April 2, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 27
Truman Debaters Continue Streak of National Tournament Successes
Truman Debaters Continue Streak of National Tournament SuccessesTen debaters from Truman continued a four-year streak of competitive success at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Tournament held at Metropolitan State College of Denver March 23-25. One of the teams placed in the “sweet sixteen” and the debaters placed sixth overall in the nation in tournament sweepstakes.
Kristopher Stroup, junior political science major from Lansing, Kan., and Matthew Harms, freshman economics major from Galesburg, Ill., reached the octafinal round of the tournament. Three other Truman teams placed in elimination rounds, approximately the top 25 percent of the field. The teams included: Tyler Unsell, junior communication major from Parkville, Mo., and Christopher Bell, sophomore communication and English double major from Lee's Summit, Mo.; Tyson Helder, freshman political science major from Sioux Falls, S.D., and Marie Tenney, freshman political science major from Columbia, Mo.; and Brian Amsden, senior communication major from Fenton, Mo., and Ryan Walsh, freshman philosophy and religion major from Cassville, Mo. Meghan Gibbard, freshman psychology major from Wauconda, Ill., and David Johnson, freshman political science major from Kansas City, Mo., did not advance to elimination rounds, but contributed valuable wins to the squad’s overall record.
Truman also placed 10th out of 248 ranked debate programs in season sweepstakes, a measure of the performance of the nation’s top teams during the course of the entire season. This is the second consecutive year Truman has ranked in the top 10 nationally for the entire season.
“When we began this season we had lost three outstanding debaters,” Kevin Minch, director of forensics, said. “In many ways, we saw this year as a year to rebuild the team. That makes the continuation of this streak all the more impressive.” Half of the students representing Truman at this year’s nationals were freshmen.
Stowers to Serve as Executive-in-ResidenceWilliam L. Stowers will serve as this year’s Raymond Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence for the Business and Accountancy Division.
He will give a campus-wide presentation “Gearing Up for the Future” at 3:30 p.m., April 9, in Violette Hall 1000.
Stowers is vice president and general manager of Supplier Management and Procurement for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems. He is responsible for all subcontract and procurement matters, including policymaking and implementation, subcontract oversight and process improvement.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harris-Stowe College and a master’s degree from Pepperdine University.
The Executive-in-Residence program was established in 1993 to recognize the significant contributions that Raymond Bentele, an alumnus of Truman, made as president and CEO of Mallinckrodt Inc. For more information, call 785.4268.
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice to SpeakThe Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will finish the season with a lecture by Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page at 8 p.m., April 6, in Baldwin Auditorium. Recognized by many as a former standout for the Minnesota Vikings, Page is the first African American to serve as a Supreme Court Justice for the Minnesota Court system, a position he has held since 1993. Page previously served as Minnesota’s Assistant Attorney General and as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Employment Law Division. Prior to that, he served as an associate with Lindquist and Vennum. He received his bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Notre Dame and his juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School. Tickets for Page’s lecture will be available beginning March 28. Free tickets for students, faculty and staff may be picked up with a University ID at the SAB office and the Center for Student Involvement on the lower level of the Student Union Building. Page was a National Football League player from 1967-1981. He became the first defensive player in NFL history to receive the “Most Valuable Player” Award (1971) and was the first active NFL player to complete a marathon (1979). Page was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1988, the Nike Walk of Fame in 1990 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Sigma Xi to Present Research Ethics WorkshopThe Kirksville Chapter of Sigma Xi will host a Research Ethics Workshop from noon to 5:30 p.m, April 5, and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 6, on the third floor of the SUB. The workshop will confront ethical issues in scientific research.
Gail Gibbons, the deputy chief of the Research Integrity Branch, Office of the General Counsel and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present “Responsible Conduct of Research” at 12:30 p.m., April 5, in the Student Union Building Activities Room. Case study sessions will be presented from 1:30-5:30 p.m April 5.
Jerry Menikoff, assistant professor of the department of history and philosophy of medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, will present “The Myth and Reality of Informed Consent to Research” at 9 a.m. April 6, Student Union Building Activities Room. Richard Doyle, chairman of the department of comparative medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, will present “Ethical Use of Animals in Research” at 10 a.m. April 6, Student Union Building Activities Room. Several case study sessions will be presented from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 6.
Researchers, students, faculty and community members are welcome to attend. Each case study will involve small group discussions and a panel discussion. Registration is free at the door of the Student Union Building Activities Room. For more information, contact Michael Goggin at 785.4410 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Arav to Discuss Bethsaida Excavation SiteRami Arav, chief archaeologist of the Bethsaida Project, will present “Discoveries at Biblical Bethsaida: From King David to Jesus, A Slide Lecture” at 7:30 p.m., April 8, in the Student Union Building Activities Room.
The public presentation will highlight Bethsaida, one of the most frequently mentioned towns in the Bible’s New Testament, but also one of the most mysterious. In 1987, Arav undertook a 10-day probe to determine if a mound, located on the northeastern coast of the Sea of Galilee in Israel, was the famous Bethsaida.
Arav began excavation with the help of students and volunteers from all over the world. He founded the Consortium of the Bethsaida Excavations Project (CBEP) in 1990. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is the supervising institution of the project, which includes institutions from the United States, Germany, Poland and Israel.
Discovery of the lost city of Bethsaida has gained significance in recent years, since it was the home of five of the apostles and a primary location for the ministry of Jesus and the emergence of early Christianity.
The lecture is sponsored by the department of philosophy and religion in conjunction with Center for International Education Abroad Office.
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee UpdateSince the January Conference the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC) has been busy analyzing the input from the attendees as well as the comments received prior to the meeting. The committee is in the early stages of developing draft statements on such topics as Truman's liberal arts culture, the LSP, assessment and out-of-classroom experiences.
Once these drafts have been finalized, they will be distributed to the campus community for review and comment. In addition, several public forums will be scheduled to secure community input.
The extensive participation of the Truman community in the planning process to date has been very useful, and the committee is appreciative of the support. The SPAC intends to have the planning process complete by the end of the semester.
International Week and Asian History Week 2002
Opening Ceremony and Flag Parade
Martial Arts Demo and Workshop
Cultural Dance Workshop
Movie Night “Ghandi”
“Flags for Global Peace and Unity” will be on display on the Quadrangle
Sponsored by the International Student Office and the
Multicultural Affairs Center
Truman Chamber Orchestra
President’s String Quartet
Jazz Combo II
Chamber Ensemble, Concert Band and Wind Symphony concert
Cantoria and Chamber Choir concert
Pickler Memorial Library Book Sale to be HeldPickler Memorial Library will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 3-4, on the south side of the library. The rain site will be in the library’s first floor gallery off of the atrium. Proceeds from the sale will buy new books for the library.
The books in the sale are gifts individuals have donated with the understanding that if they are not added to the collections, the staff will sell them. During the past several years, the library has added thousands of gift books to its collection. The remaining books will be sold due to condition, subject matter or because the library already owns a copy.
For more information, contact Pickler Memorial Library at 785.4038.
Islamic Awareness Week
6:30 p.m., April 8
SUB Alumni Room
Guest speaker Dr. Sawani
Arranged by Islamic Students Al-Muttaqun (ISM)
2nd Annual Big Event
An opportunity for students to give back to the Kirksville community
9 a.m., April 6
You can sign up to help at the SERVE Center on the main level of the
If you or anyone you know could use a helping hand with a chore or project,
call the SERVE Center at 785.7222
6:30 p.m., April 9, SUB Georgian Room
Tickets for the banquet are $9. For reservations and tickets, please call Matt at 785.4031 by April 3.
Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, had a poem titled “Ithaka 2001” accepted for publication in The North American Review, America’s oldest continuous literary magazine. Barnes spent March 20-25 in New York City for the annual meeting of selection committees for the Camargo Foundation. He is serving a six-year term on the Camargo Foundation Creative Writing Committee.
Stephen Hadwiger, assistant professor of nursing, presented “Managing Diabetes According to Mexican American Immigrants in Nonmetropolitan Midwest” as a poster at the Cambio de Colores Conference on Immigrant Issues March 13-15 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
David Hoffman, assistant dean of student affairs, and Marcy Graham, Ryle College head academic adviser, presented a half-day workshop titled “Introduction to the College Student Experiences Questionnaire Student Advising Report” at the American College Personnel Association Convention at in Long Beach, Calif. They presented with Bob Gonyea from the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and Planning. Hoffman also served as a panelist on the “Commission IX (Assessment for Student Development) Roundtable: Practice in Assessment and Evaluation” at the convention.
Stephanie Powelson, interim director of nursing and assistant professor of nursing, was selected as a Fellow for the AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, funded by Helene Fuld Trust. The one-year leadership program will start in March 2002, in Washington, D.C.
Bridget Thomas, assistant professor of classics, had an article titled “Constraints and Contradictions: Whiteness and Femininity in the Ancient Greek World” published in Women’s Dress in the Ancient Greek World, a collection of new studies on the subject by an international team of contributors.
The Truman wrestling team recently earned the No. 1 ranking on the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic Teams list. According to the way the NWCA calculates the award, Truman topped the list of all-academic teams with a score of 3.374. The team score averages the cumulative grade point averages of 10 wrestlers on the team, eight of whom must have competed in the team’s NCAA Division II national qualifying tournament. The grade point average of the entire Truman wrestling team is 2.98.
Truman placed fifth in the first set of NCAA Division II winter standings for the Sears Directors’ Cup, presented annually by the nation’s athletics directors. The Sears Directors’ Cup was developed by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.
Omicron Delta Kappa Student Hall of Fame nomination forms may be picked up in any division office or the Center for Student Involvement. Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m., April 2, in the Center for Student Involvement. For more information, contact Andy Lewis at 785.4982.
The Fine Arts Division will host a public lecture by visiting artist Linda Hayward at 7 p.m., April 2, in OP 2210.
Student Senate will have a Diversity Discussion Forum from 7-9 p.m., April 2, in the SUB Governors’ Room. For more information, contact Student Senate at 785.4193.
The theater production “Thieves” will be at 8 p.m., April 2-6, in the Baldwin Little Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, contact Beth Austin at 785.4073.
Bruce L. Bird, director of the Center for Advancement of Learning and Teaching at Anne Arundel Community College, will present a showcase Creating Learning Objects and Assessment Tools With Macromedia Flash 5 from 3-4:30 p.m., April 4, in the SUB Activities Room. R.S.V.P. by April 2 to Faculty Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will present “Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Issues for Electronic Materials” from 12:30-1:25 p.m., April 3, in the SUB Spanish Room. The guest speakers will be Warren Wells and Don Bindner. For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391.
The Dobson Hall Film Series and the Fine Arts Division will show the film “The Stationmaster’s Wife” at 7 p.m., April 3, in OP 2210. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145.
The Truman Forensics Showcase will be from 7:30-9 p.m., April 3, in the SUB Georgian Room. This event is an annual presentation of work by members of the Truman Forensics Program. For more information, contact Kevin Minch at 785.5677.
The Staff Development Committee is sponsoring a workshop to show features on the Truman Web from 10-11:30 a.m., April 4, in VH 1000.
The MAE Published Paper Presentations will be at 3:30 p.m., April 5, in the Violette Hall Education Conference Room.
The banquet for the Kirksville chapter of Sigma Xi will be from 6:30-8 p.m., April 5, in the SUB Governors’ Room. For more information, contact Michael Goggin at 785.4410.
PRISM is sponsoring SHOULDstock (Students Helping Others Understand and Love Diversity) at noon, April 6, at Red Barn Park. Organizations will have information tables and booths with food and items for purchase. For more information, contact Alexandria Lockett at 785.5178 or visit http://prism.truman.edu.
The Division of Fine Arts will host a Bachelor of Arts Thesis Exhibition at 7 p.m., April 8, in the Ophelia Parrish Atrium.
The Financial Aid Office is seeking full-time student employment for summer 2002 changing to part-time (10-20 hours) for the 2002-2003 academic year. Submit an application and resume by April 8 to the Financial Aid Office, MC 103.
The honor society Phi Kappa Phi invites all students to an informational reception from 4-5 p.m., April 9, in the Ryle Hall lobby. Students will be able to learn about the organization and honor societies in general and meet the Phi Kappa Phi student officers. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Monica Barron at 785.4064.
The Alpha Sigma Gamma 5K/10K Run for Their Lives will be at 8:30 a.m., April 13, in front of Centennial Hall. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2-5 in the SUB; from 3-7 p.m. April 3-4 in the Rec Center; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8-12 in Violette Hall; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6-12 in McClain Hall. Cost is $10 to pre-register and $12 the day of the race. For more information, contact Jen at 627.6090.
The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies will be at 12:30 p.m., April 13, at Stokes Stadium. For more information, contact Jamie Bateman at 665.3817.
SAB will sponsor Dog Days from 2-6 p.m., April 13, in the Campbell Parking Lot. For more information, contact the SAB office at 785.4722.
Communication summer internship applications are due April 15 in the Language and Literature Division Office. Directions and forms are available in the division office or online at http://www2.truman.edu/ll/.
The University Observatory will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m., April 15 and April 29. 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.
The College Republicans will sponsor guest speaker Gary Aldrich, who will speak on the role of law enforcement in today’s society, from 6-8 p.m., April 16, in VH 1000. A book signing in the Violette Hall commons will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Matthew Ebbertt at 785.5282.
Truman faculty and staff are invited to stop by for complimentary food and drink from 4:30-6 p.m., April 26, at the University Club.
Women’s Coop is sponsoring a Women’s Talent Implosion at 7 p.m., April 27, in the SUB Down Under. Men and women will present visual and performance art in tribute to women. For more information, contact Jessica Post at 627.7678.
The University Club Spring Cookout will be May 17 with musical entertainment by Red Wing.
Applications are now available for the 21st Century Leadership Academy. The Academy is designed to teach women leadership skills, allow them to meet key public policy people in government and learn more about public policy. The training program will be May 19-24 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For more information, contact Patricia A. Miller at 785.4260.
The Echo Yearbook is offering Identity Squares for the 2002 yearbook. Squares can be purchased for $7.50 at the Echo office in the lower level of the SUB.
Garden plots at Truman’s University Farm are available to anyone in the Kirksville community. To reserve a plot, contact Mark Campbell via phone at 785.4280 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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