January 25, 2000 - Vol. 4 No. 41
This week, coordinators from different areas will be contacting full- and part-time faculty and staff to ask for support of the Truman State University Foundation. Through the Foundation, private gifts from faculty and staff help fund a wide variety of causes, such as academic scholarships, study abroad programs, faculty development and research. Additional support for each of the academic divisions, cultural programs such as the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series and a variety of athletic programs are also included in the Foundation’s funding.
“I’m excited about working with a number of colleagues from different divisions to generate some much-needed support for scholarships and technology on our campus,” said Romine.
“Truman faculty and staff have been so generous in the past, participating in the campaign at whatever level they can,” Nichols added. “I hope this year even more people will participate, especially since it’s the 100th anniversary of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series.” According to Nichols, the University relies heavily upon contributions to help bring such performers as the Saint Louis Symphony and guest speakers such as Jim Lovell to campus.
For more information, contact Laura Cook, manager of the Annual Fund, at 785.4688. Watch the Truman Today for campaign updates.
Angelo is the founding director of the assessment center at the School for New Learning at DePaul University in Chicago. In 1998, he was named as one of the top 40 “Young Leaders in the Academy” by Change magazine.
Angelo, in conjunction will Dr. Patricia Cross, pioneered research in instructor-designed classroom assessment practices. Such practices include the use of the ‘three-minute-letter’ and ‘in-progress evaluation surveys,’ alternative sources of classroom assessment.
Angelo is nationally recognized as a strong proponent of the new paradigm of teaching, which focuses upon student learning and a scholarship of teaching. His emphasis harmonizes with Truman’s mission statement, which outlines the institution’s desire to build a ‘student-learning centered’ environment.
Angelo’s campus visit will include two workshops for faculty, a discussion about Truman’s assessment program and a reception at 6 p.m., Feb. 4, immediately preceding the annual Baldwin Dinner and Lecture. The reception will be held in the SUB Alumni Room. The dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in the SUB Georgian Room; reservations are required.
For more information about the lecture, dinner or schedule of events, contact Vicki Duck, Faculty Development, at 785.4391.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 27, in the CAOC, lower level SUB.
Applications are available in the Student Senate office, lower level SUB.
For more information, contact Kristen Riebeling at 785.4714, or call
the Student Senate office at 785.4193.
Scholarship Deadlines Approaching
Applications for endowed scholarships may be picked up in the Advancement Office, McClain Hall 100, 785.4166.
Additional scholarships applications are available in Financial Aid, McClain Hall 103, 785.4130.
As the intern, Romportl will assist in the writing, production and distribution of the Truman Today. In addition, she will be responsible for writing press releases and performing various office duties.
At Truman, Romportl works on the layout/design staff for Detours and is a member of The Society of the Prim Roses. She also served on the Student Senate Public Relations Committee last spring. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in public relations.
Students interested in applying for the fall 2000 internship should stop by the Public Relations Office, McClain Hall 102, call 785.4016 or e-mail Linda Gordon at lgordon @truman.edu.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar to Speak
Dr. Keith Devlin will begin his schedule as Truman’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar at 7 p.m., Jan. 31, in Violette Hall 1000 with his lecture, “New Geometries of Animals, Flowers, Art and the Human Body.”
Devlin’s research focuses on applying mathematical techniques to issues of language/information and the design of information systems. He will present various lectures and discussions concerning the topic throughout the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 4.
Devlin is the dean of the School of Science at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., and is also senior researcher at the Center of the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University. In addition, he is a consulting research professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Information Science.
Devlin’s published works include 22 books, one interactive book on CD-ROM and over 65 research articles. In 1998, his six-part documentary series, Life by the Numbers, was aired on the PBS network, and this past fall his five-part series, Science Bites, was broadcast on BBC television in Britain.
Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, whose first visit is planned for March 21-23, will be the third in this year’s DVS series. In October, David Halberstam visited Truman and discussed his work as a journalist/historian. He will return from Feb. 21 to 23.
Schedule of Events
Public Colloquium: “Street Mathematics”
Residential College Colloquium: “What Will Mathematics Look Like in
Public Book Signing
Roots; Parts I & II
Roots; Parts III & IV
Quiz Bowl Contest
Live Band & Poets Performance
Roots; Parts V & VI
The first, the Pre-Osteopathic Scholars Program, is an early acceptance program with the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. This program is designed to provide admission opportunities to outstanding students who aspire to become doctors of osteopathic medicine.
Up to five advancing Truman sophomores will be selected for this opportunity. Truman students currently in the program are juniors Katie Nielsen, Kayla Rowe, Casey Wright and Kristi Morton.
Students selected for the Pre-Osteopathic Scholars Program are offered acceptance to KCOM conditional upon their achievement of certain academic standards as undergraduates. The deadline is April 1.
Truman is also participating in the Rural Scholars Program, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. RSP is designed to address the declining level of health care available in small towns and rural areas of Missouri. Up to two advancing Truman freshmen, plus an alternate, are selected annually.
Truman students currently in the RSP program are sophomores Sarah Davenport, Jeremy Youse and Cassandra Felkerson (alternate); juniors Kylie Christopherson, Kelly Klarenbeek and Tara Thieman (alternate); and seniors Jacob Kesterson and Holly Wherry.
Selected students are offered acceptance into the UMC School of Medicine conditional upon their achievement of certain academic standards. While undergraduates, students participate in periodic activities at the UMC School of Medicine.
The program coordinator may also arrange summer internships in the participants’ hometowns. They may include opportunities to participate in office and/or hospital practice and possible employment in area hospitals. The deadline for this program is May 15.
Acceptance for both programs is based upon high academic achievement, commitment to a career in medicine and possession of personal characteristics expected for quality physicians. In addition, UMC requires that students are Missouri residents from a small town or rural area, have an ACT composite score of 30 or higher and have leadership skills and interests in a variety of extracurricular and service activities.
Diane Janick-Buckner, associate professor of biology, is Truman’s contact for interested students. No more than five students will be selected for interviews in each program. Application forms can be picked up in Science Hall 118B. For more information, call 785.4305.
MENSA Education and Research Foundation
Graduate Student Researchers program
Gas Capital Scholarship
North Central Missouri Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
John Gyles Education Fund
Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
For more information, call Financial Aid at 785.4130.
Resumes for pre-screening companies are due by 5 p.m.,
For a list of companies, visit www2.truman.edu/career/expo.html, or call 785.4353.
John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, had his article, “Sickles into Roses: The Communist Successor Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Comparative Perspective,” published in the January issue of Democratization. He also had his article, “Political Parties and Candidate Recruitment, Party Organization and the Communist Successor Parties: the Cases of the MSzP, the KPRF and the LDDP,” accepted for publication in Europe-Asia Studies (formerly Soviet Studies).
11:30 a.m.-Physics Colloquium, SUB 5; see Notes
The Institutional Review Board will meet every Tuesday from Jan. 25 to April 25. The IRB will review projects which involve humans as subjects. For more information, call 785.7459.
The Wednesday Faculty Development Lunch Series will continue from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Jan. 26, in the SUB Spanish Room. This week’s topic, “What is the Value of the ‘Co-curriculum’ to Student Development?” will be presented by Dean of Students Diane Pfeifer.
Student Activities Board is beginning its spring membership selection. Applications may be picked up in the CAOC office, and are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 26. Interviews will be held from Jan. 28 to 31. For more information, call 785.4SAB.
Alpha Phi Omega, co-ed service fraternity, will hold preliminary rush meetings at 8 p.m., Jan. 26, in Baldwin Hall 351; and 6 p.m., Jan. 27, in SUB Activities Room. In order to rush Alpha Phi Omega, students must attend one of these meetings.
The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Health Care Topics and Issues guest speaker series at 7 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Educational Building South Classroom on the KCOM campus. Jim Bergman, vice president of Human Resources at Northeast Regional Medical Center, will be the featured speaker.
Summer Employment informational meetings are scheduled from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. or 4:30 to 4:45 p.m., Jan. 27; and from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. or 2:30 to 2:45 p.m., Jan. 28. Meetings are sponsored by the Truman Upward Bound Office, 785.4244, and will be held in SUB 6.
The Career Center will host preview sessions for 2000-2001 employment opportunities at 6 p.m., Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, at the University Career Center.
The Physical Plant will hold a reception in honor of Larry Curtis and Bill Morgenstern from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 28, in the SUB Alumni Room. The two men will be retiring after dedicating 27 and 26 years, respectively, to the University.
Student Activities Board will show The Thomas Crown Affair at 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Jan. 29, in Violette Hall 1000. Admission is free for students with a Truman ID.
Volunteers for the Science Olympiad are still needed. The competition will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 29. For more details or to sign up, call Kristin Goodwin at 627.4093.
Ekklesia (Church of Christ) will host a devotional lunch at 11:30 a.m., Jan. 31, in the SUB Spanish Room. At noon, Truman alumnus Brad Maxwell will bring devotional thoughts on “I Survived Y2K: What Now?” For more information, call Barry Poyner at 785.4063.
Tim Augustine will present the career seminar “How Hard are you Knocking?” from 8 to 10 p.m., Jan. 31, in the SUB Georgian Room. Admission is free. FAC and Delta Sigma Pi are sponsoring the event.
The Society of the Prim Roses will hold their spring 2000 new member recruitment from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4. There is a $5 fee and all non-Greek women are invited to attend. For information on times and locations, contact Julia Geringer at 785.5823.
The deadline to apply for Phi Kappa Phi national fellowships is Feb. 1. All senior members are welcome to apply. For more information, call Terry Olson at 785.4503.
There will be an informational meeting for students interested in the Summer 2000 Missouri-London Program at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 2, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, call Dennis Leavens at 785.4269, or the Center for International Education Abroad at 785.4076.
Bacchus & Gamma invites everyone to attend their weekly meetings held at 8 p.m. every Tuesday in Baldwin Hall 252. For more information, contact Theresa Doll at 665.2738.
The Student Recreation Center holds 27 free, non-credit classes per week. Two new classes, yoga and Irish dance, are being offered this semester. For more information, call 785.7739.
The Truman State University Dance Team will be traveling to the 2000 UPA Cheer and Dance Americup Championship, Feb. 24-28, in Minneapolis. The event showcases top cheer and dance teams. For more information, or to assist in sponsoring the team, call Angie Martin, 665.4660.
The U.S. Census Bureau has part-time jobs available, 20 to 40 hours per week, eight to 10 weeks. They are currently taking applications and administering tests; hiring will be completed in February. Pay begins at $7.50 per hour, plus 31 cents-per-mile travel expenses. People hired in Adair county will service only Adair County. For additional information, call 816.671.1246.
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