February 12, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 21
Board of Governors Elects Officers, Approves Tuition Increase
Board of Governors Elects Officers, Approves Tuition IncreaseJohn Briscoe was elected president of the Truman State University Board of Governors at the Feb. 9 meeting held on campus. Tom Jayne and Michael Schwend were selected as vice president and secretary respectively.
Micah McKay was introduced as the newly appointed student representative to the Board. McKay, junior Spanish major from Kansas City, Mo.,will succeed current student representative Rudy Arredondo, senior chemistry major from Kansas City, Mo., once he is confirmed by the Missouri Senate.
The Truman Board of Governors approved an increase in tuition and fees of slightly more than 9 percent for the 2002-2003 academic year. In-state tuition for full-time students will be $4,144, a $334 increase per year. Out-of-state tuition for full-time students will increase to $7,544, a $606 increase per year.
To help offset higher operating costs for the Student Recreation Center, the Board approved increasing the Recreation Center fee from $85 per semester to $90 per semester. Based upon the results of the Student Senate election held in this past December, the Board approved a $25 per semester student activity fee, a $2 per semester fee to support student government and a $1 per semester fee to support the Student Association of Missouri. The $40 per semester Student Union fee remains the same for next year.
The Board set the room and board fee for 2002-2003 at $4,928 for a two-person room at the December 2001 Board meeting.
The Board approved a resolution of support for the proposed U.S. Highway 63 expansion project.
Voter Registration InformationWith the April 2 election approaching, questions have been asked about how to get registered to vote. There are three ways to get registered to vote in Adair County.
First, you can go to the Adair County Clerk’s Office located in the County Courthouse, downtown Kirksville, and fill out a card. You need to have a valid driver’s license or a photo ID.
Second, you can register at one of the following campus locations: Student Union Building at the SERVE Center or the Student Senate Office, Cashiers Window, and the Residence Hall Front Desk.
The third way you can register to vote is by mailing your registration card to the County Clerk’s Office at the Courthouse. You must allow seven days for confirmation of registration. Cards may be picked up at the previous locations mentioned above.
If you choose to register in Adair County, but are already registered in another county, the Adair County Clerk will cancel your previous registration.
For anyone who is already registered in Adair County, but has moved since filling out a registration card, you can call the County Clerk’s Office and inform them of the change.
To vote in the April 2 election, you must be registered by March 6.
If you are uncertain about where you vote, you can call the County Clerk’s Office at 665.3350.
Career Center Upcoming Events
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 12,
“Negotiating the Job Offer”
Mock Interviews with Steak ‘n Shake
Mock Career Expo
“How To Work a Career Fair”
Voter Registration Drive Schedule
Table outside of Mainstreet Market
For more information, contact Bethany Ordaz, Students
for 63 Now, at 665.2007.
Whitey Herzog to be Special Guest at Kohlenberg Lyceum PerformanceWhen two of Truman’s premier musical groups perform at the Feb. 20 Kohlenberg Lyceum program, there will be a very special guest in the audience, Whitey Herzog, Truman grandfather and former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals.
Herzog’s granddaughter is of one of the members of Cantoria, Truman’s select 60-member ensemble which emphasizes a cappella works, one of the groups performing in the Truman Showcase at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20, in Baldwin Auditorium. The second group performing will be the 80-member University Symphony Orchestra.
Herzog’s appearance at the Truman Showcase will serve two purposes. The first one will fulfill his desire to attend one of his granddaughter’s concerts at Truman State University. The second purpose is to help Cantoria raise money to cover expenses as they travel to Houston in March. Cantoria was one of only two universities selected to perform at the prestigious regional convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Houston. Cantoria is directed by Paul Crabb, professor of music.
Herzog will sign autographs for a $5 donation to Cantoria or for $10 he will sign an 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch full color Royals Hall of Fame poster. He will sign autographs from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and for 30 minutes after the concert in Baldwin Hall 100. No cameras will be allowed.
The University Symphony Orchestra, will also perform under the direction of Sam J. McClure, assistant professor of music. The Orchestra is an ensemble of instrumentalists selected from the general student body. They regularly accompany student soloists and choral ensembles and annually tours the region each fall semester.
The orchestra was recently selected as the featured university orchestra at the 2000 MMEA Convention at Tan-Tar-A.
Free tickets to the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Truman Showcase are available to all students, faculty and staff at the Student Activities Board Office and the Center for Student Involvement.
34th Annual Jazz Festival Features Trombonist Wycliffe GordonWorld class jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will perform with the Truman State Jazz Ensemble during Phi Mu Alpha’s 34th Annual Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, in Baldwin Auditorium.
The New York Times proclaims “Mr. Jordan is an elusive performer,” and “a masterful performer.”
Gordon is an accomplished solo artist and leader of the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet. He is formerly a veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Gordon has an extensive performance history including shows with Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis and Lionel Hampton.
“Wycliffe Jordan is probably the highest caliber musician we have ever had perform at the festival,” festival coordinator Andy Coon said.
In addition to his performance expertise, Gordon is also one of America’s most compelling and committed music educators. He currently serves on the faculty of the Jazz Studies Program of the School of Music at Michigan State University and he was appointed to the newly established Jazz Studies Program at the Julliard School.
Admission is free for Truman students with a University ID. Tickets will be sold to faculty, staff and the general public for $6 at the door. Seating will be limited to first come first serve. For more information, contact Adam Claypool at 665.5645.
Truman’s own premier musical groups will be showcased:
Free tickets for Truman students, faculty and staff are available in
For more information about the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series, call 785.4016
2002 Health Fair Kicks Off with AIDS Speaker
The 2002 Health Fair will kick off with speaker
Roger A. Gooden, president of the National Association of People With AIDS
(NAPWA) at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, in VH 1000.
Advising Award Nominations Being AcceptedNominations for faculty academic advisers are now being accepted for the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award. Dr. Jeanne Stephens Lee Blackmar established the award in honor of her late husband, who was president of the University’s Board during the 1970s.
Two academic advisers are selected annually for the award, which includes a $1,000 development fund to be used for travel to advising conferences or institutes, research materials and other relevant items. Only full-time faculty advisers are eligible for consideration.
The Lee Advising Award pays tribute to excellent advisers and demonstrates how important academic advising is at Truman.
The 2000-2001 recipients were Brent Buckner, associate professor of biology, and Donna Rhinesmith, associate professor of education.
Anyone wishing to nominate an academic adviser should fill out the brief nomination form, which is available in division offices, in the Vice President for Academic Affairs Office or by calling Debbie Schertzer, 785.4106. Nominations are due March 1. Nominees will be asked to submit additional materials by April 2. Winners will be honored at the summer commencement.
Black History Month 2002
Moderated discussion led by Sharon Squires
7 p.m., Feb. 15
The Language We Cry In
Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Fest
Variety Talent Show: African Students Association
For more information about upcoming Black History Month
events, call 785.4142.
American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive
Cardinal Key and Blue Key
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Yasine Mogharreban at email@example.com.
A composition by Warren Gooch, associate professor of music, has been accepted for performance at the North American Music Festival. The composition titled “Through A Glass Darkly,” scored for trombone and percussion, will be performed April 10-13 at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The conservatory will host the festival. The composition was one of several selected for performance from scores submitted from across the United States.
John Ishiyama, associate professor of political science, had his article “Regionalism and the Nationalization of the Legislative Vote in Post Communist Russian Politics” accepted for publication in the journal Communist and Post Communist Studies.
Huping Ling, associate professor of Asian history, had her essay “‘Hop Alley’ Myth and Reality of the St. Louis Chinatown, 1860s-1930s” published in the January 2002 edition of Journal of Urban History.
John Quinn, associate professor of political science, had his review essay “W(h)ither the State (System)?” published in the September 2000 issue of International Politics.
Wayne A. Yocum, junior political science major from Republic, Mo.,
and Paul Parker, professor of political science, had their article
“A Time for Delaying Killing: Evidence for a Death Penalty Moratorium in
Missouri” accepted for publication in the UMKC Law Review. The article
is based on research Yocum presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
The German Lunch Table meets every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Centennial Hall Private Dining Area.
The French Lunch Table meets every Monday from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Missouri Hall cafeteria.
The Phi Kappa Phi Spring Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 12, in the SUB Spanish Room. For more information, contact Mary Lou Woehlk at 785.4691 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The TSU Art of Living Club will sponsor a “Yoga Weekend.” There will be an information and registration meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 12, in BH 218. For more information, contact Michael Heinz at 627.7482.
The Freethinkers Society will host “Short Lectures Followed by Discussion” at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12, in the SUB Alumni Room. For more information, e-mail Peggy Amor at Pegitha16@hotmail.com.
Truman 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. For more information about the performance, contact Lee Orchard at 785.4267.
Alpha Phi Sigma National Honorary Fraternity is offering a quiet study hall for all students from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 12, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, in VH 1110. For more information, contact Rachel Johnson at 627.4202.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will present “Experiences of Fulbright Scholars” from 12:30-1:20 p.m., Feb. 13, in the SUB Spanish Room. Speakers will be Greg Jones, Judy Lundberg and David Robinson. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.
The Dobson Hall Film Series and the Fine Arts Division will show the film “Cries and Whispers” at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, in OP 2210. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145.
FACT (Freshman Activities Coordinating Team) applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13. For more information, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 785.4222.
The Freethinkers Society will host “Inherit the Wind and Discussion” in celebration of Charles Darwin at 8 p.m., Feb. 13, in BH 303. For more information, e-mail Peggy Amor at Pegitha16@hotmail.com.
Juliana Moore will have a Faculty Flute Recital at 8 p.m., Feb, 13, in the SUB Activities Room. For more information, contact Moore at email@example.com.
Students interested in the Missouri-London Study Abroad Program should attend one of two special meetings from 4-5 p.m., Feb. 13 or Feb. 14, in SUB Room 4. Refreshments will be provided.
There will be an Undergraduate Council Meeting at 3:30 p.m., Feb. 14 , in the SUB Governors’ Room. For more information, e-mail Debbie Schertzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 14, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, contact Robyn Hiatt at 627.4465.
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.
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 Art Assistantship applications is Feb. 15. Applications are available in the Fine Arts Division Office, BH 118, and James Harmon’s office, OP 2227.
Psi Chi is hosting the 7th Annual Psi Chi Research Conference on March 23. Students interested in presenting research in psychology or related fields should pick up an abstract submission form in the Social Science Division, McClain 214. Abstracts are due Feb. 15. For more information, contact Kelley Marie Rudolph at 627.0964.
The University Observatory will be open to the public from 8-10 p.m., Feb. 18 and Mar. 4. Weather permitting, visitors are able to look through the telescope. Access to the observatory is via the stairs to the roof from the lobby outside of MG 274.
There will be an AAUP Town Meeting from 4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 19, in VH 1000. For more information, contact Marc Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society will have regular meetings every other Tuesday at 6 p.m., starting Feb. 19, in PB 333. Membership is open to justice systems majors and minors with a minimum GPA of 3.25, sophomore standing, and at least 15 completed credit hours of justice systems classes. For more information, contact Cavit Cooley at email@example.com.
ITS will sponsor a Microsoft Excel 2000 Intermediate workshop for faculty and staff from 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 22, in Pickler Memorial Library 103. The class is limited to 20 people. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tom Thumb Gallery will feature student and faculty art at 7 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Aquadome, 121 N. Main Street. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Mimi Kato at 665.7094.
Beta Alpha Psi and the Accounting Club will offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 23, March. 2, March 23, and April 6, in VH 1010. This service is free of charge. For more information, contact Chad Epps at 785.5760.
Proposals for the Summer 2002 Undergraduate Research Stipends/Faculty Addendum are now being accepted. Up to 40 stipends of $2,000 each will be awarded to Truman undergraduate students. Faculty mentors will be eligible to receive up to $1,000. Proposals must be submitted to the division head of the faculty mentor’s division by Feb. 28. Additional information is available in division offices.
Truman will host the Truman Open Track and Field Meet on March 30.
Any faculty, staff, or students interested in helping with the meet can
contact John Cochrane at email@example.com
or Michelle Baier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct questions and comments to email@example.com.