Vol. 18 No. 7 - Oct. 7, 2013


  • Plan Ahead for Homecoming Tailgate

    As part of this year’s homecoming celebration Oct. 19, Truman will host a pre-game tailgate from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

    The parking lots on the southwest corner of Patterson and Franklin streets will be open for all families, friends, alumni and students to tailgate before the game. Admission is free. For $5, attendees can pre-purchase a tailgate lunch featuring a choice of hamburger, brat, hot dog or veggie burger, along with chips, soda and a cookie. Meal tickets can be purchased online here. A limited number of meal tickets will be available at the tailgate and can be purchased with cash or check, but pre-registration is preferred. In case of inclement weather, the tailgate and other events will move to the Student Union Building.

    Adults of drinking age may bring in their own wine or beer. Hard liquor is prohibited. Event staff will be checking IDs and providing cups and wristbands for adult beverages. Alcoholic beverages should be consumed from the cups provided, not from cans, bottles or cups brought from home. The complete homecoming tailgate policy is available here.

    Other homecoming events taking place Oct. 19 include the annual 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. starting at Barnett Hall, and the homecoming parade down Franklin Street at 9 a.m. At 2 p.m. the Bulldog football team will take on McKendree University in Stokes Stadium.

    A complete schedule of homecoming events can be found online at alumni.truman.edu/Homecoming.asp. For more information, call 800.452.6678 or 660.785.4133, or email BulldogForever@truman.edu.
  • Missouri Government Internship Interviews Being Scheduled

    Students interested in applying for the Missouri Government Internship can still turn in applications.

    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.
  • SAB to Host Hot Air Balloon Rides

    The Student Activities Board will host tethered hot air balloon rides from 6-9 p.m., tentatively planned for Oct. 17, as part of Truman’s homecoming week.

    Because the event will take place outside, the date is subject to change due to weather. SAB and the hot air balloon company will review the weather forecast prior to the event to schedule it for the best day.

    The event will take place at the corner of LaHarpe and Franklin streets, just south of the Truman baseball field. Parking will not be allowed on the streets, but is available south of Campbell Apartments, located off south Florence Street.

    Rides will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is a possibility that not all will be able to ride. Tickets will be available at the event and are free for students with a Truman ID and $5 for general admission.

    Non-Truman students must be 18 years or older to ride, and waivers will be provided at the event. The hot air balloon has the ability to ascend anywhere from 30-130 feet and hold three to six passengers at a time.

    For questions, contact the special events committee at specialevents.sab@gmail.com or call 660.785.4722. For more information, visit sab.truman.edu, follow SAB on Twitter at @TrumanSAB or search “Truman SAB” on Facebook.


  • Midterm Break Hours at the Rec

    The Student Recreation Center will have shortened hours during midterm break.

    Oct. 9
    6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Oct. 10-11
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Oct. 12

    Oct. 13
    4-7 p.m.

    For more information, call 660.785.4847.
  • 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.
  • Tree Planting Ceremony

    4 p.m.
    Oct. 23

    The newly formed Tree Campus USA committee, in conjunction with ECO, will host a tree planting ceremony as part of Arbor Day. The tree planting will take place on the east side of the Quad, north of the center walk, by Ophelia Parrish. This will be a ceremonial planting of an American Linden/American Basswood tree.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Information Session

    4:30-5 p.m.
    Oct. 24
    Health Sciences Building 3205
    After completing a bachelor’s degree and the specified prerequisite courses, admitted students may finish a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing 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.
  • 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 are available for students and the general public 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 are available for students and the general public 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 are available now. 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.
  • Pickler Memorial Library

    Midterm Trip?

    Choose from more than 1,400 titles of audio books to make the trip go by quickly. Faculty, staff and students may check out audiobooks for 30 days and renew them online. To view the selection of audio books, click here.


  • Notables

    Andrew William Steinbeck, student composer, wrote an original composition that has been selected for performance at the National Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, which will take place at Houghton College in New York. Steinbeck, on bassoon, will perform his composition, entitled “Se Dice en el Campo,” Oct. 25 with Truman student musicians Benjamin Forrester, tenor, and Michael Marmorstein, piano. Selection of this piece for performance is significant, as the CFAMC selection committee reviewed music submitted primarily by established professional composers. Warren Gooch, professor of music, also had a composition selected for performance. His work, “Light of Shadow” for timpani, will be performed Oct. 26 by Houghton College percussion professor Dustin Woodard.

    Truman’s Academic Competition Organization fielded two teams at the Collegiate Novice IV tournament at the University of Missouri, Sept. 28. The A team of Nick Vellios, Gabriel Hotz and Emily Leddin won the tournament, going 8-0, while the B team of Justin Bayer, Houston Roberts and Selena Montes placed third, going 5-3. Individually, Montes, Vellios and Hotz finished second to fourth respectively and won scoring prizes. Statistics from the event can be found at hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1649/stats/all_games.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    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 Stargazers Astronomy Club will host an open house at the observatory from 8-10 p.m. Oct. 7. The observatory is located at the University Farm on Boundary Street.

    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 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 and are due by 12 p.m. Oct. 11. All community partners nominated will be invited to a luncheon. For more information, contact Mary Beth Myers at mem4725@truman.edu.

    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.

    Dr. James Alan Fox, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, will speak on the topic of serial murder at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. Fox has consulted on many high profile serial and mass murder cases, as well as for crime shows on television. Admission is free and open to all Truman students and faculty, as well as the community.

    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 more information, contact Barry Poyner at bpoyner@truman.edu.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Events

    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 Interviews

    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

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Additional Scholarships

    The Truman Study Abroad Office has information on scholarship opportunities through the College Consortium for International Studies for the Spring 2014 semester. Currently, there are three scholarship awards available in the amount of $1,000 each. The deadline is Oct. 14.

    The American College of Thessaloniki in Greece is offering two scholarship opportunities. The ACT Merit Award, a $1,000 grant, is available to all semester students with a GPA of 3.6 and above. The ACT Hellenic American Scholarship, in amounts of $2,000-$5,000, is available to eligible Greek American semester students. Applications for the spring 2014 semester are due by Oct. 15, summer 2014 applications are due by March 15, 2014 and fall 2014 semester applications are due by April 15, 2014. For more information, visit here.

    Highspeedinternet.com is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to all current and prospective students. The name of the scholarship is HQ “Get Google.” Students need to write a letter as if they were addressing Google HQ explaining why they believe Google Fiber should expand to their town next. Students can learn more and apply at highspeedinternet.com/scholarship. Submissions are due by Oct. 25.

    The University of Canterbury in New Zealand is offering various scholarship amounts up to $2,000 for the Spring 2014 semester. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. For more information, contact Alyson Roberts at 406.994.7044 or at alyson.roberts@montana.edu.

    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 scholarships 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.
  • Foundation Scholarships

    Truman State University Foundation scholarship applications for the Spring 2014 semester are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight Nov. 1. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Foundation Scholarships. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2013-2014. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2014-2015 academic year.