Vol. 20 No. 9 - Oct. 19, 2015


  • Truman Football TV Broadcast Set for Oct. 31

    Truman’s football game Oct. 31 at Quincy University will be broadcasted nationally as part of the NCAA Division II Showcase on the American Sports Network (ASN). The game will be seen locally on KTVO CBS 3.2 starting at 11 a.m.

    “This is a great opportunity for our guys, program and league to be showcased on a national spotlight,” said Gregg Nesbitt, head football coach. “We had a fantastic game against the Hawks last year at home and look to continue growing this budding rivalry with our closest Division II opponent.”

    ASN is operated by the Sinclair Broadcast Group and is composed of 162 Sinclair-owned and operated television stations nationwide with 376 channels in 79 markets, reaching approximately 43 million households nationwide. ASN also has developed an affiliate network of regional sports networks to increase the per-game potential distribution to more than 60 million households on average. The company, which launched in 2014, produced 250 college events in nine sports and plans to air more than 375 events in 2015-16.

    Two northeast Missouri Sinclair-owned stations will broadcast the game on their CBS affiliate. Locally, KTVO CBS 3.2 in Kirksville and KHQA-TV 7 in Hannibal/Quincy will have live coverage of the Bulldog/Hawk tilt from QU Stadium.

    “We appreciate the NCAA in selecting us as part of their national television package,” said Jerry Wollmering, director of athletics. “We also would like to thank our local station, KTVO CBS, for picking up the broadcast to air as a lead-in to their national Division I games that afternoon and evening. It is a great opportunity for the entire community to watch Truman football.”

    In addition to the national television exposure, the game will also be streamed live online, free of charge, at NCAA.com and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Sports Network.

  • Lyceum Series Presents “The Official Blues Brothers Revue”

    The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue the 2015-16 season with “The Official Blues Brother Revue” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Baldwin Auditorium.

    “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music. The performance will feature Blues Brothers classics such as “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Rawhide” and “Gimme Some Lovin’.” This show was created by Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi, with Paul Shaffer as the musical director.

    Tickets are free for Truman students, faculty and staff. Students may pick up their tickets at the Student Activities Board Office in the lower level of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may pick up their tickets at the information desk on the main level of the Student Union Building. A limited number of general admission tickets may be purchased for $11 per ticket at the cashiers window in McClain Hall, online at lyceum.truman.edu or at Edna Campbells in downtown Kirksville. Due to the popularity of this show, any unclaimed campus tickets as of Oct. 27 will be made available for public purchase.

    For the 2015-16 Kohlenberg Lyceum season, tickets will be made available two weeks before each performance. The exception is the Dec. 5 performance, “Christmas with the Celts.” Those tickets will be available Nov. 16 due to the Thanksgiving Break. For more information on the series, visit lyceum.truman.edu.

  • Learning Spaces Evaluated for Effectiveness

    The Learning Technologies Team recently completed its portion of the Learning Space Rating System, a tool for rating formal learning spaces to determine how well their design affords and encourages active learning.

    Twenty-four items of analysis were applied to each of the more than 180 formal learning spaces and classrooms on Truman’s campus.
    Many of the tests involved classroom-specific measurements. One assessment compared classroom size to the amount of students the learning space could accommodate. Similarly, one measured the area of student workspaces and desks, while another weighed classroom population against available power outlets. Other items dealt specifically with a room’s environment. A speech intelligibility test was done to check the effectiveness of vocal communication in the space, while decibel readings were performed to find the classrooms that may have issues with excessive ambient noise.
    Once all of the data was collected, it was compared to the LSRS standard. While each item had a specific and objective qualification to be met, the Learning Technologies Team used a scale of 0-3 to more granularly report on each data point, with a “3” signifying a qualification as fully satisfied and then moving down the scale to a zero where qualifications were not met at all.
    As the project enters its next phase, the Learning Technologies Team will be passing the torch to other specialized teams to check other aspects of the rooms, such as temperature control, scheduling procedures and potential for faculty development.
    The goal with the massive undertaking was to provide good, usable and objective data about the physical features and conditions of Truman classrooms to help inform decision making and funding processes related to classroom use, maintenance, updates and renovations.
    For more information on the national LSRS project, visit educause.edu/library/resources/7-things-you-should-know-about-learning-space-rating-system.

  • Real Life 101 Offers Students Advice

    Real Life 101 is a series of presentations that will teach students about such topics as buying a car, traveling on a budget and investing. There will be monetary incentives for students and student organizations that come to these events as well. Sponsored by the Career Center, Truman Parent Wellness Fund and Student Affairs.
    All events will take place in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

    Traveling on a Budget
    5 p.m. Oct. 20
    Jacey Wood, Student Affairs Office
    A short presentation over traveling on a budget, such as how/when/where to find “deals,” how to get the most out of your money, and travel tips

    The ABCs of Investing
    6 p.m. Oct. 22
    BSIF (Bulldog Student Investment Fund)
    A short presentation over the basics of investing

    Basics of Health Insurance
    5 p.m. Oct. 27
    Sally Herleth, director of Human Resources
    A short presentation over health insurance and its benefits and basics, such as deductibles, PPO, in-network, etc.

    5 p.m. Oct. 29
    Leo Speno and Jason Bangert, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
    A short presentation covering the basics of taxes

    Buying a Car
    5 p.m. Nov. 4
    Hector Contreras, Kirksville Motors
    A short presentation over the basics of buying a car, such as negotiating price, test driving, receiving a price quote, etc.

    Rights Under a Lease
    5 p.m. Nov. 5
    Michelle Horvath, director of Citizenship and Community Standards, Student Affairs Office
    A short presentation going over the terms and rights someone has under a lease

    Paying off Student Loans
    5 p.m. Nov. 10
    Rhoda Kennard, Business Office; Melissa Garzanelli, Business Office; Lindsey Blake, Financial Aid Office
    A short presentation going over the basics of paying off student loans
    Creating a Budget
    5 p.m. Nov. 11
    Katherine Jackson, School of Business
    A short presentation over the proper steps to take when creating a budget

  • COMM Week to Include Video Contest

    Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, is gearing up for COMM Week, Nov. 2-5, and is sponsoring a contest to see who can make the best video promoting the Communication Department.

    Videos can be funny, dramatic or educational, and can be submitted by individuals or groups. The winning video wins a prize and will be featured on the University YouTube channel and shared through the University’s social media platforms. All the guidelines and rules can be found here.

    The submission deadline is Oct. 29, and all entries will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Barnett Hall 2219, where the winner will be announced. Questions regarding the contest can be directed to lambdapieta.tsu@gmail.com or jonah.mckeown@gmail.com.

  • Study Abroad to Sponsor Photo and Video Contests

    The Center for International Education and Study Abroad is inviting all students who have studied abroad in the past year to enter its Photo and Video Contest.

    Photo Contest Criteria
    The categories are: Academics, Student Life, Landscape, Community Service and Truman Abroad (this is a picture of the student abroad, wearing a Truman shirt.) In order to be eligible to win prizes, submit at least one photo for any category or a maximum of three photos for each category per student. Include when the photo was taken, where it was taken, who is in it and which category.

    Video Contest Criteria
    Videos can be up to three minutes long. The top three videos that best capture the relationship of the local culture of the destination of the learning experience abroad will receive awards. Any aspect of a student’s time abroad may be considered as the subject matter, with the following ideas encouraged for use: the classroom, history, community, local customs, food and world issues. Students can be as creative as possible and use any combination of audio/visual multimedia, but all in good taste and suitable for distribution. The best videos should artfully express what was experienced abroad and what it meant to the individual. In addition, include a brief description of the video and what was learned from the experience abroad.

    All photos and videos must be emailed to ciea@truman.edu with the entrant’s name and study abroad destination by Oct. 31 with the subject line “Photo Contest” or “Video Contest.”

    All submissions will be posted on the Study Abroad Facebook page. Comments and likes will be considered when deciding the winners who best promote and express their study abroad experience for each category. Voting will begin Nov. 16 and end Nov. 20. The best photo from each category and the top three videos will be announced after International Education Week.

    Additional questions regarding the contest can be emailed to ciea@truman.edu.

  • CMDS Hosts Graduate Student Open House

    The Truman Communication Disorders (CMDS) Department will host a Graduate Student Open House from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Health Sciences Building 2203.

    All prospective students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in communication disorders from Truman are invited to attend. Information regarding the CMDS graduate program, the profession, employment opportunities and funding for graduate school will be provided along with the opportunity to meet faculty, alumni and students.

    RSVP to Connie Ikerd at cikerd@truman.edu.

  • SAFE Team Provides Assistance

    The Student Assistant Foot Patrol and Escort (SAFE) Team members are student employees and uniformed officers who patrol the campus on foot at night.

    They are on duty to help deter crime and provide a walking escort from building exit to building entrance, or parking areas, for students, faculty staff and visitors. SAFE Team escorts are provided with a flashlight and radio with direct contact to the University police department. The SAFE Team is in operation seven nights per week during the regular academic year when classes are in session.

    To request a SAFE Team escort call 660.785.4176.



  • Cast Iron Handpress Expert to Present

    Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, acknowledged master of the cast iron handpress, will present “Creating Great Literature in Limited Editions on Iron Handpresses: Borges, Cavafy, Burgess, Calvino, Cheever, Gioia,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Baldwin Hall Little Theater.

    The lecture is sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages.
  • School of Business to Host Greg Hammann

    Businessman and entrepreneur Greg Hammann has become an expert at generating growth from failure and will share his teachable moments and success stories with campus Oct. 19-20.

    The School of Business welcomes Hammann as the 2015 Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence. He will present “Failure that Creates Growth” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Violette Hall 1000. He will also attend several classes and meet informally with students Oct. 19-20.

    Currently, Hammann serves as the chief operating officer of Sedgwick Inc., the global leader in health care claims management. His focus is on helping Sedgwick transform health care in the United States to an integrated consumer first model. In this role, Hammann has responsibilities in the areas of finance, marketing, information technology, legal, real estate, strategy, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and industry relations. He has also served as the chief strategy officer and chief financial officer of the company.

    Known for his turnaround skills, Hammann has had great success combining revenues to drive marketing and brand building with solid financial restructuring. He has built a reputation as a brand building expert repositioning tarnished brands and returning them to growth. He is also known for his talent development, helping many young managers grow into successful executives.

    Some of Hammann’s successful growth stories include his time spent with major corporations such as Nautilus Inc., Coca-Cola Company and Levi Strauss & Company.

    As the president and CEO and later chairman of publicly traded Nautilus Inc., Hammann took the company from the No. 4 position globally and near bankruptcy to the No. 1 position and most profitable company in fitness. He successfully repositioned the company to compete in multiple channels of commerce, leveraging five brands and aligning them to their target consumer.

    In his leadership roles at Levis Strauss & Company as global chief customer officer and president of Canadian and Latin American segments, Hammann repositioned an iconic global brand that was sinking into bankruptcy. With quick short-term action combined with long-term strategy, the brand and company delivered unprecedented revenue and profit growth.

    Hammann was the first officer hired from outside the Coca-Cola Company in its history, serving as vice president of Global Fountain CMG, director of strategic issues and as the chief liaison to the restaurant industry. He worked closely with Coca-Cola’s national customers and franchisees to take a stagnant division representing more than 50 percent of the company’s profit, and created double-digit growth.

    Although Hammann has left his mark with many companies, he also took the entrepreneurial path for seven years, owning his own consulting firm from 2007-2014. His business, Action-Advisors, helped companies develop strategic planning capabilities. As part of this consulting platform, he has acted as CEO of several companies including Power Plate International (2009-2012) and Fusionetics (2012-2014), and served as president of Frantz Ventures, a real estate investment company, from 2007-2014. He also consulted with Disney and several other corporations during this time.

    For the past nine years Hammann has served as a board member of Plantronics Inc., a leading electronics headset manufacturer, where he serves as head of the compensation committee and serves as a member of the audit committee as a certified audit expert. He is a former board member of Red Envelope, Nautilus Inc., the National Restaurant Association, Educational Foundation, Culinary Institute and Give Kids the World. He has served as a lecturer and adjunct professor for MBA programs at Northwestern and the University of Dubuque.

    Hammann has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and has a certification from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business in Sarbanes-Oxley accounting as a financial audit expert. He also earned NASM trainer certification with a PES in youth training and corrective exercise science.

    The Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence Program is endowed by IMCERA (Mallinckrodt) to honor former president and CEO, Raymond F. Bentele.

    Greg Hammann
  • Coffee with the President

    President Troy Paino will host a Coffee with the President from 2:30-3:20 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Student Union Building Conference Room. There is no set agenda. Rather, this session is intended to provide an opportunity for members of the Truman community to ask questions about issues facing the University. Additional Coffees will be scheduled throughout the 2015-16 Academic Year.

  • Boren Program Offers Financial Aid to Study Abroad

    An informational session for Boren Fellowships (graduate level) and Boren Scholarships (undergraduate level) will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Student Union Building 3203. All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

    This is an opportunity designed to provide U.S. students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in areas of the world critical to the future security of the nation. Boren scholarships and fellowships are especially designed to support students who will make a commitment to federal service. Maximum awards are $10,000 for a semester and $20,000 for a full year of study abroad. Campus deadline for scholarships (undergraduate) is Jan. 13, 2016. Campus deadline for fellowships (graduate) is Dec. 9, 2015.

    For information, visit truman.edu/majors-programs/more-learning-opportunities/fellowships. For additional questions, contact Maria C. Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu.
  • Nominations Open for Community Partner of the Year

    To show appreciation to community partners during the Big Week of Giving, the SERVE Center, the Center for Student Involvement and Student Affairs will sponsor a luncheon at 12 p.m. Oct 27.

    The Community Partner of the Year Award will be presented at the luncheon and all of the nominees will be recognized for their contribution to the Kirksville community. The deadline to nominate community partners is Oct. 20. Nominations can be made online here.

    This event brings together community partners and campus faculty, staff and student leaders in recognition of the outstanding community agencies that partner with Truman for service and service-learning projects. At the luncheon, there will be discussions about the direction of future public scholarship endeavors and the identification of critical community needs.
  • Truman Noyce Scholars Information Meeting

    The Truman Noyce Scholars Program is hosting an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Magruder Hall 2090
    The Noyce Scholars program is offering generous scholarships and professional development opportunities to math and physics majors who plan to become high school teachers. Come meet faculty and current scholars and learn more about the Noyce scholarships. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
  • 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 clicking here. Space is limited to 20 students per half-hour session and the last day to register is Oct. 21. Available remaining time slots include:

    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.
  • Speaker Shares Findings of Christian Monk Thomas Merton

    Kirksville resident and scholar, John Smelcer, will give a presentation Oct. 22 on the trending topic of Christian monk Thomas Merton and his unique connection to Missouri.

    Merton, author of 65 books, is widely considered one of the most influential writers, Christian mystics, philosophers and social rights activists of the 20th century. His “The Seven Storey Mountain” is compared to St. Augustine’s “Confessions” as one of the most significant coming-to-faith autobiographies in history. As a friend of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh, Merton was named the most famous monk in the world after dying under mysterious circumstances in December 1968.

    This past spring and summer, Smelcer came into possession of Merton’s personal belongings, safeguarded by a close friend of Merton for almost half a century. In this lecture, Smelcer will tell the incredible story of the journey and of the disposition of the artifacts.
    Co-sponsored by the Department of Society and Environment and the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Magruder Hall 2001.

    The topic of Merton is not only trending on Google, but was also mentioned by the Pope in his recent address to congress. The presentation is open to the public and is free of charge.

  • Rotaract Purple Pinkie Project

    Help Rotaract, and Rotary, finish the fight for global polio eradication. For $1, have your pinkie painted purple to support the cause. Each purple pinkie represents one polio vaccination. All proceeds go to the Rotary PolioPlus Program. Rotaract will have tables set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22-23 on the Quad to paint your pinkie purple.
  • Falafel Sale Fundraiser

    Student’s for Middle East Peace Falafel Sale Fundraiser
    10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 22-23
    The cost is $3 per falafel.
  • Aid Available for Students Interested in 2016 National Undergraduate Research Conference

    Students who wish to receive financial support from the University to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) should apply for funding through the Office of Student Research (OSR) by Oct. 23.

    The 30th Annual NCUR Conference in Asheville, N.C., will take place April 7-9. The OSR will be able to provide support for a limited number of students. A completed application, including an abstract, should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 23. A copy of the application form and abstract guidelines can be found at osr.truman.edu/ncur-travel. Do not submit abstracts to NCUR until funding is granted from the OSR.

    The OSR will rank the applications and award travel funds to a limited number students. Priority will be given to senior students, students who have not previously attended NCUR and students who will not have the opportunity to present their research elsewhere, except for Truman’s Student Research Conference. Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been awarded funding via email no later than Nov. 16. Students who are denied funding from the OSR are encouraged to seek alternative sources of travel funds.

    After a student has secured funding for travel to NCUR 2016, whether through the OSR or from some other source, he or she must submit their abstract to NCUR through the NCUR website, www.cur.org/ncur_2016, by Dec. 2.

    Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of faculty at the University of North Carolina Asheville, and students will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted by the NCUR by Jan. 11-22. The OSR will contact all students who have been accepted by the NCUR to present at the conference in January, and will coordinate registration and travel for the entire Truman group.

    Questions or comments about the process can be directed to osr@truman.edu.
  • Survey for Summer and Interim Courses

    The Institute for Academic Outreach is looking for students to provide feedback on their preferences for summer and interim courses in 2016. Students are encouraged to complete this survey to help identify the courses, schedules and modes of delivery most desired by Truman students. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is a valuable tool in helping build the best possible program for students. For more information on summer and interim sessions, visit summer.truman.edu.
  • Softball to Host Elite Camp on Nov. 1

    The Truman softball program will be hosting an elite camp for girls in grades 7-12 from 3:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Bulldog softball park.

    Head coach Erin Brown and her staff/team will conduct the camp for players of all skills and positions with a limit of 50 participants. The cost is $80 and includes a t-shirt. Advanced registration is not required, however, a $5 surcharge will be added for all registrations received after Oct. 23.

  • Apply Now to be the Student Representative to the Board of Governors

    Make a difference during your college career for both Truman and fellow students by applying to become the next student representative to the University Board of Governors.
    What is the Board of Governors?
    All public universities in the state are governed by state boards appointed by the governor of Missouri. At Truman, that entity is called the Board of Governors, and it serves as the highest policy-making body at the University. Responsibilities of the Board of Governors include: approving the annual budget; approving tuition, room and board, and student fees; and selecting the University president and general counsel; as well as making decisions on a variety of other issues related to the functioning of the University.

    Who is on the Board of Governors?
    The Board is made up of 10 individuals appointed by the governor of Missouri and confirmed by the Missouri Senate. Of those 10 board members, there is a sole student representative. The student representative, non-voting position, is a two-year term, and the next student representative will have a term ending Jan. 1, 2018. The other nine board members are comprised of seven voting members and two non-voting members who are appointed for six-year terms. The other two non-voting members are out-of-state members.
    Why should you apply to be the Student Representative to the Board?
    Given the amount of responsibility vested in the Board of Governors, and the significant impact that decisions made by the Board have on the student body, it is vital to have a strong, informed student voice represented in those decisions. For anyone interested in advancing student ideas and opinions, there is perhaps no better opportunity to do so than serving as the student representative to the Board.
    Serving on the Board is a great honor and responsibility. While the position requires a commitment of both time and work, it also provides an unmatched opportunity for personal and professional growth. Time serving on the Board will provide significant insight on higher education and a valuable experience.
    More Information:
    Over the years, there have been student representatives from a wide range of majors and backgrounds. Because the term is for two years, most student representatives have been freshmen or sophomores at the time of their appointment, so underclassmen need not feel discouraged from applying.

    Successful applicants must be a full-time student and a resident of the state of Missouri. Further, they must be willing and able to serve until Jan. 1, 2018. The position is a significant time commitment, which will require extensive reading and studying of various documents. In addition, the student representative will serve as a non-voting member of the Student Government and as such will need to attend weekly meetings of the Student Government. They will also be strongly encouraged to attend the weekly meetings of the executive committee of Student Government.

    The application can be found here.

    Completed applications can be submitted to truman.bog.student.rep@gmail.com no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 23. The authorization for release of personal information form should also be printed out and submitted to the Office of Student Affairs, located on the lower level of the Student Union Building 1110, by 5 p.m. Oct. 23.
    Suggested Reading Links:
    Student Government Constitution

    Truman State University Strategic Plan
    Student Government Standing Rules

    Truman State University Student Conduct Code
    Student Government Sexual Assault Prevention Ad Hoc Committee Report
    Truman State University Board of Governors Website

    Questions can be emailed to truman.student.rep@gmail.com or to Molly Turner at mat5321@truman.edu.

  • New Horizons Music Festival Set for Oct. 23-24

    The Department of Music and Sigma Alpha Iota are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of New Horizons Music Festival taking place Oct. 23-24 in Ophelia Parrish.

    This year’s festival includes performances by electronic duo Binary Canary, 3D sonic architect Nathaniel Bartlett and several of Truman’s ensembles and musicians. All performers will be featuring new work. The festival will conclude with a performance of Wayward Images, commissioned by SAI from composer Michael Ippolito for Wind Symphony.

    For more information and a detailed schedule, visit nhmf.truman.edu.
  • Big Week of Giving Set for Oct. 26

    Listed below is a description of the volunteer and donation opportunities available during Truman's 2015 Big Week of Giving.

    Monetary Donation Tabling
    1-2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 26-30
    Main floor of the Student Union Building

    Dorm Floor Donation Competition
    Oct. 26-Nov. 1
    The dorm floor that donates the most food during this week will receive an ice cream party for all the winning floor’s residents.

    Food For Fines Library Program

    Oct. 26-Nov. 8
    Student’s book fines will be waived in exchange for canned food donations (1 can = $1).

    Trick or Treating For Canned Goods

    4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 30
    Students will be given the opportunity to divide off into groups and go door-to-door to “trick-or-treat” for food and monetary donations. Each team will each be assigned to a certain number of streets. Interested volunteers should contact the SERVE Center at trumanserve@gmail.com.  

    Donation Tables

    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Oct. 31-Nov. 1
    Students will be stationed outside of Hy-Vee and Walmart to collect food and monetary donations.

    All donations will go directly to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. Anyone unable to donate at the events listed above and would still like to contribute, can stop by the SERVE Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26-30.
  • Study Aboard in Salzburg

    The Study Abroad Office will host a representative from the University of Salzburg from 4:50-6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. Located in Austria, Salzburg offers courses in many different courses, including European studies, business and marketing, music and German language and literature, among others. Salzburg is a great traveling spot, with train access to Vienne, Munich, Paris, Venice and several other Eastern European countries. For more information about this program, visit salzburgcollege.edu/en/start.

  • Benefits Fair Scheduled for Oct. 29

    The Human Resources Office will sponsor the 2016 Benefits Fair from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Representatives from Aetna, Delta Dental, Davis Vision, MOSERS, MOCAFE and more will be on hand to answer questions and give valuable information about Truman plan coverage for 2016. Open enrollment will be from Nov. 9 through Nov. 20.
  • SUB Room Reservation Deadline Oct. 29

    The Student Union Administrative Office will accept spring 2016 event and meeting reservation requests Oct. 26 through Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. The Student Union Reservation Office is open from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Reservation Office will only accept paper requests.  

    More information will be mailed to offices and departments beginning Oct. 19. Packets will also be available in student organization mailboxes located in the Center for Student Involvement Complex. Paper lottery forms can be found here.

    Confirmations will be mailed to campus offices and delivered to student organizations mailboxes in the lower level of the SUB during finals week. Note that the confirmations will not be emailed.

    Any submissions received by the Reservation Office after Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis once lottery requests have been processed.

  • McNair Program Now Accepting Applications for Next Class of Scholars

    The McNair Program encourages and prepares underrepresented students (first generation and income eligible or an underrepresented group in graduate education) to pursue graduate, non-professional programs leading to a Ph.D.
    Academic advising, faculty mentoring, graduate school visits and paid research internships are just a few of the benefits the program has to offer.
    Applications will be accepted online through Nov. 1. For more information on the program, eligibility or the application process, visit mcnair.truman.edu, call 660.785.5393 or stop by the Adair Building and visit the staff.
  • Public Relations Internship Available

    The Truman Public Relations Office is now accepting applications for the full-time spring 2016 internship position.

    The public relations intern will help with the production of the University’s online newsletter, the Truman Today, and biannual alumni magazine, the Truman Review. The intern will also assist in planning special events throughout the semester, writing press releases and fulfilling other office tasks.

    Applicants should have a strong background in writing and editing. Communication majors are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to candidates with knowledge of Associated Press Style.

    To apply, send a resume, an advising transcript, two writing samples and contact information for two on-campus references to the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 202, no later than Nov. 6. For questions about the internship, contact Travis Miles at tmiles@truman.edu.

  • Truman to Celebrate Graduate Education Month

    Truman will use the entire month of October to raise awareness of its graduate programs and highlight some student successes.
    Fall coincides with the main graduate recruitment season. Truman offers master’s degrees in accountancy, communication disorders, English, leadership, music, education and biology. The University also offers graduate certificates in data science, as well as sustainability and environmental studies.
    Currently, graduate degree programs in Missouri are preparing more than 60,000 students for leadership in their fields. The state celebrated Graduate Education Week, Oct. 12-16. Additionally, Truman will host a series of events throughout the month specific to its programs and students.
    For a complete listing of all Truman Graduate Education Month events, visit truman.edu/majors-programs/graduate-studies/graduate-education-month. More information about Truman’s graduate programs can be obtained by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies at 660.785.4109 or by emailing Stephanie Dunn at sdunn@truman.edu.

  • MAC Participates in Native American Heritage Month

  • Apply Now for Foundation Scholarships

    Spring 2016 Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight Nov. 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2015-2016. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • Apply Now for Opportunities in Washington, D.C.

    The Carnegie Junior Fellows Program provides an opportunity for students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C.

    Junior fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie programs, and have the opportunity to contribute to op-eds, papers, reports and books; participate in meetings with high-level officials; contribute to congressional testimony; and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials.

    Applications are accepted only from graduating college seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies. For more information about candidate qualifications, visit carnegieendowment.org.

    Students interested in applying for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program should contact Maria Di Stefano at mdistefa@truman.edu or 660.785.4109 for more information on the nomination and application process. The campus deadline is Nov. 30.


  • Notables

    Kathy Otero, assistant professor of accounting, had her manuscript entitled, “Ethical Behavior of Texas CPAs after Mandatory Ethics Education,” accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Today’s CPA.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    Branson Show Scholarship

    BransonShowTickets.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to assist in furthering the education for young people. The essay topic for their annual scholarship is “How (Enter the Show) Inspired Me to Realize My Dreams.” In the event that students have not seen a Branson Show, they are invited to research and use their creativity. At the end of the essay, students may include a short personal statement if preferred, but it is not a requirement. To find out more about this scholarship, visit bransonshowtickets.com/company/scholarship. Deadline for essay submission is Oct 15.

    Rotary Global Scholarship
    District 6080 in central and southern Missouri is seeking talented and dedicated young adults to apply for a Rotary Global Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity provides $30,000 for study abroad for one year at the graduate level during the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship award may be applied to tuition, fees, books, room and board and round-trip transportation to/from the study site.

    Studies must be focused directly in one of the following six Rotary areas of humanitarian need: peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternity and child health; basic education and literacy; and economic and community development.

    The application deadline for this scholarship is Oct. 23. For additional information and an application, prospective applicants should click on Rotary6080.org/scholarships. Questions may be directed to Melvin Platt at mplatt.rotary@gmail.com.

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 27th class in 2015, the foundation has provided more than 5,550 Coca-Cola scholars with more than $56 million in educational support. One-hundred and fifty Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Applications can be completed by clicking here and the deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

    Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

    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.

    The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. Visit johnfoy.com/strong-arm-leukemia-scholarship for complete details. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

    Elie Weisel Foundation Scholarship

    Applications and information for the Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in ethics essay contest for 2016 are now available online at ethicsprize.org. Five scholarships ranging from $500-$5,000 will be given away. This scholarship is open to registered undergraduate, full-time juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities. Essays must be submitted by Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Winning students are also eligible for an internship and a chance for their essay to be published in a nationally recognized publication.

    ImproveNet Scholarship
    ImproveNet is challenging students to showcase their DIY skills in new and creative ways. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay. Additionally, all participants must be 18 years of age or older and a legal U.S. resident. Students should email their essays to scholarships@improvenet.com. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

    Home Advisor Scholarship
    HomeAdvisor is challenging students to break new ground in green home improvement by offering a scholarship every year to one student. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school, or students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay. Students should email their essays to scholarship@homeadvisor.com by Dec. 15.

    Apprentice Ecologist Initiative

    Three scholarships totaling $850 will be awarded annually to the authors of the three best Apprentice Ecologist essays. By registering and submitting an essay, students will automatically be considered for a scholarship. Applicants should embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by demonstrating personal leadership, initiative and environmental stewardship in their project. Essays will be judged by a committee of Nicodemus Wilderness Project board members, volunteers and past Apprentice Ecologist award winners. Details for how to submit a project can be found by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. 

    Infoparrot Scholarship
    Infoparrot will offer scholarships of $1,250 for educational expenses. For more information, or to apply, click here.

    Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri Scholarships
    Scholarships are available through Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., for the 2015-2016 academic year. Last year they awarded more than $14,000 in scholarships to Missouri students. Two students selected by the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will be submitted to Central Region as an applicant and to National Garden Clubs Inc. as a Missouri applicant, and will compete for a Central Region and National Scholarship. The scholarship application is available online at gardenclub.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

    Rover Scholarship

    Rover.com is a one-stop shop for loving and trustworthy dog sitters. Rover connects pet parents with loving dog sitters across the country. This would not be possible without the rapid growth of the sharing economy. Take a survey and submit a 400- to 500-word essay discussing the emergence of a sharing economy in the next five years. For more information on how to apply, click here.

    Seed Grand Project Application
    The IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) is a network of more than 500 of the world’s leading amphibian experts providing scientific guidance to enable conservation actions to be prioritized and implemented by the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), a partnership of more than 100 organizations committed to amphibian conservation worldwide. Seed grants are normally provided in amounts ranging from $500-$1,000 and are designed to help kickstart projects or allow teams to try new innovative approaches to address conservation, research and education challenges. For more information, click here

    B. Davis Scholarship

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a B. Davis Scholarship for $1000 scholarship for 2016. Visit their website at www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read more about how to apply for this scholarship and browse through the rest of their site to learn about applying for other scholarships. The deadline to submit an application for the B. Davis Scholarship is May 23.

    Scholarships Available for Veterans
    To learn more about scholarships offered to veterans, click here
  • Apply Now for Foundation Scholarships

    Spring 2016 Foundation scholarship applications for Truman students are now available. Applications are online and are due by midnight Nov. 3. To apply, log in to TruView, go to the student tab, navigate to student finances and find the Foundation scholarships link. This application period is for Foundation scholarships that have not yet been awarded for 2015-2016. Applications for the majority of Foundation scholarships will be available in February for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • 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 and students of all majors are invited to submit a paper. Students must submit a research paper with appropriate citations and a works cited list. 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.