Vol. 18 No. 37 - July 28, 2014


  • Community-Wide Beautification Event Looks to "Make Kirksville Shine"

    Kirksville’s City Council has signed a proclamation recognizing Aug. 2, 2014, and the week leading up to it, as a community-wide beautification effort known as “Make Kirksville Shine.”

    In preparation for the newest community members–Truman State University and A.T. Still University students, their guests and other visitors–Kirksville residents and business owners are encouraged to demonstrate their community pride by beautifying and cleaning up their respective properties and surrounding area (e.g. mowing, removing weeds, picking up trash, etc.)

    In an effort to focus on primary areas and streets, there will be two organized efforts on Aug. 2 in which community volunteers are being encouraged to participate. Volunteers will be provided with work gloves and trash bags courtesy of Ameren and the City of Kirksville but are encouraged to bring their own tools, including brooms, clippers, rakes, etc., if possible. For those who are not able to participate Aug. 2, community members are encouraged to use the days leading up to Aug. 2 to clean up their areas.  

    Downtown Clean Up
    8 a.m.  
    Volunteers are asked to assemble at 202 E. Washington
    Contacts: Carol Kellum or Virginia Halterman

    City Street/Sidewalk Clean Up
    8 a.m.
    Volunteers are asked to meet at the parking lot located at the corner of Franklin and Normal
    Contacts: Annette Sweet, Sandra Williams and Heidi Templeton
    Campus Clean Up
    In conjunction with the Aug. 2 Community wide clean up, Truman faculty and staff are encouraged to use the afternoon of Aug. 1 to pick up trash inside and outside their buildings as well as pulling any obvious weeds outside their building. Our grounds crew does an amazing job of keeping our campus looking beautiful, but they oversee 180 acres so any extra help in picking up trash and pulling obvious weeds is appreciated. 

    For additional information or questions regarding the event, email pr@truman.edu.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Move-In Volunteers Needed

    Faculty, staff, students and organizations interested in volunteering to help students move in Aug. 16 can sign up here.

  • Director of the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards Finalists

    The members of the Director of the Office of Citizenship and Community Standards search committee are bringing three finalists to campus during the week of July 28. 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 at the times listed below:

    Duane Rohrbacher
    “Finding Balance in Student Conduct Administration”
    2-3 p.m.
    July 28
    Student Union Building 3204
    Michelle Horvath
    “The Collegiate Student-Conduct Process: Preventing Harm, Promoting the Values of Citizenry and Using Developmental Processes to Create a Cohesive, Compliant and Caring Community”
    2-3 p.m.
    July 29
    Student Union Building 3204
    Jason Amezcua
    Topic: TBD
    2-3 p.m.
    July 31
    Student Union Building 3204
    For questions, contact Jacey Wood, administrative assistant to the dean of Student Affairs.
  • KTRM to Broadcast Candidate’s Forum

    At 6 p.m. July 29, the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a candidate forum for the third district Missouri House of Representatives race. The forum, which will take place in the Gutensohn Building in Kirksville, will also be broadcast live by KTRM, both over-the-air on FM-88.7 and online at tmn.truman.edu. Online listeners can click on the “play” button below “The Edge” red and white logo to access the audio.

  • Picnic 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.
  • Upcoming SAB Events

    Truman Week Movie (Tentative)
    Aug. 19
    Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

    Back to School Bash
    3-6 p.m.
    Aug. 22
    Student Union Building Mall

    Welcome Back Comedian: Mission IMPROVable
    7 p.m.
    Aug. 29
    Baldwin Auditorium

  • Department of Public Safety Summer Hours

    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.
  • 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
  • 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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  • Important Dates

    Aug. 11-12
    -International Student Arrival
    Aug. 13-14-International Student Orientation
    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: "Much Ado About Nothing"
    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
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available Aug. 21.


  • Notables

    Sophomore Emma Burditt and freshman Jessica Katzer earned All-Academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). To earn the honor, the student-athletes must have a 3.25 grade-point average and achieve either an NCAA provisional or automatic qualifying mark during the indoor or outdoor track and field season. Burditt ran 11:14.40 in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the outdoor season opening Washington (Mo.) University Invite, March 28, which ended up being the 48th fastest time in Division II. Katzer qualifying mark came in the indoor shot put at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, Feb. 21. Katzer had a mark of 44-1.50, which was good for 39th in Division II. Burditt and Katzer were among the 422 Division II women across 99 institutions to qualify for the award, while Katzer was one of just 25 student-athletes to post a qualifying mark and have a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

    Kim Murphy, purchasing supervisor, passed her test to become a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO). She completed the spring certification examination administered May 5-17 by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC). The coveted Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credentials, recognized throughout the public procurement profession, demonstrate an individual’s comprehensive knowledge of public procurement. Obtaining either UPPCC certification requires the candidate to demonstrate, through an application process, that they meet specific requisites, including formal education, procurement related coursework/training and public procurement employment experience. A comprehensive written examination specific to each certification is required to confirm the candidate’s mastery of a variety of public procurement concepts found in the UPPCC Body of Knowledge. Murphy is now certified in both CPPO and CPPB.

    President Troy Paino’s “T-Pain Misses You” video released last year received an Award of Excellence from the University and College Designers Association and will be included in the 44th annual UCDA Design Conference, Sept. 20-23 in Long Beach, Calif.

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.