Vol. 17 No. 16 - Jan. 14, 2013


  • APO and Mail Services Donate to Food Bank

    During the holiday season, Alpha Phi Omega and Mail Services worked together on a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Missouri. From Nov. 13-Dec. 7, specially marked bins were placed in all departments on campus for the purpose of non-perishable food donations. The drive netted 245 pounds of canned goods. Pictured left to right, Roger Marsh, director of Campus Mail Services, Lt. Brian Bump, commander of the Salvation Army in Kirksville, and Greg Popham, fundraising committee chair for Alpha Phi Omega.
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  • Truman Highlighted in Kiplinger's Magazine

    Truman has again been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as one of the nation’s best values in public education.

    Truman ranked No. 19, on Kiplinger’s recently released list of the 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.”

    Truman is highlighted further in the main article, available at kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/best-values-in-public-colleges-2013.html, as a school that has traditionally landed in the top third of the rankings each year due to strong academics and an affordable price.

    The new ranking places the University four spots higher than last year. In the past two years Truman has improved a combined 12 spots. Truman is the highest-rated Missouri school on Kiplinger’s list and was the only university in the state to be included in the top 65.

    The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2013 issue, available now online and in print. Web visitors will find special features, including information about how the public colleges are ranked and a tool that lets readers sort by in-state and out-of-state cost, average debt at graduation and admission rate.

    Kiplinger’s ranks schools based upon measures of academic quality—including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios and four- and six-year graduation rates. They rank each school based on cost and financial aid with academic quality carrying more weight than costs.
    For more detailed information, visit kiplinger.com/reports/best-college-values.

    Earlier this academic year U.S. News & World Report ranked Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest region for the 16th consecutive year and Washington Monthly recognized the school as the No. 6 master’s university in the nation.
  • Students to Celebrate with Service During MLK Challenge

    The Multicultural Affairs Center will be sponsoring the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegiate Challenge Jan. 21.

    This is the fifth year for this national day of service, and the goal is to help 200 student, faculty and staff volunteers make it a day on, not a day off.

    The students will be divided into 15-20 teams and will work for six hours to complete a “challenge” or service project for about 20 local community agencies.

    The challenges require participants to use critical thinking, problem solving and other skills as they address social issues and help the greater Kirksville community. In addition to unifying diverse participants around a service project, they will have the opportunity to reflect upon, honor and celebrate the life and legacy of King.

    Opening Ceremonies will take place in the Violette Hall Commons from 9-10 a.m. This will include an introduction to the day of service, a memorial to King and the challenge selection.

    During the challenge selection, teams will be given basic instructions, starting seed money and a final goal. Challenges will be conducted at various sites in the community between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Groups will be completing various projects that were chosen by the agencies, such as cleaning, construction, assembling, organizing, etc. Many of the projects are quite extensive and will provide the 20 agencies with a service they may not have the time or resources to complete.

    The day will conclude with a Reflection Dinner, including reports from the different teams, and Unity Program in honor of King, from 4-5 p.m. in the Student Union Building. This event is open to the public.

    For more information on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegiate Challenge, or to RSVP to the Reflection Dinner, contact Kati Smith at katismith@truman.edu or 660.785.4142.

    This event is made possible by the Multicultural Affairs Center, SERVE Center, Residence Life, Follett Higher Education Group, Missouri Campus Compact, Student Senate and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri. It is also funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that strengthens communities through service.
  • Truman Facebook Page Tops 10,000 Likes

    More than 10,000 students, alumni and friends of the University have connected with Truman’s official Facebook page.

    A link to the site can be found on the Truman homepage. The page is updated regularly with Truman news, events, photos and important reminders. Truman departments and organizations are encouraged to make posts to update the University community on events taking place on campus. Prospective students and their families can visit the page for better insight on what life at Truman is really like.

    In addition to the main Facebook page, Truman friends can check out the popular Facebook pages for Truman Athletics, Truman Alumni and Friends and the Career Center. Links to all of the University’s social media resources, including Truman’s official Twitter feed and various department Facebook pages, can be found at social.truman.edu.  

    Truman ITS recently added social media icons to every item listed in the Truman Today newsletter. Readers can share noteworthy information through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email all with one click.

    Organizations that publicize on-campus events in the Truman Today can use the social media buttons to reach more people.
  • Online Strategic Plan Available for Review

    The University’s draft strategic plan for online learning is now available at online.truman.edu/onlineplan.asp.

    In response to the online learning accreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission almost two years ago, the President charged a committee responsible for developing a strategic plan for online learning at Truman. It addresses efficiencies the University can gain from technology as well as the potential for reaching audiences not residing in Kirksville.

    In January the committee will conduct meetings with each of the three faculty governance bodies as well as the Student Senate. Two open forums will also take place to receive feedback from the University community at large. Details on the meetings are available at online.truman.edu/onlineplan.asp. Feedback on the proposal can be emailed to Kevin Minch at kminch@truman.edu or Donna Liss at dliss@truman.edu.
  • Global Issues Colloquium Returns Jan. 24

    The University’s Global Issues Colloquium will continue with a presentation by Jason Luscier, assistant professor of biology, at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    Luscier’s presentation, “The Feralization of Domestic House Cats: A Global Ecological CATastrophy!” will examine the existence of feral cat populations and its impact on native wildlife populations and human health around the globe.

    In total, there will be four Global Issues Colloquium events this spring. In February, Dennis Quinn from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University will present “Does Economic Globalization Influence the U.S. Policy Mood? A Study of U.S. Public Sentiment, 1956-2009.” Meg Edwards, a Truman visiting professor of political science, will discuss “Presidential Instability in South America” in March. The final colloquium event this semester will take place in April when Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, examines “Globalization at the Ends of the Earth: Rural Livelihoods and Wage Labor in Southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé.”

    For complete details about Global Issues Colloquium events, including abstracts of upcoming presentations, visit globalissues.truman.edu.


  • Open Forums for Dean - School of Arts and Letters

    The search committee hopes that as many members of the Truman community as possible will be able to attend these important events, during which Truman staff, students and faculty may ask questions of each of the candidates. The open forums will be videotaped and made available online sal.truman.edu as soon as possible following the conclusion of each forum.

    Dr. James O’Donnell
    3 p.m.
    Jan. 15
    Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish
    Evaluation forms for O’Donnell will be available at the forum and online at sal.truman.edu under Deans Search-School of Arts and Letters, and they will be due online at saldean@truman.edu or to Marie Delaney in Ophelia Parrish 1101 no later than 4:30 p.m. Jan. 16.

    Dr. Eric Link
    3 p.m.
    Jan. 17
    Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish
    Evaluation forms for Link will be available at the forum and online at sal.truman.edu under Deans Search-School of Arts and Letters and they will be due online at saldean@truman.edu or to Marie Delaney in Ophelia Parrish 1101 no later than 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18.
  • 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/.
  • Alpha Phi Omega Spring Rush Information Meetings

    Students interested in joining Truman’s national co-ed service fraternity this spring are encouraged to attend an APO rush information meeting. APO will be hosting events at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Jan. 22, 23 and 24 in Violette Hall 1148.  

  • Activities Fair

    1 p.m.
    Jan. 30
    Student Union Building

    Organizations will be available to distribute their information to perspective members and inspire campus involvement of individuals within these organizations in order to provide a well-rounded Truman experience.

  • University Conference Request for Session Proposals

    The 2013 University Conference Day, taking place Feb. 21, is dedicated to the personal and professional growth and enrichment of all members of the Truman community. To ensure that sessions appeal to students, faculty and staff, the conference is seeking sessions that will:

    • Help prepare individuals for the life that comes after college;
    • Improve technical skills;
    • Develop leadership abilities;
    • Inform the community of important regulations;
    • Educate the community; or
    • Enrich the community.

    Possibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Strategies for starting an exercise regimen;
    • Study Abroad: A Student’s perspective;
    • Tips for healthy living;
    • Maintaining a scholarly or creative agenda while teaching;
    • Tips for Aspiring Student Organization Leaders;
    • Sharing faculty scholarship or creative activity;
    • Strategies for improving student writing;
    • Enhancing interdisciplinary thinking;
    • Using the proposed critical thinking framework to improve critical thinking;
    • What freshmen and sophomore political science majors can learn from upper class political science majors;
    • Reducing one’s carbon footprint;
    • How to run an effective meeting;
    • Understanding current events in the Middle East; or
    • What should I read for pleasure?

    Proposed sessions can fit into a 25-minute, a 55-minute or an 85-minute time slot. Sessions lasting 85 minutes must include an active learning component. Limited funds are available for photocopying and other necessary supplies. To submit a proposed session, complete the session description sheet online at provost.truman.edu/University_Conference/index.asp and turn it in to the Provost’s Office, McClain 203, by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Proposals will be selected by Feb. 6. If you do not want to propose a session but have an idea for a session that you would like to attend, email Marty Eisenberg at martye@truman.edu.
  • US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria 2013-14

    Since 1962, the U.S. Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided U.S. college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants.

    A complete program description can be found online at usta-austria.at/site/programdescription/program?SWS=anc7d1ikc9l84mhv3sjg70dp32. The application deadline is Jan. 15. This year, only online applications will be accepted. Applications can be made at usta-austria.at/.

    U.S. teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they are also important resources for first hand information about the United States and the “American way of life.” The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture (BMUKK) finances this program, which is administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). While the participants in this program contribute to the Fulbright goal of promoting mutual understanding, this is not a Fulbright grant program. For information on the Fulbright student program in Austria, please consult the Institute for International Education at us.fulbrightonline.org or the website of the Austrian-American Educational Commission at fulbright.at.

  • Spring Semester Important Dates

    Jan. 21
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & MLK Collegiate Challenge

    Jan. 26
    Truman Showcase  Visit Event

    Feb. 20
    “Biloxi Blues” Lyceum Event

    Feb. 21
    University Conference

    Feb. 27
    Career and Graduate School Expo

    March 11-15
    Midterm Break

    March 23
    Big Event & Showcase Visit Event for Accepted Students

    March 27
    Chamber Orchestra Kremlin Lyceum Event

    April 1
    Spring Break                  

    April 13
    Mara Liasson - Holman Family Distinguished Speaker                  

    April 16
    Student Research Conference

    April 20
    Showcase Junior Visit Event

    May 3
    Last day of classes

    May 10
    Finals end

    May 11

    For a complete list of events on campus check out the Master Calendar. In addition to listing numerous on-campus events, the Master Calendar also features other helpful links, including an academic calendar, a staff calendar and a link for Kirksville events. The links are located above the calendar at calendar.truman.edu.

    Submit an Event
    On-campus events for the upcoming semester can be submitted at calendar.truman.edu/submitevent.asp.

  • Join the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter

    The Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter of the Truman State University Alumni Association invites all campus and community friends to join our chapter. Membership entitles the holder to free admission to regular season home athletic events, free social events throughout the year, hotel and rental car discounts, checkout privileges at Pickler Memorial Library, a complimentary subscription to the Truman Review and more. You do not have to be a Truman graduate to be a chapter member. Individual, family and gift memberships are available at a range of price points. Purchase a 2013 membership today through the online Alumni Store at alumni.truman.edu/membership.

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  • TRU Fit 2013

    Sign-up for TRU Fit 2013 begins Jan. 14. TRU Fit is an activity-based incentive program to help participants track how much activity they get in a week. All Truman students, staff and faculty can sign up for free at recreation.truman.edu/trufit/signup.asp.

    The first 12 weeks will take place from Jan. 28-April 21. Participants are encouraged to set goals and at a minimum track three days of 30 minutes of activity. Those who complete 10 of the first 12 weeks are eligible to receive a TRU Fit T-shirt. Participate in intramurals, go for a walk, take a class at the REC—all of those things can be tracked to meet TRU Fit goals.

    Sponsored by the Student Recreation Center Fitness/Wellness Department and The President’s Committee for Campus Wellbeing.
  • Summer Camp Opportunity

    The Truman Financial Aid Office has been advised about a unique educational summer job opportunity for students. Camp Ramapo is a residential summer camp servicing children with emotional, behavioral and learning problems. It provides a safe and structured environment, which fosters the development of positive social and learning skills. In addition, Ramapo offers an on-site college course through the National Program on Non-collegiate Sponsored Instruction. For more information, visit ramapoforchildren.org.
  • Volleyball Winter Clinics

    Truman volleyball coach Ben Briney and his staff and players will be hosting a series of winter clinics this February and March in Pershing Arena.
    For just $60 for six sessions (or $15 per session), volleyball players ages 5th-grade and older can receive 1-on-1 and group instruction on all fundamental skills with a high amount of individual feedback. Each event runs from 1-3 p.m. and will take place: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; and March 3, 9.
    For more information, contact assistant coach Megan Wargo-Kearney at 660.785.7751 or mwargo@truman.edu. Both pre-registration or walk-up will be accepted.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Encouraging Discovery

    Put some art on your walls!

    The Library has a collection of more than 400 framed art reproductions that you can check out for the semester. There’s a wide variety of styles to choose from including works by Andy Warhol, Matisse, Picasso and many others. Hurry in as the selection is always best at the beginning of each semester.
  • Student Recreation Center Special Hours

    11 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Jan. 21
  • Lost and Found

    The Department of Public Safety serves as the official campus location for all lost and found items. DPS is located on the first floor of the General Services Building. They can be reached at 660.785.4176.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The website College Humor is offering two $5,000 scholarships for “average students.” Compete details are available at collegehumor.com/average-student-scholarship-contest. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

    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.

    Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri
    has scholarships available for the 2012-2013 academic year. Last year more than $10,000 was awarded to Missouri students. Winners in Missouri are also eligible for the Central Region and National scholarships. Missouri students have received these prestigious awards the last three years. For further information and applications, go to www.gardenclub.org/scholarships. Deadline for receiving applications is March 1.

    MassMutual Financial Group is offering high-achieving college students of African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent, interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry, a scholarship opportunity for the 2013-14 academic year. For eligibility criteria, go to act.org/massmutual. Application deadline is May 3.

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are renewing the B. Davis scholarship for 2013. For more information on this $1,000 scholarship, visit studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Questions can also be sent to awards@studentawardsearch.com. Deadline to apply is May 27.

    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.

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding up to $1,000 each year to a scholarship winner. To apply, students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website at abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.
  • 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 with all supporting documents due by Jan. 28. The Undergraduate Fellowship Application deadline is Feb. 7 with supporting documents due by Feb. 18.
  • Group Exercise and High Intensity Interval Training Certifications

    Group Exercise Certification
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • Jan. 26
    Workshop Fee: $299

    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 workshops.

    To register, visit netafit.org. Contact Staci Latham at slatham@truman.edu with any additional questions.
  • (Un)Gendering Motherhood: Truman’s Eighteenth Annual WGST Conference

    Jan. 31-Feb.-2
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    Jan 31
    12-1:15 p.m.
    Personal Testimony
    Sherry Galloway Todd, “Justified of All Her Children: The unGendered Grand/mother”
    Margaret Ann Bishop, “Transformation and the Feminine Soul within Motherhood”

    1:30-2:45 p.m.
    Historical Views
    Mamie Cox, “Encouraging Motherhood: An Examination of Childbirth Wares in Renaissance Italy”
    Shannan Cantu, “Discourse on the Female Body: Midwifery and Obstetrics in England from 1650-1850”
    Huping Ling, “’Celestial Women’ and Motherhood, 1880s-1940s”
    3-4:15 p.m.
    Deconstructing Patriarchal Motherhood
    Julia Judlin, “The Maternal Violation: Loss of Self in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Absalom, Absalom!”
    Jennifer Willis, “The Surveillance of Pregnant Women and the Female Body as Vessel in The Handmaid’s Tale”
    Holly Fling, “Illusions of Motherhood Fail Mothers: Expectations and Reality in Brian Morton’s Breakable You”

    4:30-5:45 p.m.
    Constructing Families
    Devin Heier, “Ted Mosby: How Masculine Identity Ignored Your Mother”
    Carri Banholzer, “The Struggle of the Lesbian Mother in Mommy Blogs”
    Conor Mohan, “’That’s so gay’: How One Turn of Phrase Is Harming Families”

    Feb. 1
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Cross-cultural Views
    Jacob Fling, “Frida Kahlo: Illustrations of Motherhood”
    Larry Iles, “Global Commotion from Down Under: Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Fight Against Sexism”       
    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
    Goddesses and Superheroes
    David Giovagnoli, “The Mothers and Fathers of Telemachus: (Un)gendered Mothering in the Odyssey”
    Erin Neuman, “Monstrous Maternity: The Consequences of Body Idealization in the Superhero Genre”
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Parenting and Religion
    Sarah-Wonder Agbehia, “Mother, Father, Dada, Pastor: A Religious and Cross-Cultural Perspective on Gender-Reversed Mothering”
    Anthony Baldwin, “Walking in Mary Griffith’s Shoes: Exploring a Christian Mother’s Development in Parenting a Gay Son”

    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    Readings of Motherhood
    Carol Marshall, “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water with a Little Bleach: The Elements of Rebirth in Almodovar’s Volver”
    Dana Smith, “Pure Love or Pure Pathetic?: Mothering and Meaning in Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

    3:30-4:20 p.m.
    Motherhood on TV
    McKinley Murphy, “Pulling Back the Mask: Mad Men and the Good Mother”
    Malee Miller, “‘A mothers gotta do what a mothers gotta do!’: A Look into Rugrats’ Portrayal of Mothering Stereotypes”
    Carrie Weber, “Motherhood Portrayed on Friday Night Lights: A Realistic Ideal”
    4:30-5:50 p.m.
    Keynote Lecture
    Heather Cianciola “Motherhood, Epiphany”
    Introduction by Holly Fling

    Feb. 2
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Parenthood Panel
    Panelists: James Cianciola, Jen Creer, Betsy Delmonico and Mary Shapiro

    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
    Parenting Problems
    Jasmine Respress, “‘The Problem with Sexualization’: Mothers’ Perspectives on Their Girls Growing Up Too Fast”
    Sarah Ehlman, “Moms Come in All Shapes and Sizes for Sick Children in Foster Care”

    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Gay Families
    David Charles Goyette, “‘Surrogates’ – A Musical Reading”
    Alex Ewing, “The Politics of ‘Passing’ as Same-Sex Parents”

    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    Mothers in Prison
    Melanie Kubayo, “Incarcerated Mothers: The Forgotten and Mistreated Mothers of America”
    Aurelia Lowther, “Sherrybaby: Hollywood’s Interpretation of Incarceration”

    3:30-4:20 p.m.
    Queering Motherhood
    Corinne Schwarz, “In a Maternal Time and Place: Postmodernism and Motherhood”
    Maurine Pfuhl, “Of Mothers and Monsters: Representations of Motherhood in FX’s ‘American Horror Story’”

    4:30-5:20 p.m.
    Monstrous Mothers
    Trevor Grizzell, “Memorializing Murder and Monstrous Motherly Intimacies in Toni Morrison’s Beloved”
    Linda Seidel, “Stereotyping the Black Welfare Mother in Precious”

    The WGST Conference is sponsored by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.
  • 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: Wiffle Ball
    Division: Open
    Deadline: Jan. 18
    Captains’ Meeting:
    Play Begins: Jan. 26-27

    Activity: Badmiton 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

    Twenty-five Truman State University students participated in American Model United Nations (AMUN) International in Chicago, Nov. 17-20. The students represented two delegations, Kazakhstan and Panama, during this four-day conference. Truman was recognized by AMUN with an Outstanding Delegation Award for exceptional representation of Panama, as an “Overall Best Delegation.” Also, Truman students received an Outstanding Delegation Award for exceptional representation of Panama in the General Assembly Plenary, recognizing the outstanding participation of Stephen Gott and George Allan.


  • Notes

    An enrollment session for Truman’s cultural and religious study abroad course “East Meets West,” will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 in McClain Hall 209. For more information, contact Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, at mappold@truman.edu.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 660.785.6036 for more information.

    Jan. 18 is the last day to add a Spring 2013 full or first block class
    . It is also the last day to drop a full or first block class for free and the last day to sign up to audit a class or take one for credit/no credit.

    Parabole, a one-act drama about the religious story of God and humanity
    , will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19 as well as 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Music, art and mime come together for this second annual performance, sponsored by IPAC and FAC. All performances take place in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    The Wind Symphony concert will take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Roe at 40, a panel discussion sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies Committee
    , will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in Baldwin Hall 231. Panelists include Bertha Thomas, Amanda Shetler, Jerry Hirsch, Paul Parker, Melissa Holcomb and Julia Judlin. Each panelist will speak for a few minutes and then the floor will be open to questions and comments.

    The Physics Colloquium
    will continue at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in Magruder Hall 1096. Paul Rulis from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City will present “Neural Networks vs. Self-Consistent Field Equations In Ab Initio Simulations.”

    A public reception for faculty exhibitions in the Art Gallery
    will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in Ophelia Parrish. Works by Aaron Fine, professor of art, Priya Kambli, professor of art, and Jamie Bates, lecturer in art, will be on display in the main gallery.

    Phi Mu Alpha will present “A Pops Musicale” at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Residence Life will host an On-Campus Apartment Open House Jan. 30. A sample of all three apartment buildings on campus will be available for viewing. For more information, contact the Residence Life Office at 660.785.4227.

    The Activities Fair will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Student Union Building. Organizations will be available to distribute their information to perspective members and inspire campus involvement of individuals within these organizations in order to provide a well-rounded Truman experience.

    The Women’s and Gender Studies Conference will take place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. For more information, visit wgstconference.truman.edu.

    The University Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

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