Vol. 19 No. 7 - Oct. 6, 2014


  • Alumni of the Year to be Honored at Homecoming 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. This week looks at the Alumni of the Year.

    Mike and Janet (Yearns) McClaskey met in 1983 in a McClain Hall classroom and married in 1987. Mike grew up in Kirksville and received his B.A. and B.S.E. degrees in English from Truman, as well as a master’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Janet grew up in a northeastern Missouri community known as Brushy (in Schuyler County). She began her higher education in the Upward Bound Program at Truman. She earned a B.S.E in English education from Truman in 1984 and a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis in English, from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1996.

    As executive vice president and chief human resources officer for DISH, Mike is responsible for the recruiting, benefits administration, compensation, and leadership and organizational development for approximately 22,000 DISH team members. Previously, he served as DISH’s senior vice president and chief information officer, providing IT that supported high-quality customer service, new and emerging technologies and innovative products for the next generation of video and broadband services. Before joining DISH in 2007, Mike spent 12 years at Perot Systems where he served as the corporation’s vice president of infrastructure solutions and chief information officer, responsible for IT strategy and operating customer-facing network, service center and data center outsourcing operations.

    Mike was recently recognized by the Denver Business Journal and the Society for Information Management as CIO of the Year, and was additionally included in Evanta’s Top 25 Breakaway Leaders. Previously, he was the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Information Week 500, Forbes Top 25 Social Media CIOs, Enterprise CIO Forum’s Transformational CIO and Computerworld Premier 100. Mike serves as a member of the Truman Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the steering committee for Truman’s current $40 million “Pursue the Future” fundraising campaign. He also served on the steering committee for Truman’s inaugural fundraising campaign “Bright Minds Bright Futures” from 2006 to 2011 and chaired the Colorado Regional Campaign.

    For the past four years, Janet has taught critical thinking classes at Metro State University of Denver. At MSU Denver, she serves on the METROLEADS committee, which defines the university’s leadership programs and develops key leaders. She also teaches English in the University’s TRIO Upward Bound program.

    During her career in education, Janet has taught sixth grade through university levels in both public and private institutions in Missouri, Texas and Colorado. She has been active in numerous professional organizations including Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Kappa Gamma, where she served as chapter president of Kappa Theta in Texas and Omega State Expansion Committee Chair in Colorado. At state education levels, Janet has worked on curriculum and testing for both the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Goals 2000 Curriculum and Assessment Issues Task Force and the Texas Education Agency. She has presented at numerous conferences and published internationally.

    The McClaskeys have strong family ties to Truman and have been closely involved with the University for many years. Mike’s parents, Bill (’53, ’59) and Martha McClaskey (’49), earned their degrees from Truman and Martha taught at Truman most of her career. Mike’s aunt, Bertha McClaskey (’53), was also an alumna that spent her career in elementary and secondary education.

    Mike and Janet are members of the John R. Kirk Society, the Joseph Baldwin Society and the President’s Circle. They have established the Martha McClaskey Humanities Scholarship in honor and memory of Mike’s mother, who taught English at Truman from 1959 to 1978. In addition, they have provided a multi-million dollar bequest through their estate to create the McClaskey Family Endowment, a multi-purpose fund to benefit the School of Arts and Letters.

    Mike and Janet (Yearns) McClaskey

    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.

  • United Way Campaign Is Under Way

    Truman’s 2014 United Way Campaign began Sept. 12 with a goal of $56,000.

    All faculty and staff members should have received information about the campaign through campus mail. Individuals who did not receive campaign information, or have questions, may contact co-chairs Maggie Herron at mherron@truman.edu or Marty Jayne at mjayne@truman.edu.

    Donations support the United Way of Adair County, with all funds staying in the area. The local United Way has among the lowest overhead in the nation, allowing a greater percentage of contributions to go straight to local programs helping people pursue the goals of education, income and health. Recent statistics show the United Way touches one out of three individuals in the area.

    Pictured are members of the Truman United Way campaign. Left to right: Megan Swingle, Food Fast chair; Maggie Herron, co-chair; Stephanie Dunn; Abe Copi; John Dungan, director of United Way; University President Troy Paino; Andrew Springmann; Natalie Garlock; and Marty Jayne, co-chair.
  • "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.
  • Classes Work to Assist Food Bank

    This semester, students in two of Truman’s HLTH150 nutrition courses have partnered with the SERVE Center to raise money for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
    The classes divided into 14 small groups, each of which planned a fundraiser as part of a service-learning opportunity. Students began planning events, raffles and donation requests after learning the Food Bank is able to purchase 15 pounds of food for families in need with only one dollar. These student-led projects took place in the past few weeks and culminated during the Big Week of Giving, when the class established donation tables on campus and throughout Kirksville.
    The first of these fundraiser events was completed Sept. 13, when one group set up a table display outside the Student Union Building and asked visiting parents and family members to consider donating to the cause. By sharing statistics about hungry families needing help, and how a small donation can make a big impact, the team exceeded their project goal and raised $1,000. Group members spoke with more than 1,000 local and visiting members of the campus community about the role of the Food Bank, and got the class projects off to an exciting start.
    Another fundraising project incorporated the help of University President Troy Paino. Raffle tickets were sold, and the lucky winner was able to pie him in the face at the Sept. 27 football game.
    There will also be several fundraisers throughout the semester taking place in conjunction with local restaurants. All of the proceeds raised in these projects will be donated directly to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

    Karina Critten stands by her class project display outside the Student Union Building. On Family Day, Critten’s group raised $1,000 in donations for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

  • SERVE Center Honors Kirksville R-III School District as Community Partner of the Year

    The Kirksville R-III School District received the “Community Partner of the Year” award and was recognized at the Community Partner Appreciation Luncheon, Sept. 30.

    The Community Partner of the Year award is given by the SERVE Center to an outstanding community member or agency that has worked closely with the University to promote public scholarship amongst Truman students.

    The Kirksville R-III School District was nominated by Sally Cook, associate professor of linguistics, for its service partnership with the University over the last nine years. Cook has worked with Cathy Kelly, the ESL specialist for Kirksville R-III, to provide positive learning opportunities for Truman students outside of a traditional classroom experience. The program pairs Truman students with non-native speakers who need additional English tutoring.

    Other nominations include the LIFE Ability Center, the Adair County Family YMCA, Heartland Task Force C-2000 Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the Northeast Missouri Association for Citizens with Disabilities (NACD) and the Green Thumb Project.

    The LIFE Ability Center was nominated by student Katie Shields and the Disabilities Studies Committee. The center provides resources and a comfortable environment for people with developmental delays. Activities and classes encourage independence, self-esteem and a sense of community.

    The Adair County Family YMCA was nominated by student Trevor Wood. The YMCA partners with service organizations on campus to promote and facilitate youth development programs. These programs enrich the lives of Kirksville’s youth and instill positive lifelong values.

    On behalf of Eta Sigma Gamma, Kaitlyn McManus nominated the Heartland Task Force C-2000 Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Eta Sigma Gamma, exercise science classes and Cardinal Key have worked with the Heartland Task Force for more than 15 years as partners in substance abuse prevention education and positive youth development programs.

    Sigma Tau Gamma nominated the NACD. The locally operated, non-profit organization provides services and equipment to local, handicapped citizens. They have specifically supported Sigma Tau Gamma’s philanthropy events, as well as other charitable organizations.

    The Green Thumb project was nominated by Liza Mann and Aly Duvall. The project was founded in 2011 by two women to expand the impact of sustainability education. They provide educational resources to community members, offer access to affordable local food movements and create community gardens.

    For more information on the Community Partner Award, visit serve.truman.edu/community-partner-award-nomination/.

    Honorees at the Community Partner Appreciation Luncheon, from left to right: Carol Cox, Heartland Task Force C-2000 Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; Kim Baker, LIFE Ability Center; Cathy Kelly, Kirksville R-III Schools; Sarah Riffer, Adair County YMCA; Linda Treasure, Northeast Missouri Association for Citizens with Disabilities.

  • Aid Available for Students Interested in 2015 National Undergraduate Research Conference

    Students who wish to receive financial support from the University to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) should apply for funding through the Office of Student Research (OSR) by Oct. 24.

    The 29th Annual NCUR Conference will take place in Cheney, Wash. from April 16-18. The OSR will be able to provide support for up to 24 students. A completed application, including an abstract, should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 24. A copy of the application form can be found at osr.truman.edu/ncur. Abstract guidelines can be found at www.cur.org/ncur_2015/abstract_submission/. Do not submit abstracts to NCUR until funding is granted from the OSR.

    The OSR will rank the applications and award travel funds to no more than 24 students. Priority will be given to senior students, students who have not previously attended NCUR and students who will not have the opportunity to present their research elsewhere, except for Truman’s Student Research Conference. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been awarded funding via email no later than Nov. 7. Students who are denied funding from the OSR are encouraged to seek alternative sources of travel funds.

    After a student has secured funding for travel to NCUR 2015, whether through the OSR or from some other source, he or she must submit their abstract to NCUR through the NCUR website, www.cur.org/ncur_2015/, by Dec. 2.

    Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of faculty at Eastern Washington University, and students will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted by the NCUR by Jan. 19. The OSR will contact all students who have been accepted by the NCUR to present at the conference in January, and will coordinate registration and travel for the entire Truman group.

    Questions or comments about the process can be directed to osr@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 Board 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Student Events for Homecoming Week

    Cirque Bezerk
    4:45 p.m.
    Oct. 6
    The Quad

    Cirque Construction
    Oct. 7
    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    The Quad

    SAB Presents Pyrotechniq: Fire Dancers
    8 p.m.
    Oct. 8
    The Mall

    It’s a Three-Ring Circus! (Game Night)
    6-8 p.m.
    Oct. 9
    SUB Activities Room

    Lip Sync Competition
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 10
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    Homecoming Parade
    9 a.m.
    Oct. 11
    Franklin Street

    The Closing Curtain: Pep Rally
    1 p.m.
    Oct. 11
    Parking Lot at Franklin and Patterson

    Truman Football Game
    1:30 p.m.
    Oct. 11
    Stokes Stadium

    Step Show
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 11
    Baldwin Hall Auditorium

    All are invited to join in the festivities. For more information on student events, visit the Homecoming website at homecoming.truman.edu. The majority of events are free and any events that cost can be viewed on the website.

    For information on alumni activities, visit the alumni schedule of events here.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Board of Governors to Meet

    The Board of Governors will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Student Union Building Conference Room 3000.
  • Planetarium Screening of “Seven Wonders”

    1 p.m.
    Oct. 11
    University Planetarium
    Magruder Hall

    Admission is free and open to the first 60 people to arrive.
  • 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 by contacting Janet Blohm-Pultz, program coordinator, at jblompultz@truman.edu, 660.785.5393 or stopping by her office in Adair Building Room 301. Program applications are accepted Oct. 1- Nov. 1 at mcnair.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.
  • 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.

    For more information, contact David Murphy at 660.785.7246 or email dgmurphy@truman.edu
  • 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.
  • 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

    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

    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

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, served as commenter in the inaugural meeting of the Missouri Regional Seminar on Early American History, Sept. 24 at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. where he (and they) discussed a chapter from Prof. Lorri Glover’s forthcoming Johns Hopkins University Press book, The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution.

    Datha Damron-Martinez, associate professor of business administration, and Katherine Jackson, associate professor of business administration, received the top prize in the AxcessCapon Teaching Innovation Competition for their paper and video entitled, “Connecting Consumer Behavior with Marketing Research through Garbology.” The competition was held in conjunction with the national meeting of the Marketing Management Association held in San Antonio, Texas. Professors Martinez and Jackson shared a $1,000 prize.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Upcoming Events

    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.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Foundation Scholarships Available

    Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students in the spring 2015 semester are now available. Applications are available online and are due by midnight, Nov. 1. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the Student Tab, Student Finances, Foundation Scholarships.