Vol. 19 No. 31 - May 4, 2015


  • Picnic Planned for Spring and Summer Grads

    All 2015 spring and summer graduates are invited to the graduate picnic from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 6 on the mall. In the event of rain, it will take place in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    There will be a free barbeque picnic with hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, dessert and drinks. All graduates will receive an alumni T-shirt.

    Those who cannot attend may stop by McClain Hall 205 after May 5 to pick up their alumni T-shirt. For additional details, contact Denise Smith at 660.785.4174 or bulldogforever2@truman.edu.

    This event is sponsored by the Truman Alumni Association, the Northeast Missouri Alumni Chapter and Truman’s Office of Advancement.

  • Seniors Encouraged to Get Cupola Photos Before Leaving

    As graduation approaches, seniors are encouraged to connect with part of Truman’s history by taking a photo at the original cupola that sat on top of the historic Kirk Memorial for many decades.

    The restored campus icon now resides outside the east entrance to the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center. University photographer Tim Barcus will take free photos for graduates at the cupola from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. May 6.

    Students, alumni and friends can take cupola photos anytime and are encouraged to share their cupola photos on the Truman or Alumni Facebook pages or Twitter pages with #BulldogForever.

    The cupola has been a symbol of the University for years, and in 1996, its weathervane was welded in place to forever point northeast in honor of the school’s previous name, Northeast Missouri State University. When Kirk Memorial underwent improvements in the summer of 2013, it was discovered that some of the wood in the cupola had rotted. A new cupola, which was created to look like the original, was constructed primarily of aluminum, and includes insulation and roofing material to protect the dome structure. In keeping with tradition, the weathervane on the new cupola, installed Aug. 15, 2013, was also welded in place to point northeast.

    For other campus traditions, visit truman.edu/about/facts-about-truman/traditions.

  • Business Students Awarded $10,000 Grant

    Three Truman students received the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award and a $10,000 grant at a ceremony in Kansas City, Mo., April 23.

    Julian Fung, Lasse Fuss and Tommy Ng were acknowledged for their paper about the future of the wealth management industry in regards to disruptive media, the new generation and changing service models.

    The group was first made aware of this opportunity through the School of Business and decided to enter with the encouragement of Chuck Boughton, instructor of business administration. The paper itself was the product of a semester of work, starting with brainstorming in October and continuing through the University’s internal selection process in December. From there, the paper was revised with the help of Boughton, Deb Kerby, dean of the School of Business, and Paul Fellows, associate professor of business administration. Once submitted, Fung, Fuss and Ng were notified that their paper was among the top three and they were invited to the awards ceremony.

    The three said that while the project was time consuming, they all feel as if they benefited from working together and were able to share information and ideas.

    Fung is a junior business administration and computer science major. He hopes to use his knowledge and research to make an impact on society in the future. He plans to invest the majority of his award money and spend the rest on his loved ones.

    Fuss is studying behavioral economics as an interdisciplinary major. He is interested in the intersection of psychology and businesses/economics. He hopes to apply academic research in behavioral science to a variety of settings. He plans to use his award money to travel and explore the world and invest the rest.

    Ng is senior business administration and economics major. He aspires to be an entrepreneur and one-day work in Silicon Valley. His goal is to create a groundbreaking business model that can significantly impact society in a positive way. He plans to save and invest most of his award money. In light of the major earthquake in Nepal, he also plans to donate part of the award to support Nepalese students at Truman.

    The award is sponsored by DST, a global provider of strategic data management and is named in honor of Robert Gould, company president from 1984-1987. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding students interested in the financial services industry. This year, Truman students competed against students from Avila University, the University of Kansas, Rockhurst University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

    Truman students Julian Fung, Lasse Fuss and Tommy Ng receive the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award from a representative of DST, a global provider of strategic data management. Pictured, from left, Ng, the DST representative, Fung and Fuss.
  • Commencement Ceremony to Proceed Outside

    Due to the improved weather forecast and the desire to accommodate as many guests as possible, Truman’s 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held at Stokes Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

    The original plan will be followed, with with all degree candidates assembling in academic dress in Baldwin Hall Auditorium by 12:30 p.m. Faculty should gather in McClain Hall with a processional to begin at 1:30 p.m.

    On the off chance that the weather near the start time of the 2 p.m. does not allow an outside ceremony, it will be moved to Pershing Arena. An emergency rain site plan will be implemented, and a text message will be sent to all students, faculty and staff who have signed up to receive text messages through TruView.

    Pershing Arena has a seating capacity far less than Stokes Stadium. Due to the extenuating circumstances of an indoor emergency ceremony, rain tickets would not be used and seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.  

    Overflow seating to remotely view the ceremony would be available in Baldwin Hall Auditorium and Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

    The ceremony will also be live streamed on the Truman website at truman.edu/commencement/live-stream.

    Any updates regarding the ceremony will be posted at truman.edu/commencement. For questions regarding the event, contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@truman.edu.

    Helpful Hints to pass on to Family Members Attending the Commencement Ceremony
    * Due to the earlier rain showers, the seating in Stokes Stadium may be damp, so guests might want to bring a towel.

    * Missouri weather can change on a dime, so guests should consider bringing an umbrella.

    * Guests are welcome to bring their own bottled water into the Stadium. Bottled water will also be for sale at the west concession stand and on the field.

  • Students Receive Academic Honors Awards

    The Annual Academic Honor Awards Assembly, which recognizes outstanding students who have dedicated time, energy and talent to their academic achievement, will take place at 5 p.m. May 8 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

    Alumna Ellie Glenn (’07) will be the guest speaker. Glenn is the director of government relations for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. In this role, she advocates on behalf of the hospital and children’s health care issues in the Missouri and Illinois legislatures, as well as in Congress in Washington, D.C. A former legislative liaison for the Department of Health and Senior Services, she helped shape and advocate for policies that improve the health and lives of Missourians. Glenn is a 2007 Shear Fellow and won the Shear Amethyst Award in 2014.

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting
    Amanda Truschinger

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Accounting
    Dominic Kacich

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Agricultural Science
    Elizabeth Erin Evers

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Anthropology
    Mariah Zaaijer Vande Lune

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art
    Danielle Naeger

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art History
    Danielle Bell

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Studio Art
    Alexander Eickhoff

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Visual Communication
    Kristen Williams

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Athletic Training
    Kelci Besand

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Biology
    Jeffrey Corneil

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Biology
    Conor Gearin

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Finance
    Samuel Lohmeyer

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Management
    Molly McGraw

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Business Administration: Marketing
    Jessica Poole

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in International Business
    Amanda Shreves

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Chemistry
    Kallie Hilsabeck

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Classics
    Claire Drone-Silvers

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Journalism
    Melissa Suzanne Bradford

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Public Communication
    Genevieve Rose Avellino

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication: Communication Studies
    Andrea Nicole Watkins Davis

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication Disorders
    Michelle Suzanne Krahenbuhl

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Disorders
    Kelley Theresa Koenig

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Computer Science
    Kailong Mao

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Creative Writing
    Nicholas Gibson

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Economics
    Hope Benefield

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Elementary Education
    Elise Keller

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Secondary Education
    Grace Cripps

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education
    Megan Taylor

    Outstanding Graduate Student in English
    Benjamin Batzer

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in English
    Lydia Anne Whitacre

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Exercise Science
    Kirsten Maakestad

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in French
    Ashlee Estep

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in German
    Brian Jacob

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Health Science
    Kristin Grimsley

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in History
    Jennifer Gail Marks

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Rachel Doyle

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Justice Systems
    Abigail Orscheln

    Outstanding Graduate Student in Leadership
    Angela Carron

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Linguistics
    Jeffrey Leafblad

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Mathematics
    Katherine Maxwell

    General George C. Marshall ROTC Award
    for the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Military Science

    Dominic Bisesi

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: General Concentration
    Katherine Barthel

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Liberal Arts
    Esther Chu

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Music: Performance
    Ava Pacheco

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Nursing
    Lauren Jean Null

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Religion
    Samuel Walk

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Physics
    Katherine Maxwell

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Political Science
    Christopher Camie

    Outstanding Undergraduate Students in Psychology
    Christopher Zerr
    Clare Fielding Bogle

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Romance Language
    Amy Nicole Soto

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sociology
    Megan Amelia Todd

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Spanish
    Paige Bergan

    Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Theatre
    Bailey Jones

    Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
    David Giovagnoli

  • Annual Service Recognition Event Scheduled

    The annual service recognition event will take place at 12 p.m. May 12 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. Honorees will be receiving letters of invitation soon.

    Approximately 176 current and retired members of the University will be honored for their commitment to the University. The list of honorees may be found by online.

    Honorees should have already received, or will soon be receiving, letters of invitation. Names on recognition certificates will be noted as reflected on the invitation letter. For any errors, or to add someone to the list that may have been missed, contact the Human Resources Office at 660.785.4031.

    Those who are not honorees, but would like to attend in support of a colleague, can purchase tickets for $10 in the Human Resources Office, McClain Hall 101, no later than May 8.

  • End of the Semester Donations and Trash Collection

    This spring, as students begin to move out for the summer or graduate, several Kirksville stores are willing to accept donations of furniture, appliances and clothing that is no longer needed. When donating items please remember to make sure they are clean, in good condition and seasonal.

    For those students living off campus looking to dispose of items that are not in good condition and cannot be donated, please refer to the City of Kirksville trash collection site or call City Hall at 660.627.1224.  
    Kirksville locations that will accept donations:

    The Crossing Thrift Store

    1105 S. Baltimore
    10 a.m.-8p.m.
    Additional availability by appointment
    Offers assistance with moving large donations

    Helping Hands Mission
    111 E. Harrison St
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Additional availability by appointment
    Offers assistance with moving large donations

    Out Reach Mission
    301 E. Illinois
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Additional availability by appointment
    Offers assistance with moving large donations

    Salvation Army
    420 S. Baltimore
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Scrapper’s Den
    106 E. Illinois
    10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Alpha Kappa Psi Humongous Rummage Sale:

    Students can also drop off unwanted clothing, furniture and home goods at Blink of an Eye, 108 N. Franklin, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20-May 15. A rummage sale to help raise funds for the Adair County Humane Society will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5-6.


  • Open Houses Scheduled to Showcase Agave Blossom 50 Years in the Making

    In anticipation of the blooming of Truman's Agave Americana plant, the greenhouse will host open houses from 4-6 p.m. May 8, 15 and 22. It is located at the south end of Magruder Hall on Patterson Street. Guests are asked to enter the through the west door, near the loading dock. If raining, guest may enter through Magruder Hall 2034. Tours for larger groups will be available by appointment. To schedule a tour, contact Elisabeth Hooper at lhooper@truman.edu or Jenna Canfield at jcanfield@truman.edu.

    Around mid-March, several student workers noticed something strange peeking over the tallest leaves of the more than 6-foot-tall agave plant growing in Truman’s greenhouse

    Today, a nearly 20-foot stalk towers over the plant and reaches out through the roof of the greenhouse. No, the greenhouse staff has not planted magic beans—instead, campus is being treated to the final stage of the Agave Americana’s 50-year life cycle.

    The plant’s entire life has been leading up to this moment, where it sends a stalk shooting up more than 20 feet into the sky so that it can flower and produce seeds. After the plant finishes its flowering cycle it will soon die.

    The agave's stalk grew more than 10 feet in a month, requiring a ceiling panel of the greenhouse be removed to give it space to grow.

    Originally from the dry region of central Mexico, the tall stalk was needed to help agaves spread their seeds over great distances. The lifespan of an average agave can range from 25-80 years with most agave, and all Agave Americana, being monocarpic, meaning they only flower once in their lifetimes.

    The agave has fascinated humans for centuries, who have found many uses for the prehistoric-looking plant. Today, agaves are often sought out for their aesthetic appeal and are grown ornamentally in gardens across the country.

    This is what most likely brought Truman’s agave to the campus greenhouse. While the full history of the plant is unknown, an anecdotal history exists through the stories of Truman staff and faculty. Some can remember the plant being fairly large when it was first moved to the greenhouse around 30 years ago.

    Regardless of how the agave arrived on campus, it cannot be denied that is quite a sight. While it is around 20 feet tall, the plant could reach even greater heights. Elisabeth Hooper, associate professor of biology, speculates that the plant will still have a couple more weeks of growing before it reaches full bloom in the upcoming month.  

    Passersby can catch a glimpse of the agave protruding from the greenhouse.

    Although this flowering means the end of this plant’s life, the greenhouse staff hopes to continue to grow agaves by replanting small offshoots, called pups, that sprout up around the mother plant.

    In nature, agaves thrive in open and dry conditions, but they also make good houseplants that require minimal care. Members of the public can keep their own piece of this historic moment by looking for the plant’s pups at the next campus plant sale.

    Elisabeth Hooper, associate professor of biology, stands alongside Truman's agave plant.
  • Resources to Help Reduce Stress

    As finals week draws near, students may be prone to increased levels of anxiety. The University encourages students to take a break and enjoy some of the stress releasing resources that Truman offers.

    The Wellness Zone 
    The Wellness Zone provides many resources to help curb stress. It offers a stress-free environment on campus where students can come to relax and learn stress-management techniques. Available materials include information about the different dimensions of wellness, meditation guides and health tips. Visit the Wellness Zone in person at Pickler Memorial Library 108 or online. During finals week, the Wellness Zone will be open from 12-5 p.m. May 4, 5, 7 and 8, and from 3-5 p.m. May 6.

    Exam Treats
    Students can take a break from late-night studying to enjoy exam treats in any of the dining halls on campus. Treats are complementary for students with a meal plan and $4 for those without. Exam treats will be open from 10:30 p.m.-12:15 a.m. May 4 and 6.  

    Student Rec Center
    The Student Rec Center is a great way to burn off some steam during the end of the semester rush. Students can use the weight room, cardio equipment or attend one of the many different instructional programs.

    Finals Week Student Recreation Center Hours

    May 4-6
    9 a.m.-11 p.m.

    May 7-8
    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    May 9-10

    Tips to Deal with Stress

    Get Adequate Sleep. Without this, small problems appear insurmountable and can lead to irritability. If well-rested, stress is more manageable.

    Eat Right and Regularly. Cut down on convenient junk food and increase healthy nutritious food. Students should be aware of obsessive habits and tendencies to deny their basic needs.

    Exercise on a Regular Basis. Even moderate daily exercise can help increase mood, as well as aid digestion and sleep. Students are encouraged to find an activity they enjoy and can fit into their schedule and routine.

    Have a Support System. Building friendships and relationships can be a safety net in times of stress. Nurture relationships with trusted friends and mentors, and enjoy the benefits of helping others in return. Stop hanging out with negative people.

    Become Aware of Emotional Health. Find ways to explore and clarify feelings and thoughts. Express feelings directly and assertively rather than acting them out in aggressive or self-destructive behaviors. Honestly acknowledging personal feelings may help avoid the loss of balance.

    Manage Time. Create a schedule to effectively manage academic demands, work, social life, organizational obligations and private time. Students must understand their own needs and find time to accommodate what works for them. Try to be flexible when faced with incoming workloads and high expectations. Learn to say no and set limits.

    Have Some Fun and Learn to Relax. Take time out to relax and mentally let go. Finding activities that are enjoyable and meaningful will rejuvenate the mind and help to bring perspective when times are difficult.

    Stay In the Present. It is easy to complain about the past and to worry about the future. Doing this all of the time can make one miss out on life as it happens. Make a constant effort to stay in the moment and enjoy life now.

    For more information about creating a balanced life, visit wellness.truman.edu.

  • Commencement Ceremony Details

    With graduation fast approaching, degree candidates are encouraged to review the procedures for the May 9 Commencement Ceremony.

    The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. May 9 in Stokes Stadium, and degree candidates that plan to partake in the ceremony need to assemble, in academic dress, by 12:30 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. Anyone who arrives after the “ranks have closed” will not be able to participate in the ceremony.

    For those wishing to attend the ceremony, Stokes Stadium will open at 12 p.m. with seating on a first-come, first-seated basis.

    In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Pershing Arena. Degree candidates will then need to meet in the small gym in Pershing Building by 12:30 p.m. All candidates can receive four rain tickets for their guests, which must be presented for entrance to the arena. Ticket holders will be admitted from 12-1:45 p.m. and seating is not guaranteed. The ceremony will also be streamed in the Student Union Building HUB and on channel 36 on campus.

    A reception for all new graduates, as well as family, guests, faculty and staff, will immediately follow the commencement ceremony on the Mall of the Student Union Building. Light refreshments will be served.

    For a detailed layout of the day, consult the Commencement Instructions, found on the registrar’s commencement page.

    Graduation necessities, including caps, gowns, announcements and grad gifts, can all be found at Truman’s bookstore.

  • Reception for Tom Johnson

    Tom Johnson, director of Public Safety, has accepted the position of director of Safety and Transportation at Missouri State University in Springfield, and will start May 18. He has been Truman’s director of Public Safety since September 2002. A reception in his honor will take place from 2-4 p.m. May 8 at the Department of Public Safety, General Services Building 108.
  • Student Rec Finals Week Hours

    May 4-6
    9 a.m.-11 p.m.

    May 7-8
    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    May 9-10

  • Master of Accountancy Hooding Ceremony

    May 9
    10 a.m. Reception immediately follows
    Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

  • Production of “Still” Set for Reading Day

    As the culmination of an independent study project, a production of the play “Still” will take place at 2 p.m. May 6 in the Black Box Theatre on the second floor of Ophelia Parrish.

    The play blends a bit of fantasy with a drama and a healthy dose of comic relief. It is a meditation on grief, loss, recovery and the beauty that may be found in the hardest of times.

    Admission is free and the show will run approximately 90 minutes without intermission. The show is directed by senior Emily Bledsoe and stage-managed by freshman Violet Odzinski. Sound design is by freshman Gabe Stringer, and light design by freshman Tim Walters.
  • Parking Lot Closure

    The parking lot located between Violette and Magruder halls will be closed May 10. The parking lot will remain closed while major repair work is performed on the underground emergency fuel tanks and associated pipes that reach under the north end of the lot. All parking spots will be closed off except for eight handicapped parking spaces on the east side of the lot. The lot is scheduled to reopen by June 19, weather permitting. Questions can be directed to Tim Baker, assistant director of the physical plant, at 660.785.4580 or tbaker@truman.edu.

  • DPS May Interim Hours

    The Department of Public Safety will begin May interim hours May 8. The department’s hours will be as follows:

    May 8
    7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

    May 9
    8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    May 10

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

    May 16-17
  • May Interim Hours for SUB and Mainstreet Market

    Student Union Building Hours

    May 8
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.

    May 9
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    May 10

    May 11-15
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.

    May 16-17

    May 18-22
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.

    May 23-25

    May 26-29
    7 a.m.-5 p.m.

    May 30-31

    Mainstreet Market

    May 9-10

    May 11-29
    8 a.m.-2 p.m.

    May 25

  • Student Health Center To Remain Open June and July

    The Student Health Center will be open for patient care during the months of June and July. Students enrolled in summer or the upcoming fall semester are eligible to receive services at the Health Center during June and July.

    8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

    For appointments, call 660.785.4182.
  • Staff Council Blood Drive

    Staff Council and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11 in the Student Union Building Down Under. In addition to walk-ins, donation times can be reserved in advance through the Red Cross Online Scheduling System.
  • Central Steam System Shutdown

    The central steam system with be shut down for annual maintenance and inspection May 11-14.  

    The campus will be without steam for building heat and hot water throughout the shutdown period, except for buildings with their own boilers. These include Barnett Hall, Campbell Apartments, Ryle Hall, the Student Recreation Center and West Campus Suites.
  • Make Kirksville Shine

    In preparation for Truman’s graduation on May 9, and the thousands of visitors, members of the Kirksville community are encouraged to demonstrate their community pride  and “Make Kirksville Shine” by beautifying and cleaning up their respective properties and surrounding area (e.g. mowing, removing weeds, picking up trash, etc.). Truman faculty and staff are encouraged to pick up trash inside and outside their campus buildings as well as pulling any obvious weeds outside their buildings. The grounds crew does an amazing job of keeping campus looking beautiful, but they oversee 180 acres so any extra help in picking up trash and pulling obvious weeds is appreciated.
  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available May 18.



  • Notables

    The "Be the Match Registry" on-campus registration drives saw record turn-out. The drives, sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi, Delta Sigma Pi and Phi Delta, had 92 new potential donors join.

    Claire Drone-Silvers and Callyn Burges represented the Truman Eta Zeta chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the classics honorary society, at the annual national convention in Atlantic City, N.J., April 10-12. Drone-Silvers was the megale grammateus, or national secretary for the meeting and the year, and Burgess attended as president of Truman’s local chapter.  

    Rebecca Harrison, professor of classics, presented a paper “On Learning (and Teaching) Latin Verbs” at the 111th annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Boulder, Colo., March 25-28. Her article, Exercises for Developing Prediction Skills in Reading Latin Sentences, in the Fall 2010 “Teaching Classical Languages” journal was voted one of the top seven articles in volumes one through three, according to a report in the latest issue of the journal and displayed at the meeting.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • 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 10 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 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.