Vol. 18 No. 6 - Sept. 30, 2013


  • Campus United Way Campaign Under Way

    Truman’s 2013 United Way Campaign began Sept. 12 with a goal of raising $54,000. All faculty and staff members should have received information about the campaign through campus mail. Individuals who did not receive campaign information, or have questions, may contact co-chairs Pam Ryan at pjryan@truman.edu or Maggie Herron at mherron@truman.edu.

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    Pictured are members of the Truman United Way campaign. Left to right: University President Troy Paino, Megan Swingle, Food Fast chair, Pam Ryan, co-chair and Maggie Herron, co-chair.

    Donations support the United Way of Adair County, with all funds staying in the area. The local United Way has among the lowest overhead in the nation, allowing a greater percentage of contributions to go straight to local programs helping people pursue the goals of education, income and health.

    Recent statistics show the United Way touches one out of three individuals in the area.
  • Truman Biology Professor Conducts International Snake Research

    Chad Montgomery, associate professor of biology, joined an international group of biologists this past summer as part of a collaborative snake research project in Puerto Rico.

    The goal of the project was to discuss current research on species of Boa, including the growing problem of the invasive Boa constrictor in Puerto Rico. Although the group is fairly new, Montgomery has been researching the Boa constrictor in its native range for nine years.

    “I have met many of the other Boa researchers over the years at various meetings, but this [was] the first meeting based on Boas and their phylogenetic relatives,” Montgomery said.

    During the expedition, the biologists located five endemic Puerto Rican Boas. Montgomery and one of his colleagues also located an invasive Boa constrictor called by its common name in Puerto Rico, “Blonde Boa.” Endemic snakes were captured, measured, marked and released at the site of capture as part of a long term monitoring program. The invasive Boa constrictor was captured, measured and euthanized. The endemic species and the invasive species share much of the same prey base, so it is necessary to determine what type of negative impact the invasive species is having on the endemic species.

    Despite this accomplishment, Montgomery gives credit to everyone for the overall research efforts.  

     “All of us participated by providing information and insight into the biology of Boas. I don’t think any single person had a larger contribution than anyone else,” he said.

    Since his undergraduate years at Truman, then Northeast Missouri State University, Montgomery has been fascinated with the study of reptiles. He continued developing research projects on reptiles during his graduate degrees and post-doctorate experience. As a professor, Montgomery enjoys helping undergraduate students build up skills and confidence as they develop into scientists.

    “[I enjoy] working with undergraduates and watching their response to finding and capturing a snake,” Montgomery said. “I think passing on knowledge and passion about the wild is one of the best ways to help protect and conserve the wild.”

    Montgomery plans to travel to Honduras next summer to work on his own research projects. He also intends to collect data during his travels to Latin America in order to continue helping the international effort to assess the phylogenetic relationships among Boas.

    For more information on this research, contact Montgomery at chadmont@truman.edu.

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    Montgomery with the Blonde Boa in Puerto Rico.
  • Nutrition Class Supports Local Food Bank

    Health and Exercise Science students enrolled in a nutrition class have partnered with The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri for a food drive Sept. 30-Oct. 6.

    Students will have tables set up on campus all week to collect money and non-perishable food. Tables will also be set up at Hy-Vee and Walmart from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6.

    The students are also hosting an event called “Pack the House,” named after the Buddy Pack Program, at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in Pershing Arena. The Truman volleyball team will play Maryville and half of the money made on admission will benefit the food drive.

    All money and food items raised throughout the week will stay in the Kirksville area.

    For more information on The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri or Buddy Pack Program, visit sharefoodbringhope.org/adair-county. For more information on the food drive, contact Lauren Maag at llm1326@truman.edu.

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    Students enrolled in the nutrition class stand with representatives from the food bank.
  • Future Teachers Aided by Grant

    Thanks to the work of several Truman faculty from different disciplines, Truman has received a $1.2 million grant to support students interested in becoming high school mathematics and physics teachers.

    The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, administered through the National Science Foundation, provides generous scholarships to promote the development of K-12 teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines.

    The Truman Noyce Scholarship Program aims to train and certify 20 teachers in both secondary mathematics and physics over the next five years. These teachers will be able to meet a critical demand for high-needs school districts.  

    The Truman team is led by Ian Lindevald, professor of physics; Susan LaGrassa, chair of mathematics; and Paul Yoder associate professor of education. Interested students should contact one of these professors.
  • GreenTown to Discuss Eco-Friendly Rebuilding Efforts in Wake of Tornadoes

    The President’s Sustainability Action Committee presents “GreenTown – Experiences from Greensburg and Joplin: Better Homes, Communities and Lives” at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    On May 22, 2011 an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo., and created a disaster on a scale that few communities have ever had to deal with in the U.S. While the tragedy was nearly overwhelming in its scope, it also presented unique opportunities to the community for recovery.

    GreenTown Joplin was launched through the cooperation of Joplin residents, sustainability experts from throughout southwest Missouri and the leadership of Greensburg GreenTown.

    Greensburg GreenTown was created following the May 4, 2007 tornado in Greensburg, Kan., when the city and citizens had to consider how they would rebuild. Daniel Wallach and Catherine Hart launched a nonprofit organization, called Greensburg GreenTown, which helped residents, business owners and the community make informed decisions about building durable and efficient homes.

    GreenTown has since been able to expand its reach by launching its first chapter in Joplin. The GreenTown organization provides building resource information, free of a sales motive, to communities throughout the country.

    Willy Crane, a volunteer member of the GreenTown team will discuss what the organization has done and how all communities can benefit from GreenTown’s experiences.

    Tickets are not required for this event, and admission is free. For more information, contact Lori Shook at lshook@truman.edu.

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  • Apply for the Missouri Government Internship

    Interviews for the Missouri Government Internship will take place Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16.

    The full-time Missouri Government internship offers a hands-on 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. Duties may vary based on each individual public official, however, typical duties include attending meetings and making reports, communicating with constituents, doing office and computer work, conducting research, assisting with committee hearings, writing speeches, editing printed materials, tracking and summarizing legislation and being on call to help with projects.

    Students wishing to participate in the program are required to have a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit, a minimum of two semesters at Truman, a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and divisional approval.

    No special coursework is required prior to the internship and all majors are encouraged to apply for the internship. Successful applicants will be of sound character and possess qualities that reflect positively upon themselves and the University.

    More information and applications are available online here.

    For more information, contact Candy Young at 660.785.4650 or cyoung@truman.edu or Heidi Templeton at 660.785.4016 or heidi@truman.edu.
  • McNair Scholars Present at Conference

    Ten McNair Scholars traveled to Kansas City, Mo. Sept. 20-22 to present at the 17th Annual Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska (MKN) Heartland Research Conference.

    The Heartland Conference program included individual student research presentations, a graduate school recruitment fair, a financial literacy seminar and speakers who provided information about application to and strategies for success in graduate school.

    Scholars presented the results of their research, conducted during the summer of 2013. This was part of various summer research internship programs including the Truman State University McNair Research Internship II, the Tru-Scholars Program, The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program and NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates.  

    Students presented research from a wide array of disciplines including psychology, chemistry, education, agricultural science, communication disorders, health sciences, English, history and computer science.
    The McNair Program is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education whose ultimate goal is to significantly increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education. The McNair Program is designed to prepare first generation, income eligible and/or underrepresented Truman students for doctoral studies leading to a Ph.D. degree.

    For more information on the McNair Program, visit mcnair.truman.edu or call 660.785.5393.

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    Front row (left to right): Josephine Foley, Megan Hohenstein, Alexis Morris and Analia Albuja
    Back row (left to right): Louise Strickland, Briana Bonner, James Fisher, David Hutchinson, Kylie Warner and Sarah-Wonder Agbehia

  • Study Abroad Course Offers Exposure to Ancient and Contemporary Cultures

    Six weeks of intense learning and diverse experiences took place this summer for eight Truman students who participated in the East Meets West study abroad program led by Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion.

    Students traveled through Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and the West Bank with time spent at ancient and modern sites. The study abroad trip also included two weeks of hands-on excavation work at Biblical Bethsaida, once a capital city in the Iron Age, but a small fishing village at the time of Jesus and home to five of his disciples. Truman is a member of the Bethsaida Consortium.

    While in Israel, students lived in a Jewish kibbutz and on weekends visited historic sites from the Sea of Galilee to the Mediterranean and south along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea.

    Students spent four days in the Palestinian West Bank, followed by a four-day stay in a pilgrim house in Old Jerusalem. While traveling to Rome, Naples, Athens, Corinth, Istanbul, ancient Ephesus and other places, students gained insight and critical understanding of political, religious and cultural differences and ongoing efforts at conflict resolution.  

    This study abroad course carries six credit hours and involves preparatory meetings, reading assignments, book reports, a diary and research paper. For more information on future study abroad opportunities, contact Appold at mappold@truman.edu.

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    Pictured inside the Roman Coliseum from left to right: Mark Appold, Jordyn Williams, Samantha Wickam, Grace Curtright, Sierra Horton, Jane Rademacher, Katie Shannon, Caitlin McGrath and Brandon Bolte.
  • Greek Life Recognizes Organizations

    Greek organizations Alpha Gamma Delta and Beta Theta Pi have been selected as the 2012-2013 Greek Chapters of the Year.

    The Truman Greek Advisory Board selected the sorority and fraternity for portraying the four pillars of Greek Life: scholarship, leadership, integrity and commitment. Through active participation within the Greek and campus communities and application to Greek Challenge for Excellence, Alpha Gamma Delta and Beta Theta Pi were awarded the gold status for their individual chapters.

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    Matt Mueller and Megan Zelhart accept the award on behalf of their organizations.

    Honorable mentions of the gold award include Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Kappa. Recipients of the silver award for Greek Challenge for Excellence are Tau Kappa Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Sigma Tau Gamma and Sigma Chi Delta.

    Greek Challenge for Excellence also recognizes chapters based on service and scholarship. Sigma Tau Gamma was recognized for their outstanding service. Delta Zeta was selected for their outstanding philanthropy benefiting individuals with speech and hearing impairments. Beta Theta Pi received the scholar award and Sigma Sigma Sigma was selected for the outstanding scholarship award.
  • Essay Contest Focuses on Slavery

    Truman’s 2013 Lincoln Contest focuses on the topic of “Global Slavery” and the notion of slavery in today’s society.

    Submissions for the contest are due by Oct. 31 and can be in art, essay or oratorical form.

    For the art contest, entries should be submitted to Rusty Nelson in Ophelia Parrish 1221 and observe the following criteria: artwork of any media is acceptable, traditional or digital output/projection – two-dimensional and three-dimensional. No larger than 18 x 24” for two-dimensional work and three feet in the round for three-dimensional work. Projected work should be formatted for a 16:9 screen ratio.

    Winning art will be added to the Lincoln Schwengel Collection in Special Collections at Pickler Memorial Library. Art prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    Essays and oratorical essays can be submitted to Barry Poyner in Barnett Hall 1110. The essays must observe the following criteria: 1,000-1,500 words, 3-5 page essay and provide a list of works cited as appropriate. On a cover sheet, provide contact information and clearly indicate if entering the essay or oratorical contest, or both.

    Finalists in the oratorical contest will deliver their speeches before the National Communication Association Student Club later in the semester. Communication Club members will assist Poyner in judging. Essay and oratory prizes for first and second places will be $200 and $100, respectively.

    The prompt for this year’s contest is as follows: “While it is true that institutional slavery was ended in the U.S. during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln in 1865, slavery still exists in various forms both nationally and globally. According to the website endslaverynow.com worldwide estimates suggest that as many as 27 million people are enslaved! Taking Lincoln’s relentless campaign to pass the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as your inspiration, depict a contemporary form of slavery and then present your campaign for its abolition.”

    Fred & Ethel Schwengel established the Lincoln Contests in art, essay and oratory to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln. For more information, contact Barry Poyner at bpoyner@truman.edu.
  • Work Begins on FLATS

    After years of planning and fundraising, construction will officially begin on the Forest Lake Area Trail System (FLATS) with a groundbreaking celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 3 by the Petroglyph Site in Thousand Hills State Park.

    The celebration will feature a special guest, presentation of the final designs for Phase One, an update on the construction schedule for Phase One, a short performance by the Kirksville High School Band and a chance to begin digging on the trail route. Anyone who would like to join in can bring a shovel.

    Phase One of the trail is an eight-foot-wide ADA-accessible concrete path between the Petroglyph Site and the Marina at Thousand Hills State Park. Phase Two will connect the two campgrounds and Phase Three will connect Kirksville and Thousand Hills State Park.

    This event will also be the final opportunity for donors to be listed on a permanent plaque at the Phase One trail head by making a donation to FLATS ($500 cumulative for individuals, families, small businesses and non-profits, and $1,000 cumulative for businesses with more than five employees). These donations will help fund the construction of Phase Two and the design and construction of Phase Three. 100 percent of all donations support the construction, promotion, planning and maintenance of trails in Adair County.

    For more information or to donate please visit kvflats.org, email flatskv@gmail.com or contact one of the members of FLATS Steering Committee listed on the website.


  • Truman State University National Spirit Day

    Oct. 4

    The Truman Alumni Association celebrates Truman State University National Spirit Day on the first Friday in the months of April and October. Show your school spirit by wearing purple or Truman apparel.
  • SAB: Upcoming Events

    “An Evening with Shawn Johnson: Winning Balance”
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 25
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Former U.S. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson will speak about her experience in the Olympic games, how they positively influenced her to inspire others and her passion for life after her knee injury. Admission is free and tickets will be available for students Sept. 23 and for the general public Sept. 30 in the Student Activities Board office in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

    SAB Fall Comedian: Vanessa Bayer
    7:30 p.m.
    Nov. 8
    Baldwin Auditorium

    Vanessa Bayer is a current cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL). She started her SNL career in 2010 and has portrayed many celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Hillary Clinton. Admission is free for students and $5 for general admission. Tickets will be available for students Sept. 23 and for the general public Sept. 30 in the Student Activities Board office in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

    SAB Fall Concert: Phillip Phillips
    9 p.m.
    Nov. 16
    Pershing Arena

    Winner of American Idol’s 11th season, Phillip Phillips' blend of rare authenticity and massive pop appeal has pushed him into stardom. Some of his biggest singles include “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for general admission. Student tickets will be available Sept. 30 and faculty/general admission tickets will be available Oct. 7 in the Student Activities Board office in the lower level of the Student Union Building.

    For more information, contact SAB at 660.785.4722.
  • H.A.L.O. Hispanic Heritage Month Events

    The Multicultural Affairs Center and the Hispanic American Leadership Organization are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, with a series of events on campus.

    Flamenco Workshop
    7 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Pershing Dance Studio (PB 225)
    Taught by renowned flamenco performers Elga Sepulveda Suarez and Richard Martinez Sanchez. Open to all of campus and the community.
    “Harvest of Empire” Movie Screening
    6-8 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Violette Hall 1010

    Panel Discussion: Latinos in America
    6-8 p.m.
    Oct. 3
    Violette Hall 1010
    Curious to learn more about Latinos in America? Be a part of the exploration of this topic with an expert panel of faculty, students and community members. Submit questions for the discussion via Twitter to @trumanhalo.

    H.A.L.O. Birthday Bash
    11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Oct. 4
    To celebrate the organization’s 10th birthday, there will be piñata bashing. Costs are 50 cents for 10 seconds, $1 for 30 seconds. Whatever falls out of the piñata you can keep.

    Spicy Sunday Dinner
    5-6 p.m.
    Oct. 6
    Ryle Hall Main Lounge

    An evening of free food and Hispanic culture.
  • McNair Program Recruiting New Scholars

    The McNair Program is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education whose ultimate goal is to significantly increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in higher education. The McNair Program is designed to prepare first generation, income eligible and/or underrepresented Truman students for doctoral studies leading to a Ph.D. degree. The application will be available online at mcnair.truman.edu starting Oct. 1 and completed applications are due Nov. 1.

    Truman students interested in learning more about eligibility for, application to, and benefits of the McNair Program are invited to attend an informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Student Union Building Room 3203. For more information, visit mcnair.truman.edu or call 660.785.5393.

  • Community Partner Luncheon Nominations

    12 p.m.
    Nominations Deadline: Oct. 11

    The SERVE Center is accepting nominations from student organizations for community partners they work with as a way to thank them for working with Truman students. Nomination forms can be found on the SERVE Center website. All community partners nominated will be invited to a luncheon. For more information, contact Mary Beth Myers at mem4725@truman.edu.
  • Scoville Peace Fellowships Available

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national program that provides college and grad school graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance and travel costs to Washington.

    Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public education and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings and Congressional hearings. Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and have been interviewed as experts by the media. Former Scoville Fellows work for: U.S. and international NGOs; the departments of Defense, Energy, State and Treasury; members of Congress, academia and media; and attend graduate school in political science or international relations, following their fellowships.

    Scoville Peace Fellowships are open to students of all majors. Complete details are available at www.scoville.org. Application deadline is Oct. 1 for the Spring 2014 fellowship.
  • Conduct Board Hiring Student Affiliate

    5 p.m.
    Oct. 14
    Student Union Building 1110

    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 by 5 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Student Affairs Office, Student Union Building 1110.


  • Notables

    Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, had his article on Philip of Bethsaida accepted for publication in the forthcoming volume “Bethsaida in Archaeology, History and Ancient Culture: A Festschrift in Honor of John T. Greene,” published by Cambridge Scholars of England.

    Barry Poyner, professor of communication, presented “Social Media and Social Movement Interactions” at the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri Annual Convention Sept. 19-21 with Susan Dittmer of Missouri Valley College. Truman alumni were active at the convention, such as Michael Hakmeister, who serves as STAM’s 2014 president. Justin Seiwell was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors, and Jennifer Forest-James was awarded the Loren Reid Service Award.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    The Theatre Department and Multicultural Affairs Center are sponsoring a Flamenco Dance workshop open to the campus and community at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Pershing Dance Studio. For more information, contact Dana Smith, professor of theatre, at dasmith@truman.edu.

    Sigma Sigma Sigma is hosting their annual philanthropy event, Rock for Robbie. Now through Oct. 3 the members of Tri Sigma will be paired with fraternity members and rock in rocking chairs for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This event hopes to raise money for the Robbie Page Memorial Fund, which provides play therapy for terminally ill children. Sigma Sigma Sigma is also hosting a toy drive during this time. Any new or gently used toys can be dropped off and are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Taylor Lay at tml7144@truman.edu.

    The Faculty Forum returns with a presentation by Huping Ling, professor of history, at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in Baldwin Little Theater. Ling will present “China Rise and U.S. Fall? Where is Our Place?” Refreshments will follow.

    The Physics Colloquium continues at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Magruder Hall 1000. Ioan Kosztin from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri-Columbia will discuss theoretical and computational modeling of biomolecular and multi-cellular systems.

    The University of Missouri Crosby Master’s of Business Administration Program will have an information session 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Student Union Building 3302. Dinner will be provided. Learn more at mba.missouri.edu and RSVP to mba@missouri.edu.

    Detours Magazine is hosting a photo contest for this fall with the theme, “Making it Work.” The winner will receive a two-page spread and will be the background for the Detours Twitter page. Submissions are due by Oct. 4. For more information or to submit a photo, email Mariah Shield at mas8667@truman.edu or Elizabeth McBride at egm2327@truman.edu.

    ResLife and the Center for Student Involvement are sponsoring their annual Oktoberfest. The event will start at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 on The Mall outside the Student Union Building. Food, music and entertainment will be provided.

    The University Bands have scheduled a weekend of performances for their parents’ weekend Oct. 4-6. The Truman Jazz Ensemble and Truman Jazz Lab Band will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in Baldwin Auditorium. The Truman University Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The Truman State University Wind Symphony will perform at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in Baldwin Auditorium. Admission is free for all concerts. For more information, contact the band office at 660.785.4436.

    Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty will be hosting a 5K at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Student Recreation Center parking lot. The entry fee is $7 and all proceeds will go to Kirksville’s local food bank. For more information, email rmh5567@truman.edu.

    A special service celebrating the life of Dr. Albert J. Weitz will take place from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    The Truman Funds Allotment council is accepting fund applications for the Spring 2014 semester. Applications are available at fac.truman.edu and are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 7 in the FAC office, located on the lower level of the Student Union Building. In order to be considered for funding, an organization must be chartered for one full semester prior to the semester in which funds are requested. For more information, contact Yang Li at 660.998.4045 or at yl5682@truman.edu.

    The Muslim Students Association will host their fundraiser “Dinner & A Muslim” at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Missouri Hall Chariton Room. For more information, visit msa.truman.edu.

    Sigma Delta Pi is hosting a photo contest for students who have recently studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. The themes for this year’s photo contest are “People” and “Places.” Sigma Delta Pi asks for students to limit submissions to two per person. Submissions are due by Oct. 9. For more information or to submit a photo, email tsusigmadeltapi@gmail.com.

    The Quincy Symphony Orchestra will present “True Grit” at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Quincy Junior High School Morrison Theater. Admission is free with a Truman ID. In collaboration with the QPL’s Big Read, this concert features Aaron Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and “Rodeo” suites, plus other works celebrating the human spirit and the American west.

    The deadline to submit an abstract for the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium is Oct. 15. Students and residents who wish to be eligible for a cash award associated with their poster need to register by Oct. 8. All abstracts must be submitted electronically via email to Charity Thomann at cthomann@atsu.edu. Register online at atsu.edu/research/events/5thIBRS.

    The Physics Colloquium will continue at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Magruder Hall 1000. Barbara J. Anthony-Twarog from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas will discuss using lithium to study the evolution of stars and the galaxy.

    There will be an Academic Professional Development Center lunch from 12-1 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. Vicky Wehner, Disability Services coordinator, will discuss the responsibilities of providing accommodations to students with disabilities and the continuum of basic accommodations, such as note takers, through behavioral issues in the classroom. Sandwiches from Blimpie will be served, or attendees may bring their own lunch. RSVP by email to apd@truman.edu by Oct. 14 to be included in the lunch order.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Events

    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
    Student Union Building

    CARFAX Info Table
    9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Oct. 7
    Violette Hall CS Area

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

    Edward Jones On-Campus Interview

    Career Center

    Boeing Business Systems Data Warehouse Info Table

    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Oct. 21
    Violette Hall CS Area

    Federal Reserve Bank of STL Info Session

    6-7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 21
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Federal Reserve Bank of STL Interviews
    Oct. 22
    Career Center

    Aldi Dinner for All Applicants
    6:30-9 p.m.
    Oct. 22
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

    Aldi Interview Day
    Oct. 23
    Career Center
  • Fall 2013 Career Week Activities

    Monday, Sept. 30

    S.C.O.R.E Mock Interviews (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3100-Career Center
    Practice your interviewing skills with professionals from diverse career backgrounds. Pre-registration with resume is required, so visit the Career Center soon to select a time slot.   

    11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Student Union Building Main Level
    Stop by to get your resume critiqued before Career Expo.

    Etiquette Dinner
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Learning table etiquette can help you excel in business and also in landing the job of your dreams. Many of today’s business meetings, sales meetings and job interviews take place over the dinner table. Sometimes these meetings are at a restaurant and other times they are in a corporate dining hall. When the big deal or job is on the line, it isn’t the time to realize you don’t know which fork to eat your salad with. Join us for this fun and informative evening where you will learn the details of flatware and so much more.

    The cost for this four-course formal meal will be $12 payable with credit card or you can stop by the Career Center to pay by cash or check. To pay online visit secure.truman.edu/career-s/etiquette. Limited space is available.

    Tuesday, Oct. 1

    Volunteer Fair
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Student Union Building HUB

    Networking Reception with Employers (Co-Sponsored by NABA)
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room
    Talk with a diverse group of employers for potential job opportunities and networking experience.

    “Walking the Tightrope: Leveraging Social Media for Success” (Co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi) with Brian Cross, Elasticity
    7:15-8 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room
    Truman graduate and CEO tells the story of how he made his own path in social media.

    Wednesday, Oct. 2

    Career Expo

    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Professional Photos
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3204
    University photographer Tim Barcus will be taking professional photos for your convenience.

    Thursday, Oct. 3

    Employer Interviews
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Companies Interviewing:

    - Advanced Resources Group
    - Archer Daniels Midland
    - Cancer Companions
    - Cintas
    - Commerce Bank of St. Louis
    - DST Systems, Inc.
    - Farmers Insurance Group
    - Frito-Lay
    - Grimco, Inc.
    - Monsanto
    - Northwestern Mutual
    - Pinnacle Technical Resources
    - Swank Motion Pictures
    - Target
    - Total Quality Logistics
    - Wolfe Nilges Nahorski, PC
    - YRC Worldwide
    - and more

    Information Sessions:

    8-9 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Building 3201

    8-9 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Building 3202

    Cancer Companions
    8-9 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Building 3203
    Karen Tripp, president a founder, will discuss starting a nonprofit and her Christian mission to help families affected by cancer.

    “Backpack to Briefcase-Making a Smooth Move from College to Career”
    8-9 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Building 3204

    DST Systems
    8-9 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Building 3000

    Commerce Bank of St. Louis
    8-9 p.m.
    Oct. 1
    Student Union Building Mezzanine

    6-7 p.m.
    Oct. 2
    Student Union Building 3201

    MU Crosby MBA Program
    6-7 p.m.
    Oct. 2
    Student Union Building 3202
    Learn about the Crosby MBA experience for students with liberal arts backgrounds as well as more traditional academic programs.

    Advanced Resources: Road Map to a Career in Information Technology
    6-7 p.m.
    Oct. 2
    Student Union Building 3203
    Learn how to land a career in IT by understanding the job market, building your personal brand and standing out in an interview.

    GRE-GMAT Math Boot Camp – Presented by Princeton Review

    6-8 p.m.
    Oct. 2
    Student Union Building 3204
    Students will be provided a brief introduction to the quantitative sections of both the GRE and GMAT. Students will learn how to approach problems, review math fundamentals and find out what math concepts are tested on the GRE and GMAT. Space is limited - register here.

    For more information, contact the Career Center at 660.785.4353.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Montana State University is sponsoring three scholarship opportunities available for the Spring 2014 semester. A $500 scholarship is available for study abroad to Morocco at Al-Akhawayn University. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Oct. 1. Another scholarship is available for $1,000 to study abroad at Kingston University in England. This deadline is also Oct. 1. The University of Canterbury in New Zealand is offering various scholarship amounts (up to $2,000). The deadline for this scholarship is Nov. 1. For more information, contact Alyson Roberts at 406.994.7044 or at alyson.roberts@montana.edu.

    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.

    CCIS has three scholarship awards available for the Spring 2014 semester in the amount of $1,000 each. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 14. For more information, visit the Study Abroad office in Kirk Building 114.

    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.

    Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., are offering schoolarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Last year they awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships to Missouri students. Two students selected by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will be submitted to Central Region as an applicant and to National Garden Clubs Inc. as a Missouri applicant, and will compete for a Central Region and National Scholarship. Scholarship application is available on the website at gardenclub.org/scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.

    GetDirectTV.org is offering a $2,500 blogging scholarship to incoming undergraduates at an accredited college or university who write and publish a blog post describing some way television has influenced their post-graduate career aspirations. Interested students can apply at getdirecttv.org/tv-scholarship.html. Entries are due no later than 5 p.m. EST on April 30, 2014.