October 23, 2001 - Vol. 6 No. 10
Former President of Poland to Visit Campus
Former President of Poland to Visit Campus
International icon Lech Walesa will be visiting Truman State University as the next guest of the 2001-2002 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program. He will be on the Truman campus Nov. 1-2. Walesa will deliver a public lecture titled "Democracy: The Never-ending Battle" at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1, in Baldwin Auditorium. A public book signing will take place at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 2, at the Truman Bookstore.
Walesa has been fighting for freedom in Eastern Europe and the rest of the world for more than 20 years. In 1980, Walesa delivered a speech at an employee strike in Poland that christened Solidarity and led to the social revolution that overtook communism in Poland by 1990. Walesa’s speech evolved into the Gdansk Agreement of 1980, which convinced the Polish government to grant employees the right to form unions and to organize worker strikes. Time, The Financial Times, The London Observer and several other European publications have named Walesa “Man of the Year” for his efforts.
After much struggle and years of underground leadership by Walesa, Solidarity was finally invited to join with the Communist Party to form a coalition government in Poland in 1988. Eventually, Solidarity took over and in 1990 Walesa became the first democratically elected Polish president.
Walesa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and ultimately made Poland a model for economic and political reform for the rest of Europe. He now heads the Lech Walesa Institute, which aims to advance the ideals of democracy and free market reform throughout Eastern Europe and the rest of the world.
SBC Foundation Presents Contribution
SBC Southwestern Bell - Missouri President Jan Newton presents
Using the grant from the SBC Foundation and monies from the University Foundation and rural districts, Truman will offer scholarships and technology training to a selected group of first-year MAE graduate students. In return, these students will complete one-year internships in the rural districts that have helped sponsor their education and will agree to accept employment in these same districts for the first two years of their professional teaching careers.
SBC Rural Link interns will bring comprehensive technology packages, such as laptop computers, color scanners, digital cameras, zip drives, and software, with them into the school districts.
Intern-led classrooms will be connected with the University via two-way audio/visual distance learning stations, providing undergraduate students the opportunity to observe day-to-day teaching and learning activities and discuss and analyze teaching techniques.
John Hoffmann, associate professor of education, and Kay Clapp, professor of education, were instrumental in writing the proposal to SBC with the assistance of Judy Lundberg, grants and foundation relations.
Dr. Sam Minner, head of the Education Division, will serve as project director.
The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series
Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico
Mexico's ambassadors of song & dance
7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, Baldwin Auditorium
Free tickets for students, faculty & staff are available in the SAB Office and the Center for Student Involvement.
For more information about the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, call 785.4016.
Washington Center Internships Offer Variety of Jobs
Students who will be completing internships in Washington D.C. during
the spring 2002
Truman students interested in spending a spring
semester in Washington D.C. are given that opportunity through the Washington
Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC). The annual program
awards up to five Truman participants 15 credit hours for their internship
work and an independent study project.
Students Sell Raffle Tickets for Fund Drive
The United Way Campus Fund Drive student committee is Sarah Borton,
Truman State University students hope to reach
their goal of $6,000 for the United Way campus fund drive. Their primary
fund raising activity is the annual Campus Food Fast at dinner Oct. 25.
Students living in the residence halls volunteer to not eat their university
meal on this evening and Sodexho donates the unused meal fees to the United
Way student drive. This year’s student co-chairs are Matt Gorton and Stacy
Wright, and the Food Fast organizer is Kelly Forrester, Centennial Hall
the Truman Today
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Jefferson City Legislative Internship Program
Interviews are now being scheduled for Spring 2002 Legislative Internships.
All majors and those
Applications are available in McClain Hall 102 or at
Information about the
Call 785.4016 for more information.
2001 New Music Festival to be HeldThe Truman State University Division of Fine Arts, the Upsilon Phi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the Epsilon Pi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota will host the 2001 New Music Festival Oct. 25-26.
The festival will feature guest composer, Dr. Paul Richards, a music professor at the University of Florida. He was the winner of the 2000 Truman State Composition Competition. Richards will talk about his new work “Typhon’s Brood,” which was commissioned for Truman’s Wind Symphony. The Wind Symphony will perform this piece under the direction of Dan Peterson during the festival at the first of two festival concerts at 7:30, Oct. 25, in Baldwin Auditorium. The concert will also include performances by Cantoria, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, Brass Choir and the President’s Quartet.
The second concert will start at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 26, in the SUB Activities Room and will feature recent vocal, keyboard, woodwind and percussion music performed by faculty musicians. Admission is free.
The Public Relations Office is now accepting resumés for the spring 2002 internship position.
Interns receive course credit and valuable experience
in desktop publishing and public relations office duties.
Interested students should stop by the Public Relations office, McClain
102, call 785.4016 or e-mail
Career Center Corner
Contact the Career Center at 785.4353 for more information.
Michael Bird, associate professor of health and exercise sciences, has been selected as one of the Presidential Award recipients for 2001 by the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) for his outstanding dedication to the profession. He will be officially recognized at the MAHPERD awards banquet Nov. 17, at the Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, Mo.
Gregory Jones, associate professor of music, has been asked to serve on the Fulbright Review and Selection Panel for Eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey. Jones will travel to Washington, D.C., in November where he will join faculty members from around the country in awarding Fulbright Senior Awards in all disciplines. The Fulbright Program is the government’s flagship exchange activity and is administrated by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the United States Department of State. Jones is also a former Fulbright recipient having been awarded an Artist-in-Residence award to Greece in 1995.
Emmanuel Nnadozie, McNair Program director and associate professor of economics, has been invited by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to participate in the Africa Knowledge Networks Forum as part of the Technical Advisory Committee.
Terrance Gabel, assistant professor of business administration, presented a paper titled “An Exploratory Examination of Distracted Driving as Consumption” at the 2001 Association for Consumer Research conference Oct. 13 in Austin, Texas. Nick Schandler, senior accounting and business administration double major from Florissant, Mo., co-authored the paper with Gabel. The paper will also soon be published in the forthcoming Advances in Consumer Research.
The Truman Forensics Team won the Nebraska Double-Up Tournament co-hosted by Creighton University and Concordia University Oct. 12-15, on the Creighton University campus in Omaha, Neb. Truman won the tournament debate sweepstakes championship, representing the cumulative impact of all Truman debaters at the tournament. This is the third consecutive year Truman has won the Double-Up. More than 25 colleges and universities were represented at the tournament.
John Applegate, professor and director of communication disorders, received official notice from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) that the master’s program in communication disorders at Truman has been re-accredited for an eight-year period beginning Aug. 1, 2001, through July 21, 2009. The Truman communication disorders master’s program has been accredited by the CAA of the ASHA since 1970.
Taner Edis, assistant professor of physics, will give an invited talk, “A World Designed by God: Science and Creationism in Contemporary Islam,” in the Center for the Inquiry International Conference on “Science and Religion,” Nov. 11, in Atlanta, Ga. For details of the talk, visit http://www.csicop.org.
Stephen and Mariquit (Kit) Hadwiger, both assistant professors of nursing, attended the MONA 80th Biennial Convention Nursing 2001 The Best is Yet to Come: Caring for Our Practice, Ourselves and Others Oct. 11-14 in Branson, Mo.
Xiaotian Chen, reference/electronic resources librarian, will present “The Competition Between Free Internet Search Services and Library Resources” at the regional library symposium, Brick and Click Libraries: How Do We Support Both, Oct. 26 in Maryville, Mo.
The University Bookstore’s new business hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Alpha Sigma Gamma will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser titled “Show Your Support” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 22-24, on the Quadrangle. Bras will be decorated and hung. Individuals can sponsor a bra for $3, and organizations can sponsor a bra for $20. All money will go to the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations. Contact Erika Hernandez at 665.6715 for more information.
The SAB is hosting a Bingo Night from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 23, in Ryle Hall Main Lounge. The event is free and there will be prizes to win. For more information, contact Danny Witzofsky at 785.5327.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will discuss “How We Can Better Meet Students’ Needs” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Oct. 24, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, contact Shirley Morahan, director of Faculty Development, at 785.4477.
A physics colloquium will be held at 4:35-5:25 p.m., Oct. 24, in Barnett Hall 251. Lee Sabotka, from the department of chemistry at Washington University, will be the lecturer. For more information, go to http://physics.truman.edu/colloquia.html.
James Malinchak will present “From College to the Real World” at 7 p.m., Oct. 24, SUB Georgian Room. This presentation is sponsored by Phi Sigma Pi and the Funds Allotment Council. Contact Nicole Kilburn at 627.5215 for more information.
The Dobson Hall International Film Series will continue with a screening of “Toute Une Nuit” at 7 p.m., Oct. 24, in Dobson Hall 247. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens, Dobson Hall College Rector, at 785.5145.
Jay Bulen and Patrice Ewoldt will host a trombone and piano faculty recital at 8 p.m., Oct. 24, in Baldwin Auditorium.
The Division of Fine Arts presents the Fall Lab Show at 8 p.m., Oct. 24-27, in the Baldwin Hall Studio Theatre. For more information, contact Angie Raines at email@example.com.
The Faculty Development Office presents “Strategies for Prompting Student Self-Assessment” workshop for faculty and staff at 9:30-10:20 a.m., Oct. 25, in Pickler 205, the Faculty Development Resource and Meeting Center. The workshop will also be held at 10:30-11:20 a.m., Oct. 26 and at 3:30-4:20 p.m., Oct. 30, in Pickler 205. Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 24.
Ryle staff have invited KCOM faculty and students to give a presentation on Osteopathic Medicine at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Contact Shanyn Reinert at 785.5989 for more information.
The Residential College Program will host a panel presentation and discussion by Prism members titled “What Happened October 11; Why Do People ‘Come Out?’” at 6 p.m., Oct. 25, in Missouri Hall classroom 365. Contact David Gruber at 785.5384 for more information.
The Art of Living Club is sponsoring an information and registration meeting for their new meditation course titled “Learn Sahaj Samadhi Meditation” at 8 p.m., Oct. 25, in McClain 213. Contact Michael Heinz at 627.7482 for more information.
Award-winning country recording star Jessica Andrews will perform at 7 p.m., Oct. 26, in Pershing Arena. Tickets are available at the Student Activities Board office, SUB lower level. Admission is $5 for Truman students with ID and $15 for the general public. Andrews’ recent hits include “Who I Am” and “Helplessly, Hopelessly.” For more information, contact SAB at 785.4722.
Campus Recreation will hold a self-defense seminar from noon-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Oct. 27, at the Student Recreation Center. The Student Recreation Center's Tae Kwon Do instructors will teach the seminar with hands-on learning. For more information or to sign up, call 785.7739.
Thomas and Nancy Hueber will host a voice and piano faculty recital at 3 p.m., Oct. 28, in the SUB Activities Room.
Pi Kappa Phi will sponsor an Empathy Dinner to benefit PUSH America, its national philanthropy, at 5 p.m., Oct. 28, at the Pi Kappa Phi house. Admittance is $4 and includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, bread sticks, soda and an understanding of a certain disability through simulating that particular handicap throughout the dinner. For more information, contact Jason Comstock at 627.3355.
The Advertising and Public Relations Club is sponsoring a Quark workshop led by Steven Chappell at 8 p.m., Oct. 30, in Pickler Library 204. For more information, contact Jennifer Robinson at 665-0271.
SAB will present Spook Spectacular, an afternoon of carving pumpkins and making candied apples from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 31, on the Mall. Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information.
The annual International Dinner will be held at 6 p.m., Nov. 4, in the SUB Georgian Room. Tickets are $7 for students, $12 for general admission. Tickets are available at the International Student Office, Kirk Building 120.
Students interested in applying to one of the military academies should submit an application by Nov. 8 to U.S. Rep. Sam Graves’ district office. Application packets are available at http://www.house.gov/graves/. Packets can also be received by contacting Jacob Dipietre, Graves’ academy coordinator, at email@example.com.
Students needing a ride to and from the LaPlata train station for
Thanksgiving break can take the Department of Public Safety’s shuttle
which departs at 9 a.m., Nov. 20 and returns at 8:30 p.m., Nov. 25. The
service’s round trip cost is $5. Call 785.4177 to sign up.
Direct questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.