Vol. 18 No. 36 - July 14, 2014


  • Taiwan at Truman Seeks Families for Picnic, Cultural Exchange

    This year’s Taiwan at Truman program is hosting 24 high school men from Zen Del High School in Taiwan. The program will be hosting a picnic and social event July 20 at Thousand Hills State Park, Shelter No. 3. Faculty, staff and friends of Truman, along with their families (especially children!) are invited to join the visiting students for a barbeque and various traditional picnic games. Festivities will begin at approximately 5 p.m. with food, and conclude by no later than 8 p.m., weather permitting.

    The primary objective of the evening is to provide visiting students with an opportunity to interact with American families in lieu of a formal homestay setting. Individuals or families interested in participating should RSVP to Kevin Minch at kminch@truman.edu prior to July 18, with an approximate number attending.

  • Forums Set for Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs Finalists

    The members of the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs/Director of the Multicultural Affairs Center search committee are bringing two finalists to campus. Each candidate will conduct a presentation during an open campus forum. Candidate materials and review documents will be available at the presentation. The campus community is encouraged to attend the open forums.

    Oyibo Afoaku
    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    July 14
    Student Union Building 3203
    Carol Bennett
    1:30-2:30 p.m.
    July 17
    Student Union Building 3203
  • Parking Decal Registration Open

    New parking decals are now available for students, faculty and staff. Registration can be completed via TruView. Faculty and staff decals will be valid for 2014-2016, while student decals will be valid for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

    From the TruView home page, go to the lower right hand channel labeled “Update and View My Personal Information.” Verify your local address and update your telephone numbers and permanent address. Select “Register My Vehicle” and complete the required fields-specifically your vehicle description and license plate number. Do not put spaces in the license plate field.  

    Faculty and staff can choose to pick up the decal at the Public Safety Office, General Services Building 100, or have the decal mailed to their campus office. Additional questions can be directed to Carolyn Cox at 660.785.7400 during Parking Services hours, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Parking decals may be picked up during Parking Services hours only.

    Freshman parking permits will be included in the Residence Hall check-in packet if the registration is completed prior to Aug. 1. Late registrations, commuter parking permits and upperclassmen parking permits will be processed and distributed from the Parking Services Office, General Services Building 100, located in the Department of Public Safety at the corner of Franklin and Patterson streets.

    The Parking Services Office will be open on Freshman Move-In day, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be expanded Parking Services Office hours Monday-Thursday, Aug. 18-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

    For more specifics about parking rules and regulations, visit the Department of Public Safety website police.truman.edu and click on Parking Services.
  • Power Outage Scheduled for Aug. 2

    A 10- to 12-hour power outage will be necessary Aug. 2 when Ameren Missouri reroutes the back-up power feed to most of the Truman campus.

    While this is an inconvenience, Ameren engineers say the work is critical to avoid future power outages on campus. When a fire occurred at the Randolph Street substation last March, Ameren Missouri discovered the back-up power feed to most of the Truman campus was not effective. Before Ameren can replace the fire-damaged switching equipment at the substation, they must first re-route the back-up power feed.

    The following buildings will be affected: Adair House; McClain Hall; Baldwin Hall; McKinney Center; Blanton-Nason-Brewer; Missouri Hall; Boiler Plant; Patterson House; Bulldog Kennels; Pershing/Health Sciences Building; Dobson Hall; Pickler Memorial Library; Fair Apartments; Ryle Hall; Grim Hall; Stokes Stadium; Kirk Building; Violette Hall; and Kirk Memorial.
    Buildings not affected include: Barnett Hall; Campbell Apartments; Centennial Hall; General Services Building; Magruder Hall; Ophelia Parrish; Randolph Apartments; Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center; Student Recreation Center; Student Union Building; and West Campus Suites.

    During this power outage the impacted buildings will be closed, as there will be no air conditioning, fire alarms or elevator service. Because ITS is in McClain Hall, the campus computer network will also be down.


  • Faculty Promotions and Tenure

    During the June meeting, the University Board of Governors reviewed recommendations for promotion and tenure. A listing of faculty members who will be promoted and/or receive academic tenure effective at the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year are as follows:
    Promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor:
    James D’Agostino — English
    Sergio Escobar — Spanish
    Stephen Hudman — biology
    Kristen Irwin — accounting

    Promoted from Associate Professor to Professor:
    Janice Clark — health science
    Barbara Kramer — chemistry
    Granted Academic Tenure:
    Sergio Escobar — Spanish
    Stephen Hudman — biology
    Kristen Irwin — accounting
    Susan L. Thomas — psychology

  • SRC Instructional Programs

    The Student Recreation Center instructional programs will run through July 25. All classes are free and sign-up is not required. Classes include:

    Introductory Ballet
    Caribbean Jazz
    Outdoor Running
    Walking with Ease

    More information on the Student Recreation Center’s
    instructional programs is available here.
  • Retirement Reception for Bertha Thomas

    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
    July 16
    Student Involvement Complex
    Student Union Building

    Light refreshments will be served.

  • Basketball Camp Cancelled

    Due to the Aug. 2 power outage, the men’s basketball camp scheduled in Pershing Arena has been cancelled. Anyone that has already registered and paid will receive a refund. For more information, call 660.785.4236.

  • Study Abroad in Scotland

    Truman State University is pleased to announce a new exchange program at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. Students pay Truman tuition and room and board fees in Scotland and can complete 12-16 hours of credit. Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the largest universities in Scotland and its campus is situated right in the heart of the lively city of Glasgow. Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines including biology, criminology, risk management, fashion marketing and retailing, interior design, economics, financial management, management, social sciences, law, media and communications, journalism, computer engineering, forensic science, psychology, social work and language courses. All courses are taught in English.

    Applications are due Sept. 1.
    For more information and to apply, contact:
    Center for International Education/Study Abroad
    Baldwin Hall 118
  • Department of Public Safety Summer Hours

    July 7-10
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    July 11
    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    July 12-13
    3-10 p.m.

    July 14-18
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    July 19-20
    3-10 p.m.

    July 21-25
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    July 26-27
    3-10 p.m.

    July 28-Aug. 1
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Aug. 2-3
    3-10 p.m.

    Aug. 4-8
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Aug. 9-10
    3-10 p.m.

    Aug. 11-15
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Aug. 16
    9 a.m.-10 p.m.

    In case of emergency, call 9-1-1. To have an officer dispatched to contact you for a non-emergency, call 660.665.5621.
  • Truman Week Picnic on the Mall Volunteers Needed

    Twenty volunteers are needed to assist with the new student welcome picnic from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 on the Mall. Anyone willing to volunteer should email Jacey Wood at jacey@truman.edu by Aug. 8. It would be great to have representatives from each department on campus. For more information about the picnic contact Wood at 660.785.5404.

  • Important Dates

    Aug. 15-Summer Orientation
    Aug. 16-New Student Move-in
    Aug. 21-Classes begin
    Sept. 7-Downtown Student Welcome
    Sept. 13-Family Day
    Sept. 19-Kohlenberg Lyceum Event: Golden Dragon Acrobats
    Sept. 27-Visit Event
    Oct. 1-Career and Grad School Expo
    Oct. 3-National Truman Spirit Day
    Oct. 11-Homecoming
    Oct. 16-17-Midterm Break
    Nov. 8-Visit Event
    Nov. 14-Kohlenberg Lyceum Event: Rhonda Vincent
    Nov. 24-28-Thanksgiving Break (University Closed Nov. 26-28)
    Dec. 5-Last day of classes
    Dec. 8-Finals begin
    Dec. 10-Reading Day
    Dec. 12-Finals end
    Dec. 13-Commencement  

    Jan. 12-Classes begin
    Jan. 19-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
    Jan. 24-Visit Event
    Feb. 14-Kohlenberg Lyceum Event: Montana Repertory Theatre, "The Great Gatsby"
    Feb. 19-University Conference Day
    Feb. 28-Kohlenberg Lyceum Event: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
    March 9-13-Midterm Break
    March 20-Kohlenberg Lyceum Event: American Shakespeare Center
    March 21-Visit Event
    March 28-The Big Event
    April 3-National Spirit Day
    April 6-Spring Break
    April 11-Holman Family Speaker Series TBA
    April 14-Student Research Conference Day
    April 25-Visit Event
    May 1-Last day of classes
    May 4-Finals begin
    May 8-Finals end
    May 9-Commencement
  • Follow Truman Online

    Links to the main Truman Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts can be found directly on the University home page. A collection of other Truman departments and organizations can be found at social.truman.edu.

    Questions regarding Truman social media can be directed to Jeremy Brinning for main accounts, Cait Kern for alumni-related accounts and Tyler Madesn for athletic-related accounts.

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  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available July 28.

Events and Activities

  • Events and Activities

    The Department of Pubic Safety will conduct training for emergency response to an active shooter July 23-24 in Centennial Hall. Only people participating in the exercise will be allowed in the training area during the exercise. There will be numerous emergency vehicles and emergency personnel participating in the exercise so traffic on Randolph Drive and the parking lots south and west of Centennial Hall may be restricted at times. Any questions can be directed to Chad Whittom, assistant director of Public Safety, at 660.785.4176 or cwhittom@truman.edu.

    The silver anniversary issue of GHLL, one of Truman’s literary journals, is now available, with review essays by Joe Benevento and Adam Brooke Davis, as well as poetry by Ed Rogers. Find it at ghll.truman.edu/current.html.

    Bulldog Teams will be sponsoring camps this summer. For more detailed information, visit TrumanBulldogs.com/SummerCamps14.

    IT Services now offers full-access to Lynda.com’s extensive training catalog. Two workstations will be available in the Pickler Memorial Library 204 Multimedia Lab. Lynda.com provides thousands of hours of interactive training on everything from MS Office products to 3-D animation, video production, eLearning tools and so much more. To learn more, visit training.truman.edu.

    The Summer 2014 issue of the Truman Review alumni magazine is now available online at trumanreview.truman.edu.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The Missouri Greece Study Abroad 2015 program is offering five $1,000 scholarships for students who wish to study abroad in Greece for the spring 2015 semester. For more information, contact the Center for International Education at ciea@truman.edu or visit the Study Abroad Office in Kirk Building 114. Deadline to apply is for the spring 2015 semester is Oct. 10.