Vol. 19 No. 29 - April 20, 2015


  • Big Event Has Great Turnout

    More than 1,100 Truman students volunteered their time to show their appreciation for the Kirksville community at the 14th annual Big Event.

    Through the help of the SERVE Center, these students were matched with more than 250 job sites around town. Job sites ranged from helping individuals in the community with home maintenance, such as trimming bushes and raking leaves, to large-scale community projects, including building a playground for Faith Lutheran. Students also lent a hand to community partners such as the LIFE Ability Center and the Judevine Center for Autism.

    The Big Event is one of the largest one-day, student-run service projects hosted nationwide. It allows students to display their gratitude to the Kirksville community for their continued support and contribution to the University.

    For more information about the Big Event, or to learn about more service opportunities, visit serve.truman.edu or contact the SERVE Center at 660.785.7222.

    Truman students gather for group picture on the morning of the 2015 Big Event.
  • Arbor Day Celebration

    An Arbor Day celebration will kick-off at 10 a.m. April 24 at the Outdoor Learning Garden Site behind Kirksville High School.

    The kick-off will feature speakers and tree-planting. This year’s speaker is Yvette Amerman, a resource forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, who will speak on the importance of conservation. There will also be a ceremonial tree planting, followed by a day of tree planting in the nearby area.

    This event is the combined effort of Truman health science students, the City of Kirksville, the Missouri Department of Conservation, Green Thumb and the Bear Creek Group.

    Schedule of events:
    10 a.m.-Welcome
    10:05 a.m.-Presentation by Yvette Amerman
    10:15 a.m.-Student Representative Will Speak
    10:20 a.m.-Summary of Event
    10:30 a.m.-Tree Planting

  • Index Acknowledged at State Conference

    The Truman Index was named Best in Division at the Missouri College Media Association’s April 11 conference.

    The Index beat out all other Missouri college newspapers at medium-sized, four-year colleges and universities, and was honored for its writing, photography, design and more. The newspaper submitted students’ work published during the 2014 calendar year, and competed for awards against college newspapers at Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University, Missouri Southern State University, Drury University, Webster University and Maryville University.

    Many of its individual members also were recognized for their achievements with statewide awards, including:

    Megan Archer
    First Place, Nonpolitical/Entertainment Cartoon
    First Place, Political/Editorial Cartoon
    Third Place, Op-Ed page

    John Brooks, Austin Hornbostel and Dan Mika
    Third Place, Page One Design

    Grace Bueckendorf and Anna Grace

    First Place, Feature Page

    Editorial Staff
    Second Place, Special Section

    Editorial Board
    Third Place, Editorial Writing

    Elle Fitzgibbons
    Second Place, Feature Photography

    Anna Grace
    Second Place, Sports Column

    Austin Hornbostel
    Second Place, News Writing

    Dan Mika

    Second Place, In-depth News Reporting

    Erica Nolan
    Honorable Mention, Feature Writing

    Jonathan Rembold and Hannah Kacerovskis
    Honorable Mention, Sports Page
    Honorable Mention, Photo Page

    Trevor Stark
    Second Place, Sports Photography

    Katey Stoetzel

    Second Place, Entertainment Review

    Bill Townsend
    Honorable Mention, Column

    MCMA judges said the Index had a “solid, clean layout,” and complimented the newspaper for featuring both an editorial and an opinions page. Judges also praised the newspaper’s use of information graphics and photography, calendar/crime/news briefs section and the overall presentation and production.

  • Phi Beta Lambda Attends State Conference

    Members of Truman’s Phi Beta Lambda received recognition at the 56th State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Mo. April 11.

    The conference features competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training and election of officers for the next year.  

    The following students and teams from Truman were recognized at the awards program:

    Kelsey Beasley

    First Place, Macroeconomics

    Alexis Caraker
    Fifth Place, Accounting Principles
    Third Place, Business Ethics (Team)
    Second Place, Word Processing

    Joanne Chong
    Third Place, Marketing Analysis & Decision Making

    Julian Fung
    Fourth Place, Macroeconomics

    Joshua Gregg
    Second Place, Project Management
    Fourth Place, Sports Management & Marketing

    Hailey Ketchum
    First Place, Human Resource Management (Team)
    Fourth Place, Retail Management

    Kana Kotani
    Third Place, Statistical Analysis

    Taylor Libbert
    First Place, Business Communications
    Third Place, Business Ethics (Team)
    Fourth Place, Organizational Behavior & Leadership

    Quan Luong
    Second Place, International Business
    Third Place, Organizational Behavior & Leadership

    Tommy Ng
    First Place, Statistical Analysis

    Thang Nguyen
    First Place, Management Concepts
    Fifth Place, Personal Finance
    Third Place, Project Management

    Mai Pham
    Fourth Place, Business Communications

    Alicia Priyatmo
    First Place, Impromptu Speaking

    Becca Stearns
    First Place, Human Resource Management

    Ashton Wolter
    First Place, Financial Concepts
    First Place, Macroeconomics
    First Place, Microeconomics

    Many of the students recognized are eligible to represent Truman at the National Leadership Conference this June in Chicago.

    Phi Beta Lambda students recently attended a state leadership conference in Springfield, Mo. Pictured, front row, left to right: Joanne Chong, Siying Li, Mai Pham, Alicia Priyatmo, Rebecca Stearns, Kana Kotani, Taylor Libbert and Quan Luong. Back row, left to right: Jessica Sebek, Kelsey Beasley, Hailey Ketchum, Alexis Caraker, Jeananne Pigeon, Joshua Gregg, Ashton Wolter and Cathy Poyner.
  • Language and Literacy Conference Scheduled for April 24

    The School of Health Sciences and Education will host its seventh annual Language and Literacy Conference April 24 in the Student Union Building.

    Truman is expecting to welcome approximately 100 students, area primary and secondary teachers, speech-language pathologists and reading specialists who are interested in improving reading and writing achievement.

    Speaking at the conference will be Dr. C. Melanie Schuele, associate professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is an author of the “Intensive Phonological Awareness Program,” a small group intervention program. Schuele’s topic will be “Phonological Awareness: Making a Difference in Children’s Reading and Writing.”

    For more information, contact Mona Davis at monad@truman.edu or 660.785.4383.

  • Screenwriter Alumna Returns for Senior Seminar

    The English and Linguistics Department will welcome Akela Cooper, Hollywood screenwriter and Truman alumna, as the keynote speaker for its senior seminar April 23-24.

    Cooper is an active screenwriter who has scripted episodes for television shows such as "Grimm" and "The 100." She got her start in Hollywood by attending the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, one of the oldest and most reputable film schools, after graduating from Truman in 2004. Visit the Truman Review archives to learn more about Cooper and her Hollywood career.

    While at Truman she will give two presentations. The first, titled “When Nobody Knows Your Name: How Grad School Helped Me Start My Screenwriting,” will be at 12 p.m. April 23 in Student Union Building Georgian Room B. Her second, titled “Folklore as Persuasion in Grimm and the 100,” is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. April 24 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.
    In addition to Cooper’s talks, there will be 75 capstone presentations with a wide range of topics from masterpieces, such as "The Great Gatsby," to new media, including video games like "Kingdom Hearts," as well as original compositions.

    A full schedule of presentations is as follows.

    April 23

    9-10:20 a.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 2016             
    Moderator: Rebecca Dierking
    Emily Schwent: “Associations, Aspirations, and Outcasts in the 1920s: An Analysis of 'Passing' in Nella Larsen’s Works and Life”
    Jessica Chiodini: “Larsen, Toomer, and the Tragic Mulatto”
    Ryan Webb: “'The Great Gatsby': Film Adaptation and Hutcheon’s Four Cliches”
    Jessica Wilke: “'Mockingjay' and Media Styles: The Relationship between Adaptation and Critical Media”
    Elizabeth Wolk: “Asexual Novella Adapation of Disney’s 'Beauty and the Beast'”

    Student Union Building 2017
    Moderator: Stephen Shapiro
    Amy Allemang: “Specific Language Impairment as a Predictor of Early Narrative Skill”
    Eric Wickert: “'Kalevala': Thematic Generalizations from Russian Epics”
    Amber Wienhaus: “Lost in Translation: The Oneida Creation Myth”
    Titus Fansler: “Narrative in Kiowa Storytelling”
    Binh Tran: “Conversational Narrative of Vietnamese Speakers”

    10:30-11:50 a.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 2016
    Moderator: Taylor Latham
    Jordan Fort: “From Swords to Six-Shooters: 'Seven Samurai' and 'The Magnificent Seven'”
    Cassandra Roeslein: “The Patriarchy in 'The Great Gatsby': Social Class in America”
    Alexandra Timmer: “The Profile of Dorian Gray”
    Samantha McCain: “African American Women in the 1920s: Nella Larsen’s Protagonist Tragic Mulatta”
    Kaitlyn Fowle: “Naomi Wolf & Thomas Pynchon: A Critique of Esther’s Nose Job”

    Student Union Building 2017
    Moderator: Heather Cianciola
    Amy Soto: “Code-switching: An Analysis in Children’s Literature”
    Garrett Kelsey: “Choice in Video Game Narrative”
    Claire Drone-Silvers: “Passive-Aggressive: An Analyis of Passive Forms in Caesar’s 'De Bello Gallico'”
    Michelle Hooper: “Rape and Representation”
    Heaven Desmond: “Use of Adjectives in the Horror Genre”

    12 p.m.        
    Student Union Building 2107 
    Keynote Speaker
    Akela Cooper
    : “When Nobody Knows Your Name: How Grad School Helped Me Start My Screenwriting Career”

    1:30-2:50 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 2016
    Moderator: Jocelyn Cullity
    Neva Sheaffer: “'Nasty Pretty Girls' or the Femme Fatale Role Mode in Film & V”
    Blair Hill: “The Princesses of Heart: Feminism in 'Kingdom Hearts'”
    Andrew Cogswell: “Pitching Y: 'The Last Man' for Television”
    Nick Gibson: “Deceptions of the Self and Others”
    Kayla Compton: “Sebastian”

    Student Union Building 2017
    Moderator: Royce Kallerud
    Lauren Baker: “Timing in Comedic Narratives”
    Nic Evans: “Pragmatics of Humorous Narratives”
    Calley Sivils: “Facebook as a Medium for our Lives”
    Jeffrey Leafblad: “Anaphora Resolution in Narratives”
    Amy Jones: “Narrative Storytelling & Autism Spectrum Disorders”

    3-4:20 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 2016
    Moderator: Priscilla Riggle
    Henry Janssen: “Assimilation of High- and Low-Culture in Pynchon’s 'Gravity’s Rainbow'”
    Zoe Maffitt: “Sic: A Multimedia: Multi-genre Project”
    Maria Taboada: “5th Portal: A Fantasy Roadtrip Novel”
    Carl Kirk: “A Historical Context and Analysis in 'V'”
    Zach Venturella: “Surreal on Screen: How Poetry Can Impact Screenwriting”

    3-3:50 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 2017
    Moderator: Jamie Miller
    Junia Weatherbie & Jordan Davis: “Songs We Tell: Applying Linguistic Theory to
    Musical Theater and Ballads”
    Rachel Cain: “Computational Narratives”

    April 24

    9:30-10:20 a.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 3200

    Moderator: Rebecca Dierking
    Chris Sheffer: “The Greater Gatsby: The Immortal, Incorruptible Ideal of Love and the
    American Dream”
    Elise Brummett: “The Utopia in Their Eyes: An Analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s and Willa
    Cather’s Portrayal of the Middle-Class in 'The Great Gatsby' and 'The Professor’s House'”
    Olivia Muegge: “Unique Characters in a Family”

    Student Union Building 3000
    Moderator: Amy Sallwasser
    Natalie Williams: “Title Themes in Pynchon’s 'Entropy' and Joyce’s 'The Dead'”
    Jake Hurst: “For the Sake of the Song: Songs in the Works of Pynchon ('Crying of
    Lot 49' and 'Inherent Vice')”
    Allison Tray: “From Underage Side-kick to Best Friend: The Adapted Story of James
    ‘Bucky’ Barnes”

    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 3200
    Moderator: Priscilla Riggle
    Lincoln Brown: “Of Coyotes and My Father (Memoir)”
    Rachel Davis: “Weaving Fictional Magic: Creating My First Novel”
    Dan Owen: “Nihilism in 'Gravity’s Rainbow'”

    Student Union Building 3000
    Moderator: Hayden Wilsey
    Hannah Brockhaus: “Genre Conventions in 'Call the Midwife,' Book and Television Adaptation: A Case Study”
    Keri Shine: “In the Height of Consumerism: Fitzgerald and Larsen and the American Dream”
    Caroline Maurer: “A Marxist Perspective on the Dissolution of the American Dream in 'Cane' and 'The Great Gatsby'”

    11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentation

    Student Union Building 3200
    Moderator: Linda Seidel
    Michelle Adams: “The Making of the Mulatta: Psychological Realism in Nella Larsen’s 'Passing'”
    Amelia Adams: “Liberation, Feminization, and Emasculation: Male Enervation and the Power Struggles that arise in 1920’s Masculine Communities”
    Nick Kilgore: “Reprobate”

    Student Union Building 3000
    Moderator:  Adam Davis
    Megan Folken: “Comparative Analysis of Magical Realism in Thomas Pynchon’s 'Gravity’s Rainbow' and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s '100 Years of Solitude'”
    Doug Taul: “European Paranoia during WWII in Thomas Pynchon’s 'Gravity’s Rainbow'”
    Natasha Honigfort: “DEATH NOTE: An Evaluation of Differences between Manga: Anime, and Live Action Movies”

    12:30 p.m.
    Student Union Building 3200

    Keynote Speaker
    Akela Cooper
    : “Folklore as Persuasion in 'Grimm' and 'The 100': A Scriptwriter’s Perspective on SciFi Horror.”

    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 3200
    Moderator: Amy Sallwasser
    Seth Emery: “Compulsory Masculinity and War Wounds: Exploring Injury and Manhood 'The Sun Also Rises' and 'Hearts in Atlantis'”
    Christian Orlet: “The New Woman: Defying Gender Stereotypes”
    Ellen Burken: “Pig Bodine: American Sailors and the Crude Masculine Identity”

    Student Union Building 3000
    Moderator: Jocelyn Cullity
    Devan Codi Caton: “'Eleanor & Park,' An Adaptation for the Screen”
    Samantha Nassar: “Memoir Writing and Film Adapting – Through the Lens of 'Eat, Pray, Love'”
    Emily Wildhaber: “The Wake: Losing the Parish Rectory”

    2:30-3:20 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 3200    
    Moderator: Betsy Delmonico
    Drew Roberson: “The Limits of Interpretation of Pynchon’s Postmodernism”
    Justin Duello: “Sherlock Holmes in Modern Days: An Investigation in Adaptation”
    Connor Maguire: “Adapting the Brothers Grimm: Anne Sexton’s 'Transformations'”

    Student Union Building 3000

    Moderator: Hena Ahmad
    Kira Gresoski: “If Only Daughter Could Say: Reaching Towards the Unvoiced Feminine in Faulkner’s 'The Sound and the Fury'”
    Lydia Whitacre: “A Decade for Beginnings in Shifts of Perspective: Distinct Binary Categories of Gender and Race and 'Passing' in Larsen, Toomer, and Hemingway”
    Kelsey Ruoff: “InTents: a Short Story of Short Stories”

    3:30-4:20 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 3200

    Moderator:  Kevin Manley
    Carly Rae Winchell: “'Crash Course' in Screenwriting”
    Kaylee Kohne: “Vs.: A Graphic Novel”
    Deanna Susek: “Demeter and the Pastoral”

    Student Union Building 3000
    Moderator: Bob Mielke
    Hector Funtes: “A Referential Criticism Reading of 'Gravity’s Rainbow': A Meta-Critical Approach”
    Bianca Kliethermes: “A Freudian Reading of the Animate/Inanimate Tensions in 'V'”
    Sarah Moutray: “Valiant or Venomous: the 1920s “New Woman” as Portrayed by Hemingway’s Lady Brett Ashley”

    4:30-5 p.m.
    Student Capstone Presentations

    Student Union Building 3000

    Moderator: Adam Davis
    Jamie McBurnett: “Nine Lives”
    Katie Lavery: "Love Notes: A Collection of Narrative Poems”



  • Truman Steel Host Concert

    Truman Steel, Truman’s steel drum ensemble, will host a special performance of steel pan music from Trinidad and Tobago at 8 p.m. April 20 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    Guest artist Liam Teague, an internationally renowned Trinidadian steel pan virtuoso, will join the band as they perform his musical compositions in addition to the many traditional calypsos, socas and songos from the Caribbean.

    A native Trinidadian and known as the “Paganini of the Steel Pan,” Teague is considered the world’s premiere steel pan performer. He has received many awards in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, including winning the Trinidad and Tobago national steel band festival’s solo championship. His commitment to demonstrating the art of steel drumming has taken him to Europe, Asia, Australia and throughout North and Central America over his two decade career.

    The concert is free and open to the public.

    The Center for Multicultural Affairs, School of Arts and Letters, Student Senate Grants program and the University Percussion Society are sponsoring the event.

    Liam Teague
  • Study Abroad Office Summer Programs

    Centro Linguistico Conversa
    Santa Ana, Costa Rica
    Sixth Cycle: May 25-June 19
    Seventh Cycle: June 22-July 17
    Eighth Cycle: July 20-Aug. 14
    Studying at Centro Linguistico Conversa allows students to strengthen their Spanish-language skills through its intensive International program. Classes are offered in four-week sessions and have up to four people. Students are placed with a host family or in an on-campus residence hall. The campus is located on a mountaintop with a scenic view of the rainforest, beaches and volcanoes.

    Grint Centre for Education and Culture
    Moscow, Russia
    May 25-July 19
    Students can receive personal attention in Russian-language courses while studying at Grint Centre in Russia. The classes are taught in small groups of four to six students. Students may also enroll in three credit hour courses. Weekly excursions include cultural visits to theaters, concerts and sports arenas. Students have the choice of living with a host family or in residence halls. A meal plan is also included.  

    University of Limerick
    Limerick, Ireland
    May 27-June 15
    Study abroad at one of Ireland’s top independent, internationally focused universities. The University of Limerick has made a national reputation for its excellent programs in business and engineering. It offers six options for English-speaking classes, each three credits. Classes include law in Ireland, creative writing, sociological perspective in Irish society and several others. Students will take weekend excursions and travel to historic sites within the city. While in Ireland students will be housed on-campus with a living area, kitchen and lounge. For more information, visit ccisabroad.org/program.

    Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
    Cusco, Peru
    May 29
    Students can choose between a four-week and an eight-week study abroad in Cusco, Peru, through the school's Latin American Studies Programs. The academic program offers Spanish-language courses and English coursework including history of the Inca civilization, art and design in Cusco, architecture, photography, culture of Peru and others. Students have the option to live with a host family or in a nearby hotel. For more information, check out ccisabroad.org/program.

    Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers
    Angers, France
    June 10-July 9
    Students will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of the top graduate schools of management in France. In the first three weeks the students will take the following courses: European economics, European Union studies and culture and communication. During the second half of the program, students will take business and cultural visits to places including Loire Valley, Normandy, Paris and Brussels. In Angers, students will be housed in residence halls with individual rooms with a kitchen and bathroom. For Brussels and Paris, students stay in three-star comfortable hotels on a double-room basis. For more information, visit ccisabroad.org/program.

    Edge Hill University
    Ormskirk, England
    June 15-July 13
    Students can earn three credit hours while studying two of four modules at one of England’s top universities. Each module offers several excursions and one weekend trip to London. Edge Hill University will provide transportation to and from the airport and breakfast and lunch each weekday.

    Maynooth University International Summer School
    Maynooth, Republic of Ireland
    July 5-Aug. 1
    The national university of Ireland, studying at Maynooth University allows students to choose from 13 courses from eight different disciplines. Weekend and day trips are offered, with trips in the past including visiting Belfest, the Titanic Museum and the Peace Wall. Students can choose between living on campus or in apartments, and a full meal plan is included for weekdays
  • Study Abroad in Asia

    Shanghai University

    Shanghai, China
    Students can study abroad at the largest municipal university in the city of Shanghai. This diverse university has more than 10,000 international students from 76 countries. SHU has more than 55 undergraduate programs and 85 graduate programs, including liberal arts, international business, fine arts, computer science and many more. Courses in English are offered and include marketing strategy, finance, communication skill, Asian economics, Chinese language classes and several others. The program offers active out-of-classroom learning experiences and trips include visiting the Museum of Chinese Martial Arts, Oriental Pearl and even enjoying a Huangpu River Cruise. For more information about the program, click here.

    Hosei University 

    Hosei, Japan
    The Global Human Resource Development program at Hosei University offers various classes including courses taught in English about Japanese society, the Japanese language, marketing in Japan, and even culture tourism. For those interested in learning more about the Japanese language, Japanese classes are divided into six levels from basic communication to the advanced level. Students with high proficiency have the option of taking regular Japanese faculty classes. Extracurricular learning opportunities include joining the Japanese old instrument club, instruction on the Japanese food culture, attending tea ceremonies and many more. For more information, click here.
  • Earth Week Events

    Students are invited to help celebrate Earth Week by participating in various events throughout the week of April 20.

    Earth Week kicked off with an environmental health class cleaning Bear Creek. Other events this week include:

    April 21
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Student Union Building Georgian Room A
    Second Life Project Display
    Second life projects, projects that demonstrate how to recycle or reuse materials, will be on display. Students can also vote for the most creative, biggest transformation and most practical projects.

    3:30 p.m.
    Magruder Hall 1090
    Renting Smart, Saving Money and Living Healthy
    This presentation will teach students what to look for when renting a house or apartment, and how some of these things can affect health.

    7-9 p.m.
    Violette Hall 1010
    There will be another presentation about individual impact on the environment.

    April 22
    The Quad
    DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Tables
    Students can learn how to create their own second life projects at the DIY tables. The best second-life projects will also be on display.

    April 24
    The Quad
    Environmental tables on the Quad

  • Coffee with the President

    President Troy Paino will host a Coffee with the President from 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 21 in Pickler Memorial Library Café – West End.

  • Body Composition Assessments Available

    Free body composition assessments will be available from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 21 in the Student Recreation Center.  

    Tests include measuring body fat percentage, blood pressure, waist circumference and body mass index. Students are able to sign up at the weight room desk. For more information, visit truman.edu/recreation/fitness-wellness-program.
  • APDC Faculty Event, April 22

    There will be an Academic Professional Development Center Event at 3:30 p.m. April 22. Zac Burden will lead a campus folklore tour. The tour will meet in front of the Kirk Building.

  • Bone Marrow Drive Returns to Campus

    Phi Sigma Pi, Delta Sigma Pi and Phi Delta are working together to bring two “Be the Match” bone marrow donor registration drives to campus April 23. The first will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Student Union Building Down Under and the second will be later that evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall.

    The “Be the Match” registry connects potential donors with thousands of patients suffering from blood cancers, for whom a bone marrow transplant can mean life or death. Learn more about “Be the Match” and what it means to join the registry here.

    Through the “Be the Match” registry Truman students are making a real difference. Tori Holt, a junior nursing major, registered on campus in January 2014. By the fall, she found out that she was a match for a baby boy with a severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome. Holt completed her donation one year after she registered.

  • French Students to Perform “Dormez, je le veux!”

    Truman French students will preform Feydeau’s comedy, “Dormez, je le veux!” at 8 p.m. April 22-23 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. English subtitles will be projected to accompany the performance.
  • School of Business Events

    Meet the Firms – Accounting Recruiting Event
    April 24
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Violette Hall Upstairs Commons
    Retirement Reception for Keith Harrison
    April 30
    3-5 p.m.
    Violette Hall Upstairs Commons
    Master of Accountancy Hooding Ceremony
    May 9
    10 a.m. Reception immediately follows
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall
  • Alpha Kappa Psi to Host Dodgeball Tournament

    Alpha Kappa Psi will host a campus-wide dodgeball tournament at 2:30 p.m. April 26 in the Pershing Small Gym.
    Teams must have eight players. There will be a registration fee of $24 per team and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the philanthropy of the winning team’s choice. To register, email akpsi.tauup@gmail.com for a form. All registration forms are due to the Alpha Kappa Psi mailbox located in the Center for Student Involvement.

  • Application Open for Summer Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research

    The Office of Student Research will accept Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for summer research and creative scholarship until April 27.

    All disciplines are invited to participate. The purpose of the grant is to promote a culture of research and scholarship at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research styles and requirements. Projects supported by this program should involve original ideas, but may encompass a variety of activities including obtaining preliminary data or information, exploring new topics and continuing ongoing projects.
    To apply, students must be current Truman undergraduates or graduate students and be mentored by a Truman faculty member. Grant applications may request up to $750 and can cover student institutional pay, as well as supplies and travel to conduct the research. Complete guidelines can be found at the Office of Student Research website.
    All students that wish to be considered for GIASR summer 2015 funding should submit applications online at osr.truman.edu/GIASR/Application.

    For more information, contact the Office of Student Research at osr@truman.edu.

  • Peace Corps Campus Ambassador

    The Peace Corps is accepting applications for a campus ambassador position. The campus ambassador works with Peace Corps recruiter to raise awareness on campus and introduce students to the organization. To apply, email ambassadors@peacecorps.gov for an application. All applications are due April 30.
  • Internship in China Available

    Applications are now available for a semester-long program where students can earn 12 credit hours while teaching English in Guangdong Province, China. Applications are due by April 30. For more information, contact Timothy Farley.

    Truman student Michael Fentress took this picture of Shanghai Habor while participating in the internship.
  • Stress Less for Success: A Wellness Zone Event

    4-6 p.m.
    May 3
    On the Quad and in the Wellness Zone (Pickler Memorial Library 108)



  • Notables

    Brad Boyer, the “Voice of the Bulldogs,” will be inducted into the MBCA Hall of Fame April 25. Boyer recently completed his 20th season of calling Truman football and basketball games for KRES-FM. He also serves as the operations manager for KRES, KWIX, KIRK and KTCM. The induction will take place at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mo.

    Daniel Mandell, professor of history, presented a draft chapter from his book in progress, at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

    Marc Rice, professor of music, has been awarded a grant to attend the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, to take place in Lincoln, Neb., in June. This four-day workshop is sponsored by the Society for Textural Scholarship that focuses on developing document-editing skills. Rice will use this experience in the work towards his book, which will be an anthology of documents pertaining to the history of jazz in the Midwest.


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Noyce Scholars Program

    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program for Secondary Mathematics and Physics Teaching is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Noyce Scholarship Program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides generous scholarships to future educators who will teach high school mathematics and physics. For more information about the scholarships and how to apply, visit the Truman Noyce Scholars Office in Magruder Hall 3164 or noyce.truman.edu. The deadline to apply is May 1.

  • Jack J. Isgur Foundation Scholarships Available

    The Jack J. Isgur Foundation Scholarship applications are available to students aspiring to teach the humanities. The foundation promotes the humanities in the education field by awarding scholarships for students who aspire to teach literature, the fine arts, music, art, poetry and dance. Scholarships are available to junior and senior levels of undergraduates, as well as graduate students. For more information, or to obtain an application for this scholarship, visit the foundation’s website. Applications are due by May 15.
  • The St. Louis Area Hotel Association

    The St. Louis Area Hotel Association will be awarding ten $2,500 scholarships to students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications and qualifications can be found at stlhotels.com. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. April 30. Scholarships will be awarded May 29.
  • Association of Missouri Interpreter’s George Kastler 2015 Scholarship

    Applicants must be a junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student, studying in the field of interpretation (biology, environmental education, parks and recreation, wildlife management, history, etc.) to be considered for this scholarship. For more information, contact Cyndi Cogbill at cyndi.pawpawpatch@gmail.com. The deadline for application is July 15.
  • AT&T

    ATTSavings.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity. To find out how to apply for this scholarship, visit attsavings.com/scholarship. The deadline is July 17.