July 22, 2002 - Vol. 6 No. 37
Dr. Steven Crow to Present Address at Truman’s Summer Commencement
Steven Crow to Present Address at Truman’s Summer CommencementAbout 180 undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees during commencement ceremonies Aug. 3. In addition to these graduates, Truman will have twelve golden alumni, who graduated from 1952 and prior, participate in the ceremony. Approximately 35 golden alumni will attend the Golden Alumni Reunion at noon in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. A reception for all graduates will follow commencement on the Mall. Steven D. Crow, executive director for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, will deliver the commencement speech at 6:30 p.m. on the Quadrangle.
Crow has served NCA/CIHE since 1982. He was named executive director in August 1997. In this position, Crow oversees the accreditation of 970 institutions in 19 Midwestern states.
Crow’s vision in developing accreditation processes that respond to rapidly changing educational needs is shown in his emphasis on developing principles to guide international education ventures, investigating the impact of distance learning on institutional accreditation, reconceptualizing accreditation processes, and spearheading collaborative efforts with other agencies and associations.
Crow received his bachelor’s degree from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He received his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Truman Volunteers to Assist at NEMO FairA number of Truman faculty, staff and student workers will once again volunteer to assist the NEMO Fair Committee by working at the gates for one day of the fair.
Those who are scheduled to work this year include Tim Barcus, J.R. Belew, Mona Bennani, Shawna Berry, Christopher Best, Liz Bradley, Joyce Brown, Lechelle Calderwood, Brad Chambers, Melody Chambers, Barb Clark, Dean DeCock, Paul Detweiler, Lana Dowell, Carol Ellis, Scott Ellis, Jeremiah Finn, Gordon Gregory, Traci Hill, Charles Hunsaker, Ken Hussey, Kim Kellett, Adrianna Mayson, Matt Moore, Shannon Muedeking, Andrea O’Brien, Daisy Rearick, Deanna Rood, Dana Safley, Liz Story, Katie Svoboda, Heidi Templeton, Winston Vanderhoof, Pat Vanderhoof, Vicky Wehner, Teresa Wheeler, Amanda White, Kathy Williams and Phil Worley.
Thanks to all those volunteers for helping at the fair.
Truman State University Division of Fine Arts presents
“Kindly Leave the Stage”
a comedy in two acts
“Kindly Leave the Stage” is a comedy about a couple going through a bitter divorce who have hired their best friends to represent them in court. There are many funny and unexpected twists.
The show has mature language and subject matter and is not recommended for children.
Don’t forget to turn your computer and lights off
when you leave the office or room for an extended period
47,480 miles on the treadmills
46,437 miles (104,065,007 strides) on the Precor trainers
603,361 floors on the Stairmaster Free Climbers
85,213 floors on the Stairmaster Step Mills
8,042 hours on the Life Fitness Bicycles
The next issue of the Truman Today will be Aug. 19.
Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, will be the featured presenter at the annual meeting of the Missouri State Poetry Society. He will give a reading of his recent work and comment on the current state of poetry in the U.S. The event is scheduled for Sept. 27-28 in Lebanon. Also, on Sept. 26 he will give a reading of his work and conduct a workshop on writing at Southwest Baptist University, in Bolivar. Barnes has received word that his short story “Pulpwood,” published in New Letters last year, has made the Distinguished Stories List in the forthcoming annual of “Best American Mystery Stories.”
Marijke Breuning, associate professor of political science, had her article “Women’s Representation and Development Assistance: A Cross-National Study” published in Women & Politics, Vol. 23 (3) 2001.
Amanda Eggers, spring 2002 graduate with a major in business administration
from Omaha, Neb., has been selected to receive Alpha Sigma Alpha’s
Elizabeth Bird Small Award. Eggers was selected from more than 5,000 collegiate
members from across the country to receive this award. The award recognizes
outstanding leadership within the collegiate chapter and on campus, high
scholarship, and personality. It is the highest honor the sorority can
bestow on an undergraduate member.
There will be a farewell reception for Benita Williams, fine arts special projects secretary, from 2:30-4 p.m., July 24, in the Ophelia Parrish Lobby.
The Staff Development Committee will present the program “Share and Save” at 10 a.m., July 25, in the Student Union Building 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.
Transcripts will cost $5 each beginning Aug. 5.
Bill Kuntz and Mark Campbell are looking for an old farm windmill in working or repairable condition to place at the Truman University Farm. For more information, contact Kuntz at 785.7477 or Campbell at 785.4280.
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