September 17, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 5
Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Begins with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Lyceum Series Begins with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
The 2002-2003 Kohlenberg Lyceum Series will continue to broaden the cultural experiences of students, faculty, staff and the community.
This year’s line-up features a unique blend of artistry in music and dance. The season will kick off with the performance of Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, in Baldwin Auditorium.
Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Company began in 1962 as Dance Incorporated Chicago. It became the first jazz dance company to tour the Soviet Union in 1974.
The focus on jazz dance led to a new name, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and its current mission of developing and preserving the indigenous American art of jazz dance. The company has brought excitement to audiences around the world and has an active role in outreach and educational programs, including school performances in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Other performances this fall include the upbeat rhythmic sounds of the St. Louis Brass Quintet Oct. 15 and the lively interpretations, spirited improvisations and Celtic style of Ensemble Galilei Dec.9.
Free tickets to Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will be available to students, faculty and staff beginning Sept. 17 with a University ID at the Student Activities Board office and the Center for Student Involvement, lower level of the SUB. Kraft Foods is a gold level sponsor for this event.
The internship is for the spring 2003 semester, and is open to all Truman juniors and seniors who meet University requirements for an internship. Students can earn up to 15 hours of credit for this full-time internship. After being selected by a University committee and the Truman library staff, the intern may work in a variety of areas of the Library including archives, public relations, marketing, educational programming, museum development or visitor services. Assignment will be based on intern’s abilities and interests along with the Library’s needs. The internship offers a $2,000 stipend.
Guidelines for the internship require that selected interns must immerse themselves in the study of President Truman. At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will prepare a paper on his or her experiences at the Museum and Library and on a specific study of the Truman presidency. The internship schedule will allow time for the intern to research the project.
Potential interns must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, basic computer skills, dependability and self-motivation.
Applications must be received by Oct. 7. For more information and applications, please contact Jeff Gall, associate professor of history and social science, at 785.4867 or email@example.com.
cordially invited to the
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ophelia Parrish Fine Arts Center
A reception will be held in conjunction with
McNair Program Receives Recognition
“A Decade of Excellence”
10th Annual McNair Research Presentation and Luncheon
Retention, Graduation and Graduate School Placement:
A Panel Discussion
Alumni Social Hour
Call 785.5393 for more information.
Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Wins National Awards
The University’s Kappa Nu chapter of Beta Alpha
Psi was recognized nationally for its work in 2001-2002.
Open Town Meetings
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The most recent draft of the updated plan is available for viewing on the Truman Web site at http://academics.truman.edu/spac. Your views and opinions on this draft plan and Truman’s future are important. Please review the current draft and participate in the open meetings as we bring the update process for our plan to a conclusion by October.
United Way Kicks Off Campus Drive
Committee members, from left to right, President Jack Magruder, co-chair Donna J. Bailey, student drive co-chairs Phillip Miner and Rebecca Rose, and co-chair Doug Daubert.
The 2003 United Way Campaign at Truman State University
will kick off with a brief workshop for group leader volunteers at 7:30
a.m., Sept. 19, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.
President Jack Magruder applauds as Corey Koch receives a check for a $1,000 scholarship from Ami Clinkenbeard, scientific recruiter from Kelly Scientific Resources. Koch was invited to participate in a national essay contest following the completion of a summer internship with Fuch’s Century Lubricants in Kansas City, Kan., where he did sample processing and analysis for their quality control lab. His essay, “Full Speed Ahead,” addressed the impact of diverging world factors on scientific research and discoveries of the future. Five scholarships were awarded nationally and Koch received the honorable mention scholarship for $1,000.
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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event
Order your Homecoming 2002 apparel today!
Stop by the Center for Student Involvement
to view the design.
Jim Barnes, writer-in-residence and professor of comparative literature, has had two poems, “Monsieur le Marquis de Vauvenargues” and “Rue du Faubourg St. Honore,” accepted for publication in Great River Review, a Minnesota literary magazine.
Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of English, had his essay “Translating Genet” accepted for publication in The Clackamas Literary Review.
Want to learn to stretch and breath your stress away? The Art of Living Club will have a yoga course information and registration meeting at 7 p.m., Sept. 17, in BH 303. Contact Michael Heinz at 627.7482 for more information.
Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity is recruiting students with backgrounds in business, accounting and economics for membership this fall. Any students interested in joining should attend the rush events this week. Events begin with a professional speaker from 7-8 p.m., Sept. 17, in BH 156. A night at the arcade will be from 7-9 p.m., Sept. 18, on the Kirksville square and an invite only banquet will be from 6-8 p.m., Sept. 19, in the SUB Georgian Room. For more information, contact TrumanAKPsi@hotmail.com.
McNair Program T-shirts will be available to commemorate “A Decade of Excellence.” The navy blue T-shirts can be purchased for $10 during the lunch hour, Sept. 18-21, at tables in the SUB or call 785.5393 to order T-shirts.
The Women’s Resource Center will be holding an Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 18, in the Ryle Hall Foyer. This is an opportunity for all students, faculty and staff to learn about the WRC while enjoying complimentary refreshments.
Campus Greens is sponsoring a presentation by Percy Schmeiser on “The Family Farm vs. the Corporation,” from 7-10 p.m., Sept. 18, in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre. Schmeiser is a family farmer from Saskatchewan, Canada. He will be speaking all over the state on the famous court case of Schmeiser vs. Monsanto and the controversy involving many small family farmers and Monsanto’s genetically engineered seed production.
The Truman State University Women’s League invites all faculty or staff women and faculty or staff wives to attend the University League Fall Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 21, at the President’s Residence. In case of bad weather it will be in the SUB. There is no charge. Baby-sitting is available on site for $2 per child, $4 maximum. Reservation is required. R.S.V.P. by Sept. 18 to Barbara Smith-Mandell at 665.6781.
Elaine Boda and Sheri Mattson will perform a Faculty Cello and Oboe Recital at 3 p.m., Sept. 22, at the Faith Lutheran Church. Admission is free.
Individual Photos for the 2003 Echo yearbook can be taken between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., Sept. 23-26, on the third floor of the SUB. There is no cost and prizes will be distributed at random. For more information, call the Echo Office at 785.4450.
Lyceum performers Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will have a jazz dancing master class from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 24, in the Student Recreation Center Aerobics Room.
Mostly Live Composers Society will host a Student Composition Recital at 3:30 p.m, Sept. 24, in the Ophelia Parrish instrumental rehearsal room. The recital is a chance to hear fun, enlightening, interesting and modern music for free. For more information, contact Alfredo Santa Ana at 665.0756.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in the SUB Spanish Room. The discussion topic will be “Reflective Practice: Teaching Portfolios.” Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.
The University Career Center will be hosting its Sidewalk Spectacular from noon-3 p.m., Sept. 26, outside on the lawn in front of the University Career Center. There will be a cake walk, popcorn, sno cones, games and giveaways. For more information stop by the University Career Center.
The 10th Annual French Immersion Weekend will be Sept. 28-29 at Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence, Mo. A few openings remain for students in French 221 or above. For more information, contact Timothy Farley at 785.4520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The German Immersion Weekend will take place Sept. 28-29 at Camp Jo-Ota. Students will earn one credit hour for participating in the camp. The camp activities will be conducted entirely in German. If interested or need more information, contact Andrea Davis at 785.4085.
Off-campus students need to update their address and phone number with the University. Updates can be made online at http://pipeline.truman.edu, or by contacting the Registrar's Office, McClain Hall 104.
The Speech and Hearing Clinic is offering free hearing evaluations from 2:30-3:20 p.m. on Mondays and from 1:30-3:20 p.m. on Wednesdays. Appointments are necessary. Please call Connie at 785.7414 between 8 a.m. and noon to schedule an appointment.
Faculty and staff interested in playing ultimate frisbee can e-mail Royce Kallerud at email@example.com. Games are once a week and players of all levels are welcome.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is offering grant opportunities for Phi Kappa Phi students planning to study abroad or do internships during 2003. These grants, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded by the national headquarters of Phi Kappa Phi annually. For more information contact Janice Grow at 785.4390 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Athletic Office is looking for volunteers for public address announcing and line judging at Truman athletic events. For more information, contact Kevin White at 785.4167.
There is a misprint in the new faculty/staff directory. Residential
Living’s fax number, listed in the back of the directory, should be 785.7742.
Direct questions and comments to email@example.com.