Luis Viquez, Master of Arts in Music student, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Robert Fountain Memorial Award from the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization. The $1000 honorarium is presented by MACRO to an outstanding music major in the area of performance, in memory of the University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Robert Fountain, an internationally recognized musician, instructor and conductor. MACRO is an international music organization dedicated to the promotion of musical understanding through a practical synthesis of analysis, performance, pedagogy, composition and informed listening. Luis is currenlty completing a double major in clarinet performance and conducting.
Truman State University is proud to announce the 2013 CPA exam rate results. Truman had 53 candidates with a first-time pass rate of 75.9% in 2013, 4.2% above the University of Missouri – Columbia. Truman was third in the state behind Wash U and Drury. Overall, Truman ranked 33rdin the nation among 787 institutions with 10 or more candidates and 11thin the nation among institutions with 21 – 60 candidates. The first-time CPA pass rates results place Truman in the top 4% of institutional performance nationally. Congratulations to all of the students who passed and thank you for once again demonstrating that Truman is a place to pursue your dreams.
MA in Music student Luis Viquez will be published in the 2013 issue of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles Journal (Volume 20). This past summer, Viquez performed a clarinet concerto as a guest soloist of the Symphony Orchestra of Heredia, one of the leading symphonic ensembles in Latin America. His article titled "The Clarinet Concerto by Costa Rican Composer Benjamin Gutierrez" reflects the research he conducted under the guidance of Dr. Jesse Krebs, investigating the historic context and stylistic influences on the composition.Viquez stated, "It is a very big honor for me since some of the other collaborators of the journals are important band conductors and scholars in the medium."
Need a job to help finance your education? Truman is looking for Graduate Community Directors for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Graduate Community Director (GCD) is a position that comes with a number of meaningful experiences including direct supervision of a staff of 8, oversight of 1 Residence Hall & 4 Apartment Complexes (approximately 260 residents) and management of the budget for these areas. The GCD is also a position that offers great benefits including a number of opportunities for professional development, a full meal plan, an on campus apartment (this is a live on position), an award covering up to 9 credit hours per semester and a stipend of $3,500.
To apply for the GCD position the following application materials will be required: Resume, cover letter addressing the applicant’s interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation. Application materials should be submitted to the Residence Life office in 1100 Missouri Hall by 5pm on January 15, 2014.
Please note that all Truman State University graduate students who are in good standing with the University are eligible for this position. We do understand that some students may not have knowledge of their acceptance status prior to the application deadlines. ResLife will offer a position based on acceptance. Should an applicant be offered the position but not be accepted in to a graduate program at Truman this applicant will not be eligible to serve in this position. Once an applicant has submitted a complete application we will work with the applicant to schedule an interview.
January 15: GCD applications due to Missouri Hall 1100 by 5pm
January 20-24: GCD interviews
January 27: GCD notifications
Please feel free to contact Madeline Nash, the Coordinator for Residence Life, with any questions.
The Truman Chamber Orchestra will be performing on October 17 at 8pm in the Concert Hall of Ophelia Parish. The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Elgar, Dallapicola and performances from two students: Andrew Robson and Luiz Viquez. Luis Viquez, Master's in Music student (pictured), will be conducting two unusual works by Paul Hindemith and Charles Ives.
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Recently, Washington Monthly released their 2013 Master's University rankings. One hundred public and private universities made the list based on three categories: research, social mobility, and service. Truman State University was the only Missouri school listed in the top sixty-five and ranked third overall. This is the third year in a row Truman has ranked within the top ten.
"We recognize institutions that are committed to public service, both in the way they teach and in encouraging students to enter service-focused careers." - Washington Monthly
To read the full list of rankings and more about the criteria on which the universities were selected click here.
Bethany Hoekzema, a recent MAE graduate, was one of twelve to receive the Fullbright/HAEF Teaching Fellowship. Not only will Bethany be teaching in Greece, but she will also act as a young ambassador, providing a cross-cultural educational experience for her students. Congratulations to Bethany Hoekzema and all of the other Fulbright recipients.
This fellowship is sponsored by the Fulbright Program and the Hellenic American Educational Foundation. Fulbright is one of the largest exchange programs in the United States. The program awards approximately 1,800 grants per year and works within more than 155 countries throughout the world. For more information on Fulbright please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
Luis Viquez, a Master’s student in Music at Truman State University, will be lending his talents to the University of Costa Rica as a masterclass instructor on June 22, serving as guest conductor of the Braulio Carrillo Youth Symphony Orchestra on July 5, and the National Concert Band of Cartago on July 7, and performing Benjamin Gutierrez’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra as a guest soloist for the Symphony Orchestra of Heredia, August 18 & 20, for the "Sounds of the Continent: Breaking the Mold" concert series.
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There is an opening for the Graduate Assistant to the Dean position in the Graduate Office for the 2013-2014 acadmic year. Click here for more details and information on how to apply: Graduate Assistant to the Dean
Congratulations to the following students:
Outstanding Graduate Student in English - Holly Fling
Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting – Xiaojing (Mercury) Bai
Outstanding Graduate Student in Communication Disorders – Dr. Elaine Boda
Outstanding Graduate Student in Counseling – Kailey Tyler
Outstanding Graduate Student in Elementary Education – Frankie Bruning
Outstanding Graduate Student in Secondary Education – Stephen Elford
Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education – Bethany Hoekzema
Outstanding Graduate Student in Leadership – Megan Wargo-Kearney
Distinguished Master's Thesis Award – Karianne Jones
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