Vol. 18 No. 19 - Feb. 3, 2014


  • Truman Ranked Ninth Best Value College in the Nation

    In the latest Princeton Review book, “The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In,” Truman is recognized as the ninth best value public college in the nation.

    Further recognition of that ninth place ranking was listed in the Jan. 28 print edition of the USA Today, who has partnered with the Princeton Review on this project since 2009.

    Of the public universities listed in the top 10, Truman has the lowest tuition for out-of-state students at $12,968.
    The Princeton Review list consists of 75 public and 75 private universities. Findings are based on an analysis of admissions, tuition and financial aid data for about 650 colleges in the 2012-13 school year. The company says the 150 colleges on its 2014 Best Value list “do an exceptional job helping bright students earn a degree without going broke.”

    Only the top 10 public and private universities are listed in the USA Today Jan. 28 print edition. The top 10 public schools, in order, are: The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; New College of Florida; University of Virginia; North Carolina State University; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; University of California-Los Angeles; University of Florida; College of William and Mary; Truman State University; and SUNY-Binghamton. Complete details on each of the schools listed, including sortable information regarding costs and enrollment, are available at bestvaluecolleges.usatoday.com and www.princetonreview.com/bestvaluecolleges.
  • Announcement Regarding Provost Transition at Truman

    Truman State University recently announced a transition with respect to the Office of Provost. Dr. Joan Poor expressed her intention to pursue employment opportunities closer to family. The University has appointed Dr. Maria Di Stefano to handle operations as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Poor has agreed to continue working with the University to assist this transition. The University is grateful to Dr. Poor for her efforts, which have brought cost efficiencies and facilitated a key decanal search. President Paino conveyed best wishes to Dr. Poor on behalf of the University for her future endeavors.

    In order to fill the position on a permanent basis, President Paino has appointed a Vice President for Academic Affairs Search Advisory Committee and has engaged the search consulting firm of R. William Funk and Associates, with the intent to have the Vice President for Academic Affairs position filled no later than August 1, 2014. Members of the VPAA Search Advisory Committee include: Stephen Allen (Business Administration), Jack Holcomb (Center for Academic Excellence), Lucy Lee (Spanish), Jason Luscier (Biology), Wendy Miner (Education) and Torbjorn Wandel (History).
  • Lyceum Continues with "Othello" Feb. 10

    Shakespeare’s literary play “Othello” takes center stage in the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Feb. 10 in the Baldwin Auditorium.

    The always-popular American Shakespeare Center returns to Truman for the production of “Othello.” The vibrant plot and rich language encapsulates Shakespeare’s complex study of extremes as the trusting leading man engages with a conniving, ruthless villain in a complex dance of deceit and revenge. The radiant language of love transforms into delirious ravings as his characters descend into jealousy, fear and rage. Both expansive and claustrophobic, “Othello” is Shakespeare at the height of his creative power — a ravishing and unforgettable classic.

    American Shakespeare Center's production of "Othello"

    Students can pick up tickets at the Student Activities Board Office in the Student Union. Faculty and staff can pick up free tickets at the information desk located in Student Union. General admittance tickets are $7 and can be picked up at Edna Campbells or the Truman cashier window located in McClain Hall. They can also be purchased online at lyceum.truman.edu.

    Live music will begin at 7 p.m. with the production to commence at 7:30 p.m.

    The next event coming to the Lyceum will the Minnesota Ballet's presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” March 22.
  • Civil Rights Lawyer for Rosa Parks to Speak on Campus Feb. 8

    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.

    Gray came to prominence working with Martin Luther King Jr., E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. In addition to other notable cases, he also represented plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.  

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    Fred D. Gray

    A video of Gray’s September 2013 presentation at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is available online from C-SPAN2, and an interview with Gray on John Seigenthaler’s “Words on Words” program can be downloaded as an MP3. They complement the release of the newly revised edition of his memoir, “Bus Ride to Justice: Changing the System by the System.”

    At the Carter Library, Gray described his book to the audience as “a history of the Civil Rights Movement as it began in Montgomery, Alabama in December of 1955, spreading throughout the state, throughout the country.” He continued, “The effects went around the world. Almost every civil rights event that has occurred since 1955—to some degree—you can trace a great deal of it back to Montgomery, Alabama.”

    Gray’s memoir details these events, including the arrests of Parks and Claudette Colvin, as well as the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

    The revised edition of “Bus Ride to Justice: Changing the System by the System” is available as a hardcover and will be available for purchase at the Feb. 8 event. Additionally, Gray’s work “Tuskegee Syphilis Study: An Insiders’ Account of the Shocking Medical Experiment Conducted by Government Doctors Against African American Men” will be available in paperback. Both books can be purchased through championchristianbooks.com.

    In lieu of an honorarium from Truman, Gray requested a $10,000 donation be made to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center. Ekklesia Campus Ministry has coordinated the effort to help raise those funds. They have received assistance from the Funds Allotment Council, Student Senate, the Student Activities Board, the Communication Department, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Multicultural Affairs Diversity Grant, the President’s Office and numerous private donations.
  • Bell to Serve as Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence

    Wayne Bell, founder/CEO of Really Big Coloring Books (RBCB), the English-speaking world’s most dynamic—and at times controversial—coloring book publisher, will serve as the Bentele-Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence at Truman.

    Bell will give a campus-wide talk at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in Violette Hall 1000. He will discuss becoming an entrepreneur and stimulate creative thinking outside the box.

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    Wayne Bell

    Bell began the global business RBCB with the coloring book “Noah and the Ark” in 1981. RBCB now has four divisions: retail, custom, promotional and Internet.

    In the years since its founding, Bell’s company has become a worldwide trend-setting leader in coloring books. Most of the books are simple. Subjects include trains, dinosaurs, princesses, butterflies, bullying and health, as well as many other great subjects for educators and parents. RBCB also publishes what it terms cultural event coloring books. The first was in 2008 with “Yes We Did” commemorating the election of President Barack Obama. Soon to follow was “The Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids.”

    The cultural event coloring books can cause public controversy. “The Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids” leaped to No. 1 on Amazon.com for three weeks but also provided fuel for activists. Bell received death threats and kidnapping threats for his role in publishing the book. Coloring books on gay culture, energy use, the Occupy movement and the evils of terrorism, including “We Shall Never Forget—The Kids Book of Freedom” and “The True Faces of Evil Terror,” among others, have hit the shelves and Internet.

    The most recent cultural event book “Ted Cruz to the Future” depicting the life, values and mission of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, hit the media Dec. 6, 2013, and sold out within 24 hours. It is now in its sixth printing. The book received immediate praise and rebuke. The Cruz book has been No. 1 at Amazon.com since its debut.

    RBCB has been covered by numerous media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and Time magazine, and featured on programs such as “Fox & Friends,” “The Dr. Drew Show,” “The Colbert Report,” “TMZ,” “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Hardball.”

    RBCB’s marketing office and production facilities are located in St. Louis, Mo.
  • 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 and Dr. Stephen Roberts participated in forums Jan. 16 and Jan. 30 respectively. The final forum is:
    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.

  • Greyhound Now Routing through Kirksville

    Greyhound Lines bus service now offers daily stops in Kirksville, expanding options for student transportation.

    The Greyhound stop is located at the Shell gas station at 2700 N. Baltimore Street, just past Ruby Tuesday's. Each day, the southbound bus heading toward Springfield, Mo., arrives at 12:25 p.m. and the northbound bus heading toward Ottumwa, Iowa arrives at 1:30 p.m.

    Tickets must be ordered in advance and can be purchased online at greyhound.com or by calling 800.231.2222. They are not available at the gas station.

    This bus service is only one of many public transportation options open to Truman students.  

    Students have access to an airport that offers several flights a day to St. Louis, or they can take advantage of the Amtrak station located 15 miles from campus in La Plata, which offers daily service to Chicago and Kansas City.

    For those who do not have a car, Kirk-Tran is the only fully accessible public transit service in Kirksville. It provides both a demand-response system and a fixed-route system for local transportation. For information on the Kirk-Tran route and times, click here.
  • Organization Sponsors Tax Assistance

    Beta Alpha Psi is sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, a free tax return preparation and electronic filing program.

    Assistance will be available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Violette Hall 1424 on the following dates: Feb. 15, 22; March 1, 22, 29.

    Taxpayers should be sure to bring proof of identity; copies of all W-2, 1098, 1099 forms and any other tax forms received in the mail; social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax return; and banking information if a direct deposit is desired. For more information, call 660.785.4378.

  • TruAdventure Grand Canyon Trip Meeting Rescheduled for Feb. 11

    Due to the weather, the information meeting for the TruAdventure Grand Canyon trip has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Pershing Building 232.

    This introductory backpacking trip will take place May 29-June 3 and is 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 6000-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.

    Spots for this trip are going fast so interested people are encouraged to check out information online at institute.truman.edu/truadvgrandcanyon.asp and submit a deposit and registration materials before all the spots are filled. Anyone wanting more details, but not available to attend the Feb. 11 informational meeting, can visit the website or contact Jennifer Hurst at jhurst@truman.edu or 660.785.4464.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.


  • All-University Meeting

    3:30 p.m.
    Feb. 17
    Student Union Building Georgian Room

    President Paino will give a report on the state of the University that will include updates on the initiatives discussed at the fall opening assembly, the quiet phase of the new capital campaign, prospects for the FY 2015 budget and more. The meeting will be followed by a reception in the HUB.
  • TRUImpact Energy Conservation Program

    The primary goals of Truman’s Energy Conservation Program, TRUImpact, are to save on energy and its related costs and to protect the environment. To achieve these program goals, TRUImpact includes five focus areas:
    Student Energy Participation Action Plan–This plan deals with how students can participate in energy savings activities.
    Employee Energy Participation Action Plan–This plan deals with how employees can participate in energy savings activities. 
    Energy Conservation Action Plan–This plan deals with preventive maintenance of energy using equipment, calibration of HVAC and lighting systems and operational methods necessary to fine tune buildings for maximum energy savings.
    Commissioning and Benchmarking Action Plan–This plan outlines how the University tracks energy usage in buildings across campus.
    Building Retrofits and New Construction Action Plan–This plan informs all new construction or replacement of energy using equipment that meets or exceeds the most recent energy efficiency standards of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  
    The President’s Sustainability Action Committee has also prepared an annual report that highlights the yearly sustainability efforts on campus.
  • 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.
  • Black History Month Events Sponsored by the MAC

    The Black History Cypher II
    (Sponsored by MAP and NPHC)
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 7
    Student Union Building Down Under
    Come join MAP and NPHC in the use of performance art to celebrate the history, present and future of the African American culture. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is $4, or $3 with a canned good.

    Bus Ride to Justice
    7 p.m.
    Feb. 8
    Baldwin Auditorium
    During the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights Movement, Fred D. Gray served as the lawyer for Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks; he also argued in cases involving school desegregations and helped bring about a presidential apology for victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
    “I’m Black &....”
    (Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.)
    6:13-8 p.m.
    Feb. 12
    A discussion of the importance and origin of Black History month and important contributors. Participants will explore the impact of historical Black leaders such as Rosa Parks, W.E.B. DuBois. They will also engage in interactive experiences-using Black silhouettes to discover and discuss what it means to be Black. With permission, silhouettes will be mounted and will hang in the MAC for the duration of Black History month.
    Soulful Sunday Dinner
    5-6 p.m.
    Feb. 16
    Ryle Hall Main Lounge
    Food is limited.
    Documentary: “Inequality for All”
    7-9 p.m.
    Feb. 19
    Student Union Building Alumni Room 2105
    A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, “Inequality for All” demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. At the conclusion of the film, Paul Parker, professor of political science, will lead a short, moderated discussion. Pickler Memorial Library is credited for purchasing the film as well as the rights to show it campus wide.
    Post-screening live webcast with Robert Reich
    5-7 p.m.
    Feb. 20
    Violette Hall 1236
    A 30-minute post-screening live webcast with Robert Reich from the documentary “Inequality for All” followed by group discussion. Snacks will be provided.
    Jazz Festival
    (Sponsored By Phi Mu Alpha)
    8 p.m.
    Feb. 22

    Sights and Sounds of Africa
    (Sponsored By African Students Association)
    6 p.m.
    Feb. 23
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms
    Africa 360: Faces of Africa          

  • SRC Fit-athon Feb. 8

    The Student Recreation Center will host Fit-athon, a free sampler of the most popular instructional programs, from 12-2 p.m.

    Group exercise classes are a great way to find your favorite kind of exercise. The sampler will feature three different 20-minute demos per hour, which will include a dance class, a cardio and strength class and a yoga class. The result will be six different classes and six different instructors, and ultimately helping you find classes you love.

    Patrons may stay as long as they wish, whether it’s for 30 min, an hour, or the whole sampler—come and go as you please. For more information, check out the Facebook event or visit recreation.truman.edu/fitathon.asp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    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
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Week 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.
  • Windows XP Support to End

    Windows XP will no longer be supported after April 8.
    After April 8, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows XP. All systems on the Truman network need to have up-to-date security software in order to protect data, as well as other computers on the network. Offices using a Truman Windows XP computer will require an upgrade.

    Truman-owned Windows XP computer systems need to be upgraded before April 8. Contact the Truman IT Service Center at 660.785.4544 to request a system upgrade to Windows 7. Technicians will be in contact to schedule an appointment.

    ITS recommends personally owned computers be current and up-to-date with supported software. For questions, contact the IT Service Center.

  • Still Time to Sign Up for TruFit

    Help make Truman the healthiest campus in America. It’s not too late to sign up for TruFit, a 10-week wellness challenge. Although the challenge began Jan. 27, registration is open through Feb. 10, so get your team signed up today.

    Go to www.livehealthyamerica.com and enter in the Group ID: LHTRUMAN to sign up your team of 2-10 people today. Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try. For more information, go to recreation.truman.edu/trufit.asp.
  • 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

    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

    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.
  • 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.
  • Faculty Workshop Series for Spring 2014 Announced

    The Learning Technologies Team is pleased to announce a spring semester lineup of workshops for faculty focused on a variety of teaching with technology topics. All sessions will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Pickler Memorial Library 103 unless otherwise stated.

    Feb. 5
    Innovations in Classroom Technology
    Feel free to bring lunch and learn more about the hottest topics in educational technology. Keep up with the latest applications and approaches to interactive teaching and learning by joining the Learning Technologies Team as they discuss blogs, wikis, podcasts, streaming video, widgets and more.

    Feb. 19
    Improving Analytical and Discussion Skills with Group Work
    This session will include discussion regarding specific strategies that can be implemented for combining technology, group work and discussion to increase student participation and foster improved learning. Participants will learn hands-on how to use the Blackboard Discussion Board tool to increase the quality of student participation and to facilitate peer interaction.

    March 5
    Captivating Your Audience with Cost-Effective Lecture Capture and Screencasting Tools
    Creating successful screencasts requires knowledge of the whole screencasting workflow, from planning, through production, to delivery. This is a hands-on session, which will offer plenty of practical exercises and resources. If you want to know how to capture a voice-over narration, enhance your screen and highlight important elements, this workshop is for you.

    March 19
    How to Become a Transformed Twitter Teacher in a Flash!
    Twitter is becoming an integral part of many digital lives and personal and professional learning networks. This introductory course explains how to use Twitter as an educational tool for professional development purposes. Demonstration of how to sign up, send and read Twitter updates (also called ‘Tweets’), and build your own PLN (Personal/Professional Learning Network) of friends will be showcased.

    April 2
    Constructing Effective Assignments, Problem Sets & Exam Questions
    This session highlights ways in which exams, problem sets and homework assignments can be designed to best support student learning and understanding. In this hands-on workshop, participants will spend time creating effective problem sets and questions using the Blackboard Tests and Pools functions for a class of their choosing.

    April 16
    Analog to Digital-How to Transform your Materials into 21st Century Learning Objects (VHS to DVD)
    At the end of 2014, all VHS players will be removed from the classroom. Do you have course materials still on VHS that you just can’t bear to part with? If so, this workshop is for you. Join the Learning Technologies Team for a hands-on tutorial on how to transform your analog VHS recordings into a digital format, and learn about potential issues with copyright you may need to consider before making the switch.
    April 30
    Conducting Effective Online Meetings
    Would you like to facilitate web-conferences with colleagues, group meetings with students or hold office hours online? Are you interested in the many options available to facilitate web-based, real-time collaborative experiences? In this workshop, the Learning Technologies Team discusses web conferencing options, how to set up a meeting space, the meeting space layout and the many options available. Specifically explore Zoom and Big Blue Button. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to set up the meeting space with Zoom and Big Blue Button, facilitate an online meeting and take away a few best practices concerning online real-time collaboration.  

    To view a list of future workshop topics and dates, visit apd.truman.edu/home/upcoming-events.
  • Photo Contest Submissions Due Feb. 7

    Detours Magazine is now accepting entries for its Summer 2014 photo contest. This semester’s theme is “Catching Light,” and anyone may submit work. There is no limit to the number of photos an individual can send and interpretation of the theme is up to the photographer.

    Submissions are due to Elizabeth McBride (egm2327@truman.edu) and Gennie Avellino (gra8275@truman.edu) by Feb. 7, after which two winners will be chosen—a Facebook fan favorite and an editor’s pick. Both photographers will receive a free, two-year subscription to Detours and have their winning images featured in the Summer 2014 issue. There will also be at least four honorable mentions.

    Detours Magazine is an award-winning Midwest travel publication produced biannually at Truman.


  • Notables

    Brittany Jaecques recently had her review of “Corrections Today” published by The Internet Journal of Criminology. Jaecques was the Outstanding Graduate in Justice Systems last year and is currently pursuing advanced study within the field.

    Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, has received a favorable review of his book, “Dario Fo: Framing Festival, and the Folkloric Imagination” in the Canadian journal Modern Drama (University of Toronto Press, Vol . 56, No. 4).

    Residence Life staff
    recently attended the 24th annual RA Conference at the University of Northern Iowa. Student advisors Zane DeZeeuw, Scott Osborne and Ryan Kildea were winners in the case study competition. Missouri Hall Director Zac Burden received top program honors for his presentation entitled “Using Campus History to Build Campus Identities.” Others attending the conference included David Amrhein, Chris Becker, Abe Copi, Breanne Durovic, Roberto Renteria, Zack Siress, Alyssa Talkington and Ben Wehner.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    The A.T. Still Research Institute is looking for women, ages 18-50, with chronic low back pain and/or sacroiliac joint pain to participate in an ongoing study. This study aims to determine if women with low back pain perform common functional activities differently than those without chronic pain. This study has been under way since 2011 and is now in its final phase of data collection. Anyone interested in seeing if they qualify for the study can contact Emily Webb, research coordinator, at ewebb@atsu.edu. All research participants will be compensated $50 for their time.

    Amnesty International’s first spring meeting
    will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 in Magruder Hall 2076. For Questions, or to subscribe to weekly emails, contact tsuamnesty@gmail.com or Natalia Albanese at nca6655@truman.edu.

    A physics colloquium event, “The End of Miniaturization: Electronic Nanostructures,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Magruder Hall 1096. Craig Pryor, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa, will discuss how realistic calculations of electronic nanostructures are done, and how the results point the way towards new electronic devices operating with single electrons.

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

    Healthcare Exchange Enrollment will be available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 10 in Violette Hall 1232. This is the final chance for individuals to get help signing up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act.

    The APO Blood Drive will take place 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms.

    The Spring 2014 edition of the Mostly Live Composers Society Concert Showcase
    will take place at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Come and experience live performances of newly-composed music for various instrumental and vocal combinations—along with a possible surprise or two. The 50-minute concert is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

    A stress management workshop
    will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in Violette Hall 1144.

    The Global Issues Colloquium presents “War: What’s It Good For? Absolutely Something” at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in Magruder Hall 2001. Michael Rudy, assistant professor of political science, will present a quantitative database that documents more than 700 cases of violent force used from 1970-2000.

    Rock the Town Red Day will be Feb. 14. Community members are encouraged to wear red to raise heart health awareness. Sponsored by NEMO Heart Health and HLTH 440.

    The Vagina Monologues
    will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 in Baldwin Auditorium. Presented by the Women’s Resource Center.

    Piano Festival Guest Artist, Dr. Brian Hsu will perform a recital
    at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

    The Truman Theatre Department presents “Twelfth Night”
    at 8 p.m. Feb. 19-22 in the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Tickets will be sold at the Theatre Box Office in the Ophelia Parrish lobby beginning one week before the show. Admission cost is $3.

    The Tunnel of Oppression: Uproot Oppression will take place from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 20-22 in the Student Union Building Down Under. Sponsored by Residence Life.

    The 4th Annual Kansas-Missouri Renaissance Symposium will run from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Ophelia Parrish 2210. It will feature talks about exciting new research by four leading specialists on Italian Renaissance art, architecture and visual culture.

    A guest recital
    will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, featuring Daniel Sheridan, clarinet, Wobin Park, piano, and David Leung, viola.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Schedule of Events

    College Possible Info Table
    Feb. 13-14
    Student Union Building

    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

    Pershing Scholar Alumni Presentations
    2:30-3:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    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

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    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.

    The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation will award scholarships to deserving students attending Missouri colleges or universities in a program that could lead to positions in the insurance industry in Missouri. The C. Lawrence Leggett Scholarship in the amount of  $2,500 is to be awarded to a junior or senior Missouri resident majoring in insurance or a related area of study in a Missouri college or university. In addition to the Leggett Scholarship the foundation has made an additional scholarship available in the amount of $2,000. Application forms are available at www.mief.org and are due by March 31.

    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 Jack J. Isgur Foundation will award 15–30 scholarships to students majoring in education at four-year colleges who have indicated a desire to teach humanities at the elementary and middle school levels, particularly in a rural district in Missouri. Scholarships can be as much as $2,000 and are available to juniors and seniors in undergraduate college, as well as to graduate students. For more information and to obtain an application for this scholarship, go to www.isgur.org. Deadline is May 15.
    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.

    The BigSun Organization
    is offering a $500 scholarship to help a student athlete succeed in academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Visit www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply. Deadline for submission is June 20.

    AES Engineers
    is offering $500 scholarships to students on the basis of character across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary education facility. To be eligible, students must answer the essay question at aesengineers.com. Deadline to apply is Oct. 6.