Vol. 17 No. 28 - April 15, 2013


  • Faculty Staff Campaign Awards Prizes

    Prizes will be awarded to faculty and staff wearing their 2013 Faculty/Staff Campaign buttons.
    Buttons can be obtained by making a gift to this year’s campaign. Prize Patrols will be conducted randomly, so faculty and staff members are encouraged to wear their buttons everyday for a chance to win. Recent winners include: Lana Dowell and Jason Lin, School of Business; Tyler Madsen and Megan Wargo-Kearney, Athletics; and Linda Yager, Student Union Building.

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    Spike on prize patrol with recent winner Lana Dowell.

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    Spike on prize patrol with recent winner Jason Lin.

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    Spike on prize patrol with recent winners Tyler Madsen and Megan Wargo-Kearney.

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    Spike on prize patrol with recent winner Linda Yager.
  • Student Union Building Buys Student Art

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    Mason Einspahr accepts a check from Laura Bates, CSI director and assistant Student Union Building director, for his artwork. Einspahr, a senior health science major, and biology/studio art painting minor from Boonville, Mo., received a Student Union Building purchase award for his oil on canvas, “Forest Lake Trail,” at the Annual Juried Student Art Show March 5. The piece will become part of the Student Union Building’s permanent student art collection and will be displayed beginning next fall. 

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    Melanie Pailer, junior studio arts/fibers BFA major from Bridgeton, Mo., was awarded a Student Union Building purchase award for her hand-dyed cotton piece, “Life Cycle,” at the Annual Juried Student Art Show March 5. The piece will become part of the Student Union Building’s permanent student art collection and will be displayed beginning next fall.
  • Truman Joins National LEAP Employer-Educator Compact

    Truman is participating in a new national initiative called the LEAP Employer-Educator Compact. 

    Participating campuses and employers will work together through 2014 to showcase employer support for the aims and outcomes of a broad liberal education and to show how higher education is helping students connect college learning with work, citizenship and global challenges.

    The compact was developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and by employers working with AAC&U. University President Troy Paino also is a member of a special presidential leadership group within AAC&U called the LEAP Presidents’ Trust. Presidents’ Trust members and employers who work with them are the initial signatories to this ongoing national initiative to ensure that today’s students will be well prepared for economic, civic and global challenges.

    For its part in the Compact, Truman has already established partnerships with the Kansas City-based health care company Cerner, as well as Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. These partnerships are designed to underscore the economic value of liberal education and to provide students with more hands-on learning opportunities to connect their campus learning with real-world contexts and problems.  

    “I am excited to be a part of this new national effort bringing employers and educators together to ensure that all our students understand what it takes to succeed in today’s workplace and to partner on ways we can provide to students more opportunities to apply their learning in real-world settings. We are particularly pleased to partner in this initiative with Cerner and Boeing,” Paino said.

    At an April 10 Compact forum in Washington, D.C., AAC&U launched the new LEAP Employer-Educator Compact to make high quality college learning a shared national priority. More than 250 college presidents, business and nonprofit leaders have signed on to the LEAP Employer-Educator Compact. They have pledged to work together to ensure that all college students—including those attending two-year and four-year, public and private institutions—have access to a high quality liberal education that prepares them successfully for work, life and citizenship.   

    Extensive surveys and focus groups by the AAC&U have revealed that more than 75 percent of employers want more emphasis on five key areas including: critical thinking; complex problem-solving; written and oral communication; and applied knowledge in real-world settings. For a full list of LEAP Presidents’ Trust members and employers signing the compact, see aacu.org/leap/presidentstrust/compact. Information about AAC&U membership, programs and publications can be found at aacu.org.

  • Gregg Receives Student of Achievement Award

    Truman senior computer science major Sierra Gregg received the Student of Achievement Award from the St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired at its Visionary Gala April 13 for her ingenuity to make historical documents from presidential libraries accessible to the blind and visually impaired.

    In the summer of 2011, Gregg, herself visually impaired, was chosen as the social media intern at the Office of Presidential Libraries within the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Since she has always wanted to work in a library or archive environment, the National Archives internship seemed like a natural fit.

    By July of that year, Gregg started searching around in the National Archives digital catalogs for records relating to the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Signed on July 26,1990 by George H. W. Bush, the ADA was a ground breaking civil rights act for the disabilities community. To her dismay, she found only two records relating to the signing of the ADA in the Archive’s digital catalog. Neither of those two records was the Act itself. She could see lists of records relating to the Act, but they had not been digitized, meaning a researcher would either have to travel to the physical location of the record or request a copy.

    Because Gregg wanted to increase the number of digitized records relating to the ADA, she submitted a proposal for the Americans with Disabilities records webpage. The scope of the original project grew far beyond what she and her supervisor had first imagined. During the last few weeks of her first summer in Washington, D.C., Gregg helped write the proposal and a request for digitized records that was sent out to the 13 presidential libraries. When the summer ended, she came back to Truman for the school year, and although she did not work directly on the project, she stayed in contact with her supervisor.

    When Gregg returned to Washington, D.C., in 2012, almost all of her time was devoted to completing the project. By then, the libraries had sent back a list of more than 50 different records, including pictures and text documents, relating to Americans with disabilities. Each library’s records illustrated that president’s work with people with disabilities. For example, the Roosevelt Library’s records focused on Polio and the Kennedy Library’s records focused on mental impairments. Gregg helped coordinate getting these digitized records listed in the online catalog and the development of the webpage. During the week of July 26, the Office of Presidential Libraries did a series of posts to all of its social media outlets about the launch of the new webpage. They even reached out to some of the organizations mentioned in the records, such as the Special Olympics, Blinded Veterans Association and the March of Dimes, to see if they could help spread the word. They also wrote a post for the WhiteHouse.gov blog, which also appeared on the National Archives' blog and Disability.gov’s blog.

    Even though Gregg will not be working for the National Archive this summer, she hopes the webpage continues to grow to include more records from the presidential libraries and would like to have the opportunity to work with them again. Her experiences working for the Office of Presidential Libraries have reinforced her desire to work in a library/archives environment.

    “Knowledge is the most important thing; it must be protected and preserved so that future generations can learn from the successes and the failures of the past,” Gregg said.

    About two months ago, Gregg received a phone call from her parents, informing her that the St. Louis Society for the Blind had awarded her the Student of Achievement Award. Shocked and overwhelmed by the news, she hopes that the publicity from this award will help spread the word about the Americans with Disabilities records webpage.

    “I am truly honored that the Society for the Blind has awarded me the Student of Achievement Award, but I am not the only one that needs to be recognized for creating this new resource,” she said. “Everyone who works for the Office of Presidential Libraries, the archivists that collected the records and numerous other people who work for the National Archives helped make this webpage possible. Without them, these important historical records would not be accessible to everyone interested in learning more about disability history.”

    Gregg’s project can be found online at archives.gov/research/americans-with-disabilities/.

  • Theatre Presents “The Big Meal” April 17-20

    The Theatre Department will present Dan LeFranc’s new play “The Big Meal” at 8 p.m. April 17-20 in the James G. Severns Theatre in the Ophelia Parrish building.

    “The Big Meal” recently premiered at the American Theatre Company in Chicago and is described as an extraordinary story about an ordinary family. The show takes place across the span of 80 years over the course of a 90 minute play to explore five generations of a modern family with moments of drama and laughter.

    This show is under the direction of Truman assistant professor of theatre, David Charles Goyette with student Jeff Denight serving as assistant director.

    Presented in the round, this show will seat audience members in the balcony, the house and on the stage itself. “The Big Meal” will be the first show to be presented in this style in the James G. Severns Theatre. 

    Admission is free for Truman State University Theatre’s Main Stage productions. Tickets are available now through the Ophelia Parrish box office.


  • The School of Social and Cultural Studies Research Presentation Schedule

    The School of Social and Cultural Studies invites everyone to learn about research supported by summer research fellowships in 2012. There is a $5 credit toward lunch at Mainstreet Market with a sign in sheet at the register. All events take place at 12 p.m. in the Student Union Building 3203.
    April 15
    Marc Becker (History)
    “Intermediaries in the South American Andes”
    Intermediaries have long played key roles in negotiating power relationships between fundamentally different worlds and across deep class divides. In twentieth-century Latin America, a variety of intermediaries including educators, priests, journalists, and socialists became involved in defending the interests of rural communities throughout. Examining the actions of a wide range of intermediaries from both subordinate and dominant perspectives provides key insights into how people negotiated power relations between different cultures for mutually beneficial and exploitative ends.
    Andrei Klyukovski (Communication)
    “Communicating Ambiguity Strategically in the Classroom”
    The purpose of this study was to create and validate a scale to measure instructional strategic ambiguity (ISA). Instructional strategic ambiguity is defined as an instructor’s purposeful engenderment of meaning plurality amongst students in order to foster learning. The goal of this study was to validate an ISA measure by 1.) conducting a factor analysis, 2.) checking the internal reliability of the scale, 3.) examining the relationship between instructional strategic ambiguity and other variables (i.e., need for cognition, learner empowerment, student motivation, learning indicators and teacher clarity) to establish construct validity, 4.) testing for predictive validity by administering the measure to students enrolled in an introductory class versus students enrolled in a 300 or 400 level classes.
    April 22
    Xiaofen Chen (Economics)
    “Is China’s High Household Saving Sustainable?”
    Why do households in China save so much? Economic, social and cultural factors all contributed to the high saving rate in China. However, these factors are undergoing changes, which will cause household saving to decrease in the future.
    Amanda Medlock-Klyukovski
    “Student Resistance and Communication Apprehension”
    This study explored the relationship between students’ communication apprehension (the anxiety one feels when communicating in the interpersonal, group or public speaking contexts) (McCroskey, 1970; 1978) and student resistance (strategies students use to oppose an instructor’s persuasive messages) (Burroughs, Kearney, & Plax, 1989). Results of a study which used a survey to ascertain the relationship between undergraduate students’ level of communication apprehension and their likelihood to use more active resistance strategies versus passive resistance strategies will be discussed. In addition, whether computer mediated communication plays a role in students’ choice of strategy (active versus passive) will also be discussed.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Initiation

    3 p.m.
    April 21
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Room B

    Students to be initiated are:
    Ian Ramon Abundis
    Michael Arsha Baharaeen
    Benjamin David Batzer
    Nicholas Richard Becker
    Michael Joel Berman
    Abigale Morgan Berry
    Amy Allene Burbee
    Shannan Rae Cantu
    Lisa Jean Clark
    Shannon Kathleen Colligan
    Laura Audrey Franks
    Conor James Gearin
    Christina Maurine Goehl
    Rachel Lee Goodwin
    Samantha Lynn Hall
    Jessica Ann Harney
    Wyatt Andrew Hoffman
    Elise Abigail Keller
    Elizabeth Grace Koch
    Jamie Rose Miller
    Dipesh Niraula
    Samantha Elizabeth Pernicka
    Michael James Polwort
    Grace O’Shea Robinson
    Mary Amanda Robison
    Josiah DeWayne Rosell
    Amanda Clare Shetler
    Emma Claire Shirey
    Kelsey Nicole Spalding
    Katy Nicole Spence
    Coleen Cecile Ledesma Tanyag
    Andrew Kirby Turner
    Abigail Leigh Twenter
    Mary Louisa Williams
    Kun Zhang

    Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest liberal arts and sciences honors society,
    founded in December 1776. Truman’s chapter, Delta of Missouri, was chartered in 2001.
  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key Blood Drive

    The Blood Drive will be held:

    10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    April 17 and 18
    Student Union Building 
    Georgian Rooms

    To make an appointment, call 800.REDCROSS or visit
    redcrossblood.org, sponsor keyword: TrumanState.
  • Upcoming SAB Events

    Comedian: Jo Koy
    7 p.m.
    April 16
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Speaker: Aron Ralston

    7 p.m.
    April 20
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Spring Concert: Lee Brice

    8:15 p.m.
    May 3
    Red Barn Park

    For more information, or to find out more about tickets,
    visit sab.truman.edu or call 660.785.4722.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Food for Fines

    Celebrate National Library Week and support local food pantries by donating
    non-perishable items to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

    The library will waive $1 in fines for every food item donated through April 26.

    For more information, visit the Library Service Desk in the library or call 660.785.4533.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Information Session

    4:30-5 p.m.
    April 17
    Health Sciences Building 3205
    After completing a bachelor’s degree and the specified pre-requisite courses, admitted students may finish a BSN degree in 15 months of study. For additional information, email nursing@truman.edu or call 660.785.4557. The nursing website includes information about the curriculum at
  • Summer JINS Course in St. Louis

    JINS 366, Art, Environment and Community, will be offered this summer for students in the St. Louis area. Weekly meetings will be take place at various locations in the city including the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Public Library and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Students will create artwork dealing with ecology in the St. Louis community. Other coursework will be online via Blackboard. For more information, contact Kelsey Wiskirchen at kelseyw@truman.edu.
  • Truman Intramural Recreational Sports

    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.
  • 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.

    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.
  • Pearson Prize Applications Available

    Applications for the 2013 Pearson Prize for Higher Education are now open. This award, distributed by the Pearson Foundation, recognizes students who distinguish themselves by leading public service efforts and give back to their local community while completing their undergraduate studies.

    This year’s program has been changed in order to provide even more students with the financial support and additional assistance they will need to grow their programs and community outreach efforts. This year, 100 students will receive a cash prize of $1,000 to meet their goals.

    The Pearson Prize application is available online at pearsonstudents.com. Applications must be completed by April 19.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Charter One will begin taking applications for their 40 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships to be awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities through volunteering. There will be one $5,000 grand prize, four $2,500 second prizes and 35 third prizes for $1,000 each. Entries must be received between April 1-19. For more information, go to charterone.com/scholarship.

    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.

    The St. Louis Area Hotel Association
    has partnered with area schools to provide up to $2,500 in scholarships to students studying within the hospitality field. Requirements include: enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year institution; enrolled as a freshman or sophomore at a two-year institution; have a minimum of a 2.25 overall grade point average; be a United States citizen or permanent U.S. resident; be enrolled full time (minimum of nine hours) for the next academic year for which the scholarship is given in order to receive the full amount. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. April 30. For more information, go to stlhotels.com/scholarship_and_career_resources.asp.

    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 Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is inviting eligible media communication and journalism students to apply for scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students of journalism or related fields who are residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area (City of St. Louis; Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren counties in Missouri; and Bond, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties in Illinois) are eligible to receive these scholarships. Applications are available online at stlpressclub.org/scholarships.html. Deadline for applications is May 3.

    MyBookbuyer.com is continuing to conduct their ongoing scholarship essay contest. It is a 750-1,250 word essay submission. There will be one grand prize of $1,250 and one runner-up prize of $250 to the winning students. The application deadline is May 10. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity go to www.mybookbuyer.com/textbooks-for-a-year-scholarship.htm.

    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.

    USDirect is offering a $1,000 scholarship where they are asking students to show them their school spirit and team pride with a photo. To obtain more information on how to apply for this scholarship, visit usdirect.com/scholarship. Deadline for entry is June 15.

    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.

    DAZ 3D is offering a $1,000 scholarship to 3D Graphic Design Students seeking financial aid for tuition, books and education related costs. For more information go to www.daz3d.com/3d-graphic-design-scholarship. Submission deadline is June 1.

    Smile Reef is sponsoring the Pediatric Dentist of Tomorrow Scholarship. Details can be found at smilereef.com/pediatric-dentist-of-tomorrow-scholarship.

    The Streamline Refinance Scholarship for Finance and Economics Scholarship is now available. Details can be found at streamlinerefinance.net/finance-economics-scholarship.html.

    StudentScholarships.org has scholarships available to Missouri residents on their website, studentscholarships.org/2013scholarships.php. Truman students should specifically look for the following scholarships: Gilbratti Scholarship, Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award, Healthy Choices Scholarship, Scholarship by Design Award, Black and Lee Scholarship, Caretenders Scholarship Program, LM Scholarship Program, Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship Program, Sedary & Associates Scholarship and Lift Parts Express Scholarship.

    U.S. Bank will award 40 scholarships of $1,000 through a random drawing process. Undergraduate students attending an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program are eligible to apply. Further details regarding this scholarship opportunity can be found at usbank.com/scholarship.

    A-Z Printing
    has announced a scholarship opportunity for students in the amount of $1,000. More information about this “Impact a Life” college scholarship may be found at raffleticket.com/raffle-tickets-scholarship.html. Deadline to apply is Dec. 31.


  • Notables

    Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, has been invited to present his paper “La ‘Memoria de les maneres de les laurons’ en el contexto de la agronomía catalana tardomedieval” at the conference Técnicas agrícolas históricas at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona this June. Capuano also learned recently that his 1993 article on Gonzalo de Berceo’s De los signos que aparecerán ante del juicio was selected for inclusion in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau.Vol. 151. Detroit: Gale Cengage, 2013.

    Sara Orel, professor of art history
    , has been elected chair of the Arts and Humanities Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). CUR is a national organization for promotion of undergraduate research in all disciplines and provides support for faculty development, including publications and outreach to share successful models and strategies for implementing research at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The organization sponsors the National Conference of Undergraduate Research every spring as well as workshops and institutes throughout the year. Orel was one of the presenters at a CUR institute for promoting undergraduate research in the Arts and Humanities at the University of Delaware in November 2012 and will be a co-editor of their publication on successful models for involving students in research through classwork and other settings. She will assume her position as chair of the Arts and Humanities Division at the end of the June business meeting of CUR.


  • Notes

    The Truman State University Concert Percussion Ensemble I, under the direction of Michael Bump, will present its Spring Concert at 8 p.m. April 15 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Entitled “Time In Motion: The Art of the Percussive Gesture,” the concert’s program will feature percussion music that explores the many and varied means of gesture inherent in percussion performance. Audience members will find the consequential element of theater in this music quite interesting. The program will also feature junior percussion major, Brett Morris, winner of the 2012 Michael Hooley Memorial Percussion Award, in a new work for solo timpanist and percussion ensemble. Admission is Free. For more information, contact Bump at 660.785.4052 or mbump@truman.edu.

    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will host its monthly meeting
    at 4:30 p.m. April 16 at the University Club House, 516 E. Patterson. Contact Marc Becker at marc@truman.edu or call 660.785.6036 for more information.

    Service Recognition Luncheon RSVPs
    are due by April 17 to Human Resources. This annual event recognizes Truman employees celebrating an anniversary year of service. Tickets are $10. Individuals being recognized will receive a complimentary ticket.

    Howard Wight Marshall, noted fiddler and scholar of Missouri fiddle music, will perform from 5-7:30 p.m. April 17 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. He will be joined by Truman student Richard Shewmaker. Marshall will also be signing copies of his book, “Play Me Something Quick and Devilish,” available for purchase at the Truman Bookstore. This event is sponsored by Folklore Studies and the Truman Bookstore.

    Truman French students will perform “Exercices de style”
    in French, with English subtitles provided, at 8 p.m. April 17 and 18 in the Student Union Building Down Under. For more information, contact Patrick Lobert at plobert@truman.edu.

    The Physics Colloquium
    will continue at 4:30 p.m. April 18 when Jackson DeBuhr of the Department of Physics at the University of California-Berkeley presents “Coevolution of Galaxies and Black Holes: Numerical Studies of AGN Feedback.”

    The Global Issues Colloquium
    will continue at 7 p.m. April 18 in Magruder Hall 2001 when Anton Daughters, assistant professor of anthropology, presents “Globalization at the Ends of the Earth: Rural Livelihoods and Wage Labor in Southern Chile’s Archipelago of Chiloé.”

    The Wind Symphony I Concert
    will take place at 8 p.m. April 18 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The Music Department Spring Gala
    will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. A broad range of ensembles will be featured.

    The local Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Spring Fever
    8 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 27 at the Crossing Church, 810 E. Shepherd, with special student hours from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jimmy John's will be handing out samples to students with an ID. There will also be Minute to Win It games and great prize giveaways including an iPad and headphones. Tickets for students are just $1 and there is a $1 off coupon for Bellacino's on the back of each ticket to be used at a later date. For more information contact the Chamber at 660.665.3766.

    Many Truman faculty, staff and students are involved in helping raise money and gathering canned food for multiple local organizations. One of those organizations is the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri at sharefoodbringhope.org. Walmart is splitting $3 million to 100 different food banks across the county and the decision on who gets that money is based upon the number of votes each one gets from now until April 30. A person can vote every day. To vote, go to wm8.walmart.com/Hunger and for “Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.”

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