. Donations support the United Way of Adair County. The local United Way has among the lowest overhead in the nation, allowing a greater percentage of contributions to go straight to local programs helping people in the area pursue their goals of education, income and health.

  • CARE for AIDS to Sponsor Book Drive

    CARE for AIDS will be hosting a book drive in the Student Union Building during finals week with donations contributing to the funding of care centers in Kenya.

    The hope of this organization is to bring awareness to the global issue of AIDS by diversifying the campus’ knowledge on the HIV/AIDS crisis.

    CARE for AIDS has a fundraising goal of $50,000 for the year, which will keep two centers in Kenya open for a year. The CARE for AIDS organization as a whole currently has 14 care centers across Kenya that have nearly 2,000 graduates from the program. More than 1,000 individuals are currently in the program. The centers take in HIV/AIDS victims and provide food, medical counseling and spiritual encouragement to live and not die from the disease.

    Book donations can be made in the Student Union Building from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during finals week. Each donation will go directly toward further funding one of the care centers. Donate three books and get a free t-shirt.

    For further information on CARE for AIDS visit careforaids.org.

  • Students Attend Archeology Conference

    Seven Truman students participated in the annual Biblical Archaeological Conference which took place at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Nov. 8-9.

    The conference focuses on archaeological work done at Bethsaida—located in modern day Israel. After 25 years of excavation, the site is known as one of antiquity’s most important Biblical locations. Its significance dates back to the Iron Age when the site served as a Geshurite capital city. Later, in the Roman period, Bethsaida played a primary role in the ministry of Jesus.

    Each of the Truman students in attendance at the conference had first-hand knowledge and experience related to the excavation of Bethsaida. All seven were participants in Truman’s Middle East Study Abroad course last summer, which in addition to two weeks of travel through Turkey, Jerusalem and the West Bank, included two weeks of work at Bethsaida.

    This year’s conference featured two keynote speakers from Israel. Avraham Faust of Bar-Ilan University spoke on the ethnogenesis of Israel, while David Ussishkim of Tel Aviv University discussed Jerusalem at the time of Solomon, Hezekiah and Nehemiah. Thirteen other scholarly papers were showcased at the conference including a presentation by Truman’s Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, who spoke on narratology and archaeology. 


  • Retirement Reception

    Dana L. Delaware
    chair and professor of chemistry
    2:30-4 p.m.
    Dec. 7

    Student Union Building
    Conference Room

  • Alumni Chapter Gift Memberships

    The Truman State University Alumni Association and the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter are now offering gift memberships. Membership entitles the holder to free admission to regular season home athletic events, free social events throughout the year, checkout privileges at Pickler Memorial Library, a complimentary subscription to the Truman Review, and more. You do not have to be an alumni to be a chapter member. Gift membership certificates make great stocking stuffers for recent grads and friends. Purchase a 2013 gift membership today through the online Alumni Store

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  • 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 have been 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.
  • The Last Lecture

    Jessie Krebs, Music
    David Garth, Mathematics

    7:30-9 p.m. • Dec. 4
    Student Union Building
    Activities Room

    The Last Lecture is an event featuring two outstanding professors who will share stories and reflections on their personal and professional lives. The lectures will focus on issues that these faculty choose based on the following premise: “If you knew this was the last lecture you would ever give to an audience of students, what would you say to them?”

    Come join us for a night of emotional, moving, and inspiring entertainment. Free admission and coffee! Sponsored by Student Activities Board.
  • Faculty/Staff Holiday Open House

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  • 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 Dec. 7.
  • Student Union Building Finals Week Hours

    Regular Hours
    Dec. 10-13

    7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Dec. 14

    8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Dec. 15
  • Mainstreet Market Finals Week Hours

    Regular Hours
    Dec. 10-13

    7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Dec. 14

    Dec. 15

  • Group Exercise and High Intensity Interval Training Certifications

    Group Exercise Certification
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • Jan. 26
    Workshop Fee: $299
    *Earlybird fee if registered before Dec. 27: $249

    Potential and current fitness instructors will learn basic academic and practical application of teaching group exercise. No college, science or teaching background required.  Workshop registration includes a full-day review, written exam and 2-year certification.
    H.I.I.T- High Intensity
    Interval Training
     8 a.m.-1 p.m. • Jan. 27
    Workshop fee: $109

    H.I.I.T. exercises are very popular in the industry right now. Learn how to properly apply H.I.I.T.
    techniques to both your classes and your clients. Some of the topics include energy systems, EPOC, and
    appropriate application of methodology.

    This is a nationally recognized certification and the course and workshop are open to all students, staff, faculty and community members that would like to register.  

    The National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), a non-profit fitness professional association, and the Campus Recreation Center will co-sponsor the

    To register, visit netafit.org. Contact Staci Latham at slatham@truman.edu with any additional questions.
  • Truman Internet Bandwidth Increases

    Students will now be able to connect to the campus Internet with more ease following a doubling of the University’s Internet bandwidth.

    The total bandwidth increased from 250Mbps to 500Mbps. This increase was made available through a new, secondary connection, which also provides failover redundancy if the primary University Internet connection fails.

    Information Technology Service (ITS) worked in conjunction with Residence Life and auxiliary funding to provide the increase. The additional Internet capacity is now on-line and in use by the campus community.

  • Technology Upgrades Save Big Money

    ITS completed its computer system upgrade of 600 campus computers with discounted initial savings valued at $185,690. The systems are expected to last a lifetime of nearly eight years, which is double the lifetime of most computers. Truman’s electrical power usage was reduced by 93 percent, which is estimated to save the University around $27,594 annually in electricity expenses.

  • Online Security Concerns During the Holidays

    With the holiday season quickly approaching it is vital to protect personal information. The threat to identity and data theft is a continuous concern, but it is known to increase during this season in particular. ITS recommends keeping all computer systems up-to-date with the latest security measures, being cautious with online shopping and remembering that no legitimate company ever solicits private information via email. For further information, check out Truman’s Information Security Awareness website at its.truman.edu/isa or the Homeland Security site at dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month.

  • Staff Council Blood Drive

    Blood Drive
    11 a.m.-4 p.m. • Dec. 13
    Student Union Building Down Under
    Make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org, sponsor code TrumanState.

  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing With Staff Council

    4 p.m.-8 p.m. • Dec. 15
    Interested volunteers may email Stacy Tucker-Potter at stuckerpotter@truman.edu.

  • Office Door Decorating Contest

    Entries must be submitted to Stacy Tucker-Potter via email at stuckerpotter@truman.edu by Dec. 10. Judging will take place Dec. 12. Each entry will be judged based on creativity and aesthetic appeal and a winner will be announced Dec. 14. Sponsored by Staff Council.
  • Alpha Sigma Gamma Holiday Market

    8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Dec. 8
    Small Gym, Pershing

    All proceeds benefit Victim Support Services. In addition to crafts, Holiday Market will include activities for children and pictures with Santa.

    Performances include High Street at 11 a.m., University Swingers at 12:30 p.m.
    and Sweet Nothings at 1:15 p.m.
  • 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

    Extended Hours
    Pickler Memorial Library will be open until 2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday beginning Dec. 2 through Dec. 13.

    Feeling stressed out? Have a cup of coffee on us.
    The Library will be offering free coffee and hot chocolate during the late night hours starting Dec. 2. A self-service station will be set up in the Library lobby beginning at 11:30 p.m. each night the Library is open until 2 a.m. and the beverages will be available while supplies last. Be sure to bring your own approved travel mug. Compliments of Sodexho and the Pickler Memorial Library Book Sale Fund.

    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.
  • Lunch-N-Learn Series Information

    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.
  • 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

    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: 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.


  • Notes

    An information session for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will take place at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Health Sciences Building 3205.

    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.

    The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. Truman honorees include: Shane Cavanah; Gerald “Shag” Grossnickle; Dr. John Bailey; Ben Pitney; and Truman’s 1969, 1970 and 1971 football teams.

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

    SAB will host Holiday Lights at 8 p.m. Dec. 5. A capella choirs Minor Detail, Sweet Nothings and True Men will perform on the Kirk Memorial steps. Lights will be hung around the Memorial and free cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.

    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 12 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will perform "Festive Sounds Family Concert" at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Morrison Theatre in Quincy Junior High. Admission is free with a Truman ID.

    A Yoga workshop
    with program instructor Lizzie Salsich will take place from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Student Recreation Center Aerobics Room.

    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.