Vol. 17 No. 33 - June 3, 2013


  • Truman Recognizes Student-Athletes

    Megan Sharpe, a two-sport star and four-time volleyball all-American, and Jerod Simek, a nine-time swimming all-American, have been selected as the Truman State University Outstanding Student-Athletes for the 2012-13 season. In addition, senior football player Justin Corcoran and track and field and cross country runner Deborah Boedeker earned the Senior Scholar-Athlete awards with their 4.00 cumulative grade-point averages.

    Sharpe has worn the Bulldog uniform a total of 217 times between volleyball and women’s basketball the past four seasons. In volleyball, she was the 2009 MIAA Freshman of the Year and then earned three-straight first-team all-MIAA honors. Sharpe became the first Truman volleyball player to earn four straight American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) all-American awards, being named honorable mention in 2009 and 2012, third-team in 2010 and second-team in 2011.

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    Outstanding Student-Athlete award winners Jerod Simek and Megan Sharpe

    She finished her volleyball career with three NCAA Tournament appearances and four 20-win seasons, while also ranking in the program’s top-10 in hitting percentage (first), total blocks (fourth) and kills (seventh). She posted 77 career matches with 10 or more kills while playing in 135 matches.

    As soon as volleyball season was completed, Sharpe returned to the Pershing Arena hardwood as a forward on the Bulldog women’s basketball team. In 82 games, she averaged more than five points and four rebounds per game, as the Bulldogs made three straight trips to the MIAA tournament. The 2012-13 Bulldogs won 20 games for just the third time in program history and went a perfect 13-0 at home.

    Simek concluded his career as one of the men’s swimming program’s top performers, holding school records in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events en route to nine NCAA-II all-American honors. He was a four-time national qualifier and two-year team captain for the Bulldogs.

    Simek earned three all-conference awards and had 10 top-three finishes at the New South Intercollegiate and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Swim championships. He also served two years as president of the Truman Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

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    Senior Scholar-Athlete award winners Justin Corcoran and Deborah Boedeker

    Two mathematics majors at Truman posted perfect 4.0 undergraduate cumulative grade-point averages to earn the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award.

    Deborah Boedeker is a four-year letterwinner competing in cross country and track and field while setting personal bests in the 400, 600, 800, mile and 3,000 meter steeplechase events. Justin Corcoran has played in 26 games for the Bulldog football team as a back-up fullback and on special teams. He has one year of eligibility remaining.


  • Follow Truman Online

    Links to the main Truman Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts can be found directly on the University home page. A collection of other Truman departments and organizations can be found at social.truman.edu.




  • Staff Council Election Results

    The following staff members were recently elected to the 2013-2014 Staff Council.
    Christina Davis
    Student Affairs Contract

    Sarah Hass
    Academic Support Contract

    Jessica Hughes
    Academic Affairs Hourly

    Shuan Klingsmith
    Physical Plant

    Andrea Maag
    Academic Affairs Contract
    Barb Newcomer
    Administrative Offices Hourly

    Chuck Parks
    Academic Support Hourly

    Stacy Simmons
    Student Affairs Contract

    Stachia Vorhees
    Academic Affairs Hourly
    Jacey Wood
    Student Affairs Hourly
  • Bulldog Football Golf Outings

    St. Louis
    June 24
    Landings at Spirit Golf Course
    Chesterfield, Mo.

    July 22
    Orchard Valley Golf Club
    Aurora, Ill.

    For complete details on registration, tee times, hole sponsorship and more, visit trumanbulldogs.com.
  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

    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.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available online June 17.
  • Truman Summer At-A-Glance

    June 3-Summer Orientation
    June 3-Eight-Week Summer Classes Begin
    June 7-Summer Orientation
    June 12-Summer Orientation
    June 15-Board of Governors Meeting
    June 17-Summer Orientation
    June 20-Summer Orientation
    June 24-Summer Orientation
    June 28-Summer Orientation
    June 28-First Five-Week Summer Classes End

    July 1-Second Five-Week Summer Classes Begin
    July 4-Independence Day (no classes, offices closed)
    July 26-Eight-Week Summer Classes End
    July 27-Interim Begins

    Aug. 2-Second Five-Week Summer Classes End
    Aug. 3-Board of Governors Meeting
    Aug. 10-Interim Ends
    Aug. 14-Faculty Begin Work
    Aug. 16-Summer Orientation
    Aug. 17-Freshmen Move-In
    Aug. 17-21-Truman Week
    Aug. 22-First Day of Classes
  • SUB Summer Hours

    June 3-July 26
    8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    July 4
    July 29-Aug. 16
    8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    University Bookstore
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Jazzman’s Coffee Shop
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    On all orientation days, Jazzman’s will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Summer Hours

    June 3-July 26

    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Looking for a good book this summer?
    Check out a best seller from the Library’s Popular Reading collection located in the gallery. Or maybe you would prefer an audio book. The Library has more than 600 titles from which to choose. View the Library’s selection at lance.searchmobius.org/search~S6?/daudiobooks.
  • Pickler Memorial Library Summer Hours

    June 3-July 26
    7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    1-5 p.m.

    4-8 p.m.

    July 29-Aug. 1
    7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Aug. 2
    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 3-4

    Aug. 5-9
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 10-11

    Aug. 12-16
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 17-18
    1-5 p.m.

    Aug. 19-21
    7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    Aug. 22
    Regular Semester Hours
  • Department of Public Safety June Hours

    June 3-6
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 7
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 8-9

    June 10-13
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 14
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 15-16

    June 17-20
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 21
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 22-23

    June 24-27
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    June 28
    7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

    June 29-30

    In case of an emergency, call 911.
    To have an officer dispatched to contact you (non-emergency), call 660.665.5621.


  • Notables

    At the Division III national tournament, the Truman Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team received the spirit award. This award is voted on by each team captain after the game and totaled for the entire tournament. For the first time ever, a team was given a perfect five, which means each opponent gave the Truman team the highest possible score based on sportsmanship and positive athletic competition.


  • Notes

    The Mad Hatter Volleyball Tournament will take place June 8 at the Kirksville Primary School. Participants sign up individually and names are drawn from a hat to determine teams. Proceeds from the event will support sending the Kirksville High School team to a summer camp. For more information, contact Amy Fuller at afuller@truman.edu or visit facebook.com/events/120498988153272.

    The first session of the Joseph Baldwin Academy will begin June 8.

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. June 15 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.