April 9, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 28
Fontaine C. Piper Named Head of Truman’s Human Potential and Performance Division
Fontaine C. Piper Named Head of Truman’s Human Potential and Performance DivisionFontaine C. Piper, professor and director of health and exercise sciences, has been chosen to serve as head of Truman’s Human Potential and Performance Division, effective July 1. Piper succeeds Cornelius W. Koustaal, who retired last year.
Piper has served on a number of committees while at Truman, , including Faculty Senate, Undergraduate Council, Council of Teacher Education, Graduate Council, University Committee on Conduct, Sexual Harassment Committee, and University Equal Employment Opportunities Committee.
“I know that Fontaine will be a good addition to our administrative group,” said Garry Gordon, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “He is a team player and person of integrity. His work ethic is unexcelled and I know that he understands and loves Truman.”
Piper has also served on the Board of Directors for the for the Central States Chapter American College of Sports Medicine, as secretary and member of Strategic Planning Committee for the AAHPERD Aquatic Council, as research chairperson for the Missouri AAHPERD, and as the chapter chair for the Adair County American Red Cross.
Piper earned his bachelor of science degree in health and physical education and a specialist degree in educational administration from Northeast Missouri State University, his master’s degree in junior college administration from Southern Illinois University, and his doctorate in electromyographic biomechanics and anatomy from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He also served a three-year term in the Navy before his college career.
Children’s Lit Festival Celebrates 19th YearApproximately 1,500 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students will participate in the 19th Annual Truman State University Children’s Literature Festival from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., April 12, on the Truman campus.
Students will participate in 30-minute sessions with guest authors and illustrators. All children attending the program must be pre-registered. University students, faculty, staff and Kirksville community members are welcome to attend any of the sessions, but they must also be pre-registered. Interested people are welcome to attend an informal meeting with the authors and illustrators from 3-4 p.m. in the SUB Conference Room.
Visiting authors and illustrators include: Raymond Bial, Sneed Collard III, Lisa Campbell Ernst, Carol Gorman, Jan Greenberg, Jane Kurtz, Laurie Lawlor, David Patneaude, Claudia Mills and Roland Smith. The authors’ books are available at the Truman Bookstore.
The festival will conclude with a dinner at 6 p.m. in the SUB Alumni Room. The dinner is limited to pre-registered adults and children accompanied by an adult. The cost of the dinner is $8.75. Smith will give a presentation at 7 p.m. in the SUB Alumni Room.
For more information, contact Ann McEndarfer at 785.6010.
Truman State University
There will be no classes between 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m to allow students
to attend the conference.
Who can recycle the most pop cans?
Collect cans and deposit them in the recycle bins in your
Winner will be determined by hall population/can weight ratio.
Winning residence hall will be announced and receive a
trophy, created by the Art Club,
University Open Forum
Student Health Center director candidate
10:45-11:45 a.m., April 9, SUB Alumni Room
Students Receive Academic Honor AwardsThe Academic Honor Awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., April 15, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. These awards are presented for outstanding scholastic achievement among Truman State University undergraduates and graduate students.
The following students will receive awards:
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Accounting.................................
Outstanding Graduate Student in Special Education................................
Outstanding Student in Theatre...............................................................
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication Disorders.........
Outstanding Student in Spanish..............................................................
General George C. Marshall ROTC Award............................................ Nicholas Pianalto
Outstanding Student in Mathematics......................................................
Outstanding Student in Agricultural Science.........................................
Outstanding Student in Justice Systems................................................
International Week and Asian History Week 2002
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
Islamic Awareness Week
7 p.m., April 9
SUB Conference Room
Guest speaker Dr. Sawani
Arranged by Islamic Students Al-Muttaqun (ISM)
Guest Professors from China to Speak, PerformChen Rui, professor of trumpet at the Tianjin Conservatory in the People’s Republic of China, and Zhou Zhenshi, professor of voice from the Tianjin Conservatory, will make an appearance on the Truman campus April 15-16.
The Fine Arts Division and the Residential College Program will sponsor a concert featuring Rui and Zhenshi at 7 p.m., April 15, in the SUB Activities Room.
The informal discussion “An Evening with Chen Rui and Zhou Zhen Shi: Contemporary Life in the People’s Republic of China” will be at 7 p.m., April 16, in Ryle Hall Main Lounge. The guests will speak on contemporary life in China, particularly on living as musicians and artists. Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Greg Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Kappa Phi Donates Books to Adair County Public Library
Phi Kappa Phi members recently donated several items to the Adair County Public Library. The items include the Ken Burns video on Mark Twain, an accompanying biography by Ken Burns and Jeff Ward, a six volume set of videos of “Pride & Prejudice,” the “Chronicle of Jazz” and “The Second World War in Color.” Left to right are David Gillette, treasurer; Glenda Davis, Adair County Library director; Erica Poeschel, vice president; Angie Ingraham, historian; Julia DeLancey, president; Monica Barron, public relations officer; and Mike Ashcraft, president-elect.
Dog Days 2002
Comedian Kyle Cease
For more information, call the SAB office at 785.4722.
“The Highest Energy Cosmic Ray Puzzle: What Are They and Where Do They Come From?”
Featuring Doug McKay, professor of physics and astronomy at theUniversity of Kansas
4:35 - 5:35 p.m.
For more information about the colloquia and upcoming
Gloria Kwok, associate professor of French, read a paper “La littérature déplacée dans ‘tu éciras sur le bonheur’ de Linda Le” on March 22 at the Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Emmanuel Nnadozie, associate professor of economics, had his article “African Indigenous Entrepreneurship” published in Journal of African Business Vol. 3, No. 1, 2002. Nnadozie also lectured on his article “Are growth and development constitutional issues in Nigeria?” at the 2002 conference Understanding Poverty and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Greg Siewert, associate professor of French, was elected in the fall of 2001 to a six-year term as the head of the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM), the statewide organization of foreign language teachers. In addition to holding a series of summer workshops to implement Missouri Standards for foreign language classrooms across the state during the past three years, FLAM co-sponsored with Central States a successful convention in Kansas City, Mo., on March 21-23. More than 1,200 foreign language educators from Montana to Florida attended. Siewert will serve as full president from fall 2003 to 2005, when he will become past-president, a term that will run until 2007.
Truman placed third in the final 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.
The Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable with the assistance of Faculty Development presents Electronic Gradebooks (or how technology has led us to grading nirvana) from 1:30-2:50 p.m, April 9, in VH 1232. Contact Chad Mohler at email@example.com for more information.
William L. Stowers will give a campus-wide presentation “Gearing Up for the Future” at 3:30 p.m., April 9, in VH 1000. Stowers will serve as the Raymond Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence for the Business and Accountancy Division for this year. For more information, call 785.4268.
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 Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will present “Shared Futures: Learning for a World Lived in Common” from 12:30-1:25 p.m., April 10, in the SUB Georgian Room. Linda Seidel will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Faculty Development at 785.4391.
The Dobson Hall Film Series and the Fine Arts Division will show the film “Faces” at 7 p.m., April 10, in OP 2210. For more information, contact Dennis Leavens at 785.5145.
The Alpha Sigma Gamma 5K/10K Run for Their Lives will begin at 8:30 a.m., April 13, in front of Centennial Hall. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9-12 in Violette Hall and 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.
The Coalition of African American Women will celebrate outstanding women at its 2002 Women’s Day Celebration at 3 p.m., April 13, in the SUB Down Under. The guest speaker will be a Coalition founder, Keisha Farmer Smith. For more information, contact Arliss Gammill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a Jazz Combo III concert at 7:30 p.m., April 13, at the Selby House. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The One-Act Opera “Amelia Goes to the Ball” will be at 7:30 p.m., April 13, and at 3 p.m., April 14, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Horseman's Association is sponsoring a Circus Equus at 9 a.m., April 14, at the University Farm. Horse-related demonstrations will be given all day including: equine dentist, blacksmith, draft horse pull, horse clinician, trick riding, jumping, stallion parade and tack talk. Games will be played all day. The cost is $2 for 4-H and Truman students and $3 for general admission. There will also be a barbecue at 5:30 p.m., April 14, at the University Farm. For more information, call Sara Pendzick at 785.5951.
There will be a Jazz Combos Concert at 8 p.m., April 15, in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Division of Fine Arts will sponsor a Bachelor of Arts Thesis Exhibition at 5-7 p.m., April 15, in the Ophelia Parrish Atrium.
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.
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 Foreign Language Activities Day for high schools will be from 9:45 a.m. until 2:15 p.m., April 16, in the SUB. For more information, contact Stephanie Grollman at 785.4496.
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.
There will be a theater production “Butterflies are Free” at 8 p.m., April 16-20, in the Studio Theatre. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAB selection applications are currently available in the Center for Student Involvement and the SAB Office. Applications are due by 5 p.m., April 17, in the Center for Student Involvement. For more information, call the SAB office at 785.4722.
Delta Sigma Pi will be sponsoring a 5K Run, Walk or Jog for Cystic Fibrosis at 8 a.m., April 20, in front of the SUB. The entry fee is $10 and every participant will receive a T-shirt. Contact Marcy Hevel at 627.1336 or at email@example.com to sign up in advance.
The Climbing Club will bring a climbing wall to campus from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 25, in the Centennial Hall parking lot. Climbing will be free to all Truman students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Seth Graber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Writing Center is now accepting applications for the 2002-2003 year. For more information or to pick up an application, stop by MC 303. The application and interview process must be completed by April 26.
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.
Direct questions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.