Vol. 17 No. 17 - Jan. 21, 2013


  • Alumnus to Donate Personal Collection from Service with Bush Administration

    Former Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson will be on campus Feb. 8-9 to dedicate a personal collection of artifacts to Truman and to share his experiences with the campus community.

    Jackson, a University alumnus, served with the Bush Administration from 2004-2008 as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to this appointment, he served as deputy secretary and chief operating officer of Housing and Urban Development from 2001-2004. Upon leaving HUD in 2008, Jackson became the director of Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy and Leadership, a position he held until 2012. Currently, Jackson resides in New York City and is the vice chairman of mortgage banking for JP Morgan.

    After graduating from the University with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1968 and a master’s degree in education administration in 1969, Jackson continued his education at Washington University where he obtained his juris doctorate.

    His time at Truman, then known as Northeast Missouri State College, had a significant impact on Jackson, who remembers fondly the education and guidance he received. In particular, Kenneth Gardner, track coach and athletic director, 1951-1988, was instrumental in mentoring Jackson, who would go on to serve the country during events such as the September 11, 2001 attacks on the nation and Hurricane Katrina. Jackson continued his relationship with Truman in later years, providing leadership to his alma mater by serving on the Board of Governors from 1994-2001.

    To honor Jackson’s leadership, service and achievement, Pickler Memorial Library will permanently house a collection of items acquired during his years in HUD. Jackson and his wife Marcia will be in attendance for a dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Pickler Memorial Library Gallery.

    The Secretary Alphonso Jackson Collection is currently on exhibition and is open to the public for viewing in the Library Gallery until Feb. 22.
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  • Office of Student Research to Support Summer Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

    The Office of Student Research is launching an initiative to support interdisciplinary research teams over the summer of 2013 to serve as models for interdisciplinary undergraduate research and creative activities, and to foster a sense of community amongst Truman faculty, staff and students.

    Two mentors, each from different departments, will collaborate on a research project during an eight-week equivalent period of time over the summer that involves and trains two undergraduates. Project proposals written by the faculty pair may be new or ongoing.

    One mentor in the team should be a tenure-track or tenured Truman faculty member. The other mentor may be a Truman faculty or staff member of any rank or appointment. Students will be chosen by the mentors but must be current, full-time (during 2012-2013) Truman undergraduate students in good academic standing and plan to graduate no earlier than December 2013. Projects will be funded up to the maximum value of $8,500 per team and should be carried out between May 20 and Aug. 15.

    For complete details on Interdisciplinary Research Community Grants, visit osr.truman.edu. The deadline for applications, which are to be written by the two mentors, will be Feb. 15.
  • Hall Named Public Relations Intern

    The Truman Public Relations Office has selected Kaitlyn Hall, a senior public communications major and English minor, as intern for the Spring 2013 semester.
    Hall is from Rolla, Mo., and a 2009 graduate of Rolla High School. She is the daughter of Richard and Amy Hall.

    Kaitlyn Hall

    As intern for the Public Relations Office, Hall will help write, layout and distribute the University newsletter, Truman Today, on campus and online. She will also assist in planning University events, write press releases and fulfill various office tasks.

    Hall serves as the current president of Cardinal Key National Honor Society where she is active in community service projects. She is also a part of the CARE for AIDS promotions committee and a member of Campus Christian Fellowship. She was previously involved with Residence Life as a student advisor.

    Hall hopes to pursue a career in non-profit public relations and is excited for the experience she will gain during her internship this semester.
  • ITS Completes Upgrades Over Break

    The ITS staff used the winter break for various upgrade projects across campus.
    Most of the projects were focused on classroom and public lab improvements. Seven classrooms were upgraded with new projectors and AV control systems, with plans to complete the remaining 60 projector/controller upgrades during the spring and summer breaks.  

    The operating systems used by more than 600 public lab and classroom systems were updated as well, and preventative maintenance was completed in all classrooms.

    Several campus-wide applications were also upgraded to achieve greater efficiencies, including the disk infrastructure used on many applications systems and the classroom/space management system. Blackboard was also updated to include the creation of new user documentation. New financial aid and enrollment management system modules were installed for testing.

    ITS partnered with Physical Plant on the installation of 30 white boards in Violette Hall. The workstation and network teams also assisted with various office moves, helping to complete the moves of the University Press and 16th Century Journal.


  • 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.
  • Career Center Events

    Attire to Inspire: The Dress Code for Success
    Check out the new trends in business wear and learn how to dress professionally for your next interview or job fair.
    7-8 p.m.
    Feb. 7
    Student Union Building HUB
    Light Refreshments
    Etiquette Dinner
    Enjoy a four-course meal and learn about proper etiquette for business interviews and meals.
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 19
    Student Union Building
    Alumni Room
    Cost: $12
    (Vegetarian Option Available)

    Register at the Career Center or online at career.truman.edu.
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  • Teacher Recognition Scholarship Nominations

    Graduating seniors have the opportunity to recognize a high school educator/counselor whom they feel made a positive impact on their academic growth. The selected teacher/counselor will be invited to be formally recognized and participate in spring commencement and a $1,000 scholarship in their honor will be awarded to an incoming Truman student from their high school.

    Those graduating seniors that would like to make a nomination can do so at giving.truman.edu/teacherrecognition. The nomination deadline is Feb. 8.
  • 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/.
  • 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.

  • Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence

    The School of Business presents the

    Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence

    Virginia  McDowell
    President and CEO
    Isle of Caprice Casinos

    “Lessons in Leadership”
    3:30 p.m.
    Feb. 4
    Violette Hall 1000

    Reception to follow in the Violette Hall Commons Area

  • Alpha Phi Omega Blood Drive

    Alpha Phi Omega will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 6-7 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Donors are encouraged to sign up at tables in the Student Union Building or McClain, Missouri, Ryle and Magruder halls starting Jan. 29 or to sign up at redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.
  • 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. 
  • TRU Fit 2013

    Sign-up for TRU Fit 2013 is under way. 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.
  • Spring Rush Information Meetings

    Check out the Master Calendar for Spring Rush information for campus organizations, including: Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Beta Lambda, Tau Lambda Sigma, Prim Roses, Sigma Chi Delta, Cardinal Key, the Interfraternity Council and more.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Tax season is here again! The Tax Forms page has links to federal and state tax forms, as well as links to tax guides and assistance centers. Visit library.truman.edu/weblinks/taxes.asp or follow the link from the Library’s home page.
  • 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
         Student Union Building Activities Room                 
    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.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The website College Humor is offering two $5,000 scholarships. 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 a $2,500 scholarship for 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.

    AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find online at aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. A $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Deadline for entry is Oct. 4.
  • Requesting Used Computer Equipment

    As computer equipment becomes older, eventually it no longer provides acceptable services. When old computer systems are replaced, ITS evaluates the used computer systems. If the used computers can perform other Truman services in a productive manner, then ITS may reallocate them in a different role.

    Truman new computer purchases usually take place during the summer. Late summer and fall are normally when ITS is processing and evaluating used computer equipment. Most used computers have reached their final end-of-life and are not suitable for reallocation but a few computers are still useful.

    If you have a computer need that you believe could possibly be met with an older computer system, contact the ITS Help Desk and submit your request. ITS will evaluate each request and work to find a suitable used computer system available that may be able to be reallocated it to meet your computer need.

    Keep in mind the number and capability of suitable used computer systems is quite limited. Also, these computers are several years old and out of warranty coverage. While they may still be useful in some secondary usage situations they should not be used for any Truman mission critical processes. For more information, contact the ITS Help Desk at 660.785.4544.

  • Automatically Back Up Important Computer Files

    ITS provides several locations where faculty, staff and student computer files are automatically backed up. Users are encouraged to take advantage of these locations to help protect data against any loss.

    Files stored on the Y: drive, the personal network storage area, or on the W: drive, the network storage area shared within departments, are automatically backed up by ITS.

    Email on the Exchange server is automatically backed up. Note: it is possible to configure your email client to download your email from Exchange so it ONLY resides on your PC.  This is an advanced email client configuration ITS does not recommend. If you do this your email is not backed up on Exchange. Email archives you create are not automatically backed up unless you store them on your Y: or W: drive.    

    Academic course materials faculty store in the Blackboard system are automatically backed up. Faculty materials stored in the Truman Google Apps for Education system are also automatically backed up. Note: staff materials stored in the Google Apps for Education system are not automatically backed up.

    If you have important files on your personal computer hard drive, they are not automatically backed up. Be sure to regularly copy your personal computer documents to your network Y: drive, an external hard drive or some other secure storage location to ensure your files are backed up and protected. For questions about what locations are automatically backed up, contact the ITS Help Desk at 660.785.4544.
  • 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: Badminton 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

    Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, wrote the prologue to Maria Antònia Martí Escayol’s book “De Re Rustica,” which was recently published by Edicions i Propostes Culturals Andana in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalunya, Spain. Martí Escayol is professor of history in the Departament d’Història Moderna i Contemporània of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Both she and Capuano research medieval agriculture in Spain.

    Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, published an article on the Italian Nobel playwright Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), in Modern Language Review in Great Britain.


  • Notes

    Roe at 40, a panel discussion sponsored by the 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 School of Business Student Organization Fair
    will take place from 12-2 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Violette Hall Upper Commons. Representatives from various Truman business organizations will be available to speak with potential new members.

    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.

    Jillian Anthony, campus recruiter for The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, will be on campus for an information meeting to discuss internship opportunities in the D.C. area at 4 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Past interns will be in attendance to share their own experiences and answer questions as well. For more information, visit the Truman in Washington Program website at twp.truman.edu. For questions regarding the Truman in Washington Program, contact Jay Self at selfjw@truman.edu.

    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.

    A Missouri London Summer 2013 informational meeting
    will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in Ophelia Parrish Room 2115. Learn about the Rock Generation study abroad course in London and Liverpool. For more information, contact Gregory Jones at grjones@truman.edu.

    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.