February 5, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 20
Numerous Volunteer Opportunities Available Through the SERVE Center
Numerous Volunteer Opportunities Available Through the SERVE CenterIf you are interested in volunteering in the Kirksville community, the SERVE Center is ready to help hook you up with a volunteer project.
The SERVE Center, located on the main floor of the Student Union Building, assists and promotes student involvement in community service.
The SERVE Center provides information about community organizations that are looking for volunteers. It also assists volunteers in contacting someone involved in a particular project. Students can fill out an information sheet at the SERVE Center that allows the Center to notify a volunteer of an opportunity that appeals to their interests.
One of the volunteer opportunities available through the SERVE Center is tutoring. Ray Miller Elementary School and the Family Advocacy Program currently need tutors. The YMCA also needs volunteers to tutor and coach.
Another upcoming event is the Senior Citizens Dance. Volunteers are needed to dance with the elderly. The dance will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Days Inn.
Student organizations can volunteer by adopting a street or highway to clean. A citywide clean-up day to clean the adopted streets and highways will be from 4-6 p.m. on March 21. The SERVE Center is organizing a recognition program following the event at 6 p.m. on the Mall. Additional information will be available the week of March 18.
Hundreds of volunteers are also needed to assist with the 90th birthday of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scouts of Becky Thatcher Area will celebrate this event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 13, at the NEMO Fairgrounds. All volunteers are welcome and are needed to help organize, set up and supervise booths and games at this celebration.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, contact the SERVE Center at 785.7222.
Distinguished Scholar on Campus
Catharine R. Stimpson, dean of the graduate school
of arts and sciences and a professor at New York University, will continue
her visit as part of the Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program with a
public colloquium titled “Jane Eyre” from 3-4:20 p.m., Feb. 5, in Violette
Catharine R. Stimpson
Faculty Development Luncheon
“Needs of Men and Women in the Classroom”
SUB Georgian Room
Informational Forum on the U.S. Highway 63 Expansion
SUB Down Under
David Clithero will discuss the expansion proposal of U.S. Highway 63.
For more information, contact Bethany Ordaz at 665.2007
Leaders to Discuss Challenges Facing Missouri Higher Education at Kirksville ForumA special public forum, sponsored by the Council on Public Higher Education (COPHE), will provide an opportunity to hear university administrators discuss issues facing higher education in Missouri on Feb. 11 on the Truman State University campus.
COPHE comprises 13 Missouri public four-year colleges and universities committed to a strong, coordinated system of higher education that provides for student access and success, institutional strength and public engagement.
Truman State University President Jack Magruder, University of Missouri Chancellor and COPHE President Richard Wallace, and University of Missouri System President Manuel T. Pacheco will discuss the critical role played by public higher education in the State of Missouri and the challenges that the state’s current budget crisis poses to the future of a strong system of higher education.
The public forum begins at 7 p.m. in Violette Hall 1000.
For more information, contact Heidi Templeton at 785.4016 or email@example.com .
Events Continue for Black History Month 2002Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring several events in conjunction with Black History Month 2002.
The Black History Month movie series continues with “Slam” at 7 p.m., Feb. 8, in VH 1212. “Slam” shows a poet’s incarcerated fall from innocence and his apparent redemption of power through poetry. A moderated discussion led by Sharon Squires, assistant professor of sociology, will follow the event.
Poetry Night: Speakeasy, Chicago Poets will begin at 7 p.m., Feb. 9, in the SUB Down Under. The movie series will continue with “The Fire This Time,” a film detailing the causes and consequences of the L.A. riots, at 7 p.m., Feb. 15, in VH 1010. Squires will lead a moderated discussion following the event.
Black History Month 2002 will continue with the film”The Language We Cry In” about a woman who traces her roots back to a village in Africa at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 22, in VH 1000. A moderated discussion led by Sylvia Macauley, assistant professor of history, will follow the event.
There will be a Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Fest at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in Baldwin Auditorium. The Variety Talent Show, sponsored by the African Students Association, will showcase students’ talents at 7 p.m., Feb. 24, in the SUB Down Under.
For more information about Black History Month 2002 events, contact Multicultural Affairs at 785.4142.
Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” to be Performed in Baldwin Hall Little Theater Feb. 12-16Truman State University’s Division of Fine Arts and theater department will present the play “Hedda Gabler” at 8 p.m., Feb. 12-16, in Baldwin Hall Little Theater. Admission is free, but tickets can be reserved for $1.
Two days after returning from an enjoyable honeymoon, Hedda Tesman, formerly Hedda Gabler, is found dead in the parlor of her new home, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. “Hedda Gabler” focuses on the life of the main character and the circumstances surrounding her death. The audience is led through the turn of events that result in the melancholy, but inevitable conclusion.
Other characters include her husband, George Tesman, his doting Aunt Julie and the authoritative Judge Brack, who seems intent on playing a large role in the young couple’s life. Gabler finds herself stranded in a seemingly ordinary, but imbalanced domestic situation.
This modern psychological drama by Henrik Ibsen reveals the bitter conflicts and thwarted longings that lie just below the “civilized” transactions of life.
For more information about the performance, contact Lee Orchard at 785.4267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parker J. Palmer
“Teaching is Not a Lost Art: Renewing the University’s Commitment to its Teaching and Learning Mission”
3:30-5:30 p.m., Feb. 7
10:30 a.m.-noon, Feb. 8
SUB Alumni Room
Public Book Signing and Informal Conversation
Reception will follow in the Violette Hall Commons
For more information, contact Faculty Development at email@example.com
Upcoming Career Center Events
Deadline for uploading resume to eRecruiting
Mock Career Expo
“How To Work a Career Fair”
For more information, contact the Career Center at 785.4353 or visit http://career.truman.edu
Nineteenth Annual Piano Festival SaturdayThe Division of Fine Arts will host the Nineteenth Annual Truman Piano Festival Feb. 8-9 in Baldwin Auditorium. The final round of this competition begins at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 9, and is open to the public.
Thirty-seven pre-collegiate pianists will be competing for cash prizes and scholarships, including the full-ride scholarship Truman Piano Fellowship Award. Prior to the Festival, participants submitted taped performances of their repertoires and were invited to the piano competition by the piano faculty.
Martín Cuéllar and Marie Miller, both from Emporia State University, will serve as guest artists for the Festival. Together they will perform as Duo Lírico, a two-piano ensemble. Duo Lírico will perform works featuring Bach, Brahms and Rachmaninoff at 8 p.m., Feb. 8, in Baldwin Auditorium.
Cuéllar will present a lecture/performance of “Valses Poéticos” by the Spanish composer Enrique Granados at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 9, in Baldwin Auditorium. Cuéllar will also conduct a master class featuring Amari Stuart, senior music performance major from Clark, Mo., and Nathan Kling, senior music performance major from Florissant, Mo., at 4:15 p.m., Feb. 9, in Baldwin Auditorium. All events are open to the public.
For more information about the Truman Piano Festival, contact David McKamie at 785.4405 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Educator of the Year NominationsNomination applications for Educator of the Year are will be available Feb. 6 in the Center for Student Involvement Office, located in the lower level of the Student Union.
All students are encouraged to nominate outstanding professors for the only student-organized honor for Truman State University faculty.
All nominations are due by March 1. For more information, e-mail Erin Lesczynscki at email@example.com .
Forum on U.S. Highway 63 Scheduled Feb. 7On April 2, Truman students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to vote on a proposal that would expand U.S. Highway 63 to four lanes from Kirksville to Macon. In an effort to inform faculty, staff and students about this issue, Students for 63 Now will have an informational forum at 7 p.m., Feb. 7, in the Student Union Building Down Under.
David Clithero, chair of the Highway 63 Transportation Corporation, will discuss the highway expansion proposal at the forum. The proposal would involve a half-cent sales tax. This tax would be the same as the Aquatic Center tax that was removed April 2001 and would have a sunset clause of 10 years.
This project involves a 23-mile stretch of highway, starting at the end of the proposed Macon bypass at Route DD and ending at the proposed start of the Kirksville bypass at Millard.
For more information about the forum, contact Bethany Ordaz at 665.2007.
The Center for Student Involvement has several opportunities for students and organizations
Homecoming applications are due by 5 p.m., Feb. 8, in the Center for Student Involvement
FACT (Freshman Activities Coordinating Team) applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Feb. 13, in the Center for Student Involvement
For more information, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 785.4222
The Funds Allotment Council (FAC) and the Intercollegiate Activities Fund (ICA) are offering money to organizations for the Fall 2002 semester. Applications are available in the Center for Student Involvement and are due Feb. 22.
For more informationabout ICA, call 785.7674
Liberal Arts & Sciences Alumni Panel
Majors & Minors Fair
Co-sponsored by the Residential College Program and the University Career Center
For more information, visit http://rcp.truman.edu/majorsfair
Casie Curfman, senior health science major from Alexandria, Mo., and Amanda Jones, health science alumna; had their manuscript “Reducing Transmission of Blood-Borne Pathogens in Occupational Settings Using American Red Cross Preventing Disease Transmission Module” accepted for publication in The Health Educator. The paper will appear in the March 2002 issue of the journal.
R. Paul Crabb, professor of music, will have his research on choral audition methods and procedures published in Choral Journal, the leading referred journal of choral music in the U.S. The article compares standard audition procedures prescribed in literature with the audition of procedures of six internationally-recognized conductors interviewed by the author.
Kasye Hahn, senior English major from St. Louis, broke a 12-year-old University record in the 500-meter dash at the Bill Hillenbrand Invitational in Vermillion, S.D. She finished at 1:16.43, breaking the previous record of 1:16.70 set by Saundra Hester in 1990.
Daniel Mandell, assistant professor of history, is working as a consultant for the Nipmuc Nation in central Massachusetts in their effort to obtain federal status as an Indian tribe.
Ben Rosario, junior communication major from St. Louis, set a new University record in the indoor 3,000 meter run Jan. 19, at the Iowa Quadrangular in Iowa City, Iowa. He finished at 8:33.51, which was almost two seconds faster than the previous University record.
Jaclyn Smith, junior business administration major from Independence, Mo., has won a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship. Smith is currently in Germany.
Jerry Wollmering, director of athletics, and his wife Alicia
Wollmering will both receive the Double D Award Feb. 9 during halftime
of the men’s basketball game between Drake and Evansville at the Drake
Knapp Center. The Double D Award recognizes Drake letterwinners for achievements
in their chosen fields of endeavor and/or community service since leaving
Drake. The Double D Award is the highest honor Drake University bestows
on its student-athletes. Wollmering and the former Alicia Mundahl are the
second couple to receive the Double D Award.
There will be a German Lunch Table every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Centennial Hall Private Dining Area.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will have “Open Mike: Responses to Parker J. Palmer’s ‘The Courage to Teach’” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Feb. 6, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.
The Dobson Hall Film Series and the Fine Arts Division will show the film “Ordet” at 7 p.m., Feb. 6, in OP 2210. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145.
ITS will sponsor two Microsoft workshops in February. A Microsoft Access 2000 Intermediate workshop will be from 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 8, in Pickler Memorial Library 103. A Microsoft Excel workshop will be from 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 22, in Pickler Memorial Library 103. The classes are limited to 20 people each. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Truman is offering the Environmental Science in Norway study abroad opportunity Aug. 4-23. The application deadline is Feb. 8. Interested students can contact Dean Van Galen at 785.4133 or email@example.com. For additional information about the program, visit http://www2.truman.edu/~dvg .
The Board of Governors meeting will be at 9 a.m., Feb. 9, in the SUB Conference Room. The public is invited to attend.
Cardinal Key National Honor Society will have rush from 1-3:30 p.m., Feb. 10, in the SUB Governors’ Room. Last names A-K can attend the event from 1-2 p.m. and last names L-Z can attend the event from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Applications can be downloaded beginning at noon on Feb. 4 from http://www2.truman.edu/cardinalkey/ . Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Feb. 8, in the Cardinal Key mailbox located in the Center for Student Involvement. For more information, call Elena Logue at 665.8712.
Phi Sigma Pi, a national coed honor fraternity, will have a spring rush information night at 8 p.m., Feb. 11, in the SUB Georgian Room. Eligible students must have 15-75 credit hours and a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above. For more information, contact Chris Miller at 785.5098.
The Phi Kappa Phi Spring luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m., Feb. 12, in the SUB Spanish Room. Phi Kappa Phi members can receive
their free lunch if they R.S.V.P. by Feb. 8 to Mary Lou Woehlk at 785.4691
Students interested in the Missouri-London Study Abroad Program should attend a special meeting from 4-5 p.m., Feb. 13 or Feb. 14, in SUB Room 4. Refreshments will be provided.
Upward Bound has employment opportunities available for the 2002 summer session June 9-July 19. Applications are due Feb. 15. For more information, available opportunities and application materials, contact Upward Bound at 785.4244 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The 2002 Health Fair, sponsored by the Nursing Student’s Association and Phi Epsilon Kappa, will start with speaker Roger Goodwin, president of the National Association of Persons with AIDS, at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, in VH 1000. The Health Fair will be from 1-6 p.m., Feb. 14, in the Student Recreation Center. HIV testing will be from 1-6 p.m. in the SUB Activities Room. For more information, contact Amy Heidotten at 627.5582.
The deadline for proposal submissions for this year’s Women’s Studies Conference has been extended to Feb. 15. Please direct questions or send proposals (either paper copy or e-mail attachment) to Mike Ashcraft at email@example.com . For more information, call 785.7531.
The deadline for the art assistantship applications is Feb. 15 . Applications are available in the Fine Arts Division Office, BH 118, and James Harmon’s Office, OP 2227.
The University Observatory will be open to the public from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 18 and Mar. 4. Weather permitting, visitors are welcome to come and look through the telescope. Access to the observatory is via the stairs to the roof from the lobby outside of MG 274.
Proposals for the Summer 2002 Undergraduate Research Stipends/Faculty Addendum are now being accepted. Undergraduate students can apply for Truman’s Summer Undergraduate Research Stipends. Up to 40 stipends of $2,000 each will be awarded to students. Faculty mentors will be eligible to receive up to $1,000. Interested students need to work with a faculty member in developing a brief research proposal. Proposals must be submitted to the division head of the faculty mentor’s division by Feb. 28. Application packets with additional information are available in division offices.
The Midwest Regional Center of the Institute of International Education is offering five study abroad scholarships. For an application, visit http://www.iie.org/midwest/grant . The deadline is March 1.
The Department of Public Safety will offer a shuttle to the train station for spring break. Departure for LaPlata will be at 9 a.m., March 9, and the return to Kirksville will be at 8:30 p.m., March 17. The cost is $5 for round trip. For more information, call 785.4177.
Faculty and Staff are encouraged to advise an on-campus organization.
There are more than 200 chartered student organizations on campus. Contact
the Center for Student Involvement at 785.4222 for more information.
Direct questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org