September 24, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 6
First Lady to Speak at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fine Arts Center
The original Ophelia Parrish building, named after Ophelia A. Parrish who served as the head of library and professor of library economy, was officially opened on Sept. 12, 1923. An addition was added in 1939.
The building was used as a lab school and was home to Kirksville's Junior High School until Kirksville built a new junior high in the early 1980s. After the junior high moved out, the original building was used for classroom and office space, while the addition was used for storage.
In 1997 the Missouri Legislature approved the funding of the first phase of a two phase project for the renovation and addition of Ophelia Parrish that would allow all of the Fine Arts Division to finally be housed under one roof. The first phase included the renovation of the south wing while the second phase funding included the construction of the new addition as well as the renovation of the north wing.
Open Sessions with External Consultant for Presidential Search
Theodore J. Marchese, managing director of the Academic Search Consultation Service and External Consultant for the Truman State University Presidential Search Committee, will be on campus this week as part of the Presidential Search Committee meeting scheduled for 8 a.m., Sept. 28, in the Student Union Building Conference Room.
At its Aug. 21st meeting, the Board of Governors voted to retain the Academic Search Consultation Service to assist the Presidential Search Committee. Marchese serves as managing director of that firm, and a listing of Marchese’s credentials can be found at the Presidential Search Web site located at http://www.truman.edu/about/presidential_search.stm.
Marchese will be on campus on Thursday and Friday in order to meet with numerous members of the Truman State University community. As part of those meetings, open sessions for faculty and staff have been scheduled on Sept. 27.
The open session with University staff will be at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. The open session with University faculty will be at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 27, in the Student Union Building Georgian Room. In addition, an open session for various student representatives will be held at 9 a.m., Sept. 27, in Violette Hall 1408. Any student interested in attending should contact the office of the Dean of Student Affairs at 785.4111.
The Kohlenberg Lyceum Series
Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Free tickets to Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will
be available to students, faculty and staff with a University ID at the
Student Activities Board office and the Center for Student Involvement,
in lower level of the SUB, and before the performance at the ticket window.
Truman Hosts “Show Me” Invitational Forensics Tournament
Campus United Way Drive is Under Way
United Way campus fund drive co-chairs Donna J. Bailey and Doug Daubert are leading the way to reach Truman’s goal.
Each $104 contribution gives the Truman donor a chance to win $2,000 for a “Your Way-Get Away” vacation trip to be used anytime during the next year.
The theme for the 2003 United Way Campaign is “Choose to Care.” The goal is to help show that Truman State University does just that for the community.
Nursing Students to Discuss Philippines Trip
Students who traveled to the Philippines include Tracy Downs, Katie Prinster, Kelsey Simpson, Sarah Harrison, Ruth Szkubiel, Susan Shelley and Ardith Finke, a nursing student from the Sinclair School of Nursing at University of Missouri. This is the first year the program was offered to a student outside of the Truman Nursing program.
This past summer seven nursing students participated in the sixth annual Truman State University Transcultural Nursing Experience in the Philippines. Students who traveled to the Philippines include Tracy Downs, Katie Prinster, Kelsey Simpson, Sarah Harrison, Ruth Szkubiel, Susan Shelley and Ardith Finke, a nursing student from the Sinclair School of Nursing at University of Missouri. This is the first year the program was offered to a student outside of the Truman Nursing program. Mariquit Hadwiger, assistant professor of nursing, and Steven Hadwiger, associate professor of nursing, accompanied the group.
During the trip the group spent a week in the city of Manila where their experience started in labor and delivery and then branched out to other areas of the hospital.
The next week and a half the group traveled to Iloilo City where their experiences ranged from hospital to home visits with Filipino families. The final three days were spent relaxing and having fun on the beaches of Boracay.
Sponsored by the
Women’s Resource Center
Sept. 23 - 26
The Clothesline Project
Rape Walk and Vigil
The Clothesline Project Workshop
Presentation by Al Weitz
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Event
sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Center
Parker to Serve as Executive-in-Residence
James J. Parker will serve as this year’s Raymond
Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-in-Residence for the Business and Accountancy
Kraft Foods is a gold level corporate sponsor of the Kohlenberg Lyceum Series and they will be a special guest at the Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago performance at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, in Baldwin Auditorium. Pictured from left to right are Vice President for University Advancement Dean Van Galen, David Moen and Amy Humphrey of Kraft Foods, and President Jack Magruder.
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Individual Photos for the 2003 Echo yearbook
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Tiffany Lucas, senior biology major from Springfield, Ill., received a fully paid trip after being awarded first place at the district Beta Beta Beta conference for excellence in research. At the national conference in Texas, she received the first place Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research. Lucas’ research adviser was Laura Fielden, assistant professor of biology. The Beta Beta Beta adviser is Scott Burt, assistant professor of biology.
Suzanne L. Pieper, assessment specialist, had her article “Assessment and Measurement: Exactly Right for Student Learning” published in the July/August 2002 issue of Assessment Update: Progress, Trends, and Practices in Higher Education. The article was written in collaboration with Keston H. Fulcher, A. Katherine Morrow and Amy D. Thelk, doctoral students at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.
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.
American Association of University Presidents (AAUP) will hold a town meeting on the topic “What Should Be the Qualities of Truman’s Next President” from 4:30-6 p.m., Sept. 24, in the SUB Alumni Room.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in the SUB Spanish Room. The topic will be “Reflective Practice: Teaching Portfolios. Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.
The final open town meeting for faculty, staff and other members of the Truman community to provide input and discuss the University Master Plan, Affirming the Promise: Fostering a Nationally Recognized Community of Learners from 4-5 p.m., Sept. 25, in the SUB Alumni Room.
The Division of Fine Arts and Dobson Residential College will present the second film in American Film Classics Series at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25, in OP 2210. This week’s film is “Broken Blossoms” directed by D.W. Griffith.
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 Career Center. There will be a cake walk, popcorn, sno cones, games and giveaways. For more information stop by the Career Center.
The Truman State University Child Development Center 2002-2003 seminar series will begin at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 26, in VH 1300. Tricia Brown will discuss “Talking With Young Children about Tragic Events: Recommendations for Parents and Care Providers.” Refreshments will be served. Contact Mona Davis at 785.4383 for more information.
Ekklesia and the Kirksville Church of Christ will sponsor “I Believe,” gospel meetings, youth rally and songfest this weekend. There will be a Devo and Lunch at 11:30 a.m., Sept. 27, in the Ryle Hall private dining room. A youth rally for all ages will be from 10-2 p.m., Sept. 28, at the church building and then a songfest from 2:30-4 p.m. Concluding events will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, Sept. 29, at the church building.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a Haitian dance workshop by the Asakivle Haitian dance troupe. There will be a private lunch with the dancers from noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 28, in Ryle Hall private dining area and the workshop will be from 1-3 p.m., in the Pershing dance studio. There will also be a performance a 8 p.m., in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.
INQUEERY Truman’s GLBT Film Series will show their second film in the series at 7 p.m., Sept. 28, in BH 252. The film to be shown, “Get Real,” is an example of the coming-out film genre.
Interested in studying abroad? You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Missouri-London Program from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sept. 30, in the SUB Alumni Room. Jack Ricard from International Enrichment, Inc. will be present to answer any questions regarding faculties, accommodations, cultural and social activities and on-site support services. Refreshments will be available.
The Majors and Minors Fair will take place from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 2, in the SUB Activities Room. All students are welcome to attend. There will be information provided about majors and minors at the University as well as professional organizations, study abroad programs, internships, potential careers and undergraduate research. For more information visit http://rcp.truman.edu/majorsfair.
Those interested in a women’s studies major or minor should attend the Women’s Studies Fall Picnic from 5-7 p.m., Oct. 2, on the Quadrangle. The event is a social gathering for those interested in Women’s Studies. For more information contact Hena Ahmad at 785.6017.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Students interested in starting a chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), a national nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values, should contact Phil Worley at 785.4545. Visit http://www.aises.org/ for more information about AISES.
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, MC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
The Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation is sponsoring a video contest for the statewide anti-litter campaign “No More Trash.” Anyone under the age of 22 is welcome to participate in the project as an individual or on a team. The producers of the best 30-second videos that convince 16-22 year-old to stop littering will receive $200. Deadline is Oct. 31. Visit http://www.nomoretrash.org for more information.
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