Vol. 20 No. 3 - Sept. 8, 2015


  • “McFarland, USA” Coach to Speak on Campus

    Jim White, whose story inspired the movie “McFarland, USA,” starring Kevin Costner, will discuss his life, the movie and the importance of attitude, at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium..

    This free event is co-sponsored by the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, the Multicultural Affairs Center and Ekklesia. No tickets are required for this event.

    Known affectionately by the locals as “Blanco,” White is considered a legend in McFarland, Calif. During his 20 years as the cross-country coach, he not only won an unprecedented nine state championships, but he managed to transform his community by training the young men on his team, mainly children of poor immigrant field workers, to run fast, work hard and dream of bigger things than picking almonds and avocados. Thanks to White, dozens of his runners have ended up going to college or into the armed forces.

    Following his presentation, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, in conjunction with the Communication Department and the Athletics Department, will sponsor a free screening of “McFarland, USA” in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

  • Intern at the Missouri State Capitol

    An information meeting for the Spring 2016 Missouri Government Internship Program will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in McClain Hall 210.

    The Missouri Government Internship Programs provides the opportunity for students to gain meaningful experience in the fast-paced world of state politics. Selected interns will work full time with a legislator, public official or state agency. By interning at the Missouri Capitol students will expand their knowledge of state government, build a diversified professional network and establish a base on which additional internships could develop.

    Senior Jeremy Busch interned at the Missouri State Capitol during Spring 2015 for Missouri state senator and Truman alumnus Scott Sifton. Busch was later selected as a summer intern for the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C.

    “Interning in the Missouri Capitol provided a strong base of political knowledge, which I regularly utilized while in D.C.,” Busch said. “Comprehending the intricacies of state government directly benefited my ability as an intern for the DNC.”

    By participating in the Missouri Government Internship Program, Busch noted that it solidified his career plans of spending his life in politics.

    While the internship might be perceived as geared towards political science majors, all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply.

    Valerie Dobson, a senior business administration major, was an intern during Spring 2015 for Sen. Kurt Schaefer. Though a future in politics is not at the forefront of her career choices, Dobson spoke highly of the professional experience and knowledge gained by working at the Capitol.

    “Each day broadened my education and understanding of state politics. It was an invaluable experience that has helped shape myself and my future,” she said.

    The varying daily tasks throughout each office could include attending public hearings, completing legislative research, writing and editing published materials, constituent relations or assisting with basic office work.

    Interested students should click here for more information and to view the internship application. Additional information will be presented at the meeting, Sept. 16.

    Alumna Ellie Glenn, will be on campus to discuss her Missouri Government Internship experience during two sessions Sept. 14. Glenn is the director of government relations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She previously served as the director of governmental policy and legislation for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Glenn will speak at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. Light refreshments will be served.

    Questions can be directed to Candy Young at cyoung@truman.edu, or Heidi Templeton at heidi@truman.edu.

  • Truman Kicks Off Peace Corps Prep Program

    The University’s longstanding affiliation with the Peace Corps is expanding with the addition of the Peace Corps Prep program beginning this fall.

    There will be a reception at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Student Union Building HUB to celebrate this new component to the partnership between Truman and the Peace Corps.

    Peace Corps Prep offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for a career in international development. It will build hands-on experience and leadership skills while students complete courses focused on intercultural competence and foreign language. Truman is one of only about 25 universities nationwide to have a Peace Corps Prep partnership with the agency.

    Upon completion of the program, students will receive a signed certificate from the Peace Corps. Those individuals that participate in the Peace Corps Prep program are under no obligation to volunteer for the Peace Corps at any time, but successful completion of the program will make their applications more competitive should they choose to apply.

    The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, the environment and youth development.

    Since the Peace Corps was created in 1961, more than 200 Truman graduates have served as volunteers. This year, Truman ranked No. 19 on the Peace Corps annual list of top volunteer-producing mid-sized schools with 14 alumni currently serving as volunteers. The University’s relationship with the agency was a key factor in helping Truman recently secure the ranking of No. 2 Master’s University in the nation, according to the Washington Monthly.

    Peace Corps Prep is Truman’s newest partnership with the organization. In 2014, the University’s Office of Graduate Studies began participation in the Master’s International program, which allows students pursing a Master of Arts degree in leadership to complete one year of graduate coursework before beginning Peace Corps assignments. The two-year Peace Corps appointment counts as the required nine-credit internship experience, and tuition is waived during that time.

    Anyone interested in learning more about Peace Corps Prep should consider attending the reception, Sept. 24. Helen Lowman, the Peace Corps’ associate director of volunteer recruitment and selection, will be in attendance to help launch Truman’s program.

    Further details about the program, and the Peace Corps in general, can be found through the University Career Center in the Student Union Building.

    For more information about the Peace Care Prep program, contact Mary Shapiro or visit truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/peace-corps-prep-program.

    Information regarding the Master’s International program can be found by contacting Maria Di Stefano or visiting truman.edu/majors-programs/graduate-studies/masters-in-leadership/masters-international.

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  • Kirksville Buddy Pack Walk Inspires Unique Challenge

    This year, the School of Health Science and Education (SHSE), is working to fight hunger and food insecurity, and students, faculty and staff have already raised nearly $4,000 to help one northeast Missouri organization.

    When Janet Gooch, dean of the SHSE, encouraged the collaboration of a themed activity between the different SHSE departments, they adopted the topic of hunger and food insecurity for the 2015-16 school year. The Buddy Pack Walk seemed to be the perfect event to kick off that collaboration. The walked raised funds for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri to support the creation of “buddy packs,” meals sent home weekly in backpacks with local school children on weekends and holidays.

    Pete Kelly, professor of education and chair of the department, decided to add an element of competition and issued a challenge four days before the event to the other SHSE departments to see which one could raise the most money.  

    When the nursing faculty noticed their department not raising as much as they had hoped, they decided to come up with some unique rewards if the nursing students raised more than the faculty. Stephen Hadwiger, professor of nursing, told the students if they raised more than the faculty, the students would have the opportunity to pour ice on him. Teak Nelson jumped on board for the ice dousing as well. To increase motivation, Melissa Holcomb offered to sing a song in public from the musical "Wicked."

    The nursing students met the challenge, and on Aug. 31 students and faculty gathered outside the Health and Exercise Science Building to watch Hadwiger and Nelson cool off while having five-gallon buckets of ice poured on them. The time and place for the musical selection has yet to be decided.

    “I am impressed with not only the funds raised, but the effort our students and faculty have given to this one event,” Gooch said. “Our departments know how to motivate one another and I am excited to see future activities and challenges centered around the cause.”

    In the end, the Education Department won the challenge by raising around $3,000, followed by the Nursing Department with $400 and the Health and Exercise Science Department at $375.

    During the walk, Truman was also well represented with many volunteer groups helping with setup, cleanup and additional walk details.

    The cost is 50 cents a day, or the equivalent to $180 a year, to provide a Buddy Pack for one child. The SHSE will be supporting 21 children this year alone. To learn more about the cause, visit the food bank’s website.

    Truman’s faculty, staff and students consistently demonstrate a commitment to serving their community and the overall greater good. Those efforts were part of the reason Truman recently earned the No. 1 ranking for public schools on Washington Monthly’s Masters University list. Key components of that ranking include both civic engagement and contributing to society.

    Stephen Hadwiger, left, and Teak Nelson, right, cool off with an ice shower to reward students for meeting their fundraising challenge.

    Students and faculty of the Education Department come together for a picture at the Kirksville Buddy Pack Walk.
  • Student’s Interdisciplinary Interests Lead to Competitive Research Program

    For some students, summer break means lounging by the pool, bingeing on Netflix and maybe taking a class or two. For others, it could mean an internship or a part-time job. For senior Nathan Wikle, much of his summer was spent contributing to top-notch research that may one day help solve a multibillion-dollar problem in the United States.

    Wikle, a mathematics major, spent eight weeks conducting research at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as part of the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers (SRE). He was one of only 15 students in the nation invited by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to partake in the SRE.

    “It was a really wonderful environment to learn new material, and any apprehension I had didn’t last long,” Wikle said. “Overall, I felt very prepared throughout the summer, thanks in large part to my time at Truman.”

    Wikle learned of the SRE opportunity after presenting previous research he completed at Truman during the NIMBioS Undergraduate Research Conference last fall, and was immediately intrigued by the program’s interdisciplinary focus on mathematics and biology.

    Students in the SRE were divided among five research projects, and each project included faculty mentors. Wikle’s team was tasked with researching the spread of invasive species, which are any non-native plant or animal that can easily spread and cause significant change to its new environment. Examples of invasive species include: Asian carp, which can be found in freshwater rivers; Kudzu, known as “the vine that ate the South”; and the Africanized honey bee, also known as killer bees. In the U.S. alone, invasive species have been estimated to be responsible for as much as $120 billion in annual damages.

    “Invasive species are an incredibly damaging and increasingly common problem,” Wikle said. “It’s clear that the fight against bio-invasion is not without reason, and a large amount of resources are used in the management of their spread.”
    During his time in Knoxville, Wikle would spend anywhere from eight to 11 hours per day at work. His group was specifically attempting to develop a new model that would accurately project future invasions with a focus on identifying major hotspots. In addition to meeting with other students to establish their project goals for the day, his schedule included a range of tasks, from brainstorming sessions and literature reviews, to writing code and learning a new type of mathematical model or biological concept.

    “We were provided a workspace in the building, surrounded by other motivated students, and the resources available to us were truly world-class,” he said. “The environment at NIMBioS encouraged hard work and collaboration, but in a very relaxed and friendly setting.”

    Wikle still managed to find time for extracurricular activities, including hiking trips in the Smoky Mountains and venturing downtown to restaurants or to listen to live music.

    “Most nights, we were free to do as we pleased, and this often meant just hanging out and getting to know the other student participants,” he said. “I really enjoyed this aspect of the program, and it was exciting meeting and living with other undergraduates with such similar academic interests.”

    The fact that Wikle has a variety of academic interests may have helped him land a spot in the SRE. Even though he is a mathematics major, he became interested in biology during his sophomore year. He has participated in the Truman MathBio program, and he regularly uses elective credits for courses that are conducive to research, such as computer science, statistics and biology.

    “This wide range of classes really prepared me for my experience this summer,” he said. “In particular, we did a lot of programming as part of our project, and my computer science background proved very useful.”

    Wikle, a native of Columbia, Mo., picked Truman in part because of its liberal arts focus, so it is no surprise he has multiple subjects of interest. Eventually, he hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in statistics, and plans to work in academia with an emphasis on research. His work from the summer may be his first substantial contribution to the world of science. Wikle and the other students from his project have remained in touch and plan to publish their research sometime this fall.

    More information about the SRE program and details about the projects can be found at nimbios.org/sre/sre_profiles2015.

    Nathan Wikle at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Global Issues Colloquium Kicks Off Fall Semester

    This fall the Global Issues Colloquium will feature four main events to help raise world awareness on campus.

    The first event in the series, “The Financial Crisis in Greece,” will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in Violette Hall 1010 and includes speakers: Jason Lin, professor of business administration; Steve Reschly, historian; Justin Jarvis, economist; and Amanda Myers, international studies student ambassador, will share professional expertise and personal experience to explain the current economic crisis in Greece.

    The colloquiums first developed over a dozen years ago as a relatively informal attempt to broaden conversations about such matters. More recently, it has found a niche within the structure of the International Studies Program. Charged with “sustaining and enhancing an atmosphere in which global thinking becomes habitual,” the colloquiums aim to help the broader community understand the “strengths, beauties and core humanity of other cultures.”

    Upcoming Colloquium Events

    “Where in the World Are We Going with Disability Rights?”

    7 p.m.
    Oct. 6
    Violette Hall 1010
    Colleen Starkloff, co-founder of the Starkloff Institute, helped secure passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and served two terms as the U.S. organizer of the Japan/USA conference on disabilities. Her colloquium on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is co-sponsored by Truman’s Disability Studies Program, whose DisABILITY Conference she is keynoting earlier in that day.

    "Escaping the Agrochemical Treadmill: Structural & Social Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in Guatemala”
    7 p.m.
    Oct. 29
    Magruder Hall 2001
    Co-sponsored by the School of Science and Math, anthropologist Courtney Dowdall and data scientist Ryan Klotz, authors of “Pesticides and Global Health,” will present on epidemiology, policy analysis and social science research, outlining pressures shaping the relationship between agricultural chemicals and public health. They will highlight case studies from highland Guatemala that demonstrate ways agrochemical dependence threatens human health.  

    “Beyond the Medicine: Caring for the People and the Earth”
    7 p.m.
    Nov. 20
    Magruder Hall 2001
    Carol Bennett, assistant dean of multicultural affairs, will present on environmental and related health issues impacting West Africa. Her discussion will detail how simple acts, such as providing medicine bottles, can impact the people of Malawi.

    Sponsored by The Global Issues Committee, the series is presented for educational or civic purposes and does not reflect the opinions of Truman State University. For more information, visit globalissues.truman.edu.

  • Kansas City Poets to Read at Truman

    Poets Maryfrances Wagner and Greg Field will be on the Truman campus for a joint reading at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium.
    This reading is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics as part of the for.WORDS Reading Series.
    Field is also a drummer, presently with the improvisational group River Cow Orchestra, an artist, whose paintings are featured in several private collections, a chemist and a network administrator. His poetry has appeared in many journals, including New Letters, Laurel Review and Karamu. His book, “The Longest Breath,” was a Thorpe Menn Finalist. He co-edits the I-70 Review. His latest book is “Black Heart,” with Mammoth Press.
    Maryfrances Wagner’s books include “Salvatore’s Daughter,” “Red Silk,” winner of the Thorpe Menn Book Award, “Light Subtracts Itself,” “Dioramas” and “Pouf.” Her poems have appeared in literary magazines, anthologies and textbooks, including “Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry” and “The Dream Book, an Anthology of Writings by Italian-American Women,” winner of the American Book Award. She is co-editor of I-70 Review and co-edited the Whirlybird Anthology of Greater Kansas City Writers.



  • Businesses to Host New Student Welcome

    The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Merchants Committee and Kirksville businesses are inviting all new Truman students downtown for a Kirksville welcome, from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13 on the square.

    Businesses, churches and organizations will have tables set up on the courthouse lawn offering coupons, product samples and more.

    There will be free food for students presenting a Truman ID. For more information, call 660.665.3766.

  • Observatory to Host Open House

    The observatory will host an open house from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 9 at the University Farm. Enjoy the beauty of the night sky, learn about constellations and bright stars. Check out the Andromeda galaxy, Saturn, the giant globular cluster in Hercules and the Ring nebula.

  • Cardinal Key and Blue Key Blood Drive

    11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sept. 15 and 16
    Student Union Building
    Georgian Rooms

    To make an appointment, call 800.REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor keyword: TrumanState. Sign up tables will also be available Sept. 8-14 in Magruder Hall and the Student Union Building.

    The American Red Cross is offering a new program,“RapidPass,” giving donors a way to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online before the blood drive. This could reduce the time spent at the blood drive by as much as 15 minutes. To give “RapidPass” a try, follow the instructions given at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. This must be completed the day of the drive.

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  • History Department Hosts World War I Film Series

    The History Department is hosting a World War I film series to raise awareness and commemorate the tragic events that took place 100 years ago. The department will host a scholar speaker to discuss John J. Pershing and his significance. Student trips to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City will be coordinated as well.

    All films will be screened at 7 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Little Theater.

    “Oh What A Lovely War” (1969)
    Sept. 10
    “Joyeux Noel” (2005)
    Oct. 8

    “Behind the Lines” (1997)
    Oct. 29

    “Grand Illusion” (1937)
    Nov. 10

  • Constitution Day Celebration

    Come celebrate the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution by participating in the nation’s largest group reading of the U.S. Constitution’s Preamble and selected portions of the Declaration of Independence. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 around the flagpole on the north side of Truman’s Quad. The rain location is Baldwin Hall Auditorium. This is a community-wide event and is open to everyone including family and friends.
  • Family Day Set for Sept. 19

    Truman’s annual Family Day is scheduled for Sept. 19 and the campus has a variety of activities planned throughout the weekend for students and their families.

    This year’s events are designed to provide families with information and entertainment from the University and the surrounding Kirksville community.

    Friday, Sept. 18, the women’s and men’s soccer teams will play Lewis University. Fireside Friday will also take place in the Student Union Building HUB from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be live music and food.

    Saturday, Sept. 19 kicks off with a Truman baseball scrimmage at 10 a.m. Library tours will also be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    At 10:30 a.m. at Red Barn Park, Phi Kappa Tau will host a 5K Run. Proceeds will benefit the USO. Click here for details or to sign up.

    The Truman softball team will have a scrimmage at 11 a.m.

    The University Art Gallery Faculty Exhibit runs from 12-4:30 p.m.

    In the Centennial Hall Courtyard from 1-4 p.m., there will be the Annual Festival Centennial.

    The Student Activities Board will host Chris Ruggiero, a one man variety show, at 4 p.m. in Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The show will consist of juggling, magic tricks and comedy.

    The campus-wide barbecue is from 5-6:30 p.m. on the Student Union Mall (rain site: Student Union Building). Tickets are $8.75 per person, and students with a meal plan can eat for free with their Truman ID. Barbeque tickets can be bought online at store.truman.edu/familyday.

    Open rappelling and wall climbing activities will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the rappel tower south of campus.

    At 7 p.m., the Bulldog football team plays Missouri S&T at Stokes Stadium. General admission tickets cost $8. During halftime, the Oath of Enlistment for ROTC will take place.

    Sunday, Sept. 20, the women’s and men’s soccer teams play the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

    A complete detailed schedule of events can be found here. For more information, email pr@truman.edu or call 660.785.4016.

  • Boeing Blitz Information Sessions

    Boeing is hosting information sessions Sept. 16 in Violette Hall 1000. Truman alumni, now Boeing employees, will discuss their careers and experiences.  

    Sessions Offered:

    8:30-9:20 a.m.
    9:30-10:20 a.m.
    10:30-11:20 a.m.
    1:30-2:20 p.m.
    A networking session will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. and food will be provided. Stop by at any time and enjoy networking with Boeing representatives.

  • Archery Event Sign-up Now Open

    The Missouri Conservation Department will conduct an archery workshop and will be teaching students how to shoot properly.

    The event will take place Oct. 25 in the Pershing Small Gym. Students can sign up for any one of the four time slots available by emailing their name, cell phone number and preferred time slot to pr@truman.edu by Oct. 21. Space is limited to 20 students per half hour session. Available time slots include:

    4 p.m.
    4:30 p.m.
    5 p.m.
    5:30 p.m.

    Those who register by Oct. 21 will receive a $5 credit to be used in the Mainstreet Market after the workshop on Oct. 25. This event is sponsored by the Student Wellness Initiative.
  • Homecoming Set for Oct. 10

    Truman’s Homecoming will take place Oct. 9-11. During Homecoming, our lively and engaged graduates come back to campus to reconnect with classmates, former roommates, professors and friends. While they’re on campus attending events throughout the weekend, they make new connections and create even more memories.

    Homecoming festivities include: Bulldog Forever Homecoming Tailgate, Homecoming Parade, Pep Rally, 5K Run/Walk, Bulldog sporting events, Golden Alumni Class Reunion, Golden Alumni 50-Year Anniversary Diploma Ceremony, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, department and organization receptions and much more.

    Whether it’s been years since you have been on campus or you just graduated, we look forward to having you back at Truman to celebrate the legacy you helped build. All alumni, families, and friends are invited to join us for the Homecoming celebration!
  • Alumni Leaders Conference

    Each fall, Truman alumni and friends come together for the Alumni Leaders Conference to share ideas, develop new skills and network with other Bulldogs. Attendees will learn effective ways of communicating, how to plan successful alumni events and gain insight to what is happening on campus.

    This year, the ALC will take place the morning of Oct. 9 of Homecoming. Sponsored by the Truman Alumni Association, the conference is free of charge and attendees will receive a special gift for participating. The conference will be bookended by complimentary meals of breakfast and lunch with the Truman Board of Governors, the Truman Foundation Board of Directors, the Truman Alumni Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Council. Anyone interested in attending the ACL can email Denise Smith, director of alumni relations, at bulldogforever2@truman.edu.
  • Apply for the Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award

    The Robert L. Gould Scholastic Award is an opportunity for students of all majors to submit a research paper for the chance to win up to $10,000.

    The scholastic award is based on the evaluation of student research papers related to the current year’s topic. Truman is invited to submit up to three student papers for consideration of the award.

    DST Systems, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is sponsoring a $10,000 award for the first place student, $5,000 award for the second place student and $2,500 award for the third place student. Group projects are welcome.

    The School of Business at Truman is also sponsoring awards for the three papers selected for submission to the DST Gould Award Office. The awards are: $500 for the first place paper, $350 for the second place paper and $200 for the third place paper.

    To apply for the Gould Scholastic Award, students must be a University junior, senior or honors program student. Graduate students are not eligible to participate. Group projects are eligible. Students must submit a research paper with appropriate citations and a works cited list. Students of all majors are invited to submit a paper. Winning papers have varied in length from seven to 20 pages.

    In spring 2015, the Truman team of Tommy Ng, Julian Fung and Lasse Fuss was awarded the top prize of $10,000 for their paper “Transcending Traditional Service Models with Disruptive Technologies.” Examples of past winning papers are available for review in the School of Business Office in Violette Hall 2400.

    Current year’s topic:
    The concept is the future of financial product(s) and their impact on the financial services ecosystem. Consider the impact technology and innovation will have on the financial services industry over the next 10 years in products offered as well as in the service model expected of a marketplace. The paper should be a pitch and should include the perspective of the issuer of the product and the marketplace, which enabled the transaction and the investor.

    Some examples are:
    •    Private equity is also being offered, purchased and traded on technology platforms at a scale and levels not seen in modern finance through platforms such as Angel List and Reality Mogul.
    •    Banks are seeing the transition in a number of ways, one of which is loan underwriting. Marketplace lending technology platforms like Lending Club and Prosper have attached bank underwriting with technology, which offers an experience and solution to both the borrower and investor.
    Research papers are due by Dec. 14. Papers may be sent to the School of Business at sbdean@truman.edu.

  • Weight Room Informational Program Available

    Are you intimidated by the weight room or unsure of how to use the weight machines and cardio equipment?

    Sign up for a Tru-Strength orientation at the Student Recreation Center. A weight room instructor will provide tutorials on basic strength training and how to use equipment, as well as weight room rules and etiquette. Tru-Strength is a free program offered to students, faculty, staff and designated guests. Orientations are by appointment only. To schedule a one-on-one orientation, or to sign up with a friend, stop by the weight room desk. For more information, visit the SRC’s website.

  • Internship Opportunity in China

    Want to teach English in China? Apply for CHN 550: EFL Internship in China (12 credit hours). Scholarships are available. For more information or for an application, contact Timothy Farley at tfarley@truman.edu. The deadline to apply for spring internships is Sept. 30.

    Truman student Michael Fentress took this picture of Shanghai Habor while participating in the internship.
  • Truman Exchange in Tokyo, Japan

    Want to Study Abroad while paying Truman tuition? The Truman Study Abroad Office offers a variety of bilateral exchanges in which students can study abroad while paying Truman tuition. One of the many locations is at Hosei University in Tokyo, Japan. Students have the opportunity to study the Japanese language and culture from a variety of other perspectives. Questions can be directed to the Study Abroad Office at ciea@truman.edu for more information.
  • Truman Exchange in San Sebastian, Spain

    Want to Study Abroad while paying Truman tuition? The Truman Study Abroad Office offers a variety of bilateral exchanges where students can study abroad for a similar tuition rate. One of these opportunities is located in San Sebastian, Spain, at the Deusto Business School. Students have the opportunity to take business courses in international business, management, marketing, finance and accounting in English. A study abroad ambassador, Carolina Benitez, studied at Deusto this past spring. For more information, contact her or the Study Abroad Office at ciea@truman.edu. For more information about the Deusto Business school click here.
  • Lost and Found

    The Department of Public Safety serves as the official campus location for all lost and found items. DPS is located on the first floor of the General Services Building. They can be reached at 660.785.4176.
  • New CML Pre-Professional Organization

    There will be an information meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Baldwin Hall 231 for a new CML pre-professional organization for MAE and pre-MAE French, Spanish and ESOL teachers. For more information, contact Timothy Farley or Oscar Sendon.


  • Notables

    Alan Davis, associate professor of accounting, and Cathy Poyner, instructor of accounting, had their manuscript entitled, “A Capstone Course in Accounting - Research, Communication, and Critical Thinking,” selected as the first place winner of the 2015 MidAmerican Business Deans Association Innovation in Business Education Award. Davis and Poyner will present their work during the Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, Oct. 12, and will accept a $1,000 cash award.

    Sara Holzmeier was promoted to the director of public safety, Sept. 1. She follows Tom Johnson, who accepted a similar position at Missouri State University in May. Holzmeier previously served as a police officer, school resource officer, patrol sergeant and probation and parole officer. As director, she will be responsible for the department’s activities including crime prevention, campus patrols, parking enforcement and campus safety. DPS is also responsible for federal crime reporting statistics under the Clery Act and campus crime alerts required under the law.

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  • Schedule of Events

    Lunch-N-Learn Linkedln

    Sept. 9
    SUB Alumni Room
    12-1 p.m.

    Employer Panel
    Sept. 9
    SUB Activities Room
    6:30-8 p.m.

    Etiquette Dinner
    Sept. 10
    SUB Activities Room
    5:30-7 p.m.

    KPMG On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 11
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Emerson Electric On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 15
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Careers in Health Care with Cerner

    Sept. 16
    SUB 3204
    7-8:30 p.m.

    Deloitte On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 17
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    BKD On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 18
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Professional Mock Interviews
    Sept. 21
    Career Center
    9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Personal Statement Workshop

    Sept. 21
    Magruder Hall 1098
    3:30-6:30 p.m.

    How to Attend Grad School for Free

    Sept. 21
    SUB Georgian Room A
    7-8 p.m.

    Volunteer Fair

    Sept. 22
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Interested in Health Care?

    Des Moines University
    Sept. 22
    SUB Conference Room
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Personal Statement Workshop

    Sept. 22
    Baldwin Hall 156
    3:30-6:30 p.m.

    Consulting as a Career-Keyto Info Session
    Sept. 22
    SUB 3202
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Interested in Health Care?
    Des Moines University
    Sept. 22
    SUB 3204
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Careers and Internships with Cerner
    Sept. 22
    SUB 3201
    6-6:45 p.m.

    How to get a Job with ANY Major

    Sept. 22
    SUB Activities Room
    7-8:45 p.m.

    Federal Reserve Bank Info Session

    Sept. 22
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Barkely Info Session
    Sept. 22
    6-6:45 p.m.

    Fall 2015 Career & Grad School Expo
    Sept. 23
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Leadership - The skill every employer wants and you can develop
    Sept. 23
    SUB Alumni Room
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

    GRE/GMAT Math Bootcamp

    Sept. 23
    Violette Hall 1236
    6-9 p.m.

    Target Info Session

    Sept. 23
    SUB 3201
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    The Law School Application Process

    Sept. 23
    SUB 3202
    6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Career Week Interviews

    Sept. 24
    8-5 p.m.

    Peace Corps Info Session

    Sept. 24
    SUB Georgian Room A
    2-3:30 p.m.

    Peace Corps Kick Off

    Sept. 24
    7-9 p.m.

    Boeing On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 24
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Rubin Brown On-Campus Interviews
    Sept. 25
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    McGladry On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 28
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    PwC On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 29
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Ernst & Young On-Campus Interviews

    Sept. 30
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    ALDI Reception for Applicants
    Oct. 10
    SUB Georgian Room A
    7-9:30 p.m.

    ALDI On-Campus Interviews

    Oct. 20
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Alumni Mock Interviews

    Oct. 8
    Career Center
    3-5 p.m.

    Anders CPA On-Campus Interviews

    Oct. 12
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    U.S. Army Health Care Info Session

    Oct. 12
    10 a.m.

    Edward Jones On-Campus Interviews
    Oct. 13
    Career Center
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Jones T-Shirts Scholarship

    Any college level students that will be attending school Winter 2015 in the United States are eligible for the “Love Your Career” scholarship, being offered by Jones T-Shirts in the amount of $1,000. The deadline for this scholarship is Sept. 7. Click here for details.
  • Student Loan Assistance Counsel

    To be eligible for the $500 scholarship, students must: be enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades or technical school by no later than September 2015; be currently residing in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States; and complete the online application no later than Sept. 15.
  • ShipDig Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United States and at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist’s enrollment. Click here to apply.
  • OMG Scholarship

    To apply for this scholarship, students must: be between the ages of 16 and 25 on Sept. 30, 2015; submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the Sept. 30 deadline; have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award (current high school students are also eligible); and have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • Fantasy Sports Daily Scholarship

    Fantasy Sports Daily is offering two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,000 each. These scholarships are designed to help students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves and a desire to improve society in general. Winners will be determined by the Fantasy Sports Daily executive team each spring and fall semester. The fall 2015 scholarship award is currently available and open to all eligible students who apply online at fantasysportsdaily.com/scholarship.
  • Infoparrot Scholarships

    Infoparrot will offer scholarships of $1,250 for educational expenses. For more information, or to apply, click here.
  • Applications Open for Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships

    Every year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans awards 30 fellowships to immigrants and the children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate education in the United States. Each award is worth up to $90,000. This includes up to $25,000/year stipend and up to $20,000/year tuition support. Awards support up to two years of full-time graduate study in any field, including the visual and performing arts, and at any graduate-degree granting institution in the United States, with the exception of online programs. In addition to funding, fellows join a community of more than 500 New Americans with family origins in more than 75 different countries.

    The fellowship program looks for applicants who have demonstrated and sustained accomplishments that show creativity, originality and initiative. The fellowship looks for evidence that an applicant’s proposed graduate training is likely to enhance future creativity and accomplishment, and that the individual has a commitment to responsible citizenship in this country.

    For information on eligibility requirements or to apply, visit the fellowship website. Applications are due by Nov. 1.