Vol. 18 No. 18 - Jan. 27, 2014


  • TruAdventure to Sponsor Backpacking Trip in the Grand Canyon

    The TruAdventure program is offering an introductory backpacking trip May 29-June 3 and will be hosting an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Pershing Building 232.

    Designed for people with little to no backpacking experience, this trip will help participants take their outdoor skills to a new level as they backpack from rim to rim in the Grand Canyon. Participants will hike down from the north rim of the Grand Canyon and back up to the south rim over a three-day period, essentially ascending a 600-foot mountain in reverse. One percent of all people who visit Grand Canyon National Park ever make it to the bottom of the canyon, and even fewer have hiked the canyon rim to rim, so this will be a unique and special experience.

    The focus of the trip will be on learning the basic skills for self-supported backpacking trips, as well as information on the geology, biology and anthropology of the Grand Canyon. The cost of the trip is $400 and the program will be providing use of the necessary backpacking gear for free. In addition, two $250 scholarships are available to current Truman students based upon need.

    The trip is open to anyone over the age of 18 whether they are members of the Truman community or not. Friends and family are welcome. Anyone wanting more details, but not available to attend the Feb. 5 informational meeting, can visit institute.truman.edu/truadventure.asp, or contact Jennifer Hurst at jhurst@truman.edu or 660.785.4464.

  • Art Exhibitions Display Apocalyptic and Post Apocalyptic Inspired Works

    A reception for the “Apocalyptic” and “Post Apocalyptic” exhibitions currently on display in the Truman State University Art Gallery will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 28.
    Inspired in part by the collection and obsessions of Bob Mielke, professor of English at Truman, these artworks mingle a cold-eyed appraisal of America’s nuclear arsenal with a playful reflection on all forms of apocalypse in scripture and popular culture. Whether it’s zombies, environmental catastrophe, nuclear holocaust, the rapture or all of the above, contemporary artists are putting their spin on the end times. These exhibits feature work from artists Marin Abell, Miranda Brandon, Steve Cole, James Crnkovich, Robert Del Tredici, James Ehlers, Matthew Groves, George Lorio, Jason Phillips, Paul Shambroom, Krista Steinke, Jill Waterhouse, Jave Yoshimoto and Truman alumna Lori Nix.

    The exhibitions opened Jan. 22 and continue through Feb. 21. This program is supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council.

    The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 12-4:30 p.m. The gallery is closed during campus holidays. For more information, contact Aaron Fine at 660.785.5386 or afine@truman.edu.
  • ITS Increases Bandwidth, Continues Projects

    At the beginning of the Fall semester, Information Technology Services (ITS) upgraded University Internet bandwidth from 500 megabit-per-second to 2 gigabit-per-second, which represents a four-fold increase in speed. The upgrades were completed by purchasing additional bandwidth from Bluebird and from MOREnet, and were made possible by the new iTech student fee.
    Truman has been a long-time member of MOREnet, which is a member-driven consortium serving Missouri’s K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, state and local governments, teaching hospitals and clinics, and other affiliate organizations. MOREnet recently upgraded its infrastructure to become one of the few networks in the country to support 100 gigabit optical paths.  

    To find out more about Truman ITS, click here for the 2012-2013 annual report.

    During the winter break, ITS staff members completed or continued work on several on-campus projects, including:

    * Continued the campus upgrade from XP to Windows 7. The update deadline is April 8.

    * Updated all classroom audio-visual control systems.

    * Updated the operating systems on more than 600 public lab and classroom systems.

    * Completed preventative equipment maintenance in all classrooms.

    * Added emergency whiteboard kits to many rooms.

    * Installed live webcams in the Truman equine barns.

    * Enhanced some financial aid and federal tax forms and upgraded the system for payment processing.

    * Made a new version of Blackboard available. For more on this project, click here.

    * Continued work on the Truman website and portal update projects. For more on the website redesign, click here.
  • Percussion Artist to Visit Jan. 29-30

    The Department of Music welcomes internationally renowned percussion artist Pius Cheung to campus for a feature solo performance at 8 p.m. Jan. 29 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  

    Dubbed a “neo-Romantic marimba virtuoso,” Cheung is widely known as a master soloist on his unusual instrument. His recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations were featured in a story in The New York Times, which praised not only the technical feat of performing the intricacies of this keyboard work, but also expressed admiration for his “deeply expressive interpretation.”

    Pius Cheung

    After winning the 2008 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Cheung made his New York solo recital debut in the Young Concert Artists Series at Carnegie Hall. He has since appeared as a concerto soloist the world over, including Canada, Denmark, Croatia and at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. He is also well respected as an inspiring teacher to young percussionists, having presented masterclass at NYU, the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Paris Conservatory.

    In addition to his Jan. 29 concert, Cheung will present a performance masterclass to all interested Truman students from 12:30-2:20 p.m. Jan. 30 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  

    Cheung’s Truman appearance is sponsored by the Department of Music, School of Arts and Letters, MAC, Student Senate, Truman Percussion Society and Yamaha Corporation. For more information, contact Michael Bump at 660.785.4052 or mbump@truman.edu.
  • Student Research Conference Abstracts Due Feb. 28.

    The 27th annual Student Research Conference will take place April 15. A University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship and creative achievements, both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts.

    Abstracts should be submitted online at src.truman.edu. All abstracts need to be sponsored by a Truman faculty or staff member. Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Feb. 28. A copy of the information submitted will be sent electronically to the student presenter’s mentor for approval. Students should work with the faculty mentor before submitting the abstract to minimize multiple drafts in the system.

    In addition to the many student presentations, the day will feature a conference-wide plenary address delivered by Jeffrey McClurken, chair and professor of history and American studies at the University of Mary Washington. More information on the plenary address is available at src.truman.edu.

    Faculty-requested special sessions are included in the discipline options for presentations. Anyone planning to present in such a session should look for the specific discipline designation when submitting an abstract (ex: History Senior Seminar, Democracy and Human Rights in South Africa, Kirksville Sigma Xi, Secondary English MAE Intern Research).

    Inquiries about the Student Research Conference sessions, guidelines and program can be directed to Michael Goggin at osr@truman.edu. Questions about, or problems with, the abstract submission process can be directed to Marsha Redmon at 660.785.4598.

  • Dean Open Forums Continue

    The search committee for the Dean of Science and Mathematics position invites the campus community to participate in the open forum for each of the finalists for the position. Dr. Gary Morris participated in a forum Jan. 16. Remaining forums include:
    Dr. Stephen Roberts
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Jan. 30
    Violette Hall 1000
    Dr. Frank Hall
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Feb. 3
    Violette Hall 1000

    Candidates’ application materials and a form for providing feedback to the committee after each candidate’s visit are available online at scienceandmath.truman.edu/deansearch.


  • Department of Public Safety Emergency Text Message Notification

    Students, faculty and staff interested in receiving emergency notices through the text messaging function on their phones can sign up for this service through TruView. On the TruView main page under “Update and View My Personal Information” click on “Emergency Text Messaging.” The Emergency Response Guide is also available on the DPS website at police.truman.edu.
  • 19th Annual WGST Conference

    Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    The 19th Annual WGST Conference, sponsored by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, will be Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives.” Artwork in the Georgian Rooms will be presented by the students of Lilly Lee. The Steering Committee for the 2014 WGST Conference is composed of David Giovagnoli, Maurine Pfuhl and McKinley Murphy.

    Jan. 30

    Gender and Poetry
    10:30-11:50 a.m.

    Joseph Fees
    - “Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Arabic Poetry”
    Zeeshan Reshamwala - “Landays: Accessing Public Discourse Through Gendered Private Space”

    Gender, Popular Media and Government Surveillance
    12-1:20 p.m.

    Marie L. F. Walsh
    - “Lost in Translation: The Presentation of Women in the ‘Dragonball Z’ Anime—English vs. Japanese”                                                           
    Sarah Gaeddert - “Gender Study of Professional Women Video Designers”
    Aaron Fine - “Inside the Prism: Paternalism and the Surveillance of the Other”

    Bodies in Motion
    1:30-2:50 p.m.

    Justin Baraboo - “Marcel Duchamp is Rrose is a rose is a rose is a Rrose”                          
    Sara Cantrell - ”Body Posiitive Movement: Reclaiming Your Body”
    Greg Ballesteros - “Inner Thoughts on ‘Out’ Magazine”

    Gender at School and at Home
    3-4:20 p.m.

    Katie McClain - “The Separation of Structure and Freedom: A Case Study Approach to Defining the Differences Between Academic and Creative Writing for College Freshmen”
    Elizabeth Ward - “Do Girls Choose Easier Majors?: A Study of Truman State University Students’ Perceptions of Gender’s Effect on College Major Choice and Difficulty”
    Anna Selle - A Scene from A Nice Night with the Family: A One Act Play

    Jan. 31

    Gender and Ethnicity
    10:30-11:20 a.m.

    Sarah Bussen - “Jewish Influence on Feminism: the Role of Dual Identities”
    Elizabeth Delmonico - “Subaltern Spaces in Missouri: Native Americans in Mary Alicia Owens’ Sacred Council Hills”

    Colonized Bodies in Woolf and Others
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Julia Judlin - “Homosocial and Heterosexual Relationships in Woolf”
    Maurine Pfuhl - “’The Infliction of her Unlovable Body’: A Fat Studies Approach to Doris Kilman”
    Hayden Wilsey - “Exploited Colonies”

    Constructing Masculinity
    1:30-2:20 p.m.

    Benjamin Batzer
    -“’Take It Like a Man’”: The (Re)Resisting of Masculine Social Constructions by Ambrose Bierce’s Peyton Farquhor”                 
    Melissa Kapitan - “The Name’s Boeve: The Absurd and the Masculine in ‘Boeve de Haumtone’”

    Resisting Patriarchy
    2:30-3:20 p.m.

    Lacy Murphy - “The Sabine Women: [R]evolution of Women in Art” 
    Robert Becker - “'The Old Omelette-and-Egg Thing': Subverting the Corporate/Political Patriarchy in Arundhati Roy’s 'The God of Small Things'”

    Politics and Anglophile TV
    3:30-4:20 p.m.

    Larry Iles - “The Real Lady Downton Abbey: Gender-Space Defiant Vera Terrington, UK MP 1933-1936, and Her ‘Lost’ Legacy”
    McKinley Murphy - “TARDI(Q)S: Time and Relative Dimension in Queer Space”

    Keynote Lecture
    4:30-5:50 p.m.

    Magali Roy-Fequiere - “Feminism for a New Millenium”
    Welcoming remarks by VPAA Maria Di Stefano, Introduction by McKinley Murphy

    Feb. 1

    Gender and Myth
    10:30-11:20 a.m.

    Cara De Bellis - “Medusa Light and Dark: A Feminist and Psychoanalytic View”
    Chris Steinauer - “Sympathy for the Devil: Satan as a Queer Alternative to Christian God”

    International Genders/Genres
    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

    Sarah Glenski
    - “Living with a Dysfunctional Family: A Young Woman’s Coming of Age in Postwar Spain in Carmen Laforet’s Nada”
    Elizabeth Salley - “Creating a Third Space: Hijiras and the Cultural Politics of Sexuality in South Asia”
    David Giovagnoli - “Genrequeer: Derek Walcott’s Omeros and the Third Space of Cultural Hybridity”

    Bad Words
    1:30-2:20 p.m.

    Alexandra Bisges - “Bitches, Sluts, and Feminazis: Analyzing Homologous Hatred in Female Relationships”
    Linda Seidel - “'Whore': A Rant Against a Word”

    Gender Online
    2:30-3:20 p.m.

    Corinne Schwarz - “'The Angel of the House' and the Mommy Blogger: Feminine Narratives in New Media”
    Erin Hubbard - “Gender and the Physical Body in Alpha/Beta/Omega Fanfiction”

    Special Featured Speaker
    3:30-4:20 p.m.

    Jill Kuanfung - “Climbing the Tree: Unearthing a Mixed Race Family History in Portraits”
    Introduction by Linda Seidel
  • Edge Hill University England Info Meeting

    The Study Abroad Office invites you to attend an informational meeting presented by Jason Keeling, Edge Hill University representative, from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Student Union Building 3202.

    Study psychology, politics, business, history and a variety of other subjects. Spend a semester or year living, learning and gaining field experience. Sponsored by the Center for International Education/Study Abroad.
  • Activities Fair

    1-5 p.m.
    Jan. 29
    Student Union Building

    The Activities Fair, sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement, is a way to gather organizations on campus to distribute their information to perspective members and inspire campus involvement of individuals within these organizations in order to provide a well-rounded Truman experience. Contact the CSI at 660.785.4222 for registration information.
  • Valentine Carnation Sale

    Sigma Delta Pi will be selling red carnations for friends, family and significant others, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Carnations come with messages in Spanish, with English translations.

    10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Jan. 30-31
    Student Union Building

    10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Feb. 3-4
    Student Union Building and McClain Hall

    1 carnation $1.25
    3 carnations $3.50
    6 carnations $6
    12 carnations $10

    10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Feb. 13-14
    Student Union Building

    1 carnation $1.50
    3 carnations $4
    6 carnations $6.50
    12 carnations $12
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Information Session

    4-4:30 p.m.
    Jan. 30
    Health Sciences Building 3205

    After completing a bachelor’s degree and the specified pre-requisite courses, admitted students may finish a BSN degree in 15 months of study. For additional information, email nursing@truman.edu or call 660.785.4557. The nursing website includes information about the curriculum at nursing.truman.edu.
  • Hoops, Hair and Hunger

    1 p.m.
    Feb. 1
    Pershing Arena

    Cheer on the women’s basketball team at 1 p.m. and the men’s team at 3 p.m. as they take on Drury University. Get a free haircut coupon from Cost Cutters for any cash donation to The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. Halftime competitions will take place during both games, with winners being awarded a $50 Cost Cutters gift card.

  • Interested in Serving on the 2014 Homecoming Committee?

    Applications are now available at homecoming.truman.edu. Applications will be due Feb. 12. For more information, contact Shelby Sims at ssims@truman.edu.
  • Prospective Majors Forum in PHRE

    4:30-6 p.m.
    Feb. 13
    McClain Hall 208

    Dereck Daschke
    professor of philosophy and religion

    “The Most Human Thing We Do: Religion and the Need to Create”

    While religion is most often associated with otherworldly beings, transcendent realms and our disposition after death, there are many reasons to believe that, in fact, the quintessential aspects of religion are the exact activities and experiences we seek out as a meaning-making and symbol-making species, especially as seen in forms of play, such as art and games. Is there something religious in our need to create? Is there something creative in our need for religion? This talk will explore what it means if the answers to those questions are “yes.”
  • FAC New Member Applications Now Available

    Do you want to have a say in what happens on your campus? If so, the Funds Allotment Council is looking for you.

    The Funds Allotment Council (FAC) is an independent council of Student Senate that is responsible for granting money to student organizations that wish to host events on campus.

    Applications for new membership are now available, and can be found and completed online at fac.truman.edu. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 14. If you have any questions, stop by Student Union Building 1109 A, during office hours (Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). You can also direct any questions to tsufundsallotmentcouncil@gmail.com.

  • Human Trafficking Awareness Week 2014, Feb. 17-21

    Fact Sheet Handout
    Feb. 17
    Student Union Building, McClain Hall, Quad
    Documentary Showing-“Nefarious: Merchant of Souls”
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 18
    Baldwin Hall 176-Little Theater
    This hard-hitting documentary exposes the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery.
    Statistic Displays around Campus
    Feb. 19
    Local Speaker
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 20
    Baldwin Hall 176-Little Theater
    Come hear a current and past Truman student speak about their experiences working with trafficking, and learn about what local organizations are doing to combat the issue.
    Former Trafficking Victim Speaker
    7:30 p.m.
    Feb. 21
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium
    Keynote speaker Jenny Williamson, founder and CEO of a safe house for trafficked women in California, will end the events for the week. Her adopted daughter will also speak on her former life as a trafficking victim.

    For more information, contact ncs6782@truman.edu.
  • SERVE Center Internships Available

    The SERVE Center is now accepting applications for an Event/PR internship and a Community Engagement internship for the 2014-2015 academic year. These positions will implement the development of service opportunities on and off campus for students, faculty and staff at the University in accordance with the SERVE Center mission. Applicants should have a strong passion for service.

    Applications can be found at trupositions.truman.edu and will be due Feb 18. For more information, contact Shelby Sims at ssims@truman.edu.
  • SRC Fitness Workshops

    Truman and the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA), a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring two nationally recognized workshops.

    Group Exercise Certification
    8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Feb. 22
    Potential and current fitness instructors will learn basic academic and practical application of teaching group exercise. No college, science or teaching background is required. Workshop registration includes a full-day review, written exam and two-year certification.
    Workshop fee: $299
    The deadline to register is Feb. 7

    Re-Boot Camp
    Come experience this exciting and newly revamped boot camp workshop that combines power, function, agility, speed, cardio and high intensity interval training. Indoor or outdoor, equipment or no equipment, this class covers it all, including a variety of ways to structure workouts to keep them fresh and keep clients guessing.
    Workshop fee: $109
    The deadline to register is Feb. 7

    To register, call 800.237.6242 or go online to www.netafit.org. Deadline to register is Feb. 7. The NETA Group Exercise Instructor workshop and certification will take place at the Student Recreation Center. For questions, email mwalton@truman.edu or call 660.785.7739.
  • Still Time to Sign-up for TruFit

    This year the Student Recreation Center has teamed up with Live Healthy America and Hy-Vee to host a 10-week wellness challenge for students, faculty and staff. More information about the 10-week challenge, as well as other special programs sponsored by the Student Recreation Center, can be found at recreation.truman.edu/trufit.asp. The deadline to register is Feb. 7.


  • Notables

    Jesse Krebs, associate professor of clarinet, recently performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 with the Kansas City Symphony (Jan. 22-26) at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. He also had his article, “Jimmy Giuffre: A Jazz Clarinet Original,” accepted for publication in the upcoming June issue of The Clarinet Journal, a quarterly publication of the International Clarinet Association.

    Jason Lin, chair and professor of business administration, was included in the article “Ask the Expert: Examining the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal” featured on WalletHub.

    Lok Ng (piano) and Jesse Krebs (clarinet) have received University grants through the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and School of Arts and Letters offices to travel to Bangkok, Thailand June 20-28. They will be performing guest artist recitals and giving master classes at Mahidol University.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    Spring membership applications for the Student Activities Board are due by 5 p.m. in the Center for Student Involvement (located in the Student Union Building HUB). Applications are available online at sab.truman.edu. Questions can be forwarded to John Riti, SAB president, at jjr1468@truman.edu.

    The Global Issues Colloquium and Students for Middle East Peace will present “Student Perspectives on The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in Magruder Hall 2001. Six students will present and share their perspectives based on their research and personal experiences traveling through Israel and the Middle East. There will be a short question and answer session following the presentations.

    Guest artist Josh Quinlan will lead his jazz quartet in concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The 24-Hour Theatre event will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in Baldwin Auditorium. This show is written, rehearsed and performed within 24 hours.

    The University Orchestra Concert will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    Guest artists Valentina Renesto, saxophone, and Giuseppe Bruno, piano, will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The Prokofiev Ensemble Chamber Music Concert will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The Department of Public Safety will sponsor a University van driving class at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the General Services Building Conference Room. This is a required class to drive Truman State University fleet full-size vans. Student drivers must also complete the Waiver of Vehicle Usage Policy form available online at police.truman.edu. Participants must sign up to attend and should allow 2-3 hours for the class. Class size is limited. To sign up, call 660.785.4177 or email joycecook@truman.edu.

    The Bowling Club will host a meeting
    at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in Violette Hall 1144. This organization is non-competitive and all skill levels are welcome.

    A guest recital featuring Steve Litwiller, clarinet, and Paul Copenhaver, trumpet, will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The University Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Student Union Building Conference Room.

    Fred D. Gray, the civil rights attorney for Rosa Parks, will present a free public lecture entitled “Bus Ride to Justice,” followed by a question and answer session, at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in Baldwin Auditorium.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Schedule of Events

    Career Center Staff Hiring Presentation
    5 p.m.
    Feb. 24-25
    Career Center

    Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center Information Table
    Feb. 25
    Student Union Building

    Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center Information Table
    Feb. 26
    Violette Hall

    University Conference Day
    Feb. 27

    Career Week
    March 3-6

    PwC Elevate Program On-Campus Interviews
    March 6
    Career Center

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    March 17
    Career Center

    Peace Corps Information Table
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    March 19
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Presentation
    3 p.m.
    March 19
    Student Union Building Georgian Room C

    Entrepreneur Idea Pitch Information Session
    4-6 p.m.
    March 19
    Student Union Building 3201

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews
    March 26
    Career Center

    KPMG Summer Leadership Program On-Campus Interviews
    March 27
    Career Center

    Nonprofit Conference
    April 9

    Alumni Mock Interview Day
    9-11 a.m.
    April 11
    Career Center

    Student Research Conference
    April 15

    TrumaCare: Is Your Heart in Healthcare?
    April 22

    Intern Research Presentations
    5:30 p.m.
    April 29
    Student Union Building Conference Room (SUB 3000)

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The IAA Foundation will award 74 scholarships to students majoring in agriculture, agri-business or a related field, as well as many scholarships open to any major. These scholarships are for Illinois residents. More information can be found at iaafoundation.org. Application deadline is Feb. 1.

    Applications for Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships are now available at hy-vee.com under company info. Forty $1,000 scholarships will be given out to high school seniors and an additional 40 scholarships worth $1,000 will be given to college students for the 2014-2015 academic year. These scholarships are limited to employees of Hy-Vee (student employees or parents who are employed by Hy-Vee). For more information on qualifications and how to apply, go to hy-vee.com. Applications must be postmarked on or before Feb. 10.

    Marketing EDGE is offering nine different marketing scholarships for the 2014 academic year. For more information or to apply, visit marketingedge.org/students/marketing-scholarships. Deadline for application is May 9.

    The Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest is now available to all high school seniors and full-time college students in the U.S. with a 3.0 grade point average. Sponsored by Blaze Wifi, this scholarship worth $500 is designed to promote digital literacy and higher education in underdeveloped and potentially at-risk rural areas of the U.S. Full scholarship guidelines are available at blazewifi.com/scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 30.