July 8, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 36
Osborn Receives NSF Grant, Elected to Peer Review Committee for the CIES
Osborn Receives NSF Grant, Elected to Peer Review Committee for the CIESJeff Osborn, assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a grant to enhance undergraduate research opportunities at Truman through the acquisition of electron microscopy instrumentation. This Research at Undergraduate Institution (RUI) grant is for approximately $120,000. Funds from the grant will be used to purchase a digital image system for an existing transmission electron microscope (TEM), a digital image system for an existing scanning electron microscope (SEM), an ultramicrotome, a block trimmer and a critical point dryer.
The grant brings together five faculty members who utilize electron microscopy in their research and teaching. The faculty members include: Osborn; George Shinn, professor of biology; Laura Fielden, assistant professor of biology; Diane Janick-Buckner, associate professor of biology; and Brent Buckner, associate professor of biology.
In addition, Osborn has been nominated to serve on the Peer Review Committee for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) - Fulbright Senior Scholar Program for Scandinavia.
“This will be a great opportunity for both Truman and me, and I’m looking forward to the experience,” Osborn said.
Ways to Reduce Paper Usageo Make double-sided copies.
o Reuse single-sided pages for drafts and note paper. Establish a draft paper tray near printers and copy machines so single-sided sheets can be reused.
o Do a one-page test of copier settings before making a large number of copies. Remember to clear features when finished.
o Avoid making extra copies. Make extra copies later if you need them.
o Post paper-saving copy ideas at copiers.
o Proofread documents on the computer screen before printing.
o Use outdated letterhead for in-house memos and drafts.
o Store old documents on disk, CD-ROM, or microfiche to minimize the number of hard copies needed.
o Encourage people to communicate via e-mail.
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Kara Anderson, sophomore pre-business administration major from Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Kristopher Kueker, sophomore pre-accounting and pre-business administration double major from Perryville, Mo., recently attended the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference June 23-26 in Nashville, Tenn. Anderson and Kueker participated in competitive events at the conference. Kueker placed second in impromptu speaking and Anderson earned fifth place in job interview. The Truman chapter won the regional award, largest local chapter membership in the region.
Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has had a translation of Dagmar Nick's poem “Messages” accepted for future online publication in Verse Daily at http://www.versedaily.org. In addition, his original poem “The Judgment of Paris: Whereabouts Unknown” is appearing in the current issue of Quarterly West.
Jerrold Hirsch, associate professor of history, and Karen Hirsch had an article titled “Disability in the Family?: New Questions about the Southern Mill Village” published in the Summer 2002 issue of Journal of Social History.
Seymour Patterson, social science division head, had an article titled “Exchange Rate Unification and the Persistence of the Parallel Market: The Ethiopia Case” published in the 2001 issue of the African Review of Money and Finance and Banking. Patterson also submitted a paper titled “Coercion, Cascade, Convergence and Free Trade” to be published in Economia Internazionale/International Economics. In addition, he submitted a paper titled “Ethnic Tensions, External Conflict, Government Stability and Growth” in the Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies.
Lynn VanDolah, justice systems instructor, was recently notified of her acceptance in the National Victim Assistance Academy. The academy is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime and was held at Washburn University in June 2002.
Truman’s athletic program placed fourth in this year’s NCAA Division II Sears Director’s Cup standings, marking the fourth consecutive year Truman has placed in the top 10. The Sears Cup is awarded to athletic teams in each division with the highest combined point totals in women’s and men’s sports. The University of California-Davis won the award with 743 points; Truman finished with 541.5 points.
Several members of the University community will be performing in the upcoming Curtain Call Theatre Company production of “Guys and Dolls.” The production will start at 7 p.m., July 10-13, at the Kirksville Junior High School. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children, students, and seniors. They can be purchased at Beard's Decorating, Edna Campbell’s Bookstore, Kaleidoscope, and at the door. For more information, contact Matt Kingston at email@example.com.
The Kirksville Alumni Chapter annual picnic will be held at 6
p.m., July 11, at the University Residence. All chapter members and their
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The Staff Development Committee will present the program “Share and Save” at 10 a.m., July 25, in the SUB Governors’ Room. The program will share ideas on how to use supplies, how to pass them on, and how to share the expense of supplies. R.S.V.P. to Human Resources at 785.4031 by July 19.
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