Vol. 17 No. 20 - Feb. 11, 2013


  • O’Donnell Selected as Arts and Letters Dean

    James F. O’Donnell has been selected as Truman’s next dean of the School of Arts and Letters.

    Since 2001, O’Donnell has served as dean and professor of music at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. Prior to that, he was professor and chair of the Department of Music at Indiana State University. O’Donnell began his academic career at East Tennessee State University where he held a variety of positions during his 13-year stay.

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    James F. O'Donnell

    After earning a bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, O’Donnell went on to earn his master’s and Doctor of Arts degrees from Ball State University, and an artist diploma from the World Federation of International Music Competitions. Among his many attributes, O’Donnell brings experience in strategic planning and assessment, program extension and development, budget development and student recruitment, and alumni and community relations.

    O’Donnell and his wife Emma have two children, Kyle and Shane. In addition to his role of dean, O’Donnell will also be a professor of music at Truman. He will officially begin his duties July 1.

  • Board of Governors Adds New Members

    The Truman Board of Governors has two new members serving on the Board. The appointments were made by Gov. Jay Nixon in January and they were confirmed recently by the Missouri Senate.

    David Lee Bonner is an assistant attorney general with the state of Illinois where he serves in the Civil Trials and Prosecutions unit that litigates cases dealing with personal injury, property damage, collection and labor law. He also serves as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve and on the Wisconsin Bar Diversity Outreach Committee, a committee that seeks to foster a racially and ethnically diverse State Bar and a legal profession that is conscious of differences in our society.

    Bonner graduated cum laude from Truman in 2007 and earned his juris doctor in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. Before joining the attorney general’s office, he clerked for the Chicago Corporation Counsel in the Bureau of License Enforcement and served as the Director of Field Operations in Illinois’ Tenth Congressional District. Bonner is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Illinois.

    Bonner replaces John Hilton whose term ended December 2012.  

    Mike LaBeth is a real estate broker for Heritage House Realty, Inc. His previous work experience includes Mark Twain Mental Health Services and the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center, both in Kirksville.

    An active member of the community, LaBeth currently serves as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner and as an Alternate Route 63 Safety Commissioner. He has been involved with the Adair County YMCA, the Kirksville Baseball and Softball Association (KBSA) and the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce, for which he served as vice president in 2009 and president in 2010. A member of the Kirksville Young Professionals Organization, LaBeth received its Top Five Under 40 Award in 2011. A graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 1998. 

    LaBeth replaces Ken Read whose term ended December 2012.
  • Princeton Review Names Truman a “Best Value”

    Truman has again been named one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. Truman is profiled in its newly published book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.”

    “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition” profiles of 75 public and 75 private colleges selected after reviewing data from 650 institutions on their academics, cost and financial aid.

    Of all of the 75 public schools named by the Princeton Review, Truman was No. 3 overall in affordability for out-of-state students. Of the three Missouri public schools to make the list, Truman was the most affordable for both in-state and out-of-state students. It was also the No. 1 Missouri public school in terms of average student debt at graduation.

    The Best Value Colleges feature story appeared in the print edition of the USA Today Feb. 5. Complete details on each of the schools listed, including sortable information regarding costs and enrollment, are available at bestvaluecolleges.usatoday.com.

    More information about “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition” is available at princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.aspx.

    The Princeton Review is the second national publication to recognize Truman this year. The February edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine featured Truman and ranked the University at No. 19 on its list of 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.”
  • Detours Magazine Seeks Photo Contest Entries

    Detours Magazine is accepting entries for its biannual photo competition. The contest, themed “New Beginnings,” is free and open to all amateur photographers.

    Entries, limited to only three submissions per photographer, must include the location of the photo, the photographer’s name and contact information, and a short caption. To see past photo contest winners and full rules and regulations, visit detoursmagazine.com.

    Photos, along with the necessary information, may be submitted via the following formats: email to photo@detoursmagazine.com; mail to Detours Magazine, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501.

    All entries must be received by Feb. 15. Two contest winners will be selected in this issue. Detours Magazine’s editors will select one, and Detours Magazine’s Facebook fans will select the other. There also will be at least four honorable mentions. The winners will be notified in February. All contest winners’ and honorable mentions’ photos will be featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Detours Magazine.

    To stay up to date on the contest, “like” Detours Magazine on Facebook at facebook.com/DetoursMagazine and check out the contest Facebook event at facebook.com/events/432727066801442/? group_id=0.

  • Annual Piano Festival Set for Feb. 15-16

    This year marks the 30th annual Truman Piano Festival, taking place Feb. 15-16 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Dr. Nicholas Roth will be the featured guest artist. He will perform a solo recital at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 with works by Beethoven, Villa-Lobos, Liszt, Griffes and Gottschalk.

    Roth is an associate professor of piano at Drake University. He began formal studies at age 12 and received critical acclaim for his appearances by the age of 18. Roth has performed as a soloist with the St. Louis Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony and has been featured in recitals and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Serbia and Spain.

    A Beethoven Fellow of the American Pianists Association, Roth has won first prizes in the chamber music competitions of Tortona and Pietra Ligure, Italy, and received a DAAD grant to further his studies in Germany.

    Roth received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University. Additionally he holds an artist diploma from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Indiana University, where he was the recipient of the School of Music’s highest honors.

    Roth’s recordings with Blue Griffin Recording have garnered favorable reviews in Fanfare, American Record Guide, International Record Review and Gramophone.

    At 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16, Roth will conduct a master class featuring four Truman piano majors, followed at 1:30 p.m. by the competition that determines the recipient of the Truman Piano Fellowship Award, a four-year, full-ride scholarship to an incoming Truman piano major.

    All events are free and open to the public.
  • SPHA Donates to Foster Families of Adair County

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    McKenzie Tate, president of the Student Public Health Association, presents a donation to Sheila and Tom Jones of Foster Families of Adair County. Every year SPHA makes a donation to the organization to help with funds for foster parents in the area. Foster Families of Adair County is SPHA’s philanthropy. The $400 donation was made Jan. 23.
  • Lyceum Series Returns Feb. 20 with Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues”

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series continues Feb. 20 with Neil Simon’s play “Biloxi Blues” to be performed by the Montana Repertory Theatre at 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
    Set in Biloxi, Miss., this Tony-award winning comedy follows the adventures of Eugene Morris Jerome during his time as an Army inductee in the midst of World War II. After leaving Brooklyn for the first time ever, Eugene must face 10 weeks of Army boot camp in a place where he feels like an outsider. As an aspiring writer, Eugene observes the craziness around him as he and his fellow inductees prepare to go off to war. Despite the fears and anxieties the young men face as they train for combat, the New York Times comments on Simon’s humor by saying, “The laughter rarely stops in this unexpectedly rewarding comedy.”

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    The Montana Repertory Theatre will perform “Biloxi Blues” Feb. 20 in Baldwin Hall as part of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series. Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff.

    Montana Repertory Theatre was established as a professional touring company in 1968 and has grown to be one of the oldest and most respected touring companies in the country. Over the last several years they have performed in more than 350 communities from California to New York.

    Tickets will be available free of charge for students, faculty and staff starting Feb. 13. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may acquire their tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building. General admission tickets cost $7 and are available at the Truman Cashiers Window in McClain Hall or on the square at Edna Campbells. Tickets may also be purchased online at lyceum.truman.edu.

    For additional information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or contact 660.785.4016.


  • V-Week Events

    The Women’s Resource Center will sponsor Valentine’s Day-themed events and activities to raise awareness for the Center and for women’s issues from Feb. 11-16.

    Masturbation Workshop
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 11
    Violette Hall 1000
    Question and answer forum on women’s sexuality and the nature of female masturbation

    Feminist Trivia
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 12
    Baldwin Hall 252
    Come test your knowledge about women’s history and health. Participants can win prizes including T-shirts, candy and more.

    Truman Rising Reception
    7:30-8:30 p.m.
    Feb. 13
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    A student created art exhibit highlighting the prevention of sexual abuse on women

    Vagina Monologues
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 15-16
    Baldwin Hall
    Tickets are $2
    The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play in which each actress shares a story pertaining to a facet of the female experience, including sex, birth and many other women’s issues.
  • All-University Meeting

    3 p.m.
    Feb. 18
    Student Union Building Georgian Room

    President Paino will provide additional information on the University’s marketing and website project as well as other initiatives that are taking place on campus in regard to the vision and strategic plan. He will also provide the most up-to-date information on the proposed higher education funding formula as well as an update on the FY2014 budget. The meeting will be followed by a light reception in the Student Union Building Hub.
  • FAFSA Applications

    Remember to file the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at fafsa.gov to determine Title IV federal aid eligibility (Pell Grant, SEOG, Perkins Loan, Work Study, Stafford Direct Loans, PLUS Loans). FAFSA results are also needed for some other federal, state, University and private programs. The state’s FAFSA filing deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program is April 1. Do not delay due to late tax filing – the FAFSA allows the use of estimated information – just update the FAFSA record after the 2012 income tax figures are finalized. Later FAFSA filing may result in more limited funding options. Contact the Financial Aid Office (McClain Hall 103, 660.785.4130) for additional information.

  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Start with SubjectsPlus

    A good place to start is the Library’s Help By Subject page where you can select from many disciplines and interdisciplinary areas (e.g. Women’s Studies, African-American Studies) to locate good starting points for research. Find the most relevant article databases, online subject encyclopedias and other information such as free and reliable websites. When you don’t know where to start, go to SubjectsPlus at library.truman.edu/subsplus/subjects.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sessions

    Beta Alpha Psi is sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, a free tax return preparation and electronic filing program.

    Assistance will be available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Violette Hall 1424 on the following dates:

    Feb. 16, 23
    March 2, 23

    Taxpayers should be sure to bring proof of identity; copies of all W-2, 1098, 1099 forms and any other tax forms received in the mail; social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax return; and banking information if a direct deposit is desired. For more information, call 660.785.4378.
  • Career Week Feb. 25-28

    Feb. 25   
    S.C.O.R.E Mock Interviews
    9:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
    SUB 3100 (Career Center)

    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    SUB–Main Level
    Stop by to get your resume critiqued before Career Expo!

    The Dream Share Project
    6-8:30 p.m.
    SUB Alumni Room
    Come view an inspirational documentary about finding passion and wisdom to fulfill your dreams followed by a “Chase Your Dreams” workshop led by the creators of the documentary.

    Feb. 26
    Volunteer Fair
    12-2 p.m.
    Visit with local non-profits to find out what they do and how you can help. Representatives from various local organizations will be available to talk with students about their work and give students the chance to volunteer with the current projects.  

    Non-Profit Conference
    6-8:30 p.m.
    SUB Alumni Room
    Interested in non-profit careers? Join us for our annual Non-Profit Conference where you will learn more about working in the non-profit sector including full-time employment, internships, volunteer experience and more. This is an interactive conference composed of a keynote speaker, dinner and interaction with 10 table hosts representing different fields of the non-profit sector.
    Keynote Speaker:
    Abby Wolcott, March of Dimes
    State Director for March of Babies
    Pre-registration is required as there are limited spaces available.
    Pre-register online or at the Career Center (SUB 3100)
    Cost: $5

    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    SUB 3201
    Evetos will be giving a presentation about why internships are necessary and useful for your future.

    Cerner Info Session  
    7-8 p.m.
    SUB 3202  

    Careers in Publishing
    6-7:30 p.m.
    SUB 3203
    Think you might be interested in publishing? Learn about careers in this field from Loren Kreher who works at the Denver Publishing Institute. Students will be able to learn what a publishing career looks like, and they can ask specific questions.

    AAA Information Session
    6-7:30 p.m.
    SUB 3204

    Feb. 27
    Career Expo
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    “I Went to the Career Fair Today—Now What?”
    6-7:30 p.m.
    SUB 3201
    Total Quality Logistics presents what happens on the employer side, how to follow up, what they can do to research, preparations for on-campus interviews the following day, and what to expect with interview processes.

    Garmin Tech-Talk
    6-7:30 p.m.
    SUB 3202
    Garmin Information Session
    Mizzou Crosby MBA Program
    6-7:30 p.m.
    SUB 3203

    Target Info Session
    6-8 p.m.
    SUB 3204

    Feb. 28
    Employer Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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  • SAB Coffeehouse Presents: The Grisly Hand

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    7 p.m.
    Feb. 17
    SUB Hub

    The Grisly Hand, a local Kansas City Americana/Folk/Country/Soul band will be playing. There will be free cappuccino, hot chocolate and food provided. Come sit, eat and relax while being able to enjoy an evening of great music.

  • Spring 2013 Lunch-n-Learn Series for Faculty

    All sessions take place from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Pickler Memorial Library 103 unless otherwise stated.
    To register to attend any of these sessions, go to eventmanager.truman.edu.

    An Introduction to the Multimedia Lab
    Feb. 13
    Pickler Memorial Library 103 & 204
    Join ITS staff members to learn more about the many features of the Multimedia Lab in the Library. From Adobe Captivate and Photoshop to iMovie and GarageBand, the Multimedia Lab offers special software for use in education. The workshop will begin in Pickler Memorial Library 103 with a brief presentation of available software, then the workshop will move to Pickler Memorial Library 204 for a brief orientation of how the room is used. 

    A Faculty Perspective on MOOCs
    Feb. 27
    MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are getting a lot of attention in higher education these days. Will they change the landscape of higher ed in the future, or will they wind up being a lab experiment from which we can learn? Professor Shirley McKamie will share her personal experience from the perspective of a student in a MOOC to learn more about the experience of participating in one.

    Providing Student Feedback
    Mar. 6
    This workshop will discuss the use of EyeJot to provide feedback to students in a more personal way. Participate hands-on and learn how to create feedback using text, voice and video to improve online communications.

    Pickler Memorial Library’s Digital Library and E-Content
    Mar. 20
    The Truman State University Digital Library features digitized objects from the holdings of the Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections and University Archives. These include manuscripts, photographs, glass slides, vintage sheet music and other unique and rare items. Amanda Langendoerfer, head of Special Collections and Archives, along with Janet Romine, head of Public Services, will explain and demonstrate how to access these rare finds. Romine will also touch on the Library’s eBrary and Films on Demand that can be accessed and utilized as resources with students.

    Blackboard Design
    Mar. 27
    Blackboard is a robust Course Management Tool that allows instructors to not only create and share content, but to design it in such a way that students are motivated and engaged with the content. This workshop will be helpful for instructors that already use Blackboard but would like to learn more about the use of special features such as Adaptive Release, Customization and Learning Modules.

    Accessibility in the Classroom
    April 3
    Addressing the special needs of students with disabilities is important to their success. Vicky Wehner from Disability Services will discuss the importance of universal design and what options are available to help students with disabilities to improve their learning outcomes.
    Advanced SMARTBoard Use
    April 10
    This session will demonstrate some of the more advanced features of the SMARTBoard. Learn how to work with these tools to create innovative and interactive activities in the classroom to increase successful learning outcomes and provide an engaging experience.

    Fun, Free Tools for Use in Education
    April 17
    The final workshop in the series will focus on sharing additional free tools that can be used such as Prezi and StumbleUpon.
  • On-Campus Athletics

    Women’s Basketball vs. Southwest Baptist
    5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 14

    Men’s Basketball vs. Southwest Baptist
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 14

    Women’s Basketball vs. Lindenwood
    5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 21

    Men’s Basketball vs. Lindenwood
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 21

    Baseball vs. Northeastern (Okla.) State
    12 p.m. and 2 p.m. • Feb. 23
    12 p.m. • Feb. 24

    Baseball vs. Missouri Western
    12 p.m. and 2 p.m. • March 2
    12 p.m. • March 3

    Women’s Tennis vs. Lincoln
    4 p.m.
    March 6

    Softball vs. Missouri Valley
    2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
    March 8

    Baseball vs. Lincoln
    1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    March 12

    Softball vs. Upper Iowa
    1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    March 16

    Men’s Tennis vs. Lindenwood
    4 p.m.
    March 19

    Women’s Tennis vs. Lindenwood
    4 p.m.
    March 19

    Baseball vs. Lindenwood
    1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    March 20

    Softball vs. Missouri Southern
    1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    March 22

    Women’s Tennis vs. Fort Hays State
    2:30 p.m.
    March 22

    For complete coverage of all Truman sports, visit trumanbulldogs.com.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    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.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

    The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to deserving students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship in the amount of  $2,500 is to be awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study in a Missouri college or university. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship, the foundation has made an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available at mief.org. Applications are due by March 31.

    Marine Technology Society (MTS) is offering scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in the marine science, marine engineering and/or marine technology field. Scholarships are for MTS student members only. For membership information, go to mtsociety.org/membership/new/add.aspx. Student membership is for full-time college students and high school seniors and is only $25 per year. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15. Contact suzanne.voelker@mtsociety.org with any questions.

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
    is a non-profit organization that provides access to higher education to St. Louis area students through interest free loans. The program assists students with financial need. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average, demonstrate good character and must be a permanent resident of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, Warren and Washington or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe or St. Clair. Applications are due April 15. For more information, call 314.725.7990 or email info@sfstl.org.

    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 Jack J. Isgur Foundation is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation formed for the purpose of promoting an interest in the field of education in the humanities, such as literature, fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. The foundation awards scholarships to students studying at colleges and universities who indicate an interest in teaching courses in the above-described areas in school districts located in the State of Missouri, preferable rural school districts. It is available to those at the junior and senior levels of undergraduate college, as well as graduate students. For more information and to obtain an application for this scholarship, go to isgur.org. Deadline is May 15.

    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 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.


  • Notables

    W. Michael Ashcraft, professor of religion, published an essay entitled “The Third Generation of Theosophy and Beyond” in Handbook of the Theosophical Current.

    Muhammed Asadi, visiting assistant professor of sociology, had his paper “How does it feel to be a problem? The diasporic identity of the homeless” published in Qualitative Sociology Review, Vol. 9 Issue 1.

    Dereck Daschke, chair and professor of Philosophy and Religion, recently attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to review films for the Journal of Religion and Film. His reviews can be read online at digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf.

    Adam Davis, professor of English, is co-author, with Ursula Wiedermann and Christoph Zielinski from the University of Vienna, of “Vaccination for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer with special focus on Her-2/neu peptide vaccines” in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, January 2013, and available online at link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10549-013-2410-8.

    Student Advisors with Residence Life
    recently attended the 23rd annual University of Northern Iowa RA Conference. Seven SAs participated in the case study competition. Missouri Hall’s Chris Becker and Grim Hall’s Lynde Blakely received first prize in the competition. The conference hosted more than 50 universities from around the region.


  • Notes

    Service Board Funding applications will be available online Feb. 11 at serviceboard.truman.edu. Applications for funding will be due by 5 p.m. March 29 in the mailbox located in the Student Involvement Complex in Student Union Building.

    The Mostly Live Composers Society will present its 2013 Spring Composers Showcase
    at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The 50-minute concert will include premiere performances of vocal, instrumental and electronic music created by several Truman student composers. The event is free and open to the public.

    Truman’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will sponsor a workshop to help students with abstracts for the Student Research Conference. The workshop will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in Magruder Hall 2005. Space can be reserved at doodle.com/yyt4adqmddizyazh.

    “How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience”
    will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 13 in Violette Hall 1408. Students can learn how to best state their experiences on their resumes as well as how to talk to potential employers about their time abroad.

    The Art of Living Club will host an introductory information meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in McClain Hall 209 for the upcoming Art of Living Course. The course is a hands-on workshop on powerful yogic breathing techniques, postures and meditations to reduce stress and enhance energy and appreciation of life. Registration for the course, taking place Feb. 15-18, will be offered.

    The Global Issues Colloquium
    will continue at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in Magruder Hall 2001 with a presentation by Dennis Quinn, professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Quinn will present “Does Economic Globalization Influence the U.S. Policy Mood? A Study of U.S. Public Sentiment, 1956-2009.”

    The Windfall, Truman’s student-run literary magazine, is now accepting submissions for the spring. Windfall prints a yearly publication including art, photography, prose, poetry and other creative work from students. For more information or to submit, go to windfall.truman.edu/submissions. Submission deadline is Feb. 15.

    Winter volleyball clinics will continue Feb. 16 from 1-3 p.m. in Pershing Arena. Truman coach Ben Briney, his staff and players will be available to provide one-on-one and group instruction to players ages fifth grade and older. Cost is $15 per session. For more information, contact Megan Wargo-Kearney at 660.785.7751 or mwargo@truman.edu. Walk-ups are welcome. Additional clinics will be taking place Feb. 23 and March 3, 9.

    Phi Sigma Pi will be hosting spring rush events Feb. 17-20. For more details, visit the University Master Calendar or psp-beta.truman.edu.

    The Nursing Students’ Association Health Awareness Fair will take place from 12-3 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The fair will feature community resources for health promotion.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meeting
    at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 660.785.6036 for more information.

    The Center for Academic Excellence will host an open house from 12-2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Kirk Building main lobby. Come by for free food and a chance to meet tutors.

    The University Conference will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21. For more information, visit provost.truman.edu/University_Conference/index.asp.

    Abstracts for the Student Research Conference are due before 11:59 p.m. Feb. 22. All abstracts need to be sponsored by a Truman faculty or staff member and can be submitted at src.truman.edu.

    The Missouri in London Program will host an information session
    from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Violette Hall 1328. A representative from the MLP will be available to talk with interested students and answer any questions they may have. There will also be a professor from the program, students who have previously participated in the program and advisers from the Study Abroad Office speaking at the event.

    Foundation scholarship applications are due by midnight March 1. To apply, log into TruView and look on the Student tab under the Student Finances channel.

    The International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) is now hiring
    office assistants, cultural integration leaders (CILs), and academic success mentors (ASMs) to add to the team of student workers for Fall 2013. Students interested in establishing relationships with international students, working in a dynamic and challenging environment and fostering skills to help globalize their resumes, are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found in the ISAO located in Kirk Building 120. Applications are due March 1.

    FAC Fall Funding Applications are now available in the FAC Office (Student Union Building 1109 A). Any groups or ICA teams wishing to receive funding for next fall must submit an application this semester. For questions, contact tsufundsallotmentcouncil@gmail.com. Applications for funding are due March 6 in the FAC Office.