December 5, 2000 - Vol. 5 No. 16
Head to Jefferson City, Begin Legislative Internships
Pictured (front row, left to right) are interns Caitlin Houston, Brent Nelson, Erica Wille, Chris Baucom, Beth McCracken, Adam Aderton, Brity Webster and Matt Franker. Standing (left to right) are Dr. Candy Young, internship advisor; interns Eric Reuther, John Ayres, Jayne Weiss, Tim Byrd, James Knowles III, Kim Tucker, Jared Swanegan, Tanner Williams, Mike DuBois, Jennifer Heien, Todd Kuhns and President Jack Magruder.
Twenty-one Truman students will begin internships
at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City next semester as part of
the Missouri Government Internship Program.
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Student Union Building
Diana Ross-Butler, a 1997 Truman alumna from Blue Springs, Mo., will deliver the commencement address. She is also a graduate of Washington Universityâs School of Law in St. Louis, Mo., and is now a practicing attorney. The entire ceremony will be broadcast live on Channel 36.
Posed graduation photographs will be taken from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Pershing small gym. There is no charge for the sitting fee and proofs will be mailed.
December graduates will be honored prior to graduation with a pizza party from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Dec. 8, in the SUB Alumni Room. Lunch and a free gift are courtesy of the National Alumni Associa-tion and the Office of Advancement.
In response to requests from students to make the scholarship application process easier and more accessible, the Foundation decided to implement the new online scholarship application.
ãWe hope that by offering the online application, students will be able to access the listing at their convenience and prepare applications without having to locate a typewriter or make several copies of the materials,ä explained Laura Cook, manager of annual and major campaigns.
An application form and list of approximately 260 scholarship opportunities for current students will be available beginning this week, when the Foundation Scholarship website goes live. The web address is http://www2.truman.
ãAll current students will be sent an e-mail with a link to the new website and links will also be available on Trumanâs webpage in the current student/finances section. We hope to get the word out as much as possible before the holidays so that students have the chance to prepare their applications from a computer at home if they like,ä Cook said.
The deadline for Foundation Scholar-ship applications is 3 p.m., Jan. 22, 2001. The online application form will not be available after this time and no additional applications will be accepted.
The mission of the Truman State Uni-versity Foundation is to encourage and administer private financial gifts in support of the University. Last year, gifts to the Foundation totaled more than $2.4 million, providing support for student scholarships, improved technology, student loans for computers, study abroad and athletic programs, and support for other initiatives.
After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, he proceeded to work in the field of law for more than thirty years and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1966.
In 1990, Briscoe was named to the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar. He has also served in many other leadership positions in other state and local organizations.
Briscoe was appointed to Trumanâs Board of Governors in 1997 by Gov. Mel Carnahan and reappointed in 1999. His term expires in 2005.
He also serves as the Ralls County Prosecuting Attorney and as a partner in the Briscoe and Mobley law firm in New London, Mo.
Briscoe is involved in local activities as well. He acts as president of the Barkley Cemetery Association Board of Directors, and is a member of the Lions Club, Hanni-bal Elks Club, Boy Scout Troop #106 Com-mittee and Trinity Episcopal Church.
Briscoe and his wife, Joy, served on the Truman State University Parentsâ Council from 1995-1997 and currently reside in New London. They have three sons, John, Andrew and Philip.
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Dec. 6 - Reading Day
Dec. 7 - Finals begin
Dec. 8 - Board of Governors meeting
Dec. 12 - Finals end
Dec. 13 - Residence halls close for nongraduates; December Interim begins
Dec. 15 - May graduation applications due
Dec. 16 - Commencement
Jan. 7 - December Interim ends
Jan. 8 - Spring semester classes begin
Jan. 15 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
Jan. 16 - Classes resume
Jan. 20 - Visit Day
Jan. 24 - University Planning Day (no classes 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; evening classes meet)
GLAMOUR invites students to apply to the 2001 Top Ten College Women Competi-tion. This competition recognizes the exceptional achievements and academic excellence of female college juniors from across the country. Winners receive $1,000, coverage in the October issue and the opportunity to meet with top professionals in their field. Applications should be postmarked by January 31, 2001.
The Charles P. Bell Conservation Scholarship application is also available. This is a $500 scholarship and is sponsored by the Conservation Federation of Missouri. Applicants must be residents of Missouri who are involved or plan to be involved in the management of natural resources and have already earned at least 60 hours of college credit. Applications must be received by January 15, 2001.
The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for financial assistance for the 2001-2002 academic year. Applicants must be undergraduate students majoring in accounting, have a ãBä or better overall GPA and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen attending a U.S. accredited school. Applications must be received by March 10, 2001, for consideration.
Applications and more information about these scholarships are available in the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103 or by calling 785.4130.
Terrance G. Gabel, assistant professor of business administration,
recently had his article, ãAssessing Divergent Disciplinary Views
of the Globalization of Consump-tion: An Exploratory, Cross-Sectoral, and
Ethnographic Examination of Consumer-Choice Dynamism Resulting From the
Influx of New Forms of Retailingä published in Advances of Consumer
Research, Vol. 27, an annual publication of the Association of Consumer
Janice Grow, professor of education, has been awarded a $97,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to complete translations and analysis of concepts in the mathematics textbook series used in the Korean national primary school curriculum for grades 1 through 6 during 1995-96.
April Howard, senior nursing major from Sikeston, Mo., and Dr. Ranjita Misra, former faculty member, presented ãFactors Contributing to Type 2 Diabetes in Older Blacks: Comparison of Diabetes and Non-Diabetesä at the American Public Health Association Convention in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 14.
Cornelis Koutstaal, head of the Division of Human Potential and Performance, presented his paper, ãDeveloping an Audiology Program for Children in Belize, Central Americaä at the annual convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Washington, D.C.
Randall Smith, associate professor of music, was recognized by the National Association for Music Education as an outstanding teacher in higher education. This recognition appeared in the October 2000 issue of Teaching Music magazine.
Sharon McGahan and Stephanie Powelson, assistant professors of nursing, had their paper, ãWhere to Start? Introducing Standardized Nursing Languages in Educational Settings,ä published in the International Journal of Nursing Language and Classification. Powelson also gave a poster presentation at the American Public Health Association Convention in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 15. The presentation was titled ãInvolving Youth in Community Planning, Counseling and HIV Screening at a Rural Midwestern College.ä
Clint Thompson, head athletic trainer, served as a sports medicine consultant to the Adelaide Crows Australian Rules Football team in Adelaide, Australia. He observed practices and games while acting as a consultant for the director of sports medicine, the team orthopedic physician and athletic trainers.
Students from Truman State Universityâs forensics program captured third place honors at the United Air Force Academic Classic. Truman students brought home 19 individual and team awards including three tournament championships in individual speech and debate categories.
The annual College Bowl Tournament was held Nov. 7-8. The winning team ÎWell Blurredâ consisted of Nathan Gurnett, a senior history major from Elgin, Ill.; Kyle McQuisten, a senior mathematics major from Roscoe, Ill.; Bill Newton, a senior physics major from Rockford, Ill.; Jeremy Johnson, a senior justice systems major from Jefferson City, Mo.; and Mark Massey, a senior history major from Chesterfield, Mo.
The Presidentâs String Quartet with Katie Collins, freshman computer science major from Florissant, Mo.; Carrie Jones, freshman music/general concert major from Kirkwood, Mo.; Meredith Manley, senior accounting major from St. Charles, Mo.; and Kim Harris, senior music/general concert major from Leeâs Summit, Mo., recently won the Missouri Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Chamber Music Competition. This ensemble, coached by Elaine Boda, assistant professor of music, will compete in the MTNA division competition held in Minneapolis, Minn., in January.
The Truman Trio, with Sam McClure, assistant professor of music; Elaine Boda, assistant professor of music; and Janice Saffir, associate professor of music, has performed several times this semester. The off-campus performances were held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., and William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo. They will be performing a new program next semester on February 4 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.
The Ryle Residential College Program will host the TrueMen Holiday Benefit Concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 5, in the Ryle Main Lounge. Donations will be collected for Habitat for Humanity.
International students are invited to meet with students from the Education Division to discuss the construction of instructional units related to the international studentsâ country of origin. The initial meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5, in Violette Hall 1010, Refreshments will be served.
The Franklin Street Singers will perform at 8 p.m., Dec. 5, in
Baldwin Hall Auditori-um.
The University League invites faculty and staff, their families and friends, to a Holiday Extravaganza, their annual all faculty/staff holiday party from 3-5 p.m., Dec. 9, in the SUB Alumni Room. Participants will be treated to Christmas caroling, storytelling, a kidâs craft corner and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Admission to the event is a plate of treats to be shared with everyone and a canned good to be donated to the Kirksville Food Pantry.
Mary Jane Kohlenberg, professor emerita of mathematics, will sign her new book Hospital on the Move: Life with the 79th Field Hospital in World War II, from 1-3 p.m., Dec. 10, at the Edna Campbell Book Store. Koh-lenberg was encouraged to write the book her husband (Lt. Gilbert Kohlenberg) in-tended to write before his death in 1996. She organized letters, photos, news clippings, and memorabilia to tell the personal story of his life with the 79th field hospital.
The annual faculty/staff blood drive, sponsored by the University Wellness Pro-gram, will be begin at 10 a.m., Dec. 14, in the Student Recreation Center. The last do-nor will be received at 2:45 p.m.
Applications for the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) are due in the Center for International Education Abroad no later than Jan. 18, 2001. Application packets must be completed by this date in order to receive consideration for placement in the Fall 2001/Spring 2002 semesters. This deadline is for ISEP only. App-lication packets are available in the Center for International Education Abroad, Kirk Building 120, 785.4076.
Upward Bound now has a part-time position available for a graduate
student. The position involves traveling to area high schools one to four
days a week from approximately 2-7 p.m. Application materials are available
in Kirk Building 220.
5:30 p.m.-Womenâs basketball vs. Mount Mercy, Pershing Arena
7 p.m.- The Ryle Hall Residential College Program presents a TrueMen benefit concert, Ryle Main Lounge.
7:30 p.m.-Menâs basketball vs. Westminster, Pershing Arena
7:30 p.m.-International students meet with Division of Education, Violette Hall 1010; see Notes.
8 p.m.-Franklin Street Singers performance, Baldwin Hall Auditorium; see Notes.
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