Vol. 19 No. 6 - Sept. 29, 2014


  • Celebrate National Truman Spirit Day

    Friday, Oct. 3, is National Truman Spirit Day.

    The Truman Alumni Association Board of Directors designated the first Fridays of the month in April and October as Truman’s National Spirit Days. The purpose is to promote the University to prospective students, to give alumni and friends an opportunity to display their pride in their alma mater and to create awareness of the University locally, nationally and internationally.

    Show off your purple pride! Submit a photo of yourself, your family or your pet here. As long as they’re displaying Truman spirit, you could get some free Truman prizes!

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  • Alumni to be Honored at Banquet

    Several Truman alumni will be recognized at the Alumni and Friends/Hall of Fame Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 as part of the Homecoming 2014 celebration. Each week the Truman Today will profile different award honorees. This week looks at the Distinguished Service Award.

    Born and raised in Blue Springs, Mo., Cindy Spiker graduated from Truman in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in statistics from the University of Idaho in 1995 and previously taught statistics at Drake University.
    Spiker currently lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and works as a senior database marketing manager for Meredith Corporation, which publishes 14 subscription magazines. Her department analyzes data to market to consumers in both print, online and mobile/tablet environments.
    Spiker serves as president of Truman’s Iowa Alumni Chapter, is a past member of the Truman Alumni Board of Directors and she co-chaired the Iowa Regional Committee for the University’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” Campaign from 2006-2011. In 2005, she was honored as Truman’s Young Alumna of the Year at Homecoming. Spiker is also a member of the John R. Kirk Society and the Joseph Baldwin Society and recently served on the Truman Foundation Board of Directors.
    Spiker first got involved with the Iowa Alumni Chapter to meet new people in a new town, then her engagement as a volunteer evolved into giving back to an institution that has given so much to her. She still keeps in touch with many professors and staff members from her college years, and she formed many lifelong friendships during her time at Truman.
    Outside of Truman, Spiker is a ministry deacon and confirmation mentor for Meredith Drive Reformed Church and is active with the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Iowa State Fair. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Major League Baseball games, gardening, hiking, camping, traveling and bicycling.
    Truman has been a family tradition for Spiker and many of her family members. Her father Rick Spiker is a 1965 Truman graduate and brother Tony is a 2002 graduate, along with several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Cindy Spiker ('93)

    The 2014 Homecoming honorees are listed below.

    Alumni of the Year
    Mike McClaskey (’85) & Janet (Yearns) McClaskey (’84)

    Young Alumni of the Year
    Ryan Shreve (’02) & Lauren (Rase) Shreve (’03)

    Distinguished Service Award
    Cynthia M. Spiker (’93)

    Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals
    Robert Dager & Jane Dager

    Bulldog Forever Volunteer of the Year Award
    Michael A. Wilson (’91)

    Alumni Chapter of the Year

    Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees
    Kristina Bredbenner (’01), Sam Lesseig, Sam Nugent and Cory Parker (’00)

    More information on each of these awards, past recipients and how to nominate someone can be found at truman.edu/alumni-donors/awards-recognition/ or you can contact bulldogforever2@truman.edu. To purchase banquet tickets visit the online Alumni Store.
  • Grand Opening Set for the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium and Multimedia Theater

    Through a partnership of University resources and private contributions, the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium and Multimedia Theater at Truman is ready for launch.

    A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 11 between the Student Union Building and the northwest corner of Magruder Hall.

    Located in Magruder Hall, the Planetarium will enhance Truman’s educational mission as a liberal arts and sciences institution and strengthen the regional recruitment of students by bringing them on campus for presentations and performances. The facility will be an academic resource to support Truman courses in the sciences and fine arts, a community resource for regularly scheduled shows for the general public and an academic outreach by providing programming for local K-12 and home school populations.

    Del and Norma Robison of Kirksville have made a leadership gift to the project. The Robisons are graduates of Truman State University and enjoyed long and distinguished teaching careers, including service to Novinger, Moberly and St. Louis area schools. While residents of Chesterfield, Mo., and teaching in the Pattonville School District, Del was actively involved in securing a grant to equip the district with a planetarium and observatory, becoming one of the few school districts to have such a facility.

    The 60-seat, 1,800 square foot Planetarium and Multimedia Theater project started in 2005 with the expansion and renovation of Magruder Hall. With the help of private donations from alumni, parents and friends of the University, the Planetarium is now the only such facility in nearly a 100-miles radius of Kirksville.

    For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 660.785.4133.


  • Acclaimed Author to Visit Sept. 30

    Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, New Yorker writer and author of the memoir “When Skateboards Will be Free,” will be giving a reading at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the University Art Gallery as part of the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series.

    Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the short story collection “Brief Encounters with the Enemy,” which is currently a finalist for PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fiction Prize. He also received a Whiting Writers' Award for his critically-acclaimed memoir “When Skateboards Will Be Free.” The memoir, which recounts his childhood as the son of an Iranian father and a Jewish-American mother, was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by Dwight Garner of The New York Times. His short stories and personal essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, McSweeney’s and The New York Times. He was the recipient of a fellowship from the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library and teaches at Hunter College and NYU.

    The event is free and refreshments will be served.
  • MOSI Art Exhibit on Display at Pickler

    Through the collaboration of Pickler Memorial Library and the Missouri and Southern Iowa Art Guild (MOSI), people can now enjoy a new art display in Jazzman’s café on the first floor of the library.
    Thirteen self-selected artists from the MOSI Art Guild volunteered to contribute various styles of artwork, including multimedia abstracts, watercolor, oil paintings, fiber art and woodturning. Pieces range from realistic to mystical subject matters. The exhibit, which spans the entire café seating area, will be on display until Dec. 13.

    The exhibit began as a small idea. Richard Coughlin, dean of libraries and museums, was interested in providing artwork for the studious atmosphere. Amanda Langendoerfer, head of special collections and archives, then reached out to Colleen Wagner, president of the MOSI Art Guild, to make the thought become a reality.

    Students, faculty, staff and other community members have the opportunity to vote on their favorite art piece until 3 p.m. Oct. 2. The artist with the most votes will be rewarded the Viewer’s Choice Award and recognized during a reception at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the library café. The reception is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

    The MOSI Art Guild invites all interested individuals and Truman students to become a member. The guild provides numerous activities for members to stay involved in the community, such as the “Artist of the Month” and at least two yearly art shows. The next meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Kirksville Arts Center.

    For more information, contact Richard Coughlin, dean of libraries and museums, at coughlin@truman.edu or Colleen Wagner, president of MOSI Art Guild, at colleenkw43@gmail.com.

    Colleen Wagner, left, and Amber Corbett install new artwork in Pickler Memorial Library.

  • "Life after Truman" Alumni Panel

    The Classical and Modern Languages Department will host an alumni panel from 10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Oct. 10 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    The panelists will talk about life after Truman and discuss ways to re-vision careers in foreign languages. The three speakers are Ashley Adams (’13), Laura Provance (’07) and Erin Flannery (’11).

    Adams grew up in Monticello, Ill. She now resides in Champaign, Ill., where she is pursuing her Master of Arts in African Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Adams received her Bachelor of Arts in romance languages in 2013. On campus, she was a member of the African Students Association, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Delta Phi, played on the women’s Bullets Rugby team and was named Romance Language Student of the Year her senior year. After graduating from Truman, Adams volunteered with an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Tanzania, East Africa. She plans to continue her international NGO work in Africa teaching public health education.

    Ashley Adams

    Flannery grew up in Raytown, Mo., and now resides in Lawrence, Kan. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and romance languages. On campus, she was an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, participated in TSODA and Hablantes Unidos and received the award for the Outstanding Romance Language Student. Flannery went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in Latin American cultural, literary and linguistic studies from New York University. She currently works as the administrative assistant and translator at Horizon Systems, Inc., an engineering and manufacturing company. Flannery also owns her own freelance translation company, Renderance Translation Services.

    Erin Flannery

    Provance resides in her hometown, Springfield Mo., where she is the co-owner of Arts & Letters. The business is a gallery, boutique and cultural center that features locally made art, jewelry, clothing and unique gifts, hosts cultural events, album releases and book readings and offers foreign language and art courses. As a student at Truman she was actively involved with Eta Sigma Phi and Classics Club. In 2007, she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in classics and a minor in Italian studies. After earning a master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 2009, Provance spent the following four years in Europe. She worked for two years as a freelance tour guide before founding Roads to Rome, a private, personalized tour company.

    Laura Provance

    More details on the three panelists are available here.
  • Truman’s Forensic Union Starts Season with Win

    Truman’s Forensic Union, speech and debate team, opened this season with notable success, securing the debate sweepstakes championship and earning four early-season qualifications for the National Forensic Association championships in April.
    Sweepstakes is an overall tally of the performance of individual universities in debate competition, compiling the performances of all a school’s competitors. Truman’s finish placed them ahead of regional competitors such as Illinois State and Hillsdale College, and against more far-removed contenders such as Lafayette College and the University of Kentucky.
    Donny Richardson, a sophomore history major, began the weekend by reaching the final round of the second annual Western Kentucky Round Robin, an invitation-based tournament in Lincoln-Douglas debate.
    During the open portion of the weekend, the Western Kentucky “Forensic Fiesta,” Kelsey Barnes, freshman political science and history major, and Connor Stewart, freshman business administration major, closed-out the final round of novice Lincoln-Douglas debate, sharing the tournament championship. Elias Garcia, freshman economics and computer science major, reached the semifinals of the novice division, after meeting teammate Barnes in the semifinal bracket. Barnes was also ranked top speaker in the novice division.
    In the open division of Lincoln-Douglas debate, Max Highsmith, senior math and computer science major, reached the quarterfinals while Mackenzie Barnes, junior political science major, reached the octafinal round. Richardson was ranked third speaker in the division.
    The team travels next to Bradley University and Illinois State University for the “74 Swing” Oct. 4-5.
    Participation in the forensics program is open to any student in good standing, regardless of prior speech and debate experience. For more information, visit forensics.truman.edu or contact Christopher Outzen, director of individual events, at coutzen@truman.edu, or Kevin Minch, interim director of forensics, at kminch@truman.edu.



  • Alpha Phi Omega “Glow in the Dark” Dodgeball Tournament

    Alpha Phi Omega is sponsoring a “Glow in the Dark” dodgeball tournament benefiting Campfire USA. Participants will play under black lights and are encouraged to wear white or neon clothing that will glow under the lights. Registration is now open and participants can fill out forms online or at registration tables from Sept 29 until Oct. 3. The cost to participate is $25 per team or $5 per person and each team must include at least two girls. The tournament will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Pershing Small Gym.

    Register online here.

    Or sign up tables will be available from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

    Missouri Hall
    All week

    Student Union Building
    Monday and Tuesday

    Magruder Hall
    Wednesday and Thursday
  • Performance of “Eurydice”

    Truman’s Theatre Department will perform “Eurydice” at 8 p.m. Oct. 1-4. Tickets cost $3.

    Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her last love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.  

    For additional information or to reserve tickets, visit or call the Ophelia Parrish Box Office at 660.785.4515.
  • Workshops with Boeing

    The Boeing Company will be on campus Sept. 29 for several workshops focused on career opportunities.

    An Overview and Q&A Panel will take place at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in Violette Hall 1000. After these sessions, a Resume and Interview Skills Workshop will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Violette Hall 1000.

    For those interested, stop by the information table in Violette Hall lobby throughout the day Sept. 29.

  • Apply to the McNair Program

    Students thinking about going to graduate school should consider applying to the McNair Program. Learn more about this valuable resource and the eligibility requirements at two McNair information meetings at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Magruder 2000 (STEM majors) and 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in Violette Hall 1140 (all majors). Applications to the program are accepted Oct. 1-Nov. 1 at mcnair.truman.edu.
  • University Conduct Board Seeking Student Affiliates

    The Office of Citizenship and Community Standards (OCCS) is seeking freshmen and sophomores to serve as student affiliates on the University Conduct Board.

    The University Conduct Board hears cased of alleged misconduct to determine whether a student or student organization’s behavior violates the Student Conduct Code, and if a violation is found, the imposition of sanctions. Additionally, the University Conduct Boards seeks ways in which to connect the qualities of citizenship with the values of Truman State University.

    The Board is comprised of faculty, staff and student members. Student members would be expected to participate in various social justice and civic projects on campus, as well as participate in administrative hearing and mediation sessions.

    The term of appointment is two years.

    Applications can be found at conduct.truman.edu. They are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union Building Room 1110.
  • Students Share Nursing Experience from Philippines

    Ten Truman nursing students will present their unique study abroad experience at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Student Union Building Down Under.

    The presentation focuses on the students’ hands-on clinical work and cultural immersion while spending three weeks in the Philippines.

    The full story can be found here.
  • Opportunity to Work in Washington, D.C

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national program that provides undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., with one of more than two-dozen participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues.

    Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, which include research, writing, public education and advocacy in support of the goals of their organization, and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings and Congressional hearings.

    The program has awarded 154 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance and travel costs to Washington. The Scoville Fellowship does not award grant or scholarship money to students.

    Applications for the Spring 2015 fellowship are due Oct. 6. There is no specific major required to apply.

    For more information, visit www.scoville.org.
  • 25th Annual Philosophy and Religion Conference

    Truman will host its 25th annual undergraduate Philosophy and Religion Conference from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    The keynote speaker will be Dr. Manuel Chavez, Jr., from Monmouth University. Chavez will present on the topic “Ethics and Anti-Racism” at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Lunch will be provided.

    Submissions for the conference must be received by Oct. 3. Papers should be 10-15 pages in any area of philosophy or religious studies. For more information, contact David Murphy at 660.785.7246 or email dgmurphy@truman.edu.  

  • Demons, Fools and Jesters of the European Carnival

    Professor Antonio Scuderi will present his findings from research on the European carnival at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in Baldwin Hall 176 (the Little Theatre).

    Various aspects of European culture may have their origins in this primordial Indo-European rite of passage. “Carnival,” a fertility rite with many faces, inclduding the Roman Saturnalia, was so prevalent in ancient Europe that it made itself felt in the traditional Christian calendar and generated a host of cultural traditions and iconic symbols.
  • Gould Scholastic Award

    The School of Business is looking for eligible participants for the Gould Scholastic Award, sponsored by DST Systems, Inc., in Kansas City, Mo.

    The award represents Robert Gould’s legacy of effective utilization of operations management and information technology to advance the financial services industry. It recognizes outstanding university students who compose exceptional academic papers on topics related to investment management strategies, theories and trends.

    Winners are awarded grants in the amounts of $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 for first, second and third place, respectively, and are celebrated at a special ceremony in Kansas City. The School of Business will additionally award local grants in the amounts of $500, $300 and $150 for first, second and third place, respectively.

    In order to be considered, individuals or groups must complete a research paper and bibliography that addresses the future of financial decision-making and its impact on financial services companies. Paper guidelines are available here. Students must be a junior, a senior or an Honors program student. Graduate students are not eligible to participate.

    The University may only submit three student papers to DST Systems, Inc., for review. Papers are reviewed locally first, and the top three Truman papers are forwarded to the next level. Submit papers to the School of Business at sbdean@truman.edu by Dec. 15.
  • Plan Ahead for Homecoming

    Truman will celebrate Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 10-12.

    Organizations that would like to publicize their Homecoming events are encouraged to contact Alumni Relations at alumnievents@truman.edu. To stay up to date on all Homecoming events visit the Student Homecoming website or the Alumni Homecoming website.

    As part of this year’s celebration, Truman again will host a pre-game tailgate from 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Groups and organizations that would like to reserve a space are encouraged to do so by going to the Alumni Homecoming website or emailing alumnievents@truman.edu. Reservations can also be made online here.

    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. Meal tickets can be purchased online here. A limited number of meal tickets will be available at the tailgate and can be purchased with cash or check, but pre-registration is preferred. In case of inclement weather, the tailgate and other events will move to the Student Union Building.

    Adults of drinking age may bring in their own wine or beer. Hard liquor is prohibited. Event staff will be checking IDs. Only wine and beer will be allowed and must be in cans or cups. No glass containers are permitted. Hard liquor and hard liquor products are prohibited. Kegs are not allowed. The complete homecoming tailgate policy is available here.
  • TruAdventure Trip 2015 Informational Meeting

    TruAdventure will once again offer adventure travel trips for Summer 2015. An informational meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in Pershing Room 3104 for anyone interested in learning more about travel opportunities.

    Due to last year’s popularity, TruAdventure is offering an introductory backpacking trip in Grand Canyon National Park from May 27 to June 2. New for 2015 will be a five-day canoe and camping trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Minnesota July 22-July 26. The meeting will provide information on costs, specific activities and itineraries and how to register. Limited spots are available on the trips.

    For more information, contact Dr. Jennifer Hurst at jhurst@truman.edu.

  • Complimentary Flight to Lugano, Switzerland

    Interested in studying abroad in Switzerland this spring but unsure how to get there? Students applying to study abroad during the Spring 2015 semester at the CCIS-approved site at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland will be offered free round-trip airfare from JFK Airport. Students must meet all application and deposit requirements by Oct. 27 to qualify. Visit the website to learn more about this program.
  • Sigma Alpha’s Annual Haunted Corn Maze

    Oct. 23
    7-10 p.m.

    Oct. 24
    8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Oct. 25
    8 p.m.-12 a.m.

    Located at the University Farm

    Admission is $3 for Truman students with an ID and $5 for general admission. Oct. 26 is Kids’ Day from 1-3 p.m. There will be crafts and trick or treating. Admission is $3 per child.

  • Learning Technologies Team Fall Programming Schedule

    The Learning Technologies Team is kicking off its Fall 2014 semester lineup of workshops and presentations with a focus on a wide array of teaching with technology topics.
    Monday Mentor Sessions
    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3000
    Wednesday Lunch & Learns
    12:30-1:20 p.m.
    Pickler Memorial Library 103
    Join the Learning Technologies Team for these brown-bag lunch sessions on popular topics in instructional technology. While attendees eat, staff members will share information about apps and tools that can help provide better feedback, connect with out-of-town experts, get access to specialized training and much more.
    First Thursdays are Blackboard Thursdays!
    9:30-11:30 a.m.
    First Thursday of Every Month
    McClain Hall 215
    Blackboard Systems Admin, Sherry Dare, hosts open hours for those seeking Blackboard support and instruction. Sherry will be available in the McClain Hall 215 computer lab during this time to answer questions about using Truman’s learning management system, Blackboard Learn.
    Additional Programming
    Times/Dates/Locations – TBA

    New Faculty Seminar – Making Use of Lecture Capture?
    Presented by the Learning Technologies Team
    3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Oct. 2
    Pickler Memorial Library 103

    Hands-On Workshop – Truman’s Google Drive/Google Apps Suite?
    Presented by the Learning Technologies Team
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Oct. 14
    Violette Hall 1304

    Learning Technologies Team – End-of-Semester Open House
    This is an opportunity to drink some hot apple cider and visit with the Learning Technologies Team about instructional technology-related projects, ideas, successes or challenges. The Learning Technologies Team is also interested in ideas regarding future workshop topics.
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Dec. 3
    Pickler Memorial Library 205

    Learning Technologies Team – Finals Week Open Office Hours for NEW Faculty
    Stop in for hot apple cider and take a look at the extensive resources the Learning Technologies Team has available. The Learning Technologies Team will be available for questions after reflecting on the fall semester and in preparation for the spring.
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Dec. 9-11
    Pickler Memorial Library 205
  • Fine Arts Performing Schedule 2014-2015

    Faculty Art Exhibition: John Bohac, Jim Jereb and others
    Sept. 4-Oct. 3
    Public reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 9, University Art Gallery

    “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl- mainstage theatre production
    8 p.m.
    Oct. 1-4
    James G. Severns Theatre
    A modest admission fee will be charged.

    Hunter/Gatherer: Food and Conservation in Northeast Missouri Art Exhibition
    Oct. 14-Nov. 14
    Public reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 14, University Art Gallery

    New Horizons Music Festival- a series of 6 concerts
    Oct. 25
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

    “The Drowsy Chaperone”- a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, and music/lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
    8 p.m.
    Nov. 12-15
    James G. Severns Theatre
    A modest admission fee will be charged.

    Middle Earth: Midwest Regional Ceramics Invitational Art Exhibition and R. Mertens: Digital/Fibers/Audio Exhibition
    Jan. 22-Feb. 20
    Public reception at 6 p.m. Jan. 27, University Art Gallery

    “Translations” by Brian Friel- mainstage theatre production
    8 p.m.
    Feb. 18-21
    James G. Severns Theatre
    A modest admission fee will be charged.

    David Mazure: Amputees Wallpaper Art Exhibition
    March 3-April 14
    Public reception at 6 p.m. March 3, University Art Gallery

    "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen- mainstage theatre production
    8 p.m.
    April 15-18
    James G. Severns Theatre
    A model admission fee will be charged.

    For more information about any of these events please call 660.785.4417.

    Art Gallery Hours:
    Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday, Noon-4:30 p.m.

    Closed in between exhibitions and during University holidays.


  • Notables

    Betty L. McLane-Iles, professor of French, completed a new student edition in “French of the Mémoires of Madame Roland,” a major figure of the French Revolution of 1789. It will be published in 2015 by Lingua Texts, European Masterpieces/Molière & Co.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Events

    Career Week
    Sept. 29-Oct. 2

    Menards Info Table
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Oct. 7

    ALDI Candidate’s Required Dinner
    6:30-9 p.m.
    Oct. 7

    ALDI Interviews
    Oct. 8

    Alumni Mock Interviews
    2-4 p.m.
    Oct. 9

    Edward Jones On-campus Interviews
    Oct. 13

    For more information, contact the Career Center at 660.785.4353.
  • Career Week Schedule of Events

    S.C.O.R.E Mock Interviews (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Student Union Building Room 3100

    Etiquette Dinner
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Sept. 29
    Student Union Building Georgian Room B

    Volunteer Fair
    10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Sept. 30
    Student Union Building HUB

    VML Advertising Information Session
    Sept. 30
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 3000

    DOT Foods #BigKidJob
    Sept. 30
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 3201

    Cookies, Caffeine & Cerner
    Sept. 30
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 3202

    DST Systems
    Sept. 30
    6-7 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 3203

    “LinkedIn or Left Out” Co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi
    Kathy Bernard, Getajobtips.com

    Sept. 30
    7:30-8:45 p.m.
    Student Union Building Activities Room

    Career Expo
    Oct. 1
    11-4 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Professional Photos: University photographer, Tim Barcus, will be taking professional photos.
    Oct. 1
    11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 3204

    Target Information Session
    Oct. 1
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 3201

    Edward Jones Information Session
    Oct. 1
    6-7:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Room 3202

    Employer Interviews
    Oct. 2
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Table
    Oct. 2
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Student Union Building

    Peace Corps Info Session
    Oct. 2
    3-4:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building Alumni Room

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Missouri Greece Study Abroad

    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 Baldwin Hall 118. Deadline to apply is for the Spring 2015 semester is Oct. 10.
  • The Gilman International Scholarship Program

    The Gilman International Scholarship Program Application for Spring 2015 is now open. This is a scholarship ideal for students studying or interning abroad during the Spring 2015 term. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 7. A study abroad advisor and a financial aid advisor must certify the application. For more information, please visit the Gilman Scholarship website.
  • Critical Language Scholarship

    The Summer 2015 application for the Critical Language Program is now open!

    This program is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students with the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages. The Critical Language Scholarship provides study opportunities to a wide range of students with diverse interests, from a variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds from across the United States at every level of language learning.

    The application is available online at clscholarship.org. Applications will be due at 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Prior to preparing the application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the program website.
  • Salzburg College Scholarship

    Interested in studying abroad in Austria? It just became more affordable with the Dr. Ina Stegen Scholarship, designed to support students’ dreams of studying at Salzburg College. The deadline to apply for this $2,000 scholarship for the Spring 2015 semester is Oct. 1. For more information, visit the website.
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri Scholarships Available

    Scholarships are now available through Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Two selected students will be submitted to Central Region as an applicant and to National Garden Clubs Inc., as a Missouri applicant to compete for a Central Region and National Scholarship.

    The scholarship application is available on the website. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

    If you are interested in studying less commonly taught languages or looking to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America or the Middle East, then you might qualify for a David L. Boren Scholarship or Fellowship.

    Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 academic year at borenawards.org. These awards provide funding for undergraduate and graduate student studies. Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year study abroad and graduate students can receive up to $30,000 for language study and international research.  

    Recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year in exchange for funding. The application deadline for the Boren Fellowship is Jan. 27 and for the Boren Scholarship is Feb. 4. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at ciea@truman.edu.