October 10, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 9
The class of 1950 will have their project dedication at Ophelia Parrish at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the Golden Alumni luncheon and reunions for the classes of 1960, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1990 and after. Two dances, the All Alumni Mixer and NPHC dance, will be held that evening.
Reservations are requested for all alumni events and tickets are required. Those not purchased in advance may be paid for at the door. Call 785.4133 for prices.
Baldwin Hall Auditorium
Free tickets will be
Catherine Gain received her General Honors Medal from President Magruder in
August 2000. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in English.
Truman’s General Honors Program will
host an informational reception at 4:45 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Violette
Hall Commons. Brochures and worksheets will be distributed and refreshments
will be served.
A pledge of $104 will get one entry into the Disney Trip drawing, a pledge of $208 gets two entries, etc. Remember, any donation is a valuable contribution to the Kirksville community.
To date $10,178.80 has been pledged toward this year’s Truman goal of $46,000. The campaign will run through the month of October.
The Missouri Government Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for students to intern with a public official, legislator or state agency during the spring 2001 semester. The internship, which is open to all majors, provides an inside look at state government. Interns are assigned to public officials or offices based upon compatibility and interests.
Interviews for students who have applied for the legislative internships will be held Oct. 24-26. Students should arrive at least 10 minutes early and professional dress is recommended.
Interested students should contact Public Relations at 785.4016. Applications are still available in McClain Hall 102.
The Department of Public Safety will be
Meet and at the McClain Circle Drive
The bus will pick up at the LaPlata train station and return to the
A $5.00 fee is required to hold a reservation. The fee may be paid at
the Department of Public Safety building
Reservations must be made 2 weeks
Call the Department of Public Safety at 785.4177.
The primary purpose of the Institute was to direct thinking about “disability” toward cultural terms rather than medical terms. Methods of building disability-studies curricula into college campuses across the nation was another emphasis of discussion among participants.
“Unfortunately, the medical focus doesn’t teach us much about the actual experience of being disabled,” Hirsch commented. “The study of disabilities can be a study within the humanities (such as literature, art and history). There are lots of parallels to it and the study of race, gender and class.”
Hirsch feels the movement toward adding disability studies into college curricula is partially in response to the disability rights movement that has taken place. With the addition of federal mandates such as Title II and the ADA, disabled persons have been provided equal access and rights.
“There is much overlap between disability studies and public policy. And, interestingly enough, the documented changes to public policy demonstrate that almost all modifications also benefit able-bodied people as well,” Hirsch said.
He feels that, academically, people haven’t thought about how both law and philosophy apply to the study of disability.
Inclusion within historical writing would provide not a separate way of looking at the subject, but simply a different angle.
“I came away from the Institute with a fuller understanding of what it means to be able-bodied or disabled. It gave me a chance to look deeper and understand things able-bodied people take for granted,” Hirsch added.
The selected students earn 15 credits for the internship and related experience.
Applications are due
October 17, 2000
The meeting is open to all students interested in summer, semester and
For more information, contact the Center for International
.Connie Ayers, director of nursing, and Judi Misali, associate professor of psychology, recently presented a paper entitled “Belief and Expectation of Naiveté: A Mechanism for Perpetuating Gender Inequality” at the Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research in Tel Aviv, Israel. Misale also presented a second paper, “White Privilege: An Assessment of Caucasian Awareness.”
Jim Barnes, professor of comparative literature, had his short story entitled “Pulpwood” accepted for publication in New Letters, an international literary magazine headquartered at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Residential College Program academic advisors and Business and Accountancy advisors recently represented Truman at professional academic advising conferences. Attending the Missouri Academic Advising Association meetings at Lake of the Ozarks, Sept. 28-29 were Catherine Bennani, Marcy Graham, Stephen Groll-man, Debra Kling, Jenny Marcus and Devon Mills for the RCP and Barb Espe, Wynona Murphy and Renee Riley for the BAAC. Stephen Grollman was elected Northeast Missouri representative for MACADA. Attending the national Academic Advising Association conference in Orlando, Fla. Oct 5-7 were Grollman, David Kincaid, Kling and Mark Weidner. The RCP advisors presented a roundtable session at NACADA entitled, “Embedding Academic Advising in a Residential College Program: Lessons from Truman State University.”
The Truman Forensics Team won the Nebraska Double-Up Tournament and captured 20 individual and team awards. In a weekend of intense competition, 17 Truman students won their first overall tournament championship of the season hosted by Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 29-Oct.1. Truman won both the Concordia portion of the tournament and the overall tournament championship. Truman ranked third in the Creighton University portion of the tournament and was first among schools competing in debate. Twenty-nine colleges and universities were represented at the tournament.
Tom O’Carroll, a visiting Irish musician and storyteller, will
be performing an evening of Irish music and folk tales at 7:30 p.m., Oct.
10, Ryle Main Lounge and at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11, Centennial Main Lounge.
The Faculty Development Weekly Wednesday Lunch Series will discuss “Promoting Academic Honesty: Responding to Academic Dishonesty” from 12:30-1:25 p.m., Oct. 11, SUB Alumni Room. Featured speakers are Vicki Burke, assistant to the Dean of Students and Adam Davis, English.
A Physics Colloquium will be held at 4:35 p.m., Oct. 11, Barnett Hall 252. The topic of discussion is “Journey to the Center of the Earth: The Bottom Half of Plate Tectonics.”
The Residential College Program will host the University forum, ”Should Truman Have a GLBT Resource Center?” at 4 p.m., Oct. 11, in Missouri Hall 365 and “Truman’s Assessment Culture: What are the Effects We See on Campus in Learning?” at 4 p.m., Oct. 18, in Missouri Hall 365.
The Jazz Lab Concert at 8 p.m., Oct. 11, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium has been rescheduled for 8 p.m., Nov. 11, in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
The University League is hosting a fall luncheon for Truman State University faculty wives and female faculty and staff at 11 a.m., Oct. 13, at the President’s residence (or in case of bad weather, the SUB). RSVP required to Suzann Copeland, 627.8104 or Amy Lamp, 627.4874.
The Residential College Program is sponsoring a large screen
showing of the Presidential debates at 7:45 p.m., on Oct. 11 and Oct.17,
in the Ryle Main Lounge. Viewers will be eligible to participate in Debate
Watch 2000, a non-partisan voter education project being facilitated at
Truman by the debate and forensics program. For more information on Debate
Watch consult http://www2.truman.edu/~kminch/
The Social Science Faculty Research Seminar will continue with Sally West and “Cultured Consumption: Literary and Artistic Borrowings in Late Imperial Russian Advertising” at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 16, in SUB Room 4.
The Bach Four will present The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: A Multimedia Performance at 8 p.m., Oct. 16, in the SUB Activities Room.
The Truman State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will perform at 8 p.m., Oct. 17, in Baldwin Auditorium.
A McNair Program informational meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Oct. 18, in SUB Room 6. For more information, contact Teresa York at 785.5407.
The Truman debate team and Pi Kappa Delta are sponsoring a visit by the British national debate team. They will be squaring off against Truman’s national champions in a demonstration debate at 7 p.m., Oct. 21, in Violette Hall 1000. They will be debating the resolution, “This house would cancel third world debt.”
Windfall submissions deadline for the CD compilation is 5 p.m., Oct. 20, in the Windfall mailbox in the CAOC. Deadlines for all genres of art and literature is Nov. 10. For more information, contact Alice at 785.4712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An information session for The Art of Power, a three-week, six-credit course from July 10-August 1, 2001, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, in Baldwin Hall 318. A second session, sponsored by the Missouri Hall Residential College Program (open to everyone), will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 22, in Missouri Hall 365.
The Fall 2000 Career Expo, sponsored by the University Career Center, will be from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 23, in the SUB. It is free to all students in all majors. ”Make an impact” is the Expo’s theme. Students are invited to come to the Career Center to sharpen their skills and network with employers. Check out the website for additional information and a list of employers coming to the Expo at www2.truman.edu/career/ExpoHelp.html
Ekklesia will host a spiritual growth devotional lunch on “Nonverbal
Communication” at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 27, in the SUB Spanish Room and a 7
p.m. devotional titled “Repentance” in the SUB Down Under.
The Students Activities Board will host MTV Campus Invasion on October 28, with events beginning around noon.
The Truman State University New Music Festival will host guest composer Mark Spraggins. Spraggins will perform at 8 p.m., Nov. 2, in Baldwin Auditorium and at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 3, in Baldwin Auditorium.
4 p.m.-Missouri-London Program informational meeting, SUB Room 6; see page 3.
5 p.m.-Latter-day Saints Student Association blood drive; see Notes.
7:30 p.m.-Tom O’Carroll, visiting Irish musician and storyteller, Centennial Main Lounge; see Notes.
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