February 21, 2000 - Vol. 4 No.45
Early-Vreeland Lecture: Giard to Speak on Fifteenth Century Italy
Giard is a prominent scholar in Renaissance studies and the history of science. She is widely published in several subject areas, including Renaissance intellectual history and the history of science, contemporary French historiography (including a book on Michael Foucault), and the history of the Jesuits. She is editor of the works of the late French historian, Michael de Certeau, as well as three additional series.
For most of her career, Giard has been a Research Fellow in the area of science history at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, the most prominent research institution in France. Since 1988, she has served annually as a visiting professor of history at the University of California in San Diego.
Giard has degrees from the University of Paris in modern languages, philosophy and logic and completed her graduate program at the same institution in the area of history and philosophy of science, with a special emphasis in logic.
The Early-Vreeland lectureship was established in 1991 by Joseph Vreeland through the Truman Development Fund in memory of his wife, who died at age 40. A 1973 Truman graduate, Barbara Early-Vreeland graduated magna cum laude with bachelorís degrees in history and French.
The lecture is intended for a broad audience and Giardís talk is likely to range from Renaissance history to religion, education, the Classics and the origin of liberal arts education in Western civilization.
The Social Science Division encourages the University community to take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear a prominent scholar from France. For more information about the Early-Vreeland Lecture, contact David Robinson at 785.4321 or Torbjorn Wandel at 785.4324.
Students whose art was chosen are Sara Page, junior art/pre-secondary education major from Smithton, Mo.; Aaron Fine, gallery director; Nancy Lamon, senior art/art history major from Jefferson City, Mo.; Crystal Wing, senior art/pre-secondary education major
from Raytown, Mo.; Vonnie Nichols, Student Union director; Stephanie Weber, senior visual communication major from Teutopolis, Ill.; and Bob Jones, fine arts division head. Tim Brown, senior communication major from Belton, Mo, is not pictured.
Thornton Wilderís play The Matchmaker spurred the idea for the beloved Broadway show in 1964. It tells the story of a busybody widow, Dolly Levi, who makes a living as a meddling matchmaker in the horse and buggy era of New York City. She sets out to arrange a marriage between Irene Molloy and Horace Vandergelder, a rich Yonkers merchant, but soon decides she wants him for herself. In the midst of Dollyís mix-ups and adventures, she helps form ìone of the best musical comedies of all time,î according to critics. Time said, ìThereís no better way to visit little Old New York.î
Hello, Dolly! appeared on Broadway from 1964 to 1970. At the time, it set a record for longest-running show with 2,844 performances. The first production won an all-time record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, as well as the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Musical. in 1964.
Throughout the years, Dolly has been played by such actresses as Ginger Rogers, Ethel Merman, Phyllis Diller, and Carol Channing, who won a Tony for best performance.
Tickets for Hello, Dolly! will be available in the SAB office for students and faculty beginning Feb. 23. The public can buy tickets for $7 each at Edna Campbellís Book Store or the Truman cashier's window.
The Truman State University Campus Bookstore is a gold level sponsor for this program.
Victim Support Services provides support to victims of domestic or child abuse and finds homes for families in Kirksville that have reasons for leaving their own.
Kim LeBaron, Victim Support services executive director, accepted a check from Madeline Herrmann, junior psychology/English major from Webster Groves, Mo., last week.
The committee will distribute questionnaires in the professorsí classes through Feb. 25 and will choose six finalists based on this information. The committee will then observe the finalistsí classes and select the Educator of the Year.
The 2000 EOY will be announced at a banquet at 6 p.m., April 4, in the SUB.
This year's semi-finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are as follows: Brent Buckner, associate professor of biology; Diane Janick-Buckner, associate professor of biology; Cavit Cooley, assistant professor of justice systems; David Gillette, associate professor of economics; Mark Hanley, associate professor of history; José Herrera, assistant professor of biology; Brenda Higgins, assistant professor of nursing; John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science; Michael Kelrick, associate professor of biology; Robert Mielke, professor of English; Beverly Tremain, assistant professor of health and exercise science; and Tony Vazzana, assistant professor of math.
Truman's Captainís Roundtable and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are sponsoring the semester-long program in an effort to teach children about the positive influences athletics can have, according to Director of Athletics Jerry Wollmering. He estimated between 12 and 20 student-athletes have already participated in the program.
SaTonya Carter, senior English/pre-elementary education major from St. Louis and member of the womenís track team, participated in the reading program. She showed her own track spikes to the children after reading a story, in order to give them a first-hand look at track equipment.
The students are currently studying the life of Wilma Rudolph, a popular Olympic track and field gold medalist who overcame hardships to succeed in the world of sports.
The Flame to the Second Century in front of Kirk Memorial will
be lit at noon and will remain lit in his memory until 1 p.m.
Those wishing to pay respects are invited to visit the flame
Students interested in applying for military science scholarships may contact Major Anthony, 785.4453.
All scholarships pay full tuition, $225 for books and supplies per semester,
Deadline is March 2
Two- and three-year boards will be held
Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
Ruth Lutes Bachmann and Masonic Scholarship
Call 785.4130 for more
John Bohac, associate professor of art and Ryle Hall college rector, recently had two works of art, L.H.O.O.Q. and Marie Antoinette, accepted for exhibition in the International Juried Show 2000 at the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. The exhibition was judged by Dan Cameron, senior curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Bohac will attend a panel discussion on the International Juried Show 2000 on Feb. 27. Panel members include Lisa Dennison, deputy director and chief curator for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Dan Cameron, and Donald Kuspit.
7:30 p.m.-David Halberstam lecture, Ryle Hall Lounge
7:30 p.m.-Roots; Parts III & IV, Baldwin Auditorium
Graduate School Night for history majors will be held at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in Ophelia Parrish 218. Graduate school opportunities for MA/MAE majors will be discussed.
Trumanís presentation of Top Girls will begin at 8 p.m., Feb. 23, in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. The play will be shown at 8 p.m. each evening through Feb. 26. For more information, contact Fine Arts at 785.4417.
Applications for the Lee Advising Award are due in the CAOC office by 5 p.m., Feb. 25. The award recognizes outstanding advisors. Applications may be picked up in the Student Senate Office.
The University Wellness Program will hold its
annual cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose screening for faculty
and staff from 7:30-9:30 a.m., Feb. 25, SUB Alumni Room, and Feb. 29 at
the Student Health Center. A 12-hour fast is required before this screening.
SAB will host a film fest at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25, in Violette Hall 1000. Admission is free with a student ID.
The Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 26, in Baldwin Hall. Guest artist Peter Erskine will hold a special performance at 7:30 p.m., in Baldwin Auditorium. All events are open to the public. There is a $5 general admission fee to Erskineís performance, or free with a Truman student ID.
Ekklesia will host a pizza buffet and devotional, titled ìGuess Whoís Coming to Dinner?î at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 28, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, call Ginny Jones at 785.5105.
Walt Disney recruiters will return to campus
at 6 p.m., Feb. 28, in Violette Hall 1000.
Tryouts for reading parts in two radio plays will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 28, in Violette Hall 1308. Multiple parts are available and all students are welcome. Contact Heather at 665.0585 for more information.
Julianna Moore will hold a faculty recital
8 p.m., Feb. 28, in Baldwin Auditorium.
Tri Beta and Fazoliís are sponsoring an ìAll-you-can-eat fettuccine and spaghetti night,î from 5-9 p.m., Feb. 29, at Fazoliís. Cost for the dinner is $4.99.
Students interested in the MAE program for foreign languages can attend a meeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 29, SUB Conference Room. For more information call Tim Farley, 785.4059.
Students interested in working on any type of music for Sigma Alpha Iotaís American Musicale should contact Katy Anselmo at 627.5978 by March 2. The Musicale will be performed at 8 p.m., March 20, in Baldwin Auditorium.
Student Ambassador applications are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the Admission Office, McClain Hall 205. Applications are due March 3. For more information call 785.4114.
Applications for the IIE Midwest Region Study Abroad Scholarship are available in the Center for International Education Abroad, Kirk Building 120. Application deadline is March 3. For more information call 785.4076.
The Truman State University American Medical Student Association will attend the national AMSA convention in Washington, D.C., later this semester. For more information, or to provide financial assistance, call Katie Nielsen at 665.8973.
The Truman Open Track & Field meet will be held on March 25 at Stokes Stadium. Any students, faculty or staff interested in helping with officiating and administration should contact Michelle Baier at 785.6039, John Cochrane, 785.4341, or Ed Schneider, 785.4342.
The Writing Center holds weekly creative writing workshops Monday at 9 p.m. in McClain Hall 303. All students are invited to sit in or bring their original fiction and ideas. For more information, call Heather at 665.0585.
The Computer-Based Testing Center offers the GRE, GRE Writing, GMAT , Praxis I, and TOEFL tests at 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday; and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. To schedule an appointment, call 785.4438, or call the respective 800 number for each testing program. Payment is required upon scheduling, and morning slots must be filled before afternoon appointments will be accepted.
The Kirksville Truman Alumni Chapter will hold a reception at 6 p.m., March 1, in the SUB Activities Room, preceding the Hello, Dolly! performance. A limited number of seats will be available for chapter members at the program. Call 785.4133 for details.
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