Vol. 18 No. 3 - Sept. 9, 2013


  • Lee Advising Award Presented to Hooper and Krause

    Elisabeth Hooper and Don Krause were recently named recipients of the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award at Truman.

    The Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent advisers and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman. Recipients of the Lee Advising Award are nominated by students and colleagues and are ultimately selected by a committee.

    Hooper, an associate professor of biology, began teaching at Truman in 1995. She teaches classes in Introductory Biology I and II, Biology Freshman Seminar, Plant Taxonomy, Local Flora, Economic and Medicinal Botany and Plant Anatomy. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and her master’s from Reading University in England. Hooper earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She curates Truman’s herbarium and is the faculty adviser for PLANTS! and the Pre-Optometry Club.

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    Elisabeth Hooper (left) and Joan Poor (right), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Krause, an associate professor of communication, began teaching at Truman in 2007. He teaches classes in Publication Design and Layout, Public Relations and Media Writing. He received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and earned his master’s degree from Ball State University. He is the faculty adviser for the Index.

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    Don Krause (left) and Joan Poor (right), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Dr. Jeanne Stephens Lee Blackmar established the award in honor of her late husband, who was president of the University’s Board of Governors during the 1970s. Two academic advisers are selected annually for the award, which includes a $1,000 development fund stipend to be used for travel to advising conferences or institutes, research materials and other relevant items.
  • Library Adds Major Research Collections and Search Tool

    Pickler Memorial Library has added new resources beginning in the fall 2013 semester with funding available from the iTech student fee.

    Library staff, working with Student Senate, selected these resources because they are quality, broad-based resources that support the curriculum and research across multiple disciplines. The resources also meet the goal of the iTech fee, which is to increase technology-based resources available to all students. The resources that have been added are:

    TruSearch: A discovery tool that allows individuals to search nearly all of the library’s collections in a single search. Searches and results may be broadened and narrowed easily by using filters for format, date, subject, language and others. TruSearch is now in Sneak Peek release on the library’s website for the fall semester while technical issues are being resolved. A full “go live” release is expected in January.

    JSTOR: The library now subscribes to all JSTOR full-text archival journal collections. New collections added are: Arts & Sciences IX, X, XI, and XII; Business III; Ireland; Jewish Studies; and Ecology & Botany II. iTech funds are available to add new JSTOR collections as they become available.

    EBSCO eBook Collection: A 140,000-title eBook collection. This new collection complements the existing ebrary collection of 87,500 eBook titles.   

    EBSCO Academic Search Complete: This database upgrades the library’s previous subscription to a collection of more than 8,500 full-text journal titles, as well as citations and abstracts from 13,200 publications including journals, monographs, reports and conference proceedings.

    For assistance with research or incorporating the new resources, contact a member of the reference staff at 660.785.4051.
  • Nursing Students Present Study Abroad Experiences

    A group of senior nursing students will present their experiences of studying abroad to the Philippines at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms A and B.

    Sixteen senior nursing students traveled to Manila and Iloilo City in the Philippines region for a three-week study abroad experience. The students worked in various hospital locations such as labor and delivery, hygiene clinics and women’s health centers. The nursing students were exposed to hands-on training and elective clinical settings unique from the United States.

    The senior nursing students will give a presentation of Filipino culture in the domain of healthcare and about their experiences abroad. The event is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

    Students presenting are: Katey Carlton, Josie Collett, Jessica Curl, Gabby Epstein, Mallory Eubank, Andrea Grojean, Meghan Krepel, Tara Manillo, Nicole Marion, Carly Moriarty, McCall Oliver, Sonny Phan, Kayla Ridenhour, Bailey Ross, Hannah Tangen and Brittany Thompson.

    Back Row (left to right): Gabby Epstein, Bailey Ross, McCall Oliver, Sonny Phan, Brittany Thompson, Nicole Marion, Jessica Curl, Hannah Tangen, Andrea Grojean and professor Steve Hadwiger. Front Row (left to right): professor Kit Hadwiger, Carly Moriarty, Tara Manillo, Meghan Krepel, Katey Carlton, Kayla Ridenhour, Mallory Eubank and Josie Collett.
  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents: Step Afrika!

    Step Afrika! will kick off the Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Founded in 1994, Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping that is based on a long and rich tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words and sounds to communicate allegiance to a group. Stepping requires the performers to use the body as an instrument as they combine footsteps, claps and spoken words to produce complex rhythms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

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    Step Afrika!

    Based in Washington, D.C., Step Afrika! is a frequent partner of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Washington Performing Arts Society. The performers have graced some of America’s most prestigious stages from the White House to the Lincoln Center in New York City, as well as stages in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

    Tickets are available free of charge for students, faculty and staff. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office and faculty and staff may get their tickets at the information desk in the Student Union Building until Friday at 4 p.m. If there are still tickets available after that time, they will go to the ticket window in front of Baldwin Auditorium. General admission tickets for each performance are $7 per person and can be purchased at Edna Campbells or the Truman State University cashier window in McClain Hall until Friday at 3:30 p.m.

    For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.
  • Apply for the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award

    The Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award is an opportunity for students of all majors to submit a research paper for the chance to win up to $10,000.

    The scholastic award is based on the evaluation of student research papers related to the current year’s topic. Truman State University is invited to submit up to three student papers for consideration of the award.

    DST Systems, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is sponsoring a $10,000 award for the first place student, $5,000 award for the second place student and $2,500 award for the third place student.

    The School of Business at Truman is also sponsoring awards for the three papers selected for submission to the DST Gould Award Office. The awards are: $500 for the first place paper, $350 for the second place paper and $200 for the third place paper.

    To apply for the Gould Scholastic Award, students must submit a research paper with appropriate citations and a works cited list. Students of all majors are invited to submit a paper. Winning papers have varied in length from 7-20 pages. Examples of past winning papers are available for review in the School of Business Office in Violette Hall 2400.

    Current year’s topic:
    The concept of big data has been actively utilized in retail marketing, but the application and benefits of big data to the relationship among investment product companies, advisors, and consumers has seen little use. This paper should explore ways big data could be used to strengthen aspects of current relationship models or create disruptive alternative models. Examples in scope include:
    • Increasing customer satisfaction, communication, sentiment, loyalty
    • Improving relationships and service
    • Expanding relationships by increasing sales, new products, and customer penetration
    Research may include areas outside of the investment product companies where the areas have accomplished the above items in scope and the author feels the concepts could be leveraged in the investment product company space.

    Research papers are due by Dec. 2. Papers and questions may be sent to Lana Dowell in the School of Business at ldowell@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 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.
  • Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents: Step Afrika!

    7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 14
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Tickets are available free of charge for students, faculty and staff. 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. For more information, visit lyceum.truman.edu.
  • SUB Reservation Office and CSI Closed for Renovations

    Sept. 16-18

    The Student Union Building Reservation Office and Center for Student Involvement will be closed from 1 p.m. Sept. 16 - 8 a.m. Sept. 18 for renovations.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Information Session

    4:30-5 p.m.
    Sept. 18
    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 nursing.truman.edu.
  • 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. • Outside Stokes Stadium

    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)

    Tickets cost $8.50* and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased online 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. Students with a meal plan must bring their Truman ID. Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets may be picked up in the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.

    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 zuchhini bars with cream cheese icing.


    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.


    All future updates to the Family Day schedule will be posted at about.truman.edu/family.asp.  

    Visitor information can be found at about.truman.edu/visit.asp. Call 660.785.4016 with any questions.

    To find out more about what Kirksville has to offer, visit kirksville.truman.edu/calendars.asp.

  • SeriousFun Phi Tau 5K Run/Walk

    10:30 a.m.
    Sept. 21
    Outside Stokes Stadium

    Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk on Family Day, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. to benefit the SeriousFun Children’s Network. Proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk support the SeriousFun Children’s Network, which provides positive, recreational experiences to children with serious illnesses by sending them to summer camps all across the country. Registration for the race is $10. Registration is available online here. For more information, email jmb1718@truman.edu.

  • Missouri Government Internship Informational Meeting

    5:15 p.m.
    Sept. 25
    West Campus Suites Multipurpose Room

    The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students to intern at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., with a public official, legislator or state agency during the Spring 2014 semester. The program provides students an inside look at state government and the political process. Interns receive a stipend of $2,500 and up to 15 hours of credit. For more information, contact Heidi Templeton at 660.785.4016 or heidi@truman.edu, or Candy Young at 660.785.4650 or cyoung@truman.edu.

  • 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 tfarley@truman.edu. Sponsored by the School of Health Sciences and Education.
  • Do You Know American Sign Language?

    Ray Miller Elementary School in Kirksville is looking for individuals who are proficient in sign language. Students who are interested in working with elementary students for service and/or scholarship hours are encouraged to contact Becky Pike for more information at 660.785.4688 or bpike@truman.edu.

  • Homecoming Events Reminder

    If your organization has an event scheduled on campus for Homecoming Week, click here to add it to the Homecoming schedule. The current schedule is available at homecoming.truman.edu.
  • University Conduct Board Hiring Student Affiliate

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards (OCCS) is seeking one motivated student to serve as a student affiliate on the University Conduct Board. The University Conduct Board hears cases of alleged misconduct to determine whether a student or student organization’s behavior violates the Student Conduct Code, and if a violation is found, the imposition of sanctions.

    The board is comprised of faculty, staff and student members. The student member will be expected to serve on the board for various hearings each semester as well as participating in various social justice and civic projects on campus. This is a great opportunity for students to serve the University and improve a resume. The application to serve as a Student Member may be found at conduct.truman.edu. Applications are due Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. in the Student Affairs Office, Student Union Building 1110.
  • 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.

  • 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.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    McNair Research Presentations will be 1-5 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Reception with light refreshments will follow the last presentation. For more information, call 660.785.5393.

    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 Registrar’s Office is hosting an open house from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11 in McClain Hall 104. Free snacks and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 660.785.4143.

    The Prospective Majors Forum in Philosophy and Religion will take place from 4:30-5:50 p.m. Sept. 17 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.

    Truman Student Government will have an informational session at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 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 be held Sept. 23-25. For more information, contact Brendan Dabbs at bsd4875@truman.edu.

    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.

    Science and Mathematics Distiguished Speaker Series presents Chris Mooney from 7:30–8 p.m. Sept. 24 in Magruder Hall 2001. The lecture is titled, “The Psychology Behind the War on Environmental Science.”

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
    JC Penny Info Table
    Sept. 12
    Violette Hall

    Sweet Internship Submissions Due
    Sept. 13

    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
    “Preparing for Law School”, UMKC Law School
    Sept. 23
    5:30-7 p.m.
    Baldwin Hall 156

    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

    Career & Grad School Expo
    Oct. 2

    Aldi Intern Info Meeting
    6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 8
    Violette Hall 1010

    Edward Jones On-Campus Interview
    Oct. 17
    Career Center

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.