October 30, 2001 - Vol. 6 No. 11
Walesa to Speak to Truman Community
Walesa to Speak to Truman Community
Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, will begin his visit to Truman State University as the next guest of the 2001-2002 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program with a public lecture titled “Democracy: The Never-ending Battle” at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1, in Baldwin Auditorium.
Walesa burst into the world spotlight in 1980 by delivering a speech at an employee strike that christened Solidarity. For his heroic efforts in negotiating with the Polish government for the cause of Solidarity, Walesa was named “Man of the Year” by Time, The Financial Times, The London Observer and several other European publications.
After this, however, relations between Solidarity and the government became progressively worse. The activities of all unions were suspended and thousands of Solidarity members were arrested, including Walesa. He was released in the fall of 1982 and continued leading Solidarity as an underground organization.
Celebrated internationally as an icon for freedom, Walesa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. Solidarity was finally invited to join with the Communist Party to form a coalition government in 1988. Eventually, Solidarity took over and in 1990 Walesa became the first democratically elected Polish president.
Ultimately, Walesa 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.
Walesa’s visit will continue with a public book signing at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 2, in the Truman Bookstore and a student seminar titled “The Impact of an Expanded NATO on Global Security” at 10:30 a.m., also on Nov. 2, in Violette Hall 1000. For more information, visit http://www.truman.edu/vscholar/.
10:30 a.m.-Student Seminar
Ailey II Dancers to Grace Lyceum StageAiley II will perform for the Truman State University community as part of the 2001-2002 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5, in Baldwin Auditorium.
Ailey II began in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble when Ailey initiated a workshop composed of the most promising scholarship students from his school. The original members of the Company were hand-picked by Ailey from among that group. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, artistic director since the Company’s inception, Ailey II invigorates the American dance scene by offering unique opportunities in all areas of dance.
The group’s emphasis on a balance of repertoire, technique and performance is intended to help exceptionally talented individuals make the leap from studio to the stage. Ailey II is a highly trained troupe that merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.
Free tickets are available to all students, faculty and staff at the Student Activities Board Office and the Center for Student Involvement.
Student Recreation Center
For more information,contact Melody Jennings at 785.7259.
Ailey II Performance
For more information, call 785.4016.
Annual International Dinner to be HeldThe International Club, International Student Office and the Funds Allotment Council will host the 51st Annual International Dinner, “The World on a Platter” at 6 p.m., Nov. 4, in the SUB Georgian Room.
The 51st annual dinner, which is prepared by international students and American friends, will feature more than 20 different main entrees.
The multicultural experience will include entertainment from around the world.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. General admission (non-student) tickets are $12 and student tickets are $7. Tickets for children under five years old are $3.50.
All tickets may be purchased at the International Student Office, Kirk Building 120. For more information about the dinner, contact Melanee Crist at 785.4215.
United Way Drive is in Final Week
The student committee is finishing up the All Campus Raffle, a $1 donation for one chance to win and a $3 donation for four chances to win. Area businesses donated more than $1,900 in prizes to the student committee’s effort. Raffle winners will be posted on campus bulletin boards and the campus United Way Web site at http://www2.truman.edu/
The original purpose of the United Way was to serve multiple agencies with one fund drive, instead of each agency running its own drive.
The United Way is trying to meet the needs of residents of the total community. It is possible to designate a donation for one agency or all agencies on the United Way pledge card.
There are 15 agencies that receive partial funding under the umbrella of the Adair County United Way: Adair County YMCA, Adair County 4-H Council, American Red Cross/Adair County Chapter, Boy Scouts of America/Great Rivers Council, Central Missouri Food Bank, Christian Community Clinic, Civil Air Patrol, Community Opportunities/Sheltered Workshop, Girl Scouts of America Becky Thatcher Area, Hospice 2000, Kirksville Day Care Center, NEMO Senior Citizens Services, Inc./Nutrition Program, RSVP/Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Salvation Army and Victim Support Services Inc.
Jefferson City Legislative Internship Program
Interviews are now being scheduled for Spring 2002 Legislative Internships.
All majors and those students with junior status are encouraged to apply.
Applications are available in McClain Hall 102 or at
Information about the program is available at
Call 785.4016 for more information.
A Women’s Health Summit
Reception - 5:30 p.m.
Missouri’s first lady Lori Hauser Holden will be the summit’s master of ceremonies.
Featuring Stacy Allison and Sue Ann Thompson
Sponsored by Notheast Missouri Health Council Inc. and The Women’s Care Connection.
Admission is free.
The Residence Hall Association will be sponsoring trick-or-treating
for local children starting at 6:30 p.m. on Halloween.
Students interested in being tour guides should meet at 6:15 p.m. in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge.
Residents interested in handing out candy should see their student adviser.
Call 785.5455 for more information.
Scholarships Available for 2002-2003 School Year
Several scholarship applications for the 2002-2003
school year are now available. Students may pick up applications and details
from the Financial Aid Office, McClain 103. For more information about
financial aid or additional scholarships call 785.4131.
Brian Winham, a representative from Union Pacific, presented a check
for $5,000 to Dr. Lanny Morley, head of the Division of Math and Computer
The Public Relations Office is now accepting resumés
for the spring 2002 internship position.
Interested students should stop by the Public Relations office, McClain
102, call 785.4016 or e-mail
Career Center Corner
for answering typical interview questions and developing well thought-out questions to ask the
employer, during the hour-long session “Interview Basics”
at the Career Center.
Contact the Career Center at 785.4353 for more information.
Members of the Truman State University’s speech and debate team took home third in tournament sweepstakes and captured 20 other awards at the Towson University Classic Individual Events Tournament, Oct. 18-22, in Baltimore, Md. Seventeen colleges and universities attended the tournament including the United States Military Academy, New York University, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Gregory Jones, associate professor of music, performed onstage at the Folly Theatre in Kansas City, Mo., with soprano Audra McDonald. McDonald has been a three-time Tony Award winner, an Emmy nominee and a frequent soloist with major symphony orchestras. Jones joined McDonald in tunes by Gershwin, Ellington, and others in a concert for the Harriman Arts Program Season of Great Performances.
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.
Faculty Development is offering a “Safe Zone” workshop from 10:30 a.m-noon, Oct. 30, in Pickler Memorial Library 205 and 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 8, also in Pickler Memorial Library 205 for Truman faculty committed to making classrooms more inclusive and meeting the needs of students and advisees to discuss gay/lesbian/bisexual issues in a safe environment.
The Advertising and Public Relations Club is sponsoring a Quark workshop led by Steven Chappell at 8 p.m., Oct. 30, in Pickler Memorial Library 204. For more information, contact Jennifer Robinson at 665.0271.
Human Resources is offering two Web development workshops. “Learning FrontPage 2000 - Web page 101” will be held from 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 1, in Violette Hall 1220, and “Planning and Preparing for a New Web Site for your Office” will be held from 1-2:30 p.m., Nov. 8, also in Violette Hall 1220. R.S.V.P. to Human Resources by Oct. 30 at 785.4031 or online http://hr.truman.edu./forms.
SAB will present Spook Spectacular, an afternoon of carving pumpkins and making candy apples from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 31, on the Mall. Contact SAB at 785.4722 for more information.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will discuss “Origins of Devil’s Night, Halloween and Day of the Dead” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Oct. 31, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, contact Shirley Morahan, director of Faculty Development, at 785.4477.
The Dobson Hall International Film Series will continue with
a screening of “Stranger Than Paradise” at 7 p.m., Oct. 31, in Dobson Hall
247. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens, Dobson Hall College
Rector, at 785.5145.
Phi Kappa Phi Week will begin with the annual Fall Gathering
from 2-4 p.m., Nov. 4, in the SUB Alumni Room. Join PKP for refreshments
as they support their graduating seniors, honor sophomore scholars and
celebrate their 10th anniversary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAB will host an appearance of the Spitfire Tour, musicians, actors and activists speaking out on global affairs, at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9, in Baldwin Auditorium. Presenters include actor Woody Harrelson and activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and students have priority seating. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nil Chattoraj with SAB at 785.4722.
Applications to the McNair Program are due by 5 p.m., Nov. 10, to the Adair Building. Please call Teresa York at 785.5393, e-mail her at email@example.com or visit the office in the Adair Building for more information or to pick up application materials.
SAB will present a concert by modern rock band Lifehouse at 8 p.m., Nov. 10, in Pershing Arena. The show will open with a performance by The Calling. Tickets are $8 for Truman students with ID and $15 for the general public and are available at the SAB Office, SUB lower level.
The Department of Public Safety is offering several van driving training opportunities throughout the months of November and December. For specific dates and more information, call 785.4176.
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.
The Writing Center offers help with any writing - professional, academic or creative. Stop by McClain Hall 303 or call 785.4484 for an appointment.
Certified lifeguards are needed to work morning and afternoon hours. If interested and qualified, please apply at the Truman State University Natatorium in the lower level of Pershing Building.
The 2002 Missouri Fine Arts Academy is accepting applications
from faculty and students for teaching and resident adviser positions.
The academy is held from June 9-29. For more information and application
procedures, contact Julie Bloodworth at 417.836.6607.
Direct questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.