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   A weekly newsletter for students, faculty and staff                         Vol. 16 No. 1
                                                                               Vol. 10 No. 34         Aug. 25, 2011 2008
                                                                                                      JANUARY 88,

KelricK Named                        School of Business Earns Accreditations
Biology chair
T    his summer, Michael
     Kelrick was appointed chair
                                     T    he School of Business has maintained
                                          its business accreditation by AACSB
                                     International. Additionally, the Accounting
                                                                                               internal review every five years, at which the
                                                                                               program must demonstrate its continued
                                                                                               commitment to the 21 quality standards relating
of the Biology Department.           Program also maintained specialized AACSB                 to faculty qualification, strategic management
    For the previous three and       Accreditation.                                            of resources and interactions of faculty and
half years, Kelrick served as the       Founded in 1916, AACSB International is                students, as well as a commitment to continuous
director of Interdisciplinary        the longest serving global accrediting body for           improvement and achievement of learning goals
Studies. He worked to                business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s       in degree programs.
support and develop Truman’s         and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.              “It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and
Interdisciplinary Studies               The Association to Advance Collegiate                  determination to earn and maintain AACSB
programs and to nurture              Schools of Business (AACSB) Accreditation is the          Accreditation,” said Jerry Trapnell, vice president
the relatively new Student           hallmark of excellence in business education and          and chief accreditation officer of AACSB
Initiated Course and Student         has been earned by less than five percent of the          International. “Schools not only must meet
Initiated Learning Opportunity       world’s business schools.                                 specific standards of excellence, but their deans,
programs.                               Today, there are 633 business schools in 40            faculty and staff must make a commitment
    Marty Eisenberg, associate       countries that maintain AACSB Accreditation.              to ongoing improvement to ensure continued
provost, will serve as the interim   Similarly, 177 institutions maintain an additional        delivery of high-quality education to students.”
director of Interdisciplinary        specialized AACSB Accreditation for their                     To learn more about AACSB International
Studies for the 2011-2012            accounting programs. To maintain accreditation            Accreditation, visit the AACSB International
academic year.                       a business program must undergo a rigorous                website at

      Activities                     Nagan to Head Office of Student Research
                                     M      aria Nagan, associate professor of chemistry,
                                            has been appointed director of the Office of
                                     Student Research.
                                                                                               Nagan is a 2010 recipient of the Walker and
                                                                                               Doris Allen Fellowship for Faculty Excellence.
                                                                                               She has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University
       1-5 p.m.
       Aug. 31                          The University created the OSR in 2009 to              of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with specialty areas of
                                     promote, facilitate, highlight and assess faculty-        biology and physical chemistry. She earned her
 Student Union Building
                                     mentored student research and creative activities         bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in Iowa.
                                     across all disciplines.                                   Her research interests include molecular dynamics
 Campus organizations
                                        The OSR supports research through                      simulations of RNA and protein-RNA complexes,
    will be on hand
                                     academic-year and summer grant opportunities,             particularly those containing modified nucleic
   to distribute their
                                     coordinating travel to the National Conference            acid bases.
     information to
                                     on Undergraduate Research and organizing the                 Nagan was appointed to an annually renewable
 perspective members
                                     Truman Student Research Conference, among                 term. She succeeds Matthew Beaky, associate
and encourage campus
                                     other things.                                             professor of physics, who served as the inaugural
                                        A member of the Truman faculty since 2000,             OSR director.

  New Student Welcome                The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Merchants Committee and Kirksville businesses are inviting all
        5-7 p.m. • Sept. 8           Truman, A.T. Still University and Moberly Area Community College students downtown for a Kirksville welcome.
       Downtown Kirksville           Businesses, churches and organizations will have tables set up on the courthouse lawn offering coupons, product
                                     samples and more. There will be live entertainment and free food. Contact the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce
   Show a Truman ID for free food.                                        at 660.665.3766 for more information.
Scudder Awarded Manager of the Year
E    laine Scudder, materials manager and
     purchaser in the School of Science and
Mathematics, was named the Outstanding
                                               for 23 years. Throughout her 20-year
                                               membership with NAOSMM, she has
                                               occupied a number of leadership positions,
Scientific Materials Manager of the Year       including six years as national secretary,
during the NAOSMM convention July 24-          and was honored with the organization’s
29 in Minneapolis, Minn.                       Outstanding Service Award in 2005.
    The Manager of the Year award is               In addition to a plaque from NAOSMM,
the highest honor given by the National        Scudder was also awarded a dolphin
Association of Scientific Materials            sculpture of Frabel Glass, donated and
Managers (NAOSMM). The nomination              presented by Kimble-Chase Glass Company.            Elaine Scudder, left, accepts the plaque for
process includes compiling many letters            NAOSMM is a group of approximately              Outstanding Scientific Materials Manager of the
of recommendation from colleagues,             500 individuals involved in purchasing,             Year from Carol Bowman, president of NAOSMM.
members of NAOSMM and vendors.                 receiving, warehousing, distribution
Community service is also considered, along    and inventory control of chemicals,                 development fields. Members include
with contributions to the profession and       pharmaceuticals, glassware, plasticware             representatives from universities, colleges,
exemplary work at the nominee’s institution.   and instruments, as well as special services        manufacturers, research laboratories and
    Scudder has been a University employee     in research, teaching and research and              pharmaceutical companies.

      Family Day EvEnts
          SATURDAY, SEPT. 17                   Sigma Delta Pi Receives Top Honor
          Women’s Tennis Hosts
           Truman Invitational
        9 a.m. • Truman Tennis Courts          T    ruman’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi,
                                                    the National Collegiate Hispanic
                                               Honor Society, was named co-recipient
                                                                                                   as the 2010 recipient of the Minaya Álvar
                                                                                                   Fáñez Award, granted yearly to Sigma Delta
                                                                                                   Pi’s outstanding chapter adviser nationwide.
      Truman Baseball Scrimmage
                                               of the prestigious Ignacio and Sophie               She was also the 2004 recipient of the José
       10 a.m. • Truman Baseball Field
                                               Galbis Award, presented annually to the             Martel Award, presented once every three
              Library Tours                    most outstanding chapter nationwide for             years to the country’s most outstanding
   10 a.m.-Noon • Pickler Memorial Library     activities realized during the academic year.       chapter adviser for activities conducted
           Women’s Volleyball                      This is the third time since 2006 the           during a five-year period.
      vs. Emporia State University             Truman chapter has received this honor.                 With its national office at the College of
           1 p.m. • Pershing Arena                 Lucy F. Lee, the faculty adviser who also       Charleston in South Carolina, Sigma Delta
       Annual Festival Centennial              directed the chapter for its two previous           Pi is a member of the Association of College
     1-4 p.m. • Centennial Hall Courtyard      awards, was instrumental in earning this            Honor Societies, the nation’s only certifying
                                               year’s national recognition. Lee herself has        agency for college and university honor
               SAB Presents:
  Jeff Civillico Juggler and Comedian*         a distinguished record in Sigma Delta Pi            societies.
         4 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium
                                                                      University recycling Update
       5-6:30 p.m. • Student Union Mall           Truman continues to collect materials generated on-campus for recycling, including aluminum,
      (Rain site: Student Union Building)          cardboard, paper and plastic. Materials should be placed in the recycling receptacles located
 Bulldog Football vs. Pittsburg State*          throughout campus. For off-campus individuals, several recycling options are available, including the
                                                Sheltered Workshop at 1001 Osteopathy Street for cardboard and paper; High Hope Recycling at
         7 p.m. • Stokes Stadium
                                               906 E. Shepherd Avenue for cardboard and paper; and Perfect Metals at 3602 N. Industrial Road for
                 EXTRAS                                                            aluminum and other metals.
           FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
            Women’s Tennis
                                                TRUMAN SPIRIT SHIRTS                                TruScholarS reSearch SympoSium
       Hosts Truman Invitational
                                                                                                                      9 a.m.
       4 p.m. • Truman Tennis Courts
                                                           All sizes are only $5.                                    Aug. 27
         Clifton Truman Daniel                  Spirit Shirts and can be purchased in the                       Magruder Hall 2001
       7:30 p.m. • Baldwin Auditorium                     Public Relations Office                     Eighteen students will present their progress
        SATURDAY, SEPT. 17                                  in McClain Hall 202.                     in their faculty-mentored research projects. A
    Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival                                                                   complete program schedule can be found at
        9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Downtown                      Sizes range from small to 2XL.                       

          SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
      Truman Softball Scrimmage                                              Summer Classroom Updates
       1 p.m. • Truman Softball Field             Over the summer numerous teams from IT Services were hard at work building, upgrading and
         *For ticket information, go to         performing maintenance in classrooms across campus. For a complete list of updated classrooms, go
Introductory Class for MA in                                                 Bulldog student                            Office
                                                                             investment Fund                          Relocations
Leadership Begins Aug. 31                                                     inFormAtionAl                          Nursing Department
I  ntroductory class for the
   Master of Arts in Leadership
program begins Aug. 31.
                                     in personal and organizational
                                     leadership, plus experiential
                                     learning consisting of
                                                                                 meeting                             Health Sciences Building
                                                                                                                          Upper Level
                                                                                      7 p.m.
    In the Spring 2011               simulations, case studies and                   Aug. 31                      Communication Disorders
semester, Truman began a new         internships that will enable               Violette Hall 1010                   Health Sciences Building
master’s program designed for        students to progress from                                                             Main Level
individuals wanting to advance       the study of leadership to its          With this fund, students
personal and professional goals.     application and practice.                will be managing real               Speech and Hearing Clinic
    The Master of Arts in               Graduates of the program            money for the purpose                    Health Sciences Building
Leadership program helps             will have completed a                   of providing hands-on                         Main Level
                                                                            training and practice in
students acquire a greater           specialization area designed
                                                                             the area of investment                     Athletic Training
understanding of how to lead         to advance the individual’s           management. It will allow                 Health Sciences Building
and navigate organizations           personal leadership goals.            students to participate in                     Lower Level
and how to build successful             For more information, go            all aspects of managing
relations within and among           online to gradstudies.truman.         an endowment, including                      Campus Planning
organizations.                       edu/areasofstudy/Leadership.         portfolio construction, asset                  McClain Hall 100
    The program includes a           asp, call 785.4109 or email             allocation, investment
solid theoretical foundation                        policy statement                      Human Resources
                                                                                maintenance and
NOTABLES                                                                      development, equity
                                                                                                                         McClain Hall 101

The new issue of “Green              Clark Young, associate                   security analysis and
                                                                                                                         Legal Counsel
Hills Literary Lantern” is           professor of health science,           performance reporting.
                                                                                                                         McClain Hall 201
now available online, with           received their Master Certified
                                                                              The Bulldog Student
poetry, fiction and nonfiction,      Health Education Specialist                                                   Enrollment Management
                                                                               Investment Fund is
including essays by Joe              (MCHES) credential from                sponsored by the School                      McClain Hall 201
Benevento, professor of              the National Commission                of Business with financial
English, and Adam Brooke             for Health Education                   support from the Truman                     Public Relations
Davis, professor of English,         Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC).        State University Foundation.                   McClain Hall 202
as well as reviews by Truman         Cox and Young were among
students Shawn Bodden, Kasey         the first 812 health education         For additional questions,            CSI Coordinator for Service
Perkins and Andrew Kindiger.         specialists to complete               contact Ryan Hashemi at                  and Leadership Office
It can be accessed at ghll.          the MCHES Experience                             Student Union Building 2000             Documentation Opportunity
                                                                                                                   Funds Allotment Council
                                     process that opened Oct. 15,           Smoking Policy                            Student Union Building
Myra Collins of the Regional         2010 and closed April 16, 2011.
Professional Development             During this process, applicants           Change                                      Lower Level
                                                                                                                          Main Hallway
Center, along with Stacey            documented advanced-
Craigmyle, a teacher from            level practice in the field of         On Dec. 4, 2010, the Code of
                                                                          Policies of the Board of Governors     Women’s Resource Center
North Shelby Schools, recently       health education and had                                                         Student Union Building
                                                                          was amended to prohibit smoking
traveled to Indianapolis, Ind.,      recommenders attest to their           within 25 feet of any building                 Lower Level
to present at the 2011 Summer        performance and competence            on campus property. This policy                Main Hallway
Conference for Learning              levels.                               change went into effect Aug. 1.
Forward (formerly National                                                                                            Sodexo Main Office
Staff Development Council).          “From Billy Collins’                   Policy already prohibits the use       Student Union Building 2102
The workshop, “Determining           ‘Forgetfulness’ to Julian                of tobacco in buildings and                Spanish Room
Levels of Rigor in Common            Grey’s ‘Forgetfulness: The             vehicles owned and controlled
Core State Standards,” was           Remediation of Poetry,’” by            by the University. Members of            Athletics Main Office
                                                                             the campus community share                Pershing Building 212
designed to help workshop            Betsy Delmonico, professor of
                                                                           the responsibility of adhering to
participants apply the four levels   English, appears in the Spring          and enforcing this policy. The      Athletics Sports Information
of Depth of Knowledge to the         2011 issue of “Interdisciplinary     campus community also has the             Pershing Building 305/314
Common Core State Standards          Humanities,” published by the           responsibility of bringing this
for use in instruction and           Humanities and Education             policy to the attention of visitors.
assessment development.              Research Association. This           Complaints and concerns should         There will be an updated directory
                                     issue is subtitled “Intersections:     be brought to the attention of       in the Pershing Building main lobby
Carolyn Cox, professor of            Mind, Body, Time, Space.”              the appropriate department or               for all of the coaching
health science, and Janice                                                             supervisor.                          office changes.
NOTES                                                                                                                university vAn
Purple Friday Kick-Off will take place from 2-4             12-4 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Student Union Building
p.m. Aug. 26 on the Student Union Building                  Activities Room.
                                                                                                                     driving clAsses
Mall. There will be games, giveaways, sno-cones                                                                      This is a REQUIRED class
and performers.                                             The Equestrian Team will host a new member                to drive Truman State
                                                            information meeting at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 in              University fleet full-size vans.
SAB will sponsor Welcome Back Comedian                      Magruder Hall 2090. For more information,               Student drivers must also
                                                                                                                    complete the Waiver of
Adam Grabowski at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in Baldwin                 contact
                                                                                                                   Vehicle Usage Policy form
Auditorium. Admission is free.                                                                                         available online at
                                                            McNair Research Presentations will take          
DawgFest will take place from 2-5 p.m. Aug 27               place Sept. 7 in the Student Union Building
on the Quad. DawgFest is the essential campus               Alumni Room. For a complete presentation                     Aug. 30 • 3 p.m.
wide celebration of the new school year featuring           schedule, go to                  Aug. 31 • 3 p.m.
games, contests, giveaways, local business vendors          McNairResearch2011.pdf.
                                                                                                                        Grim Smith 109
and music.
                                                                                                                   (Corner of Patterson and
                                                            SAB will sponsor slam poetry by Anis Mojgani               Franklin streets)
Pizza Palooza will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m.           at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Student Union Building
Aug. 30 on the McClain Mall. Local restaurants              HUB. Admission is free and beverages will be           Participants must sign up
have been invited so participants can taste test            provided.                                             to attend and should allow
                                                                                                                     2-3 hours for the class.
their pizza and vote on who has the ‘best pizza
                                                                                                                   Class size is limited. To sign
in town.’ Tickets will be available in the Student          The Cardinal Key/Blue Key Blood Drive will             up, call 785.4177 or email
Recreation Center or at the door. Funds will go to          take place from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14
support intramurals.                                        in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

The Center for Student Involvement’s fall                   “Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience on                       Pickler
Activities Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m.               Your Resume” will take place at 5 p.m. Sept. 14                 Memorial
Aug. 31 in the Student Union Building. Space is             in the Career Center.
limited, and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Contact the CSI at 785.4222 or               SAB applications are available now and are due              Welcome Back
for more information.                                       Sept. 14 to the CSI. Applications are available              Students!
                                                            online at or in the SAB Office in          Construction projects at the
Franklin Street Singers, Truman’s premiere                  the lower level of the Student Union Building.         library are almost finished. Study
show choir, will conduct auditions from 5:30-                                                                      rooms on south end of 2nd and
6:50 p.m. Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Ophelia Parrish                Clifton Truman Daniel, the oldest grandson of            3rd floor will be available soon.
2350. Participants should prepare a 60-second               former U.S. President Harry S. Truman will speak
solo for the first day. All majors and years                about his famous, but very ordinary, grandparents             dog tag
welcome. Email              at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Baldwin Auditorium. His
with any questions.                                         new book, “Dear Harry, Love Bess,” published by            discoUnt cards
                                                            Truman State University Press, will be available to    The Bulldog football team is once
The Study Abroad Fair will take place from                  purchase and for Daniel to sign.                         again selling discount cards that
                                                                                                                  may be utilized year round at more
               TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY 2011-2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS                                                   than 30 local businesses. These
FALL SEMESTER 2011                                          SPRING SEMESTER 2012                                      discount cards, fondly referred
Sept. 5 - Labor Day                                         Jan. 9 - Classes begin                                   to as Dog Tags, can easily save a
Sept. 16 - Speaker: Clifton Truman Daniel                   Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day                  consumer upwards of $100 if used
Sept. 17 - Family Day                                       Jan. 28 - “Sleeping Beauty”*                          consistently throughout the school
Oct. 7 - National Truman Spirit Day                         Feb. 8 - Career Expo                                    year. Dog Tags may be purchased
Oct. 8 - Homecoming                                         Feb. 16 - University Conference                          for $10 in the Athletic Office in
Oct. 12 - First Block classes end                           Feb. 29 - First Block classes end                     Pershing Building, from any member
Oct. 13-14 - Midterm Break                                  March 1 - Second Block classes begin                  of the football team or in the Public
Oct. 17 - Second Block classes begin                        March 5-9 - Midterm Break                              Relations Office, McClain Hall 202.
Oct. 19 - Career Expo                                       March 20 - “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”*
Oct. 26 - “Phantom of the Opera”*                           April 9 - Spring Break
Oct. 27-28 - New Music Festival                             April 14 - Speaker: Michael Beschloss                      Holiday Hours
Nov. 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break                             April 17 - Student Research Conference                     at the Student
Nov. 29 - “A Christmas Carol”*                              April 27 - Last day of classes
Dec. 9 - Last day of classes                                April 30 - Finals start                                   Recreation Center
Dec. 12 - Finals begin                                      May 2 - Reading Day                                   Sept. 2           6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Dec. 14 - Reading Day                                       May 4 - Finals end                                    Sept. 3              9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dec. 17 - Commencement                                      May 5 - Commencement
                                                                                                                  Sept. 4             11 a.m.-7 p.m.
*Kohlenberg Lyceum Event
For the most recent updates, check the Master Calendar on the University home page or at     Sept. 5           11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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