Vol. 18 No. 2 - Sept. 3, 2013


  • Researcher Gordon Bell to Kick Off Distinguished Speaker Series

    The Science and Mathematics Distinguished Speaker Series will begin with a presentation by Gordon Bell at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in Magruder Hall 2001 at Truman.

    Bell's presentation is titled, “Lifelogging: The Experience and Joy of Becoming Immortal.” “Lifelogging” describes the recording of everything occurring in life—in effect a “transaction processing” system for a life.

    Bell was born in Kirksville, and spent much of his early life helping with the family business, Bell Electric. He went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. Bell then taught computer design classes at the University of New South Wales in Australia before returning to the U.S. to begin his career.

    During his career Bell has worked for multiple companies and is currently employed by Microsoft Research where he studies telepresence and related ideas. His interests include lifelogging, digital lives and cloud computing.

    For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics Department at 660.785.4547.
  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Season Begins Sept. 14 with Step Afrika!

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series kicks off its season with Step Afrika! at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Step Afrika! is a professional stepping company that combines footsteps, claps and spoken words to produce complex rhythms. The performances are much more than shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. Step Afrika! has performed at the White House, Lincoln Center in New York City and many other prestigious stages.

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    Step Afrika!

    Tickets will be available free of charge for students, faculty and staff starting Sept. 6. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may get their tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building. General admission tickets for each performance are $7 per person and can be purchased approximately one week before the presentation at Edna Campbells or the Truman State University cashier window in McClain Hall.

    The Lyceum continues Thursday, Nov. 7 with the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band. Liverpool Legends is a decorated cover band that has been headlining in Branson since 2006. The band has traveled and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Cavern Club in Liverpool, among many others. Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of the Beatles and use vintage instruments and outfit changes for an authentic feel.

    Liverpool Legends Tribute Band

    The Kansas City Chorale will perform their holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 7. The group will provide the audience with a historical variety of both new and traditional holiday music. The choir has won multiple Grammy awards for its refined sound and flawless intonation; most recently in 2012 for their recording, “Life and Breath: Choral Works of Rene Clausen” and for Best Choral Performance.

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    Kansas City Chorale

    American Shakespeare Center will perform “Othello” Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. “Othello” is a classic Shakespeare performance of love and rage. The always-popular American Shakespeare Center returns to act out the pairing of Shakespeare’s most trusting man and his most ruthless villain, and the complexity of emotions throughout the performance.


    The final performance of the Lyceum series will be another Shakespeare work. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be told through dance and mime by The Minnesota Ballet on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The Minnesota Ballet began as a dream for advance students to stage their own productions, but has evolved into an international touring company and its own school.

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    "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by The Minnesota Ballet

    For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.
  • Truman Ranked No. 3 by Washington Monthly

    Truman State University has again been named one of America’s best colleges by a national publication.
    Truman is No. 3 in the Best Master’s University category of the 2013 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Truman is the only Missouri school listed in the top 75, and the only public Missouri school on the entire Top 100 Master’s Universities list.

    Washington Monthly bases its rankings on three criteria: social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees; research production, with particular emphasis on schools where undergraduates eventually earn Ph.D.s; and commitment to service. More information about the rankings can be found here.

    In addition to the Washington Monthly, The Princeton Review listed Truman as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education. The education services company has again featured Truman in its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges.” Only about 15 percent of America’s four-year colleges are profiled in the 2014 edition.
  • Solar Panels Added to Campus Buildings

    In an effort to reduce University energy consumption and make the campus more sustainable, solar panels were installed on five buildings during the summer.

    Barnett Hall, Ophelia Parrish, the Student Union Building, Magruder Hall and the Health Sciences Building all had solar panels installed on the roof. Each building can produce up to 25 kilowatts, accounting for about 2 percent of their total electrical needs for any given year. At the current cost of electricity, the solar panels should save at least $2,400 per year.

    While the economic benefits to the University are a plus, they are not necessarily the driving force behind the installation of the solar panels. Truman’s strategic plan calls for making campus more sustainable by reducing the consumption of resources.

    Additionally, the solar panels will eventually be connected to monitoring software that instructors can incorporate into their classrooms. Students will be able to see how much electricity the panels produce and get a better understanding of how they work.

    The implementation of the solar panels on campus is due largely to the work of representatives from the President’s Sustainability Action Committee, Facilities Management and Campus Planning. In March, the small group presented the idea to the University administration. Shortly thereafter, a request for proposals was sent out and a contract was awarded to Brightergy of Webster Groves, Mo. Installation began in early August and the panels were producing electricity by the first week of class. Additional panels may be added in the future.

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    Solar panels were added to five buildings on the University campus to reduce energy consumption and increase sustainability.
  • Truman Students Complete FLITE Internship at Boeing

    Four Truman students completed The Boeing Future Leaders in Thought and Experience (FLITE) internship during the 2013 summer.

    The students completing the internship were Christopher To, Waymon White, Kimberly Carlton and Blake Miller.

    The Boeing FLITE Internship Program is a unique, fast-paced 10-week internship program designed to create world-class inclusive thought leaders. The program structure teaches participants to drive innovative and creative business-focused solutions. Four days during the week are spent working at Boeing in a specific business function. Every Friday throughout the internship, the students participate in FLITE School, which is separated into five sections: Beyond Business Basics; Captain and First Officer Session; Ready for Takeoff; Thought Leaders Take FLITE; and 20/20 Vision. This structure was designed to maximize the FLITE participants learning experiences and increase their business acumen, as well as create more immediate synergies between professional development and deliver impactful results.

    The first section, Beyond Business Basics, teaches FLITE participants the fundamentals of Fortune 500 financial analysis through hands-on instruction with Boeing based data sets. From finding cost inefficiencies among thousands of rows of data to displaying results in an “executive ready” presentation, the FLITE interns truly went beyond business basics and learned the hard skill-sets required to be an effective business analyst. The second section, Captain and First Officer, is a speaker series in which Boeing managers and frontline leaders provide an overview of their specific business function. It teaches the interns what a “day in the life” would be like in that function.

    The third section, Ready for Takeoff, is an advanced nine-part development series that provides the interns with the intangible soft skill sets that are critical to being an effective thought leader. The fourth session, Thought Leaders Take FLITE, encourages participants to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions that can potentially derail an individual along his or her path to true thought leadership and action. Finally, the fifth section, 20/20 Vision, provides the interns with a first-hand exposure to Boeing products. Interns toured the Prologue Room, F-18, F-15, JDAM and practiced their skills on the flight simulators.

    FLITE is a true partnership between Boeing and three select Midwest Universities: Truman, Saint Louis University and the University of St. Louis - Missouri. For the 10-week internship, interns live together in the University of Missouri- St. Louis’ Oak Hall Dormitory. The summer culminates with the interns presenting to Boeing executives about their experience. This internship allows Boeing to identify top talent earlier in their academic career while providing students with an unparalleled learning experience that they can apply to their business classes.

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    Students pictured left to right: Christopher To, Waymon White, Kimberly Carlton and Blake Miller.
  • Portrait and Historical Letter Added to Music Hallway

    An article, historical note and portrait have been added to the display in Ophelia Parrish Building.

    In the spring of 1994, Thomas Trimborn, professor of music, wrote an article that appeared in the BDGuide (Band Director’s Guide), a national magazine that was sent to 20,000 high school and college band directors. The article was titled, “Can We Escape History?” and was written about pioneering individuals who created a path for future musical direction. The article contained his band pioneer portraits that now hang in the Music Hallway of Ophelia Parrish Building.

    Frederick Fennell, an internationally recognized conductor and founder of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, mailed a handwritten note to Trimborn after reading the article. The article, note and a portrait of Fennell have been donated and added to the collection of portraits by Trimborn to complete the display.

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    Frederick Fennell
  • Gieseke Named Public Relations Intern

    The Truman Public Relations Office has chosen Natalie Gieseke, a senior communication major, as intern for the Fall 2013 semester.

    Gieseke is from Blue Springs, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, and a 2010 graduate of Blue Springs South High School. She is the daughter of Steve and Katie Gieseke.

    Natalie Gieseke

    As intern for the Public Relations Office, Gieseke will help write the online University newsletter, Truman Today. She will also aid in writing and producing the University’s magazine, the Truman Review. Gieseke will also assist in planning the 2013 Family Day, write press releases and fulfill other office tasks.

    On campus, Gieseke is the service chair for Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honors Society, a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority and serves as Truman's campus liaison for Target.

    Gieseke hopes to gain valuable real-world experience from her time as the Public Relations intern this semester. She plans to pursue a career in management or public relations.
  • Theta Alpha Kappa Inducts New Members

    Truman’s chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society for religious studies, inducted two new members, Alison Stagner and Amy Johnson, in a special meeting May 8. At a pre-commencement meeting, the two new inductees were given honor cords to wear. Inductees from last year, Ben Batzer and Jasmine Johnston, were also given honor cords.

    Established in 1976, Theta Alpha Kappa has grown to more than two hundred chapters nationally, ranging from smaller liberal arts colleges to large public research institutions. It is the only national honor society dedicated to promoting academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students in the field of religious studies. The society also maintains a vigorous national program of scholarship and fellowship competitions, including annual awards and the publication of outstanding student papers.

    Back row, left to right: Professors Dereck Daschke, David Murphy, Lloyd Pflueger, Mike Ashcraft and Mark Appold (TAK Moderator). Front row, left to right: Pat Burton and students Alison Stagner, Amy Johnson, Ben Batzer, Jasmine Johnson and professor Jennifer Jesse.


  • Alpha Phi Omega Informational Meeting

    6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
    Sept. 3, 4 & 5
    Violette Hall 1416

    Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, will be hosting six informational rush meetings at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sept. 3, 4 and 5 in Violette Hall 1416.
  • Truman in Washington Informational Session

    The Truman in Washington Program will host an information session at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 in Violette Hall 1332. Mashaal Ahmed, a recruiter from the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars will be available to discuss opportunities offered in the D.C. area. Previous interns will also be available to share their experiences and answer questions. For more information, contact Jay Self at selfjw@truman.edu or visit the Truman in Washington Program website at twp.truman.edu.
  • New Student Welcome

    5-7 p.m.
    Sept. 5
    Downtown Kirksville

    The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Merchants Committee and Kirksville businesses are inviting all Truman, A.T. Still University and Moberly Area Community College students downtown for a Kirksville welcome. Businesses, churches and organizations will have tables set up on the courthouse lawn offering coupons, product samples and more. There will be live entertainment and free food with a Truman ID. For more information, contact the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce at 660.665.3766.
  • McNair Research Presentations

    1-5 p.m.
    Sept. 9
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Schedule and abstracts can be found here. Reception with light refreshments will follow the last presentation. For more information, call 660.785.5393.
  • Student Government Informational Sessions

    6:30 p.m.
    Sept. 9 & 17
    Center for Student Involvement Complex

    Truman Student Government will have informational sessions at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 17 in the Center for Student Involvement complex. Students interested in student government can pick up election packets until Sept. 17 on the lower floor of the Student Union Building. Elections will take place Sept. 23-25. For more information, contact Brendan Dabbs at bsd4875@truman.edu.
  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key Blood Drive

    10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 10-11
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Cardinal Key and Blue Key are hosting a Red Cross blood drive. Donors are able to give blood every 56 days. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
  • Retirement Reception: Vera Piper

    3-5 p.m.
    Sept. 13
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    RSVPs are preferred by Sept. 10 and can be made through the Office of Advancement by phone at 800.452.6678 or 660.785.4133, or by email at alumnievents@truman.edu. For more information, contact Brad Chambers at 660.785.4133.

  • SAB Applications Now Available

    Student Activities Board fall membership applications are available in the SAB Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building, and online at sab.truman.edu.

    Driven and creative students who are passionate about what happens at Truman are encouraged to apply. Applications can be turned into the Center for Student Involvement, located in the HUB, until 5 p.m. Sept. 10. Those selected for interviews must be available Sept. 13 and Sept. 14.

    Any questions can be forwarded to John Riti, SAB president, at jjr1468@truman.edu, or stop by the SAB Office weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Study Abroad Fair

    1-5 p.m.
    Sept. 19
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Students will be able to meet with students who have previously studied abroad, as well as faculty and sponsors from partner institutions abroad. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the CIEA. For more information, call 660.785.4215.
  • Family Day 2013 Events

    Friday, Sept. 20

    Women’s Soccer vs. Lewis University
    1 p.m. • Truman Soccer Field

    Men’s Soccer vs. Lewis University

    3:30 p.m. • Truman Soccer Field

    Fireside Friday Preview
    7-8:30 p.m. • Student Union Building HUB
    Music will be provided by Truman students.

    Saturday, Sept. 21

    Truman Baseball Scrimmage
    10 a.m. • Truman Baseball Field

    Library Tours
    10 a.m.-Noon • Pickler Memorial Library

    SeriousFun Phi Tau 5K Run/Walk
    10:30 a.m. • Location TBA

    Sponsored by Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, proceeds support the SeriousFun Children’s Network, which provides positive, recreational experiences to children with serious illnesses. Register online here. For more information, email jmb1718@truman.edu.

    University Art Gallery Faculty Exhibit
    Noon-4:30 p.m. • University Art Gallery

    Annual Festival Centennial
    1-4 p.m. • Centennial Hall Courtyard

    Speech and Hearing Clinic Open House
    2-4 p.m. • Health Science Building

    Student Activities Board FREE Entertainment
    4 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium

    Recognized as one of the top entertainers in the country, magician-juggler-comedian Mike Bliss has dazzled audiences with his high-energy performances and unique one-of-a-kind illusions for the past 25 years. He has also been featured on Fox’s “30 Seconds to Fame” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

    5-6:30 p.m. • Student Union Mall (rain site: Student Union Building)

    Menu: vegan riblets, shredded BBQ chicken, grilled chicken breast sandwich, hamburgers, roasted red potatoes, green beans, potato chips with French onion dip, macaroni salad, fruit salad and zucchini bars with cream cheese icing.

    Tickets cost $8.50* and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased online now at store.truman.edu/familyday. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs as seating will be limited.

    *If a student has a meal plan, they do NOT have to purchase a meal ticket. Tickets can be picked up at the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.

    Bulldog Football vs. William Penn University
    7 p.m. • Stokes Stadium

    General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and those in K-12. Admission is free to Truman students with a Truman ID. Tickets will be available at the ticket windows before the game or can be purchased online at trumanbulldogs.com. For more information, call 660.785.4276.

    Sunday, Sept. 22

    Women’s Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Parkside
    Noon • Truman Soccer Field

    Men’s Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    2:30 p.m. • Truman Soccer Field


    Saturday, Sept. 21

    Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival

    9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Downtown Kirksville
    For more information, visit www.kirksvillearts.com/newsite.
  • Want to Teach English in China Next Spring?

    The deadline for applying for SA CHN 550 EFL Internship in China (12 credit hours) is Sept. 30. Through this internship, students teach English conversation in public schools in rural Guangdong Province.  Students also take a one credit hour class, ED 549 EFL Methods - China, prior to departure. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu. Sponsored by the School of Health Sciences and Education.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Encouraging Discovery
    Did you know...

    Quick printing is now available from the 10 stand-up computers in the lobby. Stop by the Library Service Desk if you have any questions.
  • Interested in Becoming an Advisor?

    The Center for Student Involvement is looking for potential Organization Advisors for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. An advisor is a resource for students and will serve as an advocate for an organization. To find out more about advising or submit an interest form, faculty and staff can go to csi.truman.edu/advisors.asp or contact Shelby Sims, program advisor, at ssims@truman.edu.

  • Homecoming Events Reminder

    If you have an event scheduled on campus for Homecoming Week, please email Denise Smith at alumni@truman.edu so the event can be added to the Homecoming schedule. The current schedule is available at homecoming.truman.edu.
  • Health and Exercise Science Volunteers

    Students interested in making a health behavior change are encouraged to volunteer as a participant for a Health and Wellness Psychology class. For a semester, volunteers will work with students to make goals and plans for a personal health behavior change. To find out more information about the program or to sign up as a volunteer, email Jennifer Hurst at es363@truman.edu.
  • Outreach Coordinator Position Available

    The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is seeking to add an outreach coordinator the west/north area, including but not limited to, Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Schuyler and Scotland counties. This individual will assist with outreach and educational opportunities that support the coalition goals (ex. visit schools for Battle of the Belt, attend safety events, etc.), and must be professional and have excellent interpersonal skills. The individual is compensated for their time when participating in events. For more information, call Marisa Christy-Kerns at 660.385.8257.

  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available online Sept. 9.


  • Notables

    Betty L. McLane-Iles, professor of French, presented a paper entitled “French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira’s 2001 ‘Loi Taubira’ on Slave Reparations legislation: Purpose and consequence” June 14 at the French Colonial Historical Society 2013 Conference, which took place at both the Louisbourg Fortress of Cape Breton Island and at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia. The paper discussed both the sponsorship by the then French Guyanese Deputy Taubira of this historic bill in the French National Assembly and her narrative history of slavery, as well as also the deeply controversial division between opponents and supporters of the legislation.

    Peter Ramberg, professor of History of Science, recently published the article “Wilhelm Heintz (1817-1880) and the Chemistry of the Fatty Acids” in the Bulletin for the History of Chemistry, a journal of the History of Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society.

    Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, has been invited to write a chapter for a book on the commedia dell’arte (Italian Renaissance comedy) that will be published by Routledge.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    InterFraternity Council (IFC) Rush Sign-ups will be conducted from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 3-6 in the Student Union Building. For more information, call 660.785.4222.

    IFC Field Day will take place from 2-5 p.m. Sept 3 on the Quad. It will allow prospective members a chance to meet and mingle with the men of Greek Life. For more information, email jrb3782@truman.edu.

    TAG Improv Auditions will take place from 5-7 p.m. in Barnett Hall 251.

    There will be an informational meeting for the Washington Center internship program at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 in Violette Hall 1332. Find out about internships and academic seminars offered in Washington, D.C.

    Science and Mathematics Distinguished Speaker Gordon Bell will give a presentation on “Lifelogging: The Experience and Joy of Becoming Immortal” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in Magruder Hall 2001. “Lifelogging” describes the logging or recording of everything occurring in life-in effect a “transaction processing” system for a life.

    Sigma Delta Pi will host a Quesadilla Sale from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 5 on the Quad. Prices will be $2 for cheese and $3 for chicken with 10 percent of proceeds going to Vera Piper Endowed Scholarship Fund. To learn more, email ljc8531@truman.edu.

    The Career Center will sponsor a Peace Corps Presentation from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. A Peace Corps recruiter will show a video, talk about the program and what they look for in applicants, and answer questions. For more information, call 660.785.4353.

    Psi Chi will sponsor a presentation on graduate school at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 in Magruder Hall 1098. Lenny Asucion, admissions recruiter for Adler School in Chicago, will be speaking. Free pizza will be provided. To find out more, email sjd2418@truman.edu.

    The Biology Seminar Series continues at 12:30 p.m. Sept 6 in Magruder Hall 2001.

    IFC Rush Assembly will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 in Violet Hall 100.

    Phi Delta Informational Night will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. To learn more, contact msg8411@truman.edu.

    Guest Artist, Tim Howe will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Scriptural Knowledge Institute (S.K.I) Bible Study will be conducted at 8 p.m. Sept 9 at Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall first floor north lounge. For more information, contact moo4885@truman.edu.

    Blue Key and Cardinal Key will be hosting a blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org, keyword TrumanState.

    The Prospective Majors Forum in Philosophy and Religion will take place from 4:30-5:50 p.m. Sept. 13 in McClain Hall 209. Jennifer Jesse, chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department, will present, “Bill Blake in Babylon: A Case Study in the Liberal Arts.” For more information, call 660.785.4655.

    The Global Issues Colloquium begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in Magruder Hall 2001. Wolfgang Hoeschele, professor of geography, will present “The Commons Abundance Network.”

    Study Abroad Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Students will be able to meet with students who have previously studied abroad, as well as faculty and sponsors from partner institutions abroad. Free snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the CIEA. For more information, call 660.785.4215.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Events

    Menards Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 10
    Violette Hall

    BKD Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 10
    Violette Hall

    Farm Bureau Info Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sept. 11
    Violette Hall
    RubinBrown On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 16
    Career Center
    WireCo WorldGroup Info Table
    Sept. 16
    Violette Hall Commons
    Boeing Business Systems Data Warehouse Info Table
    Sept. 16
    Violette Hall-Computer Science
    Art Serratelli, Immigration Attorney
    6 p.m.
    Sept. 17
    Student Union Building Conference Room (SUB 3000)
    Mueller Prost On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 19
    Career Center
    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 19
    Career Center
    KPMG On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 20
    Career Center
    UHY On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 23
    Career Center
    Novogradac and Company, LLC On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 24
    Career Center
    Grad School Prep (registration required)
    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 25
    Career Center
    Grad School Prep (registration required)
    PWC On-Campus Interviews
    Career Center
    Sept. 26
    How to Work a Career Fair/Networking (pre-registration recommended)
    Career Week Kickoff/Fireside Friday
    Sept. 27
    Career and Grad School Week
    Sept. 30-Oct. 3

    Emerson Electric On-Campus Interviews
    Oct. 1
    Career Center
    Total Quality Logistics Info Table
    Oct. 1
    Violette Hall Commons

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  • Peace Corps Presentation

    The Career Center will sponsor a Peace Corps Presentation from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. A Peace Corps recruiter will show a video, talk about the program and what they look for in applicants, and answer questions. For more information, call 660.785.4353.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

    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.