Monthly Archives: February 2014

Alumna News!

Congratulations to alumna Dusty Folwarczny who will be exhibiting her sculpture in the [Sears] Willis Tower Lobby. The show will be up through April, so if you’re in Chicago, please visit! Here is further information from the press release for the exhibition: Six Chicago sculptors–Dusty Folwarczny, Ted Sitting Crow Garner, Donna Hapac, Terry Karpowicz, Jean Jacques Porret, and Michael Young–are exhibiting their work in the first floor lobbies of the Willis Tower. The lobby is so spacious that each artist can show a single large work in the Wacker Drive entrance atrium and other examples of his/her sculptures throughout the… Read More

Career Week activities at Truman

The Career Center is hosting the Truman State University Spring Career Week, with events starting on Monday, March 3rd and continuing through Thursday, March 6th. There is truly something for all majors, at all stages in their preparation for life after Truman. For a schedule of events, click this link: The Career & Grad […] Read More

Student Research Conference abstracts deadline soon

Call for Abstracts 2014 Student Research Conference Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Abstracts due: Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 11:59 PM On Tuesday, 15 April 2014, Truman State University will hold its 27th annual Student Research Conference. The Conference is a University-wide celebration of student research, scholarship, and creative achievements. Both undergraduate and graduate students are […] Read More

Winter Woes at the University Farm

The cold weather has our Ag Department moving a little slow this month, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening at the University Farm. Our Farm Manager, Bill Kuntz, has had his hands full this winter with wrangling busted pipes, which has meant lots of holes being dug and shovels needing to be de-mudded. Here, […] Read More

Actuarial Science and Buck Consultants

The Actuarial profession is consistently ranked as a top-rated job( Most practicing actuaries today have a degree in Math, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Finance or Economics. The Actuarial Science Minor consists of the coursework needed to pursue this profession. Presented by Graham Royer & Chandra Miller Buck Consultants Thursday, March 6, 3:30 VH 1000 […] Read More

Juror to Speak Tonight

Tommy Franks will be giving a talk about his ceramic work later today (Tuesday, February 25) in OP 2210 at 6:00 p.m. Franks is on campus to jury works for the Student Art Exhibition and also to set up an exhibition of his own work which will be featured in the University Art Gallery starting next week. As always, this Gallery event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there! Read More

Guest Artists to Perform Piano Duet

Dr. Paola Savvidou and Dr. Jonathan Kuuskoski, music faculty members at the University of Missouri, will perform together as New Muse Piano Duo in a concert entitled “De-Construction.”  The free concert will begin at 2 p.m. March 1 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.  New Muse Piano Duo, an ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing […] Read More

Truman’s Environmental Studies (ENVS) Conference

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Truman’s Environmental Studies (ENVS) Conference April 5, 2014   Humanity’s relationship with our environment is a complex, multilayered, and constant one that permeates many disciplines. The field of environmental studies comprises many lenses through which we can view the environment. We invite abstracts for contributions addressing the relationship between humans and their […] Read More

Physics Colloquium Wednesday, March 5, MG 1096, 16:30

Applied Physics: Systems Engineering for Physics Majors Ken Myers Raytheon (Truman alum) A degree in physics isn’t just for teaching or research. Physics majors gain technical, problem solving, and communication skills that make them valuable to industry. Systems Engineering is an ideal career path for people with this background. I will be presenting a brief […] Read More

Kansas-Missouri Renaissance Symposium

Truman State University will host this year’s Kansas-Missouri Renaissance Symposium on Monday, February 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in OP 2210. The Symposium will feature four talks by art and architectural historians about their interdisciplinary research on Florentine and Venetian art and visual culture: Dr. Saundra Weddle (Drury University): “Architecture as a Tool of Resistance and Control at Sixteenth-Century Venetian Convents” Dr. Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago): “Florentia Illustrata: digital mapping and the return of Renaissance geographies” Dr. Douglas Dow (Kansas State University): “Confraternal Entanglements: Non-linear Networks of Patronage and Tenancy in Late Cinquecento Florence” Dr. Sally Cornelison (University… Read More