Dr. Sue Thomas, President of Truman State University, invited students to submit small works of art to be used as gifts for visiting dignitaries, something more unique than Truman memorabilia (which is great too, of course!). Students submitted works that were smaller than 5x5x5 inches, ones that were unmounted (if flat work) so they can be easily packed in a suitcase. Students submitted some 40 pieces, and faculty narrowed the selection, and from Dr. Thomas selected ten, including ceramics, fibers, paintings, drawings, and prints. Each student received $30 and the knowledge that their work would represent the university around the world. Congratulations to the students, and thank you to Dr. Thomas for coming up with such a wonderful idea.