December 3, 2002 - Vol. 7 No. 15Features
Vazzana Named Missouri Professor of the Year
Tony Vazzana speaks at a press conference after receiving the Missouri Professor of the Year award Nov. 21.
Tony Vazzana, assistant professor of mathematics,
has been named the 2002 Missouri Professor of the Year by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement
and Support of Education. This national recognition program, established
in 1981, rewards outstanding professors for their dedication to teaching,
commitment to students and innovative instructional methods.
This musically talented ensemble is composed of an intricate mix of musical instruments played by five women born in four decades of the last century.
The group, named for the composer Vincenzo Galilei, was formed in 1990. They perform Irish, Scottish, early and original music that is produced by the sounds of instruments such as the Scottish small pipes and the Celtic harp.
Ensemble Galilei is expected to celebrate the joyous spirit of the holiday season by performing music from their “A Winters Night” album.
Tickets are free to students, faculty and staff with a University ID. They will be made available starting today at the Student Activities Board Office or in the Center for Student Involvement, both located in the Student Union Building lower level.
director of residential living candidate
Call 785.4111 for more information
Free tickets are available for students, faculty and staff at the Student Activities Board Office and in the Center for Student Involvement, lower level SUB
Contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 for more information
Pictured are interns (front row, left to right) Wayne Yocum, Allison Bruns, Lisa Schroeder, Thoko Kachipande, Jacob Luecke, Meghana Patel and Matthew Crowell; (back row, left to right) Jason Gubbins, Gregg Christian, Kevin Selzer, Matt Kleinsorge, Diana Smith, Rachel Ohmer and President Jack Magruder. Erin McManis is not pictured.
Fourteen Truman State University students will
begin legislative internships at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson
City next semester as part of the Missouri Government Internship Program.
Students can study the European Union, Bergen, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Amsterdam. They can earn six hours of LSP credit, with three hours satisfying the inter-cultural requirement. The program runs May 14-31. Study begins Feb. 1 to prepare for the experience.
Informational meetings will be held at 6 p.m., Dec. 4; at 6 p.m., Dec. 5; and at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 6. All meetings will be in Violette Hall 1432.
Contact Mary Giovannini in Violette Hall 2448, by phone at 785.4365, or by e-mail at email@example.com for a brochure and further information.
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
The campaign is an effort to encourage University community members to walk on sidewalks and not on the grass
Keeping off of the grass helps maintain the campus lawns for recreational activities and special events.
Chamber Choir Concert
R. Paul Crabb
and Megan Iverson
6:30 p.m., Dec. 6
OP Performance Hall
The Chamber Choir will present an evening of English choral
music. The public is invited to attend this inaugural choral
Pancake and Sausage Annual Fund-raiser
First Christian Church
100 N. High St.
Tickets may be purchased for $3.50 each in advance from any member of Cantoria or Chamber Choir or at the door.
“Music of the Americas”
R. Paul Crabb, Megan Iverson and Emily Nelson
3 p.m., Dec. 8
OP Performance Hall
The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.
Student organizations Alpha Phi Omega, Cardinal Key and Blue Key also received certificates from the American Red Cross.
Being invited to perform at the convention is considered an extremely high honor for a college/university ensemble. Truman was one of three ensembles selected earlier this year from more than 75 college/university ensemble applicants worldwide. Selection was based upon a formal tape screening, diversity in repertoire, as well as a proven history of outstanding performance.
This four-day annual convention is the premiere event of the percussion field, annually attracting 5,000 professional and student performers, educators, composers and instrument designer/manufacturers.
The Truman Percussion Ensemble performed a concert titled “The Marimbas of the World,” featuring Mexican Marimba artist, Steven Chavez, a native of Chiapas, Mexico, for their invited performance.
Members of the Truman Percussion Ensemble consist of music majors, minors and non-majors. Members are selected from an audition process held at the beginning of each semester.
Concert Band and Wind Symphony Fall Concert
Truman State University Symphony Orchestra Concert
The orchestra will perform three of the most popular selections from the late 19th century orchestral repertoire including music by Tchaikovsky, Smetana and the Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius
The concert is free and open to the public
Truman Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble Concert
They will be performing compositions by Duke Ellington, Bob Florence, Pat Metheny, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, Count Basie and others
Admission is free
Student Recreation Center
Final Exam Week and Interim Hours
11 a.m.-11 p.m.
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Paul Parker, professor of political science, has had his book, “A portrait of Missouri: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration,” published by the University of Missouri Press.
Alan Altmansberger, senior theatre major from Ballwin, Mo.; Akela Cooper, junior English major from Hayti, Mo.; Benje Douglas, junior justice systems major from Kansas City, Mo.; Yorba Johnson, junior classics major from Kansas City, Mo.; and Elizabeth Vanderhoof, sophomore, theatre major from Boonville, Mo.; performed “Collected Lives: Memory in Motion, Building Diversity Through Performance” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference Oct. 26 in St. Louis.
NotesThe Faculty Development Weekly Lunch Series will meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the SUB Spanish Room. The topic, “William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award Winners,”will be lead by Kevin Minch. Contact Faculty Development at 785.4391 for more information.
The Language and Literature Division will present a reading by David Hamilton, editor of The Iowa Review and author of “Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm,” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5, in the SUB Governors’ Room.
“Scars: Peeling Away the Layers” by Jay Ballanger will be on display at the University Art Gallery until Dec. 7. Admission to the gallery is free and its hours of operation are: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; and noon-4:30 p.m., Saturday.
The Board of Governors will have a meeting at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 7, in the SUB Conference Room.
All faculty and staff are invited to attend the Holiday Open House from 3-5 p.m., Dec. 11, at the University Residence.
The Chariton Valley Audubon Society will sponsor the Kirksville Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14. They are asking for volunteers to help count all the birds within seven and a half miles of downtown Kirksville. There will be free doughnuts, juice, cocoa and coffee in the morning and results will be compiled at a free dinner. There also is a prize for the individual who spots the most unusual bird. Contact Pete Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785.4632 for more information.
Faculty and staff interested in giving blood at the University Wellness Program sponsored faculty/staff blood drive should sign up by Dec. 13 on the sheets distributed to campus offices. The blood drive runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 18, in the SUB Activities Room. Appointments are not necessary, but are preferred. All participants should bring identification.
Interested in a long term immersion experience in French and German
without actually leaving the country? Then help create a French/German
House by letting your faculty know you're interested. Contact Timothy Farley
by e-mail at email@example.com
or Andrea Davis by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
for French and/or German. They need student input.
Direct questions and comments to email@example.com.