Vol. 18 No. 8 - Oct. 14, 2013


  • Alumni to be Honored at Banquet

    Several Truman alumni will be recognized at the Homecoming Celebration Banquet Oct. 18 as part of the Homecoming 2013 festivities. Information on how to purchase tickets for the banquet can be found here.

    Mary (Rhodes) Russell (’80) will be honored as the 2013 Alumna of the Year. Chief Justice Mary R. Russell was appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri in 2004. She was retained by a majority vote of the citizens in November 2006 for a 12-year term. Russell was elected as Chief Justice by her colleagues and will serve a two-year term, which started July 1, 2013. From 1995 to 2004, she served as the Chief Judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, and was the Chief Judge there from 1999 to 2000.

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    Mary (Rhodes) Russell

    Russell graduated summa cum laude from the University in 1980, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in language and literature/communication. She went on to graduate from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1983 with her Juris Doctorate. After graduation, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable George Gunn, Jr., at the Supreme Court of Missouri. Russell worked at Clayton and Rhodes, a private practice law firm in Hannibal, until her appointment by Gov. Mel Carnahan to the Missouri Court of Appeals.

    During her years at Truman, Russell was active in many student organizations including Cardinal Key, the Index student newspaper, the Mass Communication Club, Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Student Ambassadors and the Student Home Economics Association. She came to Truman as an elite Pershing Scholar after being awarded valedictorian of her graduating class at Hannibal High School. During her summers, she returned to Hannibal and worked for the Hannibal Courier-Post and also held internships in the Missouri House of Representatives and U.S. Congress. She was appointed to the Truman Board of Governors in 1993 and served until 1997. She was president of the Board when the University’s named was changed.

    Russell has received numerous honors and awards including: the University of Missouri School of Law Citation of Merit Award and the Spirit of Martha Award; a Henry Toll Fellowship; the Young Lawyers Chairperson Award in 1992 and 1993; the Missourians for Equal Justice Award; the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club 2001 Appreciation of the Year Award; and the Faculty/Alumni Award at the University of Missouri in 2002. She was inducted into the Missouri Academy of Squires in 2002 and the Rollins Society at Mizzou in 2011.

    The city of Kirkwood honored Russell as the Citizen of the Year in 2003. That same year, she was the recipient of the President’s Award from the Woman Lawyers Association and the Distinguished Service Award from Truman. She also received the Women Helping Women Award from the Soroptimist Club, the Rotarian of the Year Award in Jefferson City in 2007, Women’s Justice Award in 2008, a Woman of Achievement Award from the Zonta Club and the Lasting Legacy Award in 2012 from Missouri CASA.

    Russell spends a lot of her time guest speaking and is an active member of the Back Stoppers Board of Directors, Jefferson City Rotary Club, PEO, the Missouri Women’s Forum, Grace Episcopal Church and the Missouri Historical Society. She also volunteers as a Truancy Court Judge at Lewis and Clarke Middle School in Jefferson City, and devotes much time to mentoring young people and speaking to groups around the state.

    Russell is married to Jim Russell.

    Jeffrey (’74) and Marilyn (Casteel) Romine (’78) will be honored with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Jeff and Marilyn first came to Truman in the early 1970s. Jeff returned to Truman to teach accounting in 1976 and retired in 2009. He also served for several years as the coordinator of the Master of Accountancy program. Marilyn owned retail businesses in downtown Kirksville for several years until she became an instructor and academic advisor in Truman’s School of Business from 1991-2013.

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    Jeffrey and Marilyn (Casteel) Romine

    Jeff and Marilyn have been active in service at Truman, in their professions and in the Kirksville community. Jeff served as advisor to Blue Key for 17 years, as well as to the Accounting Club and Delta Sigma Pi. Marilyn served as an advisor to Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Kappa Psi, the American Marketing Association and the School of Business Peer Mentor Program. Both served on numerous School of Business and campus-wide committees, and they are members of Truman’s Kirk Society and the President’s Circle.

    The Romines have worked for several community organizations as volunteers, including serving terms as Chamber of Commerce board directors and presidents, United Way fund drive co-chairs, and various offices in Kirksville-Thousand Hills and Rotary Clubs of Kirksville. They are active in Rotary at the district level. Jeff served as Rotary District Governor in 2010-2011.

    Jeff and Marilyn are the parents of two Truman graduates.

    Michael (’83, ’90) and Mary Jo (Fitzpatrick) Schwend (’81, ’83) will be honored with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award
    . Mike is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Family Healthcare, one of Missouri’s largest comprehensive mental health service providers, which is headquartered in Kirksville. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in social science in 1983 and earned his Master of Arts degree in counseling and guidance in 1990.

    Michael and Mary Jo (Fitzpatrick) Schwend

    Mike is a former member and past president of the Truman State University Board of Governors. As a student at Truman, he was active in Alpha Kappa Lambda, Blue Key, the Newman Center, Psi Chi and the Psychology Club. 

    He served on the White House Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, as well as the Missouri Alcohol and Drug Abuse State Advisory Council, the Missouri Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Providers, and several local committees and boards. He also received a Governor’s appointment to a Purchasing Review Committee to evaluate the purchase of services by the Department of Mental Health, and currently serves on the Kansas Association of Addiction Professionals Board of Directors.

    Mary Jo earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education in 1981 and earned her Master of Arts in education in 1983. While working on her masters, Mary Jo served as a graduate assistant in the math department at Truman. She has served as an educator in the Brashear, Knox County and Kirksville school districts. While a student at Truman, Mary Jo was an Alpha Kappa Lambda Little Sis, a member of the Elementary Education Club, the Newman Center and Phi Delta Kappa.

    Mary Jo and Mike reside in Kirksville where they are active in the community. They donate their time and service to the Kirksville K-LIFE chapter, an inter-denominational youth ministry serving more than 200 children and adolescents. They have been married 32 years and are the proud parents of 10 children and seven grandchildren.

    Jason (’00) and Jessica (Neighbors) Hill (’99) will be honored as the 2013 Young Alumni of the Year. Jessica is a resource consultant for 2-1-1 Helpline, a program of the Community Service Council in Tulsa, Okla. Before transitioning to consulting, Jessica was a certified resource specialist and public information officer for 2-1-1 Helpline. She formerly worked as intergovernmental relations administrator for the Mayor’s Citizen Corps, a volunteer program with the city of Tulsa, and as acting director of public relations at Oral Roberts University. Jessica is a member of the Southeast Missouri SafeHouse for Women Board of Directors and serves as chair of the Missouri District Nazarene Women’s Council. 

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    Jason and Jessica (Neighbors) Hill

    Jessica is originally from northeast Missouri and is a graduate of Linn County High School. During her time at Truman, she was the student representative to the Board of Governors, the president of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity, a Student Senate committee chair, a student ambassador and student advisor. She also participated in the Missouri Government Internship program in the office of Gov. Mel Carnahan and later served on the Governor’s Commission on the Affordability of Higher Education. Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Truman in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a minor in public administration. She also received a master’s degree in non-profit management from Oral Roberts University in 2003.

    From 2004 to 2013, Jessica served on the Truman State University Alumni Association Board of Directors. She became vice president in 2007 and president in 2009. She also served as the Alumni Board representative to the Truman State University Foundation Board of Directors, on the Installation Committee for President Troy Paino, and on the Bright Minds Bright Futures Campaign Advisory Committee.

    Jason Hill has served as senior pastor of Cape Girardeau Church of the Nazarene since 2010. He previously served for 10 years as an associate pastor at Family Church of the Nazarene in Tulsa, Okla. He is a member of the Missouri District Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries Council and the District Credentials Board, is a certified trainer though Dynamic Church Planting International and has been a Missouri District Work and Witness Team Chaplain. In Cape Girardeau, Jason has focused on discipleship and compassionate ministries, including establishing a missional community that serves underprivileged children and their families.

    Jason grew up in Springfield and graduated from Glendale High School. While at Truman, he was involved with Campus Crusade for Christ, New Life Campus Ministry, Phi Alpha Theta History honors fraternity and received an undergraduate research grant to study the development of Yellowstone National Park. Jason graduated magna cum laude from Truman in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a minor in philosophy and religion. He also received a master’s degree in divinity from Oral Roberts University in 2003, where he was named Outstanding Masters in Divinity Student of the Year. Jason is set to begin a doctoral program at Nazarene Theological Seminary this year.

    Jason and Jessica reside in Cape Girardeau with their two children.

    Tania (Hart) Cook (’85) will be honored as the 2013 Bulldog Forever Volunteer of the Year. Cook, of Harrisburg, Mo., is originally from Bussey, Iowa, and graduated from Twin Cedars High School in 1981. Upon completion of high school, she attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, obtaining her Associate of Arts degree in 1983. She was awarded a Community College Honorary Scholarship from Truman and obtained a bachelor’s degree in business and office education in 1985. She also obtained a coaching endorsement from Drake University and a certificate of rehabilitation administration from the University of Missouri. While a student at Truman, Cook was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Pi Omega Pi and the marching band. She also worked in the business division office with Dr. Robert Dager and his staff.

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    Tania (Hart) Cook

    Since graduating from Truman, Cook has been employed by Job Point as a vocational skills instructor, skills training coordinator of office technology and certified nursing assistant, and currently is the academic advisor for the recently established proprietary school component of Job Point.

    Cook is actively involved with Truman’s Mid-Missouri Alumni Chapter and has served as president for the past three years. She is the treasurer of the Elks Lodge 594 and serves as first vice president of the Columbia United States Bowling Congress Association. She is also a member of the Women’s Network through the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and is active as a corporate volunteer and participant in the Show-Me State Games and was previously recognized as a Show-Me State Games Female Volunteer of the Year.

    She has been married 17 years to Allan Cook.

    Darrel Gourley (’50) will be honored as the 2013 Parade Grand Marshal. Gourley was a high school all-conference football and basketball player from Mountain Grove, Mo. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during his junior year and served three years as a radio/gunner on B-17s.

    Darrell Gourley

    In 1946, Gourley enrolled at the University and was the starting quarterback for four years. He was named to the All-MIAA team as a freshman and scored three touchdowns to help the Bulldogs claim victory over Southwest Missouri State in Springfield. He lettered two years in track and played basketball for two seasons.

    Gourley earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri and did doctoral work at Indiana University.

    Since receiving his degree in 1950, Gourley’s career was that of both teacher and coach. He coached at the high school level in Corydon, Iowa, Milan, Fulton and Chillicothe for eight years. He then went to William Jewell in Liberty, Mo., where he served as the assistant football coach for 19 years, head track coach for 24 years, head cross-country coach for 15 years, head wrestling coach for seven years and head golf coach for eight years.

    Gourley also served as a flight instructor at William Jewell and holds ratings for private, commercial, instrument and instructor. He was later named intramural director at William Jewell where he administered various athletic activities at the district and national level. His teams have earned a number of NAIA championships. He was named Coach of the Year several times in track and golf.

    Gourley served 41 years in the School of Business in all, retiring in 1991. He was inducted into both Truman State University and William Jewell Athletic Halls of Fame.

    For more information on all of the events taking place on campus this weekend, including additional athletic events and specific alumni reunions, visit alumni.truman.edu or call 800.452.6678.
  • Truman to Induct 2013 Hall of Fame Members

    An All-American, a national champion and a legendary coach have been selected to be inducted into the Truman State University Athletics Hall of Fame Oct. 18 during the Homecoming Celebration Banquet.

    Track and field coach John Cochrane will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Cochrane served as head women’s track and field and cross-country coach for 33 years while also adding the men’s team and serving as an Interim Director of Athletics during his tenure. Four women won five individual national titles in track and field under Cochrane. Marlene Frahm won both the 1985 indoor and outdoor shot put competitions, while Saundra Hester and Christina Winkler captured individual titles in the 400-meter hurdles in 1990 and 2004, respectively. Katrina Biermann added a national pole vault title in 2010.

    John Cochrane
    In addition, Cochrane had 52 individual and seven relays earn All-America honors at the indoor, outdoor or national cross-country championships. His 2004 cross-country team advanced to nationals and placed 20th overall while Kerry Knepper had the highest individual finish at the Division II cross-country meet with a fifth-place finish in 1988.
    Cochrane coached 14 Academic All-Americans and his teams were consistently ranked amongst the NCAA-II leaders in team grade point averages. Stacy Roberts (‘91) and Virginia Hoefer (‘96) were each finalists in the state of Missouri for the NCAA Women of the Year Award.
    A benchmark of the program occurred during the 2000 calendar year, as the Bulldog women swept both the indoor and outdoor MIAA championships before capturing the conference cross-country title that October. Cochrane’s teams won three other league indoor meets (1989, 1990 and 2003) and the 1983 outdoor championship for a total of seven conference titles.
    He is a five-time Conference Coach of the Year award recipient and was named the 1999 Regional Coach of the Year by the United States Track and Field/Cross-Country Coaches Association. Cochrane received the Distinguished Service Award from the NCAA-II cross-country coaches for his contributions to the sport in 1992 and was a 1996 recipient of the NCAA-II Track Coaches Distinguished Service Award. In 2011, Cochrane was inducted into the Missouri Track and Field/Cross-Country Hall of Fame.

    Track and Field champion Saundra Hester
    (’92) will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Hester won the 400-meter hurdles at the 1990 Division II Championship in a time of 59.84. She qualified and finished fourth to earn All-America honors in 1989 and again qualified in 1991. Hester won the 1990 and 1991 MIAA Championship in the 400-meter dash. She qualified for two indoor national meets competing in the 400-meter dash and 55-meter hurdles in 1990 and the 400-meter dash in 1991. Hester was a four-year letter winner for coach John Cochrane and served one season as a student-assistant coach.

    Saundra Hester

    She broke two individual records and was a member of two record-breaking relay teams while attending Truman. She broke the indoor 400-meter record with a time of 57.58 and the 500-meter record at 1:16.70. She was a member of the indoor 4x400 relay record with Dawn Miller, Rhonda Ruden and Tonja Begeman in 1991 and as an underclassman helped break the outdoor sprint medley relay mark with Darenda Ruble, Suzy Chase and Kerry Knepper.

    Former wrestler Justin Naumovitz (’95) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Naumovitz broke a 12-year drought for the Bulldogs when he earned the first of his two All-America honors at the 1993 NCAA Division II Nationals. He placed fourth that year and followed up with a seventh place finish his senior season. He was team captain for four seasons and a member of the 1992-1993 team that finished 11-0-1 in dual matches. He placed three times in the Midwest regional and was a three-time team Most Valuable Wrestler while finishing his career with a 91-12-1 overall record. His 34 wins during the 1992-1993 season were the third most by a Bulldog. Naumovitz represented Truman at the 1994 Chicago Model U.N. convention and was named the Top Delegate. He went on to be an assistant coach and help guide the Lindenwood Lions to a 2002 NAIA National Championship.

    Justin Naumovitz

    For more information on all of the events taking place on campus this weekend, including additional athletic events and specific alumni reunions, visit alumni.truman.edu or call 800.452.6678.
  • Parade to Travel East Side of Franklin

    Parade goers who wish to watch the Homecoming Parade between Normal and Patterson streets are asked to do so from the east side of the street only.

    The annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 19 in downtown Kirksville and follow the traditional route along Franklin Street, ending near Barnett Hall.   

    Due to the new median on Franklin Street, the parade route will travel on the east side of the street. Pedestrians will not be permitted on the median.

    Additionally, vehicles should be moved from Franklin Street before 6 a.m. Oct 19. Any remaining vehicles will be towed.
  • Purchase Meal Tickets in Advance 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. Students with meal plans may transfer to the tailgate only if they register in advance in their residence hall cafeterias. A very limited number of meal tickets will be available at the tailgate and can be purchased with cash or check, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

    Adults of drinking age may bring 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. In case of inclement weather, the tailgate will move to the Student Union Building and no alcohol will be allowed in the Union.

    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. The pep rally will take place at 1:15 p.m. in Red Barn Park, where the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. 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.


  • Student Events for Homecoming Week

    5:45 p.m.
    Oct. 14
    Quad (rain site: Pershing Arena)
    Kick-Off will celebrate the beginning of 2013 Homecoming. There will be a variety of performances, free food, prizes and court announcements.
    Volleyball Tournament  
    3:30 p.m.
    Oct. 15
    Greenwood Courts (rain site: Recreation Center)
    SAB Presents Comedian: Erin Foley   
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 16
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium  

    Warrior Dash Team Competition
    4 p.m.
    Oct. 17
    Rugby Field  

    Lip Sync
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 18
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Homecoming Parade
    9 a.m.
    Oct. 19
    East Side of Franklin Street

    Pep Rally
    1:15 p.m.
    Oct. 19
    Red Barn Park
    Get pumped for the game! Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen 2013!

    Step Show
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 19
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Unique Ensemble Concert
    2 p.m.
    Oct. 20
    Student Union Building Down Under

    Apparel Table sales will take place throughout the week from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Building or on the Mall. Apparel can also be purchased online.

    All are invited to join in the festivities. For more information about events, check out the Homecoming website at homecoming.truman.edu. The majority of events are free and any events that cost can be viewed on the website.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Study Abroad in Switzerland

    Students that submit an application form and deposit to study abroad in Switzerland by Oct. 22 are qualified for a free round-trip ticket to Lugano, Switzerland for the spring 2014 semester. For more information, visit the Study Abroad Office.

  • Annual Philosophy and Religion Conference

    9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    Nov. 9

    The Truman State University 24th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Alumni Room of the Student Union Building. Keynote speaker Dr. Evan Williams will present on the topic, “Can Environmental Damage be Both Morally Permissible, and Morally Bad?” This presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kara Boschert at kbd2635@truman.edu or David Murphy at 660.785.7246 or dgmurphy@truman.edu.


  • Notables

    Warren Gooch, professor of music, and Robert Martin, professor emeritus, had their original music compositions performed at the Iowa Composers Forum “Opus Café” concert venue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Gooch’s composition, titled “Nocturne in 4-3” for cello and piano, was performed by Eric Kutz and Miko Kominami. Pianist Marita Wolgast performed a set of pieces from Martin’s piano work titled “One Hundred View of Mount Fuji.” The concert was co-sponsored by the Iowa Composers Forum with support from Orchestra Iowa.

    Agatha Ibeazor, senior music performance major
    , recently auditioned to sing for the Abuja Metropolitan Music Society (AMEMUSO) in her home country of Nigeria at the Opera Abuja 2013. Out of many other auditions, she was selected as the soloist for the event, which will take place Nov. 24 in Federal capital territory of Abuja, Nigeria.

    Gregory Jones, professor of music, traveled to Chicago in September for a master class with Chicago Symphony trumpeter John Hagstrom. Several Truman students performed for Hagstrom and were coached by him on solo literature, orchestral excerpts, career preparation and maximizing practice time. The students were led on a backstage tour of the Chicago Orchestra Hall including rehearsal and warm-up areas. The group attended an evening performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and visited the Chicago Art Institute with Debbie Martin, Truman alumna and Dean of Students at the School of Art Institute.

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    Greg Jones, far left, and students with Chicago Symphony
    trumpeter John Hagstrom in Chicago this September.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    Campus Christian Fellowship is sponsoring speakers Ivy Koger and Brian Synder who will discuss training and nutrition advice from 5-6 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room C. The speakers encourage those interested in training for their first triathlon or road race, or those interested in living a healthier lifestyle, to attend. For more information, contact meeganhand@gmail.com.

    The deadline to submit an abstract for the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium is Oct. 15. 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.

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a winter clothes drive from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 16-18 in McClain Hall. The mission of this drive is to collect winter clothes and donate them, so those who are less fortunate can stay warm this winter.

    There will be a Humans vs. Zombies orientation from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 16 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater, Oct. 17 in Magruder Hall 2001 and Oct. 21 in Magruder Hall 2050. Players must attend one orientation and sign a waiver to be eligible to play. For more information, or to sign up on the game engine, visit TrumanZombies.org.

    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.

    Cookies and Cognitive Science will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Violette Hall 1212. Students that want to learn more about Truman’s interdisciplinary minor in cognitive science can attend and learn what cognitive science is, learn what classes at Truman can count toward the minor and see which classes are being taught in the spring 2014 semester. Students, staff and faculty will be in attendance, and cookies will be provided.

    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.

    The Truman Board of Governors will meet
    at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

    The Multicultural Affairs Center will host a Homecoming Carnival from 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 18 on the Mall. Kick off the Homecoming weekend with a night of fun, food and entertainment. There will be face painting, games and more.

    The University Bookstore will host an Alumni Author Event for Homecoming from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 19. Returning authors include Sarah Anderson, Hayley Cooper, Petra DeWitt, Ken Ralls and Carolyn Mulford. They will be available to sign copies of their work.

    Catherine Calderon will screen her film “Dancing with the Spirits”
    at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in Violette Hall 1000. “Dancing with the Spirits” tells the story of her initiation into the Yoruba Orisha religious tradition. The film is free and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, Film Studies Minor and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. For more information on the film and film maker, including a trailer, visit dancingwiththespirits.com.

    The University Art Gallery will have a public reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 to celebrate the opening of the Art Gallery exhibitions “An Illustrated Life: A Retrospective of the Life and Works of David Grove” and “Disasters of War: New Prints by Nick Naughton.” Refreshments will be served.

    Sigma Alpha’s annual haunted corn maze fundraiser
    will be 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 and 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 25-26 at the University Farm. Admission is $3 with a Truman ID and $5 for general admission. On Oct. 24 a $1 discount will be given to those who donate a canned food item. From 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27 the corn maze will host a Kid’s Day. Instead of scary things, the kids can participate in crafts and scavenger hunts. Admission is $3 per child. For more information, contact eee2785@truman.edu.

    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.

    The 19th Annual Women and Gender Studies Conference
    is calling for papers on the topic “Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives.” Submissions are due 5 p.m. Nov. 15 to wgstconference@truman.edu in PDF or word document form.

    The Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award is an opportunity for students of all majors to submit a research paper on a specific topic for the chance to win up to $10,000. The deadline to submit a research paper is Dec. 2. For more information, contact Lana Dowell in the School of Business at ldowell@truman.edu.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Events

    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
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Scholarship Opportunities

  • 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.
  • Additional Scholarships

    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.

    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.