October 22, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 10
Intramural Program Celebrates 75 Years at Truman State University
Intramural Program Celebrates 75 Years at Truman State UniversityThe intramural program is celebrating its 75th year on the campus of Truman State University.
Nationally, the first Intramural Departments began in 1913 at Ohio State University and the University of Michigan.
Don Faurot, the University’s football coach, developed the program which began in the spring of 1927.
The first sports available through the program were volleyball and basketball. Faurot was the high scorer and most valuable player in the basketball championship.
Women were not a part of the Intramural program until 1977. Until that point women competed in the Women’s Athletic Association and Women’s Recreation Association.
Currently the Truman Intramural Recreational Sports offers more than 20 different activities during the school year. The most popular sports during the past year were basketball with 95 teams, volleyball with 79 teams and soccer with 81 teams. Tennis with 182 participants and the 3K run with 147 participants were the most popular individual sports.
The Intramural Recreational Sports Program employs approximately 25 students each year. Students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate in Intramural Recreational sports, however there are certain limitations regarding current and past varsity athletes.
For more information about intramurals, call the Student Recreation Center at 785.4847.
Alpha Sigma Gamma Sponsors Breast Cancer Awareness Week ActivitiesThe Women of Alpha Sigma Gamma will hold their second annual fund-raiser in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 22-24, on the Quadrangle.
A “Show your Support” display will be featured all week with decorated bras made by faculty, staff, students and the members of the Kirksville community. Individuals may sponsor and decorate a bra in exchange for a $3 donation. The donation goal for organizations is $20. T-shirts also will be available for $7.
There will also be a candlelight vigil from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 24, by the Flame to the Second Century for a ceremony that will feature speakers and poems from individuals who have felt the effects of breast cancer in their own lives. Votive candles can be dedicated for $1.
The goal of the week is to join together the University campus and the Kirksville community in raising money to help fight breast cancer. All donations are welcome. All proceeds received during the week will go to the National Alliance for Breast Cancer Organizations to be used for breast cancer research.
Alpha Sigma Gamma is a local service sorority. The purpose is to assemble university women in the fellowship of developing leadership, promoting friendship, providing service to humanity and furthering the freedom that is their national, educational and intellectual heritage.
2002-2007 Master Plan Update Approved
In subsequent weeks this document will be reformatted for publication and performance goals will be added for core indicators as they are developed by the Truman Community.
The 2002-2007 Master Plan update and the 1997-2007 Master Plan are available for viewing on the Academics home page at http://academics.truman.edu.
Applications are now available for the Spring 2003 Missouri Government Internship in Jefferson City.
Interns receive a $2,200 stipend and may earn up to 15
hours of credit.
All junior and seniors are encouraged to apply.
Applications are available at http://career.truman.edu/student/internship.asp or at the Public Relations Office in McClain Hall 102.
Interviews will be conducted in the afternoon on Oct. 31 for those students who missed the deadline to turn in their application due to Midterm Break.
Call 785.4016 for more information.
Twenty-four members of the speech and debate team traveled to the tournament Oct. 11-13. The tournament was hosted by Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. and Concordia University in Seward, Neb.
The event featured two separate tournaments in individual events, a debate tournament and combined honors for the weekend. There were 24 other colleges and universities in attendance, which included schools such as Rice University, the University of Nebraska, Purdue and Colorado State.
Truman topped the competition bringing home first place overall sweepstakes for the weekend, as well as first place in individual events at the Concordia portion of the tournament, second in individual events at the Creighton portion of the tournament, and first place in overall debate sweepstakes.
A total of 70 awards were won by Truman students, including 11 individual tournament championships in speech and debate events, making this the largest total cache of awards ever won by Truman students in a single weekend.
The individual events, the Concordia portion of the tournament, included first place finishes by Amy Carmack, senior communication major from St. Joseph, Mo., in after dinner speaking; Heather Carmack, senior communication major from St. Joseph, Mo., in informative speaking; Nate Dendy, freshman theatre major from Liberty, Mo., in prose interpretation; Jaci Devine, junior communication major from Inverness, Ill., in persuasive speaking; and Ian Samuel, sophomore computer science major from Pueblo, Colo., in extemporaneous speaking. At Creighton, more tournament championships were captured by Heather Carmack in rhetorical criticism and Dendy in after dinner speaking. Dendy and Carmack ranked in the top five among individual speakers at a each portion of the tournament, with Dendy taking second place honors in quadrathon at the Concordia tournament.
Ben Holley, freshman political science major from Neosho, Mo., and Justin Perkins, freshman economics major from Holts Summit, Mo., captured the tournament championship in junior varsity parliamentary debate, while senior colleagues Cory Owens, freshman from Blue Springs, Mo.; Samuel; Marie Tenny, sophomore psychology major from Villa Ridge, Mo.; and Tyler Unsell, senior communication major from Parkville, Mo.; reached semifinals of the varsity division in the debate portion of the tournament. Ryan Walsh, sophomore philosophy/religion major from Cassville, Mo., and Unsell shared the tournament championship in Lincoln-Douglas debate, when the order of the tournament bracket and their successive wins pitted them against each other in the final round of the tournament. Perkins was ranked best speaker in the junior varsity parliamentary debate division, Samuel was ranked best in the varsity division, and Walsh was ranked second among speakers in the Lincoln-Douglas division.
United Way Needs Your PledgeThe campus United Way committee is looking for faculty and staff pledge cards if they have not been returned to the group leader. Truman State University is still short $15,000 in making the 2003 goal of $48,000. It’s been a busy month and the group leaders will be following up on the unreturned pledge cards in the next week.
The United Way is trying to meet the needs of residents of the total community. It is possible to designate a donation for one agency or all agencies on the United Way pledge card.
“The students understand the importance of being here, and I think the community understands how important Truman is to the Kirksville community,” said Doug Daubert, Truman State University’s United Way 2003 co-chair. “That’s a driving force in keeping people motivated for things like the United Way.”
Reception for Rhonda Vincent
Vincent is the 2001 and 2002 Bluegrass Music Association
Entertainer of the Year.
Truman State University Baseball Scholarship Fund Benefit
performance by Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per person at
Gordon E. McCray
8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 or read the article in last week's Truman Today.
The festival will feature guest composer, Dr. Leonard Mark Lewis, winner of the 2002 Truman State Composition Competition.
Two concerts will be presented during the festival. The concerts will involve performances of music by several present and past Truman faculty and student composers, as well as music by other composers. Nine of the compositions performed will be world premieres.
The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure will premiere a work “Cavatina Simplice” which was specially commissioned from Lewis from 7:30-9 p.m., Nov. 7, in Baldwin Auditorium. Cantoria, the University’s chamber choir, and ensembles drawn from the Truman State University Wind Symphony will also perform works by Lewis, Alfredo Santa Ana, Warren Gooch and David Gillingham.
Truman State University faculty and student musicians will perform music by Lewis, Thomas Ritchie, Robert Martin, Ralph Kendrick, Santa Ana, Brad Fowler, 0Gooch and Menachem Wiesenberg from 1:30-3 p.m., Nov. 8, in the Ophelia Parrish Music Performance Hall.
Lewis will speak briefly at both concerts. The concerts are free and the public is invited to attend. For further information, contact Gooch at email@example.com or 785.4429.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri is offering scholarships up to $1,000 to qualifying junior, senior or graduate students enrolled in a Missouri college or university who are majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, plant pathology, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns, city planning, land management or allied subject.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri are also offering scholarships up to $3,000 thought the Ernest and Lillian Swanson, the Tek Neuner and the Ida Morrow Scholarship Trust Funds to qualifying freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students who are residents of Missouri and are enrolled in any accredited college or university. The students must be studying botany, plant genetics or related subject.
The Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri is also offering a Virginia Thomas Scholarship to a foreign student studying horticulture or related field at a Missouri college or university who is planning to return to his own country after graduation. This student must be a junior, senior or graduate student who is recommended by the college or university.
For more information or to pick up entry forms and guidelines on any of these scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Office, McClain Hall 103.
Truman State University
Jazz Ensemble Concert
The program will include selections from the bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman as well as compositions by more modern composers such as Bob Brookmeyer and John Coltrane.
Get a head start on your future
1-5 p.m., Oct. 29, SUB
Pre-register to attend at http://career.truman.edu/CareerExpo/home.asp.
Check out Expo employers and posted job/internship listings online at http://career.truman.edu.
Stop by the University Career Center in the McKinney Center
for assistance in preparing for the Expo.
Please do not park and lock bikes to railings of ramps, light poles or stairs.
Doing so causes problems for disabled access and snow
Thanks for your help.
Casie Curfman, senior health science major from Kahoka, Mo., presented her research “Bone density difference between selected female athletes and non-athletes” at the American College of Sports Medicine an MO/KS Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation regional conference Oct. 11-12 in Kansas City, Mo.
Nichole Grasch, senior health science major from Springfield, Ill., was selected as the American Association for Health Education Major of the Year. She will receive the award at the Association’s national convention this spring in Philadelphia, Pa.
Masahiro Hara, assistant professor of Japanese, presented a paper titled, “What do English-speaking learners know about Japanese passives?” at the 25th Second Language Research Forum Oct. 5 in Toronto, Canada.
The Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the SUB Spanish Room. Patricia Burton, Linda Seidel and Mary Shapiro will discuss “Fellowship for Faculty Excellence.” Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.
Tau Lambda Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon will host a date/service auction at 7 p.m., Oct. 23, in the SUB Down Under. Money raised from the sale of TKE men will be donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Julie Schaper at 785.5532.
The Student Activities Board will present “An Evening with Death,” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23, in the SUB Georgian Room. Hear stories about the history and horror of Halloween from Doug Bradley, Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” movies.
Registration for the College Bowl Tournament on Nov. 5 and 6 will be at the Center for Student Involvement in the lower level of the SUB. The deadline to register is Oct. 24. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to sign-up and there will be a limit of 16 teams. For more information, call 785.4222.
The next Speaker’s Forum will be at 9 p.m., Oct. 24, in the SUB Activities Room. The topic will be “Resolved that the Student Activities Fee Should be Designated for Academic Purposes.” All COMM 170 students as well as the general public are welcome to attend.
Faculty and staff who want to order denim or white dress shirts or polo shirts embroidered with the Truman logo can do so at http://hr.truman.edu/sources/shirts before Oct. 25. Shirts will be ordered Oct. 28 and should arrive on or after Nov. 11.
Truman State University's fraternities and sororities will team up with local heroes from the police, EMS and fire department to raise money for the Adair County Ambulance District Education Fund in “Helping Give the Breath of Life,” a softball benefit. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m, Oct. 26, at the North Park Softball Complex north of Wal-Mart. Children can participate in activities and tour a police car, ambulance and fire truck. The first pitch is at 11 a.m. Food and drinks will be available.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2002 Athletic Hall of Fame activities Oct. 26. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. in the SUB Quiet Lounge. The banquet and induction ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the SUB Georgian Room. Tickets are $15 for the banquet and reception, and are available in the Athletic Office, PB 213.
The Multicultural Affairs Center will have a display up for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. The display will be up from Oct. 28-Nov. 3. Come in anytime and enjoy and learn about the ancient Mexican tradition and rituals of the Day of the Dead Celebration.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold an informational meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oct. 29, in the Ryle Hall Main Lounge. Phi Kappa Phi honor society is the oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Students can come to this meeting to learn about the eligibility requirements and the benefits of becoming a member.
The Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation are sponsoring a video contest for the statewide anti-litter campaign “No More Trash.” Anyone age 22 or under 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-olds to stop littering will receive $200. Deadline is Oct. 31. Visit http://www.nomoretrash.org for more information.
Steven Chavez, Mexican marimba artist and scholar-historian,will be on campus Nov. 4-9 as the artist-in-residence. During the week he will take part in guest class lectures, master classes and and a culminating performance with the Truman Percussion Ensemble at 8 p.m., Nov. 9, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is offering grant opportunities for 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 and are open to qualified members and non-members in all fields of study. For more information, contact Janice Grow at 785.4390 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is offering members two unique opportunities. The first opportunity is a graduate fellowship for the support of first-year graduate or professional study, valued at up to $8,000. One applicant per chapter will qualify as a finalist for national competition. The other opportunity is Promotion of Excellence Grants for the support of members and chapters wishing to develop programs/ activities that advance the goal of excellence in higher education. Up to $100,000 is awarded every three years. For more information, contact Janice Grow at 785.4390 or e-mail email@example.com.
USA Today is searching for the best undergraduate students in the nation to be honored on the All-USA College Academic Team. Faculty are invited to nominate students for this award. Nominations must be post-marked by Nov. 30. For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 or go to http://allstars.usatoday.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adair County Public Library is looking for student organizations to volunteer for the “After School Connections” program. The program is held every Tuesday from November through April with the exception of December from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The organizations will participate in the program for one month. The program targets grades third through fifth. For more information about this service project opportunity, please call Diane Burger, children’s librarian, at 665.6038.
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
Direct questions and comments to email@example.com.